Exmortus Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus and Obituary are teaming up for a new slate of live dates.

The bands will embark on the second leg of the “East Coast Redneck Run” presented by Kerrang! starting September 1 in Carrboro, North Carolina.  The roughly two week tour schedule is currently scheduled to run through September 16 in Ocala, Florida and to include stops in Asheville, North Carolina; Asbury Park, New Jersey; Reading, Pennsylvania and a number of other cities.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

09/01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/02 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
09/04 Charleston, WV @ The Bakery
09/05 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
09/06 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
09/07 Reading, PA @ Reverb
09/08 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
09/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
09/11 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
09/12 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hal
09/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
09/14 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s
09/16 Ocala, FL @ Grand Pointe

Exmortus front man Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said in a prepared statement that the band, which is touring in support of its latest album The Sound of Steel, is looking forward to its upcoming run with Obituary.

“We developed a good friendship with Obituary when they brought us out to Europe earlier this year, and now we’re honored that they asked us to join them again for another run here in the states/  Glad they’re not sick of us!,” Gonzalez said.  “It’ll be a short but sweet run up and down the East Coast, but afterwards, we’ll work our way home with good friends and awesome musicians Immortal Guardian and hatchet, who we toured with just this last Summer of Steel.  Also joining our ranks for the first time are Byzantine, who boast heavy riffs with mystic melodies.  We’re ready to rock!  See you this September Steel!”


Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

That latter dates of which Gonzalez mentioned is a run that is set to immediately follow Exmortus’ run with Obituary.  It is set to start September 18 in Margate, Florida and run through October 1 in Fullerton, Colorado.  That schedule is noted below.

09/18 Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
09/19 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
09/20 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
09/23 Laredo, TX  @ Ethos Live
09/24 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill


09/25 Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
09/26 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
09/28 Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar


09/30 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/01 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

The Sound of Steel was released June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  It entered Billboard’s Hard Music Charts at #11 and led to the release of the singles ‘Victory or Death,’ ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Make Haste.’

More information on Exmortus’ upcoming live schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:


Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband


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Mastodon takes home two awards

BURBANK, CA–The members of Mastodon have plenty of reason to smile as they continue their tour in support of their new album, “The Hunter.”  The band took home two awards between last week and this week for the “The Hunter.”  The band picked up the award for “Best Album” at the Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, June 7th.  It followed up that win by taking home the “Best Album” award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards on Monday.

The band is currently touring Europe in support of “The Hunter.  It will perform tonight in Bergen, Norway.  to get a full tour listing and to keep up with all the latest from Mastodon, go online to http://www.mastodonrocks.com.

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Mastodon closes out U.S. tour, preps European tour

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — Atlanta, GA based metal act Mastodon is wrapping the U.S. leg of its tour alongside Opeth this week.  The band is currently touring in support of its most recent album, 2011’s “The Hunter.”  This last leg of the band’s U.S. tour will take the band from Minneapolis, MN to the nation’s capitol, and into the southeast for a few stops this weekend, including a stop at Charlotte, N.C.’s Fillmore this Thursday night alongside Opeth.

The band will take a week off following its hometwon date this Saturday night and then finish off its U.S. tour duties with a performance at this year’s annual Rock on The Range Festival May 20th.  From there, the band will head overseas and tour  Europe throughout the Summer and Fall.  The band’s European tour will se it perform at some of the biggest festivals across the continent, including:  Pinkpop, Sonisphere, Reading, and quite a few more.

Along with touring, Mastodon has also released the official video for its current single, ‘Dry Bone valley.  Fans can check out the video at the following link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4vMvJcP4TA.  More information on the band and its tour plans is available online at http://www.mastodonrocks.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Mastodon, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mastodonmusic.