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Tour and Festival announcements. Also featured are the themed musical cruise excursions that our demographic rally behind.

KISS Announces First Ever Vegas Residency For 2014

It was only a matter of time before the revelation of a Las Vegas residency for a band like KISS came to be and I am happy to report that one will be taking place this coming November at a space known as The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. The KISS residency might be following the successful jaunts of this kind by bands such as Motley Crue, Guns N Roses and Def Leppard but now the big guns are taking control and going to give us what we have been waiting for. You can check out the Official Press Copy that I received just moments ago after the super cool poster.

Poster - KISS - Vegas Residency - 2014
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Origin North American Headlining Dates Announced

If you are craving a dose of absolutely crushing Death Metal, then this is going to be the tour for you. Check out the recently released press copy about the looming live adventures of the band Origin. This will redefine heavy in the Metal dictionary I think.

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The Press Release:
Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, have announced tour dates for their North American headlining tour following their appearance on Summer Slaughter!

“We are excited to announce our first headlining tour in North America since 2012, in full support of our new album Omnipresent,” commented vocalist Jason Keyser. “We will be taking our signature brand of technical death metal savagery to some new cities, as well as some areas neglected by the Summer Slaughter tour, in order to ensure that everyone has a chance to experience the insanity that is a live ORIGIN performance! Joining us on this journey into bedlam will be our brothers in tech-death wizardry, Montreal’s BEYOND CREATION, and the hard thrashin’ metal maniacs in Melbourne’s KING PARROT, as well as ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH and YOUR CHANCE TO DIE on select dates. A line up like this will be a nonstop aural and visual assault from beginning to end, and our goal is to have you remembering it as the show of the summer! See you in the pit! Hail Space!”

“Super excited to present some new material on our ‘All Things Dead’ tour as well as some old favorites,” adds guitarist Paul Ryan. “Plus mix it up with some bands that ‘bring it’ live as well! It will be great to see our friends of old and meet some new faces as well! We will be omnipresent for the rest of 2014 so let’s make a party of it before all things are dead!”
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Judas Priest Confirm “Redeemer Of Souls” Tour Dates 2014

You know the Metal weekend is off to a great start when you learn that the legendary Judas Priest will be embarking on a new tour to promote their latest album and it was only a few hours ago that the official press copy hit my mailbox and I could not wait to share some of this with you fine readers of the site. Check it out:

Press Release:
“Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls’ (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES – Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be “special guests” for all the dates.”
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Castle Announce Additional US Tourdates For 2014

Yesterday, Prosthetic Records recording artist Castle announced a hefty amount of dates that will extend the bands US touring spots and while I am very new to their sound, I love what they are doing and wanted to share the Press Release that I received along with the poster for said dates. Check it out below and then we can chat a little more about it.

Tour - Castle - US Tour 2014

From The Press Release:
Following a successful headlining jaunt throughout the United States to kick off the touring cycle for new album “Under Siege,” heavy metal/doom enthusiasts CASTLE have announced another month’s worth of dates throughout the U.S. and Canada. The band, which features vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and guitarist Mat Davis, will be rounded out by drummer Will Carroll (Death Angel) for the trek, which kicks off in Portland on July 2. A current listing of dates can be found below. Consisting of eight tracks of riff-driven melodic metal, “Under Siege” — CASTLE’s third full-length release — was released last month to stunning reviews. The Chicago Reader praised its “Iron Maiden-ish guitar leads” and “Ozzy (Osbourne)-like (vocals),” while A.V. Club lauded the album as the band’s “most throttling full-length” yet.
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The Butcher Babies Announcing Headlining Tour For 2014

If you are fan of the kind of Metal that those wild women of the Butcher Babies put on the table then I am happy to let you know that they have just recently announced a healthy run of headlining dates. I’ve snagged the poster and the press copy along with said dates for you to indulge in so by all means…..indulge

Tour - Butcher Babies - 2014

Press Copy:
BUTCHER BABIES recently wrapped the REVOLVER MAGAZINE Golden Gods Tour with Black label Society. They are now planning a full headlining U.S. Tour starting in September with special guest Anti-Mortem! The band is currently in studio with Logan Mader. Here are the dates:
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