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Monster Magnet Announces North American Tour

Hey fiends, Happy Monday to you all. So today seems to be the continuation of a couple of super hot days in NYC and thanks to this news from Dave Wyndorf and Monster Magnet, the end of the summer into the Fall is going to be raising the temperature as well. Take a look at this new tour announcement that came from the handlers of their media affairs.

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The Press Release:
March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece “Mindfucker” (Order and Stream The Album) on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern US shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this Fall. The band will hit the road in North America on September 28th in Toronto, ON. The tour will run through October 28th in Boston, MA. Support on the tour will come from Electric Citizen and Dark Sky Choir. A complete list of dates can be found below.

A message from MM frontman Dave Wyndorf: “Can’t wait to hit North America with the MINDFUCKER tour! Warning: This is REAL ROCK music, made loud to be played loud! A Monster Magnet show is a face melting celebration of electric madness made all the better and fueled to peak intensity by the attendance of excitable human beings. Hope you’re part of that equation! See you soon!
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Dave Ellefson Announces 1st “Basstory” Tour Dates

Hey Fiends, I got this bit of touring news that will definitely appeal to you bass heads. Well, also any fans of Dave Ellefson and his numerous adventures. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his BASSTORY tour, a series of limited and exclusive “Storytellers” dates, starting 9/21 in Portland. Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening of Riffs and Repartee with David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David’s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of Rock N’ Roll. BASSTORY will also include special VIP meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.

Says Ellefson, “I have always done clinics, and a few years ago did an amazing spoken word tour in Australia to support my book My Life With ‘Deth, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to meet and connect with fans on a more intimate level. These important parts of my professional life converged to create BASSTORY. Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them. It’s not often I get to get into small, intimate Rock clubs, the way this all started, and I’m excited for fans to get to experience this show.”
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Goatwhore Announces European Headlining Dates

Hey my Metalized Fiends, I just wanted to take a moment out of the usual proceedings to share the news about the European Headlining run by the mighty Goatwhore. I caught them a couple of weeks ago when they were supporting the Final US Tour by Satyricon and “Wow” were they on point. Sure we don’t usually showcase the gigs on the other side of the pond but when you need to recommend to your readers a capable and worthy band you break the standards. Here is the full press release from their people along with the gamut of dates.

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The Press Release:
The road warriors in GOATWHORE have confirmed several European headlining dates prior to their run supporting Dying Fetus this summer. The tour, which begins July 27th and includes stops at Metaldays, Rockstadt Extreme, Into The Grave Fest, Summer Breeze Fest, and Kaltenbach Open Air, will tear its way through nearly two-dozen cities upon its conclusion on August 24th. Additional support will be provided by Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, and Venom Prison on select shows. GOATWHORE’s previously announced North American fall run supporting Arch Enemy kicks off on September 28th and runs through October 27th. Additional support will come from Uncured. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

The Tour Dates:
7/27/2018 Metaldays – Tolmin, SI
7/28/2018 Industrial Bar – Zagreb, HR
7/30/2018 Live & Loud – Sofia, BG
8/01/2018 AN Club – Athens, GR
8/04/2018 Rockstadt Extreme – Brasov, RO
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Wintersun Announce North American Tour

Hey Metal Fans, the summer hasn’t even arrived yet but we have begun to hear about the upcoming Fall runs by some amazing bands. Check out this notice from founding creative Jari Mäenpää…

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The Press Release:
Epic metallers WINTERSUN will return to North America this September for a headlining tour in support of their latest album, The Forest Seasons. Joining them are the Australian-progressive-extreme-metal- powerhouse NE OBLIVISCARIS and guitar prodigy SARAH LONGFIELD.

Comments the band: “United States of America and Canada! We are extremely excited to announce North American Forest Tour 2018!!! It’s been a while since we last saw you guys during our successful North American tours in 2012 and 2013, which you guys made very special. Now we are finally coming back to play for you with a new killer show this September – October 2018! This tour will be an epic and a rare treat for our North American fans. We are also stoked to have two really strong supports with us on this tour: Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield. So join the party! Let’s have some fun and let’s rock together! Please share this news!
 Tickets will be available this Friday on June 8th. Make sure to check our Facebook on Friday and click the notifications ON, so you don’t miss the tickets launch.”
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Exmortus Announce “The Summer Of Steel” Tour

Summer is heading our way and that means a bevy of summer concert tours are as well. Let’s take a look at this news from the Exmortus camp.

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The Press Release:
EXMORTUS will hit the road this summer headlining The Summer of Steel Tour! Featuring support from The Absence and Hatchet alongside Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and label mates Micawber on select shows; EXMORTUS will embark on tour dates across North America beginning June 28th in San Diego.

“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this Summer! This is our first headlining tour and we’re honored to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber. So, come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites! See you soon!” adds EXMORTUS founder, vocalist & guitarist Conan.

On their forthcoming album The Sound of Steel, EXMORTUS offer a fresh palette of blood-shedding, blackened, neo-classical thrash. Produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Suffocation) with artwork created by Philip Lawvere (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Helloween); The Sound of Steel will be released on June 8th via Prosthetic Records worldwide except Japan, where it will be overseen by Marquee Inc. The album also features Warbringer guitarist Chase Becker and drummer Carlos Cruz. The Sound of Steel will be available on all digital outlets, compact disc and LP, with 1000 records being pressed initially in the follow colors: 250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide); 100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)
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