The Press Release:
Polish extreme metal veterans VADER are proud to announce their North American 2020 Tour! The 23-date trek will kick off at Brick By Brick in San Diego on February 4th and will make stops in Orlando, Brooklyn and Chicago before concluding on February 28th at 1720 in Los Angeles. Joining the band on tour are special guests ABYSMAL DAWN & HIDEOUS DIVINITY!
The band comments, “VADERMANIAX in North America! I am so excited to inform you all about our come back to USA and Canada after almost three years. 2020 is very special for VADER and that’s why we are so proud to start on your continent. In cooperation with Continental Concerts, Massive Music and Nuclear Blast, we will visit 23 cities in February and we will indeed bring madness for you. Three albums have anniversaries and we’ll focus on those: De Profundis – 25 years; Litany – 20 years and The Art of War – 15 years. We will definitely play some tunes from our last record Thy Messenger and something real fresh from VADER’s upcoming album. ARE YOU READY?!” Continue reading Vader Announce North American Tour For 2020→
I’m taking a breather from all of the concert tour and television postings since there have been so many of them lately to share the latest news from the American Death Metal band known as Abysmal Dawn who are moving on from Relapse Records and starting a new relationship with Season Of Mist Records. The full press release is below for you to peruse and then I will close up with some thoughts. Sink your teeth into this one.
The Press Release:
ABYSMAL DAWN have signed a multi-album deal with France-based Season of Mist Records.
“We’re very happy to be signed to such an awesome and respected label like Season of Mist,” says ABYSMAL DAWN. “The people there are all die-hard metalheads and we’re glad to be a part of such an enthusiastic and strong team. We also have a long-standing friendship with U.S. label manager Gordon Conrad, who originally signed us. Working with Gordon, Michael, and the other amazing people at the label was just a no-brainer. We’re very excited about the future of ABYSMAL DAWN these days, and judging by the new material that we’ve been working on, great things are to come.”
The members of ABYSMAL DAWN are currently ensconced at an undisclosed Los Angeles location, where they’re invoking the elder gods to power new material for their as-yet-untitled fifth full-length and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Obsolescence’. The Village Voice called Obsolescence “tirelessly inventive”, eventually crowning ABYSMAL DAWN the #1 spot on their 10 Best Metal Albums year-end list. Early samples of ABYSMAL DAWN’s Season of Mist debut demonstrate the trio’s newfound power, ingenuity, and songcraft. Certainly, ABYSMAL DAWN’s new opus picks up where ‘Obsolescence’ left off, but it promises so much more.
Formed in 2004, ABYSMAL DAWN quickly impressed on fan and band alike. The group’s three-song demo landed ABYSMAL DAWN a contract with Arizona-based Crash Music. Within a year, the group were holed up with engineer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, HIRAX) at Shiva Industries recording their debut, ‘From Ashes’. Released in 2006, ‘From Ashes’ was praised for its tactful balance of brutality, melody, and atmosphere, earning heavy praise from media outlets. Blabbermouth gushed, calling it, “irreproachably constructed.” Follow-up album, ‘Programmed to Consume’, again engineered by Haddad, was released in 2008 following a higher profile deal with Relapse Records. Immediately, the press heralded ‘Programmed to Consume’—“thinking man’s metal” said AllMusic. Continue reading Label News: Season Of Mist Records Signs Abysmal Dawn→
The Details: Let sound the trumpets over the Inferno for Marduk is returning to NYC at long last! The bands last couple of forays were mired in “administrative” issues but now they are here. The bands brand of Black Metal is one of the most incendiary on the scene and if you’ve not seen them live yet you don’t know what you are missing. This tour finds them joined by the one and only Incantation and Abysmal Dawn who are two bands that you don’t want to miss if you are hitting the show. I haven’t seen them in a few years myself so I am very excited about the chance to do so and to also share the news that thanks to the fine folks in the Marketing division, we are going to put a couple of lucky fans into the show on the house. That lets you have more money for merchandise which is never a bad thing. Check out the details on how to participate.
When and Where: Tuesday, August 29th @ Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd St., NYC)
To Participate: I’ve decided to keep this an easy one and by saying that I mean I will be sticking to my usual formula of you readers giving me “3” things that you like most about the band if you have heard them already and if you are a newbie just give me “3” things that you are most interested in about their performance. Perhaps there are albums that “spoke” to you or concert appearances that sent you to the music shop to snag some of the band members earlier works. Just give me three solid answers and how important it is to be at this show. I know I make you work but I work here too so whining will not win out at all LOL. Make this good reading because the stuff remains on the website and can likely inspire new fans as well on how our freebies work. Writing “because they slay dude” is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. Kindly review some guidelines before entering your submission. We don’t have a lot of tickets for this one. Continue reading Win A Ticket To See Marduk @ Gramercy Theatre On 8/29/2017→
When we last expected the mighty Marduk on our shores, there seemed to be a little problem with the paperwork and the band missed what amounted to every single date on the tour that they were supposed to be headlining. Sure Rotting Christ got to headline all of those shows but it wasn’t really what the fans had paid for nor expected. Now all seems in order at the office and they have just issued this press release. Check it out along with the poster and dates.
The Press Release:
Legendary Swedish Black Metal outfit MARDUK will return to North America once again as they have revealed dates this fall for the “Frontschwein North America Tour: Part 2”! Featuring support from death metal troupes Incantation and Abysmal Dawn, the tour will kick-off in Los Angeles on August 18, traveling southeast across the U.S., before voyaging across the border to Canada and making their final stop in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec on September 3.
8/18: Los Angeles, CA – Union
8/20: San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
8/21: El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
8/22: San Antonio, TX – Korova
8/23: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
8/24: Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
8/25: Joliet, IL – The Forge
8/26: Detroit, MI – Harpos
8/27: Reading, PA – Reverb
8/28: Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
8/29: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
8/30: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
8/31: Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
9/1: Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
9/2: Toronto, ON – The Garrison
9/3: Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Petit Theatre Continue reading Marduk Announce Headlining North American Fall Tour→