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Dragonforce Announces West Coast Dates For October

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As you know, Monday always seems to be loaded with tour announcements and when I saw that the dudes in Starkill were announcing their participation in the upcoming Dragonforce tour, then I knew that I must share the information along with you all. Dig in and mark these days down if they are heading towards you.

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The Press Release:
International extreme power metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have announced live dates in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe starting this fall and running through early 2020. Following a summer festival run, DRAGONFORCE will kick off their North American headlining tour October 1st in Tucson, Arizona. The trek will make its way through nearly a dozen cities, coming to a close October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. See all confirmed dates below.

The General Admission on-sale for the North American shows will be Friday, July 12th at 10:00am local time; all other ticketing information can be found at: http://dragonforce.com/. For a VIP experience in the UK or US, visit: http://bit.ly/DragonForceVIP.

DRAGONFORCE recently completed work on their eighth studio album, with producer Damien Rainaud (Fear Factory, Once Human). Fans can watch some of the studio sessions now on Twitch: twitch.tv/hermanli.

OCTOBER 2019: Special guests: Dance with the Dead, Starkill (except*)

The Tour Dates:
Tuesday 1st: Encore – Tucson, AZ
Wednesday 2nd: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Thursday 3rd: Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
Friday 4th: Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
Saturday 5th: Cargo – Reno, NV
Sunday 6th: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Monday 7th: Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Tuesday 8th: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Thursday 11th: August Hall – San Francisco, CA
Saturday 12th: Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Sunday 13th: Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA, USA *

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so this is a solid tour for sure but what the hell guys, not a single NYC or East Coast Date? I guess that’s what makes this the West Coast leg after all. Truth be told a visit to my neck of the woods will be tricky since there isn’t a B.B. Kings, a Highline Ballroom nor an Irving Plaza to play (the latter just shut its doors the other night for a year-long renovation – discussed HERE). Webster seems to avoid proper Metal shows at the moment and nothing is happening at Stage 48. I’ve been a fan of Dragonforce since I first heard them with the at the time new ablum “Sonic Firestorm” and was able to catch quite a few of their earliest visits to my region. I’ve not caught them for a couple of years though but that just happens in a city like ours with something coming to visit almost every single night. That being said I am happy to find our Friends in Metal over at Team Starkill joining the bill. If you should be attending at all, do not miss this band. I’ve been a fan for years now and kinda think I know what I am talking about. Dance With The Dead is a new name to me so I will be looking them up as time permits. Closing up I wonder what you think about this tour. You can chime in down below of course as its always awesome to hear from you.

Official Websites:
Dragonforce: https://dragonforce.com/
Dance With The Dead: https://www.facebook.com/dancewiththedeadmusic/
Starkill: https://www.facebook.com/StarkillOfficial/

GWAR Announces Unveiling of Dave Brockie Memorial Marker

It’s hard to believe that five years have gone by since the Metal world lost the talented vision of Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, leader of the legendary GWAR. Earlier today, news about a monument to his memory was released and I am sharing this with you below so check it out.

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The Press Release:
At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).


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Goatwhore Announces August US Tour

The summer is heating up with news like these Goatwhore dates. Check it out down below.

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The Press Release:
GOATWHORE has confirmed a string of live dates this August surrounding their appearance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino.

Set to commence August 13th in Lubbock, Texas, the journey will make its way through ten cities upon its conclusion August 25th in Wichita, Kansas. Support will be provided by Cleveland metallic hardcore titans Ringworm. Additionally, GOATWHORE will appear at VanFest 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana July 13th, Loud As Hell Fest in Alberta, Canada August 2nd, and Brash Brewing Company’s fourth anniversary show in Houston, Texas October 5th with more shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
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GWAR Announces Killer “Use Your Collusion” Fall Tour!

Tuesday’s aren’t just for tacos anymore my friends and this is especially the case when there are tours to be announced. This latest one comes from the guys in GWAR who have revealed their “Use Your Collusion” Tour. Take a look at this down below.

The Press Release:
Human Scum! Prepare your sacrificial offerings! The time has come for your Lords and Masters GWAR to announce their fall headline tour! The “Use Your Collusion” tour kicks off September 12th in Norfolk, VA and will run through November 5th in Indianapolis, IN. A complete list of dates can be found below. Supporting GWAR will be thrash metal stalwarts Sacred Reich, and Toxic Holocaust, along with Detroit rockers Against The Grain. Tickets and VIP Packages go on sale this Friday June 28th!

Watch a message from guitarist Pustulus Maximus below…


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Amon Amarth Announces “Berserker” World Tour

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Truth be told, Monday’s haven’t sucked at all when it comes to announcing some killer Heavy Metal touring runs and this latest news from those mighty Vikings in Amon Amarth surely will bring new levels of excitement to their fans worldwide. Check out the full press release down below.

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The Press Release:
This September heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus, and carnage is on the menu.

The Berserker World Tour, presented by The Noise will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, Berserker, and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for, because no words are more synonymous with Amon Amarth than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal – and now they have a landmark tour to match.
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