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Slayer’s Final World Tour Will Extend Into 2019

The Press Release:
“We always knew this tour would take us into 2019,” said Slayer’s Kerry King, “and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America. We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.”

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Slayer @ Jones Beach (2015) by Ken Pierce

To date, Slayer’s Final World Tour has consisted of Leg One and the just-wrapped Leg Two in North America, with Leg Three taking the band to the UK and Europe from November 1 through to December 8, 2018. The band’s announced itinerary also has them headlining Mexico’s ForceFest on October 7, 2018, and Hellfest Open Air in France on June 23, 2019.

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Slayer @ Jones Beach (2015) by Ken Pierce

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Suffocation Announces “Death Chopping North America” Tour

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They say that all good things must come to an end and such is the case with original Suffocation lead singer Frank Mullen who will be stepping down from the lineup to pursue other aspects of his life. Read the full press release below and mark down the dates that will be coming near you.

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The Press Release:
New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
“Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.
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Arsis & Decrepit Birth Announce Co-Headlining North American “Bloodletting Tour”

As I’m back in the NYC saddle once more, its been a chaotic world of busy with singles and videos to report on along with countless tours. Here’s the latest from the folks at Nuclear Blast Records.

The Press Release:
Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS and brutal-tech death merchants DECREPIT BIRTH, have been announced as the co-headliners of this years Bloodletting North America tour presented by Metal Festival Tours, MetalSucks, and IndieMerch. Joining them are PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 30th at 9 am PST / Noon EST via the link at the close of this announcement. Confirmed dates are as follows:
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Earthless Announces North American Headlining Tour

Here’s another tour announcement coming from a band that is clearly on the rise in the ranks of popularity.

The Press Release:
San Diego-based rock trio EARTHLESS, will headline a series of dates across North America this fall in support of the latest album, Black Heaven. Confirmed dates are as follows:
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Fire Up The Dragula; Nuclear Blast Records Signs Rob Zombie

The Press Release:
Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of Rock and Heavy Metal icon and unique filmmaker, ROB ZOMBIE. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser and 2018’s Astro-Creep: 2000 Live is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments ROB ZOMBIE:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of ROB ZOMBIE throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary ROB ZOMBIE.”

ROB ZOMBIE has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than twenty three million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of seven feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen the spectacle that is a Rob Zombie show and liking a fair amount of his musical output, I have to say kudos to Nuclear Blast Records on this move. I think its an all-around win for their side of the fence and for Rob’s as well. Let’s see what happens right? What about you folks? What do you think of the Main Monster signing onto Nuclear Blast Records? Let me know down in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.robzombie.com