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Wednesday 13 Announces North American Tour Dates

We might be dealing with the summer heat in my neck of the woods, but that doesn’t stop Mr. Wednesday 13 from announcing a brand new Fall tour. Check out the press release below. I’ll close out with editorial notations afterwards as always.

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The Duke of Spook WEDNESDAY 13, will continue to support his highly successful Condolences release and embark on a North American tour this fall. Several dates will include performances with legendary guitarist JOHN 5 and shock-rocker DAVEY SUICIDE.

Comments mainman WEDNESDAY:
“We’re really excited to be hitting the road this fall. Doing the first week with JOHN 5 should be nothing short of a MONSTER show, and we’re super stoked. We’re also really excited to be touring Canada, as this will be our first time with this many dates. Looking forward to playing some new places and performing for all of our Canadian fans. We will be wrapping up the tour on the West Coast at the world famous Whisky a Go Go right before we head to the studio to record the follow up to Condolences. Looking forward to seeing everyone on tour!”

For more info, tickets and meet and greets visit the website at the close. Confirmed dates are as follows:

The Tour Dates:
10/31: Harrison, OH – Blue Note (supporting JOHN 5)
11/01: Joliet, IL – The Forge (supporting JOHN 5)
11/02: Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero (supporting JOHN 5)
11/03: Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (supporting JOHN 5)
11/04: Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s (supporting JOHN 5)
11/06: Quebec City, QC – La Source De Le Martiniere
11/07: Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
11/08: Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
11/09: Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
11/10: Niagra Falls, ON – The Seneca Theatre
11/11: London, ON – Rum Runners
11/13: Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
11/15: Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
11/16: Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/17: Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/18: Edmonton, AB – Buckingham
11/19: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/20: Seattle, WA – Club Sur (w/ DAVEY SUICIDE)
11/21: Portland, OR – Dante’s (w/ DAVEY SUICIDE)
11/23: Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (w/ DAVEY SUICIDE)
11/24: Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (w/ DAVEY SUICIDE)

Condolences was released on June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I’ve been a fan of Wednesday 13 and his slick brand of Horror Hard Rock with its occasional Metal/Punk edge and think that more people need to get their a$$es out and support his live performances. Sure I’ve seen him play to crowded rooms over the years but it’s usually the already converted to his dark cause and we always need new blood at these sorts of affairs. The “Condolences” album is a heavy one and his show always manages to pull out all the stops. If you like a garish front man who gets right up in your face with a devilish message, why wait until there is another Papa fronting Ghost? The Grooviest Ghoul of them all is waiting for your soul and if you don’t give it willingly, I’m sure he’ll send someone (or something) after it regardless. Let me know what you folks think of this one, and if you are one of the already faithful perhaps you can help me convince some newbies to get a little scare into their systems.

Official Website: https://officialwednesday13.com

Nuclear Blast – JSR – Stern Pinball Announce SDCC 2018 Exclusives

We’ve been showcasing the exclusives that will be heading towards the fans at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego aka SDCC for the last couple of weeks and our past posts can be examined HERE. Now its time to learn what exciting stuff will be available for purchase from Nuclear Blast Records, JSR and Stern Pinball. It’s a lengthy release so sit back and take it all in. Here we go.

We’ve been showcasing the exclusives that will be heading towards the fans at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego aka SDCC for the last couple of weeks. Now its time to learn what exciting stuff will be available for purchase from Nuclear Blast Records, JSR and Stern Pinball. It’s a lengthy release so sit back and take it all in. Here we go.

The Press Release:
Nuclear Blast is excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con International for the company’s 15th year, at the Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball/JSR Merchandising Booth (#501)!

Having partnered with the likes of Kirk Hammett, Transformers, The Walking Dead in previous years, Nuclear Blast continues to push the limit to bring Comic-Con attendees the biggest names in Metal and more! This year bringing exclusives from SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, EL HIJO DEL SANTO, COURT OF THE DEAD, and more! As well as signings with members of SLAYER, TESTAMENT, and CARNIFEX plus EL HIJO DEL SANTO, the creator of Court Of The Dead, Tom Gilliland and one of the writers of IRON MAIDEN’s Legacy Of The Beast, Llexi Leon.

EXCLUSIVES: Nuclear Blast, JSR, and Stern Pinball bring the heaviest hitting exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con 2018, available at the Nuclear Blast booth #501. The complete list of items follows:

SLAYER Limited Edition Enamel Pin
(Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con)
This super limited edition enamel pin commemorates the successful, repentless long career of California kings of thrash metal, SLAYER! Comes in a custom hand-numbered box. Limited to 100.


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Machine Head Announces 2nd Leg “Catharsis” North American Tour

Nothing like a Tuesday Tour Announcement to share with you fine Metal loving Republic. If you’ve been lamenting the fact that you missed the first leg of Machine Head’s “Catharsis” tour then the news about this albums second leg will surely appease. Check out the full press release below. I’ll close with some additional editorial.

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The Press Release:
San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, Catharsis.The upcoming dates also include the 6 rescheduled dates from the first leg were vocalist Robb Flynn contracted a severe viral bronchitis lung infection that lasted for 7 weeks. The band will once again will be giving fans “an evening with” MACHINE HEAD, playing over 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material!

Flynn comments:
“We’re really stoked to be hitting the road in the states and our cannabis legalizing brothers up in Canada again. After the first tour in support of Catharsis hitting typical MACHINE HEAD strongholds like Chicago, Denver and Oakland, we’ve been really looking forward to doing a 2nd North American run that hits all the nooks and crannies of America, places that a lot of time get left off a traditional tour routing as they are smaller markets, and maybe route way off the the main highways that run through the states.
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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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The Making Of Dimmu Borgir’s “Eonian”; “Writing The Album”

It’s been quite a few years since the Metal world has gotten a brand-new album by Symphonic Black Metal giants Dimmu Borgir and soon “Eonian” will be unleashed upon the world. The bands issued two singles already with “Interdimensional Summit” and “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” and now its time to join Silenoz and Shagrath at Blackcraft Cult as they discuss the writing of the new album.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this clip and that’s usually the case with these presentations unless something super shocking is revealed. Stay tuned for any of the follow-up clips about this albums creation and be sure to order “Eonian” nice and early care of the Amazon.com link below.

Official Website: https://www.dimmu-borgir.com/