GATECREEPER will kick off their North American co-headlining tour with recent Relapse signees FULL OF HELL this week. GATECREEPER will join ‘The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour’ on May 28th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at the Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th. From there, the pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, the tour concluding on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.
GATECREEPER released a split LP with Iron Reagan in March. Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, the split is currently available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical packages and to sample tracks, visit Relapse.com HERE. Digital orders are available via GATECREEPER‘s Bandcamp HERE.
Last year, Bay Area thrash vets TRAUMA announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, TRAUMA are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and mid-western dates have also been added.
TRAUMA was born in California’s Bay Area in 1980, a crucial year for metal music. It was within that fertile musical climate that TRAUMA developed a sound evoking the electric energy in the air around them. Donny Hillier consumed a steady diet of LED ZEPPELIN and BLACK SABBATH and shared a love of JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN with original guitarist Mike Overton. And of course there was TRAUMA’s legendary early bassist, Cliff Burton.
American guitarist John 5’s band, JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES are embarking on an tour spanning all across the American soil. Known for his work with ROB ZOMBIE, the band will out on the road performing on over fourty different dates and cities. Touring in support of his upcoming live album, ‘It’s Alive‘, which is scheduled to come out on January 25th as the first live album of the creatures. The live album is a follow up to this year’s eighth studio album by the band, ‘Season Of The Witch‘ which came out earlier on March 3. John 5 notes he is “very excited” to be releasing their first live album. Pre-Order ‘It’s Alive‘ HERE!
DEAD HORSE TRAUMA is teaming up with EKTOMORF (Hungary) for The Death Before Dishonor Tour before heading to Europe. This U.S. portion of the tour will be accompanied by hard-hitting locals from each area and will meet up with various touring bands along the way!
After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as SEETHER, BLACK STONE CHERRY and ALL THAT REMAINS, THROUGH FIRE announces their first headline run, the 2017 Breakout U.S. Tour!! They’ll be hitting the road with DANGERKIDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA and Sumerian Records label mates AMERICAN SIN. It’s been an amazing year with their single “Breathe“ going top 10 in the Country at rock radio, #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock recurrent chart and their second consecutive single to hit #1 on Octane. Their current single, “Where You Lie,”was the most added song in the Country at its debut, and they recently signed with one of the worlds leading booking agencies, Artist Group International. Watch for the premiere of their new video for “Where You Lie“ to be out soon.
Black metal blasphemers 1349 from the land of utterly sacrilegious metal Norway are all set to invade North America for a short tour and thus spread the cult. Beginning on October 10th, at Atlanta, they will be supported by avant-garde metal band TOMBS, as they are also slated to play at this year’s Ozzfest. Further more, 1349 fans who are also thrash metal fans can rejoice as they will be supporting KREATOR on three such shows of the same tour. Check for the tour dates below!