SUFFOCATION To Bid Adieu Frank Mullen With A North American Farewell Tour W/ CATTLE DECAPITATION & More

Well here we are finally and I say this reluctantly, who would have thought we’d live to see this? Back in March, Frank Mullen the legendary original vocalist of NY death metal pioneers, SUFFOCATION announced that he would be hanging up his boots as their full time member. In a video posted on his Facebook page then, he alongside with Victoria formerly of WWE fame can be seen talking and that’s when Frank says he will be seeking for “new beginnings” and pursue full time acting and a few other projects in the future. And now the time has come for Frank Mullen to actually say goodbye to the legions of death metal and SUFFOCATION fans all over the globe. But.. but, before he calls it a day, he and his band will be trekking all across North America for a final farewell tour, aptly named “Death Chopping North America – Farewell Frank Tour 2018” with sick support coming in from misanthropic gore grinders  CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION. All of this crazy stuff happening this upcoming October / November.

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UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Reveal North American Tour Dates With STRIKER And HELION PRIME

Vancouver, Canada heavy melodic metallers UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are returning to North America.  The band will be out on the road supporting their latest effort entitled ‘Apex‘, that was released in summer of 2017 via Napalm Records.  They have enlisted fellow Canadian rockers STRIKER to provide direct support and HELION PRIME will open the shows.  The tour kicks off September 9th in Seattle, WA and runs through October 14th in Vancouver, BC.  More dates are expected to be added soon, and a complete list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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INCITE Reveals New North American Headline Tour Dates

Heavy metal purveyors INCITE are thrilled to announce their upcoming North American “Burn & Shred” headline tour, featuring support from AETHERE (8/10-9/8) and LODY KONG (9/14-9/28). The two-leg tour will begin on August 10 in Austin, TX and visit several major North American cities, ending on September 28 in the band’s hometown of Phoenix, AZ. Tickets will be available via each individual venue. See below for all current tour dates, and stay tuned for more dates coming soon!

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REVOCATION Unveils North American Headlining Tour W/ EXHUMED, RIVERS OF NIHIL & YAUTJA

2018 for Boston, MA extreme death metal quartet REVOCATION is just getting better every day and so is for the fans. A few days ago the band announced that they will be releasing their follow up to 2016’s album and it is titled, ‘The Outer Ones‘. The upcoming offering will be made public on the September 28th via Metal Blade Records. To get the party already started the band will embark itself on a month long tour of North America starting this September 17th and run through October 20th. The support bands are equally ruthless. EXHUMED, RIVERS OF NIHIL and YAUTJA will be supporting REVOCATION on what happens to be their first North American headlining tour in several years. See confirmed dates below.

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EXMORTUS Unveil North American Dates For ‘The Summer Of Steel Tour’!

With the new album release date just around corner and inching closer as days roll by, EXMORTUS have come up with yet another killer announcement. The neo-classical thrash metal outfit will celebrate the release of their upcoming record, ‘The Sound Of Steel‘ by following it up with a massive headlining tour of North America. This would also be the group’s maiden voyage as headliners, after having released three albums already in their short but illustrative career. So, EXMORTUS will hit the road this summer headlining ‘The Summer of Steel Tour!’ Featuring support from THE ABSENCE and HATCHET alongside IMMORTAL GUARDIAN, BLACK FAST and label mates MICAWBER on select shows; EXMORTUS will embark on tour dates beginning June 28th in San Diego. Take a look at the dates below and see if you’re in the lucky draw.

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GATECREEPER To Kick Off The Sweltering Ecstasy North American Co-Headlining Tour w/ FULL OF HELL

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.

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Catch TRAUMA Feat. Former Members Of TESTAMENT, DANZIG & More On Tour This April

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.

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ALICE IN CHAINS Adding Finishing Touches To New Album; Unveils More North American 2018 Tour Dates

ALICE IN CHAINS have announced dates for the second leg of their North American headline tour, which kicks off August 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The new dates are part of a worldwide trek that will see ALICE IN CHAINS performing across North America and Europe. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found HERE.

ALICE IN CHAINS (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall) are currently putting the finishing touches on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed album, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here‘. That album entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, Hard Rock Albums Chart and iTunes Rock Album Chart and its first two singles, “Stone” and “Hollow,” both hit No. 1 on the rock charts.

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EXTORTIONIST To Embark On A North American Tour With BY THE THOUSANDS

Idaho deathcore act EXTORTIONIST have announced that they will be embarking on a brief North American tour this spring with BY THE THOUSANDS. The tour is slated to kick off April 22nd in Peoria, IL at The Rail II, and will conclude on April 27th in Salt Lake City, UT at The Loading Dock.

In addition to releasing their debut full-length ‘The Decline last year, the band have recently unveiled a brand new single, “Absent Ones” (check it out, HERE). You can view the complete tour routing for the band’s run with BY THE THOUSANDS below, as well as additional tour dates the band will be taking on this spring.

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UNDERØATH Reveal NØ FIX North American Tour Dates For This Spring!

UNDERØATH, who surprised fans last week with the announcement of a new album, ‘Erase Me‘ (April 6, Fearless Records), have also confirmed a Spring trek across the U.S., dubbed the Nø Fix Tour. Every ticket purchased for the upcoming tour will include a digital download of the new album.

We cannot wait to play songs off Erase Me live,” said the band about the upcoming dates. “This record means so much to us and we just wanna share that with all of you guys. Can’t wait to get back on the road and play some music, new and old!

The five-week tour includes festival appearances at Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma. Several international festivals are also confirmed for this Summer including Reading, Leeds, Download, Heavy Montreal and Graspop.

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