Monuments To Tour


That band Monuments has announced a tour that’ll launch in less than two months. The tour will boast openers Polyphia, Villains, and Lionfight. Man, I must be getting old. I don’t know any of those bands, and probably for good reason. I couldn’t even tell you what Monuments sounds like, because I refuse to peel […]

Intronaut Announce Fall Run Of Shows


Intronaut will be hitting the road again in Novemver after a short break following their recent tour with TesseracT. The band has been on the road in support of their latest, Habitual Levitations, ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band’s […]

Opeth Frontman Discusses Attending One Direction Show

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt tells Metal Hammer he recently took his daughter to see boy band One Direction. Sitting through a set by those fruits makes Mikael a good dad. “I was in the minority there, being an old dude for one,” starts Mikael. “But it was two sold-out nights at the Friends Arena which […]

Machine Head, Children Of Bodom Dates Officially Announced

Children of Bodom

The worst kept secret in touring news is confirmed! The much-rumored fall tour featuring Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross has finally been announced. Dates follow. If you didn’t already know, Don Slater of Battlecross is our newest columnist. Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn comments: “Machine Head raised the bar with concert production […]

Useless Bands Exchange Words Over Online Pedophilia Claims


Yes, I know these bands are far from actual metal, but I find it necessary to expose pedophilia claims whenever they arise. So this unlistenable band Combichrist apparently announced a second leg of their “We Love Tour” which was supposed to feature support from Blood On The Dance Floor, Davey Suicide and Darksiderz. After the […]

Gigan, Pyrrhon Announce Tour


Now this is one, I’ll be ultra pissed if I miss. I usually forget bands are coming through town. Until, like, the day of the show, and very often, I’ve already got cemented plans or not enough cash to get there and back AND get a ticket. It’s fucking $30 in tolls if I drive, […]

Puya To Release Live Album


Remember Puya? Chances are you don’t. Puya are a Puerto Rican metal band who were somewhat popular during my college days in the late 1990s. They have a fun band name. It’s just fun to say. Puya are currently attempting to crowdfund $10,000 for the independent release of a new live album. The album was […]

Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Sitting Out Upcoming Gigs

Corrosion of Conformity

A torn rotator cuff will keep Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin from touring with the band. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming gigs. Says the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a […]

King Diamond Get New Bassist

Pontus Egberg

After this weekend’s drama, King Diamond are whole again. The band has tapped Swedish musician Pontus Egberg (best known for his work in The Poodles; he kinda looks like one, doesn’t he?) to fill in on bass for the band’s upcoming shows. I will be going to the one in New York, thanks to my […]

Arsis Announce September Tour Dates


Arsis will be bringing its tenth anniversary tour for A Celebration Of Guilt stateside in less than two months, fuckers. Allegaeon and Exmortus will open on all dates. Arsis is expected to perform its 2004 full-length debut in full on the trek. Here are the dates for the tour: 9/1: Springfield, VA @ Empire 
9/2: […]