Halestorm have added some summer and fall headlining and festival dates, which coincide with that massive tour with Evanescence. Those start in July and run into December. Get the full schedule, and tickets, here.
Netherbird will release their sixth full-length album, titled Arete, on August 6th through Eisenwald (a label I’ve become a huge fan of recently). Check out the new track, “Towers of the Night” right here.
We’ll close with Lacuna Coil, who released another new live track and video. This one is for “Veneficium”. That is, of course, taken from Live From The Apocalypse, which drops this coming Friday through Century Media.
Are long weekends worth the added stress that follows them? Yes. Yes they are.
I’m feeling some fresh hardcore punk, so we’ll start the week with Exil, who have announced the release date of their Armageddon Label debut. Warning will be out on July 23rd, and to kick start the countdown you can check out the first single, “Maniac”, on this compilation streaming on Bandcamp.
So this is a fairly substantial 2021 tour. Halestorm and Evanescence are hitting the road together for a handful of Arena dates in November and December, covering a good chunk of the United States. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 14th, and you can scoop them up here.
Crossover thrashers Insanity Alert are releasing their mainstage performance of the song “All Mosh / No Brain” from Hellfest 2019. Check it out directly below. Side note: this is one of the festivals on my ‘to-attend’ list, and clips like these keep that motivation high. Anyway, enjoy.
Another notable band working on new material is Sanctuary. Joseph Michael is still sticking around on vocals, which I’m very much ok with. There’s no title yet, and it won’t be out until the second half of next year, but you can see them do some stuff in Germany in the interim if you’re ever out that way.
New Years Day, a name I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned on this site, have announced a fall headlining tour with Ded. The dates are in September and October, but they’re also touring with In This Moment here in the U.S. and Halestorm across the pond.
This is fairly heavy. RIG TIME! have released a video for a song called “No Faith”. It’s a quick burn, but it makes its point. If you’re into it, they’ll be on tour here throughout August.
The last three days have been a particularly tiring stretch so I am definitely ready to start my weekend early. Like tonight.
Starting things with some sad news, Nunslaughter drummer Jim Konya has passed away. He was originally hospitalized following a stroke, but it looks like things took a negative turn while he was in the hospital. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.