Old Man Gloom Announce West Coast Tour

Old Man Gloom have announced a spring West Coast tour. Deafkids and Sad Vicious will open.

Tour Dates:

05/21 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
05/22 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
05/23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05/25 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
05/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
05/29 Taos, NM – Monolith On The Mesa

The group commented:

“We know. We know we’ve had some rough times, you and us. We haven’t always been honest with you, and you, well, you’ve taken comfort in the arms of some other “bands”. We don’t blame you, we know we haven’t always been the band you thought we could be. The truth of the matter is, well, we just didn’t know if we could be enough for you. You, you’re just so special, and we just want to make you the happiest Gloomelo you could be. We’re carrying a lot of baggage. We’ve had our hearts broken too many times. It’s not an excuse, it’s just, well, it’s just the truth.

This is it though. From this day forward we are gonna be here for you. We’re not gonna be staying out all night, running around, playing games. Not anymore. I want us to be together, and i’ll do anything it takes to hold onto you. I need you, baby. We’re gonna be the band of your dreams, and you can say goodbye to Mutoid Man, Isis(The band that you don’t need anymore), and Converge. You can take them out of your contacts, because Old Man Gloom is ready to commit to you for the rest of our lives. Just say it. Just say you’ll have us, and you’ll give us one more chance to show you we love you. We’re doing a West Coast tour starting Vancouver on May 21st, and our record will be out shortly before. This is the NEW us. We’re gonna be so happy, baby. I can’t wait to form a whole bunch of tiny side projects with you, boo. But here’s the thing, my car is in the shop, and I just need $150 to pick it up. And once I get the car, i’m gonna go see a guy that sells Juul cartridges out of his aunt’s mudroom that has a locked and loaded business opportunity for me. I also am looking into flipping houses, seems like easy money. I’m gonna make you so happy baby, just you wait!

OLD MAN GLOOM

5/21 – The Astoria, Vancouver BC
5/22 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
5/23 – The Doug Fir, Portland OR
5/24 – Driving through the pacific north west and that weird methy part of NoCal and probably going an hour and a half out of our way to hit some health food store Aaron likes. I’ll probably be one day into An emotional breakdown. Definitely shoot me a text to check in on the 24th, ok?
5/25 – Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
5/26 – The Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
5/27 – Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ
5/28 – this will be the day where I ask why we didn’t play Denver or some shit. But then we’ll get to NM a day early and I’ll get sad because my Grandmas dead, but then I’ll remember how mean she was and how she put a homemade label from her typewriter on my high school girlfriends car that said “I’m a whore, try me!” And I will get less sad. And more sad, because that’s kinda hilarious.
5/29 Monolith on the Mesa Fest, Taos NM”

Motionless In White Announce European/UK Tour

Motionless In White have announced a June European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/06 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/07 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/10 Segrate, ITA – Infest
06/11 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/12 Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield Festival
06/16 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
06/17 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
06/18 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People Festival
06/19 Tyrol, ITA – Alpen-Flair
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Montpellier, FRA – Rockstore
06/23 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
06/24 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
06/26 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/27 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest

Flat Earth (Ex-HIM/Amorphis, Etc.) To Release New Single “Draining By Your Flame” In March

Flat Earth (ex-HIM/Amorphis, etc.) will be releasing a new single titled “Draining By Your Flame” on March 23. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released this fall. In other news, the group also have the following dates booked:

04/23 Bielefeld, Germany – Forum
04/24 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
04/25 Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
04/28 London, UK – The Underworld Camden
05/29 Helsinki, Finland – On The Rocks

Fleshgod Apocalypse Recruit New Live Drummer Eugene Ryabchenko

Fleshgod Apocalypse have recruited Eugene Ryabchenko (Locracy, etc.) as their new live drummer. He will be taking over for David Folchitto.

Frontman Francesco Paoli said the following:

“After two years of collaboration, our live drummer and long-time friend David Folchitto called me expressing his desire to take a break from touring, to be more focused on different musical and personal projects that require more time home and a less hectic schedule.

It was a rough moment for all of us, especially on a personal side, considering all the crazy experiences we’ve shared together, but we totally get his point and we want to support him in this new chapter of his life. Obviously, as soon as his departure was discussed, we started our search for a new live drummer who could fit the role.

Well, this guy’s name is Eugene Ryabchenko. He is a long-time Fleshgod fan and also an extremely talented musician, incredibly well trained, with a solid career as a professional drummer but, most important, he is super nice and humble, which are both essential requirements to be part of this band.

From now on, he’ll be the man behind the kit for all our next shows, so please welcome him and don’t hesitate to show all your love and support!
We just finished delivering our first bunch of shows together and I feel like we truly found the final piece of the puzzle. What we have now, thanks also to Veronica and Fabio, is the best line-up we could ask for, surely the best you’ve ever seen.

So, next time we’ll be in town, make no mistake and come experience the new Fleshgod Apocalypse.”

Ryabchenko added:

“It is a huge honor and pleasure to announce that from now on I will be playing drums for Fleshgod Apocalypse.

No need to say that it is an extremely challenging task because the guys set a very high bar in terms of live performance and musical creativity. But I believe this is the right place for me to grow as a musician and a person as well.

I am looking forward to the upcoming shows in the near future and see you all on the road. Let’s make history and have a blast 🤘🏻”

David Folchitto also commented:

“I learned a very important thing doing my job, sometimes you have to make a choice because, sooner or later, you’ll have to face 2 different ways, the first one leaded by your head, the second by your heart.

It was hard, so hard, but I’m a sentimental guy and i choose the second one, i choose to follow all my musical projects! I spent 2 unbelievable years, if i come back i will do the same 1000 times! It was a great challenge to push my limits and I reached new achievements and a better level in my drumming carrer. But sometimes pushing your limits doesn’t mean the end of your journey.

This is what i understood and this is the reason why i did my choice. I want to thank Fleshgod for these 2 crazy years made my tours, flights, everything!

I want to thank all the people i’ve worked with, on and off stage. and, last but not least, i want to thank all the Fleshgod fans for their love and support in these 2 years. I gave all i had in every single show, i did it for you my friends!

Love you, see you soon

David”

Epica & Apocalyptica Announce “Epic Apocalypse” European Tour

Epica and Apocalyptica will be joining forces for the “Epic Apocalypse” tour in Europe. Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

10/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
10/22 Lausanne, Switzerland – Komplex
10/23 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10/25 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
10/26 Brno, Czech Republic – Hala vodova
10/27 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
10/29 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
10/30 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum
10/31 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager bio
11/02 Hannover, Germany – Capitol
11/03 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
11/04 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
11/06 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
11/08 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
11/09 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11/26 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
11/28 Murcia, Spain – Gamma
11/29 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
11/30 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
12/03 Paris, France – Zenith
12/04 Brussels, Belgium – AB
12/05 London, England – Roundhouse
12/07 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
12/08 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
12/09 Manchester, England – Academy
12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
12/12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den atelier
12/15 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
12/16 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
12/17 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena

Epica’s Simone Simons commented:

“To celebrate the upcoming release of our long-awaited eighth album, we are going to bring the ‘Epic Apocalypse Tour’ to Europe together with our friends from the mighty Apocalyptica. It’s a great new step as we’ll be playing some bigger venues which allows us to add some new exciting production to the show as well. We couldn’t be more excited to present our new songs and to finally tour with Apocalyptica. See you there!”

Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen added:

“This is all about adventure, exploration and bringing the dynamic excitement of symphonic metal to yet more fans both old and new. ‘Cell-0’ is, for us, a return to our roots while exploring new artistic universes within that realm, and this tour will help our horizons expand even further. So come one, come all, because we are going to present a great night of entertainment.”