Iced Earth Announce Summer European

Iced Earth have announced a summer European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/21 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 St. Goarshausen, Germany – Rockfels Open Air
06/23 Vaureal, France – Le Forum
06/24 Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/26 Alkmaar, Netherlands – Victorie
06/27 Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropool
06/28 Jena, Germany – F-Haus
06/29 Dischingen, Germany – Rock am Härtsfeldsee
06/30 Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
07/01 Novara, Italy – Phenomenon
07/03 Wörgl, Austria – Komma
07/04 Luzern, Switzerland – Schürr
07/07 Barcelona, Spain – Rockfest
07/10 Graz, Austria – Dom im Berg
07/11 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
07/12 Zagreb, Croatia – Pogon Jedinstvo
07/13 Dunaújváros, Hungary – Rockmarathon
07/14 Vienna, Austria – Szene
07/16 Cracow, Poland – Kwadrat
07/17 Warschau, Poland – Progresja
07/19 Dresden, Germany – Eventwerk
07/20 Fritzlar, Germany – Rock am Stück
07/21 Weil am Rhein, Germany – Baden in Blut
07/25 Berlin, Germany – SO36
07/26 Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
07/27 Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
07/28 Pyras, Germany – Pyras Open Air


Wendy Dio Says The Ronnie James Dio Hologram Is “Back On The Drawing Board Right Now”, Thinks The Singer’s Autobiography Will Be Out In Late 2019

During an interview with The Metal Voice’s Jimmy Kay, Wendy Dio talked about the Ronnie James Dio hologram and said they have to fix some things before they take it back out on the road. She also talked a bit about Dio’s autobiography, which is expected in late 2019. You can check out the full chat, along with some excerpts below:

Wendy said the following about the hologram:

“It was a good test, we did very well, but there’s things I need to perfect on Ronnie. I’m really very critical. I need to perfect his face a little bit more — his eyes and his eyebrows are not quite right to me. So we’re back on the drawing board right now. And we’re hoping it will go out again probably the beginning of next year, and we will hit Canada and America. But it has to be right first.”

She also added the following about the mixed reactions:

“All the criticism is fine — everybody has the right to criticize something — but look at it and see it first before you criticize it, because most of the people that criticize it haven’t seen it and they don’t even know what to expect. It’s a whole experience that we take out. Ronnie comes in and out — you don’t know when he’s gonna come in or out. He does about six or eight songs — he comes in and out. The rest of the time is with Ripper and Oni singing the songs, sometimes singing together, singing alone. And what we are developing now is for Ronnie to sing together with them, so they sing different verses together. And plus, the band, of course, is superb — they are a fantastic band, because they played with Ronnie for 17 years, and he only picked the best. And then we also have all kinds of stuff going on with old photos of Ronnie, all different things going on at the same time, so it’s like an experience — it’s a whole experience.”

She also offered an update on the autobiography which she has been helping to finish:

“When I was in London last week I met with publishers, it’s on the way now. I think it should be out by late 2019. Ronnie wrote the book up until the middle of the Rainbow years. What I would like to do is continue it by taking interviews he has done with several people so it is still in his own words all the way through. Also interview people that have been on the road with him, bandmates, bands that have supported Ronnie or bands that feel that Ronnie has influenced their lives.”

She continued:

“The book will include explanations of lyrics and I also have another thought in mind and I haven’t approached it yet. I thought of doing an illustrative book of lyrics, in a medieval theme.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Footage Of Fozzy Covering AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” With Phil Demmel (Machine Head) & James Durbin (Quiet Riot) In San Francisco, CA

During Fozzy’s March 13 show at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA, the band were joined onstage by Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and James Durbin (Quiet Riot). Check out footage of them covering AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” below:


Three Members Exit The Faceless

Vocalist Ken Sorceron, guitarist Justin McKinney, and drummer Bryce Butler have all exited The Faceless, leaving mastermind Michael Keene as the only remaining member. Despite this, Keene has said that he and band manager E.J. Shannon are putting together a new lineup, and that no shows will be cancelled.


Keene’s statement:

“I would like to publicly address the situation that The Faceless is currently in. I will keep this short and sweet:

My manager and I have been talking to new members for all of the positions that have been left empty today. We are currently confirming a lineup with some of the best, most creative and technically proficient musicians of the extreme metal genre. We will not be canceling any shows.”

Sorceron’s statement:

“For reasons that are easy for anyone with internet access to guess I would like to announce that I am leaving The Faceless. While I will miss playing with my boys Justin McKinney and Bryce Butler and some good times have been had over the last two years, the bad times have definitely overshadowed the good.

I have no ill will towards the band or their manager EJ Shannon who really did his best to help the band recover over the last couple years and wish everyone the best. But without going into any details publicly I think it’s no secret that there are some deep seeded problems and I know longer want the stress and anxiety that comes along with being in the band.

I’ll be putting my full focus back into Abigail Williams and The Accuser as I am finishing up new records for both bands over the next couple months.”

McKinney‘s statement:

“After dealing with The Faceless for roughly 4 years now, I have decided that I need to remove myself from the band, it is not easy doing this, but being treated the way we have over the years it’s just something I can’t take anymore. I am not going publicly into detail, but if you have access to the internet it should be apparent whats going on here.

It’s been super fun and incredible touring and playing alongside Ken Sorceron, Bryce Butler and Chason West. We all had high hopes in repairing the band, worked hard and dealt with things we shouldn’t have and E.J. Shannon Management really busted his ass to do so as well, I love all those guys and I wish them nothing but the best. But I need to push forward and focus on the reason why I even do this, and that is The Zenith Passage. I’ll see you all soon.”

Butler‘s statement:

“This is not easy for me to do… But it is for the best. After a lot of thought, I’ve decided that I will be leaving The Faceless. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I was given, but the band is not what it appeared to be. I am not going publicly into detail, about exactly why.. But there are many things that I’m not comfortable with.

I don’t feel right moving forward. There are unnecessary levels of stress, and i have to do what’s best for my health. Thanks to the Internet, a lot of you already have a good idea of what’s going on. It was an incredible honor playing with Ken Sorceron and Justin McKinney and I will miss them dearly.

We all had hope in repairing the band, and EJ Shannon really has done so much to try to make that happen. But I can’t and won’t put myself in a position that doesn’t sit right with my soul. I wish these guys nothing but the best. I will absolutely still be touring and I’m excited to announce that I will be playing live drums for Abigail Williams. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me through all of this. I am eternally grateful and I will see you all soon 💙💙💙”

Keene has gone through multiple lineups and has frequently cancelled shows over the years. He also recently opened up about his struggles with drug addiction.


I Set My Friends On Fire Announce Second Leg Of “You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter” 10th Anniversary Tour

I Set My Friends On Fire will continue celebrating the 10th anniversary of “You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter“ by performing it in full on a summer tour. Annisokay (U.S. only), 7 Minutes In Heaven, and The Funeral Portrait (Canada only) will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/13 Rochester, NY – Photo City
07/14 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
07/15 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
07/16 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
07/17 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
07/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/19 Ocala, FL – The Ocala Ballroom
07/20 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/21 Margate, FL – O’Mally’s
07/22 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
07/24 New Orleans, Louisiana – Gasa Gasa
07/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/26 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
07/27 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
07/28 Abaline, TX – Homer’s
07/29 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
07/31 Van Nuys, CA – White Oak Music Hall
08/01 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
08/02 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
08/03 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
08/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
08/05 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
08/07 Omaha, NE – The Lookout Lounge
08/08 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08/09 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
08/10 Madison, WI – The Frequency
08/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ The Intersection
08/12 Toldeo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
08/14 Toronto, ON – Rock Pile West
08/15 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
08/16 Montreal, QC – Fofuounes
08/17 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
08/18 Halifax, NS – Gus Pub
08/19 Moncton, NB – Plan B


Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have announced a June co-headlining tour. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/01 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
06/02 Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Stage
06/03 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival (Dropkick Murphys only)
06/05 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theater
06/07 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
06/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
06/09 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
06/10 Denver, CO – Fox Street Compound
06/12 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub & Concert Venue
06/13 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
06/15 Montebello, QC – Montebello Rockfest
06/16 East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
06/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
06/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/19 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/21 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
06/22 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06/23 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion


Six Feet Under & Crowbar Members To Guest On New Incite Album

It looks like Incite’s new album will feature guest vocals from Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes and Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein. The band made the following posts: