Cynic Announce “Focus” 30th Anniversary Shows

Cynic will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Focus“ by performing it in full during two shows next year. One performance will take place aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail from Miami, FL on January 30 – February 3, while the other will take place at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA on September 6. Furthermore, vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal is also planning more shows in honor of his late bandmates Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. The band’s live lineup will consist of Masvidal, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps (Exist), bassist Brandon Giffin (The Zenith Passage), and drummer Matt Lynch (Nova Collective). Masvidal commented:

“Eight years since Cynic’s last live performance, like a blink of an eye. In this chapter we explore perseverance, overcoming hardship, and the healing power of music.”

Type O Negative To Reissue “The Origin Of The Feces” With Scratch N’ Sniff Sticker

Type O Negative will be releasing a 30th anniversary vinyl edition of “The Origin Of The Feces” on November 25. The effort will include the original NSFW cover art and a scratch n’ sniff sticker. Fans can pre-order a green leaves pressing HERE and skull gold and smoke pressings HERE.

Life Of Agony Announce “River Runs Red” 30th Anniversary European/UK Tour

Life Of Agony will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “River Runs Red” on a European/UK tour with Tarah Who?. Prong and Madball will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Prong and Tarah Who?:

01/13 Bochum, GER – Matrix
01/15 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
01/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
01/18 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
01/19 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
01/21 Prague, CZE – Futurum
01/22 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/23 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
01/25 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
01/26 Bulle, SWI – Ebullition
01/28 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/29 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum
01/31 Wasquehal, FRA – The Black Lab
02/01 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg

With Madball and Tarah Who?:

02/03 London, UK – The Dome
02/04 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
02/05 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/07 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/08 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
02/10 Southampton, UK – The 1865
02/11 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms

Life Of Agony bassist Alan Robert commented:

“‘River Runs Red‘ was an album that helped so many people get through some really dark times. It was raw, heavy, and extremely emotional when it dropped back in ’93. We had no idea the impact it would have on that generation, let alone being able to see it have such longevity three decades later. It is a complete honor and full circle experience for us to celebrate this moment with our longtime friends Prong and Madball, who were both there in the very beginning of the band’s history.”

Alice In Chains’ “Dirt” Hits No. 9 On Billboard 200 Chart Following 30th Anniversary Reissue

Alice In Chains‘ “Dirt” has hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart following its 30th anniversary reissue. The effort has moved 26,000 units since September 23. According to Billboard, that is a 641% increase in performance.

Stone Temple Pilots To Release 30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “Core” In September

Stone Temple Pilots will be releasing a 30th anniversary vinyl edition of “Core” on September 23. The band said the following about that:

“To commemorate 30 years of ‘CORE,’ Run Out Groove will release an exclusive 4-LP deluxe edition of the iconic album on 180-gram vinyl. Available September 23, ‘CORE: 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION’ features the original album as a 2-LP set, plus two additional LPs featuring 18 demos and live performances which are all making their vinyl debut. The deluxe edition also includes an exclusive poster of the album art and a booklet featuring liner notes and rare photos of the band from the era. Pre-order your copy here:

Alice In Chains To Release 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Edition Of “Dirt” This Fall

Alice In Chains are planning to release a 30th anniversary deluxe box set edition of “Dirt“ this fall. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship towards the end of October. The set will include the following:

  • Box with lid filled with metal shavings, Move shavings around to create your own dirt design using magnetic cover figurine
  • Resin cover figurine fits atop vinyl records on your record player
  • “Dirt” on Orange 2LP for the first time with remastered audio
  • “Dirt” on CD with remastered audio
  • Five 7” singles with brand new artwork on various colored vinyl: “Them Bones,” “Down in a Hole,” “Rooster,” “Angry Chair” and “Would?“
  • 80 page hardbound book
  • Exclusive “Dirt”-inspired art prints by Cody Melick, Victor Melendez, Brent McKee, and Eric Wolfe Sahlsten
  • 2-sided foldout poster
  • 8×10 band photo glossy
  • Four reprinted show posters
  • Reprinted set list
  • “Dirt” Tour laminate

Incantation Release “Tricennial Of Blasphemy” Rarities Compilation

Incantation are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new rarities compilation titled “Tricennial Of Blasphemy.” The effort is currently available digitally and it will also be available on CD and vinyl on October 7.

“Tricennial Of Blasphemy” Track Listing:

01. “Pest Savagery” (Previously Unreleased)
02. “Ordained by Night’s Will” (Previously Unreleased)
03. “Obelisk Reflection” (25th Anniversary LP)
04. “Nefarious Warriors” (25th Anniversary LP)
05. “Degeneration” (Decibel Magazine Flexi Series)
06. “Absolved in Blood” (After Party Massacre OST)
07. “Scapegoat” (Scapegoat 7″)
08. “Sacrificial Sanctification” (Scapegoat 7″)
09. “Thieves of the Cloth” (Thieves Of The Cloth)
10. “Exiling Righteousness” (Thieves Of The Cloth)
11. “Hell Awaits” (Slayer cover)
12. “Horde of Bestial Flames” (Diabolical Conquest outtake)
13. “Ethereal Misery” (Legions of Iron & Steel Compilation)
14. “Impending Diabolical Conquest” (1996 Promo)
15. “Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish” (1996 Promo)
16. “Nocturnal Kingdom of Demonic Enlightenment” (1996 Promo)
17. “Subjugation Divine” (1996 Promo)
18. “Emaciated Holy Figure” (Relapse Corporate Death Compilation)
19. “Deliverance of Horrific Prophecies” (Deliverance of Horrific Prophecies 7″)
20. “Profanation” (Deliverance of Horrific Prophecies 7″)
21. “Intro-Entrantment of Evil” (Entrantment of Evil 7″)
22. “Eternal Torture” (Entrantment of Evil 7″)
23. “Devoured Death” (Entrantment of Evil 7″)
24. “Unholy Massacre” (Entrantment of Evil 7″)
25. “Oath of Armageddon” (Live 2014)
26. “Portal Consecration” (Live 2014)
27. “Impending Diabolical Conquest” (Live 2010)
28. “From Hollow Sands” (Live 2013)
29. “Iconoclasm of Catholicism” (Live 2013)
30. “Absolved in Blood” (Live 2010)
31. “Lead to Desolation” (Live 2010)

L7 Announce “Bricks Are Heavy” 30th Anniversary Reissue And Tour

L7 will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Bricks Are Heavy” by reissuing the album on gold and black vinyl on September 30. The effort has been remastered and fans can pre-order it HERE.

Donita Sparks commented:

“After all these years, we began thinking it is strange that we have never received a proper accounting of actual sales to date for this record. We were so close to Certified Gold 30 years ago, surely we have crossed the line by now. We thought to hell with it, we are declaring ourselves Gold and making our own gold records. Get ‘em while they are hot.”

With this news, the group have also announced a headlining tour in which they will perform “Bricks Are Heavy” in its entirety. Here’s the dates:

10/03 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
10/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/07 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/09 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/19 Denver, CO – Summit
10/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10/24 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/27 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

Moonspell Announce 30th Anniversary North American Tour With Swallow The Sun & Witherfall

Moonspell have announced the dates for the North American leg of their 30th anniversary tour. Swallow The Sun and Witherfall will open.

Tour Dates:

08/25 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
08/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/27 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
08/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/29 Orlando, FL – The Haven
08/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/01 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
09/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/03 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
09/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/05 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
09/06 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
09/07 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/08 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/09 Seattle, WA – Substation
09/11 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/14 Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater
09/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/16 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
09/17 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
09/18 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs

Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“‘American Full Moon‘ is going to be the ultimate celebration of Moonspell‘s legacy, past and present. 30 years under the spell can’t be missed by any fans overseas! Joining us will be Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, masters of their own craft who will add their own awesomeness to a tour which will bring us all together under, hell yea, a full moon madness! We will be revisiting our career and playing classics, new songs and hidden gems alike, so the hype is real, brace yourself for an extraordinary voyage in the amazing company of these bands, probably the best and most heartfelt tour of 2022.”

Everclear Announce 30th Anniversary North American Tour

Everclear have announced a 30th anniversary North American tour. Fastball and The Nixons will open.

Tour Dates:

06/09 Emmett, ID – Stoney’s Road House
06/10 Grand Junction, CO – Los Colonias Amphitheater
06/11 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
06/12 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
06/14 Odessa, TX – The Ector Theatre
06/16 Waco, TX – The Backyard
06/17 Lubbock, TX – Cook’s Garage
06/18 Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino (Everclear only)
06/19 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
06/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Beachfront Concert Series
06/23 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
06/24 Washington, PA – Hollywood Casino at The Meadows
06/25 Princeton, WV – Food Truck Frenzy
06/30 Charleston, WV – Haddad Riverfront Park
07/01 Greenville, SC – Cowboy Up Nightlife
07/03 Baltimore, MD – Hammerjacks
07/06 Nashville, TN – Sky Deck
07/07 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/08 Franklin, OH – JD Legends
07/09 Streator, IL – Streator’s 4th of July Celebration
07/13 Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre
07/14 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
07/15 Schenectady, NY – Frog Alley Brewing Co.
07/16 Hammondsport, NY – Pavilion at Point of the Bluff Vineyards
08/06 Kannapolis, NC – Village Park Amphitheater
08/13 San Pedro, CA – Flannel Nation Festival at Port of Los Angeles (Everclear only)
08/27 Niagara Falls, ON – The Avalon Ballroom Theatre at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort (Everclear only)
09/03 Henderson, NV – M Resort and Casino

With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing a remastered version of “World Of Noise” on June 10. Frontman Art Alexakis commented:

“Three decades as a band is quite the reason for celebration. I’m almost 60 years old. I’ve got MS. I’ve been through the wringer, but I’m still here. The music’s still here. EVERCLEAR is still here. EVERCLEAR is my band; it always has been. Its faces have changed, but the music stays the same. We’ve got a great band now, we’re tight as hell, we all love and respect each other, and we just go out and put on the best show we can every night. I’m blessed that I get to do this for a living and am truly grateful for my life.

We’re gonna do a couple of songs off ‘World Of Noise’ for sure, and maybe even some hidden gems from back in the day that were B-sides. And, of course, we’ll still play all the hits and fan favorites. It’s going to be a really fun summer!”

For now, fans can watch a 30th anniversary video for “Santa Monica” below: