The Acacia Strain Announce U.S. Tour With Malevolence, I Am, & 156/Silence

The Acacia Strain have announced a summer headlining tour. Malevolence, I Am, and 156/Silence will open.

Tour Dates:

06/24 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom (no Malevolence)
06/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes (no Malevolence)
06/26 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (no Malevolence)
06/28 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
06/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
06/30 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
07/01 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
07/02 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
07/03 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
07/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/06 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
07/07 Des Moines, IA – xBK
07/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/09 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
07/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
07/12 Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
07/14 Horseheads, NY – The L
07/15 Providence, RI – Alchemy
07/16 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
07/17 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s

Nile Sign With Napalm Records, Announce 2022 U.S. Tour

Nile have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album.

Karl Sanders said the following:

“The band is eagerly looking forward to bringing fans the next chapters in the Nile saga, as part of the Napalm family. We have been quietly working away, earnestly writing new songs for the next Nile album. It will be Nile’s 10th record, and we are determined to make it especially killer for the fans.”

Drummer George Kollias continued:

“Absolutely thrilled that we are a part of Napalm Records and super excited for the new album that’s coming soon, first one with our new label! I feel this is a very crucial moment in our career and I would like to thank Napalm Records for their trust in us — I know we will do some incredible music together! Nile has always kept raising the bar without compromising a single thing and this is what we will do for the next album too. Working on our new album as we speak, and we are hungry as hell to deliver our very best yet!”

Sebastian Münch, Napalm Records A&R, added:

“For me, Nile has always been the most amazing technical death metal band in the world. Starting with ‘Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka’ in 1998, Nile have released nine ‘instant classic’ albums! Welcome to the Napalm family!”

In other news, Nile have also announced a U.S. tour with Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, and I AM:

02/03 Nashville, TN – Basement East
02/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
02/05 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/06 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/08 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/09 Dallas, TX – GMB&G
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/16 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/22 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/23 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
02/24 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
03/01 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/02 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/03 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
03/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium (Upstairs)
03/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/10 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/12 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Kublai Khan Announce U.S. Tour With I AM & Chamber

Kublai Khan have announced a U.S. tour with I AM and Chamber. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Philadelphia, PA – Black Box @ Underground Arts
08/07 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
08/08 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
08/10 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
08/11 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
08/12 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/13 Lakewood, OH – Foundry
08/14 Cincinnati, OH – Legends
08/15 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08/17 Pittsburg, PA – Preserving Underground
08/18 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
08/19 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08/20 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
08/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground

Crowbar Announce October Livestream Concert

Crowbar will be playing a livestream concert on October 3. The Obsessed and I Am will open and tickets can be found HERE.

Kublai Khan Announce European/UK Tour With Justice For The Damned, I AM, & Antagonist A.D.

Kublai Khan has announced a September European/UK tour. Justice For The Damned, I AM, and Antagonist A.D. will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/04 Bochum, GER – Matrix
09/05 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
09/06 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
09/07 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
09/08 Sobord, GER – Richter
09/09 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
09/10 Hannover, GER – Mephisto
09/11 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
09/12 Prague, CZE – 007
09/13 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
09/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena
09/15 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/17 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
09/19 Paris, FRA – Gibus
09/20 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
09/21 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
09/22 Glasgow, UK – G2
09/23 Leeds, UK – Key Club
09/24 London, UK – Underworld
09/25 Brighton, UK – Bash At The Beach
09/25 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker

I AM Sign With eOne Music

I AM have signed a new deal with eOne Music and are planning to release a new album through the label later this year. Vocalist Andrew Hileman commented:

“When we were approached by eOne we knew it’d be a perfect fit. After talking with them and sharing ideas we’re so excited to put out some badass records with them. We’re thrilled to be on our way to Europe right now for our upcoming tour with Thy Art Is Murder and we’re glad to be representing eOne and TEXAS DEATH.”

Spite Announce U.S. Tour

Spite have announced a headlining U.S. tour with Varials, Orthodox, and Dealer. I AM and UnityTX will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With UnityTX:

02/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/14 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
02/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
02/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02/19 Oklahoma City, OK – 89ths Street
02/20 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
02/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/22 Houston, TX – Secret Group

With I AM:

02/25 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
02/26 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
02/27 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
02/28 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
02/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/01 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/04 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
03/06 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/07 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
03/08 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
03/10 Cleveland, OH – Foundry
03/11 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
03/12 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
03/13 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/15 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/20 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/21 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
03/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Rivers Of Nihil Added To Thy Art Is Murder’s European/UK Tour

Rivers Of Nihil have been added to Thy Art Is Murder’s upcoming European/UK tour. As previously reported that trek will also feature Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, and I AM.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
01/26 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
01/27 Glasgow, UK – Garage
01/28 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/29 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/30 London, UK – Electric Brixton
01/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/01 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/02 Paris, FRA – Cabarey Sauvage
02/04 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
02/05 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/06 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
02/07 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
02/08 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/09 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
02/10 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
02/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
02/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
02/15 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
02/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/18 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrksn
02/20 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/21 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
02/22 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Toothgrinder Premiere New Song “The Silence Of A Sleeping WASP”

Toothgrinder have premiered a new song titled “The Silence Of A Sleeping WASP.” This track is from the band’s new album “I AM,” which will be released on October 11.

Justin Payne Matthews commented:

“‘The Silence of a Sleeping WASP‘ is a lyrical sequel to our song ‘The Shadow‘ from our last album Phantom Amour. There is so much that surrounds Carl Jung‘s concept of the shadow that has to deal with addiction and alcoholism. I absolutely knew that I had to write another song to commemorate the concept for the new album. I believe that humans, over time through evolution, have developed an area of the brain that connects all of us. A hive mind or a ‘spiritual’ gland, if you will. I believe it hums and radiates a frequency, but when we shut it down and keep it silent, the darkness can escape the shadow self.

I do not want to go into another long-winded rant, but those who have heard the last two songs we have released from ‘I AM‘ and have read my passages know what this whole record is about. I want to keep this about us — those suffering and willing to change for the better. If anyone is in the throes of alcoholism, addiction and/or co-dependency, please get in contact with me at I love you all!”