Kublai Khan Premiere New Song “Resentment”

Kublai Khan have premiered a new song titled “Resentment.” You can stream the track below and purchase it on 7″ vinyl HERE. Vocalist Matthew Honeycutt commented:

“‘Resentment‘ is a track describing the internal turmoil of running from the inevitable fact that the world will get even with you, whether you like it or not.”

Circa Survive, Ice-T, Poison The Well, Etc. Set For Every Time I Die’s “‘Tid The Season” Shows

Every Time I Die have officially revealed the lineups for their “‘Tid The Season” holiday concerts. The shows will take place at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo, NY on December 10-11 and they will feature the following:

December 10: Every Time I Die, Circa Survive, Poison The Well, Mariachi El Bronx, Kublai Khan, and ’68.

December 11: Every Time I Die, Ice-T, Knocked Loose, The Bronx, Spiritbox, The Dirty Nil, and End.

The Acacia Strain Add Four More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)
12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)
12/18 Albany, NY – Empire (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/19 Albany, NY – Empire (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain Add More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain Add Brooklyn Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added some Brooklyn dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)

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

The Acacia Strain To Play Special “It Comes In Waves,” “Slow Decay,” & “Wormwood” Sets On Fall Headlining Tour

The Acacia Strain have announced a fall headlining tour. The trek will find the band playing two nights in each city. The first set will feature a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay,“ while the second set will feature a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)

Signs Of The Swarm Recruit Kublai Khan & Molotov Solution Frontmen For New Song “The Collection”

Signs Of The Swarm have premiered a new song titled “The Collection.” This track features Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan) and Nick Arthur (Molotov Solution) and an official video for it can be found below. The band commented:

“The collaborative vocal efforts of Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan) and Nick Arthur (Molotov Solution) on the track not only was an incredible experience for us, but really helped to round out the song as it was coming together. Pushing us to experiment with the aspect of it being a single. The lyrical content behind ‘The Collection‘ stems from the idea of behind the fan craved concept, the hivemind. An entity that has complete control and manipulation over its people to hold power over its entities. We see this with large governments, religions, cults, and so on.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Recruits Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Crobot, Etc. Members For New Covers Album

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will be releasing a new covers album titled “No Cover” on October 2. The 13-track record will feature covers of tracks by Motörhead, W.A.S.P., Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, and more.

Ellefson recorded the album with vocalist Thom Hazaert, guitarist Andy Martongelli, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses), drummer Paolo Caridi, and the following special guests:

– Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
– Eddie Ojeda (ex-Twisted Sister)
– Brandon Yeagley (Crobot)
– Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
– Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla)
– Mark Slaughter
– Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United)
– Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth)
– Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth)
– Gus G (Firewind)
– John Aquilino (Icon)
– Doro Pesch
– Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, ex-Machine Head)
– Dave Alvin (White Trash)
– Todd Kerns (Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators)
– Andy Freeman (Last In Line)
– Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars)
– Dead By Wednesday

Ellefson said the following:

“Before any of us started writing our own songs, we all began playing cover songs by our heroes during our formative years as musicians. So, it’s fun to go back in time and revisit those songs which helped us to become the artists we are today, especially when, ironically, many of those artists have now become peers and friends.

During the process of recording some covers for B-Sides and bonus tracks for the upcoming Ellefson solo LP, Thom and I just said, ‘This is a blast, let’s just do a whole album of covers!’ Literally, within 2 weeks, we had the songs recorded, and began calling our friends to join us, many of whom we had just performed with on the MEGA-Cruise back in October. From there, the album just fell into place.”

“A lot of our buddies have been playing covers and quarantine jams on the Internet during the pandemic, so this is really just an extension of that, but we took it the next level and actually recorded a full studio album.

We’ve been working remotely anyway, as we’re all over the Globe, so it was easy to incorporate some guests jumping in with some outstanding performances of their own. It’s been a really fun nod to making great music with our friends, who are kick-ass players, and many legends in their own right, which is the whole reason we got into this in the first place!”

Hazaert added:

“It’s all songs and artists that really mutually influenced both myself and David, especially a lot of early ‘metal’ and harder classic rock. Some stuff I picked, some stuff he picked, but for the most part is was all artists that we both loved. What’s funny, as there’s a bit of an age gap, we were sometimes more influenced by different eras of the same bands. But it was really him saying, ‘Let’s do this song,’ and me saying, ‘Yes!!! And let’s do this song.’ And before we knew it, we had over 15 songs. And it’s a lot of album tracks, deep cuts, early tracks, stuff people might not expect, which was what was so fun.”

“It was also great that we were able to work in a lot of nods to David’s history, getting Chuck Behler to play with us, bringing in original Megadeth guitarist Greg Handevidt to play on ‘Love Me Like A Reptile’, a song they used to play in cover bands together before they moved to L.A. (which we wrote about in ‘More Life With Deth’), and Randy Burns is going to mix a track or two. As a singer, these are literally bands I’ve listened to, and covered all my life, and for me, getting to play with Eddie Ojeda, the Tesla guys, Charlie Benante, Jason McMaster, Mark Slaughter, etc, and sing these songs that mean so much to me. I mean, literally, the entire record is my bucket list of people I’d love to play with, and some of my favorite bands. So, it’s truly an honor to put together something so fun, and really as effortless as this was. It truly is a love letter to rock n’ roll, an homage to what made us, musically, who we are today.”

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