Job For A Cowboy To Return To The Stage At 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Job For A Cowboy will be taking the stage for the first time since 2016 at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will also feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Chevelle, Parkway Drive, Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Biohazard, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Exodus, Electric Callboy, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Northlane, Emmure, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Make Them Suffer, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Psychostick, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Thousand Below, Paleface, No Resolve, Tallah, Catch Your Breath, Hanabie, Patient Sixty-Seven, Until I Wake, Dropout Kings, Eternal Frequency, and Heartsick.

Northlane’s Marcus Bridge Guests On New Version Of Kate Miller-Heidke’s “The Last Day On Earth”

Northlane’s Marcus Bridge is featured on a new version of Kate Miller-Heidke’s “The Last Day On Earth.“ You can check that out below:

Miller-Heidke commented:

“I was asked to reinterpret Last Day On Earth for the upcoming Paramount+ series “Last King Of the Cross”, about the Ibrahim brothers, Kings Cross, organised crime, gun violence. Classic Kate Miller-Heidke stuff.

It’s a story that covers so much emotional terrain. There is the vulnerability and bond between brothers, but of course, there is violence and angst. We decided that a way to reflect all of these emotional colours in the music would be to have a metal element, and a masculine energy in the music. Enter Marcus Bridge of Northlane.

Marcus brings such an incredible intensity to the song – a sense of urgency and vulnerability at the same time. He has such an amazing command of his instrument – from really soft, sensitive sections to completely yelling. His emotional range is staggering, and this version of Last Day On Earth has so many shades and colours because of him. Even different themes that I hadn’t realised were there: the frustration of loss, and the anger. It’s a phenomenal performance.”

Fit For A King Announce North American Tour With Northlane, Alpha Wolf, & Kingdom Of Giants

Fit For A King have announced a headlining North American tour. Northlane, Alpha Wolf, and Kingdom Of Giants will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/16 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
02/19 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/21 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/23 Denver, CO – Summit
02/24 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Lyric at Skyway Theatre
02/26 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/28 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/01 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
03/02 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
03/03 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
03/04 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
03/05 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/08 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/10 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/12 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
03/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
03/17 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

Northlane To Release Deluxe Edition Of “Obsidian” This Month

Northlane have announced a new deluxe edition of their latest album “Obsidian.” The expanded version of the effort will be available in digital outlets on November 11.

The band commented:

“We are pleased to announce that next week, on November 11 we will be releasing Obsidian Deluxe.

Obsidian Deluxe will feature all 13 tracks from the original record in the instrumental format. This time we will not be offering the deluxe edition in physical format, a 4×12″ would just be too much, so it will be released on DSP’s only, for your listening pleasure.

November 11 also marks a very special date for us for another reason, it marks the 11th Anniversary of our debut record Discoveries. Back then in our wildest dreams we couldn’t have fathomed just how far this band would take us. We’ve had an incredible career thus far, and it still feels like we are only getting started.

Thanks for being part of the journey so far. Australia, UK, Netherlands and Germany, We’ll see you soon. USA and Canada we’ll be back early next year too, announcement is not far away.”

Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Etc. Set For Knotfest Australia Events

Slipknot will be hosting three Knotfest events in Australia next year. The shows will take place in March and they will feature: Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox, Story Of The Year, Alpha Wolf, Void Of Vision, Bad Omens, and Malevolence. Here’s the dates:

03/24 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
03/25 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
03/26 Brisbane, AUS – RNA Showgrounds

Northlane Cancel North American Tour With Silent Planet, Loathe, & Avoid

Northlane have cancelled their North American tour with Silent Planet, Loathe and Avoid. The trek was unable to move forward due to visa issues.

Northlane commented:

“CANCELLED: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2022

Refunds available at point of purchase.

For Australian bands, touring internationally has always been difficult. It’s a costly and risky undertaking, but for over a decade we’ve managed to make it work because we love playing for our legion of fans around the globe.

The USA has always been particularly tough due to the arduous and incredibly expensive working visa process. Despite a sharp rise in application costs, we applied for our visas and followed the standard processes, but in the post-COVID era times have changed and our petition has faced unprecedented processing delays.

As it stands, the wait time for a visa appointment at the US consulate in Melbourne is 220 days. Yes, you read that correctly. Our immigration lawyer has literally scoured the globe looking for consulates with openings. We’ve explored undertaking appointments in both Indonesia and the UK among other countries. While we were prepared to eat the extreme costs to make the tour happen, in the end we just couldn’t get the appointments we required.

With options running out fast, we were put in touch with a Federal government official yesterday and they are being inundated with similar situations to ours from dozens of other Australian artists. Even though the department is doing their absolute best to expedite select cases with the US consulate here, our case did not make any progress.

Knowing full well that the longer we left this decision, the greater impact it would have on everyone involved in the tour, we unfortunately had to make the difficult decision today to cancel the entire Obsidian North American tour. This cancellation also unfortunately extends to the Canadian shows as just doing these isn’t viable.

We’ve taken our time to explain this in the most detail possible, so you can understand the impossible lengths we went to in order to try and solve it. Unfortunately for us this situation was unwinnable. We’d like to thank our incredible fans from North America, you’ve been patient since 2019, we trust you’ll be patient until we can make it back to play for you again. We’ve gone to the most insane lengths and done beyond our best. Our hearts are broken too.

In order to soften the blow best we can for the support bands, we’d ask if you could kindly check out their online merch stores and grab whatever you can:

https://silentplanetmerch.com/
https://www.loatheasone.co.uk/merch/
https://avoidkicksass.org/

Loathe Added To Northlane, Silent Planet, & Avoid’s North American Tour

Loathe have been added to Northlane, Silent Planet, and Avoid’s upcoming North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/13 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
07/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
07/19 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/20 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
07/24 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
07/28 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
07/29 Quebec City, QC – Imperial De Quebec
07/30 Boston, MA – Paradise
07/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/03 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
08/04 Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre
08/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
08/06 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/09 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
08/14 Destin, FL – Club LA
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Center
08/18 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
08/19 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
08/20 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/23 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/24 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Northlane Announce North American Tour With Silent Planet & Avoid

Northlane have announced a headlining North American tour. Silent Planet and Avoid will open.

Tour Dates:

07/13 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
07/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
07/19 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/20 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
07/24 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
07/28 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
07/29 Quebec City, QC – Imperial De Quebec
07/30 Boston, MA – Paradise
07/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/03 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
08/04 Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre
08/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
08/06 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/09 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
08/14 Destin, FL – Club LA
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Center
08/18 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
08/19 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
08/20 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/23 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/24 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent