Torche Frontman Steve Brooks To Exit The Band Following Upcoming Tour

Torche frontman Steve Brooks has revealed that he will be exiting the band following their upcoming tour with Meshuggah, Converge, and In Flames. He said the following:

“We’re a few months away from the last tour I’m doing with Torche. We’ve been so very lucky and went far beyond what I imagined. I just don’t have it in me to keep this going living on opposite sides of the country. Much love to my band members and everyone that supported us these 18 years! See y’all this Sept/Oct ✌️❤️”

Converge & In Flames Added To Meshuggah & Torche’s Fall U.S. Tour

Converge and In Flames have been added to select dates of Meshuggah and Torche’s upcoming U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

With Converge:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Meshuggah only)
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

With In Flames:

10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Monster Magnet, Baroness, High On Fire, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest NYC

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest NYC event. That festival will take place at the Knockdown Center in New York, NY on May 13-15 with a pre-show party scheduled for May 12 at Saint Vitus bar. Here’s the daily lineups:

May 12 (pre-show party): The Atomic Bitchwax, Planet Of Zeus, Freedom Hawk, and Druids.

May 13: Monster Magnet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Stoned Jesus, Black Tusk, Sasquatch, Holy Death Trio, Geezer, Howling Giant, and Leather Lung.

May 14: Baroness, Torche, Cloakroom, Inter Arma, Warhorse, Green Lung, Silvertomb, Yatra, Brume, Somnuri, and Green Druid.

May 15: High On Fire, Red Fang, Dead Meadow, Big Business, Left Lane Cruiser, Telekinetic Yeti, High Reeper, Stinking Lizaveta, Mother Iron Horse, and Greenbeard.

Meshuggah Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. Tour With Torche, Converge Drop Off The Trek

Meshuggah have postponed their U.S. tour. The trek will now take place in fall 2022 with Torche still set to open. Unfortunately, Converge will no longer be joining them.

Tour Dates:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Meshuggah commented:

“We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022.

While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming Meshuggah studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument.

While we are optimistic for his future recovery we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.

Tickets will remain valid from the original dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.”

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.

Meshuggah Announce 2022 U.S. Tour With Converge & Torche

Meshuggah have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by Converge and Torche.

Tour Dates:

02/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/24 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
02/25 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
02/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/01 Columbus, OH – Express Live
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/05 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
03/06 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
03/11 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
03/12 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
03/16 Dallas, TX – TBA
03/17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

More Bands Added To “Fest 19”

More bands have been added to “Fest 19.” The event will take place in Gainesville, FL on October 29-31 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Hot Water Music (performing “A Flight And A Crash” on first night / fan requested set on second night)
  • Gorilla Biscuits
  • Frank Turner
  • The Lawrence Arms
  • Murder By Death
  • The Wonder Years
  • Good Riddance
  • Torche
  • Teenage Bottlerocket
  • Strike Anywhere
  • Modern Life Is War
  • Comeback Kid
  • Tim Barry
  • Planes Mistaken For Stars
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • The Appleseed Cast
  • Mustard Plug
  • Cobra Skulls
  • Into It. Over It. (performing “Proper“)
  • Red City Radio
  • Broadway Calls
  • Sheer Mag
  • Chris Gethard
  • Mock Orange (performing ‘The Record Play“)
  • The Farewell Bend (performing “In Passing“)
  • Blacklist Royals (performing “Semper Liberi“)
  • The Copyrights
  • Spanish Love Songs
  • I Am The Avalanche
  • Pears
  • Skatune Network
  • We Are The Union
  • No Trigger
  • Jon Snodgrass
  • Annabel
  • Prince Daddy & The Hyena
  • War On Women
  • John Allison A.W. Weiss
  • Doc Hopper
  • Peelander-Z
  • Worriers
  • Giants Chair
  • The World/Inferno Friendship Society
  • Free Throw
  • Pet Symmetry
  • Dikembe
  • Timeshares
  • Banquets
  • Signals Midwest
  • Typesetter
  • Mikey Erg
  • Kill Lincoln
  • Moving Targets
  • Slingshot Dakota
  • David Dondero
  • Dead Bars
  • Wolf-Face
  • The Bad Signs
  • Such Gold
  • Pool Kids
  • Tightwire
  • Dollar Signs
  • Makewar
  • Kepi Ghoulie & Bface
  • Taking Meds
  • Radon
  • Gillian Carter
  • The Eradicator
  • Tiltwheel
  • Devon Kay And The Solutions
  • Zeta
  • Assholeparade
  • Frameworks
  • Origami Angel
  • Days N Daze
  • The Casket Lottery
  • Direct Hit!
  • Ratboys
  • Blunt Razors
  • Be Well
  • Brendan Kelly
  • Sundowner
  • Ray Rocket
  • Elway
  • Militarie Gun
  • Ceschi
  • Pass Away
  • Heart & Lung
  • No Man
  • Camp Trash
  • Antagonizers ATL
  • Joystick
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Bandaid Brigade
  • Pseudo
  • Racones
  • Totally Slow
  • Minium Rage
  • Sack
  • Superbloom
  • Nato Coles And The Blue Diamond Band
  • Bricheros
  • Better Now
  • Big Loser
  • Fortitude
  • Teresa Rose
  • Thunderclap
  • Wired Up
  • Telepathic Lines
  • Jonathan Coody
  • Secret World
  • Jen Pop

Coheed And Cambria Reveal Final Lineup For Rescheduled “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

Coheed And Cambria have revealed the final lineup for their “S.S. Neverender” cruise. The event is scheduled to set sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 25-29 and it will feature the following: Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, The Dear Hunter, Touché Amoré, Cloud Nothings, Polyphia, Ho99o9, Thank You Scientist, Sheer Mag, Spiritbox, Torche, Fire Deuce, Weerd Science, Three, Hail The Sun, and Peelander-Z. “Emo Nite” and chef Graham Elliot will also take part as well.

Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Oceans Of Slumber, Etc. Help Unveil Cards From New Viking-Inspired “Magic: The Gathering” Set

“Magic: The Gathering” have recruited a number of metal acts to help unveil cards in their new Viking-inspired set “Kaldheim.” The following bands participated: Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Oceans Of Slumber, Torche, Angra, Rhapsody Of Fire, and Smoulder. You can find videos from those groups below: