Chevelle Bassist Dean Bernardini Plans To Take A Break From Touring In 2020

Chevelle’s Dean Bernardini has revealed that he will be stepping away from the band in 2020. The bassist decided to take a leave of absence so he could have more time to spend with his family.

Bernardini commented:

“To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians.

These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates. For updates on what’s going on in my world go to


The group currently have the following dates booked:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (with Aeges)
10/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (with Aeges)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival (with Aeges)
11/22 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee (with Convey)
11/23 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/24 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/26 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/27 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/29 Dothan, AL – The Plant (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/01 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/05 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/07 Columbus, OH – TBA (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/08 Oshkosh, WI – Menominee Nation Arena (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/14 Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica (with The Band Royale)


Cold Add More Dates To Fall U.S. Tour

Cold have added more dates to their fall headlining tour. Awake For Days, University Drive, and Shrunken Head will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
09/21 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/22 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
09/24 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
09/27 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/28 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
09/29 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/02 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
10/04 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/05 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
10/08 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
10/10 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
10/11 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
10/12 Kansasville, WI – 1175
10/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/16 Belvedere, IL – The Apollo Theater
10/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/19 Champaign, IL – The City Center
10/20 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/22 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
10/23 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
10/25 Dilworth, MN – TAK Music Venue
10/27 Billings, MT – Pub Station
10/31 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/02 Tempe, AZ – Temple Marketplace
11/05-06 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room

Vital Remains Announce November U.S. Tour

Vital Remains have announced a November U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Albany, NY – Chrome
11/02 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
11/03 Toronto, ON – Rockpile
11/04 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
11/05 Kent, OH – The Outpost
11/06 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
11/07 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint
11/08 Lafayette, IN – North End Pub
11/09 Nashville, TN – The End
11/10 Atlanta, GA – 529
11/12 Fayetteville, NC – Drunken Horse Pub
11/13 Columbia, SC – New Brookland tavern
11/14 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
11/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds Bar
11/17 Boston, MA – The Middle East

This news comes after the band recently parted ways with vocalist Brian Werner. The group commented:

“We are doing this tour! Even if we are still auditioning singers. Keep your videos coming! This tour was being worked on way before parting ways with our last singer.

Alot of work has been put in from agents to promoters, and we are not a band that cancels tours! We will honor these dates and we ask for your continued support! Hope to see you all soon! Thanks again for the over whelming support!!!”

Guitarist Tony Lazaro has since commented on Werner‘s exit as well:

“As you may or may not know we have parted ways with our vocalist Brian Werner. Last week after being sent the US Tour info for our up coming Tour,which is set to start Oct 31st to Nov 17th Brian quit! This was no surprise as he had quit four other times in the past seven years, but this making it his last.

This was coming for a while and best for both him and the band to move forward and to continue,so go our separate ways . He did us a favor. We will not get into any more than that at this time or shit talk. That being said we wish him well and we thank him for his work he did with us.

Now as far as anyone interested in Auditioning for Session Singer/ Fill In for Vital Remains, here are some requirements. Must be 21 years or older,touring experience,pro,hard working,good attitude,good stage presence,willing to tour any time any where,team player, good timing,Must be willing and able to rehearse with band in Boston/RI,valid passport,No criminal record, No Druggies or drunks!

All Inquiries Please send to Tony Lazaro or Vital Remains Official Facebook a video of yourself singing one of our songs, in full. Make sure the backing track is not louder than your singing! Finally We want to Thank All The Fans Worldwide for their continuing Support!!!! This is for the Best! We Will get the New Album Done and Release it next year in 2020.

“You All know I’m no quitter! “And after 30 years in VR and writing All the Music. I will continue to give you all my Very Best! Hope to see you soon! Metal Hails!!! Tony666”

Ensiferum Announce North American Tour With Kalmah, Abigail Williams, & Aenimus

Ensiferum have announced a North American tour with Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
11/15 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/16 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
11/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
11/18 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/19 Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/20 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/21 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/23 Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/24 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
11/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/26 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/27 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/29 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11/30 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/01 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
12/02 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
12/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
12/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
12/06 TBA – TBA
12/07 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/08 New York, NY – The Warsaw

Blacktop Mojo & Otherwise Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Blacktop Mojo and Otherwise have announced a co-headlining tour. Lullwater and Kirra will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/28 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
10/31 Kansasville, WI – 1175
11/01 Green Bay, WI – The Distillery
11/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/03 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
11/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/06 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
11/08 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
11/09 West Peoria, IL – Crusens Farmington Road
11/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
11/13 Joplin, MO – Guitars Rock N’ Country Bar
11/15 Lakewood, OH – Winchester
11/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
11/17 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
11/20 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/21 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
11/22 Lancaster, PA – The Lizard Lounge
11/23 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
11/24 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
11/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
11/27 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend

More Bands Added To 2020 European/UK Persistence Tour

More bands have been added to the 2020 Persistence Tour. The updated lineup includes: Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, Street Dogs, H2O, Wisdom In Chains, and BillyBio.

Tour Dates:

01/15 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
01/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/17 Wroclaw, POL – A2
01/18 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
01/19 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
01/20 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
01/21 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
01/22 Brno, CZE – Sono
01/23 Berlin, GER – Astra
01/24 Wurzburg, GER – Posthalle
01/25 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/26 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town