Skillet’s John Cooper Announces New Metal Project Fight The Fury

Skillet’s John Cooper has announced the launch of his new metal project Fight The Fury. The band, which also features Skillet guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and guitarist John Panzer III, are planning to release their debut EP via Atlantic Records later this year.

Cooper commented:

“I am so pumped about the release of Fight The Fury. This is a side of me and my music that I don’t get to show very often. It takes me back to when I first heard metal and the reason I fell in love with music. It’s raw and unfiltered and emotional.”

“Fight The Fury is for all of the fans out there who like the heavy side of Skillet, but want a super-heavy album. I hope they feel the emotion of the songs that we have put together because this project is for them.”

The group currently have a Russian tour booked. Cooper added the following about that:

“I am so thrilled to announce to Russian fans that Fight The Fury will be playing our first show ever, on our very first tour ever, in Russia. I’m happy about that because Russian fans are some of the very best in the world. I believe that Russia will embrace Fight The Fury and I look forward to performing! We will have many surprises for you!”

Tour Dates:

12/02 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub Green Concert
12/03 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Cosmonavt
12/05 – Novosibirsk, Russia @ Podzemka
12/06 – Tomsk, Russia @ Teatro
12/08 – Kaliningrad, Russia @ Vagonka
12/09 – Minsk, Russia @ Re:public
12/11 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Atlas


Abigail Williams Announce UK Tour With The Infernal Sea & MartYriuM

Abigail Williams have announced a UK tour with The Infernal Sea and MartYriuM. Here’s the dates:

12/09 Sheffield, UK – Mulberry Tavern
12/10 Glasgow, UK – Audio
12/11 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/12 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
12/13 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
12/14 Stoke, UK – The Underground
12/15 London, UK – The Dome
12/16 Peterborough, UK – Met Lounge

KISS To Kickoff “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour In 2019

Earlier tonight (September 19), KISS performed on the season 13 finale of “America’s Got Talent” and confirmed that they will be kicking off their “farewell” tour in 2019. The trek will be called “One Last Kiss: End Of The Road World Tour” and dates are expected to be revealed soon.

Paul Stanley commented:

“This is gonna be our last tour. It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show.”

The band added:

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… unapologetic and unstoppable.”

Obey The Brave Announce December Canadian Dates

Obey The Brave have announced a few Canadian shows with Feels Like Home, Obliterate, and Northwalk. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Jonquiere, QC – 4 Barils
12/07 Drummondville, QC – La Sainte-Paix
12/08 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog (no Feels Like Home)

Underoath Add Two More Dates To Upcoming Tour With Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, & The Plot In You

Underoath have added two more dates to their fall North American tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, and The Plot In You. Those include new stops in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
11/03 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
11/04 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
11/06 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/09 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
11/10 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
11/13 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
11/15 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/16 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
11/17 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
11/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/23 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/24 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/26 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
11/27 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
11/28 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
12/01 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/02 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12/05 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
12/07 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/11 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
12/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
12/13 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
12/14 Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome

Gaahls Wyrd (Ex-Gorgoroth, Etc.) Sign With Season Of Mist

Gaahls Wyrd, the band featuring Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth/Wardruna, etc.), have signed a new deal with Season Of Mist. The band recorded their debut album with producer Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway and it is expected to be released in 2019.

The group commented:

“It’s always been of outmost importance for us to work with people that we can relate to, trust, and will understand our creative and professional vision. Season Of Mist feels like home to us and we can’t wait to start what hopefully will be a long and rewarding relationship for both parties.”

In other news, Gaahls Wyrd have also announced a co-headlining European tour with Tribulation. Uada will serve as support on that run.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Hamburg, Germany – Kronensaal
02/22 Essen, Germany – Turock
02/24 Utrecht, Netherlands – Helling
02/25 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/26 Paris, France – Petit Bain
02/28 Munich, Germany – Backstage
03/01 Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
03/02 Vienna, Austria– Viper Room
03/03 Prague, Czech Republic Nova Chmelnice
03/05 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
03/06 Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
03/07 Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
03/08 Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz
03/09 Weinheim, Germany – Cafe Central
03/10 Leeuwarden, Netherlands– Neushoorn

Torche Announce October Tour

Torche have announced some October shows. You can see the dates for that run below. The band’s new album is expected to be released in 2019.

Tour Dates:

10/20 Miami, FL – TBA
10/21 St. Petersburg, FL – Fubar Downtown
10/22 Savannah, GA – TBA
10/23 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
10/24 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10/25 Charlotte, NC – Milestone
10/26 Atlanta, GA – 529
10/27 Gainesville, FL – The Fest
10/28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub