Drowning Pool Premiere New Song “A Devil More Damned”

Drowning Pool have premiered a new song titled “A Devil More Damned.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Strike A Nerve,“ which will be released on September 30.

In other news, the band have also added more dates to their fall tour:

With Through Fire, Kurt Deimer, and Black Satellite:

09/26 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room (no Kurt Deimer)
09/28 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
09/29 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
09/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/01 Beaver Dam, WI – Stormy’s Music Venue
10/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/04 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
10/05 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
10/07 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times Four Mile Fork
10/08 State College, PA – Stage West Penn State
10/09 Brantford, FL – RV Music Fest
10/10 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/11 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
10/12 Huntsville, AL – Shagnasty’s
10/14 Katy, TX – The Wildcatter Saloon (no Kurt Deimer)
10/16 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena (Drowning Pool only)

With Otherwise, Kurt Deimer, Tallah, and Antisaint:

11/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/05 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
11/06 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
11/08 Omaha, NE – Barnato
11/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/11 Danbury, WI – St. Croix Danbury Event Center
11/12 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/13 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
11/15 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
11/16 Murrells Inlet, SC – Suck Bang Blow
11/18 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
11/19 Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot

I AM Announce November Tour

I AM have announced a November headlining tour. Bodybox and Rhythm Of Fear will open.

Tour Dates:

11/03 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz
11/04 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground
11/05 Houston, TX – The End
11/06 Dallas, TX – Cheapstakes
11/07 Baton Rouge, LA – La Chelsea’s Live
11/09 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
11/10 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectables
11/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Archetype
11/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
11/16 Springfield, MO – The Odyssey
11/18 Tulsa, OK – Act Like You Know Fest

Ignite Announce European Tour With Berthold City

Ignite have announced a fall European tour. Berthold City will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Berthold City:

10/26 Berlin, GER – SO36
10/27 Hamburg, GER – Monkeys Club
10/28 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
10/29 Sneek, NET – Het Bolwerk
10/30 Opwijk, BEL – Nosta
10/31 Gottingen, GER – Freihafen
11/01 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
11/02 Aachen, GER – Musikbunker
11/03 Essen, GER – Turock
11/04 Schweinfurt, GER – Stattbahnhof
11/05 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage

Ignite only:

11/06 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
11/07 Niort, FRA – Le Camji
11/08 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/09 Ferrara, ITA – Blackstar Club
11/10 Zagreb, CRO – Vintage Bar
11/11 Budapest, HUN – A38 Ship

Avatar Premiere New Song “Valley Of Disease”, Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar have released a new song titled “Valley Of Disease.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström said the following about the new song:

“There is a sickness, a stranger, and a harmful way. A twisted landscape untouched by the sun. I leave the rest up to either you or me, but never both at the same time. You can only enter this place alone, and my path isn’t yours. Your secret is safe with me, but so is mine.”

The following was also added about the band’s upcoming album in a press release:

“There are no weapons on this planet that can challenge might of the electric guitar. For decades, metal has been the most powerful force known to man. Its sonic teeth have gnawed through the status quo over and over, pushing the boundaries for what can be created in the marriage between blood and machine. If a Mount Rushmore were to be carved for all the titans of the genre, it would span the entire globe many times over. It’s a burning beacon, the misfits, and rebels.

As time has passed, much of the scene has become divided in two equally stale camps. The first is forever stuck in the past, no longer seeking to lead. The second are those who have forgotten the most important ingredients to what made metal what it was and must remain. They’ve lost touch with the devil. They’ve forgotten how to move. In a genre best experienced with your whole body, they’ve lost the lust.

Avatar, however, have NOT lost anything.

It is with this fire in their bellies that they continue to craft their next album.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour:

With Veil Of Maya and Mastiff:

02/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/20 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
02/22 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steelmill
02/23 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/24 Southampton, UK – 1865
02/25 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

With Veil Of Maya and Kassogtha:

03/10 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/11 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
03/12 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
03/14 Koln, GER – Essogfabrik
03/15 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
03/16 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/17 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
03/18 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/19 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
03/21 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
03/22 Pasing, GER – Freiheitshalle
03/23 Villeurbanne, FRA – Transbordeur
03/24 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/25 Madrid, SPA – But
03/26 Lisbon, POR – LAV
03/28 Cenon, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
03/29 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/30 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
03/31 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage

Counterparts Announce North American Tour With SeeYouSpaceCowboy & Dying Wish

Counterparts have announced a headlining North American tour. SeeYouSpaceCowboy and Dying Wish will open.

Tour Dates:

With SeeYouSpaceCowboy:

11/16 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
11/17 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/18 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
11/19 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/20 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

With SeeYouSpaceCowboy & Dying Wish:

11/23 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/24 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
11/25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/26 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
11/27 Pomona, CA – Glass House
11/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theatre
12/02 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
12/03 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
12/04 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
12/06 Madison, TN – Eastside Bowl
12/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
12/08 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
12/09 Washington, DC – Union Stage
12/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Enclave
12/11 Asbury Park, NY – Asbury Lanes
12/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird / Crafthouse
12/14 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
12/15 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/16 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
12/17 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
12/18 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

Exhumed Premiere New Song “Carbonized”

Exhumed have premiered a new song titled “Carbonized.” This track is from the band’s new album “To The Dead,“ which will be released on October 21.

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey commented:

“For me, the most exciting thing about ‘To the Dead‘ is that it’s the most collaborative record we’ve ever done. Our own six-string slime-slinger Sebastian Phillips disgorged the riffs for ‘Carbonized,’ the disgusting little ditty we’ve selected as the second single from the album.

Then Ross, Mike and I worked out the lyrics, so this ode to cerebral incineration is truly a group effort (which takes some of the blame away from yours truly if you guys hate it!). For the optimal carbonizing experience, turn out the lights, crank up the volume, spark a bowl, and this tune will vaporize what’s left of your senses and sanity!”

In other news, the band have also added some more dates to their upcoming tour. Here’s their updated schedule:

With Hulder, Vitriol, and Molder:

11/10 Portland, OR – Dante’s
11/11 Seattle, WA – Substation
11/12 Boise, ID – The Shredder
11/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Ace’s High Saloon
11/14 Denver, CO – HQ
11/15 Cheyenne, WY – Ernie November
11/16 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
11/17 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
11/18 Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/19 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
11/20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
11/21 Cincinnati, OH – Legends
11/22 Cleveland, OH – No Class

With Hulder, Vitriol, and Castrator:

11/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
11/25 Boston, MA – Sonia
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
11/27 Brooklyn, NY – The Meadows
11/29 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
11/30 Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Taphouse
12/01 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
12/02 Atlanta, GA – Bogg’s
12/03 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
12/04 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
12/06 New Orleans, LA – The Goat
12/07 Houston, TX – White Oak
12/08 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/09 Dallas, TX – Amplified
12/10 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
12/12 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
12/13 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
12/14 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/15 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation
12/16 Los Angeles, CA – Don Quixote
12/17 Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High
12/18 Sacramento, CA – Starlet Room @ Harlow’s

Geoff Tate (Ex-Queensrÿche) Announces December U.S. Tour

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has announced a headlining U.S. tour. The trek will take place this December.

Tour Dates:

12/01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
12/02 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
12/03 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
12/04 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
12/07 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
12/08 San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
12/09 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
12/10 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
12/11 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
12/12 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower
12/15 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
12/16 Houston, TX – House of Blues
12/17 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/18 Austin, TX – Antone’s
12/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird
12/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot

Dance Gavin Dance Announce Rescheduled Dates For UK Tour

Dance Gavin Dance have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK tour with Caskets and Eidola. The trek is now set to take place early next year:

01/10 Southampton, UK – Engine Room
01/11 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/13 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
01/14 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
01/15 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
01/17 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/18 Glasgow, UK – Garage

Elder To Release New Album “Innate Passage” In November

Elder have announced a new album titled “Innate Passage.” The effort will be released on November 25 and the cover art and track listing can be found below. Notably, the record will feature guest vocals from Behrang Alavi (Samavayo).

“Innate Passage” Track Listing:

01. “Catastasis”
02. “Endless Return”
03. “Coalescence”
04. “Merged In Dreams – Ne Plus Ultra”
05. “The Purpose”

Nick DiSalvo commented:

“This record channels the surreal world we live in from a fantastical point of view, not super-literally, and how we as humans processed that; everyone on their own passage through time and space and whatever version of reality they chose for themselves. The phrase ‘Innate Passage’ appeared to me when writing the record. Passage and transition are necessary in the human condition and this process is intrinsic to us. All the growth and introspection we underwent in the past few years totally made this apparent to me more so than any other experiences in life so far.”

This news comes as Elder are preparing to hit the road with Pallbearer and Irist:

09/22 Berlin, GER – SO36
09/23 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
09/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum Music Bar
09/25 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
09/26 Wien, AUT – Arena
09/27 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium Klub
09/28 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
09/30 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/01 Pratteln, SWI – Up In Smoke Festival
10/02 Milan, ITA – Bloom
10/03 Grenoble, FRA – L’Amperage
10/06 Barcelona, SPA – AMFest
10/08 Porto, SPA – Amplifest
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Okkult Session 3
10/11 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex de Toulouse
10/12 Montpellier, FRA – Rockstore
10/13 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
10/14 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/15 Antwerp, BEL – Desert Fest Antwerp
10/16 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
10/18 Aarhus, DEN – Fonden Voxhall
10/19 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret Scene
10/20 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
10/21 Stavanger, NOR – Folken
10/22 Bergen, NOR – Kulturhuset
10/25 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
10/26 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/29 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/30 Ghent, BEL – Desertfest Ghent
10/31 Dortmund, GER – JunkYard
11/02 Brighton, UK – Chalk
11/03 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/04 London, UK – EartH
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation