GWAR & Voivod Announce European/UK Tour

GWAR and Voivod have announced a European/UK tour. Childrain will open on most dates and Downcast Collision will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/22 Bochum, GER – Matrix (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/23 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/24 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/26 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/27 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kruen
11/28 Tilburg, NET – 013 KZ
11/30 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
12/01 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
12/02 Wolverhampton, UK – Steel Mill
12/03 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/04 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/05 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
12/06 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof
12/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/08 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/09 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/10 Ziln, CZE – Masters of Rock Cafe
12/11 Graz, AUT – Explosvi
12/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
12/13 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
12/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex

Watch Voivod Perform With Brass Quintet At Montreal International Jazz Festival

During Voivod’s June 30 performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the band were joined onstage by a brass quintet. Guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain wrote an eight-minute arrangement for the quintet, which was featured on “The End Of Dormancy.”

Voivod To Perform With Brass Quintet At Montreal International Jazz Festival

Voivod have announced that they will be performing at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 30. Notably, the band will be joined onstage by a brass quintet during the show. Guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain wrote an eight-minute arrangement for the quintet, which will be featured on “The End Of Dormancy.”

Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, White Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Master Recordings Reportedly Lost In 2008 UMG Fire

The New York Times recently shared a report on the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that reportedly exposed the fact that numerous master recordings were destroyed. Now, the publication has followed up with a much larger list of affected artists. They include: Aerosmith, Audioslave, Nuno Bettencourt, Blink-182, Boston, Coverdale/Page, The Damned, Eagles, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Guns N’ Roses, Hole, Iron Butterfly, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Kansas, Krokus, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duff McKagan, Meat Loaf, Nazareth, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, Primus, Puddle Of Mudd, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Steppenwolf, Styx, Sublime, Temple Of The Dog, Tesla, Voivod, Whitesnake, Weezer, White Zombie, Y&T, Rob Zombie, and tons more. Many artists were unaware about their masters being lost and a number of them have filed a suit against UMG for breach of contract since the recordings weren’t properly secured and preserved. They are seeking damages in excess of $100 million. You can read more HERE.

Revocation & Voivod Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Revocation and Voivod have announced a fall co-headlining tour. Revocation will be performing “The Outer Ones” in full on this run and Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer will open. Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, and Take Offense will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/12 Quebec City, QC – La Source (no Voivod)
09/13 Montreal, QC – Corona (no Voivod)
09/14 Toronto, ON – Opera House
09/15 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
09/16 Chicago, IL – Metro
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
09/18 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/20 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
09/21 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/27 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
09/28 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
09/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/30 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/01 Albuquerque, NM – LaunchPad
10/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (feat. Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense)
10/04 Austin, TX – Mohawk (feat. Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense)
10/05 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (feat. Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense)
10/06 New Orleans, LA – Parish – House Of Blues
10/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense)
10/09 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/11 Worcester, MA – Palladium (‘Rock N Shock Festival‘)
10/12 Brooklyn, NY – Bazaar

Municipal Waste & Napalm Death Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Municipal Waste and Napalm Death have announced a fall co-headlining tour. Sick Of It All and Take Offense will serve as support. Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer, Dropdead, and Evildead will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (feat. Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains & Conjurer)
10/04 Austin, TX – Mohawk (feat. Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains & Conjurer)
10/05 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (feat. Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains & Conjurer)
10/06 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains & Conjurer)
10/09 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/10 Croydon, PA – Neshaminy Creek Brewery
10/12 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (feat. Dropdead)
10/13 Worcester, MA – Rock N Shock Festival
10/14 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
10/16 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
10/17 Chicago, IL – Metro Friday
10/18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/19 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
10/20 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/22 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (feat. Evildead)

Tronos (Napalm Death, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Premonition” Feat. Denis “Snake” Belanger (Voivod) & Billy Gould (Faith No More)

Tronos (Napalm Death, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Premonition.” The track, which features Denis “Snake” Belanger (Voivod) and Billy Gould (Faith No More), will appear on the band’s new album “Celestial Mechanics“ (out April 12).

Shane Embury (Napalm Death) commented:

“I wrote the words to ‘Premonition‘ on tour one year on a day-off in Portugal. I think it might have been on one of my birthdays away from home. I mean, when I am ever at home? The words are reflections about the life I have led – how any of our lives, I suppose, start small. How at times it feels dark and scary, but at times there’s the happiness of achievement.

Life feels continuously insecure sometimes but I know that when I feel my strongest, when I gaze at the life I have in part helped to create for my children, I have no regrets. As life speeds faster onwards, I am prepared to leave one day knowing I have achieved more than was ever expected of me. To add, also having the chance to have Snake from Voivod singing on this track with me and Billy playing bass was an honor.

I couldn’t have thought of any other people more perfect for this track. It captures the emotion of a journey onwards and towards a higher plane of existence and has a special meaning for me!”