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Jägermeister Presents 2011 Tour With Co-Headliners UNEARTH & CHIMAIRA

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Since the band’s genre defining release The Oncoming Storm, UNEARTH has continuously crisscrossed the globe, becoming one of the hardest – and most consistent – touring bands in all of Hard Rock. With Darkness in the Light, their fifth full-length, the quintet have delivered their most honest, powerful, and compelling statement to date, driving a fist into the collective gut of every image-obsessed Metal band currently cluttering up the landscape, and setting a new standard when it comes to marrying precision brute force and exhilarating melody.

Earning themselves Top 200 Billboard Chart entries for all four of the band’s Metal Blade releases (The Oncoming Storm, III: In the Eyes of Fire, The March, and Darkness in the Light), UNEARTH is once again prepared to take the world by storm when they hit the road this fall with Cleveland, Ohio’s Chimaira. The tour will be joined by Athens, Ohio’s Skeletonwitch and Las Vegas, Nevada’s Molotov Solution.

Jägermeister, the brand that’s synonymous with music, has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local and basement level to national amphitheater acts. The brand has spent almost two decades developing artists and has seen many go from obscurity to the top of their fields. “Both bands symbolize the attitude that Jägermeister shares with Hard Rock and Metal music,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. “Chimaira and UNEARTH have both worked with our brand for several years and it’s great that we can continue the relationship with this tour.”

“We are incredibly pleased to announce this fall’s Jägermeister tour in North America,” says Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH.  “We will be supporting our new album Darkness In the Light and are anxious to play more tracks from that album. Hitting the road with us will be our old friends in Chimaira, Skeletonwitch and soon to be new friends in Molotov Solution.  We would like to thank Jägermeister for supporting this tour and we look forward to seeing you all on the road! Let’s make this a fall tour to remember!!! Cheers!!!”

Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting September 23 through each venue’s ticketing outlet.  Please check local listings or UNEARTH’s website HERE for more details.

Above: CHIMAIRA – The Age Of Hell

Jägermeister presents UNEARTH/CHIMAIRA tour  with Skeletonwitch & Molotov Solution:

11/16/2011 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT

11/17/2011 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

11/18/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

11/19/2011 Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH

11/20/2011 JAXX – Springfield, VA

11/21/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

11/22/2011 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC

11/23/2011 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

11/25/2011 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

11/26/2011 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

11/27/2011 Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL

11/29/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

11/30/2011 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

12/01/2011 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*

12/02/2011 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO

12/03/2011 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO*

12/04/2011 Top Deck – Farmington, NM

12/05/2011 The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ*

12/07/2011 Glass House – Pomona, CA*

12/08/2011 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

12/09/2011 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

12/10/2011 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA*

12/16/2011 Wheelhouse – Cedar Falls, IA

12/17/2011 The Barrymore Theater – Madison, WI

12/18/2011 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

* Skeletonwitch will  not be appearing on these dates


Not wanting to leave out their Canadian fans on the upcoming fall tour, UNEARTH and Chimaira have added five additional shows to the existing U.S. tour.  Check out the dates below:

11/13/2011 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/14/2011 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

12/11/2011 The Republik – Calgary, AB

12/12/2011 Starlite – Edmonton, AB

12/14/2011 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

Joining the package on all shows will be Skeletonwitch and Molotov Solution. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public through each venue’s ticketing outlet.  Please check local listings or UNEARTH‘s website HERE for more details.

(Source: Earsplit PR)





HELSTAR – To Embark On Summer Of Hate Tour In June 2011

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HELSTAR – Houston’s heavy metal kings HELSTAR are set to blaze a trail east next month on their six-date Summer Of Hate U.S. tour, the newest rash of ongoing performances in support of the band’s seventh studio full-length, Glory Of Chaos. Released onto North America in February via AFM Records, amidst a flood of critical praise of the album’s crushing Speed/Power Metal attack, Glory Of Chaos is a ballsy, blazing, full-length display of pure American Heavy Metal, which elevates the classic HELSTAR sound to aggressive new measures.

HELSTAR Summer Of Hate U.S. Tour:

6/17/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX w/ Solitude Aeturnus, Era De Guerra

6/18/2011 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX w/ Ignitor, Dead Earth Politics, Headcrusher

6/22/2011 Manhattan Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Wastelander, Season of Mourning, Midian, Machine Dog

6/23/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

6/24/2011 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

6/25/2011 The Blue Room – Secaucus, NJ w/ Armor Column, Bröhammer

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HELSTAR, click on the links below:



THE OCEAN – Kick Off North American Tour On April 11, 2011!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal tours, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

German atmospheric Progressive Metal collective and Metal Blade Recording artists, THE OCEAN,  today kick off a month-long North American tour! The band will perform three headlining shows beginning tonight at Jaxx in Springfield, VA before joining “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, ” with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. Presented by Peter Says Denim, in association with Guitar World &, “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek”will begin in Farmingdale, New York at The Crazy Donkey, include a stop at this year’s New England Metal And Hardcore fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and hit over two dozen cities before making a final stop in Ashville, North Carolina at The Orange Peel.

Said guitarist Robin Staps of the tour: “We’re excited to be back in the U.S. It’s been three years since our last tour over here with Kylesa, Intronaut, Lair Of The Minotaur and Withered. We’ve been wanting to come back ever since, but it’s just so difficult for a European band to work out tour logistics and working visas are really expensive for us… But we finally made it! Looking forward to these three upcoming headlining shows where we’re gonna play full 90-minute sets, and I’m sure the BTBAM tour afterwards will be equally great, though shorter set times for us. Looking forward to see you all out there somewhere!”

THE OCEAN Headlining Shows

4/11/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

4/12/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

4/13/2011 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY

Peter Says Denim Presents Between The Buried And Me In association with Guitar World & With Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean & Cephalic Carnage (*on select dates)

4/15/2011 The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

4/16/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)

4/17/2011 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

4/18/2011 Atlar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

4/19/2011 Club Infinity – Williamsville, NY

4/20/2011 Le National – Montreal, QC

4/21/2011 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/22/2011 Headliner’s – Toledo, OH

4/23/2011 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

4/25/2011 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

4/26/2011 Granada – Lawrence, KS

4/27/2011 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO *

4/29/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/30/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA *

5/01/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *

5/03/2011 Ace Of Clubs – Sacramento, CA *

5/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *

5/05/2011 Glasshouse Music Hall – Pomona, CA *

5/06/2011 Soma – San Diego, CA *

5/07/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ *

5/09/2011 The Door – Dallas, TX

5/10/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

5/12/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/13/2011 Rockettown – Nashville, TN

5/14/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of their 2010 separately-issued double album: Heliocentric and Anthropocentric (released in April and November 2010 respectively). This mammoth conceptual effort took almost two years to complete. From a lyrical and artistic point of view, the albums represent a fundamental and philosophical critique of Christianity. Both albums scored rave reviews worldwide, including Album Of The Month in Metal Hammer Germany, Italy and Greece, and a cover feature in the December issue of Metal Hammer UK’s/Subterranea (their Extreme Metal supplement).

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on THE OCEAN, click on the links below:



THE HUMAN ABSTRACT – Announces Headlining Tour Plus Brand New Live Music Video!

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, metalcore, Music, progressive metal, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey


Co-sponsors include: Bleeding Star Clothing, Skelanimals and Ernie Ball Guitars & Strings. VIP Ticket packages will be announce shortly. Visit the brand new Facebook application to keep up on the latest news about the tour here, Having just finished a successful run supporting the ATTICUS METAL III TOUR, the band is excited to head back out on the road.

The band is also releasing a brand new live video for their single Faust, watch that here:

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT released their newest full length record entitled Digital Veil earlier this month to much critical acclaim.

“The result is a re-tuned, tightened and reinvigorated sound that’s going to make a serious impact on the modern metal scene,” says

* The new record Digital Veil is available for preview or purchase via iTunes by clicking here:

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT is: Travis Richter (vocals), Henry Selva (bass), Dean Herrera (guitar), Brett Powell (drums) and A.J. Minette (guitar).


FRI, MAY 13, 2011 ANAHEIM, CA @ Chain Reaction (w/ Elitist)

SAT, MAY 14, 2011 PHOENIX, AZ @ The Underground

MON, MAY 16, 2011 LUBBOCK, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe

TUE, MAY 17, 2011 DALLAS, TX @ Trees

WED, MAY 18, 2011 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The White Rabbit

THU, MAY 19, 2011 HOUSTON, TX @ Numbers

FRI, MAY 20, 2011 PENSACOLA, FL @ The Handlebar

SAT, MAY 21, 2011 WEST PALM BEACH, FL @ The Pit

SUN, MAY 22, 2011 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ The Pit

TUE, MAY 24, 2011 DOUGLASVILLE, GA @ The 7 Venue

WED, MAY 25, 2011 RALEIGH, NC @ Volume 11

FRI, MAY 27, 2011 SPRINGFIELD, VA @ Jaxx

SAT, MAY 28, 2011 BRONX, NY @ The Point

SUN, MAY 29, 2011 MANCHESTER, NH @ Rocko’s

MON, MAY 30, 2011 ALLENTOWN, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

TUE, MAY 31, 2011 TORONTO, ON  @ The Wreckroom

WED, JUN 1, 2011 CLEVELAND, OH @ Peabody’s

THU, JUN 2, 2011 COLUMBUS, OH @ The Seven Venue

FRI, JUN 3, 2011 TOLEDO, OH @ Headliners

SAT, JUN 4, 2011 JOLIET, IL @ Mojoe’s

SUN, JUN 5, 2011 ST. LOUIS, MO @ Fubar

MON, JUN 6, 2011 OMAHA, NE @ Sokol Underground

WED, JUN 8, 2011 DENVER, CO @ The Marquis Theater

THU, JUN 9, 2011 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ In The Venue

FRI, JUN 10, 2011 BOISE, ID @ Mardi Gras

SAT, JUN 11, 2011 SPOKANE, WA @ The Hop

SUN, JUN 12, 2011 SEATTLE,WA @ Studio Seven

MON, JUN 13, 2011 PORTLAND, OR @ Branx

TUE, JUN 14, 2011 LOS GATOS, CA @ The Venue

THU, JUN 16, 2011 CAMARILLO, CA @ Rock City (w/ Elitist)

FRI, JUN 17, 2011 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go (w/ Elitist)

SAT, JUN 18, 2011 SAN DIEGO, CA @ SOMA (w/ Elitist)

* For more information on THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, please visit:

The Human Abstract : MerchNOW

(Source: eOne Metal)



MACABRE – Announce 2011 Summer North American Tour; European Tour Begins In April!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, gore metal, grindcore, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Murder Metallers MACABRE have announced a string of North American tour dates for this Summer, the latest in their ongoing Grim Scary Tour supporting their latest blistering full-length Grim Scary Tales. Set to kick off in late July, MACABRE will hit the road for two weeks as direct support for Gore Metal outfit Exhumed, and also joined by Cephalic Carnage and Withered.

MACABRE will first hit the road for the previously-announced European leg of the tour in mid-April, with special guests Birdflesh, Rompeprop, and with nine select dates of the tour also including support from fellow Chicagoan Bruce Lamont.

Confirmed Dates For MACABRE The Grim Scary Tour:

European Grim Scary Tour with Birdflesh, Rompeprop, Bruce Lamont (on select dates):

4/16/2011 Salzman Factory – Kassel, Germany

4/18/2011 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

4/19/2011 Marx – Hamburg, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/20/2011 Sticky fingers – Gotenborg, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/21/2011 Kafe Deluxe – Vaxjo, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/22/2011 Ungdomens Hus – Uppsala, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/23/2011 O’Leary’s – Kristianstad, Sweden w/ Bruce Lamont

4/24/2011 Turock – Essen, Germany w/ Bruce Lamont

4/26/2011 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/27/2011 Nova Pekaren – Nitra, Slovakia w/ Bruce Lamont

4/28/2011 Prostor Tančírna – Ostrava, Czech Republic w/ Bruce Lamont

4/29/2011 Skullcrusher club – Dresden, Germany

4/30/2011 Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/01/2011 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, France

5/03/2011 Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich, Switzerland

4/04/2011 Pieffe Factory – Nova Gorica, Italy

5/05/2011 Escape – Vienna, Austria

5/06/2011 Warpurgis Metal Days Fest – Hauzenberg, Germany

5/07/2011 Puntpop Festival – Wuustweezel Belgium

5/08/2011 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstad, Germany

North American grim Scary Tour with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Withered:

7/24/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest – Urbana, IL

7/25/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/26/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

7/27/2011 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

7/28/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK

7/29/2011 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

7/30/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB

7/31/2011 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

8/01/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

8/02/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

8/03/2011 Branx – Portland, OR

8/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

8/05/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV

8/06/2011 Cheyanne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

The band’s turbulent new full-length Grim Scary Tales presents the classic MACABRE style fans have come to expect, cleverly combining nursery rhyme sing-along quirkiness with ultra-tight, high-speed, Gore/Grind/Death ingenuity. MACABRE have cleverly devised a “story book of murder” with this album, as Grim Scary Tales tracing back to the earliest recorded and most infamous mass killers.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MACABRE, just click on the links below!


MACABRE – myspace music


* To check out my album review for Grim Scary Tales, (posted on January 30, 2011), click on the large header link below!

MACABRE “Grim Scary Tales” – A Bloody Good and Terror Filled Escape of Metal Tales!




Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

AMON AMARTH – Now we’re getting serious with Metal, real Metal, invading our U.S. shores… and this is a Metal invasion I welcome with Metal glee. AMON AMARTH. Those two words alone are equivalent to top tier. (Actually, the Sindarin translation for AMON AMARTH means: Mount Doom). This Melodic Death Metal giant of a viking band, from Sweden, is back in 2011… stronger, louder and more Metal victorious than ever!

Surtur Rising marks AMON AMARTH‘s eighth studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated albums by fans and critics alike. In celebration of its release, the band will embark on 2011 U.S. headlining tour next month. Simply dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this very special trek will find the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night. One set will include the performance of Surtur Rising in its entirety.

Johan Hegg: Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen: Guitar
Johan Söderberg: Guitar
Ted Lundström: Bass
Fredrik Andersson: Drums

An Evening With AMON AMARTH:

4/14/2011 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 – Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/19/2011 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/20/2011 – Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 – Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
5/06/2011 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2011 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

(Source: Earsplit PR)



KATAKLYSM – Spread The Venom Tour North America 2011 – Tour Dates Listed!

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal tours, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KATAKLYSM – Headlining their very own Spread The Venom Tour across North America in 2011, is Canada’s very own mega-goliath of a Metal Band – KATAKLYSM. Melodic Death Metal has it’s almighty keeper of the Metal gates and KATAKLYSM holds the key! Supporting KATAKLYSM on this Spread The Venom Tour is: All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. This is NOT a Metal lineup to mess with, you can’t control them… you can only join them as they embark on their mission in assisting KATAKLYSM to Spread The Venom across North America during 2011!


Maurizio Iacono – vocals

J-F Dagenais – guitars

Stephane Barbe – bass

Max Duhamel – drums

Spread The Venom Tour North America 2011 Dates – 35 Shows:

02/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

02/25 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

02/26 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

02/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

02/28 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Park Theatre

03/01 – Regina, SK, Canada – The Distrikt

03/02 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Starlite Ballroom

03/03 – Kelowna, BC, Canada – Lake City Bowl

03/04 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre

03/05 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

03/06 – Portland, OR @ Branx

03/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

03/08 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go

03/09 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

03/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

03/11 – Amarillo, TX @ El Clen

03/12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

03/13 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

03/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

03/16 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

03/17 – Springfield, VA @ JAXX

03/18 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

03/19 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall

03/19 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Music Hall (CD Release Show)

03/20 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Club Soda

04/06 – Mexico City, DF, Mexico @ Circo Volador

04/07 – San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica – Pepper’s Club

04/08 – Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia @ BAR OZ

04/09 – Bogota, Bogotá, Colombia @ Teatro La Mama

04/10 – Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela @ Templo Musical La Realeza Vallenata

04/12 – La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia @ Teatro Mexico

04/17 – São Paulo, SP, Brazil @ Carioca Club

05/06 – Johannesburg, South Africa @ South Africa 2011

05/06 – Johannesburg, South Africa @ Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival

05/13 – Cape Town, South Africa @ Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival

* For more info on KATAKLYSM, plus ticket info, just click on the link below:

KATAKLYSM – MySpace Music Page

* For more info on ALL SHALL PERISH, just click that link below:

All Shall Perish – myspace music



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