We will never again miss a release by SubRosa. The band’s intense fusion of sludge, stoner and violins has pierced many a heart within our staff, marking their 2013 More Constant Than the Gods as one of the best releases of that year. To hear that they have teamed up with blog-favorites The Atlas Moth and the enigmatic Boris then is a joy to the heart, and if you look closely you might find some of our staff in one of these shows. Buy them a beer, if you can. Anyway, the band has recently uploaded a hand drawn poster for the tour, made by their violinist Sarah Pendleton. Check it out after the jump!
Category: Tours and Rumors of Tours
Enigmatic? Profound? Drone? Yes, all these adjectives describe Earth, one of the most out-there members of Southern Lord Records, and that’s saying something. Their unique brand of drone and country, intense cacophony and chilled out melody, is simply second to none. And the latest track released from their upcoming album, Primitive and Deadly, featured the unimaginable for this ensemble: vocals! Earth have announced a US tour in support of the album’s release and they are bringing King Dude along with them. Check out the full release dates after the jump!
Code Orange Kids are now grown up and have declared themselves king under the name Code Orange, so the natural next step in their career would be to announce a huge tour, right? Right. Today the band took to Facebook to announce the month long trek across America they will be making with Twitching Tongues, and a slew of other bands as well, including a couple of our favorites, Nails! They were also kind enough to throw a new track our way, courtesy of Alternative Press. You can stream ‘My World’ over at AltPress’ website. Check out the tour dates below, and make sure to follow the key to find out who you will and will not see at your date.
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D’Addario and Planet Waves are joining forces with BANDHAPPY to put on the “Escape from the Studio” tour featuring Periphery, The Contortionist, Intervals, and TOOTHGRINDER. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 18.
Ulcerate make some of the heaviest music around. Combining the wall of sound techniques found in sludge with the blistering technicality and vocals of death metal, they create a sound that is as unique as it is abrasive. We recently got the chance to film them during one of their shows and we can promise you it was pretty destructive. Yesterday, the band announced a European tour and had a few surprises as far as supporting bands go. Check out the full release after the jump.
Mastodon have announced the second leg of their U.S. headlining tour in support of their excellent new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which the Heavy Blog Staff decided was one of the best albums of the year so far. The tour will once again feature the mighty Gojira and the fun-as-hell Kvelertak as openers. The tour kicks off in mid-October on Boise, ID and will finish up in Atlanta, GA in early November. Click the jump for dates.
We are insanely happy to announce that Heavy Blog is Heavy is sponsoring the upcoming Leprous North American tour! Leprous are one of our favorite bands, ranging from their earlier, more hectic works, to the masterful melancholy of Coal. We firmly believe that it’s one of the best releases in modern metal and are thus very happy to lend our weight to the band’s upcoming effort. Check out the full dates after the jump!
Meshuggah’s 25th anniversary tour with Between The Buried and Me brought out thousands of prog fans around the country to an otherwise comparatively short run of dates. It’s not hard to imagine how a package like this can succeed, with the tour wrapping up with a sold out show at Best Buy Theater in New York City. Photographer Maclyn Bean attended that final date of the tour, and also captured a BTBAM headline show in Philadelphia at the Theater of the Living Arts two days later. You can catch photos from both gigs after the jump.
Our neighbors to the North were rightfully sore over the lack of Canadian dates for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. The annual trek typically lands at least a few Canadian dates, but unfortunately some scheduling conflicts and border issues evidently lead to the trek’s organizers to book a “spin-off” tour of sorts for 2014 with an altered lineup and even greater reach into secondary markets in not just the land of hockey and apologies, but with special appearances in the Northwest US as well!
Pallbearer, the purveyors of slow-churning doom that also happens to be incredibly catchy, will be celebrating the release of their sophomore album Foundations of Burden with a headlining tour in October. The Portland quartet will be hitting not only primary, but secondary markets as well, so there may be a shot of the trek landing in your backyard. Tombs and Vattnet Viskar will round out the tour, which will surely make for a tour that’s steeped in psychedelics.
Get dates after the jump.