We are monumentally proud to announce the winning band of The Brian Shields Memorial Tour Fund!
From Another Planet!
This band will be receiving full funding from The Brian Shields Memorial Tour Fund and Heavy Blog is Heavy. That means the band will receive all $1,700 from our crowd funding earlier this year to use for touring purposes between now and March 2016’s end. If you’d like to know more about how we chose From Another Planet, please read on! Otherwise, skip to the bottom, listen to their music, and check them out on tour!
Sure, it’s unfortunate that summer is coming to a close, but luckily, that means that the fall and winter tour announcements keep rolling in! Fresh off of Warped Tour and the release of their amazing sixth LP, Found in Far Away Places, August Burns Red are doing their first full headlining run in support of this record starting in November. So if you’re looking to see some of their new material being played for the first time live, make sure you get out to this tour when it comes to your area! Head on over the jump to check out the dates!
Here at Heavy Blog, we’ve had the privilege to sponsor a number of tours from all sorts of bands we’re fans of. Our latest sponsored tour, the Proggest August Tour, featuring Native Construct, Wings Denied, and Outrun the Sunlight just wrapped up [view photos here], so we’re especially pleased to be bringing another one to you so soon. The Fret Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Strings Tour will feature two bands pushing the limits of progressive metal through advanced technicality and use of electronics — Sirens and The Fine Constant.
In case you don’t recall, we were quite impressed with Sirens’s latest release, Surge [review], as staff writer Simon Handmaker called it “A perfect example of how to write music that uses its heaviness as the canvas on which a different genre leaves its hues” and “a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of electronics in metal.” Meanwhile, The Fine Constant have been on our radar for a while, having released an engrossing album Woven In Light [stream here] earlier this year and co-headlining another tour we sponsored with Maid Myriad [videos here]. The two bands will be embarking on an extensive tour this fall throughout the US, and you’re definitely going to want to check them out if they’re coming anywhere near you. Have a look at all the dates for the tour below!
Yesterday marked the ten year anniversary of Kezia , the renowned debut album from Canadian prog metalcore outfit Protest The Hero — and one of Heavy Blog’s favourite concept albums ever. In celebration of a decade of the album’s existence (and continued relevance), the band announced that they’ll be heading out on an anniversary tour late this fall. Head on over the jump for all the juicy deets!
Since releasing their debut EP Nothing For Us Here and their 7″ EP Useless Animal, Cult Leader have gotten angrier, heavier, and much more pissed off. Cult Leader released the first single off of their upcoming debut album titled “Lightless Walk” which is coming out on October 16th (my birthday is the 13th if someone wants to be kind enough to send me the album as a gift ;)) and we at Heavy Blog are excited to hear it.
Look, we know you can’t get enough of Between the Buried and Me. Honestly, we can’t either. With a phenomenal new album in their ever-growing discography, a second leg of touring for it already under their belts [photos], and pretty much no sign of stopping any time in the future, it seemed pretty obvious that a third leg was inevitable.
We’re bringing you a sweet, sweet confirmation that that is indeed the case! Between the Buried and Me will be on the road again with black metal masters Enslaved and fellow progressive titans Intronaut and Native Construct! If you can’t read the tour dates on the poster above, grab them below!
Remember that Tesseract tour we posted last week as a rumor?
Well, that’s actually a really real thing. TesseracT are going on tour in support of their latest record, Polaris [review], and they will have The Contortionist, ERRA, and Skyharbor along for the ride.
Full tour stops and venues below!
The above image, courtesy of our very own Mark Valentino, is of a tour poster that was hanging around last night during the show at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom. It depicts a Between the Buried and Me headlining show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, with support from Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct.
A few crafty Reddit users pieced together some sparse information about an upcoming progressive tour that is sure to open some third eyes everywhere. Reddit user taylorj474 posted the above image on Reddit saying they had it on “good authority” that this tour was happening. The above image is a mobile screencap of an email stating that TesseracT are headlining a show with The Contortionist, ERRA, and Skyharbor at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.
Are you excited yet? Well, you should be, because another intrepid Reddit user managed to piece together tour dates from a very small and out-of-focus tour poster. Bless them.
Editor’s Note: Yes, the poster above says “2 Days Away!” but this actually starts tomorrow!
It’s that time again for Long Island’s own Mixtape Festival on August 15th and 16th! Whether you like progressive metal, hardcore, pop punk, emo, indie, etc, this 2 day festival is the festival for you! Between some of the best Long Island locals and national acts, this is a festival not to be missed. Click here for single day tickets and 2 day/VIP passes (all of which are running low!). Read on to hear a word about the ticket sales from Today’s Mixtape Festival.