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  • BODYSNATCHER To Support Hatebreed On Their Anniversary Tour


    Florida deathcore outfit BODYSNATCHER will support Hatebreed on their 20 Years Of Perseverance US tour. The journey -- set to begin October 27th in Virginia Beach, Virginia and run through November 20th in San Diego, California with more dates to be revealed – includes additional support from Dying Wish as well as Gatecreeper and Bleeding Through on select dates.

    Comments vocalist Kyle Medina, “Unreal feeling right now. I remember watching Headbanger’s Ball on MTV in middleschool with Jamey Jasta as the host. My dad showed me Hatebreed at an early age and it’s what’s shaped me and what got me into heavy music. More dates to be announced!”

    The tour follows BODYSNATCHER’s previously announced two-week run with Alpha Wolf later this month which begins on August 21st in Springfield, Missouri, runs through September 7th in Columbia, South Carolina, and includes additional support from Vatican.


    Tickets for both tours are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

    BODYSNATCHER w/ Alpha Wolf, Vatican:

    8/21/2022 The Riff - Springfield, MO

    8/23/2022 The Rino - Kansas City, MO

    8/24/2022 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK

    8/25/2022 Waiting Room - Omaha, NE

    8/26/2022 Amsterdam - St. Paul, MN

    8/27/2022 Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI

    8/28/2022 xBk - Des Moines, IA

    8/30/2022 Stache - Grand Rapids, MI

    8/31/2022 Portal - Louisville, KY

    9/02/2022 Big Room Bar - Columbus, OH

    9/03/2022 Legends - Cincinnati, OH

    9/04/2022 BrickYard - Knoxville, TN

    9/06/2022 Archetype - Jacksonville, FL

    9/07/2022 New Brooklyn Tavern - Columbia, SC

    w/ Hatebreed, Gatecreeper, Dying Wish:

    10/27/2022 Elevation 27- Virginia Beach, VA

    10/30/2022 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH

    11/04/2022 Pop’s - Sauget, IL

    11/05/2022 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK

    11/07/2022 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX

    11/09/2022 Jake’s Sports Cafe - Lubbock, TX

    11/10/2022 El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM (feat. Obituary)

    11/12/2022 Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO

    11/14/2022 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

    11/15/2022 The Showbox - Seattle, WA

    w/ Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, Dying Wish:

    11/17/2022 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

    11/19/2022 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA

    11/20/2022 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA 

    BODYSNATCHER will be touring in support of their Bleed-Abide full-length, released earlier this year on MNRK Heavy. Recorded by the band’s Chris Whited at 1776 Recordings with drums engineered by Neil Westfall and Bud Phillips at The Unicorn Room, and guitars re-amped by Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studio, the record is callously grim, ferocious, and threatening, crackling beneath the weight of its own fury and power. BODYSNATCHER’s Bleed-Abide puts the “core” back in deathcore. 

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  • 70000TONS OF METAL 'Ship and Destination for 2023 Announced'


    70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023. 

    True to their claim, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will include 60 bands over four stages. The festival boasts three indoor stages and most importantly, the outdoor Pool Deck Stage: The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas featuring hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Fans can watch their favorite band perform on a world-class stage from the comfort of a hot tub. All shows are included in the ticket price.

    The Freedom of the Seas is one of the largest passenger vessels in the world and offers numerous amenities and unique bars including a casual Sports Bar & Arcade as well as a more sophisticated retro "R Bar" serving up classic cocktails. There is a vast selection of cuisine available across a number of restaurants on board, ranging from formal à la carte meals to casual international dishes, sushi, Italian fine dining and savory steakhouse classics.

    The luxury liner will sail to Bimini, The Bahamas: a chain of islands located in the north of The Bahamas, boasting picturesque white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and various attractions to indulge in: sport fishing, snorkeling & scuba diving, relaxing at the local bars and cafes, or getting pampered at a beach club.

    Lineup and ticket sale announcements are expected in the near future.


    About 70000TONS OF METAL

    70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands aboard a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas. 

    Sailing on board the Freedom of the Seas, guests will enjoy complimentary fine dining, bars and lounges that never close, 24 hour room service and a host of on board activities.

    With ten consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3000 Metalheads the unique opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world-class Heavy Metal bands. 

    Every band plays twice and all guests have unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming in International Waters All Star Jam, meet & greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops and exclusive premieres. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a backstage pass. If that's not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite Artists.

    For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2023 visit: 

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  • SODOM to Release ‘40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom’, 40th Anniversary Album


    40 years of Sodom, 40 years of ruthless thrash metal ‘Made in Germany’. 

    What came into being in 1982 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer has lost nothing of its authenticity and rawness, not even four decades later. Tom Angelripper and his men still spearhead a music style that draws its energy from pure determination, intransigence and relentlessness. 

    What’s more, Sodom never fails to surprise their fans all over the world. ‘40 Years at War – The Greatest Hell of Sodom’, is a more than worthy anniversary album that – in various formats – sums up the band`s history in an unusual and highly ambitious way. “Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums,” Tom explains. “Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we`ve never or very rarely played live.” 

    The CD and vinyl double LP with their martial cover artwork penned by Eliran Kantor (Kreator, Testament, GWAR, among others) include 17 tracks, all newly recorded by the current Sodom line-up featuring Frank Blackfire (guitars), Yorck Segatz (guitars) and Toni Merkel (drums). Tom: “We cover the songs unaltered, that’s to say: in exactly the same key and with the original lyrics. We’re better musicians now than we were back then, of course, so the new versions sound tighter and more up-to-date but the arrangements of the songs were deliberately kept unchanged.”

    The band`s 40th anniversary festivities will be carried over into their concerts in the coming fall. “We’ll not only play the Sodom classics, but also consider fan requests. We`re launching a poll about songs we`ve rarely or never played live on a tour to find out which ones the fans want to hear.”

    That's exactly what Sodom is about: being close to their fans, full of ideas, burning for action while keeping their eyes on the goal ahead. Tom: “If you want to draw a summary of the past four decades, it can only be this: 40 years later, and we’re still here!”

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    1. Sepulchral Voice   3:55

    2. After the Deluge   5:00

    3. Electrocution   3:20

    4. Baptism of Fire   4:00

    5. Better Off Dead   3:40

    6. Body Parts   3:05

    7. Jabba the Hut   2:30    

    8. Gathering of Minds   4:10

    9. That's What an Unknown Killer Diarized    4:30

    10. Book Burning   2:35

    11. Genocide   4:30

    12. City of God   4:30

    13. Ashes to Ashes   4:20

    14. In War and Pieces   4:10

    15. S.O.D.O.M.  3:35

    16. Caligula   4:15

    17. Euthanasia   4:00 

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  • RAVEN Announces Wiped Out 40th Album Anniversary North American Tour


    RAVEN is that rare thing in music, true originals. Cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal - a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!

    The band released three of the most influential metal albums of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal era, inspiring every band of that time and beyond. Without RAVEN you just would not have thrash/speed metal… after all, the band did give Metallica and Anthrax their first tours.

    This year, RAVEN is set to hit the road once more where they will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their iconic record Wiped Out and treating their fans by playing the album in full during each show.

    Founding member John Gallagher comments, “really looking forward to playing one of my personal favorite RAVEN albums, Wiped Out, in its entirety on this upcoming North American tour. There are a few songs on the album we never got to ever play live so that’s gonna be a blast!”

    Joining RAVEN on the tour will be Riot Act, who will perform a Riot repertoire from their classic era (1977-1982). In a cynical musical landscape, where bands are not “gangs” but faceless corporations, RAVEN is a band that is real and proud of it! The Wiped Out 40th Anniversary Tour will kick off on September 22nd in Jacksonville, Florida with more dates are to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at:


    RAVEN Wiped Out - 40th Anniversary Tour w/ Riot Act:

    9/22/2022 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

    9/23/2022 Santos - New Orleans, LA

    9/24/2022 Lost Well – Austin, TX

    9/25/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

    9/27/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX

    9/28/2022 44 Sports Grill– Glendale, AZ

    9/29/2022 La Santa – Santa Ana, CA

    9/30/2022 Stummer’s – Fresno, CA

    10/01/2022 Eli’s Mile High Club – San Francisco, CA* RAVEN only

    10/03/2022 Tony V’s Garage – Everett, WA

    10/04/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR

    10/08/2022 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT

    10/09/2022 The Coast – Ft. Collins, CO

    10/11/2022 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

    10/12/2022 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI

    10/14/2022 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON

    10/15/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI

    10/17/2022 No Class – Cleveland, OH

    10/18/2022 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON

    10/19/2022 Sonia – Boston, MA

    10/20/2022 Geno’s – Portland, ME

    10/21/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY

    10/23/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

    10/26/2022 Tribbles – Piedmont, SC

    10/27/2022 Brickyard – Knoxville, TN



    John Gallagher - lead vocals, bass, 12-string bass

    Mark Gallagher - guitar, vocals

    Mike Heller – drums

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  • CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour


    Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour! The month-long journey will commence November 3rd in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10th in St. Petersburg, Florida with support provided by Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil. The trek includes a headlining performance at the first annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2nd. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below. 


    9/08/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival @ Virginia International Raceway - Alton, VA

    w/ Dark Funeral, Immolation, Black Anvil:

    11/03/2022 The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD

    11/04/2022 Empire Live - Albany, NY

    11/05/2022 MTELUS - Montreal, QC

    11/06/2022 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

    11/08/2022 The Agora - Cleveland, OH

    11/09/2022 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH

    11/10/2022 Piere's Entertainment Center - Fort Wayne, IN

    11/11/2022 The Forge - Joliet, IL

    11/12/2022 The Rave II - Milwaukee, WI

    11/15/2022 The Palace Theatre - Calgary, AB

    11/17/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

    11/18/2022 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

    11/19/2022 The Showbox - Seattle, WA

    11/21/2022 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

    11/22/2022 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

    11/23/2022 The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA

    11/25/2022 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV

    11/26/2022 Encore - Tucson, AZ

    11/28/2022 Empire Garage - Austin, TX

    11/29/2022 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX

    11/30/2022 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK

    12/02/2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

    12/03/2022 The Granada - Lawrence, KS

    12/04/2022 Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE

    12/05/2022 The Apollo Theatre AC - Belvidere, IL

    12/06/2022 The Vogue Theatre - Indianapolis, IN

    12/08/2022 The Concourse - Knoxville, TN

    12/09/2022 Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA

    12/10/2022 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL


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