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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: ravenlunatics.com.

     

    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

     

    RAVEN:

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

    Mark Gallagher - guitar, vocals

    Mike Heller – drums

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  • ARMSTRONG METALFEST Adds ABYSMAL DAWN, OLDGUARD To 2024 Lineup w/ THE BROWNING, EYE OF HORUS, ATRÆ BILIS, ARKAIK, BODYBOX and more!

    Armstrong MetalFest 2024 Spotify playlist Here.

    Western Canada's largest mountain mosh pit Armstrong MetalFest announces that the new headliner for Friday night, July 12th will be Los Angeles death metal masters ABYSMAL DAWN to replace Decrepit Birth who unfortunately retracted from their performance due to a schedule conflict within the line-up. Also joining the AMF lineup, is local Okanagan hard rock / heavy metal band, Kelowna's Oldguard to replace Calgary's Kingsrot.

    This 14th annual gathering of metalheads, Armstrong MetalFest will once again witness a pilgrimage of extreme metal music fans for two days of unforgettable moshing, headbanging, and camping. From iconic headliners to promising newcomers, the 2024 lineup is set to showcase the best of diverse metal genres, ensuring an electrifying experience for all.

    This year's lineup held on July 12th and 13th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC will be headlined by Kansas City THE BROWNING who will be unleashing their unique eclectic blend of electronicore and deathcore. Also featured on this year's two-day festival, dissonant and atmospheric Vancouver tech death metallers ATRÆ BILIS, and Orlando's two-fisted two steppin' double-wide aural assault squad BODYBOX. Returning to the festival, is the Okanagan's very favourite Black Metallers XUL (Vernon, BC) and Edmonton death metallers EYE OF HORUS along with first-time performances from Vancouver twin brother duo OPAL IN SKY, San Francisco's outside-the-box prog metallers CYBORG OCTOPUS, and the tech death fury of Riverside, CA's ARKAIK among many more (full lineup listed below).

    Festival weekend passes are on sale now at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca

    (All tickets provide General Admission and grant access to the festival grounds, camping area, and arena from 9:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2023, until 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2022. Free camping is included.)

    "It's one of the premier festivals of its kind in Canada, showcasing the biggest names in local, national, and international heavy metal music." - Vancouver Sun

    AMF 2024 Lineup:

    Abysmal Dawn (Los Angeles, CA)
    The Browning (Kansas City, MO)
    Xul (Vernon, BC)
    Opal In Sky (Vancouver, BC)
    Cyborg Octopus (San Francisco, CA)
    Eye Of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
    Atrae Billis (Vancouver, BC)
    Arkaik (Riverside, CA)
    Bobybox (Orlando, FL)
    Nott (Seattle, WA)
    Dessiderium (Phoenix, AZ)
    Odinfist (Armstrong, BC)
    Misyrion (Vancouver, BC)
    Death Machine (Kelowna, BC)
    Satanic Tea Company (Calgary, AB)
    Ravensun (Nanaimo, BC)
    Crown Of Madness (Vancouver, BC)
    Vaegon (Edmonton, AB)
    Lynx (Calgary, AB)
    Kelevra (Regina, SK)
    Oldguard (Kelowna, BC)
    Gregorious (Kamloops, BC)
    Dendros (Kamloops, BC)
    Thirteen Goats (Vancouver, Bc)
    Anomalist (Prince George, BC
    Burn It All (Kamloops, BC)
    Augur (Kamloops, BC)

    The 2023 edition of Armstrong MetalFest broke attendance records again with its eclectic earth-shaking lineup that featured 28 bands performing on the two-day festival that included headliners LA thrashers WARBRINGER, San Francisco tech-death giants FALLUJAH, festival alumni Spokane, WA's ENTERPRISE EARTH, and Los Angeles' THE ZENITH PASSAGE, along with Denver's H.P. Lovecraft extreme metallers VALE OF PNATH, and Edmonton's Juno award-winning heavy metal champions STRIKER.

    Since 2009 (minus pause years 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic), West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest have not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands, but have imported well-known, international acts to the quiet, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia.

    Each year hundreds of metalheads from Canada and the USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun, they spend three days camping, taking in as much metal over two days, participating in wrestling events, scavenger hunts, and catching up with their metal family.

    The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, Nekrogoblikon, Origin, Rivers of Nihil, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.

    West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on the Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C., it gives bands opportunities to play at different venues throughout the region including all-ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.

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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. 

    CANNIBAL CORPSE:

    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

     

    Preview and purchase Violence Unimagined at http://metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse 

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  • CVLTVS BLACK at Palladium Times Square 3/18/22

    “We caught this band opening the event for Prong and Overkill the other night at Palladium Times Square.

     

    It was kinda dark at all times so between the photo pit people and the strobe lights i couldn’t appreciate much their custom apparel that made a lot difficult to photograph them but i can tell a bit about their music which was great. 

     

    They were brought their sounds with a lot of influences of Slipknot and such bands but i could definitely hear more elements that made the music standout from above their influences.

     

    It was the first time in front of the band so i hope i have a new chance because now i will know where to point my camera. 

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