Militarie Gun Books Their First-Ever Headline Tour of Australia

Los Angeles-based punk band Militarie Gun are hitting the road this June & July playing their first-ever headline shows in Australia. Their Winter 2024 tour to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Barwon Heads, Newcastle and Sydney. If this news wasn’t exciting enough, the band announces their headline tour with a double support line-up at each show. Special guests Blindgirls and Shock Value will join the tour at the Gold Coast and Brisbane shows, Geld and Human Noise are set to join in Melbourne and Barwon Heads, and dust and Antenna will provide support in Newcastle and Sydney. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading

Lorna Shore Books a Headline Tour with  Aborted, Ingested, AngelMaker, and Ov Sulfur


Lorna Shore will kick off a run of European tour dates and festivals this coming weekend, as they being the push towards their new album, Pain Remains. The band has also booked a follow-up run of dates – a North American headline tour with Aborted, Ingested, AngelMaker and Ov Sulfur starting on October 21st in Philly and wrapping on November 20th in Montreal. VIP ticket packages will be available to purchase for each show, which will include a ticket to the show, meet and greet with Lorna Shore, an exclusive VIP t-shirt, a souvenir laminate with a lanyard, a signed poster, a tote bag, an enamel pin and early entry. General admission tickets go on sale starting August 5th at 10AM local time (ticket links below) and VIP tickets will be available on August 4th at 10AM ET/7AM PT, below.

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Monster Truck Announces A Late 2019 Headline Tour for The UK and Germany

Stoner rockers Monster Truck have booked a November headline tour for the UK and a few dates in Germany in December. The band is touring in support their recent album True Rockers out now via Mascot Label Group. Tickets available now from the links below. Continue reading

Decapitated Book Headline Tour Of Poland

Decapitated are easing their way back into regular activity following their legal troubles of 2017 abroad. They have booked a headline tour of their homeland Poland for this fall, with direct support coming from Frontside, Virgin Snatch and Drown My Day. All dates are on sale and listed below. They have previously announced another tour, with Hatesphere, Thy Disease and more. The band are still touring in support of their excellent 2017 album, Anticult (Nuclear Blast) Continue reading

Ghost Announces Full Headline Tour of America

Ghost has announced their first full North American headline tour of large venues. The trek, which includes the their previously announced headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, California and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, will kick off on November 1 in Chicago, Illinois and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available beginning June 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time and general tickets will be available to the public beginning June 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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On The Road with.. Revocation and Black Crown Initiate

revocation at the mid east nite club

Revocation recently undertook a short headline tour of clubs in the US. Touring almost non-top since the release of last year’s Deathless (Metal Blade) album with are plethora of different bands. The band has been remarkably consistent as a live band throughout there career and shows in their hometown of Boston have been the stuff of legend. Joined on this night by Black Crown Initiate, themselves hardcore road warriors of late and locals Sexcrement and Coagula at the famed Middle East Night Club for a fun night of metal. Check out these photos by Evil Robb Photography, who caught the wild Dave Davidson of Revocation, in his natural habitat, on stage shredding.


Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Revocation, by Evil Robb Photography

Black Crown Initiate, by Evil Robb Photography

Black Crown Initiate, by Evil Robb Photography

Black Crown Initiate, by Evil Robb Photography

Black Crown Initiate, by Evil Robb Photography

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Machine Head Announce An Evening With Headline Tour This Winter

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The kings of the American metal scene, Machine Head will embark upon a headline tour in the format of “An Evening With”. The tour is focused on smaller venues and no national openers. The band has done the evening with format occasionally in their career, always favoring fan favorite songs and deep cuts. This tour follows the recent announcement the band would play no arena tours, no headline festivals or similar fests for the entire album and tour cycle of the just released Bloodstone and Diamonds (Nuclear Blast).



Official Press Release:

Bay Area Metal Titans Machine Head will headline an exclusive tour starting this January, which will span all across North America! No support bands. No locals. Just a crushing two-hour set of pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!!

“We’re doing ‘An Evening With’ MACHINE HEAD. Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks,” commented guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn. “We are really excited about the idea, playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having our own world. Promoters in the US seem really stoked about it, some have said it feels like ‘an event’.”

In regards to the band’s decision to only headline for this touring cycle as well as no longer play festivals, Flynn elaborates:

“We’re not trying to have a good time with a bunch of people who don’t know who we are. If Machine Headthrows a party, big or small, we don’t want a bunch of ‘strangers’ there. This is about us and you guys, the die-hards! The Fucking Undesirables! We don’t care about the others out there. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere, if those people want to be a part of this, they know where to find us. So for the time being, and maybe ‘forever’ we’re done reaching out for them.”

V.I.P. ticket packages are now on sale at! Packages include a meet and greet with the band, group photo with MACHINE HEAD, poster, flag, laminate, and Machine Headkoozie. In addition, everyone that purchases the VIP experience will be entered in a drawing to win an autographed Bloodstone & Diamonds electric guitar!

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Confirmed dates are as follows:

1/16/2014 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

1/18/2014 Farmington, NM – Top Deck

1/20/2015 Austin, TX – Red 7

1/21/2015 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill

1/22/2015 Houston,TX – Fitzgeralds

1/23/2015 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

1/25/2015 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

1/26/2015 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

1/28/2015 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

1/29/2015 Philadelphia. PA – Underground Arts

1/30/2015 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

1/31/2015 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

2/3/2015 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater

2/4/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater

2/5/2015 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

2/7/2015 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls

2/8/2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

2/9/2015 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom

2/10/2015 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

2/11/2015 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

2/12/2015 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

2/13/2015 Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN – Mill City Nights

2/14/2015 St Louis, MO – Fubar

2/15/2015 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room

2/17/2015 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

2/19/2015 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2/21/2015 San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom

2/24/2015 Seattle, WA – Neumos

2/25/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw

2/27/2015 Calgary, AB – Flames Central

2/28/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

3/1/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Obrian’s Event Centre

3/2/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre

3/4/2015 Minot, ND – The Original

3/6/2015 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
3/7/2015 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

Machine Headrecently made their entire Bloodstone & Diamonds album available for streaming at this location. The band’s Nuclear Blast debut and eight studio record is out now on several physical and digital formats. Order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium Machine Headguitar edition via this link:

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Machine Head Announce Fall Headline Tour of North America



As Machine Head puts the finishing touches on their highly anticipated new album, their first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the band has announced a 21 city, headline tour of the North America this fall.


A terrific lineup comprised of the modern kings of Bay Area thrash as headliners, with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross in tow promises to be a fine show with a little something for fans of different styles of metal.



Rob Flynn of Machine Head commented about the tour in a press release:


Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s ‘Locust’ tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD! This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!”



All tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST.



10/04/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

10/06/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

10/07/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues

10/09/14 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

10/10/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

10/11/14 TBA

10/12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

10/14/14 Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy

10/15/14 Montreal, QC – Metropolis

10/16/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5

10/17/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium at the Rock N Shock Festival

10/18/14 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

10/20/14 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

10/21/14 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

10/22/14 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

10/24/14 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians

10/26/14 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center

10/28/14 Vancouver, B.C – The Vogue – Vancouver, B.C.

10/29/14 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

10/31/14 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

11/01/14 Hollywood, CA – Palladium



After their work at Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland California, Machine Head are completing work on their eighth full-length studio album at Trident Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ghost Cult will be bringing you further coverage of this tour and MH’s new album as we get closer to the release date, expected to be announced soon.


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King Diamond Announces Headline Tour This Fall


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Metal legend King Diamond has announced his comeback headline tour of the USA, this fall. The full US tour, with full production promises to be the proper King Diamond live presentation fans stateside have been clamoring for. Joining him will be longtime band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson, making this a must see tour.


For the uninitiated (or just the un-metal) King Diamond was a legend before he ever went solo, leaving Mercyful Fate in 1985. Building on Don’t Break the Oath’s success, King has put out countless amazing albums, especially his first four: Fatal Portrait, Abigail, Them and Conspiracy; which still hold up well today despite being 25-30 years old.





King Diamond is an inspiration musically and aesthetically for two generations of metal bands, as well as being a pop culture figure as well (Clerks II, Dethklok). Best by injury and illness, save for an occasional festival appearance, this is the first full-scale tour KD has done in nearly a decade. Surely this announcement will stoke the fires for his long in the works new album, and eventually a Mercyful Fate reunion tour in the future.


The pre-sale started today here and the full sale is this Friday, 6/27. The tour includes stops at the annual Rock & Shock Festival and the Fun Fun Fun Fest.

KING DIAMOND North American Tour 2014:
10/11/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
10/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
10/16/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (as part of Rock & Shock)
10/17/2014 Olympia – Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/22/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/31/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/01/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX




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