September 2011


This fall the North American metal community is about to discover just how truly progressive, epic and crushing a touring package can be. One of Sumerian Records' flagship artists, BORN OF OSIRIS, have put together an absolutely devastating line-up for their first headlining run in support of their latest album, The Discovery.

Joining BORN OF OSIRIS on this run will be Veil of Maya, Carnifex, Struc/tures and France's Betraying The Martyrs (performing in the U.S. for the very first time). This highly anticipated trek is set to run between Nov. 18th and Dec. 18th. Either see below for initial dates or stay tuned to www.facebook.com/bornofosiris for additional information and tourdates as they become available over the coming weeks. The next batch of dates will be announced on Oct. 6th.

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “We couldn't be more excited about 'The Discovery' headlining U.S. tour. We are going to be back in the U.S. with our good friends Veil of Maya for the first time in years. Not only are they an incredible band, they are some of our closest friends from Chicago. Also on the tour is Carnifex. They are a really heavy band and we can't wait to see what they are all about. Struc/tures and Betraying the Martyrs will be opening up the tour. These are some of Sumerian's best new bands. Struc/tures is a great progressive metal band that also has a new album coming out just before the tour on October 24th. Betraying the Martyrs has a new album out and this tour also marks their first U.S. tour to date. We are beyond stoked to be able to present you with a package you haven't seen a different version of ten times! All the bands are fresh and have new music. We'll also be playing our longest set yet. Don't miss it!”

TOUR DATES:

11/18 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/25 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/26 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/29 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Stay tuned for more dates TBA on Oct 6th


In support of their upcoming Beyond The Lightless Sky full-length, set for North American release on October 11, 2011 via The End Records, Brooklyn sludge rock conjurers HULL today announce  a near month-long U.S. tour. The journey is set to commence in Baltimore on October 23. From there the band will proceed to blow speakers in 19 cities before winding down in Philadelphia on November 20. HULL will be joined by The F*cking Wrath on select dates.

TOUR DATES:

10/23/2011 Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD *
10/24/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA *
10/25/2011 Milestone - Charlotte, NC *
10/26/2011 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA *
10/27/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA *
10/28/2011 The Snooze - West Palm Beach, FL *
11/01/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
11/02/2011 Brian Street Tavern - Dallas, TX *
11/03/2011 Red 7 FFF Kickoff Party - Austin, TX *
11/04/2011 Bash Riprocks - Lubbock, TX *
11/05/2011 The Open Source Project - Phoenix, AZ *
11/06/2011 Que Sara - Long Beach, CA *
11/07/2011 Vacation Vinyl (early show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/07/2011 Mountain Bar (late show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2011 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
11/10/2011 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/14/2011 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/2011 Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO
11/17/2011 Downtown - Little Rock, AR
11/19/2011 Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
11/20/2011 Johhny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
* w/ The F*cking Wrath


OBSCURA has announced their first ever North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium.   The tour will start Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates).

TOUR DATES:

Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE      Mojo 13
Nov. 5 New York, NY      Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)
Nov. 6 Montreal, QC         Petit Campus
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON          Hard Luck
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH       Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL                Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN        Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB     The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK    Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB    Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB        The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC   Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR      Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA       Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA         DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA   Key Club
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ         The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO        The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK          The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX          The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX       Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Tampa, FL          Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL         Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA         Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA     Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD     Sonar



Monster High's Facebook page has posted the buzz about newest ghoul Operetta and by the looks of it she is hard to miss. Her rockabilly style and hotrod red hair. Her dad is the Phantom of the Opera, so you know she’s inherited some mad musical skills. Just be careful if you hear her sing live. There’s something about her voice that really drives monsters insane! Only being sixteen of age, she’s already a bit of a perfectionist and absolutely hates being told what to do.

Operetta and Memphis Daddy O Longlegs
Oh, keep an eye out for Memphis “Daddy O” Longlegs (he’s her pet spider). He’s unlike anything you've ever seen.

Memphis Daddy O Longlegs


We Came As Romans will headline the Take A Picture, It Will Last Longer Tour, sponsored by MerchNOW.com and EveryConcertEver.com, with support from Falling in Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Attila and For All I Am.

TOUR DATES:

Nov 22 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm^
Nov 23 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Nov 25 Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Nov 26 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
Nov 27 Fort Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
Nov 28 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Nov 29 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
Dec 01 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
Dec 02 Franklin, NH @ Artemis Event Center+
Dec 04 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground+
Dec 06 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Dec 07 Danbury, CT @ Tuxedo Junction
Dec 08 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
Dec 09 Richmond, VA @ The Hat Factory
^ We Came As Romans, Sleeping With Sirens, Attila, For All I Am only


Thursday, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, Zechs Marquise, and Native will head out on a short winter tour.

TOUR DATES:

Nov 23 - New York, NY @ Irving PlazaNov 25 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Nov 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Nov 28 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 30 - Columbus, GA @ Loft
Dec 01 - Cincinatti, OH @ 20th Century Theater
Dec 02 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Dec 03 - Detroit, MI @ The Eagle
Dec 04 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

Los Angeles-based band THE DREAMING, which features former members of STABBING WESTWARD, MURDERDOLLS and LIVING DEAD LIGHTS, has inked a deal with Epochal Artists Records. The group's new album, "Puppet", will be released on November 1. A single, "Every Trace", is impacting radio now and already lighting up phone lines on stations like KUPD in Phoenix, KXXR in Minneapolis, WIIL in Chicago and WAQX in Syracuse.

Formed in 2005 by frontman Christopher Hall, the voice behind platinum rock outfit STABBING WESTWARD, THE DREAMING assembles and all-star roster of musicians including Johnny Haro on drums (ex-ECONOLINE CRUSH, STABBING WESTWARD), guitarist Eric Griffin (ex-MURDERDOLLS, WEDNESDAY 13), and bassist Martin Kelly (ex-LIVING DEAD LIGHTS). Since its inception, THE DREAMING has toured relentlessly with the likes of ILL NINO, GODHEAD, RA, TRUST COMPANY, FLAW, JULIEN-K, POWERMAN 5000 and WEDNESDAY 13.

"After the death of STABBING WESTWARD, Johnny and I immediately put all our heart and soul into THE DREAMING. We spent a lot of time working on our songs and live show in hopes that we would find the right team to get behind this band. After several years bouncing between managers and potential labels, we found a proper home with Epochal Artists Records," commented Christopher Hall. "Epochal Artists Records understood what we were trying to do, they believe in our music and they are ready to work our album for the long haul. I am so proud to be the first release on E.A.R. and so excited to be releasing 'Puppet' with them at the helm."

COAL CHAMBER, the '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, will reform for next year's Soundwave festival in Australia.

Commented Dez: "COAL CHAMBER is playing Soundwave Down Under! These reunion shows are for the fans that want to see us again as well as all the people that never got to see COAL CHAMBER. It is and always will be a very special part of my life, so these few shows are for those people and for us. If you're not from Australia, better get a ticket now to come see this event!"

Added guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascón: "Australia has never seen us, nor have we seen them. It will be an extraordinary exchange of energy and adrenaline.

"Hello Aussies, nice to meet you!"

He continued, "This reunion will mark a decade since we last played together, so staring at my brothers on stage face to face will be an emotional rollercoaster for me. Tears of joy would be an understatement, to say the least. You know, all of us have gone through our separate journeys in life, but we're coming back to rekindle this and throw the past in the past and put the future in our hands."

Stated drummer Mike Cox: "Of all the great achievements COAL CHAMBER made in the past, getting back together after all we've been through will be the greatest achievement to date."

Concluded Dez: "We've all grown up and put the personal past behind us now and are moving forward with these few shows in a spirit of friendship through music. You must remember where you came from in order to know where you are going."

The official lyric video for "Dead But Dreaming", a brand new song from the San Diego-based deathcore band CARNIFEX, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's new album, "Until I Feel Nothing", which will be released on October 25 via Victory Records. Produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING), the follow-up to 2010's "Hell Chose Me" "captures an in-your-face extremity that drips with malice and ferocity, solidifying the effort as the most anticipated album of the year," according to a press release. The cover artwork was created by famed comic book illustrator Menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte) and can be seen below.

During the writing process for the new CD, CARNIFEX "aimed to redefine their extreme sound, resulting in their most brutal album to date. The dark, blasphemous approach to 'Until I Feel Nothing' results in an abrasive record, complete with blood-curdling screams and razor-sharp guitar riffs — the kind only CARNIFEX is able to flawlessly deliver."


Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording their next album for an early 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The band is once again working with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER), who helmed the group's latest EP, "Gloom". "Gloom" was released on June 7 via Metal Blade Records. The CD features the first new music from JOB FOR A COWBOY since 2009's "Ruination" LP, which landed at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.

L.A.’s Warbringer have seen the light! With their third full-length “Worlds Torn Asunder”, you get delivered with an aggressive bliss….

“Living Weapon”, “Shattered Glass”, “Wake up….Destroy”, “Savagery”, just really delivers that thrash metal vibe. The snarling vocals, rip roaring riffs, stunning solo work is all done superbly well. The temp portions manage to even give a great use of talent when their changes commence every now and then.

Warbringer's accomplishments have gotten them so far in their career it’s just a matter of time until they have reined above all the others.

Legendary punkers Strike Anywhere are about to embark on a US/Canadian tour with A Wilhelm Scream, Dead To Me, The Copyrights and others on select dates!  Check out the band on the road as they play songs off of their most recent effort, Iron Front. While continuing to bring the melodic hardcore that’s made the band a standard bearer for fans, they brought a noisier sound along with more traditional hardcore leanings. Not ones to settle, the band keeps making records that stand the test of time.


TOUR DATES:

9/27- Asbury Park, NJ @Asbury Lanes w/ A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights
9/28- NYC, NY @Studio- Webster Hall w/A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights, Bridge & Tunnel
9/29- Baltimore, MD @Ottobar w/ A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights
9/30- Philadelphia, PA @The Barbary w/ A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights, One Win Choice
10/1- Boston, MA @Middle East w/ A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights, No Trigger
10/2- Montreal, Quebec @Foufounes w/ Dead To Me, The Copyrights
10/3- Ottawa, ON @Mavericks w/ Dead To Me, The Copyrights
10/4- Kingston, ON @The Mansion w/ Dead To Me, The Copyrights
10/5- Toronto, ON @Sneaky Dees w/ Dead To Me, The Copyrights
10/6- London, ON @Call The Office w/ Dead To Me, The Copyrights
10/7- Detroit, MI @Magic Stick w/ Leftover Crack, Dead To Me
10/8- Chicago, IL @Congress Theatre / Riot Fest w/ Descendents, Leftover Crack, The Copyrights, The Menzingers...
10/9- Cleveland, OH @Grog Shop w/ Dead To Me, The Menzingers
10/10- Louisville, KY @Keswick Democratic Club w/ Dead To Me
10/11- Huntington, WV @Shamrocks w/ Dead To Me
10/12- Harrisonburg, VA @Blue Nile w/ Dead To Me


"If You Can't Hang" comes directly off their latest album Let's Cheers To This in stores now via Rise Records. In support of the latest record Sleeping With Sirens is out now supporting A Skylit Drive in Europe with I Set My Friends On Fire, and Woe, Is Me. The band will be embarking on the 2011 Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour with Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, and Attila.


German website Sparshop.biz spilled the guts to the 2012 Monster High lines from Mattel. As such these lines include the new Sweet 1600 theme featuring brother Clawd Wolf and sister Clawdeen Wolf along with Frankie Stein and Draculaura. Also included in this line is Draculaura's Sweet 1600 Booday gift her very fist car! A Sweet 1600 roadster according to the photograph of the vehicle this has not yet been finalized but is a prototype version. The car's sleek design of course features Draculaura's favorite colors of choice pink and black, and is a 2 seater by the looks of it. One other noticeable character is a Sweet 1600 cupid ghoul who' possibly behind the love mischief that has yet to unfold.

Sweet 1600 Assortment

Sweet 1600 Roadster

Sweet 1600 Cupid


Another interesting line has to the Skull Shores assortment or island dolls as Sparshop puts it. This includes Abbey Bominable, Draculaura, Ghoulia Yelps, Lagoona Blue and Gillington "Gil" Webber.


Skull Shores or Island Dolls Assortment
Adding more to the mix is yet another fashion set that by the looks if it belongs to  Spectra Vondergeist top left, Frankie Stein top right, Toralei bottom left and Cleo De Nile bottom right. Another fashon accessory has to be Cleo De Nile's vanity this mummifying stylish set features her colors of yellow, blue, and black and has a chair and of course the vanity itself that has a mirror, dresser, with a nifty outragous design to boot. Expect these to pop up sometime in 2012 possiblity at the start of the New Year if not February being the closet.

New Fashion Assortment

Cleo De Nile's Vanity Set


"Born To Lose", the new video from the Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. (Note: The video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip was directed by Drew Russ, who has previously worked with A DAY TO REMEMBER, IMPENDING DOOM, THE FAMINE, WAR OF AGES and A PLEA FOR PURGING, among others. "Born To Lose" comes off THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's new album, "Dead Throne", which sold 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.


Over the weekend Mattel's Monster High line revealed their newest ghoul in school, Opperetta who if you don't know is the daughter of The Phantom of the Opera! She has a pet spider with a groovy style. Anywho now that her cartoon form has been revealed Mattel has done a follow-up by releasing her doll formation as well. Check her out ghouls!

Opperetta's Doll Form


GUNS N' ROSES will embark on its first U.S. tour in five years this fall. The trek will kick off October 28 in Orlando, Florida and will include stops in 30 cities — fueled by Monster Energy — from October to New Year's Eve. Before hitting the States, GN'R will tour Latin America, starting with a sold-out, headline slot for the closing day of the Rock In Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 2 in front of 75,000 fans.

TOUR DATES:

* Oct. 28 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center Arena
* Oct. 29 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
* Oct. 31 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center Arena
* Nov. 02 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
* [to be announced] - Houston, TX - [to be announced]
* Nov. 05 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
* [to be announced] - Omaha, NE - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Tulsa, OK - [to be announced]
* Nov. 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center Arena
* Nov. 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center Arena
* [to be announced] - Chicago, IL @ All State Arena
* [to be announced] - East Rutherford, NJ - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Hartford, CT - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Wilkes-Barre, PA - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Worcester, MA - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Camden, NJ - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Detroit, MI - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Cincinnati, OH - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Nashville, TN - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Indianapolis, IN - [to be announced]
* [to be announced] - Denver, CO - [to be announced]

More dates, cities and venue information to be announced very soon.

CHIMAIRA will be heading out on the road for a round of dates with UNEARTH this fall on "THE JÄGERMEISTER PRESENTS TOUR" with Skeletonwitch and Molotov Solution. The Jägermeister Presents Tour featuring Chimaira will begin October 10th in Kent, Ohio. The band will be touring in support of their latest record “The Age of Hell” and will be embarking on an Australian and European tour in 2012, followed by more US touring.

"We are extremely excited to hit the road with our old friends in Unearth,” says Mark Hunter. “Crazy to think that our bands have been playing shows for over 10 years but never headlined together in the states. A lot of fans have been waiting for this line-up and now the wait is over. This is going to be a blast! Our friends at Jägermeister will be supplying the fun, we'll be blasting the tunes, and you guys bring the ruckus! I guarantee you don't want to miss this!"

Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting September 23 through each venue’s ticketing outlet. Please check local listings or Chimaira’s official website for more details.


TOUR DATES:

11/13 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
11/14 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
11/16 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
11/17 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
11/18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/19 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally’s Pub
11/20 - Springfield, VA - JAXX
11/21 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
11/22 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
11/23 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
11/25 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11/26 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
11/27 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
11/29 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
11/30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
12/01 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater*
12/02 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
12/03 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep*
12/04 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
12/05 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Theatre*
12/07 - Pomona, CA - Glass House*
12/08 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
12/09 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
12/10 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory*
12/11 - Calgary, AB - Republik
12/12 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
12/14 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
12/16 - Cedar Falls, IA - Wheelhouse
12/17 - Madison, WI - The Barrymore Theater
12/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection

* Skeletonwitch not appearing on these dates


Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE will hit the road in November as part of the "Thrash And Burn" tour with CHELSEA GRIN, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, UPON A BURNING BODY, IN THE MIDST OF LIONS, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES and VOLUMES.

Commented WINDS OF PLAGUE vocalist Johnathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke: "We are very excited that our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record, 'Against The World', will carry the Thrash And Burn brand. In my opinion, this year's lineup is one of the heaviest lineups I've seen in a while. Each band will deliver their unique brand of crushing metal, and it will prove to be one hell of an evening for fans of heavy music. Our set will consist of an even balance of songs between our three records. We are pulling out all the stops for this tour — if you have seen us before, you've never seen us like how we will be on this tour."

TOUR DATES:

Nov. 10 - San Diego, CA @ Soma (no FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS)
Nov. 11 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ [to be announced]
Nov. 13 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 15 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov. 16 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Nov. 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Nov. 18 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Nov. 19 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic
Nov. 20 - Louisville, KY @ [to be announced]
Nov. 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov. 22 - St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Nov. 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
Nov. 25 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Nov. 26 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov. 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Nov. 28 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 30 - Portland, ME @ [to be announced]
Dec. 01 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights (w/ HATEBREED) (WINDS OF PLAGUE, CHELSEA GRIN, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK only)
Dec. 02 - Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
Dec. 03 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Dec. 05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Dec. 07 - St. Louis, MO @ [to be announced]
Dec. 08 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
Dec. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Fest
Dec. 11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec. 12 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec. 13 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
Dec. 14 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

After blazing through the U.S. and Canada on the "Summer of Blood Tour", Lizzy Borden have announced the "Death Takes a Holiday Tour" 2011. Lizzy Borden will kick off the holiday tour with Megadeth in Guadalajara on November 19th at the Hell and Heaven Festival, then on to Europe for the Christmas Metal Festival with Hammerfall, Lordi and Saxon in Lichtenfels, Germany on Nov 25th. A much anticipated performance at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in the UK will follow on December 2nd with Ace Frehley, Magnum and the Quireboys. Lizzy Borden's "Death takes a holiday tour" also includes headlining shows throughout Europe, (all tour dates below).

TOUR DATES:

November
19 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Hell And Heaven Festival (with Megadeth)
23 - Eindhoven, Holland - The Rambler
25 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Christmas Metal Festival (with Saxon, Lordi)
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Munich, Germany - Garage De Luxe
28 - Vienna, Austria - Escape
30 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Channel Zero

December:
1 - London, England - Camden Underworld
2 - Prestatyn, North Wales - Hard Rock Hell Festival (w/Ace Frehley, the Quireboys)
3 - York, UK - The Duchess
5 - Helsinki, Finland
9 - Sala, Sweden - Rockland
10 -Trollhattan, Sweden - Backstage
11 - Copenhagen, Danmark - The Rock

Portland, Oregon's metal-punk warriors TOXIC HOLOCAUST have teamed up with Cleveland, Ohio's Midnight for a split 7” to benefit the victims of the Japanese tsunami disaster.

The 7” is limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 copies on Japanese-flag colored heavy-weight vinyl, and features tracks from both bands (“A.T.O.M.I.C.” by TOXIC HOLOCAUST, “Destroy Tsunami’s Power” by Midnight) exclusive to this release. The split also features exclusive artwork by Daniel “Sawblade” Shaw (TOXIC HOLOCAUST, Insect Warfare, Coffins). All proceeds will go to the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the tsunami disaster. The 7” can be ordered HERE.

Additionally, TOXIC HOLOCAUST heads to Europe for a five-week winter tour alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them and Wolves Like Us. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

TOUR DATES:

11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway      
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway    
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland      
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland      
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany  
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK    
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland          
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK                
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium          
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France            
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France              
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany      
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland        
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy            
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria              
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany      
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden

Lacuna Coil has just announced they they'll be releasing their sixth studio album, 'Dark Adrenaline,' on January 24, 2012.

The album was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet for My Valentine) and its first single, 'Trip the Darkness,' will impact at Active Rock radio next month. Lacuna Coil will tour in North America in support of 'Dark Adrenaline' around the album's release; look for a big tour announcement in the coming weeks.

Lacuna Coil's sultry co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia commented, "As some of you know, the release for 'Dark Adrenaline' was postponed a bit... and this made me even more nervous because I had to wait even more to spit it out! I am so thrilled I can finally say something about this album - ha! I simply love it. I feel this is the best work we have ever done, and it absolutely captures the essence of who we are. The atmosphere of the record will make a lot of old-school fans very happy, and the newer fans will enjoy the vibrant energy and the dark blood running through the songs. I really believe the 'Dark Adrenaline' will wake you up. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to enjoy the trip!"

TRACKLISITING:

1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
5. Upsidedown
6. End of Time
7. I Don't Believe in Tomorrow
8. Intoxicated
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
11. Fire
12. My Spirit


"The Sinner" comes directly from their latest album The Hollow in stores now via Rise Records. In support of the latest record, Memphis May Fire is headlining the Rise Records European Tour going on now with The Color Morale, and Dream On Dreamer.

The band will be embarking on the 2011 Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour with Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, and Attila starting October.


This 12 day tour will be in correspondance with the 12-track self-titled release that will kick off just two days after the album's release. This will be the first record since 2006's "The Open Door". Evanescence has spent time changing their line up and style for this brand new album.

TOUR DATES:

10/10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
10/19 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
10/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
10/24 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/25 – Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy
10/27 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
10/28 – Boston, MA – Palladium
10/30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat House of Blues
11/1 – New York, NY- Terminal 5

Breathe Carolina will be going on tour with support from Big Chocolate.

TOUR DATES:

Nov, 07 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Nov, 08 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Nov, 09 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Nov, 10 - DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Nov, 11 - Grand Rapis, MI @ MXTP
Nov, 12 - Detroit, MI @ Shelter
Nov, 13 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
Nov, 14 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Nov, 16 - Akron, OH @ Musica
Nov, 17 - Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
Nov, 21 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
Nov, 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft @ The Chance
Nov, 23 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Nov, 25 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Nov, 26 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Nov, 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church
Nov, 29 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Dec, 10 - Dallas, TX @ Centennial Hall

Gavin DeGraw and David Cook, will embark on a national tour kicking off on Oct. 9 at Penn State University. The US tour, will have  opening act Carolina Liar, and will wrap on Nov. 10 in Athens, GA.

TOUR DATES:

October 9 Penn State State College, PA
October 10 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
October 11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
October 13 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
October 15 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
October 17 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
October 18 Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA
October 20 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA
October 21 Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno, NV
October 23 Arizona State Fair Phoenix, AZ
October 24 Humphrey's San Diego, CA
October 26 The Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
October 29 Arena Theatre Houston, TX
October 30 ACL Live Austin, TX
November 1 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
November 2 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
November 4 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
November 5 Pullo Center York, PA
November 6 Palace Theatre at Playhouse Square Center Cleveland, OH
November 7 The Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
November 9 Peace Center Greenville, SC
November 10 The Classic Center Athens, GA

THRICE is excited to share the details of the upcoming live performance you can watch online! Fans can tune in Wednesday, September 21st at 2pm PST/5pm EST to see a live performance by Thrice streaming from Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles. The band will be playing a handful of songs off their new album Major/Minor (which hits streets tomorrow!)- and viewers have a unique chance to ask Thrice questions. Fans can tweet questions to @RedBullStudioLA with the hash tag #RBStudio.  Major/Minor is available nationwide tomorrow, and Thrice will soon after be hitting the road on a headlining tour w/ La Dispute, Moving Mountains, and O'Brother in support.

TOUR DATES:

Sep 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Oct 01 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct 03 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Oct 08 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
Oct 09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Theater
Oct 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 12 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Oct 15 – Towson, MD – Recher Theater
Oct 16 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct 18 – Boston, MA – Royale
Oct 19 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
Oct 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
Oct 22 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
Oct 23 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Oct 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct 28 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
Oct 29 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Oct 30 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov 01 – Magna, UT – SaltAir
Nov 03 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Nov 04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Nov 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
Nov 09 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov 11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues


Monster High has decided to let you have a chance at making your very own ghoul! The set comes with a doll and various accessories you can mix and match with to make your ghoulish creation. Brother Clawd Wolf and sister Clawdeen Wolf with Draculaura and Frankie Stein are heading to Prom! Gil, Lagoona, Ghoulia, and Abbey are ready to chill in the sun with the new Skull Shores line. Also Cleo has her own vanity and Draculaura her own car to celebrating her Sweet 1600 and of course the Sweet 1600 line starring Draculaura!

Make Your Own Ghoul Set
Clawd Wolf and Draculaura Prom Set
Gill, Lagoona, Ghoulia, Frankie or Abbey Prom Line
Draculaura's Sweet 1600 Roadster

Cleo's Vanity

Draculaura Sweet 1600


Here is a video that showcases the new display of new products coming for the New Year! Video is from artm08.

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