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As I Lay Dying Concert Tickets + Signed Drumhead Prize Pack Giveaway!

Metal Blade As I Lay Dying are getting ready to hit the road and they’ve teamed up with Loudwire for an amazing giveaway. The group is offering up a stellar prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the ‘Marathon Metalcore’ show of your choosing on their upcoming co-headlining trek with The Devil Wears Prada . In addition, the winning entrant will also receive a signed bass drumhead from the band, a copy of their ‘ Awakened ‘ CD and a special edition vinyl version of the disc, as well. The trek gets under way Feb. 22 in Ventura, Calif., and continues through a two-night finale at Colorado Springs’ Black Sheep April 3 and 4. Joining As I Lay Dying and the Devil Wears Prada on the tour will be a rotating list of acts, including For Today, the Color Morale and the Chariot. If you are the winner of this prize pack, you’ll be able to choose which date you want to see, check out the full ‘Marathon Metalcore’ itinerary below. The tour has already been named as one of Loudwire’s 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts . It’s been a stellar year for As I Lay Dying, who released their ‘Awakened’ album last year to positive returns. The group was recently voted by fans as the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards Metal Band of the Year . For your chance to win a pair of tickets to As I Lay Dying’s tour date of your choosing, as well as the signed drumhead and CD and vinyl versions of ‘Awakened,’ simply follow @loudwire on Twitter and retweet this announcement of the giveaway by Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:59PM ET. We’ll choose a winner at random. Good luck! If you’d like to get your hands on As I Lay Dying tickets right now, you can purchase them here , and if you haven’t picked up the ‘Awakened’ album yet, click here to buy the CD. As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada 2013 North American Tour Dates: 2/22 Ventura, Calif. Majestic Ventura Theater Half House 2/23 Santa Cruz, Calif. The Catalyst 2/24 Chico, Calif. Senator Theatre 2/26 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory Concert House 2/27 Las Vegas, Nev. House of Blues 2/28 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/01 San Diego, Calif. Soma 3/02 Tucson, Ariz. Rialto Theatre 3/03 El Paso, Texas Tricky Falls 3/05 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 3/06 San Antonio, Texas Backstage Live 3/07 Dallas, Texas House of Blues – Dallas 3/08 Lubbock, Texas Lonestar Events Center 3/09 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 3/10 Memphis, Tenn. New Daisy Theatre 3/ 12 Nashville, Tenn. Rocketown 3/13 Charlotte, N.C. Amos’ Southend 3/14 Charleston, S.C. The Music Farm 3/15 Norfolk, Va The NorVa 3/16 Silver Spring, Md. The Fillmore 3/17 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theatre 3/19 Allentown, Pa. Crocodile Rock 3/20 Huntington, N.Y. Paramount Theater 3/21 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Chance 3/22 Williamsville, N.Y. Club Infinity 3/23 Toronto, Ontario The Sound Academy 3/24 Millvale, Pa. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/25 Millvale, Ps. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/27 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall 3/28 Grand Rapids, Mich. The Intersection 3/29 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave 3/30 Minneapolis, Minn. First Avenue 4/2 Lawrence, Kan. The Granada Theatre 4/3 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep 4/4 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep As I Lay Dying Signed Drumhead + Limited Edition Vinyl  Metal Blade

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Continues Acoustic Fascination With Solo Shows

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Machine Head ‘s Robb Flynn has gotten a taste of playing acoustic over the last couple of months and he’s anxious to work in a few more performances. As such, the singer-guitarist has booked four acoustic performances this coming week in California. Flynn recently broke out the acoustic guitar for his collaborative performance of the Black Sabbath classic ‘Die Young’ at the Mitch Lucker Memorial Concert . The vocalist joined members of Suicide Silence in saluting their late vocalist by singing the track. He stated, “I was surprisingly nervous, maybe because it was the first time playing it live, maybe not being able to rely on my usual bravado/attitude/’roar’ was a bit daunting. It was three acoustics and a vocal, naked and all about the passion.” Emboldened by the experience, Flynn agreed to perform acoustically again at the recent Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation benefit . This time he tried out a pair of tracks — the aforementioned ‘Die Young’ and a reworked acoustic version of ‘Darkness Within.” The vocalist stated of the experience, “‘Die Young’ went down good. I sang the end a lot better than at the Mitch [Lucker] benefit, and then came time for the debut of the acoustic version of ‘Darkness [Within],’ just me and an acoustic, no sing-alongs, no band to kick in the heavy — a new version I had never played live. It worked, it totally worked. I nailed most of it, was a little flat in some parts at the very end, but overall it felt good and I was proud of myself for taking up the challenge.” Feeling good about his recent acoustic attempts, the Machine Head leader will now play full acoustic sets for the four newly-announced shows. The set list is expected to include a mixture of cover songs and reworked Machine Head favorites. All the shows are in the southern California vicinity, coinciding with the various Machine Head members’ upcoming appearances at the NAMM convention . Flynn, in particular, will be playing an acoustic performance at Epiphone Booth Friday (Jan. 25) at 4PM PT, and he’ll join Phil Demmel in a signing session at the EMG Booth at 11AM PT Saturday (Jan. 26) Robb Flynn Acoustic Shows: 1/21 — Hollywood, Calif. — On the Rox 1/23 — Riverside, Calif. — Mission Tobacco Lounge 1/24 — San Diego, Calif. — Brick by Brick 1/26 — Fullerton, Calif. — Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen [button href=”” title=”Next: Robb Flynn Discusses Hernia Surgery + 2013 Plans” align=”center”]

Sevendust + Coal Chamber Team Up To Co-Headline 2013 U.S. Tour

ABC PR / Adrenaline PR Sevendust  are teaming up with the reunited  Coal Chamber  for a 2013 U.S. tour. The two bands will be supported directly by Lacuna Coil, with Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies splitting opening duties. Sevendust will be out in support of their upcoming album ‘Black Out the Sun,’ which features the new single ‘Decay.’ The band has added dates to a winter trek with Lacuna Coil that kicks off Feb. 2 in Winston Salem, N.C., and runs through March 27 in El Cajon, Calif. Candlelight Red will be along for that ride. Now it’s been revealed that Coal Chamber will jump aboard the trek starting March 28 in Tempe, Ariz., to link up with Sevendust, Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red in Tempe, Ariz., for a month longtour which wraps up on April 28 in Dallas, Texas. Stolen Babies will take over Candlelight Red’s slot on April 14 in Toronto, Canada. “I’m stoked to be bringing Coal Chamber back to the United States,” remarks singerDez Fafara. “These shows are going to f—ing rule! The lineup is perfect! Hope to see you all there!” Check out the dates below: Sevendust’s Newly Announced Tour Dates (in addition to Winter tour): With Candlelight Red: 3/15 New Orleans, La. House Of Blues 3/16 Broussard, La. The Station With Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red: 3/17 Abilene, Texas The Lucky Mule 3/19 Farmington, New Mexico Top Deck 3/21 Boise, Idaho Knitting Factory Concert House 3/22 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory 3/23 Las Vegas, Nev. The Railhead @ Boulder Station Hotel & Casino 3/27 El Cajon, Calif. Sycuan Casino Sevendust, Coal Chamber and  Lacuna Coil (with Candlelight Red + Stolen Babies): 3/28 Tempe, Ariz. The Marquee 3/29 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/30 San Francisco, Calif. The Regency Ballroom 3/31 Sacramento, Calif. Ace Of Spades 4/2 Englewood, Colo. Gothic Theatre 4/3 Wichita, Kan. The Cotillion 4/4 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 4/5 Sauget, Ill. Pop’s 4/6 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave II 4/8 Minneapolis, Minn. Mill City Nights 4/9 Joliet, Ill. Mojoes 4/11 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Piere’s 4/12 Detroit, Mich. Harpo’s 4/13 Toronto, Ontario Sound Academy 4/14 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theater 4/16 Worcester, Mass. The Palladium 4/17 New York, N.Y. Best Buy Theater 4/18 Philadelphia, Pa. Electric Factory 4/19 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino 4/20 Sayreville, N.J. Starland Ballroom 4/22 Baltimore, Md. Rams Head Live! 4/23 Charlotte, N.C. The Fillmore Charlotte 4/24 Atlanta, Ga. Tabernacle 4/26 Houston, Texas Warehouse Live 4/27 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 4/28 Dallas, Texas The Palladium Ballroom [button href=”” title=”Listen to Sevendust’s ‘Decay’ at” align=”center”]

Testament, Overkill + More to Embark on 2013 Dark Roots of Thrash Tour

You will see this tour and you will like it ! Both Testament and Overkill successfully raided 2012 with awesome new albums, and luckily for thrash fans, the two bands have teamed up to create the must-see ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ tour, beginning in January 2013. Many veteran thrash bands deserve the utmost respect when it comes to their accomplishments in 2012. Testament released their ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ album and toured extensively with Anthrax and Death Angel throughout the year; both the album and the tour were incredible well-received. Fellow thrash veterans Overkill unleashed their sixteenth studio album, ‘The Electric Age,’ in 2012 and embarked a mass of festival dates along with a monster tour with God Forbid . It’s only right that two of the greatest thrash acts outside of the ‘Big 4′ converge for a tour of mammoth proportions, taking along Arizona thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam along with Australian thrash metal act 4ARM. “It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam,” says Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick . “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.” Find out where you’ll be kicking in skulls by checking out the official tour dates below. ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ 2013 Tour Dates: 01/30 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Filmore (no Flotsam And Jetsam) 01/31 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam) 02/01 – Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee (no Flotsam And Jetsam) 02/02 – Hollywood, Calif. @ House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam) 02/04 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater (no Flotsam And Jetsam) 02/05 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s 02/06 – Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues 02/07 – Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues 02/09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade 02/10 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore 02/12 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore 02/13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero 02/14 – New York, N.Y. @ Best Buy Theatre 02/15 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount 02/16 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium 02/17 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom 02/18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre 02/20 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s 02/21 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection 02/22 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave 02/23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue 02/25 – Denver, Colo. @ The Summit Music Hall 02/26 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue 02/27 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory 02/28 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades

Trapt Announce New Album ‘Reborn,’ Unveil Dates for Fall 2012 U.S. Tour

Epochal Artist Records Look for the re-emergence of Trapt this fall, as the band has announced the release details of their new album, ‘Reborn,’ and booked a string of dates to support the effort. ‘Reborn’ is due Nov. 20 from Epochal Artist Records in association with EMI, and the disc will be available in both standard and deluxe edition packages. The deluxe edition will come bolstered with five acoustic recordings of songs from the new album, plus the never-before-released fan favorite, ‘Avelyn.’ Singer Chris Taylor Brown, who co-produced the disc with Matt Thorne, states, “This record is really a new sound for Trapt. With ‘Reborn’ we really wanted to use new sounds and textures as well as experiment with delays, reverbs, synths and many other techniques we have learned over the years or have heard in our influences. Lyrically, this album is as deep and thoughtful as any album that Trapt has done in the past.” The group has chosen album opener ‘Bring It’ as the lead single, and the song has been packaged as a double single with ‘Love Hate Relationship’ at iTunes . Trapt also shot a video for ‘Bring It’ in Las Vegas recently, and the clip will arrive in the coming weeks. Speaking of Las Vegas, Trapt will head to Sin City for the start of their North American tour in support of the ‘Reborn’ album. The trek launches Oct. 24 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, with dates booked through the end of November. Trapt’s ‘Reborn’ Track Listing: 1. ‘Bring It’ 2. ‘Love Hate Relationship’ 3. ‘Experience’ 4. ‘Eye of the Storm’ 5. ‘Livewire’ 6. ‘Going Under’ 7. ‘Too Close’ 8. ‘Strength in Numbers’ 9. ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’ 10. ‘When It Rains’ 11. ‘You’re No Angel’ Trapt’s Fall 2012 Tour Dates 10/24 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Vinyl 10/26 — Riverton, Wyo. — The Armory 10/27 — Wheat Ridge, Colo. — Copperfield 10/29 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Black Shield 10/31 — Fargo, N.D. — House of Rock at the Hub 11/1 — Rochester, Minn. — Wicked Moose 11/3 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop 11/4 — Detroit, Mich. — Sound Board at Motor City Casino 11/7 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes 11/8 — Libertyville, Ill. — Austin’s Saloon 11/9 — Fort Wayne, Ind. — Piere’s 11/10 — Columbus, Ohio — Al Rosa Villa 11/20 — West Hollywood, Calif. — The Roxy 11/21 — Scottsdale, Ariz. — Pub Rock Live 11/23 — San Jose, Calif. — Musik Ink 11/24 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades 11/27 — Santa Rosa, Calif. — Last Day Saloon 11/28 — Modesto, Calif. — Fat Cat 11/29 — Chico, Calif. — Senator Theatre 11/30 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory

Corrosion of Conformity To Embark on Headlining Fall 2012 North American Tour

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire In conjunction with the reissue of one of their classic albums, Corrosion of Conformity will be embarking on a tour in November that will take them across the U.S. and Canada and wrap up just before the end of the year. Supporting bands include ASG, Royal Thunder, Saviours, YOB and Zoroaster. In addition, C.O.C. will  team up  with  High on Fire ,  Goatwhore and LoPan at three December shows in California. A full list of dates is below. Tickets for the Corrosion of Conformity headline shows are on sale now, and can be purchased here . C.O.C.’s self-titled album, their first since 2005, was released earlier this year. Now, their 1984 debut ‘Eye for an Eye’ is getting the reissue treatment on Nov. 6 via Candlelight Records. It has been remastered, and the new version includes the ‘Six Songs with Mike Singing’ E.P., originally released in 1989. There will also be a deluxe digibook edition of ‘Eye for an Eye,’ which includes extended liner notes and rare photos. It will be limited to 1000 copies in North American, and only available via Candlelight’s official webstore and select retailers. Corrosion of Conformity Fall 2012 Tour Dates: 11/06/2012 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Altar Bar w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder 11/07/2012 — Richmond, Va. — Kingdom w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/08/2012 — Philadelphia, Pa. — North Star w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/09/2012 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Saint Vitus w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/10/2012 — New London, Ct. — El ‘N’ Gees w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/11/2012 — Ottawa, Ontario –Mavericks w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/13/2012 — Kingston, Ontario — Revolutions 11/14/2012 — Hamilton, Ontario — Corktown Pub w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/15/2012 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/16/2012 — Detroit, Mich. — Harpo’s w/ ASG, Royal Thunder 11/17/2012 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoe’s w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder 11/18/2012 — Lexington, Ky. — Cosmic Charlies w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder 12/11/2012 — Vancouver, B.C. — The Biltmore w/ Saviours 12/12/2012 — Seattle, Wash. — The Crocodile w/ YOB, Saviours 12/13/2012 — Portland, Ore. — Dante’s w/ YOB, Saviours 12/14/2012 — Eugene, Ore. — Oak Street Speakeasy w/ YOB, Saviours 12/15/2012 — Sacramento, Calif. — Harlow’s w/ YOB, Saviours 12/16/2012 — Oakland, Calif. — Uptown Theater w/ Saviours 12/18/2012 — Santa Cruz, Calif. — Catalyst w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan 12/19/2012 — San Diego, Calif. — The Brickhouse w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan 12/21/2012 — Santa Ana, Calif. — The Observatory w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan

High on Fire Announce 2012 North American Tour With Goatwhore, Lo-Pan + Primate

Keep saving your money, metal fans, because the insanely awesome tours just keep coming and coming. In our latest edition of ‘Tours You’d Be Insane to Miss,’ sludge metal heroes High on Fire are scheduled to embark on a North American trek with one of our personal favorites, Goatwhore , along with Columbus, Ohio natives Lo-Pan. As if that isn’t cool enough, Primate (who feature members of  Mastodon  and Brutal Truth) and  Corrosion of Conformity will each be playing select dates of the trek. Phew, now that we’ve found a suitable change of undergarments, we’ll give you all the precious details. After a stint in rehab for alcohol issues, High on Fire frontman Matt Pike is back in action, with the trek kicking off Nov. 15 in Austin, Texas. The tour conclude in San Francisco on Dec. 22. Goatwhore and Lo-Pan will appear for all tour dates, while Primate (featuring Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher and Brutal Truth’s Kevin Sharp) will jump aboard from Nov. 23 – Dec. 1. Corrosion of Conformity will be a part of the tour from Dec. 18-21, in addition to noise legends Sunn O))), who will be playing the tour’s Los Angeles stop on Dec. 20. Check out the full list of tour dates below. High on Fire, Goatwhore + Lo-Pan 2012 Tour Dates: (Nov. 23 – Dec. 1 includes Primate) (Dec. 18-21 includes Corrosion of Conformity) 11/15      Austin, Texas @ Emo’s 11/16      San Antonio, Texas @ Korova 11/17      Dallas, Texas @ Tree’s 11/19      New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks 11/20      Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall 11/21      Savannah, Ga. @ Jinx 11/23      Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel 11/24      Boston, Mass. @ Sinclair 11/26      Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House 11/27      Montreal, Quebec City @ La Tulipe 11/28      Portland, Maine. @ Port City Music Hall 11/29      Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer 11/30      New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom 12/1       Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 12/3       Buffalo, N.Y. @ Mohawk 12/4       Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop 12/5       Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Clubs 12/6       St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird 12/7       Chicago, Ill. @ Double Door 12/8       Minneapolis, Minn. @ Turf Club 12/9       Madison, Wis. @ High Noon 12/10      Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room 12/11      Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird 12/13      Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux 12/14      Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos 12/15      Portland, Ore. @ Dante’s 12/16      Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue 12/18      Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst 12/19      San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick 12/20      Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan w/ Sunn O))) 12/21      Santa Ana, Calif. @ Observatory 12/22      San Francisco, Calif. @ Slims

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