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First new music from Melvins Lite release “Freak Puke” (June 5, Ipecac) available now

Melvins Lite is an additional incarnation of the Melvins.  The line-up is Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas & Tomahawk).  Melvins Lite’s debut release is “Freak Puke,” available June 5 via Ipecac Recordings.  “The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne.  “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins triangle.”

“Leon vs The Revolution” mp3 via

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RED FANG Announce North American Tour Dates

Portland Oregon’s RED FANG are in the midst of wrapping up their European tour with a show tonight in Moscow, Russia and their final gig tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Russia. Before they had back state-side the band is pleased to announce that they have just confirmed a new batch of North American tour dates. Included in this run are headlining shows as well as shows serving as direct support to The Sword. All tour dates can be found below.

RED FANG will be headlining “A Benefit For Grant High Art Department” scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Support will come from Lopez, Nether Regions and Grant High’s own Hell’s Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show HERE. (more…)

Sleestak Show Updates

Hey all, we just wanted to send out a quick email with our updated shows list. Please make it out to one or more if you can!

w/Sleestak, The Revomatics, and Pilot Airer.
at The Up And Under Pub, 1216 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, WI.
$5 cover. Show starts at 8pm.

w/Sleestak, Sioum, Austaras, and Oyarsa.
at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL.
Show starts at 7pm.

6/1/12 (more…)


April 26, 2012, Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album CVI on May 22 (Relapse Records), recently recorded an in-studio performance of “Sleeping Witch” for indieATL, which can be viewed at (or below).

CLUTCH: New Video Interview Posted Online; Tour Dates With PRONG Announced

via Blabbermouth conducted an interview with guitarist Tim Sult of Maryland rockers CLUTCH prior to the band’s April 14 concert at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey with HELLYEAH. You can now watch the chat below.

CLUTCH is currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance.












April 25, 2012, Philadelphia —  Baroness have unveiled the art for their eagerly anticipated new album, Yellow & Green, which is slated for a July 17 release via Relapse Records. (more…)

CLUTCH Announce Summer Tour Dates With Prong and Lionize

New Weathermaker Music Releases Revealed  

Maryland rockers CLUTCH are currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance. Today CLUTCH is excited to announce a headlining run for this summer with Prong and Lionize providing support. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22nd in Richmond, VA.


RED FANG Announce Benefit Show For Grant High Art Department

Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of RED FANG helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics and other arts classes. RED FANG is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay. (more…)

Melvins Lite Trekking Across Canada (and some US dates) This Summer; Last Call with Carson Daly performance on Apr. 25


Melvins Lite, the additional incarnation of the Melvins which features Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas) have announced their first round of tourdates, a tour (more…)

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Confirmed To Play Hopscotch Music Fest

North Carolina crossover luminaries CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more.

Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman:”I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it’s awesome this time it is in our hometown.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining (more…)

Go Down Records MAXIMUM FESTIVAL 2012

Mount Carmel Tour Dates

Mount Carmel have announced via their Facebook page a string of upcoming tour dates. Check them out below.

MAY 6th, BROOKLYN @ The Knitting Factory w/Pierced Arrows
MAY 7th, TBA
MAY 8th, WASHINGTON DC, Blackcat Backstage
MAY 9th, BALTIMORE MD, Golden West w/Endless Boogie
MAY 10th, NY NY, Cake Shop w/Endless Boogie
MAY 11th, LONG BRANCH NJ, Brighton Bar w/Endless Boogie
MAY 12th, PHILLY PA, Johnny Brenda’s w/Endless Boogie
MAY 13th, PITTSBURGH PA, Thundrbird Cafe

Planet of Zeus European Tour

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Greek stoners Planet of Zeus are touring Europe and the tour starts very soon. Check out the dates below.
20-4 The Jack, Eindhoven (NL)
21-4 Mohawk, Mannheim (DE)
22-4 Oetingervilla, Darmstadt (DE)
24-4 Garage Deluxe, Munich (DE)
25-4 Jimmy’s Pub, Strasbourg (FR)
26-4 Stadtgarten,Erfurt (DE)
27-4 La Casa, Cottbus (DE)
28-4 White Trash, Berlin (DE)
29-4 Rockhouse-Bar, Salzburg supporting Red Fang (AT)
30-4 Szene, Vienna (AT)
02-5 Waldmeisterclub Solingen (DE)
03-5 Immerhin, Wuerzburg (DE)
04-5 Archiv, Potsdam (DE)


April 11, 2012, Philadelphia — Baroness, the Savannah-based quartet whose two prior releases (Red Album and Blue Record) were awarded record of the year honors from both Revolver and Decibel Magazines as well as repeatedly placing on year-end best of lists from Pitchfork and Village Voice, return with a new album titled Yellow & Green on July 17 via Relapse Records.
Yellow & Green reunites Baroness with Blue Record producer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu) following both the band’s busiest period (multiple worldwide tours including stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Soundwave) and most luxurious year, having taken nearly all of 2011 off to freely write and demo for the 2CD/LP album.


PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 11  — Royal Thunder has a lyric video for “Whispering World,” a new song from their forthcoming album, CVI (Relapse, May 22), available on their Facebook page ( (or below).
The co-ed Atlanta quartet will join label mates Baroness for a trio of dates later this month kicking off on Apr. 25 in Columbus at the Ace of Cups.  Royal Thunder will also perform a hometown show on Decibel Magazine’s May 2 tour stop at The Masquerade.
CVI is now available for pre-order via
Royal Thunder tour dates:
April 25  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups *
April 26  St. Louis, MO  Firebird *
April 27  Nashville, TN  The End * (more…)

CLUTCH Kick Off North American Tour Today

Maryland rockers CLUTCH are kicking off their North American tour tonight in Norfolk, VA at The Norva. CLUTCH‘s upcoming tour features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance. A complete list of dates can be found below. (more…)

TOTIMOSHI Announce Spring Tour Dates

California desert death rock trio, TOTIMOSHI, will hit the road again later this month for a short run of West Coast shows. The tour will commence on April 12 in Bellingham, Washington, then hit Centralia, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Long Beach, and San Diego. TOTIMOSHI will be joined by Black Elk on select dates.

The band will be touring in support of their Avenger full-length, release last year via At A Loss Recordings. Offering up their signature brand of heavy eclectic rock, Avenger was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Dale Crover (Altamont, The Melvins, Shrinebuilder), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder).


4/12/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA (more…)

Hogjaw European Tour

Teenage Head Music proudly presents, HOGJAW

05/04/2012 Hamburg – Germany @ Club Am Donnerstag
06.04.2012 Berlin – Germany @ Wild At Heart
07.04.2012 Lauchhammer – Germany @ Real Music Club
08.04.2012 Prague – Czech Republik @ Ex- Exit
10.04.2012 Eislingen – Germany @ Marstall
11.04.2012 Steinen – Switzerland @ Restaurant Pöstli
12.04.2012 Kufstein – Austria @ Q West (more…)

Ghost Announce Austrailian Tour

Sweden metalers Ghost have announced a short tour of Australia.The tour dates are as follows:

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY    GOLD COAST, COOLANGATTA HOTEL – 18+ – 1300 762 545 & Oztix outlets

FRIDAY 18 MAY    BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+ – 132 849, Rockinghorse and Kill The Music
SUNDAY 20 MAY    MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD – 18+ – 132 849,

In a recent interview a Nameless Ghoul was quoted as saying: (more…)

ACROSS TUNDRAS: Spring U.S. Tour To Embark In Two Weeks

Nashville, Tennessee’s panoramic country crushers ACROSS TUNDRAS will be heading out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels on a massive American tour this Spring in support of their Neurot Recordings debut Sage. The band also pressed and hand-screened 300 copies of Sage on 2xLP as well as a brand new split 7″ with fellow Tennessee heavy psych rockers Hellbender, especially for these tour dates. Get stoked like a raging prairie fire for the ACROSS TUNDRAS live experience!

The band are still trying to lock down several dates (marked below) so if you have a lead in one of the designated TBA markets and you want to help bring the band to town please email or (more…)

Conan w/. Serpent Venom @ The Croft, Bristol 25th March 2012

Conan are one the UK’s leading sonic destroyers in all things heavy. Their tone is something which is so thick you could inhabit it. There are probably a network of caves and tunnels in their tone, it’s that big and earthy. So on record it’s heavy, live, it’s an entirely different experience. It heaves like the tide, dragging the audience in and then rushing out scattering arms and legs into the sand.

To read our recent review of Conan’s newest gargantuan full length Monnos, head HERE, it is truly brilliant.

I was lucky enough to see Conan on Sunday, with the great Serpent Venom in support and while I was there I took a few photos of which you can after the jump. Enjoy!

BLACK COBRA Announce Tour Of Australia & New Zealand With Fu Manchu

Following their devastating shows at SXSW last week — both as part of the massive ToneDeaf Touring showcase as well as the Southern Lord/TPOTR/Brooklyn Vegan rager — BLACK COBRA have just confirmed a Spring tour of New Zealand and Australia with stoner rock icons Fu Manchu! The trek hits three cities in New Zealand then skips over to Australia for another eight shows, with several of the appearances confirmed as BLACK COBRA headlining shows without Fu Manchu.

This all comes in addition to the previously announced forthcoming BLACK COBRA tour actions including supporting Corrosion of Conformity through Europe alongside Zoroaster in April on the way to the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland directly before the new tour, as well as massive North American tour supporting COC once again, along with Torche and Gaza later in the Summer.

BLACK COBRA European Tour w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Zoroaster: (more…)

SLEEP: Southern Lord To Unleash Dopesmoker Deluxe Reissue

official press release:


SLEEP: Southern Lord To Unleash Dopesmoker Deluxe Reissue

News of almighty proportions has landed as Southern Lord announce a deluxe reissue of one of the towering achievements in metal history, Dopesmoker by SLEEP. (more…)

RADIO MOSCOW – European tour dates

The Great Escape Of Leslie Maganfuzz

Sounding like Cream on a heady mixture of acid and amphetamines, Radio Moscow will detonate your mind with one listen to their third album “The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz”. – Terrascope Rumbles

Nothing succeeds like excess and Radio Moscow deserve a shedload of it. Success, that is. An old-style power trio with an overload of psychedelic headspace, they’re structured around guitarist Parker Griggs whose exemplary six-string work carves sonic holes. – i94 Bar

3 & 3 Quarters — Radio Moscow previously unreleased debut album COMING SOON

Photo by Robert Matheu

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