Metal Assault is extremely delighted to bring you an exclusive album premiere spotlighting one of our absolute favorite sub-genres in heavy music, prog. Contrary to popular belief, there is a plethora of great new, young bands blossoming in hard rock and heavy metal today, but the prog world in particular continues to be blessed by the emergence of fantastic young talent. Continue reading “Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’”
Young prog rock luminaries Haken and Leprous will embark on a co-headline tour of North America in October / November 2018, along with InsideOut label mates Bent Knee as opening act. Check out the dates below, and quotes from both co-headliners. Tickets go on sale Friday July 13. Continue reading “Haken & Leprous join forces for North American co-headline tour”
UK gothic doom legends Paradise Lost will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a North American headline tour this fall! They will be bringing along Solstafir and The Atlas Moth as opening acts. Check out the dates below, and a quote from Paradise Lost. Tickets to all shows go on sale Friday July 13 at 10 AM local time. Continue reading “Paradise Lost announces 30th Anniversary North American Tour”
The complete lineup for the 7th Bangalore Open Air, the biggest annual heavy metal festival held in India, has been revealed! Continue reading “Bangalore Open Air 2018 Lineup Revealed”
Swedish extreme metal giants Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their North American tour which was slated to begin this week. Here’s the statement they posted on their official facebook page:
“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…
We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.
We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.
We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.
We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!
On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”
Swedish/American/Canadian metal giants Arch Enemy have announced a 22-show U.S. tour this Fall, in support of their latest Century Media release ‘Will to Power’. Along with them they’re bringing two fantastic support acts, Goatwhore and Uncured. Check out the dates below, and a quote from Arch Enemy’s founding guitarist and chief songwriter Michael Amott. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday May 4th. Continue reading “Arch Enemy announces U.S. Tour with Goatwhore, Uncured”
Pittsburgh PA extreme metal / hardcore sensations Code Orange will destroy stages across the United States through ‘The New Reality’ headline run, also featuring Twitching Tongues and Vein as support acts on all shows, plus Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Show Me The Body, Ghostemane, Nicole Dollanganger, Disembodied and Trail Of Lies as opening acts on select dates. Check out the itinerary below, and do not miss this show if it’s coming anywhere near you! Continue reading “Code Orange announces ‘The New Reality’ US Headline Tour”
Deep Purple and Judas Priest will embark on a co-headline tour of North America this summer. The outing will kick off August 21 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and visit 25 cities across the U.S. Check out the dates below. Continue reading “Deep Purple & Judas Priest announce Co-Headline North American Tour”
Alestorm and Gloryhammer are joining forces for a North American tour this September. Check out the dates below, along with a special joint message from both bands. Continue reading “Alestorm and Gloryhammer announce North American Tour”
The long wait for fans of Portland, Oregon stoner doom masters Witch Mountain in North America is finally over, as the band has unveiled an official announcement for their first headline tour of the continent since 2012. The tour will be in support of the band’s impending self-titled studio album, out May 25 via Svart, their first since ‘Mobile of Angels’ (2014), and also the first to feature vocalist Kayla Dixon and bassist Justin Brown. Check out the dates below: Continue reading “Witch Mountain announce First North American Headline Tour Since 2012”