Maehem News: GWAR Announces ‘Use Your Collusion’ Holiday Tour Dates

Merry Xmas Human Scum!  So you’ve finally wiped your chin clean of Santa’s jolly old “elf gravy” and finished shovelling your faces full of baked goods. Well, your Lords and Masters GWAR are set to bring their very special brand of holiday cheer, to your shit hole town!  Starting December 27th in Washington DC and running through New Years Eve in Cincinnati, OH, GWAR will return to the road on the “Use Your Collusion” holiday tour.  Support on these dates will come from Unearth and Savage Master.

Lead singer of GWAR, the Berserker Blothar had this to say: 

“Suck my candy cane and swallow my nog! GWAR are ready to cook your Christmas goose! So, pull up your chair at our dysfunctional family table and get ready to go deaf and blind from the loudest, hardest rockin’, heavy metal horror show in history. HO HO HO!” 

Don’t forget, you can assure your corpse will have a spot on top of the pile by purchasing the “Lords and Masters” VIP experience. That’s right, you too can meat and greet GWAR and worship at their feet…for a price.  All tickets and VIP packages are on sale HERE.

Each Lords & Masters VIP Experience Includes:
•One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry (potentially guest list)
•Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
•Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
•Crowd Free Merch Access
•One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
•One (1) Souvenir GWAR laminate
•Photo opportunity with GWAR in costume before they take the stage
•You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
•Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance before you are killed on stage by GWAR

GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Holiday Tour Dates:

  • 12/27: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 12/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
  • 12/29: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
  • 12/30: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
  • 12/31: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Tour W/ Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against the Grain:

  • 10/1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
  • 10/2: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
  • 10/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
  • 10/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
  • 10/6: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • 10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • 10/9: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
  • 10/10: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
  • 10/11: Minneapolis. MN @ Skyway Theatre
  • 10/12: Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC
  • 10/13: Denver, CO @ Summit
  • 10/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
  • 10/16: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
  • 10/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
  • 10/18: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • 10/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
  • 10/20: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
  • 10/21: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
  • 10/23: Fresno, CA @ Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
  • 10/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
  • 10/25: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
  • 10/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
  • 10/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
  • 10/28: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
  • 10/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
  • 10/31: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
  • 11/1: Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
  • 11/2: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
  • 11/3: New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater 
  • 11/4: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • 11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

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Mahem News: DRAGONFORCE Kick Off North American Headlining Tour

International extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE will kick off their anticipated North American headlining tour this week. The trek will commence on October 1st in Tucson, Arizona and conclude October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. The following day, the band will set sail as part of the first annual Megacruise. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Dance With The Dead, Starkill:

  • 10/01/2019 Encore – Tucson, AZ
  • 10/02/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
  • 10/03/2019 Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/04/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
  • 10/05/2019 Cargo – Reno, NV
  • 10/06/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
  • 10/07/2019 The Red Room – Vancouver, BC
  • 10/08/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • 10/11/2019 August Hall – San Francisco, CA
  • 10/12/2019 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
  • 10/13/2019 Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA* DRAGONFORCE only 

DRAGONFORCE is touring in support of their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, released worldwide on September 27th via Metal Blade Records. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from fans. To preview the record, and to view the band’s recently-released video for “Razorblade Meltdown” visit metalblade.com/dragonforce.

The Grammy-nominated extreme power metal group is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through The Fire And Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent.

The group is known for their long, complex, and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley Of The Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching Into Infinity (2017). 2019 brings the next chapter in DRAGONFORCE history: Extreme Power Metal!

Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DRAGONFORCE in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards of the new album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, adding a new dimension to the album. Notes Totman, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing!”

Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic ’80s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.Following the release of Extreme Power Metal, DRAGONFORCE will begin their world tour in support of it. Li promises, “In this age, where our music is easily accessible, I am not going to waste time trying to describe the sound of our new album. I’ll let the music do the talking! However, what I can tell you is, our upcoming tour will be our biggest in a decade. We have a massive epic production and a really special surprise for VIPs. We can’t wait to see everyone out on the road!

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Maehem News: BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS Now On Tour; Performing Upcoming Album Live

The 7th BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS recording is immanent! We are extremely excited to be working with Willowtip Records for what will be our most extreme, unique, and controversial album.
This will be the 2nd recording with our current drummer, Jason Bauers (previously of Psyopus), who has brought his experience with 20th century classical percussion to the musical table, allowing the drums to become another melodic voice, rather than just a rhythmic skeleton.


BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is (new album lineup):
-Colin Marston: Warr Guitar
-Mike Lerner: Guitar Guitar
-Jason Bauers: Metal, Wood, Plastic Attack


Come see us perform the entire new 9-song album on tour before it is released in early 2020!


BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is currently on tour with Dysrhythmia, and Captured! By Robots.

Dates are as follows:

  • 10/2 – TorontoON – Garrison 
  •  10/3 – Ottawa, ON – House of TARG  
  • 10/4 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz (early show) 
  •  10/5 – Portland, ME – Geno’s 
  •  10/6 – Northampton, MA – 13th Floor* 
  •  10/7 – Boston, MA – Middle East  
  • 10/8 – New Haven, CT – The State House* 
  •  10/9 – Brooklyn – Saint Vitus 
    (*Dys/BtA only)

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Maehem News: GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Announces North American Tour &”Epitaph” Out Now

Intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes by ambient instrumental band GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT await! Since forming 16 years ago, the Irish trio GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. Today they are pleased to announce their upcoming North American tour set for this September. The tour kicks off September 12th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through September 29th in Boston. MA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The band cannot wait to hit North America, “We are delighted to bring our ‘Epitaph’ tour to the US and Canada, we hope you take this very rare occasion to come see us live.”

“Epitaph” is the the title track of GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT’s latest release, available via Napalm Records. There is pain and loss at work here, but not pain and loss that are given in to. Sparse piano motifs face energetic rhythm, shimmering guitar coatings, and eruptions of dense fury breathe life into a journey of melancholic longing.

Each of their prior releases has offered a breath taking sonic journey, and their ninth emotive opus, Epitaph, is a record that both sees a progression in their sound while still remaining true to their ethos that helped define the band. The cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier and fits the melancholic mood beautifully. Joined by long-time drummer Lloyd Hanney, contributions also come from Xenon Field on sound design and former member Jamie Dean on keys.

Purchase “Epitaph” HERE.

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Live:
9/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/14: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
9/19: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
9/21: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
9/23: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/25: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
9/27: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/28: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
9/29: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

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