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High On Fire has announced the details for their first North American headlining tour in support of their new album Death Is This Communion, which will be released in North America on September 18.

The Death Is This Communion North American Tour kicks off on September 20 in San Diego, CA and will travel across North America for five weeks. Joining High On Fire for the entirety of the tour are Mono, Panthers, and Coliseum.

Advance online ticket pre-sales for this tour will become available Friday, June 15 through, with tickets opening up through all other standard outlets on Friday, June 22.

High On Fire recently completed recording Death Is This Communion in Seattle, WA with producer Jack Endino. Documention of the recording process can be found in MetalKult's In the Studio section.

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High On Fire tour dates:

July 20 Victor, ID Knotty Pine
July 21 Missoula, MT The Other Side
July 22 Bozeman, MT Zebra Lounge
July 24 Fargo, ND Aquarium
July 25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 26 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 27 DeKalb, IL Otto's Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 28 Chicago, IL Subterranean (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 29 Chicago, IL Wicker Park Summer Festival (w/ DON CABALLERO, RUSSIAN CIRCLES)
July 30 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
July 31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

***All Dates From September 20 thru October 29 w/ MONO, PANTHERS, COLISEUM***

September 20 San Diego, CA Casbah
September 21 Los Angeles, CA El Ray
September 22 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
September 23 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
September 25 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
September 26 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
September 27 Austin, TX Emo's
September 28 Houston, TX Meridian Red Room
September 29 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 1 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats
October 2 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 3 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
October 4 Wilmington, NC Soapbox
October 5 Richmond, VA Toad's Place
October 6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
October 7 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
October 8 New York, NY Webster Hall
October 11 Cambridge, MA Middle East
October 12 Providence, RI Living Room
October 13 Montreal, QC Les Saints
October 14 Toronto, ON Opera House
October 16 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theater
October 17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
October 18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
October 19 Chicago, IL Double Door
October 20 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
October 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 24 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
October 25 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
October 26 Portland, OR Mt. Tabor
October 28 San Francisco, CA Independent
October 29 San Francisco, CA Independent

Recorded in March 1998 at Stone Gossard's Studio Litho in Seattle, American Nervoso was Botch's full-length debut and first release on Hydra Head. Now the white-hot

guitar action, scathing vocals, sweet bass moves, and torrential drums—that smashed the existing precepts of "hardcore" and redefined both the word and the music for a generation of matinee kids and grizzled vets alike—will receive remix, re-master treatment. The American Nervoso reissue will be include five bonus tracks.

American Nervoso Tracklist:

1.Hutton's Great Heat Engine
2.John Woo
3.Dali's Praying Mantis
4.Dead for a Minute
6.Thank God For Worker Bees
7.Rejection Spoken Softly
8.Spitting Black
Bonus Tracks:
10.Stupid Me
11.Spitting Black (Extended Version)
12.Hutton's Great Heat Engine (Demo)
13.Rejection Spoken Softly (Demo)
14.John Woo (Demo)

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Cleveland-based thrashers SkeletonWitch have offered up an in-studio update.

"Most shreddingly, we are in the studio recording our new record Beyond the Permafrost

at Karma Studios. Things are are moving along well and we're enjoying working with Cory Smoot [Gwar, Municipal Waste]. The record is scheduled to be released in mid-September. We also have posted new dates for our upcoming tour with Withered. You can view the dates on our MySpace page. Also, we are happy to announce that a version of "Beyond the Permafrost" from the Worship the Witch EP will be on the upcoming Sounds of the Underground Tour Sampler CD. Fuck yeah!"

Skeletonwitch will hit the road with Withered in July. Tour dates are as follows:

6/30 Covington, KY – Madison Theater (The Anthem Project Festival)
7/12 Louisville, KY – The Pour Haus

(Decibel presents Withered and Skeletonwitch)
7/13 Nashville, TN – The Exit In
7/14 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
7/15 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
7/16 St. Louis, MO – Cruisin 66
7/17 Cincinnati, OH – Otto's
7/18 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
7/19 Indianapolis, IN – Secret Location
7/20 Columbus, OH – Ravari Room
7/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
7/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
7/23 Boston, MA – Baseball Tavern
7/24 New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
7/25 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
7/26 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
7/27 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
7/28 Savannah, GA – The Jinx


The Swedish horde Watain delivered a gruesome set to a rabid crowd at BB King's in New York City on May 14, 2007. MetalKult dug in at 10PM, catching openers Nachtmystium and Angelcorpse, and securing prime viewing positions for when Watain hit the stage around 2AM. In the hour that followed, MetalKult, and the throng of hailing fans, bore witness to Watain's diabolical invocation...and the stench of rotten pig's blood which clung to them like flies.

In the following clip, see Satanic black metallers Watain as they play the title track off their new album, Sworn to the Dark.



Check out the following exclusive rehearsal footage of New York metalcore crew bloodsimple as they rock to "Dark Helmet" from their forthcoming CD, Red Harvest.

For more bloodsimple, check out MetalKult's Q&A here.

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Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY and Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE will team up with fellow Californians Antagonist and Cerberus for a tour later this month. Dubbed the Thrash and Burn tour, THE FUNERAL PYRE will meet up after completing the band's current tour alongside As Eden Burns. Tour dates are as follows:

(Thrash and Burn tour with Antagonist, Cerberus)
6/20 Redwood City, CA – The Oddstad Gallery
6/21 Salinas, CA – Jump N Around
6/22 Fresno, CA – The Belmont
6/23 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

(Thrash and Burn tour with The Funeral Pyre, Antagonist)
6/25 Victorville, CA – The Trilogy Theatre
6/26 Las Vegas, NV – Jillians
6/27 Cedar City, UT – The Grind Coffee House
6/28 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
6/29 Clovis, NM – Absolute Zero
6/30 Tulsa, OK – The Pinkeye
7/01 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
7/02 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
7/03 Houston, TX – The Java Jazz
7/04 Corpus Christi, TX – The Underground
7/05 El Paso, TX – Chic's Bar & Billiards
7/06 Phoenix, AZ – Metal Devastation 2
7/07 San Diego, CA - Soma
7/08 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
7/10 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go Go

7/28 Santa Cruz, CA – The 418 Project (with The Concubine, Left To Vanish, So Help Me God)

(with Edguy, Into Eternity)
9/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
9/12 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/14 Bedford, NH – Mark's Place
9/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
9/16 New York, NY – BB Kings
9/18 Montreal, QBC – Medley
9/19 Quebec City, QBC – Imperial de Quebec
9/20 Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
9/21 Cleveland, OH – Peabody's
9/23 Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
9/24 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
9/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
9/28 Portland, OR – Roseland Grill
9/29 San Francisco, CA – Slims
9/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/02 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/03 Mexicali, CA – The Metro
10/04 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
10/06 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theatre
10/08 Detroit, MI – I-Rock

(with As Eden Burns)
6/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Competition Music
6/12 Austin, TX – Red 7
6/13 San Antonio, TX - Reptillez
6/14 McAllen, TX – Mr. Cottons
6/15 Corpus Christi, TX – The Underground
6/16 Houston, TX – Java Jazz
6/17 Beaumont, TX – The Vortex
6/18 Fayetteville, AR – The College Inn
6/19 Tulsa, OK – Under The Mooch
6/20 Topeka, KS – The Static Bar
6/21 Omaha, NE – The Rock
6/22 Salina, KS - The Blue Goat
6/23 Denver, CO – 2126 Arapahoe St.
6/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas (with Exhausted Prayer)

(with Light This City, Antagonist)
6/25 Victorville, CA – The Trilogy Theatre
6/26 Las Vegas, NV – University Theatre
6/27 Cedar City, UT – The Grind Coffee House
6/28 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
6/29 Clovis, NM – Absolute Zero
6/30 Tulsa, OK – The Pinkeye
7/01 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
7/02 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
7/03 Houston, TX – The Java Jazz
7/04 Corpus Christi, TX – The Underground
7/05 El Paso, TX – Chic's Bar & Billiards
7/06 Phoenix, AZ – Metal Devastation 2
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
7/08 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
7/10 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go Go

Finnish "battle metal" band TURISAS launch to promote their sophomore album, The Varangian Way, which is set for a July 17th U.S. release. The album was co-produced by the band's own Warlord (vocals) and Janne Saksa at Sound Supreme Studio and mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studio (H.I.M., Nightwish).

On their site, you enter a competition to win some rare items, listen to some audio excerpts from the forthcoming album, and check out the Warlord's explanation of the album's concept.

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Norwegian progressive black metallers Pantheon I release their new album, The Wanderer And His Shadow, this week on Candlelight Records. The Wanderer not only features the dark guitar work of Tjalve (ex-1349), but it also includes guest performances from Lazare Nedland and Julianne Kostol of Solefald.

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Diecast will spend the summer touring the U.S. with Sevendust, which kicks off on June 21st.

This trek marks Diecast's second North American run with Sevendust after the duo spent over 10 weeks on the road together this past spring. The group have also scheduled two special headlining Southern California shows this month, which marks the return of bassist Brad Horion to the fold. See below for their current summer touring itinerary

Diecast are currently wrapping up a month-long North American tour as direct support to Drowning Pool. They also recently posted a new video online, which features a live performance of the track "Singled Out," in addition to showing certain band member's various preparations for touring life. Check it out below:

Diecast's new single for the track, "Hourglass," is going to impact Active Rock radio later this month following the success of the "Nothing I Could Say" single.

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Diecast's tour dates are as follows:

Diecast Headlining:
06/18 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
06/19 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Diecast w/Sevendust:
06/21 Hudson Theatre - San Bernardino, CA
06/22 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
06/23 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
06/24 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
06/26 City Auditorium - Colorado Springs, CO
06/28 Graham Central Station - Pharr, TX
06/29 The Pavilion at Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, TX
06/30 Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
07/01 Cotillion - Wichita, KS
07/03 The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
07/09 Texas Music Hall - Baton Rouge, LA
07/12 House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
07/14 Headwater Park Event Pavilion - Fort Wayne, IN
07/15 Blue Cats - Knoxville, TN
More dates TBA

Atlantan death metal up-and-comers DAATH will be releasing an exclusive remix of "Dead on the Dance Floor," a track from their debut Roadrunner release, The Hinderers, via digital EP this summer.

The track was remixed by Danny Lohner, ex-NIN and A Perfect Circle, and is due out in July. Daath guitarist and co-founder Eyal Levi states: "At some point in our lives each member of Daath has done their time with Nine Inch Nail's music. They are a huge part of our musical upbringing and collaborating with one of their main minds is an honor that we are very excited about."

Daath will hit the road on June 2nd and will tour through August 30th. Their touring journey will begin as part of The Summer Slaughter Tour, featuring extreme metal acts such as Necrophagist, Decapitated, Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation. Following Summer Slaughter they will play a string of select dates with Dying Fetus, Psyopus, and Covenance, until launching into this year's Ozzfest. Daath will be playing the second stage with fellow underground acts such as Hatebreed, Nile, 3 Inches of Blood and Chthonic and will be playing select Off-Fest dates with Nile. "This is a breakthrough time for extreme music," Levi says, "Ozzfest has begun to pick up on the value of underground, truly extreme music. For us it's not only a great honor, but also a huge opportunity to see how much we can help push the genre."

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DAATH Summer Tour Dates:

6/2 – Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/3 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
6/4 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
6/5 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
6/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/8 – Houston, TX @ The Meridian
6/9 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
6/11 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
6/12 – *Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
6/13 - *Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/15 - *Mexicali, Mexico @ El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar
6/16 - *Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
6/17 - *Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theater
6/18 – Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music Hall
6/19 - *San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
6/20 - *Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/21 - *Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey A Go-Go
6/22 - *Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Centre
6/23 - *Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
6/24 - *Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Legacy

*Off dates with other acts TBA.

6/25 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/26 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
6/27 – Ogden, UT @ Country Club Theater
6/28 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/29 – Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
6/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/1 – West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theater
7/2 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
7/3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
7/4 – Toronto, ONT @ The Metal Bar
7/5 – Cudhay, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge
7/6 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb

7/12 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/13 – *Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
7/14 – George, WA @ The Gorge
7/17 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
7/19 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/20 – *Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater
7/21 – Devore, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
7/22 – *Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
7/23 – *West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
7/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/25 – *Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
7/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
7/27 – *Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
7/28 – Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheater
7/29 – *Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
7/30 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/31 – *Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Amphitheater
8/3 – *Lubbock, TX @ Lone Star Events Center
8/4 – Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/7 – *Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
8/8 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
8/9 – *Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
8/10 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/11 – *St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/12 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
8/13 – *Loves Park, IL @ Forest Hill Lodge
8/14 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/15 – *Reading, PA @ Silo
8/16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/17 – *Worcester, MA @ Lucky Dog Music Hall
8/18 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
8/19 – *Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
8/21 – *NYC, NY @ BB Kings
8/22 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
8/23 – *Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
8/24 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
8/25 – *Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
8/26 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
8/27 – *Nashville, TN @ The Muse
8/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/29 – *Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
8/30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater

*Off-Fest dates with Nile