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After a week and over 35,000 signatures, Antarctic overlords GWAR finally have officially reacted to the petition started by Jeff Cantrell of Morehead, Kentucky on Change.org to have GWAR play the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The petition can be signed at Change.org/GWARBOWL.
“It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can’t think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it.”
After a long and wet fart, Oderus continued…
“I really don’t think we should be limited to playing the halftime show… I am offering GWAR as an actual team that could complete in the NFL. Think of the titanic struggle involved as the NFL submits their best players, hell, we could play against all the teams at once and still emerge victorious. For too long has the NFL ignored the obvious fact that the players should be naked, blind-folded and armed with battle axes, that land mines should litter the field and whalers should hurl harpoons randomly from the stands. GWAR is throwing our entire cosmic weight (and we are fairly hefty) behind this petition, and command all of our followers, their families, and indeed anybody who has ever existed to sign this fucking thing, and in fact for those who have already signed it to create multiple fake email addresses and sign it again!”
And now to top it all off, today GWAR is ready to bring everyone a little holiday cheer with a select number of shows this December. That’s right it’s Christmas Time with Santa Oderus. These three shows are set for December 27 in New York at Irving Plaza, December 28 in New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place and finally a show in Richmond, VA on December 29 at The National. Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday.
In support of Battle Maximus, GWAR will be heading out this fall on the “Madness at the Core of Time” tour. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2 in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17 in Washington, DC. GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).
The title track from Battle Maximus is streaming HERE.
Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE.
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Madness at the Core of Time Tour
w/ Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
GWAR Holiday Dates:
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014
2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth
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Cannibal Corpse will be wrapping up their 25th anniversary celebrations for 2013 with a pair of shows in Florida, which has served as the band’s base of operations since relocating to Tampa from Buffalo, NY in 1994. The shows are scheduled for November 29 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Culture Room and November 30 in Tampa, FL at the Brass Mug. Tickets will be on sale this Friday at ticketmaster.com for the Culture Room and TBA for the Brass Mug.
Founding member and bassist Alex Webster comments:
“We are very excited to be doing these shows in Florida this November. We formed the band in the first week of December back in 1988 so these shows will be happening almost exactly 25 years after our formation. It will be great to celebrate our band’s anniversary in the state that helped put death metal on the map. Also, we are very happy to be able play Ft. Lauderdale to make up for the show we missed there in June. And I think fans in both cities will be happy when they see the ticket price for these shows!”
11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/30 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Metal Blade Records has been releasing one picture disc a month from the band’s expansive catalog of releases (Eaten Back to Life, Butchered at Birth, Tomb of the Mutilated, The Bleeding, Vile, Gallery of Suicide, Bloodthirst, Gore Obsessed, The Wretched Spawn, KILL, Evisceration Plague, Torture). A total of 12 pictures discs will be released, covering all of the band’s full-length studio albums, some of which have never been released on picture disc. The most recent picture disc to be added is “Kill,” and is available for pre-order at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.
Earlier this year, it was announced that CANNIBAL CORPSE was selected for induction in the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013. CANNIBAL CORPSE is the latest addition to the Hall of Fame, which also includes Buffalo natives the Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Sheehan, 10,000 Maniacs, and many more. The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the BMHOF at its 30th Anniversary Induction Gala which will be held October 3 at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo NY. More information about the BMHOF can be found at www.buffalomusic.org or on facebook.
When: Thursday, Sept. 19th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Sam Ash Music, NYC – 333 W. 34th Street New York, NY
Rex will demonstrate why he now uses Hartke on stage and in the studio, as well as some famous riffs from throughout his career.
He will also hold a Q&A and meet-and-greet/signing session with audience members.
More info: http://www.samsontech.com/artists/rex-brown
Scar the Martyr’s “Blood Host,” the first song from their self-titled debut due out October 1, is streaming now exclusively on RevolverMag.com! The band features Joey Jordison (Slipknot) on drums, Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) and Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad, Tenet) on guitars, Kyle Konkiel on bass, and Henry Derek on vocals.
Scar the Martyr will embark on their first US tour in one week, with Danzig and Huntress; dates and ticket links are below!
08/09/2013 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
08/10/2013 The Studio At Webster Hall New York, NY
08/13/2013 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
08/14/2013 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
08/16/2013 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL
08/17/2013 Myth Maplewood, MN
08/18/2013 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE
08/20/2013 The Great Salt Air Magna, UT
08/21/2013 Revolution Center Boise, ID
08/22/2013 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
08/24/2013 Flames Central Calgary, AB
08/25/2013 Union Hall Edmonton, CA
08/27/2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, AB
08/28/2013 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
08/30/2013 Gibson Amphitheatre @ Universal City Walk Universal City, CA
08/31/2013 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Long-time friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential “can’t miss” tours of the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22 in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada. The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.
LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It includes a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be LAMB OF GOD’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada. LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE released their sixth album Disarm the Descent this April, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; at No. 1 on Hard Rock Chart; and at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. It marked the first album with frontman Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic Alive or Just Breathing. The album has been warmly embraced and well-received by both fans and the media, as it has just crossed the 100,000-sold mark in only three months of release. Having just wrapped a highly successful U.S summer headline tour, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE look to continue their Disarm the Descent record cycle with this fall trek.
Both LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been wanting to hit the road together for quite some time now and are both excited to finally get the chance. They have also made sure to keep the ticket prices as low as possible so that all of their fans can come out and have a good time with them on this tour.
All dates go on sale this weekend July 19-20.
Thu/Oct-24 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis – Tickets
Sat/Oct-26 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – Tickets
Mon/Oct-28 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion – Tickets
Tue/Oct-29 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit – Tickets
Wed/Oct-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater – Tickets
Fri/Nov-01 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC – Tickets
Sun-Nov-03 Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show
Tue-Nov-05 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium – Tickets
Thu/Nov-07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater – Tickets
Sat/Nov-09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – Tickets
Tue/Nov-12 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Tickets
Thu/Nov-14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre – Tickets
Fri/Nov-15 Calgary, AB @ Big Four – Tickets
Sat/Nov-16 Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park – Tickets
Mon/Nov-18 St. Paul, MN @ Myth – Tickets
Tue/Nov-19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom – Tickets
Wed/Nov-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room – Tickets
Fri/Nov-22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets
Sat/Nov-23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Tickets
Sun/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Tickets
Mon/Nov-25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Tickets
Tue/Nov-26 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring – Tickets
*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show. Support will be announced in mid-September.
(Detroit, MI) Battlecross made a HUGE impact at Orion Music and More on June 8, with appearances at the event’s press conference with Metallica, and receiving praise from local and national press at the event. Joining the band for the show was revered metal drummer, Kevin Talley, who previously performed with Six Feet Under, Chimaira, The Red Chord, Dying Fetus, and more. With less than two weeks to go before the beginning of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, Battlecross is excited to announce that Kevin Talley will also be performing with them all summer long! Check out a video of Kevin Talley performing War Ensemble live at Orion Music and More on youtube HERE.
Yesterday, Battlecross unveiled a brand new track, Flesh and Bone, at metalsucks.net. Additionally, the band posted their second studio video with exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. The band-filmed clips include guitar tacking, as well as an extended jam by virtuoso bassist, Don Slater. Watch clip #2 at metalblade.com/battlecross. At that page, fans can also stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order the album.
BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.
“War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” – Eyal Levi
War of Will releases July 9, 2013 just after the band heads out on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
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Burr Ridge, Ill. – June 12, 2013 – Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, today announced the confirmed athletes for the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City, Md, June 20-23. Over the course of four days, the top names in skateboarding and BMX will grind, grab and flip their way in the quest for the coveted Dew Cup. Fans can see the Dew Tour on NBC, NBC Sports Network and Dew Tour.com, June 22-23.
The Dew Tour Beach Championships will debut the Skate and BMX “Battle at the Beach” Street Sessions. Top skate and BMX street competitors will hit a 10-stair rail and hubba set-up on the beach, for a high energy jam format contest. Past Dew Tour champions Ryan Decenzo and Greg Lutzka will contend with Manny Santiago, Dave Bachinsky and others in the Skate Battle while Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley and Jeremiah Smith are set to face off in the BMX Battle.
The Dew Tour will bring the concrete bowl to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, where Pedro Barros will go for his third straight Dew Tour Skate Bowl win. He’ll have tough competition against Baltimore native Bucky Lasek and young gun Tom Schaar. Schaar and Lasek will split their time between the bowl and the vert ramp, where there is no shortage of talent. Mitchie Brusco and Schaar are both on their way to impressive seasons, and will have to keep it up to defeat veterans Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and others.
The bowl will also host the Legends competition, highlighting the pioneers who wrote the book on transition skating. Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Duane Peters and Chris Miller will compete against their longtime friends for a Dew Cup title.
The BMX Park will be the hottest place on the sand with the top talent in BMX bringing their best to the rider-designed course. New Jersey natives Scotty Cranmer and Garrett Reynolds will join Kyle Baldock and Drew Bezanson in the fight for top honors. Fans will also have a chance to see living legend Jamie Bestwick compete against Chad Kagy and Steve McCann in his attempt to win his ninth consecutive Dew Tour BMX Vert title. BMX Flatland makes its return to Ocean City with Terry Adams and Matt Wilhelm among the athletes defying the laws of physics on the Dew Tour stage.
The 2013 Dew Tour will be available on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Dew Tour Live on DewTour.com, NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App – the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. In addition, all telecast hours will be distributed internationally across NBC’s global distribution partners.
The Dew Tour Beach Championships will be free to attend. Premium passes – offering the ultimate Dew Tour fan experience – are available for purchase. Premium Passes include guaranteed seating at all events, a souvenir credential and a Dew Tour Swag Bag. Passes for Thursday, June 20 will cost $35; Friday through Sunday will cost $80 for each day.
The complete 2013 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Confirmed Skateboard and BMX athletes include:
|SKATE VERT||SKATE BOWL||SKATE LEGENDS BOWL||SKATE STREET SESSION|
|Marcelo Bastos||Pedro Barros||Steve Alba||Dave Bachinsky|
|Sam Beckett||Sam Beckett||Steve Caballero||Theotis Beasley|
|Mitchie Brusco||Charlie Blair||Eddie Elguera||Keelan Dadd|
|Bob Burnquist||Felipe “Foguinho” Caltabiano||Christian Hosoi||Ryan Decenzo|
|Sandro Dias||Kalani David||Tony Magnusson||Pete Eldridge|
|Pierre-Luc Gagnon||Dalton Dern||Mike McGill||Garrett Hill|
|Rune Glifberg||Sandro Dias||Chris Miller||Jordan Hoffart|
|Ronaldo Gomes||Rune Glifberg||Pat Ngoho||Greg Lutzka|
|Bucky Lasek||Omar Hassan||Duane Peters||Manny Santiago|
|Andy MacDonald||Ben Hatchell||Anthony Shetler|
|Danny Mayer||Willis Kimbel|
|Alex Perelson||Kevin Kowalski|
|Paul Luc Ronchetti||Bucky Lasek|
|Zachary Rose||Andy MacDonald|
|Tom Schaar||Mason Merlino|
|Jonathan Schwan||Zach Miller|
|Elliott Sloan||Nolan Munroe|
|Josh Stafford||Michael Owen|
|Lincoln Ueda||Austin Poynter|
|Jimmy Wilkins||Josh Rodriguez|
|BMX PARK||BMX VERT||BMX FLATLAND||BMX STREET SESSION|
|Kyle Baldock||Jamie Bestwick||Terry Adams||Stevie Churchill|
|Drew Bezanson||Vince Byron||Matthias Dandois||Josh Harrington|
|Andy Buckworth||Mike “Hucker” Clark||Jorge “Viki” Gomez||Brian Kachinsky|
|Vince Byron||Austin Coleman||Alex Jumelin||Chad Kerley|
|Pat Casey||Chad Kagy||Yohei Uchino||Dan Lacey|
|Scotty Cranmer||Mykel Larrin||Matt Wilhelm||Ty Morrow|
|Rob Darden||Steve McCann||Garrett Reynolds|
|Daniel Dhers||Colton Satterfield||Paul Ryan|
|Brandon Dosch||Simon Tabron||Sean Sexton|
|Ryan Guettler||Jimmy Walker||Jeremiah Smith|
|Josh Harrington||Zack Warden|
|Chase Hawk||Coco Zurita|
*Athlete appearances are subject to change.
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