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Update: Canadian Venues

Posted in 2013, 2014, canada, tour dates, underground with tags , , , on June 27, 2014 by blackmetallurgy

Last year I posted this about how small venues in Canada were going to charge an exorbitant tour tax for international bands and musicians, putting a real dent in the ability of low and mid-tier bands (and even top-tier metal bands a lot of times) to tour there. Well, I just got an email regarding that particular petition, and the tour tax is not going to go into effect. So score for underground music, and score for live music in general!




Posted in denmark, tour dates, traditional heavy metal, united states with tags , , , on June 23, 2014 by blackmetallurgy

You guys! King Diamond is going on tour! Like, really! And J gets to see him on the first date, lucky bastard.

You can check to see how close King will be getting to you on his website. And anywhere is close enough, honestly- I’m going to Chi-Town for it. I don’t really know how, yet, but dammit, I’m going to see this.



Fall Nachtmystium Tour *Mostly* Cancelled

Posted in black metal, concerts, tour dates, united states, USBM with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

This has been circulating for the past couple of days, and I figured I should address it since I made a post squealing about Nachtmystium going back on tour earlier. Nachtmystium is, unfortunately, having to cancel most of their upcoming tour due to a family emergency. The official word:

“Nachtmystium, regretfully, has to reschedule its upcoming US tour due to an unavoidable family emergency. The band (and Nachtmystium co-horts Lord Mantis) will still be able to perform the last four dates of the tour on the east coast, but all other dates will be rescheduled for the near future. Nachtmystium apologizes to all the fans and promoters as this was an unavoidable circumstance and we wish that things were different. However, we are beyond excited to come play for you soon. To those fans who will still be able to see us in November, we can’t wait to destroy your eardrums. See you soon!” (from The Gauntlet).

First of all, family emergencies totally suck and I hope that everything is okay for whoever is experiencing this. Secondly, I really, really hope that this doesn’t hurt the band any in terms of getting shows. I know that Nachtmystium has become kind of legendary for not making it to their own gigs, and although I trust that Blake Judd really is cleaning up and the band are working on their track record as they promised to do earlier this year, having a developed reputation for missing your own shows is not a good thing. Hopefully people cut them some slack as this is a family emergency we are talking about here, and Nachtmystium won’t feel any backlash, because they are a great band, and also really nice people.

Thirdly, the official statement (and that is the official statement) says that “all other dates will be rescheduled for the near future,” which means there’s hope for the rest of us yet. Those of you on the last few dates will still get your dates (hopefully) and the rest of us, it seems, will get our Nachtmystium show, just at a different time. So don’t despair, and plan on seeing them when they come back, because as I believe I made it clear earlier, they are on the ball in terms of live performance right now.

My thoughts are with the band right now as they deal with whatever emergency has arisen. Hope all is well soon.

Live report of the Conquerors of the World Tour coming up soon. Busy busy busy week.


Nachtmystium Is Going Back on Tour!

Posted in black metal, tour dates, USBM with tags , , , , on September 18, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

Good news, everyone! Nachtmystium is going back on tour! They did a little tour earlier this year, which I reviewed here. I know that a lot of people were concerned as to whether they would actually play the shows, and one or two shows were cancelled. However, if you missed Nachtmystium then, you have another shot at seeing them! They are going back out on tour with a slightly longer list of dates this time.

I have been intrigued by Jarboe ever since I read an interview with her in Slayer Mag, and Weapon is absolutely fantastic (I saw them with Marduk in June, which I also reviewed. I hope I will be able to make it to see Nachtmystium again this year (I am going to try, but I’m going to have to re-evaluate which concerts I will go to this fall. Maryland Death Fest is going to cost me a pretty penny).

Tour dates are below, courtesy of The Gauntlet.

4 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
6 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
8 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (Free Show)
9 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11 – Seattle, WA – Highline
12 – Boise, ID – Venue
14 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
16 – St Paul, MN – Station-4
18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
19 – New York, NY – Saint Vitus
21 – Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge