BEHEMOTH: 'The Satanist' Pushed Back To 2014

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“The Satanist”, the tenth full-length album from Polish extreme metallersBEHEMOTH, has had its release date pushed back to 2014 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscybrothers and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAHIN FLAMES,SOILWORKSTRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Songtitles set to appear on the effort include “Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel” — described by Darski as “killer” and “a monster”; “Messe Noir” (French for “The Black Mass”); and“Ora Pro Nobis, Lucifer” (Latin for “Pray For Us, Lucifer”).

Comments BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski: “I’m listening to the new mix of the album… and it’s SPECTACULAR. If you can imagine something that beats the shit out of ‘Evangelion’, this is it!

“We shall take another six months before we put it out… Sorry, but that’s what it needs. Be patient. This album will shake the Mount Sinai!”

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Darski describedBEHEMOTH‘s new songs as “very atmospheric” and “very emotional.” “Think BURZUM meets NEW ORDER meets KILLING JOKE,” he added. But at the same time, fans shouldn’t expect the album to sound too far removed from BEHEMOTH‘s past efforts. “Take SLAYER, for example,”Darski said. “Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like SLAYER. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal, it was aSLAYER record. Same with BEHEMOTH.”

According to Darski, at least some of the inspiration for the newBEHEMOTH album is coming from his five-month bout of leukemia he overcame in January 2011, after receiving a bone-marrow transplant. “When I was in the hospital, I was collecting experiences and emotions,” he said. “I’m pretty sure that it’s coming out now. There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then. It was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts a lot. It’s 100 percent being reflected in the record and songs I’m writing nowadays. I’m way more radical than I used to be.”

Regarding the title of the new BEHEMOTH album, Darski said, “It took us over two decades to come up with a title that… says it all.

“While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast — proud and radical.

‘The Satanist’ stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life.

“Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves, I couldn’t think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now.”

Drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (ex-DECAPITATED) recently played several shows with BEHEMOTH as the temporary replacement forZbigniew Robert Prominski (a.k.a. Inferno) who is recovering from appendix surgery.

BEHEMOTH was forced to cancel its appearance at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to Inferno taking ill and requiring surgery.

God Forbid, Vext, JENNCiTY & more to slay The Studio at Webster Hall

Next month Victory Records recording artist God Forbid will make their triumphant return to The Big Apple. The New Jersey metallers will join forces with NYC hard rockers VextJENNCiTY (feat. Jennifer Arroyo formerly of Kittie & Suicide City), instrumental metal act Angel Vivaldi, and Brooklyn prog rockers Crooked Man for a show at The Studio at Webster Hall on September 28th.

In addition, the event will serve as a birthday party for rock/metal personality Tim “No 37″ Martinez.

Tickets to the metallic bash go on sale this Friday (8/9) at 10 AM.

DEATH ANGEL: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Revealed

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San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will release their seventh album, “The Dream Calls For Blood”, on October 11 in Eorpe (except for the U.K. where it will arrive three days later) and October 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Relentless Retribution” was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUMAUGUST BURNS REDTHE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERALL THAT REMAINSWHITECHAPEL,DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White(JOB FOR A COWBOYCARNIFEXWHITECHAPEL).

Commented White: “Rob [CavestanyDEATH ANGEL guitarist] contacted me early on about doing this cover. He wanted a continuation of the work we did on ‘Relentless Retribution’. Kind of a complimentary piece that featured the wolf in sheep’s clothing again, only this time in some sort of frozen environment.

“I love it. I guess he’s come to be known as ‘Wolfie.’ Perfect!

“As the concepts for the album grew, so did the details and various elements for the album cover. For example, it started as a single lone wolf, though Rob thought it important to add his pack. I guess they’re somewhat symbolic of the band. The wolves look like they’ve come a long way. I can relate.

“I don’t want to try to dictate the meaning of the cover art. Suffice to say the main elements depicted in the piece are representational of the core thoughts and themes Rob poured into the album. Solar eclipse, lunar mirage, lighting from the coming storm, the killing field , blood, death, decay…those things.

“Though, at times, this one was a struggle, the album title actually pushed it to where it needed to be. I love the title, a perfect representation of the lyrics and DEATH ANGEL in general.”

Added Suecof: “Once again, my metal brothers have put out an album that truly captures their live energy and originality as a band. DEATH ANGEL has not only maintained their classic thrash element, but they’ve taken every aspect of what they can do as musicians to the next level — writing, playing and maintaining an intense vibe throughout all the tracks! I believe this is an album that will stand the test of time — not just forDEATH ANGEL fans, but for fans of all genres of metal. Enjoy!”

Stated Cavestany: “‘The Dream Calls For Blood’ is the wicked stepsister to our last album, ‘Relentless Retribution’ — but even more cruel and sinister than her! It’s the first time we connected two records — created and produced by the same team in the same studio as‘Relentless Retribution’, yet this release is more furious… probably because so much of it was written on the road.

Brent did an amazing job with the cover art, again capturing the natural brutality of the hunted becoming the hunter… as territorial instinct turns into bloodlust! Down to the last detail, his art depicts a visual that matches our music and lyrics — making a complete package that we are so proud of!

“Can’t wait for you all to hear, see and feel it. Now we prepare to bring it live!”

DEATH ANGEL will celebrate the release of its new album by performing at Slim’s in San Francisco on October 18. Also scheduled to appear are 3 INCHES OF BLOODBATTLECROSS and REVOCATION. Tickets include a copy of the new CD.

“Relentless Retribution” sold 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The band’s previous album, “Killing Season”, opened with around 2,300 units back in March 2008. This number was in line with the performance of its predecessor, “The Art of Dying”, which registered a first-week sales tally of around 2,100 back in May 2004.

THE LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO Sign Worldwide Recording Deal with Long Branch Records/SPV

 

Norwegian independent band The Low Frequency In Stereo have signed a worldwide recording deal with Long Branch Records/SPV. The yet untitled album is set to be released in Fall 2013.

 

Manuel Schönfeld, A&R Long Branch Records/SPV: “I’m excited to work with The Low Frequency In Stereo. Their unique sound and the constant musical development have led them to be one of today’s most innovative Scandinavian rock bands.”

 

Praised by the likes of David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine) and Michael Stipe (R.E.M) The Low Frequency In Stereo follow up their artistic triumph of the last album Futuro. The fifth incarnation of the band manifests the second consecutive collaboration with Norwegian producer Jørgen Træen (Motorpsycho, Jaga Jazzist, Kaizers Orchestra).

 

“We feel ready to make our new ‘debut’ and are aiming at making a masterpiece of a record. The vibe’s good and the rehearsals have never been as explosive and creative as they are now”, says bassist and spokesperson in the band – Per Steinar Lie.

 

Founded in 2001 in Haugesund on the westcoast of Norway the band has been called the band with one foot in Pompeii and one in space. They have developed from being a searching instrumental lo-fi-post-rock band that Pitchfork dubbed “Psych-Garage Dronemeisters” to a fullblown, focused and fresh sounding rock ensemble with great songs and a mix of dark atmospheres and catchy choruses.

 

 

“The music is a mixture of the long solo elements in ‘the Doors’, set to the raptide of Joy Division`s ‘transmission’ with the surf guitar twang of Dick Dale. They are the Coolest Rulers from Scandinavia!” David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

 

 

LIVE 2013

09/08 – Øya Festival, Oslo NO

05/10 – Høvleriet, Haugesund NO

16/10 – Cafe Stift, Lillehammer NO

17/10 – Blå, Oslo NO

18/10 – Supa, Trondheim NO

24/10 – Tou Scene, Stavanger NO

25/10 – Landmark, Bergen NO

04/11 – Blue Shell, Köln DE

05/11 – Hafen 2, Offenbach DE

07/11 – Privatclub, Berlin DE

08/11 – Beatpol, Dresden DE

09/11 – Projekt 7, Magdeburg DE

 

Line Up

Per Steinar Lie: bass, organ, voice, guitars

Ørjan Haaland: drums, percussion, organ, voice

Hanne Andersen: organ, percussion, trumpet, voice, guitars

Njål Clementsen: guitars, organ, piano, voice

Linn Frøkedal: organ, voice

 

Previous Albums

The Low Frequency In Stereo (2002)

Travelling Ants Who Got Eaten By Moskus (2004)

The Last Temptation Of… (2006)

Futuro (2009)

 

For more information check:

www.facebook.com/LongBranchRecords

www.twitter.com/longbranchrec

www.lowfrequencyinstereo.com

www.facebook.com/lowfrequencyinstereo

THE ANSWER Premiere XXX Version of "Spectacular" Video on Artist Direct!

 

 

New Album New Horizon Available October 1st in North America on Napalm Records

 

THE ANSWER are set to return in 2013 with a new studio album New Horizon on October 1st.  Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon “Spectacular”.  The video will be released in both a XXX NSFW for work version and of course a family-friendly clean version.  Today the band has teamed up with Artist Direct for an exclusive premiere of the XXX version of the “Spectacular” video.  Get a first look HERE.

 

 

 

Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

 

 

 

Since their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shakeup in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and with new record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), it will be released on October 1st in North America through label Napalm Records GmbH in multiple formats.

 

 

 

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REVOCATION New Album Out Today Metallica Cover of "Dyer's Eve" Streaming at RevolverMag.com

 

Today, the highly anticipated self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston Metallers REVOCATION has been released on Relapse Records.  This is the first release to feature new bassist Brett Bamberger.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”.  Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of Revocation’s ripping rendition of this Metallica classic.  Check it out HERE.

REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78 

 

The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted.  The tour kicks off September 18th and runs through October 10th.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

 

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

 

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix  

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte   

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy   

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live   

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse          

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4   

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak    

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben   

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers   

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee   

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega    

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet   

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39  

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island  

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene   

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel   

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl   

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum   

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal–albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes.” –

Decibel

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough.” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers.” – New Noise Magazine (4/5)

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat.” 8/10 Outburn

Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out

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All 75,000 tickets to next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 – August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours.

Comment the festival organizers: “A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year, we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements won’t stop. During the Hamburg Metal Dayz (27th to 29th of September 2013) and our online Advent Calendar in December, we will at least confirm one band per day. Together we will turn the 25th anniversay of Wacken Open Air into a mega party!”

Confirmed acts so far:

AMON AMARTH
APOCALYPTICA
ARCH ENEMY
AVANTASIA
BEHEMOTH
CHILDREN OF BODOM
EMPEROR
ICED EARTH
KING DIAMOND
KREATOR
PRONG
SCHANDMAUL

Described as “the biggest heavy metal festival in the world,” this year’sWacken Open Air featured performances by over 100 acts, includingALICE COOPERDEEP PURPLE and MOTÖRHEAD.

All 75,000 tickets to this year’s Wacken Open Air were sold as of last September — a little more than a month after being made available. This marked the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air was sold out and it was at the time the event’s fastest sellout to date.

Around 30 percent travel from other countries to the festival, which over recent years has been growing in popularity.

RONNIE JAMES DIO's 'Apparition' Spotted At LAST IN LINE's First-Ever Concert

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The brother of LAST IN LINE singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB, claims that an image believed to be an apparition of Ronnie James Dio made an appearance on the stage during LAST IN LINE‘s first-ever concert, which took place this past Saturday, August 3 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Raymond Freeman Jr. tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, “I just came across it while looking at photos from the last gig. Call me crazy, but it somewhat apears to be Ronnie James Dio just above [LAST IN LINE guitarist] Vivian Campbell. Just weird… Ghost??? Weird lighting??? Not sure, but it’s there and pretty creepy.”

Raymond added on his Facebook page: “The moment Ronnie Dio came through this past weekend… Watch the video [see below]… Right whenVinny [AppiceLAST IN LINE drummer] goes too long on the snare fill… Look at my brother’s face… That’s Dio… channeling through my bro who I have now tagged Di’omen… Weird shit like this runs in my fam. Call me crazy.”

LAST IN LINE is the band featuring DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO members Vinny AppiceJimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, plus Andrew Freeman.

LAST IN LINE performs material from the early DIO records thatCampbell appeared on.

In a recent interview with Rock Guitar DailyVivian stated about people who are critical of his decision to perform the DIO material again after so many unpleasantries were exchanged between him and Ronnie James Dioover the years: “Why would anyone be against the LAST IN LINE idea? We wrote and recorded those songs, and we’d like to play them! That’s what it comes down to — the only issue being that Ronnie and I had a public spat.”

He continued: “I can hold my hand up and admit being wrong about saying some mean things about Ronnie, and I was also derogatory about the genre of music.

Ronnie was a very difficult person to work with. He was a lovely human being to his fans, but he didn’t always share that wonderful personality with those closest to him.

“I had a very difficult relationship with Ronnie, and he had a very difficult relationship with me, and it really hurt me that he not only fired me, but he went on to portray it as if I had left the band. So that’s what got me so riled up, and I really turned my back on him and the genre of music because I was very, very hurt by what it was he had done to me. I admit that it was childish, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge, and for me, I’ve taken all that out of the equation.

Ronnie and Wendy Dio went out of their way to portray me as someone who had turned my back on the band in the middle of a tour and quit, which was absolutely, 100 percent untrue — I was fired from that band, I never intended to leave that band, and I never wanted to leave the band. Those are my songs as much as they are Ronnie‘s songs. JimmyVinny,Claude, and myself got fuck-all for those records. We got nothing from the record sales, none of the t-shirt money — we were salaried musicians earning less than our road crew! Because we believed in the music, and we believed as Ronnie had told us that we were going to have an equal cut by the third album. And that’s all I asked for!

“The third album came along and I said, ‘Ronnie, do you remember that first time we met in London when we jammed and this band was put together, and you had promised us that by the third album it would be an equity cut, which was why we got fuck-all for all those years?’ We put our blood, sweat, and tears into doing that and it hurt the fuck out of me, as it would anyone. So then he goes and fires me, and portrays me as being the one who quit. So for thirty years, I didn’t listen to those records. I wanted nothing to do with DIO, I wanted nothing to do with that genre of music — I just removed it all from my life. After thirty years, and maybe it is because Ronnie‘s dead, maybe that does make it easier, I don’t know — I haven’t sat down and analyzed it, but the fact is, that’s my music, I’m the one who’s entitled to play it, and that’s what I’m going to do.

“I’m not doing this for the money; believe me, I’ve got plenty of money. It’s about the love, the passion for the guitar playing.

“When I did it in the first place, I didn’t do it for the fucking money — $100 a week, I don’t think that’s a lot of money, and that’s what I got for doing‘Holy Diver’. And that’s pretty much what I’ll get for doing it again, thirty years later. [laughs]…

“Right up until the ‘Sacred Heart’ tour, and when I got fired, we were still getting paid less than guys in the crew. It’s one thing to get less than the principal artist — yes, I get that — but to earn less than the crew? Especially when you are the ones writing the songs. It’s not like we were hired to play the parts. We wrote those fucking songs, we were part of the band, and we were totally gypped over.”

Campbell and Ronnie James Dio worked together on the first three DIOalbums 1983’s “Holy Diver”, 1984’s “The Last in Line” and 1985’s“Sacred Heart” — before Irishman Campbell left to join WHITESNAKE in 1987.

IN FLAMES Begins Work On New Album

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Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have commenced the songwriting sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in 2014.

IN FLAMES‘ tenth CD, “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” (Century Media), sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

IN FLAMES‘ previous album, “A Sense of Purpose” (Koch) opened with 20,000 units to land at No. 28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of “Come Clarity” (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to enter the chart at position No. 58.

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was the first IN FLAMES album to be recorded without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.

IN FLAMES guitarist Niclas Engelin recently sat out a few of the band’s shows. His temporary replacement for those gigs was Patrik Jensen fromTHE HAUNTED.

KISS Taps Director ALAN G. PARKER For 'You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best' Movie

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KISS has tapped Alan G. Parker to direct “You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best – The Official Kiss Movie.

Parker‘s credits include “Never Mind The Sex Pistols”“Who Killed Nancy”“Rebel Truce: The History Of The Clash” and “Monty Python: Almost The Truth”.

“You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best – The Official Kiss Movie”promises to offer the most in-depth look yet at the band who formed in New York in the early ’70s as WICKED LESTER and went on to sell over 75 million albums.

“We are thrilled to have Alan onboard to help tell the definitive KISS story, a story of insanity… dedication… and a take-no-prisoners attitude combining to create the most spectacular beast in rock ‘n’ roll history;KISS,” says KISS frontman Paul Stanley. “Alan‘s knowledge of the band amazed even us! We wanted the best…. we got the best!”

Adds KISS manager Doc McGhee: “It’s an epic undertaking and everyone’s committed 100 percent to bring this story to the big screen. We knew Alan was the only man for the job and we can’t wait to get started.”

“I’m incredibly proud to be on board for this film,” says Parker, “telling the story of a band I love so much and that has such a rich history.”

KISS has just completed a Canadian tour in support of its latest album,“Monster”. The band’s North American dates will run through August 18 in Hollywood, Florida, with a four-date Japanese trek scheduled for October.