Don’t you hate when you’re sent off to summer camp and you come back not knowing any of the latest gossip? Or how about you take a vacation to Hawaii, lose your phone in the ocean and miss out on some major news? Better yet, don’t you hate when you spend four days at a music festival with no service and find out after the fact that some huge news happened without you knowing?
Well, we feel the same way. After traveling out to Lollapalooza last week and getting back late last night, we realized we missed out on some pretty big announcements. So in order to get back up to speed and let everyone know about all the awesome things happening in our scene, we thought we’d compile everything we may have missed into one, easy-to-read post.
Let us begin:
Motionless In White Announce Fall Headliner With We Came As Romans, After The Burial and Twiztid
It wouldn’t be fall without a headlining tour from spooktacular metalcore outfit Motionless In White! In support of their brand new album Disguise, Chris Motionless and co. will be hitting the road with We Came As Romans, After The Burial and Twiztid.
Kicking off September 27th and running until October 20th, Motionless In White’s Trick ‘r Treat Tour will be the can’t miss pre-Halloween event of the year. Tickets for the 18-date tour are on sale now and can be found here.
Ice Nine Kills Team Up With Fit For A King, Light The Torch and More For Huge Headlining Tour
Following in the footsteps of Motionless In White, fellow horror-obsessed act and former Noise Presents artists Ice Nine Kills have just announced their very own fall headliner.
Featuring Fit For A King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last, Ice Nine Kills’ Octane Accelerator Tour will launch October 29th in Cleveland and conclude December 1st in New York City.
Tickets for the highly anticipated trek are on sale now and can be found here.
Slipknot Share New Ear-Thumping Single “Birth Of The Cruel”
Just a few days away from the release of their highly anticipated sixth studio album We Are Not Your Kind, metal juggernauts Slipknot have just dropped their third new single.
Titled “Birth Of The Cruel,” Slipknot’s latest is a hard-hitting track showcasing both Corey Taylor’s beloved melodic and heavy vocal range.
To check out the track to get you ready for We Are Not Your Kind, be sure to watch the vertical video above. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Slipknot’s new album here.
The Maine Prepare Immersive US Mirror Tour
Fresh off the very first and very successful Sad Summer Fest, The Maine has just revealed plans to get back out on the road starting October 21st.
With plans to tour the United States in support of their brand new album You Are OK, The Maine is gearing up, as they put it, for their “most ambitious tour to date.”
Talking about the upcoming run, the band said, “The Mirror will take you through a new immersive experience, unlike anything we have done before.”
Tickets for the 27-date trek can be found here.
The Story So Far Reveal West Coast Tour With The Frights, Hunny and More
After playing a handful of dates out on Disrupt Fest as well as two of the last-ever Vans Warped Tour shows, The Story So Far is going back out on tour later this fall.
Hitting the West Coast for 11 dates, The Story So Far will be touring with Epitaph signees The Frights and Hunny along with Pure Noise labelmates Just Friends.
To purchase tickets, head here.
Our Last Night Add I See Stars, The Word Alive and More To Upcoming Tour
Continuing with all the fall tour madness, Our Last Night has finally revealed who they will be taking out on their Let Light Overcome The Darkness Tour.
Starting November 5th in Houston, TX, Our Last Night will be joined by none other than I See Stars, The Word Alive and Ashland.
Tickets for the 25-date tour are on sale now and can be found here.
Dayseeker Announce New Album, Share Lead Single “Sleeptalk”
Ahead of their upcoming tour with Wage War, Like Moths To Flames and Polaris, post-hardcore outfit Dayseeker has revealed plans to release a brand new album.
Titled Sleeptalk, Dayseeker’s fourth full-length album is set to hit stores September 27th via Spinefarm Records.
Talking about the upcoming album and newly released titled track, vocalist Rory Rodriguez said, “‘Sleeptalk’, as a single and album, is our proudest work to date. We’ve never felt more confident in our music than this very moment. The music video explores a toxic relationship with a couple who have separated but continue seeing one another after the fact. The underlying message is how we sometimes would rather live in misery than separate from someone we love so dearly.”
To pre-order Sleeptalk, head here.
02. Crooked Soul
03. Burial Plot
05. The Embers Glow
06. The Color Black
07. Already Numb
08. Gates of Ivory
09. Starving To Be Empty
10. Crash and Burn
Funeral For A Friend Are Reuniting For A Special Benefit Show
Ending our recap on a positive note, we bring you some uplifting news from Funeral For A Friend.
After disbanding back in 2016, the extremely influential post-hardcore act has announced two very special hometown benefit shows for their longtime fan Stuart ‘Big Stu’ Brothers.
The band took to social media to discuss their upcoming shows saying:
When we left the stage on May 21st 2016 at London’s Kentish Town Forum, we all agreed that it was the perfect way to end Funeral For A Friend. We’d toured the UK one last time, playing some of the biggest shows we’d performed in years, in front of our friends and families. It was the perfect ending. Since then, we’ve been asked many times – ‘do you think you’ll ever come back?’ and the answer has always been a resounding ‘no’ because there was never any reason to.
Recently, a man who can quite legitimately lay claim to being the world’s biggest FFAF fan (both literally and figuratively!), our friend Stuart ‘Big Stu’ Brothers, has been stricken with a terrible illness which has ultimately led to a terminal prognosis. Last month, Stu was given a few short weeks to live by his doctors.
As Stu’s friends, we wanted to do something to help; particularly for his family and 3 young sons who are going through unspeakable trauma right now. We discussed the possibility of auctioning off some FFAF memorabilia (which we’ll still do), but it became apparent that the way in which we could best help Stu was to perform some fundraising shows, with the proceeds going directly to his family.
So, on October 28th and 29th, at the Cardiff Globe and London Shepherd’s Bush Empire respectively, Funeral for a Friend will be performing two more shows to benefit the Brothers family.
Being that Stu was an old-school fan right from the very start, we will mainly be performing material from the early part of our career circa 2002-2007. Joining Matt, Kris, Gav and Rich for the shows will be guitarist Darran Smith (who left the band in 2010) and drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards, who left in 2012.
Tickets will be available from Wednesday for O2 Priority Customers, and on general sale from Friday at 10am GMT. All information can be found at:
Additionally, a fundraising page has been set up for Stu’s family here:
If you can, please give generously to a great man and a great cause.
Thank you, and we’ll see you in October.
Matt, Kris, Gav, Rich, Darran and Ryan.
For more info from Funeral For A Friend, head here.