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The Max & Iggor Cavalera ‘Return To Roots’ Tour
Friday, 29 July 2016 17:35

Announcing the Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour - celebrating the 20thanniversary of the legendary album Roots - to be played in its entirety each night! The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on September 12, will feature direct support on select dates from The Black Dahlia Murder and Combichrist, with additional support fromAllegaeon, All Hail The Yeti and Oni.

Max & Iggor Cavalera will perform their set with their Cavalera Conspiracy brothers, guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johny Chow.

Tickets are on-sale beginning today and can be purchased via each individual venue. Visit your local RETURN TO ROOTS tour venue's website for more information, or check back to for updated ticket links as they become available. 

In addition, very special Meet & Greet passes can be purchased at Max & Iggor Cavalera's merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max & Iggor, and they will each sign a Roots CD, cassette or vinyl. This applies to only the Roots album and one autograph and one photo will be permitted per person. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your Roots album signed by the men behind the music.

Iggor Cavalera adds, "I am very proud to play Roots again, to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people! We hit the stage again with Roots to destroy everywhere we pass by!"

Max & Iggor Cavalera are the original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal legends Sepultura, and specifically the team behind the band's early albums, including seminal releases Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots. Since the band's formation over 30 years ago, the Cavalera brothers have each seen unparalleled successes in the music industry. Max's more recent work with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy (also featuring Iggor) and Killer Be Killed, in addition to Iggor's project MIXHELL, proves the lasting power of the Cavalera legacy. 

Later this year, Warner Music will release a special vinyl edition of Roots, in addition to a CD/vinyl box set of classic Sepultura records, with more surprises in store. Stay tuned for a full announcement on the new editions, coming soon.

***Show line-ups vary per date - see below for the full tour routing with openers.

2016 Return to Roots Tour Dates:

9/12/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/13/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/15/2016 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/16/2016 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/17/2016 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/18/2016 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival

9/19/2016 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/20/2016 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/22/2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon

9/23/2016 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Support TBA

9/24/2016 Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival

9/25/2016 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall w/ All Hail The Yeti

9/30/2016 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/1/2016 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/2/2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/6/2016 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/7/2016 Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/8/2016 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/9/2016 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/10/2016 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni

10/11/2016 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni

10/12/2016 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni

10/14/2016 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre w/ Allegaeon, Oni

10/15/2016 Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock Festival w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/16/2016 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/17/2016 Sauget, IL @ Pop's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ All Hail The Yeti, Oni

10/21/2016 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / D-Low FEST w/ Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Oni

10/23/2016 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

For more information on the Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour, please visit:

About RETURN TO ROOTS Support:


The Black Dahlia Murder are touring in support of Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of 2015 by MetalSucks, Metal Injection and Metal Insider, and was called "the best death metal of the year" by New Noise Magazine. Earlier this year, the band released a twisted animated music video for "Threat Level No. 3". The Adam Avilla-directed piece of moving art can be seen on Abysmal is The Black Dahlia Murder's seventh full length release through Metal Blade Records and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #45.

The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad states, "We are extremely excited to join the Cavalera brothers in the celebration of Roots anniversary. If you would have told me whenRoots came out that I'd be touring alongside those two, I wouldn't have believed you... I am personally very pumped. Don't be surprised when you see us in the pit!"


Formed in 2003, Combichrist took founder Andy LaPlegua's hardcore past and electronica present and merged them into a singular, mechanical music monster. Since releasing the firstCombichrist album The Joy of Gunz, LaPlegua and Combichrist have unleashed six subsequent full-lengths, including 2014's We Love You, and numerous EPs while also cracking Billboard's Top 10 Dance Singles chart. Their latest studio effort, This is Where Death Beginswas produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) plus Combichrist's own Andy LaPlegua and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot.) An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, it is easily Combichrist's most accomplished effort to date and landed the band a top 30 chart position in Germany.


Allegaeon recently released the single "Gray Matter Mechanics" from their forthcoming album Proponent for Sentience. The album continues the band's lyrical themes of space and science with new vocalist Riley McShane, and includes guest performances from Bjorn "Speed" Strid and guitarist Benjamin Ellis. The Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage) produced album will be released this fall via Metal Blade Records. A funny play through video for "Gray Matter Mechanics" can be seen now on YouTube. The track has also made an appearance on the Devil's Dozen count down on SiriusXM Liquid Metal and can be purchased on Bandcamp.

Allegaeon guitarist Greg Burgess states, "What can be said about the Cavaleras that hasn't already been said? Growing up I think I wore out two copies of Sepultura's Live in Barcelonaon VHS. Beneath the Remains and Arise were like my metal bible! So, going out with the Cavaleras is a dream come true. We're very excited to be included on this tour."


This April, All Hail The Yeti released their long-awaited full-length concept album, Screams From A Black Wilderness, via Minus Head Records. The album is based on classic, spooky horror stories and presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness is produced by Matt Hyde, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly. You can order Screams From A Black Wilderness now viaBandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes.

ALL HAIL THE YETI frontman Connor Garritty states, "This is like a dream come true! The Cavaleras have been a huge influence on AHTY and the entire metal community for many years. Roots was their biggest record and to be able to be a part of this history is a complete honor for us. We are beyond excited to share the stage with all of the bands on this run. We have a great set planned for all of our fans and we hope to see everyone out there! HAIL!"


Progressive metal band Oni's new album Ironshore is coming this fall - check out the first single "Eternal Recurrence" here. Gleefully contorted, crushingly heavy and insidiously melodic, their debut full-length grabs you from the moment it starts and holds you by the throat. Formed in 2014, the initial vision was one that was deeply rooted in progressive metal but that had a feel all of its own, to rise above a genre that has constantly churned out new groups to an often numbing effect. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylo-synth player, in the form of Johnny D, which adds an interesting and intriguing dynamic.

Oni frontman Jake Oni states, "It is such an honor to share the stage with our new brothersMax & Iggor Cavalera, as well as The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegaeon andAll Hail The Yeti. We can't wait to get out on the road and slay!"

Dan Presland - Ne Obliviscaris - Pyrrhic - Exclusive Drum Play-Through + Tour Dates
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:40

Drummer Dan Presland and Ne Obliviscaris are a six-piece progressive death band from Melbourne, AUS. Formed initially as a four piece in April 2003,the group was founded by Xenoyr and Corey Baker. The current lineup of the band comprises vocalist Xenoyr, violinist and vocalist Tim Charles, guitarist Matt Klavins, guitarist Benjamin Baret, bassist Brendan "Cygnus" Brown and Dan Presland. To date, the band has released a demo, two extended plays and two studio albums. The most recent album, Citadel, was released on November 7, 2014.


Catch Dan and the band on their upcoming North American Tour with Black Crown Initiate, and Starkill:

7/12 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

7/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

7/14 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

7/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

7/17 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

7/18 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

7/19 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

7/21 Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room

7/22 Calgary, AB @ Dickens

7/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

7/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's

7/26 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

7/27 Toronto, ON @ Moo Club

7/28 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

7/29 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

7/31 Boston, PA @ Once Ballroom

8/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

8/2 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

8/3 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

8/5 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

8/6 San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box

8/7 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club

8/8 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

8/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird

8/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

8/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

Dan’s Gear

Pearl Drums - Masterworks 7-piece:

8", 10", 12" rack toms

14" floor

14x6" snare

2x22" kick drums

Zildjian Cymbals:

16", 17" A custom crashes

17", 19" K Custom Hybrid Chinas

08" K Custom splash

11" K Custom Hybrid splash

14" A custom hats

13" K custom dark hats

21" K custom hyrbid ride

20" K custom ride

14" Oriental china

Axis pedals

Vic Firth sticks

Remo heads

Visit Ne Obliviscaris here

On Season of Mist:

Winners Announced - Nightmarer Drum Play-Through Contest With Paul Seidel!
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:38

A couple months ago we ran a drum play-through video contest with Paul Seidel of Nightmarer and their song 'Ceremony of Control,' in conjunction with TAMA Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Heads and ProMark Sticks. Participants had access to notation, a backing track, a click track and GuitarPro files, all graciously provided by Paul. Thanks to Paul and all the contributing sponsors, we are now honored to announce the winners, and provide a link to our YouTube Playlist with all entries. There were so many amazing entries, it made this very hard to decide. Congrats to all the winners, and a huge thank you to all who entered!

The Winners:

1. Tamás Rubóczki - Won  a 14” X 6.5” TAMA Soundworks Steel Snare + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)


2. Viacheslav - won 6 Pairs Of ProMark Sticks (Of Your Choice) + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)


3. Zach Paris - won a Meinl Cymbals Jawbreaker Practice Pad + Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)


Here you can find all entries in a playlist on our YouTube Channel:

The prizes are as follows:

  1. 14” X 6.5” TAMA Soundworks Steel Snare + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)
  2. 6 Pairs Of ProMark Sticks (Of Your Choice) + 10” Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)
  3. Meinl Cymbals Jawbreaker Practice Pad + Nightmarer Chasm Ep (Neon Splatter Vinyl)

Again, thank you to Paul, and all of the contributing sponsors for the prizes... Stay tuned for more killer contests!




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