Metalocalypse’s DETHKLOK and LAMB OF GOD Announce North American Tour

Special Guest GOJIRA Joins for 34-Show North American Tour Beginning August 1

This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK, will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.

The upcoming DETHKLOK and LAMB OF GOD with GOJIRA summer tour marks the return of LAMB OF GOD to North American stages where they will support their latest albumResolution, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart when it was released earlier this year. As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behindDETHKLOK, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. Building on the success of Dethklok: The Dethalbum and Dethklok: The Dethalbum II from Williams Street Records, Small is currently in the studio working on the band’s third album release scheduled for later this year. Additionally, new episodes from the fourth season of Metalocalypse currently air on Adult Swim Sundays at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT).

Joining the co-headliners at each stop along the tour will be special guest GOJIRA, the French metal band that will perform songs from its upcoming album release, L’Enfant Sauvage, which will be released in the U.S. on June 26 with Roadrunner Records. Pitchfork describes the new album as “breathless and awesome.”

Tickets to the DETHKLOK and LAMB OF GOD with GOJIRA tour will go on sale beginning Friday, May 18 and will include the following stops:

Date Venue City/State
8/1/12 WaMu Theater Seattle, WA
8/2/12 Queen Elizabeth Theater Vancouver, BC
8/4/12 Big 4 Calgary, AB
8/5/12 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB
8/7/12 Convention Centre Winnipeg, MB
8/9/12 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
8/10/12 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
8/11/12 Heavy TO Toronto, ON
8/12/12 Heavy MTL Montreal, QC
8/14/12 Delta Plex Grand Rapids, MI
8/15/12 Family Arena St. Louis, MO
8/19/12 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
8/21/12 Congress Ballroom Chicago, IL
8/22/12 Compuware Arena Detroit, MI
8/23/12 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
8/24/12 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater Charlotte, NC
8/25/12 Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, VA
8/26/12 Pier 6 Pavilion Baltimore, MD
8/29/12 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
8/30/12 Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
8/31/12 Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater Wallingford, CT
9/1/12 Outside at the Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
9/2/12 Asbury Park Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ
9/4/12 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
9/5/12 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
9/7/12 Bayou Music Center Houston, TX
9/8/12 Sunken Garden San Antonio, TX
9/9/12 Verizon Wireless Theater Dallas, TX
9/11/12 The Fillmore Denver, CO
9/13/12 Comerica Theater Phoenix, AZ
9/14/12 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
9/15/12 Bill Graham Civic San Francisco, CA

*Schedule is subject to change.

For more information about the tour including ticket info and how to order, please visit or

WEST OF HELL Releases New Music Video Trailer for ‘Water of Sorcery’

New Music Video Trailer for ‘Water of Sorcery’ with Today — New Album ‘Spiral Empire’ Out Now!

On Tour in Canada Now!

Vancouver, BC natives WEST OF HELL and are teaming up to unveil the brand newmusic video trailer for the band’s track, ‘Water of Sorcery’, cut from their new album, Spiral Empire.

Spiral Empire was released on May 8, 2012 and is available for purchase now at iTunesAmazon, and other digital retailers, or with a free digital download if purchased at Head over to to check out the trailer for ‘Water of Sorcery’ now and get a visual taste of the new album!

 Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young LadGWARZimmers HoleFear Factory).

WEST OF HELL is currently on the road in Canada! See below for all currently confirmed dates.


  • 5/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
  • 5/18 – Edmonton, AB @ New City (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
  • 5/24 – Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
  • 5/25 – Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
  • 5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 Flames Privet Bash (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)


  • Vocals – Chris “The Heathen” Valagao
  • Bass – Jordan Kemp
  • Guitars – Sean Parkinson & Jordan Knute
  • Drums – Andrew Hulme

For more information about WEST OF HELL, please visit these websites:

BANDHAPPY Announces the Official “BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent” at the 2012 VANS WARPED TOUR!

BANDHAPPY, the first LIVE online and in-person music education service, is pleased to announce their sponsorship with the Vans Warped Tour this summer! As a sponsor, BANDHAPPYis very proud to offer a unique service for fans and bands alike on each date of this tour. BANDHAPPY is providing an official “BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent” where fans/attendees will be able to take lessons from their favorite bands/musicians on the Vans Warped Tour! Since launch, BANDHAPPY has serviced thousands of students in over 100 countries learning daily on the site by either live video chat or in-person while artists are on tour.

At the Vans Warped Tour, BANDHAPPY lessons can include anything from instrument and vocal lessons, to lessons about songwriting, marketing, image, management, gear walk-throughs, or anything else relating to the music industry. Take a trip over to and check out all of the new details, as well as to vote for which artists YOU would like lessons from (and on what instrument) in each city!

All BANDHAPPY lessons will take place in the official BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent and can be pre-purchased at the link above, or via cash or credit card on day-of-show. Initially,BANDHAPPY will be offering pre-sale lessons for fans via from members of BaysideBorn of OsirisThe Streetlight ManifestoAfter the Burial,VannaiwrestledabearonceImpending DoomChelsea Grin, and many more!

BANDHAPPY representatives will be on-site outside the festival speaking with fans waiting in line and taking orders for lessons. During lessons, students will be provided with practice instruments by SJC Drums, Ernie Ball, Orange Amps, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Pro-Mark Drum sticks, Mapex hardware and pedals. Also taking place in the BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent will be master class meet and greets, contests, recording of lesson footage, and more! Additionally, official Vans Warped Tour ‘Pit Reporter’ Amy Willard will be taking weekly lessons at the tent and will issue updates.


Not only a great tool for fans attending the festival, this is a great opportunity for bands to become teachers on the tour as well. Lessons can be taught in a band’s down time every day, and while this is definitely a way for them to make additional money, it’s so much more than that! Both BANDHAPPY and Vans Warped Tour will be heavily promoting BANDHAPPY and its teachers.  There will be a vast amount of articles, interviews, blogs, posts, etc. about this service, and the bands who take part in it.  You’re already getting your name out there from being on the Vans Warped Tour, why not MAXIMIZE that?

Bands can use BANDHAPPY to book and provide online lessons to their students with our built in video chat setup, or book private, in person lessons at home or on tour!  BANDHAPPYmakes this effortless and it takes the hassle out of lessons. Bands can set their own rates and schedules with the assistance of BANDHAPPY, and everything is self-contained including scheduling, payment, etc., so your info stays private and your schedule stays organized. It has never been easier to establish a dedicated network of students worldwide.

For more information on BANDHAPPY’s involvement with the Vans Warped Tour, please visit these websites:




BANDHAPPY – a new music marketplace for a new music world. BANDHAPPY connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind music community, offering both in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via our custom-built, in-house video chat system. For all things BANDHAPPY please visit and