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ICYMI: 2024 Tour Announcements

Posted by on January 2, 2024


While 2023 is officially wrapped up, ICYMI, here are several tours that have already been announced for 2024:


Top Six European Metal Festivals for 2024

Metal Church announce March 2024 North American Tour

Social Distortion & Bad Religion announce co-headlining spring 2024 tour

Vio-Lence announce April 2024 tour w/ Exhorder, Deceased & Mortal Wound

Doyle and Otep announce US spring tour 2024

Korpiklaani announce North American tour w/ Visions of Atlantis & Illumishade; new album arriving in April 2024

Mugshot and Kaonashi announce co-headlining 2024 spring tour

Profanatica announce winter 2024 East Coast Tour

The 69 Eyes announce Spring Death Of Darkness USA Tour 2024

KK’s Priest announce 2024 U.S. Tour w/ L.A. Guns & Burning Witches

Voïvod & Prong announce co-headlining 2024 North American Tour

Kublai Khan TX announce spring 2024 Tour

Black Veil Brides announce 2024 Spring U.S. Tour Dates

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum to finally bring the “Insomnium Gatherum” trek to North America in Spring 2024 w/ Wilderun

Dillinger Escape Plan to commemorate 25 Years of ‘Calculating Infinity’ with live show in Brooklyn, NY in June 2024

Sleep Token announce exclusive performance at Red Rocks in May 2024

Lacuna Coil announce 2024 U.S. spring tour w/ New Years Day & Oceans of Slumber

Imminence announce 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

Corey Taylor announces 2024 North American solo tour

Def Leppard and Journey announce Summer 2024 North American Stadium Tour

Hulder to headline Decibel Magazine Tour 2024 w/ Worm, Devil Master & Necrofier

Black Stone Cherry & Saint Asonia announce co-headlining 2024 winter tour

Taking Back Sunday announce spring/summer 2024 North American Tour dates

GWAR announce March 2024 North American Tour Dates

Better Lovers announce spring 2024 tour dates w/ SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands & Greyhaven

Limp Bizkit announce ‘Loserville’ summer 2024 North American tour w/ Corey Feldman & More

Battle Beast announce first-ever headlining North American 2024 spring tour w/ Special Guests Blackbriar

Amon Amarth announce 2024 Tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, & Frozen Soul

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2024 Tour Dates

Architects share “Seeing Red” video; announce 2024 Tour Dates

Blind Guardian announce headlining spring tour for 2024

Gideon announce 2024 Tour w/ Left To Suffer, Fox Lane, & No Cure

Týr announce 2024 spring North American Tour w/ Trollfest, Aether Realm & The Dread Crew Of Oddwood

Arch Enemy and In Flames announce 2024 Fall European Tour w/ Soilwork

The Rolling Stones announce 2024 Stadium Tour

Dropkick Murphys announce 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Tour dates w/ Pennywise & The Scratch

Twin Temple announce 2024 winter tour dates

Alestorm announce new EP and 2024 tour dates

Sammy Hagar announces ‘The Best of All Worlds Summer 2024 Tour’ featuring Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, and Jason Bonham w/ special guests Loverboy

Extreme extend 2024 Tour w/ Living Colour

Starset announce 2024 Spring U.S. tour dates

Pantera announce 2024 tour dates w/ Lamb of God

Judas Priest announce 2024 ‘Invincible Shield’ tour w/ Sabaton

Jared Leto climbs Empire State Building to announce Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Global 2024 Tour

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai join forces for 2024 U.S. Tour

Ov Sulfur & Mental Cruelty announce co-headlining winter 2024 tour w/ Ghost Bath & Extermination Dismemberment

Veil of Maya announce winter 2024 headlining tour dates

Queensrÿche announce spring 2024 tour w/ Armored Saint

Municipal Waste announce Winter 2024 Tour Dates

Do You Have the Time? Green Day announce extensive 2024 tour marking 30 Years of ‘Dookie’ and 20 Years of ‘American Idiot’

The Ocean announce 2024 tour dates

Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and Primus expand 2024 U.S. Sessanta Tour to the East Coast

Creed announce 2024 Summer of ’99 North American Tour

Iron Maiden announce 2024 tour dates in North America & Chile

Blink-182 announce summer 2024 tour w/ Pierce The Veil

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators announce 2024 The rest of the World Tour

Machine Head announce 2024 Winter Tour with Fear Factory

Beartooth announce 2024 tour; share “I Was Alive” video

Disturbed announce 2024 tour dates

††† (Crosses) announce 2024 Tour Dates; reveal “Pleasure” visualizer

Many Eyes (Keith Buckley) to drop debut single this week; joining Thursday’s 2024 Winter Tour w/ Rival Schools

Rammstein announce European 2024 stadium tour

Tool announce winter 2024 Tour

Ministry announce 2024 Winter Tour

Foo Fighters announce 2024 U.S. stadium tour

Chelsea Wolfe unveils new song “Dusk;” announces 2024 Tour dates

Sevendust & Static-X announce winter 2024 tour dates

Bruce Dickinson unveils The Mandrake Project: new solo album in 2024 with tour dates

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ICYMI: 2023 breakups & farewell announcements

Posted by on January 2, 2024


Artists have recently announced either a farewell tour, show, or quitting altogether. In case you missed it, here are just a few that were revealed in 2023:



Dawn Ray’d

Sum 41

The Agonist



Betraying The Martyrs


Mr. Big

Four additional artists who have called it quits


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ICYMI: Metal Insider’s Artist Spotlight

Posted by on January 2, 2024



Metal Insider have been highlighting sixty artists from the 2023 Edition of 70000tons of Metal. While reflecting on last year’s appearance, we’ve seen what each group has been up to next while checking in for any updates on the 2024 edition. In case you missed it, or want to check it out, here’s each artist below:

2023 Artist Spotlight:

Abysmal Dawn
Amberian Dawn
Dark Tranquillity
Dear Mother
Deathless Legacy
Edge of Paradise
Fractal Universe
Freedom Call
God Dethroned
Hideous Divinity
Internal Bleeding
Iron Savior
Jungle Rot
Keep of Kalessin

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ICYMI: Metal Insider’s Paws, Pets, and Metal

Posted by on January 2, 2024

Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider’s newest column on bands with pets, discovering who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We’ve caught up with many bands since the start of this column discussing their pets of all kinds while sharing a charity that means most to them. In case you missed it, or want to check some out, here’s everything below:


Paws, Pets, and Metal: Foetal Juice’s pets consider their extreme metal career a hobby

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Yesterday’s Hero’s Tony Smith reveals his dog enjoys watching the band rehearse

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Hatred Reigns’ Jeffrey Calder on late dog Finnegan’s role in ‘Awaken The Ancients’ recording session

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Disorientation reflect on late cat Elsa

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Frogg’s Sky unveils the joy of his dog’s Instagram fame!

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Dissona guitarist Matt Motto’s toughest music critic is his own cat!

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Eshtadur vocalist/guitarist Jorg August’s kittens eager to learn the guitar

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Black Daggers introduced their Husky mix to the world of metal from day one

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Mindrazer’s Nick DeFuria shares dogs’ introduction to metal

Paws, Pets, and Metal: Hyperia’s Jon Power reveals his cat’s metalhead tendencies ince kittenhood

Paws, Pets & Metal: Display of Decay’s Brandon Siefert reveals his cat loves the band’s new album ‘Vitriol’

Paws, Pets & Metal: Waves in Autumn guitarist Lorenzo “Airon” Airoldi reveals his corgis howl to all music

Paws, Pets & Metal: Foreword’s furry crew: pet names pay homage to metal with a side of headbanging

Paws, Pets & Metal: Detachment guitarist Rob Folan’s Tuxedo cats unimpressed by new single ‘Choke(d),’ prefer chasing each other around

Paws, Pets & Metal: The Lion’s Daughter’s Rick Giordano’s dogs bite into Slayer shirts

Paws, Pets & Metal: Rockin’ Engine guitarist Ste Vy Leff’s dog barks out to Rockin’ Engine’s “Broken Angel”

Paws, Pets & Metal: Vantablack Warship reveal their tough dog is a cancer survivor

Paws, Pets & Metal: Fall of Earth’s Brodie Bauer named his cat after legendary Corpsegrinder of Cannibal Corpse

Paws, Pets & Metal: Orchid’s Curse’s dog prefers thrash and death over black metal

Paws, Pets & Metal: Kilmore reveal their photogenic husky is featured in their music videos

Paws, Pets & Metal: Hooker Spit guitarist Devin Link’s pets have to listen to metal because they have “nowhere else to go”

Paws, Pets & Metal: Phaeton’s Ferdy Belland reveals his cats purr out to Slayer, The Damned, and Voivod

Paws, Pets & Metal: Neolia discuss their high-energy creatures; few favor Opeth

Paws, Pets & Metal: Hexicon drummer Andrew Cox talks about his two rescue mutts

Paws, Pets & Metal: Vortex bassist Simon turns it up to eleven for his cat

Paws, Pets & Metal: Sunbeam Overdrive’s Karim Arnaout’s cat purrs to grunge

Paws, Pets & Metal: Ethereal Void reveal their cats singalong to recordings

Paws, Pets & Metal: Trailight’s cat Puma is more of a jazz enthusiast

Paws, Pets & Metal: Whythre bassist Eric Close reveals his dog barks out to Slayer

Paws, Pets & Metal: Sovereign Council’s python slithers to Gojira

Paws, Pets & Metal: Jon of Mars’ Barrett remembers his cat Venus who passed away in February in special metal tribute

Paws, Pets & Metal: Nomad’s Bretton reveals his pets with and without paws

Paws, Pets & Metal: Category VI’s Amanda Marie Jackman reveals her cat loves Black Sabbath

Paws, Pets & Metal: Hog Meets Frog’s Ariyan reveals his cats enjoy Behemoth

Paws, Pets & Metal: eOn guitarist Olivier reveals his cats are headbangers

Paws, Pets & Metal: Atomic Trip guitarist Gary reveals his cat Funky enjoys doom metal

Paws, Pets & Metal: Nothing Sacred’s pets enjoy listening to Car Bomb

Paws, Pets & Metal: Odinfist’s Tyler Anderson reveals his dog throws all paws for Judas Priest

Paws, Pets & Metal: CRS’ furbabies enjoy Death’s “Sacred Serenity”

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