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Racetraitor released first new music since 1999, playing reunion show

Chicago hardcore/grind outfit Racetraitor were active making politically charged punk in the late 90s, and -- for better or for worse -- their popularity has sustained itself a bit thanks to drummer Andy Hurley's later fame with Fall Out Boy. Now the left-wing political provocateurs have reunited...

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Rob Zombie at Riot Fest Chicago 2016 - Sunday
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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Sunday pics (Misfits, Thursday, Bad Religion, Sleater-Kinney, Rob Zombie, Deftones, more)

Riot Fest Chicago 2016 wrapped up on Sunday (9/18) with the second show by the reunited Misfits (Danzig, Jerry and Doyle, plus ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo) and a younger reunited Jersey band, Thursday, and much more...

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Gwar at Riot Fest 2016 - Friday
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Riot Fest Day One Photos (Refused, Ween, Jimmy Eat World, Specials, Dillinger, GWAR, NOXF, Meat Puppets & more)

Dan Deacon, Diarrhea Planet, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eskimeaux, Fu Manchu, Girls Against Boys, Gwar, Jimmy Eat World, Laura Stevenson, Meat Puppets, NOFX, Refused, The Anniversary, The Flaming Lips, The Specials, Tigers Jaw, Ween, and more in our photo gallery from day one.

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Slayer, Testament & Carcass @ the Riv (pics)

The killer triple bill of Slayer, Testament and Carcass began their tour in Chicago on Friday (2/19) at the Riv. Head to BrooklynVegan for a full set of pictures and all three bands' se...

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The Sword & Royal Thunder @ Thalia Hall (pics)

photos by James Richards IV

The Sword / Royal Thunder

Retro riffin' bands The Sword and Royal Thunder are on tour now, and played Chicago over the weekend at Thalia Hall (12/12). We've got a set of pictures from that show. More below...

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He Whose Ox Is Gored playing Reggies on tour, streaming LP

Seattle prog-doom crew He Whose Ox is Gored are streaming their new album The Camel, The Lion, The Child over at Invisible Oranges. The record is a very satisfying blend of early-Mastodon style riffing with a strong emphasis on melody and songcraft (IO's Joseph Schaefer compared them to early Alice in Chains, which is weirdly spot on)...

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Liturgy playing Subterranean on spring tour, prepping new LP (song stream)

Liturgy will be hitting the road once again in support of their upcoming album The Ark Work, their first full release since 2011's Aesthetica...

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Electric Wizard playing Metro on 2015 tour

Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

British doom heroes Electric Wizard released their eighth album, Time To Die, earlier in the year, and have since announced a tour bringing them back to the US in 2015 with support from Satan's Satyrs...

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2015 Decibel Tour (At the Gates, Converge & Vallenfyre) coming to the House of Blues

Converge @ Decibel's 100 Issues Celebration in 2013 (more by Shaun Regan)

Decibel Magazine have announced the fourth edition of their reliably awesome annual North American tour...

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Goatwhore & Wolvhammer playing Cobra Lounge on tour (before Goatwhore opens for Samhain who played Riot Fest)

Goatwhore (more by Caroline Harrison)

Before opening some dates for Samhain, who just helped make Riot Fest unholy, 'blackened sludge slingers' Goatwhore will play some dates with Wolvhammer including Cobra Lounge on 10/26...

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