Here are some upcoming events;
A Wanted Awakening releases its debut full length “Catharsis” this month and celebrates with shows June 24 at The Brewery in Lowell and June 29 at Mill Street Brews in Southbridge. Both shows are all-ages. Check back here later this week for an interview with the band. Here's a taste of the new stuff:
Widow Sunday releases its new EP “Dance Metal” on June 26 and celebrates June 30 at The Palladium in Worcester with Behold Oblivion, Freya, Anzikythera, Lunglust, and Your Pain is Endearing. Widow Sunday’s new single “The Wave” is available for free download now at http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/widowsunday.cfm
Metal Thursday at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester features Machinage, Sonic Pulse, Endless Decay, and Red Blade June 21; Protean Collective, Dreaded Silence, and The Fateful Hour June 28; Seax, Borrowed Time, Ancient Power, and Invoker on July 5; Dark Passenger, Faces of Bayon, Obsidian Tongue, and Barren Oak July 19; and Mausoleum, Engorge, Blessed Offal, and Untomb on July 26.
The Metal Thursday team is also presenting Black Pyramid, Hessian, KYOTY, and Warm on Saturday, June 30 at Ralph's.
The Born of Fire series presents Fresh Kill, Deathamphetamine, and Jack Burton VS David Lo Pan at O’Brien’s in Allston on July 12.
The Scream It Like You Mean It Tour brings Attack Attack, Acacia Strain, We Came as Romans, Woe is Me, Oceano, Abandon All Ships, The Chariot, Like Moths to a Flame, In Fear and Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Close to Home, Volumes. Secrets, Hands Like Houses, Glass Cloud, and At the Skyline to The Palladium on July 7. Music begins at 2:40 p.m.
Break Thru Music is staging Headbang for the Highway July 14 at The Palladium. Bands are competing for a shot to perform at the Mayhem Festival alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Motorthead and others, Aug. 3 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. Duking it out will be Mercy Told, Hanging by a Thread, Last Velour, Post-Existence, Dead Death, We Stand in Awe, Still Silent, Patient 0, Nemecide, The Flooding, Epik Center, Drama Queen for 600, Kerrigan, Junt, Kyridion, and End of Elan. Battling begins at 2 p.m.
The Shockwave Tour with Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason., VILDHJA, Forged in Flames, and second-stage offerings of Post-Existence, The River Neva, Scourge, and Straight Jacket Sunday is at The Palladium on July 25.
Out at the summer sheds, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper team at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on June 26. At the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, Tenacious D plays there July 2 then Dream Theater and Crimson Projekct take over July 16.