Islander announces winter “Overdose” tour

Islander’s 2016 has been a massive one for the South Carolina-founded band. The new year saw the four-piece release a brand new album with a brand new lineup which was met with a lot of praises from music publications such as Metal Hammer, Substream, and Alternative Press. Now that 2016 is coming to an end, the band has unveiled exactly how they plan to wrap up their busy year. On Tuesday (Sept. 27), Islander announced plans to hit the road for a winter tour. The excursion will be called the “Overdose” tour and is set to hit North American venues throughout November and December.

The tour which will feature support from The Word Alive, Volumes, and Invent Animate, will kick off on Nov. 11 at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland OR. After being on the road for over a month and a half, the trek will conclude on Dec. 18 at the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ. “This is going to be one fun tour. Rad bands, rocking cities and hoodie weather, need I say more?” Islander vocalist Mikey Carvajal said in a press release.

The “Overdose” tour will be in support of Islander’s recently released record, Power Under Control. The album, the group’s sophomore effort, was released back in August through Victory Records. Before embarking on their winter adventures, Islander is in the process of finishing up their current tour. The “Make Pizza Great Again” tour which is set to wrap up on Oct. 19 at the New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC. The tour features Islander sharing the stage with Palaye Royale and Bad Seed Rising. The complete list of upcoming Islander tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

Sept. 29 – Fayetteville, AR @ Nomad’s

Sept. 30 – Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter

Oct. 1 – Mobile, AL @ Downtown Mobile (Ten Sixty Five Festival)

Oct. 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

Oct. 5 – Madison, WI @ Red Zone

Oct. 6 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar

Oct. 7 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew

Oct. 8 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar

Oct. 9 – Louisville, KY @ New Vintage (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 13 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 14 – Jacksonville, SC @ Hooligan’s (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 16 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundtsage (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 19 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern (No Palaye Royale)


Nov. 11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Nov. 13 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper

Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Nov. 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

Nov. 18 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

Nov. 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

Nov. 21 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s

Nov. 22 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Station

Nov. 23 – London, Ontario @ Rum Runners

Nov. 24 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Brass Monkey

Nov. 25 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Tulipe

Nov. 26 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Salle Multi

Nov. 27 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Nov. 29 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall

Nov. 30 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

Dec. 1 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage

Dec. 2 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

Dec. 3 – Reading, PA @ Reverb

Dec. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

Dec. 6 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater

Dec. 7 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dec. 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall

Dec. 9 – Knoxville, TN @ The International

Dec. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Dec. 11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

Dec. 13 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

Dec. 14 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Dec. 18 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

Islander announce new album, stream two new songs

It’s been a busy week for Islander and we’re only a couple of days in. On Monday (June 20), the South Carolina-founded band announced the release of their upcoming sophomore record, Power Under Control. In addition to the album announcement, they also premiered the first song off the record,”Darkness” (via Rolling Stone). On Tuesday (June 21), they kept up the good news by unleashing another new song from the impending effort; a track titled “Bad Guys” (via Loudwire).

While premiering “Darkness” with Rolling Stone, vocalist Mikey Carvajal revealed that the title for the new album not only came from the New Testament, but that the record is a concept album dealing with several characters. “Power Under Control is a concept album dealing with several characters. The songs stand on their own, but are meant to be listened in the same way that a book is to be read,” Carvajal  explained. “If someone were to skip the chapters in a book, the story may be exciting, but a lot of the meanings would be lost. If the listener wants to understand the meaning of each song, they can better be understood when listening as a whole rather than treating this as a buffet.”

The videos for both “Darkness” and “Bad Guys” can currently be streamed below while the complete track list for Power Under Control can be seen below that.



1. “Darkness”
2. “Bad Guy”
3. “Green Slime Man”
4. “Better Day”
5. “All We Need”
6. “Devil Red”
7. “A Boat Going By”
8. “Beelzebub”
9. “Think It Over” (featuring Bad Brains’ HR)
10. “Last Forever”
11. “Casket”
12. “Wait for It”

In addition to the two new songs and pre-orders, which are currently available here, the band will also be sporting a new lineup. Joining Carvajal in the new Islander lineup will be former Avenged Sevenfold drummer Arin Ilejay, Love & Death guitarist J.R. Bareis, and former ForeverAtLast bassist Ezekiel Vasquez.

Power Under Control is set to be released on Aug. 5 through Victory Records. The upcoming album is the follow-up to the band’s debut album, 2014’s Violence & Destruction. In support of the record, the group has a handful of shows lined up which include the Open Air Chicago pre-party in Chicago on July 14, the Rock USA Festival in Wisconsin on July 16, and the High Elevation Festival in Colorado on Sept. 10.

Korn Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

Korn has been celebrating their debut album’s 20th anniversary for a year now, but that’s not stopping them from continuing on. After the first leg of the tour was met with a lot of critical acclaim, the group have decided to bring it down a notch and perform in smaller, more intimate venues.

Today, they revealed that they will be closing out the 2015 touring season with a month’s long trek by performing at intimate venues during the month of October. The setting change isn’t the only thing the “nu metal” band are changing up. During this run, the group will perform their Ross Robinson-produced self-titled album, which was released in May of 1994, in full as well as throwing in some other tracks on the set list for good measure. According to a press statement, Korn will allow fans to request what songs they play during their encore.

For those looking forward to the show, there will be a limited amount of tickets and early entry packages available for purchase on Korn’s website beginning tomorrow, July 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Regular tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1 at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom and then wrap up on Oct. 30 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Suicide Silence and Islander will act as supporting acts for the month-long trip.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


10/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

10/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

10/03 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

10/05 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

10/06 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater

10/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

10/09 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance

10/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

10/15 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

10/16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach

10/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

10/19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

10/20 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

10/22 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

10/24 – San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest

10/27 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

10/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great SaltAir

10/30 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater