Travel restrictions from Europe could leave touring musicians stranded – here’s why

The US POTUS has addressed the nation tonight on COVID-19 — the virus that has brought the world to a standstill and has caused an economic spiral in many countries. He’s declared traveling bans from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. This could mean big trouble for touring bands currently in Europe. The restriction goes into effect Friday, March 13th. One notable tour is the Rings of Saturn European tour with Enterprise Earth, Traitors, and Brand of Sacrifice. The travel ban means these bands could be stuck in Europe after their tours have concluded. Europe, Italy, and China have so far seen the worst – so far, a handful of tours have been postponed or even cancelled has the virus spreads and fear mounts. COVID-19 has infected over 124,000 people and has killed 4,600 in over 100 countries. Wednesday, March 11th, WHO has declared a global pandemic. The last global pandemic was in 2009 with H1Z1. The entire globe is focused on containing and understanding the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Despised Icon announce first US Tour in 7 Years

Montreal Canada Deathcore Pioneers – Despised Icon have announced their first US tour in nearly 7 years since their breakup in 2010 presented by Nuclear Blast Records & IndieMerchStore. They will be joined by Carnifex, Fallujah, Rings of Saturn, Lorna Shore & She Must Burn and will be playing the 3/17-4/02 dates.

Despised Icon were a huge influence for countless bands in the heavy music genre. Their unique approach at merging Death Metal with Hardcore Punk is a signature style that never gets old. So far the response has been huge, metal & hardcore fans alike have been celebrating the announcement of the tour. This one is definitely going to be one for the books.

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Rings Of Saturn Announce Worldwide Record Deal With Nuclear Blast Records, Headline Tour Imminent


Technical death metal (and self-styled “aliencore”) band Rings Of Saturn have announce a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band, which is on the Coffin Dragger tour currently with Thy Art Is Murder headlining, is also going out on a headline tour after that with Lorna Shore and The Browning supporting. You can view a video and statement from the band below.

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