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Prepare Ye Metalheads For The Summer Slaughter Of 2011

I just saw the poster for the 2011 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour and I figured that I would post it for the Metal Republic to check out and discuss the bands that are participating for this go round.   Unless something changes for whatever reason the show will be headlined by Black Dahlia Murder and come with direct support from Whitechapel.  The rest of the bands involved are Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshrot Apocalypse and the halftime show will be a special performance by Powerglove.  One of these things is NOT like the other eh?  Check out the poster below.

At this point in time I am not yet sure I am even going to attend because Spring has only just arrived and this is many months away.  I’ve seen a number of the bands in action before but if a good number of Metal friends are planning on convening at this then it could sway my vote.   What are your thoughts on the event and the participants?  I’d love to hear from you all on it.

Danzig Announces “Deth Red Sabaoth” US Spring Tour

Here’s a tour announcement that some of you readers will enjoy. It comes from the publicity peeps behind the great Glenn Danzig who is enjoying the praises of his latest album “Deth Red Sabaoth”. Check it out below, and I’ll return with some thoughts to close us out.

The Press Release:
Today, Danzig announces the Deth Red Sabaoth Tour this Spring with special guests Devildriver and 2Cents. The month-long, 22-city trek beings in Las Vegas on April 29th, hitting all regions of the US, and ends May 28th in Tempe, AZ. This comes on the heels of Danzig’s recent nomination for BEST VOCALIST at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend, March 4-5th, but special fan club pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, March 2nd at 3pm local time. For details, visit http://tixx1.artistarena.com/danzig.

The new single from Danzig will be “Ju Ju Bone”- a bluesy, devilishly melodic track from Danzig’s current, critically acclaimed album, Deth Red Sabaoth. The brand new video for “Ju Ju Bone” is soon to follow. The eerie, visually stunning video was co-directed by Glenn Danzig and Jonathan Lewis- director of the horror cult classic, Black Devil Doll.

DevilDriver’s claws are as sharp as ever with their fifth album Beast, which finds the band enjoying the best reviews of their near-decade career. 2Cents have become one of hard rock’s most promising young acts with their powerful live performance.
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Kamelot Announce Full North American Tour!!!

Hey since I am already a couple of days behind with this announcement I am going to keep my intro piece brief and let you all just read the latest announcement from the band Kamelot. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
In the ongoing campaign for their newest release, Poetry for the Poisoned, we are extremely pleased to announce that KAMELOT have confirmed a full North American Tour to take place late this Summer!

The long-awaited trek, dubbed Pandemonium Over North America 2011, is in support of KAMELOT’s epic, Billboard-charting album Poetry for the Poisoned (peaking at #74 on the US Billboard Top 200!), which was released in September. Along for the ride are Pirate-metallers Alestorm, as well as Blackguard and the The Agonist

Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to continue touring in support of, Poetry for the Poisoned. To his fans he states: “Hello all. I am here in Norway still recovering from what seems to have been a severe burnout syndrome. I am getting better but still under medical care. My priorities at the moment are my health & family. My future endeavors in Kamelot and music in general are being evaluated, however at this time my focus is on getting back on my feet and spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!”
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Attention: The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Announces 2011 Line-Up

Since I received this about a week ago, I’m not going to say all that much and instead let the very thorough press release fill you in. I apologize for the lateness but I was getting myself prepped for the first time ever attending Toy Fair (which begins tomorrow) and these sorts of posts are still something very new to the sites blog. I do hope to do a lot more “tour announcing” narratives as the site aims towards the sixth anniversary in April. Here we go – The Rockstar Mayhem Fest Details Emerge!

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The Press Release:
The Hard Rock & Metal Tour Event of the Summer Kicks Off on July 9th with Pre-Sale Tickets Slotted for Friday April 8th
Tour Co-Producer John Reese to Appear on Sirius XM Liquid Metal with Host Jose Mangin, Today at 12pm PST

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans’ summertime rite of passage. Today, the 4th annual summertime juggernaut announces the 2011 line-up with DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more of today’s most electrifying artists. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Tune in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a ferocious mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. For the first time in festival history, through their success, IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is thrilled to see the return of festival veterans DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, and SUICIDE SILENCE. The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 4th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.
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Buckcherry & Hellyeah: The Jagermeister Music Tour 2011

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The fine folks who handle the press for the Synergy Entertainment Group asked me to share this video with you readers and since we just knew that you would eat it up, we kindly obliged. The short video features the band Buckcherry (an often mentioned favorite of That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk) as they discuss the upcoming 2011 Jagermeister Music Tour which they will be headlining.  To make matters more interesting this event will feature Hellyeah as their direct support (you know, that Outlaw Metal band that features Vinnie Paul of Pantera and a couple of the guys from Mudvayne). To kick things up a notch we also get All That Remains who kick many levels of ass and the brand new project from Anthrax and Fall Out Boy members with The Damned Things.  Check out the video and make sure you get your tickets for the performance in your town before they sell out.

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