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Coal Chamber Announces Dates/Lineup For 2015 Tour

Fans of the reunited and back to work Coal Chamber will likely be super excited for this announcement about their upcoming 2015 tour and the bands that they will be bringing along for the ride. I’ve snagged the poster and provided a slightly abridged Press Release for you to all indulge in. Get thee reading.

Tour - Coal Chamber - 2015

Press Release:
Reactivated Los Angeles, California’s “Spooky Core” band COAL CHAMBER has announced a North American Headline Tour for Spring 2015. The tour is in support of their forthcoming album that will be released on Napalm Records. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge. The tour begins March 6th in Tempe, AZ and runs through April 12th in Dallas, TX. COAL CHAMBER is currently in the studio working on their first studio album in over 12 years. The band is working with producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Black Dahlia Murder) on the yet still untitled album, which is tentatively slated for a Spring 2015 release. COAL CHAMBER is a band stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COAL CHAMBER owned the Scene from the mid-nineties until their tumultuous breakup in May of 2002. Now they have returned to take their place at the top where they once were and intend to be there for years to come. Call it what you want, “The Return”, “The Second Coming of”, but no matter what you call it, be prepared COAL CHAMBER to rule again.
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Wayne Static & Powerman 5000 Team Up For Fall 2014 Tour

Tour - Wayne Static - PM5K - 2014

In a never-ending effort to bring your bodies into the venues for the touring acts, I’m sharing the just announced dates for the November run by Wayne Static’s Static X. He will be co-headlining this run with Powerman 5000 and American Head Charge. If you love these bands you are going to want to be a part of the Industrial Metal action.

Tour Dates:
11/6 — Waterloo, Iowa — Spicoli’s Rock Garden/Reverb
11/7 — Madison, Wis. — High Noon Saloon
11/8 — Kimberly, Wis. — Savagefest @ Tanner’s Entertainment Complex
11/9 — Fort Wayne, Ind. — Piere’s
11/11 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoe’s
11/12 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Theater
11/13 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
11/14 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lost Horizon
11/15 — Stafford, Ct. — Palace Theater
11/16 — New York, N.Y. — BB Kings
11/17 — Baltimore, Md. — Baltimore Soundstage
11/19 — Wilmington, N.C. — Ziggy’s
11/21 — Atlanta, Ga. — 120 Tavern
11/22 — Winston-Salem, N.C. — Ziggy’s
11/23 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
11/26 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live
11/27 — Tyler, Texas — Clicks
11/28 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
11/29 — Dallas, Texas — Trees
11/30 — McAllen, Texas — Metropolis

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I must admit that I am not what can be considered a “diehard” follower of any of these bands but I do like a handful of tunes from each of them and have seen them all in action over the years of my music scribe adventures. As a matter of fact, American Head Charge was one of the earliest shows that I went to as a member of the music press. It’s going to be a room full of movement when this show hits the Times Square venue B.B. King’s which is the stop nearest me so I will be aiming at being there to support the fun. What do you readers think about this tour? You can let me know in the comments section below so we know where your own head is at. Thanks for reading.

Official Website: http://www.iamwaynestatic.com
Official Website: http://www.powerman5000.com
Official Website: http://www.headcharge.com

“The Feeding” by American Head Charge

Artist: American Head Charge
Title: “The Feeding”
Label: DRT Nitrus
Release Date: 2/15/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 7/10

When I first got the “Feeding” CD by American Head Charge I felt that I was listening to a band that was moving away from the nu-metal style and instead were employing a more industrialized groove that at times reminded me of Marilyn Manson or even Nine Inch Nails. I was brought to this conclusion by the way singer Martin Cock handled his vocals from soft subtlety and then to raging yells. The riffing of the guitar and mixing in of keyboards transform this from being a run of the mill band. Kicking you right in the face with this is “Loyalty” which is one of my fave tracks on the CD. It’s a great mix of Metal attitude and Melodic harmony. “Dirty” is another fierce number and a staple in the bands live performance. The band is definitely versatile and on tracks like “Ridicule” I was almost reminded of Faith No More at times in the track. The lineup for the recording is as follows: Martin Cock (vocals), H.C. Banks (bass), Bryan Ottoson (guitar), Chris Emery (drums) and Justin Fowler (keyboards) and a solid lineup it is. Friends for years the band first unleashed their brand of mayhem on the world with 2001’s “The War Of Art” and appeared on that same year’s Ozzfest.
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Otep @ The Knitting Factory (2/25/2005)

Logo - Otep

Artist: Otep
Venue: Knitting Factory NYC
Opener: American Head Charge, Candiria, Blood Simple
Label: Capitol Records
Date: 2-25-2005

American Head Charge performed an electrifying set at their appearance at the Knitting Factory last night supporting their latest CD Release entitled “Feeder”. The band was the main opener for Otep and this combination was the perfect mix of quality songs as well as stage intensity. The Knitting Factory is a cool place to see a show, and according to the staff this well known Jazz club has been featuring the heavier music for some time. However, the tricky part is navigation and room. The stage is a little smaller than you would expect if you had a decent amount of equipment. This was painfully the case when AHC hit the stage. The band is 6 members strong, and not only had a full drum kit, but also a keyboard rig. The guys seemed to be almost tripping over one another, yet it did not get in the way of their performance at all. Playing what seemed to be just under an hour’ time, the group proved that their material is strong and will be interesting to see the future developments of the band.
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