Hopefully a large bunch of you wild and crazy Metalheads were able to enjoy the killer winter tour by Lamb Of God with Anthrax, Deafheaven and Powertrip because you missed a monster if you didn’t. My head was ringing for days and the pain in my neck from the head-banging has finally subsided. Anyway, the band has just unveiled a list of tour dates for the Spring and will be bringing along Clutch (direct support) and Corrosion Of Conformity. Check out the full press release we received and the dates. I’ll return at the end with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
This week, LAMB OF GOD wraps up their winter tour with special guests Anthrax and supporters Deafheaven and Power Trip. If you did not get a chance to catch them on this tour, you will soon – LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce their next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30th and features support from renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity. Throughout the tour, LAMB OF GOD will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville, Rock’n Derby, and more.
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Megadeth are one of the forefathers of the Thrash Metal movement and on the eve of their announcing their latest touring adventures in support of the forthcoming “Dystopia” album, I had the pleasure of speaking to the bands founder, the great Dave Mustaine. Together we discussed the state of Heavy Metal in this day and age, the selection of new Megadeth members and what fans should expect from the new album and tour. As we didn’t have a whole lot of time to chat, I kept the line of inquiry very quick and to the general point. Here’s our entire discussion.
PiercingMetal: Let me start by saying congratulations on Megadeth surpassing the thirty-year mark. How does it feel to be in command of such a band for that long a time?
Dave Mustaine: I think that anything that you do successfully for a long period of time you have to look at it and ask yourself why is this successful and I think part of that is because we’ve always had one common goal with this band and that was to be true to ourselves and I think that this translates to the fan base. If you believe in what you do, then that starts to lay the foundation for the relationship with your fans that has integrity.
PiercingMetal: Would you think that Metal is in a better place or a worse place today?
Dave Mustaine: It depends because there are so many different genres of Heavy Metal. If you’re saying do I think that Thrash or Speed Metal or Heavy Metal in general is in a better place then it depends because there is a lot of new types of Metal out there. You have Grindcore and all kinds of Black Metal, White Metal, Death Metal just so many other different types but its opened up a lot of doors for different people that are more genre specific that play one very limited type of music and do it really well. I’ve always liked to be able to push the boundaries of what I could do and Megadeth has a lot of influences that are unique to what most Metal bands would do. We have Jazz and Classical influences which I think really helps give us that advantage over a lot of bands that don’t have those influences.
Continue reading PiercingMetal Talks To Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine (12/7/2015)
The Boontown Rats once told us that they didn’t like Mondays and like Garfield craving a big ole lasagna I am right there with them unless the Monday in question features news about an upcoming North American tour by the mighty Megadeth. Yep, that is just how my day progressed and I’ve copied the official press release for your own indulgence but will return afterwards to discuss it with you.
The Press Release:
MEGADETH KICKS OFF THE DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA ON FEBRUARY 20, 2016
Special Guests Include Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok
MEGADETH has announced today the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which will kick of in Dallas, TX on February 20, 2016. The North American leg will take them across the U.S, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada. Tickets for the Dystopia World Tour start going on sale Friday, December 11; Check http://www.megadeth.com for specific market info and local on sale times and dates. There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for MEGADETH fan club members on December 8 at 10:00 am local time with details also available at http://www.megadeth.com.
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It’s raining and gloomy here in NYC today and that is making me spend far too much time surfing around the web and “ugh” on Facebook but fortunately my email has been hefty with awesome news to share with the readership to get me away from the drivel over there. With that being said, once such note announced an early 2016 tour with a headlining Lamb Of God who will be bringing along Anthrax as direct support and both Deafheaven and Kylesa as the lead off bands. I’ve embedded the tour poster and the official press copy for your indulgence and then I’ll return with my two cents.
The Press Release:
“World-renowned American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon. The tour will begin on Friday, January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12th. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates. General on-sale for tickets begins this Friday, November 13th at 10:00am local time. American Express Card Members can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 P.M. local time through Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 P.M. local time, in select markets. LAMB OF GOD is touring in support of their new studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang, which launched via Epic Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts this past summer. VII: Sturm Und Drang is available for purchase now at physical retailers everywhere, or digitally via Lamb-of-God.com, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play” (I’ve embedded a code to Amazon.com below this narrative for your ease of use). End of Transmission.
Continue reading Lamb Of God & Anthrax Shall Deliver Us To Metal In Early 2016
Lamb of God’s latest molten Metal release is “Sturm und Drang” and comes care of Epic Records. Fans can order a copy via the link below.