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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” 🤣 And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Devildriver To Headline 2017 “Bound By The Road” Tour

I’ve said there were a LOT of tour announcements coming and well, here we are with another one that was recieved not long after the Whitechapel one. This time around its that Merry band of Groove Metal providers in Devildriver who will headling the “Bound By The Road” tour with a host of incredible acts. Check out the full press copy below the poster and the dates. I’ll return at the close with some editorial insight.

The Press Release:
SoCal groove metal heavyweights DEVILDRIVER will headline a 19+ date North American
tour, dubbed the “Bound By The Road” tour, beginning February 8, 2017 in Santa Ana,
CA. The tour will feature support from special guests and heavy metal frontrunners
Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 16 at 10:00am local time. Check your
local venues for ticketing information.

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara states, “DEVILDRIVER is heading out on our first headline run in over three years with a killer set list and full production, AND we are bringing some heavy bad ass bands along with us! Get your tickets early and
come out with some friends, ’cause this tour is going to be a monster banger!”

The Tour Dates:
2/8/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
2/9/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/12/17 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/14/17 – Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
2/15/17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/16/17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona
2/17/17 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/18/17 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
2/19/17 – Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
2/20/17 – Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
2/21/17 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
2/23/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
2/24/17 – McAllen, TX @ Sofie’s
2/25/17 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/26/17 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/28/17 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/1/17 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/4/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/5/17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
+More TBA
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Epica @ Webster Hall

Epica will play at Webster Hall for the very first time and bring along Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist. Don’t miss out on this fun Metal night. This show starts super-early so check your schedules so you don’t miss any of the performers.

webster hall venue logo

Epica Announces The North American Principle Tour 2016

Now here is a tour that really excites me since its one of my favorite Symphonic Metal bands and their bringing along a solid bunch of support acts. I’ll let the official press release speak for itself after the poster so check it out below. Don’t worry I will return with some additional thoughts at the close.

Tour - Epica - NA Principle 2016

The Press Release:
Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for The North American Principle Tour in support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle which will see a worldwide release on September 30th through Nuclear Blast. EPICA will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends in THE AGONIST. The first three dates will see Germany’s XANDRIA as a replacement for ARKONA. Tour kicks off on November 4th in Quebec City and will conclude on December 3rd in Worcester, MA.
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Eluveitie & The Agonist @ Irving Plaza

Eluveitie returns to the Big Metal Apple for a rousing night of Folk Metal. Joining them will be The Agonist and Martina Edoff. Please note that this tour was initially headlined by Epica who had to cancel the remaining dates and return home due to family emergency. All tickets are still valid but those wishing a refund should contact their point of purchase. Eluveitie and Agonist will play extended sets in the absence of Epica.