I’m going to continue to show some touring love whenever possible via the PiercingMetal Musings blog, and this is going to especially be the case when it comes to bands that I consider a part of my own Metal Family. The band Into Eternity and I go back as far as to months before I had officially launched the PiercingMetal.com site and after seeing them in action on numerous occasions I came to consider them Brothers in Metal.
As readers of the PiercingMetal site and companion blog are very aware, we love to go to and cover concerts for the sake of larger awareness and just get a general kick out of seeing bands deliver their goods on the live stage. To me it’s very, very, exhilarating when it all comes down to it and I just find inspiration when I write about them or share photos from the performances with you all. That being said, it gives me great pleasure to announce another new festival that is launching this year for the summer of 2012. Presenting the Shockwave Festival (queue dramatic music).
The inaugural edition of the festival will feature both Fear Factory and Voivod as the apparent co-headliners and I guess depending on your level of excitement about each of them would gauge the level of anticipation in the overall event. Whatever the case may be it joins the ranks of the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, The Summer Slaughter Fest and also appears to be a good replacement for the no longer running Sounds Of The Underground Festival that ended in 2007. Check out the list of the rest of the performers on the event.
The Bands: Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, Forged in Flame.
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Be afraid. Be very afraid. Why? Because the guys in Five Finger Death Punch are in charge of their own festival and they are coming to a city near you soon. The tour looks to be an exciting one and features Five Finger Death Punch as the closing headliner along with Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, God Forbid, Emmure & Battlecross. The tour is presented by Metal Hammer magazine which is a power house in its own right in terms of holding the banner high for the genre.
For the last couple of years I have taken a page out of my fellow bloggers books and used our PiercingMetal Musings Blog to speak up about the major happenings in The Metal Republics realm. It’s honestly been the perfect place to spark up some discussion with you readers about major concert tours or big package presentations that fall under the festival model. With that being said I now present to you the official poster for the Summer Slaughter Tour for 2012 and its roster of performers. Check it out.
The most interesting part about this particular tour is that it is bringing Cannibal Corpse as the main band with support from Between The Buried and Me, and each are two of Metal Blade Records most vital acts in terms of popularity. We’ll also get The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Cerebral Bore. The event will also features some special guest bands in each city so there might be some cool surprises in store for the attending Metalhead. Participating labels will be of course Metal Blade Records (who have five of the nine featured bands) along with Relapse Records, Sumerian Records and Earache Records. Some of these bands have appeared on the Summer Slaughter tours of the past as well but there are those who don’t mind that at all. While I generally like to see new things I am on the okay side with the ones who have been here before for the most part.
The tour dates were announced yesterday and our New York City region will find this tour landing at Irving Plaza on August 8th. Check your own local listings for where this will be if you plan on going and by all means get your tickets early enough to not be shut out. So tell me readers, does this tour excite you or leave you left for want? Speak up in the comments section, I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
Hey there readers so it seems as though the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers of NIGHTWISH will embark on a North American headlining tour in September for their brand new album “Imaginaerum” with support from KAMELOT. As I didn’t get a proper full-on press piece for this one, I culled bits and pieces from the mighty Bravewords, Official Websites of the bands and of course their own Facebook Pages. Here we go. Don’t worry, I’ll return at the close with some personal opinion on this one.
The Tour Dates:
Sep. 12 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 15 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sep. 16 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Sep. 19 – CEPSUM University of Montreal – Montreal QC
Sep. 20 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
Sep. 21 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Sep. 23 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Sep. 24 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
Sep. 25 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
Sep. 27 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
Sep. 28 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Sep. 29 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 01 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
Oct. 02 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct. 03 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 05 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
Oct. 06 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Oct. 07 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Oct. 09 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 10 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Oct. 11 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Oct. 13 – Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Oct. 14 – House of Blues Lake Buena Vista – Lake Buena Vista, FL
NIGHTWISH will release a limited-edition “Trials Of Imaginaerum” 10-inch picture disc for Record Store Day (April 21). The effort includes four previously unreleased demo recordings with Marco Hietala on lead vocals. It also comes with a download of the previously unreleased track “The Heart Asks Pleasure First”, a cover with lyrics from the movie “The Piano”.
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