Overkill will bring their “Wings Over The USA” Tour to NYC with support from Death Angel, Life Of Agony and Act Of Defiance. This is going to be a night of Metal that no one will soon forget.
Music biopics are things that are riding high at the moment if you can count the success of the recent “Bohemian Rhapsody” film and the unnerving revelations of “Lords Of Chaos” as a part of the puzzle but as far as documentaries about the music that stick with people for long afterward and become constant topics of conversation, the number is limited for sure. The documentary “Murder In The Front Row” takes its name from the part of the song by Bay Area Thrashers Exodus from the song “Bonded By Blood” and will bring the audience back to the days were on any night of the week a live music craving Metalhead would be able to see the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Possessed and even New York’s Anthrax in small clubs as a new music scene was building. The trailer for the documentary was just recently revealed so let’s watch it right now. I recommend holding back on any circle pit activity and stage diving until you have completed for your own safety and for that of your preferred devices.
About The Film: “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story”. In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. “Murder In The Front Row” is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn. (c/o Official YouTube Channel).
Continue reading Start The Pit, “Murder In The Front Row” Official Trailer Is Here
Sure it was great to see the news earlier today about the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the Vans Warped Tour (seen HERE just in case you didn’t scroll too far back), but this is the kind of news that makes the morning coffee all the more enjoyable. The Masters of Thrash in Overkill will tour for their new album and you can check out the full press release, poster and dates down below.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud to announce The Wings Over USA 2019 tour. Kicking off on April 25th in Baltimore, the tour will make stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Nashville before concluding in Boston on May 11th. Joining the tour are none other than San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends and label mates DEATH ANGEL and ex-members of Megadeth, Shadows Fall and Scar The Martyr, ACT OF DEFIANCE.
Bobby Blitz comments “”We look forward to bringing ‘The Wings’ over the USA. It’s been a long road but the journey is not over yet. DEATH ANGEL and ACT OF DEFIANCE join us on this jaunt so prepare yourself for a righteous beating. Let the headbanging begin in April!”
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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
Continue reading Devildriver To Headline 2017 “Bound By The Road” Tour
It’s a great way to start ones Metal week with the news that Slayer will be returning to the headlining stage and upping the Thrash Metal ante by bringing along Anthrax and Death Angel as well. Check out the press release that we received and then I’ll return with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, May 9 — Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down. The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent. Confirmed dates are below. The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, May 10, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, May 13 at 10:00AM local time. For all ticket purchasing and VIP packages details, log onto http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/tour
Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “It’s always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax. Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!! Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year. See you there!”
Check out the tour’s video clip here:
Continue reading Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel are “The Mighty Triumvirate”: Fall Tour Announced