As I compile these notes for the readership, I’ve got to admit that one of the last things I felt I would be composing was a tour announcement of any kind and sure, I’ve done a couple of them over the last few weeks but they still kind of surprise me when it comes to anything being scheduled stateside. That said, here is some news from the crushing Metal artists Jinjer.
The Press Release:
Internationally hailed Ukrainian modern metal juggernaut JINJER have unequivocally proven that even while facing a worldwide shutdown, they never stop – continuing to work harder than ever as they earn their reputation as metal’s hottest new export! With streaming counts in the millions and a stellar catalog of critically acclaimed music, the band never tires of distributing their mercilessly heavy, progressive music to the masses. Continue reading Jinjer Announces Re-Scheduled “Coming to America 2021” Headlining Tour→
Artist: All Shall Perish Title: “The Price Of Existence” (re-release) Label: Metal Mind Productions Release Date: 12/9/2014 Genre: Technical Grindcore/Death Rating: 3.5/5
Originally released in 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records, the sophomore album by All Shall Perish was recently re-issued by Metal Mind Productions. The album now comes in a Digipak holder and features no additional tracks, so with that being the case my original thoughts on it remain the same. I have restated those views in the review that follows. The edition is limited to 2000 copies so diehards might want to act fast if interested in purchasing.
Oakland’s All Shall Perish might have something here with their interesting mix of traditional Death Metal along with Technical Grindcore as it allows a new view to be taken of a format that often has loyal fans on either side but seldom together. The band also shows a great level of musicality not often found in either extreme genre and they base this on their mutual love of bands like Opeth and At The Gates while at the same time enjoying Cannibal Corpse and Hatebreed. As you listen to some of the intricate changes during songs like “We Hold These Truths” you would think drummer Matt Kuykendall a protégé of Cryptopsy’s Flo Mounier. He was equally brutal on “The True Beast” and it’s evident that the strength in this kind of music falls to the drummer in most cases. The group has a new vocalist in Herman Hermida and he handles both the growls and the shrieks to speaker blowing levels. I had not heard the bands previous release “Hate, Malice, Revenge” so I cannot compare him to his predecessor and only felt that he handles the material they deliver very well. Continue reading “The Price Of Existence” (re-release) by All Shall Perish→
Metal Fans are going to happily leave 2014 behind with all of the fantastic tours that are awaiting them as soon as 2015 is here and ready to say hello. We’ve already discussed that the Black and Death Metal fans are going to be over the full moon based on the visits happening by both Watain & Mayhem’s Tour along with the Cannibal Corpse & Behemoth Tour and now it’s time to get the Metalcore blood to a boil with the revelation that Suicide Silence is embarking on a headlining run. According to what I am reading this is the band’s first ever US headlining run and they will bring along Emmure, Within The Ruins and Fit For An Autopsy to make sure you are exhausted by the end of the night. I’ve snagged the tours promotional poster and pieces of the press copy that went out for you all to indulge in along with the dates. We can talk more about it after you read it so get moving
The Press Release: Fresh off the heels of their successful European headliner,California based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE, will return to the US on a headlining run this winter dubbed the “Stronger Than Faith Tour”! The band will be continuing on their crusade in support of their juggernaut release “You Can’t Stop Me”, which came in at #16 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release this past July. “We had an amazing time this last fall on tour and now it is time to really bring the fire on our first US headlining tour of 2015,” says vocalist Eddie Hermida. “We are bringing our good friends in EMMURE, WITHIN THE RUINS and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY out this time so be ready for an ass whoopin’ you won’t be able to cry home to your mom about! Come early and hang out with us this spring on the ‘Stronger Than Faith’ tour!”
“SUICIDE SILENCE and EMMURE have been friends for a long, long time,” adds guitarist Mark Heylmun. “It’s been over 6 years since we’ve got to do a tour like this one coming up so to say I’m excited is a massive understatement. So come out and hang out because this is gonna be one for the record books.” The tour kicks off in Santa Cruz, CA on February 17th, and concludes in Tucson, AZ on March 25th. Continue reading Suicide Silence Announce The “Stronger Than Faith” Tour For 2015→
Just in case you missed the news that was announced the other day, it seems as Hernan “Eddie” Herminda (current lead singer for All Shall Perish) has officially been announced as the new lead vocalist for Suicide Silence. He replaces Mitch Lucker who was killed in a motorcycle accident back in November 2012.
According to the Suicide Silence page, Eddie has moved on completely from All Shall Perish to dedicate his time and focus on Suicide Silence which means that there is an open position in ASP immediately. Singers who think that they have the chops to do this kind of stuff should start digging around for how to submit a demo for consideration. While I’ve never managed to catch Suicide Silence in the live sense before I had caught All Shall Perish doing their thing. As a matter of fact the shots that you see in this post were taken by me when they were one of the many bands performing on the “Summer Slaughter” Tour of 2010. If you ask me I feel that he is a solid choice for the job so let’s see if the fans of Lucker and the band will rally behind him. At least another name band singer is moving into the role so that should be a little easier a transition.
Keep up with the developments in both band camps via their official website links