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Tour - Filter - Make America Hate Again - 2016

Filter brings the “Make America Hate Again” to NYC with Vampires Everywhere, Orgy, and Death Valley High.

Filter Announces “Make America Hate Again” Tour for 2016

The Spring and Summer touring packages are rolling in with alarming frequency which of course for the fans of the bands is not a bad thing at all, I am speaking mostly about the amount of time its keeping me busy keeping you in the aware about them. With that being the scoop, here is the recently released tour poster for Filter’s “Make America Hate Again” tour which will find them bringing Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High. Check it out and read carefully since the tour dates are also on the poster and not edited in anywhere else in the post.

Tour - Filter - Make America Hate Again - 2016

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sonically speaking this is a touring package that makes complete sense to me and I think that the fans of the top tier on this will be besides themselves. Personally speaking I have only ever seen Filter once and the same applies for Vampires Everywhere but never caught either Orgy or Death Valley High in concert. Hopefully I will get to the regional appearance since it will be half an educational visit for me if I do. Filter will be supporting their new release “Crazy Eyes” when this tour happens (but only the first single is available at the time of this posting and linked to below for your convenience). What I liked about this news was that Vampires Everywhere has apparently returned. It was a little over a year ago (I think unless my Metal math is off) that singer Michael Vampire shifted focus and worked on a different musical project. So tell me dear readers, what do you think of this tour and will you attend? Let me know in the comments.

Official Website: http://www.officialfilter.com/
Official Website: http://orgymusic.com/
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/vampireseverywhere/
Official Website: http://deathvalleyhigh.com/

Coal Chamber Announces Dates/Lineup For 2015 Tour

Fans of the reunited and back to work Coal Chamber will likely be super excited for this announcement about their upcoming 2015 tour and the bands that they will be bringing along for the ride. I’ve snagged the poster and provided a slightly abridged Press Release for you to all indulge in. Get thee reading.

Tour - Coal Chamber - 2015

Press Release:
Reactivated Los Angeles, California’s “Spooky Core” band COAL CHAMBER has announced a North American Headline Tour for Spring 2015. The tour is in support of their forthcoming album that will be released on Napalm Records. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge. The tour begins March 6th in Tempe, AZ and runs through April 12th in Dallas, TX. COAL CHAMBER is currently in the studio working on their first studio album in over 12 years. The band is working with producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Black Dahlia Murder) on the yet still untitled album, which is tentatively slated for a Spring 2015 release. COAL CHAMBER is a band stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COAL CHAMBER owned the Scene from the mid-nineties until their tumultuous breakup in May of 2002. Now they have returned to take their place at the top where they once were and intend to be there for years to come. Call it what you want, “The Return”, “The Second Coming of”, but no matter what you call it, be prepared COAL CHAMBER to rule again.
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“The Very Best Things (1995-2008)” by Filter

Artist: Filter
Title: “The Very Best Things (1995-2008)”
Label: Reprise Records
Release Date: 3/31/2009
Genre: Alternative Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

“The Very Best Things” is a great way to look back on the accomplishments of the band Filter, who while one of many Alternative Rock bands did have the luxury of a number of killer tunes which also found their way to regular rotation on both terrestrial radio and now continue to do so in the satellite realm. I have to admit that I was never a religious follower of their stuff but did like a handful of songs and probably the same ones that any casual listener enjoyed such as “Hey Man Nice Shot”, “Take A Picture” and “Where Do We Go From Here”, all of which are presented to the listeners who pick up this CD. The band was heavier than some of their contemporaries and I enjoyed that little extra grit when compared to the seemingly endless parade of bands that bore the “Alternative” label when this became the thing to do. As its title denotes, the compilation follows the band from 1995 through 2008 and covers not only their five albums but also delivers four tunes that the band did for movies such as “X-Files: Fight The Future”, “Crow: City Of Angels” and “Spawn”. I felt that this was a great way for the bands diehards to get those tunes as opposed to seeking out soundtracks that could very well be hard to find.
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