Friday starts off properly with some cool tour news as the details about the co-headlining tour by Mark Morton and Light The Torch have been unveiled.
The Press Release:
Light the Torch and Mark Morton will embark on a co-headline tour this spring. Moon Tooth will also appear. All dates are below. Tickets go on-sale Friday, 10am local time. VIP packages, which include Meet & Greets with both Mark Morton and Light the Torch, are also available beginning Friday.
Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God who will release his debut solo album, Anesthetic (WPP/Spinefarm) on March 1, 2019, while Light the Torch continue to support their latest release Revival, out now via Nuclear Blast.
“We are beyond excited to hit the road once again in support of Revival, so expect even more new songs in the set this time around,” said singer Howard Jones. “We’re also stoked to be sharing the stage with Mark Morton on this run. Touring with a true talent and a friend is the recipe for a good time, so come join us! And make sure to get there early to catch Moon Tooth.” Continue reading Mark Morton & Light The Torch Announce Co-Headlining Tour→
The summer is bound to get hotter in some parts of these United States with the news that Hatebreed will be hitting the headlining stage with support from Devildriver and The Devil You Know. Check out the press release along with the poster and dates below and I’ll come back with a brief closer.
The Press Release:
HATEBREED will embark on their second assault on North America this fall, this time with their friends in DEVILDRIVER and DEVIL YOU KNOW. The band also released a music video for the song “Something’s Off,” which comes from their recent Billboard-charting release The Concrete Confessional. Continue reading Hatebreed Announce 2nd North American Assault→
The “I Want My 80s Concert” will land in MSG’s beautiful theater area and bring us back to that wonderful decade in music with help from Jessie’s Girl, Lou Gramm, Dee Snider, Howard Jones, DMC, Debbie Gibson, Tone Loc, Tiffany, A Flock of Seagulls, Harlem Gospel Choir and Martha Quinn. This is going to be a fun show for sure.
Artist: Black Label Society Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY) Opener: Down, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies Date: 5/10/2014 Label: eOne Entertainment
I had last caught Black Label Society during the 2013 Gigantour that featured Megadeth and Newsted (the band with former Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted in case you were unaware). Now that tour itself actually had three more bands on the daily roster but not during its NYC stop which was instead broken up into two shows and left the one without BLS and Newsted being cancelled. For that show Zakk and the BLS boys were supporting the live release “Unblackened” which is a solid recommendation in my book because it was a heavier version of an Unplugged album and from top to bottom this was some raw stuff. There was even a video release to go along with it. Fast forwarding to where we are this evening, it was now time for what was called “The Revolver Golden Gods Tour” and this event seemed to work in tandem with the magazines own awards show. You’ve heard of “The Golden Gods Awards” right? Good, let’s continue then. The four bands on this touring package would begin with Butcher Babies, Devil You Know, Down and close out with the headlining Black Label Society. Since I always find a massive event like this of interest I would get there nice and early in order to be able to bring you thoughts and images on each of the performers. Butcher Babies would be the first item of focus – here we go. Continue reading Black Label Society @ Best Buy Theater (5/10/2014)→
I didn’t think I would get one of my Heavy Metal Holy Sh*ts posted so early in the year, but with new days dawning in people’s minds along with new plans and interests, I guess leaving a band that one has been an integral part of for many years can also come to pass. Such is the case with Metalcore vocalist Howard Jones who has left the ranks of Killswitch Engage after ten years. I’ll admit to my being not much more than a casual fan and when they had their original singer Jesse Leach I was hardly into this kind of stuff at all. I actually liked what Howard brought to the band a little more than the stuff with Leach but that is a personal preference of my own. There were folks who worshiped the original singers input.
Howard made the news back in early 2010 when it was rumored on a Allie Storm’s (a porn star) Twitter that she was carrying his baby. I admit I lost interest and track of the story as I like less TMZ in my Metal and this was the dude’s personal life and his own to deal with. Jones would take a “rest” from the band at this time and be filled in for by All That Remains’ own Phil Labonte. So what now you might ask? Well, who the hell knows as this news just broke and I pieced my thoughts together from my own background and the stuff on the bands Facebook and official site. It has to be true since its on Facebook and already on Wikipedia right? Right.
I loved Howard’s voice in the band and wish him the very best in his next musical adventure. Perhaps he will be the next one to write an autobiography. Whatever the case may be he will surely have a lot of followers because he did right in this band for a good chunk of years. Good Luck Howard.