Tonight, the Recording Industry is in a tizzy for “The Biggest Night In Music” (but that’s their own branding and not those of us here in the trenches support that which Rocks and Makes The Metal. Based on the time that I am posting this, we are still about 45 minutes away from the broadcast of the 2019 Grammy Awards but you Heavy Music loyalists don’t even have to tune in since they have already given out the awards for the five (count ’em FIVE) Rock and Metal Categories. I’ve listed those winners down below and left those who were also nominated to you can have a point of argument if your favorite didn’t end up winning the Grammy. Let’s go.
Best Rock Performance:
“Four Out Of Five” by Arctic Monkeys (from “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino”) WINNER – “When Bad Does Good” by Chris Cornell
“Made An America” by THE FEVER 333 (from “Made An America”)
“Highway Tune” by Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable” by Halestorm (from “Vicious”)
At the onset of December we shared the news about High On Fire and their “Electric Messiah Tour” (seen HERE) and it was going to be a great way to start the 2019 Year in Music. Sadly, there have been some medical concerns with singer Matt Pike and this tour is cancelled in full. Please take a look at the Official Statement and Affected Dates. Refunds should be available at point of purchase.
As the year heads towards a close we are starting to get the alerts about the 2019 touring schedules and here is the latest update from the band High On Fire. Let’s check it out.
The Press Release:
High On Fire have announced the Electric Messiah tour 2019 in continued support of their new LP released earlier this year. These dates will be the first time the band has played live since the cancelation of their tour with Municipal Waste earlier this year due to the partial amputation of Matt Pike’s toe.
High On Fire released Electric Messiah last month to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that “The bar for metal album of the year has been raised” and they couldn’t be more correct. Electric Messiah has landed on both Revolver Magazine and Loudwire’s top albums of 2018 lists.
I’m not sure how it happened but I missed that last go round for Meshuggah at NYC’s now shuttered and torn down Roseland Ballroom and have never forgiven myself for it since the show was amazing (I was told) and the great venue no longer stands. That thought comes to me because it was a show I could have seen and missed and those chances are not ones we Metalheads should be taking when it comes to a crushing band and their latest tour. This rather long intro is where I share the news about the recently announced tour by Meshuggah who will be hitting our side of the fence in the Fall and bring along High On Fire with them as well. Check it out. The poster, press and dates are below and then I will return to wrap it all up.
The Press Release:
The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah’s MESHUGGAH have announced their epic North American Fall 2016 tour. The trek will kick-off at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on October 10th, visit 2 Canadian cities as well as Knotfest Mexico before concluding in Maryland at The Fillmore on November 6th. Joining the band as special guests is none other than US metallers HIGH ON FIRE! Watch the tour teaser on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel! Continue reading Meshuggah Announces Fall North American Tour→