If you’ve ever attended a headlining run by one of the crushing bands on the circuit and wondered what the hell they were thinking when it came to the selected opening acts, I can assure you that you will not be musing anything of the sort when it comes to the “Meditations Over North America” from Kataklysm. This tour is an exciting one and you can learn more about it via the official press release down below. Don’t worry I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their Meditations Over North America 2019 tour on September 4th in Joliet, IL. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26th. Joining the band as social guests Thrash legends and label-mates EXHORDER, Death Metal kings KRISIUN and San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET. Continue reading Kataklysm Announce Meditations Over North America Tour→
The Metal Legions were supposed to get a solid dose of Kataklysm during the planned tour with Sepultura last year but with that event being cancelled altogether it has been quite a bit of time since they made their way over to these parts. Luckily for us all they shall be returning and bringing along Aborted as their direct support. More information in the press release follows the poster below. I’ll chime in afterward for good measure
The Press Release: Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, will tour North America in support of their newly released album Waiting for the End to Come next April with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED! “It’s been a little while since we hit the road in North America with KATAKLYSM,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “We were bummed out when our tour with SEPULTURA was cancelled, so we decided to do what our fans have been asking us for and do a headlining run. This is guaranteed to be a good time with our friends in ABORTED and will also be a two part tour; we plan on returning in the Fall again to all the cities we are missing on this first part. Judging by our recent shows, the new material has been going over amazingly well live! We look forward to seeing you guys in April!!!” Continue reading Kataklysm’s Tour Will “Kill The Elite” in 2014→
Artist: Ensiferum Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY) Opener: Ex Deo, Blackguard, Martyrd Date: 12/5/2009 Label: Candlelight Records
See if you can stick with me on this. Ensiferum announced the “Heathen Crusade” a few months ago and this would be the bands first US headlining go round since they commanded the stage during the first Paganfest in 2008. The show was going to find them joined by Hypocrisy, ExDeo and Blackguard and it was sure to be something to remember. However, the wonderful and often problematic Visa situation found Hypocrisy pulling off the tour and this disappointed many because the band was going to have Children Of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho as a part of their lineup for the tour. The show was also originally set for The Fillmore NY but as it drew closer to happening the Metal faithful found it moved to the Gramercy Theatre a few blocks away. If you have visited both venues you will know full well that Gramercy is a bit smaller in terms of bodies that it can fit inside. Are you still with me? Good because this gets a little more interesting. Given the fact that a show was already happening at Gramercy that night with Winds Of Plague, the Ensiferum show would begin immediately after the Winds show ended. This would make a very late night for the Viking Metal fans of NYC who were coming to the show. My plan was to try and photograph some of Winds since I would be in the same space but my timing was off and instead I went to a showing of the Black Metal documentary “Until The Light Takes Us”. With Hypocrisy off the bill, ExDeo and Blackguard were moved up a notch on the event roster and to guarantee a little extra attention local boys Martyrd would start off the now very late show. Here is how the night went down. Continue reading Ensiferum @ Gramercy Theatre (12/5/2009)→