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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/

“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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