Clearly the guys in Slipknot are not sitting idly by and discussing their past accomplishments over a cigar and a glass of wine and instead keep on pushing their musical envelope with their live concert experiences. You might remember our recent announcement about the “Knotfest At Sea” (click the text for more) and now they have revealed their star-studded crew of Metal bands joining in on this inaugural cruise. Read on.
The Press Release:
KNOTFEST AT SEA, the inaugural cruise event from the music and lifestyle phenomenon, KNOTFEST, created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT has today announced the first bands that will be joining the line-up when the cruise sets sail from Barcelona on August 10th. As well as two headline sets from SLIPKNOT, the cruise will feature a killer line-up of performances from Anthrax, Behemoth, Devildriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power and Sleep Token with more to be announced. Continue reading Slipknot Reveals “Knotfest At Sea” Lineup→
The previously announced reunion of Mr. Bungle (discussed HERE) and their subsequent adding of dates for these select shows (discussed HERE) were great announcements but the massive bit of curiosity was who would be opening for these shows. Now, those answers are revealed. Check it out down below.
The Press Release:
Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle, who surprised fans last month when they unexpectedly announced several live performances, all of which sold out within moments of their on-sale, have announced the bands who will be joining them for the highly-anticipated performances. Hand-picked by the Mr. Bungle band members, the openers include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts and Spotlights, reflecting a mix of artists that both influenced the Eureka-born outfit’s 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, as well as current bands that the musicians are both fans of and feel are carrying on the spirit of that era, both musically and in attitude. Continue reading Mr. Bungle Reveals Openers For February 2020 Performances→
It was only a couple of days ago when I discussed the return of Mr. Bungle and since this was so new as far as touring news you should have seen it. If not just click HERE for the full official run down that was revealed before this update. Let’s take a look and please bear in mind that some of the information is repeated from the other announcement.
The Press Release:
Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Bungle have added an additional night to each of their previously announced The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.The dates, which feature the Eureka-born band performing their 1986 demo in its entirety, mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. Continue reading Mr. Bungle Add Additional Shows in NY, LA & San Francisco →
News about reunions are no longer really a surprise to anyone when they happen, well, that’s how I see it at least but sometimes they do seem to come out of left field and make you a tad bit surprised. Such is the case of Mr Bungle, the band that singer Mike Patton fronted BEFORE he joined the blockbuster Faith No More. Here is the scoop.
The Press Release:
Mr. Bungle performs The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, the Eureka-born band’s 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of February shows: Feb. 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Feb. 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and Feb. 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.
Artist: Slayer Venue: Santander Arena (Reading, PA) Opener: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament Date: 6/4/2018 Label: Nuclear Blast Records
As you’re probably fully already aware, the legendary Thrash Metal band Slayer is putting their career to bed and is going out in style with a “Final Tour” that finds the bands Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament coming along for the run. If you’ve somehow missed any of our “Upcoming Tours” notices about their last go-round please click HERE to know the full scoop so we can continue along together with as much of the same information as possible. The tour seemed to be skipping the NYC region entirely and instead would set down at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ but with a my scheduling being locked in with the annual Book Expo and The Book Con along with the Five Points Festival, I had to pass on these shows and instead brave a new adventure by heading to Reading, PA for the show that was taking place at the Santander Arena. It would be my very first time heading to this arena and it was something like 125 miles away from my home base. The advance weather report was bleak, but the day turned out nice for a lengthy drive and with good company and a couple of stops for eats along the way my media companion and I arrived at the arena shortly before the doors had opened. With the show starting early there were scores of fans lined up waiting to get inside. This is always a sight that I like to see when I go to multiple band bills like this one. Testament would be starting off this leg of the tour and they are always a solid experience. Let’s review.
Testament: I always love a Testament show because they are just one of the tightest Metal bands on the planet today. For the final Slayer run they would be continuing their “Brotherhood Of The Snake” tour but the early start time meant a very abbreviated set list from the Thrashers. The band hit the ground running with their first number and guitarist Skolnick was shredding like a madman while singer Billy screamed and rallied the fans that were already inside the arena. Sadly it wasn’t packed just yet, but it was a weekday, and this was a super early set time which I can appreciate being a difficult thing to be on point for. The set was a strong one and featured some of the bands classic tunes which I still consider favorites. Hopefully Testament will be doing some co-headlining runs in the months post this touring cycle because I’d love to be able to enjoy a longer set from them. Behemoth was up next.