Now this should be interesting, it appears as though the legendary underground Metal band Satan will be embarking on their first-ever North American Tour thanks to the folks at BBQ Booking. The press release follows the super dramatic poster.
“BBQ Booking presents NWOBHM legends Satan and their first-ever tour of North America! Starts on April 11th at Black Bear Bar (formerly Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street) in Brooklyn NY and wraps up at The Metro Gallery in Baltimore MD. Dates marked with * will feature BAT, the new band featuring Ryan Waste of Municipal Waste, Nick Poulos of Parasytic and Felix Griffin, formerly of crossover legends D.R.I. These shows will also be the very first for the band! Links to each show will be posted in the coming days so stay tuned”. Tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets and I suggest you act fast.
4/11 – Brooklyn, NY at Black Bear Bar
4/12 – Montreal, QC at Katacombes
4/13 – Worcester, MA at Ralph’s Rock Diner
4/14 – Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie*
4/15 – Richmond, VA at Strange Matter*
4/16 – Baltimore, MD at The Metro Gallery*
Satan is one of those bands that escaped my attention during their original heyday and with so many lineup and name changes going back and forth from either Blind Fury or Pariah and putting out albums under those monikers its easy to see how this could happen. Despite this musical faux pas, I have been enjoying the Hell (sorry I had to) out of their “Life Sentence” album on Listenable Records and am going to try my damnedest (man this is easy) to be a part of the show that will be taking place in Brooklyn. This is the same night as Carcass for the NYC Metal Scene but I think I can work out both events and bring you kind readers the full story and photographs if at all possible. You can learn more about the band via their official Wikipedia entry which is linked below.
Historically speaking there are only three albums out by the band under the name Satan and the original first album is VERY hard to find for a reasonable price and this seems true of the second release. Perhaps someone will be wise enough to remaster and re-issue these if we demand that it be the case enough.
Now while I realize that this was announced a little over a month ago, I wanted to wait until more of the performing bands and dates of performance were available and now with this being the case, please allow me to present the Vans Warped Tour for 2014; Are you excited? You sure are……
2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of this particular festival and its been entertaining the masses for every one of those years and to some gets better and better with each go round. It sure does offer up a lot of diverse bands and while I do recognize a number of the ones playing this year, they are outnumbered by the ones that I still have no background in. It happens with an event like this where bands are coming out of the woodwork. I love it though as it just reaffirms my belief in the fact that there are many talented people out there looking to keep you smiling.
So Who’s Playing?: A Lot Like Birds, A Skylit Drive, Air Dubai, Anberlin, Attila, Bad Rabbits, Beartooth, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Born Of Osiris, Breathe Carolina, Chelsea Grin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Courage My Love, Crown The Empire, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith, Enter Shikari, Falling In Reverse, For Today, I Fight Dragons, I The Mighty, Issues, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, MC Chris, Mixtapes, Motionless In White, Nit Grit, Plague Vendor, Real Friends, Saves THe Day, Secrets, State Champs, Stray From The Path, Survive This!, Tear Out The Heart, Teenage Bottlerocket, Terror, The Color Morale, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, The Maine, The Protomen, The Ready Set, The Story So Far, The Word Alive, This Wild Life, To The Wind, Volumes, We Are The In Crowd, and Yellowcard.
That sure is a lot of music to enjoy and while I don’t think that I will personally be in attendance this year I wanted to make sure that fans had the means to purchase tickets for the show that is hitting their region. You can click the ticket image below and that should pull up the query for the tour on your screen. The full run of dates available are listed further down this post.
June 11: Anchorage, AK @ Northway Festival Grounds The Road To Warped
June 13: Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
June 14: San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
June 15: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 17: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
June 18: Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
June 19: Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Lot
June 20: Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
June 21: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22: Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
June 25: Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26: Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 28: Southeast Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
June 29: Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 02: Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 03: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 04: Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 05: Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau July 06: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 08: Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 09: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 10: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center) July 11: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13: Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)
July 15: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 16: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 17: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 18: Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20: Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
July 22: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23: Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25: St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 26: West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27: Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29: Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30: Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31: Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 02: Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
August 03: Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Since events like this sometimes change I encourage fans to keep regular visits to the official homepage and even the Facebook or Twitter of the Festival run to make sure they are receiving the latest and greatest information.
Just over two weeks ago this rather cryptic and dramatic graphic arrived in my email here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ regarding the band Motley Crue from their record label and while I could have posted something about it for you fine readers at that immediate time, I decided to wait until the date that the official scoop was at hand to do it so it had more meat and potatoes and got right to the point of what we all wanted to learn……
The winter cold is in full sway and we are already getting more snow that we bargained for here on the East Coast but the news about Finland’s own Sonata Arctica returning to our shores for a tour just warms my Metal heart to its very core. Speaking personally, I have been a fan of Sonata Arctica’s music for a few years longer than I have been doing my Metal Music Scribe thing. They impressed me and when I finally met up with them for interview stuff during a performance at B.B. King Blues Club many moons ago, the level of support increased. Check out the press release below their logo.
The Press Release: Celebrating their 15th year in existence as a recording artist, Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are proud to announce their 2014 North American tour in support of their upcoming eight studio album, Pariah’s Child, due out in the U.S. & Canada on April 1st. The 33-show trek launches in Teaneck, New Jersey on September 3rd, hits nine Canadian cities, and wraps up in Tampa, Florida on October 15th. Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN will be direct support; XANDRIA from Germany will open each night. SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg checks in from the frozen tundras of Finland with a special message for North American fans: Continue reading Sonata Arctica Will Bring “Pariah’s Child” To The USA In 2014→