Legendary thrash metal band Slayer has announced that they will be hitting the road for a week/week and a half tour with punk-thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and Bay Area thrashers Exodus. It is the first time that Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies have toured together since 1990′s European “Clash Of The Titans” tour. Gary Holt will be pulling double duty during the upcoming tour, playing with both Slayer and Exodus. The tour will culminate with the band’s performance at this year’s Rock On The Range
Slayer guitarist Kerry King says, “Can’t wait for this week of shows to happen. LOVE Suicidal, and havent played with them in over 20 years! Everyone knows I’m a huge Exodus fan also. I guarantee you I will be watching every show from the stage! Going to be awesome!!!”
The band is currently in the studio writing and recording their new album, the follow up to 2009′s World Painted Blood. Head below for the confirmed tour dates. READ MORE
Last week Riot Fest (Chicago) revealed bands that were no longer able to perform this year (Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack!) while at the same time revealing bands that would be joining this year’s line up (Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Wonder Years, The Flatliners, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry). While it is sad that a couple of the bands had to drop off I feel what’s being put in their place isn’t too shabby. In addition to the the new bands Riot Fest has also released single day passes along with what bands will be playing specific days. Both of which you can find past the break.
Legendary punk/thrash band Suicidal Tendencies has announced that they will be releasing their first new album in 13 years and it is fittingly entitled 13. This is going to cause a little bit of confusion as Black Sabbath‘s new album is also called 13. Ah well, such is life.
The new album will be released March 26th via Suicidal Records and was produced by Mike Muir and Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Hole). This album marks the 30th anniversary of the band.
Lead vocalist Mike Muir states, “First, thank you for all the people that have patiently waited for this record. Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking.”
Head on below to view a video for their new track “Cyco Style” as well as see the track list and upcoming tour dates. READ MORE
Several new acts have been added to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV today, including Allegaon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Dark Sermon, Trapped Under Ice, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. You can see the full line up as well as day-by-day schedule and ticke information below. READ MORE
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is celebrating the 15th anniversary of delivering brutal metal to masses. The festivities will be at the historic venue The Palladium in Worcester, MA and will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 with the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 16th.
Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee, “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”
The festival will be headlined by Hatebreed, Opeth, and Suicidal Tendencies, along with Anthrax performing their entire Among The Living album.
Over 40 acts will be performing across two stages. The full list of bands can be seen below. READ MORE
Recently signed Century Media Records band Butcher Babies will be hitting the road with shock rocker Marilyn Manson on a N. American tour that begins later this month. A full touring schedule can be seen below.
The band will also be performing at the ‘Hell & Heaven Music Fest 2013′ in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The festival runs May 18th and 19th and confirmed acts include Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, Moonspell, and Motorhead. More details can be found here. READ MORE
Green Day have announced the full touring schedule for their ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! tour, which begins at the end of November and continues until a bit more than a week into Feb. 2013. The tour will be in support of their upcoming trilogy of albums entitled, you guessed it, ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, and ¡TRÉ!. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
¡UNO! will be coming out Sept. 25th, the ¡DOS!, Nov. 13th, and the final album ¡TRÉ! will be released Jan. 15th, 2013.
I’m surprised that there isn’t a Detroit date. I’m sure if they played at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, they would sell it out within an hour. But this actually makes life much easier for me. Now I don’t have to avoid an area that will be permeated by 30-somethings wearing eyeliner and torn denim jackets with Suicidal Tendencies patches. Thanks Green Day for looking out for me! READ MORE
So, a new music supergroup is about to emerge on the music scene and I’m cautiously optimistic about their sound: T.R.A.M.. Featuring Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on sax, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, T.R.A.M. will be performing their first live show at SXSW, March 17th at Venue 222. Keep an eye out on the Official Facebook for info as well a song debut in the next few weeks.
Now, here’s why I’m cautious in my optimism: each of these members is absurdly talented and now their instrument inside and out. However, just because you know your instrument and can play technically amazing things doesn’t mean that you can make relatable music. Here’s hoping I’m wrong because if done right, this band could be something truly special and amazing. READ MORE
Having grown from a one day event in August 2009 to a two-day festival this year, EPICENTER Twenty Ten has been announced for Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It will feature an expanded area including accommodations for overnight festival camping.
The initial line-up for this year’s EPICENTER Twenty Ten musical celebration will include headliners Blink-182, Eminem, Kiss, Rise Against, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bush, B.O.B., Bad Religion, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Pacific and many more. The multi-stage event will feature no schedule overlaps, allowing concert-goers to see every set throughout the weekend. Go to www.EpicenterFestival.com
for full lineups.
Many of these performances are unique to Southern California: EPICENTER Twenty Ten will mark Eminem’s first California concert since 2005; Blink-182’s only 2010 concert in North America; KISS’ only 2010 California appearance; Rise Against’s only concert in California this year; and the festival marks the first reunion show by Bush, who haven’t performed together since 2001.