Posted: February 19, 2015 by Greg Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Alex Kolnick, Chuck Billy, Dark Roots of Thrash II, Exodus, Gary Holt, Marcos Leal, Practice What You Preach, Shattered Sun, Steve DiGiorgio, Testament, The Legacy, The New Order, Tour Dates
Classic American thrash metal band Testament has announced the “Dark Roots of Thrash II,” featuring bellow Bay Area-thrashers Exodus and Shattered Sun, and hitting North America for five weeks starting April 1.
Each night of the tour, Testament will perform in their entirety 1987’s The Legacy and 1988’s The New Order, in addition to select tracks from 1989’s mainstream crossover Practice What You Preach. Read the rest of this entry »
Drowning Pool, 2001
Last week, Drowning Pool announced the second leg of itsl Sinner “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” Tour, with Adrenaline Mob and Full Devil Jacket. The band will perform its platinum-selling album Sinner in its entirety at each tour stop, followed by other hits. See below for all confirmed dates, with more added since the last announcement.
VIP Meet and Greet packages are available here: http://ticketspin.com/drowning-pool. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 16, 2015 by Greg Maki in Interviews
Tags: Adelitas Way, Deserve This, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, Home School Valedictorian, PledgeMusic, Rick DeJesus, SnoCore, Stuck, The Pretty Reckless, Virgin Records
Last September, in one of the most honest and real interviews you could ever read, Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus vented his frustration with how record labels treat rock bands in today’s music business. So the recent announcement that the band had seized control of its career and launched a PledgeMusic drive to fund its forthcoming album (due this summer) made perfect sense. Rewards for pledging range from signed CDs and T-shirts to a night out with the band in Las Vegas and an acoustic house concert (with plenty in between). When this year’s SnoCore Tour (also featuring Flyleaf, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals) came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down with Rick to discuss his band’s bold career move and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Drowning Pool, from left: bassist Stevie Benton, vocalist Jason Moreno, drummer Mike Luce and guitarist C.J. Pierce
Drowning Pool has announced the second leg of its Sinner “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” Tour. The run kicks off on March 12 in Daytona Beach, Fla., as part of Daytona Bike Week and tours through eastern and central U.S. markets, ending April 3 in the Dallas, Texas. Adrenaline Mob and Full Devil Jacket will provide tour support, alternating each night. Drowning Pool will perform its platinum-selling album Sinner in its entirety at each tour stop, followed by other hits. Read the rest of this entry »
Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society
Black Label Society, fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde, has announced its spring “Unblackened” tour in the United States. The band originally performed”Unblackened” two years ago as a one-night-only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s solo album, Book of Shadows, and his Southern rock band, Pride & Glory. Read the rest of this entry »
Fyleaf, from left: guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya, drummer James Culpepper, vocalist Kristen May, guitarist Jared Hartmann and bassist Pat Seals.
Nine years after many music fans’ introduction to Flyleaf on the 2006 SnoCore Tour (as part of a bill topped by Shinedown and Seether, and also featuring the then-unknown Halestorm), the band, which for the past two and a half years has featured vocalist Kristen May, who replaced original singer Lacey Sturm, has found itself headlining that very same tour. When SnoCore came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with bassist Pat Seals to discuss the tour, Flyleaf’s new, crowd-funded album (Between the Stars) and more. Read the rest of this entry »