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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dave Lombardo's Son Is Also A Drummer, Listen To His Music Here!

Why don't we all take a break from the SLAYER drama involving Dave Lombardo (info HERE), and listen to his sons band TO HUMANS. Here is what Lombardo posted regarding his sons band: "My son Jeremy Lombardo on drums. These guys are having fun doing what they love.... play music."

Related links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tohumansband
Bandcamp: http://tohumans.bandcamp.com/album/ep

Randy Blythe Gets A Very Meaningful Tat & A MISFITS Cake On His 42nd Birthday!

As we all know, David Randall Blythe from LAMB OF GOD is fighting the fight of his life. Blythe was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Grammy-nominated, Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show. The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country.

According to the prosecution, Blythe shoved Daniel Nosek, a 19 years old fan, off stage, thus inflicting fatal wounds on him. After being released on bail, which was contended by the State Attorney, Blythe refused responsibility for Nosek's death and pledged to return to attend the trial.

While the trial began on Monday, February 4, the trial had to be postponed until March 4, due to the fact that one witness fell ill and two criminal psychologists who were expected to testify were unable to attend during that week.

This past Thursday, February 21, Randy celebrated his 42nd birthday by posting the following pictures and by writing some very inspiring words on his Instagram account.

"Yesterday (Feb 21st) was my 42nd birthday. Many of you wished me a happy one here- thanks so much! My wife made me this bad-ass Crimson Ghost/Misfits cake- she put a lot of effort into it, so thanks babe! It makes me grateful to have her & my friends & family in my life. Yesterday I tried to think a lot about gratitude- I believe that as long as we are on this plane of existence, we should try to maintain an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE- we are here, drawing breath into our lungs- we should attempt to make the most of it, & it's hard to do that if we are full of self-pity or resentment. No one remains grateful all the time (certainly not me- I get into crappy selfish moods all the time), but there is no reason to stay in a self-centered, self-absorbed ball of negativity. Not if you want to live & do ANY GOOD- heck, not even if you just want to have a fun life. I am grateful for many things today. Tomorrow, regrettably I will not be able to go to help clean up Evergreen Cemetery. Ironically, this is because I will be at a funeral- it might be cancelled anyway, because it's supposed to be raining all day. My best friend from high-school's mother passed away, so I had to leave Tidewater to pay my respects at the visitation tonight & the funeral tomorrow. She died at home in hospice care, relatively peacefully. I am grateful for that, & I am grateful that I can be present & here for my buddy in his time of grief. This is a gift, to be present for the ones you love in times of sorrow.

"This is my tattoo of gratitude. SFG is the name we call our gratitude list group. SFG has a specific meaning to us that I won't share, but it can also stand for many other things- So Fucking Good, Stop Farting Greg, Stand For Greatness- whatever you want. For me yesterday, the day I turned 42, it meant SOBER FREE GRATEFUL. Because I am. Life isn't always fun, but for me, no matter what, if I keep a sober mind, I keep a free mind. If I keep a free mind, I keep a grateful mind. If keep a grateful mind, my life can be good, no matter what happens to me or where I wind up. Maintaining this attitude is something i must LEARN to do- it does not come natural to me, I am not Buddha like at all- it takes EFFORT- but it's foolish to expect something for nothing, now isn't it? I am not happy my friend's mother died, that she suffered a good while from cancer. But I am grateful that she is at peace, & I am grateful that I can be here for him & his family. These are important things in life we must not miss. Be present, be grateful, the best you can. There should be more clean-up days scheduled at Evergreen after I get back from Prague- hopefully I will see some of ya there! Have a good one. (Oh yeah, HHCF stands for "Hunting Heart Crushing Fear"- lyrics I really like from a band called Cold Cave)"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hilarious "Press Conference" Commercial Unleashed For The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS!

America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show is back for 2013! The fifth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California. More details HERE!

The biggest Heavy Music awards show in all of the America's will be hosted by
Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho. The nominees in 11 different fan-voted categories, plus the recipients of this year’s prestigious “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award” (presented by Ernie Ball), “Golden God Award” (presented by Sumerian Records) and “Riff Lord” (presented by EMG Pickups), were revealed at a press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles. Here is a hilarious commercial produced during the press conference:

Voting is now open at GoldenGodsAwards.com and ends April 15.

Related links:
Revolver's Official Site

The Organizers Of "Mayhem Fest" Have An Important Announcement Regarding This Years Festivities!

Once again, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman are bringing North America the biggest Heavy Music event of the summer. The 2013 Mayhem Dates have been released! The headbanging kicks off on June 29th in San Bernardino, California and includes a return to Toronto, Canada and the first time the tour rolls through Bangor, Maine and Austin, Texas. Here is an important message from the organizers of THE MAYHEM:

"Stay tuned as we roll out the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival band announcement on Monday, March 18th at 4pm PST. Tickets will then be going on sale starting Friday March 22nd at 12 noon PST."

Check out this new high impact video clip:

While the lineup won't be announced until Monday, March 18, 2013, BEHEMOTH have already confirmed the presence! Other bands rumored to be part of this year's fest are CHILDREN OF BODOM, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.

Here is the partial list of tour dates (more dates will be announced soon):

Jun 29:San Bernardino, CASan Manuel Amphitheater
Jun 30:Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 02:Nampa, IDIdaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul 03:Auburn, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
Jul 05:Phoenix, AZDesert Sky Pavilion
Jul 06:Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheatre
Jul 07:Englewood, COFiddler's Green Ampitheatre
Jul 10:Toronto, ON CAMolson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 12:Burgettstown, PAFirst Niagara Pavilion
Jul 13:Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
Jul 14:Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 16:Mansfield, MAComcast Center
Jul 17:Bangor, MEBangor Waterfront
Jul 19:Scranton, PAToyota Pavilion
Jul 20:Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul 21:Hartford, CTThe Comcast Theatre
Jul 23:Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 24:Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
Jul 26:Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center
Jul 27:Tinley Park, ILFirst Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Jul 28:Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 30:Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 31:Tampa, FL1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Aug 2:Austin, TXTBA
Aug 3:The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 4:Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion

Here is our video recap of last years MAYHEM fest:

Related links:

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

METALLICA's "Orion Music + More": Lineup & Details To Be Revealed This Monday!

Want to know who is playing Orion 2013 and how to get your tickets? Check out the ORION site Monday morning and make sure you're on the E-list to be the first to find out! http://bit.ly/YpbvML
The event will take place in Detroit, Michigan during the weekend of June 8-9, 2013."

Last year, the Kings Of Thrash Metal, METALLICA, inaugurated their two day music festival which they headlined of course! The massive fest took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 23rd and 24th. Support came from 22 different bands from all types of genres that were hand picked by the Tallica boys. Additionally, METALLICA played their groundbreaking 'Black Album' and the classic album 'Ride The Lighting' in their entirety.

Stay tuned for more information!

Related links:
Orion Music and More

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - Anniversary Edition) LIVE From Duff's in Brooklyn, NY!

"Turn The Page" brings you (our audience) the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and produce this video segment on a weekly basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the twentieth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 2/16/2013 edition. Filmed at our third anniversary FIESTA at Duff's in Brooklyn, New York.

Artists mentioned (in order of appearance):

- Overkill
- Meshuggah
- Lamb Of God
- Metallica
- Halestorm
- Anthrax
- Iron Maiden
- Volbeat
- Rage Against The Machine
- Machine Head
- Soilwork
- Pantera
- Cradle Of Filth
- Megadeth
- Alice In Chains
- Tool
- Slipknot
- Slayer
- Gojira
- Devin Townsend Project
- The Atlas Moth
- Down
- Crowbar
- The Illegals
- Bolt Thrower

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the left hand side column)


Related links:
Horns Up Rocks 

SUFFOCATION To Join Forces With EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT & More On A N. American Tour!

Oh yeah! Suffocation have announced the ‘Despise The World’ North American tour. Joining them will be Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn and Admiron, along with Lord Of War on select West Coast shows. Here are the tour dates:  

- April 04: Long Island, NY @ 89 North
- April 05: New York, NY @ St. Vitus
- April 06: Philadelphia, PA @ The Note
- April 07: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
- April 08: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
- April 09: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
- April 10: Denver, CO @ Marquis
- April 11: Boise, ID @ The Venue
- April 12: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
- April 13: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven *
- April 14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne *
- April 15: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House *
- April 16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
- April 17: Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live *
- April 18: TBA
- April 19: Dallas, TX @ Trees
- April 20: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
- April 21: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
- April 22: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
- April 23: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
- April 24: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
- April 25: Springfield, VA @ Empire
- April 26: Toronto, ON @ WreckRoom
- April 27: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
- April 28: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

As previously announced on the interview below, the bands vocalist Frank Mullen will only join the band for part of the tour:

Earlier today, the band premiered their music video for "As Grace Descends", watch it HERE!
Order SUFFOCATION's 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' now!
Order Online: http://bit.ly/bbsffpob
Find it at your local BB store: http://bit.ly/bbstores

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

MACHINE HEAD: Adam Duce Has Left The Building - Official Statement Available!

Wow! Talk about a crazy week. Earlier this week, Dave Lombardo pretty much gets fired from SLAYER... and now this:

"Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors. The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011's 'Unto The Locust'. A late 2013 release is projected."

Duce was a founding member of the band and a pretty decent bass player. Whoever MACHINE HEAD chooses to replace him, has huge shoes to fill.

This is what Robb Flynn had to say about the bands NEW sonic assult: "Dave [McClain, drums], Phil [Demmel, guitar] and I practiced the other day and it was a really productive first jam session. McClain had about five rockin' riffs, Demmel brought in the skeleton of what feels like a great song and I had a few riffs that we rocked on, no full songs, but solid riffs. It felt good, good to be moving on from [2011's 'Unto The Locust']. Super proud of that record, but it's time to move on, and we're ready to move on. Bring on the future with an open embrace."

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

KATATONIA's Music Video For "Lethean" Has Arrived; Band Nominated For A Swedish Grammy!

Katatonia, Sweden's master of dark Rock, has completed work on its latest video for the track, "Lethean," lifted from last year's acclaimed 'Dead End Kings' opus. The video was shot by Lasse Hoile, notable for his previous work with the Katatonia as well as Opeth and Porcupine Tree.Watch this badass video now!

In related news, it has also been announced that Katatonia is shortlisted for a Swedish Grammy award in the 'Best Metal Album' category for 'Dead End Kings'.

This year also sees the band embark upon an Australian tour with countrymen Opeth in March, as well as an extensive North American tour in April and May.

Commented guitarist, Anders Nyström, "Back in the U.S.A...That's right Springsteen! We're looking at round number two as special guests to our brothers in Opeth on their last North American leg of the Heritage World Tour. This time we'll mainly cover off-territories, so regardless if you caught or missed us last time, consider this a second chance to attend the dead ends of North America with one of the best bills there'll ever be!"

The tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night. A full list of confirmed dates, including five Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below.

Get your tickets HERE!

Here is the official tour poster:

Related links:
Katatonia's Official Site

PUi Unleash Their NEW Song "Taklit" & We Have It!

The time has arrived for PUi to take over the world with the release of their NEW full-length album. Entitled 'Neo-Primal', we are very confident that the entire album will be a full blown sonic experience that moves the soul and not just a record you inactively listen to as background music. Here is a word from the bands leader NC Shuva:

"People Of The Moon! Here it is, our first song from the debut album "Neo Primal" in its entirety, "Taklit"!"

The bands debut full-length album 'Neo-Primal' will be unleashed to the masses at the PUi Ritual IV: a two day back to back concert experience. This unique event, which will feature PUi as the headlining band, will take place on Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2, at the legendary Irving Plaza venue in New York City. Full details available HERE!

We will be there, and so should you!

 Related links:
PUi's Official Site
PUi on Facebook
PUi on Twitter

Listen To ANTHRAX's Cover Of AC/DC's "TNT"!

Anthems', Anthrax's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax's favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast). The track listing for 'Anthems' features Rush's "Anthem," Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak," "TNT" by AC/DC, Boston's "Smokin'," "Big Eyes" by Cheap Trick, Journey's "Keep on Runnin," as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax's "Crawl" from the band's critically-acclaimed 2011 album 'Worship Music'. 

Right now, you can crank Anthrax's cover of AC/DC's song "TNT": http://loudwire.com/anthrax-cover-acdc-t-n-t-exclusive-song-premiere/

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers. In addition to the cover art for 'Anthems', Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it. The 'Anthems' EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside.

'Anthems' was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and the bands former guitarist Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

The Grammy-nominated Anthrax - Belladonna/vocals, Benante/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass - will hit the road in support 'Anthems' on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22 in California. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.

Once again, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is sitting out during his bands live performances. It has been confirmed that Benante did not travel with the band due to personal issues, Jon Dette (former SLAYER drummer) is replacing Benante during ANTHRAX's Australian tour. "Charlie is dealing with personal issues right now and can't leave the country", commented Scott Ian. "He's really bummed about not being able to head down there."
Additionally, the band will not be performing with guitarist Rob Caggiano, who left the band to join VOLBEAT (More info HERE)! He was temporarily replaced by Jon Donais from SHADOWS FALL.

Benante is expected to be back with ANTHRAX during this year's Metal Alliance tour, which they will be headlining (tour dates below). 

ANTHRAX in Australia:

Thu 21 Feb Brisbane, AUSTRALIA The Hi-Fi

Sat 23 Feb Brisbane, AUSTRALIA RNA Showgrounds

Sun 24 Feb Sydney, AUSTRALIA Olympic Park

Mon 25 Feb Sydney, AUSTRALIA Big Top Luna Park (w/Slayer)

Thu 28 Feb Melbourne, AUSTRALIA The Hi-Fi

Fri 1 Mar Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Flemington Racecourse

Sat 2 Mar Adelaide, AUSTRALIA Bonython Park

Mon 4 Mar Perth, AUSTRALIA Claremont Showground

The dates for the Metal Alliance tour are as follows (General-admission tickets are available now at this link):

Mar. 23 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Mar. 24 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Mar. 25 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Mar. 27 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Mar. 28 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 29 - The Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Mar. 30 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Mar. 31 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Apr. 02 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
Apr. 04 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 05 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Apr. 06 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Apr. 07 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr. 09 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Apr. 10 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Apr. 12 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Apr. 13 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Apr. 14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Apr. 16 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 20 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Apr. 21 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY

Related links:
ANTHRAX's Official Site

Black N Blue Bowl 2013 To Feature Legendary Lineup - Tickets Available Now!

The final line-up for this year’s mighty Black N’ Blue Bowl was announced recently on the East Village Radio show "Black N Blue Takeover". Black N Blue Productions never ceases to impress year after year, with a roster of the most beloved Hardcore bands in existence, along with great young opening bands, plus special guests.

The bowl will take place once again at Webster Hall (formerly known as The Ritz), in New York City on Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:30 PM EDT (1:30 PM Doors).



- Breakdown 
- Bane 
- Black Train Jack 
- Strife 
- District 9 
- Take Offense
- Altercation 

- Old Firm Casuals 
- Fire & Ice 
- Arrabio 
- Downpresser 
- No One Rules

Tickets available online at PitchforkNY.com here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3417894&pl=webhall

Generation Records
210 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-1100

NYHC Tattoo
127 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 979-0350

Lotus Tattoo
291 W Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
(631) 244-8288

Related links:
Official Site Of Black N Blue Productions
Access Black N Blue Radio Takeover

SUFFOCATION Premiere Video For "As Grace Descends" (Filmed At Duff's Brooklyn)!

Stop what you are doing! The mighty SUFFOCATION has just unleashed their brand NEW spanking music video for their song "As Grace Descends", taken from their latest album 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' (available now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records). Read our review HERE!

On Saturday, January 5, SUFFOCATION rang in the NEW Year in style! The "Heavy Metal Mecca", Duff's Brooklyn, became the video set for their NEW single "As Grace Descends". Here is the video:

Watch our exclusive behind the scenes video HERE!

NOTE: SUFFOCATION's North American tour will run from April 3rd to the 28th. More details coming soon!

Order SUFFOCATION's 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' now!
Order Online: http://bit.ly/bbsffpob
Find it at your local BB store: http://bit.ly/bbstores

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

SLAYER Releases A Very Vague Statement Regarding The Future Of Dave Lombardo In The Band

On Wednesday night, Dave Lombardo stated that he discovered that "90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents."

To this he added: "Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates." Read his full statement HERE!

Following Lombardo's statement, according tMetal Hammer the Slayer camp have posted the following statement:

Slayer confirms that Jon Dette (Testament) will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon.

“The band was unable to reach an agreement on these new demands in the short amount of time available prior to leaving for Australia. There is more to the account than what Mr. Lombardo has offered, but out of respect to him, Slayer will not be commenting further. Slayer is grateful to its Australian fans for their understanding of this unfortunate last-minute change, and very much looks forward to seeing them at these shows.”

While there are two sides to every story, it seems like SLAYER fell ill with the BLACK SABBATH disease and are now dicking their drummer Dave Lombardo around. And as of right now, SLAYER only features two original members: Tom Araya (vocals, bass) and Kerry King (guitars).

The future of the band is indeed very opaque, since SLAYER fans don't like bullshit! Don't you wish we could rewind time and go back to the days in which the band had little money to fight about? We'll see what happens after the band returns from Australia, but it seems like Lombardo's chapter with SLAYER might be closed for good. But hey, is not like Lombardo will having any troubles landing a NEW gig.

SLAYER in Australia:

02.23.13 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival 2013
02.24.13 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival 2013
02.25.13 Sydney, Australia Big Top Luna Park, Sydney, Australia
03.01.13 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival 2013
03.02.13 Adelaide, Australia Soundwave Festival 2013
03.04.13 Perth, Australia Soundwave Festival 2013

Related links:
Slayer's official site 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SHADOWS FALL Forced To Cancel Their Upcoming European Tour!

Major bummer! Our friends from SHADOWS FALL have been forced to drop out from their upcoming tour with TESTAMENT and their co-headlining tour with Ill Niño. A statement from the band follows:

"Due to a number of circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall has been forced to cancel our upcoming European tour with Testament and our co-headlining UK run with Ill Niño. We tried everything we could to make this tour happen and exhausted all options we could think of but unfortunately we were not able to work it out. We sincerely apologize to all the fans, promoters and bands involved. Everyone in Shadows Fall thank you for understanding and we plan on making it up to our European fans as soon as possible."

UPDATE from Brian Fair: "
There were many circumstances and not just Jon being with Anthrax. I have my first child on the way and originally this was only a short tour with Testament that due to financial reasons grew much longer to try and make it work. I had a lot of birthing classes and doctors appointments that my wife and I needed to attend and I didn't want to abandon her. Trust me. There were a lot more reasons this tour didn't happen. Don't just blame Jon when you don't know the entire story. That original post was never the whole story and was never suppose to be posted. We are really bummed out we couldn't make this tour happen. Too many obstacles both business wise and in our personal lives."

We will keep you posted as in when SHADOWS FALL will return to Europe.

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

EXODUS Banned By The Mickey Mouse Club (A.K.A. Disney)!

Just like it happened to MACHINE HEAD last year during their tour with DETHKLOK, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Thrash Metallers EXODUS won't be permitted to perform at the Lake Buena Vista (House Of Blues) show in Orlando, Florida on April 12 as part of the METAL ALLIANCE Tour. A statement from the band follows:

“Because Disney has decided that Exodus is TOO METAL for them, we will NOT be playing the Lake Buena Vista [House Of Blues] show in Florida, but the fine thrash maniacs in Tampa have invited us to rage at the Orpheum instead,” says the band. “Who’s comin’ out for a 'Lesson in Violence'?”

Metal Alliance tour:

EventVenue Date/Time
Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
7:00 PM

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteMarquee Theatre - AZ
Tempe, AZ

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - San Diego
San Diego, CA

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Sunset Strip
West Hollywood, CA

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteThe Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteMcmenamins Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteCommodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteShowbox SoDo
Seattle, WA

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteThe Summit Music Hall
Denver, CO

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteFirst Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Chicago
Chicago, IL

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteThe Fillmore - Detroit
Detroit, MI

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteBogarts
Cincinnati, OH

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Dallas
Dallas, TX

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Houston
Houston, TX

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Orlando
Orlando, FL

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteTremont Music Hall
Charlotte, NC

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteThe Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteHouse Of Blues - Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteTheatre Of The Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteIrving Plaza (Formerly The Fillmore)
New York, NY

Metal Alliance Tour: Anthrax, Exodus & Municipal WasteIrving Plaza (Formerly The Fillmore)
New York, NY

Related links:
EXODUS' Official Site