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A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in late June and run through late July.
With organizers promising the addition of a notable headlining act, others already confirmed for the full tour are From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and veteran horrorcore group Gwar, which will present a "halftime show."
Madball has been drafted for the eastern half of the tour, with Terror picking up on Western dates. Regional additions include the Red Chord (East Coast), Fear Before The March Of Flames (Midwest, Southeast) and Himsa (West).
"This tour will show the masses that real music is alive and well," Unearth's Trevor Phipps says. "The Sounds of the Underground will prove that you don't need 'pop-culture' to embrace your sound and way of life."
The tour is being produced by Face the Music Touring agent Tim Borror, Ferret label executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret label owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer. The group has pledged to keep ticket prices below $30.
Dates for the trek have not yet been announced. The Sounds of the Underground Tour website will launch soon with full details.
The "Sounds of the Underground Tour" will rival Ozzfest and tickets will range from $20- $25. Bands include:
Lamb of God(main stage headliner)
Gwar (second stage headliner)
All That Remains
Poison the Well
Strapping Young Lad
A Life Once Lost
Every Time I Die
Terror / Madball (half of the tour each)
Most of the schedule has been set for the upcoming As I Lay Dying, Throwdown, and All That Remains tour. Here are the dates:
3/24 San Luis Obispo CA @ Trinity Hall
3/25 Lancaster CA @ Mr. Q's Billiards
3/26 Fresno CA @ Big Game Studios
3/27 Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk
3/28 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
3/29 Vancouver CA @ Richard's On Richards
4/6 Thunder Bay CA @ Warp 9
dates w/ Winter Solstice
4/8 London CA @ The Embassy Hotel
4/9 Ottawa CA @ Babylon
4/10 Montreal CA @ El Salon
4/12 Latham NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/15 Louisville KY @ Headliners Music Hall
4/16 Huntington WV @ HYAMP
4/17 Richmond VA @ Alley Katz
4/20 Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown
4/21 S. Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
4/23 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Club
4/24 Erie PA @ Forward Hall
4/25 Grand Rapids MI @ The Intersection
Dates have been announced for As I Lay Dying's upcoming run with Throwdown and All That Remains, the schedule is as follows:
March 24th San Luis Obispo, CA - Trinity Hall
March 25th Lancaster, CA - Mr. Q's Billiards
March 26th Fresno, CA - Big Game Studios
March 27th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
March 28th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 29th Vancouver, CA - Richard's On Richards
April 06th Thunder Bay, CA - Warp 9
April 08th London, CA - The Embassy Hotel
April 09th Ottawa, CA - Babylon
April 10th Montreal, CA - El Salon
April 12th Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
April 15th Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
April 16th Huntington, WV - HYAMP
April 17th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
April 20th Farmingdale, NY - The Downtown
April 21st S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
April 23rd Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
April 24th Erie, PA - Forward Hall
April 25th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Winter Solstice will also be joining the bill on all dates from April 06th through to April 25th
This year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival will take place April 22-24 and will feature none other than Bleeding Through, Throwdown, Walls Of Jericho, Terror, Most Precious Blood, It Dies Today, amongst others. Get the full list here
Throwdown have now begun recording their upcoming new album "Vendetta" with producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) at the helm. The effort is expected out in July via Trustkill.
As I Lay Dying are currently tracking the vocals for their upcoming as-yet untitled new album. The effort is expected out through Metal Blade in June and more info on it can be found over at www.asilaydying.com. In other news, the band will embark on a North American tour with Throwdown this spring.
Dates have been announced for March's Throwdown, The Chariot, It Dies Today, and Cold War tour. The tour dates so far are as folows:
3/3 New Haven CT @ Toad's Place
3/4 New York NY @ Knitting Factory
3/5 Albany NY @ Saratoga Winners
3/6 Syracuse NY @ The Furnace
3/7 Cleveland OH @ Agora Ballroom
3/8 Detroit MI @ Shelter at St. Andrews
3/9 Indianapolis IN @ Bubbas Bowling
3/10 Milwaukee WI @ Rave 2
3/11 West Dundee IL @ Clearwater Theater
3/12 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
3/13 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
3/14 Denver CO @ Rock Island
3/16 Las Vegas NV @ Roadhouse Casino
3/17 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/18 Los Angeles CA @ Whisky A Go Go
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
California's Throwdown will be entering the studio next month with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) to record their new full-length album, "Vendetta." The effort will consist of thirteen tracks, including the following:
Shut You Down
I'd Give My Life
And We Rise
Here's what vocalist Dave Peters says about the new album: More...
Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye for an Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" (view cover) on February 21st, 2005 in Europe.
Name it the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Emocore, Screamo, Mathcore or whatever – this is just a collection of modern bands that share their true love to Hardcore or Metal music. And it's simply a collection of some of the best music videos that came out during the past two years, you might not see on every music TV channel.
Check out www.eyeforaneye.info for a video trailer, an interview with God Forbid, greetings from Unearth, releaseparty dates and a competition.
"Eye for an Eye" tracklisting: More...
Throwdown are now eyeing "Vendetta" as the tentative title to their forthcoming new album, which they will be recording this February with producer Zeuss (God Forbid, The Red Chord, Hatebreed) at the helm. A July release date through Trustkill is currently expected. In other news, the band will soon be mapping out dates for a six week North American trek alongside As I Lay Dying which is expected to kick off in March. More details will be unveiled shortly.
Throwdown guitarist Tommy Love has now quit the band. The split was an amicable one, as Tommy has chosen to focus on his job, which has made touring difficult. He played his final show with the group earlier this week at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Meanwhile, Throwdown will be entering the studio in February with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) to record their next album. The effort will be recorded as a four-piece: Dave Peters (vocals), Matt Mentley (guitar), Dom Macaluso (bass), Ben Dussault (drums).
Being one of my favourite bands, the minute I found out that Children of Bodom was coming to town again, I thought to myself that I definitely had to go see them this time. And not only did I get to see them live, I also got to interview their bass player, Henkka. I was supposed to interview Mark Morton from Lamb of God too. But unfortunately, due to some complications, I was unable to.
The doors to the Commodore Ballroom opened at 7. Throwdown went on stage at 7:45. They weren't bad for an opening band. I was impressed by how much energy they've got and how they got everyone jumping up and down in the circle pit they've created. Rumour has it that there are tires under the floor of the Commodore so that it adds bounce...or something like that. More...
There has been a slight lineup change to the upcoming God Forbid headlining shows. The Red Chord have now been replaced by Throwdown, who will only join the package for the Rhode Island and New Jersey shows. All of these shows will be filmed for a live video for the album's title track, "Gone Forever," to be shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (Atreyu, Shadows Fall). These dates will also serve as the last God Forbid shows in the U.S. this year, as they will immediately head to Europe with Machine Head to close out 2004 with nine weeks worth of shows.
9/23 - The Living Room in Providence, RI w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/24 - Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ w/ Norma Jean, For The Love Of, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/25 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown, A Life Once Lost and Knives Wide Open
9/26 - Fat Cat Original Music Hall in Springfield, MA w/ The Really Loud Music Fest
Lamb Of God will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced:
Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University
Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Dec. 06 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ Ifor Bach
Dec. 08 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 09 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Dec. 10 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Support at the shows will come from Throwdown and As I Lay Dying.
Lamb Of God will be touring in support of their latest album, "Ashes of the Wake", which was released last month through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (White Zombie, (Hed)P.E., Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence) and includes guest appearances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and ex-Testament axeman Alex Skolnick.
Finnish melodic thrash titans Children of Bodom will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside Fear Factory, Lamb of God and Throwdown this October. This will be the quintet’s third U.S. tour in support of their highly acclaimed new album, Hate Crew Deathroll. This trek, their last until the release of their next album, will also see the band performing a stunning 45-minute set for the very first time in the U.S. The track “Needled 24/7” will also be featured on the new MTV2 Headbangers Ball CD Vol. 2 released this week.
Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass) further describes the band’s excitement over the upcoming tour; “So Children of Bodom will return to the U.S. very soon. We have done a lot of shows over there lately, but we decided to do this tour because it’s a very interesting package. We are looking forward to play with all three bands, and it's going to be an extremely heavy tour. It is very cool for us that we can be part of this package, and we hope to see all the COB fans there too. I am really looking forward to it.”
Also, Alexi Laiho (vocals, guitars) is featured on Guitar World’s inaugural CD-ROM insert in November’s issue, currently on newsstands. Fans will be able to watch him run through various tracks step by step and see his technique in vivid detail.
Children of Bodom w/ Fear Factory, Lamb Of God, Throwdown: More...
A trailer for Throwdown's upcoming DVD "Together, Forever, United" can be found here. The DVD is due out in stores on October 19.
According to Pollstar.com, the confirmed dates for the Fear Factory, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Throwdown tour are as follows:
10/07/04 Tremont Music Hall @ Charlotte, NC
10/08/04 Station Square @ Pittsburgh, PA Rock Club
10/09/04 Harpo's @ Detroit, MI
10/10/04 Odeon Concert Club @ Cleveland, OH
10/11/04 The NorVa @ Norfolk, VA
10/13/04 Roseland @ New York, NY
10/15/04 The Palladium @ Worcester, MA
10/16/04 The Trocadero / Balcony Bar @ Philadelphia, PA
10/19/04 House Of Blues @ Lake Buena Vista, FL
10/20/04 The Masquerade @ Tampa, FL
10/21/04 The Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA
10/23/04 Granada Theatre @ Lawrence, KS
10/24/04 Ogden Theatre @ Denver, CO
10/26/04 Commodore Ballroom @ Vancouver, BC
10/27/04 Showbox @ Seattle, WA
10/28/04 Roseland Theater @ Portland, OR
10/30/04 House Of Blues @ Anaheim, CA
10/31/04 House Of Blues @ Las Vegas, NV
11/01/04 House Of Blues @ West Hollywood, CA
11/02/04 House Of Blues @ West Hollywood, CA
11/06/04 House Of Blues @ New Orleans, LA
11/08/04 Pop's @ Sauget, IL
11/09/04 House Of Blues @ Chicago, IL
11/10/04 The Rave / Eagles Club @ Milwaukee, WI
11/11/04 Al Rosa Villa @ Columbus, OH
11/14/04 Webster Theatre / Underground @ Hartford, CT
Two dates have been unveiled for the upcoming Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom and Throwdown tour, they are:
October 11th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
October 15th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
More will be unveiled shortly.