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Atlantic recording group Shadows Fall has unveiled details of its upcoming co-headline tour. The Operation Annihilation Tour sees the acclaimed metal outfit joining forces with Static-X for a series of dates slated to kick off on Friday, October 5th at Piere's in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sharing the bill on all dates will be 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. Additional dates will be announced shortly.
Tickets for all announced dates will go on sale to the public this weekend, Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. A special pre-sale ticketing system will be available to members of the bands' mailing lists and websites. In addition to standard pre-sale tickets, Premium and VIP packages will be offered that include t-shirts, tour posters, and a meet-and-greet with Shadows Fall and Static-X. For complete pre-sale details, see https://tixx1.artistarena.com/operationannihilation.
A special "Spend Halloween With The Operation Annihilation Tour" premium text messaging sweepstakes is slated to begin on Saturday, August 25th. Entrants can text to receive exclusive wallpaper and be entered to win a trip for two to see the tour's October 31st stop at Anaheim's House of Blues. See www.shadowsfall.com for more information.
Shadows Fall has also announced the second single from its breakthrough new album, "THREADS OF LIFE." "Another Hero Lost" is set to impact Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio outlets nationwide, beginning on August 27th. The track follows the album's introductory single, "Redemption," which reached #1 at Metal radio earlier this year while also spending 12 weeks in the Active Rock Top 40. What's more, "Redemption" is among the featured tracks in EA Sports' just-released video game blockbuster, Madden NFL 08.
A companion video for "Another Hero Lost" will go into production this week. The clip will meld live performance with personal stories and photos from Shadows Fall fans, telling of their own individual heroes. For details regarding submissions, please visit the band's official site or its MySpace page.
The band - who recently wrapped a seven week-long summer stint with Hot Topic sponsored annual Sounds of the Underground roadshow - will get ready for Operation Annihilation with a short series of East Coast dates, including stops in Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. The lineup for these shows will include All That Remains, Protest The Hero and The Showdown.
Here are the latest Shadows Fall tour dates: More...
Artisan News Service has uploaded a three-minute video clip featuring interviews with members of Hatebreed, Static-X and Circus Diablo about this year's "free" Ozzfest. Watch the footage below.
Regarding the decision to make this year's traveling festival a "free" event, Sharon Osbourne, the fest's driving force, recently told Scripps Howard News Service, "I'm not trying to be the Mother Teresa of the music industry, because I like money more than anybody else. [But] these kids cannot afford to keep shelling out all this money, every year charging more and more. The brakes have to come on somewhere."
To that end, Osbourne approached Michael Rapino, president of giant national concert promoters Live Nation, and suggested giving the tickets away. "He said, 'We might as well — nobody's making any money here,'" Osbourne recalled. "So that's what we did: We found sponsors to come in and underwrite the running part, and we found bands who just want the stage — they just want to perform."
Here are the confirmed Australian dates for the Gigantour with Megadeth, Static-X, DevilDriver, and Lucuna Coil. Tickets go on sale August 23rd.
Nov. 10 - Perth, Metro City (18+)
Nov. 12 - Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre (All Ages)
Nov. 13 - Melbourne, Festival Hall (All Ages)
Nov. 15 - Sydney, Luna Park Big Top (18+)
Nov. 18 - Brisbane, Riverstage (All Ages)
Rolling Stone magazine reports: For the first time in its twelve years, Ozzfest is free. All fifteen acts on this year's bill — from Finnish monster rockers LORDI to headliner OZZY OSBOURNE — are playing for nothing; sponsors, merch sales, parking and beer cover the show's costs. "We're taking a huge, huge loss," says Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon, one of the event's organizers. "But I believe if we can pull it off in the end, then next year's we'll get bigger sponsors and it'll be profitable for everybody."
"It's not easy to say yes to spending your summer not making any money," says LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler. "But we hope that the people that come to see us enjoy the show enough to maybe go buy a T-shirt, and we get to keep putting gas in the tank to get to tomorrow."
One band, STATIC-X, only agreed to play after securing a sponsor: Singer Wayne Static displays a Monster logo on his guitar. "You gotta do what you gotta do," he says. "I don't really give a shit. I'll drink piss if there's money. Plus, Ozzfest is an institution."
Additional free tickets have just been released for this summer's sold out Ozzfest. Tickets can be picked up at the following box offices during the noted hours while supplies last:
Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, Kansas - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 pm..
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH - hours TBA
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI - tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at House of Blues, 329 North Dearborn, Chicago.
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, IN - Monday thru Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ - Monday thru Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New England Dodge Amphitheatre, Hartford, CT - ticket are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Chevrolet Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT, Monday thru Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - hours TBA
Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA - Tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Live Nation office, 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC - Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...
Huntington Beach, CA's SiX have announced the release of their new album “Between The War and the Warning.” The album, which features guest appearances by Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies and bassist Tony Campos from Static-X, will be released independently through the group’s own 1605 Records.
"Tony and Mike were a blessing to this project. After rocking out to one of our rough demos he got from a mutual friend, Mike wanted to meet us. That meeting turned into partying in Hermosa Beach over Tecates and Tequilla. By the end of the night he and his homie destroyed his coffee table, moshing to 'The Day I Died.' He came into the studio and just man-handled the guitar. I've never seen a guy rip like that so effortlessly," says frontman Lauren Boquette. "Tony and I go way back to my days in Drown. We knew he was a monster on the bass and when it came time to track bass parts, I sent him 'The Day I Died' and 'Warning' knowing they would be right up his alley. He came in and within 2 hours the bass lines were on fire, he killed it." More...
Previously announced OZZFEST participators, ANKLA, have firmed up dates to support headliners STATIC X and IN THIS MOMENT. ANKLA will be joining the trek the day after OZZFEST begins, June 13th in Medford, Oregon. Those Off-fest tour dates are as follows:
07.13.2007 : Medford, Oregon at Main 1 Arts Center
07.22.2007 : Bakersfield, California at The Dome
07.25.2007 : El Paso, Texas at Club 101
07.27.2007 : Colorado Springs, Colorado at The Black Sheep
08.1.2007 : Houston, Texas at Scout Bar
08.9.2007 : South Bend, Indiana at Club Fever
08.11.2007 : Bellefontaine, Ohio at Shawnee Indian Reservation
08.17.2007 : South Burlington, Vermont at Higher Ground
08.23.2007 : Baltimore, Maryland at Sonar
ANKLA are currently touring with American Head Charge for the “Can’t Stop The Machine Tour”. The tour also features Godhead and Oblige.
ANKLA’s new e-card is online in support of their upcoming participation in this year’s OZZFEST. ANKLA’s debut album "Steep Trails" is in stores now.
Saturday, May 5, 2007, I saw Static-X for my third time at the Starland Ballroom of Sayreville, NJ. This time was different from all the others because this time, I got to meet Static-X. Well, ok, I’m exaggerating a bit; I got to interview Tony Campos from Static-X, the bass player for those who don’t know. The interview was an amazing opportunity for me and was a great way to start off an awesome show. After the interview, which took place at about 7:00pm, I headed into the venue just as the second opener was finishing. The band’s name was Divinity Destroyed. More...
Static-X and In This Moment have lined up the following run together to take place on the off-dates from this years "Ozzfest":
July 11th Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
July 13th Medford, OR - Main 1 Arts Center
July 22nd Bakersfield, CA - The Dome
July 25th El Paso, TX - Club 101
July 27th Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
August 01st Houston, TX - Scout Bar
August 03rd Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
August 11th Bellfontaine, OH - Shawnee Indian Reservation
It was announced months ago that tickets for this summer's Ozzfest would be free to fans, and that the longest-running heavy metal festival would subsist on corporate sponsorships and little else.
But obtaining those free tickets for one of the dates on this year's run — which kicks off July 12 in Auburn, Washington, and continues through August 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida — might just give some metal fans a migraine.
First, you have to send an e-mail requesting tickets, and then wait for a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the Web site of one of the tour's various sponsors. Next, you have to wait until June 12 before you can enter that code on some other Web site to redeem two tickets to whichever date you'd like to attend. It's a whole rigmarole that some fans — or, more specifically, those willing to drop some serious scratch — can avoid.
That's right, folks — while this summer's Live Nation-sponsored Ozzfest will be free to most, some will fork over upward of $1,000 to get in. As in years past, Ozzfest's organizers will offer fans a number of VIP ticket packages for purchase, which will ensure them a seat for all the headbangin' action.
The festival's "Party Like a Rockstar" package — which includes preferred pavilion seating, access to the second-stage VIP viewing platform behind the mixing boards, access to the general VIP area, a behind-the-scenes tour and a special host "to help you rock harder than you have ever rocked before" — returns this summer, and will set you back $300. There's also the "I'm Part of the Show" package, which costs $666 and includes all the same perks, in addition to a seat on the Ozzfest stage during Osbourne's concert-closing set.
There's also the "Platinum" package, which will be available by auction in the not-so-distant future. The starting bid will be $1,000 and will be limited to only 10 guests per show. This offer includes everything the "I'm Part of the Show" package does, and then some. Fans who win the auction will also get a personal meeting with Osbourne and his band, along with a certificate signed by Sharon Osbourne. The proceeds of these tickets will go to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The festival's 12th annual installment boasts a bill including Ozzy Osbourne, 3 Inches Of Blood, Ankla, Behemoth, Chthonic, Circus Diablo, Daath, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Lamb of God, Lordi, Mondo Generator, Nile, Static-X and The Showdown.
The 24-city 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...
STATIC-X has scheduled several U.K. dates in June. They are as follows:
June 24 - Carling Academy - London
June 25 - Manchester University - Manchester
June 26 - Cathouse Nightclub - Glasgow
June 27 - Birmingham Academy - Birmingham
STATIC-X's latest CD, "Cannibal", shifted more than 30,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart. This represents a slight drop from the 35,000 tally registered by the band's "Start a War" album, which came out in June 2005 and debuted at No. 29.
OZZFEST alumni Static X--touring in support of their just-released album Cannibal--are the last band to join the OZZFEST revolution by signing on for this year’s historic “Freefest.” They, along with Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment, will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that’s hard to beat. As previously announced, the ticket price for this summer’s premiere touring concert festival is entirely free for fans.
The addition of Static X comes just in time for fans looking to log in for their free ticket codes to this year’s “Freefest.” Since Saturday, May 12 at 12 Noon (EASTERN TIME), ticket codes are distributed on ozzfest.com, livenation.com, monsterenergy.com, jagermusic.com and fye.com. These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12--exactly one month before the first OZZFEST 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer.
The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...
INVITRO, who are currently finishing up a tour with SEVENDUST, have been added as support to the upcoming STATIC-X tour with OTEP.
“We rocked 57 shows with my best brothers from my SNOT days and with Sonny Mayo in SEVENDUST now so it’s been an awesome experience for everyone,” says INVITRO guitarist Mikey Doling. “We are going home for a week and then we start touring with STATIC-X. I’m very stoked to be touring with these guys, as we did a bit of touring together when I was in SOULFLY. It’s always great to tour with old friends and I’m looking forward to a lot of good times with INVITRO.” More...
STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static has issued the following update from the road:
"I want to thank everyone who's been coming out to the shows to support us. Almost every show has been sold out so far and we're having a lot of fun out here as usual. Nick [Oshiro, drums] has stayed on tour with us despite his broken hand so he can participate in band appearances and signings. [Fill-in drummer] Will Hunt [TOMMY LEE, DARK NEW DAY, SKRAPE, STUCK MOJO] has done a great job hitting the drums for the past ten days, but he has prior commitments with DARK NEW DAY and VINCE NEIL, so Orlando was his last show. Next up on the drums is Bevan Davies. He's played with JERRY CANTRELL, DANZIG, and COMES WITH THE FALL, and will stay out with us for the next few weeks until Nick has fully recovered.
"For those who can't make it out to see us this time around, don't worry. We're working on summer tour plans and I hope to make an announcement about that very soon."
STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static has issued the following update:
"Some good and some not so good news to share with everyone. First the good. We had a great first week with [the new STATIC-X CD] 'Cannibal'. The album debuted at #36 on Billboard and our shows have been some of the best I can remember. There's nothing like getting back on the road, seeing our friends and getting a chance to share the new songs with you.
"The not so good news is that after our Abilene show, Nick [Oshiro, drums] broke his hand and we've been forced to cancel tonight's show in Dallas. We promise we'll come back through as soon as we can. Nick is doing OK, although he's more than a little bummed that he's going to have to take a break from the tour. We are flying in a temporary drummer and the plan is to be up to speed by Houston on Friday with Nick rejoining the tour as soon as his cast comes off." More...
Static-X will be premiering their new video for the song, "Destroyer", off their new album, "Cannibal", tomorrow, April 7th on Headbangers' Ball on MTV2. For those wishing to watch it now, it is available for viewing at the Static-X website.
As announced, Static-X are touring with Otep, 2 Cents, and Full Blown Chaos on select dates. All confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Static-X's new album Cannibal will hit shelves and digital music stores on Tuesday the 3rd of April, but for those itching to get a taste, a preview of all songs from the album is being streamed in windows media and quicktime here. The band is also giving away an autographed ESP LTD EX-50 Metallic Silver guitar, you can enter the competition at this location. Cannibal is a back-to-basics album, frontman Wayne Static comments: "I think it’s the most metal record we’ve ever made, and it’s arguably the heaviest record we’ve ever made".
The tracklist for Cannibal is:
02. No Submission
04. Chemical Logic
06. Forty Ways
08. Cuts You Up
10. Electric Pulse
12. Team Hate
More dates have been released for the upcoming U.S. tour featuring STATIC-X, OTEP, and 2 CENTS:
March 30 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
March 31 - Las Vegas, NV @ Desert Breeze Skate Park
April 1 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 3 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 4 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
April 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
April 6 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
April 7 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom
April 9 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
April 10 - Abilene, TX @ Cowboys
April 11 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
April 13 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
April 14 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
April 15 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 17 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
April 18 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
April 20 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
April 22 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
April 24 - Columbia, SC @ Headliners Mainstage
April 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 27 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
April 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 29 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
May 1 - Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
May 2 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
with FULL BLOWN CHAOS:
May 4 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 6 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 10 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 11 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
May 12 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 17 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 18 - Springfield, MO @ Remington’s Niteclub
May 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
May 23 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
With their Gotizm/Atlantic debut, "LOST AT SEA," Los Angeles-based punk-metal quartet 2 CENTS are set to kick off a cross-country spring tour alongside Otep and Static X. Their album features the explosive opening track, "Wedding Dress," and the compelling "A Song For Darrell Abbott," the band's tribute to the late Pantera/Damageplan guitar great. 2 CENTS have played shows at high-security youth correctional facilities to clubs across the country.
Here are the latest Static-X, Otep and 2 Cents tour dates: More...
LiveDaily.com reports: Static-X lead-singer/guitarist Wayne Static is a true believer in giving fans what they want. So, during the initial tour dates behind his band's forthcoming album, "Cannibal," he and his band are playing only four new songs.
"We try to play a little bit off of every record," Static told LiveDaily. "I feel very strongly about that. That's why people come back to see us. We never forget the first stuff that we did. I think the bands that have the long touring careers are the ones that cover their whole career.
"People want to hear the old stuff, too. There are people who don't like our new stuff. There are people who only like our first album ['Wisconsin Death Trip']. If we play four or five songs off the first album, they'll always pay you $25 to come see us, so I'm fine with that. Like, 'Whatever you want. I don't care. Just keep going to shows,'" he added with a laugh.
Regardless, Static-X--which also includes guitarist Koichi Fukuda, drummer Nick Oshiro and bassist Tony Campos--will celebrate the release of "Cannibal" April 3. After a year and a half of sitting at home, Static-X will hit the road for an 11-week jaunt March 30. Details about the confirmed shows are listed below. Static said more dates will be announced at the group's MySpace page as they are confirmed.
"We're going to play everywhere," he said. "We've only been releasing dates just before they go on sale, just in case we need to make any adjustments to the schedule."
Static co-produced "Cannibal" with John Travis (Sugar Ray, Kid Rock), who also engineered and mixed.
"I've co-produced everything, whether my name has been on there or not," Static said. "It's always my baby. I'm the main songwriter. I always make sure I'm very, very involved in every step. This time, I decided to step up and make sure I was there for every minute of the recording process, and really get involved to the maximum degree."
"Cannibal" marks Fukuda's return to guitar. An original member of Static-X, Fukuda left the band then returned to write keyboard parts for 2005's "Start a War."
"We brought Kiochi in just because we thought it would be fun and I hadn't talked to him in a long time back then," Static said. "He was just on board to do some of the keyboards, and it turned out we needed a guitar player before the record was even done and he rejoined the band."
Fukuda's presence in the band for "Cannibal" opened the door for Static-X to feature guitar solos, which are prominent on the album.
"That was his main contribution," Static said. "I wanted to do it for years and years. You really have to have an amazing guitar player these days if you're going to put solos on your record. They have to be over the top."
Static explained "Cannibal" carries the feel of material found early in the band's 13-year career.
"It definitely harkens back to the older material in the simplicity and the heaviness of it and the vocal styling in a lot of ways. But it's definitely not a rehash of anything. It's definitely pushed in new directions. I really wanted to make this more of a metal record, more of a guitar record," Static said.
Static-X tour dates with Otep as support are as follows:
March 30 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy
March 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Desert Breeze Skate Park
April 1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
April 3 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
April 4 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
April 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
April 6 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
April 7 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
April 9 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
April 10 - Abilene, TX - Cowboys
April 11 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
April 13 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
April 14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
April 15 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 17 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's
April 18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
April 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
April 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
April 22 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
April 24 - Columbia, SC - Headliner's
April 25 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
April 27 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
April 28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 1 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 2 - New Haven, CT - Toad's
May 4 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 11 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
May 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar