From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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German thrash metal legends Destruction will be heading to North America in March for a tour. Joining them will be Krisiun and Mantic Ritual.
The tour dates are as follows:
5 -Farmingdale,NY - Crazy Donkey
6 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
7 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater
8 - Montreal, QC - Fou Founes Electriques
9 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
12 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
13 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
14 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
15 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
16 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
17 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
19 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
20 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
23 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
24 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
25 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
26 - Anahiem, CA - Chain Reaction
28 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
30 - Ft Worth, TX - Lola’s
31 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
2 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
3 - St Pete, FL - The Garage
4 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
5 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
6 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
7 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Los Angeles-based old school thrash metal kings Meltdown (Nuclear Blast Records) decided to change their name due to possible legal issues.
The thrashing four-piece picked Mantic Ritual to be their name from now on. Due to the change of names, several more changes such as logo and artwork are coming right up and the release of their much anticipated debut album, "Executioner," has to be pushed back once more. The label and band are aiming for an early-2009 release.
The band on the subject of changing names: "We just wanted to let you all know that we've recently decided to change the band name to Mantic Ritual. Though we love the name Meltdown, we feel this is a necessary step for us to avoid confusion with the other bands out there using the Meltdown name. We feel that now is the appropriate time to make the change as our debut album is forthcoming on Nuclear Blast and we plan to tour as much as humanly possible in support of the release. There are no other changes within the band besides the name of the band. So when you see Mantic Ritual on flyers, online, or at your local CD store, just remember that it’s us doing what we’ve always been doing. As always thanks for your support and see you soon."