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Death metal pioneers Master are set to make their North American return next month for the 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour. Kicking off on April 17th in Philadelphia, Master will spend three weeks demolishing North American stages in support of their newest release, "The Witchhunt."
Joining MASTER's legendary founder/frontman will be guitarists Alex Bouks (Eturnus, ex-Incantation) and VJS (Nightbringer, Incursus), along with drummer Ruston Groose (Surgeon). Album track "The Parable" is now streaming at this location. North American Witchhunt dates are as follows:
4/17 Philadelphia, PA @Millcreek Tavern
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/19 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
4/20 Buffalo, NY @The Forvm
4/22 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
4/23 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/24 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Leon's Metal Lounge
4/26 Denver, CO @ 3 King's Tavern
4/28 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
4/29 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
4/30 Oakland,CA @ The Metro
5/01 Rosemead, CA @ Spike's
5/02 Pomona, CA Characters
5/03 Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
5/05 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/07 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/09 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electronic-rock studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), will bring its message in the form of zombie apocalypse themed electronic rock to Chicago for Walker Stalker Con 2014.
Walker Stalker Con, to be held from now until March 16th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, marks a landmark, if somewhat inevitable, path-crossing of "The Crazies" - the kickoff single and name given to the bands emerging fanbase - and The Walking Dead's "Walker's" - the name given to the zombies in the number one rated television series on AMC.
Said Dietrich: "Very excited to be attending the convention and the incredibly awesome opportunity to cross paths with thousands of fans of zombie culture. We will be sneak-peeking our new music and zombie video trilogy at our booth so make sure you stop by and say 'hello'."
Walker Stalker Con commented: "Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show.
As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew of the show, along with talented actors and artists from other zombie shows, movies and art."
Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they've had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won't find anywhere else!"
Beauty In The Suffering world premiered their debut song and zombie music video, "The Crazies," in November and December 2013.
Just shortly after naming the first three bands: Blind Guardian, Arch Emeny and Ensiferum to the 2015 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal, promoters UMC kept the momentum going with five more bands: Chimaira, Heathen, Threshold, Annihilator and Equilibrium.
The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.
All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.
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