Thrash Metal titans Slayer will hit the road with Virginia Metalcore act Lamb of God and Polish Blackened Death Metal band Behemoth this summer.
The tour will see the bands hit outdoor amphitheaters across the country and kicks off July 12th at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota and concludes August 20th at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour will also encompass a series of festival dates.
In a press release, guitarist Kerry King said the following:
“As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events in mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!”
Pending the confirmation of a rumor of an upcoming Megadeth tour (with Meshuggah, TesseracT and Lillake; first reported by The PRP), all of the “Big Four” of Thrash Metal – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax - will be on tour this spring through summer.
Another band that announced a tour this week are grunge legends Soundgarden. They will embark on a spring tour. Support with come from The Pretty Reckless and math metal legends The Dillinger Escape Plan on select dates.
The tour starts in late April in Tampa, Florida, ends May 27th in Pryor, Oklahoma, and encompasses a series of festival dates.
Soundgarden is currently working on the follow-up to 2012’s King Animal and will team with iconic indie label Sub Pop to rerelease their 1988 debut, Ultramega OK. The newly remixed version is dubbed a “correction” by the band, who were never happy with the original mix and planned on rereleasing it almost immediately after its initial release, but scrapped their plans in favor of signing with A&M Records and working on 1989’s Louder than Love.
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Written by Eugene
It’s March. The New Year is more than officially underway and while new music has been pouring in since the start of the year there are notable names missing from the “new music” section. Here is a short list of artists we would like to see drop an album before the ball the drops again for 2018:
Taylor Swift – It is as if she is teasing the world, Tay-Tay and Zayne released “I Don’t Want to Live Forever”, a duet off of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack and the video sent people into a tailspin. Reports began circulating back in 2016 that Taylor was hard at work on a follow up album to her pop smash, 1989 and had songs aimed right at ex, Tom Hiddleston. But when would she release it? There were theories she would follow her pattern of releasing new albums every other October which would have meant she needed to drop it back in 2016 however those rumors clearly proved to be unfounded. Even sadder still, while performing at a pre-Super Bowl concert Taylor was quoted as saying “By coming to this show tonight, you are attending 100 percent of this year’s tour dates”. Say it ain’t so!
Justin Timberlake – His hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling” was nominated for an Oscar and he’s now a credited film composer (The Book of Love starring wife, Jessica Biel). But aside from these two projects not much has been said in regards to a new album from Justin’s camp. What we do know is that he was in the studio with Pharrell which oddly enough, led to a collaboration with country group, Little Big Town. JT sings on their song “C’mon” off of their album, Wanderlust released in the summer of 2016. With this collaboration and having performed at the CMAs with Chris Stapleton, could he pull a reverse Taylor Swift and hit us with a country album next? After his performance at the Oscars it is clear Mr. Timberlake still has more than enough energy to fill a stage. Here’s hoping 2017 is the year of JT!
Britney Spears – With her 9th album receiving the best reviews she’s gotten in years, it is no surprise that Brit-Brit jumped right back into the studio for album number 10. There were hopes that her time at the Axis Theater in Planet Hollywood were coming to an end due to not having any shows scheduled past April that would open the door for a world tour, but, Ms. Spears just recently extended her mega-successful run with shows out through September of 2017. On the bright side? She has been photographed in a studio and she is rumored to be working with hit producer, Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris – During a Q & A session on his Twitter back in January, a fan asked if he would release any songs this year and he answered with ‘10’. Quite the tall order for a man who considers himself more of a singles guy. He then went on a tweet spree in February explaining how excited he was to share “feel INCREDIBLE music” and that he “worked with the greatest artists of our generation”. He’s already got one song out, “Slide” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos. Other rumored collaborations? The aforementioned Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Kanye West. 1 down, 9 more to go!
Written by Kristen
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