Housecore Records thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Down on their upcoming U.S. tour. The band will join on September 18th in their hometown of Fort Worth, TX and will travel with Down and a rotating line-up of haarp, Pentagram, and others until October 2nd in Charlotte, NC. See below for all current tour dates.
“This is a huge opportunity for WARBEAST. Not only are we thrilled to unleash our sound on Down’s enormous fanbase night after night, but we also get to witness Down performing some of their incredible new material live several times in a row,” states vocalist Bruce Corbitt. “We are seriously honored to be able to tour with a band that we are all fans of and actually friends with too. I have no doubts that this will be an unforgettable tour for those that are lucky enough to see it.”
WARBEAST began in the early 80’s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Other members of the band boast resumes including Gammacide, Demonseed, and more. WARBEAST released their most recent album, Krush the Enemy,in 2010.
WARBEAST w/ DOWN Tour Dates:
9/18 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater (W/ Big Okie Doom)
9/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom (W/ Big Okie Doom)
9/21 – Sauget, IL @ Pops Nightclub (W/ haarp)
9/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (W/ haarp)
9/23 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot (W/ haarp)
9/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (W/ haarp)
9/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (W/ haarp, Pentagram)
9/28 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ haarp, St. Vitus)
9/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (W/ haarp)
9/30 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (W/ Mount Carmel and Pentagram)
10/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (W/ Mount Carmel)
For more information on WARBEAST, please visit these websites:
DOWN officially announces a September jam with the fans in the cities they missed during their spring 2011 tour. The NOLA super group goes over, under and across America in an effort to execute an intimate night of shared hard rocking, metallic celebration!
Hand-picked by the brotherhood to be taken under their burned black wings will be Swedish occult metallers IN SOLITUDE (Metal Blade), and southern psychedelic prog-rockers PONYKILLER (Housecore).
IN SOLITUDE has been declared as “one of the hottest new metal acts around” by Decibel Magazine whileMetal Hammer described the band as “Structurally and melodically complex, densely layered yet dynamic and fluid, often enthralling, always engaging, this is a metallic Feast.” The band’s Metal Blade debut, The World.The Flesh.The Devil was released on May 20th and stands as a “trad-metal charge of Iron Maiden with doom metal’s ironclad grey” according to Kerrang! Magazine. Additionally,Terrorizer heralded The World.The Flesh.The Devil as their “album of the month” in issue #210. If you haven’t yet heard IN SOLITUDE, you can listen and order now HERE.
Tour w/ IN SOLITUDE, Ponykiller
09/01 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
09/02 Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club
09/03 Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club
09/05 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
09/06 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/07 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
09/09 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
09/10 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
09/11 Scottsdale, AZ Venue of Scottsdale
09/14 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
09/15 Des Moines, IA The People’s Court
09/16 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
09/17 Sauget, IL Pop’s
09/19 Louisville, KY Expo Five
09/20 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
09/21 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
09/23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/24 Mobile, AL Soult Kitchen – AL
New Pre-sales are going on now for a rare VIP opportunity for fans to explore the band that has passionately and stubbornly risen from post-Katrina New Orleans to flagrantly challenge every pre-conceived notion about Southern bands, rock, blues and metal. DOWN band members vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM, PANTERA), guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW), and drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), have collaborated with PAID Inc. to offer VIP Experience Packages. For more information, please visit: http://www.down-nola.com/.
Eddie Trunk has partnered with his friends in DOWN to bring you a sick VIP Giveaway!
On Thursday, April 28th, Eddie Trunk is hosting a sick night of heavy metal featuring DOWN at the Best Buy Theater, in New York City. Eddie has personal tickets that he wants to give to you, as a thanks for your support. Also, all who enter this giveaway automatically receive a 10% discount code to the DOWN Nola online store!
The (1) grand prize winner gets their hands on:
(2) of Eddie’s PERSONAL tickets to the show
(2) VIP Packages which include:
Meet & greet with band member(s)
Access to sound check
(1) DOWN t-shirt*
(1) Collectible DOWN laminate
(1) $5 gift card to DOWN-Nola Online Store
Congrats to the New Orleans Saints for winning Superbowl XLIV last night. Enjoy the video clips below from New Orleans rockers, DOWN, Lillian Axe, and Supargroup. You can also get a free download of the DOWN song, “On March the Saints” at this link.
TOUR SHOCKER … METALLICA TO PLAY IN N. AMERICA!
Time for a different sort of vacation … one right here on our home turf!! Now that “Death Magnetic” is complete, we’re ready to start a proper indoor arena tour of the States and Canada and we can’t wait to visit all of our ‘Talli-fans here . . . it really has been too long (hey, what’s four years amongst friends?).
Met Clubbers and Mission Metallica Platinum members will have first crack at ’em when tickets go on sale . . . dates, times and in general more on that later. But for now, we thought we would let you know where we’ll be for the next couple of months . . . here’s a complete list of cities and venues up through January 31, 2009!
Keep watching here for all ticket on sale dates and times . . . coming very soon. See you out there!
All October/November dates with Down and The Sword :
October 21 – Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
October 23 – Albquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
October 25 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 26 – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
November 1 – Portland, OR Rose Quarter
November 3 – Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
November 4 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 6 – Omaha, NE Qwest Center
November 8 – Moline, IL iWireless Center
November 9 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 17 – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 18 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
November 20 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
November 22 – Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
November 23 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
All December dates with Lamb of God and The Sword:
December 1 – Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 – Vancouver, BC GM Place
December 4 – Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
December 7 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
December 12 – Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
December 13 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 15 – San Diego, CA Cox Arena
December 17 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 20 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
All January dates with Machine Head and The Sword:
January 12 – Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
January 13 – Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 15 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
January 17 – Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
January 18 – Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center
January 26 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
January 29 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 31 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
DOWN has announced the following dates in January/February:
Jan. 19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
Jan. 22 – Little Rock, AR – The Village
Jan. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 25 – Springfield, MO – Reminton’s
Jan. 26 – Champaign, IL – Canopy Club
Jan. 27 – Grand Rapids – Orbit Room
Jan. 29 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
Jan. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Feb. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Feb. 04 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 05 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Feb. 07 – Long Island – Mulcahy’s
Feb. 08 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s
Feb. 09 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb. 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Feb. 12 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s
Feb. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Feb. 16 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
Feb. 18 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Feb. 19 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery
Former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach blazes the comeback trail with his first new album since his collaboration on the Frameshift disc from 2005.
Not only is this an exciting return for Bach, but it is also one for Axl Rose. This disc features 3 songs with Guns ‘N Roses frontman. These are the first new tunes available (bootlegs don’t count) with Axl Rose since his work with Alice Cooper on the 1999 Box Set, The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper.
When Bach’s first mainstream success in 1989 with the first Skid Row album, there was no doubt that they were part of the whole Glam Metal scene. With Skid Row’s 2nd release, Slave To The Grind, they moved toward a more heavy metal sound. In my opinion, Angel Down carries on where Slave to the Grind left off.
Why mention this during Glam Month? This glam metal star has crafted what is possibly the best hard rock record of 2007. Bach has brought in some pretty good players for this record, including Metal Mike Chlasciak, and Bobby Jarzombek from Halford. I have had the pleasure of seeing Chlasciak play live, and his is one hell of a guitar shredder. Jarzombek and his pounding double bass drums is his equal on the drums. The band is rounded out by former Iced Earth bassist Steve DiGiorgio and Johnny Chromatic on guitar.
Roy Z. produced this disc, and like most recordings he touches, Angel Down is a well produced, great sounding disc from beginning to end.
Most of the tracks on Angel Down, were written by Sebastian Bach, but he did have a little help from Roy Z, Axl Rose and Desmond Child. Most importantly, his bandmates wrote a lot of the music. This wasn’t a bunch of hired hands playing Sebastian’s music. This was a complete band output.
Sebastian Bach has been a fan favorite of several years now. Those of you that thought Bach couldn’t sing anymore, are about to be proved wrong in a major way. Bach’s voice soars on this disc. Everything from the screams to the higher pitched songs, he does it all, and does it quite well.
Not every song on Angel Down is perfect, but it is one of the best classic metal discs to be released not only in 2007, but quite possibly this decade. This record has some extremely heavy numbers with tracks like American Metalhead and Negative Light. It also has a couple of tracks Falling Into You, and By Your Side that could have been at home on the first Skid Row record. It is going to be quite hard for me to listen to anything else for a while after hearing this record. This is a fucking great record, and it will be near the top of my best of list at the end of 2007. I can only hope that Bach will put out more quality releases like Angel Down in the future.
Do yourself a favor and go buy this record today!
Rating: Out of 10
1 Angel Down
2 You Don’t Understand
3 Back in the Saddle
4 (Love Is) A Bitchslap
5 Stuck Inside
6 American Metalhead
7 Negative Light
8 Live & Die
9 By Your Side
10 Our Love Is a Lie
11 Take You Down with Me
12 Stabbin’ Daggers
13 You Bring Me Down
14 Falling into You
Sebastian Bach band is:
Sebastian Bach – Vocals
Mike Chlasciak – Guitars
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums
Steve DiGiorgio – Bass