KsE, Parkway Drive Announce Spring Co-Headlining Tour

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive are heading out on the road together.

The bands announced Monday that they will embark on the co-headlining “Collapse The World Tour” on April 18 in San Francisco, CA.  According to a news release from Metal Blade Records, KsE’s new label home, the tour is scheduled to run through May 16 in Milwaukee, WI and feature performances in cities, such as Houston, TX; Rockingham, NC and Detroit, MI.

After The Burial will serve as support on various dates.  Revolver magazine is serving as the tour’s title sponsor.

Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach said in a recent interview that the band is looking forward to touring with Parkway Drive again.

“After having the pleasure of destroying stages all over Australia with the Parkway guys just over a month ago, we couldn’t be more stoked to share the stage with them once again, this time in the states,” Leach said.  “Parkway Drive puts on an incredible live show, and we are excited to combine forces and bring the energy every night to a town near you.  I am absolutely certain fans of both bands are in for a hell of a time.  This will be one for the memories for sure — let’s rage!”

Parkway Drive front man Winston McCall echoed Leach’s sentiments.

“This co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage is a landmark for Parkway Drive in North America,” McCall said.  “Having smashed our way across the land for over a decade now, it is a humbling and defining moment to be sharing this slot with true heavy metal icons and personal heroes.  We have always aimed to maintain the highest standard of energy, connection and entertainment at our shows, a standard that has been set and maintained by KsE their entire career.  The concept of how epic this tour will be is mind blowing to me.  Bring on the insanity!”

The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive tour dates
w/ After The Burial

Apr. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre*
Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium**
Apr. 20 – Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – Ufest***
Apr. 22 – Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium**
Apr. 23 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom*
Apr. 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom**
Apr. 26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom*
Apr. 27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
Apr. 28 – Houston, TX – So What?! Music Festival***
Apr. 30 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater**
May 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle**
May 5 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*
May 7 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre**
May 9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
May 10 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall*
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)**
May 12 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter^^
May 12 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues^
May 14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring*
May 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit**
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage*
May 17-19 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple**
*Killswitch Engage closes show
**Parkway Drive closes show
***Festival
^^Festival – KsE Only
^Parkway Drive only

More information on the Collapse The World Tour is available online now along with all of Killswitch Engage’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.killswitchengage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/killswitchengage

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kseofficial

 

More information on Parkway Drive is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.parkwaydriverock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parkwaydrive

Twitter: http://twitter.com/parkwayofficial

 

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Set It Off Debuts Two More Songs From ‘Midnight’

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Set It Off has dropped two more songs from its upcoming album.

The band debuted the songs ‘For You Forever‘ and ‘Dancing With The Devil‘ on Dec. 14. The songs are the third and fourth singles to come from Midnight, which is currently scheduled for release Feb. 1 via Fearless Records.

The video for the album’s lead single, ‘Killer in the Mirror‘ debuted July 24, while the video for its follow-up, ‘Lonely Dance‘ premiered Nov. 19. The album’s full, 15-song track listing is noted below.

MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

Set It Off front man Cody Carson explained the concept behind both of the band’s new songs in a recent interview.  Carson said ‘For You Forever’ is a work that looks back on his own past relationships, and examines how much he has grown and changed over time.

“About ‘For You Forever,” [It’s] my way of putting myself in the shoes of someone else when I was single,” Carson said.  “I was stubborn, I didn’t want a serious relationship, and I’d always let the other person know that.  However, sometimes feelings grew, and I pushed them away because I felt I wasn’t ready, but it wouldn’t always stop them  from waiting for me.  This song collects the multitude of emotions that circulated through those situations from start, to end, to even how their friends may have advised them.  It was a seriously humbling and vulnerable song to write, but sometimes you have to call yourself out.”

He said of ‘Dancing With The Devil’ that it focuses on certain negative situations in life, and the role that those situations play in our personal development.

“‘Dancing With The Devil’ is a story of betrayal,” Carson said.  “It unfortunately happens more often than it should that someone we work with or someone we get close to in our lives feeds us lines of support and love, reels us in with a false sense of connection, and then whenever they feel like we can’t feed their needs, they cut the line and watch us drown.  To me, that severance is fuel.  That betrayal and abandonment is a reason to prove something, and the chip on the shoulder grows.  This world is a tough place, but we have to be tougher and keep our eyes open so we don’t end up ‘Dancing With The Devil.’

Pre-orders for Midnight are open now.  The album was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) and Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry).

 

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Set It Off is scheduled to launch a North American tour in support of Midnight on Feb. 15 in Las Vegas, NV.  The tour is currently scheduled to run through March 24 and feature performances in cities nationwide, such as, Greesnboro, NC; Cleveland Heights, OH and Salt Lake City, UT.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
WITH WITH CONFIDENCE + (super whatevr)

2/15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
2/16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
2/17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
2/19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
2/20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
2/23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
2/24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
2/26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
2/27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
2/28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
3/5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
3/6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
3/8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
3/9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
3/10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
3/12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
3/13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
3/15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
3/18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
3/19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
3/20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
3/22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
3/23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
3/24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall

More information on Set It Off’s new songs, tour, news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.setitoffband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/setifoffband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SetItOff

 

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Monophonics EP Takes Top Honors In 2018 Best New EPs List

Courtesy: Transistor Sound

The countdown to the end of the year is officially on, and with that countdown on, many critics — if not most — are either submitting their year-ender lists or have already done just that.  Now this critic is joining those ranks with the first of many year-enders to come in the form of the year’s Top 10 New EPs.

Those who have followed this critic’s daily ramblings year in and year out know that the year-enders have always started with the smallest records, the EPs, and this year is no different.  This year has seen a variety of interesting EPs released from across the musical universe.

Veteran rock band Sister Hazel is joined on this critic’s list this year with not one, but two new EPs — Wind and Water.  Each one stands out in its own right.  Also worth noting this year are new releases from the likes of up-and-coming hard rock/prog-metal outfit Hyvmine, World Music act Te’Amir, with two of its own new EPs and pop country artist Max Ater among many others.

As with every year past, this critic’s list features not 10, but 15 titles.  The top 10 titles are the primary titles, while the next five are honorable mention titles.  With everything noted, here with out any further ado, is Phil’s Picks Top 10 New EPs of 2018.

PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW EPs 

  1. Monophonics — Mirrors
  2. Hyvmine — Fight or Flight
  3. Sister Hazel — Water
  4. Sister Hazel — Wind
  5. Memphis Ukulele Band — Holidays Ain’t The Same
  6. Grand Canyon — Grand Canyon
  7. Max Ater — Small Town
  8. Te’Amir — Abyssinia
  9. Te’Armi — Abyssinia Rise
  10. Sammy Johnson — Midnight Lovers
  11. Sevi Ettinger — Salty Water
  12. Facing Fire — Facing Fire
  13. Ali McManus — Unbreakable
  14. Doc Rotten — Sick & Suffering
  15. Anialator — Rise To Supremacy

Up next from Phil’s Picks is this year’s Top 10 New Rap and Hip-Hop Albums.  That list features some well-known and not-so-well-known names and titles.  Stay tuned for that, too.

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Whitechapel Debuts Second Single From ‘The Valley’

Courtesy: Metal Blade Reocrds

Whitechapel released the second single from its forthcoming album The Valley this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Black Bear‘ on Thursday.  The song follows the debut of the album’s lead single ‘Brimstone‘ on Nov. 1.

Produced by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), mixed by David Castillo and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Norah Jones, The Eagles), The Valley is currently scheduled for release March 29 via Metal Blade Records.

The album’s title is a reference to the part of the Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, TV) where front man Phil Bozeman grew up.  Guitarist Alex Wade explained in a recent interview that the album’s title and lyrical themes go a long way toward explaining what Bozeman endured during his years living in the Hardin Valley.

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record, we tried to paint a better picture of that,” Wade said.  “I believe our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

Bozeman expanded on Wade’s thoughts, saying that the record offers much for audiences to appreciate.

“Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman said.  “There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs.  It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting.  It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

The full track listing for The Valley is noted below.

The Valley track-listing
1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
2. Forgiveness Is Weakness
3. Brimstone
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
9. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

 

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Pre-orders for The Valley are open now.  The album will be available in a variety of formats, all of which are noted below.

–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

More information on The Valley, Whitechapel’s current tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.whitechapelband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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Overkill Debuts ‘Last Man Standing’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Overkill is giving audiences their first preview of its next album.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Last Man Standing‘ on Friday.  The song is the first listen from the band’s upcoming album The Wings Of War, the band’s 19th full-length studio recording.

Front man Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth offered a brief comment on the song in a recent interview, explaining its placement on the album’s sequence.

“The time has come for a first taste, ‘Last Man Standing,’ Ellsworth said.  “This cut got the unanimous nod to open Wings of War all the way back to the first demos in March, so much so it was mock titled ‘Opener’ up until the recording.  Sometimes, everyone is on the same page. WTF!  So, dig into some old-school thrash, with a side order of Jersey-made head banging.”

The Wings Of War is currently scheduled to be released Feb. 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.  Pre-orders are open now.  It will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)

The Wings of War was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in SKH Studio in Florida and JROD Productions, with engineering handled by DD and Dave.  Chris “ZEUSS” Harris mixed and mastered the album.  Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Soilwork) developed the album’s artwork.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

More information on The Wings of War is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OverkillBand

 

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FSA’s Fans, Emo-Punk Fans Will Appreciate Band’s New EP

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

Early this month, emo-punk outfit From States Away released its new EP to the masses.  The four-song record, I Swear This Light Won’t Fade is just the band’s latest offering.  It previously released another 4-song EP – Hypervigilant – in 2016.  That record was preceded by the single, ‘Anti-Hero’ and the six-song EP We’re All Lost Too in 2015 and the single ‘Major League’ in 2010.  This is all important to note when examining the record’s musical content, which will be discussed later. The record’s lyrical content is another important element to examine in the case of this record, and will be addressed shortly.  The EP’s production rounds out its most important elements, and will also be discussed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of I Swear This Light Won’t Fade.  All things considered, the record might not necessarily break any new ground, but is not a total loss for the band.

From States Away’s latest studio recording I Swear This Light Won’t Fade is a presentation from the New York-based emo-punk outfit that will appeal in the long run to the band’s most devoted audience.  It does not break any new ground for the band or for the punk and emo-punk realms, but it can be said of the record that it is not a total loss.  This is proven in part through the EP’s lyrical content. According to press material that discusses the record’s lyrical content, the EP’s overall theme is one of “following your dreams” and “the existential woes of pursuing a dream that everyone else may call ‘dumb.’”  Anything that encourages one to pursue one’s dreams despite the odds is a good thing.  Kudos to the band for this.  ‘Night & Day,’ the record’s opener, is just one of the songs that addresses that theme.  It finds front man Chris Lauletti singing, “I can taste your pretentiousness/It’s stained all on your lips/You’re the reason we digress/I hope your tongue rots with your breathe/I see more than you think/From my line of sight/My past is laced with heavy stakes/I don’t play well with others/I dare you to provoke my brothers.”  That positivity doesn’t last, though.  Lauletti goes on to sing, “Scratching at my wounds/I hope they open soon/I always feel safest when I’m in my room.”  From there, the subject states, “I binge and purge/on every urge/I never learn from my mistakes/I always take a few steps forward/And end falling on my face/I swear this light won’t fade/I feel it resonate/It’s like night and day/the way my mind plays tricks on me.”  Again, this is someone dealing with so many thoughts and emotions.  There is not a lot of stability here in the person’s mind.  It is that inner literary struggle – man versus himself.  Considering that emo-punk generally appeal to younger tweens and teens, the instability in the subject’s thoughts and feelings as he/she tries to find that balance is something to which said younger listeners will easily connect.

‘Elm Street’ is another example of how the record’s lyrical content helps keep it afloat.  The song, which does in fact reference the classic slasher flick with its title, is another work that seems, through its lyrical content, to approach someone dealing with conflicting thoughts and emotions as per chasing dreams.  Lauletti sings in this song, “Swerving through the traffic cones/Not sure of where to go/Indecisive and I think/I have problems with control/Press my face in wet cement/I still don’t think I’m better yet/I swore I’d live without regret/But I pass up every chance I get.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “Sprinting through my nightmares/Of being by myself/I cling to everyone I see/I’m a constant call for help/Maybe I’m outdated/But at least I’m not complacent/I count up my accomplishments/While you drown in your incompetence.”  Once again, this comes across as someone battling him/her self.  This time though, the song’s subject seems to have a little bit more confidence, realizing that despite his/her own problems, he/she is not as bad off as someone else.

‘Hair,’ the EP’s second song, is yet another work that clearly addresses the theme of following one’s dreams.  While at its heart, it comes across as another song about a broken relationship, it also comes across as a confident work of sorts.  That is because it seems to find the song’s subject realizing that in order to move past that broken relationship, one must let go and move on.  This is inferred as Lauletti sings, “We both said some things/We can’t take them back/You were there//I saw you sleeping and your hair was soaking wet/I can’t take you back/Can’t take you back/I know you want it.”  This comes across as someone making that realization once and for all that it is for the best to just move on.  If one releases the past, even in the matter of personal relationships.  That is because in letting go and moving forward, one will be able to focus more on other matters in life.  Once again, kudos are in order for the band in this element.

For all of the positive that the EP’s lyrical content does for its presentation, the EP is not perfect. Musically speaking, I Swear The Light Won’t Fade does not exactly break any new ground either for the band or for the emo-punk community.  The band plays it safe from start to finish here, creating six musical arrangements that stay very much in the same vein as the band’s previous works.  On another level, the songs will appeal once again to fans of Boys Like Girls, Knuckle Puck, The Wonder Years, Hawthorne Heights, Dashboard Confessional and other similar style acts.  Simply put, the band does not provide much new to its musical landscape with this EP’s arrangements.  In its defense, it is not the only band to ever take this track.  This happens in every one of rock’s sub-genres, and even in other genres across the musical universe.  In many of those cases it has worked well.  However, it has also served to keep those acts in a very set place within the acts’ given musical communities, rather than making them stand out.  To that end, comparing the band’s latest musical offerings to what it has previously offered listeners, it is difficult to say that there is anything here that truly stands out and sets the band apart from its contemporaries.  Again, the band’s most devoted fans will likely overlook this, but in the bigger picture of the punk and emo-punk realms, it is not something that will help the record in the long run.

While the arrangements in whole do not do a lot to make From States Away’s new EP stand out, the negative raised by those arrangements is the EP’s only negative.  The record’s production is another positive worth noting.  It can be said of each of the record’s four songs that each musician’s part is well-balanced.  The record’s opener, again, is one song that can be cited to support this statement.  Lauletti’s vocals are thankfully not lost in the somewhat contemplative, “airy” portions of the verses.  In the same breath, the verses’ more driving moments his vocals are just as well balanced against the fullness formed through the dual guitar approach of Bennett Pisaniello and Joey Mascola, the bass work of Brendan Beebe and drummer Taylor Doughty.  If not for the work of those behind the glass, that conglomeration would have been little more than a cacophonic, unbalanced mass.  To that end, the attention to balance all of those elements deserves its share of credit.

The incorporation of the Nightmare on Elm Street musical element to open ‘Elm Street’ At the same time, it was maybe a little bit too muffled and jumbled.  It would have been nice to have had more clarity in that moment, even despite the clearly intended emotional effect.  Another item to note is the incorporation of the “orchestral” elements in ‘Stalling Out.’  A close listen reveals those elements are not actual strings.  However, their inclusion, and the subtlety in their use adds even more impact to the song’s arrangement.  Again, the attention to that subtlety by those behind the glass is to thank for that balance.  It is yet another way in which the EP’s production shines.  When it is considered along with so many other items that can be noted in longer discussions, and that of the lyrical themes presented throughout the record, the whole of the EP makes its presentation such that the EP will still appeal to the band’s target audiences.  That is even with the issues raised in the record’s musical arrangements.

From States Away’s new EP I Swear This Light Won’t Fade is a good new effort from the independent New York-based emo-punk outfit.  That is thanks in large part to its lyrical content, which does do a respectable job of illustrating the EP’s overall theme of pursuing one’s dreams, despite life’s emotional obstacles.  The record’s songs do not break any new ground for the band or for the emo-punk/punk realms.  However, the band can be forgiven for that, considering that plenty of acts across the musical universe take similar paths.  This includes acts that are far more established than From States Away.  The EP’s production shows particular attention was put into the creation of each song.  That attention plays a key role in making the arrangements, while maybe not the most original, still appealing to the band’s most devoted fans, and to the most devoted emo and pop punk audiences in general.  Each item is important in its own right to the whole of I Swear This Light Won’t Fade.  All things considered, the noted listeners will find the EP worth at least one listen.  I Swear This Light Won’t Fade is available now.  More information on the EP is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at http://www.facebook.com/FromStatesAwayBand

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Slayer Announces Dates For Final World Tour: Leg Five

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Slayer’s worldwide farewell tour will officially run into summer 2019.

The band announced the dates for Leg Five of its final world tour on Monday.  Leg Five will bring the band back to North America for a series of dates through May, starting May 2 and running through May 25.  Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will serve as support for the tour.

The band’s new dates are noted below. The announcement follows the recent announcement of the sixth leg of the tour, which will take Slayer across Europe during June and July.  Those dates — and those of Leg Four — are included with the dates for Leg Five.

MARCH
Leg Four:  Australia Japan South Pacific
(Anthrax and Behemoth will support on headline dates) 

7   Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane Australia
9   Download Festival Sydney Australia
11  Download Festival Melbourne Australia
15  Eventfinda Stadium Auckland New Zealand
17  Horncastle Arena Christchurch New Zealand
21  Download Festival Chiba Prefecture Japan
23  Pulp Summer Slam Manila Philippines

MAY
Leg Five:  North America
(Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support on all dates) 

2   Ak-Chin Amphitheatre Phoenix AZ
3   Isleta Amphitheatre Albuquerque NM
5   UTEP/Don Haskins Center El Paso TX
7   Bert Ogden Arena Edinburg TX
8   The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Dallas TX
10  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa FL
11  Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach Florida
13  Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington WVa
14  Merriweasther Post Pavilion Columbia MD
16  Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Noblesville IN
17  Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS
19  DTE Energy Mush Center Clarkston MI
20  Covel Centre Youngstown OH
22  Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa ON  CANADA
24  BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ
25  Xfinity Center Mansfield MA

JUNE
Leg Six:  Europe(Support acts for headline dates TBA)

4  Arena Gilwice Gilwice Poland
6  Sweden Rock Solvesborg Sweden
8  Rock Am Ring Nurburgring Germany
9  Rock Im Park Nurnberg Germany
11  Sports Arena Budapest Hungary
13  Leipzig Arena Leipzig Germany
14  Nova Rock Nickelsdorf Austria
Weekend of June 14-16
Download Donington Park UK
19  Arena Geneva Switzerland
21  Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel Belgium
23  Hellfest Clisson France25  Tipsport Arena Prague Czechoslovakia
28  Tons of Rock Oslo Norway
29  Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland

JULY 
July 3-6
Resurrection Festival Viviero Spain
5   VOA Heavy Rock Festival Lisbon Portugal
7   Rock The Castle Verona Italy
10  Metalheadmeeting Bucharest Romania
11  Airport Park Sofia Bulgaria
13  Rockwave Festival Athens Greece
Weekend of July 27-28*
Heavy Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal QC

AUGUST  
3  Messegelande Balingen Germany

More information on Slayer’s final world tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.slayer.net

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