Philadelphia, I love you! I just need to start out with that sentiment, because honestly, that was what was in my throat the entire weekend that I was down in Philly for Decibel’s Second Annual Metal and Beer Festival. I heard all the stories and the awesomeness that was last year with SLEEP and everything that came with it. I definitely had a case of FOMO, really bad. So I bused it down to Philly on a semi-spring feeling Friday and prepared for the good times to roll. Sadly due to work, I had to miss the pre-fest party show, with Midnight. Devastating, but you can’t win em all, or even some in this life. Anyway, the fest would more than deliver, and all those good feelings were gonna last from the second I got off the bus at Independence Hall until I left to go home on Monday. Continue reading
System of a Down has now added a hometown show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on April 6, 2015. This will be part of their ‘Wake The Souls Tour.’ The schedule is as follows:
Apr 06: The Forum – Inglewood, CA
Apr 10: Wembley Arena – London, UK
Apr 13: Lanxess Arena – Cologne, GER
Apr 14: La Halle Tony Gariner – Lyon, FRA
Apr 16: Forest National – Brussels, BEL
Apr 17: Forest National – Amsterdam, NET
Apr 20: Olymphisky – Moscow, RUS
Apr 23: Republic Square – Yerevan, ARM (free show)
Babes In Toyland have reunited after a 18 year hiatus, and the Fontanelle-era lineup of Kat Bjelland, Maureen Herman and Lori Barbero will be playing February 12, 2015 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA.
Said Bjelland in a press release:
“It was brought to my attention that not only do we have a lot of diehard fans from back in the day, but also a whole new generation of kids–my son Henry included– that were eager to see us live….I felt some kind of obligation for them to see us, too. But mainly, I just missed my girls and the feeling that comes from playing with them–visceral live therapy.”
Maureen Herman, who originally left the band in 1997, added:
“The first time we played together again,” added bass player Maureen Herman, “we weren’t sure what it would be like. After knocking the hell out of ‘He’s My Thing’ on the first try, we knew this was going to be fun–and it was going to rock like a motherf***er.”
Atreyu will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2004 The Curse album with a special show on December 19th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, playing the album in its entirety. There is reportedly another show on December 20th at the same venue, except as a regular show. They are reportedly working on a new album due out in 2015.