LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler and Meinl Cymbals Announce Select Meet & Greet Dates

Chris Adler
Chris Adler

LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler and Meinl Cymbals are announcing select special meet and greet dates coming this fall. Chris will appear at Sam Ash in New York City, NY (Manhattan) on Tuesday, November 15th from 4-8pm, Sam Ash in Carle Place, NY on Wednesday, November 16th from 7-9pm, and Just Drums in Midlothian, VA on Saturday, December 17th from 3-5pm. Make sure to stop by, say hello, check out the killer Meinl Cymbal section at each appearance, and possibly win some great Meinl giveaway prizes!

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LAMB OF GOD has set January 24th, 2012 as the release date for Resolution, the follow up to their Grammy nominated album Wrath. To pre-order the new album, head

CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces “15th ANNIVERSARY” North American Headlining Tour

World famous Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band’s 15th Anniversary.  Presented by ESP in association with Full Metal Jackie, the quindecennial trek will kick off on January 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY and run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five week jaunt. Support on the CHILDREN OF BODOM anniversary tour will come from Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Boston extreme metal band Revocation and Canada’s Threat Signal.

Children Of Bodom 15th Anniversary Tour
Children Of Bodom 15th Anniversary Tour

CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB) continues to tour the globe in support of its critically acclaimed new album Relentless Reckless Forever which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Fronted by vocalist and international guitar hero Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho, the band high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with marvelous musicianship. 15 years into its career, COBcontinues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. Longtime metal vocalist and reality TV starSebastian Bach jumped on stage and expressed his love for the band at a CHILDREN OF BODOM show in Los Angeles this past summer while Laiho was invited to join Deftones on stage in COB‘s hometown of Helsinki for a joint performance of the band’s hit “Root”.

ESP Guitars presents CHILDREN OF BODOM
With EluveitieRevocation and Threat Signal
In association with Full Metal Jackie
Brought to you by Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Records, Relapse Records & ACTION! PR

January 30                  Rochester, NY            Water Street Music Hall
January 31                  Detroit, MI                   Harpos
February 1                  Grand Rapids, MI         Intersection
February 3                  Milwaukee, WI            The Rave
February 4                  St. Louis, MO              Pops
February 6                  Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater
February 7                  Denver, CO                 Gothic Theater
February 9                  Las Vegas, NV          House of Blues
February 10                Salt Lake City, UT        The Complex
February 11                Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
February 13                Santa Ana, CA            Yost Theatre
February 14                San Diego, CA            House of Blues
February 15                Phoenix, AZ                Marquee Theatre
February 17                Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine Theatre
February 18                El Paso, TX                 Tricky Falls
February 19                Lubbock, TX                Pavilion
February 21                Austin, TX                   Emos East
February 22                Houston, TX                Warehouse Live
February 24                Louisville, KY              Expo 5
February 25                Cleveland, OH             Peabodys
February 26                Toronto, ON                The Sound Academy
February 27                Montreal, QC              Metropolis
February 29                Quebec City, QC        Imperial
March 1                      Hartford, CT                Webster Theatre
March 2                      Huntington, NY           The Paramount Theater
March 3                      Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom
March 4                      Baltimore, MD             Ram’s Head Live

VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”: Season 9 Schedule Revealed

That Metal Show
That Metal Show

November 11:

Axl Rose (GUNS N’ ROSES)

November 19:

Sam Dunn (“Metal Evolution”, “Metal: A Headbangers Journey”, “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage”)
* Guest guitarist (playing bass): Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)

November 26:

Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
* Guest guitarist: Warren DeMartini (RATT)

December 3:

Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
* Guest guitarist: Warren DeMartini (RATT)

December 10:

Marilyn Manson
Biff Byford (SAXON)
* Guest guitarist: Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)

December 17:

Sully Erna (GODSMACK)
Jesse James Dupree (JACKYL)
* Guest guitarist (playing bass): Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)

January 1:

Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS)
Michael Monroe (HANOI ROCKS)
* Guest guitarist: John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)

January 14:

Paul Rodgers (FREE, BAD COMPANY)
Keith NelsonJosh Todd (BUCKCHERRY)
* Guest guitarist: John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)

January 21:

Herman Rarebell (SCORPIONS)
Andrew Dice Clay
* Guest guitarist: Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)

Swedish Heavy Rock Band GHOST Announces North American Headlining Tour

Occult Rock Bands BLOOD CEREMONY and ANCIENT VVISDOM to Support On Highly Anticipated Winter Tour!     

Mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST has announced that it will embark on its first ever North American headlining tour in January, 2012.  GHOST cult leader “Papa Emeritus” (who takes the stage in the form of “a satanic pope”) and his anonymous ghouls will team up with doom rockers BLOOD CEREMONY and ANCIENT VVISDOM for a two week trek dubbed the “13 Dates of Doom” tour that will launch on January 18 in New York City.  GHOST continues to tour in support of its debut album Opus Eponymous, which has been called “amazing” byStereogum and “a primer on the creation of melodic hard rock” by The Big Takeover.

GHOST floored music fans with its first U.S. shows earlier this year and served notice that it is not only a “band to watch” but a force to be reckoned with for years to come.  In its live review of GHOST‘s NYC show, the Village Voice called the group’s performance “lurching and menacing”, saying “Ghost’s sound is like heavy metal trapped in a state of suspended animation since 1973”.  Check out the band performing the song “Satan Prayer” as part of its headlining set at the 2011 Maryland Deathfest at this location.

“It is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America,” states GHOST‘s Papa Emeritus.  “In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic.”

GHOST‘s Opus Eponymous is a daringly fascinating combination of satanic rock music merged with an almost unthinkable pop sensibility.  Enveloped in a shroud of mystery and standing anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the GHOST deliver litanies of pulsating heavy rock and stimulating lyrics which “glorify and glamorize the disgusting and sacrilegious”.  The music and philosophies of GHOSTspecifically target “individuals who have a void in their life perhaps caused by some form of emotional trauma or upset” (research suggests these are most likely adolescents); this dearth can then be alluringly filled by GHOST‘s music and philosophies.  LA WEEKLY recently tagged the band as part of a hot list of “Bands Bringing Rock Back To Metal” callingGHOST “incredibly catchy dark-rock” with “Hooks and melodies that stay with you for days”.

GHOST live at Getaway Rock Festival 2011, Gävle, Sweden.
GHOST live at Getaway Rock Festival 2011, Gävle, Sweden.

The itinerary for the GHOST / BLOOD CEREMONY / ANCIENT VVISDOM winter North American tour is as follows:

January 18       New York, NY              Bowery Ballroom
January 19       Washington, DC          Rock N Roll Hotel
January 20       Boston, MA                 Middle East (downstairs)
January 21       Montreal, QC              Corona Theatre
January 22       Toronto, ON                The Mod Club
January 24       Chicago, IL                 Bottom Lounge
January 25       Saint Paul, MN            Station 4
January 27       Denver, CO                 Marquis Theatre
January 28       Salt Lake City, UT       The Vertigo (The Complex)
January 30       Seattle, WA                 El Corazon
January 31       Portland, OR                Hawthorne Theater
February 1       San Francisco, CA        Bottom of the Hill
February 2       Los Angeles, CA           The Roxy 

In Flames & Trivium announce North American co-headline tour

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will join forces with Florida’s TRIVIUM for a co-headining North American tour in January/February. Support on the trek will come from VEIL OF MAYA and KYNG.

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 12 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Jan. 13 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Jan. 14 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Jan. 15 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 17 – The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
Jan. 18 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Jan. 20 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
Jan. 21 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
Jan. 22 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Jan. 24 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 25 – Burton Cummings – Winnipeg, MA
Jan. 27 – Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
Jan. 28 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
Jan. 31 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Feb. 01 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
Feb. 02 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
Feb. 03 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
Feb. 04 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
Feb. 06 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Feb. 07 – Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 08 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 09 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 10 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb. 11 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 13 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 14 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
Feb. 15 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Feb. 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Feb. 18 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
Feb. 19 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 21 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL