TRIVIUM, AVATAR, LIGHT THE TORCH In Nashville, Tennessee [Review + Photo Gallery]

Trivium

Wrapping up “The Sin and the Sentence” touring cycle that began in late October 2017 and saw them trek all through the US, Canada and Europe for more than 100 dates, the road warriors in Trivium are back for another leg of North American dates that will see them hit 25 more cities through November 3rd. Joining in on the fun for this leg are the supergroup-esque fellas in Light the Torch and the ever entertaining band out of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avatar.

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DEE SNIDER – Releases Official Lyric Video For “Tomorrow’s No Concern”

Hard rock icon DEE SNIDER has released the official music video for the new track Tomorrow’s No Concernfrom his upcoming album ‘For The Love Of Metal’.  The album sees Dee team up with HATEBREED frontman, Jamey Jasta, as producer and makes good on an idea discussed on Jasta’s weekly podcast.

Watch “Tomorrow’s No Concern“at this link.

DEE SNIDER comments on his new single:

” ‘Tomorrow’s No Concern’ is the perfect first single off of my new album ‘For the Love of Metal’.  Lyrically it’s about me living for today, not in the past.  So many people waste their lives away remembering the “glory days”.  While I am proud of all that I’ve done, I’m more interested and excited about what is happening now.  In the song I urge the listener to do the same; live in the moment and don’t let the past – good, bad or indifferent – or what might or might not happen in the future ever slow you down!

‘For The Love Of Metal’ features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & current LIGHT THE TORCH frontman), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW).

Preorder ‘For The Love Of Metal’.

Jamey Jasta comments on the album:

I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, DEE SNIDER is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!

Track Listing:

  1. Lies Are A Business
  2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
  3. I am The Hurricane
  4. American Made
  5. Roll Over You
  6. I’m Ready
  7. Running Mazes
  8. Mask
  9. Become The Storm
  10. The Hardest Way
  11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
  12. For The Love of Metal

Touring:

02.07.18 IL – Tel Aviv

03.08. – 04.08.2018 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet Festival

10.08. – 12.08.2018 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival

For more information on DEE SNIDER, visit:

http://www.deesnider.com/

Howard Jones Hanging With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Recently “They Are Friends Who Saw Me At My Worst…It Was Good To See Them Again”

Some of you may know Howard Jones from the legendary time he spend in Killswitch Engage. He spent 10 years in the band from 2002 – 2012.  The first album that Howard appeared on was 2004’s ‘The End of Heartache’. Howard replaced singer Jesse Leach that had fell into a depression and decided to quit the band telling the band via email right before they had some shows lined up. Killswitch quickly started looking for a replacement. The previous album ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ was the last to feature Leach. The album had some critical response so the success of ‘The End Of Heartache’ sealed the deal that the band had made the right decision in selecting a new vocalist. The title track was nominated for Best Metal Performance for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. The album also was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 7, 2007. Killswitch Engage was/is one of those bands that instantly grabbed the attention of most metal heads. Not just any band can cover Dio’s “Holy Diver” and still be accepted by the metal world. In 2012 Howard left the band to gain control of his diabetes, which had been hard to control while on tour. There wasn’t much time off for him as he almost immediately formed Devil You Know. The original lineup of the band was Howard on vocals, Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish, Hiss of Atrocities) – guitars, Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) – bass, backing vocals, Roy Lev-Ari (Hiss of Atrocities) – guitars and John Sankey (Divine Heresy, Fear Factory)– drums. Since then Roy Lev-Ari and John Sankey have left the band. The current drummer of the band is Mike Sciulara (Extinction A.D.). I was fortunate enough to see the band a couple times while on tour with Coal Chamber and on stage they put on an amazing show. Howard’s vocals are still brilliant and he carries that same perfect tone he made so famous in Killswitch. Devil You Know released two albums ‘The Beauty of Destruction’ (2014) and ‘They Bleed Red’  (2015). The on July 26, 2017, the band announced via social media that they have changed their name to Light the Torch. The band in a way wanted a fresh start, and I believe the name has a better ring to it. The band is now set to release their debut under the name Light The Torch with ‘Revival’ which will be out on March 30, 2018. The singles “Calm Before The Storm” and “Die Alone” has already been released from the album and if this is any indication the album is going to be a complete success.  Continue reading