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Soilwork to Headline the Second U.S. “Fury Tour” w Unearth More…

Thought I know I just pushed “publish” on a new concert tour, the impending close of the summer months is bringing out ALL of the fall touring announcements and now it’s time to add Soilwork to the mix as the band announces the second leg for the US “Fury Tour”. I’ve snagged the poster, the full press release and the dates for you all to scramble and fit in your planners so check it all out below. I’ll return with some closing thoughts at the end.

Tour - Soilwork - Fury Tour 2nd Leg - 2016

The Press Release:

SOILWORK to Headline the Second U.S. “Fury Tour” with Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided

Swedish melodic metal frontrunners SOILWORK are thrilled to headline the upcoming “Fury Tour”, featuring support from a heavyweight line-up – Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided. The “Fury Tour” will kick-off on October 14th in Providence, RI and hit 26 cities, coming to a close in Toronto, ON on November 16th.

Tickets go on sale nationally starting August 12th and will be available via www.furytour.com, with VIP packages available now through Show Stubs via www.showstubs.com/furytour.

SOILWORK vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid states, “We are very excited to announce our first North American headline run in a while, together with old friends in Unearth and Wovenwar. We are also bringing Battlecross and Darkness Divided, two awesome bands that we are looking forward to get to know a bit better! We have already done two direct support tours in North America, for our latest album with Soulfly and Fear Factory, where we gained a lot of new fans. Now it’s time to bring “The Ride Majestic World Tour” to North America via the “Fury Tour” in full force with a headline set, featuring songs from our 20 year long career. It’s gonna be magical ladies n’ gents, don’t miss out!”
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Fear Factory Shall Bring Fans The “Demanufacture” Tour

I’m catching up with a few tour announcements after having been entrenched in the Halls of Javits for the recent Toy Fair 2016 and since some great stuff was recently unveiled I figured it was better late than never. That being said, one of the tours will find the Industrial Metal masters in Fear Factory delivering their “Demanufacture” album in full. They’ll be joined by Soilwork who are a band that always delivers so check out the poster and the dates below and then I’ll return for some closing thoughts.

Tour - Fear Factory - Demanufacture 2016

Tour Dates:
3/21: The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM (No Soilwork)
3/22: Sunshine Theatre- Albuquerque, NM (No Soilwork)
3/24: Korova- San Antonio, TX
3/25: Trees-Dallas ,TX
3/26: Scout Bar- Houston,TX
3/28: House of Rock-Corpus Christi ,TX
3/29: Majestic Lounge- Fayetteville ,AR
3/30: Warehouse Live- Clarksville ,TN
4/1: Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
4/2: Rock Shop- Fayetteville, NC
4/3: Norva- Norfolk ,VA
4/5: Rams Head Live- Baltimore ,MD
4/6: Gramercy Theatre- New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
4/8: Reverb- Reading ,PA
4/9: Palladium- Worcester, MA
4/10: The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
4/11: Gramercy Theatre (2nd show)- New York, NY
4/12: Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA
4/14: Agora Ballroom- Cleveland, OH
4/15: Machine Shop- Flint, MI
4/16: Piere’s Entertainment Center Fort Wayne IN
4/17: Big Shots- Valparaiso, IN
4/19: Concord Music Hall- Chicago, IL
4/20: Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI
4/21: The Rave- Milwaukee, WI
4/22: Pop’s- Sauget, IL
4/23: Aftershock- Merriam, KS
4/24: Summit Music Hall- Denver ,CO
4/26: In The Venue -Salt Lake City ,UT
4/27: Hitt Event Center-Idaho Falls ,ID
4/29: Revolution Concert House Boise ID
4/30: El Corazon- Seattle, WA
5/1: Hawthorne Theatre- Portland ,OR
5/3: Slims- San Francisco, CA
5/4: LVCS- Las Vegas,NV
5/5: Brick by Brick San Diego CA
5/6: Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
5/7: Fonda -Theatre Los Angeles CA

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I mentioned above, I have been a little behind based on a grueling convention so I will be keeping these thoughts brief. Of course there isn’t much to be said about a tour by Fear Factory with support from Soilwork. That is a crushing pairing for sure and since FF is delivering one of their seminal works with “Demanufacture” I think that anyone who attends is going to have a blast at the shows. What do you think of the touring package? Will you be attending? Let me know in the comments. Oh yeah and as the missing dates come to light I shall be appending the post. Stay tuned.

Official Website: http://fearfactory.com/
Official Website: http://www.soilwork.org/

“Completion Makes The Tragedy” (re-release) by Coldseed

Artist: Coldseed
Title: “Completion Makes The Tragedy” (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Release Date: 6/9/2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

Originally released in 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records, the debut album byColdseed was recently re-issued by Metal Mind Productions. The album now comes in a Digipak holder and features no additional tracks, so with that being the case my original thoughts on it remain the same. I have restated those views in the review that follows. The edition is limited to 2000 copies so diehards or the collecting curious might want to act fast if interested in purchasing.

“What is it about side-projects from any of these European bands that make them better than some of the main band around the world? Generally, when you have a member of a popular band who goes solo you find the end result a far less gratifying experience. Not so in the case found here with the unique power in the band Coldseed. This project comes from the unification of lead singer from Soilwork Bjorn “Speed” Strid and drummer Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian/Savage Circus). Immediately the listener will realize that while truly a Heavy Metal album, it does not possess many of the similar qualities that they have come to know from either of these performers. Yet despite this, the entire release is an enjoyable thing with numerous hooks and tremendous amounts of melody. “Speed” as a singer is the commanding presence we all love from Soilwork but on this album he gets to use more of the melodic side we saw coming to the front a lot more on “Stabbing The Drama” (SW’s most recent effort). The same applies for drummer Stauch who everyone knows is a thundering powerhouse. On the Coldseed debut he takes different approaches at a more conventional level of playing and during songs like “Nothing But A Loser” he shows the ability of being quite restrained when necessary. This very groove-laden release owes some credit to Thrash and Old School Metal and uses a twist of the Nu stuff of merit.
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Soilwork @ Gramercy Theatre (7/16/2010)

Logo - Soilwork

Artist: Soilwork
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, Swashbuckle
Date: 7/16/2010
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

It’s been a little over a year since we last saw Soilwork headlining the stages of the venues in NYC and for some that was a good thing because there was a time when the band was performing too often and forced to play a lot of the same material. Believe me, no one wants to get bored when they see the name Soilwork on the marquee so the fifteen month breather was going to make this something many of the Metal Republics fans were looking forward to. The show was going to be exciting for a number of different reasons and the first was that it was an 80% Nuclear Blast Records artist roster and found Death Angel as direct support while both Augury and Swashbuckle performed earlier sets. It was rounded out by Roadrunner Records newcomers Mutiny Within. With so much Metal to absorb I arrived super early on this hot summer night to be able to witness the onslaught in full. Here is how the “Panic Over North America” went for those who did not manage to secure a ticket.
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Soilwork @ Highline Ballroom (2/15/2009)

Logo - Soilwork
Artist: Soilwork
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Swallow The Sun, Warbringer, Darkane
Date: 2/15/2009
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

There was a time not too long ago where I felt as if I was catching the band Soilwork more often than I would like to and that was causing their sound to be something that I was not always excited about even though I always managed to enjoy the shows. This happens when you see bands again and again and let’s face it they did tour relentlessly for their “Stabbing The Drama” CD and even after a short break to record “Sworn To A Great Divide” they would be right back at it as champions of their own new music. Having passed on a few appearances I was happy to be present as the band headlined the very comfortable space of the Highline Ballroom. This is a great room and to help Soilwork level the place would be Swallow The Sun, Warbringer and Darkane. We got in place nice and early to be sure we wouldn’t miss any of these great bands. Swallow The Sun would be up first.
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