The Press Release:
One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensryche as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.
Additionally in 2022, Priest band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill and Scott Travis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Queensryche has been entertaining the masses of the Metal Legions with renewed force over the last couple of years and we last caught them when they were direct support for the mighty Scorpions. Now, the band has lined out a brand new album and an accompanying tour. Check out the full details which we culled from their Official Facebook Page.
The Press Release:
Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album “The Verdict” out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running HERE https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2
“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”
Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds, “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”
To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates/ Continue reading Queensryche Announces Spring Headlining Tour→
Sigh. While Philadelphia is singing and destroying stuff based on yesterdays Super Bowl LII win, the Metal fans of the world are as sad as those of the New England Patriots as the news about drummer Casey Grillo departing the mighty Kamelot begins to make the rounds. I’ve culled the bands official statement from their resources and share it with you below. Check it out.
The forthcoming release of The Shadow Theory will mark another chapter in the band’s illustrious career. Coming off of the success of Haven, the band has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the massive tour planned for 2018/2019. Casey is off to new endeavors! Prior to the recent final recordings, long-time drummer Casey Grillo informed the band that he had made the difficult decision to pursue other music and touring opportunities, in addition to the desire to focus more time on his drumhead company.
“Casey has been my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We have seen and done a lot together both in and outside of Kamelot. As his friends, the band and I respect his decision. I’m sure that we will all still be hanging out together when we have down time.” adds Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood (Official).
In a letter regarding his departure, Casey states: “First and foremost I would like to thank all of the Kamelot fans around the world for your support during my time with the band. It has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe, meet the most amazing people, experience so many cultures, and to share some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Between the various other musical endeavors I am involved with, along with my rapidly growing business DrumStatic.com, it really just became evident it was time for me to explore and focus on these new opportunities without compromising the exclusivity Kamelot needs and deserves.” Continue reading Kamelot’s Casey Grillo Relinquishes The Drum Throne!→
Hey there readers, we’ve recently received some super cool news about the mighty Kamelot, and this is a band that is high on our approval charts which you probably know if you’ve perused this website for any amount of time. Take a look at the official press and I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Knife Fight Media in association with Kamelot Music is excited to announce another fantastic title has returned to the Kamelot Music catalogue. The band¹s Amazing concept album ³Silverthorn² will be re- released worldwide on all digital platforms on SEPTEMBER 15th 2017.
“Silverthorn” was the band¹s 10th studio album, It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the lead singer (first album since Roy Khan¹s departure) and their third concept album after Epica (2003) and The Black Halo (2005). The concept and story are original, and features a 19th-century little girl named Jolee, who dies in a tragic accident witnessed by her twin brothers. The story deals with how the girl’s affluent family handles the tragic event, leading to cover-ups, secrets, and betrayal. The cover by Stefan Heilemann shows Jolee, the main character and angel of afterlife, as an adult.
As it’s only the first week of June, I’m not too crazy about discussing things that are going to happen in 2018 – Especially a full ten months away but I’m certainly going to make an exception when it comes to our friends in the mighty Kamelot. Long time readers know how we’ve been covering the band since their very first NYC appearance and this press release outlines their returning tour plans. I’ll return at the close. Here we go.
The Press Release:
KAMELOT NORTH AMERICAN NATION! After tours around the globe, Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support their upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album is the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven” (#1 BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHARTS). The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the first tour of the release will hit the United States and Canada, bringing their biggest production and package in the band’s history! The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale! Continue reading Kamelot Announces 2018 North American Headlining Tour→