04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
New Jersey's progressive metal juggernauts Symphony X will be returning to North America for a co-headlining tour with heavy metal stalwarts Iced Earth. Opening each night will be L.A. thrashers Warbringer.
The 32-show trek will launch in Hartford, Connecticut on January 31st, weave through the Great White North, then blow out the lights in Clifton Park, New York on March 11th.
Guitarist Michael Romeo says: "We are very excited about the upcoming North American Tour with Iced Earth. We first met Jon & the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a Co-Headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!"
Iced Earth founder Jon Schaffer says: "I'm excited to tour with SYMPHONY X. They're phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!"
North American Tour 2012 dates:
01/31/12 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
02/01/12 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
02/03/12 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
02/04/12 - Albert Rousseau - Quebec City, QC - Canada
02/05/12 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - Canada
02/06/12 - Phoenix - Toronto, ON - Canada
02/09/12 - Garrick - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
02/10/12 - Louis Pub - Saskatoon, SK - Canada
02/11/12 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
02/12/12 - Flames Central - Calgary, AB - Canada
02/14/12 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - Canada
02/15/12 - Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
02/16/12 - Hawthorne - Portland, OR
02/17/12 - Regency - San Francisco, CA
02/18/12 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
02/20/12 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
02/21/12 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
02/22/12 - House Of Blues - San Diego
02/24/12 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
02/25/12 - Summit - Denver, CO
02/26/12 - Midland Theater - Kansas City, MO
02/27/12 - Trees - Dallas, TX
02/28/12 - Emo's East - Austin, TX
02/29/12 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
03/02/12 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
03/03/12 - House Of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
03/05/12 - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
03/06/12 - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
03/07/12 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
03/09/12 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
03/10/12 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
03/11/12 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
And i must say it's good to see the house of blues here in orlando starting to play metal shows again after about a 3 year BAN on the music. first thrax/testament tomorrow. yngwie in a short time, and now this announcement. maybe HOB is trying to right the ship.
Finally! I got to see Symphony X in Saint Louis when they toured for Paradise Lost and I've never gotten to see Iced Earth. I am ridiculously excited that they'll be doing a North American tour together and I'll be there for sure in Kansas City.