CLUTCH is currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance.
CLUTCH will embark on a headlining tour this summer with support from PRONG and LIONIZE. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22 in Richmond, Virginia. (more…)
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Sungrazer are a band I have been overwhelmingly charmed by over the past year. Their 2011 record Mirador grooved and psyched out in all the right places and actually landed top spot on my list of last year. Their 2010 self-titled EP with it’s gorgeous artwork turned a few heads while Mirador excelled them to the point of LP-buying status. For someone like myself, that’s quite a heady status.
So when on my travels up to London for the inaugural Desertfest Sungrazer were high on my priorities for seeing. But that took a bit of juggling. I remember when I first heard about Desertfest, and like a lot of people really, I felt as if someone had gone about tailoring their festival to suit my taste. The line up was incredible: Black Pyramid, Greenleaf, Truckfighters, Roadsaw, Stubb, Samsara Blues Experiment, Rotor, Sons of Alpha Centauri, Asteroid, Trippy Wicked, Dopefight. Those were the bands I saw, along with Sungrazer, yet I can’t bear even thinking about who I missed. To check out the full line up head HERE
It is easy to say that after a few years of going to Bloodstock, an outdoor festival with a focus on good death metal, and then experiencing Desertfest, that Desertfest is probably the best festival experience I’ve had so far. The venues were a good size and there wasn’t ever a squash. The people were so nice and friendly and ready to help. I even miss one of the bar men from the Purple Turtle venue. The sound was great, never a problem. And finally all the bands were just really, really cool. I loved recognising band members in the crowd supporting their fellow music-makers, I loved their attitudes on stage, always so welcoming and pleased to be there. As disparate the metal scene is, I feel the stoner rock scene is so much more of a community. It’s weird thinking how the some of the bands were part of the crowd and how part of the crowd was in some of the bands.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to drag my girlfriend to the front of the stage before Sungrazer got on and made sure to grab a good place for a few photos. I have to say Sungrazer killed it live, they debuted a new song ‘Dopo’ which was very cool and riffy and they were cool enough to give me the set list which I have tucked away in my LP of Mirador.
After the jump you can see a few photos of Sungrazer’s set. If you can ever see them live. Do it. They’re fucking great. (more…)
The band, who are currently on a sold out tour in the UK with BLACK STONE CHERRY, will be performing on the second stage on the final day of the festival, and join a line-up including METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SOUNDGARDEN, SLASH and more.
RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:
“The lore of Download has been circumnavigating us for some time now, so we couldn’t be more pleased to be asked to join the festivities. This is also probably the most prominent festival we are told to play by our fans. Well… it’s on, now! Who wouldn’t be ecstatic to play with some of the (more…)
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The cream of the retro rockin’ resurgence crop has announced that they’re making their long anticipated return to the shores of the United Kingdom and northern Europe this April! Stone Axe are loading the road cases, fine tuning the live set, and packing fresh clothes for the 2012 edition of their European Tour with Stubb and Trippy Wicked, once again, performing in the support slots. Last (more…)
“The Moneychangers” Video To Premiere On Headbangers Ball; U.S. Tour To Commence This Thursday
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s self-titled new studio offering is out NOW. Released via Candlelight Records, Corrosion Of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer, mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire). Featuring the (more…)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman JOSH HOMME Calls TRUCKFIGHTERS “The Best Band That’s Ever Existed” In Anticipation of Upcoming Tour!
Örebro, Sweden “desert rock kings” TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced March U.S. tour dates. The highly respected trio – recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – will kick off a two week trek on March 1 in Charlotte, NC. The tour will hit Pittsburgh (March 2), Chicago (March 5), Austin (March 8), Raleigh (March 14), Philadelphia (March 16) and more before wrapping on March 17 in Brooklyn, NY. The highly-anticipated tour will showcase TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live show which has been called “ear-bleedingly good”. Fuzz rock music fans have been clamoring for TRUCKFIGHTERS to return to the U.S. following the band’s first-ever U.S. tour dates last summer, and now the time is near!