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Monster Energy Roast On The Range set for May in Ohio with Corey Taylor

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for 15th May at LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Honouring and lampooning Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Comedy Roast series, which is also the first to be held in the heartland of America, will launch the weekend-long festivities for Rock On The Range, which will take place from 16th-18th May, which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.  Joining Sebastian Bach on the dias to take aim at Corey Taylor will be the likes of Scott Ian, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Pearl Aday and more.

Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at$75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at this location. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the 15th May event will open at 8:30 PM and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.

Commenting on the Roast, Corey said:

Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement. I’m really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I’m getting into!

Previous honourees in the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series include Zakk Wylde (2012) and Dee Snider (2013).

 

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Slipknot part ways with drummer Joey Jordison

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 13th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In a strange turn of events, Slipknot recently released the following statement:

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds.

We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you, The ‘Knot.

The news is shocking to say the least and at this stage, it’s hard to determine whether Joey was fired or left of his own accord or if it was a mutual decision. In related news Jim Root won’t be joining Stone Sour on their next tour as he’s currently pre-occupied in writing new material with Slipknot.

Slipknot online:

http://slipknot1.com
http://facebook.com/slipknot

 

Stone Sour announce four Summer shows for Europe

Posted in News with tags , , , on 23rd January 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Stone Sour have announced four shows in Europe for summer with a string of more Euro dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The dates are as followed:

June
12 – Bologna, Italy
19 – Hamburg, Germany
20 – Prague, Czech Republic
24 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Venues will be confirmed and announced soon. Tickets go on sale January 23 at this location.

Stone Sour are currently on the road in the US. Their tour schedule is as followed:

January
23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
25 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
30 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre

February
1 – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall
2 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
4 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
5 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s
7 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
8 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
9 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
17 – Denver, CO – Fillmore

 

Babylon Fire – Dark Horizons

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on 10th January 2013 by hammersmashedlauren

Babylon Fire
Dark Horizons
Released: 12th November, 2012
Heavy Metal
Released via Rocksector Records

Babylon Fire is a band who says they are influenced by older metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath and also by the newer bands like Stone Sour, Machine Head, and Five Finger Death Punch. This blend of older heaviness with a new, clean vocal style has created a unique sound that goes beyond standard metal to create something with a bit more groove and rhythm to it. Although they’ve been a band for five years now, their first full length album Dark Horizons depicts their influences very well.

Every song on this album had a medium to fast tempo that kept it diverse and exciting to listen to. The first song on this 12 track album, The Clarion Call, wasted no time in drawing you in with fast paced riffs and that made you instantly hooked into the song. However, I found it hard to enjoy the music itself because of the vocals. While I am not opposed to mixing clean vocals with fast and melodic riffs, I felt that the vocals were too overpowering in every song. Also, the mix of clean vocals with growling vocals made it confusing at first, in my opinion, as to what kind of band they were trying to be.

In modern metal and heavy music, there seems to be this pattern now where bands want to incorporate so many different influences into their music. I feel that Babylon Fire shows each of their influences throughout this album but with the newer influences definitely being the more dominant sound. I would recommend this album to anyone who is a fan of Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, or any other band that sounds like them. While I could hear subtle influences of older heavy metal throughout Dark Horizons, I feel that they are definitely a newer sounding band.

3.8/5

Lauren Gowdy