American Metal Legends TESTAMENT Announce “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour, Coming April 2015

TESTAMENT to Perform an Exclusive New Set List, Including The Legacy and The New Order in Their Entirety + Select Practice What You Preach Album Cuts
Re-Introducing Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO
Support from Thrash Leaders EXODUS + Texas Metal Assailants SHATTERED SUN
TESTAMENT and EXODUS Combined VIP Meet & Greet Experience Available via www.SLOTIX.com
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     Pioneers of the classic American metal scene, TESTAMENT, are announcing what will undoubtedly be the most crushing heavy metal tour to hit North America this spring – the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour! The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour will conquer North America for five weeks, beginning April 1st in San Francisco, and will include select TESTAMENT and EXODUS festival performances. Select cities are on sale now, and more dates will be announced soon. 
Adding to TESTAMENT’s live onslaught, fans will receive a guaranteed pummelling from the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour’s revered support: fellow Bay Area-thrashers EXODUS and Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN.
TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Dates:
04/01/15   Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15   House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15   Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15   Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15   Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15   House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15   House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15   Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15   Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15   Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15   The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15   Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15   Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15   Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15   The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15   The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15   Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15   Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15   Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
     it’s gonna get LOUD!!!
     -the Hellion

THEY JUST KEEP COMING……MORE BANDS FOR YOUR EARS (ONLY 5 THIS WEEK)

I listen to you guys! I was told by several people that checking out ten bands a week was a bit much, so this week I’ve scaled back to five, let me know what you think.

 

1. HAVOK

 

http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial

http://www.HAVOKband.com

I had the great fortune of seeing and meeting Havok at a recent show. Hearkening back to the days of early thrash Havok gives me hope for new bands and the future of Rock N’ Roll! Brutal in your face music in the style of Metallica, Exodus, Death Angel, and early Megadeth.

 

2. BABYJANE

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BABYJANE/110902428925603

http://www.babyjane.com.au

Australia keeps on giving to the world of Rock N’ Roll. Babyjane is an awesome inclusion to that category. Citing influences such as: Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Skid Row, Sex Pistols, Vains Of Jenna, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, The Cult, Faith No More, Megadeth, Pantera, how could they not be kick ass?

 

3. SKELETONWITCH

http://www.facebook.com/skeletonwitchmetal

http://www.myspace.com/skeletonwitch
http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch
http://www.skeletonwitch.com
http://www.indiemerchstore.com/skeletonw…
http://www.prostheticrecords.com

Another band I had to the great fortune to meet and interview. Brooding, dark, loud, all of the things you want in your Rock N’ Roll. Skeletonwitch delivers every time.

 

4. SUSPENDED

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suspended/138495976185211

http://www.reverbnation.com/suspendedchickz

When you see this band it almost seems impossible that what you are witnessing is actually taking place. The sound that comes from these unassuming individuals testifies to the sheer power of Rock!

 

5. SHATTERED SUN

http://www.facebook.com/shatteredsun1

Shattered Sun is a metalcore band from the small town of Alice Texas, Formed in 2005, Shattered Sun went through their growing pains, going through numerous lineup changes to finally finding the right people. Their style is heavy/thrash metal with incredible guitar riffs, vocal distortions and that magnetic raw appeal that allows them to create that maximum effect with every song, every time.

 

 

New candy for your ears

the Hellion