Movie Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes
By: Tj Fowler
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IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION Announce North American Tour With Pain of Salvation
|American Progressive Metallers IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are pleased to announce that they will be embarking on a North American tour this May supporting Sweden’s Pain of Salvation. ISD will play a show in Atlanta, GA on April 28th before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN. Additional dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Frontman Tony Piccoli commented on the upcoming tour:
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us, and we’re looking forward to making a lot of new friends and fans!”
IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTIONreleased their debut Recurring Themes in 2012. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s website, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby,Lasers Edge, Dearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.
ISD‘s video for the song “Monster” can be viewed HERE.
IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and Genesis, Piccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.
IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUTCTION w/ Halcyon Way:
4/28/2013 The Local – Atlanta, GA
IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION With Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow
5/01/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA
5/02/2013 House Of Rock – White Marsh, MD
5/05/2013 The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/07/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
5/08/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/09/2013 The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5/10/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/11/2013 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN
IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are:
Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion
Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals
Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals
Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals
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“After some festival and summer show announcements, we thought we might also give you a heads up regarding [the next WINTERSUN album] ‘Time II’.
“2012 was a really great year for us, the release of ‘Time I’ was a huge success and we did two successful tours and many sold-out shows. But we are aiming even higher and take WINTERSUN to the next level in 2013!
“We have three official webstores up and running (Europe, Finland, North America) and we hope you guys like the available items. There’ll be constant updates and new products and we will also have interesting competitions and specials coming up on our pages, so be sure to check it all out.
“We are starting the mix of ‘Time II’ and it will be released early 2014. The album will continue where ‘Time I’ left, but it will be an upgrade in production; it will be equally epic, if not more. It will contain some ‘fast stuff’ and some guitar shredding (including seven solos), like some of you metalheads and guitar wankers have been wishing for. It will also contain some of the most beautiful music ever written that will bring a tear to your eye.
“We are playing some huge summer festivals in Finland and in Europe (including Tuska, Nummirock, Metalfest, Beastival, Hellfest) and for the first time going to Spain. We are also taking part in Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy) in March for the nomination of ‘Metal Album Of The Year’. We know it’s going to be an exciting year. It is because all of you who have supported us during the years we have been able to grow and continue to do what we love.
“Thank you for all the support!
“Stay tuned for some further exciting live news soon! We hope to see all of you on the road and during the festival season 2013!”
Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent) will be held on March 1 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland. WINTERSUN‘s “Time I” will be going up against MOKOMA (“180 Astetta”), NIGHTWISH (“Imaginaerum”), TERVEET KÄDET (“Musta Hetki”), and STAM1NA (“Nocebo”).
“Time I” sold nearly 4,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States to land at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart.
WINTERSUN recently headlined this year’s edition of the Heidenfest tour. Support on the trek came from KORPIKLAANI, VARG, TROLLFEST and KRAMPUS.
After two postponements, Black Label Society’s highly anticipated Unblackened concert, which will be filmed for a live DVD and album release, is set to take place March 6th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets to this all-ages event are on sale now. A slew of special guests are expected to join ZAKK WYLDE on stage that night, resulting in a truly special performance.