“Deafheaven performs at Summit Music Hall on Oct. 24, 2015. Photos by Vy Pham, heyreverb.com.”
There’s nothing better than seeing one of your favorite bands as they ascend from an unknown entity to one of the most talked about metal bands of the last 5-10 years. I’m referring to acclaimed metal band Deafheaven, who experienced critical praise and adoration when 2013’s Sunbather was released, and even more when 2015’s New Bermuda vaulted them into the stratosphere. I was lucky enough to catch Deafheaven back in 2014 at a small bar, the Crowbar in Tampa, Florida. It’s a venue that fits maybe 300 people, and it was one hell of an experience.
Before there was Sunbather, however, there was their 2011 debut album Roads To Judah. The album, which was released on this day in 2011, packs a wallopping post-black metal punch. While it’s only 4 tracks long, it packs some of their best material together, and it truly set the tone for the future success. Stream the album below, and revisit Roads To Judah. The best track on here? Probably “Language Games”, but it’s best experienced in full.
Contrary to popular belief, Nashville hosts more than just country artists. Shocking, I know. In case you weren’t convinced, on January 20th, Lamb Of God’s tour stopped in TN to play a sold out show at Marathon Music Works. With multiple dates still left on the tour, be sure to snag a ticket if you still can. Read on to hear about all four of the amazing bands that were on the bill.
American heavy metal masters Lamb Of God have announced tour dates from their upcoming winter tour, which will span from January 15th to February 12th. Open the tour in support will come from the likes of Anthrax, Deafheaven and Kylesa. You can check out the full list of tour dates after the jump.
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2014 was an spectacular year for metal with countless releases from every corner imaginable. Every subgenre saw multiple albums that achieved incredible feats from Job For A Cowboy’s “Sun Eater” to Behemoth’s “The Satanist”. A new year has recently rolled in and we can only hope to see a fraction of great new music to be released. Is 2015 going to be as good as 2014 was for metal? What new albums should you look forward to? Continue reading →