Sunday, March 27, 2011

Front Line Assembly in Santa Ana!

Front Line Assembly will be performing June 9th at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. 

According to ... Front Line Assembly will be accompanied by: Die Krupps, iVardensphere, and DJ Acucrack.  

According to ... Front Line Assembly will be accompanied by: Die Krupps, DJ Acucrack, Cyanotic, and Devil in a Black Dress.

I have asked around, and when I am able to get a straight answer as to who is opening for F.L.A.,I will edit and repost. 

Tickets are $26.75 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. 

Tiger Army Show Announced!

Recently Announced, Tiger Army will be celebrating their 15 year anniversary as part of the Orange County Fair's concert lineup. 

October Flame II
Saturday July 30th, at Pacific Coast Amphitheatre, Tiger Army will rock the house. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets.
I must say, Tiger Army puts on a great live performance. Their songs get the crowd  moving, and the energy from the stage flows out into the crowd. I have seen the band once, at October Flame II. I wasn't expecting the crowd to be that crazy, but it was fun! 

Monsters on Tour: US part 2

Combichrist have announced Monsters On Tour: US part 2! Dates will run from May 2nd thu June 4th.

Combichrist will be the supporting act for all upcoming US Rammstein shows. During their off days with Rammstein, they will host their own headlining shows. (No Days off for the wicked...)

Combichrist puts on a great live show. They put 100% effort into their entire set. The mixture of fan favorites and new songs works well for the crowd energy. No time was wasted in their set, every second had great industrial/ebm beats pulsing through the crowd :-)

iVardensphere Nov 2010
iVardensphere and Star killer will open the shows for Combichrist. (except for in Santa Ana, iVardensphere will be at the Kinetic Festival) I asked Scott Fox of iVardensphere what the band lineup would be for the upcoming tour, he informed me that himself and Yann would be performing together. When I saw iVardensphere, Nov. 2010, they utilized Taiko drummers to heighten the EBM sounds being produced. Chris Lacroix will not be touring with them on this round, but I was informed that he would be returning to the group for the Kinetic Festival. Scott is nursing a recent hand injury, so tribal drumming from him is kind of out of the equation for him. Scott wants to focus on the crunchy, electronic sounds of iVardensphere on this tour.

Being offered at the Combichrist headlining shows are V.F.I.M. (Very Fucking Important Monster) tickets. Each ticket ($75) includes: your ticket into the venue,early entry into the venue, a V.F.I.M. Laminate, t-shirt, signed poster, and special meet and greet with Combichrist. Limited to 25 per show.

I was able to snag tickets to the May 20th Rammstein / Combichrist show at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood California :-) I'm not sure if I will be able to make the Santa Ana show, but I will definitely try!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Nick 13 Solo Tour

Nick 13 (lead singer of Tiger Army) has announced 2 shows in Los Angeles. June 10th and 11th at the Troubadour. Nick will be performing his newly created country album. 

Nick 13 has always used influences from all genres to make music for Tiger Army, but never really tapped into country fully. During Octoberflame II in 2009, Nick 13 debuted 3 songs from his solo country album. The songs were a big hit with Tiger Army fans. As expected, many fans worry that Tiger Army is no more, but Nick has never stated such, just taking a break. Nick didn't think people would like his country styling, but fans took to each country themed song on Tiger Army's albums.

This is a video from nick 13's guest appearance at Tiger Army's Octoberflame II.

Slipknot returns

Paul Gray 1972-2010
Still mourning the sudden loss of bassist Paul Gray, Slipknot has announced they will be playing festivals all over Europe this summer. Sonisphere is the big list of festivals coming up for the band. Many have wondered who would join slipknot and fill the bassist slot. On March 10, 2011 slipknot made their announcement. Donnie Steel has been asked to fill the empty slot in the band. Donnie was an original guitar player when the band started, but opted out of the band. In the past few years, Donnie and Paul had reconnected, and had begun rebuilding friendship.
Slipknot states: "Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer."

Seeing Slipknot live is an experience not to miss. I have been fortunate enough to have seen Slipknot perform  on 4 different occasions. The music is very energetic, and the band knows how to grab the audience's attention. They are a band that have not disappointed in any concert setting. Indoors, outdoors, headline show, or at headlining at a festival. They pack everything they can into their alloted time slot. 

This is a short video Jenny took while I was in the pit at a Slipknot concert. Slipknot was performing at the Hollywood Palladium on 10/29/2009. 

source for Slipknot quote:

******* Update *******

Just recently, "Clown" from Slipknot, has announced that Slipknot would be touring the US by Mid Summer of 2012... Last I heard their would be an album released in 2012 from the band, so I can only wonder if this would be a tour to follow the album?? Maybe a headlining slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival? We'll have to wait and see. Mayhem usually announces their lineup in January, so the wait wont be too long :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Trent Reznor Speaks Out

Trent posted on twitter today, clarifying any rumors that had been started on the internet about scoring a new film. Trent politely denied that he would be contributing  to Tim Burton's new film, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Rumor had stated he would be starring and scoring... (the wonders of the internet) 

Trent went on to say, " By having a few different outlets for my work I'm finding more inspiration within each one. No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next. " This was what NIN fans had been waiting to hear since the final Wave Good Bye show, in 2009. I honestly could not believe NIN was dead, but in a hibernation. Trent had previously taken a 6 year hiatus from music making and touring to gather himself and clean himself in rehab. 

No news yet as to when we will hear from NIN again, but How To Destroy Angels is well underway. HTDA has an album that is almost done, ready for mixing, and should be out this fall. A 6 song EP is available at their website for download. 

Trent's Quote was taken from

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

System of A Down Return!

Many have wondered, if the uniting of the band would be short lived, since no American tour dates had been announced. Well last week SOAD announced they would do a short run through the U.S. before they headed to Europe. Yesterday, SOAD announced they would be returning to Los Angeles once again. The show is scheduled for May 24th, 2011 at the Great Western Forum. 

I personally have seen SOAD twice, and both times, they put on a great show. SOAD does not rely on stage props or light shows, but merely a great set list. Each song flows together, gaining energy and momentum. SOAD really know how to capture and energize and audience. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rammstein to Tour United States

Rammstein have announced a North American Tour this May. The announcement comes after a 10 year hiatus from the United States. 

Rammstein will return with a headlining slot, and full array of pyrotechnics and lasers. Finally they can have a show done their way!  Opening for Rammstein, will be Combichrist. 2 industrial giants in 1 night! 

I was fortunate enough to have met Rammstein through the FYE booth at the San Diego "Pledge of Allegiance" show. This show is going to be welcomed by many North American fans. Rammstein's live show is ranked #1 in most countries around the world. I was able to purchase lower lodge level tickets for Jenny and I. After about 5 minutes, floor and lower lodge tickets sold out, leaving only upper level tickets available.  

Aesthetic Perfection

Aesthetic Perfection have announced their first ever U.S. headlining tour. Das Bunker will be hosting the show at the Catch One in LA on 4/22/2011. Faderhead, who have never played on U.S. soil before, will be opening for them. For tickets, or on sale Friday nights at the Das Bunker ticket window.

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