After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining LAMB OF GOD as direct support for the entire tour is In Flames. Hatebreed will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point HELLYEAH will replace them for the remainder of the shows. British band Sylosis will open all dates. Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, Resolution, which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will begin to go on sale the weekend of September 21st.
Below are the dates for the tour:
Tue/Oct-30 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Wed/Oct-31 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Thu/Nov-01 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sat/Nov-03 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
Sun/Nov-04 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Mon/Nov-05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Nov-07 St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Thu/Nov-08 Indianapolis, MN @ Egyptian Room
Fri/Nov-09 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Sat/Nov-10 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mon/Nov-12 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Wed/Nov-14 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Fri/Nov-16 New York, NY @ Roseland
Sat/Nov-17 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Mon/Nov-19 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Tue/Nov-20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Wed/Nov-21 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Fri/Nov-23 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
Sat/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Nov-25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mon/Nov-26 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Tue/Nov-27 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE
Wed/Nov-28 Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri/Nov-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
Sat/Dec-01 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
Sun/Dec-02 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (no HELLYEAH)
Mon/Dec-03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Dec-04 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Thu/Dec-06 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Fri/Dec-07 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Sat/Dec-08 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Mon/Dec-10 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Tue/Dec-11 Farmington, NM @ McGhee Park
Thu/Dec-13 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Fri/Dec-14 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
Sat/Dec-15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sun/Dec-16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
UK Headline Tour January 2013
New Album: “Monolith”
Release Date: 8th October 2012
Sylosis will be returning to the UK in January 2013 for a headline tour after spending the last few months of 2012 on tour with Lamb of God in the US.
The band are also set to release their new album “Monolith” on October 8th 2012. The eagerly anticipated new material is a concept album inspired by aspects of Greek Mythology.
Guitarist/Vocalist Josh Middleton says: “Monolith is the best representation of us as a band in terms of our diverse influences, and stylistically it’s what we’ve always been aiming for. A mixture of thrash, big doomy riffs and dark atmospherics and ambience.”
“The idea for the concept was very loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice,” continued Middleton. “It’s quite far-fetched but it’s about this guy who loses his wife and tries to bring her back from underworld. This giant monolith starts to grow out of her tomb. The most prevalent theme beneath it all is sort of accepting that you might not be as nice a person as you once thought. It sounds really cheesy but everyone has a darker side to their personality in terms of being selfish, manipulative or dishonest.”
In 2008, an unknown quartet from Reading, England released their debut album “Conclusion Of An Age” via Nuclear Blast Records, and made an instant impact on the European metal Scene. Sylosis blend modern thrash and traditional prog elements to create their own unique brutal sound. The band took this on the road with such bands as In Flames, As I Lay Dying, Lamb Of God and Fear Factory and festival appearances at the likes of Download, Wacken and Sonisphere.
High expectations were looming for the eagerly anticipated new material, and it kicked off to a great start when they entered the legendary Monnow Valley Studios (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rush) in Monmouth, Wales. Also this time teaming up with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend)
Sylosis are: Josh Middleton (Vocals, guitars), Alex Bailey (Guitars), Carl Parnell (Bass) and Rob Callard (Drums).
Sylosis are set to play two UK dates in 2012:
Sunday Oct 7th 2012 – Sub 89 – Reading, UK
Thursday Oct 18th – Pavilion Theatre – Weymouth, UK
The band will return in January 2013 for a Headline tour:
Wednesday 23rd Jan 2013 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
Thursday 24th Jan 2012 – 02 Islington Academy – London, UK
Friday 25th Jan 2012 – o2 Academy 2 – Birmingham, UK
Saturday 26th Jan 2012 – Ivory Blacks – Glasgow, UK
Sunday 27th Jan 2012 – Academy 3 – Manchester, UK
Tickets will go on sale October 5th priced at £10 except London which is £12. Available at www.kililive.com
The new album “Monolith” is out on the 8th October 2012 through Nuclear Blast records.
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The first single from ‘Monolith’ will be aired exclusively tonight on Dan Carter’s Rock Show tonight from 00:00 – 02:00 on BBC Radio 1.
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