Tag: SYMPHONY X
As WARBRINGER begins their North American tour supporting ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X this week, it has been revealed that longtime guitarist Adam Carroll has decided to leave the band and last weekend’s shows supporting DEATH ANGEL were his last.
“To all fans and friends, I, Adam Carroll, have officially quit WARBRINGER. I have financial issues at home that have to be addressed sooner than later. I hope you all can understand and respect my decision. It’s been some of the best years of my life and I appreciate all the support you the fans have given us and continue to give. I will forever be part of the WARBRINGER family. Many thanks and until I see the rest of you again, keep the metal alive. Cheers!”
The band enlisted friend and talented, young guitarist Andrew Bennett for the purpose of filling in live for this tour with the hope that he may become a permanent member of the group as he continues his audition process where it matters most– on the stage and in the van.
Comments Andrew Bennett, “Last month I received a message from the guys, which basically stated that Adam was requesting to step out. As a result, they were searching for a possible replacement who could learn the material in time for the upcoming ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X tour. I jumped at the opportunity and started learning some tracks. Around the beginning of this month I went down and jammed with the guys and the rest is history. I am eternally grateful to my friends in WARBRINGER for giving me the opportunity to play with them and I am very excited about what the future may hold. But, one thing that I would like to make clear is that I don’t view myself as Adam’s replacement, as much as I view myself as filling the position instead of him. Adam‘s work with the band and time with them is not something that can be erased and I would just like to make it clear that I respect him greatly. He has left big shoes to fill and I have a lot of work ahead of me if I am going to honor his legacy with the band. I’m looking forward to interacting with, and playing for the fans on the road! It’s time to shred!”
Check out WARBRINGER live on the shows below.
WARBRINGER tour dates feat. ICED EARTH, SYMPHONY X
1/31 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
2/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
2/2 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar **headlining off-date**
2/3 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
2/4 – Quebec City, QC – Albert Rousseau
2/5 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
2/6 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
2/9 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
2/10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
2/11 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
2/12 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
2/14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
2/15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
2/16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
2/17 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Theater
2/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
2/20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
2/21 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
2/22 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
2/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
2/25 – Denver, CO – Summit
2/26 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
2/27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
2/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East
2/29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
3/2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
3/3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
3/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3/5 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
3/6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
3/7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
3/8 – Frederick, MD – Café 611 **headlining off-date**
3/9 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/10 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
3/11 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
3/12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft **headlining off-date**
3/13 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/14 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
3/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
3/16 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
3/17 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
SPECIAL NOTE: Symphony X does not play with Iced Earth after Sunday, March 11. The last five dates of the tour feature Iced Earth and Warbringer.
ICED EARTH North American 2012 Co-Headliner Tour with Symphony X and Warbringer:
Tue, 2012-01-31 HARTFORD CT WEBSTER THEATER
Wed, 2012-02-01 PHILADELPHIA PA TROCADERO
Fri, 2012-02-03 SAYREVILLE NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
Sat, 2012-02-04 QUEBEC CITY QC ALBERT ROUSSEAU
Sun, 2012-02-05 MONTREAL QC METROPOLIS
Mon, 2012-02-06 TORONTO ON PHOENIX
Thu, 2012-02-09 WINNIPEG MB GARRICK
Fri, 2012-02-10 SASKATOON SK LOUIS PUB
Sat, 2012-02-11 EDMONTON AB STARLITE ROOM
Sun, 2012-02-12 CALGARY AB FLAMES CENTRAL
Tue, 2012-02-14 VANCOUVER BC COMMODORE BALLROOM
Wed, 2012-02-15 SEATTLE WA SHOWBOX MARKET
Thu, 2012-02-16 PORTLAND OR HAWTHORNE
Fri, 2012-02-17 SAN FRANCISCO CA REGENCY
Sat, 2012-02-18 LOS ANGELES CA CLUB NOKIA
Mon, 2012-02-20 LAS VEGAS NV HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue, 2012-02-21 ANAHEIM CA GROVE
Wed, 2012-02-22 SAN DIEGO CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Fri, 2012-02-24 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE COMPLEX
Sat, 2012-02-25 DENVER CO SUMMIT
Sun, 2012-02-26 KANSAS CITY MO MIDLAND THEATER
Mon, 2012-02-27 DALLAS TX TREES
Tue, 2012-02-28 AUSTIN TX EMOS EAST
Wed, 2012-02-29 HOUSTON TX HOUSE OF BLUES
Fri, 2012-03-02 FT LAUDERDALE FL REVOLUTION
Sat, 2012-03-03 LAKE BUENA VISTA FL HOUSE OF BLUES
Mon, 2012-03-05 RALEIGH NC LINCOLN THEATER
Tue, 2012-03-06 CHARLOTTE NC THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE
Wed, 2012-03-07 COLUMBUS OH NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
Fri, 2012-03-09 WORCESTER MA THE PALLADIUM
Sat, 2012-03-10 NEW YORK NY BEST BUY THEATER
Sun, 2012-03-11 CLIFTON PARK NY NORTHERN LIGHTS
Tue, 2012-03-13 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 CLUB
Wed, 2012-03-14 BUFFALO NY TOWN BALLROOM
Thu, 2012-03-15 PITTSBURGH PA ALTAR BAR
Fri, 2012-03-16 DETROIT MI CROFOOT BALLROOM
Sat, 2012-03-17 JOLIET IL MOJOES
For more ICED EARTH click here.
For more SYMPHONY X click here.
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Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis recently granted MetalSucks his first interview since departing Nevermore this past April. Besides chats with a few European magazines, this will be the ONLY interview Loomis grants regarding the split. He also discussed his new, yet-to-be titled solo album. Excerpts from the chat follow:
METALSUCKS: Let’s dive right in with the obvious question: From your perspective, what happened with Nevermore?
JEFF LOOMIS: Van and I started discussing leaving Nevermore when we were on our last tour with Symphony X in Europe. Obviously, as everyone knows, Nevermore had been together since 1993, and we were very happy for many years. I think that over a period of time, with excessive touring and doing records together, we just got burnt out from one another. There were also many issues with drinking and alcohol abuse [my own] included. I’m not out to do interviews about the end of Nevermore and just zero out particular people in the band, that would be wrong and false information anyway.
We were on the last leg of the Symphony X tour and Van and I had a talk with Warrel backstage and we told him we didn’t want to continue on with the next tour with Symphony X in the States. We wanted to take some time and regroup, so to speak, and wait for Jim to come back, since he was recovering from brain surgery. Warrel really did not like that idea, but Van and I stuck with it, thinking it was a smart move to maybe start fresh at a later date. All hell kind of broke from that [discussion], because the concert promoter [in the U.S.] got pissed off, and I heard through the grapevine that we might get sued because of it. That’s pretty much when Van and I issued a statement that we were going to depart from the band.
I really just had had enough at the end. I want to do different things musically, and I think it was just better that we left. It was quite amazing, though, with all the response we got from our fans. It’s really nice to know that we affected so many people in a positive way with our music.
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Nevermore guitar player Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from the group.
The two have released a joint statement:
“In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time.”
Loomis and Williams had been with Nevermore since the band’s first album, 1995′s self titled, Nevermore.
NEVERMORE recently announced that they would be cancelling their planned tour with Symphony X. No information regarding additional confirmed tour dates is known at this time.
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SOILWORK, originally scheduled to head out this April & May supporting SYMPHONY X, have regretfully been forced to cancel their participation on this upcoming North American tour.
Drummer Dirk Verbeuren has issued the following statement:
“Due to recurring issues with a herniated disc in his lower back requiring a prolonged period of resting and healing, our guitarist Peter Wichers is forced to sit out this spring’s North American tour with Symphony X and Nevermore. We did consider hiring a fill-in guitar player, but we’ve decided to stick together as a band and out of respect for our fans, to cancel our participation in the tour. Our apologies to those of you who were hoping to see us. If all goes well, Peter should be healed and ready to hit the road in time for the summer festivals.”
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The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, have uploaded the track “Deliverance is Mine” to their MySpace page. The song comes off their new album The Panic Broadcast, which is set to be released on July 2 (EUROPE) and July 13 (N. America) via Nuclear Blast!
GUITAR WORLD magazine recently posted an interview and lesson with guitarist Peter Wichers at the following location. In the video Wichers breaks down riffs from their new album The Panic Broadcast and talks about his gear and influences as a guitar player.
SOILWORK, are currently working on a music video for the song “Deliverance Is Mine” to be directed by Ivan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and produced by Stanimir Lucik.
The Panic Broadcast is the first album to feature original guitarist, songwriter & producer Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008. Produced by Wichers and mixed by Jen Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X), this is the record long time SOILWORK fans have been waiting for! Pre-order the regular or deluxe edition with or without an exclusive shirt design at the following location. First 500 orders will receive an autographed poster while supplies last.
The Panic Broadcast Deluxe Edition Tracklist:
1. Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter
2. Two Lives Worth of Reckoning
3. The Thrill
4. Deliverance is Mine
5. Night Comes Clean
6. King of the Threshold
7. Let This River Flow
9. The Akuma Afterglow
10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov
11. Sweet Demise (Bonus Track)
• Extended Studio Footage
• High-Definition Drum Video
• Photo Gallery
Approx. 30 min. running time
Catch SOILWORK on their North American headlining tour this Summer with San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL! Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters AUGURY, Roadrunner Records recording artists MUTINY WITHIN, and pirate themed thrashers SWASHBUCKLE.
SOILWORK and DEATH ANGEL have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SOILWORK and DEATH ANGEL for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com .
SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL, AUGURY, MUTINY WITHIN, SWASHBUCKLE dates:
07/14/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
07/15/10 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
07/16/10 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
07/17/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/18/10 FouFounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
07/19/10 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
07/20/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
07/21/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
07/22/10 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
07/23/10 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI ç + THE CRINN
07/24/10 The Rock – Maplewood, MN ç + THE CRINN
07/27/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
07/28/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
07/29/10 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
07/30/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
07/31/10 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
08/01/10 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
08/02/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
08/03/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
08/05/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
08/06/10 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
08/07/10 The Warsaw – Houston, TX
08/08/10 The Parish – New Orleans, LA ç NO SOILWORK
08/09/10 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
08/10/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
08/11/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
08/12/10 Gil’s Bar and Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
08/13/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
08/14/10 Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
08/15/10 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
08/16/10 The Dagobert – Quebec City, QC – CANADA SOILWORK ONLY
08/17/10 Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA SOILWORK ONLY
08/18/10 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN SOILWORK ONLY
North America’s progressive metal gods SYMPHONY X have recently entered the studio to begin recording drum tracks for the band’s Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2007’s Paradise Lost, tentatively due before the end of the year. According to the band’s webmaster, “[guitarist] Michael J. Romeo said that the drums and most of the rhythm guitars are all recorded. At the moment, they are fine-tuning the lyrics and melodies, during which time Russ [Allen] will also be recording his vocals.”
SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael J. Romeo has previously gone on record to say this about the group’s new material: “We have over an hour of really good stuff that we really dig; there’s more than enough stuff there that we can choose the best songs to go on the CD… but all of the songs are really strong. One is shaping up to be 10 minutes plus. I think everyone will like it. It has a little bit of everything.”
While SYMPHONY X is busy working on their new album, fans are encouraged to submit questions for the band’s soon-to-be-updated FAQ section of their website. Send questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FAQ” in the subject line.
SYMPHONY X are also asking their fans to submit names of bands they’d like to see tour with/open for them. Send your suggestions to email@example.com with “Tour Suggestion” in the subject line.