Kamelot will be touring North America this fall in support of their latest album Silverthorn. Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows.
"We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, says Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood. "This tour will be something very special."
2013 Kamelot, Delain and Eklipse Tour Dates:
9/2 -- Columbus, OH -- Al Rosa Villa
9/3 -- Baltimore, MD -- Soundstage
9/5 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Trocadero
9/6 -- New York, NY -- Stage 48
9/7 -- Worcester, MA -- Palladium
9/8 -- Montreal, QUE -- Club Soda
9/10 -- Toronto, ON -- Opera House
9/12 -- Chicago, IL -- Mojoe's
9/13 -- Kansas City, KS -- Granada Theater
9/14 -- Denver, CO -- Bluebird Theater
9/15 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- In the Venue
9/17 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
9/18 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theater
9/20 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slims
9/21 -- Anaheim, CA -- The Grove
9/22 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Joe's Grotto
9/24 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
9/25 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
9/27 -- Louisville, KY -- Diamonds
9/28 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade
9/29 -- Orlando, FL -- House of Blues
5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Tribulation are a Swedish death metal group whose second full-length is The Formulas Of Death. Guitarist Adam Zaars introduces us to his band.
Give us a brief history of Tribulation.
We have been around for a long time now, since 2004, though I would probably say that the "real" Tribulation really started with writing our first album that was recorded in 2007. Prior to that we had released a demo and a 7 inch that people still seem to like, and I do for what they are, but I don't really see them as creative stepping stones for what we have become, they are what they are. After the delayed release of our first album in 2009 we did some touring until we felt that the songs couldn't really conjure up anything new in a live situation and hence started focusing on our new album The Formulas of Death.
Describe the songwriting and recording process for The Formulas of Death.
Every Friday I turn the blog over to Dan Marsicano for his Retro Recommendation, giving you a chance to learn about underrated and overlooked gems from metal's past. This week, Anvil are in the spotlight. The Canadian band, whose hard luck story was told in the incredible documentary Anvil! The Story Of Anvil, are a study in dedication and perseverance. We go all the way back to the beginning for this week's Retro Recommendation, their 1981 debut Hard 'n' Heavy.
Retro Recommendation: Anvil - Hard 'n' Heavy
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The latest album from The Dillinger Escape Plan is One Of Us Is The Killer, which has been getting rave reviews, including 4.5 out of 5 stars on this site. I had a great conversation with vocalist Greg Puciato about the writing and recording of the album, the issues that inspired the album title, their memorable performance at the Golden Gods Awards and other topics.
Read the complete Dillinger Escape Plan Interview
(photo courtesy Sumerian Records)