Thursday, 19 June 2008

Thee Claw Shakes Its Collective Head In Disbelief (Yet Again)

From SLAYER.net:
"UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR, CHAPTER III" LAUNCHES ITS FIRST 2008 ASSAULT WITH EUROPEAN DATES Bill Features Slayer, Trivium, and Mastodon


The European leg of the mighty "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" has been
confirmed to kick off in Manchester, England on October 27 and will play
nearly two dozen shows over a four-week period.

This third installment of what has been hailed as "the heaviest, darkest
tour of the year," the "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" will feature
Slayer, the undisputed kings of extreme speed/thrash metal, and two true
princes of the genre, Trivium and Mastodon. An opening act will be
announced shortly. While Slayer will close all of the shows, they will be
co-billed with Trivium on the UK dates.

What the flying fuck's going on in the world? I am very happy to see Slayer are making their way across the pond to do some shows (note that they're starting their tour in Manchester... especially for Thee Claw) but why oh why oh WHY do all of the bands who I idolized as a child insist on touring with Trivium? To get the nu-metal armies to bring their parents money to the merch stall?

This is the 3rd time that I will have seen "Enemies Of Thee Claw" Tr*vium now. (Oh wait, I mean the 3rd time that I have been at the bar while Tr*vium have played... yes, that's what I meant.) They played a few years ago with IRON MAIDEN, then last year ANNIHILATOR played the support slot for them along with the French band GOJIRA. That was sacrilege enough, surely? And now I read that Slayer will be "co-billed" with Tr*vium on this tour. What is co-billed, anyways? Is that just tour talk for "Make the emos feel better" or something like that? If that's what they mean then why not just fucking say so. God damn.

This is yet another hard rock travesty that we are going to have to endure - it's only 2 weeks now until we see MAIDEN play at Twickenham (a huge stadium in London), they're being supported by a bunch of nu metal favourites whose names I have forgotten. Someone needs to remind Maiden's manager (Mr Rod Smallwood) that April 1st is the traditional date for practical jokes, not July 5th.

Oh yes, I almost forgot. Mastodon are playing too, blah blah blah. Whatever.

SLAYER Euro 2008 tour dates:

OCTOBER 2008
27 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
28 NEC, Birmingham, England
30 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
31 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

NOVEMBER 2008
2 CIA 7000, Cardiff, Wales
3 SECC Hall 3, Glasgow, Scotland
5 Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
6 Palladium, Cologne, Germany
9 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
10 Eishallel Deutweg, Winterthur, Switzerland
11 Zenith, Paris, France
16 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
18 Zenith, Munich, Germany
19 Columbia Hale, Berlin, Germany

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR EEEEEEEEEEEENNNSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!!!

1 comment:

Matt Amyx said...

What is the deal with THAT?!?! Trivium?!?! That's like having a show with Motorhead with Culture Club opening.