METAL BLADE has issued the following:
DOWN officially announces a September jam with the fans in the cities they missed during their spring 2011 tour. The NOLA super group goes over, under and across America in an effort to execute an intimate night of shared hard rocking, metallic celebration!
Hand-picked by the brotherhood to be taken under their burned black wings will be Swedish occult metallers IN SOLITUDE (Metal Blade), and southern psychedelic prog-rockers PONYKILLER (Housecore).
IN SOLITUDE has been declared as “one of the hottest new metal acts around” by Decibel Magazine while Metal Hammer described the band as “Structurally and melodically complex, densely layered yet dynamic and fluid, often enthralling, always engaging, this is a metallic Feast.” The band’s Metal Blade debut, The World.The Flesh.The Devil was released on May 24th and stands as a “trad-metal charge of Iron Maiden with doom metal’s ironclad grey” according to Kerrang! Magazine. Additionally, Terrorizer heralded The World.The Flesh.The Devil as their “album of the month” in issue #210. If you haven’t yet heard IN SOLITUDE, you can listen and order now HERE.
Tour w/ IN SOLITUDE, Ponykiller
09/01 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
09/02 Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club
09/03 Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club
09/05 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
09/06 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/07 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
09/09 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
09/10 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
09/11 Scottsdale, AZ Venue of Scottsdale
09/14 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
09/15 Des Moines, IA The People’s Court
09/16 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
09/17 Sauget, IL Pop’s
09/19 Louisville, KY Expo Five
09/20 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
09/21 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
09/23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/24 Mobile, AL Soult Kitchen – AL
New Pre-sales are going on now for a rare VIP opportunity for fans to explore the band that has passionately and stubbornly risen from post-Katrina New Orleans to flagrantly challenge every pre-conceived notion about Southern bands, rock, blues and metal. DOWN band members vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM, PANTERA), guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW), and drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), have collaborated with PAID Inc. to offer VIP Experience Packages. For more information, please visit: http://www.down-nola.com/.