Just recently the US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends TRAUMA announced their “Rising in The West” tour, to join the band for the selected shows are their roster mates, the international death thrash super-group TAIPAN. Today has been unveiled the official tour flyer, and furthermore both bands have issued their message to the fans.
“Trauma is looking forward to getting back out on the road and greet our old fans and creating new ones. “
Michael Black of TAIPAN said:
“Taipan is very honored to play shows with the original Bay thrash band. Its good to be part of history. We look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”
Check out the tour dates and details below.
October 6 – Scottsdale AZ The Rogue Bar *without Taipan
October 7 – Five Star Bar, Los Angeles, CA *without Taipan
October 8 – Thrash Bash Tijuana – Safari Club
October 14 – Long Beach – Blacklight District
October 15 – Las Vegas – OMD Theater
October 22 – Deadfest 2 – Dollhut Anaheim
October 28 – BlackThronSCREAM FEST – Pico Rivera Sports Arena
October 29 – The Elks Lodge- San Bernadino *without Taipan
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TRAUMA was formed in 1980, having in their original line-up the iconic Cliff Burton on bass guitar, before joining Metallica in 1982. The band quickly became well known throughout California, playing at all the legendary venues, and their first ever recorded track “Such a Shame” was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982. Their “Scratch and Scream” (1984) album has long been considered a classic Heavy Metal collector’s item. Shrapnel Records re-mastered and re-released the album in October 2013, and TRAUMA reformed with a new line-up for the album re-release. In July 2014 TRAUMA played at the Headbangers Open Air Festival, furthermore the same year TRAUMA signed a world-wide contract with Pure Steel Records. Their latest effort “Rapture and Wrath” was released on February 27, 2015. The band released a video of one of the new songs, “When I Die”, in February 2015. TRAUMA is currently writing material for a new album and is in the process of securing live touring dates. Check out “When I Die” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDYPlLobenc
TAIPAN – all-star studio project, formed in 2015 – is composed from the best traditions of thrash and death metal to form a band that has exploded since its formation only one year ago. TAIPAN‘s music is breathtaking guitar solos by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, mind-blowing drums played by Aaron Rossi (ANKLA, MINISTRY), and powerful lyrics by former BLACK OIL frontman Michael Black. TAIPAN’s lyrics are based on lighting the darkest parts of the human soul, inner-confrontation and social tension. The band’s popularity has exploded with the award-winning animated video “White Fog of Bhopal”, endorsed by the Bhopal Justice Foundation, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-__FUpAVrk. TAIPAN is currently writing and recording their new album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Motograter, Ill Nino, Terror Universal) and includes an incredible line-up of guests, gods of metal like David Shankle (MANOWAR), Tony Dolan (VENOM INC.), Mike Browning (MORBID ANGEL), Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), Tony Campos (STATIC X), Jack Gibson (EXODUS), former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE and many more.