NewsJanuary 10, 2011 4:39 PM ET9,456 views

Helmet, St. Vitus, Crowbar tour announced

Official press release: The 2011 Metalliance Tour has officially been announced. The tour sponsored by Revolver Magazine,, Brooklyn Vegan, Mosh Potatoes Cookbook and Giddy Up! Sauces is proud to announce Helmet, Saint Vitus, and Crowbar for its inaugural line-up. The festival tour will run through the U.S. from March 17th through April 5th. Legendary alternative metal band Helmet will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of Meantime in its entirety. The Interscope Records release gave the band mainstream attention with songs like "Unsung" and "In The Meantime." With the band's renewed success after getting back together in 2004, this tour will be one of the most anticipated of 2011. One of the most highly influential Doom Metal bands in America, Saint Vitus are regarded as one of the first bands of the genre starting out as early as the 1970's. The band featuring Scott "Wino" Weinrich, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and drummer Armando Acosta have influenced so many bands in Doom and Metal. "Saint Vitus is more than ready to infect The Metalliance Tour! We've been wanting to do something like this for some time prepare for destruction!" says lead guitarist Dave Chandler. The band has done a handful of shows and some European Festivals but this will be their first full US tour in over a decade. Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein concludes, "Wow! This tour is gonna rule! I've loved Helmet since the beginning and loved St. Vitus even longer. With the new Crowbar record having hit the streets by then, look out! This bill will bring just what we need to crush each city with an avalanche of stylistic thunder!"

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