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Helmet, St. Vitus, Crowbar tour announced

Monday, January 10, 2011 1:39 PM PT / 9,223 views

Official press release: The 2011 Metalliance Tour has officially been announced. The tour sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Loudtrax.com, 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 now...so 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!"

26 comments


ludicrous_speed 1/10/2011 1:40:59 PM

This will interesting.


ludicrous_speed 1/10/2011 1:41:35 PM

Oops... *be


arsonaut 1/10/2011 1:50:07 PM

me interested


balloon_knot_symphony 1/10/2011 1:50:11 PM

don't all these bands suck? i can't remember...


darthdeathstar 1/10/2011 1:56:07 PM

holy macaroni


goatfacekillah 1/10/2011 1:56:47 PM

Will be at / .


love_the_chub 1/10/2011 2:02:46 PM

Saw Helmet a couple months ago, I would DEFINITELY be up for seeing them again....and with Crowbar? BRING IT! (maybe that should be a band name if it isn't already)


XDARYLSTRAWBERRYX 1/10/2011 2:06:52 PM

will fcking be there!


xmusicislifex 1/10/2011 2:09:54 PM

love_the_chub 1/10/2011 2:02:46 PM Saw Helmet a couple months ago, I would DEFINITELY be up for seeing them again....and with Crowbar? <<< this


Drifter 1/10/2011 2:14:51 PM

near perfect tour. Would have been better to see it in 1996, but still awesome.


needssalt 1/10/2011 2:20:04 PM

old men getting flu shots are stoked


Brett_ 1/10/2011 2:53:15 PM

The list of sponsors is making me hungry.


InThePathOfTitans 1/10/2011 3:21:55 PM

wow, impressive.


Mike 1/10/2011 3:27:05 PM

STOKED!


LoydChristmas 1/10/2011 3:45:47 PM

I bet she gives great helmet.


stooooopid 1/10/2011 4:15:03 PM

Awesome tour!


arty_mcfarty 1/10/2011 4:22:32 PM

need dates for this immediately


Mike 1/10/2011 5:52:53 PM

Apparently, Helmet is replacing High on Fire.


thetowerofrome 1/10/2011 5:59:18 PM

arty_mcfarty 1/10/2011 4:22:32 PM need dates for this immediately


zachshallperish 1/10/2011 8:01:38 PM

Holy cow. This is going to rule.


fukuimdrunk 1/10/2011 8:42:38 PM

this will rule.


mike_dexter 1/10/2011 8:52:58 PM

arty_mcfarty 1/10/2011 4:22:32 PM need dates for this immediately


ipecac 1/10/2011 9:05:42 PM

there will be rectal prolapse


MarginError 1/11/2011 9:59:51 AM

Might actually go see this. It'll probably be at the Worcester Palladium, though, so the sound will be awful.


burzum 1/11/2011 6:33:35 PM

Sweet. Love me some Helmet and Crowbar!


imcoolyournot 1/11/2011 10:18:48 PM

Helmet playing 'Meantime' in it's entirety??? HELL. fckING. YES.





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