Hey all you metal heads and grunge fans

Hey all you metal heads and grunge fans alike. July 9th 2013 at the roy wilkins auditorium Alice in Chains and Chevelle are playing together for one night of epic mayhem. show starts at 7 pm and tickets run about 60 bucks (on ticket master). Tickmaster.com 

Here is a little somethin somethin for those who either dont know about these two bands or just really want to listen too their music

Chevelle – The Red


Alice in Chains – Stone

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The Defining Elements

Hey everyone. this is a little old (try may 19th 2013) but the Belgium band Essence is shipping their album, “The Defining Elements” worldwide! If you were looking to expand/add to your metalcore library of tunes, then i would definitely recommend picking this bad boy up. the total cost to ship is 18 euros (aprox. 23.70 USD) but well worth it considering the talent these guys display, and the fact that it’s coming from BELGIUM! So if you are interested at all click HERE

And a little sample for your listening pleasure!

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What’s up everybody today i have some news from afar, Maasmechelen, Belgium to be exact. The band ESSENCE has been working on their new album and if it is anything like their previous album “The Defining Elements” then this one is sure to please. Little is known about the release date or what the new album will be called and i will let everyone know as soon as i find out more.

One Song Down

One Song Down


And for those of you who havent heard of ESSENCE, they are a 5 piece, Metalcore, Progressive group whom use an array of time signatures along with melodic and harmonic riffs that will leave you begging for more.

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Re route

I have decided to expand my blog to whats happening in the metal world as a whole. however i will only post events happening with local Minnesota bands and venues.

Now on to the latest news.


British metal band “Asking Alexandria” has been nominated for best uk metal among others like Young Gun, Bring Me The Horizon, You Me At Six, and Enter Shikari. you can vote for your favorite at http://awards.kerrang.com/ .


in other news “As I Lay Dying” frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly propositioning an undercover detective to kill his wife. there are no further details yet but the band will keep updating the status of his legal process as it continues to unfold.

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Behind every great man is a woman rolling

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

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We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

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I Can Fly!

I Can Fly!

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

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Counter Measure May 12th @ Epic

Counter Measure, an up and coming band from our own backyard is playing at the Epic Event Center, located at 110 N 5th St Minneapolis, MN on may 12th 2013.  Also playing with them is Asking Alexandria, White Chapel (God yes), Motionless in White, Chimaira, and I killed the Prom Queen. Wow what a set, I would hate to miss this “Epic” Show. Doors are at 5pm and it is an all ages show so come out and show some love for our local bands along with everyone else playing that night. Tickets may be found at http://www.leopresents.com and the Epic box office and are 25 bucks, but definitely worth the money for these bands put on one hell of a show. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few of these bands perform and i would definitely recommend going out there. Any questions or comments, feel free to post.

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Now i know this isn’t a local band, but c’mon, who doesn’t like Bush? They will be playing at First Ave on may 22nd 2013. there are 3 packages to choose from which can be found here. The prices are pretty steep but the experience is worth every penny spent as you will have access to crowd free merch shopping, early entry to show, photo op with the band, and more. tickets are already on sale so get them while you can.

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Tourdates         550021_10152700127405574_1969326774_n

Our local hometown band, After The Burial, will be touring starting April 12th and going hard through April 27th. ticket prices will vary depending on what show you go to as they will be playing many venues and a few festivals. the average ticket price at one of the venues is about 15 dollars and the festivals range in the 30 dollar area. Unfortunately they will not be swinging through Minnesota, but lets support one of the greatest bands that we have the honor to call “our hometown heroes”. If you would like to see more information, the title of my post “Tour dates” is a direct link to their upcoming shows page on Facebook. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time.


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