January 22nd, 2015 marked the first stop of the six-and-a-half week tour featuring ERRA, Fit for a King, Northlane, Miss May I, and August Burns Red. The night was an absolute madhouse as fans of high-energy metalcore packed Baltimore Soundstage from the photo pit to the merch stands at the back of the venue. I have been to many metal concerts as well as college raves at Baltimore Soundstage and none of those nights could even compare in terms of the sheer number of people in attendance. Even though it was the first night of the tour, everybody’s performance was full of energy and on point. The band’s that night embodied “The Frozen Flame Tour” perfectly. Although they may have been frozen and frostbitten by the cold winter air, their passion for their music burned strong and shines brightly on stage. If you are looking to catch a great tour this winter, go and see the date closest to you. You will not be disappointed.
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Last week, Emmure and The Acacia Strain appeared to have buried the hatchet on their long-standing feud as it was announced that The Acacia Strain would act as direct support for Emmure’s appropriately titled Eternal Enemies Tour, also featuring Stray From The Path, Fit For A King, and Kublai Khan. With the announcement came the promise that the full list of dates would be revealed shortly, but dates have since leaked online. Check out the full itinerary below, courtesy of The PRP.
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While we at Heavy Blog are eagerly awaiting the followup to 2011’s Children of Fire by Oh, Sleeper, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer, as the band have just announced a short run of tour dates to take place in the Southern United States alongside Fit For A King and InDirections. Unfortunately the band are not coming to Oklahoma so I’m out of luck on this tour, but here’s hoping they stop by on their next round of dates. If you’re in the area for this tour, hit it up. While I’m inclined to believe that Oh, Sleeper are leagues ahead of the other bands on this bill, it should still be a fun show for those who attend. Here are the dates:
03/07 Springfield, MO – Transformation Gallery
03/08 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Venue
03/09 Tupelo, MS – Goodtime Charlie’s
03/10 Baton Rouge, LA – Mud & Water Bar And Venue
03/11 Houston, TX – Walters
03/13 Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Park (‘Never Say Never Festival)
03/14 Corpus Christi, TX – Texas House Of Rock
03/15 Tyler, TX – Crossroads Music Venue
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX – Quicktrip Park (‘South By So What‘)
In other Oh, Sleeper news, their new video for ‘Hush Yael’ has been posted online, which you can see below:
It’s a live video so for the most part you know what to expect. I’m just glad they keep the footage matched with the actual music being played.
– EC & CC