So Killswitch Engage are going on a headlining tour. Guess who their direct support is?
The Devil Wears Prada.
This isn’t actually surprising in any way. Anyone could have seen this coming. But someone decided to lob a hand grenade into this stagnant pond and now Dark Tranquility are on board.
So, to express my outrage simply, I’ll sum it up it in one sentence:
Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark Tranquility are opening for Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada.
Dear God, the booking agency must know absolutely nothing about metal. If this were In Flames, I could see it. But Dark Tranquility? I’m actually surprised they agreed to play before TDWP. Being that they’ve actually stuck to their roots for the most part (Unlike In Flames and Soilwork), Dark Tranquility are still playing Melodic Death Metal. And they’re stuck supporting their directly influenced Killswitch Engage and crap like TDWP.
At the risk of sounding elitist, this makes me rage.
Tour dates for this mixmatch can be found here.