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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Misery Index IS coming here!

It seems like the show at the Riot Room with Magrudergrind might not be happening, but Misery Index + Magrudergrind (+ locals?) will be at the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence (ALL-AGES!) at 7 PM on March 4th.

This is going to be insane.

Congrats to Judas Priest!

They finally won a Grammy! Even though it's a live version of a song that is 33 years old, but hey. A win is a win.

Condolences to Megadeth. Poor Dave Mustaine can never win a Grammy, even though he totally should. Same with Slayer, although they have like 4 Grammy's already.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heaviest night of all time?

Just found out about a pretty sick show going down. On April 2nd at the Record Bar (most likely 18+, but maybe all ages) will be Weedeater on their "Nine Toe" tour. Their myspace lists possible support bands as "Black Cobra, ASG, Black Tusk, The Gates of Slumber, US Christmas, and Struck by Lightning", but the event on here lists Black Tusk, The Gates Of Slumber, and Bison BC. We'll see as soon as The Record Bar updates its website.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thrash Time!

Just announced! All ages thrash show at Scion Lab (That's right behind Crossroads which is right behind Grinder's in KC) with HATCHET and WITCHAVEN. Cover is only FIVE BUCKS.

Holy crap!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Skipping Kansas: Mayhem

Krallice (select dates)

April 07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 08 - New York, NY Fillmore - Irving Plaza
April 09 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
April 10 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
April 11 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
April 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
April 15 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
April 16 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
April 17 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
April 18 - Calgary, AB - Republik
April 20 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
April 21 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
April 22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
April 24 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
April 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater

Skipping Kansas: The best tour of all time

Megadeth (Performing Rust In Peace)
Testament (Performing The Legacy)

March 01 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
March 02 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
March 03 - Medford, OR - Medford Armory
March 06 - Calgary, AB - Big Four (TESTAMENT w/ special guests)
March 07 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre (TESTAMENT w/ special guests)
March 08 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Exhibition Hall
March 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
March 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theater
March 13 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
March 15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
March 16 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
March 18 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Cultural Center
March 19 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
March 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
March 22 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
March 23 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
March 25 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
March 26 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Amphitheater
March 27 - Lubbock, TX - The Pavilion
March 28 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
March 30 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
March 31 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium (TESTAMENT w/ special guests)

No words. This is the best tour ever.

Nile -- Kansas City, MO -- January 24th, 2010


Local death metal band Marasmus opened. They're your standard death metal group, but they do it well. Lots of headbanging. 8/10

Dreaming Dead was pretty good as well, but their sound was a little off at the beginning of the show. I also couldn't hear one of the guitarists. They were cool though, they had some thrashy parts. The crowd loved them. 8/10

Throughout their set, it seemed that Krisiun was having problems hearing themselves on stage, but they sounded fantastic to me. Definitely heavy and their style of death metal sounded fantastic in a live setting. I'm almost positive that they played what they've been playing all tour. Combustion Inferno is a monster live.

Kings Of Killing
Combustion Inferno
Vicious Wrath
Vengeance's Revelation
Sentenced Morning
Hatred Inherit

My number one reason for coming was Immolation and they totally smashed my expectations. Ross is a beast and Bill Taylor (who was in Angelcorpse [what up kansas city!]) was outstanding and really entertaining to watch. They played pretty much all the songs I wanted to hear. It's so much fun screaming lyrics along with hundreds of other people. Unbelievably awesome. 9.5/10

Passion Kill
Swarm Of Terror
The Purge
Den Of Thieves
Father You're Not A Father
No Jesus, No Beast
World Agony

Nile is heavy. That's all you can really say. Every band member was spot on and the sound was great and loud. Karl had about 393198237 pedal's for his guitars, but each member of the band is extremely talented in their instrument. There were a couple sing-along's to Nile as well (LASHED. TO. THE SLAVE STICK!) and the crowd was crazy the entire time. A near-perfect setlist, too! I can't wait to see them again. 9.5/10

Sacrifice Unto Sebek
Hittite Dung Incantation
Sepent Headed Mask
Execration Text
Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possesor Against He Who Is In The Water
4th Arra of Dagon
Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
Lashed to the Slave Stick
Cast Down the Heretic
Black Seeds of Vengeance

After the show, Karl came out to sign autographs and take pictures. I don't know why I thought I heard he was a dick before, he's really awesome. He would move around so the people could get a good picture with him, and he signed stuff for everyone. I got my Those Whom The Gods Detest booklet signed. After that, I went over to the merch area and got Alex from Krisiun to sign my ticket and Ross from Immolation to sign my Failures For God's booklet. I also got a shirt with tour dates and the Majesty and Decay artwork on the front. It's nice! I don't want to sound cliche or anything, but they are all really nice guys. I hope they all come back around here very soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skipping Kansas: Hypocrisy

Returning to the US after being denied entry for the Ensiferum tour late last year, Hypocrisy will be headlining their own trek around America.


May 11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
May 12 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
May 13 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
May 14 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
May 15 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
May 16 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 17 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
May 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
May 19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 22 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 23 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
May 26 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
May 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
May 28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 29 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
May 30 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
May 31 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Jun. 01 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Skipping Kansas: Mayhem Festival

...but that's okay, because this year's line-up is one of the worst music festival line-up's I've ever seen. It's no longer a metal festival, it's not a festival full of nu-metal, metalcore, and radio hard rock garbage.

Main Stage:

Rob Zombie
Lamb Of God
Five Finger Death Punch

Mayhem Festival Stage:

Norma Jean
3 Inches Of Blood
In This Moment

Jagermeister Stage:

Shadows Fall
Winds of Plague

What a joke. The closest date is in St. Louis, but don't even bother.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nile Update

It seems black metal/metalcore band Abigail Williams has dropped off the Nile tour which hits the Beaumont Club on the 24th. Instead, local band Marasmus will open the show.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Misery Index to return

After opening for Origin on the Relapse Contamination Festival in Lawrence, Misery Index will be back in Kansas City and playing a few dates within a couple hours of the city.

All dates are with Magrudergrind, another really great band.

March 2nd @ Fubar in St. Louis
March 3rd @ Riot Room in Kansas City
March 4th @ TBA in Hutchinson
March 5th @ Conservatory in Okalahoma City

The Hutchinson date is still TBA, so maybe that means it could be moved closer to Kansas City? Topeka or Lawrence, maybe?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

American Carnage: Postponed

Slayer's bass player, Tom Araya, has to have back surgery, so the upcoming amazing tour of Slayer, Megadeth and Testament is now being re-scheduled for this summer. However, Megadeth is currently planning a US tour in March/April. No word yet about Testament.