Hey Planet Earth!
My name is Justina and I take pictures of bands. I suck at writing but every once in a while Rob makes me write about my wacky experiences on tour. At the moment, I'm not on tour, but this weekend definitely felt like it was longer than most of the tours I've done. At the same time, it didn't feel long enough. (That's what she said.) In my latest voyage, Rob, Frank, Sean and I went to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2009. Because they banned live footage, the guys just did a shitload of interviews, while I
did nothing all day took pictures of bands. I included a lot of pictures in this blog so you don't get bored. Some are of your favorite bands ruining lives one decibel at a time and some are of your favorite bands getting interviewed. Enjoy.
Tour dates are starting to trickle in for the Metal Injection-sponsored 2009 SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour. Here are the first round of dates:
Jun. 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Jun. 06 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Jun. 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Jun. 08 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Jun. 10 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Jun. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Jun. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jun. 14 – St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL @ Jannus Landing
Jun. 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
Jun. 16 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
Jun. 18 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night One)
Jun. 19 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz Outdoors
Jun. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night Two)
Jun. 21 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jun. 23 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Jun. 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Jun. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Jun. 27 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Jun. 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jun. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Jul. 01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
Jul. 02 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul. 03 – Seattle, WA @ King Cat Theater
More dates are expected to be announced shortly. Make sure to check back closer to June as we begin our ticket giveaway. If you just can't wait, click here to check out live clips from the last 2 years of the tour.
Aww shit. It is with great honor, that we here at Metal Injection present to you ANOTHER killer tour we are sponsoring, the biggest shredfest of the Summer: SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2009. As revealed in our interview with Mohamed last year, NECROPHAGIST will be back headlining supporting their new release which is slated to come out in the summer, and co-headlining will be the death metal gods in SUFFOCATION. Also confirmed for the entire run of the tour will be DARKEST HOUR, WINDS OF PLAGUE, DYING FETUS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ORIGIN and AFTER THE BURIAL. On the first half of the tour, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and DECREPIT BIRTH will also be on the bill, with ENSIFERUM and BLACKGUARD taking over during the second half. No official routing has been announced, but as soon as we get that information we will bring it to you. What do you think of this lineup? Let us know in the comments.
Also, if you just can't wait to get your Summer Slaughter fix, check out our official Summer Slaughter channel featuring live footage of all the bands that appeared on the last 2 years of the bill.