It’s always a pleasure when Tosin Abasi aka Animals as Leaders brings us a new tune to devour. This new track “Tooth and Claw” off their forthcoming album The Joy of Motion out March 25th on Sumerian. I’m really looking forward to this record and I’m sure we will get to hear a handful of new tunes when the band comes through Seattle on Tuesday March 25th at El Corazon with special guests After the Burial. For now, though, sink your teeth into this one and prepare yourself to get shredded.
OHHHHH SNAP! It's goin down, my friends. Last week, Mastodon and Gojira announced they would be heading out on tour with Norwegian badasses Kvelertak. It was one of those news stories that got you soooooo pumped, but if you are from the Northwest like me, disappointed you like no other when you saw the tour was starting in Portland and skipping over Seattle entirely.
Luckily, today the bands added a few more dates to the tour itenerary and a stop at Showbox SoDo is mong them. I know where I will be on April 28th!
According to the official tour press release, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher had this to say "Mastodon touring with Kvelertak and Gojira !!! Man, this is one tour dream come true! first of all Kvelertak and Gojira are 2 of my favorite bands at the moment, both putting out slamming records last year.
We toured with them on off shows from the Soundwaves festivals in Australia and I remember thinking what a great package/lineup this would be to bring to the states, and now it's happening.
GODDAMN SEATTLE, you are beautiful. What a wonderful week to be a Seattle-ite, to bask in the glory of all that is awesome as the team hoists the Lombardi trophy over their collective head. It wasn't long ago that the long-running joke always seemed to be, "So, how about those Seahawks..." which usually trailed off into a disappointing groan. Today, it's a whole nother story.
Behemoth's new album, "The Satanist," provides a great soundtrack to accompany the victorious feeling we Northwesterners are experiencing right now. This is the first album back for frontman/guitarist Nergal, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and had bone marrow transplant surgery in 2011. This album is truly uncompromising yet creative, interesingly brutal if you will.