Posts Tagged ‘4ARM’
Slayer / Gojira / 4ARM
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
November 29, 2013
Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf
With Gojira and 4ARM
Big Four, Calgary AB
November 3, 2013
Photos and Review by Monika Deviat
The concrete confines of the Big Four building in Calgary Alta., are not the ideal choice for a concert venue – especially for legends like Slayer, a band you would want to hear no matter where you are standing in a venue. However, on November 3, 2013 over 2,500 fans came out to see Slayer deliver an old school set on their first North American tour since the passing of Jeff Hanneman in May this year. French heavy hitters Gojira and Australia’s 4Arm were support for the tour.
Destruction are legendary in thrash circles, and the best news of all is that they are back. Not only with a new album, but thrash fans all over the country will be warming up their necks for some serious head-banging at the news that Destruction will be touring Australia this November. Joining them for the ride will be Australian thrash pioneers, Mortal Sin, and established Melbourne act, 4ARM.
For almost 30 years, the name Destruction has been almost synonymous with high energy thrash. The south German act has never veered from their ethos of never backing down from creating pure thrash. Now, the three-piece are back with another thrash metal gem, Day Of Reckoning, and will be unleashing it upon Australian audiences.. Released earlier this year, the album shows the band at its most fierce, brutal and thrashy. Here Destruction pay tribute to their roots and easily revive that old school speedy feeling.
Says vocalist Schmier of the album, “If you think Destruction is an old band, this album will prove you wrong! The speed and energy combined with a basic, fresh and aggressive production will make this record an outstanding classic of our long discography.”
Beginning way back in 1985, Mortal Sin, could probably be considered Australia’s first thrash metal band. Their first album, Mayhemic Destruction, saw them gain much attention at home and abroad, while a quiet period during the 1990’s saw them emerge again in 2004 for a tour with Anthrax and a European tour. Now in 2011, the band are set to release their newest epic, Psychology Of Death, on September 23.
Having just completed their third album, Submission For Liberty, 4ARM are chomping at the bit for its release. By joining this tour, fans are given the opportunity to experience some of the album’s ferocity and supercharged riffage in a live setting, before it’s 2012 release.
This triple header of thrash will be devastating metal fans around the country. So get on board and do not miss Destruction causing devastation and ruin in a town near you.
Tour dates as follows…
11/03/11 ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, FOWLERS LIVE
11/04/11 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, PRINCE OF WALES
11/05/11 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, THE GAELIC CLUB
11/06/11 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, THE HI-FI
Tickets for the upcoming tour will be released momentarily through respected ticketing outlets and venues.