To celebrate what would have been the start of one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year, showcasing four of the world’s very best metal bands, The Metal Tour Of The Year will be broadcasting a mammoth streaming event this Friday, June 12th beginning at 2pm PST/5pm EST/10pm BST/11pm CET. The stream will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and will feature full sets from Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames along with an exclusive interview with each band prior to the broadcast of their set.
Megadeth will be streaming their never before seen 2016 secret show from St Vitus in Brooklyn
Lamb Of God will be streaming their surprise show from House Of Vans in Chicago from February this year
Trivium will be streaming their 2019 performance from DreamHack Dallas
In Flames will be streaming their 2019 headline set from their own festival Borgholm Brinner in Sweden.
In addition to the concert streams and exclusive interviews, The Metal Tour Of The Year will be launching a brand new merch store featuring new, exclusive tour items that will only be available through the weekend. A portion of the proceeds from the merch store will go to Crew Nation, Live Nation’ s fund to help support live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19.
The Metal Tour of The Year is also partnering with Spotify and taking over the Kickass Metal playlist beginning on Friday, June 12th. Listen to the playlist, exclusively on Spotify, to hear multiple songs from each band plus more of the biggest metal tracks of the moment. Visit each of the bands profiles on Spotify to donate to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund which aids the music community during this crisis.
Be sure to tune into www.MetalTourOfTheYear.com on Friday June 12th to catch all four performances, exclusive interviews and to get your hands on some limited edition tour merch.
The Metal Tour Of The Year, co-headlined by Megadeth and Lamb Of God with Trivium and In Flames, was due to kick off the summer leg of it’s gargantuan, 55-city tour on June 12th in Bristow, VA before being postponed to 2021.The fall leg the trek is currently scheduled to start on October 2nd in West Palm Beach, FL. For full information, head to MetalTourOfTheYear.com
It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?.
MEGADETH have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts—not to mention among its most successful. They have gone on to sell more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track “Dystopia,” 12 GRAMMY® nominations, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums. With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world. MEGADETH are slated to release their 16th studio album later this year.
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.
Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.
In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne with the impending release of their latest opus, the self-titled album, Lamb Of God releasing on June 19th.
Megadeth Photo Credit: Mcabe Gregg