“We are honored and excited to receive our first Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album of 2016,” the band said in a statement. “We want to thank the Gojira fans around the world who have continued to help us achieve many firsts with Magma. We couldn’t be more proud and grateful.” (more…)
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Tags: 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, Ghost, Grammy Awards, Hillary Clinton, Infestissumam, Meliora, Nameless Ghouls, North Carolina, Papa Emeritus, Papa Emeritus III, Popestar, Popestar Tour, Raleigh, Sisters of Sin, Square Hammer, The Ritz, The Ritz Raleigh
Review by Greg Maki
On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ending their campaigns here, Nov. 7 was a momentous day in Raleigh, North Carolina. But for a couple thousand people at the Ritz, a concert venue located in an industrial park just outside the city’s downtown, politics took a back seat. Differences were tossed aside as the assembled masses all partook in the ritual of Ghost.
The Swedish occult rockers have rocketed to worldwide stardom, winning a Grammy Award along the way and inspiring some of the most devoted fans any band can claim today. Everyone at the show seemingly wore a Ghost T-shirt or stood in line at the merch table to purchase one. Many came in costumes inspired by the demonic papal figure Papa Emeritus III and the masked Nameless Ghouls who provide the instrumentation behind him.
The band’s North American “Popestar” tour is its biggest production here to date, with a tiered stage and elaborate backdrop fit for an arena. At the rate they’ve been growing their fan base and with performances as strong and dynamic as this one, Papa and the ghouls could find themselves in venues that size before long. (more…)
Tags: Festivals, Grammy Awards, Kill the Flaw, Lajon Witherspoon, Like a Storm, Sevendust, Thank You, Tour Dates, Trivium
Sevendust has announced its first U.S. headline tour in support of its latest album, Kill the Flaw. The tour will kick off April 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and wrap up May 28 at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. The headline dates will feature special guests Trivium and Like a Storm as show openers. The tour will include stops in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; and Reading, Pennsylvania. Sevendust also will make stops at several festivals, including Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rock Derby.