Concert Review: The Metal Tour of the Year, 5.12.2022

While The Metal Tour of the Year may have technically reached its conclusion a couple of weeks ago, and festival season is now upon us, there is no doubt that the dust is still settling in the aftermath of this massive event. Featuring the legendary Megadeth as headliners, this run of shows also included household names in Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames. Four of the most recognizable names in the metal world each bringing a different corner of the genre’s spectrum to this tour. Considering all we had missed since early 2020, this experience went a long way to welcoming back larger scale live music, and as a result will resonate many years into the future.

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CANTO: Sumac, Sepultura, Bask, and More

The snow has officially fallen. Not upset.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Soilwork, Tribulation, Allegaeon, and More

Saturday post because SO many things happened yesterday.

  • Allegaeon released a new digital single, Concerto in Dm, which features that title-track and B-side “In Flanders Fields”. Those tracks date back to the Apoptosis days, and you can check out a play-through and documentary here.
  • Trivium’s Matt Heafy has teamed up with social media person/human/whatever Jared Dines to create the Dines X Heafy EP. Watch the video for the single “Dear Anxiety” if you feel so inclined.
  • Tribulation opened my Friday with a pretty substantial lineup change. Jonathan Hultén has made the decision to pursue other paths, with Joseph Tholl taking his place. There appears to be no negative feelings in any direction… but this is still weird for me.
  • And finally, Soilwork released a new video for “A Whisp Of The Atlantic”, the title-track from their new EP which dropped Friday through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Trivium, Carnation, Kataklysm, and More

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Holy Hell I am tired today. Thankfully, my new Churchburn hat showed up in the mail.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Ihsahn, Varathron, Black Sabbath, and More

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“She spoke to me like hope was real, that peace was something I could feel.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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