When the first musical British Invasion hit, we are talking 50 years ago and it was bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Who, all mop-topped well dressed, and channelling their inner rhythm and blues heroes. They all had legions of screaming young girls losing it over them too. The second wave came in the 1990s with Oasis, Blur, Pulp, The Stone Roses, and others more influenced by their forefathers from the 60s. In 2016 a different kind of British invasion hit: also with some crazy hair, this time metalcore riffs, screaming vocals, and breakdowns that fill the air. Yes, the screaming girls are still there. We are of course talking about the Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria and While She Sleeps tour this winter, and their stop over at Iron City in Alabama. It’s hard to believe that BFMV are now a veterans of the scene, because it seems like only yesterday they were “the best new band from the UK”. They are still touring behind last year’s hit 2015 album Venom (Sony) album, with more festivals and tour dates planned for later this year. Asking Alexandria is the band of right now. They have a new album coming out later this month The Black from Sumerian Records. They have fully conquered the US now and easily could headline their own tour such as this going forward. Opening the show tonight we have While She Sleeps, who these very web pages touted as a huge band for the future. Check out this photo set from Brent B Photos who gave us a glimpse of what teen angst goes for this year.
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