Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society originally was slated to tour this spring with Obituary, and Lord Dying before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The tour was initially rebooked for this summer, but now most of the dates will take place in 2021. The shows will take place from 7/15 to 8/15. Three dates, Louisville, KY at Paristown Hall, St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live, Charleston, SC at The Music Farm have all been canceled. Fans can get a refund for your ticket at the point of purchase.
Good news as Black Label Society has announced rescheduled dates with Obituary and Lord Dying for this summer. The tour had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and tickets fro the previous shows will be honored. Zakk Wylde told Billboard recently since he has downtime with Ozzy Osbourne off the road, the band will work on their followup to 2018’s Grimmest Hits album, released via eOne Heavy. Continue reading
Damnation Festival is upon us, returning tomorrow, 2 November for that is extreme, unholy, and revolutionary in music. The festival is Sold out completely. Among the bands on the stacked bill are Opeth, Mayhem, The Vintage Caravan, Alcest, Venom Prison, Birds in Row, Dawn Ray’d, Imperial Triumphant, Lord Dying, Inter Arma, Primordial, Dragged Into Sunlight, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Gost, Voices, Blood Red Throne, Jo Quail and Carnation, and more. Continue reading
Northwest Hesh Fest is this coming weekend in Portland OR, September 19th – and it looks awesome! Headlined by Red Fang, and featuring appearances by Acid King, Witch Mountain, Big Business, Necrot, Fat Tony, Lord Dying, Nebula, Sasquatch, Holy Grove, and many more. We caught up with Johnny Gaylon, the booker of the fest and past events in Portland and at places such as South By Southwest (SXSW), and we learned about his past history in the scene, just what goes into booking the fest and why downtown Portland rules for events like this! Get your tickets to the event here, check back tomorrow for our festival preview, and check back in a few weeks for a review and photo set.
You can’t fault Oregonian sludgesters Lord Dying for compromising on their band name. It’s so Doom-friendly, you could hang yourself off it, right after smoking the carpet because it might be made of hemp. Nor can you fault the title of their third album, Mysterium Tremendum (eOne), redolent, as it is, of harsh truths and cosmic indifference. Continue reading
Ghost Cult had the pleasure of chatting with vocalist/guitarist Erik Olson of Lord Dying recently for the podcast. He chatted about the bands’ new album, Mysterium Tremendum, releasing via their new record label eOne on April 26th. Erik talked about the loss of a loved one that drove the content of the album, new members in the bands, concept albums, and getting in touch with their psychedelic and progressive side. You can pre-order the album in all formats here, and check out our chat! Continue reading
Long-running UK Metal festival Damnation has announced their first headliner for later this year, along with other bands. Opeth will headline the fest, hopefully supporting their as yet unannounced new album. Also added to the fest are Birds In Row, Lord Dying, Wheel, Imperial Triumphant, Jo Quail, Alunah, Dawn Ray’d and Godeater. Eighteen more bands are yet to be revealed, so we will bring you that news as it happens. The fest takes place on the 19th of November, at Leeds University Union. Tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading
Lord Dying has signed a new record deal with eOne Music for a new album, due in 2019. The Portland-bred stoner rock and doom merchants last release was 2015’s well-received Poisoned Altars. They will head into the studio next week with producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory/In Flames) at West Valley Recording Studios. Continue reading
“The Summer of Doom” tour is underway and stomping across the land. Doom is less of a misnomer than you think, although none of these bands on the bill can claim to be true doom purveyors, solely. Obviously Crowbar brings the heaviest of the heaviness to any bill. Kirk Windstein’s legendary gift for sludged out riffs and grooves has never shined more true than on their recent album, 2014’s Symmetry In Black (eOne). The band has also never been better live than they are right now. Meanwhile Battlecross is ramping up to their crucial new album, Rise To Power (Metal Blade) due out on August 21st. Always one of the most intense and fun bands in concert, the band delivered a powerful performance indicative of an act on the rise. Lord Dying (not pictured) is riding high on the strength of their recent album Poisoned Altars (Relapse). It’s always a jam fest when Lord Dying takes the stage. Captured here by Meg Loyal Photography at their stop at the Worcester Palladium, if loud guitars, diverse bills and lots of headbanging and moshing is your thing, be sure to catch The Summer of Doom at a venue near you.