The date was September 10, 2016. I awoke from a sleepless night. Not from heartache or drama, but from anticipation. You know, a night rocking out to music, memorizing that last verse of your favorite song, looking up YouTube videos of opening acts. That utterly restless night lost in the imagination of the next days adventure. That’s right, that night before the big show. For me it is the ‘High Elevation Rock Festival’ at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Denver, CO sponsored by Monster Energy.
Metal For Hire has added slew of new names to its already impressive roster. Now with the addition of current and former members of Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Nile, and Ministry; Metal For Hire now boasts an even greater who’s who of greats to help other artists realize their dreams. This follows two impressive rounds of announcements earlier this year. MFH helps musicians hire other well-known, top-tier professional artists.
Karl Sanders of Nile, by Meg Loyal Photography
New additions to Metal For Hire:
Alex Holzwarth – (Session Drums, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire Christopher Amott – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Arch Enemy, Armageddon Danny Finch – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Devilment, The Dead Soul Communion Jason Netherton – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Misery Index, Dying Fetus John Jarvis – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed Karl Sanders – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Nile, Behemoth, Morbid Angel Marton Veress – (Live/Touring Drummer, Etc…) Armageddon, Pokolgep Oliver Holzwarth – (Bass Lessons, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire, Blind Guardian, Tarja Turunen Paul Ryan – (Guitar Lessons, Etc…) Origin Shawn Priest – (Session Drums, Etc…) Arsis, Winds Of Plague Sin Quirin – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Ministry, American Headcharge Steve Conley – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Flotsam And Jetsam
The upcoming feature film, The Bridge, announce the launch of their Indiegogo campaign. The Bobby Field directed and written, and Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz produced film features a cast of musicians including Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.
Fans can contribute to the campaign here: www.buildthebridgecampaign.com
The campaign will also benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming. Partnerships with other well-known music corporations will be announced soon.
Ministry 2015 Lineup – (Missing From Photo Is John Bechdel) (via Ministry Facebook Page)
Ministry has announced via Al Jourgensen’s website an extensive schedule of tour dates spanning the first half of 2015. Dates are posted below. The current lineup features Jourgensen, guitarists Sin Quirin and Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong), bassist Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static X), drummer Aaron Rossi, and keyboardist John Bechdel.
AUSTRALIAN SOUNDWAVE TOUR DATES Feb 21: Adelaide, Australia (Soundwave Fest) Feb 22: Melbourne, Australia (Soundwave Fest) Feb 24: TBA Feb 26: TBA Feb 28: Sydney, Australia (Soundwave Fest) Mar 01: Brisbane, Australia
SOUTH AFRICAN & SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES Mar 04: Carfax – Johannesburg, South Africa Mar 06: Audio SP – São Paulo , Brazil Mar 08: Vorterix – Buenos Aires, Argentina Mar 10: TBA, Santiago, Chile, Teatro Caupolican Mar 12: TBA Mar 13: TBA
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES May 03: Bomb Factory – Dallas. TX May 05: The Filmore – Silver Spring, MD May 06: Irving Plaza – NYC, NY May 08: House of Blues Chicago – Chicago IL May 10: Regency Center – San Francisco, CA] May 11: City National Grove – Anaheim, CA May 13: TBA – Philadelphia, PA May 15: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA May 16: Fest – Columbus, OH May 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA May 19: The Filmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC May 20: The Marquee – Tempe, AZ May 22: Fest – Oklahoma City, OK May 23: – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO Jun 12: Vogue Theatre -Vancouver, BC Jun 14: Flames Central – Calgary, AB Jun 15: Encore – Edmonton, AB Jun 17: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON Jun 19: TBA – Quebec