North Carolina’s Wailin Storms are intriguingly described as shapeshifting, atmospheric noise rockers, and I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that particular epithet at first. However, within the first few minutes of their latest album The Silver Snake Unfolds, (Gilead Media), I got the idea, and after subsequent listens I knew exactly what they meant. Continue reading →
This night featured an eclectic group of Metal bands. Sure, they’re similar in an overall way. But each band’s brand of metal keeps your ears from getting tired. These are the best kind of tours, where sonic diversity conquers all.
Gothic Heavy Metallers Unto Others have announced a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, their first in three years. Direct support will come from goth-synth-metal group Zetra. Pre-sale orders go live on Tuesday February 1st at 10am GMT with the full public onsale taking place the next day. Unto Others released their excellent 2021 album Strength via Roadrunner Records, and dropped a brand new single “I Believe In Halloween” as well. The band also has announced their Austin, TX make=up show and they will open the North American Siege co-headline tour from Arch Enemy and Behemoth with Napalm Death in the USA this spring.
Extreme metal legends Arch Enemy and Behemoth will return to the USA to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour! Set to kick off in April, the tour also features direct support from Napalm Death and Unto Others as special guests. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 21st @ 10AM local time at the links below.
Effectively serving as the second Idle Hands album under a new name, it only makes sense for Unto Others’ Strength (Roadrunner Records) to continue the mix of Classic Metal and Gothic Rock last seen with 2019’s Mana. However, debuting with a sound balancing two distinct styles like this inevitably raises the possibility of a tug o’ war taking place on subsequent offerings. In this scenario, it begs the question whether the band will prioritize their Metal side or their Gothic side. But as they say in that one Taco Bell commercial: “Why not both?”
Gospelheim, Blackened Gothic Rockers from Manchester kick things off with a statement of intent with their debut single – ‘Into Smithereens’. Their self-released debut album will follow later this year. Featuring alumni from variety of respected underground Manchester-based metal bands, the group appeals to tastes ranging from Paradise Lost to Unto Others, and beyond. Continue reading →
Three legends of metal will unite in 2021 as Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Carcass will tour together. The tour, dubbed “The European Siege” will take place in Europe in the fall of 2021. Direct support will come from Unto Others, formerly know as Idle Hands. Tickets for all European shows will go on sale this Wednesday at 10am CET, with European shows following on Friday at 9am GMT.