On Febuary second, American metal band Lamb Of God will take over the Arvest Bank Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Anthrax, Deafhaven and Power Trip join forces with LOG to form one brutally phenomenal metal tour in early 2016. Tickets are on sale now.
Lamb of God formed in Richmond, VA in 1994. By the early 2000’s they had kicked into high gear. Bringing to the death metal scene a brutal “New Wave American Metal” sound that transcended the far beyond thrash and metal core.
“VII: Sturm Und Drang” is the eighth studio album from LOG. This album has dark roots and is deep in meaning for the band. Each member played a role in writing lyrics for the ten track 2015 release. “Strum und Drang” is translated to storms and stress which is putting the feel of this album lightly.
Dark emotions from trials an tribulations ring out through the speakers when this album is played. The lyrics and music are a menacing reflection of the adaptation and perseverance that pushes one through life’s hard times to find a place of serenity within.
Songs examine vocalist Randy Blythe’s keen interest in the hidden horrors of history. The track titled 512 deeply explains the nightmarish changes an individuals psyche undergoes while being in the prison system. The lyrics are a hauntingly real expression of the devastation caused by incarceration. In the past Lamb of God has received many Grammy nominations. This year the track 512 is up for one of those Grammy’s. The song hopes to take home the Grammy for best metal performance of 2016.
High energies encompass every aspect of the 2016 tour, from music expressing the extent of human strength and the all too real battle against oppressive forces and dishonest regimens, down to the excitement of this years Grammy nomination. This band is sure to put on one hard hitting show this year. Tour dates are listed below, this is one you should not miss out on.
2016 Tour Dates for Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafhaven, Power Trip:
- 01/28 – Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
- 01/29 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
- 01/30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
- 1/31 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Orbit Room
- 02/02 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
- 02/04 – Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
- 02/05 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
- 02/06 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street Pavilion
- 02/08 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
- 02/09 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
- 02/11 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
- 02/12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium