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Nick Pierce - Unearth - To The Ground - Exclusive Play-Through + Euro Tour Dates With Arch Enemy
Friday, 06 March 2015 21:47

Drummer Nick Pierce and Unearth will be supporting their album Watchers Of Rule with a World Tour in 2015. The trip includes return stops in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and a first time trip to the island of Okinawa (Japan). The journey continues in May with shows and festival appearances in Europe like Groezrock Festival (Belgium), Grüne Hölle Rock (Germany), Viborg Metal Festival (Denmark) and many more. Furthermore the New England Metal pioneers have been announced as main support on the Arch Enemy European War Eternal 2015 Tour.

Trevor Phipps (vocals) comments: "We are amped to hit the road with the mighty Arch Enemy in Europe this May and June. We've collectively been fans of that band for years and are pumped to finally get to tour together. Get ready for a killer tour Europe! Also be sure to catch us at numerous festival appearances before and throughout the Arch Enemy dates."

Nick Proudly Endorses: Tama Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks and Cympad products. This video was recorded with a Zoom HD2 for audio and Flip Ultras for video, edited with Final Cut. Tama Drums and Hardware 8", 10", 12", 16" Toms, 22" Kick, 13" x 6.5" SLP Sonic Steel Snare, Speed Cobra Double Pedal w/ Iron Cobra Wood Beaters, Zildjian Cymbals - 17" K Custom Hybrid China, 14" A 14" Quick Beat Hi Hats, 17" A Custom Projection Crash, 10" A Custom Splash, 11" K Custom Hybrid Splash, 19" A Custom Projection Crash, 21" A Mega Bell Ride, 10" A Trashformer and 19" A Ultrahammered China. Evans Heads: Toms - EC2 SST Clear, Snare- Evans Hybrid Batter, 300 Hazy Bottom, Puresound Pro Snare Wires, Kick- EQ2, Promark Hickory 5B Sticks and Cympad Felts.

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Unearth and Arch Enemy Tour Dates:

30.04. Dunkerque - Les 4 Ecluses (France)
01.05. Meerhout - Groezrock Festival (Belgium)
02.05. Viborg - Viborg Metal Festival (Denmark)
03.05. Hannover - Faust (Germany)
04.05. Bourg en Bresse - La Tannerie (France)
05.05. Lille - Le Splendid (France) + ARCH ENEMY
06.05. Savigny Le Temple - L'Empreinte (France) + ARCH ENEMY
07.05. St. Etienne - Le Fil (France) + ARCH ENEMY
08.05. Audincourt - Le Moloco (France) + ARCH ENEMY
09.05. Bourg En Bresse - La Tannerie (France)
10.05. Uelsen - ZAK (Germany) + ARCH ENEMY
11.05. Zürich - Komplex 457 (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
14.05. Lausanne - Les Docks (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
15.05. Tonrino - Audiodrome (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
16.05. Pinarella de Cervia - Rock Planet (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
18.05. Bordeaux - Krakatoa (France)
21.05. Lisboa - Paradise Garage (Portugal)
22.05. Porto - Hardclub (Portugal)
23.05. Santiago de Compostela - Capitol (Spain)
28.05. Annecy - Brise Glase (France)
29.05. Nürburg - Grüne Hölle Rock (Germany)
30.05. Warsaw - Ursynalia 2015 (Poland)
31.05. München - Rockavaria (Germany)
02.06. Budapest - Open Air (Hungary)
03.06. Graz - Orpheum (Austria)
04.06. Wörgl - Komma (Austria)
07.06. Alkmaar - Podium Victorie (Netherlands)
20.-24.07. Tolmin - Metal Days Festival (Slovenia)

Albert Born - Yesterday's Saints - The Recruitment - Exclusive Drum Play-Through
Thursday, 05 March 2015 17:40

Concept albums are not new territory in metal by any means. But Northern Virginia's Yesterday's Saints elevate the notion of conceptual metal to a whole other level, thanks to the rich, extensive storytelling and the pummeling metal on 'Generation of Vipers.' The music is as smart and thought provoking as it is extreme, and that's not an easy thing to do.

The album is assembled like an opera, three acts, with an instrumental interlude and outro. It traces the story of Satan, one of the most notorious characters in history, throughout time, from his desire to usurp God's throne to his modern infiltration of mankind to the indication that all mankind are now his descendants.

This video is Yesterday's Saints drummer Albert Born performing a drum play-through of "The Recruitment" off the album 'Generation of Vipers,' available now at


Albert's Gear:

Pearl Vision Birch in Black Sparkle
10" & 12" upper toms
14" & 16" floor toms
22" Kicks
14" Ludwig Superphonic Aluminum Snare
Pearl Roadster Throne
Axis Long Board pedals with DW beaters and one riser on each.

Paiste 2002 Cymbals:
18" & 20" Power Crashes
14" High-hats
20" Power Ride
16" & 18" Chinas

Paiste Rude:
10" Splash
Custom 12" Splash

Kick heads:
Remo Power stroke 3 with Evans AF patches

Triggers for Live (not used for LP recording/or in video):
Alesis DM "Reggae Kick" setting

Tom heads:
Remo Emperor Clears on top
Aquarian Plastic Clear Black on bottom.

Snare head:
Control Sound with Power Dot and a dab of Gorilla Snot
Diplomat Hazy on bottom

Vader 2B Hickory wood tip

Iron Man / Yesterday’s Saints 2015 US Tour Dates:

3/12 Washington, DC - The Pinch, 3548 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
3/13 Allentown, PA - Jabber Jaws, 1327 W. Chew St., Allentown, PA
3/14 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., Philadelphia, PA
3/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY
3/16 Providence, RI - Dusk, 301 Harris Ave., Providence, RI
3/17 Salem, MA - Koto, 90 Washington St., Salem. MA
3/18 Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe’s, 3051 Main St., Buffalo, NY
3/19 Ft. Wayne, IN - Skeletunes (former Berlin Music Pub) 1201 West Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN
3/20 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary (Yonka House) 1501 E. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI
3/21 Columbus, OH - Ruby Tuesday Bar, 1978 Summit St., Columbus, OH
3/22 Dayton, OH - Courtyard Lounge, 320 W. National Blvd., Englewood, OH

Sepultura Announces 30th Anniversary North American Tour Dates
Monday, 02 March 2015 20:31

Celebrating their 30th year of existence, Brazil’s most esteemed metal band Sepultura will be headlining a Metal Injection-sponsored tour that includes German thrashers Destruction as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters Arsis as openers. We can already sense the frenzy in mosh pits across the U.S. and Canada, too. Sick Drummer Magazine has been a media sponsor for Sepultura in the past, and we are honored to be part of this Anniversary Tour!

“It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states Sepultura guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and their latest album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can't wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!”

The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sepultura will be performing one solo show on May 9th.

Confirmed “Sepultura – 30 Years” tour dates are:

5/10 Phoenix, AZ at Joe's Grotto
5/11 West Hollywood, CA at Whisky A Go Go
5/12 Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
5/13Portland, OR at Bossonova Ballroom
5/14 Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
5/15 Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theater
5/16 Edmonton, AB at Starlite Room
5/17 Billings, MT at Pub Station
5/19 Winnipeg, MB at Zoo Cabaret
5/20 Minniapolis, MN at The Amsterdam
5/21 Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon
5/22 Chicago, IL at Reggies
5/23 Louisville, KY at Expo Five
5/24 Valparaiso, IN at Big Shots
5/26 Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme
5/27 Kent, OH at The Outpost
5/28 Toronto, ON at Opera House
5/29 Montreal, QC at Club Soda
5/30 New York, NY at Webster Hall
5/31 Manchester, NH at Jewel Nightclub
6/1 Baltimore, MD at Ottobar
6/2 Norfolk, VA at The NorVa
6/3 Jacksonville, NC at Hooligans Music Hall
6/4 Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
6/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
6/6 New Orleans, LA at Publiq House
6/7 Houston, TX at BFE Rock Club
6/8 Fort Worth, TX at The Rail Club
6/10 Austin, TX at Empire Garage
6/11 McAllen, TX at Cine El Rey
6/12 Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
6/13 Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
6/14 Grand Junction, CO at Mesa Theater

*Sepultura only

The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Machine Head, Fear Factory), who worked with Sepultura on their landmark 1996 release Roots, and was co-produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Incantation), who previously worked on Sepultura’s Roorback (2003), the Revolusongs EP (2002), and Nation (2001).

Purchase TMBHAHMBTH from the Nuclear Blast Webshop.
Visit Sepultura online at



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