Monday, February 28, 2011
A message from Earthtone9...
"Greetings! We wanted to let you know that we have taken the bull by the horns and announced out FIRST TOUR FOR NEARLY 10 YEARS!
Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com NOW and it would mean a huge amount to us if you jumped on over and bought some asap! Make us feel loved folks. And let's make this tour a PARTY! It's a SCUZZ presents event (LOVE Scuzz), and the lineup is awesome.
Oh, and did we mention that we have some new material for you...? Well, we have. And it will crush heads. Seriously." - karl, si, owen, dave and joe - Earthtone9
[press release] Just over 9 years after EARTHTONE9 said goodbye to a packed London Garage, they will return to round off FRICTION TOUR, their long-awaited comeback.
The band made tentative steps back into the live arena in the second half of 2010 with performances at the Sonisphere and Damnation festivals; the response, however, was anything but uncertain. The old fanbase was still very much alive alongside a new set of fans, all eager to see whether the old songs stood the test of time and whether this progressive outfit could still hold such an overused title. They didn't disappoint.
Where once EARTHTONE9 were the UK's torchlight battling through a tedious nu-metal fog, they now return to join a metal scene thriving with ingenuity and inventiveness, much of which had its way paved by the band's output around the turn of the millenium. The new material will only confirm why they are held in such high esteem. (Best of album still available FREE HERE).
THE OCEAN from Germany are confirmed admirers, and are themselves simply one of the most exciting heavy acts around, blending a multitude of genres in what was once a collective's creative cauldron. UK tours with the likes of Opeth, and most recently The Dillinger Escape Plan, have only confirmed their position in the live setting, and their two albums in 2010 via Metal Blade left critics from Terrorizer to Rock Sound in raptures.
MAYBESHEWILL bring their instrumental fusion of post-rock, metal and electronica, and an ethos that has seen them work tirelessly to secure a devoted group of followers. Drowned In Sound and Rock Sound are regular supporters of the band, and no doubt their new album will keep them moving positively in both regard and musical progression.
HUMANFLY will open the tour with a fleet of riffs at their disposal, and a UK scene finally waking up to what their home county of Yorkshire has known for a while: this band is incredible. Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Rock-a-Rolla and numerous other magazines loved their new album 'Darker, Later'; the band toy with layers of prog, touching on King Crimson and Pink Floyd, that groove effortlessly into ferocious hardcore and bleak slabs of metal. Make sure you get down early.
Now we really WILL see you on the road!
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:33 PM