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European Tour 2017

presented by Continental Concerts, EMP, Rock Hard, Rocks, MusiX, metal.de, powermetal.de

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Beginn: 20:00 Uhr | Einlass: 19:00 Uhr

Neu im VVK | Alle Veranstaltungen | Live @ Halle

Preis VVK: 25,-€ zzgl. Geb.

Veranstalter: Backstage Concerts GmbH



Born out of the West Coast Metal scene of the 80's, METAL CHURCH quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra Records, they released two critically acclaimed albums. Their self-titled release »Metal Church« postured the band as one of the pioneers of the thrash/metal scene. The All Music Guide had this to say about the debut: “The band's incredibly tight musicianship is a highlight all on its own. This album remains an overlooked classic of straight-ahead American-bred heavy metal.” With the heavy metal scene starting to rise in the U.S., METAL CHURCH set out on a very successful tour with label mates METALLICA.


Next came »The Dark«, the fury of its opening track, 'Ton Of Bricks' was championed as one of the premier metal releases of the 80's. »The Dark« also led to one of a few lineup changes with the departure of vocalist David Wayne. However, more success was yet to come. With the addition of former HERETIC vocalist Mike Howe, and METALLICA guitar tech extraordinaire John Marshall, the riffing became heavier and the subject matter deeper. They tackled political and social issues of the day with the releases of »Blessing In Disguise« and »The Human Factor«. At a time when heavy metal bands moved from the underground and became part of the hair band/pop fad, METAL CHURCH stayed true to their roots.


During the mid-90's, the members of METAL CHURCH headed in their own directions. Kurdt Vanderhoof worked on his namesake project, Vanderhoof, while Kirk Arrington was playing on various sessions including a recording with Sir Mix-A-Lot. 1999 led to a well-received reunion of the original METAL CHURCH lineup with the release of »Masterpeace«. The band went back to their classic sound and played several festivals overseas.


COMANIAC online:

MESHIAAK mussten leider absagen!

Mascot Recording artists Meshiaak are parting ways with drummer Jon Dette due to the geographical distance between the Australian band members: vocalist Danny Camilleri, guitarist Dean Wells, bassist Nick Walker and Dette, who lives in Southern California.  Living far apart made it near impossible for the band to rehearse properly and feel comfortable to be able to present themselves in front of live audiences the way they all felt represented the proper sound of the band.
The band had scheduled rehearsals to take place in Germany prior to their first show June 10th in Breman, but, due to scheduling difficulties, the bands only chance to rehearse became cut short to the point the band felt that sonically the band would not be able to present the songs in a manner that best represented Meshiaak's intensity and precise song structure. 
Drummer Jon Dette, commented "if we cannot do it the way we know it should be done, then we have to man up and do the right thing and it also made us realize that while we can make a great record living on different continents in this digital world, a band has to be together to really get in the groove and to be a tight unit, especially for a newer band."  
Vocalist Danny Camilleri agreed and add's "it sucks really, we know we have a killer band, killer songs and the chance to do a killer European leg and reality hits you in the face with the different schedules and such.  But if we are not comfortable with our live performance, we are not doing justice to ourselves or to those in the audience.  We love Jon and only hope the best for him, we just wish he lived here with us in Australia, then no problems at all!"
The band worked on possible solutions to make the tour work, but, unfortunately, they had to make a decision to go on tour not confident of the live show or cancel and regroup.  
Meshiaak would like to thank all those who support them and know they will understand the reasoning for doing the best for all.

COMANIAC "Wow, we are truly overwhelmed to join the amazing Metal Church on their European run in June. Besides being on tour with one of our favorite bands it's also a huge honor to play in some legendary venues where we also visited concerts of our favorite bands as fans. Those are exactly the moments you're dreaming about when you start a Band. We're looking forward to see many new faces and we promise to kick your ass!"


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