VIMH news: YEAR END
It's been roughly a week since Cannibal Corpse's Guitarist Pat O'Brien was arrested on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
OFFICIAL BAND STATEMENT:
“As a band and as individuals, we all want nothing but the best for our brother and partner, Pat. While we can offer no further information about the incident, we wanted everyone to know that Pat is getting the help he needs and appreciates the love and support from Cannibal Corpse fans around the world. "
Cannibal Corpse are currently scheduled to co-headline the Decibel Magazine Tour this Spring, before opening for Slayer on select final tour dates.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
JAKE E. LEE: “I KINDA WISH I NEVER SAID YNGWIE WAS AN ARROGANT ASSHOLE, BUT HE’S AN ARROGANT ASSHOLE”
As the story goes, competition brings out the ugly in people. But in this case, it's completely true. Yngwie is an arrogant asshole.
Ultimate Guitar interview Jake, and he had this to say, “I never said he was a shit guitar player. I don’t remember how it came up. As you know, doing interviews, you get the same questions over and over – and for some reason, Yngwie came up. [Chuckles]
“And it was a left turn that I relished because it wasn’t your standard question. I won’t say I regret it, I stand by everything I said. But I never questioned his ability as a guitar player. He’s a phenomenal guitar player.
“I question his person, his being. I kinda wish I never said it, but he’s an arrogant asshole. He is. Everybody in the industry knows it, nobody really says anything. I brought it up and I shouldn’t have.
“It’s a personal opinion and it probably should have stayed personal.”
I don't know why he wants to retract, I'm sure others will support Jake's opinion.
JERED THREATIN: FUCK WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?!?
Threatin frontman Jered Threatin has given his first interview following the most ridiculous story of 2018. In a new chat with Rolling Stone, Threatin (real name Jered Eames) claims he orchestrated the whole fiasco for media attention.
I'm not going too much further with this, other than, " BRAVO, YOU ARE A COMPLETE LUNATIC."
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY Drive with AFTER THE BURIAL: North American 2019 Tour Dates confirmed
"After having the pleasure of destroying stages all over Australia with the Parkway guys just over a month ago, we couldn't be more stoked to share the stage with them once again, this time in the States," said KsE frontman Jesse Leach. "Parkway Drive puts on an incredible live show and we are excited to combine forces and bring the energy every night to a town near you. I am absolutely certain fans of both bands are in for a hell of a time. This will be one for the memories for sure — let's rage!"
"This co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage is a landmark for Parkway Drive in North America," said Parkway Drive's frontman Winston McCall. "Having smashed our way across the land for over a decade now, it is a humbling and defining moment to be sharing this slot with true heavy metal icons and personal heroes. We have always aimed to maintain the highest standard of energy, connection and entertainment at our shows, a standard that has been set and maintained by KSE their entire career. The concept of how epic this tour will be is mind blowing to me. Bring on the insanity!"
BELOW IS THE TOUR DATES:
4/18 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield Theatre* 4/19 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium** 4/20 — Mesa, AZ — 98 KUPD – Ufest*** 4/22 — Colorado Springs, CO — City Auditorium** 4/23 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion Ballroom* 4/24 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom** 4/26 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom* 4/27 — Austin, TX — Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater** 4/28 — Houston, TX — So What?! Music Festival*** 4/30 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater** 5/1 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre* 5/3 — Jacksonville, FL — Welcome to Rockville^^ 5/4 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle** 5/5 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial Auditorium* 5/7 — Niagara Falls, NY — The Rapids Theatre** 5/9 — New York, NY — Terminal 5* 5/10 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall* 5/11 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)** 5/12 — Rockingham, NC — Epicenter^^ 5/12 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues^ 5/14 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring* 5/15 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit** 5/16 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Club Stage* 5/17-19 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple*** *Killswitch Engage Closes Show **Parkway Drive Closes Show ***Festival ^^Festival — KsE Only ^Parkway Drive only
As we look to close the doors on 2018, let's remember some of rock and metal's losses. R.I.P., you will be sorely missed, and the industry has taken a deep cut this year.
March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018
July 10, 1974 - October 16, 2018
September 2, 1975 - August 14, 2018
September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018