Archive for April 10, 2009

Announced: Korn Spring 2009 US Tour Dates

Posted in Korn, Shows with tags on April 10, 2009 by gearsofrock

Korn will hit the road in the US this spring before heading over to Europe. Here are the US dates reported thus far:

Apr. 25 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Electric Park
Apr. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Convention Center
Apr. 27 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
Apr. 29 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Apr. 30 – Grand Island, NE – Heartland Events Center
May 02 – Memphis, TN – Tom Lee Park
May 04 – Belton, TX – Bell County Expo
May 05 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
May 06 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
May 09 – Frisco, TX – Pizza Hut Park
May 10 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Canaries Stadium
May 13 – Duluth, MN – DECC Arena
May 15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 16 – Columbus, OH – Columbus Crew Stadium
May 18 – Rochester, NY – Armory
May 19 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
May 22 – Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theatre
May 23 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook
May 30 – Kansas City, MO – Rockfest
May 31 – Des Moines, IA – Balloon Classic Field


Review: Papsmear – Music To Kill By [2008]

Posted in Papsmear, SOS Metal Update with tags on April 10, 2009 by gearsofrock

amazon-papsmearJust by perusing the booklet defunct Las Vegas thrash band Papsmear accompanies their retrospective MUSIC TO KILL BY with, you can tell these guys were at the forefront of their scene, as homemade flyers touting shared bills with the likes of COC, Pestilence, and Hirax can attest to. Armed with a feral thrash metal attack that always appeared to be on the brink of falling apart, this band who really never made it out of Vegas combines blistering speed, sneering vocals, whammy bar antics, and lyrical discourse taken straight from the playbook to comprise their style. This multi-faceted collection boasts live recordings, demos, and a DVD of the good old days when beer was cheap, girls were easy, and posers were soundly disposed of or at the very least according to the live shows heard here, resoundly heckled and harassed from the lead singer’s microphone. Diehard thrash maniacs will need this, but there’s way better stuff, both reissued and current, out there to check out before you have to dig into this one. -Mike SOS