New Road Report--Devin Townsend, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, and Stolen Babies!
10/26/2012 2:41:53 PM by Etiam

Before last Monday night, the only place I would have expected to see Paradise Lost, Katatonia, and Devin Townsend all named together would be on a list of metal's early 90s pioneers, or perhaps even as inductees of the same class into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame. The ceremony, most likely taking place in Stockholm, might include guest performances from early associates like Steve Vai, Mikael Åkerfeldt, and the Cavanagh clan. A lofty list of personages, to be sure, but one absolutely earned by the bands they would be honoring. All hypothetically speaking, of course. And though that may all yet come to pass someday in those illusory halls—I'll put in for press credentials now—until then we will gladly make do with 'Epic Kings & Idols', the real-life tour that brought the three together at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. This was more a matter of good timing than any celestial homage, for the tour coincides with 2012 records released by all three bands, each reaffirming the bands' status as genre stalwarts while refusing to rest on the laurels of their halcyon days. For they are not yet past... --Etiam

[Column Link]

<< back >>

· Anvil· Cave In
· Demons and Wizards· The Kovenant
· Nightwish· Opeth
· The Great Deceiver· The Haunted
· Children Of Bodom· Mondo Generator
· Dokken· Exmortem
· Regurgitate· Seven Witches
· Celestial Ode· Nazareth
· Usurper· Dark Moor
· Sickspeed· Legend
· H.I.M.· Agony Divine
· Biomechanical· Steel Preacher
· King Diamond· Nordheim
· Eidolon· Savatage
· Windseeker· Drillpoint
· Murdercycle· Primal Fear
· Slayer· Out of the Lair
· F5· Force Of Evil
· Soil· Death Angel
· UFO· Cans
· Messiah's Kiss· Edge Of Forever
· U.D.O.· Juggernott
· Chapter VIII· Images of Eden
· Unearth· Medusa
· Katagory V· Division
· Megadeth· Scavenger
· Age Of Silence· Z02
· Jamie. St. James· Dark Ruin
· Incantation· The Lizards
· Triumph· Napalm Death
· Scenteria· Motley Crue
· Miles Beyond· Corrosion Of Conformity
· Loudblast· Vicious Circle
· Hellfire· Mechanical Poet
· John Sykes· Argument Soul
· Stormwarrior· Severe Torture
· Oathean· Lord Gore
· Chastain· Neil Turbin
· Ignitor· Babylon
· Grand Magus· Slumber
· Def Leppard· Disbelief
· Groundcrew· Rudra
· Agents Of Man· Sothis
· Communic· Supagroup
· Power Quest· Cannon
· Widow· Impaled Nazarene
· Iron Maidens· 1349
· Forever Slave· Barcode
· Mabon· Shattersphere
· Phantom X· Akercocke
· Overmars· Wolfmother
· Avulsed· Chain Collector
· Sinocence· Zero Down
· Absu· Vader
· Early Man· Insense
· Grimfist· Brother Hawk
· Pile of Heads· Powerglove
· Katatonia· Tandjent
· Cardinale· Daylight Dies
· Scum· Bal-Sagoth
· Elvenking· Stormcrow
· Sun Descends· Gorgoroth
· Azure· Nachtmystium
· Paul Bonrud· Amon Amarth
· Skid Row· Warface
· Pretty Maids· Wastefall
· Oblomov· Isis
· Extium· Warmachine
· Static-X· The Chronicles of Israfel
· Grenouer· Incrave
· White Wizzard· Trouble
· Chrome Division· Pantera
· Five Finger Death Punch· Gotthard
· Nominon· Antigama
· Randy Ellefson· Sworn Enemy
· Himsa· Ensiferum
· Echoes of Eternity· Frosthardr
· Heresi· Alkemyst
· Bilocate· Ride The Sky
· Gutted With Broken Glass· Deceiver
· SOS· Hacksaw Surgery
· Alestorm· Place Of Skulls
· Cursed· Battleroar
· Sotajumala