F E A T U R E

Headbanger's Ball Tour 2016
9/2/2016 5:22:41 PM by Frank Hill





Wow, when was the last time you saw this logo?

MTV's "Headbangers Ball" aired its first episode on April 18, 1987. Since then the show has existed in some variation via networks or online programming. Its prime time was the 1987 through 1995 period when it routinely aired around midnight every Saturday night. The show's original hosts were Kevin Seal and Adam Curry before Riki Rachtman took over and added a popular personalized touch. Ultimately the show came to an end due to the rising commercial success of alternative and grunge rock. "Headbanger's Ball" was replaced by the subpar show Superrock, hosted by Julia Valet.

So, it is now with great shock and elation that we see a tour poster released showing the original "Headbanger's Ball" logo. This European tour is being offered by Continental Concerts in cooperation with MTV. The concept is to make this tour continue a series of events that not only showcases some of the best heavy metal bands, but also celebrates its diversity. The first tour features bands culled from metalcore, death, folk and power genres representing the US, Finland and Canada.

Read Eric Compton's column here: [Full Column Link]


<< back >>






RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Into Eternity LA Guns
Slipknot Grave
Carpathian Forest Immolation
Poisonblack Rebellion
Impellitteri Commit Suicide
Ring of Fire Ravage
Manowar Valley's Eve
Alchemy X H.I.M.
Tungsten Catch 22
Iced Earth Artension
Mourning Beloveth Victory
King Diamond Drillpoint
Murdercycle Pharaoh
Whitesnake Lacuna Coil
Project: Failing Flesh Secret Sphere
Mother Misery Volbeat
Force Of Evil Node
I Hate Sally Superchrist
Wolf Amityville Whore
Black Zodiac Dimmu Borgir
De Lirium's Order Feinstein
Destructor Therion
Goatsnake After Forever
Saxon Final Dawn
Images of Eden Katagory V
Division Valume Nob
Chris Caffery Marshall Law
Slowlife Neurosis
Six Feet Under Incantation
Ironhorse Creed
Cradle To Grave Image
Ligeia Requiem Aeternam
Veni Domine Maze Of Torment
Hibria Sabaton
Suidakra Carina Alfie
Apocalyptica Marduk
Boomerang Derek Sherinian
Chastain Debris Inc.
Neil Turbin Slumber
Pro-Pain Biss
Embraze Mirador
God Among Insects Vicious Art
Subterranean Masquerade Unshine
Taake Leaves Eyes
Gaia Impaled Nazarene
Sheavy Agents Of The Sun
Painmuseum Loits
Lake Of Tears The Atomic Bitchwax
ASG Barcode
Mabon Arthemis
Damnation Dechrist
Dreamland Celebratum
Dragonlord The Tenth Circle
Gorefest Nocturnal Rites
Absolution End of Level Boss
Craft Second Shadow
Across Tundras Tandjent
Nikki Puppet Beyond Fear
Hell-Born Clawfinger
Silver Dirt The Smackdown
Athanator Cataract
Dream Or Nightmare Upon Infliction
Michael Orlando Suzukiton
Bloodbound She Said Destroy
Psycroptic Vicious Rumors
Pump Thy Majestie
Zoroaster Semargl
Rotting Christ Teeth of the Hydra
Twinball Cult of Daath
Biolich Panzerchrist
Cheva Deicide
Celtic Frost Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
Threat Signal Manticore
Grenouer Pentacle
Trenchfoot Sworn Enemy
Depressed Mode Frosthardr
Dantesco Ride The Sky
Deceiver Demonic Symphony
Trivium Blood Haven
Straight Line Stitch Embalming Theatre
Trinacria Deadsea
Son of Eric Wolfgate
DC4 Uli Jon Roth
Sister Sin Dark Castle