Slipknot Announce North American Tour With In This Moment, Jinjer, Cypress Hill, & Ho99o9

Slipknot have announced a spring North American tour. In This Moment and Jinjer will open on the first leg, while Cypress Hill and Ho99o9 will open on the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With In This Moment & Jinjer

03/16 Fargo, ND – FARGODOME
03/18 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
03/19 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
03/22 Memphis, TN – FedExForum
03/23 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
03/25 North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
03/26 Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
03/29 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
03/30 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
04/01 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
04/02 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
04/04 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
04/06 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
04/07 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
04/09 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
04/11 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
04/12 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
04/14 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
04/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
04/17 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

With Cypress Hill & Ho99o9:

05/18 University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
05/20 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
05/21 Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
05/22 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
05/24 Albany, NY – MVP Arena
05/26 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
05/28 Québec, QC – Videotron Centre
05/29 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
06/01 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
06/02 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
06/04 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
06/05 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
06/07 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
06/09 Colorado Springs, CO – The Broadmoor World Arena
06/11 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
06/13 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
06/14 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
06/17 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Garden Arena
06/18 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan commented:

“It feels so good to get back out on the road with our Culture. Get ready for a brand new experience. See you soon.”

Corey Taylor added:

“Even with everything going on in the world right now, we’re still extremely excited to come back out in the states, with 2 different, exciting packages. Whether it’s In This Moment and Jinjer, or Cypress and Ho99o9, we pride ourselves in bringing our fans the epicenter of our music and art. Come celebrate with us, and try to stay as safe as we will be.”

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2021

I have put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2021. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all of the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

10. Jinjer – “Wallflowers”

“Wallflowers” finds Jinjer at the top of their game. It offers fans nothing short of a masterful display of progressive metal through a barrage of aggressive and groove-orientated tracks. Some highlights from this one include: “Vortex,” “Disclosure!,” and “Pearls And Swine.”

09. Plush – “Plush”

The self-titled debut album from Plush proves that rock and roll is alive and well. It’s a record full of rock anthems from a young band, who are sure to make waves in the music world for years to come. Some highlights from this one include: “Athena,” “Hate,” and “Sober.”

08. The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”

“Death By Rock And Roll” takes the emotional toll of loss and pain and transforms it into pure and cathartic rock music. It continues to show growth from a band who have continuously cranked out high quality material since their inception. Some highlights from this one include: the title track, “Only Love Can Save Me Now,” and “Witches Burn.”

07. Mastodon – “Hushed And Grim”

“Hushed And Grim” is one of Mastodon’s best albums to date. It combines grief-laden lyrics with impeccable musicianship to create a piece of art that takes the listener on a journey. Some highlights from this one include: “Pain With An Anchor,” Teardrinker,” and “Gobblers Of Dregs.”

06. Royal Blood – “Typhoons”

“Typhoons” is what happens when you throw Royal Blood’s infectious rock sound into a disco blender. The material is extremely catchy and you can’t help but move along to it. Some highlights from this one include: “Trouble’s Coming,” the title track, and “Boilermaker.”

05. Every Time I Die – “Radical”

“Radical” is quintessential Every Time I Die. The record fuses heavy and chaotic music with clever lyrics that grab the listener the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “Dark Distance,” “Planet Shit,” and “Desperate Pleasures.”

04. Bullet For My Valentine – “Bullet For My Valentine”

Bullet For My Valentine’s new self-titled album takes the most aggressive aspects of the band’s sound and puts them at the forefront to create some of the group’s heaviest material to date. It is a record that is truly worthy of the name “Bullet For My Valentine.” Some highlights from this one include: “Knives,” “Shatter,” and the closer “Death By A Thousand Cuts.”

03. Trivium – “In The Court Of The Dragon”

“In The Court Of The Dragon” takes all of the musical elements of Trivium’s past work and combines them with mythological storytelling to create a record that’s epic as hell. It has everything a metal fan can want and you can’t help but headbang the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “The Shadow Of The Abattoir,” “Like A Sword Over Damocles,” and “The Phalanx.”

02. Spiritbox – “Eternal Blue”

“Eternal Blue” is the highly anticipated debut album from Spiritbox and it definitely did not disappoint. It is everything one would want in a record, commanding vocals and passionate lyrics backed by heavy and melodic music. Some highlights from this one include: “Holy Roller,” “Circle With Me,” and “Constance.”

01. Evanescence – “The Bitter Truth”

“The Bitter Truth” is Evanescence’s first album of all new material since 2011 and the band definitely returned with a bang. The record is a hard rock masterpiece that helps the listener uncover light within the darkness as they are guided through the soundscape by Amy Lee’s iconic powerhouse vocals. Some highlights from this one include “Wasted On You,” “Better Without You,” and “Use My Voice.”

Jinjer Premiere “Disclosure!” Music Video

Jinjer have shared a new video for their song “Disclosure!.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Wallflowers.”

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov commented:

“Believe it or not it is not always easy being in the spotlight all the time … with each success this band reaches there is a huge amount of expectations from the outside that come with each step we make. From personal opinions to politics and now to the pandemic, our every move is scrutinized and judged by the outside. Although it‘s not always fun, we would not have it any other way…”

“The track ‘Disclosure!” and the video itself is a very important video for Jinjer. Not only is it one of our favorite tracks on the new album as well as live, our ex-guitarist Dmitriy Oksen stars in the video and was great to work with him again, even if it‘s in a different capacity now.”

Jinjer Drummer Vlad Ulasevich To Return To The Stage Tonight After Testing Negative For COVID-19

As previously reported, Jinjer drummer Vlad Ulasevich was forced to miss the initial dates of the band’s North American tour after testing positive for COVID-19. However, he has since tested negative and will be returning to the stage during tonight’s (October 24) show at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon.

The group commented:

“GREAT NEWS: Vlad is officially Covid free after three successful NEGATIVE tests and is back on the tour starting tonight! And just like that: the beat goes on!

Thanks for everyone’s support during these strange times!

Tickets for all upcoming shows:
http://www.jinjer-metal.com/tour

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: Suicide Silence
plus All Hail The Yeti

10/24: Portland, OR @ *SOLD OUT*
10/25: Portland, OR @ *SOLD OUT*
10/27: San Francisco, CA *SOLD OUT*
10/28: Sacramento, CA @ *SOLD OUT*
10/29: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/30: Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
10/31: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02: Denver, CO @ *SOLD OUT*
11/04: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/05: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07: Chicago, IL @ *SOLD OUT*
11/09: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Rochester, NY @ Anthology
11/19: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ *SOLD OUT*
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ *SOLD OUT*
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ *SOLD OUT*
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom”

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Jinjer Drummer Vlad Ulasevich To Miss Immediate Live Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Jinjer drummer Vlad Ulasevich has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, he will be missing the band’s immediate live shows. The group commented:

“Brothers and sisters, there is no easy way to say this but unfortunately our drummer Vlad has tested positive for COVID and will have to sit out the first few shows until he recovers. He is doing fine and has no symptoms! The rest of us are healthy and tested negative. That being said, we will not cancel any shows and have decided to push on using his pre-recorded live drum tracks! We waited two long years to rock with you and will do our best to make this tour happen… and it will be one to remember for sure! See you in a few Seattle – let’s do this!!”

Twelve Foot Ninja Premiere New Video For “Over And Out” Featuring Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk

Twelve Foot Ninja have premiered a new video for their latest single “Over And Out.” This track features Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk and it will appear on the band’s new album “Vengeance.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on October 15 alongside a graphic novel of the same name and a new “high fantasy” novel titled “The Wyvern And The Wolf.” Guitarist Stevic MacKay said the following about the clip:

“A man covered in cow shit wanders the Australian bush seeking clarity. Tortured by recurring dreams about having no face, meeting the ferryman in a Finnish swamp, old twitchy people with straw heads, vacuuming the forest, cradling a pike and squash playing goat people who spoil Christmas and drink everyone’s dregs…The only obvious thing to do is find a door Goblin to suck ‘dream gravy’ (aka Vegemite) off his fingers so he can teleport to a Ukrainian mechanical genie to blow his mind with Australian metaphors about being fucked in the head.”

Twelve Foot Ninja Premiere New Song “Over And Out” Featuring Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk

Twelve Foot Ninja have premiered a new song titled “Over And Out.” This track features Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk and it will appear on the band’s new album “Vengeance.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on October 15 alongside a graphic novel of the same name and a new “high fantasy” novel titled “The Wyvern And The Wolf.”

Twelve Foot Ninja’s Kin Etik commented:

“The song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise. The French first coined the phrase ‘l’appel du vide,’ which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void.’ The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life.”

He also commented on working with Shmailyuk:

“We wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since tom to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track.”

Shmailyuk added:

“When the TFN guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it! The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with Jinjer… it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”

Jinjer Premiere “Wallflower” Music Video

Jinjer have premiered a new video for their new song “Wallflower.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wallflowers,” which will be released on August 27. The group commented:

“As the director Basil Pereverzev told us ‘Never give up and act in due course with the forces of the reality you have chosen for yourself’… ‘Wallflower‘ is one of a kind. This is a song we have lived through time and time again. Every single note, every percussion hit, every word Tatiana sings is well-thought through and shines. And the story which rolls out in the video is the best compliment to this song. Definitely the most multilayered work we have delivered sonically and visually. We hope that our fans can also relate the video and take something meaningful from it as well.”

Jinjer Premiere “Mediator” Music Video

Jinjer have premiered a new video for their new song “Mediator.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wallflowers,” which will be released on August 27. The group commented:

“With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all…”

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.