Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Shadows Fall and God Forbid are all touring together this summer.
I'm not sure about in the US, but I believe they're doing the European festival circuit as well as an extended tour of the UK, kicking off in Exeter(about an hour on the train from me) on June 8th. Which just so happens to be my birthday. And is two days after Metallica headline Donington, which I shall also be attending.
I think this will be one of the better birthdays I've had, considering I saw AC/DC on my 19th.
ADDITIONAL: I would like to add to this, by saying that Anthrax have confirmed for London on June 12th.
June 5th/6th - Download festival (Metallica, Slayer, Machine Head + others) June 8th - NWOAHM tour in Exeter. June 12th - Anthrax at London Astoria.
I know Chimaira is touring with Slipknot and Fear Factory in the spring. They're part of the Jagermeister Music Tour. I don't know who they'll be with in the Summer, and pollstar doesn't have anything listed after May.
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Joey Vera was/is (?) in Armored Saint. Scott Ian also said recently that Anthrax isn't planning to audition any new bass players so maybe he'll be staying longer than previously planned or they are hopeful that things can be worked out soon with Frank Bello.
I think WE COME FOR YOU ALL is the best METAL CD put out last year. Its simply a great fucking CD. Too bad mainstream media wont play it, and too bad they cant get on a decent tour to get some attention to the fact that they are still able to kick the shit out of 98% of the worlds metal bands.
This was destined to be bittersweet. The last time I saw Spirit of the West, lead singer John Mann had recently been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. We went, in part, expecting it to be our last chance to see the band.