It’s a big day for fans of metal in Australia –Lamb Of God have announced their glorious return Down Under for September 2013, unleashing upon stages all over the country with Swedish purveyors of chug Meshuggah along for the ride. This is the second massive tour announced by Soundwave today, after they dropped news of Bring Me The Horizon and Of Mice & Men’s second coming for this year.
Just the words ‘Lamb Of God’ are enough to send fans crazy. Displaying one of the most pure forms of relentlessly brutal metal currently going round, the band only goes from strength to strength, and latest album Resolution is tough enough to reach through your speakers and smack your head into the desk. Seriously, try it.
It’s been a turbulent time for LOG since last appearing on our shores, despite their last tour here occuring just over a year ago. Frontman Randy Blythe was recently acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic after a sad incident involving a young man’s death following a stage dive at one of their shows in Prague. As soon as Blythe was able to leave the country – and even before then – Lamb Of God were back on the touring wagon, and now we know they’re giving Australia some love as well.
Meshuggah is also one of those bands whose greatness cannot be adequately expressed with words. Bringing a level of technicality and style few manage to conquer, Meshuggah have remained in the throne high atop Metal Mountain since the ’90s and if their latest album Koloss is anything to go by (which it is) they aren’t going to be usurped any time soon.
LOG were rumoured to be part of Soundwave 2014 but it’s a safe bet they can be ruled out to make way for this monster of a tour.
Tickets for Lamb Of God and Meshuggah go on sale next Friday, 14th June from the below vendors.
Lamb Of God & Meshuggah Australian tour dates
– SOLD OUT!
Friday, 20th September
The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18+
Saturday, 21st September – SOLD OUT!
UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney – Lic A/A
Sunday, 22nd September
Festival Hall, Melbourne – Lic + Unlic areas
Tuesday, 24th September
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Lic A/A
Thursday, 26th September
Metro City, Perth – 18+
Gallery: Lamb Of God, Black Dahlia Murder, In Flames – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane 28/02/2012