Cult Nottingham-based progressive metal act Earthtone9 will perform a string of live dates for the first time in nine years as part of Scuzz’s Friction Tour.
The tour dates for May are below:
17 – Birmingham, Academy 2
18 – Durham, Live Lounge
19 – Glasgow, Stereo
20 – Manchester, Club Academy
21 – Bristol, Thekla
22 – London, Relentless Garage
Tickets available from www.seetickets.com from today.
The band made tentative steps back into the live arena in the second half of 2010 with performances at the Sonisphere and Damnation festivals; the response, however, was anything but uncertain. The old fanbase was still very much alive alongside a new set of fans, all eager to see whether the old songs stood the test of time and whether this progressive outfit could still hold such an overused title. They didn’t disappoint.
Where once Earthtone9 were the UK’s torchlight battling through a tedious nu-metal fog, they now return to join a metal scene thriving with ingenuity and inventiveness, much of which had its way paved by the band’s output around the turn of the millenium. The new material will only confirm why they are held in such high esteem. (Best of album still available free from www.earthtone9.co.uk)
The Ocean from Germany are confirmed admirers, and are themselves simply one of the most exciting heavy acts around, blending a multitude of genres in what was once a collective’s creative cauldron. Maybeshewill, meanwhile bring their instrumental fusion of post-rock, metal and electronica, and an ethos that has seen them work tirelessly to secure a devoted group of followers. Humanfly will open the tour with a fleet of riffs at their disposal. The band toy with layers of prog, touching on King Crimson and Pink Floyd, that groove effortlessly into ferocious hardcore and bleak slabs of metal.
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