Rising New Haven, CT progressive metal group EARTHSIDE may be a new name to some, but rest assured that the band has been buzzing amongst metal fans for quite some time now. In conjunction with the release of their new album A Dream In Static (out Friday, October 23), the band is pleased to have been personally recommended by SOILWORK and A Dream In Static guest vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid to join the current “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” U.S. tour with headliners SOULFLY and special guests SHATTERED SUN.EARTHSIDE joins the tour tonight in New York City at Gramercy Theatre.
Take a listen to EARTHSIDE’s new album A Dream In Static, streaming now in its entirety via Metal Hammer. Make sure to check out the track “Mob Mentality” featuring Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and The Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra, as well as “Crater” featuring Bjorn “Speed” Strid.
A Dream In Static was recorded in Sweden with David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) and Jens Bogren (Soilwork, The Ocean).
SOILWORK’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid comments on the band joining the tour, “I first was introduced toEARTHSIDE when they reached out to me about doing a guest spot on their debut album. When I listened to some of their songs, I instantly became very impressed with the musicianship and the songwriting. Recording vocals for EARTHSIDE was one of the most challenging things I have done and I can't wait to see these guys on stage. Please welcome them on the last leg of this tour, you're in for a treat!”
EARTHSIDE drummer Ben Shanbrom adds, “EARTHSIDE is thrilled to be sharing the stage withSOILWORK and SOULFLY—both bands are institutions in their own right, and I’ve heard a lot of great things about SHATTERED SUN. We’re looking forward to watching their performances! We're excited to round out the bill with a sound and unique multimedia show that might be a little different from what fans normally might expect at a metal concert.”
Get tickets to the “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” U.S. tour now via www.soulfly.com.
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SOULFLY, SOILWORK, SHATTERED SUN & EARTHSIDERemaining “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” 2015 Tour Dates
10/20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre 10/21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar 10/22 - Knoxville, TN @ The International 10/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 10/24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room 10/25 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre 10/27 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 10/28 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage 10/29 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! 10/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre 10/31 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red - no Soulfly 11/1 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick - no Soulfly 11/2 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go - no Soulfy