Hatebreed replaces In Flames on ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’


Due to international visa issues, Swedish steelworkers IN FIRE withdrew from “The metal tour of the year”, co-titled by MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD and featuring special guests TRIVIUM. Replace them on the invoice will be HATE RACE.

Earlier today (Tuesday July 13), IN FIRE issued the following statement: “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision not to join “The metal tour of the year”. We couldn’t wait to play for all of you and it was an incredibly difficult choice to make.

“Thank you for your understanding and support as we all go through this unprecedented time. We have a lot going on for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe and we’ll see you on the road soon!”

Produced by Living country, the rescheduled “The Metal Tour Of The Year” will now begin on Friday August 20 in Austin, TX and hit 26 other cities before ending in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday October 2.

IN FIRE‘last album, “Me, the mask”, was released in March 2019 via Nuclear explosion (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

IN FIRE American drummer recruited Tanner Wayne, best known for his work with MAJOR, SCARING CHILDREN SCARING CHILDREN and CHIODOS, to sit behind the band’s kit for their live appearances in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Wayne enters IN FIRE following the departure of Joe rickard, who played on “Me, the mask” and “Battles”.

Tanner debuted live with IN FIRE in July 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Long duration IN FIRE drummer Daniel svensson announced in 2015 that he was leaving the group to focus on his family life.

IN FIRE” current lineup includes the American bassist Bryce paul, who has performed most of the gigs with the band since the longtime bassist Peter Iwersreleased in November 2016.

IN FIRE guitarist Nicolas engelin left out the band’s tour dates to focus on “personal matters.” Replace it is old MEGADETH and current ACT OF CHALLENGE guitarist Chris Broderick.

HATE RACEthe last album of, “The weight of the fake me”, was released last November via Nuclear explosion records. The LP was produced by frequent HATE RACE collaborater Chris “Zeuss” Harris and it happened just after the sold-out anniversary shows that HATE RACE undertaken throughout 2019 and the unprecedented success of 2016 “Concrete Confessional”. Not only does the latter count more than 42 million Spotify streams, but the single “Look at today’s barrel” also recorded more than 30 million Spotify streams. The group also covered Revolver and The Guardian gave the album a 4 out of 5 star rating, proving that more than 20 years into its career, this Connecticut hardcore metal institution remains as vital as ever.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision not to join the Metal Tour of The Year ….

posted by In fire to Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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