Swedish heavy metal rockers Sabaton released The Last Stand, their eighth studio album, in 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The Swedes now invade the United States, as they are on a co-headlining tour with Kreator, their German thrash metal friends, and the two bands perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, March 7.
Legendary metal guitarist Michael Schenker got his start in the Scorpions in 1971. He left them to perform lead guitar for UFO in the 1970s. And then he formed Michael Schenker Group, which underwent various incarnations through the 2000s.
Now, Michael Schenker is back with Michael Schenker Fest, a group releasing its first studio album, titled Resurrection, on March 2 via Nuclear Blast! To celebrate, Michael launches a North American Tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday, March 6.
Self-proclaimed Finnish “love metal” band HIM are on a farewell tour, and vocalist Ville Valo and company performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday. Paivi captured the show in pictures.
In This Moment released Ritual, their sixth studio album, in July via Atlantic Records and Roadrunner Records. Then Maria Blink and company set about the Half God – Half Devil Tour and played at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Heavy metal rockers In This Moment released Ritual, their sixth studio album, in July via Atlantic Records and Roadrunner Records. The Los Angeles quintet launched the Half God – Half Devil Tour to support the album with a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Sept. 25 Update: Sadly, Lord of the Lost announced today that they experienced overwhelming difficulties in obtaining US visas for the tour, so they have canceled.
Dark metal group Lord of the Lost will release Swan Songs II, a new album of 10 songs, via Napalm Records on Oct. 6. The band will be on tour leading up to the release of the album with a show opening for legendary German industrial collective KMFDM on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. (Read our Parklife DC preview of KMFDM.)
Twenty years ago, a band of cellists formed in Finland and released an album of Metallica covers. Thus was born Apocalyptica, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of that debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, with a show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9. Paivi, herself Finnish, took some pictures of her countrymen!