SHATTERED SUN Join “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour Alongside Testament and Exodus New Album Hope Within Hatred Available April 21

Testament

File Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser Chuck Billy lead singer of Testament preforming at the Aftershock Fest in 2012.

 

Texas metal assailants SHATTERED SUN will be joining the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour”, undoubtedly the most crushing heavy metal tour to hit North America this spring, as direct support to legendary thrash titans TESTAMENT and EXODUS.  SHATTERED SUN took the roots of their Southern backdrop, infusing state-of-the-art metal and created Hope Within Hatred, the debut album to be released April 21, 2015 via Victory Records.

 

“We are ecstatic to announce this tour with TESTAMENT and EXODUS,” offers SHATTERED SUN frontman Marcos Leal. “This will be our first national tour and we couldn’t be more ready to represent and show the world what we are all about!  We have been anticipating getting out there and playing our new album “Hope Within Hatred” to the fans, so the moment we have been fighting for has finally arrived!  Thank you to TESTAMENT for having us out, this is a huge honor for us and we look forward to wreaking havoc with our brothers in metal EXODUS.”

 

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt adds, “EXODUS are very excited in the most violent of fashion to announce our part in the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour with our old friends and label mates TESTAMENT, as well as soon to be new friends SHATTERED SUN!

 

TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Dates:

4/01/15   Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

4/02/15   House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA

4/03/15   Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ

4/04/15   Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

4/06/15   Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX

4/07/15   House Of Blues – Houston, TX

4/08/15   House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

4/10/15   Pop’s – Sauget, IL

4/11/15   Mojoes – Joliet, IL

4/12/15   Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

4/13/15   The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

4/15/15   Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA

4/16/15   Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY

4/17/15   Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

4/18/15   The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

4/19/15   The Paramount – Huntington, NY

4/21/15   Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

4/22/15   Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

4/23/15   Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

 

 

Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Hits Sacramento

Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser
Dave Mustaine, front man for the band Megadeth preforming at the South stage during the Aftershock Fest at Discovery Park.

Jeff Gonzales, writer
Shiftsync Media

Music triggers memories like few other things. The power of these memories can make even the worst band hold something personally special.

_MG_2310

Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser
Jonathan Davis, Lead singer for Korn preforming on the South Stage during the Aftershock Fest at Discovery Park.

At Aftershock on Sept. 14, I remembered this.

Arriving a little late does not change much when your publisher has a press pass waiting for you. Walking past the ling line reminded me of the many times in years gone by I glared at someone doing what I was doing now.

The gates opened to an array of vendors and Monster Energy signs everywhere. I followed the crowd to the stage to watch as “Otherwise” began their set.

With the crunch of the guitar and the pounding of the drums, the bassist of the band bounded from the stage and started the first pit of the day. The crowds cheered as a handful of guys followed suit. The pit itself was weak but made for a good start to the day.
Continue reading