Have you been craving a heavier than heavy show lately? Well, you’re in luck. The Metal Alliance tour will be coming to The Turf Club on Tuesday, November 20th and is bringing along some of the best of the best in the metal and punk scenes.
Headlining the massive tour is the one and only Goatwhore. “We wanted it raw. We wanted it organic. We wanted it to sound the way we do in the live setting,” relays Goatwhore frontman Ben Falgoust of the band’s latest output, Vengeful Ascension (2017). Their seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois (near Champaign, Illinois) with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.
The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.
Joining Goatwhore will be The Casualties- one of the few bands remaining on my bucketlist. The Casualties are the voice of the disenfranchised, the disillusioned and the dispossessed of this planet. These street fighters are still angry, still political and still keep the heart and spirit of Punk alive. This was already the declared aim of The Casualties, when vocalist Jorge Herrera founded the band together with second singer Colin in the year 1990. Hailing from New York City, they were inspired by early street punks such as The Exploited, Sex Pistols and Charges GBH.
Black Tusk will be coming along for the ride too. Black Tusk was born from sweat. There was blood, and maybe a few tears, too, but more than anything, it was sweat that marked the earliest years of Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk. Formed in 2005 by three lifelong friends—bassist Jonathan Athon, guitarist Andrew Fidler, and drummer James May—the band welded together a three-pronged vocal attack, dirty punk, sludgy heavy metal, and a big fat dose of Motörhead to create what they called “swamp metal.”
As if those three weren’t enough, Great American Ghost and Gozu will be kicking the night off so make sure to get there early.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
Nov. 6 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Nov. 7 – The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 8 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Nov. 9 – Full Circle Brewing Co. – Fresno, CA
Nov. 10 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Nov. 11 – Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
Nov. 13 – Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
Nov. 14 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
Nov. 16 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 17 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Nov. 18 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS
Nov. 20 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Nov. 21 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov. 23 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Nov. 24 – Overtime Sports Bar – Kingston, ON
Nov. 25 – Salle Multi Du Complex Meduse – Quebec City, QC
Nov. 26 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Nov. 28 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Nov. 29 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Nov. 30 – One Centre Square – Easton, PA