04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
Enslaved just announced dates for their North American "Winter Rite 2013" Tour, which will also feature Pallbearer and Ancient VVisdom.
The three-week tour will start on Jan. 30th 2013 in Philadelphia, PA and the band made the following statement on their Facebook page:
North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we've been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We're more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we've been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!
Confirmed dates for "Winter Rite 2013" tour are:
Jan 30, 2013 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Jan 31, 2013 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Feb 01, 2013 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 02, 2013 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Feb 03, 2013 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb 04, 2013 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
Feb 06, 2013 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
Feb 08, 2013 - The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
Feb 09, 2013 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 2013 - Branx - Portland, OR
Feb 11, 2013 - The Highline - Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 2013 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
Feb 14, 2013 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB - CANADA
Feb 15, 2013 - Dickens Pub - Calgary, AB - CANADA
Feb 16, 2013 - The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
Feb 17, 2013 - Osborne Village Inn - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
Feb 19, 2013 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Feb 20, 2013 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Feb 21, 2013 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
Feb 22, 2013 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY