Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Rival Entertainment Presents:
Fury Tour 2016 with Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, Darkness Divided
Doors 6 / Show 6:30 / All Ages
$20/Adv, $25/Day Of Show
The Loft at Center Stage
• All Ages Welcome
• The Loft is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show.
Swedish metal eminence Soilwork was spawned in Helsingborg anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. Following two highly acclaimed albums on Listenable Records, Soilwork joined the Nuclear Blast roster, releasing a new bombshell year after year and touring aggressively in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan.
The band’s unique blend of melodic death metal developed at a staggering rate, most notably on the Devin Townsend produced “Natural Born Chaos”, the first of the group’s recordings to fully display Björn “Speed” Strid’s knack for majestic vocal melodies. The album also saw the arrival of keyboard virtuoso Sven Karlsson. In 2005, Soilwork was joined by drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren and released “Stabbing The Drama” which quickly became a landmark release, highlighted by an eighteen month world tour and a spot on Ozzfest alongside headliners Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Despite a few line-up shuffles, the Swedes continued to conquer fans worldwide, recording two more outstanding albums and touring relentlessly alongside bands such as Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage.
In 2013, with guitar tandem Sylvain Coudret and David Andersson on board, Soilwork unleashed their magnum opus “The Living Infinite”, the first double album in melodic death metal history, a twenty song powerhouse which was received with great acclaim from press and fans alike. After inking a management deal with Breaking Bands LLC and the release of the explosive Blu-Ray/DVD “Live In The Heart Of Helsinki”, August 2015 saw the arrival of “The Ride Majestic”. On this, their tenth studio album, Soilwork redefine melodic death metal all the while staying true to its roots, proving without a shadow of a doubt that they are true masters of their art!
After an awe-inspiring 15 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, Unearth is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.
Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, Unearth emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft. They’ve resisted and prevailed against changing trends, subcultural fashions and the way music is obtained and distributed with their credibility, integrity and unique persona intact.
The men of Unearth – longtime members Trevor Phipps (vocals), Buz McGrath and Ken Susi (guitars), John “Slo” Maggard (bass)– are proven “lifers.” In just a couple of short years, drummer Nick Pierce has proven his commitment as well. They have put the furtherance of uncompromising heavy music at the forefront of their career goals. Unearth perseveres, conquers and continues to achieve.