On Friday, October 28, Boise metal fans will kick off the Halloween weekend with the 10 Years in Black Tour featuring Sumerian Records recording artists Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon a Burning Body, and Bad Omens. The event takes place at the Knitting Factory and the show kicks off at the early start time of 6:15pm. Tickets for the show are only $27.50 and are still available.
Asking Alexandria returns to the Treasure Valley with, if today’s announcement is real, the return of Danny Worsnop. The band is touring in support of its new studio album, The Black. Singer Denis Stoff joined the band’s ranks in 2015 after former vocalist Danny Worsnop left to pursue a more commercial musical direction, but this afternoon during a live video, the band has suggested Worsnop has returned and Stoff is out. The chart-topping, gold-selling UK metal outfit which features Ben Bruce (lead guitar, vocals), James Cassells (drums), Cameron Liddell (rhythm guitar), and Sam Bettley (bass), wasted no time adding Stoff who brings a fresh energy to Asking Alexandria. That fire can be felt in The Black.
Offers Ben Bruce of the impending tour:
“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour. Not only is this our first true headliner in the US in 2 years, and not only is this our first real US headliner with Denis as our vocalist but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and celebration of music. This tour will include our biggest production to date and will mark the first US headline tour in support of our newest album The Black. Come join us be part of this historical and once in a lifetime event. We cannot wait to get back out on the road and play for you all. This is going to be something incredibly special. Here’s to 10 years celebrating Sumerian music. Here’s to the release of The Black. Here’s to music, and here’s to you guys. Thank you all so much for continuing to support music and for believing in us. See you all soon. Cheers.”
As Illinois extreme prog metallers, Born of Osiris get ready to head out on the 10 Years in Black Tour, the band announced today that they have re-signed with Sumerian Records. Born of Osiris released their fourth album, Soul Sphere, in October 2015. In an interview with Alternative Press, keyboardist Joe Buras said the 12-song album was written, with three narratives in mind: “The first one is The Binding. You’re hanging, and you’re stagnant. The second is The Fight. You were hanging, but now you’re pulling away from this linchpin, whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual. The final is The Release. You break away and feel free, connected, and loved.”
Michigan’s electronicore heroes, I See Stars exploded into the mainstream in 2011 after making their national television debut on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” This coupled with being featured on the covers of Alternative Press and Substream Magazine and touring all across North America with Black Veil Brides on the “AP Tour” helped them gain legions of devoted fans. The band is touring in support of its fifth Sumerian records release, Treehouse, released this spring.
Minnesota’s After the Burial is back with its fifth studio album, Dig Deep. The album marks the first release since the tragic death of co-founder Justin Lowe. Lead guitarist and co-founder Trent Hafdahl continues to be the band’s guiding force. The 10 Years in Black Tour marks the Boise debut for new bassist Adrian Oropeza.
San Antonio extreme metallers Upon a Burning Body will celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, Straight from the Barrio on the day of the Boise show. Founding members Danny Leal (vocals) and Ruben Alvarez (guitar) continue to bring their relentless and brutal form of Texas headbanging to the masses.
Bad Omens exceed boundaries on their self-titled full-length debut for Sumerian Records. It’s something of a mission statement for the Los Angeles-based quintet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Nicholas Ryan (guitar), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Vincent Riquier (bass), and Nick Folio (drums). The band has released one of the year’s most buzzed about records.