by Doug Moore
Goatwhore at Bowery Ballroom (more by Fred Pessaro)
The ongoing Metal Alliance tour -- which features Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, & Black Crown Initiate -- is one of the bigger package metal roadshows of the year. It's hitting NYC on 4/19 at Irving Plaza for a sold-out stop, but if you failed to acquire tickets, you may be in luck anyway. The Metal Alliance tour proper has the day after the 4/19 show off, and almost the entire lineup (everyone except for Behemoth) will play at Saint Vitus Bar the following night, which happens to be both Easter and, well, 4/20. It should be a rager, though -- Inquisition released one of 2013's best albums, Goatwhore are a dominating live act, & 1349 have reportedly pulled themselves together after releasing two disastrous albums in a row during the late '00s.
Buy your ticket for the inverted blasphemic potsmoke Jesus death ceremony -- chances of this one selling out are pretty high.
Remaining Metal Alliance dates are listed, along with a stream of last year's Inquisition album, below.
2014 METAL ALLIANCE TOUR DATES
Apr 11 House of Blues- Dallas Dallas, TX
Apr 12 Emo's Austin, TX
Apr 13 House of Blues- Houston Houston, TX
Apr 15 The Beacham Orlando, FL
Apr 16 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Apr 17 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Apr 19 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr 22 Club Soda Montreal, QC
Apr 23 The Opera House Toronto, ON
Apr 24 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Apr 25 House of Blues- Chicago Chicago, IL
Apr 26 Skyway Theater- Studio B Minneapolis, MN
Apr 27 The Garrick Winnipeg, MB
Apr 29 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
Apr 30 Union Hall Edmonton, AB
May 02 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
May 03 Studio Seven Seattle, WA