Opeth to Tour North America w/ In Flames and Red Fang

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Here’s another big tour announcement. Will you be let down yet again?

This is quite a conundrum for me. I like Opeth. I don’t care for In Flames. Assuming Opeth is playing last, I’d normally just arrive fashionably late just in time for their set, but if I did that here, I’d miss out on Red Fang. Missing out on Red Fang is not party.

I know what some of you are saying: “Grumble, grumble, complain, complain, I don’t like Opeth’s new shit.” Well, guess what? They play their old music live, you nerd.

Here’s what Mikael Åkerfeldt has to say about the tour:

“We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album, Pale Communion. This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!”

Whatever, man. Just play “Reverie/Harlequin Forest.”

Opeth Tour

For the blind:

Dec. 03 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Dec. 05 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
Dec. 06 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Dec. 08 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Dec. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Dec. 10 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Dec. 12 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Dec. 13 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Dec. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Dec. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Dec. 18 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Dec. 19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Dec. 20 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Dec. 21 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Nope.

    • Randall Thor

      I like Opeth and Red Fang, but I am not getting close to N*Flayms

  • I like how the for the blind section has smaller text than the other one.

    • Plain text can be picked up by e-reader programs, whereas text on an image cannot! So yeah the size of the font doesn’t matter.

  • Tyree

    Pass

  • Death

    I liked the new Opeth album. Go ahead, shoot me. I’m already dead.

    • As did I, Death.

      • Death

        Yay, the great Masterlord is on my side.

      • Death

        By the way, I think I saw you at sputnikmusic

        • I’ve posted two reviews there, but I don’t really frequent it.

          • Death

            I don’t do reviews there, I just rate shit and dwell.

          • Cock of Steele

            Do you think we could get Mike Stagno to could come over and frequent the toilet?

          • Death

            I don’t know. Go ask him.

    • KJM

      I liked Heritage. I’ll have to give the new one another spin.

      • Death

        I liked Heritage as well.

    • Xan

      I too liked it. I too, am also dead. I am the much more classic incarnation of Death though not nearly as sexy as thou.

      • Death

        You mean that The Seventh Seal is not classic enough for you?

        • Xan

          Oh, it is. The classic representation of Death is typically that of a hooded entity with no discernable face or features.

          • Death

            That one is too mainstream.

    • Randall Thor

      I like all Opeth, fight me

      • I’ve been waiting for my metal brother to come to my aid in this battle… You’re late Randall.

        • Randall Thor

          Yeah ok I have the Dark Lord and his Forsaken trying to get me constantly and you’re mad because I can’t post on a metal forum within an hour of a post? Perspective dude

          • The Dark Lord is a pussy. The battle against posers is urgent.

          • Randall Thor

            Kind of a related battle, he’s into the djent stuff now too

          • Death

            But The Dark Lord is a poser.

          • KJM

            It’s the most urgent battle of all.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            CROM approves of your concert announcement Masterlord SteelDragon. CONAN does too. I must now pilfer another treasure from thoth amon to have enough gold in my change purse to afford entrance to all these minstrel’s shows. Not to mention purchasing tunics emlazoned with their coats of arms.

      • Death

        But I agree with you. Can’t we just make love instead?

        • Cock of Steele

          Making love with you makes a great doom metal theme.

          • Death

            Everyone is using me in jokes. I get no respect.

          • Cock of Steele

            Love you! (no emo)

          • Death

            Dammit. I’ll just kill myself. Wait…

    • Cock of Steele

      I like new Opeth as well, just hope they won’t play it live. Maybe one song couldn’t hurt

    • ParallaxativeHyperStool

      Me too. I’m more fucking upset that they’re touring with goddamn In Flames. Red Fang is fucking awesome but In Flames hasn’t shown me they can do anything decent in a very long time, and I was never all that into them anyway. I’ll probably go to this and if they go on last I’ll probably be dippin out.

      • Death

        I never liked In Flames.

  • Howard Dean

    Meh.

  • Owlswald

    That’s a long way to travel for Opeth and In Flames for 15 dates in the dead of winter.

    • Death

      Winter is the best.

      • Howard Dean

        Winter (the season, not the kickass band) sucks John Holmes’s AIDS-infested zombie cock.

        • Death

          Winter is the best fucking season. All the alcoholics pass out in the cold and then they die. Fucking alcoholics.

          • Can you blame them ? Eggnog is just so good.

          • Death

            I blame alcholics if I want to. They don’t deserve to live.

      • Xan

        Winter is the master race of seasons. All hail the brutal snow storms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lrS_WaQh1M

  • I’m just gonna listen to this riff and skip the rest.
    http://youtu.be/llOmqi6gKQo?t=1m38s

    • Owlswald

      The Jester Race was one my first introductions to Swedish DM and it’s still my favorite In Flames album to this day.

      • Mr. Bojangles

        *hump*

    • Mr. Bojangles

      Jotun is my fav off of jester race

      • Scrimm

        That song is badass.

      • Fromwisdomtohate29

        Lord Hypnos.

      • Sponge Of Mystery

        but….wrong album…or was that the joke and i’m missing it

        • Mr. Bojangles

          Soz, I meant Whoracle**

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            iz all G homE

    • Max

      Ah, the days when everybody couldn’t help admitting that In Flames were good. Because they were.

    • Sponge Of Mystery

      that whole album is amazing

  • I’d like to see Opeth’s setlist before deciding if I’d go.

    • KJM

      Fortunately, the Worcester show is toward the end of the tour so that’s possible for me.

      • Mr. Bojangles

        Where do you live? New England 3-some right hurr.

        -Mr. Bojangles

        • KJM

          Somerville, MA. You?

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Haha, waltham. Grew up in North Andover.

          • KJM

            Awesome! That’s just a quick ride on the 70 bus and 3 Red Line stops from my back yard. I used to do that commute a lot.

        • Either of you guys go the High On Fire show last night at the Sinclair?

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Not me. Where you from?

          • Grew up in Malden. I live in Saugus now.

  • Dental_Damnation

    Both those bands have tricked me into going to their shows before, but not this time you pricks!

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    A Wednesday night, driving into Philly in the winter, to see three bands I’ve already seen? Probably not.

  • I know W. will back me…. I am loving three new In Flames song that are out. Great melody. Just great great great. The rest of you can suck whats left of Mr. Bojangles balls.

    GL

    • W.

      Who, me? I’ve been fairly apathetic regarding their recent output.

    • Death

      When did he get neutered?

    • Mr. Bojangles

      I don’t mind the new In Flames songs at all. I think it is a natural evolution for them. They aren’t the same band that released The Jester Race, people just need to get over that. I’ll probably purchase and rock this album.

      -Mr. Bojangles

  • RustyShackleford

    Hmm, last time I saw Opeth was with Ghost/Mastodon and they were pretty damn boring. Played a couple of the older tunes but the new stuff, while I like some of it, is just too damn boring live. Depending on the ticket prices might check out the NYC date. Big Red Fang fan!

  • Death

    Why the fuck is this a thing?
    http://michaelceramusic.bandcamp.com/releases

    • it’s so innocent, minimal, and quirky! like michael cera

      • Death

        I fucking hate that guy. He can only play one role. HE DOESN’T DESERVE THAT MONEY!

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        check out the movie magic, magic, he produced it, its very dark and he is a standout actor in it, plus it has that cutie juno temple in it. Its a psychological thriller, HIGHLY recommend. Totally changed my opinion of him.

    • This makes me want to end it.

    • On the record: fuck this nerd.

    • W.

      Oh man, he popped up on Reddit today.

      • Death

        I’m behind everyone when it comes to social media.

    • Kevin Nash and Friends

      I don’t know. I saw it on Sputnikmusic and thought it was a joke.

  • flush this tour. i respect every one who enjoys these bands’ music; but i just don’t.
    it’s just like when Opeth were touring with Mastodon. bands that were once heavy, and are no longer. what’s the point?

    • Flush off, McNulty!

      • yeah, that was pretty harsh. i’m sowwy!!!

        i’ll see myself to the interrogation room.

      • Death

        My toilet is fucking clogged.

    • Kevin Nash and Friends

      Flush the new In Flames single, not this tour. The song is called Rusted Nail and it is crap. Sounds like mallcore, not In Flames.

  • KJM

    If there were better openers and it wasn’t at the freakin’ Palladium, I’d go. I’ll go to the next tour.

    If you like Red Fang, you owe it to yourself to check out Scissorfight. All the bearded beer drinkin’ bands of today owe it all to them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9dwTSXkiII

    • Scissorfight all day.

      • KJM

        I’d give damn near anything to have them back.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          just the way this guy looks so fucking crazy is enough for me to know i would like their music.

          • KJM

            Ironlung!!

    • Death

      Fighting with scissors is irresponsible and dangerous.

      • And could result in you.

        • Death

          Dammit, stop using me in your jokes!

          • I CAN’T STOP

          • Death

            Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used.

          • KJM

            Gotta admit, you’re a little bit confused?

          • Death

            This man got the joke!

          • KJM

            From their last truly great album IMO.

          • Death

            I agree. I only enjoyed the concept of The Wall. The music was from time to time not that great. The Trial is imo one of their best songs.

          • KJM

            The Thin Ice & Waiting For The Worms are Gilmour’s best work on that album, huge David Gilmour fan right here(points at self).

          • Death

            Those are really good songs. And then came their worst album, The Final Cut.

          • KJM

            One of the most depressing albums ever recorded.

          • Death

            I always knew that you are Miley Cyrus.

      • and…….. METAL! m/

    • Call the Slambulance

      This sounds like something I’d hear on a CKY tape, and I fucking worship the CKY tapes.

      • do you like the band CKY? i dug the phuck out of them in college!!!

        • Call the Slambulance

          I fucking love CKY! Not so much their newer stuff, but Volume 1 is probably one of my favorite albums.

        • Call the Slambulance

          I actually have a haggard CKY tattoo, hahaha.

      • KJM

        Unfortunately, they’ve been done since 2007.

  • Cock of Steele

    Hmmmm this tour might be flushable.

    • It is certainly not bendable.

    • Death

      I’m going to fucking clogg your toilet so you can’t flush anything.
      (I’m flushing everyhting but opeth on this tour)

    • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

      Flushable, and Coal Roll able.

  • I hope Opeth only plays stuff off Damnation, Heritage, and Pale Communion. I also hope that In Flames only plays material off Sounds of a Playground Fading and the new one. …all the Real Metuhl Guys will be predictably screeching and tearing their hair out.

    • KJM

      Damnation = awesome

      • Poop Mango

        I liked it but I thought Damnation and Deliverance were named backwards. Shouldn’t Damnation be the heavier one?

        • KJM

          That does make sense.

        • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

          That was the idea. Mikael Åkerfeldt named them that way on purpose because they were originally meant to be one big concept album, but instead he chose to split it into two albums with opposing themes released months apart. The albums are meant to complement each other as a dichotomy of brutality vs. melody, darkness and light, yin and yang, or some other shit like that (you get the idea). Mikael just felt it would be a good idea to name each respective album with the title that denotes the opposite feeling of the music contained within (cuz… idk…art, or something).
          I’d say that the (mostly) acoustic Damnation is the superior of the two, and I find myself returning to that album along with my other favorites Blackwater Park, My Arms Your Hearse, and Orchid more often than anything Opeth released post-Ghost Reveries. I haven’t heard the new one yet, but I plan on giving it a good listen when I get the chance. Heritage just didn’t do it for me, and neither did Watershed.
          Damn, I really didn’t plan on typing such a long comment… sorry, rant over.
          Good day, sir.

      • Kevin Nash and Friends

        Guess what, I’m watching the entirety of Aqua Teen Hunger Force tonight.

        • KJM

          The innocent shall suffer, bigtime.

  • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

    roll coal all over these libtard Opeth hippies

  • Why?

  • Cockypock Aioli

    With In Flames?! Lame.

  • Squibble Skwonk

    Hypothetically, if I had never really listened to In Flames, where should I start? All I ever hear is how their most recent work is atrocious, so I’m not confident in my usual method of working my way backwards through a band’s discography.

    • Lunar Strain would be a good start. Lunar Strain- Reroute to Remain

    • God

      Jester race

    • Kevin Nash and Friends

      I like Colony, but I’d start from the beginning.

    • Kevin Nash and Friends

      Also, the new single for the new album sucked so I’d recommend not listening to it. I listened to it when it came out and as soon as it was over I forgot what it sounded like. I have to listen to it again to see what it’s like.

    • Jester Race, hands down.

  • God

    I like all the stuff from every band on this bill. Fight me mortals

  • Kevin Nash and Friends

    I just saw this on some site that I forgot the name of already. I will go to Terminal 5 to see these bands. I loved the new Opeth album, I loved the new Red Fang album and even though In Flames has only gotten worse and worse I love them and I would love to see them. I have Colony, Clayman, The Tokyo Showdown and Reroute to Remain and the only bad one is Reroute to Remain.

  • Hank Hill

    I’ll be at the Tempe show!

  • Am I the only one who finds Red Fang somewhat out of place on this tour? I mean, I like all 3 bands (Although I haven’t really cared that much for the recent In Flames singles), but if you were to tell me that Opeth and In Flames were touring with another band, the first band that comes to my mind is either Dark Tranquility or Soilwork. Red Fang would be the last band I would guess to be on the bill.

    Eh, the tour’s not coming where I live, anyway.

  • Sponge Of Mystery

    In Flames is siq dood why ya gotta hate?