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Swedish band Ghost, the opener for this tour, has been generating a lot of buzz in the metal community, so much so that the venue was almost completely full when they played. Not only is this rare for an opening band, but the venue’s doors opened right before they hit the stage. So at a time when people are usually trickling in and getting situated, the crowd was already seated and watching with rapt attention. It’s no wonder since Ghost has so much mystery surrounding them and they write damn good songs. They practically came out of nowhere with a 3 track demo in 2010 and their first full length album, Opus Eponymous, in 2011. Read more…
I admit, I’m not a huge metalhead – but I do know enough to realize that the match-up of Opeth and Mastodon on a co-headlining tour is some pretty newsworthy stuff. Opeth has been sending over quality death growls and guitar shredding from their native Stockholm, Sweden for over two decades and Grammy-nominated Mastodon has been dubbed “the greatest metal band of their generation” by none other than music-tastemaker Rolling Stone mag.
Kicking off in Portland, ME, this tour takes these heavy hitters across the nation to a west coast show two weeks from now at the famed Gibson Ampitheatre. Highly lauded buzz band Ghost will be joining as special guest.
Ready yourself – the metal gods are calling.
What: Opeth & Mastoden, with special guest Ghost
When: April 26, 2012
Where: Gibson Ampitheatre
Tickets: $27- $47.50 here
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