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|Origin||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Genres||Heavy metal, groove metal|
|Labels||"Review"Hemlock:No time for sorrow"". Sea of Tranquility. 2011-06-01.</ref>|
Hemlock is a heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada.The band has been together for 25 years (placing their origin circa 1993 ), and has played concerts with likes of Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Soulfly, Otep, Slipknot, Snot, Coal Chamber, Obituary, Drowning Pool, Hed PE, Chimaira, Meshuggah, Korn, Pro-Pain https://www.partyausfall.de/presentation-pro-pain-undivided-hemlock-europatour-2012-75.html & Ministry.
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, the group consists of bassist John Campbell, drummer Chris Adler, vocalist Randy Blythe, and guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler. The band is considered a significant member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement.
Hatebreed is an American metalcore band from Bridgeport, Connecticut, formed in 1994. They have released seven studio albums, most recently The Concrete Confessional on May 13, 2016. Their musical style blends influences from hardcore punk and heavy metal; a prominent band within the hardcore scene, they have also been considered part of the metal scene.
Hemlock frequently plays shows with thrash metal band Slayer and has received touring sponsorship with Jägermeister on the Jägermeister Music Tour through this alliance. Their focus has always been on their fans and their live shows, typically touring for 8 to 9 months out of the year. The band has done regional touring in the southwest United States consistently since 1999. This, combined with national touring starting in 2003 has provided the band with a base of hardcore Hemlock fans across the United States. The band, fronted by bass guitarist/lead vocalist Chad Smith, makes a valiant effort to be real to their fans while on tour, often staying at the venue hours after the last song to hang out with fans. Smith, with his long dreadlocked hair and workingman attitude, also handles the merchandise booth at venues and is the heart of the band. Nine albums are currently available from Hemlock: Mouth of the Swine, The Only Enemy, No Time For Sorrow, Bleed the Dream, Pigeon Holed, Shut Down, Controlance, Back in The Day, and Viva Lock Vegas.
Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work. The lyrical subject matter often deals with criticisms of The Establishment, and at times shares a disdain for Christian dogma resembling that of their black metal counterparts. The language is typically quite direct and denunciatory, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman and vocalist and bassist Tom Araya. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's current lineup comprises King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Hanneman and drummers Dave Lombardo and Jon Dette are former members of the band.
Jägermeister is a digestif made with 56 herbs and spices at a strength of 35% alcohol by volume. It is the flagship product of Mast-Jägermeister SE, headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
Hemlock has toured with many of their favorite bands. The list is long and includes : Slipknot, Slayer, Ministry, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Soulfly, Otep, Chimiara, Snot, Pro-Pain, Obituary, and tons more.
A Hemlock concert staple is the wall of death. A common crowd participation gimmick at metal concerts, the wall of death requires the audience to be split into two separate "walls" that face each other from opposing sides of the concert floor (usually where the mosh pit is located). Hemlock started doing the Wall of Death back in the late 1990s at their shows. Frontman Chad Smith admits he did not come up with the idea, but he did bring it to the metal world, and passed it on to other bands that toured with Hemlock (i.e. Chimaira, 36 Crazyfists ) and they passed it on, and now it is a favorite at most metal shows.
36 Crazyfists is a metalcore band formed in Anchorage, Alaska, and later based in Portland, Oregon. The band's name comes from the Jackie Chan film Jackie Chan and the 36 Crazy Fists. They have released eight studio albums.
In Hemlock's version of the wall of death, the band starts playing music while the lead singer counts down from 10. After the singer reaches the number 1, he usually screams out a word such as "go". At this point, the two sides of the audience rush at each other in an often violent collision that may involve jumping in the air, swinging of fists, and throwing of elbows. A mosh pit usually forms following the wall of death.
The lead vocalist in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. The lead singer either leads the vocal ensemble, or sets against the ensemble as the dominant sound. In vocal group performances, notably in soul and gospel music, and early rock and roll, the lead singer takes the main vocal part, with a chorus provided by other band members as backing vocalists.
The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.
Moshing or slamdancing is a style of dance in which participants push or slam into each other, typically performed in "aggressive" live music. Moshing usually happens in the center of the crowd, generally closer to the stage, in an area called the "pit". It is intended to be energetic and full of body contact.
Snot is an American alternative metal band from Santa Barbara, California. Formed in 1995, the band released their only studio album Get Some with founding vocalist Lynn Strait in 1997 and disbanded after his death in 1998. In 2008, the lineup of lead guitarist Mikey Doling, rhythm guitarist Sonny Mayo, bassist John Fahnestock and drummer Jamie Miller reunited. In 2009, a new band, Tons, was formed, with Brandon Espinoza as vocalist. As of February 2014, Snot has reformed again.
Ill Niño is an American heavy metal band formed in New Jersey in 1999 by founder/drummer Dave Chavarri. Ill Niño developed their own unique style known to fans of the band as "Latin metal". They have released seven studio albums, two EPs, and one greatest hits album, selling over 2 million albums worldwide.
STEMM is an American metal band hailing from Niagara Falls, New York. STEMM's first concert was opening for major label recording artist Sevendust. Their last performance was on December 1, 2012 located in their hometown of Buffalo.
The Metaltown Festival was a three-day festival featuring heavy metal bands, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. It has been arranged annually since 2004 and the last festival was held in 2016.
Matthew DeVries is the former rhythm guitarist in the heavy metal band Chimaira and the former bassist in the metal band Fear Factory. During his time with Chimaira, he, along with Rob Arnold and Mark Hunter wrote a large number of the band's songs. In 2005, DeVries appeared on the Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions album, playing on two of the tracks written by Joey Jordison drummer of Slipknot, "Annihilation by the Hands of God" and "Constitution Down".
Fields of Rock is a Dutch rock music festival. It was first conceived in 2002. Metallica's agent called, announcing that the band was planning to tour the Netherlands, and Metallica wanted to do a festival. At that point in time there really was not a suitable festival. And so Fields Of Rock was created. The location selected was the Goffertpark in Nijmegen.
Bleed the Sky is an American metalcore band formed in Orange County, California in 2002.
The Unholy Alliance Tour is a biennial heavy metal concert tour of Europe and North America, with the tag-line "Preaching to the Perverted". The tour is headlined by the thrash metal band Slayer, and featured Trivium, Amon Amarth and Mastodon in its latest edition.
Monte Conner is a former Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in December 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot, Trivium and King Diamond.
With Full Force is a German heavy metal and hardcore punk-oriented festival held annually since 1994. The 2011 edition took place between 1 and 3 July at Roitzschjora airport in Löbnitz near Leipzig in the Saxon county of Delitzsch.
The Jägermeister Music Tour is a hard rock, hardcore punk, and heavy metal music tour that has been held twice a year in the United States since 2002. It is owned by the American importer of Jägermeister, Sidney Frank Importing.
Thomas Mignone is an American feature film, commercial, and music video director, and screenwriter. Mignone is best known for directing and writing the dark drama On The Doll, and for directing music videos and live concerts for hard rock and heavy metal artists such as Slipknot, Mudvayne, System Of A Down, Ozzy Osbourne, Suicide Silence, Avenged Sevenfold, Sepultura, Danzig, Cradle of Filth, Type O Negative, Megadeth, American Head Charge, Obituary, Superjoint Ritual, Fear Factory, Soulfly, Kittie, Otep, The Fall of Troy, Dia De Los Muertos, Inquisition, She's Not Dead, Death Angel, Cavalera Conspiracy, Paul D'Amour of TOOL and Killer Be Killed as well as alternative artists The Toadies, Tonic, Seven Mary Three, Sister Hazel, Juliana Hatfield, Miss Derringer, The Dirty Heads featuring vocalist Rome from Sublime, hip hop and rap artists Digable Planets, Kool Keith, Rahsaan Patterson, Gray Joel, and punk artists Concrete Blonde, Mike Watt, Firehose, Greg Ginn, Descendents, and others.
Over the years, a variety of bands have made up the yearly lineups of Ozzfest, a yearly heavy metal music festival that usually tours the United States in summer.
The Infection is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Chimaira. Released on April 20, 2009, it reached position 30 on the Billboard 200 charts on its first week of release, selling around 15,000 copies. This was improvement from the previous album's debut at No. 42. It is also their last album to feature long time bassist Jim Lamarca, drummer Andols Herrick, as well as longtime keyboard player Chris Spicuzza and guitarist Matt DeVries.
The Subliminal Verses World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2004 and 2005 headlined by Slipknot in support of their third studio album Vol. 3: .
Mayhem Festival 2010 was the third annual Mayhem Festival created by Kevin Lyman. The 2010 edition of the festival was co-headlined by Korn and Rob Zombie. As in previous years, the main sponsor of the festival is Rockstar Energy drink, and each date had a different Battle of the Bands winner performing on the Jägermeister stage. In addition to three stages with various heavy metal bands, Mayhem Festival 2010 also hosted other entertainment acts. As in previous years, the Freestyle Motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha returned, in addition to comedian Jay Oakerson and a costume party/variety act "Beacher's Madhouse" featuring DJ's and the scantily-clad "Beacher's Babies".
Alive is a concert film by Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah. The film was released as a double album through Nuclear Blast on February 5, 2010, in Europe and February 9, 2010, in North America.
Thomas Cummings, better known under the stage name Tommy Vext, is an American heavy metal singer and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist of Bad Wolves, Snot, Divine Heresy and Westfield Massacre. He was also the fill-in vocalist for the multi-platinum selling heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch during their European Arena tour in 2017 when Ivan L. Moody left the tour to check into a medical facility.