Thrash and Burn European Tour 2009

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The Thrash and Burn European Tour 2009 was a metal tour in April and May 2009 in Europe co-headlined by the American bands Darkest Hour and Bleeding Through. Both bands were rotating the headline band slot each and every night on the tour in all countries.

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.

Darkest Hour (band) band

Darkest Hour is an American heavy metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in 1995. Though failing to break early in their career, the band has received acclaim for their albums Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, and The Eternal Return. Deliver Us debuted at number 110 on the Billboard album charts, with sales of 6,600, and their more recent effort The Eternal Return garnered them an even higher position in the Billboard album charts at number 104. Their latest album Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora charted at 42 on the Billboard 200, a peak for the band, and it marked a stylistic shift in the band's discography.

Bleeding Through American metalcore band

Bleeding Through is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1999, the band blended influences stemming from modern hardcore punk, symphonic black metal, and melodic death metal. Although the band was often labeled as simply metalcore, when Brandan Schieppati was asked if he considered Bleeding Through a hardcore band, he said: "I think we're a hardcore band and I'll never say we are a metal band, we're all hardcore kids and we came from the hardcore scene. Ours is just a different version of hardcore, we're trying to do something which adds a different variety to the hardcore scene, which has been sounding the same way for so long."

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The tour expanded into 11 different European countries over a 27-day period was put on by German clothing company Imperial Clothing, in conjunction with Avocado Booking and Outerloop Management

Bands

Arsonists Get All the Girls American metalcore band

Arsonists Get All the Girls is an American metal band from Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 2005, the band is known for its spastic influence from varying genres, particularly in their early years for fusing extreme metal with various electronic music styles. They were previously signed to Century Media Records and released five full-length studio albums: Hits from the Bow, The Game of Life, Portals, Motherland, and Listen to the Color.

Beneath the Massacre is a Canadian technical death metal / deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec. Their debut album, Evidence of Inequity, was released in 2005, under Galy Records. In early 2006, the band signed with Prosthetic Records and has since released their first full-length album, Mechanics of Dysfunction, on the label on February 20, 2007. They were on the 2007 Brutalitour alongside Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, and The Faceless. They also played the Summer Slaughter Tour with Decapitated, Necrophagist, As Blood Runs Black, The Faceless, Ion Dissonance, and Cephalic Carnage. They were on the 2007 Radio Rebellion Tour along with Job for a Cowboy, Behemoth, and Gojira.

Carnifex (band) American deathcore band

Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego County, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records. They have released six full-length albums and three EP's.

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue
April 19, 2009 Wiesbaden Germany Schlachthof
April 20, 2009 Stuttgart LKA
April 21, 2009 Hamburg Markthalle
April 22, 2009 Berlin Postbahnhof
April 23, 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
April 24, 2009 Münster GermanySputnikhalle
April 25, 2009 Leipzig Conne Island
April 26, 2009 Katowice Poland Mega Club
April 27, 2009 Prague Czech Republic Abaton
April 28, 2009 Budapest Hungary Durer Kert
April 29, 2009 Wien Austria Arena
April 30, 2009 Salzburg Rockhouse
May 1, 2009 Milan Italy Musicdrome
May 2, 2009Pinarella di Cervia Rock Planet
May 3, 2009 München GermanyBackstage
May 4, 2009 Aarau Switzerland Kiff
May 6, 2009 Barcelona SpainMephisto
May 7, 2009 Madrid Sala Caracol
May 8, 2009 Durango Plateruena Kafe Antzoky
May 9, 2009 Paris FranceTrabendo
May 10, 2009 Norwich United KingdomWaterfront
May 11, 2009 London Camden Underworld
May 12, 2009 Sheffield Corporation
May 13, 2009 Yeovil Westland
May 14, 2009 Leeds Rios
May 15, 2009 Birmingham Academy
May 16, 2009 Köln GermanyEssigfabrik

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Supports in the first leg of Europe was come from the bands Bring Me the Horizon, Devildriver and Darkest Hour. Robb Flynn made a statement saying that: "This will no doubt be the heaviest show you're going to see this year. A lot of the greatest shows of our last touring cycle were in Europe and the UK, so the prospect of this lineup combined with these crowds has us extremely stoked to get out there and tear it up! New material, great venues, killer fans... we absolutely cannot wait!"