What’s up Butcher Crew?! Happy New Year!!! I hope 2019 treats you right! I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be a great year. I learned a lot this past year about myself, the metal community as a whole, and what I want to accomplish in the future. Some of my new year resolutions are putting up more content on The Saw’s Butcher Shop website, better balance academics and my social life, and just have fun and roll with whatever comes my way. What are your new year resolutions?
Speaking of the new year, there are some albums that are dropping this year that I want to hear, and shows coming through that I want to see! Here are some of the shows and albums to which I am looking forward.
*In no order regarding favorites
- Whitechapel–The Valley – to be released on March 29
- Korn – asdfghjkl ~twist~ * in my best Jonathan Davis’ impression*
- Amon Amarth – Early stages of recording
- Slipknot – Just about ready to go!
- Megadeth – Dave has signed-off social media to finish the new record
- Tool – As of this writing, have finished the lyrics and most of the instruments
- Avatar – They are “clowning” around, but it should be finished this year
- Chevelle – Heavier; old school Chevelle, think early Chevelle
- Fleshgod Apocalypse – No news; but I know it will be magnificent!!!!!!
- King Diamond – New live album this month with new material by the end of the year
- Lamb of God – They have been writing while on tour
- Rob Zombie – Hey Rob, can this album sound like Hellbilly Deluxe?
*In chronological order
- Never I & Reflect//Refine w/ Brigades, East Viridian and Arborlea – Milestone Club in Charlotte at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 26
- Metallica – PNC Arena in Raleigh at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28
- Born Hollow, Harm, Trudge, Empty, Gaffer Project, and Glow at New York Pizza in Greensboro at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1
- Born of Osiris: The Simulation Tour at Blind Tiger in Greensboro at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2
- Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aenimus, Bloodsoaked, and Noctomb at The Maywood in Raleigh at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28
- KISS: End of the Road Tour at PNC Arena in Raleigh at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6
- Hatebreed w/Obituary, Fit For An Autopsy, Cro-Mags, and Terror at The Fillmore in Charlotte at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17
- Epicenter at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham on Friday, May 10- Sunday, May 12
- Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2 at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.
- Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22.
What are some shows that you are excited to see in 2019? And what albums are you excited to hear in 2019?
Hope you all have a heavy new year!!!