Just got back from Soundwave Festival in Australia thanks so much to everyone who came out to see Kingdom Of Sorrow! Huge thanks to AJ and the whole staff of Soundwave for treating us like kings. Much love to Kirk, Charlie, Nick & Chris. We sounded killer and rocked a lot of faces down under! We had such a blast & even though the jet lag is still kickin my ass, I’m here writing this blog to give you a little up date on everything I am work on and about to do. First allow me a shameless plug, we have a few KINGDOM OF SORROW shirts left over from Soundwave. Go buy yourself one at http://www.martyrstore.net :)
My friends at Monster gave me some killer new bandanas to rock on stage!
Brisbane was a small crowd but they rage hard! It was a good 1st show for us seeing as we hadn’t jammed together in over 16 months!
Got to hang with Steve Gibb while in Sydney! he even came out and did Buried in Black with us when we opened for Slayer & Anthrax. Here’s myself, Charlie Bellmore & Steve on top of the Intercontinental hotel in Sydney, what a view!
Sydney is always a good time. I got to do some sight seeing this time around which was cool. Went to a few museums and walked around town.
Whenever you’re in Sydney you have to get a Tiger Pie at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels!
Melbourne absolutely crushed! It was probably my favorite show just because I felt like my voice was strong and the band played really tight. All the shows were great in their own way though.
Hanging with Kirk & Joey Belladonna is always good times. Anthrax rules! We played a killer Side wave show with them in Sydney.
Saw Corey Taylor, he was there w/ Stone Sour, I got to see them play a few songs. They sounded great. Corey is one of the best front men to ever touch the mic. He inspires me.
Here’s another guy I look up to, Duff Mckagan. He’s a big inspiration to me as well. Loaded sounded great and we got to chat and hang on more than one occasion on this trip. Much respect to Duff.
Coffee talk w/ Duff, Tom Araya, Chris Jericho & Dan Devita! What a great bunch!
Saw Hayley from Paramore, she rocks! My daughter absolutely loves her, when I showed her this pic w/ Hayley & I, she started to think I was cool again ahaha!
Adelaide was a blast!!!
Perth might have been the smallest crowd but we loved it! It’s tough playing at the same time as Anthrax, Fozzy & a bunch of other bands so we appreciate those who came over to watch us!
Went to the Bon Scott statue w/ Jon Dette, Mike from Loaded, Scott Ian & John from Shadows Fall/Anthrax! Good times!
So now I’m home and I’m gearing up for Hammerfest in the UK with Hatebreed! It’s gonna be killer!
After Hammerfest we fly to Norway to play a killer festival w/ Gojira!
Then it’s off to Russia for the 1st time in many years. These shows are going to be great! I will check back with a new blog soon I promise. Thanks for Reading!
Thank you so much to all who bought the new Hatebreed album and came out to see us on tour! It was awesome! I still can’t believe we had our first Top 20 album on the Billboard top 200 and our 1st ever #1 on the Billboard hard rock chart! You guys are the best. Thanks for supporting us!
Here’s the KINGDOM OF SORROW show schedule and set times for our trip to Australia! Come welcome us at the airports when we arrive!
Girls in leopard print get extra hugs haha!
Friday 22nd Arrive Brisbane 1:30pm
Saturday 23rd – Soundwave Festival @ Brisbane RNA Showgrounds (1:20pm on stage 3)
Saturday 23rd – arrive Sydney airport at 9:00pm
Sunday 24th – Soundwave Festival @ Sydney Olympic Park (1:20pm on stage 3)
Monday 25th – Sydney @ Big Top Luna Park w/ Slayer & Anthrax
Tuesday 26th Off
Wednesday 27th Travel / arrive Melbourne airport 3:35pm
Thursday 28th – Melbourne @ The Reverence Hotel w/ Cancer Bats & This Is Hell
Friday 1st – Soundwave Festival @ Melbourne Flemington Racecourse (1:20pm on stage 3)
Friday 1st – arrive Adelaide airport 8pm
Saturday 2nd – Soundwave Festival Adelaide Bonython Park (12:20pm on stage 3)
Saturday 2nd – arrive Perth airport 8:50pm
Sunday 3rd – Off
Monday 4th – Soundwave Festival @ Perth (1:20pm on stage 3)