Early Man, Valient Thorr plot tour to crusade through Midwest in April


Anyone who’s anything more than a fringe listener of metal knows that thrash is back in a big way over the last few years, and it’s not just the classic bands who have propelled the rejuvenation of the thrash. In fact, it’s more likely that the formation of countless “revival” thrash acts such as Toxic Holocaust, Bonded By Blood, and Early Man reminded Metallica how to rock than the other way around (…one man’s POV…). While Exodus, Kreator, and Metallica all have tours coming through the area soon, it’s important not to overlook some of the excellent smaller thrash gigs that will be touring through the area. For instance, Warbringer will be playing a free show at Station 4 on Saturday, and now the boys in Early Man have booked a tour to come through the Triple Rock Social Club on the 20th of April!

For those still out of the loop, Early Man is a band known for their style of old school thrash and punk that’s both kick ass and super fun. These days, they’ve evolved past their two-man origins into a full-on, no-bullshit metal band, and thankfully the scale of their attack has only multiplied. Additionally, the guys in Valient Thorr will be there to open with a their own set of thrash, completing the package for one awesome night of low-cost rocking out and partying. If you’re still making plans for your 4/20 and don’t want to end up at the Cabooze with a bunch of stinky hippies, I strongly suggest you bring your herb buzz to this show to party with some dirty thrash punks instead!

All the tour dates are listed after the jump! See you there.

April 09th Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
April 10th Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
April 12th Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
April 13th Seattle, WA – El Corazon
April 15th Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
April 17th Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
April 18th Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
April 19th Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
April 20th Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
April 23rd Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
April 25th Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
April 27th West Chester, PA – The Note
April 28th Washington, DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel

I might be wrong, but there might be just as much (or more) beer drank by the dudes who show up for this show than the thousands who go to Metallica this summer – and we’ll have a lot more money in our wallet afterwards. Ha! The party is on.

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