APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2012

As another great year for heavy music comes to a close, APESHIT takes a look back at our favorite pieces of music of 2012. This year had some great comebacks in CRYPTOPSY and STRIFE. There were also some nice surprises in the new sheer quality of the new SIX FEET UNDER and brutality of the new SOULFLY.

We want to thank all our readers, friends in the industry, and all the amazing artists, big and small, that we get a chance to work with for a great 10th year of existence. As the music industry as a whole continues to take an economic hit, let us all remember: If you like a band or one of their releases, support it!

Here’s hoping for a great 2013!

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DIR EN GREY to Open for the DEFTONES This Summer

DIR EN GREY have announced that they will be opening for the DEFTONES on the band’s summer tour. The first show begins in June 6, 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island. FALL OF TROY are also set to open the tour.

Tour dates:
Jun 6, 2007 Lupo’s Providence, Rhode Island
Jun 7, 2007 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
Jun 8, 2007 Roseland New York, New York
Jun 9, 2007 Roseland New York, New York
Jun 10, 2007 Wash Ave. Armory Albany, New York
Jun 11, 2007 Dome Theater Niagra Falls, New York
Jun 12, 2007 State Theater Detroit, Michigan
Jun 14, 2007 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 15, 2007 Riviera Chicago, Illinois
Jun 16, 2007 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jun 17, 2007 Myth Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 19, 2007 Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 20, 2007 Cotillion Ballroom Wichita, Kansas
Jun 21, 2007 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska
Jun 22, 2007 Fillmore Denver, Colorado
Jun 23, 2007 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 24, 2007 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 26, 2007 The Pearl Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 28, 2007 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, California
Jul 2, 2007 Warfield San Francisco, California
Jul 6, 2007 Roseland Portland, Oregon
Jul 7, 2007 Roseland Portland, Oregon
Jul 8, 2007 WaMu Seattle, Washington