APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2010

December is here, so it is time for us, the APESHIT goons, to share with you our list of metal albums that made an impression on us in 2010. Meaningful and meaningless, but sharing is caring. Bang your head and enjoy!
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DARK TRANQUILLITY Prepare for North American Touring

Sweden’s DARK TRANQUILLITY are set to embark on the Tyranny and Bloodshred 2008 tour alongside ARCH ENEMY, DIVINE HERESY, and FIREWIND. The tour will consist of several off-date shows without ARCH ENEMY and conclude with a headlining run of shows with just DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND.

DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist, Niklas Sundin, comments on the tour: “We’re very pleased to let our growing hordes of U.S. fans know that we’ll once again return to your shores to serve you in metal. Starting in the beginning of May, we’ll head out as main support for our long-time buddies in ARCH ENEMY. It’ll be a powerful and diverse package that will satisfy everyone.”

Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour with ARCH ENEMY, DIVINE HERESY, and FIREWIND:
05/09 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
05/10 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
05/11 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
05/12 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT (Off-date w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND)
05/13 Le Medley – Montreal, QC
05/14 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
05/16 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
05/17 The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
05/18 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH (Off-date w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND)
05/19 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/20 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/21 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
05/22 The Distrikt – Regina, SK (Off-date w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND)
05/23 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
05/24 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
05/26 Croatian Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC (Off-date w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND)
05/27 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
05/28 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR (Off-date w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND)
05/29 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
05/30 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA

Headlining w/ DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND
05/31 The Club House – Tempe, AZ
06/01 Jillian’s – Las Vegas, NV
06/02 Avalon Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
06/03 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/05 The Door – Dallas, TX
06/06 Meridian – Houston, TX
06/07 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
06/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/10 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC