The organizers for this year’s Sounds of the Underground TourThe Sounds Of The Underground 2006 with AS I LAY DYING, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, GWAR, TERROR, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEHEMOTH, THE CHARIOT and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. Additional artists may join in the upcoming weeks.
For seven weeks last summer, the underground rose up and the people flocked in droves as 23 independent Metal, hardcore, black metal, death metal, thrash, and metalcore bands united to spread their piercing individual sounds across the land. In 2005, the premiere Sounds of the Underground tour was so successful, in fact, that by the end of the journey there was little doubt that the show would become an annual event.
In order to keep concertgoers charged and focused and grant them more exposure to the bands on the bill, Sounds of the Underground has reduced the size of its lineup and increased the length of the set times. As a result, each performance will be more like a mini-concert instead of a variety show appearance.
Cities confirmed thus far include Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Sayreville, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and venues in Texas, New England and Western Canada. Tickets are expected to go on sale in late March.