Kvelertak ticket give away

Kvelertak at the Rock And Roll Hotel

The wild Norwegian band Kvelertak will be playing their first ever concert in the Washington DC area when they come to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. The last time they headlined a US tour the closest they came to the area was Philadelphia so I drove up there to see them. They were totally insane live and well worth all the driving! I want to make sure as many people get to check this band out as possible so this week on DCHeavyMetal.com we’re giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky reader of the site. To enter just tell me why you want to go to this show in the comments section at the end of this post. At 5pm EST on Friday, May 17th, 2013, the contest will close and a winner will be chosen at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to get the free pair of seated tickets to the show. If I don’t hear from the winner within 24 hours then I’ll randomly pick another person to get the tickets, however please don’t enter if you know you can’t go. Be sure to enter with a valid email address you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, win or lose I won’t add you to any email lists or anything like that, I hate spam too. If you enter more than once then all of your entries will be disqualified. If you can’t wait to see if you win the tickets, or the contest is already over when you read this, you can buy them for $15 from Ticket Alternative here.

Kvelertak is a rock/punk/metal band from Norway that packs every song with tons of high energy riffs. Hell even their transitions are catchy. They have found the perfect blend of rock, punk, thrash and even black metal and if you don’t get excited listening to these guys you might not have a pulse! They put on a great live show that you won’t want to miss and this show is a perfect chance for us in the DC area to finally see them live. All of their songs are in Norwegian but it doesn’t matter if you know the language or not cause music this great is the universal language! Check out the animated video of their song Blodtørst (which means bloodlust in Norwegian) posted below and watch the blood flow! Also on this tour is the Toronto based punk rock band Cancer Bats and the Savannah, Georgia sludge metal trio Black Tusk. The local support is provided by Black Clouds, a dark and moody rock band with a great light show. Now watch these videos by each band playing this show and give me your reason for wanting to go to this awesome show. It shouldn’t be hard to think of one!

Today Is The Day ticket give away

Today Is The Day at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Today Is The Day is coming to the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC this Saturday, March 9th! DCHeavyMetal.com is going to give away a pair of tickets to this show tomorrow, Friday the 8th of March 2013 at 5pm EST for you regular readers of the site. That’s right, you’ve only got about 24 hours to enter! Just leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to go and when 5pm rolls around on Friday, I’ll pick a winner at random using Random.org to win the tickets. Please don’t enter if you can’t go, the show is the next day and I don’t have time to pick another winner if you flake out! Be sure to enter with a valid email address you check regularly so I can contact you if you do win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any email lists or anything like that, I hate spam too. If you enter more than once then all of your entries will be disqualified. If the contest is over when you read this or you simply can’t wait to find out if you win the contest you can buy tickets from Ticket Alternative for $15 here.

Today Is The Day was started by Steve Austin (not the stone cold one!) back in the early 90s and has been cranking out some killer tunes ever since! Their sound falls somewhere between grindcore and alternative rock, with a healthy dose of noise in there as well. On this tour they’re playing with Black Tusk, one of the best sludge bands coming out of Savannah, Georgia right now. There’s additional support from KEN mode, a sick Canadian hardcore/noise band. By the way, the KEN in their name stands for Kill Everyone Now. The opening band for this show is Fight Amp, a New Jersey based doom/sludge/post hardcore band that is worth showing up to early for! If you’re unfamiliar with any of these bands, then check out the videos below to give them a listen and be sure to enter in the comments below. Thanks for keeping up with DCHeavyMetal.com regularly and good luck!

Today Is The Day – Sick Of Your Mouth

Black Tusk – Red Eyes, Black Skies

KEN mode – Extending Common Courtesy Throughout The Evening

Fight Amp – Samhain