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Event Archive - METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2012: Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, Unleash The Archers

Sat. March 31st 2012 Rickshaw Theatre (All Ages)
6:00pm doors at 6:00pm
35 presale / 40 at door

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Music: Punk / Metal / Hardcore
The Invisible Orange ( and SCRAPE records ( present the Metal Alliance Tour 2012 featuring Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched and Unleash the Archers. Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Rickshaw Theatre.

A multi-genre tour to unite metalheads everywhere! ALL-AGES!!!!!

General tickets on sale December 28 at SCRAPE records and

$35 in advance / $40 at the door

Saturday March 31, 2012
Doors: 5 pm
The Rickshaw Theatre - 254 E. Hastings - (604) 681-8915

Sponsored by Abort Magazine (, LiveVan ( and Absolute Underground ( ).


DEVILDRIVER released their newest album, Beast, this summer. The band's many influences range from Metallica to Opeth, to In Flames and Primus, and the resulting sound is a brutal combination of melodic death metal and heavy grooves.


THE FACELESS has slammed through lineup changes and extensive touring to bring you a crushing blend of technical death metal amidst rumors of a brand new album that is soon to be released.


One of the most infamous and influential death metal bands of the past decade, legendary DYING FETUS pummel and pound their signature-style brutality into the worldwide landscape with the subtlety of full-fledged war. They are set to pulverize the Metal Alliance tour after coming off a South American tour in support of their upcoming album.


This fast-rising band is known for their intense songs, explosive live performances and forward thinking vision. JOB FOR A COWBOY has earned a landslide of top media accolades including being named one of Alternative Press' "Bands You Need to Know", "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards", one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year" and one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands".


Born out of a love for pure metal, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been slaying the infidels of extreme music for nearly a decade. Hailing from Vancouver, they draw fuel from their favorite artists, including Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, UFO, and Rainbow, and compile it all into their own deadly potion.


Originators of the concept of the 'repentagram', deathcore band IMPENDING DOOM recently signed a new deal with eOne Records, and is currently recording their next album due to come out in early 2012.


Bursting with tight riffs and strong melodies, WRETCHED are prepared to make their mark in the metal world with their new take on old school thrash metal. A recent addition to the Victory Records roster, these North Carolina musicians have their sights set on breaking the metal stereotype.


Local support UNLEASH THE ARCHERS is heavily influenced by all metal genres, and incorporates elements of power metal, melodic death metal, thrash and metalcore into their music.They will embark on a full American tour in the spring of 2012.


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Devildriver (METAL)

DevilDriver tear their way through heavy metal again with Beast, the band's fifth album for Roadrunner Records, which is an exorcism of animalistic, primal hooks, death metal percussion and propulsive thrashing. While many bands in the modern era are already withering away by their second album and have shriveled up and died by their third, DevilDr... more info

The Faceless (Death Metal)

other sites: myspace
The Faceless was formed in Encino, California by guitarist Michael Keene and bassist Brandon Giffin in 2004. They released their debut album Akeldama in 2006 and toured extensively with bands such as Necrophagist, Decapitated, Nile, and The Black Dahlia Murder. After touring, drummer Brett Batdorf left the band during the recording of Akeldama. Fo... more info

Dying Fetus (Death Metal)

other sites: myspace | last
Self-reliance and musical integrity are two principles which Dying Fetus have always lived by. The band formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion of the early '90s, and have matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grind-core acts ever to come out of the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized world... more info

Job For A Cowboy (Death Metal)

In well over a year after their solidified line up, 2 years after their conception in 2003, Job for a Cowboy made their debut EP, Doom, released in December 2005 on King of the Monsters (The Locust, Breather Resist, Creation Is Crucifixion). The band spent months in preparation in order to record the most powerful album they could. In songwriting, ... more info

3 Inches Of Blood (Metal)

Raised in hell, forged by fire and harder than Krupp Steel, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD are about to triumphantly return as one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal with their stunning new album, “Here Waits Thy Doom”! The new opus was tracked in Seattle’s Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, High on Fi... more info

Impending Doom (Metal)

other sites: myspace | formspring
Impending Doom is an American Metal band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2005, jumped right into the touring lifestyle and gained their success very quickly. The band has released 1 e.p. and 3 full length records, selling over 70,000 records world wide. Signed by Facedown Records from 2007-2010. In 2011 the band signed a deal with eOne Record... more info

Wretched (melodic death metal)

WRETCHED is a melodic death metal band based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Formerly known as And Since Forgotten, WRETCHED was formed in September of 2005. Recreating what seems to have disappeared from the NC scene, is the blend of European, and American Metal. For the first time listener, WRETCHED brings sonic mayhem to their ears, leaving th... more info

Unleash The Archers (Heavy Metal)

Unleash The Archers have been on the road since their inception in 2007, and subsequently created an immensely loyal North American fanbase. The success of their sophomore album brought them overseas to the ears of European metalheads, and now they are slowly infiltrating the South-American and Asian markets with their genre-defying brand of music.... more info