Following the huge success of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s first Lords Of The Riff tour earlier this year, we’re doing it all again this November with three more of the hottest and heaviest bands on the planet. Regrettably, original participants AntiMortem have just announced that they are to go their separate ways and have withdrawn from the Lords Of The Riff 2 bill.
“I am very sorry to say that AntiMortem is no more,” states guitarist Zain Smith. “I know there were fans in the UK that were looking forward to meeting us, but personal and creative differences got the best of us. I’m already working on a new band, and I will be back in action very soon!”
Of course, nothing can stop of the power of The Riff. Greek stoner metal crew Planet Of Zeus have stepped up and joined the lineup for Lords Of The Riff 2 – Unleashed By Kraken, alongside fuzzed up bruisers Kyng and Hammond-driven groove merchants Lionize: a triple headed riff-driven monster that promises to deliver a uniquely thunderous rock’n’roll experience for the jaw-dropping price of only ten pounds per ticket! Planet Of Zeus have shared stages with everyone from Clutch and Monster Magnet to Ozzy Osbourne and have recently released their third album ‘Vigilante’ to great acclaim.
“We were all massively disappointed to hear that AntiMortem are no more, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavours,” said Alexander Milas, editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. “That said, massive props to Planet Of Zeus for stepping up at such short notice. Word is they gave Clutch a run for their money not long ago, and we can’t wait to see them on these shores.”
The members of Planet Of Zeus are equally thrilled to have the chance to show the UK their brand of groove and have this to say; ‘We could not imagine a better way to tour UK for the first time and we are so proud to join the fellowship of the riff! See you on the road!’
Lords Of The Riff 2 hits the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates. All three bands have established fearsome reputations as exhilarating live acts, and you can see them all for a tenner.
Dates dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows…
Nov 5 Leeds – The Key Club
Nov 6 Glasgow – Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool – Arts Club
Nov 8 Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
Nov 9 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester – Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester – Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham 02 Academy 2
Nov 14 Bristol – Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke – Sugarmill
Nov 16 London – Garage
Check out their amazing video for ‘Vigilante’ here;