Roadrunner Records has officially confirmed the lineup for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner's newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM.
Commented MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain: "Ever since the 2001 RoadRage tour, we've not only remained friends with the CHIMAIRA guys, but we're also huge fans and are proud to share the stage with them one more time. This will prove to be THE best metal tour out there this summer." Added CHIMAIRA vocalist Mark Hunter: "Saying it is an honor to hit the road again with MACHINE HEAD would be an understatement. Not only are these guys family to us, but they are the best live band out there right now. I just caught their show in LA on the Weapons of Mass Destruction tour and it was so good it forced a 10-year pit retiree to put his gloves back on one more time and fuck dudes up. It was that good!"
With regards to the opening bands, Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and Orlando's TRIVIUM, Hunter said: "Sharing the stage with TRIVIUM and THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will rock because they are both incredible up and coming metal bands. We can't wait to help them get some of the exposure they deserve."
THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will release their Roadrunner debut, "Advance and Vanquish", on September 28. TRIVIUM's as-yet-untitled new CD is scheduled for release in early 2005.