Asheville, North Carolina-based classic metal quartet SANCTITY was forced to miss last night's (Dec. 2) concert at The Eagles club in Milwaukee with CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH and GOJIRA after the group's van was stolen, a representative for the group's record label, Roadrunner Records, has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if this will affect the group's participation in any of the other remaining dates on the tour.CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH, SANCTITY and GOJIRA are scheduled to perform at the Gypsy Club in Dallas, Texas Monday night (Dec. 4). SANCTITY has set "Road to Bloodshed" as the title of its new album, due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group formed in 2000 and is comprised of Jared MacEachern (vocals, rhythm guitar), Zeff Childress (lead guitar), Billy Moody (bass) and Jeremy London (drums). SANCTITY was signed by longtime Roadrunner A&R man and purveyor of seminal metal bands like SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, and — most recently — TRIVIUM, Monte Conner. Says Conner: "SANCTITY is straight-up, guitar-based, melodic heavy metal. I received a video of the band's song 'Zeppo', and besides showcasing the blazing fretwork of lead shredder Zeff, the main thing I got from the video was a sense of how of much a star the vocalist (Jared) really is. He knows how to command a stage and has an overwhelming presence. The minute I saw Jared in action, I knew I had to sign the band. Of equal importance, he's got an amazing vocal range and a fresh style compared to what's out there today." SANCTITY took part in this year's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY and OPETH. A list of upcoming tour dates can be found at this location.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).