BOLT THROWER Issues Post U.S. Tour UpdateTuesday, 18th June 2013
British extreme metal legends BOLT THROWER have continued their “quality-not-quantity” approach to performing live and that has definitely paid off. In 2010, they played a number of shows and festivals across Europe, and from doing more intimate underground shows (in keeping with their roots), they can also pull off performing to a festival crowd of 30,000 people. That’s why, as they reached and moved beyond their 25th anniversary, BOLT THROWER are still at the top of their game.
Finally, after only a handful of North American dates in the past few years, limited to Maryland Deathfest, BOLT THROWER recently part in the “Return To Chaos” tour. The band performed seven shows across the U.S. in May. The dates included Maryland Deathfest, Chaos In Tejas, as well as club shows in Pomona, California; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois and more.
Commented the band: “Well, we’ve overcome the jet lag and have been looking back on the killer time we had in the USA..
“The tour didn’t get off to the best of starts, though; we turned up at Baltimore not knowing if we could even play due to severe thunderstorms in the area. Thankfully, we eventually got the green light, but the combination of bad weather, poor organization, a town curfew, etc. meant that we only got to play for a chaotic and under-par 50 minutes.
“Luckily the shows that followed were problem free, and we’d like to thank everyone who came along to see us, we were blown away by both the turnout and the reaction each night.
“Teaming up again with the legendary AUTOPSY for the two Californian shows was an absolute pleasure. And, of course, we’re very chuffed that we finally got to finish our U.S. business with the BENEDICTION hooligans.
“Cheers to Timmy the Texas Turd, all the local promoters who all helped make the shows even more enjoyable.
“And, as always, massive thanks to our long-suffering crew who continue to help keep the BOLT THROWER machine rolling.
“Hopefully it won’t be another 20 years ’till we hit U.S. soil again.”