What I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

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What’s up Butcher Crew?! Happy New Year!!! I hope 2019 treats you right! I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be a great year. I learned a lot this past year about myself, the metal community as a whole, and what I want to accomplish in the future. Some of my new year resolutions are putting up more content on The Saw’s Butcher Shop website, better balance academics and my social life, and just have fun and roll with whatever comes my way. What are your new year resolutions?


Speaking of the new year, there are some albums that are dropping this year that I want to hear, and shows coming through that I want to see! Here are some of the shows and albums to which I am looking forward.



*In no order regarding favorites

WhitechapelThe Valley – to be released on March 29th.

Korn – asdfghjkl ~twist~ * in my best Jonathan Davis’ impression*

Amon Amarth – Early stages of recording.

Slipknot – Just about ready to go!

Megadeth – Dave has signed-off social media to finish the new record.

Tool – As of this writing, have finished the lyrics and most of the instruments.

Avatar – They are “clowning” around, but it should be finished this year.

Chevelle – Heavier; old school Chevelle, think early Chevelle.

Fleshgod Apocalypse – No news; but I know it will be magnificent!!!!!!

King Diamond – New live album this month. New material by the end of the year.

Lamb of God – They have been writing while on tour.

Rob Zombie – Hey Rob, can this album sound like Hellbilly Deluxe?



 *In chronological order

  1. Never I & Reflect//Refine w/ Brigades, East Viridian, and Arborlea
    1. Milestone Club in Charlotte at 8pm
    2. Saturday, January 26th


  1. Metallica
    1. PNC Arena in Raleigh at 7pm
    2. Monday, January 28th


  1. Born Hollow, Harm, Trudge, Empty, Gaffer Project, and Glow
    1. New York Pizza in Greensboro at 7:30
    2. Friday, February 1st


  1. Born of Osiris: The Simulation Tour
    1. Blind Tiger in Greensboro at 6
    2. Saturday, March 2nd


  1. Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aenimus, Bloodsoaked, and Noctomb
    1. The Maywood in Raleigh at 6pm
    2. Thursday, March 28th


  1. KISS: End of the Road Tour
    1. PNC Arena in Raleigh at 7:30
    2. Saturday, April 6th


  1. Hatebreed w/Obituary, Fit For An Autopsy, Cro-Mags, and Terror
    1. The Fillmore in Charlotte at 6:30
    2. Wednesday, April 17th


  1. Epicenter
    1. Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham
    2. Friday, May 10th– Sunday, May 12th


  1. Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2
    1. PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte at 7:30
    2. Tuesday, June 4th


  • Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour
    1. PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte at 7:30
    2. Monday, July 22nd



What are some shows that you are excited to see in 2019? And what albums are you excited to hear in 2019?

Hope you all have a heavy new year!!!


Stay Metal,