Summer is officially here and that means tons of good shows, and lots of free time to actually make it out to all of them without using school as an excuse. So revel in the good weather, which has been a long time coming for Colorado, and pick from this impressive list of metal legends and up-and-comers to organize the perfect first week of your summer break.
Today is the Day @ Larimer Lounge – Monday, May 18th
Those who have been following extreme metal over the years know that Today is the Day is a force to be reckoned with. The group has been around for years successful keeping things noisy and heavy, while also psychedelic and downright gritty. They will be playing here in Denver at the Larimer Lounge this Monday, alongside Lazer/Wulf, Whilt and local favorites Khemmis. Even better, if you want to win two tickets to see Today is the Day, The Metal Meltdown is doing an exclusive Ticket Giveaway for tomorrow. Simply check out the 303 Twitter for a chance to win, and get on it, because the contest ends at noon!
Who: Today is the Day, Lazer/Wulf, Whilt, Khemmis
Doors: 8:00PM/show stars at 9:00PM
Cost: $12 in advance/$20 the day of
Kamelot @ The Ogden Theater – Monday, May 18th
Aborted @ The Moon Room – Tuesday, May 19th
Ministry @ The Gothic – Saturday, May 23rd
Ministry are an industrial legend and metal gods in their own right, having collaborated and toured with a lot of metal bands and helped to pioneer the sound of extreme music. It’s not very often that they play nowadays, so we are lucky that they are coming to The Gothic this Saturday to put on an awesome show. They will be joined by Laibach and SixxiS. If you’re a Ministry or industrial fan, don’t miss this!
Who: Ministry, Laibach, SixxiS
Doors: 7:00PM/show starts at 7:30 PM
Luna Sol Record Release @ 3 Kings – Saturday, May 23rd
Luna Sol are Denver natives and they have been blowing up recently, with Metal Sucks and a bunch of other big names reviewers giving face time to the release of their new album, Blood Moon. This Saturday, they are celebrating that record and their recent success with a CD release show featuring local badasses Dead Temple and Meet the Giant opening the bill. Don’t miss out and come ready to party.
Who: Luna Sol, Dead Temple, Meet the Giant