15 heavy metal behemoths playing Detroit

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Trollfest
11/23 @ the Token Lounge, Westland 
Hard drinking folk metallers from Norway (hence the troll theme). On a bill with Alestorm, this should be quite a night.
Trollfest
11/23 @ the Token Lounge, Westland

Hard drinking folk metallers from Norway (hence the troll theme). On a bill with Alestorm, this should be quite a night.
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Toxic Holocaust
11/25 @ the Magic Stick, Detroit
Old school thrash metal from Portland. Like our own Axe Ripper, these guys have some amazing album art, in this case courtesy of Ed Repka. Think Sodom, Kreator, and the like.
Toxic Holocaust
11/25 @ the Magic Stick, Detroit

Old school thrash metal from Portland. Like our own Axe Ripper, these guys have some amazing album art, in this case courtesy of Ed Repka. Think Sodom, Kreator, and the like.
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Black Dahlia Murder
11/27 @ the Machine Shop, Flint
These local boys have done good, thanks in part to an international deal with Metal Blade.
Black Dahlia Murder
11/27 @ the Machine Shop, Flint

These local boys have done good, thanks in part to an international deal with Metal Blade.
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All That Remains
12/6 @ the Crofoot, Pontiac
Massachusetts metal-core, these guys have been terrifying crowds since ’98.
All That Remains
12/6 @ the Crofoot, Pontiac

Massachusetts metal-core, these guys have been terrifying crowds since ’98.
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Soil
12/6 @ the Crofoot, Pontiac
Remember that single “Halo?” Alright, it wasn’t our favorite song either but the band has had about 200 singers since then so who knows that to expect?
Soil
12/6 @ the Crofoot, Pontiac

Remember that single “Halo?” Alright, it wasn’t our favorite song either but the band has had about 200 singers since then so who knows that to expect?
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Veil of Maya
12/13 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
Deathcore from Chicago. Don’t expect to sing along very often.
Veil of Maya
12/13 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

Deathcore from Chicago. Don’t expect to sing along very often.
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Battlecross
12/20 @ the Machine Shop, Flint
Another local band signed to Metal Blade, these guys play power/thrash metal and they represent Detroit with pride around the world.
Battlecross
12/20 @ the Machine Shop, Flint

Another local band signed to Metal Blade, these guys play power/thrash metal and they represent Detroit with pride around the world.
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Mushroomhead
12/21 @ the Machine Shop, Flint
Slipknot rip-off, or intense industrial alt-metal machine from Cleveland? You decide.
Mushroomhead
12/21 @ the Machine Shop, Flint

Slipknot rip-off, or intense industrial alt-metal machine from Cleveland? You decide.
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Metal Church
2/28 @ the Token Lounge, Westland
One of the original thrash metal bands out of San Fran, Metal Church didn’t ever manager to break into the “Big 4” category but they had some cool tunes.
Metal Church
2/28 @ the Token Lounge, Westland

One of the original thrash metal bands out of San Fran, Metal Church didn’t ever manager to break into the “Big 4” category but they had some cool tunes.
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Children of Bodom
3/24 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
We can assure you that the new Halo of Blood album from this melodic death metal band is a killer.
Children of Bodom
3/24 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

We can assure you that the new Halo of Blood album from this melodic death metal band is a killer.
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Tyr
3/24 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit 
On a bill with Children of Bodom, this folk metal band from the Faroe Islands will hope to shine.
Tyr
3/24 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

On a bill with Children of Bodom, this folk metal band from the Faroe Islands will hope to shine.
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Iced Earth
4/12 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
One of the best power metal bands on the planet, despite the fact that it has struggled to hold on to a singer for any length of time. Expect big anthems and bigger riffs.
Iced Earth
4/12 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

One of the best power metal bands on the planet, despite the fact that it has struggled to hold on to a singer for any length of time. Expect big anthems and bigger riffs.
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Sabaton
4/12 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit 
This Swedish power metal band completes an epic bill at St. Andy’s.
Sabaton
4/12 @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

This Swedish power metal band completes an epic bill at St. Andy’s.
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Clutch
11/23 @ the Fillmore, Detroit
Neil Fallon’s stoner rock giants have been fusing blues and Southern rock with hardcore punk since 1990, whipping up a sludgy storm from their Maryland base. New album Earth Rocker came out this year.
Clutch
11/23 @ the Fillmore, Detroit

Neil Fallon’s stoner rock giants have been fusing blues and Southern rock with hardcore punk since 1990, whipping up a sludgy storm from their Maryland base. New album Earth Rocker came out this year.
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Alestrorm
11/23 @ the Token Lounge, Westland
Scottish folk-metal from a band dressed as pirates. Perfect.
Alestrorm
11/23 @ the Token Lounge, Westland

Scottish folk-metal from a band dressed as pirates. Perfect.
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