Straight up, it's gonna be a pretty fucking stacked year for metal, with heavyweights like Deftones, Lamb of God, Gojira, Code Orange and more all set to deliver new records. That's not even mentioning the slew of hard-hitting favorites who will be hitting the road this year to destroy stages across the world with their larger-than-life performances. As we look forward to the next 11 months, we wanted to know which tour you were most excited to see. Check out what you picked in the ranked list below.
Killswitch Engage dominated in 2019 with the release of their latest LP Atonement, so what better way to follow up then taking the Howard Jones–led Light the Torch and August Burns Red out for a spring 2020 tour running through March and April across the country and into Canada. If fans are lucky, they may get to hear a live rendition of Atonement's excellent Jesse Leach/HoJo duet "The Signal Fire" on some very special nights.
If Rammstein and 3TEETH aren't enough to whet your whistle (see below), the summer of industrial will roll on when Ministry and KMFDM share the stage for a throwback run commemorating the 30th anniversary of the former's The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Adding even more mechanized flavor will be Front Line Assembly for the summer run.
Code Orange made a big splash when they returned recently with a revamped new sound in their ever-evolving catalog with the single "Underneath," and they'll follow that with a spring headlining tour that gets underway March 30th in Boston and runs through May's Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Joining them is a stacked lineup including Show Me the Body, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife and more.
3TEETH are tireless in their devotion to the road. When they return from an upcoming European run, the Los Angeles industrialists will head back out once more alongside deathcore dealers Carnifex for a month-long excursion with the Browning and Skold set to open. The jaunt hits every corner of America, so get out your best leathers and prepare for annihilation.
Rammstein delivered the goods last year with their excellent untitled album, the band's first LP in a full decade. Stateside fans were hungry for more, though, and waited nearly a year for the German pyromaniacs to announce a 2020 North American run in support of the record. The German pyromaniacs are set to travel coast to coast, Canada to Mexico, burning up the stage on their first-ever stadium tour this side of the pond. If you make it to one concert this year, your money's best put on this one: the hottest show in the world.