With the release of their fifth studio album Making Monsters coming on September 28, 2010, Metropolis recording artists Combichrist
have announced dates for Monsters on Tour with support from Aesthetic Perfection and Ivardensphere. Tickets for the tour go on sale this weekend (tour dates below).
Kicking off on November 3rd in New Orleans and circling around the States, this is the band’s first tour of the US after four months on the road supporting Rammstein in Europe. Combichrist’s much lauded and respected live shows are, as Crypt Magazine describes, “known for tons of energy, blood, and a rock n’ roll attitude.” BlogCritics also warns it’s “not for the faint of heart – you wouldn’t bring your grandmother to this show.”
MONSTERS ON TOUR
COMBICHRIST w/ Aesthetic Perfection, Ivandensphere
Nov 03 Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA
Nov 04 Elysium Austin, TX
Nov 06 Venue of Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 07 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA
Nov 08 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Nov 10 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 11 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 13 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CA Nov 15 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Nov 17 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ONT
Nov 19 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
Nov 20 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Nov 21 Polaris Philadelphia, PA
Nov 22 Fur Nightclub Washington, DC
Nov 24 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Fueled by expressions of lust, anger, pain and hate, Making Monsters is the sound of Combichrist mastermind Andy LaPlegua ripping out his heart and plugging its still-beating deathkicks into his music, rife with hook-heavy choruses, speaker-crushing beats, and dark aggressive vocals. The first single “Never Surrender” is bound to rule the dance floors along with other floor stompers “They” and “Throat Full of Glass”. The baretoothed aggression of “Follow the Trail of Blood” (featuring Brendan Schiepatti of Bleeding Through) will immediately become a crowd favorite while the brooding “Through These Eyes of Pain” takes a much subtler approach and shows us another side of Combichrist, that of the man inside the monster.
Recorded in Totprod Studios in Atlanta, GA and produced by LaPlegua, Making Monsters takes the band beyond the aggressive techno and electro rhythms and propels them into much more primal and raw territory. “It’s beyond my personal demons, and extremely honest,” says LaPlegua.
Making Monsters will be released via Metropolis Records physically on September 28, 2010 (digital release is slated for August 31, 2010). The live incarnation is comprised of LaPlegua, longtime live drummer Joe Letz (Amen, Genitorturers, Emigrate), keyboardist Z_Marr (Hell Trash), and Trevor Friedrich (Eighteen Visions, Imperative Reaction).