On what might be one of the heaviest tours currently on the road, Revocation is helping melt faces every night on the 18 Nights Of Blood tour, which also features Six Feet Under and Dying Fetus (John Gallagher interview here). But for readers who are unaware of what life is like on the road, drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne has written up an exclusive blog for Bloody Disgusting. It’s quite the hilarious read and I can safely say that, as a result of the blog, I now have a reason to visit Atlanta. Find out why below!
Decibel Magazine and Extreme Management Group are proud to finally announce tour dates for “The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010”! New York based extreme metal legends Suffocation will tour North America this Fall with prog-deathster The Faceless, deathcore merchants Through The Eyes Of The Dead, tech-death meisters Decrepit Birth, and Italy’s brutal/symphonic/avante garde horde Fleshgod Apocalypse. Confirmed dates are after the jump!
In conjunction with the upcoming release The Conscious Sedation from the extreme modern metal act SYSTEM DIVIDE, Metal Blade Records has launched a landing page where fans can go to check out music, album artwork, a teaser for the upcoming music video, and specially low priced preorder packages for the album. The first single, The Apex Doctrine, is currently streaming with two more tracks to come before the album is released on September 14.
Living in Chicago I’ve ventured north to The Rave in Milwaukee many times, but just recently found out about them streaming shows live on their website last week when my cousin’s band Chainwax performed. While nothing beats a “real” live show, this is still pretty sweet and it’s free!
January 19 you can forget the brutal Wisconsin winter weather and watch Devildriver, Suffocation, Goatwhore, and Thy Will Be Done from the comfort of your own home. To watch just visit http://www.theravelive.com/ and sign up for a free account (registration is required). READ MORE
The mighty Goatwhore will be returning to the road in 2010 with veteran metal icons, DevilDriver and Suffocation! This will be their first tour back in North America following their upcoming European tour and is continuing the support for what is fast becoming their defining album, Carving Out The Eyes Of God. The Onion’s avclub.com declares Carving… as one of the top 30 metal albums of the decade and comments: “Ben Falgoust’s vocals and lyrics go way, way over the top, and Sammy Duet’s guitars sound more savage than ever. Both a culmination and a progression, Goatwhore reminds listeners why metal has a reputation for being terrifying.”
And, as always, Goatwhore will be equipped with their always tight, always furious, engaging live show, led by Ben Falgoust’s commanding presence and Sammy Duet’s one-man guitar attack. Zack Simmons’ on drums and new addition, James Harvey on bass, provide one of the tightest and most caustic rhythm sections in metal. This will be a tour not to miss.
Bound By The Road
Tour w/ DeviDriver, Suffocation
01/07 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
01/08 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
01/09 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
01/11 Portland, OR Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater
01/12 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
01/13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
01/15 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater & Club
01/16 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
01/18 Maplewood, MN The Rock
01/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
More dates are TBA soon! READ MORE
You can check out the new video for “Cataclysmic Purification” from SUFFOCATION below. It was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) featuring animations by Tim Kellen.
Bassist Derek Boyer commented “‘Cataclysmic Purification’ audibly portrays a calamitous future approaching. With this song and the rest of the [new SUFFOCATION] album ['Blood Oath'] I think we’ve maintained the musical integrity of the band while still having comprehendible brutality. ‘Blood Oath’ combines straight forward crushing movements with unsuspecting twists that will certainly entertain everyone from the avid SUFFOCATION listener to the first-time innocent bystanders.”