Second Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, the decibel magazine tour, uncategorized On: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for our second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as we bring you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation.

While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural dB tour-featuring exclusively European headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude-we looked (mostly) to North America for this year’s unholy assemblage. Three of our favorite underground powerhouses will take on this year’s rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders Cretin, Canadian tech-prog upstarts Beyond Creation and Beltway grind/powerviolence crushers Magrudergrind. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

Kicking off in May, this year’s gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.comNuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for our magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal’s triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia – which culminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City — we had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass.

“We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. “This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music.”

“Do you remember the Blue Grape Merchandise catalog?” asks Decibel Editor in Chief Albert Mudrian. “How about the Hard N’ Heavy Grindcore Video Special? Or purchasing CDs in longboxes? Then this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was assembled for you. See you on the campaign trail for musical destruction.”

“We are really excited to be getting back to the States!” enthuses Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. “We are fired up to be sharing the stage with Immolation and Cannibal Corpse-great friends of ours from way back, and awesome bands! Also, finally, for us it’s brilliant that this is a Decibel tour, a magazine that’s shown us great support over the years. That makes it an honor for us to be part of this package, and something very close to our hearts. It’s going to be a fun tour for sure! Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Totally chuffed, too, that Albert’s agreed to do some backing vocals on ‘The Kill’ with us! Yes, come on!”

Psyched and/or chuffed yourself? Well, here’s an early opportunity to score a great deal AND avoid standing in line. Twenty premium packages are available in each market that include your ticket to the show, a tour T-shirt, a tour poster, a super-exclusive “Skip the Line” pass to move you to the front when doors open, one free track, “Scourge of Iron” from the forthcoming Cannibal Corpse box set, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal (3/19), and one 10% off coupon for a purchase on Indiemerchstore.com. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, will be announced at www.decibelmagazinetour.com

2013 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR DATES
May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / Minneapolis, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham

  • Sol

    Any chance of coming to Des Moines, IA on the 27th? That would be amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002385747392 Bryce Cooper

    Where the fuck is sydney!!!???

  • Shelly

    Beyond Creation? WTF!? Other states get Cretin or Magrudergrind and Canada gets fuckin’ Beyond Creation! This years tour is a fuckin’ fart in the wind compared to last year! Where is the variety? How many of us have already seen these bands 2 or 3 times in the last year or so? LAST YEAR WE GOT BANDS THAT HADN’T PLAYED HERE IN A WHILE!

    • Albert

      Don’t like it? Don’t go!

      • Shelly

        I’m sorry Albert, I actually like the lineup and I’ll definitely get the VIP package…I just can’t deal with the fact that my town won’t be getting Cretin! I’m not too big on the technical side of death metal, so Beyond Creation won’t do much for me. That and the fact that last years tour will go down in history as one of the greatest lineups in package tour history, and the 2013 bands play package tours all the time. I’ll go and I’ll love it , but you have to admit comparing the 2012 package with 2013 is like comparing craft beer to Schlitz.

        • Albert

          The truth is that I’m not a big tech death head either, but Beyond Creation rule. I heard them and WANTED them on the tour, man, so please check them out. Maybe you’ll be won over.

          I really liked last year’s package, but I like this year’s just as much, albeit for different releases. I don’t seem them as comparing craft beer to Schlitz, but comparing an awesome IPA to an awesome porter. They’re both great – people just have different tastes.