Fourth Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

At the Gates, Converge and Vallenfyre headline metal mag’s latest national tour this March

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends At the Gates join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes Converge and U.K. death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.

Last year, Decibel brought you Carcass’s first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons At the Gates’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media,, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now. 

“Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!”enthuses At the Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg. “A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!”

Four-time Decibel cover stars Converge continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with our favorite album of 2012, All We Love We Leave Behind. “We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour,” says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. “For me, At the Gates are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them.”

Boasting present and past members of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and At the Gates, old-school death-dealing supergroup Vallenfyre can’t wait to debut songs from 2014’s critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. “This will be Vallenfyre’s first U.S. tour, and what a tour,” beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. “I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers.”

We know you can’t wait to GO to war with this lineup either, so here’s your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, “Skip the Line” pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine, a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch’s webstore, and free digital sampler from Century Media. 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, are available at



Friday, March 27-- Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

Saturday, March 28 -- San Francisco, CA  The Regency Ballroom

Sunday, March 29 --  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater

Monday, March 30 -- Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom

Tuesday, March 31 -- Seattle, WA  Showbox at the Market

Thursday, April 2 -- Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex

Friday, April 3 -- Denver, CO  Summit Music Hall

Saturday, April 4 -- Lincoln, NE  Bourbon Street

Sunday, April 5 -- Minneapolis, MN  Mill City Nights

Monday, April 6 -- Chicago, IL  House of Blues

Wednesday, April 8 -- Toronto, ON  The Phoenix

Thursday, April 9 -- Montreal, QC  Metropolis

Friday, April 10 -- Boston, MA  Royale

Saturday, April 11 -- Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer

Sunday, April 12 -- New York, NY  Webster Hall


Hails to our partners!



Thanks for Making the Third Decibel Tour Unforgettably Radical!

We’re still recovering from a long, drunken, ripping Sunday night in Silver Spring, MD, the last (slam) dance of the third annual Decibel Magazine Tour. Regional openers Coke Bust got their moniker hilariously plastered on the Fillmore’s marquee; Noisem, Gorguts and the Black Dahlia Murder were in full take-no-prisoners mode; and Carcass blasted through over 25 years of classics in an unforgettable 90-minute finale.

The last date was certainly one to remember, but the entire endeavor was a rousing success for death metal in 2014. Approximately 17,000 people attended the 21-date tour! Thanks to all of the regional openers, touring bands and crew whose sweat and blood made the third time the harm, and most importantly, thank YOU for unfailingly supporting the magazine and the stellar bands we cover. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our fourth annual tour later this year!


The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TONIGHT!

You've patiently waited out one of the grimmest winters in recent memory. Now it's time to collect your reward: The third annual Decibel Magazine Tour is finally upon us, as Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem descend upon Orlando's Beachum Theater tonight before traversing North America for 21 dates of vintage and modern death metal devastation. If you've been putting this off, your last chance to dance is now, as tickets are going blast-beat-fast.

Once you get that out of the way, what'll you find inside? In addition to a gamut of brutal up-and-coming regional openers, we'll have exclusive Decibel Tour shirt and hoodie designs, available exclusively at the gigs. And of course, you'll want to read all about every participating band in the April issue, available in the webstore now. 

Get sorted and get chuffed. We'll see you on the road!


Tues, March 18 / Orlando, FL / The Beachum Theater 
Wed, March 19 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Fri, March 21 / Dallas, TX / Trees
Sat, March 22 / Austin, TX / Mohawk
Mon, March 24 / Phoenix, AZ / The Press Room
Tue, March 25 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
Wed, March 26 / San Francisco, CA / The Regency Ballroom
Fri, March 28 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
Sat, March 29 / Seattle, WA / Showbox Market
Sun, March 30 / Portland, OR / Roseland Theater
Wed, April 02 / Denver, CO / Summit Music Hall
Fri, April 04 / Minneapolis, MN / Mill City Nights
Sat, April 05 / Chicago, IL / House Of Blues
Sun, April 06 / Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
Mon, April 07 / Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE
Tue, April 08 / Toronto, ON / Sound Academy
Wed, April 09 / Montreal, QC / Metropolis
Thu, April 10 / Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club
Fri, April 11 / New York, NY / Best Buy Theater
Sat, April 12 / Philadelphia, PA / Trocadero Theatre
Sun, April 13 / Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore

Carcass image © Black Label Pictures


Decibel Magazine 2014 Tour Issue Available Now!

You didn’t have to be there in ’93. You don’t have to have a Tools of the Trade tattoo beneath a Tools of the Trade longsleeve beneath the white coat at your medical internship. If you have even the most dilettantish passing fancy for death metal, you’d better be at the third annual Decibel Magazine Tour. Carcass headlines, and various vintages of the genre are represented by the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem

Our own personal Big Four are spotlighted on the April cover, wielding torches, sledgehammers, guitars-as-bats and... uh, rosaries! J. Bennett’s piece captures the cult of personality surrounding Carcass mainman Jeff Walker. He has an abundance of alternately self-deprecating, hilarious, bitchy and acerbic observations about the tour and his tourmates. And the BDM, Gorguts and Noisem leaders reciprocate in kind. Learn all about this historic lineup -- and all the killer regional openers -- in the April issue, available in the webstore now.


DB TOUR NEWS: New Santa Ana Opener and Dallas Venue Change

Late-breaking news for the just-around-the-corner 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour. We’ve added another regional opener that should get you lucky SoCal metalheads good and stoked. L.A.’s mighty deathgrind institution Nausea will be added to the Santa Ana show on Tuesday, March 25, at the Observatory. Gotta appreciate how we’re sticking to the theme of bands who take wayyyyyy too long between full-lengths. Nab those tickets early.

Also, a venue change to announce for Dallas. Our March 21 stop there has been moved from the Prophet Bar to Trees. You can still get your tickets to that date right here.