Tuesday
Mar182014

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!

DATES:

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

Friday
Mar072014

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.

Friday
Feb282014

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.

Friday
Jan172014

Your Regional Openers for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour Are…

Maruta

Tues, March 18 / Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater

Founded in the swamplands of South Florida in 2005, Maruta have been blurring the lines between grindcore and technical death metal ever since. The band has released two full-lengths through Willowtip Records, 2008’s In Narcosis and 2011’s Forward Into Regression, to very positive reviews. Their forthcoming full-length and Relapse Records debut promises to follow their upward trajectory of extreme music innovation.

 

Gog

Mon, March 24 / Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room

The state of Arizona is best known for its desert landscapes and grand canyons. Yet Gog mastermind Michael Bjella paints a very different picture of his native homeland with Ironworks. Recorded in a late 19th century blacksmith shop, where several members of his own close family toiled, Gog crafts a subversive ode to the death of the American dream using source sounds and atmosphere.

 

Bastard Feast (formerly Elitist)

Sun, March 30 / Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Portland, OR’s extreme metal/sludge powerhouse Bastard Feast have completed recording their new full-length. The album, the band’s second, will be released on Season of Mist’s Underground Activist Division in 2014. Regarding the new album, guitarist Taylor Robinson says, “The new record is a change in the path for us. We have dialed in our sound even more and sold our souls to Hell to channel more darkness.”

 

Vimana

Wed, April 02 / Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Vimana is comprised of former and current members of Cephalic Carnage, Vale of Pnath, To Be Eaten, Swashbuckle and Rainbowdragoneyes. Balancing brutal death metal, grindcore and technical/progressive death metal elements, the band turned heads with their 2012 debut EP, The Collapse (engineered by Dave Otero), and are in the process of writing their as-yet-untitled debut full-length, due out in 2014.

 

Murmur

Sat, April 05 / Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Murmur started off in 2007 and immediately received underground recognition. With the release of their fierce and utterly disturbing debut album in 2010, more accolades followed before the band embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with Nachtmystium the next year. Their boundary-shattering, new, self-titled full-length follow-up will be released later this January.

 

Derkéta 

Mon, April 07 / Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Derkéta is a doom-influenced death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. They are known to be the first all-female death metal band. The name Derkéta was taken from Stygian mythology; she was the goddess of death of a blood-drinking cult. The band was formed by Sharon Bascovsky (vocals/guitars) and Terri Heggen (drums) in late 1988. Derkéta turned heads with 2012′s debut full-length, In Death We Meet.

 

Die Choking

Sat, April 12 / Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre

Philadelphia-based grind/punk three-piece Die Choking features current and former members of Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, Burden and Dirty Tactics. Their self-titled, five-song debut EP (recorded with Dan O’Hare at Mark It Zero studios) was released this January. The band is comprised of bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog, drummer Joshua Cohen and guitarist Jeffrey Daniels.

 

Coke Bust

Sun, April 13 / Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

Coke Bust are a straight-edge hardcore band from Washington, DC that started in 2006. Strongly influenced by the likes of Youth of Today and Heresy, the notoriously DIY quartet—comprised of vocalist Nick Tape, guitarist James Willett, bassist Daniel Jubert and drummer Chris Moore—has appeared on labels as diverse as Six Weeks, Third Party, Refuse, Grave Mistake and Drugged Conscience.

[Snap those tickets up HERE, ladies and germs]

 

Thursday
Dec052013

Third Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem headline renowned metal mag’s latest national tour this March

With two triumphant star-studded national tours under our bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes on our hotly anticipated third cross-country domination. This spring, we’re proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder, technical death metal heroes Gorguts and emerging death/thrash squad Noisem.

The third time’s the harm, as Carcass—the Liverpool legends responsible for Surgical Steel, our number one album of 2013—embark upon their first sustained domestic tour in five years. Presented by Nuclear Blast, Peavey, Metal Blade, IndieMerchstore.com, Season of Mist and Lace Music, the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour will fester across North America for 21 putrefying dates, once again seamlessly integrating the past, present and future of extreme music.

Ever-acerbic Carcass frontman Jeff Walker finds it difficult to contain his enthusiasm. “This is possibly the unsexiest Decibel Tour lineup yet,” he quips. “We’re all bringing the ‘girth’ back to the U.S., along with gray hair and sensible footwear. But it’s the music that matters, right? Just close your eyes and think of England. If that fails, think of Tampa.”

Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strand is a longtime Carcass superfan, so much so that he has the coolest tattoo ever: surgical instruments from the cover of the 1992 Tools of the Trade EP: “We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this amazing tour. I will do my best to play it cool in the presence of such great and influential musicians who I have worshipped since the seventh grade—but I can’t guarantee anything. We in the Dahlia camp are elated to have been considered, and vow to do our best to impress. Nothing less for the combined might of Carcass and Gorguts!”

Luc Lemay of Canadian technical death metal institution Gorguts can’t wait to bring songs from 2013 comeback sensation Colored Sands to the stage. “Since the first day I discovered Decibel, I always saw them like an institution,” he enthuses. “So, when I got the news that we were offered to be part of their annual tour, I felt totally honored and excited as hell! It will be amazing to share the stage with Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder and Noisem to perform our new music every night!”

As for Baltimore death-thrash upstarts Noisem—who blew minds with brutal-beyond-their-years debut Agony Defined—guitarist Sebastian Phillips keeps his thoughts on the tour perfectly succinct: “Dream come true. Period.”

We know you can’t wait for these symphonies of sickness to be conducted 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 T-shirt, poster, “Skip the Line” pass and free digital sampler from Nuclear Blast. 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 www.decibelmagazinetour.com

 

2014 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR DATES

Tues, March 18 / Orlando, FL / The Beachum Theater
Wed, March 19 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Fri, March 21 / Dallas, TX / Prophet Bar
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

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