Upcoming Gig: DEATHCRUSHER TOUR… hits Belfast and Dublin this October Posted: 15/08/2015 by John O'Brien
What about this for an absolutely killer line-up!!!
Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass are proud to announce that they will be playing the UK leg of the highly anticipated ‘Deathcrusher Tour 2015’ alongside none other than NAPALM DEATH, Obituary, Voivod and Herod. This vociferous line-up will be hitting the UK and Ireland this October.
You can see Carcass & the entire Death Crusher line up at the below dates;
(inc. ticket links)
Carcass main man Jeff Walker had to say on the announcement;
“Off the back of touring the U.S. with OBITUARY we thought it would be cool to combine this into something special…..and VOIVOD who have also just toured the US… why not invite them along for the ride? CARCASS has wanted to do a Euro Tour for a while now, we’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity and this is IT! Save your pennies for the heaviest tour of the fall and see it LIVE before it gets uploaded to youtube on low quality camera phones!!!!!!”
Carcass’ most recent album ‘Surgical Steel’ was released in September 2013 to widespread critical acclaim. It was their first studio release since their 1996 LP ‘Swansong’. The record was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bold Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Rodrigo Y Gabriela) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament).
Carcass have released several classic albums over the years, including the Decibel Magazine US ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees ‘Heartwork’ and ‘Necroticism’ – ‘Descanting the Insalubrious’. Their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, ‘Symphonies of Sickness’) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. ‘Heartwork’), Carcass has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its’ wish as Carcass reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, ‘Surgical Steel’. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the Carcass legacy. In short, ‘Surgical Steel’ was just what the doctor ordered.
British Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th and much praised studio album release “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” and have recently announced their participation on what will be one of the heaviest tour packages of the year: The “Deathcrusher Tour” 2015, all throughout November in Europe.
NAPALM DEATH’s Shane Embury comments as follows:
“It goes without saying that we are really looking forward to the upcoming “Deathcrusher Tour”. The Musical history and relevance between all 4 of the bands truly speaks for itself I think – It’s heartwarming to be a part of it.
All of the bands involved in this tour have been great friends for what I guess is a lifetime now – we have played together on many separate occasions before BUT this tour! This tour is something very special, I mean come on…VOIVOD, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY & CARCASS are you kidding? All on the same bill night after night?? This is the A to Z of heavy, grinding, progressive, crushing riffs in one insane package!
I expect to see nothing less than savage mosh pit mayhem every evening….this is one tour nobody should miss…”
NAPALM DEATH have also recently made an unreleased track from the sessions of their latest album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” available as charity download for Nepal. Look for the track “Earthwire” and further information here: http://napalmdeath.org/scum/store-download-page/.
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VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the upcoming tour:
“We are proud to be part of this crazy line-up and psyched to go back to Europe again this year. What a thrill to meet all our friends once more and share the stage with our partners in metal.”
And just in time for this outstanding tour package and as further teaser for their next studio album, the follow up to 2013’s acclaimed “Target Earth” release, VOIVOD will also be releasing a special and limited split 7” EP together with label/touring companions Napalm Death. Look out for more details about this project very soon…