Carnifex and Despised Icon Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour

I wasn’t kidding when I said there was a lot of tour stuff to get out to your music loving senses and that is why I am keeping this note brief and directing you right to the full press copy about the co-headlining run by Carnifex and a reunited Despised Icon. Let’s get EXTREME!!!!

The Press Release:
CARNIFEX and DESPISED ICON announce North American co-headlining tour
Symphonic deathcore merchants CARNIFEX will start a two month long crusade across North America starting next February. Shortly there after two colossal innovators of the genre collide, when deathcore godfathers DESPISED ICON join as co-headliners starting March 17th. Finishing out the tour package are ethereal progressive metallers FALLUHJAH, alien themed tech-death masters RINGS OF SATURN, as well as LORNA SHORE and SHE MUST BURN.

“Since the release of Slow Death fans have been asking for a headline tour,” comments CARNIFEX frontman Scott Lewis. “Slow Death has been a monster album for us, charting higher and selling faster than all our previous albums. This tour matches the size and scope of that album. Together with a our brothers in DESPISED ICON we’re bringing North America the sickest tour possible. Prepare yourself for a live show like no other.”

DESPISED ICON vocalist and founding member, Alex Erian, adds:
“We’ve known the CARNIFEX homies for a decade already and are excited to share the stage with them once again. These will be our only dates in North America next year. Don’t miss out! 2017 also marks The Ills Of Modern Man’s 10 year anniversary. Expect to hear the classics and a few new bangin’ tracks from Beast. See ya then!”

Confirmed Dates: Carnifex, Fallujah, Rings Of Saturn, Lorna Shore, She Must Burn

2/01 : Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock
2/02 : San Diego, CA – Soma
2/03 : Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
2/04 : Farmington, NM – Top Deck
2/05 : Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
2/07 : Dallas, TX – Trees
2/08 : Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
2/09 : San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
2/10 : Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
2/11 : Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
2/12 : Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
2/14 : Orlando, FL – Backbooth
2/15 : Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
2/16 : Margate, FL – O’Malleys
2/17 : St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
2/18 : Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/19 : Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
2/21 : Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/22 : Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
2/23 : Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
2/24 : Long Island, NY – Revolution
2/25 : Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
2/26 : Reading, PA – Reverb
2/28 : Hartford, CT – Webster Studio
3/01 : Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
3/02 : Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
3/03 : Albany, NY – Trick Shots
3/04 : Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
3/05 : Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
3/06 : Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
3/07 : Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
3/08 : Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
3/09 : Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
3/10 : Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
3/11 : Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
3/12 : Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
3/14 : Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
3/15 : Louisville, KY – Diamond Bar & Grill
3/16 : Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache

Carnifex, Despised Icon, Fallujah, Rings Of Saturn, Lorna Shore, She Must Burn

3/17 : Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/18 : Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s Music Hall
3/19 : Quebec City, QC- Imperial Bell
3/21 : Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
3/22 : Chicago, IL – Double Door
3/23 : Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
3/24 : Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
3/26 : Saskatoon, SK – O’Brien’s Event Center
3/27 : Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
3/28 : Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
3/29 : Spokane, WA – The Pin
3/30 : Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
3/31 : Portland, OR – Domino Room
4/01 : Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
4/02 : Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

CARNIFEX (From L – R): Shawn Cameron, Cory Arford, Scott Lewis, Jordan Lockrey, Fred Calderon
CARNIFEX’s latest album Slow Death was produced and recorded by CARNIFEX and Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLEEDING THROUGH), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). Slow Death was mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine.

While approaching their sixth full-length album, Slow Death, CARNIFEX possessed a distinct vision. The San Diego metal quintet—Scott Lewis [lead vocals], Shawn Cameron [drums], Cory Arford [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Fred Calderon [bass], and Jordan Lockrey [lead guitar]—would build on the expansiveness of 2014’s critically acclaimed Die Without Hope as they brought a definitive darkness to the fold.

“We wanted to take the next step,” affirms Scott. “On the last album, we started utilizing orchestration and additional programming in terms of classical and electronic sounds. We elevated that to a new level here. That’s why there’s a dark vibe that runs through the whole album. It adds a layer of atmosphere that gives you a different feeling.”

CARNIFEX began carving out that bond with the audience way back in 2005. Over the course of four albums—Dead in My Arms, The Diseased and the Poisoned, Hell Chose Me, and Until I Feel Nothing—the band attracted a diehard following. Engaging a hiatus in 2012, they returned a year later with a vicious and vigorous vitality. It’s only grown since and is on full display in Slow Death.

For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released Consumed by Your Poison the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.

Now, DESPISED ICON have returned with Beast. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalog, Beast is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow, I can only close this one up by saying that if you are a fan of Extreme Metal then you have more than enough opportunities to see what is surely a killer package. There are a lot of dates to choose from and the bands are covering a lot of ground so get out and support. What do you readers think of this tour? You can let me know down in the comments below. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.carnifexmetal.com
Official Website: http://www.despisedicon.com
Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/fallujahofficial

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