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!” Continue reading Carnifex and Despised Icon Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour→
Artist: Despised Icon Venue: Blender Theater (New York, NY) Opener: Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis, Plasmarifle, Carnifex & An Autopsy Date: 2/25/2009 Label: Century Media Records
As far as February was concerned this was clearly a monster Metal fest even though it was bearing no official festival title but had a tour labeled as “The Montreal Assault Tour”. Headlined by Despised Icon, the show that found mostly Canadian talent also delivered the likes of Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Neuraxis, and Plasmarifle on the bill. Talk about an exciting Wednesday for the residents of the Big Apple Metal Community. The really affordable show would also give us a local opener called An Autopsy, but I would miss their set and arrive with my associates just before the guys in The Plasmarifle were set to perform. The night outside was rather chilly given the time of year, but inside would be hot based on the amount of music being dished out. The Metal year 2009 had started off strong in terms of shows it would seem as only days ago we had a thundering appearance by Meshuggah and ten days prior to this evening was a massive bill that offered up Soilwork, Darkane and many more. Having been present at those shows it was amusing to me to find myself hitting the third venue in less than two weeks as visits to the Highline Ballroom and Fillmore NY would soon lead me to the Blender Theater for this evenings happenings. Here is how the event went down for those who didn’t make the show. Continue reading Despised Icon @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (2/25/2009)→
The Summer Slaughter Tour was on its second go round with this 2008 run of shows and would set its sights on the Fillmore at Irving Plaza as its venue. The all day Metal affair was discussed at length on THIS LINK so do please check it out if you have not done so already. Here is the full photo gallery that was captured during the Despised Icon set.
Artist: Black Dahlia Murder Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY) Opener: Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born Of Osiris, Psycroptic, & Whitechapel Date: 6/26/2008 Label: Metal Blade Records
I have to admit that when they announced that this year’s edition of Ozzfest was only going to be a single performance and that the show would be nowhere near my geographic location that I hardly felt the slightest amount of disappointment in my Metal heart. Yes, Metallica would be one of the event’s headliners but the larger part of the lineup assembled for it came off as a big ho hum to me and there were just too many other amazing tour packages to be excited about for me to worry about getting over to Ozzfest. The summer of 2008 launched with the first ever Paganfest USA and this event delivered four outstanding bands who had never been on our shores before and then we had Progressive Nation continuing the greatness with Dream Theater and Opeth. The lineup for the Summer Slaughter tour only stood to prove that we were going to get a righteous dose of head banging Metal for a really affordable price and the all day affair would take place inside the Fillmore NY. There would be a total of ten bands on this bill and while many are known to the larger fan bases across the world there were a number of up and coming acts that one should pay mind to. The headliner for the gig would be Black Dahlia Murder and immediate powerhouse support would be coming from Kataklysm, Vader and Cryptopsy. The earlier start-off acts would come by way of Whitechapel, Psycroptic, The Aborted, Despised Icon, The Faceless and Born Of Osiris. Ten bands are a lot to absorb and get the point across about so I chose to briefly lineout some of the performance highlights as I am sure that each of these talented groups will be on other bills where a longer set can be enjoyed. Here is what happened in case you missed out, and shame on you if you did. Continue reading Black Dahlia Murder @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (6/26/2008): Summer Slaughter 2008→