“The Fall” of 2014 will have an entirely new meaning for the Metal heads of the USA as four of the most sinister underground powers for the genre join forces for a tour labeled “The Voices From The Dark”. It will be headlined by Belphegor and find their command led off by Rotting Christ, Beheaded and Svart Crown. Check out the poster below and then peruse the official press copy. I’ll return after that with some thoughts on this package.
The Press Release:
Diabolical death / black metal giants, BELPHEGOR, will make their long overdue return to our North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall! Joining them on their raid of conquest and blasphemy dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” 2014 tour, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer. The kings of atmospheric blackened avant-garde metal, ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), as well as BEHEADED from Malta and SVART CROWN from France, will all play their part in making each show a night to remember.
“BELPHEGOR is still brutal and consistent; rolling in worldwide like a wartime tank,” comments maniacal BELPHEGOR frontman Helmuth Lehner. “It will be a pleasure to conquer the states again. On Conjuring the Dead we celebrate Diabolical Death Musick with one of our most brutal offerings yet. Join the BELPHEGOR rituals and go to hell with us.” Sacrilegious rites will be performed upon the following North American ground:
09/24/14 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/25/14 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/26/14 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/27/14 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
09/29/14 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/01/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/02/14 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
10/03/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/04/14 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
10/05/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/07/14 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/08/14 W. Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/09/14 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/10/14 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
10/11/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It has been far too long since Belphegor has been on a proper tour in this region but that was based on singer Helmuth fighting the battle for his very life. It is great to know he is back to fighting strength and looking to take out his anger on the Metal fans of the USA and with an album of new material to boot. Rotting Christ has not been here in a forever and I am sure they will help to bring down the houses night after night on this just over two week run. The tour will be my own first exposure to both Beheaded and Svart Crown and I am very open to experience what they bring to the table. I’m glad that this tour will be kicking off in NYC because it will find all of these bands fresh off their flights and looking to mete out some serious Metal justice for the fans. Of course if they plan on partying as hard as the NYC Metal fans do then getting on the road will be a little more difficult but they will have to rely on their own self control. Will you be attending this tour? If so what excites you about it? Let me know in the comments and until we all meet at the gig in NYC, please keep up with these bands via their official websites. Each will lead you to their social networks.
Fans are going to want to prepare themselves for this devilish Metal assault by owning some of the rosters works and I’ve happily directed them to some purchase points.