They say that all good things must come to an end and such is the case with original Suffocation lead singer Frank Mullen who will be stepping down from the lineup to pursue other aspects of his life. Read the full press release below and mark down the dates that will be coming near you.
The Press Release:
New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION.
You’ve probably been hoping for this sort of information for a couple of weeks now because as the summer makes its way towards us, the news about the annual “Summer Slaughter Tour” usually comes at us as well. I am happy to announce that this time is upon the Metal Legions of the US of A. Now if you’ve witnessed any of these events over the last few years you are fully aware about its being the “Most Extreme Tour Of The Summer”. I’m not being flippant here as that is their actual byline. I didn’t see any specific press release for this year’s event outside of the bands that make up the roster and the tour dates/venues so we are keeping this one simple and easy to digest. Headlining the tour each and every night will be the mighty Cannibal Corpse, a band that is nothing less than legendary in the Death Metal genre. The main direct support band is going to be Nile and this will be on all nights of the tour. No swapping the slot is planned to my knowledge but you never know what can happen during this kind of tour. The Summer Slaughter for 2016 will also feature After the Burial, Krisiun, Suffocation, Revocation, Carnifex and a few more. The tour is being presented by American Satan and will be the 10th straight year of this sort of concert mayhem. Good to see a tour like this can handle the dramatically shifting terrain that our scene comes with. Though the tour itself was announced not too long ago, the exact stops were released only this past weekend and I tend to hold back on sharing here until we get the full scoop. Check out the dates and places below and mark your calendars on your mobile devices. Continue reading Behold The Full Dates For “Summer Slaughter Tour” 2016→
I’ve been musing aloud about the number of incredibly crushing Metal tours that were happening and just the other day the folks at Metal Injection revealed their full lineup for a tour that they have put together called “Devastation On The Nation” for 2015. It places a co-headlining Origin with Brazilian brutality purveyors Krisiun and you can check out the poster below.
From top to bottom the lineup for this touring package will be Origin, Krisiun, Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested. At the point of this writing no venues nor the amount of stops happening have been set up. I’ll share that stuff when I see it posted as well for good measure. I wanted to make sure that this information was conveyed to my always awesome readers in case they are dealing with younger siblings who are insane over the departure of Zayn Melik from One Direction. Take this action as a queue to educate said siblings into the Metal ways. See you next time but before you go let’s discuss what you think about this package and where you would like to see it happen in terms of venue in the comments section.
They are known as one of the “Three Kings Of Teutonic Thrash” and their name is Destruction. Sonically they are a no holds barred assault on the fabric of Heavy Metal music and its been a couple of years since we found them paying our region a visit. Tonight that would end with the band locking in a gig at the still kind of new Marlin Room space in NYC’s Webster Hall. For those who are still curious about this one, its the space on the middle level of the Webster Hall building and it holds about 500 people depending on the setup. Destruction would be bringing along both Krisiun and Widow as their national acts and start the fans off with some talented local support. Click the logo to be brought to the full concert article and the photo galleries. Then do return to this space to enjoy some images from the show that can only be seen here since they are rather exclusive to PiercingMetal’s Blog.
Artist: Destruction Venue: The Marlin Room at Webster Hall Opener: Krisiun, Widow Date: 3/19/2014 Label: Nuclear Blast Records
It’s been a couple of years since the mighty Destruction has been to NYC and if you followed the bands social mediums during that last run you will know full well how that visit was not a good experience for the band. Their founder Schmier publicly lashed out about the bad promoters and venue treatment and in some cases even the fans but that was then and this is now because Destruction was coming back and bringing along the intensity of Krisiun and Widow as their lead off national act. Some dates would feature Exmortus but our Metropolis would find Widow on the bill and I was fine with that as I had wanted to see them for a couple of years now but never got the chance. March Metal Madness was going to be kicked up a notch for sure. Here is how it went down for those who did not attend. The show was held at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall which is a reasonably new space in the massive building and one that holds a couple of hundred more than the downstairs space known as The Studio at Webster Hall. I like its overall spaciousness and there is more room to find a circle pit happening so be aware of that should you be attending a show there. Tonight’s fun would start early and feature two local acts by way of Metalfier and Winter Nights. I’ve seen both bands before and like their spirit for the game and suggest you check them out if the time is there to do so. I walked in when Winter Nights was closing out their set after a fun pregaming time at The 13th Step which is a favorite watering hole for me when hitting this particular venue. Widow hit the stage at 8:30 and this is where I pick up the larger part of my coverage. Continue reading Destruction @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (3/19/2014)→