It was only back in late January that we helped share the news about the mighty and very legendary Thrash Metal band Slayer who announced that they would be embarking on their final tour before calling it a career. If you missed that first announcement, please click HERE to be up to speed and for shame if you aren’t already aware of this news. Early today, the band announced that by popular demand a second leg of dates will expand upon the domination. Read on below the poster for their statement and the additional dates. I’ll return at the close with some editorial insight.
Literally by popular demand – with more than half the tour dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent – today Slayer announces Leg Two, North America, of its final world tour, set to kick off on Thursday, 7/ 26 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH. The tour will travel to 20 cities over about five weeks, culminating at San Jose’s SAP Center on 8/ 26. Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death will accompany the band on all dates. The general ticket on sale for most dates begins this Friday, March 9 at 10AM (local). Very limited Slayer onstage + Meet & Greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to www.slayer.net for all ticket and package purchasing information.
A second North American leg for this tour had been considered to take place at some point down the line, but within 48-hours of the initial January 26 ticket on sale date, that all changed.
“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” said Rick Frank, President of Touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters. “Thirty-six years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”
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BDM and Napalm Death will shake Greenwich Village to its core with Metal sonics. Joining into the fray will be Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, and Abnormality.
Performing together as a part of the Savage Imperial Death March Tour comes Napalm Death and The Melvins. They’ll be joined by Melt Banana for good measure.
The tour announcements for the upcoming 2016 year keep on coming in and methinks they’re all aiming to utilize any holiday monies you bring in for their own heavy natured purposes. The latest one to zap into the email wished us to inform the Metal Legions about the Spring pairing of Grindcore legends Napalm Death and the influential Punk Rock band The Melvins. I’ve embedded the official poster, press statement and tour dates for you below and then shall return to offer up my thoughts.
The Press Release:
NAPALM DEATH and THE MELVINS join forces for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour, a six-week Spring trek that that kicks off on March 26 at The Marquee in Phoenix, Arizona.
“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” states Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury. “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana. Expect the unexpected!”
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Artist: Napalm Death
Title: “Punishment In Capitals”
Label: Armoury Records
Release Date: July 12, 2005
Genre: Death Metal
Here are twenty-eight totally undistinguishable live tracks that feature — you guessed it! — Cookie Monster vox and what sounds like a drum kit dropped down thirty flights of stairs while being fired at by automatic weapons on full auto. There’s even a cover of the Dead Kennedys’ “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” that even the most diehard of D.K.s fans would be hard pressed to recognize, blending in as it does with the cacophonous goulash found here. I’ve listened to hard and heavy music since I was in the single digits, loving much of it, but this shit just gives me a headache.
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