The crushing might of Behemoth has returned to NYC in support of their brand new album. You’re not going to want to miss the bands first ever headlining appearance at this venue. They’ll be joined by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.
I had to say that it was feeling like a pretty slow news day but then like a crack of thunder, the darkness hit the skies above us and the Earth nearly skipped off its axis (speaking figuratively of course) as the announcement about Behemoth’s return to the US territory for a headlining run known as “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018”. Read on to the full press release and tour dates. I’ll close up with additional editorial.
The Press Release:
This fall, Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH will return to North America to headline the Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. tour. featuring special guests At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room. The tour will run from October 20th through November 24th.
Behemoth vocalist, guitarist, and main-man Nergal comments, “I hereby announce BEHEMOTH’s triumphant return to the North American shores this fall. We will be in the noble company of At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room, who will be supporting us on our eleventh opus. Even though it’s only been a few moments since we played for you, our American legions, we cannot wait for this tour to start! It’s gonna be the first headlining run supporting new music and we are bringing all the artillery, which means the biggest production thus far! Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. arrives soon and we want you to celebrate this sonic pandemonium with us!” See all confirmed dates below.
BEHEMOTH Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. Tour w/ At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room:
The Tour Dates:
10/20/2018: Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2018: House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/23/2018: The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
10/24/2018: House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/26/2018: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/27/2018: Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
10/29/2018: The Underground – Charlotte, NC
10/30/2018: The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11/01/2018: House Of Blues – Boston, MA
11/02/2018: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
11/03/2018: Playstation Theater – New York, NY
11/04/2018: M-Telus – Montreal, QC
11/06/2018: The Danforth – Toronto, ON
11/07/2018: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/09/2018: House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/10/2018: Cabooz – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2018: The Truman- Kansas City, MO
11/13/2018: The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
11/14/2018: The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/16/2018: MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
11/17/2018: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/20/2018: Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
11/21/2018: Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/23/2018: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2018: The Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
BEHEMOTH recently completed work on their eleventh full-length album, which will see a worldwide release via Metal Blade Records in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe this fall. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Did I already say “Oh HELL YES” about this one? I think that it was my opening line and well, need I say anything more? I don’t think so but if you need another line or two let me just stress at how perfect this tour package is. With support coming from the legendary At The Gates along with a still growing Metal phenomena like WITTR fans will be advised to get there as early as possible to not miss a single crushing note. Thinking on Behemoth for a moment, this is a band that I have been fortunate to watch climb the ranks slowly but meticulously and now they are perhaps one of the best presenters of Blackened Death Metal. Imposing in melody and in stature, one does not leave a Behemoth show unscarred and unaffected. It’s truly something that fans talk about for weeks and months. Their recent appearance on the final go-round of Slayer was something to be witnessed but since they went on second, it was barely a taste of what they could accomplish on the stage. November cannot get here fast enough and to be honest, part of me is saying this based on it being about 90 degrees outside in NYC. Perhaps the environment is catching some extra heat from the region way, way, way……down below. Let me know what you think of this one in the comments section. See you next time.
It was just the other day that the folks over at Metal Hammer Magazine had their “Golden Gods” awards show and with the winners making the rounds on the web, I could do no less than keeping our fine readers in the know. Scroll through to read them all and then I will return with my editorial notions on it and even ask you for yours. Here we go.
Best New Band:
Over Conjurer, Sleep Token, Loathe and Visigoth
Best Underground Band:
Wolves In The Throne Room (winner)
Over Amenra, Chelsea Wolfe, Heilung and Tribulation
Best British Band:
Judas Priest (winner)
Over Asking Alexandria, Cradle Of Filth, Alestorm and Rolo Tomassi
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Hot on the heels of their release of the brand new album “M”, the mighty Enslaved has revealed that they will be the headliner of the 2018 “Decibel Magazine Tour”. Check out the press release down below and know for sure that I will return at the close. Indulge.
The Press Release:
Since its launch in 2012, the annual Decibel Magazine Tour’s ambitious curation has unified artists from around the extreme universe who would otherwise never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The lineup for the 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud tradition, as Norwegian progressive metal legends Enslaved join forces with Pacific Northwest black metal heroes Wolves in the Throne Room, Danish post-black siren Myrkur and doomed rock ‘n’ crushers Khemmis (with regional openers in select markets to be announced next year).
“I have always wanted Enslaved to be part of the Decibel Tour concept,” says Enslaved guitarist and co-founder Ivar Bjørnson. “Not only is Decibel an institution, and defender of the last line of resistance for the printed metal mag in North America (for a band started in 1991, printed magazines are no small matter), but the Decibel Tour has also become an institution and an icon for metal that we admire here on the other side of the pond. So, to be asked to headline, and to perform with these other very fine artists, is a great honor and a great pleasure. Be there or be trapezoid!”
Of 2018’s four featured acts, three have released new LPs in late 2017 to coincide with the Decibel Tour: Enslaved, with their fourteenth full-length album, E; Wolves in the Throne Room, with sixth record Thrice Woven; and Myrkur, with sophomore release Mareridt. The former have already been honored with a pair of authoritative Hall of Fame features (on 1994’s landmark Frost and 2003 groundbreaker Below the Lights). Wolves in the Throne and Myrkur each graced Decibel’s cover in 2017, while in 2016, Khemmis took home Decibel’s Album of the Year honor for their Hunted release. Additionally, Enslaved, Myrkur and Khemmis have each recorded and released exclusive tracks via the Decibel Flexi Series, and the 2018 headliners will return with their second flexi contribution, which will appear in the annual Decibel Tour issue of the magazine that hits stands February 2018.
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