Published Jan 15, 2014With The Satanist landing in just a couple of weeks, anticipation for black metal juggernauts Behemoth's new album is reaching a fever pitch. Now, the band have announced plans to whip the faithful into a frenzy in a live setting by headlining this year's "Metal Alliance Tour."
Organizers have unveiled the lineup and show schedule to the annual travelling metal event, confirming that the Bible-tearing Polish heretics will take the top spot each night of the month-long North American tour, which runs from April to May. This includes Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The tour finishes off in Seattle.
Joining Nergal and the rest of Behemoth will be long-running New Orleans death metal crew Goatwhore, Oslo's 1349, Columbia-bred thrashers Inquisition and Pennsylvania combo Black Crown Initiate.
As previously reported, The Satanist drops February 4 in North America through Metal Blade and a day earlier overseas via Nuclear Blast. Already we've heard the crushing first single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel," and now the group have released another gloomy album teasers. This latest, which you can see down below, has Nergal detailing the recording experience, explaining how the band entered a trance during rehearsals.
04/04 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
04/05 Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
04/06 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
04/08 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
04/10 Oklahoma City, OK - 1H Chameleon Room
04/11 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
04/12 Austin, TX - Emo's East (Texas Independence Fest)
04/13 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
04/15 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
04/16 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
04/17 Philadelphia, PA - 4H Theater Of The Living Arts
04/18 Worcester, MA - Palladium (The New England Metal Festival)
04/19 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
04/22 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
04/23 Toronto, ON - Opera House
04/24 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
04/26 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
04/27 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
04/29 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
04/30 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
05/02 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
05/03 Seattle, WA - Studio 7
Read a new interview with Behemoth here.