Published Dec 06, 2013Extreme metal greats Carcass ground us to a pulp this year with their glorious comeback LP Surgical Steel, which landed the No. 1 spot on Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums list. Now, the ensemble have announced they'll keep rotting in our free world in 2014 by heading on a North American tour.
A press release explains that Carcass are the headliners on next spring's Decibel Magazine Tour, which runs from mid-March until mid-April. Joining Carcass on all the dates are Michigan metal crew Black Dahlia Murder, Canadian death metal vets Gorguts and thrashy Baltimore upstarts Noisem. Naturally, most of the shows fall beneath the U.S./Canada border, but there are Canadian stops booked in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
"This is possibly the unsexiest Decibel Tour lineup yet," Carcass bassist/frontman Jeff Walker joked in a statement. "We're all bringing the 'girth' back to the U.S., along with gray hair and sensible footwear. But it's the music that matters, right? Just close your eyes and think of England. If that fails, think of Tampa."
While Walker may be playing it a bit coy, Carcass fans are nevertheless likely to start dusting off their medical glossaries and brushing up on their banging skills in preparation for the tour.
03/18 Orlando, FL - The Beachum Theater
03/19 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
03/21 Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
03/22 Austin, TX - Mohawk
03/204 Phoenix, AZ - The Press Room
03/25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
03/26 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
03/28 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
03/29 Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
03/030 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
04/02 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
04/004 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
04/05 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
04/06 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
04/07 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
04/08 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
04/09 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
04/10 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04/11 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
04/12 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
04/13 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore