Second Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced


Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Immolation headline premier metal mag’s
highly-anticipated sophomore tour this May

After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on
veteran star power for our second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as we
bring you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: preeminent gore institution
Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts
Immolation.
While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural dB tour—featuring exclusively European
headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude—we looked (mostly)
to North America for this year’s unholy assemblage. Three of our favorite underground
powerhouses will take on this year’s rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders
Cretin, Canadian tech-prog upstarts Beyond Creation and Beltway grind/powerviolence
crushers Magrudergrind. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six
artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

Kicking off in May, this year’s gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart,
spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.com,
Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine
Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have
made it possible for our magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour
noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal’s triumphant return to the States following his battle with
leukemia—which culminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City—we had
no choice but to go bigger and even more badass.

“We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and
Napalm Death,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. “This is a lineup of bands that have
been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It
will be a legendary night for extreme music.”

“Do you remember the Blue Grape Merchandise catalog?” asks Decibel Editor in Chief Albert
Mudrian. “How about the Hard N’ Heavy Grindcore Video Special? Or purchasing CDs in
longboxes? Then this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was assembled for you. See you on the
campaign trail for musical destruction.”

“We are really excited to be getting back to the States!” enthuses Napalm Death bassist Shane
Embury. “We are fired up to be sharing the stage with Immolation and Cannibal Corpse—great
friends of ours from way back, and awesome bands! Also, finally, for us it’s brilliant that this is a
Decibel tour, a magazine that’s shown us great support over the years. That makes it an honor for
us to be part of this package, and something very close to our hearts. It’s going to be a fun tour
for sure! Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Totally chuffed, too, that Albert’s agreed to do some backing
vocals on ‘The Kill’ with us! Yes, come on!”

Psyched and/or chuffed yourself? Well, here’s an early opportunity to score a great deal AND
avoid standing in line. Twenty premium packages are available in each market that include
your ticket to the show, a tour T-shirt, a tour poster, a super-exclusive “Skip the Line” pass to
move you to the front when doors open, one free track, “Scourge Of Iron” from the forthcoming
Cannibal Corpse box set, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal (3/19), and one 10%
off coupon for a purchase on Indiemerchstore.com. The price of this package is less than you
would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, will be
announced at www.decibelmagazinetour.com

2013 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR DATES
May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / Minneapolis, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham

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