Feb 102012

Thanks to Black Shuck for the tip on this news item. I’d seen the news about this tour last week before any details were available, but now we’ve got the schedule.

Three-quarters of this line-up get me hot and bothered — the quarters that consist of Death Angel, Krisiun, and Havok. I’ve been lucky enough to see Death Angel before, and I can testify that they are a blast to hear and watch. Krisiun is, well, Krisiun — some death metal heroes of mine that I’ve been hoping to see for years (and who ought to be at the top of this tour instead of a “support” act). And Havok is one of the few new thrash bands whose music doesn’t make me yawn after a while.

And that leaves Krisiun’s countrymen in Sepultura. If this were the Sepultura of the Cavalera brothers at their peak, the band that created albums like Arise, that would be one thing. But it’s not. I was so underwhelmed by A-Lex (2009) that I didn’t even listen to last year’s Kairos. Maybe that was a mistake, because I’ve since heard that it was a big step up (was it?). So, while I may not yet be hot and bothered by the idea of seeing Sepultura, I’m at least interested, and this tour will give me an excuse to see what Kairos is all about before it hits Seattle.

Yes, it’s coming to Seattle, and to 18 more cities in the U.S. and Canada (though it seems to be spurning the entire southern half of the U.S.). The schedule is after the jump.


Apr. 10 – Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 12 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apr. 13 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr. 14 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 15 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Apr. 16 – Manny’s – Billings, MT
Apr. 17 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – Canada
Apr. 18 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – Canada
Apr. 20 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
Apr. 21 – Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Apr. 22 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Apr. 23 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Canada
Apr. 24 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC – Canada
Apr. 25 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada
Apr. 26 – Bogies – Albany, NY
Apr. 27 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 28 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 29 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT


  1. Hoping that Krisiun is on the Barge to Hell. 🙂

    • Have any bands been announced for that yet?

      • No but they SHOULD (operative word) be within the next week. They just posted an update on Tuesday to stay tuned as details are forthcoming. Dec 3-7, 2012 out of Miami. Basically assume you’ll need $1,000 for the passage on the ship and you can plan accordingly.

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