Here are two new tours that metallic denizens of the U.S. and Canada should know about, both of which were announced today. One is co-headlined by Napalm Death and one by Converge. And what a nice coincidence that is, since not long ago we got a Napalm Death / Converge split release, from which we’ll play some music after coughing up the tour details . . . Also, both tours are stopping in Seattle, which makes me all smiley.
NAPALM DEATH / MUNICIPAL WASTE / EXHUMED
This tour is actually billed as a co-headline gig by Municipal Waste along with Napalm Death. I decided to put only Napalm Death in the headline mainly because it fit better with the recent release of that split. Exhumed is also along for the ride as direct support, which makes this tour even more awesome. But that’s not all! Depending on the dates, one of the following four bands will also be performing:
Sci-fi Arizona thrashers Vektor, Canadian punk band Dayglo Abortions, Bay Area crossover band Attitude Adjustment, and Colorado speed thrashers Speedwolf.
But wait, there’s still more!
Again depending on the locations, fans will also get to see guest sets from U.S. grindcore bastards Repulsion, Chicago punks Dwarves, and Seattle’s Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge.
I have to pause here for a minute, because I’m located in Seattle and I’ve never heard of a band called Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge. I HAVE heard of a 1986 album by the name of The Return…Of Martha Splatterhead and a 1988 album by the name of Martha Splatterhead’s Maddest Stories Ever Told, both by the seminal Seattle crossover thrash band The Accüsed, and Martha Splatterhead is The Accüsed’s mascot. So . . . could this be an appearance by some or all of The Accüsed?
Here’s the schedule:
dates w/ with Vektor
10/26 Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/27 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/28 New London, CT @ El N Gee
10/29 Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/31 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
11/01 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/2 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (no Exhumed)
11/3 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (no Municipal Waste)
11/4 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
dates w/ with Dayglo Abortions
11/5 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
11/6 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11/7 Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
11/9 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
dates w/ with Attitude Adjustment
11/10 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge
11/11 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/13 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory w/ Repulsion
11/15 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues w/ Dwarves
11/16 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
11/17 El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
dates w/ with Speedwolf
11/18 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club (no Municipal Waste)
11/20 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
11/23 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
11/24 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
11/25 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
11/26 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
11/27 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/30 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
12/1 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
12/2 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
CONVERGE / TORCHE / KVELERTAK
This next tour will be headlined by Converge and is being launched in support of the band’s new album All We Love We Leave Behind, which is scheduled for release on October 9 via Epitaph/Deathwish. Support will be provided by Torche and Kvelertak. But that’s not all!
On select dates, Nails and Whips/Chains will also be performing. Here’s the schedule from the Converge web site:
09/01: Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest w/ American Nightmare, Quicksand, and more
10/12: New Britain, CT @ Club INT w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/13: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/15: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/16: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/20: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Coalesce, and more
10/21: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/24: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/25: Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/26: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/27: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/30: Mesa, AZ @ The Nile w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
11/01: Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/02: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/03: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/04: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/05: Birmingham, AL @ Zydece w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/06: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/07: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/08: Durham, NC @ Motoroco Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/09: Philly, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/11: New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/12: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
Okay, now about that split . . .
Each band — Napalm Death and Converge — contributed two songs to it, and it was self-released (and distributed by Deathwish on vinyl) on August 1. The two Converge songs are “No Light Escapes”, which the band has been playing live for quite a while, and a cover of the Entombed classic, “Wolverine Blues”.
The “Wolverine Blues” cover is especially interesting because it includes these guest appearances: Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), and Brian Izzi (Trap Them).
The two Napalm Death offerings are the speedy “Will By Mouth” and the slower “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)”.
The split can be downloaded from Deathwish at this location.
So, to round out this post, here are a track from each band off the split:
Converge: “Wolverine Blues”
[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/02-Wolverine-Blues.mp3|titles=Converge – Wolverine Blues]
Napalm Death: “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)”
[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/04-No-Impediment-to-Triumph-Bhopal.mp3|titles=Napalm Death – No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)]