Aug 112014

Collected in this post you will find news of three U.S. or North American tours. News about the first two is still somewhat incomplete, and I’m a bit late reporting on the third one. All three are enticing.


Last month news surfaced about a tour to be headlined by Deicide, named after their most recent album, In the Minds of Evil. Last night Inquisition posted an announcement on their Facebook page about the tour, which was interesting because when the tour was announced last month Marduk was named as one of the support bands, but now it appears that Marduk are out and Inquisition are in. In addition, Abysmal Dawn have been added to the line-up. Here’s the complete list of bands:


An updated official tour flyer hasn’t been released yet, so I decided to use a photo of an embryo of the short-tailed fruit bat (embryonic stage 19).

Inquisition also included an initial schedule of dates in their FB post, while noting that more dates will be added. Here’s the schedule so far:

10/07/14 Springfield, VA Empire
10/08/14 Hartford, CT Webster
10/09/14 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
10/11/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
10/12/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
10/13/14 Newport, KY Thompson House
10/14/14 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
10/15/14 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
10/16/14 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
10/17/14 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
10/18/14 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
10/21/14 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22/14 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
10/23/14 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
10/25/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
10/26/14 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/28/14 Dallas, TX Rail Club
10/29/14 Austin, TX Dirty Dog

This list doesn’t include any Canadian dates, but since the tour is billed as a “North American” escapade, perhaps they will be added.

UPDATE:  Here’s the flyer with the initial dates included:






Last night Carcass also posted an announcement on Facebook, as follows:

“Finally gonna announce a US tour tomorrow of the “C Markets”.  😉  Some killer bands are joining us…stay tuned…”

As to what qualifies as a “C Market”, your guess is as good as mine. I worry that Seattle will not be included, since Carcass were here not too long ago (a show I tragically missed).  Maybe they will come to North Bend, Washington, instead. For the pies. I’d make that drive.

UPDATE: All the details of this tour have now been announced. Along with Carcass, the tour will include Obituary, Macabre, Exhumed, and Noisem. And although the tour isn’t stopping at North Bend, Washington, it is indeed stopping at a number of cities that frequently get overlooked on tours of this magnitude. Here’s the poster, followed by a listing of the dates and places:

Fri/Oct-24 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick (+ DDLM)
Sat/Oct-25 San Bernardino, CA KNOT FEST
Tue/Oct-28 Tucson, AZ The Rock W/ OBITUARY
Wed/Oct-29 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls W/ OBITUARY
Fri/Oct-31 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room W/ OBITUARY
Sat/Nov-01 Lawrence, KS Granada W/ OBITUARY
Sun/Nov-02 Sauget, IL Pops W/ OBITUARY
Tue/Nov-04 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre W/ OBITUARY
Wed/Nov-05 Richmond, VA Broadberry W/ OBITUARY
Thu/Nov-06 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel W/ OBITUARY
Fri/Nov-07 Nashville, TN Exit/In W/ OBITUARY
Sat/Nov-08 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards W/ OBITUARY
Sun/Nov-09 Cincinnati, OH The Madison Theater W/ OBITUARY
Mon/Nov-10 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot W/ MACABRE
Tue/Nov-11 Grand Rapids, MI Interesction W /MACABRE
Wed/Nov-12 Madison, WI The Majestic W/ MACABRE
Fri/Nov-14 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s W/ MACABRE
Sat/Nov-15 Joliet, IL Mojoes W/ MACABRE





This North American tour was announced about 5 days ago but I overlooked the news until last night. It’s the latest installment of the “Death To All” tour, and this time the show will feature Steve Di Giorgio, Bobby Koelble, Sean Reinert, and Max Phelps playing material from the entire Death catalog. And look who else will be along for the ride:


These are the dates:

***All Dates Nov 4 – Dec 07 w/ Obituary, Massacre, and Rivers of Nihil***

Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Nov 15 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov 19 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22 Regina, SK Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Nov 29 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03 North Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 04 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec 06 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Dec 07 Miami, FL Grand Central

Dec 09 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 11 Dallas, TX Trees (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 12 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 13 Tempe, AZ Club Red (DEATH DTA only)


  1. Carcass is playing Louisville in November with Obituary and Exhumed. I’m fine with being a “C” market as long as tours actually stop here. Seems like a lot of shows worth seeing lately have been hitting northern kentucky (Covington, Newport) or Lexington instead.

    • Thanks — I just updated the post to include all the details about the Carcass tour.

      • Thanks to you, actually. I wouldn’t have thought to look had I not read about the tour first here. Saw carcass on the decibel tour in the spring, but am happy to see them again.

        • Anyone know if noisem is on all dates? They’re not listed on the bill for the louisville show on the promoter’s website. Was in the balcony area at the columbus show when they played on the decibel tour, and they kind of sounded like mud (granted, really fast mud). Think that might have been my fault for standing in the wrong place.

          • According to Carcass’s FB page (which just posted three different versions of the tour flyer, specific for each time the lineup changes during the tour), Noisem is on the bill in Louisville. Promotor’s website might not have listed them since they’re the opening band, unless there are some local openers at the Louisville stop.

            • Thanks! I don’t think I’m as stoked on them as others seem to be, but it’s cool to see a young band playing thrash without being ironic or self-consciously retro about it.

    • As a fellow Louisvillian, I find that there’s so many more that just never even get close to this region of the country. I can’t tell you how many tours I’ve see where they closest they get to this region is either Cleveland or Chicago.

      • Case in point: This DTA tour… ugh

      • Well, Origin are coming in September. And Graf Orlock are going to be wrecking things this very Thursday, if you like ugly-ass metallic hardcore with hilarious lyrics cribbed from action movies.

        Cloudrat were supposed to be here in September too, but it looks now like they’ve swapped us out on their updated itinerary for a date in Knoxville, TN. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

  2. All three are in reach for me (!!!), but sadly the most enticing one is in Joliet, which is probably the hardest one to get to.

  3. i’d love to see Deicide and Obituary

  4. Why are there so many great tours coming to Seattle on Tuesdays? The two here, Amon Amarth/Skeletonwitch, King Diamond… I’m sure I’m missing some. This is making for some very difficult decisions regarding days to take off using my all too limited amount of vacation time.

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