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Suffocation

Formed: 1990
From: Long Island, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Suffocation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for Fear Factory's headlining tour with Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

10/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
10/27 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
10/28 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
10/30 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/1 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/2 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/3 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/4 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/6 Fayetteville, NC @ Jeeters Pub
11/7 West Springfield, VA @ JAXX
11/8 New York, NY @ BB Kings Blues Club
11/10 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/11 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
11/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
11/13 Montreal, QC @ Canada Medly
11/14 Toronto, ON @ Canada The Opera House
11/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/18 Poughkeepsie, @ NY The Chance
11/19 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/22 South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
11/24 Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/25 Chicago, IL @ Metro

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More Fear Factory Dates Announced

More dates for Fear Factory's tour with Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated have been announced and are as follows:

October 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 28 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
October 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
October 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 1 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
November 2 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
November 3 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
November 4 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
November 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jeeters Pub
November 7 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
November 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
November 10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
November 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
November 13 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
November 14 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
November 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
November 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
November 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
November 22 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
November 24 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
November 26 - Saginaw, MI @ Shooters

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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Fear Factory and Suffocation Announce More Dates

More dates have been released for the FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED North American tour that will take place later this year:

October 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
November 4 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
November 7 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Skinless Anounce New Album and Tour Dates

Skinless have announced the following tour dates which also includes a release party for their new album, "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead":

with Exodus, Cryptopsy, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos:
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metal & Hardcore Fest)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Suffocation

May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners (record release show)

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Suffocation Return From South American Tour

Relapse Records recording artists Suffocation have returned home from a successful South American tour in support of their latest release, Souls To Deny.

The South American headlining tour kicked off on September 3rd in Colombia and came to a conclusion on September 10th in Ecuador. On their September 6th date in Santiago, Chile, the band performed alongside peers and death metal legends Morbid Angel. Photos taken during this tour are available at this location.

Suffocation guitarist Guy Marchais raved about his South American trip: "South America blew me away! I had no idea it was so cool there. The fans were the craziest I have ever seen, the pits were huge! They swarmed us everywhere we went."

Drummer Mike Smith continues, "The South American shows were packed and insane, they are very loyal to their scene there. We would like to thank all of the individuals involved in making the tour happen."

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Aborted Updates On Upcoming US Tour, Lineup

Belgium’s Aborted are preparing for their first full North American invasion. Their new album, The Archaic Abattoir, “an epic in its own right” won the band considerable praise. Founder and vocalist Sven De Caluwe commented on the upcoming tour and line-up changes: “Things are really starting to move fast for us, and we're fully preparing ourselves for the upcoming U.S. tour with Cryptopsy, Suffocation and Despised Icon. Needless to say, we're all extremely psyched about this tour and can't wait to spread our own little brand of death-fucking-metal to all our fans. To the people who have been waiting to see us over there; the wait is over, and we'll make sure none of you will have any regrets. Some news on the band, we're also very happy with the way the new line-up is working out. Guitarist Stephane Souteyrand has been in the band since June and has been more than great. He's not only a great musician but also a very cool guy to work with, and we can't wait to start writing the next album with him by our side. See you guys in a month!”

The video for “Dead Wreckoning” will premier on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Saturday night September 3rd. Produced by Darren Doane (Shadows Fall, Nile) and filmed in Downtown L.A. “in the basement of an old meat factory, De Caluwe said, “Scary fact is that there was blood everywhere, fresh blood, which neither Darren nor the band put there. Weird part is the factory has been out of business for quite some time…”

Aborted tour dates with Suffocation, CRYPTOPSY, DESPISED ICON: More...

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Crytopsy Name New Album, Seek Guitarist

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have posted the following message on their official website:

"Once Was Not", CRYPTOPSY's fifth studio album, was completed last week. Sébastien Marsan, at his Studio Vortex in St-Constant (Quebec, Canada), did a wondrous job of mixing and engineering. The album was mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound in New York City and features artwork by François Quévillon, Filip Ivanovic and Martin Lacroix. With eleven tracks totaling about 50 minutes, this is a concept album where every song has its own identity. We made sure to have a lot of flavors and different rhythms and tempos throughout the whole process, the variations in the tracks may surprise some of you. An exclusive Cryptopsy studio report will be featured in BW&BK #91 in August. Expect "Once Was Not" to be released in October by
Century Media Records.

In the meantime, CRYPTOPSY are still a 4-piece looking for a fifth piece: In this case, a second guitarist for our bouts of extensive touring.

Guitarists : send your bios to the e-mail address displayed on the web site's news page and send your CDs and DVDs (for the obvious reason that we like freebies) at this address:

Cryptopsy
P.O.Box 37534
159, 25th Avenue
St-Eustache(Quebec)
J7P 5N2
Canada

Other than that, we'll see you at the New Jersey Hellfest, and then later this fall on tour with SUFFOCATION, ABORTED and DESPISED ICON in the United States and Canada."

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Cryptopsy Finish New Album

Montreal’s Cryptopsy have completed recordings for their yet-to-be titled October release. Guitar player Alex Auburn checked in with the following wrap up:

“We have finished the fifth full-length Cryptopsy album. We started recording the album on May 16th at Vortex Studio in St-Constant, about 20 minutes south of Montreal. It was really fun and quiet recording there, as not a lot goes on in a small city like that, so we really focused on recording. Eleven tracks totaling about 50 minutes, this is a concept album where every song has its own identity, and we made sure to have a lot of flavors and different rhythms and tempos throughout the whole process. The variations in the tracks may surprise some of you. The goal this time around was to focus on writing excellent songs, which we did. Producer Sebastien Marsan did a phenomenal job, and we are glad he took the time to work with us. Finally, this album will be out soon, and we can't wait to see you all when we hit the road with this new material.”

Cryptopsy are touring extensively across North America this fall with Suffocation and Aborted. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cephalic Carnage Drop Off Suffocation Tour

A representative from Relapse Records has confirmed that CEPHALIC CARNAGE has dropped off the forthcoming SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED US tour. No reason was given for the cancellation. According to the BBKing Blues Club website in New York City, Canada's DESPISED ICON have replaced the band, at least in New York, and will more than likely be filling in the rest of the tour.

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Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Cephalic Carnage Tour

Suffocation/Cryptopsy/Cephalic Carnage/Aborted and others will be doing a fall tour with Cattle Decapitation, With Passion, and Vader as supporting acts. Dates are as follows:

October 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 11 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ Cattle Decapitation)
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
October 13 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk (w/ With Passion)
October 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Meow Meow
October 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Night Club (w/ With Passion)
October 20 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse (w/ With Passion)
October 21 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight (w/ With Passion)
October 22 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center (w/ With Passion)
October 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Roxy (w/ With Passion)
October 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret (w/ With Passion)
October 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House (w/ With Passion)
October 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall (w/ With Passion)
October 31 - Royun-Noranda, QC @ Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 1 - Chicoutimi, QC @ Poly Laure Conan (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 2 - Rimouski, QC @ Le Coudee (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 3 - Quebec City, QC @ L' Imperial (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Ecliptic)
November 7 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Dew-Scented)

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Choosing Death... In Stores Now

"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.

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Misery Index and Suffocation Tour Dates

The following are the tour dates for Misery Index's tour dates with Suffocation:

2/23/05 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/25/05 Jester´s Pub – Fayeteville, NC
2/26/05 Thunderdome – Belt, MD
2/27/05 Planet Rock – Jacksonville, NC
3/30/05 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
3/31/05 Wilson Ruritan – Hagerstown, MD
4/21/05 Fletcher´s – Belt, MD
4/22/05 The Beegle – Frostburg, MD
4/23/05 KC´s – Fredericksburg, VA
4/29/05 Red Hook – Brooklyn, NY
5/28/05 House Of Rock – White Marah, MD
5/29/05 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/30/05 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
5/31/05 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/1/05 Saragota Winners – Cohoes, NY
6/2/05 L' Imperial – Quebec City, QC
6/3/05 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
6/4/05 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/5/05 Joes On Wood St – Chicago, IL
6/7/05 Ascot Room – Minnesota, MN
6/8/05 Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB
6/9/05 Riddel Center – Regina, SK
6/10/05 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL
6/11/05 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
6/13/05 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
6/14/05 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/15/05 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
6/16/05 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
6/17/05 The Pound At Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
6/18/05 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
6/19/05 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
6/20/05 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

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Behemoth And Suffocation Live Pics Posted

Live pics from the Worcester show on Friday, Feb.18th with MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH and SUFFOCATION are now uploaded. Check them out at the Gallery section.

Review of the show can be found here.

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Behemoth, Suffocation Live Report

It turns out that The Palladium in Worcester, MA has a hidden gem that has somehow eluded my attention before. "Upstairs" is a 350- capacity room with atmosphere and sound that "downstairs" comes close to but fails to top. I'm not sure if it was the size of the venue or the fans, or maybe both, but this show felt so much... intimate and heartfelt. The bands too felt these emotions floating in the air and responded accordingly. It was one of those nights when you get this awe-inspiring feeling that you belong to the metal community. More...

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Hammerfall, Equilibrium Added To Wacken Open Air

Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...

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Amon Amarth To Play Party.San Open Air 2005

Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .

Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
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DevilInside Solidify New Lineup And Tours

DevilInside have reemerged with a new line-up, now joining the group on vocals is Joe Talbot of Richard Pryor On Fire fame, drummer Dan Johnson, formerly of With Dead Hands Rising and bassist Patrick Morris of Demonicon. The group will now hit the road with Suffocation, Behemoth and Cattle Decapitation from February 07th through to February 23rd. After that, they will take to the road with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and The Autumn Offering for the following stops:

March 04th Houston, TX - Fat Cat's
March 05th Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
March 06th Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
March 07th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
March 08th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
March 09th Tucson, AZ - The Rock
March 10th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
March 11th Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
March 12th San Diego, CA - Soma
March 13th Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
March 14th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
March 15th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 16th Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
March 18th Denver, CO - Rock Island
March 19th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight
March 21st Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 22nd Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
March 23rd St. Paul, MN - Station 4

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