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More Relapse Records Contamination Tour 2008 Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

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More dates have been announced for the 2008 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN. The MySpace Metal, Decibel Magazine, Sick Drummer, and XM Radio Liquid Metal sponsored tour kicks off on July 21st in St. Louis, MO.

ORIGIN recently released their new album, "Antithesis," to significant critical acclaim. The band has just returned home from their first-ever European headlining tour and has debuted their first video for Antithesis track "Finite" online via Headbanger's Blog (international / non-US viewers can view the video on YouTube). Tracks taken from Antithesis and a complete listing of ORIGIN tour dates can be found now via the band's MySpace: MySpace.com/Origin666.

Grindcore powerhouse MISERY INDEX recently completed work on their new full-length album, "Traitors." "Traitors" will see a September 30th North American release date (October 6th internationally). MISERY INDEX has also released a digital-only EP, "Dead Sam Walking," that features a recent collection of vinyl-only material and live tracks that can be accessed here. Studio updates and audio samples can be accessed via the band's official MySpace page.

ABYSMAL DAWN recently released their Relapse debut, "Programmed To Consume." Audio samples taken from "Programmed To Consume" and a listing of upcoming tour dates can be found via the band's MySpace page.

The Contamination Tour has been a label vehicle used to expose some of its newest and most exciting bands. Previous Contamination Tour alumni include MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NEUROSIS, NILE, HIGH ON FIRE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, COALESCE, DYSRHYTHMIA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and many more.

Here are the latest RELAPSE RECORDS CONTAMINATION TOUR 2008 dates, featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN:

July 21 St. Louis, MO Rockstar Nightclub
July 22 Fayetteville, AR The OPO
July 23 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music (No Abysmal Dawn - purchase tickets)
July 24 Dallas, TX Reno's Chop Shop
July 25 Victoria, TX Sun Valley Ranch
July 26 Austin, TX Red 7
July 28 El Paso, TX Chics (purchase tickets – coming soon)
July 29 Farmington, NM Gator's
July 30 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts
July 31 San Marcos, CA Jumping Turtle
August 1 Hollywood, CA Safari Sams
August 2 Oakland, CA The Metro
August 3 Portland, OR Satyricon
August 4 Roseburg, OR Riversdale Grange
August 5 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
August 6 Boise, ID The Bouqet
August 7 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
August 8 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
August 9 Lawrence, KS The Jackpot

You can view a downloadable tour poster here.

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