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Decibel Magazine's Opening Ohio Tour Date Changes Venues Due To "Religious Conflicts"

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The inaugural Decibel Magazine tour kicks off in a mere eight days in Columbus, OH. It wasn't too late, however, for the venue owners to prohibit the bands from appearing at The Brewmaster's Gate. Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, and In Solitude are being forbidden from playing at the venue because of religious conflicts with the venue owners. These bands are no strangers to this type of treatment, and a new venue has already been confirmed. The Columbus, OH show will now be at Al Rosa. Tickets for this show are still available and can be purchased here.

Behemoth's front man, Nergal, comments further: "Wow, big motherfuckin' WOW! We are facing a legendary moment: Amerika, the land of the free, is banning Behemoth coz of religious beliefs. The madness starts in Ohio, but of korz we are playing anyway. Nothing can stop us now. God, please save me from this freedom…"

Beginning on April 11th and laying waste through a gargantuan 26-date run, the Decibel Magazine Tour (presented by Metal Blade Records, IndieMerchStore.com, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment) not only offers four diverse European artists hand-picked by the magazine, but doubles as Behemoth's first U.S. tour since vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski's well-documented battle with—and triumph over—leukemia. Dates are as follows:

4/11/2012 Al Rosa – Columbus, OH
4/12/2012 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/14/2012 Station Four – St. Paul, MN
4/16/2012 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2012 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
4/18/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/20/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/21/2012 Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
4/22/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4/23/2012 Slim's – San Francisco, CA
4/25/2012 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
4/26/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
4/27/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/28/2012 Oklahoma City, OK – The Diamond Ballroom w/ Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed
4/29/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
5/01/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/02/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/04/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
5/05/2012 Ram's Head – Baltimore, MD
5/06/2012 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
5/08/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON
5/09/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
5/10/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
5/11/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/12/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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1. silvermountains writes:


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2. OverkillExposure writes:

Nergal is being a moron. "Amerika" is doing nothing to stop him or Behemoth, for religious beliefs or otherwise. It's precisely BECAUSE America is the land of the free that a privately owned establishment has the RIGHT to refuse to do business with him (in other words, "ban" him).

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3. Chains writes:

^^^ Haha, good point.

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4. CROMCarl writes:

Totally agree Mike. I guess because they moved the gig to down the street or across town and it goes on as planned anyway, then it must mean that Nergal suddenly lost his freedom to play and praise the dark lord within the entire country. I'm sure when tickets skyrocket from this incident raising the hype and Behemoth goes home with a bucket of financial freedom, he can buy a third grade education and start saying "because" "course" and "we are."

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