To help commemorate Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, The Absence, and one more guest to be announced have teamed up for a full US tour to begin September 6th in New Orleans, LA at the House of Blues. Metal Blade Records and The Red Chord are also gearing up for the July 24 release of â€œPrey For Eyes.â€ This will be Cannibalâ€™s last run of US tour dates in support of their highly successful release â€œKILLâ€, which debuted at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling more than 6,000 copies in its first week.
The Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour marks The Black Dahlia Murderâ€™s first full US tour in support of â€œNocturnalâ€, the highly anticipated follow up to 2005â€™s â€œMiasmaâ€, which debuted at No. 119 on The Billboard 200 chart selling just under 10,000 copies in its first week. â€œNocturnalâ€ was recorded at Trax East with Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, and God Forbid just to name a few) with mixing being handled by Jason Suecof (Trivium, Bury Your Dead, DevilDriver and Chimaira) and will be in stores and online everywhere on September 18th .
The tour also marks The Red Chordâ€™s first full US tour in support of their upcoming release â€œPrey For Eyes.â€
The Red Chord vocalist Guy Kozowyk had this to say about the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour: â€œMetal Blade Records has been the forerunner of releasing heavy music for the past twenty five years. It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of this tour commemorating over a quarter century of their devotion to metal. A big thanks to Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder and everyone at Metal Blade for having us along for this amazing ride.â€
A sprawling enigma, the â€œPrey For Eyesâ€ traverses nightmarish soundscapes with mind-bending time changes, gnashing guitars and schizophrenic vocals. Guitarist Mike â€œGunfaceâ€ McKenzie couples bludgeoning riffs with haunting chord passages. Brad Fickeisen furiously propels the tracks with demonic double bass drumming as Greg Weeks bolts down a rhythmic freight train.
â€œWe feel really great about the writing process for this album. Weâ€™re very proud of it. Itâ€™s as close to a defining Red Chord record as weâ€™ve ever come,â€ says Kozowyk.
The Red Chord is also teaming up with Metal Injection TV to bring you an exclusive look into the writing and recording process of their new album “Prey For Eyes.” Every week, leading up to the release of the record, the band will be premiering “making of” webisodes on their exclusive channel on Metal Injection. The pieces are shot and edited by the band members themselves. There are two weeks of clips already online at www.metalinjection.net/tv
In addition to the making of footage, Metal Injection has posted a retrospective of all the footage they have acquired of the Red Chord from over the years, including all the bandâ€™s videos, interviews with the band, and a behind the scenes look at the making of their videos.
Joining these extreme metal heavyweights on tour is the Tampa, FL melodic death metal outfit The Absence whose new album â€œRiders of the Plagueâ€ will hit stores everywhere on August 7th. One more Metal Blade act will be announced in the coming weeks so be sure to check back in with www.MetalBlade.com for more details. And check out The Red Chordâ€™s â€œPrey For Eyesâ€, when it hits streets on July 24th!!!
*Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour ft. CANNIBAL CORPSE w/The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, The Absence, & 1 Guest TBA
9/06 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
9/07 – Houston, TX – Meridian
9/08 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
9/09 – Ft. Worth, TX – The Rockyard
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
9/12 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
9/13 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
9/14 – West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
9/15 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
9/16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/17 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
9/19 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
9/20 – Vancouver, BC – Croatian Cultural Centre
9/24 – Regina, SK – The Distrikt
9/25 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
9/26 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
9/28 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
9/29 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
9/30 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/02 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
10/03 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/05 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/06 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/07 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
10/09 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues