British thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT will cross the Atlantic for their first-ever North American tour in March 2012. The three-week trek will see the band performing a setlist spanning all its studio albums — “Power From Hell”, “The Force”, “In Search Of Sanity”, “Killing Peace” and their latest release, “Sounds Of Violence”. Support on the dates will come from M-PIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL), the new band featuring former VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar), Antony “Antton” Lant (drums; brother of VENOM frontman Conrad “Cronos” Lant) and Tony “The Demolition Man” Dolan (bass, vocals). Also appeaing on the bill for some devastating dates on the U.S. West Coast will be EVILDEAD.
Commented ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett: “Good morning, America. Here we are at very long last!
“ONSLAUGHT are super-fucking stoked to announce our debut tour of the mighty U.S. of A and Canada. It’s been one hell of a long time coming, but we are now finally bringing the ‘Scream For Violence’ tour to North America for 20 shows in March and April 2012. Just as we did in Europe, the U.K. and South America, we’ll be thrashing it up with a brutal 90-minute set featuring tracks off all five ONSLAUGHT studio albums. We can’t fucking wait, guys. This is the sound of violence!”
The dates are as follows:
Mar. 19 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7
Mar. 20 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 21 – Oakland, CA – The Pound
Mar. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Ecoplex
Mar. 23 – San Diego, CA – Jumping Turtle
Mar. 24 – Tempe, AZ – 910 Live
Mar. 26 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Mar. 27 – Laredo, TX – [to be announced]
Mar. 29 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Mar. 30 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Mar. 31 – Dayton, OH – House of Rock
Apr. 01 – Detroit, MI – Blondies
Apr. 03 – Toronto, ON – Wrek Room
Apr. 04 – Montreal, QC – The Katacombs
Apr. 06 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Apr. 07 – Brooklin, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
A promotional video for the tour can be seen below.
ONSLAUGHT recruited Michael Hourihan (EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DESECRATION) to play the drums following the recent departure of Steve Grice.
ONSLAUGHT‘s fifth album, “Sounds Of Violence”, was released in January via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2007’s “Killing Peace” was recorded and mixed at Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark with acclaimed Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN).