Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA will join forces with DEATH ANGEL, KRISIUN and HAVOK for a North American tour in April/May.
“We are so excited to go back to North America,” commented SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. “Last [year’s tour] was great, but this time we have the new album, ‘Kairos’, out and people already know the new stuff. Plus, it’s the first time we are touring with our longtime friends in DEATH ANGEL and our brothers from Brazil, KRISIUN. Finally we have a chance to tour with a Brazilian band outside Brazil; a longtime wish! So prepare yourselves for an amazing and historical tour. North America deserves some real extreme and intense metal! See you all soon on the ‘Relentless Worldwide Tour’. Destroy!”
SEPULTURA, DEATH ANGEL, KRISIUN, HAVOK tour dates:
Apr. 10 – Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 12 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apr. 13 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr. 14 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 15 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Apr. 16 – Manny’s – Billings, MT
Apr. 17 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – Canada
Apr. 18 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – Canada
Apr. 20 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
Apr. 21 – Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Apr. 22 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Apr. 23 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Canada
Apr. 24 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC – Canada
Apr. 25 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada
Apr. 26 – Bogies – Albany, NY
Apr. 27 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 28 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY (no DEATH ANGEL)
Apr. 29 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
SEPULTURA played its first show with new drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLÓRIA, ANDRÉ MATOS) on November 25 in Lichtenfels, Germany.
Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the band because he could no longer handle being away from home for long periods of time.
Eloy is a 21-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil who won the Modern Drummer “Undiscovered Drummer” contest as a teenager in 2006.
Dolabella left SEPULTURA after a five-year run of relentless touring and two studio albums. He joined SEPULTURA in 2006 following the departure of the band’s original drummer, Igor Cavalera.
SEPULTURA is touring in support of its 12th studio album, and Nuclear Blast Records debut, “Kairos”, which hit stores in July 2011.
DEATH ANGEL will release a DVD entitled “A Thrashumentary” in the spring. According to a press release, “A Thrashumentary” is a combination live video and documentary, all wrapped up in one thrashing DVD. The footage was directed by Tommy Jones (SOILWORK, KATAKLYSM) and mixed by Chris Clancy of The Studio. The film gives the viewer an in-depth look into one of the longest-running thrash acts out of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region known for turning out historic thrash bands such as METALLICA, TESTAMENT and EXODUS.
“Relentless Retribution”, the latest album from DEATH ANGEL, sold 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The band’s previous album, “Killing Season”, opened with around 2,300 units back in March 2008. This number was in line with the performance of its predecessor, “The Art of Dying”, which registered a first-week sales tally of around 2,100 back in May 2004.