THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WINDS OF PLAGUE Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER Tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WINDS OF PLAGUE have been added to CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously announced European co-headlining tour with DEVILDRIVER.

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 09 – Teatrie Oulu – Oulu, Finland
Feb. 10 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
Feb. 11 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
Feb. 13 – Göta Källare – Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. 14 – Bewhouse – Gothenburg, Sweden
Feb. 15 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb. 16 – Train – Århus C, Denmark
Feb. 17 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
Feb. 19 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Feb. 20 – Essifabrik – Cologne, Germany
Feb. 21 – Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
Feb. 22 – Musichall – Geiselwind, Germany
Feb. 23 – Trix – Antwerpen, Belgium
Feb. 24 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Feb. 26 – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
Feb. 27 – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Feb. 28 – Komplex 457 – Zurich, Switzerland
Mar. 01 – Sudbahnhof – Chemnitz, Germany
Mar. 02 – Garage Club – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Mar. 03 – Columbia Club – Berlin, Germany
Mar. 05 – Backstage – Munich, Germany
Mar. 06 – Garage – Bous, Germany
Mar. 07 – Forum – London, United Kingdom
Mar. 08 – Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar. 09 – HMV Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar. 10 – ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom

CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s twelfth studio album, “Torture”, sold 9,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Evisceration Plague”, also opened with 9,600 units to land at No. 66. That was more than 50 percent higher than the opening tally of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s 2006 CD, “Kill”, which entered the chart at No. 170 after shifting more than 6,000 copies.

“Torture” was again produced by HATE ETERNAL‘s Erik Rutan at his own Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida as well as Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and features the maniacal cover art by longtime CANNIBAL CORPSE artist Vincent Locke.

While “Torture” marks the latest progression in the band’s sound, it also witnesses a return to what drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz accurately terms “the frenzied attack of ‘Butchered At Birth’ (1991) or ‘Tomb Of The Mutilated’ (1992),” infusing the band’s advanced musicianship with the raw savagery that haunted their earlier releases, and in the process conceiving the definitive CANNIBAL CORPSE record.

DEVILDRIVER recently inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band’s next album is tentatively scheduled for a release in 2013.

In a March 2012 interview with Peek From The Pit, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s sixth album, “We continue to make our records diverse, which is cool. Every record is different with DEVILDRIVER, so I think we’re gonna surpass what we’ve done in the past. And then going into the ‘brutal’ question, it’s like, man, everybody is as brutal as everybody now. So we wanna have some diversity and we wanna have some moments and some clarity within the songs. I think the thing we’re really focused on is songwriting. We don’t have a producer chosen, we don’t have the [studio] time [booked]. We don’t even know if we’re gonna release a record in 2013, maybe 2014, or maybe fall of 2013; we’re not sure. So there’s all this stuff up in the air. But what we do know is we’re having a good time writing and exchanging feelings on the songs. . . It’s gonna be a very important record in our career, so we’re gonna take time and we’re gonna craft it.”

 

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