Blackenedfest: MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, WITHERED

Blackenedfest has been announced for North America and will feature MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and WITHERED. The tour kicks off May 21st in New York.

Tour dates as follows:
May 21 – New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
May 22 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
May 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 24 – Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
May 26 – Houston, TX – Numbers
May 27 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
May 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 30 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
May 31 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jun. 02 – Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
Jun. 03 – San Francisco, CA – DNA
Jun. 04 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 05 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Jun. 06 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun. 07 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
Jun. 09 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
Jun. 11 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Jun. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Jun. 13 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater
Jun. 14 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Jun. 15 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques

Visit the Blackenedfest MySpace page for updated info: http://www.myspace.com/blackenedfest

CEPHALIC CARNAGE Robbed On Tour

CEPHALIC CARNAGE were recently robbed while on tour with DYING FETUS in Tulsa, OK. Here’s a statement from the band:

“While CEPHALIC CARNAGE were getting their van repaired in Tulsa, OK on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, we were robbed.

“A backpack containing the recent earnings from the tour (close to $4000.00), a laptop computer with over $2000.00 in music software programs loaded, an iPod and various personal items were among the items stolen. We immediately called the police and suspected that an employee grabbed the backpack in the process of getting the work done.

“The police came and took a written statement. The authorities suspected that it was an inside job as well but could not prove anything at that point. It is still under investigation but as of yet they still have not recovered the property or money.

“This could not have come as at a worst time as we were looking to use earnings from this tour to help cover the upcoming holiday expenses for our kids and families. As you might expect we are extremely upset as this tour was doing very well for us (both financially and morale wise).

“Despite this major setback the band is still continuing on with the DYING FETUS tour until the end. Our hopes are that we will be able to break even on this tour and not have to reach into our pockets to cover travel expenses, merch costs etc. We are looking for any type of assistance from our fans to help us through this difficult scenario.

“Any donation of any amount will be absolutely appreciated. If you cannot do anything at this time then please try to make it out to our remaining shows on this tour and support us that way.

“In spite of everything we are having a great time with DYING FETUS and the crowd support and response that we have been getting on each and every show has been astounding.”

Donations to help the band can be made through their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/cephaliccarnage