Legendary death metal titans IMMOLATION kick off a massive a month-long North American tour this week with SUFFOCATION and SKINLESS, which marks their first stateside trek in three years. Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Ross Dolan (vocals/bass) and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.
Robert Vigna (guitars) further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: “We are really looking forward to this SUFFOCATION tour. We haven’t been out in the states for a while now and we can’t wait! I think the lineup is really strong and the fact that it’s composed off all NY bands is something special that the kids have been waiting for. All the bands have their own style, so it’s going to be a great extreme show! “We are going to try and fit in as much classic material, as well as new stuff into our set. With each album it gets harder and harder to get a set list together, but I think we chose some really good tunes for the tour. We have enough different tracks down to alternate from night to night, which is what we plan to do, so things will be a little different each show. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there and prepare for one intense night of extreme metal.”
Improving upon the foundation of technical, neck-snapping death metal they helped build beginning in the late 1980s, IMMOLATION unleashes the seventh chapter in their legendary career, Shadows in the Light. The stunning new effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino and is now available. The video for the track, “World Agony,” was recently posted on their official MySpace page. Click the link below to check it out: www.myspace.com/immolationny
10/25 Imperial de Quebec ”“ Quebec City, QUE 10/26 Club Soda ”“ Montreal, QUE 10/27 The Opera House ”“ Toronto, ONT 10/28 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH 10/29 Metro/Smart Bar - Chicago, IL 10/30 The Rock - Maplewood, MN 11/02 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA 11/03 Roseland Grill ”“ Portland, OR 11/04 Slim’s ”“ San Francisco, CA 11/05 House of Blues ”“ West Hollywood, CA 11/06 House of Blues ”“ San Diego, CA 11/07 House of Blues ”“ Anaheim, CA 11/08 The Rock ”“ Tucson, AZ 11/09 Launch Pad ”“ Albuquerque, NM 11/10 Ridglea Theater ”“ Ft. Worth, TX 11/11 Meridian ”“ Houston, TX 11/14 Jaxx ”“ West Springfield, VA 11/15 The Trocadero ”“ Philadelphia, PA 11/17 Mark’s Place ”“ Bedford, NH 11/18 B.B. King’s Blues Club ”“ NYC, NY