The Decibel Magazine Tour: Enslaved
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
Fifth Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup
Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation spearhead metal mag’s ferocious new tour this March.
Over the last four years, Decibel Magazine has redefined what a metal tour can accomplish. Creative and ambitious curation has unified artists from far reaches of the extreme universe who would never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud tradition, as Norwegian black metal legend Abbath takes his new band of the same name to war with Bay Area metallic institution High on Fire, Ohio thrash powerhouse Skeletonwitch and Swedish progressive black/death prodigies Tribulation (with regional openers in select markets to be announced soon).
The Decibel Magazine Tour has an impressive history of bringing extreme metal’s most notorious global icons to the stage, boasting headliners such as Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and At the Gates. This year, Abbath (former frontman of Norwegian black metal legends Immortal) will join that storied legacy to perform songs from not only Immortal’s fabled back catalogue, but brand new music from January’s self-titled debut as the band Abbath, on Season of Mist. It will be Abbath the band’s first tour on North American soil. Presented by Randall Amplifiers, ESP Guitars, IndieMerchstore.com, Season of Mist, eOne, Century Media and Prosthetic, the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour will treat North American audiences to 23 grim and frostbitten dates, boasting a rich array of metal’s most riotous voices.
Of 2016’s four mainstage artists, the two that released new albums in 2015 placed high in Decibel’s notorious Top 40 Albums of the Year list: High on Fire, with seventh full-length Luminiferous, and Tribulation, with third effort The Children of the Night. High on Fire have already been honored with a dB cover and an authoritative Hall of Fame feature on 2002 album Surrounded by Thieves. Skeletonwitch have likewise graced dB’s cover, and their most recent album, 2013’s Serpents Unleashed, also cracked our Top 40. Their original track “Tragedy of Days” was one of the first installments in Decibel’s renowned Flexi Series, also celebrating its fifth birthday. And Tribulation will soon join them, recording a track that will appear in the Flexi Series next year.
While there’s plenty of time to stir up your corpsepaint for the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour, here’s your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, “Skip the Line” pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine and a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch’s webstore. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, are available at www.decibelmagazinetour.com
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Formed: June 1991, Haugesund, Norway.
Progressive black metal band formed by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson. Enslaved are typically identified as viking metal. Their current sound (although characteristic of black metal) is very much influenced by the British progressive rock bands of the 1970s.
Wolves In The Throne Room
Wolves in the Throne Room is an American black metal band formed in 2003 in Olympia, Washington. The main members of Wolves in the Throne Room are brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver.
Danish one-woman project by Amalie Bruun, a singer, composer, piano and guitar player.