by Doug Moore
Norway's Obliteration put out one of strongest old-school death metal albums of 2013. Black Death Horizon even made it onto resident black metal partisan Wyatt Marshall's best-of-2013 list. Though these guys pop on record, I can imagine them really dominating live; this style of frantic, Autopsy-derived death metal is heavily geared towards the stage over the studio.
We'll get to put that notion to the test soon, as Obliteration are hitting North America for a ten-day tour in March which starts in Austin for SXSW and wraps up in Brooklyn at the Acheron on 3/22 with Fantom Warior, Fleshtemple, and Iron Force. No ticket info yet, but keep an eye out.
All tour dates are listed, along with a full album stream of Black Death Horizon, below.
Obliteration - 2014 Tour Dates
March 12 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 13 - New Orleans, LA at Siberia
March 14 - Little Rock, AR at Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery
March 15 - TBA
March 16 - St. Louis, MO at Fubar
March 17 - Atlanta, GA at The Drunken Unicorn
March 19 - Richmond, VA at Strange Matter
March 20 - Baltimore, MD at The Metro Gallery
March 21 - Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie
March 22 - Brooklyn, NY at The Acheron