Posted in metal | music | tour dates on April 3, 2014

by Doug Moore

A lot of young contemporary death metal bands fall over themselves in their efforts to imitate the old guard, but when bands like Master are still active, what's the point? This Chicago-by-way-of-Moravia institution has technically been around since 1983; main man Paul Speckmann is about as O.G. death metal as they get.

When Master last tried to tour the US in 2011, they encountered visa problems and had to cancel. Three years and two albums later, they're making another run at it this April and May. Their tour hits NYC at Saint Vitus on 4/18 with largely local support from Insatanity, Fist Hammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation, & Netherion. That's...that's a lot of opening bands. Tickets for that show are on sale now; given the length of the bill, you might want to bring a snack.

Stream a tune from Master's most recent album and check out their full run of dates below...

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Master - "The Parable" Official Video

Master -- 2014 US Tour Dates
4/14 Columbia, SC, Foxfield Bar and Grille
4/15 Raleigh, NC @ Maywood Tavern-Master Only
4/17 Philadelphia, PA @Millcreek Tavern-Master only
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/19 Revere, MA @Sammy's Patio
4/20 The Forvm - Buffalo, NY
4/22 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's. -
4/23 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar -
4/24 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill.
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Leon's Metal Lounge.
4/26 3 Denver, CO @ 3 King's Tavern.
4/28 Portland, OR @ Slabtown.
4/29 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon.
4/30 Oakland,CA @ The Metro.
5/01 Rosemead, CA @ Spike's.
5/02 Pomona, CA Characters.
5/03 Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl.
5/05 San Antonio, TX @ Korova.
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia.
5/07 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug.

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Comments (9)

Let me know where that guy makes sandwiches, because I do NOT want to eat there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 1:40 PM

he can probably wipe his own ass with that beard

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 1:45 PM

Five opening bands?! Ridiculous. I hate when promoters over book shows with too many bands. This just shortens all the sets and makes the evening boringly long. IMO if it's not a festival then four bands on a bill should be the max.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 2:01 PM

The amazing thing is that guy's only 14 years old.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 2:25 PM

"Let me know where that guy makes sandwiches, because I do NOT want to eat there."

He works at that hummus 'n pita place over on Bedford Ave. He give you special pita to dip :)

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 9:49 AM

Never got into Master. Pretty horrible show lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:37 PM

Fat bearded fucks a go-go.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 1:58 PM

I really admire the songs of master and how they perform live because their songs are really heavy.

Posted by Flemings Ultimate Garage | April 8, 2014 12:21 AM

THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR !! GREETINGS FROM ARGENTINA. HAIL MASTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Conde Dracula | May 27, 2014 2:30 AM

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