by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Behemoth at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Man, legendary metal bands seem to enjoy touring together during the winter. The most recently-announced metal mega-tour set to brutalize North America during its coldest months will unite Poland's favorite (and Russia's least-favorite) satanists Behemoth with one of America's many favorite old-school Florida death metal bands, Cannibal Corpse. Behemoth rebounded from frontman Nergal's cancer diagnosis by releasing the absolutely stunning The Satanist earlier this year. The George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher-fronted iteration of Cannibal Corpse released a new LP, A Skeletal Domain, back in September, which was notable simply for being Another Cannibal Corpse Record.

CC also played last year's Decibel tour with Napalm Death, who are going on that other huge tour with Voivod and Iron Reagan, whose "Landphil" Hall also plays in Cannabis Corpse, which is a joke on Cannibal Corpse's name, and who told us that Chris Barnes, who is sadly no longer in Cannibal Corpse, is a super-chill dude who likes to smoke weed out of a knife-shaped pipe. And so everything comes full circle.

The Behemoth/Cannibal Corpse tour will feature support from Aeon and Tribulation. It will stop in NYC for a show at Webster Hall on February 28. Tickets for that show will go on sale this Friday (11/14) at 10 AM.

Both of these headliners are completely legendary, and Behemoth at least are still startlingly relevant (The Satanist is at or near the very top of the heap of metal albums released this year). All jokes about comically loaded metal tours aside, this is most certainly a must-catch.

All dates for the tour are listed, along with a stream of The Satanist and a video of Behemoth frontman Nergal playing guitar on the "The Voice of Poland" while a bunch of contestants sing "Born to Be Wild," below...


Behemoth -- The Satanist

Nergal on "The Voice of Poland"

Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation -- 2015 Tour Dates
1/28 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/30 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
1/31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
2/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/3 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
2/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/6 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/7 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
2/8 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
2/10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/11 Vancouver, BC @ Comodore Ballroom
2/13 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
2/14 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/16 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
2/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
2/18 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
2/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/21 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
2/22 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
2/23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
2/24 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
2/25 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/27 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
2/28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
3/2 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
3/3 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
3/5 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/6 Tampa, FL @ Janus Landing
3/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution