by Wyatt Marshall

Carcass at Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Greg Cristman)

Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem are teaming up for the Third Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, which is already making a case for one of 2014's best lineups and showcases both the worthy veterans and up-and-coming. Old school death metal pioneers Carcass put out one of the year's top metal albums in Surgical Steel--a triumphant comeback that earned Decibel Mag's top album of the year on their Top 40 Albums of 2013 list--and it was just a few months ago that the band leveled Saint Vitus and played Gramercy Theatre. The same accolades apply to Gorguts, whose Colored Sands, the band's first album in seven years, landed at number three on Decibel's list. Youngsters Noisem, who scored number nine on the Decibel list, have been wowing everyone wherever they go with their chaotic, shot-in-the-arm thrash. They just wrapped up a tour with melodic death metal vets Black Dahlia Murder, who will provide direct support to Carcass.

Carcass frontman Jeff Walker seems pretty amped for the show:

This is possibly the unsexiest Decibel Tour lineup yet," he quips. "We're all bringing the 'girth' back to the U.S., along with gray hair and sensible footwear. But it's the music that matters, right? Just close your eyes and think of England. If that fails, think of Tampa.

The tour stops in NYC at the Best Buy Theater on Friday, April 11. Ticket info is forthcoming at the Decibel tour website. Check out the tour dates below...


Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tue, March 18 Orlando, FL The Beachum Theater
Wed, March 19 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Fri, March 21 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
Sat, March 22 Austin, TX Mohawk
Mon, March 24 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
Tue, March 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Wed, March 26 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Fri, March 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sat, March 29 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Sun, March 30 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Wed, April 02 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Fri, April 04 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Sat, April 05 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sun, April 06 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Mon, April 07 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Tue, April 08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Wed, April 09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Thu, April 10 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri, April 11 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Sat, April 12 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Sun, April 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore


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