by Ian Chainey

Deicide at Gramercy Theatre, 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)

Deicide, the grand-daddies of death metal controversy, are heading back out on the road with Septicflesh, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren, and no strangers to backlash themselves, Inquisition. The tour heads out in the beginning of October and will drop in to cities such as Chicago, Seattle, and Austin. On October 9, they'll swing in to NYC's Gramercy Theatre. Tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. The complete list of dates appears below.

Deicide released album number 11, In the Minds of Evil, in 2013. (They also boarded the friendship roller coaster with Broken Hope.) In the early '90s, bassist/double-tracked screamer Glen Benton was a lighting rod due to his alleged satanism and, of course, the upside-down cross burnt into his forehead. Black metallers Inquisition are still licking their wounds after getting called out for racism earlier in the year. The other acts have a clearer conscience: The Lovecraftian Septicflesh's only point of contention is their glossy production. They released Titan back in June. Relapse's ripping death metallers Abysmal Dawn will drop Obsolescence at the end of October. And Dutch symphonic black metallers Carach Angren cut the acclaimed Where the Corpses Sink Forever back in 2012.

All of the dates along with samples of the bands appear below...


Deicide, Inquisition, Septicflesh, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren -- 2014 North American Tour Dates
10/7 Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/8 Hartford, CT @ Webster
10/9 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/11 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/13 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
10/14 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
10/15 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/17 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/22 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/23 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
10/25 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/28 Dallas, TX @ Rail Club
10/29 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

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