photo: Incantation in LA in 2012 (more by Adam Murray)
Incantation

US death metal vets Incantation are still kicking, and will go on another tour in support of last year's Dirges of Elysium this spring. The tour includes a run with FaithXtractor, which hits NYC on April 24 at Saint Vitus, with Putrisect also on board. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

The lineup of Incantation has changed many times over the years. Phoenix New Times asked John McEntee about that. He said:

The vibe is great now. You never know what's going to happen with people and that's one of the reasons why we've had a ton of lineup changes. I think part of the problem is that I'm a really easy-going guy, and unfortunately I gave too many people opportunities to play in the band when they actually weren't musically capable. We rushed on a lot of people actually for touring, and we never had time to get to know them or see if they were capable and jam. Then you go out, and realize you don't get along. Plus I was a lot younger and when you're younger... well I didn't deal with situations like I do now. As a person I'm more mature and I understand how to handle situations.

I have learned over the years that when you have good people to work with and enjoy it, it makes sense to go above and beyond to make sure it works. I'm a visionary with music. Which that's important for me; I have to know I'm expressing myself with the band, and if the members can't feel that way, it's best that they move on to something where they can express themselves.

List of dates, and a full stream of Dirges of Elysium, below...

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Incantation -- 2015 Tour Dates
04/17 - Hempstead, NY - El Relax Lounge
04/18 - New England Metal Fest - Worcester, MA - Palladium
04/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose (with FaithXtractor)
04/24 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Bar (with FaithXtractor + Putrisect)
04/25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon (with FaithXtractor)
04/26 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
05/13 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry (with Funerus + FaithXtractor)
05/14 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater (with Funerus + FaithXtractor)
05/15 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five (with Funerus)
05/16 - Nashville, TN - The End (with Funerus)
05/17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (with Funerus)
05/18 - Asheville, NC - New Moutain (with Funerus)
05/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (with Funerus)
05/20 - Mdf Pre-Party - Baltimore, MD - OttoBar (with Funerus)

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