Deicide and Entombed A.D. to kick off the “Metal Alliance Tour” this month



Floridian death metal masters Deicide will be back on the road again this month, this time as headliners of the “Metal Alliance Tour”! Joining them on the run is Swedish death metal legends Entombed A.D., along with Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, and Svart Crown – making this one bill not to miss!

Ddeicide’s Glen Benton (bass/vocals) comments:

It’s with great pleasure to announce our involvement in this year’s Metal Alliance Tour 2015. We look forward to bringing our style of extreme…satanic death metal to all who attend and seeing old friends and making new ones as we travel the highways and byways of this great country of ours…As always we can’t wait to get out there and do what we do best…Crush…HAIL!

Entombed A.D.’s L-G Petrov (vocals) adds:

It’s going to be really good to tour the States again after a long absence overseas– and doing it with The Metal Alliance Tour is a great comeback! We are looking forward to sharing the stage with all the bands on the bill. Expect total headbang!!!

See below for all upcoming dates!

May 26 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
May 28 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
May 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
June 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews**
June 3 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
June 5 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin!
June 6 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 7 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
June 8 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
June 12 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
June 13 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
June 14 – Lubbock, TX @ Depot “O” Bar Live*
Houston, TX @ TBC**
June 15 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
June 16 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
June 18 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
June 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
June 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl**
June 22 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum**


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15 thoughts on “Deicide and Entombed A.D. to kick off the “Metal Alliance Tour” this month”

  1. Anthony says:

    I’ll definitely catch this when it comes to Denver. Deicide was great last time when they came with Septic Flesh and Inquisition. I just wish there weren’t so many bands on the bill. Between all of those and local openers, I’ll be there for a few hours longer than I’d like, listening to bands that I don’t care about.

    I’m thinking that even the show’s promoters realized this, since there’s a few dates where not every band is playing.

    1. Ara says:

      They still play Dead But Dreaming live?

      1. AzureMurakumo says:

        I don’t think Dead But Dreaming has ever left Deicide’s live setlists and Trifixion has become another staple of theirs in recent years.

      2. Daniel says:

        Yeah but Glenn Benton can’t keep up with the guitarist and Asheim. He doesn’t even try to do the tremolo basslines anymore

  2. Richard Head says:

    I checked into these bands when I saw the tour was coming through my area and they are pretty homoerotic metalcore aside from Deicide and Hate Eternal. Deicide hasn’t put out anythig good in 20 years but at least Hate Eternal is still crankin out boneheaded fun choons.

  3. Daniel says:

    Entombed A.D. is garbage too. No Nicke or Uffe, the people who actually wrote the music. Leffe is credited too on Left Hand Path as he came up with the guitar tone (two tracks of hard panned HM-2s, one centered DS-1 out of 30/40w Peavy combos). Entombed also always had severe problems playing live after 1991 due to LG getting kicked out of the band, member availability, and the guitar tone not really being replicable on stage. One dimed HM-2ed up guitar by itself actually sounds rather garbage out of most amps. Back From the Front was also a turd album.

    1. Richard Head says:

      Agreed. But is LG really no longer in the band? The article features a statement by him talking up the tour.

      1. Anthony says:

        They kind of pulled a Queensrÿche/Venom/Rhapsody thing where there’s two versions of the band. The real Entombed (no A.D.) name is Uffe, Alex, and Nicke. They played one Clandestine reunion show in 2013 and haven’t done anything since then. Entombed A.D. is the touring band, with L-G and some other guys. Technically, L-G, Uffe, Alex, and Nicke all own the Entombed name, but L-G and Alex aren’t getting along right now or something, so no one is using that name currently.

      2. discodjango says:

        LG is the only original member. He was kicked out in 1991 but rejoined Entombed after the release of “Clandestine”. In the meantime he did the vocals for the first Comecon album.

  4. Vented Collander says:

    For those of y’all who have seen Deicide live: were they able to bring much sonic clarity? I’m imagining songs from the first two LPs sounding like utter mud. (This varies between venues, I know, but still.)
    Hell, are any of their subsequent records good?

    1. Daniel says:

      The two guitarists they have now are not the Hoffmans and Glenn Benton doesn’t even try to do the older tremolo basslines. Supposedly Asheim actually played them in the studio on Legion and the drumming was heavily fixed up by Scott Burns.

    2. Legion was untouchable. No need to go there.

      After that, the next two records were OK.

  5. Anthony says:

    I’m a bit surprised to see all of the Deicide hate. They were great when I saw them live last year, and they played a ton of old shit like Dead but Dreaming, Trifixion, Once upon the Cross, Blaspherereion, Sacrificial Suicide, Serpents of the Light, etc. Even the new stuff (which I’m not familiar with in studio form) was pretty decent.

    I actually found their set a lot more interesting than Septic Flesh’s or even Inquistion’s (which was cool for a while, but got pretty monotonous pretty quick). They were also a lot more interesting to watch than Obituary, who I saw back in ’08. However, they weren’t just a good live band compared to other bands of their age; they were a legitimately great band to watch. Good energy, stage presence, technical ability, and all that important stuff.

    1. Daniel says:

      Deicide weren’t actually bad when I saw them on that tour. Just tired and Benton wasn’t trying on bass; vocally he was fine. Also seeing him eat a footlong from Subway was funny. Inquisition was fine too but I only saw their set for about 10 minutes. Septic Flesh was godawful. They were wearing rubber suits like Godzilla and came out to a laptop playing the classical intros and I burst out laughing so the guitarist looked at me and his stupid facial hair caused me to laugh more. Then they actually started playing (sort of) and eventually stopped and just strapped the instruments to their backs while the the laptop continued to play the “metal” parts and attempted to pump up the crowd in some stupid way which caused me to laugh again. Then my friends and I just left and laughed our asses off outside. At least Septicflesh is letting The Crypt reissue Mystic Places of Dawn with the original Vallejo art.

      1. Anthony says:

        Yeah Septicflesh were pretty abominable, but humorous at the same time. It’s like they took the tight-rope-walker metaphor from the beginning of Also sprach Zarathustra and decided to craft a stage show around it.

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