CARCASS And DEAFHEAVEN To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

August 22, 2016

CARCASS and DEAFHEAVEN will join forces for a U.S. co-headlining tour in the fall. Opening all shows will be INTER ARMA.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m.

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 07 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
Nov. 09 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Nov. 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Nov. 11 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Nov. 14 - Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's by the Sea
Nov. 15 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov. 17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Nov. 18 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
Nov. 19 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Nov. 20 - Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Nov. 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre
Nov. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Nov. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov. 24 - Kitchener, ON @ Dallas
Nov. 25 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Nov. 26 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
Nov. 27 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told last month that fans shouldn't expect to see the follow-up to the band's "Surgical Steel" album (2013) anytime soon. He said: "Definitely not, 'cause we're still touring. It's just there was no way we could do it. I think some of us in the band really wanted to get stuck into that last year, but not everyone felt the same way, and I think in Jeff's [Walker, bass/vocals] mind, we need to be touring up until the end of this year, and then maybe we can, you know, slow down. 'Cause there's no way we can make a record while we're on the road. I mean, it's just not possible. It's not that kind of music."

He continued: "It's torture for me, because I would have liked to have been working on [new music] before this [latest U.S. tour], but I'm just one person in the band. I suppose if we'd done something too quickly after the last record, it wouldn't have been taken too seriously anyway. We could have worked our asses off and done a really valid album, but because it was still in the wake of the previous one and the publicity around it, I don't think it would have done too well. So I do understand the rationale in that sense, yeah, but just as a guy in the band, it's frustrating, 'cause you wanna be creating new things, and two and half, three years down the line, if you're still just touring a similar kind of set, it can be weird on a bad day."

Joining Steer and Walker in CARCASS's current incarnation are drummer Daniel Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON).

DEAFHEAVEN's latest album, "New Bermuda", was released last October via Anti-. The follow-up to 2013's "Sunbather" was recorded live to tape in Oakland (at 25th Street Recording) and Palo Alto (at Atomic Garden Recording) with longtime producer Jack Shirley. The effort features an oil painting by Allison Schulnik.

DEAFHEAVEN's frontman George Clarke said in a statement that the concept of "New Bermuda" is meant to describe "a new destination in life, a nebulous point of arrival, and an unknown future where things get swallowed up and dragged into darkness."


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