On the eve of the Decibel Tour 2016 launch, headliner Abbath iced the U.S. highways by releasing his slick new video for “Winterbane,” a blizzard of wolves, goblins, and corpse paint. See above! While this crazy cabal —joined by grizzled High on Fire, upstarts Tribulation, and fist-banging maniacs Skeletonwitch— winds its way across the country, we will be waiting at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on April 15 with open arms and open kegs.

As previously posted, the final night of the Decibel Tour will kick off a brain-bending weekend of heaviness in Philly. Saturday, April 16 brings the five-dollar Grimposium fiesta, an afternoon of heady delights including a screening of the Death documentary Death by Metal, plus a panel featuring death metal painter Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel), Decibel editor/Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian; and Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe.


Then the evening of April 16 leads us to Choosing Death Fest, cosponsored by Grimposium, featuring Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Magrudergrind, and Taphos Nomos. Total devastation is a must!

So catch this barrel train of madmen when you can. Last stop, Philadelphia!


Thursday, March 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Friday, March 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Saturday, March 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sunday, March 20 – Ybor City, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Tuesday, March 22 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Wednesday, March 23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Friday, March 25 – Scottsdale, AZ – Live Wire
Saturday, March 26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Sunday, March 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Monday, March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater DTLA
Tuesday, March 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Thursday, March 31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Friday, April 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Saturday, April 2 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, April 5 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, April 6 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Thursday, April 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Friday, April 8 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Saturday, April 9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Sunday, April 10 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Tuesday, April 12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Thursday, April 14 – Boston, MA – Royale
Friday, April 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer


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