CARNIVORE: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

CARNIVORE has scheduled the following U.S. dates in September:

Sep. 01 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Sep. 02 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sep. 03 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Sep. 06 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Sep. 08 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Sep. 09 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

As previously reported, CARNIVORE will team up with HOLY MOSES and TOURETTES SYNDROME for a post-Wacken Open Air gig on Sunday, August 6 at the Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany.

Photographer Linda Aversa has uploaded a number of pictures of CARNIVORE's "secret" warm-up show Friday night (July 28) at Fontana's in New York City, where they appeared under the name THE BENSONHOIST LESBIAN CHOIR. Check out the photos at this location.

CARNIVORE 2006 lineup:

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - Vocals, Bass
Paul Bento (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION) - Guitar, Vocals
Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tobin (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ex-DUST TO DUST) - Drums, Vocals

Natives of Brooklyn, N.Y., CARNIVORE spent their early years in the 1980s earning a reputation as one of the area's most dangerous bands. Crowds would stare in utter shock as these instrument-wielding warriors would take the stage clad in futuristic outfits that typified the meaning of CARNIVORE.

Dressed to the hilt in fur-covered shoulder pads, spikes, hockey equipment, nails and anything that gave them the appearance of flesh-eating monsters (photo), CARNIVORE frequently drenched the front rows of their audiences with blood, brains, and innards, provoking a maniacal reaction like frenzied sharks being taunted with buckets of chum.

Original CARNIVORE guitarist Keith Alexander (later of the short-lived PRIMAL SCREAM project) was killed in a bike accident on July 11, 2005.

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