Thrashers RATTLEHEAD And DEVASTATOR Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Two of California's most promising young metal acts, thrashers RATTLEHEAD (from Los Angeles) and DEVASTATOR (from Sacramento), will team up for a U.S. tour this summer, bringing their own brand of metallic mayhem to over 40 cities. The trek, appropriately called "Slaughtering The Masses", will be both bands' first cross-country trek, although each has done successful West Coast and regional touring.

RATTLEHEAD (MySpace) has long been a hard-working cornerstone of the Los Angeles metal scene. The group has a committed DIY attitude, as witnessed by previous regional touring and the release of last year's self-financed disc, "Step Inside for the Slaughter", which they are still promoting.

With the release of the group's latest demo/EP, "Burn The Beast", DEVASTATOR (MySpace) has received major accolades from the metal press, radio and fans who recognize the band's commitment to true metal and their continued progression as players and songwriters. The trio will embark on the tour in support of the EP and plans to finalize a label partner this fall upon completion of the dates so they can begin recording their debut before year's end.

"Slaughtering The Masses" U.S. tour 2009

Jul. 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Sabor Lounge
Jul. 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
Jul. 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Sets
Jul. 13 - Albuquerque, NM @ [to be announced]
Jul. 14 - Wichita Falls, TX @ [to be announced]
Jul. 15 - Dallas, TX @ The Alamo
Jul. 16 - San Antonio, TX @ [to be announced]
Jul. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ [to be announced]
Jul. 18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
Jul. 19 - Tampa, FL @ [to be announced]
Jul. 20 - Charleston, SC @ [to be announced]
Jul. 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Jul. 22 - Richmond, VA @ [to be announced]
Jul. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ [to be announced]
Jul. 24 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Jul. 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Old Gallery
Jul. 26 - Boston, MA @ The Metal Hall
Jul. 27 - Meredith, NH @ [to be announced]
Jul. 28 - Rochester, NY @ [to be announced]
Jul. 29 - Albany, NY @ [to be announced]
Jul. 30 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's
Jul. 31 - Baltimore, MD @ Nowarehouse
Aug. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
Aug. 02 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Aug. 03 - Detroit, MI @ The Temple
Aug. 04 - Columbus, OH @ [to be announced]
Aug. 05 - Indianapolis, IN @ [to be announced]
Aug. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Dougs Rock House
Aug. 07 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Aug. 08 - St. Louis, MO @ [to be announced]
Aug. 09 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Aug. 10 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Aug. 11 - Lincoln, NB @ Knickerbockers
Aug. 12 - Denver, CO @ [to be announced]
Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ [to be announced]
Aug. 15 - Boise, ID @ Gusto's
Aug. 16 - Tacoma, WA @ Station 56
Aug. 17 - Olympia, WA @ Charlie's
Aug. 18 - Potland, OR @ [to be announced]
Aug. 19 - Medford, OR @ Musichead
Aug. 20 - Santa Cruz, CA @ [to be announced]
Aug. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie's
Aug. 22 - Oakland, CA @ Gilman
Aug. 23 - Fresno, CA @ [to be announced]

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