Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS.

ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the proper stateside release of their latest album "Inferno/Averno", return after a long hiatus from the US stage. Guitarist Alex Hellid says, "This is the tour we've been waiting for! Who will survive and what will be left of them?" During the tour, Candlelight will release the highly requested and anticipated 'Unreal Estate' album.

CROWBAR, with their latest album titled "Life's Blood for the Downtrodden" set for release February 8, also return to the live circuit after over a three-year absence. Vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein says, "We couldn't be any happier with this tour lineup. I think it's safe to say that we've got all the bases covered on this one with four killer bands; all bringing something differnet to the stage. Prepare for maximum aural assault."

Continuing to push the success of their latest album, "Fistful of Hate", PRO-PAIN return to the U.S. stage after a four year gap. "Headbanger's Ball" recently added the band's latest video for the album track "Can You Feel It" and the channel is currently discussing having the band in studio sometime early December. Vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil says, "This will be our first US tour since 2000 and so we are very much looking forward to it. We hope to see you all at the gigs."

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and SIXTY WATT SHAMAN will make their debut in the tour's opening slot. The Minnesota-based band's self-titled debut will see U.S. release February 8. "This tour brings the old to the new, death'n' roll to sludge," says drummer Andy Campbell. "We are so stoked to be apart of such a heavy-ass tour." Guitarist Minnesota Pete Campbell adds, "it is truly a honor to be involved with this tour. THE MIGHTY NIMBUS has alot to prove this year and this is the perfect tour and bands to do it with."


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