NAPALM DEATH and VOIVOD will join forces for a North American tour, aptly dubbed "Through Space And Grind", in January/February.
Said NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway: "As a celebration of both the unconventional and more straight-out methods of musical attack, I think this tour lineup really hits home.
"To think that 30 years ago I was marveling at the savage eccentricities of 'War And Pain' and now I'm sharing stage / living space with Snake, Away and co... surreal, almost.
"From NAPALM's perspective, we'll bring the overdrive to the spaciness. It's all going to rage whichever way you slice it."
Added VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin: "I am psyched to tour North America with NAPALM DEATH, for which I always had a huge respect. We crossed path over the years and finally we'll get to unite VOIVOD's spacy thrash metal with NAPALM's grindcore. A perfect combination!!"
NAPALM DEATH and VOIVOD tour dates with EXHUMED, IRON REAGAN and BLACK CROWN INITIATE:
Jan. 27 - Miami, FL - Grand Central*
Jan. 28 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater*
Jan. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade*
Jan. 30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's*
Jan. 31 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage*
Feb. 02 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater*
Feb. 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Feb. 04 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Feb. 05 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Feb. 06 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Feb. 07 - Worcester, MA - Palladium*
Feb. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater*
Feb. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom*
Feb. 10 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's*
Feb. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam*
Feb. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
Feb. 13 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Feb. 14 - Calgary, AB - Republik
Feb. 15 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Feb. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater**
Feb. 18 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 #
Feb. 19 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 20 - Oakland, CA - Metro ##
Feb. 21 - Fresno, CA - Strummers ##
Feb. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Feb. 23 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red ##
Feb. 24 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater ##
Feb. 25 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall ##
Feb. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater ##
Feb. 27 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey ##
Feb. 28 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's ##
** DAYGLO ABORTIONS
NAPALM DEATH will release its 15th studio album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", on January 27, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records.
NAPALM DEATH will appear at the 2015 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean (Florida / Jamaica) from January 22 to January 26, alongside bands like ARCH ENEMY, BEHEMOTH, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and many more.
VOIVOD tapped Dominic "Rocky" Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut with VOIVOD on July 12 at Festival Jonquière En Musique in the group's former hometown of Jonquière, Quebec, Canada.
VOIVOD's latest studio album, "Target Earth", came out on January 22, 2013 via the group's own company, Iron Gang Factory, and Century Media.