NECROPHAGIST: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

German death metallers NECROPHAGIST will be teaming up with CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, NEURAXIS and ALARUM for the "Carving North America's Epitaph 2006" tour beginning in late April. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Apr. 28 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival*
Apr. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA*
Apr. 30 - Detroit, MI @ The Modern Exchange*
May 01 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall*
May 02 - Omaha, NE @ The Rock*
May 03 - Denver, CO @ TBA*
May 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge*
May 05 - Boise, ID @ TBA*
May 06 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven*
May 07 - Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday's*
May 08 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza*
May 11 - Roseville (Sacramento), CA @ The Underground
May 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 13 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest
May 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
May 16 - Tulsa, OK @ The Venue
May 17 - Arlington (Dallas), TX @ Phoenix Music Complex
May 18 - San Antonio, TX @ Graham Central Station
May 19 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
May 20 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
May 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
May 22 - Orlando (Winter Park), FL @ Island Oasis
May 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
May 24 - Tampa, FL @ TBA
May 25 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
May 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
May 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar - Maryland Deathfest
May 29 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's


NECROPHAGIST recently announced the addition of Helsinki, Finland-based guitarist Sami Raatikainen (CODEON) to the group's ranks. Raatikainen joins NECROPHAGIST as the replacement for Christian Münzner, who left the band earlier in the month due to "scheduling conflicts."

As previously reported, NECROPHAGIST will be teaming up with ION DISSONANCE, ARSIS and ALARUM for a Canadian tour between June 1 and June 10.

NECROPHAGIST's most recent album, "Epitaph", was issued in 2004 via Relapse Records.


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