Godfathers of Swedish modern metal SOILWORK will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL. Joining them will be Quebec's tech-death masters AUGURY, Roadrunner Records recording artists MUTINY WITHIN, and pirate-themed thrashers SWASHBUCKLE.
Commented SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. DEATH ANGEL is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Added DEATH ANGEL frontman Mark Osegueda: "I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour!
"I first heard SOILWORK on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Björn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force festival a few years back and they killed it live!
"As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20-year anniversary compilation album called 'Out of the Dark', which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called 'My Name Is Fate'! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio!
"What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold SOILWORK is back on top of their game.
"I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!"
The tour dates are as follows:
Jul. 14 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Jul. 15 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Jul. 16 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Jul. 17 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Jul. 18 - FouFounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Jul. 19 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
Jul. 20 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 21 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Jul. 22 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Jul. 23 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 24 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Jul. 27 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Jul. 28 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
Jul. 29 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
Jul. 30 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Jul. 31 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Aug. 01 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Aug. 02 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
Aug. 03 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Aug. 05 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Aug. 06 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
Aug. 07 - Meridian - Houston, TX
Aug. 09 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
Aug. 10 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Aug. 11 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Aug. 12 - Gil's Bar and Grill - Virginia Beach, VA
Aug. 13 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
Aug. 14 - Diesel Nightclub - Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 15 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
SOILWORK and DEATH ANGEL have added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet SOILWORK and DEATH ANGEL for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.