Ok motherfuckers, starting tomorrow, one of the most fun-filled touring adventures of the year kicks off in Springfield, Virginia. A co-heading run featuring grind grand pappies Napalm Death and the travelling bachelor party known as Municipal Waste with the reigning good-time guardians of gore grind, Exhumed offering direct support would normally be enough to top up a good percentage of Decibel’s readership. However, whoever pieced together and booked the different legs of this run definitely had silly string, mischief and alcohol poisoning on the brain when they added space-age thrash kiddos Vektor, Canada’s most offensive offenders the Dayglo Abortions, punker-than-thou heroes Attitude Adjustment and butane-huffing speed demons, Speedwolf to various dates of the tour. The only thing that could be better would be having all those bands do the entire tour together, but that wasn’t gonna happen. So, the next best and obvious move was made in getting the band from Albert Mudrian’s favourite t-shirt, Repulsion and the band you can’t kill, the Dwarves to play one-offs down L.A. way. As well, a week or so ago, Century Media sent out this press release about the limited edition t-shirts Napalm Death are going to be hawking on this run. Here's the official word:
On this co-headlining trek, NAPALM DEATH will be selling tour-exclusive t-shirts designed by artist Sean Taggart (CRUMBSUCKERS, AGNOSTIC FRONT). In regards to these special tees, bassist Shane Embury comments: "As everyone should know, we grew up on a steady diet of the musically extreme, be it death/thrash metal or hardcore punk! Two album covers stood out to us back in the day more than any others as being both satirical and serious at the same time--those being CRUMBSUCKERS' 'A Life of Dreams' and AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Cause for Alarm.' To me, those album covers capture my youth and enthusiasm for what has now become our lives: playing the music we love all around the world. So with this tour coming up with MUNICIPAL WASTE in the US, we thought to ourselves, 'Why not get in touch with Sean Taggart---the man behind those covers and all of the awesome flyers from CBGB's back in the day---and ask if he would do an exclusive shirt, just for us?!'"
Sean agreed to make the shirts for NAPALM DEATH since, as he says, "they're the heaviest motherfuckers ever!"
To get your shirt, be sure to visit the merch table at one of NAPALM DEATH's upcoming shows. These tees won't be available online, so this will be your only chance to have this exclusive, wearable piece of art!
I also have it on good authority that Exhumed are going to be hauling around four or five new shirt designs that look pretty f'n sweet and everyone knows that Municipal Waste is always good for putting their name on something unique related to alcohol or skateboarding.
This promises to be a good ol’ time across the board and you never know who might be worming their way around North America, slinging merch and gophering coffee for Exhumed. So, if you have a bone to pick with his shitty taste in music, want to buy him a sparking lime-flavoured water, give him your band’s demo or just stop by to say “hey” and hang out, make yourself known.
NAPALM DEATH tour dates feat. MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED w/VEKTOR Oct 26--Springfield, VA--Empire Oct 27--New York, NY--Gramercy Theater Oct 28--New London, CT--El N Gee Oct 29--Boston, MA--Middle East Oct 31--Montreal, QC--Les Foufounes Electriques Nov 1--Toronto, ON--The Opera House Nov 2--Austin, TX--Fun Fun Fun Fest** Nov 3--Chicago, IL--Reggie's*** Nov 4--St Paul, MN--Station-4*
w/DAYGLO ABORTIONS Nov 5--Winnipeg, MB--Osborne Village Inn Nov 6--Regina, SK--Riddell Centre Nov 7--Edmonton, AB--The Pawn Shop Nov 9--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theater
w/ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT Nov 10--Seattle, WA--Showbox, with GWAR, CANCER BATS, MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD'S REVENGE + MORE Nov 11--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater Nov 13--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge Nov 14--Santa Ana, CA-Observatory, with REPULSION Nov 15--Hollywood, CA--House Of Blues, with DWARVES Nov 16--Tempe, AZ--Rocky Point Nov 17--El Paso, TX--House Of Rock*
w/SPEEDWOLF Nov 18--Ft Worth, TX--Rail Club*** Nov 20--Nashville, TN--Exit In Nov 23--Richmond, VA--Kingdom Nov 24--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah Nov 25--Knoxville, TN--The Valarium Nov 26--Birmingham, AL--Zydeco Nov 27--New Orleans, LA--Siberia Nov 30--Atlanta, GA--Terminal West Dec 1--Tampa, FL--Orpheum Theater Dec 2--Miami, FL--Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
* = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED only ** = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE only *** = NAPALM DEATH, EXHUMED only