Melvins & Napalm Death Team For ‘Death March’

The “Savage Imperial Death March Tour” featuring the Melvins and Napalm Death stomps across America beginning in Phoenix in late March and includes Melt Banana supporting on all dates.  Think you can handle it?
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There’s no mistaking this outing as an opportunity for getting out of the house to enjoy a nice quiet evening.  Brit band Napalm Death has been inflicting its unique style of extreme metal on an unsuspecting world since the early ’80s.  Same goes for America’s Melvins. Together they represent a sonic undertaking not seen since the days Alfred Nobel began his own incredibly loud and explosive career

This particular bit of touring news arrives just days after the Melvins released “Across The USA in 61 Days,” chronicling the band’s 2012 attempt to break the record for the fastest tour in the U.S.  The film, which dedicates one minute to each state as well as 60 seconds to Washington D.C., is available now via Ipecac Recordings and Amazon.

Both bands had comments about the 2016 tour.  We begin with Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury.

“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” Embury said.  “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana.  Expect the unexpected!”

“Napalm Death sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun … and I mean that in a good way,” Melvins singer/guitarist Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne said.  “We’re happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers.”

Here are your “Savage Imperial Death March Tour” dates:

March 26 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
March 28 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theater
March 30 – Dallas, Texas, Trees
March 31 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk
April 1 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s
April 2 – New Orleans, La., One Eyed Jacks
April 3 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
April 4 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
April 5 – Tallahassee, Fla., Sidebar Theatre
April 7 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
April 8 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
April 9 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum
April 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
April 12 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
April 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
April 14 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
April 15 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
April 16 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
April 17 – Montreal, Quebec, Club Soda
April 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
April 20 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
April 21 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom
April 22 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
April 23 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave II / Eagles Hall
April 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
April 25 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
April 27 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
April 29 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
May 1 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
May 2 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Venue
May 3 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
May 5 – San Francisco, Calif., Slim’s 
May 6 – San Francisco, Calif., Slim’s 
May 7 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour
May 8 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

Tickets for all shows go on sale Dec. 4.  Click here and here for more information.