One of the heaviest gigs of the year has just been announced, with Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod and Herod all playing the Olympia on October 26th
The heaviest tour of 2015? No doubt! ‘Deathcrusher 2015’ featuring Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod and Herod will come to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday 26th October for what promises to be one of the best nights of extreme music to ever hit Ireland.
“The most influential band from Merseyside since The Beatles“? Yeah, probably.
“Art reflects life. Extreme times demand extreme responses. Silence sucks. Noise is always the answer. And yes, Napalm Death continue to be one of the few bands on this planet that adhere to all these principles and more. For the last three decades, their name as been synonymous with heavy music taken to the extreme – music that confronts, confounds and eviscerates in equal measure.” You said it.
“Possessed and Death may have brought death metal to life, but Obituary brought it to fruition. After releasing some demos as Xecutioner as far back as 1986, the five-man band debuted as Obituary in 1989 with Slowly We Rot, and in a word, the album was landmark. The previous forays into what would quickly become tagged as death metal — primarily by the above-mentioned bands, Possessed and Death, along with grindcore innovators Repulsion and Napalm Death — were exercises in relentlessness. These bands took the breakneck abandon of Slayer’s Reign in Blood one step further, to the point of sheer, sometimes even ridiculous musical abandon. Obituary, on the other hand, varied their tempo considerably — and did so at the absolute height of speed metal nonetheless. Yes, the band could play at breakneck speed, but within the same song, guitarists Allen West and Trevor Peres could slow the tempo down to dirge-like levels in a moment’s notice, all the while keeping the music as heavy as hell thanks to down-tuned guitars and the snarling vocals of John Tardy. As a result, Slowly We Rot made quite a splash back in 1989, influencing an entire legion of death metal bands in Florida: Morbid Angel, Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Cannibal Corpse, and numerous others now forgotten among the thousands of international bands that followed.”
“Voivod were one of the first thrash bands from Canada to gain popularity outside of their home country. From their beginnings in the early ’80s, their main goal was to be different from anyone else, and thus they incorporated odd musical tempos and futuristic story lines into their songs, often dealing with technology taking over the world. With their unique style of performing and writing, Voivod opened the way for other Canadian thrash and metal bands. Such early releases as 1984’s War and Pain and 1986’s Rrröööaaarrr showed that the quartet was aligned with the then up-and-coming thrash metal movement, eventually letting their prog rock influences seep in on 1987’s Killing Technology and 1988’s Dimension Hatröss. By the time of their major-label debut for MCA, 1989’s Nothingface, Voivod had perfected their thrash metal/prog rock style, resulting in the most commercially successful release of their career.”
DME By Arrangement With MAD Booking Presents
5:30pm, Bank Holiday Monday 26th October 2015
This is an all ages gig, but under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are priced at €43.50 including booking fee and go on sale Friday 26th June at 9am from The Sound Cellar and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
You can find out more about this and other upcoming metal gigs at http://www.dme-promotions.com.