Hobart’s finest, the supreme Tasmanian devils known as Psycroptic, will bring their massive and masterful tech death spectacle to the US in April and May of this year. Their latest 2018 album, As the Kingdom Drowns, was a critical gem and the best album they made since 2008’s Ob[servant].  Psycroptic will bring some serious and diverse support with them as opening bands.

The Bands

Psycroptic are one of the best technical death metal bands out there. Having seen them three times in three different-sized venues, I can personally attest to their tightness, their energy, and their engagement with the audience.

Gorod, from France, also play tech death and also consistently earn the praise of critics everywhere. They lean towards a more atmospheric than riffy sound compared with the tour’s Australian headliners, making a suitable balance for the bill’s latter half.

For those who have not already caught the (cough) buzz, Cannabis Corpse are a traditional death metal band from Richmond, VA that contains members of Municipal Waste and other bands from that city, with a decidedly ‘smokey’ lyrical concept. Their song titles are especially funny for fans of 90s death metal. And the music is not half-bad either.

Wisconsin’s Micawber play melodic death metal, adding some sweetness and dynamics to round out an otherwise very brutal bill.

The Dates

April 12 — Brooklyn, NY — Gold Sounds

April 13 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall

April 14 — Cincinnati, OH — Top Cats

April 16 — Chicago, IL — Reggie’s

April 19 — Kansas City, MO — The Riot Room

April 20 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater

April 21 — Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall

April 23 — Seattle, WA — Club Sur

April 24 — Portland, OR — Bossanova Ballroom

April 25 — Oakland, CA — Metro Opera House

April 26 — San Diego, CA — Brick By Brick

April 27 — Los Angeles, CA — Catch One @ Union

April 28 — Mesa, CA — Club Red

April 29 — El Paso, TX — Rockhouse Bar & Grill

April 30 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

May 1 — Austin, TX — Come and Take It Up Live

May 2 — Corpus Christi, TX — House of Rock

May 3 — Lafayette, LA — The District

May 4 — Orlando, FL — The Haven

May 5 — Atlanta, GA — Purgatory @ The Masquerade

May 6 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506

May 7 — Richmond, VA — The Camel

May 8 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge

No date has been set for the availability of tickets at this time of writing. Check local listings and follow the bands’ social media pages for further announcements.

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