SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH will join forces for a U.S. tour this summer.
All three acts will perform at the Chicago Open Air festival on July 16. In addition, SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD will appear at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 13. Furthermore, the KILO 94.3 radio station has advertised a August 2 date for the three-band package at the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
The full tour details are expected to be revealed later this week.
SLAYER‘s latest album, “Repentless”, was released on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated “World Painted Blood” was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with Tom Araya and Kerry King.
“Repentless” debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 50,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 17, 2015.
LAMB OF GOD released a new EP called “The Duke” on November 18 via Epic. The EP’s title track, which was recorded during the sessions for the band’s last album, “VII: Sturm Und Drang”, was inspired by the plight of a LAMB OF GOD fan named Wayne Ford, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and died five years later at the age of 33. The EP includes another previously unreleased track that dates back to LAMB OF GOD‘s “Wrath” LP, the thrashy, heavy “Culling”, which the band finished up especially for this EP, along with live recordings of three “VII: Sturm Und Drang” tracks.
“VII: Sturm Und Drang” was released in July 2015 via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment in all territories outside of North America. The CD was once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, California.
BEHEMOTH last year completed a North America tour where the band played its latest album, “The Satanist”, in its entirety. In addition to the concert, fans also had the chance to view “The Congregation” exhibition at each venue. Dubbed “a symbiosis of BEHEMOTH and Toxic Vision,” the display showcased the collaboration between the two parties.
“The Satanist” sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart.