AT THE GATES To Headline 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour

Monday, 20th October 2014

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends AT THE GATES join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes CONVERGE and U.K. death/doom supergroup VALLENFYRE, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.

Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS’ first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.

“Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!”enthuses AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg. “A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!”

Four-time Decibel cover stars CONVERGE continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind. “We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour,” says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. “For me, AT THE GATES are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them.”

Boasting present and past members of PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and AT THE GATES, old-school death-dealing supergroup VALLENFYRE can’t wait to debut songs from 2014’s critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. “This will be VALLENFYRE’s first U.S. tour, and what a tour,” beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. “I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers.”

Dates include:

March
27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
28 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
30 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
31 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

April
2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
3 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
4 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street
5 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
6 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
9 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10 – Boston, MA – Royale
11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall