Pics by Lina Glasir
New York’s own death metal defilers Immolation are currently in the midst of a three-and-a-half-week long slaughter fest across North America as part of Max and Iggor Cavalera‘s “Return to Roots” tour. The on-going outing stopped by New York City for a sold-out gig at the Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21.
Greeted with roars and metal horns from the crowd, Immolation kicked off their decently-sized set with the lead-off track from the band’s brand new studio effort on Nuclear Blast (which officially dropped today), the masterful Atonement. The band would go on to perform a handful of additional fresh tracks, including “Destructive Currents,” “Fostering the Divide,” “When the Jackals Come” and “Epiphany.” A war zone-filled Gramercy Theatre erupted as the hometown heroes ushered in other savage anthems such as “Kingdom of Conspiracy,” “Majesty and Decay,” “What They Bring,” “A Spectacle of Lies” and the uber classic “Immolation,” which leadman Ross Dolan dedicated to the slew of family and friends the band had in attendance.
Immolation, who grace the March cover of Decibel Magazine, plan to trek with the Cavalera brothers throughout March, and they’ll follow that run with a pair of UK shows and an appearance at the “Decibel Metal & Beer Fest” in Philly in April. Get full tour details here.
Check out photos of Immolation live in NYC below (with Cavalera pics to come) and stream new songs after the gallery.
UPDATE: Check out photos of Max and Iggor Cavalera at Gramercy Theatre, HERE.