Presented by Armageddon Productions, Virginia-based extreme horror metal vets Deceased have been confirmed to headline a NYC showcase featuring additional performances by Attacker, Ruthless, and Eat Lead. The gig happens at Brooklyn Bazaar on June 15 [TIX].
Deceased‘s NY appearance is in support of their November 2018 release on Hells Headbangers Records, Ghostly White. The Brooklyn show marks the band’s first local concert since the tragic death of their drummer Dave “Scarface” Castillo, who sadly drowned days before Ghostly White‘s release while visiting family in El Salvador. The new effort features Castillo‘s final performance with the band (stream the entire LP below).
In late 2018, Deceased confirmed Amos Rifkin (Death of Kings) as their new touring drummer. Meanwhile, band founder and vocalist Kingsley “King” Fowley will return to drumming duties during future studio recordings.
Speaking about Rifkin joining the band on the road, King said:
A few months ago, while playing on tour, Dave fell in love with a band called Death of Kings that were supporting us. He totally enjoyed their in-your-face thrash attack and really dug the drumming in the band. The two bands became good pals and metal brothers over the almost-two-week jaunt. At our last show of the tour in Detroit, Michigan, Dave told me, ‘If anything ever happens to me, you gotta get this motherfucker on drums – he kicks ass!’ Hauntingly enough, we stand here today finding a replacement for Dave. Talking amongst band members, a name kept coming up in every conversation. I put it at my top of the list of things for me to look into. Weirdly, at this same time, I was asked for my address by the guy and a letter came to my house. The letter was a handwritten two pages expressing condolences and had a genuine honesty to it that immediately made me take notice. He wrote of how much he enjoyed playing together on the tour and how Deceased was a powerful entity in the underground music world. About two thirds through the letter, he started to talk of offering his playing skills to the band to keep the entity rolling on. I called him up, and we talked for a good while. I explained how things work in the band and what we’d need and expect from him. He was all in, as were we.
Deceased are also scheduled to appear at Philly’s ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest,’ performing on Sunday (4/14) with Triptykon, Deafheaven, Enslaved and more.
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