Photos by Mathieu Bredeau
The extreme metal carnage that is the 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour reared its ugly head in New York City at PlayStation Theater this past Thursday (March 7th), bringing forth hours of gruesome, sadistic death metal.
Gore metal legends Cannibal Corpse closed out the evening, slaughtering Manhattan with a healthy mix of classic vile tracks like “Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead,” “Devoured by Vermin,” “I Cum Blood,” “Make Them Suffer,” “Stripped, Raped and Strangled,” and “Hammer Smashed Face.” The vets also spewed out plenty of songs from their latest effort on Metal Blade, Red Before Black, including “Code of the Slashers,” “Only One Will Die,” the LP’s title-track, and “Firestorm Vengeance.” Leadman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher was in full-form in Times Square, windmill headbanging like there was no tomorrow. Additionally, for this run, Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan is filling in for guitarist Pat O’Brien.
The ongoing crusade sees the great Morbid Angel performing beside Cannibal Corpse for the first time ever in America, as the band continue to demolish U.S. markets in support of 2017’s Kingdoms Disdained on Silver Lining Music. The Trey Azagthoth-led and Steve Tucker-fronted unit dished out “Piles of Little Arms,” “D.E.A.D.,” “Garden of Disdain,” and “Architect and Iconoclast” from said latest effort. Meanwhile, depraved gems such as “I,” “Abominations,” “God of Emptiness,” and “Blood on My Hands” were casually tossed into the band’s intense 13-song set.
We’ve got a ton of exclusive shots from the NYC show, including pics of great support acts Necrot and Blood Incantation. Scroll down for more.
This year’s Decibel Mag. tour ends in Tampa, FL on Thursday (3/14). All remaining dates are here.
Coming soon to PlayStation Theater:
04/12 – Dance Gavin Dance, Periphery, Don Broco, Hail The Sun, Covet (sold out!)
04/19 – Hatebreed, Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror, Fit For An Autopsy [TIX]
05/10 – Overkill, Death Angel, Act of Defiance, Life of Agony [TIX]
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