Devourment Announce Lineup Reformation + US and South American Tour Dates
Death metal’s most brutal band DEVOURMENT have announced a major lineup change that sees the band regressing to the sewage from which they were originally conceived. After nearly 10 and 20 years, respectively, Eric Park and Mike Majewski have decided to leave the group to pursue other things. Their absence has ushered in the return of two ofDEVOURMENT‘s most hailed players. DEVOURMENT co-founder Brad Fincher has reclaimed the drum throne, and Ruben Rosas has come back, sans guitar, to once again provide guttural filth on the mic. Rosas made his unique style of vocal assault infamous on the band’s legendary 1999 debut LP Molesting the Decapitated,and is known by true death metal aficionados to tout some of the lowest, sickest growls on the planet. The originator of the DEVOURMENT name and overall vision of groove-oriented, Texas style brutality that became the hallmark of the band’s sound, Brad Fincher co-wrote and performed drums on the early demos, Molesting the Decapitated, and the 1.3.8.compilation, which includes DEVOURMENT‘s signature slammer, “Babykiller”.
In addition to that personnel shift, incumbent bassist Chris Andrews has taken over the role of guitar, where he will be debuting his crushing style worthy of the DEVOURMENTlineage – pushing it forward into more extreme and punishing directions.
The band commented on the reformation:
“Devourment mines it’s origins while marching toward a darker, ever more brutal future. Two eras ofthe Devourment legacy shift and combine in a completely new and deadly line-up. This hybrid monster is set to elevate the signature sound they created and deliver the definitive next level of hyper-brutal death metal. Nothing can prepare you for the Pure Apocalyptic Embludgeonment that is coming. Nothing.”
The band will debut this new lineup starting July 12th in Dallas, TX followed by a series of US tour dates and special appearances at Philadelphia’s This Is Hardcore Fest, New York Deathfest, and Louisville Deathfest. Additionally the band has confirmed a run of South American dates this August plus an appearance at Germany’s Essen Deathfest. A full list of dates is available below with more details to be announced soon.
DEVOURMENT released their fourth full-length and Relapse debut Conceived in Sewage in early 2013. The Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) produced album was the group’s heaviest and most critically acclaimed album to date.
LISTEN: Conceived in Sewage – www.devourment.bandcamp.com
DEVOURMENT Tour Dates
Jul 12 Dallas TX Reno’s Chop Shop
Jul 18 Little Rock AR Stickyz
Jul 19 Chicago IL Underground Lounge
Jul 20 Cleveland OH The Foundry
Jul 21 Rochester NY The Bug Jar
Jul 22 Baltimore MD The Sidebar
Jul 23 Boston MA The Church
Jul 24 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory TIHC Afterparty
Jul 25 Secaucus NJ The Blue Room
Jul 26 Brooklyn NY Deathfest @ St Vitus Bar
Aug 9 Louisville KY Louisville Deathfest
***South American Tour***
Aug 15 Bogota, Colombia
Aug 16 Quito, Ecuador
Aug 17 Lima Peru
Aug 22 La Paz , Bolivia
Aug 23 Santiago , Chile
Aug 24 Santiago, Chile
Aug 27-30 Brasil
Oct 11 Essen, Germany Essen Deathfeast @Turock