Wake up North America… after three decades of waiting, British thrash masters ONSLAUGHT will cross the Atlantic for their first ever tour of the continent in March and April!
The 20-date trek gets underway in Seattle on March 19th and tramples its way across the continent ending in Brooklyn on April 7th. The band’s exclusive set for the tour spans their full back catalog, including Power from Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity, Killing Peace and their lauded 2011 release Sounds of Violence. ONSLAUGHT will have direct support from all ex-Venom supergroup M-pire Of Evil for the entire tour, as well as Evil Dead on a slew of the West Coast dates.
Stated founding ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett on the upcoming invasion: “Good Morning America… Here we are at very long last! ONSLAUGHT are super fucking stoked to announce our début tour of the mighty USofA and Canada. It’s been one hell of a long time coming, but we are now finally bringing the Scream For Violence tour to North America for 20 shows in March and April 2012.Just as we did in Europe, the UK and South America, we’ll be thrashing it up with a brutal 90-minute set featuring tracks off all five ONSLAUGHT studio albums. We can’t fucking wait…”
Check out the tour poster and more right here.
ONSLAUGHT Scream For Violence North American Tour 2012:
3/19/2012 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/20/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
3/21/2012 The Pound – Oakland, CA
3/22/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
3/23/2012 Jumping Turtle – San Diego, CA
3/24/2012 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
3/26/2012 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/27/2012 *TBA – Laredo, TX
3/29/2012 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/30/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/31/2012 House of Rock – Dayton, OH
4/01/2012 Blondies – Detroit, MI
4/03/2012 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/04/2012 The Katacombs – Montreal, QC
4/06/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/07/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
ONSLAUGHT‘s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Sounds Of Violence was released in North America in February 2011 via AFM Records. Recorded and produced in the renowned Hansen-Studios (Destruction, Heathen, Mercenary), the blazing record boasts ten brand new original tracks, as well as a cover of Motörhead’s classic “Bomber,” featuring guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom).
“…this is as good as metal gets… 10/10” – Ultimate Guitar
“…a no-brainer recommendation for fans of no-bullshit thrash.” – Blabbermouth
“…Onslaught’s finest effort. Everything comes together here… 5/5” – Dangerdog
“…the darkest, meanest sounding and heaviest album in their career. 4/5” – MetalRules.com
“…a massive dose of skull-crushing metal with first-rate guitar work…” – About.com