Six Feet Under: Chris Barnes Issues Roadside Tour Update
June 18, 2012
|Death metal tyrants SIX FEET UNDER are currently midway through their long-anticipated 18 Nights Of Blood Tour. The trek kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month and has systematically leveled nine cities. This is the band’s first live outing featuring newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold as well as bassist Jeff Hughell [ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile].Support is being provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
Comments growl commander Chris Barnes: “Just wanted to give a shout-out to all the fans who've attended the 18 Nights Of Blood tour! I've been having a great time out on the road with the new band members. Both Jeff and Ola are kicking some serious ass on stage and the new songs are going over killer! Life is good!! Having Dying Fetus and Revocation on the road with us has been amazing. Total class acts and both amazing bands to share the stage with. Heading toward the West Coast to devour your souls. 18 Nights Of Blood continues…”
SIX FEET UNDER are touring in support of Undead, unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22. Their latest installment of audio violence toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release and continues crushing souls. In related news, SIX FEET UNDER were recently added to the monolithic Barge To Hell lineup where 40 of metal’s most extreme acts along with 2,000 headbangers from around the world take over a luxury cruise ship for a five-day/four-night trip to the Caribbean. The Barge sets sail on December 3 from Miami, Florida. Others bands scheduled to appear include Behemoth, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Rotting Christ, At The Gates, Possessed and more!
Says Barnes of the event: “We have been eagerly awaiting our first ever show while floating across the Atlantic on the Barge To Hell this December! I am already preparing myself and will be sporting a parrot on my shoulder and a hook for a hand! SIX FEET UNDER on the seven seas! Avast Ye!”
“…the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence…” – Decibel
“…this is truly an unearthly noise and glorious in its heaving absurdity.” – Terrorizer
“…an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality.” – Outburn
“…it's good to know that one of the world's biggest Death Metal acts is still a commanding force of sonic destruction.” - PureGrainAudio
“What makes Undead work is a balance between the tooth grinding intensity of its blasts and the bone-strewn muck of its down-tempo bits.” -- MetalSucks