While Cookie Monster voice are a dime a dozen in the world of modern metal, Cephalic Carnage's new album does serious damage to the staid stereotypes of metal instrumentals, bringing in dissonant proggy inflections that bust open that big iron door between the dull and overdone and the limitless possibilities of genre-mashing.
Check out their myspace page to get at the first track, “Endless Cycle of Violence”, off their soon-to-be-released full-length, Xenosapien.
They're touring like mad:
04 Utrecht, Netherlands De Helling
05 Wuustwezel, Belgium Puntpop (w/ Naplam Death and more)
06 Paris, France Locomotive (with Dying Fetus)
08 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
09 Berlin, Germany K17
10 Koln, Germany Underground
11 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Gloppe
12 Eindhoven, Netherlands Dynamo (as part of Neurotic Death Fest)
13 Poitiers, France BCS Café
16 Nottingham, England Rock City !!
17 Manchester, England Music Box !!
18 Belfast, Ireland Spring & Airbrake !!
19 Dublin, Ireland Voodoo Lounge !!
20 Glasgow, Scotland Catbox !!
21 Leeds, England Rio's !!
22 Peterborough, England The Park !!
23 Birmingham, England The Academy 2 !!
26 Southampton, England Nexus !!
27 London, England Underworld !!
01 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights !!!
02 New Jersey Infest !!!
03 Springfield, VA Jaxx !!!
04 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero !!!
05 Louisville, KY Headliner’s !!!
06 Atlanta, GA Masquerade !!!
08 Houston, TX Meridian !!!
09 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit !!!
10 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre !!!
11 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos Outdoors !!!
13 Tucson, AZ The Rock !!!
15 San Diego, CA Soma !!!
16 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues !!!
17 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk !!!
19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater !!!
20 Seattle, WA Studio Seven !!!
21 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom !!!
22 Ogden, UT Country Club Theatre !!!
23 Denver, CO Cervantes !!!
24 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck !!!
29 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre !!!
30 Milwaukee, WI Robot Mosh Fest V !!!
01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s !!!
02 Toronto, ON The Opera House !!!
03 Montreal, QC Foufones !!!
04 Montreal, QC Le Studio !!!<br />
05 Quebec City, QC L’Anti !!!
06 Worcester, MA The Palladium !!!
07 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom !!!
08 New York, NY BB Kings !!!
!! w/ AKERCOKE
!!! Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Necrophagist, Decapitated, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, As Blood Runs Black, Ion Dissonance and Arsis.