OBSCURA, GRAVES OF VALOR, and ABYSMAL DAWN will join forces for the 2009 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour. The Decibel Magazine, Metal Injection, Metal Sucks and Sick Drummer sponsored tour will kick off on April 28th in Birmingham, AL and will also include special guests on select dates who will be announced soon. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced shortly.
OBSCURA’s recently released Relapse debut Cosmogenesis broke into Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’ chart. Prior to the Contamination Tour, OBSCURA will support CANNIBAL CORPSE for an extensive North American tour. Audio samples and complete tour information can be found via the band’s MySpace page: MySpace.com/RealmOfObscura.
GRAVES OF VALOR have completed work on their Relapse debut full-length, Salarian Gate. Salarian Gate was recorded in January at Mana Recording Studios (HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) in Tampa, FL with engineer Brian Elliott. Salarian Gate is scheduled for a May release date and preview tracks, along with additional tour dates, will be posted on the band’s MySpace page: MySpace.com/FromGravesOfValor shortly.
ABYSMAL DAWN released their Relapse debut, Programmed To Consume, last spring. The band has most recently announced dates with CARCASS and 1349. Audio samples and a listing of tour dates can be found via the band’s MySpace page: MySpace.com/AbysmalDawn.
The ‘Contamination Tour’ has been a label vehicle used to expose some of its newest and most exciting bands. Previous 'Contamination Tour’ alumni include MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NEUROSIS, NILE, HIGH ON FIRE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, COALESCE, ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, DYSRHYTHMIA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and many more.
Additional information and audio samples can also be accessed via the Contamination Tour MySpace page: MySpace.com/Recontaminate.
RELAPSE RECORDS CONTAMINATION TOUR 2009
Featuring OBSCURA, GRAVES OF VALOR, ABYSMAL DAWN and special guests tba
April 28 Birmingham, AL The Nick
April 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
April 30 Nashville, TN The Muse
May 1 Owensboro, KY The Brothers
May 2 Indianapolis, IN Zanies Too
May 3 Neenaw, WI Revolutions (GRAVES OF VALOR, ABYSMAL DAWN, & special guest)
May 4 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
May 5 Southgate, MI Modern Exchange
May 6 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove (FREE show)
May 7 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon (includes special guest)
May 8 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub (w/ HERO DESTROYED)
May 9 Allentown, PA The Sterling Hotel (includes special guest)
May 10 Boston, MA The Church of Boston
May 11 Danbury, CT Bill Baloney’s (GRAVES OF VALOR, ABYSMAL DAWN, & special guest)
May 12 New York, NY Fontana’s
May 13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head
May 14 Philadelphia, PA Broad Street Ministry