Melvins have announced that they will be joining forces with Napalm Death and Melt Banana for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour, a six-week Spring trek that kicks off on March 26 in Phoenix, Ariz. Buzz & Dale are bringing along Steven McDonald of Redd Kross/OFF! fame to handle the bass duties. The trio also have  a 10" recorded titled War Pussy that will be released next year as well. Check out the tour dates below!

Buzz had this to say: “Napalm Death sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun… and I mean that in a good way. We’re happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers.”

Some may recall that this isn’t the first time members of the Melvins and Napalm Death have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in Venomous Concept, with their debut release (Retroactive Abortion) which was released by Ipecac Recordings.

“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” says Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury. “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana. Expect the unexpected!”

Savage Imperial Death March Tour dates (tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 4):

March 26 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
March 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
March 30 Dallas, TX Trees
March 31 Austin, TX The Mohawk
April 1 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
April 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 3 Birmingham, AL Iron City
April 4 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
April 5 Tallahassee, FL Sidebar Theater
April 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
April 8 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
April 9 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
April 10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
April 12 Washington, DC 930 Club
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
April 14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 17 Montreal, QC Club Soda
April 19 Toronto, ON The Opera House
April 20 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
April 21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
April 22 Chicago, IL The Metro
April 23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
April 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
April 29 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 1 Seattle, WA The Showbox
May 2 Vancouver, BC The Venue
May 3 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 5 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 6 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
May 8 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

Joyful Noise released an extremely rare lathe cut 7" this fall of the Melvins along with Teri from Le Butcherettes covering "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill. The 7" sold out in under a minute, but there's a video of the recording session online for you to check out! Joyful Noise brings you our new "Almost Live from Joyful Noise" series, which features limited edition singles from some of our favorite artists, recorded at the label's Indianapolis-based performance space. Tracked live in the empty space (hence almost live), each release in the series is cut on the spot using a 1940s record lathe and is limited to just 100 copies on hand-made 7" records with screen-printed jackets. The semi-regular series -- which will produce a new release every month or two -- kicked off with a special performance by the Melvins. With the help of Teri from Le Butcherettes, the band recorded a cover the the Bikini Kill classic "Rebel Girl". While the limited edition 7" is now sold out, you can watch a video of the rare performance.

 

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