Fit For An Autopsy are set to support Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura in early 2018, covering Europe with Obscura and Goatwhore.
The tour news follows Fit For An Autopsy’s crushing album The Great Collapse, released in March of this year via Long Branch Records.
Full dates: w/ SEPULTURA, OBSCURA, GOATWHORE
23.02.2018 DE – Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT – Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT – Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT – Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL – Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL – Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE – Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE – München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL – Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK – Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK – Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IR – Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK – Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK – Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK – London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE – Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH – Solothurn, Kofmehl
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soap-boxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fuelled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullsh*t or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.
“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”
Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasises that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”
The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.