With the core of the band playing together for well over a decade, Iowa’s GREEN DEATH have become a staple in the Midwest Metal scene, earning their stripes playing alongside artists like Slipknot, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Trivium, Napalm Death, Battlecross, John 5, Soulfly, Devildriver, Havok, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Sebastian Bach, Doyle, Soulfly, Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Carcass, and more, and releasing 2 critically acclaimed LPs, “The Deathening“, and “Manufacturing Evil“.
Their “big break” came in 2015 when Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor offered the band a slot on KNOTFEST in San Bernardino, CA, with Slipknot, Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon, All That Remains, and more, and introduced them to EMP LABEL GROUP A&R director and Operations Manager Thom Hazaert, who immediately sent the band’s material to David Ellefson (on tour in India at the time with Megadeth), and the band were signed 4 days later.
On 4/1, (5/20 in Europe via SPV) EMP LABEL GROUP re-released the bands sophomore LP MANUFACTURING EVIL, which the band celebrated this weekend at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Ellefson even joining the band on stage in front of a packed house to crush a a crowd-pleasing “Green Death-ized” rendition of MEGADETH classic “Peace Sells”. Local “Zombie themed” burger joint Zombie Burger + Drink Lab even named a GREEN DEATH burger basket and “Manufactured Evil” shake in their honor to mark the occasion.
View fan-filmed footage of the performance below.
“Manufacturing Evil” is a dutiful nod to classic thrash, with a progressive modern edge, that has already been likened to the classics before them. The remastered/remixed offering also features a new version of “Gates of Hell”, with guest vocals by Legendary former MORBID ANGEL vocalist David Vincent.
The band will hit the road this week to open the Chicago date of the DECIBEL Tour, before heading out on a cross country trek with Hatchet and Black Fast.
4/8 – Chicago, IL – Decibel Tour 2016 – The Metro
4/9 – Omaha, NE – Stormfest – Lookout Lounge
Coast to Coast Tour with Hatchet & Black Fast:
4/12 Trenton, NJ – Championship
4/13 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
4/14 Indianapolis, IN – Headquarters
4/15 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
4/16 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
4/18 Denver, CO – Trailside Saloon
4/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
4/20 – Las Vegas – The Dive Bar
4/21 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
4/23 Fresno, CA – Dynamite Vinyl
4/24 San Francisco, CA – (DNA Lounge – End of Tour)
5/20 – Annandale, MN , Annandale Roadhouse
5/22- Waterloo, IA – with TBA
5/28 – Des Moines – GDP festival – Wooly’s
5/31 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge w Striker
“This Des Moines outfit plays a classy brand of classic thrash a la Testament, Heathen and Pantera with a little Type O Negative in there, as well as a singer who can sing and everything,” – DECIBEL Magazine
“This band has a bright future without a doubt. Great songwriting, solid musicianship and REAL METAL!” – David Vincent (Legendary Death Metal Vocalist)
“Manufacturing Evil is a huge album for Green Death. It showcases their abilities to write great songs and stand in a niche’ they’ve created for themselves. No one else sounds like this … period.” –Jason Z (Skullsnbones.com)
“They are so in tune with the elements of classic thrash … but pushing the boundaries of metal forward in a really progressive way. On top of that, they are great guys with an amazing work ethic.” – David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
On Manufacturing Evil: “The much-anticipated follow-up to the uber-excellent heavy metal melting pot that was 2013’s The Deathening” – DECIBEL Magazine