Marco Minnemann Touring With Necrophagist

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to their line-up. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band’s upcoming headlining North American tour, the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ featuring NECROPHAGIST label-mates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more.

The ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ will begin June 1st and is sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Tama Drums, Fixion Media and Jaxprints. Prior to the start of the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’, Minnemann will be performing select NECROPHAGIST songs at his upcoming drum clinics. Click “Read More” for a listing of clinic and tour dates.

Marco’s reputation as a talented drummer is worldwide. After establishing a reputation in his home country, Germany, in the late 90’s he began instructing solo workshops. Highlights included the Frankfurt Music Fair, PASIC in Dallas, and a solo performance at the “Modern Drummer Festival” in Toronto, where Marco had the honor of being the first German drummer to display his talents there. This performance, in the eyes of professionals and music trade magazines, catapulted him into the Top Ten of the drumming world. Following Drumfest included the Australian TUDW fest and the Motreal Drumfest in Canada.

Marco’s influences are quite diverse, and up to this point most of his work has included collaborations with many of Jazz and Funk’s leading musicians. Marco also co-produced and played instruments on Paddy Kellys (Kelly Family) solo CD which entered the charts in 2004 and played on the double platinum CD Nena feat Nena. Marco also performed and recorded with artists such as: Paul Gilbert, Nena, Udo Lindenberg, H-Blockx, Mike Keneally, FFW, Gianna Nannini, Garry Willis, The Kelly Family and many more.

Updated NECROPHAGIST news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com  and NECROPHAGIST website: www.NECROPHAGIST.de

Marco Minnemann Drum Clinics:

April 14           Sioux Falls, SD             Sioux Falls Music

April 15           Bozeman, MN               Music Villa

April 17           Chico, CA                     Harried Music

April 18           San Jose, CA                Lemmon Percussion

April 19           Las Vegas, NV              Sam Ash

April 21           Albuquerque, NM           Grandma’s

April 22           Denver, CO                    Rupp’s

 

Summer Slaughter Tour Dates:

June 1             Clifton Park, NY             Northern Lights

June 2             New Jersey                   INFEST

June 3             Springfield, VA               Jaxx

June 4             Spartanburg, SC            Ground Zero

June 5             Louisville, KY                 Headliner’s

June 6             Atlanta, GA                   Masquerade

June 8             Houston, TX                   Meridian

June 9             San Antonio, TX             White Rabbit

June 10           Ft. Worth, TX                 Ridglea Theater

June 11           Odessa, TX                   Dos Amigos Outdoors

June 13           Tucson, AZ                    The Rock

June 14           Las Vegas, NV              TBA

June 15           San Diego, CA               Soma

June 16           Los Angeles, CA            House of Blues

June 17           Orangevale, CA             The Boardwalk

June 19           Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theater

June 20           Seattle, WA                  Studio Seven

June 21           Bend, OR                      Midtown Ballroom

June 22           Ogden, UT                     Country Club Theatre

June 23           Denver, CO                    Cervantes

June 24           Lawrence, KS                The Bottleneck

June 26           St. Paul, MN                 TBA
June 27           Mokena, IL                    The Pearl Room

June 28           Detroit, MI                     Majestic Theatre

June 30           Milwaukee, WI               Robot Mosh Fest V

July 1             Cleveland, OH                Peabody’s

July 2             Toronto, ON                   The Opera House

July 3             Montreal, QC                 Foufones

July 4             Montreal, QC                 Le Studio

July 5             Quebec City, QC           L’Anti

July 6             Worcester, MA             Palladium

July 7             Philadelphia, PA            Starlight Ballroom

July 8             New York, NY                BB Kings