Vio-lence confirms 2023 touring lineup

Vio-lence is gearing up for a series of live shows in 2023 that will include the band’s new touring lineup: Sean Killian on vocals, Christian Olde Wolbers on bass, Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper) on guitar, Ira Black on guitar and Adrian Aguilar (Exmortus) on drums.

While guitarist Phil Demmel remains a member of the band, his personal and professional schedule will limit his touring with Vio-lence to select festival appearances.

Vio-lence will kick things off on March 23 in Houston, Texas, where the band will play Hell’s Heroes Pre-Party at the White Oak Music Hall, followed by a performance at the Milwaukee Metal Fest on May 26. The band will head to Europe for an appearance at Motocultor Festival in Carhaix, France. on Aug. 18, followed by a series of performances on the Headbangers Boat going from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. Stay tuned for more dates and festivals to be announced soon.

Vio-lence tour dates:

3/23/2023 Hell’s Heroes Pre-Party Show – Houston, TX
5/26/2023 Milwaukee Metal Fest – Milwaukee, WI
8/18/2023 Motocultor Festival – Carhaix, FR
10/31/2023 – 11/04/2023 Headbangers Boat – Miami, FL/Nassau, BS

Formed in 1985, Oakland thrashers Vio-lence helped define and refine what came to be known as the Bay Area sound, dropping three seminal albums before splitting in 1993. The band briefly reformed a handful of times in the intervening years before becoming a full-time band once more in 2019. After playing a string of successful shows, the quintet delivered “Let the World Burn” in 2022, a five-song EP showcasing its first new material in 29 years.

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