GENITORTURERS: North American Tour 2011
Now this is something I did not expect to see. I accidentally ran into the website for their distro company this morning and was quite surprised to see this. I guess every band is coming out of the wood work and releasing material and touring. Not to sound negative – I think that’s great, but I am just wondering how many peeps out there were anxiously awaiting their “return”…as the site claimed.
I know this infamous band has released some decent material over the years, but I would suspect it’s their live “show” that is the main attraction here —especially since that includes the very fine and bizarrely interesting front woman GEN.
Originating in Orlando, Florida, the band was founded by lead singer Gen while attending pre-med. school. The Genitorturers made their début and progressed in the early 90′s Florida “hardcore” music scene, with other contemporary bands such as Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids (who would also become a success in later years).
According to the band’s official biography, “What emerged would be a band that would go beyond shaking up the house that ‘Mickey’ built and extend to paving the way and breaking ground for performance based music artists thereafter worldwide”. I tend to agree, to some extent.
I know it’s probably been reported to death, but Mr. David Alexander Vincent (aka’ Evil D), who of course is best known as vocalist/bassist for Morbid Angel, is married to GEN and contributes as the bassist for Genitorturers. David also contributed guitar, vocals, keys and programming on the last CD Blackheart Revolution [which is their third full length release]. The new live line up will include new drummer Sean Davidson as well as the addition of guitarist Eric Griffin formerly of Wednesday 13/ Murderdolls & Filip Abbey formerly of Psyclon 9.
“We wanted to make a big rock record …we wanted something that shakes the walls, grabs you by the balls, and scares you a bit in the process!” - GEN
Someone recently told me that Demolish was officially “blacklisted” on their local public library computers and was blocked from unsuspecting kiddos viewing our material! I thought that was quite funny as I think our online magazine is pretty damn tame compared to what is out there these days. I guess the “stigma of Metal” or anything with true shock value still pervades most authorities and some public educational “systems’ mindsets —even in 2011.
Since we are already (un)officially banned in some parts of the world, I suspect creating a post about the Genitorturers is just going to further solidify their anti-Demolish position and the small town U.S.A. peeps who do not own a computer will not get to see these beautiful photos! What a shame.
I’ve been waiting to post my coveted black n’ white glossies that I received for review back in the day. That press kit sure made an impression when originally viewed for the first time. I mean, who would you rather look at, Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Betsy (Bitch) or GEN?! Doro was a looker but everything was pretty much “P.G.” compared to these fine shots [see below].
Fast-forward to 2011 and Gen & Co. appears to still have all their leather and misc. paraphernalia in order as the their latest North American tour dates are confirmed below! Genitorturers have also announced that Hanzel und Gretyl will be the support band.
Sexxy babes, hugs & plenty of schnitzel smackin’ fun are heading your way, so don your big boots and grab your advance tic’s now!
“Sexxx U 2 Death” North American Tour
+ special guests Hanzel und Gretyl
Feb 20 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
Feb 21 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb 22 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Feb 23 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Feb 24 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Feb 25 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Feb 26 Hollywood, CA@ Bar Sinister
Feb 27 Oakland, CA@ Oakland Metro Operahouse
March 1 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
March 2 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
March 4 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
March 5 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
March 6 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
March 9 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
March 10 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
March 11 Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse
March 12 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
March 13 Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
March 14 Brooklyn, NY@ Club Europa
March 15 Allentown,PA@ Crocodile Rock
March 18 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
March 19 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
Gen nineteen years ago!
*This is for all the librarians out there!