Green Death on tour with Hatchet and Black Fast

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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 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Ellefson even joining the band on stage in front of a packed house to crush 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.

Recently Revolver Magazine premiered the video for “Devil’s Night” which can be seen here:

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.

Tour dates:

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 (

“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

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