Please consider granting MASTER coverage in your publication for the show in your town by way of an album review, a show preview, live photos, or an interview. To set up interviews/show previews/news items contact please Adrian Bromley:
Phone: 416 723 0986
MASTER (with Estuary)
October 16, 2008 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2008 The Sterling - Allentown, Pennsylvania
October 18, 2008 Rehab - New York, New York
October 19, 2008 The Church - Boston, Massachusetts
October 21, 2008 Elbo Room - Chicago, Illinois
October 22, 2008 FBI 2 - Houston, Texas
October 23, 2008 The White Rabbit - San Antonio, Texas
October 24, 2008 The War Legion - Amarillo, Texas
October 26, 2008 The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, California
October 27, 2008 Elbo Room - San Francisco, California
October 29, 2008 The Riot Room - Kansas City, Missouri
October 30, 2008 The Canopy Club - Urbana, Illinois
October 31, 2008 Uncle Pleasent's - Louisville, Kentucky
As one of the most influential bands in the history of the underground, Chicago's Master has influenced a generation of metal acts worldwide.
For well over a decade, band leader Paul Speckmann has assaulted the metal world with his many projects including Abomination, Deathstrike, Funeral Bitch and of course, Master. Initially formed in late 1983, Master first saw the inside of a recording studio in the summer of '85 when they recorded an album's worth of material to shop to various US labels. Although offered a deal with Combat, internal problems and poor management decisions caused the deal to fall apart, leaving without a deal and disillusioned. Subsequently they spent the next few years working with different projects, until late '89 when a recommendation from Mitch Harris of Napalm Death led to a deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast. With seven releases through Nuclear Blast, of which three were produced by Scott Burns (Deicide, Cannibal Corpse), Master has endured all trends and remained pure. Bountiful praise from fans and contemporaries (including guest appearances on record from members of Death and Obituary) has given them true legendary status. They have
toured extensively in the US and Europe with overwhelming success supporting such acts as Sepultura, Unleashed, Paradise Lost, and many others. Dozens of the world's leading metal publications including Metal Maniacs, Pit, Rock Hard and Metal Hammer have repeatedly featured them in their pages.
To Master, this music is much more than just a passing phase. As Paul said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, 'It's about life, death, politics, personal experience. The world is violent and angry, and death metal is a way to express yourself.' Armed with a
new lineup and a new label, Speckmann and Co. are ready to reclaim their position in the extreme metal pantheon.
The band will tour the US for the first time in a decade starting in October. You've been warned!