Last November 5th, Cebu Extreme Music Production teased its fans and followers when it posted the words “Major announcement coming soon.. be prepared!” on their Facebook page at around 8:28 A.M. (Philippine time). Almost everyone that I knew, myself included, who are following the page felt really excited about it because each and every one of us had a gut feeling that this announcement involves a tour from a heavyweight foreign extreme metal band that the fans here in the Philippines — particularly fans from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — had long been waiting for.
On November 6th of 2018, the big announcement was finally revealed when the Pennsylvania-based death metal legends Incantation divulged to the fans their very first Asian tour dates outside of Japan. This upcoming tour of the band is dubbed ‘Siege Of The Profane Asia Tour 2018‘, and Singapore‘s Vent Box Productions made this tour dates possible. The tour includes dates in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea.
Yes, fellow Filipino extreme metal enthusiasts, for the first time in their career the Disciples of Blasphemous Reprisal, Incantation, will Ascend into the Eternal and set foot in the Philippines to bestow upon their Filipino fans the Rites of the Locust. This news isn’t new to most of the Filipino fans though, as last September 1st of this year Vent Box Productions Philippines had posted on their Facebook page a callout to all Philippine promoters who might be interested in doing a show with Incantation. Having said that, the local fans had already expected the band to visit our country, but it was just a question of from which part of the country will a promoter step up and welcome the band to play in their Elysian Fields.
Promoters from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao here in the Philippines had answered that call and that is why Incantation will be performing in Davao, Cebu, and Manila on December 4, 5, and 6 of 2018. After the confirmation that these legends are to play live in our country, my fellow Filipino extreme music connoisseurs felt really ecstatic about the news.
The Davao leg is set on December 4th of 2018 and will include performances from local bands such as Menteryo, Lapida, Decapitator, and Satanas. Ticket price is at Php.1,000, with a free limited sticker, and the venue of this tour will be at WAV Entertainment Central which is located in C. Bangoy Street (formerly Ponciano St.), Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur. Gates will open around 6:00 in the evening. There will be a meet and greet which will be announced soon. Eternalfire Production and Terrorzone Production, in cooperation with Vent Box Production proudly made this Davao leg possible.
Bands such as Dismembered, Saipek, Boarhug, Penetralia, and Defecator will open up for Incantation during the Manila leg of their tour in the country. The ticket prices of this leg are at Php.1,000 during pre-sell (limited to only 100 tickets) and Php.1,300 for gate tickets. The venue is at The Fern Triangle – Parking Lot located at Km.20, Ortigas Ave Extension, Cainta. The show will start around 6:00 in the evening on December 6th of 2018. For more information about the pre-sell tickets of the mentioned event, you can contact Jamez Salvaje, Paul Magat, and Marc Odyssey Guanlao. The Manila leg of Incantation’s Philippine tour is presented by Netherworld Productions and Convocation Extreme in collaboration with Vent Box Production.
Vent Box Productions Philippines had posted an updated flyer for the Cebu leg of Incantation‘s Siege of the Profane Asia Tour 2018 this November 20th of 2018. Vent Box had previously revealed a gig flyer for the Cebu leg last November 15th, but with this new poster, a minor update was done, which is the venue of the said event. Incantation will be joined by Manila‘s Vassago as the opening act for the band’s Cebu show. The venue for the Cebu leg is in All-Stars Sports Bar which is located at 53 AJ King Building, General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City. Ticket price is at Php.1,000 and the show will start around 8:00 in the evening. For more details about Incantation‘s Cebu show, you can contact Jerry Reyes at 09064181666. The Cebu leg of Incantation‘s Siege of the Profane Asia Tour 2018 was made possible because of the efforts of Cebu Extreme Music Production and Iron Fist Production in their partnership with Vent Box Production.
Stay tuned for more updates about the Siege Of The Profane Asia Tour 2018 of Incantation here in the Philippines and be prepared to be showered with a Stormgate Convulsions from the Thunderous Shores of Infernal Realms Beyond the Grace of God.