Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, will tour the United States this April/May on an epic headlining run that will bring together some of today’s best brutal bands. Groups like spastic-vegetarian-gore-grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, psychedelically influenced tech-deathsters DECREPIT BIRTH, groove laden death-gore mongers ABORTED, and underground buzz band sensations RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS. Commented gentlemen drummer/wordsmith John Longstreth of ORIGIN: "Hey ladies n' germs, it's Longstreth of ORIGIN here with a little dirt on what we currently have on the table. We're calling it OCCUPATION DOMINATION 2012. Simply put, it’s the most brutal death metal tour package of the spring and it’s starting up in the end of April and running all the way through till the end of May. This tour is for fans of the extreme, blast beat driven, face melting, skull crushing, type of DEATH METAL that parents and young children are still afraid of. In addition to ORIGIN, we have CATTLE DECAPITATION, ABORTED, DECREPIT BIRTH, and new comers RINGS OF SATURN and BATTLECROSS coming through your town to lay waste to your local music venues. It would be appropriate to consider these shows more endurance tests than metal concerts. Come out and treat yourself to death metal boot camp this spring to ensure yourself that you will be in top shape for the next ‘progressive’ core band or washed up ‘old school death metal’ fest tour that will be sure to roll through the states soon after. Cheers and see you there!" OCCUPATION DOMINATION 2012 ORIGIN, CATTLE DECAPITION, DECREPIT BIRTH, ABORTED, RINGS OF SATURN, BATTLECROSS April 20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar April 21 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 April 22 Trenton, NJ @ BackStage at Champs April 23 Keene, NH @ Railroad Tavern April 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa April 26 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail April 27 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's April 28 Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena April 29 St Louis, MO @ Fubar May 2 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater May 4 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room May 5 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse May 6 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go-Go May 7 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar May 8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge May 9 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace May 10 Sparks, NV @ The Alley May 11 Portland, OR @ Branx May 12 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven May 13 Boise, ID @ The Venue May 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue May 15 Denver, CO