In addition to their current run with Skeletonwitch and Mortals, Louisiana death metal tyrants Goatwhore have added a new slew of dates in support of their critically-acclaimed full-length, Constricting Rage of the Merciless. Following a stretch of one-off dates in May and June, Goatwhore will join forces with Theories, Ringworm and Black Breath for another trek that will extend to the middle of July. Those dates can be found after the break.
Akron, Ohio’s “kaleidoscopic rock” trio Maid Myriad commence their co-headlining tour with progressive metal trio The Fine Constant this Thursday, April 9. The “Woven in Haste” tour will extend through May 23, equaling six weeks of extensive touring. The touring itinerary can be found after the break.
Midwest blackened death/grind hybrids Immortal Bird have announced the release of their debut full-length and follow up to their 2013 Akrasia EP. Titled Empress/Abscess, the five-track album was recorded with Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston. The EP will feature a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and will see drummer/vocalist Rae Amitay switching to a full-time position as vocalist. She elaborates:
“I’ve stepped away from drumming duties and enlisted our live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom). Essentially, I had to set my ego aside and determine what was going to be the best for this music. [Guitarist] Evan [Berry] and I wrote some incredibly challenging material for Empress/Abscess, and Garry had been playing it live for months, whereas I’d been focusing a lot of my drumming energy on the newest Thrawsunblat album. My chops are in a very different place than they were when we recorded Akrasia and it would take me a week in the studio to do what Garry can accomplish in two days. Having him behind the kit saved us time, the finished product is stronger, and I was able to delve into the vocal performances and lyrics with my undivided attention. Will I play drums on future Immortal Bird albums? It’s entirely likely, but for Empress/Abscess, I passed the sticks over to the best person for the job.”
An official release date is still pending, but Empress/Abscess is expected to drop sometime in June. The band will also be embarking on their “Western Migration” tour later this month. Those dates can be found after the break.
Detroit’s Child Bite have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their most recent release, the Strange Waste EP. The tour will commence on April 19 in Dayton, Ohio, the band will wallop Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Athens, Little Rock and Hattiesburgh before making their way to Philip H. Anselmo’s famed Nodferatu’s Lair to track their new full-length. On May 11, the band will resume touring through New Orleans, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Richmond, Canton and Cincinnati, with future shows to be announce. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be found after the break.
UK’s Anaal Nathrakh have announced a new string of North American tour dates in support of their most recent effort, last year’s Desideratum. The duo will be joined by Incite and Secrets of the Sky on the 13-date trek, which will lead up to the group’s appearance at Maryland Death Fest. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Portland nihilistic doom duo The Body have expanded upon their upcoming North American trek with Full of Hell. With the addition of the new tour dates, the band will be bringing their end time hymns across the country for nearly two months. The revised itinerary can be found after the break.
One-man industrial sound manipulator and honorary cyborg Tristan Shone, better known as Author & Punisher, is currently streaming his cover of Godflesh‘s “Body Dome Light” via his Soundcloud page. The catclysmic, robotic cover comes from the Godflesh tribute album, Fathers Of Our Flesh – Tribute To Godflesh, and can be streamed after the break.
Author & Punisher‘s European trek commences today in Hamburg, Germany. The eight-date trek will see Shone alongside digital hardcore legends Atari Teenage Riot on select dates. The touring schedule can be found below.
Shone is currently working on the next Author & Punisher full-length for Housecore Records
Pennsylvanian hardcore outfit CDC have announced a string of Spring tour dates in support of their recently released EP, End. The band will be delivering beatdowns across the East Coast and Puerto Rico starting April 2. The tour will include an appearance at Southern Beast Fest in Jacksonville, Florida, alongside Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis and others. You can check out the touring schedule after the break, along with a stream of End.
Creepsylvanian splatterthrash outfit Ghoul have announced their return to the States with the “Weapons of Mosh Destruction” 3D Tour (3D glasses not included). The three-dimensional assaults will commence on May 15 and will extend through June 7 and will feature support from California grind legends Phobia and Ohio’s Nekrofilth. On the upcoming tour, Ghoul‘s Digestor comments:
“Greetings, numbskulls! It is I, Digestor, announcing that GHOUL is once again coming to your wretched country to cleanse it of the gutter trash that litter your streets and our shows. We are joined in this effort by legendary grinders Phobia, and sleaze masters Nekrofilth: two bands that we will no doubt miss after we are forced to murder and eat them at the end of the tour. And this time we are doing it all in 3-D, mainly because it allows us to charge more at the door. So, accept your fate, prostrate yourself in front of the altar of GHOUL, and die by the manifold murderous machinations of Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D!”
Prior to the tour, Ghoul will perform at “Kirk Hammet’s Fear Fest-Evil” in San Jose, California, alongside Meshuggah, High on Fire and others. All tour dates can be found below.
Philadelphia grinders Die Choking will embark on a short tour alongside New York technical death metal outfit Artificial Brain this Thursday, March 26, and will extend until Sunday, March 29. The tour will be in support of the outfit’s most recent EP, II, and will hit Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Those tour dates, along with other Die Choking show dates, can be found after the break.