As their 30th anniversary draws near, Neurosis will be embarking on a summer North American tour, their most extensive in almost 15 years. The band will be joined by Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (Tad, etc) on most dates and additional support will come from The Body and Sumac on select dates. The trek will also include an appearance at Heavy Montreal Festival alongside Meshuggah, Gorguts and others. You can check out the dates after the break.
Industrial metal kings Godflesh have announced a string of fall North American tour dates in support of their critically-lauded album of 2014, A World Lit Only By Fire. The tour will commence on September 11 and extend through October 3. Experimental noise artist Prurient, who will be supporting the recently released Frozen Niagara Falls, will be providing accompanying the band on all stops. Those dates can be found below.
The Floridian hardcore sandworms Shai Hulud have announced a string of U.S. summer tour dates that will commence on July 10 and extend through August 16. Support will come from Ghost Key, Cryptodira, xBishopx and Vice on select dates of the trek. The band have confirmed that ex-vocalist Matt Mazzali will return to the mic for the tour. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Michigan’s Hollow Earth (Shai Hulud, etc) have announced a string of tour dates that will commence in late June. The tour will kick off on June 20 in Milwaukee and will conclude on June 28 in Denver. Denver’s Of Feather and Bone will provide support on all stops. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Hollow Earth will release their sophomore full-length later this year via Good Fight Music.
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.