Charlotte, NC’s Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central US this August. Joining them on tour will be Metal Blade artists Abiotic, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil. The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, NC, and wraps up on August 31st in Lake Worth, FL. Wretched’s latest album, “The Exodus of Autonomy,“ is available now via Victory Records.
Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami’s Abiotic transcends high above the rest with a most preternatural sound. By interweaving well-cultivated musical dexterity and pronounced lyrical finesse, Abiotic epitomizes an unwonted entity of unmatched musicianship. In a short amount of time since the quintet’s inception in 2010, this ghoulish coterie has made a paramount impact in the death metal scene and support from the masses continues to grow. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band’s Metal Blade debut, Symbiosis, is available everywhere now and their Dan Drescher-directed music video, Facades, is streaming at metalblade.com/abiotic.
Allegaeon recently concluded a hugely successful indiegogo campaign, in which they humbly asked fans for help to get their van back into working condition, pick up a new trailer, and to print new merch and re-print their popular self-titled EP. The response was incredibly positive, and the band surpassed their goal. Now, with renewed vigor and a repaired transmission, Colorado’s finest metal act returns to the road for the first time since 2012. Their latest album, “Formshifter,” was released in May of 2012 and can be previewed at metalblade.com/allegaeon. Additionally, fans can check out guitarist Greg Burgess testing Jackson Guitars at the companies youtube channel and specifically in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?
Reading, Pennsylvania’s death metal quintet, Rivers of Nihil, recently finished recording at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg with Erik Rutan. Their first full-length album and Metal Blade Records debut is due to be released before the end of 2013. Music, art and other details will be released in the coming months. Until then, fans can sample what’s to come in a demo for “Rain Eater” on soundcloud HERE.
Tour w/ Abiotic, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil
08/02 Winson-Salem, NC Ziggy’s Winston, Inc.
08/03 Newark, DE Mojo Main
08/04 Jeannete, PA Gators
08/06 Trenton , NJ Championships
08/07 Atco, NJ Devlin’s Irish Pub
08/08 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/09 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
08/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
08/11 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes
08/14 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater – Studio B
08/19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakesy