Blackened doom Georgian beasts, WITHERED, have confirmed a slew of shows this month, including appearances at MACrock and New England Metal Fest, as well as dates with Krallice, and some headline dates. WITHERED continue to support “Dualitas,” which was released in October of 2010 and made Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of the Year list. Since then, the band has supported Danzig on his “Blackest of the Black Tour,” and toured with label mates, Skeletonwitch.
Singer/guitarist Mike Thompson commented on the April dates: “Our tour dates this April will harbor a monsoon of dynamics, venues, and participants. It feels very chaotic, just the way we love to work. It’ll begin with a one-off date April 1st as we participate in the return of the MACRock festival this year. It’ll be rewarding to bring our new music to this part of the country again, which we’ve neglected unintentionally for several years now. Following that, we’ve also been invited to participate in NEMF once again. This is always a good opportunity for Withered to bring our music to more diverse crowds than we’re used to. Plus, we’ll get to share the stage with some great bands and friends as well. After that we have a mix of headlining dates and a northeast US/Canadian run with Krallice. We’ve been talking about doing something together for quite a few years now so it’s great to see this materialize. We’ll be offering quite a mix of withered material for these dates from all three albums. We’re excited about playing some songs from “Memento Mori” that haven’t been performed in several years in addition to reaching into the deeper compositions from “Folie Circulaire” and “Dualitas”. It will feel great to be on the road again.
4/1 Harrison, VA- Blue Nile (MACrock)
4/15 Wilmington, DE- Mojo 13 (w/ Dying Fetus)
4/16 Worcester, MA- The Palladium, NE Metal and Hardcore Fest
4/19 Trenton, NJ- Championship Bar and Grill
4/20 Kingston, NY- The Basement
4/22 Buffalo, NY- Broadway Joe’s
4/23 Rochester, NY- Montage Music Hall
4/24 Allston, MA- Great Scott #
4/25 Montreal, QC- Katacombes #
4/26 Toronto, ON- Sneaky Dee’s #
4/27 Cleveland, OH- Now That’s Class #
4/29 Baltimore, MD- Talking Head #
5/1 Frederick, MD- Krug’s Place
5/2 Richmond, VA- Strange Matter
# w/ Krallice
Like its predecessor, the critically acclaimed “Folie Circulaire,” “Dualitas,” was recorded by KYLESA’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The CD and vinyl versions of the album have different covers, both of which were created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Acacia Strain). The band appeared on the “Blackened Fest” in 2009 with Mayhem, and also toured with Watain, Marduk, and appeared at 2009’s inaugural Scion Rock Fest, as well as Maryland Death Fest.