The Dread Crew Of Oddwood To Embark On “Lawful Evil” 2016 North American Tour

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The Press Release:
California pirate faction, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD, will embark on the massive Lawful Evil North American tour late next week, which will see the band invading venues and Renaissance Faires across the US and Canada.

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THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD is going on the warpath in support of their fourth album, Lawful Evil, which was released earlier this year. The album showcases the band’s unique style of heavy mahogany, capturing their relentlessly energetic, dynamic, and entertaining sound in pristine audio, recorded at Seahorse Sound, mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire). and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The record bears contributions from several guest vocalists, including Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle), and others. The cover art for the album was created by Mark Gibbons (World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Warhammer).

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s mighty landlocked Lawful Evil North American tour will see the band keelhauling audiences with this grog-soaked barrage in the flesh for thirty-three days between August 12th and September 30th. The itinerary is mixed with a wide array of standard music venues as well as Renaissance Faires. The four Canadian gigs and two in Florida will also see the outfit joined by Wilderun, and the opening show in Los Angeles on August 12th will include a special one-off West Coast set by fellow seafaring cohorts, Swashbuckle.

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Photo by Flip Cassidy

Declares the outfit’s Stark Cordwain on the upcoming raid, “We are returning to some of our favorite North American cities, armed to the beards with fresh acoustic antics! Lawful Evil is coming for you, so crack open a fine whiskey, get ready to party, and hold onto your butts!”

View THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s riotous “Sulfur” video RIGHT HERE, see the “Dead Man’s Medley” play-through at Gear Gods HERE, and stream Lawful Evil in its entirety HERE. Lawful Evil is available direct from the band on CD HERE and digital HERE,as well through as most digital providers (we’ve linked an purchase point for you down below).

Gear Gods offers that Lawful Evil is, “A fully acoustic band playing pirate music that isn’t corny or too ren-fair-y – it’s just badass.” Angry Metal Guy commends the band as, “strong songwriters with a knack for hooks and effective time management.” We Love Metal’s praise-filled review includes, “The heaviness is there song after song, and although I’m not a big fan of comparing bands to one another, when it comes to THE DREAD CREW think of Dropkick Murphy’s drunk; kicking the shit out of Alestorm.” Cryptic Rock proclaimed, “Making the audience feel as if they were in the 1500s at a pub filled with rum-drunk pirates, their music was melodic with pounding drums and catchy choruses.” National Rock Review dubbed the record, “an entertainingly fun hour of some of the best folk metal you would ever hear,” and Toilet Ov Hell commends, “The lack of amps and electric instruments only strengthens the band’s throwback sound, allowing all the instruments time to shine.”

The Tour Dates:
8/12/2016: Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Swashbuckle
8/14/2016: Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
8/15/2016: Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
8/17/2016: Dante’s – Portland, OR
8/18/2016: Funky’s – Vancouver, BC
8/19/2016: Funhouse – Seattle, WA
8/20/2016: WMRF – Bonney Lake, WA
8/21/2016: WMRF – Bonney Lake, WA
8/25/2016: Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
8/26/2016: Geek.Kon – Madison, WI
8/27/2016: BRF – Kenosha, WI
8/27/2016: McAuliffe’s – Racine, WI
8/28/2016: BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/02/2016: Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/03/2016: BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/04/2016: BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/05/2016: BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/06/2016: Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/07/2016: Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
9/08/2016: PA’s Lounge – Boston, MA
9/10/2016: NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/11/2016: NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/12/2016: L’anti – Quebec, QC w/ Wilderun
9/13/2016: Katacombes – Montreal, QC w/ Wilderun
9/14/2016: Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ Wilderun
9/15/2016: House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON w/ Wilderun
9/17/2016: NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/18/2016: NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/19/2016: The Maywood – Raleigh, NC w/ Wilderun
9/20/2016: The Haven – Orlando, FL w/ Wilderun
9/21/2016: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Wilderun
9/23/2016: Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Urizen
9/24/2016: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/27/2016: Yucca Taproom – Phoenix, AZ
9/30/2016: Merrow – San Diego, CA

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one is rather new to me so I am going to be keeping my additional editorial to a minimum. It does sound like something I would take to though because I am a big fan of things that are different and borderline ridiculous. Sure I’ve followed Alestorm before who play True Scottish Pirate Metal but I’ve even found some fun in the likes of Hevisaurus, Babymetal and MacSabbath – Oh yeah and let’s not forget those guys in Galactic Empire. If any of these names are making you scratch your chin then please look them up for the reveal because maybe you’d enjoy them as well. Hopefully I can get to one of the appearances at the NY Renaissance Faire since that has to be the perfect place to see what they are all about. What say you readers? Have you caught this act before anywhere? What do you think about them and the tour announcement? Chime in down below my friends because its always great to hear what you think.

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