Though I received this one earlier today, I decided to wait until the deep dark cold of the winters night to share it with you. It seemed appropriate and well, truth be told there have been a lot of tour announcements to serve up so check out the latest low down with the crushing Metal might of Withered who will be hitting the road very soon.
The Press Release:
WITHERED have announced a new leg of North American tour dates. The Cvlt Nation-sponsored tour kicks off on March 24 and sees support come from WAKE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Regarding the tour, WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson comments, “After 6 months of one-off shows, a little writing, and regrouping, we can’t handle not being on the road any longer. So, we invited Canadian grinders, WAKE to join us late this winter for an eastern North America run. We plan to bring a new show with some songs we haven’t played in over a decade and can’t wait to reintroduce some of Withered’s back catalogue to new and old fans. It’s going to be one for the books.”
WITHERED are touring in support of their new album, ‘Grief Relic’. The album, hailed as “a smarter and more sophisticated version of Withered, staking out territory in a more expansive landscape.” (Stereogum) is streaming now at the official WITHERED bandcamp page. The highly anticipated full-length is available across multiple CD and LP formats here.
WITHERED are: Beau Brandon (Drums), Dan Caycedo (Vocals), Mike Thompson (Guitar, Vocals), Rafay Nabeel (Bass)
Formed in 2003, WITHERED has created waves in the North American underground through the release of 3 critically acclaimed full lengths. The band’s music, characterized by highly introspective, dark and tumultuous lyrics traverses many sub-genres of extreme metal and show a band evolving from one album to the next.
1. Leathery Rind
2. A Realm of Suffering
4. Feeble Gasp
7. Distort, Engulf
8. To Glimpse Godliness
The Tour Dates:
Mar 24: Columbia, SC @ Newbrookland Tavern (Withered only)
Mar 25: Asheville, NC @ Odditorium (Withered only)
Mar 27: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
Mar 28: Detroit, MI @ Cellarman’s
Mar 29: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Mar 30: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Mar 31: Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Apr 1: Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club
Apr 2: Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
Apr 3: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 4: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Apr 5: Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Apr 6: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Apr 7: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Apr 8: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll admit that its been a LONG time since I’ve seen Withered on the stage and its never been for a headlining set so if I can wrangle the schedule in my favor when they come to Brooklyn, I will surely compose some sort of report for you. They’re regional date is actually on this websites own 13th Anniversary so it might be tough to do but I will see what happens. It’s a really good band who I’ve felt have put in the work over the years so kudos to their headlining run. I’ve no background in the band Wake so if I make it out I will surely be checking out their set as well. It’s important to see the supporting acts my friends so try to do it when you can because you might miss something awesome otherwise. Alright its off to get some rest now, what do you readers think about this tour? Is it something you will be checking out? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.