Withered Embark On North American Tour

The cold of winter is on us with full strength and with it comes more tour announcements from bands that will heat up your craving for Metal like a blast furnace. Check out this recently reported news about the Season Of Mist recording artist Withered.

The Press Release:
Atlanta’s WITHERED are kicking off the first leg of an extensive North American tour. The band will begin the Metal Injection sponsored winter tour this week, and play across the Eastern US and Canada alongside IMMORTAL BIRD. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

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 will also join the MORBID ANGEL tour, alongside SUFFOCATION, and REVOCATION. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, WITHERED comments: “We’re proud to announce our participation in this incredible tour. We couldn’t be more honored to share this with our friends, Revocation, extreme metal legends, Suffocation, and the progenitors of death metal, Morbid Angel with an incredible new lineup!”

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. For the release of ‘Grief Relic’, the band have enlisted the talents of acclaimed bass player Colin Marston (GORGUTS, DYSRHYTMIA, KRALLICE, and more), and Ethan McCarthy on vocals and guitar (PRIMITIVE MAN).

Track list:
1. Leathery Rind
2. A Realm of Suffering
3. Withdraw
4. Feeble Gasp
5. Husk
6. Downward
7. Distort, Engulf
8. To Glimpse Godliness

WITHERED TOUR DATES (All dates with IMMORTAL BIRD):
Feb. 14: Columbus, OH Spacebar*
Feb. 15: Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light
Feb. 16: Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 17: Raleigh, NC Slim’s
Feb. 18: Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Feb. 19: Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Feb. 20: Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Feb. 21: Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
Feb. 22: Boston, MA O’Brien’s
Feb. 23: Portland, ME Space Gallery
Feb. 24: Montreal, QC TBA
Feb. 25: Toronto, ON Coalition
Feb. 26: Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
Feb. 27: Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Feb. 28: Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
Mar. 1: Indianapolis, IN 5th Quarter
Mar. 2: 2017 Nashville, TN The End
Mar. 3: Atlanta, GA 529
Mar. 4: Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s*
Apr. 22-23: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Fest

*IMMORTAL BIRD only

Dates with MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION:
May 23: Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
May 24: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
May 25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 28: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 29: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
May 31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
June 1: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2: Detroit, MI @ Crofoot
June 3: Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
June 6: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic
June 7: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
June 8: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
June 12: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 13: Portland, OR @ Dantes
June 15: San Francisco, CA @ The Social Hall
June 16: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
June 17: Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
June 18: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 20: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
June 21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
June 23: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
June 24: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
June 25: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 27: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve noted this one is just to be supportive of a band that I had seen a few times over the years and feel are a crushing enterprise for Metal fans to check out. Based on the proposed touring itinerary for their headlining run I don’t think I can do it and the show with Morbid Angel in NYC falls on my birthday so I will have other commitments for sure. Don’t let me stop you of course because I love knowing that we sparked you to attention about seeing something and keeping the underground scene as thriving as you possibly can. As you can see by the poster, this touring run is a Metal Injection Presents effort so kudos to them for putting this stuff in your faces. So tell me dear readers, will you be hitting one of these Withered headlining appearances or perhaps the shows with the legendary Morbid Angel? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now back to our regularly scheduled barrage of interesting things.

Official Websites:
Withered: https://www.facebook.com/witheredmetal/
Immortal Bird: https://www.facebook.com/immortalbirdband/

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