SHAI HULUD will be kicking off their live campaign in support of Reach Beyond the Sun this February with four shows throughout the east coast. These shows precede the band’s trip to Australia for the annual Soundwave Festival (Metallica, The Offspring, Slayer), as well as their recently announced European tour with Propagandhi.
The new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released in Europe on February 15, 2013. The title track for the album can be heard on The Welding Room radio program as well as streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunes HERE. To listen, visit metalblade.com/shaihulud. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.
East Coast record release shows
02/13 Amityville, NY Revolution
02/15 Haverhill, MA Anchors Up
02/16 Trenton, NJ Backstage at Champions
02/17 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theater
Soundwave Festival (SOLD OUT)
02/23 Brisbane, Australia
02/24 Sydney, Australia
03/01 Melbourne, Australia
03/02 Adelaide, Australia
03/04 Perth, Australia
Failed States European Tour 2013
+ COMEBACK KID (UK only)
+ SHAI HULUD
+ WAR ON WOMEN
12/04/13 – DE – Berlin – SO36
13/04/13 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
14/04/13 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
15/04/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rock City
17/04/13 – UK – London – The Electric Ballroom
18/04/13 – UK – Glasgow – Garage
19/04/13 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
20/04/13 – BE – Hasselt – Muziekodroom
21/04/13 – DE – Köln – Essigfabrik
23/04/13 – DE – München – Backstage
24/04/13 – CH – Zürich – Komplex
25/04/13 – AT – Wien – Arena
26/04/13 – IT – Milano – Officina Creative Ansaldo
27/04/13 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
Comments SHAI HULUD’s Matt Fox:
“The opportunity to tour Europe is not something we will ever take for granted. Before our first trip in 1999, the idea of touring another country was something only “real” bands did. We were kids, fanboys ripping off our favorite bands. All we ever wanted to do was try to make someone else feel something resembling what we felt when listening to the bands who inspired us. We never thought our name or music would get out of South Florida. Somehow it made it to Europe, and we graciously followed.
“Since 1999 we have now been to Europe countless times, having played some our most memorable, emotional, and altogether unbelievable shows there, across many different countries. Where we once had what some refer to as “fans,” we now have friends, some so close they are practically family. We cherish the relationships we have made in Europe: personal, musical, lyrical, and in most cases all of the above.
“In 2013 we are returning to Europe with Propagandhi, one of our all time favorite bands. This will be yet another extremely special tour we are fortunate enough to share with our European family. Young and not as young, faces new and familiar, we’re grateful to make new memories and rage with everyone soon!”
About Reach Beyond the Sun:
Reach Beyond the Sun, the fourth entry in SHAI HULUD’s storied catalog, will see its release in February of 2013. The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud’s debut LP Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion. In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album – his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade. Not unlike SHAI HULUD’s previous releases, Reach Beyond the Sun was born of several years of toiling before ever entering a studio. The band’s previous effort, Misanthropy Pure, a polished, metallic and frenzied piece of masterwork, is contrasted by the much more visceral, instinctively compositional songs found on Reach Beyond the Sun, an embracement of the raw Hardcore/Punk elements that sit at the cornerstone of the band’s influences.
Longtime bass player Mad Matt Fletcher asserts,
“Anyone who really knows the band will agree this album is our definitive sound, encompassing all of our different influences and styles.” He conclusively reiterates, “Yep, this sounds like Shai Hulud.”
Reach Beyond the Sun will be released on February 19 in North America, and February 15/18 in Europe.