Rhode Island doom act PILGRIM kick off a short run of tour dates beginning in New Orleans on February 24 with SAMOTHRACE. The band plans to unveil new material on stage throughout the tour, so fans at these shows will be the first to experience brand new music! For the complete itinerary, visit metalblade.com/pilgrim or the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/hailthepilgrim.
PILGRIM comments on the tour:
“It’s been a year since Misery Wizard has been released and the positive reaction it has received from fans of heavy music all over the world have been simply fantastic. This upcoming tour is special for us as we will be going to places we’ve yet to perform at and have some new material to unleash. Be forewarned and hails to the supporters!”
At the end of 2012, PILGRIM had the honor of performing at Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary ScionAV label showcase. Live audio, as well as interviews from the event can be found at scionav.com.
02/24 New Orleans, LA Siberia
02/26 Atlanta, GA 529
02/27 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
02/28 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/01 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
03/02 Philadelphia, PA Beaumont Warehouse
03/03 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers
PILGRIM consists of drummer Krolg Splinterfist, the Slayer of Man, bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer and guitarist/vocalist The Wizard. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.
“…in a realm where the old-school and the experimental push against one another in an eternally dynamic non-equilibrium, it’s certainly not about who your influences are. It’s, of course, about how you use them. PILGRIM simply have fun with these predecessors, renewing old sounds with the zeal of teenage boys worshiping cheap Sabbath posters on their bedroom walls and the skills of players who’ve been at this for a while. PILGRIM sing about devils and tears, paying dues and surviving adventures, taking care to touch on most of the requisite tropes while not pushing any one too far… This is an excellent debut from a preternaturally developed upstart.”
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