Berlin-based psychedelic power rock trio KADAVAR launched their North American headlining tour in Houston, TX. The scheduled five week trek — presented by Scion AV — will see the band take the stage in 25 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, bringing its much talked about live show and deep daze retro-metal to as many music fans as possible. KADAVAR continues to thrill audiences across the globe, touring in support of its latest a self-titled debut, LP Abra Kadavar.
“We are excited to return to North America and our amplifiers are at the ready,” comments KADAVAR vocalist/guitarist Christoph Lindemann.
“We hope you are ready for what we are bringing your way. See you soon.”
The KADAVAR headlining trek kicks off on the heels of multiple, much-talked-about live performances as part of the 2014 SXSW Festival, where the trio was hailed as “super exciting” and “a must-see live band.”
Since the release of 2012’s eponymous debut album, KADAVAR has cast a spell over fans of solid riff-driven yet doom-like 70’s hard rock (à la BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM) and has shared the stage with like-minded acts such as SLEEP, ELECTRIC WIZARD and SAINT VITUS. Now, music fans can witness for themselves the captivating power and excitement of KADAVAR’s vaunted live show as the North American tour is set to begin.
Additionally, Nuclear Blast Records will release a special “Tour Edition” of KADAVAR’s Abra Kadavar on May 13. The limited edition set will include the band’s latest album in its entirety packaged along with a second, full live CD, documenting the band’s undeniably memorable and powerful live show.
For full details and to pre-order the release, visit here.
KADAVAR “Abra Kadavar” remaining tour dates:
* = support from Mothership
** = support from Sons of Huns
*** = support from The Shrine
April 8 Tampa, FL The Orpheum *
April 9 Orlando, FL Backbooth *
April 10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade *
April 11 Nashville, TN The End *
April 12 Asheville, NC The One Stop Deli & Bar *
April 14 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus **
April 15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge **
April 16 Washington, DC DC9 Nightclub **
April 17 Philadelphia, PA KungFu Necktie **
April 19 Worcester, MA The Palladium (*NEM&H Fest)
April 20 Montreal, QC Petit Campus **
April 21 Toronto, ONT The Horseshoe Tavern **
April 22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge **
April 23 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups **
April 24 Chicago, IL Double Door **
April 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (w/ Graveyard)
April 26 Merriam, KS Aftershock **
April 27 St Louis, MO Fubar **
April 29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre (w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 30 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad **
May 2 Austin, TX Carson Creek (*Austin Psych Fest)
May 5 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge ***
May 7 Seattle, WA Studio Seven ***
May 8 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ***
May 9 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill ***
May 10 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place ***
May 11 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory (*Psycho de Mayo Fest)
May 12 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre ***
Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, announced shows in the US this summer. These shows will follow the previously announced festival dates in Europe throughout July. The complete list of dates including the US shows are listed below, and facebook.com/pentagramusa.
PENTAGRAM’s most recent album, Last Rites, was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14, 2011 and their first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade), When the Screams Come, on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin TX as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe. Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at metalinjection.net.
“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling” SPIN Magazine
“an unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath” San Francisco Weekly
“Bobby Liebling’s vocals proved to be haunting yet comforting at the same time. The man has lost a lot to demons that kept him from achieving rock stardom decades ago, but his voice remains as powerful as it was then” LA Weekly
07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/19 Paris, FR Glazart
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/27 Clinton, MT Farmageddon Fest
08/02 Austin, TX Emo’s
08/03 Springfield, VA Empire
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary Last Days Here from influential doom legends PENTAGRAM – showings can be found HERE.
On June 20, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA will be screening Last Days Here followed by a Q+A from the film’s co-protagonist and band manager, Pellet. Thirty beers will be on tap from around the world including locals from Devil’s Backbone, Lost Rhino, Three Brothers, and more! Check out details and get your tickets to the screening HERE.
PENTAGRAM released their current album Last Rites on Metal Blade Records April 14, 2011 and their first ever, official DVD (also out on Metal Blade) When the Screams Come on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin TX as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe. Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at metalinjection.net.
Heavy metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. A list of confirmed performances can be found below.
PENTAGRAM will have new merchandise designs available exclusively at these shows. Also, the band has listened to their fans and will be performing some classics and fan favorites that have never before been performed live. Be forewarned, everything’s turning to night!
“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling” – SPIN Magazine
“just as moody, punishing, and mind-altering as the band’s cult masterworks like 1987’s Day of Reckoning. Contrary to its title, Last Rites marks a new beginning for the sober frontman and his band” – Revolver Magazine
04/16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar – http://ticketf.ly/YtZMkE
04/25 Berlin, DE Astra *Desertfest 2013*
04/26 Barroselas, PT Barrosela Metalfest XVI
04/28 London, UK Electric Ballroom *Desertfest 2013*
05/26 Baltimore, MD Forme Sonar Compound *Maryland Deathfest 2013*
07/20 Warsaw, PL Days of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, SI Metaldays 2013
07/25-07/28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival – http://bit.ly/UGLonB https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS Premiere New Video; Announce European Tour Dates
(Philadelphia, PA) Following the release of their Relapse Records debut Possession, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS are premiering the video for their song “Pentagram and Crucifix”. The clip was shot in the band’s hometown of Olympia, Washington and directed by Christine Davis and David Hoekje. Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of Pitchfork HERE. Continue reading