Electrifying Montreal-based hard rock band PRIESTESS has just released its long-awaited sophomore album, Prior to the Fire. Today, the band announces U.S. tour dates as direct support to Oakland's High on Fire on its just-announced spring headlining tour.
The three week trek will launch on March 31 in Minneapolis, MN and will also include Black Cobra and Bison B.C. A full listing of upcoming PRIESTESS tour dates follows this message. The tour's official admat can be viewed at this location.
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer David Schiffman (System of a Down, Mars Volta, Nine Inch Nails), Prior to the Fire underlines PRIESTESS' hard-hitting songwriting, memorable hooks and earth-shaking ability to rock. With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, PRIESTESS' Prior to the Fire is an electric recording, bringing to light a colorful pool of both creativity and innovation. The long-awaited follow up to 2006's critically acclaimed debut Hello Master, Prior to the Fire has met to shining fan and critical acclaim in the weeks leading up to its release.
"It wasn't the easiest record to make," says Heppner. "But the hard work definitely paid off and we're really, really proud of the end result. We've done so much touring and seen so much since our first record that it only galvanized our feelings of what the band is. The songs that make up "Prior to the Fire" were meant to be heard live and loud. We can't wait to get out on tour again and really do them justice!"
PRIESTESS will headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on March 13. Advance tickets can be purchased now at this location. Openers for the Brooklyn show are expected to be announced shortly. PRIESTESS just launched its first ever European tour and will play Trix in Antwerp, NL this evening.