THE DITCH AND THE DELTA: Hives In Decline Debut LP Streaming At Metal Underground; US Tour Begins Next Week
Lives In Decline, the crushing debut LP by Salt Lake City-based THE DITCH AND THE DELTA, sees release through Battleground Records this Friday.
Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, Hives In Decline shows THE DITCH AND THE DELTA exploring further aspects of sound design within their unique take on doom/sludge metal. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song the band writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and exploratory riffs, and features a guest spot from guitarist Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn). Lyrically, the album deals with the resentment and disdain for the mono culture these three men from Mormon-dominated Utah exist in daily.
THE DITCH AND THE DELTA will play a hometown record release show this Friday as the album sees release. Just days later, the band embarks on their second US tour supporting the album, with a West Coast run through Sacramento, Eugene, Seattle, Portland, and Boise from May 16th through 20th, supporting Pinkish Black in Portland. A hometown show with Graves At Sea closes May. June sees them playing 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs and more, and a full US tour is being booked for August.
THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Tour Dates:
5/12/2017 Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT *Hives In Decline release show
5/16/2017 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/17/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
5/18/2017 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
5/19/2017 High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Pinkish Black
5/20/2017 Caldwell House – Boise, ID
5/31/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Graves At Sea
6/01/2017 Horseshoe Tattoo – Vernal, UT