As the highly anticipated sophomore release from Seattle's harbingers of doom, SAMOTHRACE, nears release via 20 Buck Spin, this week the band confirm a rash of tour dates for later in the Summer.
First up, SAMOTHRACE will headline a West Coast tour in August . This routing, still under construction, will see the quartet playing five confirmed shows throughout California -- including the headlining slot at Deadfest alongside dozens of extreme, underground acts -- as well as two record release shows in the Pacific Northwest to be announced in the days ahead. Following that, the band will embark on the Paths To Oblivion Tour, with SAMOTHRACE joining Pallbearer and Royal Thunder for a nine-date run throughout the eastern half of the country during the first two weeks of September.
SAMOTHRACE's Reverence To Stone will see the light of day on CD, LP and digital download on July 31st via 20 Buck Spin, the label also responsible for the release of the band's acclaimed Life's Trade debut in 2008. The new hymns were constructed at Soundhouse Studios in the band's hometown of Seattle with producer Brandon Fitzsimmons (ex-Wormwood) at the turn of the year, then mastered at Earhammer by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Graves At Sea). The LP's two extensive tracks -- "When We Emerged" and "A Horse Of Our Own" -- engulf nearly thirty-five minutes, presenting the unit's revered, multi-faceted doom at its most expansive to date. The album's beautiful cover art was painted by hardcore/punk musician and artist Moses Saarni.
Stay tuned for a full album preview of Reverence To Stone in the days ahead, as well as more SAMOTHRACE tour dates down the West Coast and beyond to be announced.
SAMOTHRACE Confirmed West Coast Record Release Tour Dates:
8/17/2012 The Metro - Oakland, CA @ DeadFest
8/18/2012 The Joint - Los Angeles, CA w/ Bereft
8/19/2012 The Yard - San Diego, CA
8/20/2012 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Bereft
8/21/2012 Sugar Mountain - Oakland, CA w/ Brainoil
SAMOTHRACE Tour w/ Pallbearer, Royal Thunder:
9/06/2012 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
9/08/2012 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/09/2012 TT The Bears - Boston, MA
9/11/2012 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
9/12/2012 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
9/13/2012 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH
9/14/2012 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
9/15/2012 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
9/16/2012 The Jackpot - Lawrence, KS