TOMBS/BLACK ANVIL: Announce November US/Canada Tour Dates
Relapse’s own NYC-based black metal forces TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL have announced the Cold Northern Assault, a brief run of dates this November in New York and Canada. The shows, which kick off November 13, will see the bands performing as a part of the Ithaca Underground Music Series as well as in Toronto and Montreal. Get a full list of dates below.
TOMBS released their last album, Savage Gold, in 2014 to universal critical acclaim from publications such as Spin, Decibel, Pitchfork, the latter of which called the album “one of the year’s absolute heavy metal masterstrokes.” Savage Gold can be streamed via the Bandcamp HERE.
BLACK ANVIL‘s 2014 full-length Hail Death also found widespread acclaim upon its release last year. MetalSucks, Metal Injection, and Stereogum praised the album’s versatility within a tried-and-true framework, while Noisey stated that “Black Anvil have written some of the most vicious and satisfying black metal laid to tape in the last few years”. Hail Death is available for streaming via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION.
TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL Live:
Formed in 2007 by singer / guitarist Mike Hill in Brooklyn, NY, TOMBS blend a wide array of influences including black metal, post-hardcore and dark industrial music. The band’s first two Relapse releases, 2009’s Winter Hours and 2011’s Path of Totality both received massive reception from the press with the latter being featured prominently on many critic’s year end metal lists including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and MetalSucks (Path was even selected as Decibel’s #1 album of the year). In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, TOMBS have become known for their captivating live performances and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with bands ranging from Isis, Pelican and Wolves in the Throne Room to Pallbearer and Kylesa, in addition to having appeared at festivals such as Roadburn in the Netherlands.
BLACK ANVIL have been blowing minds and eardrums since forming in 2007 from the ashes of hardcore legends Kill Your Idols. But BLACK ANVIL‘s third full-length, aptly titled Hail Death, is their most epic and fully realized album to date. It’s one of those rare releases that not only stays true to the band’s roots but manages to transcend them in a way that works all of their seemingly disparate influences into an amalgam of heavy music that’s as original as it is earth-shaking. BLACK ANVIL has shaken the live circuit, too; the band has appeared at numerous festivals including Roadburn and local NYC festivals Stardust & Martyrdoom.