Yeah, it’s kinda late in the day for another post, but I just saw a press release about a new tour running from March 15 through April 21 of next year that I thought was worth talking about. This tour had been forecast previously, but now we have a concrete schedule. Here’s the line-up:
Job For A Cowboy
3 Inches of Blood
Why is this interesting? Well, first of all, it should be loaded with new music. The Faceless is currently putting the finishing touches on its third album for a tentative February release on Sumerian. Stands to reason that they’ll be performing songs from that album. I’ll be curious to hear it, because guitarist Michael Keene has described the CD as “the most musical and progressive record we’ve made” and says the songs will be more focused “on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record.”
On top of that, Dying Fetus is currently recording a new album. It’s not projected for release until the middle of next year on Relapse, but they will clearly be finished with the recording before hitting the road on this tour, and so we can expect new songs from them, too. And that’s not all.
Job For A Cowboy has also recently finished recording their next album for an early 2012 release on Metal Blade. So yes, we can expect to hear new songs from them, too. I thought the Gloom EP released this year was a step ahead for this band, and their next full-length is something I definitely want to hear.
And 3 Inches of Blood? They’re currently recording their next album as we speak.
What about Wretched? According to their facebook posts, they’ve been writing new songs and plan to play new music on their tours this winter, pointing toward a new album next year.
Impending Doom is also planning to release a new record in 2012, though whether the songwriting is sufficiently advanced for road-testing of new music I don’t know. Still, I’ve never been disappointed in one of their live shows.
Probably nothing new from DevilDriver, but I know from experience that they kick plenty of ass in a live performance — as do all of these bands. So even if there were no new music coming, this would still be a tour worth checking out. But getting new music from almost all of these bands in a live setting? Bonus!
Here are the dates and places:
Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW / Scoot Inn
Mar. 16 – New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
Mar. 17 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
Mar. 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Mar. 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Mar. 21 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Mar. 22 – Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
Mar. 23 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Mar. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 25 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Mar. 26 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Mar. 27 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar. 28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
Mar. 29 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
Mar. 30 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
Mar. 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Apr. 01 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Apr. 03 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Apr. 05 – Oakland, CA @ The Pound
Apr. 06 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Apr. 07 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Apr. 09 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Apr. 10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Apr. 11 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
Apr. 13 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
Apr. 15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr. 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Apr. 20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Apr. 21 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
To keep my respect for Islander, I’ll just pretend I never saw this post 😛
“Job For A Cowboy has also recently finished recording their next album for an early 2012 release on Metal Blade. So yes, we can expect to hear new songs from them, too. I thought the Gloom EP released this year was a step ahead for this band, and their next full-length is something I definitely want to hear.”
Let me mull this one over. Not sure I can get past this remark.
I see a Danver, Massachusetts location…SO GOING.
Mr. Esteemed Islander, what does curmudgeon mean? (I’m to lazy to look it up.)
Roughly, “old cranky bastard”.
Nice. Well, apart from DevilDriver. Surely there’s a UFC event they can go soundtrack instead? I kid, I kid…
But seriously, Dying Fetus are always worth your money, The Faceless’ next record has all the bearings of being a real work of art and Job For A Cowboy have continued their steady evolution into an extremely compelling death metal act.
Definitely worth it just to see what these 3 bands can bring to the table – I think that’s a very strong line-up, very self-supporting. Covers all the bases without stretching itself too thin or repeating itself stylistically.
DevilDriver?…Job for a Cowboy?…why not add Machine Head and complete my personal trifecta of bands to avoid 🙂
Uh, not to be a curmudgeon, but the poster also has Wretched on it. Do you have something against them?
Fuck me. You are correct, and I have changed the post accordingly. And I have nothing at all against Wretched. In fact, I like them quite a bit.
It has occurred to me that I could just email you when I see a mistake like this to save you the embarrassment of having to publicly acknowledge your error, but then it would save you the embarrassment of having to publicly acknowledge your error and I LOVE TO WATCH YOU SQUIRM.
SQUIRM FOR ME LITTLE PIGGY.
I just came up with a new deathcore band name.
I’ve added them to the next NCS tour list.
Can they be accompanied by The Slimey, Slurpee, Slinky Slits? No relation.
If you’re gonna make me squirm in public, the least you could do is send me some lube.
From my dangly naughty bits to you!
Also, a knife. Anus blood is surprisingly luberific.
I FUCKING love Wretched, it to me seems to be one of those Deathcore acts that is slowly morphing into a full fledged death metal group.
I’d go for Dying Fetus and Three Inches of Blood.
The rest I’m not particularly going banana ape man coocookachoo pancake fucking over. More because I’m not familiar enough than anything.
About the new Three Inches of Blood album…will they be bring the dual vocalist thing back. I really like Fire Up the Blades and Advance and Vanquish for their traditional metal with melodeath plus high scream vocals. It’s good easy listening music.