I was separated from the interhole for most of yesterday and therefore missed a lot of breaking news. While attempting to catch up, one of the first things to catch my eye was the tour flyer you see above, waiting patiently in my in-box like a viper ready to strike. To spell it out, New Zealand’s Ulcerate will embark upon the Vermis North America MMXIV tour beginning in Los Angeles on May 1 and finishing with an appearance at Maryland Deathfest on May 25.
That’s tremendously exciting news, but it gets even better, because Virginia’s Inter Arma will be along for the ride on most of the dates. They will join the tour in Philadelphia on May 9 and continue until the final date before MDF.
This is Ulcerate’s first appearance in North America since their 2012 appearance at MDF. The entire schedule can be seen after the jump, and I’ve also included album streams for the band’s 2013 album Vermis as well as Inter Arma’s Sky Burial. Both of those albums were among my favorites of 2013. This promises to be one crushing tour.
ULCERATE Vermis North America MMXIV:
5/01/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/02/2014 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
5/03/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
5/04/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
5/06/2014 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/09/2014 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/10/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Inter Arma
5/11/2014 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA w/ Inter Arma
5/12/2014 Les Katacombes – Montreal, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/13/2014 Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda – Rouyn-Noranda, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/14/5012 Comfort Zone – Toronto, ON w/ Inter Arma
5/15/2014 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI w/ Inter Arma
5/16/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Inter Arma
5/17/2014 Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN w/ Inter Arma
5/18/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Inter Arma
5/19/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/21/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/25/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
I missed Inter Arma the last time they were in Minneapolis, it was a Thursday I had to work and I saw Run The Jewels the following night anyways. Now they have gone on a couple tours and not played Minneapolis! The closest they are getting this time is Chicago, which is on a Friday…
Weight Of Emptiness is a motherfucking jam. Also, the guys from Plague Widow say they’re on the Sacramento date, which means that show should be pretty good.
San Diego just can’t get any love.
This could be very fucking fun. I’m going to have to sit down with Vermis again.