All Four Members Of Decapitated Accused Of Gang Raping A Girl On Their Tour Bus

Recently released court documents reveal disturbing details in Decapitated’s recent arrest. As reported earlier past week all four members of the band, Michal Lysejko, 27; Waclaw Kieltyka, 35; Rafal Piotrowski, 31; and Hubert Wiecek, 30, were arrested on September 09th after the band’s show in Santa Ana, CA with a potential charge of first degree kidnapping.

The charges stemmed from an incident which took place following the band’s August 31st show at “The Pin” in Spokane, WA. As it turns out, all four band members have now not just been accused of holding a female against her will, but also gang raping her on band’s tour bus, while also sexually assaulting the victim’s friend.

Spokesman.com have provided the following summary of the court documents that were revealed:

“The women said they ended up speaking with members of Decapitated and were invited to have drinks in the tour bus parked outside the venue, according to court documents. One woman “described being excited to be on the bus, and then one of the band members began grabbing her breasts,” court documents say. “He was later identified as the drummer, Michal Lysejko.”

The same woman “was uncomfortable and said the band members began speaking to each other in Polish,” court documents say. “She described the ‘vibe’ in the bus changed, and one of the members began looking at them like they were prey.”

The woman said she looked at her friend “to signal they needed to get out of there.” She then used the bathroom and was followed by the lead singer, Piotrowski, according to court documents. The woman told police Piotrowski began kissing her as she finished using the bathroom, and she began resisting when he started undoing her belt, according to court documents. She said she wanted to leave the bus with her friend, but a band member indicated her friend had already left, saying, “You have to have fun. She left you.”

The woman “attempted to push Piotrowski away but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” court documents say. “She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her.”

The friend, meanwhile, said she watched the band members rape the other woman, and Piotrowski asked her to perform oral sex on him. When the friend refused, court documents say, “she was pushed to the ground and received bruises to her knees and shins.”

Shortly after leaving the tour bus and driving away, at 12:43 p.m., the friend was pulled over on North Washington Street near West Boone Avenue on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court documents.

In the back seat of a patrol car, the friend was allowed to use her cellphone to call the other woman, who reported the rape. A state trooper said he couldn’t help without a specific location and proceeded with his DUI investigation.

The alleged victim “described her body as feeling broken,” court documents say. “After an unknown amount of time,” she told police, “Waclaw (Kieltyka) helped her put her clothing on and carried her out of the bus with another male.”

She walked north from The Pin and called several family members before calling 911, according to court documents. An officer found her near North Post Street and West Buckeye Avenue, about 2 miles from the venue. The officer also stopped by The Pin and “checked the area for the tour bus, but the band had already left Spokane for their next venue.”

The woman was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital for a sexual assault examination.

Detectives noted she had “significant bruising to her upper arms consistent with being restrained” and “small abrasions to her knuckles that were scabbed over.” During the rape, she said, she “was digging her fist into the wall to try and distract herself from what was happening.”

Court documents say detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the band members on Thursday.

Lysejko, the drummer, “made no comment other than he did not know who the girls were” when shown a picture of them. “He said he would not talk without using a translator,” court documents say.

Kieltyka, the lead guitarist, told detectives he saw both Piotrowski and Wiecek engaged in a sex acts with the woman in the bathroom. He agreed to have a DNA swab collected as evidence.

Piotrowski “admitted there was a party on the bus and (the women) were present. He then requested an attorney and a translator refusing to make any further statements,” court documents say. He declined to give a DNA sample.

Wiecek, the bassist, admitted the women had been on the bus, but said he “sat on the couch and did not see what was going on,” court documents say. “He then said he needed a translator so he did not misspeak. He also said no one was forced to get on the bus. He then said he did not recall what happened.”

Wiecek also declined to give a DNA sample.

A fifth man, Wojciech Cichocki, told detectives he was asleep in the cab of the tour bus and never saw the woman who reported being raped. Cichocki said he “only briefly” saw the friend who was later pulled over. “He also made a reference to (her) Instagram account but would not elaborate on it,” court documents say.”

All four members remain in custody in a Los Angeles County jail awaiting extradition to Spokane, WA. The band’s attorney Steve Graham had previously stated: “There is another side to this. We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit band of her own free will and left on good terms.”

In light of the most recent accusations now being made public, he commented: “Decapitated plan to fully fight the allegations that are brought against them, and we are fully confident that the other side of this story will be heard.”

He declined to comment further.

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Music Video “Puppet Master” From Brand New Album “Dear Desolation”

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder premieres a video for the outfit’s new track “Puppet Master” that was directed by Third Eye Visuals. The clip arrives alongside the band’s latest album, “Dear Desolation”, which hit stores yesterday, August 18th.

Thy Art Is Murder will soon be out with Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath on “The Double Homicide Tour”:

08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/21 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/31 Spokane, WA – The Pin
09/01 Portland. OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/05 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
09/06 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/07 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
09/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/20 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Music Video “Puppet Master” From Brand New Album “Dear Desolation”

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder premieres a video for the outfit’s new track “Puppet Master” that was directed by Third Eye Visuals. The clip arrives alongside the band’s latest album, “Dear Desolation”, which hit stores yesterday, August 18th.

Thy Art Is Murder will soon be out with Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath on “The Double Homicide Tour”:

08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/21 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/31 Spokane, WA – The Pin
09/01 Portland. OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/05 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
09/06 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/07 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
09/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/20 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street

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Within The Ruins Debuts New Video “Incomplete Harmony” From Latest Album “Halfway Human”

Following yesterday’s announcement of its North American headlining tour with Aversions Crown and Currents, Within The Ruins debuts a new video for “Incomplete Harmony”, taken from the band’s latest album “Halfway Human”, out in stores now via eOne.

Check out now “Incomplete Harmony” below.

Check out all dates of the upcoming tour with Aversions Crown and Currents below:

10/19 Hartfrod, CT – Webster Underground
10/20 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/21 Trenton, NJ – Championship
10/22 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse
10/23 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/25 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/27 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
10/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/29 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
10/30 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
11/01 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
11/02 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/03 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/05 West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
11/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
11/07 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11/08 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
11/10 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/12 Spokane, WA – The Pinnacle
11/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social
11/18 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
11/19 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
11/20 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
11/22 Rochester, NY – Photo City
11/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
11/25 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts “The Son Of Misery” Guitar Playthrough

Thy Art Is Murder will release punishing new album “Dear Desolation” on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In the lead up to the release, the Australian band has shared a guitar playthrough video for epic track “The Son of Misery.” The clip demonstrates the mastery of guitarist Andy Marsh.

Thy Art Is Murder will further return to the road this summer alongside Decapitated. All dates are listed below.

8/21 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
8/22 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
8/23 — Atlanta, GA — The New Masquerade
8/24 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
8/25—Houston, TX — Scout Bar
8/26—Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
8/27—Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
8/29—Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
8/30—Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
8/31 — Spokane, WA — The Pin
9/1 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
9/2 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
9/3 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
9/5 — Reno, NV — Jub Jub’s
9/6 — San Francisco, CA — DNA Lounge
9/7 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/8 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
99 — Mesa, AZ — Club Red
9/10 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
9/11 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
9/13 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
9/14 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
9/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
9/16 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/18 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
9/19 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
9/20 — Syracuse, NY — The Lost Horizon
9/21 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
9/22 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
9/23 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
9/24 — Columbus, OH — Park Street

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Tombs premieres new track, “November Wolves”, via Decibel Magazine

– May 31st, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. To hear the new single, “November Wolves”, fans can head over to Decibel Magazine’s Facebook for the exclusive stream: facebook.com

To hear the previously released singles, “Cold” and “Saturnalian”, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To kick off the album’s release, Tombs will embark on a USA tour on release date (June 16th) with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 22 – New Orleans, LA – Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (Black Metal & Drag BBQ) *
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
*=Tombs headline show

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
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Xandria Kicking Off Tour Dates With Once Human, Kobra And The Lotus

Napalm Records label-mates Xandria and Kobra and the Lotus are set to kick off their North American tour tonight in New York, NY at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room. Both bands have been chomping at the bit to return to the states and the time is finally here.

Xandria is touring in support of latest release and seventh studio album overall “Theater of Dimensions” (check out our review here). The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking, while remaining an incredibly metallic effort.

Kobra and the Lotus is set to release new album and Napalm Records debut “Prevail I” this Friday, full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms, and haunting vocal melodies that take the listener on a sonic journey.

Kobra Paige comments: “It’s been a long time coming for Kobra and the Lotus to release new music and what could be better than to do it on this power packed tour coming up. We are super pumped to be hitting the road with the mighty Xandria and Once Human! It’s sure to be a show that has something for everyone and charges people up from start to finish. Prevail I releases Friday but we will be kicking off the tour with the same blast of new tunes right off the bat…can’t wait to bang some hair and melt some ears!!! See ya soon.”

Kobra and the Lotus w/ Xandria and Once Human:
5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/11: Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martiniere
5/12: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
5/13: Toronto, ON @ Garrison
5/14: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/16: Joliet, IL @ The Forge Club
5/18: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
5/19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
5/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/24: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
5/27: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/30: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red-Mesa

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Perturbator Announces Fall North American Tour Dates

Perturbator, the French ‘80s-infused electro / darkwave outfit, returns for a month of dates this fall launching the on September 5th in Denver.

“Synthwave, darksynth, neon metal – no matter what you call it, this retroactive branch of electronic music kicks serious ass, and nobody synthesizes like James Kent,” said Noisey in a 2016 feature that arrived upon the release of Kent’s (aka Perturbator) most recent full-length, “The Uncanny Valley” (read our 5/5 star review here).

September 5 Denver, CO Moon Room
September 6 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
September 7 Boise, ID Neurolux
September 8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 9 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
September 10 Portland, OR Bossanova
September 13 San Francisco, CA DNA
September 14 Los Angeles, CA TBA
September 15 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
September 16 Mesa, AZ Club Red
September 19 Dallas, TX Trees
September 20 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
September 21 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
September 22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
September 23 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
September 24 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
September 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
September 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
September 30 Montreal, QC S.A.T

October 1 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
October 3 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall
October 5 Detroit, MI El Club
October 6 Chicago, IL Reggies

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Tombs Posts New Track “Saturnalian”

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release fourth full-length album, “The Grand Annihilation,” via Metal Blade Records. Check out new single “Saturnalian” below.

Produced once again by Erik Rutan, “The Grand Annihilation” remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007’s self-titled EP, while also being the group’s most experimental record to-date.

To kick off the album’s release, Tombs will embark on a USA tour on June 16th with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. Dates are as follows:

June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main

July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (Black Metal & Drag BBQ) *
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
*=Tombs headline show

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Tombs premieres new track, “Saturnalian”, via Terrorizer

– April 28th, 2017 –

Announces USA tour dates with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. To hear the new single, “Saturnalian”, fans can head over to Terrorizer now for the exclusive stream: smarturl.it/saturnalian

To hear the previously released track, “Cold”, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To kick off the album’s release, Tombs will embark on a USA tour on release date (June 16th) with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (Black Metal & Drag BBQ) *
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
*=Tombs headline show

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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