Eight Bells Add Shows to Tour with Voivod

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Uh, so touring with Voivod seems like a pretty awesome idea. Cheers to Portland, Oregon, trio Eight Bells on landing a gig of gigs in supporting the godfathers of prog-thrash Voivod on their upcoming East Coast and Midwestern run. Eight Bells‘ second LP behind 2013’s impressive The Captain’s Daughter, dubbed Landless, will be released on Feb. 12 via Battleground Records, and in spreading the word even further, the trio has added a long weekender beforehand that caps in Phoenix, Arizona, and will presumably be followed by just as many days of driving on a diagonal across the country — unless they’re flying, which seems like it would be much easier — before picking up Feb. 4 in Massachusetts, to be joined the next night by Vektor and the night after by Voivod as the three-week stint kicks off.

Dates and info follow, off the PR wire, as well as the stream of Landless opener “Hating,” which you should check out especially if it’s as overcast where you are today as it is where I am:

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EIGHT BELLS: Voivod tour approaches, new tourdates added

With sophomore album Landless coming February 12th on Battleground Records, Eight Bells will embark on a full US tour that includes three weeks supporting avant-metal godfathers Voivod and thrashers Vektor.

Kicking off the tour in its hometown of Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells heads south then makes a beeline for the East Coast to join forces with the Voivod/Vektor caravan.

The newly updated list of dates is as follows:

Eight Bells:
Jan 28 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Jan 29 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jan 30 – Glendale, CA @ Complex w/ Bosse-De-Nage, Wreck and Reference
Jan 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
Feb 4 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s
Feb 5 – Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom w/ Vektor

Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:
Feb 6 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb 9 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 – Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Feb 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 – St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird

Eight Bells is the trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and new drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird and Thrawsunblat.

Sophomore album Landless, out February 12th on Battleground Records, was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch). Over five sprawling tracks, Eight Bells combines the majesty of ’70s Pink Floyd – ethereal vocals, soaring guitars – with 19th-century ghostliness and modern-day black-doom flourishes, to create a sound that transcends time entirely.


Eight Bells, “Hating”

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