Kurokuma Announce Eastern European Tour; New EP Dope Rider Due in August

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Good word from the UK in that sludge rockers  Kurokuma will release a new EP, titled Dope Rider, on vinyl in August through Doom Stew Records. The three-piece have a string of Eastern European tour dates booked in order to celebrate the impending two-songer, which is based around a comic series of the same name. They showed influences psychedelic and tribal on their prior outing, 2016’s Advorsus, which is streaming at the bottom of this post, and since that release, they’ve toured with the likes of ConanDVNE, among others. I wouldn’t necessarily predict how the new release will sound — and I can’t pretend not to have heard it while talking about it, because, hey, I actually haven’t heard it — but I wouldn’t be surprised if their road experience translates into an even broader scope.

We’ll find out when we get there, of course, but in the meantime, shows in Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Latvia should bring them to the attention of that region’s passionate underground and help their cause generally. The extremity they brought to Advorsus was visceral in its three-track rollout, and as they center around a narrative structure, there’s an opportunity to bring new progressive sensibility to the proceedings.

So proceed. The following came in hot on the PR wire:

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Kurokuma Eastern Europe Tour 2018

UK psychedelic sludge band, Kurokuma slash their way through Eastern Europe this August, hitting up Rockstadt Festival in Romania and Brutal Assault in Czech Republic along the way. Playing alongside the likes of Obituary and Converge, this is their first time in mainland Europe. There will also be a performance at Berlin’s independent cinema, ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz, in conjunction with a screening of The Doom Doc.

The tour is in support of their Dope Rider EP which comes out on vinyl, CD and cassette through San Fran’s Doom Stew Records in the same month. The EP contains two lengthy tracks in tribute to Dope Rider, a graphic fiction story originally printed in High Times starting in the 1970s. The release features artwork by the strip’s creator, Paul Kirchner; the vinyl version especially features a whole Dope Rider story on the insert. The EP was recorded at The Cro’s Nest by Slabdragger’s Sam Thredder and mastered at Skyhammer Studio by Chris Fielding.

4/8 Rockstadt – Brasov, Romania
5/8 Revolver Sound Studio – Budapest, Hungary
6/8 Garaze – Bratislava, Slovakia
7/8 Bar Pod Hodinam – Kolin, Czech Republic
8/8 Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
11/8 Zukunft am Ostkreuz – Berlin, Germany
12/8 Chmury – Warsaw, Poland
13/8 Carpenter Inn – Olsztyn, Poland
14/8 XI20 – Vilnius, Lithuania
15/8 Melno Cepurisu Balerija – Jelgava, Latvia

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Kurokuma, Advorsus (2016)

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