Quarterly Review: Amenra, Liquid Sound Company, Iceburn, Gods and Punks, Vouna, Heathen Rites, Unimother 27, Oxblood Forge, Wall, Boozewa

Posted in Reviews on July 14th, 2021 by JJ Koczan

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You’ll have to forgive me, what the hell day is it? The url says this is day eight, so I guess that’s Wednesday. Fine. That’s as good as any. It’s all just 10 more records to my brain at this point, and that’s fine. I’ve got it all lined up. As of me writing this, I still haven’t heard about my busted-ass laptop that went in for repair last Saturday, and that’s a bummer, but I’m hoping that any minute now the phone is going to show the call coming in and I’ll just keep staring at it until that happens and I’m sure that will be awesome for my already brutalized productivity.

My backup laptop — because yes, I have one and will gladly argue with you that it’s necessary citing this week as an example — is a cheapie Chromebook. The nicest thing I can say about it is it’s red. The meanest thing I can say about it is that I had to change the search button to a caps lock and even that doesn’t respond fast enough to my typing, so I’m constantly capitalizing the wrong letters. If you don’t think that’s infuriating, congratulations on whatever existence has allowed you to live this long without ever needing to use a keyboard. “Hello computer,” and all that.

Enough kvetching. Too much to do.

Quarterly Review #71-80:

Amenra, De Doorn

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Liquid Sound Company, Psychoactive Songs for the Psoul

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Iceburn, Asclepius

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Flying snakes, crawling birds, two tracks each over 17 minutes long, the first Iceburn release in 20 years is an all-in affair from the outset. As someone coming to the band via Gentry Densley‘s work in Eagle Twin, there are recognizable elements in tone, themes and vocals, but with fellow founders Joseph “Chubba” Smith on drums and James Holder on guitar, as well as bassist Cache Tolman (who’s Johnny Comelately since he originally joined in 1991, I guess), the atmosphere conjured by the four-piece is consuming and spacious in its own way, and their willingness to go where the song guides them on side A’s “Healing the Ouroboros,” right up to the long-fading drone end after so much lumbering skronk and incantations before, and side B’s “Dahlia Rides the Firebird,” with its pervasive soloing, gallop and veer into earth-as-cosmos terradelia, the return of Iceburn — if in fact that’s what this is — makes its own ceremony across Asclepius, sounding newly inspired rather than like a rehash.

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Gods & Punks, The Sounds of the Universe

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As regards ambition, Gods & Punks‘ fourth LP, The Sounds of the Universe, wants for nothing. The Rio De Janeiro heavy psych rockers herein wrap what they’ve dubbed their ‘Voyager’ series, culminating the work they’ve done since their first EP — album opener “Eye in the Sky” is a remake — while tying together the progressive, heavy and cosmic aspects of their sound in a single collection of songs. In context, it’s a fair amount to take in, but a track like “Black Apples” has a riffy standout appeal regardless of its place in the band’s canon, and whether it’s the classic punch of “The TUSK” or the suitably patient expansion of “Universe,” the five-piece don’t neglect songwriting for narrative purpose. That is to say, whether or not you’ve heard 2019’s And the Celestial Ascension (discussed here) or any of their other prior material, you’re still likely to be pulled in by “Gravity” and “Dimensionaut” and the rest of what surrounds. The only question is where do they go from here? What’s outside the universe?

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Vouna, Atropos

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Released (appropriately) by Profound Lore, Vouna‘s second full-length Atropos is a work of marked depth and unforced grandeur. After nine-minute opener “Highest Mountain” establishes to emotional/aural tone, Atropos is comprised mostly of three extended pieces in “Vanish” (15:34), “Grey Sky” (14:08) and closer “What Once Was” (15:11) with the two-minute “What Once Was (Reprise)” leading into the final duo. “Vanish” finds Vouna — aka Olympia, Washington-based Yianna Bekris — bringing in textures of harp and violin to answer the lap steel and harp on “Highest Mountain,” and features a harsh guest vocal from Wolves in the Throne Room‘s Nathan Weaver, but it’s in the consuming wash at the finish of “Grey Sky” and in the melodic vocal layers cutting through as the first half of “What Once Was” culminates ahead of the break into mournful doom and synth that Vouna most shines, bridging styles in a way so organic as to be utterly consuming and keeping resonance as the most sought target, right unto the piano line that tops the last crescend, answering back the very beginning of “Highest Mountain.” Not a record that comes along every day.

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Heathen Rites, Heritage

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One gets the sense in listening that for Mikael Monks, the Burning Saviours founder working under the moniker of Heathen Rites for the first time, the idea of Heritage for which the album is titled is as much about doom itself as the Scandinavian folk elements that surface in “Gleipner” or in the brief, bird-song and mountain-echo-laced finish “Kulning,” not to mention the Judas Priest-style triumphalism of the penultimate “The Sons of the North” just before. Classic doom is writ large across Heritage, from the bassline of “Autumn” tapping into “Heaven and Hell” to the flowing culmination of “Midnight Sun” and the soaring guitar apex in “Here Comes the Night.” In the US, many of these ideas of “northern” heritage, runes, or even heathenism have been coopted as expressions of white supremacy. It’s worth remembering that for some people it’s actually culture. Monks pairs that with his chosen culture — i.e. doom — in intriguing ways here that one hopes he’ll continue to explore.

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Unimother 27, Presente Incoerente

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Some things in life you just have to accept that you’re never going to fully understand. The mostly-solo-project Unimother 27 from Italy’s Piero Ranalli is one of those things. Ranalli has been riding his own wavelength in krautrock and classic progressive stylizations mixed with psychedelic freakout weirdness going on 15 years now, experimenting all the while, and you don’t have to fully comprehend the hey-man-is-this-jazz bass bouncing under “L’incontro tra Phallos e Mater Coelestis” to just roll with it, so just roll with it and know that wherever you’re heading, there’s a plan at work, even if the plan is to not have a plan. Mr. Fist‘s drums tether the synth and drifting initial guitar of “Abraxas…il Dio Difficile da Conoscere” and serve a function as much necessary as grooving, but one way or the other, you’re headed to “Systema Munditotius,” where forward and backward are the same thing and the only trajectory discernible is “out there.” So go. Just go. You won’t regret it.

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Oxblood Forge, Decimator

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Not, not, not a coincidence that Massachusetts four-piece Oxblood Forge — vocalist Ken Mackay, guitarist Robb Lioy, bassist Greg Dellaria and drummer/keyboardist Erik Fraünfeltër — include an Angel Witch cover on their third long-player, Decimator, as even before they get around to the penultimate “Sorcerers,” the NWOBHM is a defining influence throughout the proceedings, be it the “hey hey hey!” chanting of “Mortal Salience” or the death riders owning the night on opener “Into the Abyss” or the sheer Maidenry met with doom tinge on “Screams From Silence.” Mackay‘s voice, high in the mix, adds a tinge of grit, but Decimator isn’t trying to get one over on anyone. This blue collar worship for classic metal presented in a manner that could only be as full-on as it is for it to work at all. No irony, no khakis, no bullshit.

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Wall, Vol. 2

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They keep this up, they’re going to have a real band on their hands. Desert Storm/The Grand Mal bandmates and twin brothers Ryan Cole (guitar/bass) and Elliot Cole (drums) began Wall as a largely-instrumental quarantine project in 2020, issuing a self-titled EP (review here) on APF Records. Vol. 2 follows on the quick with five more cuts of unbridled groove, including a take on Karma to Burn‘s “Nineteen” that, if it needs to be said, serves as homage to Will Mecum, who passed away earlier this year. That song fits right in with a cruncher like “Avalanche” or “Speed Freak,” or even “The Tusk,” which also boasts a bit of layered guitar harmonies, feeling out new ground there and in the acousti-handclap-blues of “Falling From the Edge of Nowhere.” The fact that Wall have live dates booked — alongside The Grand Mal, no less — speaks further to their real-bandness, but Vol. 2 hardly leaves any doubt as it is.

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Boozewa, Deb

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The second self-recorded outing from Pennsylvania trio Boozewa, Deb, offers two songs to follow-up on Feb. 2021’s First Contact (review here) demo, keeping an abidingly raw, we-did-this-at-home feel — this time they sent the results to Tad Doyle for mastering — while pushing their sound demonstrably forward with “Deb” bringing bassist Jessica Baker to the fore vocally alongside drummer Mike Cummings. Guitarist Rylan Caspar contributes in that regard as well, and the results are admirably grunge-coated heavy rock and roll that let enough clarity through to establish a hook, while the shorter “Now. Stop.” edges toward a bit more lumber in its groove, at least until they punk it out with some shouts at the finish. Splitting hairs? You betcha. Maybe they’re just writing songs. The results are there waiting to be dug either way.

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Amenra to Release De Doorn June 25; “De Evenmens” Video Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 4th, 2021 by JJ Koczan

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Belgian post-metal forerunners Amenra will release their first offering for Relapse Records, titled De Doorn, next month. They’ve got a video up now for “De Evenmens” that you can see at the bottom of this post and witness all its black-and-white and screamy, then not screamy, then definitely screamy again shifting, the band as heavy on atmosphere as they are on heavy as they are on contemplation. “De Evenmens” is one of five tracks on the upcoming outing, which is the follow-up to Amenra‘s 2017 LP, Mass VI, and at the very least it shows they haven’t lost their edge of extremity or the consuming lurch that has led to their becoming one of Europe’s foremost purveyors of the style. They got a thing. They do it well.

Album info follows here, courtesy of the PR wire:

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AMENRA announce their Relapse Records full-length debut De Doorn coming June 25th! Watch AMENRA’s official “De Evenmens” music video, directed by Dehn Sora

AMENRA vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“We are only here for a split second in history. This song is about finding the answer within the question, man’s search for his place here on earth. A journey of sorrow with mere moments of beauty and happiness and this all in relation to his or her fellowman. To accept what is. Our brother Dehn Sora sculpted the digital world where Everman dwells, protected by its thorns, wounded by the others. Sacrificing blood of gold.”

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De Doorn is out June 25 on Deluxe 2xLP/2xLP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com are available HERE. Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE. A super limited, one time press features gold foil stamping printed on jackets and are available exclusively through Relapse.com and at band live performances.

De Doorn Tracklist:

Ogentroost
De Dood In Bloei
De Evenmens
Het Gloren
Voor Immer

AMENRA Tour Dates:
May 22 Grauzone Festival (Acoustic Stream Concert)
July 2+3 Openluchttheater De Goffert, Nijmegen i.s.m. Doornroosje
Sept 4 Paaspop, Schijndel
Sept 21 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

AMENRA Is:
Colin H. van Eeckhout – Lead Vocals
Mathieu Vandekeckhove – Guitar
Bjorn J. Lebon – Percussion
Lennart Bossu – Guitar
Tim De Gieter – Guitar
Caro Tanghe – Backup Vocals

Recorded by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio, Lembeke BE
Mastered by Frank Arkright, Abbey Road Studio, London UK

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Amenra Sign to Relapse Records; New Album out Next Year

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 14th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Curious how inevitable this feels. Belgian post-metal touchstones Amenra have set the genre standard by which Europe abides. Their pervasive aesthetic sensibility, balance of ambience and extreme sonic aggression and heft, can be heard across an entire swath of acts working largely in their strobe-pumping wake. I’ve never been the biggest Amenra fan in the world — something about their unwillingness to break their own rules continues to leave me cold — but one would have to be a fool not to acknowledge the impact they’ve had or to respect the force they represent when they take the stage.

Earlier this month, I assume for Bandcamp Friday, they released a collection of demo material for what became 2017’s Mass VI, and you’ll find that streaming below. In addition to their signing to Relapse, where they join recent acquisitions Temple of Void and the likes of Monolord, you’ll also find word below of a new album coming next year. One will expect that to arrive with no shortage of anticipation behind it.

From the PR wire:

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AMENRA SIGN TO RELAPSE RECORDS; NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM COMING 2021

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Belgium’s AMENRA! Formed in 1999, the critically acclaimed band have since captivated audiences through their raw, ethereal, sonic energy, both live and in the studio. AMENRA’s monstrous live performances and cinematic albums have earned them a cult following. Touring the world over, the band has played some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe and North America. AMENRA will release a highly anticipated new album in 2021. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.

Regarding the signing, AMENRA comments:

“We are thrilled to announce that from now on we will be signed to Relapse records. A haven to a lot of our friends, and now to us as well. We are looking forward to work with this more than capable team, and are eager to see where it will lead us. Our new record will see its first light mid 2021. Ever onwards.”

AMENRA Is:
Colin H. Van Eeckhout – Vocals
Mathieu Vandekerckhove – Guitars
Bjorn Lebon – Drums
Lennart Bossu – Guitars
Tim De Gieter – Bass

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Amenra, The Cradle: Demos (2020)

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Amenra to Release Split with Madensuyu; New Video Posted; Acoustic Shows Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 11th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

Many doings in the camp of Belgian post-metallers Amenra, it would seem. The six-piece outfit will release a new split with Madensuyu on Consouling Sounds, they’ve announced acoustic shows in September, and they have a new video for their acoustic version of the track “Razoreater.” The original, very-much-plugged, version of “Razoreater” appeared on Amenra‘s 2008 outing, Mass IIII, and their new split will be one of four released so far in 2014 — they also have a live record out — so it’s safe to say Amenra are keeping busy. Their last full-length, Mass V, came out in 2012 on Neurot Recordings.

The PR wire brings tales of recent doings, and of course that video, which is fittingly gloomy:

Belgium’s Amenra Release New Music Video | Announce New Split Release

Belgium post-metal/sludge outfit AMENRA has just released a new music video for the acoustic version of their track “Razoreater”, which was directed by Nathalie Teirlinck of independent production company Savage Film.

The live recording was recorded by Lander Cluyse at Hearse Studio, Belgium and mastered by Chris Common (Isis, Chelsea Wolfe) at Twin Hills, US and is set to appear on a new picture split 10” with fellow countrymen Madensuyu to be released by Consouling Sounds this Friday, August 15th.

Pre-orders are still available at the following location: http://consouling.be/album/amenra-madensuyu-split-10-picture-disc

Meanwhile, Amera will play a string of acoustic shows in September throughout Belgium and Germany. More details will be announced soon.

UP AND COMING SHOWS

FRI 15/08: HEVY FEST, KENT UK w/ Oathbreaker
SAT 30/08: EIGEN TEELT, MAASMECHELEN BE w/ Raketkanon

THU 4/09
FRI 12/09: MARLCAVE, RIEMST BE – AFTERLIFE ACOUSTIC
SAT 20/09: BAROEG OPEN AIR, ROTTERDAM NL
FRI 26/09: FOREST, Can’Art KUURNE BE w/ Madensuyu
SAT 27/09: AB, BRUSSELS BE – AFTERLIFE ACOUSTIC

SAT 11/10: LÜKAZ, LÜNEN DE w/ Oathbreaker
FRI 17/10: KUBOX, KUURNE BE w/ Steak Number Eight
SAT 25/10: INTO THE VOID, LEEUWARDEN NL

SAT 01/11: VULCAN ARENA, OSLO NO

more tbc

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Amenra to Release Live II in June

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 30th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

I’m not sure if Neurot Recordings is going to handle a North American release for Amenra‘s new My Proud Mountain live album, Live II, which is due out in June. The two imprints have worked together before, on the Townes Van Zandt tributes, Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol. I and II, but I’ve yet to come across concrete word one way or another on the Amenra. If you’ll recall, Neurot released the Belgian post-sludgers’ last studio offering, 2012’s Mass V, so I can’t think of a reason they wouldn’t want to also handle the live record, but I wouldn’t want to assume. Figured for those in Europe and those willing to shell out for imports, sure word of the release through My Proud Mountain was better than nothing.

Amenra also have a relatively-new video and some European tour dates that you can check out below, courtesy of the PR wire:

AMENRA to release live album via My Proud Mountain in June, plus Willy Vanderperre video collaboration made public

RELEASE DATE: 30/06/2014

My Proud Mountain are gearing up to release LIVE II, the second live cd, and first live 2xLP from AMENRA. The recording is the live audio from their MASS V release show of last year, mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson and released in beautiful handmade screen-printed covers. The LP and CD will be screenprinted by hand by Seriagrafie / Fabian Lauer. Below is the artwork and tracklisting…

TRACK LISTING
The Pain It is Shapeless
Razoreater
Aorte.Nous Sommes Du Mème Sang
Boden
Nowena 9110
Silver Needle Golden Nail
Dearborn And Buried
A Mon Àme
Terziele
Am Kreuz

In case you missed the news, AMENRA recently teamed up with top fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre and director of photography Nicolas Karakatsanis for a stunning video which features the band stripped of all that we know of them, and you can watch and share via the Church Of Ra YouTube channel…

Vanderperre has worked with a startling array of individuals, from Kate Moss to Kanye West, but his encounter with AMENRA sees both parties break formation to form a hesitant, powerful and revealing union. The video, set to À Mon Âme from their most recent album, MASS V, may not be what you have come to expect from the cult crafters of discordance – but what are AMENRA if not masters of defying expectation?

Says CHVE of the collaboration; “It is not at all like the sort of visuals we usually present, it is more a case study, or a visual interpretation of the band, a little piece of concept art, if you will. The idea they [Willy Vanderperre and director of photography Nicolas Karakatsanis] had was stripping us of everything we had – ‘what if we took it all away from them?’, ‘what if we took them from their comfort zone?’. No shadows or darkness to hide in, dark imagery, props or metaphors or symbols to use.”…

He continues…”Compare it to what we sometimes or mostly do with our music – stick to the mere necessary, take a minimalistic approach of a whole. What do we really need? To create a certain ‘feeling’ of emotion. For us, it was an extremely interesting cooperation. We normally keep our guard extremely high, never give something out of our hands, to keep it as close to our skin as humanly possible – that’s exactly what they did as well, literally…It was awkward, uneasy, and very confronting for us to see, yet one of the most interesting things we did lately, and an honour for us to be working with such talented and inspiring people. ‘Under a watchtower of punishing light.’”

Don’t forget that AMENRA are on the road and will soon head to the UK for two festival appearances, including Temples Festival this weekend. Here are the remaining dates…

LIVE DATES
SAT 3/05: TEMPLES FESTIVAL, BRISTOL UK w/ Neurosis
SAT 10/05: BTR FESTIVAL, LONDON UK w/ Cult of luna
SUN 8/06: VOORUIT, GENT BE w/ COR
THU 19/06: EKKO, UTRECHT NL
FRI 20/06: NIEUWE NOR, HEERLEN NL
SAT 21/06: NEUDEGG ALM, ABTENAU AT
SUN 22/06: FEIERWERK, MUNCHEN DE
SAT 28/06: GRASPOP, DESSEL BE
SAT 27/09: AB, BRUSSELS BE – AFTERLIFE ACOUSTIC

Watch the trailer for the Church of Ra European tour here.

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Amenra Post New Video for “Boden – Spijt” from Mass V; Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Bootleg Theater on November 6th, 2012 by JJ Koczan

You know how it is. Sometimes you wake up naked in the woods just as the heavy part kicks in on an Amenra song. You start to wonder around slowly and find a potato sack dress, so you put it on and go down to the stream to brush your teeth or take a hobo bath or whathaveyou. But hey, here’s a dead bird, so you pick it up and lay down with it on your belly and it takes about nine minutes and that’s the video for Amenra‘s “Boden – Spijt.” There you have it.

The track comes off Amenra‘s Neurot Recordings debut, Mass V, which is expected to plant a heavy-foot down on Nov. 27. All kidding aside, the song is pretty killer and worth checking out. Find it below, followed by the lyrics and the latest off the PR wire:

AMENRA Release New Video From Pending Neurot Recordings Debut

After stealing the show at Damnation Festival in Leeds this past weekend, AMENRA are firmly focused on the release of their new studio album Mass V which will see the cold light of day later this month on November 27th via Neurot Recordings.

Having recently showcased their album opener “Dearborn and Buried” via their official Soundcloud page, we explode into the new week with the album’s second track “Boden,” complete with lyrics and accompanying video.

“Boden” lyrics:
carry within
a fear
that blossoms on skin
forever alone
sorrow says
bury my bones
carry within
regret
for everything
tear old pain away
I renounce this day and
I renounce every wound
made in my flesh
made by my flesh
are you awake? what did you see?
I’m a sudden hissing,
right behind your ear.
a white noise
but it’s quiet now
I am reason
I am fear
inflict.
I call out
and you fear me
I call out
and all the brothers in the world they hear me
but the pain remains the same

AMENRA Confirmed Live Rituals:
12/01/2012 Db’s – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival w/ Oathbreaker
12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show w/ Oathbreaker, TBHR, Scott Kelly
1/11/2013 Machinefabriek – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic Festival
2/10/2013 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium w/ Eleanora
2/16/2013 Perron – Ieper, Belgium @ Winterfest
2/22/2013 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands w/ TBHR
2/24/2013 Mod – Hasselt, Belgium w/ Hessian
4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival

European Tour 2013:
4/25/2013 Glazart – Paris, France w/ TBHR
4/26/2013 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France
4/27/2013 Boulevard Rock Club – Misano Adriatico (RN), Italy
4/28/2013 Traffic live club – Roma, Italy
4/29/2013 Lo Fi club – Milano, Italy
4/30/2013 Gaswerk – Winterthur, Switzerland
5/01/2013 Arena – Wenen, Austria
5/02/2013 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany
5/03/2013 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Syndrome
5/04/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival
5/05/2013 TBA – Germany
5/26/2012 Stuk – Leuven, Belgium w/ Oathbreaker

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