BLACK ANVIL Begins North American Tour With Mayhem And Immolation Saturday November 4 2017, 3:41 PM
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BLACK ANVIL Begins North American Tour With Mayhem And Immolation
New York City's  BLACK ANVIL  will begin their North American live ambush tonight supporting black metal legends Mayhem. The journey will run through  December 2nd  with additional support provided by Immolation. See all confirmed dates below.

 


BLACK ANVIL  will be touring in support of their  As Was  full-length, unleashed earlier this year via Relapse Records. Reaping critical accolades globally, Pitchfork wrote, "Like Celtic Frost before them,  BLACK ANVIL  finds ways to summon profound darkness without tapping into black-metal clichés. Their latest ebbs and flows with effortless grace." Metal Injection called  As Was , "a great addition to  BLACK ANVIL 's career. If you enjoy having more atmosphere and gloom while you bang your heads, this is going to be an absolute winner for you.  BLACK ANVIL  has always been able to balance atmosphere into their metal, but  As Was  might be their best effort yet," while Noisey lauded the record's, "evil riffs, vicious grooves, and an uncharacteristic abundance of soaring clean vocals." Decibel noted, "While maintaining their familiar scorched palette, they also employ breezy prog excursions, sunbaked steel guitar, and white hot Priestian trad metal," while Bandcamp, in their Album Of The Day honors, added, "Thematically, the album tends toward a cerebral interpretation of the Satanic; rather than focusing on the demonic mythos,  BLACK ANVIL  are more concerned with internal struggles, and the necessary balance between darkness and light (See: 'As an Elder Learned Anew' and 'Two Keys: Here's The Lock'). And indeed,  BLACK ANVIL  prove themselves here as masters of equilibrium - the fluidity of stylistic and thematic tensions results in an album that is creative and challenging, the next step in their quest to push USBM forward, with hearty hails to the dark energies of the recent past."

 


As Was  is out now on Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats. Physical orders and bundles are available via Relapse.com  HERE  and digital downloads can be ordered via Bandcamp at  THIS LOCATION  where the record can also be streamed in full.

 



BLACK ANVIL w/ Mayhem, Immolation:
11/03/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/04/2017  Elements - Kitchener, ON
11/05/2017  St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/06/2017  Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH
11/07/2017  The Majestic - Madison, WI
11/09/2017  The Forge - Joliet, IL
11/10/2017  The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
11/11/2017  The Granada - Lawrence, KS
11/12/2017  The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
11/14/2017  El Rey Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2017  Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
11/17/2017  The Observatory Northpark - San Diego, CA
11/18/2017  The Fonda - Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2017  The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
11/21/2017  Mohawk - Austin,  TX
11/22/2017  White Oak - Houston, TX
11/24/2017  The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
11/25/2017  Mavericks - Jacksonville, FL
11/26/2017  Saturn - Birmingham, AL
11/27/2017  Cannery  Ballroom - Nashville, TN
11/28/2017  Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
11/30/2017  Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
12/01/2017  Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD
12/02/2017  Irving Plaza - New York, NY


 

Atmospheric and melodic without relenting any of the ferocity  BLACK ANVIL  has always been known for,  As Was  seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they've released previously,  As Was  is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of  BLACK ANVIL 's continuous progression and songcraft.  As Was  was recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain), and features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel).

 

 

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