Detroit-based crossover death thrashers PLAGUE YEARS will return to the stage late this Summer, beginning with an appearance at Heavy Hell II Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana alongside Fister, Sanguisugabogg, The Lion’s Daughter, and more. In September, the band will play this year’s edition of Full Terror Assault with a loaded lineup that includes Exodus, Misery Index, M.O.D., Devourment, and dozens of others, followed by a trio of dates with Long Island, New York thrash unit Extinction A.D.! See all confirmed dates below.
Comments guitarist Eric Lauder, “We’re stoked to announce we’ll be playing Heavy Hell II in Indianapolis this August and the following month we’ll be playing Full Terror Assault and doing a run with Extinction A.D. We said all quarantine we were going to play everywhere and we meant it. Come pull up and see us. More announcements to come!"
8/14/2021 Heavy Hell II Fest @ Black Circle - Indianapolis, IN
w/ Extinction A.D.:
9/11/2021 Full Terror Assault @ Hogrock Campground – Cave In Rock, IL
9/12/2021 Black Circle - Indianapolis, IN
9/13/2021 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
9/14/2021 Preserving Underground – Pittsburgh, PA
PLAGUE YEARS released their punishing Circle Of Darkness full-length last September via eOne. Mining the subterranean depths once unearthed on classic Sepultura albums like Beneath The Remains and Arise, with the vicious bite of Germanic slabs like In The Sign Of Evil by Sodom and the Hall of Fame ‘80s output of Slayer, the devilish and down-tuned death worship within PLAGUE YEARS serves as a demonic calling card for the foursome; a brutal counterbalance to their otherwise like minded thrash revivalists. On Circle Of Darkness, PLAGUE YEARS reunites with engineer Arthur Rizk, whose work with Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Candy, and Cavalera Conspiracy has propelled him to the front of the horde amidst the resurgence of crossover thrash.
“…PLAGUE YEARS turn chugging into an art form, making simple stomps feel like genuine riffs.” — Decibel Magazine
“…a death thrash rager…” — Revolver
“…nothing short of a modern thrash classic…” — Metal Injection
“Thrash has always been a diverse genre, with equal room for goofy party vibes and infernal paeans to the abyss. In 2020, it’s the latter approach that seems most fitting and timely, and PLAGUE YEARS have absolutely nailed the desolate spirit of the age via some truly ripping thrash fucking metal.” — Blabbermouth
“…the quartet just freaking rages on songs such as the sledgehammer opener ‘Play The Victim’ or surgical strike of the title track. Somewhere, there is a skate park where someone has this cranked to 11 and is carving the bowl to bits to Incantation.” — Vancouver Sun
“When this band lays down a groove, the walls shake.” — New Noise Magazine