South Carolina-based instrumental tech metal collective INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will take to the streets next month on a near-month-long tour alongside technical black metal unit Enfold Darkness. The Invoking Total Darkness Tour will commence on June 2nd and run through June 24th leveling a total of twenty venues in its wake. See confirmed dates below.
"We are very excited to join forces with our homies in Enfold Darkness this Summer," comments the band. "We will be shredding faces and earholes in a city near you to promote our debut album Aural Kaleidoscopes. Just in case you have been awesome and own all of our merch, you can look forward to our new summer items, insane visuals, and if you're lucky, new music never heard before. Get stoked! Spread the word. Shred the world!"
INVOKING THE ABSTRACT w/ Enfold Darkness:
6/02/2017 Thompson House - Newport, KY
6/03/2017 Rail ll - Peoria, IL
6/04/2017 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
6/05/2017 Stamps The Bar - Tonawanda, NY
6/06/2017 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
6/08/2017 Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
6/09/2017 The Backstage at Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ
6/10/2017 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
6/11/2017 Webster Hall - New York, NY
6/12/2017 Riff House Pub - Chesapeake, VA
6/13/2017 Capone's - Johnson City, TN
6/14/2017 Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
6/15/2017 Bombshells - Orlando, FL
6/17/2017 Swayze's - Marietta, GA
6/19/2017 White Swan - Houston, TX
6/20/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
6/21/2017 The Rail Club - Dallas, TX
6/22/2017 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
6/23/2017 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
6/24/2017 Autograph Rehearsal Studio - Murfreesboro, TN
INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will be touring in support of their Aural Kaleidoscopes full-length released last year via Unique Leader Records. Tracked at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit), the confounding record utilizes various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, and playing techniques to convey a sound that transcends genres. INVOKING THE ABSTRACT's broad style, containing both soaring guitar solos and groovy mixed meters, creates a blend of catchy hooks accompanied by churning technical metal.
n a 4.5/5 rating, Sea Of Tranquility calls Aural Kaleidoscopes,"intense, interesting, passionate, groovy, and virtuosic." Metal Underground crowns the record, "...utterly apocalyptic and maddeningly technical." Metal Trenches concurs noting, "Cliffs, bees, robots... you name it this album has it... Any true lover of progressive music, especially the drummers and guitar players out there, should pick up this album. The songs are incredibly fun in addition to their frighteningly technical nature," Adds Metal Nexus, "Everything is planned and executed with laser focused precision creating an organic and completely cohesive wall of thick, intelligent, and emotionally stimulating music done like only they could do... INVOKING THE ABSTRACT is ridiculously good."