Tour de Force



HULL, BATILLUS, YOUR BODY AND YOUNot as painful as missing this tour.

Speaking of NYC Sucks: two of the bands appearing on that collection, proggy stoner rockers Hull and crushing doomsters Batillus, are doing a tour together starting next month. If you read MetalSucks on the regular, you already know that we love these bands. And I’d wager that these shows will result in lots and lots of broken bones. Not so much from the moshing, ’cause I don’t think these are really mosh bands, but just from the sheer fucking weight of the music.

And as if the fact that the shows themselves are gonna be killer wasn’t enough to get you off your ass, know this: Batillus will be selling a special tour-only vinyl pressing of their new album, Furnace, limited to 55 copies, each with with a silk-screened jacket. And these shows will be the only place you can get ’em.

And as if the the fact that the shows themselves are gonna be killer AND Batillus will be selling the Furnace vinyl STILL isn’t enough to entice you, well, know THIS, friends: Hull have just announced a vinyl release of their abso-fucking-lutely EPIC 2005 EP, Viking Funeral, via Science of Sleep Records, and they’ll be selling that on the tour as well. That will feature a blood red/black swirl vinyl with the song on one side, and a laser etched image on the other, PLUS parchment insert with the detailed Viking Funeral saga, PLUS a sticker and digital download info, PLUS a Viking Funeral poster, AND it will be wax-stamped with the band’s logo. Phew!

So, yeah. Go to these shows. And bring your wallets, motherfuckers.

Here are dates…

Fri 3/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ominous Black
Sat 3/12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ U.S. Christmas, Balaclava
Sun 3/13 – Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway w/ U.S. Christmas
Mon 3/14 – Little Rock, AK @ Downtown Music w/ The Body
Fri 3/18 – Austin, TX @ Triple Crown Tattoo w/ Pack of Wolves, Mutilation Rites
Sat 3/19 – Austin, TX @ Lovejoy’s – Brooklyn Vegan / Profound Lore Showcase (no Hull)
Sat 3/19 – Austin, TX @ Shiner Bar w/ Pack of Wolves, Mutilation Rites
Mon 3/21 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA w/ The Body
Tue 3/22 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective
Wed 3/23 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Reservoir w/ Caltrop
Thu 3/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Caltrop, Billows
Fri 3/25 – Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker
Sat 3/26 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Horseback, Caltrop


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