Tour de Force


  • Axl Rosenberg

BATILLUS BATOURUSphoto by Scott Irvine

Admittedly, I am not the resident doom expert at MetalSucks, but for my money, the genre is not having a terrific year. To wit: I have heard two doom releases which really knocked my beard off: Rwake’s Rest, and Batillus’ Furnace (my review here). I’ve spoken plenty about the former in the past few weeks, but it’s been a minute since I’ve had a good excuse to praise the latter; but now Batiullus have announced a new tour, so I get to come here and tell you once again CHECK THIS BAND OUT.

‘Cause not only is Furnace a fucking heavy, heavy, evil, evil, scary goddamn record, but this band is really a sight to behold in a live setting. My balls quiver with fear just thinking about it, y’know? And most of these tour dates feature at least one other super-awesome band — including The Atlas Moth, Kowloon Walled City, and Yakuza — so the likelihood that they’re going to be fun is, like, 99.9%. Seriously, don’t miss these dates.

Here’s the tour itinerary:

11.7 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath Live w/ Late August, Chaniski
11.8 – Madison, WI @ TBA
11.9 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Battlefields (album release), The Atlas Moth
11.10 – Fargo, ND @ TBA w/ The Atlas Moth
11.12 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
11.13 – Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Diesto
11.15 – Eugene, OR @ TBA
11.16 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11.17 – Capistrano Beach, CA @ Coconuts w/ The Atlas Moth, Kowloon Walled City, Pigeonwing
11.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bow and Sparrow w/ The Atlas Moth, Kowloon Walled City
11.19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco w/ TBA
11.20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA w/ The Atlas Moth
11.21 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s w/ The Atlas Moth, Ghosts of Glaciers
11.22 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ The Atlas Moth
11.23 – Chicago, IL @ SubT Lounge w/ Yakuza, The Swan King


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