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Sumac Announce Tour Dates, New Album in September


Sumac’s 2016 album What One Becomes blew the metal community’s collective face right the fuck off. Their debut record The Deal was solid, sure, but it was their sophomore effort that saw their sound coalesce into something truly unique and special beyond the sum of its parts (Aaron Turner of Isis/Old Man Gloom, Brian Cook of Russian Circles, Nick Yacyshyn of Baptists). 

With that in mind, I’m fully expecting their recently announced third album — Love in Shadow, due September 21st via Thrill Jockey — to continue where What One Becomes left off and hopefully push the envelope even further into the messy, doom-laden, sonic wall of proggy sludge that this band has built up for themselves.

Before all that, though, there’s this: Sumac will be touring! They’ll only be covering the eastern portion of the U.S. and Canada, but I can’t imagine dates in the rest of those countries are too far off whatwith a new album on the way. Dalek and Infernal Coil will support. Don’t miss these: Sumac DESTROYED when I saw them in August of 2018.


09/01 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (‘Scorched Tundra X‘)
09/02 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company (feat. John Mueller & Infernal Coil)

With Dalek & Infernal Coil:

09/03 Detroit, MI – El Club
09/04 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
09/05 Montreal, QC – Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
09/06 Allston, MA – Great Scott
09/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
09/08 Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust
09/09 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
09/11 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
09/12 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09/14 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
09/15 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
09/16 Nashville, TN – The End

[via The PRP]

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