In the wake of several bouts of stateside tours supporting their highly praised second LP Reverence To Stone since its release nine months ago, Seattle doom quartet SAMOTHRACE will storm European shores on their maiden European tour this May.
The fifteen-city trek begins with SAMOTHRACE crushing the masses as one of the headliners of this year’s Heavy Days in Doomtown, a D.I.Y. doom/sludge festival in Copenhagen, Denmark running from May 2nd through 5th. This year the gathering also features performances from Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Cough, Procession, Danava, Moss, Dark Buddah Rising, Conan, Lecherous Gaze, labelmates Mournful Congregation and loads more in addition to Bell With, who will support SAMOTHRACE for the duration of the tour which will steamroll its way hazily through Belgium, England, Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Germany.
The acclaimed Reverence To Stone was released in July of 2012 via 20 Buck Spin, the label also responsible for unveiling the band to the masses on the masterful 2008 debut SAMOTHRACE album, Life’s Trade. Through two lumbering, expansive tracks, the band explores more cavernous realms of thunderous tone hand-in-hand with even more beautiful and organic elements than ever on Reverence To Stone, culminating in an incredibly real sounding psychedelic doom metal that continues to prove SAMOTHRACE as one of the leading bands of the genre.
SAMOTHRACE May European Tour w/ Bell Witch:
5/03/2013 Ungdomshuset – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Heavy Days In Doomtown Festival
5/05/2013 Wuustwezel, Belgium @ Puntpop Festival
5/06/2013 Black Heart – London, UK
5/07/2013 Star & Garter – Manchester, UK
5/08/2013 Scruffy Murphy´s – Birmingham, UK
5/09/2013 Winston Kingdom – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5/10/2013 TBA – Paris, France
5/11/2013 Espace Autgére – Lausanne, Switzerland
5/12/2013 L´Usine – Geneva, Switzerland
5/13/2013 Blue Rose Saloon – Milano, Italy
5/14/2013 Channel 0 – Ljubljana, Slovenia
5/15/2013 007 Club – Prague, Czech Republic
5/16/2013 Zoro – Leipzig, Germany w/ Graves At Sea, Meth Drinker
5/17/2013 Koma F/Köpi – Berlin, Germany
5/18/2013 Vereinsheim Frankenweide – Stralsund, Germany