Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS has entered Mana Recording Studio (manarecording.com) in St. Petersburg, FL to begin recording their fourth full-length. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal), this currently untitled album is set for a summer release via Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill comments: “I’ve been gearing up for this moment for all of past year. Rutan is a master and I’m intending on us delivering the most punishing Tombs record to-date.”
After recording this upcoming album, Tombs will head back out on the road in March, joining Darkest Hour, Ringworm, and Rivers of Nihil for a USA tour. See below for all dates!
Tombs tour dates
w/ Darkest Hour, Ringworm, Rivers of Nihil
Mar. 5 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
Mar. 6 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Mar. 8 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Mar. 9 – Sacramento, CA – Colonial Theater
Mar. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Mar. 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Mar. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Mar. 13 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
Mar. 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue
Mar. 15 – Lubbock, TX – Backstage Lubbock
Mar. 16 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
Mar. 17 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Mar. 18 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Mar. 19 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Mar. 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
Blending bleak, post-punk minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and traditional black metal, Tombs has established themselves as an act that’s as committed to consistency as it is to growth, developing smoothly (but never predictably) over the course of their career, and earning a multitude of accolades along the way (including “album of the year” from Decibel Magazine for 2011′s Path Of Totality!). In addition to their acclaimed releases, Tombs has also become revered for their captivating live shows, touring extensively with an array of artists such as Eyehategod, Pelican, Isis, Wolves In The Throne Room, The Secret, Ulcerate, Pallbearer, and 1349, plus appearing at renowned festivals: Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Roadburn in The Netherlands, and Psycho California and Maryland Deathfest in the USA. Now, with their upcoming fourth full-length, the quintet is poised to continue the momentum that’s been building since their formation in 2007. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!