SHADOWS FALL are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from BISON b.c. and Baptized in Blood. Special guest GOATWHORE will be on the first six west coast dates only. SHADOWS FALL have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the Great White North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from BISON b.c., Baptized in Blood and GOATWHORE.
SHADOWS FALL front man Brian Fair had the following to say about SHADOWS FALL’s Canadian headlining tour: “All of us in SHADOWS FALL are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour!! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white north and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!!”
GOATWHORE are continuing to tour in support of their most critically acclaimed album to date, Carving Out The Eyes Of God. This album is quickly becoming their defining opus and has received top album of 2009 accolades on the likes of Decibel Magazine, The Onion, about.com, blistering.com, examiner.com, popmatters.com and more. Bootleg videos are popping up all over youtube that chronicle GOATWHORE as they tear across the US with DevilDriver and Suffocation, check out the guys playing the title track from Carving at Slim’s in San Francisco HERE.
Carving Out The Eyes Of God chart debuts:
BILLBOARD TOP 200 Debut @ #190
Billboard Hard Music Debut @ #33< Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums Debut @ #16< Billboard Top Independent Albums Debut @ #34 What's been said about Carving Out The Eyes Of God: “the band's tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems, and Falgoust's soot and venom snarl…” Decibel Magazine “Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motörhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship.” 4/5 stars, Revolver Magazine BISON b.c. is putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album and follow up to 2008's Quiet Earth. Those who have witnessed this band live already know how engrossing their honest and intense stage show has become. Get a small taste of this intensity by checking out this live video shot by MTV Canada back in April of 2009 on youtube HERE. Tons more BISON b.c. new album news, HUGE tour announcement and more are all coming very, very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Vocalist/guitarist James Farwell proclaims: “We are stoked to traverse the wild Canadian winter land with Shadows Fall, Baptized In Blood and Goatwhore, we hope to share with them our fine Canadian tradition of Tim Horton’s and getting blind drunk on Old Style Pilsner, OV and Cinqantes.”
Praise for BISON b.c. from the press:
“powerful and dignified…they dare to approach the maniacal majesty of present-day High on Fire.” Decibel Magazine
“If Mastodon had spent more time listening to Anthrax, they might sound like Vancouver’s Bison B.C.” Rollingstone.com
Tour w/ Shadows Fall, BISON b.c., Baptized In Blood< 02/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory 02/24 Calgary, AB Republik 02/25 Edmonton, AB Starlite 02/26 TBA 02/27 Regina, SK The District 03/01 Winnipeg, MB WECC 03/02 Thunder Bay, ON The Roxy BISON b.c. Tour w/ Shadows Fall, Baptized In Blood 03/04 Toronto, ON Opera House 03/05 London, ON Music Hall 03/06 TBA 03/07 Ottawa, ON Mavericks 03/08 Montreal, QC National 03/09 Quebec City, QC Imperial