Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Sludgelord News: USNEA: North American Spring Tour With Ufomammut Confirmed


Following the release of their Relapse Records debut, Random Cosmic Violence, Portland, Oregon's sludge/doom destroyers, USNEA, have been confirmed as the sole support act for Ufomammut's upcoming first-ever North American tour this Spring. Guaranteed to be one of the heaviest, cerebrally-pummeling stateside live events of the year, the tour runs from May 13th through June 13th, withUSNEA set to inundate dozens of cities, including on several off-tour headlining dates and a leg of shows on the way to rendezvous with Ufomammut, not to mention various regional shows in the coming weeks.

USNEA's inconceivably devastating sophomore album Random Cosmic Violence saw release through Relapse in November amidst international critical acclaim, with reactions from journalists as positive as they were blown-away by the LP's tumultuous output. Recorded and mixed by Jared "Fester" See at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Stoneburner, Rabbits) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), through their overwhelming black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, USNEA has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence.

In time for the tour, USNEA will have a self-released repress of their self-titled debut LP constructed. Additional details on the repress will be available in the coming weeks preceding the trek.

USNEA Tour Dates:
3/07/2015 Obsidian - Olympia, WA w/ Eusapia, A God Or An Other, Eye of Nix
3/26/2015 Blackwater Bar - Portland, OR w/ Deathgrave, Augurs, Shroud of the Heretic
5/08/2015 High Water Mark - Portland, OR * tour kick-off w/ Eye of Nix, Hiding, Shine of the Serpent
5/09/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID
5/10/2015 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Odium Totus
5/11/2015 Lost Lake - Denver, CO w/ Inter Arma, Yautja, Prison Death
5/12/2015 TBA - Lawrence, KS
USNEA North America Spring 2015 w/ Ufomammut:
5/13/2015 Reggies - Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
5/15/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
5/16/2015 TBA - Toronto, ON
5/17/2015 Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
5/18/2015 Middle East Upstairs - Boston, MA [no Ufomammut]
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
5/22/2015 King's - Raleigh, NC
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
5/24/2015 HiTone Café - Memphis, TN [no Ufomammut]
5/25/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
5/26/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX
5/27/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX
5/29/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/30/2015 Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
5/31/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
6/01/2015 TBA - Los Osos, CA [no Ufomammut]
6/02/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
6/03/2015 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
6/04/2015 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
6/06/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR
6/07/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
6/08/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
6/11/2015 TBA - Lincoln, NE [no Ufomammut]
6/12/2015 TBA - St Paul, MN
6/13/2015 Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI

Stereogum issued of USNEA's Random Cosmic Violence, "In a year that has already delivered amazing new records from Yob, Pallbearer, Triptykon, Thou, Eyehategod, and Indian (among others), it's pretty close to impossible to show up in mid-November with an album of sludge/funeral doom and make any sort of impact. But Random Cosmic Violence... arrives with the force of an asteroid, and leaves behind a fucking crater... Like the night sky itself, Random Cosmic Violence is full of terror and awe and ice and fire. It is a massive, monumental thing." Metal Insider stated, "USNEA push doom metal boundaries while never loosing the essence of brutality upon which their sound hinges. Make no mistake that it will be fans of outfits past and present like Pallbearer, Lycus, Morgion, and Mindrot that will find the most to fall in love with on this album. But the unique way in which USNEA package their brand of deathly doom metal on Random Cosmic Violence may very well separate them from the pack moving forward." No Clean Singing offered, "perhaps what really vaults the album high above the average, apart from USNEA's knack for generating titanic power and morbid, minor-key melodies, is the band's skill in creating dynamic changes and salting this heartless sonic landscape with ingenious touches, which come like breaths of air in an atmosphere that's being rapidly sucked into space, or poisoned with the smoke of burning tires in an urban dead zone."

Orders for Random Cosmic Violence are available on CD and both colored/limited and standard black 2xLP HERE and digitally HERE.

Source: Earsplit PR


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