Rhode Island’s PILGRIM will return to the road next month to wage their doomy delights across the land. The East Coast/Midwest jaunt will embark on June 14th out of New Bedford, Massachusetts and pillage its way through ten municipalities, wrapping up in Brooklyn, New York on June 25th at The Acheron. Support will be provided by London doom metallers, Age Of Taurus!
Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by sound sage Mike Moebius and centered on tales of swords, sorcery, death, doom and widespread obliteration, PILGRM’s II: Void Worship is a frighteningly crushing exercise in pure, sonic doom. Each of its eight tracks ebb and flow into frenzied climaxes and fade into sweet audio depressions, molding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisted spires of critic, shadowy doom metal epics. Spin notes, “PILGRIM‘s lyrics read like fantasy novels, and when The Wizard sings of sword and steel with his powerhouse voice, you want nothing more than to cast aside your worldly possessions and join the glorious quest,” while Metal Insider applauds, “…PILGRIM turn in their drone elements for a more melodic approach to the doom ethos. Don’t let that trick you into thinking this album isn’t as heavy or is in some way more radio friendly than their previous effort. On the contrary, the riffs on this album and the way the songs are structured are such that it’s an even darker and more sinister sounding effort in certain ways, not unlike the classic outputs of doom titans Trouble, Candlemass and Cathedral.” Noisey gushes, “Whatever the band lacks in speed, it makes up for in concussive impact. The band’s second full-length, II: Void Worship is a crushing barrage of sustained power chords, gut-churning string bends, deliberate drum bashing and otherworldly vocals about beefy warriors and barren wastelands,” while Metal Injection adds, “Oh, were you looking for something that didn’t weight one thousands tons? Well that’s just too damn bad.”
w/ Age of Taurus
6/14/2014 No Problemo – New Bedford, MA
6/15/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/16/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/17/2014 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
6/18/2014 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
6/19/2014 Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
6/22/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL (no Age Of Taurus)
6/23/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/24/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
6/25/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Since the early 2012 unveiling of their debut sonic behemoth, Misery Wizard, fans and critics alike have patiently yet anxiously awaited the second chapter in the ongoing legacy of PILGRIM. Their first release shook the metal underground to its core, making a loud, in-your-face effort to bring doom metal back to its most minimalist and archaic roots, restoring it to its former glory. Their critical success, paired with their controversial interviews and emotionally draining live performances have lead PILGRIM to excellence, traversing the globe performing sold-out shows in multiple countries and playing festivals alongside some of the biggest names in their genre. Two years later, the fabled outfit has returned with the highly anticipated next installment of their aural adventure with II: Void Worship.
II: Void Worship was released on April 1st, 2014 in North America, and on March 28th/31st in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. To purchase, point your browser to THIS LOCATION.