“It is my deepest desire that folk and metal fans in the Netherlands and Germany can teach us a thing or two about drinking beer…” – Captain Wolfbeard O’Brady
Heavy mahogany marauders THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD affirm their next phase of worldwide domination in support of their Lawful Evil album, with plans of raiding Europe later this year.
In March 2016, Southern California-based squadron THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD released their fourth full-length, Lawful Evil, a rampant collection of violent shanties, delivered in the band’s singular brew of all-acoustic pirate metal. Amidst critical acclaim for the album’s creative explosiveness, the band issued several official videos for the album, and toured several times throughout the year, including a massive tour last year which saw them assaulting townsfolk at a wide array of clubs and Renaissance Faires across the North American map.
Continuing to plunder on behalf of Lawful Evil, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD has set their sights on European shores, and declares their reckless pillaging of several countries in the months ahead. The Lawful Evil European Tour 2017 will see the armada crossing the Atlantic with two weeks of live engagements on their battle plan. The voyage sees the band invading the Netherlands, Germany, and possibly Switzerland and beyond, beginning in Eindhoven on November 24th and ending in Munnekezijl December 10th, with a couple of venues/cities still being eyed for invasion. The band has pulled double-duty on December 8th, confirming a TV show performance for Noardewyn Live in Holland ahead of the evening’s set.
Declares THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Captain Wolfbeard O’Brady, “We’ve finally done it! After years of excuses and adventures all over our own continent, we’ve finally sacked and plundered enough towns to take our acoustic assault across the Atlantic Ocean and play on European soil! It is my deepest desire that folk and metal fans in the Netherlands and Germany can teach us a thing or two about drinking beer, and that we find a new group of nautical warriors to take with us on our path of destruction and occasional instrument repair. Heavy Mahogany is coming, and we plan to show these foreign shores the true meaning of Lawful Evil!”
See THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s “Star Wars Medley” video HERE, then let the ride continue through the Lawful Evil videos and more HERE.
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil European Tour 2017:
11/24/2017 Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL
11/25/2017 T Beest – Goes, NL
11/26/2017 Bolwerk – Sneek, NL
11/30/2017 TBA – DE/CH
12/01/2017 Freakshow – Essen, DE
12/02/2017 Das Greif – Lünen. DE
12/03/2017 Stellwerk – Hamburg, DE
12/05/2017 TBA – NL/DE
12/06/2017 De Engel – Den Helder, NL
12/07/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam. NL
12/08/2017 Noardewyn Live – Holland, NL *TV show performance
12/08/2017 Scum – Katwijk. NL
12/09/2017 De Meester – Almere, NL
12/10/2017 De Sluys – Munnekezijl, NL
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s Lawful Evil showcases the band’s unique style of heavy mahogany, capturing their relentlessly energetic, dynamic, and entertaining sound in pristine audio, recorded at Seahorse Sound, mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire). and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The record bears contributions from several guest vocalists, including Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle), and others. The cover art for the album was created by Mark Gibbons (World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Warhammer). Gear Gods issued, “A fully acoustic band playing pirate music that isn’t corny or too ren-fair-y – it’s just badass.” Angry Metal Guy commends the band as, “strong songwriters with a knack for hooks and effective time management.” We Love Metal’s praise-filled review includes, “The heaviness is there song after song, and although I’m not a big fan of comparing bands to one another, when it comes to THE DREAD CREW think of Dropkick Murphy’s drunk; kicking the shit out of Alestorm.” Toilet Ov Hell commends, “The lack of amps and electric instruments only strengthens the band’s throwback sound, allowing all the instruments time to shine.”