Denver black metal act WAYFARER has issued the cover art, track listing, and other details of their impending third LP, World’s Blood, nearing May release through Profound Lore Records. The band also announces new spring tour dates with the likes of Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn, and more.
A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, WAYFARER tells a story that is uniquely American. Drawing influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver sound” and the scores of epic Westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal, WAYFARER brings something original to the table with a sound that is at once aggressive and honest. Their third album World’s Blood paints a hallucinatory picture of the Western frontier, and the haunting presence of the blood in the soils from a culture lost to time.
WAYFARER recorded World’s Blood in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful production of Colin Marston. The cover displays an antique photograph by Edward S. Curtis taken in Montana in 1908.
Profound Lore will release World’s Blood on May 25th; audio samples, preorders, and more will be released in the weeks ahead.
World’s Blood Track Listing:
1. Animal Crown
2. On Horseback They Carried Thunder
3. The Crows Ahead Cry War
4. The Dreaming Plain
5. A Nation Of Immigrants
WAYFARER has just announced a month of tour dates in conjunction with the release of World’s Blood, including a run through the southern realms of the country with Primitive Man and Forn on their way through Austin Terror Fest where they’ll also join Acid King, Gnaw, Krallice, and many more. WAYFARER then travels onward alongside Krallice through the western states, including a set at the TRVE Brewing Anniversary fest, a performance at Los Angeles Strikefest, and at the Fire In The Mountains gathering. Watch for additional details and tour dates to be announced.
WAYFARER Tour Dates:
4/28/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ Of Feather And Bone, Suffering Hour, Many Blessings [info]
6/08/2018 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO @ 71Grind IV w/ Mizmor, Of Feather & Bone, Vermin Womb [info]
6/12/2018 Iron Horse – Wichita Falls, TX w/ Primitive Man
6/13/2018 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Primitive Man
6/14/2018 Santos – New Orleans, LA w/ Primitive Man, Forn
6/15/2018 Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS w/ Primitive Man, Forn
6/16/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston. TX w/ Primitive Man, Forn
6/17/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX @ Austin Terrorfest w/ Acid King, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Forn, Krallice, [info]
6/18/2018 Reno’s – Dallas, TX w/ Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn
6/19/2018 89th St – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn
6/20/2018 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Krallice
6/22/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO @ TRVE Anniversary Fest
6/23/2018 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Krallice
6/24/2018 Los Angeles Strikefest – Los Angeles, CA w/ Morbid Saint, Exciter, Krallice, Nocturnus AD, Razor
6/25/2018 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Krallice
6/27/2018 Tonic – Portland, OR w/ Krallice
6/28/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Krallice
6/29/2018 The Shredder – Boise, ID w/ Krallice
7/01/2018 Fire In The Mountains – Jackson, WY
WAYFARER was first brought together in 2012, by a group of Colorado natives. The members of the band aimed to create something original – fierce, beautiful, and honest, in order to contribute back to the pantheon of the great and timeless music that shaped them as people. The founding lineup of Shane McCarthy, Tanner Rezabek, Isaac Faulk and James Hansen released their debut album Children Of The Iron Age in 2014, which was later picked up by Prosthetic Records. With the release of the album, the band began what would grow be substantial touring of the material with a strong and memorable live show. Subsequent years would bring touring alongside the likes of Dreadnought, Falls of Rauros, Anicon, Velnias, and Haunter.
The second LP Old Souls was released in 2016 via Prosthetic and continued the band’s progression to a sound not easily confined by genre tags. With a more refined and decidedly darker album in tow, the band continued to hit the road, performing across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Guitarist and long-time collaborator of the band Joey Truscelli officially joined following the release of the record, replacing the departed Tanner Rezabek.
World’s Blood marks WAYFARER’s debut with Profound Lore Records, as they step into their own in the music underground with their strongest and most fully realized vision. With the LP’s release in late spring of 2018, the year promises to see the band bring their forceful live show to stages across the world.