SCOUR — the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) — is preparing for two rare live shows next month. The first will take place July 5th at the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland with support provided by Strong Intention, Gloom, Cemetery Piss, and Ampallang Infection. Just two days later, the band will make their way to the prestigious stages of Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark performing alongside the likes of Mogwai, Clutch, Chelsea Wolfe, Bruno Mars, and so many more. Additionally, SCOUR recently confirmed an appearance at Tecate Mexico Metal Fest in Monterrey, Mexico featuring Accept, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Obituary, Destruction, and more with future live dates to be announced in the weeks to come.
SCOUR released their Red EP — part two of a three-part EP series — late last year via Housecore Records. Reaping critical hails from fans and critics alike, the recording ranked among Revolver’s 20 Best Albums Of 2017, with the esteemed publication noting, “ex-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has dabbled in black metal intermittently for over two decades now with side projects like Christ Inversion, Viking Crown, Eibon, and now SCOUR, his gnarled crew of battle-tested players from Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, and others. A six-track romp through buzzing infernos and sludgy hellscapes, the supergroup’s second EP, Red, is Anselmo’s finest black-metal hour to date — no corpse paint necessary.”
7/05/2018 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Strong Intention, Gloom, Cemetery Piss, Ampallang Infection [info]
7/07/2018 Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, DK [info]
10/06/2018 Tecate Mexico Metal Fest – Monterrey, MX [info]
Forged in 2015, SCOUR’s debilitating fusion of black metal, grindcore, and thrash made its debut with the ferocious single “Dispatched.” The band’s debut EP, Grey, was released the following year via Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Just before a crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air, which featured a cover of the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength,” the band recorded their Red EP at Nodferatu’s Lair with Steve Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) at the helm. The record was once again mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio.
“A six-track romp through buzzing infernos and sludgy hellscapes, the supergroup’s second EP, Red, is Anselmo’s finest black metal hour to date — no corpse paint necessary.” — Revolver
“… a fifteen-minute slab of instantly recognizable, no-compromises death metal.” — No Clean Singing
“SCOUR’s unrelenting take on extreme metal not only gives Anselmo another platform for his acidic vocals, it’s also just simply quality metal.” — Dead Rhetoric
“SCOUR’s music and lyrics disorient by whirling around you like a tornado, never giving you time to breathe or find your bearings. It’s a blur of hyperspeed, blunt force violence.” — Spectrum Culture
“A punishing, sixteen-minute mix of pure modern black metal with pulsating grind and thrash which will leave you ‘seeing red’ with an insatiable bloodthirsty appetite for more….” — Metal Nexus
“… a barrage of modern black metal goodness.” –Metal Assault
“…a rapturous collision of abrupt, clattering grindcore and searing black metal devilry…” — Louder Sound