Texas-based dark metal septet DEAD TO A DYING WORLD begins their West Coast US tour in support of their acclaimed new Elegy album this week. The epic double-LP opus saw release through Profound Lore Records in April amidst a wealth of praise from media outlets and listeners which continues to pour in from around the globe.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD’s West Coast tour begins this Friday, May 24th and runs through June 1st. The massive band lineup will be joined by guest musicians Emil Rapstine of The Angelus, who appears on the Elegy album, as well as Natalie Kahan of Wildspeaker for all dates on the new tour. The tour will run clockwise up the western edge of the country with their friends in Dawn Ray’d on their way to perform at this year’s Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, joining the likes of Bongzilla, Wolfbrigade, Indian, Pig Destroyer, Gadget, Indian, Cirith Ungol, Thou, Spirit Adrift, and many others.
This week, DEAD TO A DYING WORLD and Profound Lore will be donating all Bandcamp proceeds from the album to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds – specifically to the Yellowhammer Fund, ARC Southeast, National Network Of Abortion Funds, and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance – in response to the abortion ban laws being passed in recent weeks.
See the updated tour routing below and watch for DEAD TO A DYING WORLD to announce a new run of East Coast summer tour dates shortly. Also see a tour trailer by Chariot Of Black Moth HERE.
Elegy is out now through Profound Lore Records on 2xLP, CD, and all digital platforms. Place orders through the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD West Coast Tour w/ Dawn Ray’d:
5/24/2019 Beerland – Austin, TX
5/25/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
5/26/2019 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
5/27/2019 The Resident – Los Angeles, CA
5/28/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
5/29/2019 Siren’s Song Tavern – Eureka, CA
5/30/2019 Barboza – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest [info]
5/31/2019 Vista Bar – Boise, ID
6/01/2019 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD’s Elegy is a foretelling of a post-human world which explores themes of loss, grief, and the dawn of a new ecology through the eyes of a lone wanderer. The last human grieves the end of humanity, reflecting on the temporal insignificance of man and the sixth extinction caused by the Anthropocene – the end of our kind brought about by our own hubris, greed, and desire for power over one another. Elegy marks the third chapter in the trilogy, which explores our relationship to our world by reflecting on our past, present, and impending future.
Produced by Billy Anderson, Elegy stands as one of the most riveting productions from the acclaimed producer in recent times. The album sees the band’s seven full-time members welcoming contributions from a small cast of guest musicians, including Thor Harris (ex-Swans, Thor & Friends), Jarboe (ex-Swans), Dylan Desmond (Bell Witch), and Emil Rapstine (The Angelus), Pablo C. Urusson (Sangre de Muerdago), and Tim Duffield (ex-Sans Soleil). The new contingent of guests helps elevate the narrative of Elegy to a new plateau.
“If we write our own epitaph for the planet, DEAD TO A DYING WORLD‘s dark metallic prophecies are there to provide a gracefully vicious soundtrack…” – NPR
“…a well-balanced approach to their mixing of metal genres. More propelling tracks alternate with softer interludes, with one breathing life into the next like the changing of the seasons…. Elegy captures the scene of a world without humankind. As the evolution of the natural landscape mournfully plows forward, just one lone sole is left to take in the dawn or a new day.” – Invisible Oranges
“Not to slight the previous two albums, but listening to Elegy back-to-back with either of them is night and day. Elegy is the first album where Dead To A Dying World’s music sounds as larger-than-life as it was written to sound. It’s also the most focused and confident album they’ve made yet.” – BrooklynVegan
“This is death row metal; something to be acknowledged on its own merit, created as a step above the status quo of the genre, and not to be compared to the other bodies of work by the band itself. If this were your last musical meal, you may well be content with that result. 10/10” – Heaviest Of Art