ABIOTIC, ALLEGAEON + RIVERS OF NIHIL To Support Wretched On Headlining Tour

Charlotte, North Carolina’s Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central US this August. Joining them will be Metal Blade artists ABIOTIC, ALLEGAEON, and RIVERS OF NIHIL. The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, North Caroline and wrap up on August 31st in Lake Worth, Florida. Wretched’s latest album, The Exodus of Autonomy, is available now via Victory Records.

Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami’s ABIOTIC transcends high above the rest with a most preternatural sound. By interweaving well-cultivated musical dexterity and pronounced lyrical finesse, ABIOTIC epitomizes an unwonted entity of unmatched musicianship. In a short amount of time since the quintet’s inception in 2010, this ghoulish coterie has made a paramount impact in the death metal scene and support from the masses continues to grow. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band’s Metal Blade debut, Symbiosis, is available everywhere now and their Dan Drescher-directed music video, Facades, is streaming at metalblade.com/abiotic.

ALLEGAEON recently concluded a hugely successful indiegogo campaign, in which they humbly asked fans for help to get their van back into working condition, pick up a new trailer, and to print new merch and re-print their popular self-titled EP. The response was incredibly positive, and the band surpassed their goal. Now, with renewed vigor and a repaired transmission, Colorado’s finest metal act returns to the road for the first time since 2012. Their latest album, Formshifter, was released in May of 2012 and can be previewed at metalblade.com/allegaeon. Additionally, fans can check out guitarist Greg Burgess testing Jackson Guitars at the company’syoutube channel and specifically in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqHcnU2rbYQ

Reading, Pennsylvania’s death metal quintet, RIVERS OF NIHIL, recently finished recording at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg with Erik Rutan. Their first full-length album and Metal Blade Records debut is due to be released before the end of 2013. Music, art and other details will be released in the coming months. Until then, fans can sample what’s to come in a demo for “Rain Eater” on soundcloud HERE.

8/02/2013 Ziggy’s Winston, Inc. – Winson-Salem, NC
8/03/2013 Mojo Main – Newark, DE
8/04/2013 Gators – Jeannete, PA
8/06/2013 Championships – Trenton , NJ
8/07/2013 Devlin’s Irish Pub – Atco, NJ
8/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
8/09/2013 Waiting Room- Buffalo, NY
8/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/11/2013 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
8/13/2013 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
8/14/2013 Camelot Hall – Portage, IN
8/17/2013 Skyway Theater: Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
8/19/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
8/20/2013 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2013 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
8/22/2013 White Rabbit- San Antonio, TX
8/23/2013 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
8/24/2013 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
8/25/2013 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
8/26/2013 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
8/28/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/29/2013 Club LA – Destin, FL
8/30/2013 Jack Rabbit – Jacksonville, FL
8/31/2013 The Speakeasy – Lake Worth, FL