Today marks the beginning of the Nights Of Rites MMXXIII, a trek which brings Gothenburg, Sweden-based doom/crust quintet, AGRIMONIA, on an extensive three-week tour of America’s metropolitan areas and backwoods realms.
Touring in support of their intense third LP, Rites Of Separation, AGRIMONIA has requisitioned support from Arizona blackrollers, Take Over And Destroy, for the full run, which kicks off tonight in Glendale, California. After that, the tour will plow a clockwise path into the map through twenty more cities until the final riff devastates Phoenix on December 4th, along the way the duo also crossing paths with Ancestors, Embers, Eight Bells, Tragedy, SubRosa, Wayfarer, Enabler, Sannhet and many more.
Following LPs on Skuld Records and Profane Existence, AGRIMONIA joined the Southern Lord roster in mid-2012. Their label debut, Rites Of Separation, was mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy), and presents the band’s most damaging alloy of metallic influences to more expansive realms than ever. The album’s five massive, dense tracks encompass a full hour, delivering the band’s crustpunk ethos through grating, doom-filled riffs and post-metal voids, merging into an emotional and crushing blend of Damad, Opeth, Bolt Thrower and Nausea.
Check out a new feature on AGRIMONIA for the kickoff of the tour at Noisey HERE.
Hear Rites Of Separation and more now AT THIS LOCATION.
AGRIMONIA Nights Of Rites MMXXIII U.S. Tour:
11/12/2013 Complex – Glendale, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Ancestors
11/13/2013 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Embers, Augurs
11/14/2013 Alibi – Arcata, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy
11/15/2013 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Take Over And Destroy, Eight Bells, Night Nurse
11/16/2013 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Tragedy, Take Over And Destroy, Death Raid
11/17/2013 Shredder – Boise, ID w/ Take Over And Destroy, Hatchet, Exmortus
11/18/2013 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ SubRosa, Take Over And Destroy
11/19/2013 3 Kings – Denver, CO w/ Take Over And Destroy, Wayfarer, Weaponizer
11/20/2013 Duffy’s – Lincoln, NE w/ Take Over And Destroy, Scaphe, Vickers
11/21/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Take Over And Destroy, Enabler, Black Fast
11/22/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL Take Over And Destroy, Enabler, Moral Void
11/23/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Take Over And Destroy, Locktender
11/24/2013 Howler’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Wrathcobra, Wrought Iron
11/25/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Take Over And Destroy, Sannhet
11/26/2013 Black Cat – Washington DC w/ Take Over And Destroy
11/27/2013 Pinhook – Durham, NC w/ Take Over And Destroy, City of Medicine
11/29/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Sumerian, DIAB
11/30/2013 Mango’s – Houston, TX w/ Take Over And Destroy
12/01/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Take Over And Destroy
12/03/2013 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Take Over And Destroy, Hanta, Laminectomy
12/04/2013 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ w/ Take Over And Destroy, Cave Dweller
“Rites of Separation is a truly marvelous work of art, and will hopefully receive the recognition it deserves as one of 2013’s great triumphs 8/10.” – Pitchfork
“You can bet this ambitious piece of metal mastery will be on my end of the year list. 9/10”- American Aftermath
“This album is thoughtful and fierce, polished and skillful, interesting and engaging through every single track.” – Slug Mag
“Though the personnel of members of Martyrdöd, Skitsystem and At the Gates may indicate a certain aesthetic, Gothenburg’s Agrimonia are truly emblematic of the term eclectic… the band uses solo piano/guitar, touches of industrial and ambiance to let more intense passages of death metal, sludge/doom, black metal, post-rock and crust breathe.” – Invisible Oranges
“Agrimonia are a very angry band, but the shades of light and beauty that seep from the cracks of their filth are where they truly shine. This nether region between light and dark is a compositional tool Agrimonia wield powerfully and with purpose.” – No Clean Singing
“The length of the songs allows the members of Agrimonia to venture into quite a few dark places, and with good results… The band’s musicianship is beyond stellar. 4/5” – About.com