BELL WITCH: Seattle Doom Duo Announces Summer Tours Supporting Sleep + Yob

Seattle doom duo BELL WITCH will bring their sullen psalms to the stage again this June beginning with six special shows supporting Sleep from June 5th though June 10th. From there, the band will join Yob for a near month-long trek. The journey, which will commence June 14th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and close July 14th in Boise, Idaho, includes appearances at Austin Terror Fest and Mutants Of The Monster Festival. See all confirmed dates below.

BELL WITCH w/ Sleep:
6/05/2018 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
6/06/2018 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
6/07/2018 Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA
6/08/2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
6/09/2018 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
6/10/2018 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
w/ Yob:
6/14/2018 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
6/15/2018 Austin Terror Fest – Austin, TX
6/16/2018 Mutants Of The Monster Festival – Little Rock, AR
6/17/2018 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/19/2018 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
6/20/2018 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
6/22/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando FL
6/23/2018 Reggies 42nd St. Tavern – Wilmington, NC
6/24/2018 Mothlight – Asheville, NC
6/25/2018 King’s – Raleigh, NC
6/27/2018 Metro – Baltimore, MD
6/28/2018 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
6/29/2018 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/30/2018 Middle East – Cambridge, MA
7/02/2018 La Sala Rosa – Montreal, QC
7/03/2018 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/04/2018 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
7/06/2018 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
7/07/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI
7/08/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/10/2018 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
7/11/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
7/12/2018 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/13/2018 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
7/14/2018 Neurolux – Boise, ID

BELL WITCH will be touring in support of their breathtaking Mirror Reaper full-length, issued via Profound Lore. Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ), Mirror Reaper delivers one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track. Exploring the more meditative, melancholy, and introspective aspects to their sound through the introduction of long, lonely organ passages and the return of vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), the stunning record made its way onto countless year end lists including a spot on Pitchfork’s 10 Best Metal Album’s Of 2017 and Bandcamp’s Best Bandcamp Metal Albums Of 2017. Elsewhere the record earned the #11 spot of Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums List, #1 on Pop Matters’ Best Metal Of 2017, #10 on Loudwire’s 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2017, #2 on Metal Injections Top Five Funeral Doom Album’s Of 2017 and many others.

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Formed by Desmond and ex-drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra, BELL WITCH released their first self-titled demo in 2011 and partnered with Profound Lore Records for their debut album, Longing, in 2012. The duo’s second LP, 2015’s acclaimed Four Phantoms was recognized as one of doom metal’s triumphs of the year. The band extensively toured in North America and Europe, securing notable festival appearances including Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, Sled Island, and Psycho California.

“…a bottomless, candlelit mausoleum within which to lose yourself, as terrifying bellows are propelled from the depths on gusts of ire, and soothed by mellifluous paeans sung by mournful acolytes. A dismally beautiful tragedy.” – Team Rock

“Seattle doom metal duo BELL WITCH‘s third album sounds broken down by life and death alike, but it scrapes together something like hope.” – Pitchfork

BELL WITCH‘s vision of what lies beyond is filled with both rippling beauty and the looming threat of negation. Still, somehow, it’s a tempting invitation.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“Mirror Reaper bleeds profusely with misery, crushed by its own incredible weight, and locks eyes with you… blankly staring you down as it slowly perishes from all existence.” – Invisible Oranges

“The Seattle-based funeral doom duo don’t so much write songs as build sonic ecosystems, interval by interval and frequency by frequency. As performers, the charge every gesture with dynamic impact, nuance, and a degree of psychic intensity rare even in metal.” – Decibel

“To listen to an album like Mirror Reaper is to surrender to it, to let it suck you in. Listening to Mirror Reaper, I’m not thinking about genres or influences or whether I like this album more than the band’s last album. I’m not really thinking anything. I’m just feeling big feelings. Mirror Reaper, as a piece of music, exists somewhere in the beyond. It’s a hell of a place to visit.” – Stereogum

“Knowing the backstory makes listening to Mirror Reaper even more intense, but even if you don’t, it’s such a powerful piece of music that you’ll be able to feel that some type of major force was behind it.” – BrooklynVegan

“…one of the most breath-taking releases of the year.” – Ghost Cult

“…an instant classic of its genre, meticulously deconstructing funeral doom’s core components and reassembling them into something that pushes further than maybe any band of their kind has pushed before, and yet possessing an emotive heart and spirit so powerful and affecting that it feels the furthest thing from a clinical musical exercise and instead a stunning tribute to a fallen brother.” – Distorted Sound