CHROME WAVES Signs With Avantgarde Music For Europe; June Tour With Tombs Nears + Dates With Suicide Forest Announced

[photo by Luke Steffens]

CHROME WAVES has signed with long-running label Avantgarde Music, for the European vinyl release of the band’s recently released debut LP, A Grief Observed. The news comes as CHROME WAVES‘ Midwestern June US tour with Tombs approaches and as the band books a tour of the West Coast with Suicide Forest in August.

CHROME WAVES – containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, Amiensus, and more – delivers their debut LP, the harrowing A Grief Observed. The album sees the band making its return with a new lineup, taking it from a side project to a full-time act. With six dense, mid-paced tracks, the dynamic album weaves through a myriad of sounds and styles, coalescing elements of black metal, doom, post/alt-metal, dark pop, and more. A Grief Observed was engineered by Niko Albanese with the band’s James Benson and Jeff Wilson, finished with artwork by Wilson.

Following its CD and digital release through Wilson’s own Disorder Recordings, A Grief Observed will now be issued on vinyl through Avantgarde Music in the coming months. The band offers of the liaison with the label, “We’re beyond stoked to be part of a label with such a rich history of bands/releases that have changed the metal genre, from Katatonia, Behemoth, and Carpathian Forest, to Abigor, Lifelover, Mysticum, Ulver… the list just keeps going. It would be an understatement to say that we’re honored.”

Stream CHROME WAVES’ A Grief Observed HERE, and see the videos for “Past The Lights” HERE and “Open Casket” HERE.

The band has also booked another tour in support of the album, following their late spring run supporting Tombs, which runs from June 11th through June 18th surrounding sets at Electric Funeral Fest in Denver, with Thou, Torche, Dead Meadow, and many others. CHROME WAVES is also now confirmed to hit the West Coast with Suicide Forest for two weeks in August, bookended with solo shows while in-transit. See all confirmed tour dates below.

Jeff Wilson is confirmed for a two-hour guest DJ slot on Gimme Radio, airing next Wednesday, May 22nd at 4pm Pacific. Tune in at

Watch for details on the LP release of A Grief Observed, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming CHROME WAVES singles and releases impending release to be posted shortly.

w/ Tombs:
6/11/2019 The Summit – Columbus, OH
6/12/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/13/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
6/14/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
6/15/2019 Electric Funeral Fest – Denver, CO
6/16/2019 1876 – Lincoln, NE
6/17/2019 Live Wire – Chicago, IL
6/18/2019 The Outpost – Kent, OH
w/ Suicide Forest:
8/01/2019 TBA – Oklahoma City, OK *
8/02/2019 TBA – Albuquerque, NM
8/03/2019 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
8/04/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/05/2019 Elbo Room – Oakland, CA
8/06/2019 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
8/07/2019 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
8/08/2019 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/09/2019 McCoy’s – Olympia, WA
8/10/2019 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
8/11/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
8/12/2019 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2019 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
8/14/2019 TBA – Denver, CO *