Colorado progressive apocalyptic metal duo COBALT will kick off their long-anticipated North American headlining tour today. The trek will commence in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado. The pair — multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis) — will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs.
The Slow Forever Tour 2016 features support from Germany-based infernal metal twosome MANTAR who are touring in support of their Ode To The Flame full-length released this past Spring via Nuclear Blast. “MANTAR have a thing for destroying stuff by fire… ,” said Decibel Magazine, “2014’s Death By Burning roasted away all the unnecessary to create a raw, straight-forward stomp of blackened doom punk that made for existential inquiry to the tune of a punchy beat. Sophomore Ode To The Flame spreads that inferno, scorching through forty-plus minutes of atmosphere-drenched vitriol.”
In celebration of what will easily be listed among the year’s most crushing events, long-running metal portal Metal Assault, in association with EarsplitPR, Hexagram Booking, Profound Lore, and Nuclear Blast, will be giving away one pair of tickets for each night of the tour (excluding festival appearances and the Wolves In The Throne Room date).
To enter, simply follow the instructions at THIS LOCATION.
Deadline for entry for each show is 3:00pm EST the day prior to each performance. Winners will be notified the evening before the show date. Good luck!
COBALT w/ Mantar:
9/01/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest – Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/17/2016 Basilica SoundScape – Hudson, NY **
9/18/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
** COBALT only