COGNITIVE: New Jersey Death Metal Unit To Kick Off US Tour TONIGHT!

New Jersey death metal outfit and recent Metal Blade Records signees, COGNITIVE, will kick off their US tour with Hath TONIGHT, April 20th, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The journey runs through the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast US, ending in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on May 8th. Additional support will be provided by Replicant and Inoculation on select dates. See all confirmed tour dates below and watch for additional updates on COGNITIVE to post over the weeks ahead.

COGNITIVE w/ Hath, Replicant:
4/20/2022 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
4/21/2022 Sovereign – Brooklyn, NY
4/22/2022 Blackforge Coffee II – Pittsburgh, PA
4/23/2022 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
4/24/2022 Photo City Music Hall – Rochester, NY
w/ Hath, Inoculation:
4/25/2022 Summit Music Hall – Columbus, OH
4/26/2022 E Street Pub – Richmond, IN
4/27/2022 Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo, MI
4/28/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/29/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/30/2022 Zymurgy Brewing Co – Menomonie, WI
5/01/2022 North End Pub – Lafayette, IN
5/02/2022 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
5/03/2022 Magbar – Louisville, KY
5/04/2022 Ziggy’s Music Box – Chattanooga, TN
5/05/2022 Sabbath Brewing – Atlanta, GA
5/06/2022 Scandal’s Live – Norfolk, VA
5/07/2022 Café 611 – Frederick, MD
5/08/2022 Lovedraft Brewing Co.– Mechanicsburg, PA

After releasing an EP and full-length, COGNITIVE signed to Unique Leader Records in 2016 and released their album Deformity, which showed the bands dedication to their craft within a tale about their home states own legend about the Jersey Devil. Ramping up their tour schedule, the band continued to write and push themselves within the genre with technicality, speed, brutality, and songwriting, which came to shine through even more on the 2018 release Matricide, which displayed more focused effort while increasing speed and technicality even more. 2021 saw the release of the decimating new album Malevolent Thoughts Of A Hastened Extinction, where the band displayed more diversity and expansive songwriting more than ever, the album proving yet again that COGNITIVE is never afraid to explore new concepts and musical territory.

COGNITIVE has toured with Fit for an Autopsy, Rivers Of Nihil, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Vulvodynia, Lorna Shore, and others, has performed at Maryland Deathfest, and more.

“A furious slab of heartfelt rage, showcasing the band’s signature speed and technicality while incorporating new levels of melody and emotion” – Kerrang!

“Technical guitar riffs and guttural vocals rip side by side with a bludgeoning rhythm section for big results” – Decibel Magazine

Rob Wharton – guitars
Harry Lannon – guitars
Shane Jost – vocals
Tyler Capone Vitale – bass
AJ Viana – drums

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