As Seattle-based extreme metal trio HISSING prepares to release their second LP, Hypervirulence Architecture, through Profound Lore Records next week, the band announces a run of East Coast tour dates for late Summer.
Embodied by bassist/vocalist Zach Wise, guitarist Joe O’Malley, and drummer Sam Pickel, HISSING was formed in 2014 out of a mutual interest in mutilating sounds and exploring the outer limits of black and death metal, resulting in savage displays of ominous and dissonant noise-drenched death. The group aims to desecrate expectations with each subsequent release, which has included multiple independent EPs and demos, a 7″ EP on Southern Lord, a split with Sutekh Hexen on The Flenser, and more. Their debut LP Permanent Destitution saw release through Profound Lore in 2018 to widespread positive reactions from media and fans alike.
The second HISSING LP arrives in the form of Hypervirulence Architecture, an album which sees the trio take their sound into more nightmarish, trance-inducing, mercurial, and mind-altering sonic dominions. The album’s seven scathing movements were recorded and mixed by Detto and mastered by Dan Lowndes, the album adorned with cover and interior art by Sindre Foss Skancke and additional art by Ethan McCarthy.
In direct conjunction with the album’s release, HISSING’s a trio of record release shows with Human Effluence will hit Seattle, Portland, and Oakland July 14th through 16th. Today, HISSING also announces a new run of East Coast North American tour dates for late Summer. From September 1st through the 10th the band will raid Toronto, Montreal, Portland, New Haven, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, and Chesapeake alongside labelmates Suffering Hour and Aeviterne. See confirmed dates below and watch for additional updates to post over the coming months.
Profound Lore Records will release Hypervirulence Architecture on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital platforms on July 15th. Find preorders for all formats and merch and stream the singles “Meltdown” and “Hostile Absurdity” HERE.
HISSING Record Release Shows w/ Human Effluence:
7/14/2022 Substation – Seattle, WA
7/15/2022 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
7/16/2022 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
w/ Suffering Hour, Aeviterne
9/01/2022 The Baby G – Toronto, ON
9/02/2022 Turbo Haüs – Montreal, QC
9/03/2022 Apohadion Theater – Portland, ME
9/04/2022 The Beeracks – New Haven, CT
9/06/2022 Middle East – Boston, MA
9/07/2022 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/08/2022 MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
9/09/2022 Pie Shop – Washington, D.C.
9/10/2022 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA