HOUR OF PENANCE: Exclusive “Betcha Can’t Play This” Video Premiere At Guitarworld.com; Band To Kick Off First-Ever US Tomorrow

Today Guitarworld.com’s “Betcha Can’t Play This” segment features HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Paolo Pieri showing off his method of shred. To check out the video and realize how much more you need to practice, go to THIS LOCATION.

The Italian death metal squadron will release their anticipated Sedition full-length to North American masses on March 27 (April 2 in the UK and April 6 in mainland Europe) via their new label home, Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s acclaimed Paradogma (Unique Leader), which Decibel described as a bludgeoning slab of death metal in the Morbid Angel/Immolation vein…surprisingly catchy machine-gun riffs, blasting drum patterns and the occasional nod to grindcore brethren Nasum and Napalm Death. Gleefully damned… planet-cracking intensity.”

HOUR OF PENANCE will hit North American shores for the first time ever supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and Skeletonwitch. The trek will include a stop at New England Metal Fest.

In related news, HOUR OF PENANCE are among the finalists to open this year’s Summer Slaughter fest and they need you vote! Cast your vote HERE.

HOUR OF PENANCE U.S. Tour Dates 2012
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Skeletonwitch
3/22/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/Nile *
3/23/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/Nile *
3/24/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/25/2012 Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/26/2012 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN
3/27/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/28/2012 Grenada – Lawrence, KS w/Nile *
3/29/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
3/30/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/31/2012 Desert Breeze Skate Park – Las Vegas, NV
4/02/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/03/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4/04/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
4/05/2012 House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
4/06/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
4/07/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/09/2012 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
4/10/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/11/2012 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/13/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/14/2012 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/15/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI w/Nile *
4/17/2012 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2012 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/19/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/20/2012 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
* No The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch

“Sedition is marked by the haunting sustain of lead guitar over monstrous low end tech riffing and boatloads of invisible oranges moments to accelerate the carpel tunnel to which we are all so prone.” — Shreddernet