IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicago Blackened Death Grinders Kick Off Western Migration Tour; Further Empress/Abscess Details Revealed

Chicago’s favorite blackened death grind miscreants, IMMORTAL BIRD, will kick off their long-awaited Western Migration Tour 2015 today. Set to commence in Louisville, Kentucky, IMMORTAL BIRD will flap through eleven states in over a dozen cities, with the migration coming to a halt on May 14th in Madison, Wisconsin. The tour finds the band antagonizing cities they’ve yet to crush and includes a special performance supporting Inter Arma and Yautja in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 12th. In addition to a the West Coast expedition, IMMORTAL BIRD recently confirmed appearances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest (Midnight, Occulation, Iron Man, Menace Ruine etc.), Southwest Terror Fest (Sleep, Poison Idea, Brothers of The Sonic Cloth, Dropdead, Bongripper etc.) and Death To False Metal (Whiplash, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter etc.) with future onstage takeovers being strategized.

IMMORTAL BIRD will be teasing tracks from their forthcoming new dose of deviance entitled, Empress/Abscess. The follow-up to 2013’s Akrasia EP, which Decibel Magazine crowned “dark and twisting,” and The Chicago Reader called, “…sick and greasy black metal that does an admirable job inventing the sound of a mind tearing itself apart,” was tracked by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York. Empress/Abscess includes a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and finds former drummer/vocalist, Rae Amitay, trading in her drum stool for a full-time position at the mic with longtime live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) taking her place.

Empress/Abscess Track Listing:
1. Neoplastic
2. Saprophyte
3. The Sycophant
4. To A Watery Grave
5. And Send Fire

IMMORTAL BIRD 2015 Western Migration Tour:
4/27/2015 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
4/28/2015 Turn One – Nashville, TN
4/29/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
4/30/2015 Ozzie Rabbit Lodge – Fort Worth, TX
5/02/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX
5/03/2015 Nesta – San Antonio, TX
5/04/2015 Sandbox – El Paso, TX
5/05/2015 Flagstaff Brewing Company – Flagstaff, AZ
5/06/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
5/07/2015 The Hub – Colton, CA
5/09/2015 All Star Lanes – Los Angeles, CA
5/10/2015 Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
5/11/2015 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
5/12/2015 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE w/ Inter Arma, Yautja
5/13/2015 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
5/14/2015 The Wisco – Madison, WI

An official release date for Empress/Abscess is still being finalized, but expected to drop in late June. Further details including cover art, to be revealed in due time. In the meantime, for live coverage inquiries contact