Chicagoan blackened death thrash instigators, IMMORTAL BIRD, will be skinning the ears of the weak on a ten-city assault of US dates. The Akrasia In The East Tour 2014 will begin February 28th in Columbus, Ohio and sack various municipalities throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut before coming to a ceremonial close in Cleveland, Ohio on March 9th. The band will be touring in support of their scathing Akrasia EP, released late last year via .Closed Casket Recordings.
Relays vocalist/drummer Rae Amitay: “I’m really looking forward to taking IMMORTAL BIRD and Akrasia out on the road. By the time March rolls around, Akrasia will have been out for almost three months, so it seems like the perfect time to get out there and perform in some uncharted territory. We also have some new material that we can’t wait to play! The Akrasia In The East Tour is hopefully the first of many treks we’ll be taking together as a band.”
IMMORTAL BIRD: Akrasia In The East Tour 2014:
2/28/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
3/01/2014 Roger’s Bar – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Occultist
3/02/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Occultist
3/03/2014 The Depot – York, PA w/ Diamond Plate, East Of The Wall
3/04/2014 House Show – Baltimore, MD
3/05/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mortals
3/06/2014 Ralph’s – Worcester, MA w/ Obsidian Tongue
3/07/2014 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT
3/08/2014 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
3/09/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
Recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories this past Summer by unsung Windy City soundsage Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch) at Godcity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails, All Pigs Must Die) at Audiosiege, Akrasia parades four hymnals of elegantly consuming grimness and psychosomatic anguish led by the sadistic vocal tirades of Rae Amitay (Thrawsunblat). Dubbed “dark and twisting,” by Decibel and commended for its “inward-looking cosmopolitan ugliness that sometimes evokes a less-patient version of early Castevet,” by Invisible Oranges, the brief but punishing underground gem continues to reap critical fuck-yeahs from metal critics in-the-know.
IMMORTAL BIRD took its diseased form when Amitay yearned to step out from behind the confines of her drum kit, write some riffs and shriek. With those dreams in tow, she enlisted the help of longtime friend/guitarist Evan Berry (Wilderun, Replacire) and bassist John Picillo. With Amitay opting to handle the mic onstage (while tackling drums and vocals on their albums), Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Kastasyde, Without Waves) was recruited to take on all live drumming duties.
“…sick and greasy black metal that does an admirable job inventing the sound of a mind tearing itself apart.” – The Chicago Reader
“…these songs don’t really make their point; they insist on it. 8/10” – Last Rites
“IMMORTAL BIRD‘s catharsis is the listener’s punishment; as they exorcise their demons, they set them free. And aim them at you.” – Tight To The Nail
“Picture the earliest output of bands like Dissection and the more recent offerings of bands like Belphegor or Vreid and that at least puts you in the ballpark…IMMORTAL BIRD is more than just a female vocalist or a female drummer. It’s three people who’ve come together, clearly with a lot of piss and vinegar in their collective systems, now creating the perfect outlet for release.” – Metal Insider
“A superb debut from Chicago’s newest extreme metal trio, a band who takes the best elements of death/thrash, add more than just a hint of darkness and finish their sound off with a raw black metal streak through its core and harness the pure vitriolic energy to produce four tracks of superb brutality 9/10!” – Destructive Music
“The majority of Akrasia is filled with spite, venom and a penchant for speed, but it is the mellower moments that help to add depth to an already impressive outing,” – The Lair Of Filth
Akrasia is out NOW via Closed Casket Recordings. Order your copy today for a cool $4.50 at THIS LOCATION.