IZTHMI: Progressive Black Metal Outfit Announces Summer Tour With Dreadnought; Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind Full-Length Out Now On Satanik Royalty Records

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Progressive black metal out IZTHMI will support Dreadnought on a portion of their upcoming Summer headlining tour, which commences on July 20th in Denver, Colorado. IZTHMI will remain on the run through July 29th in Seattle, Washington. Tickets are on sale now. See IZTHMI’s dates below.

IZTHMI w/ Dreadnought:
7/20/2023 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
7/21/2023 Crucialfest Showcase @ Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
7/22/2023 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
7/24/2023 Supply & Demand – Long Beach, CA
7/25/2023 Ivy Room – Albany, CA
7/26/2023 Enoteca – Crescent City, CA
7/27/2023 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
7/29/2023 Belltown Yacht Club – Seattle, WA

IZTHMI released their stunning Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind full-length last year via Satanik Royalty Records.

In the ever-changing landscape of society and the world at large, the IZTHMI collective found themselves lost in a place that has become less and less recognizable. As the world continues to change in ways that are both terrifying and inevitable, IZTHMI — vocalist Jakob Keizer, guitarist Autumn Day, guitarist Brett Tomsett, drummer Nolan Head, and newest recruit, bassist Tylo Gardner — seeks to move forward. Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind represents the mourning of the losses that we all have endured these last couple of years, and a celebration of the victories and hopes of what is to come. As we leave this world behind, we look towards a better one.

Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind’s eight tracks were captured by renowned producer/engineer Billy Anderson at the Hallowed Halls, mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, mastered by Justin Weis, and comes cloaked in the mystical artwork of Andrzej Masianis.

Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind is available on vinyl and digital formats. Find physical orders at THIS LOCATION and digital orders HERE where the record can be streamed.

Invoking the descriptor ‘progressive’ when describing a band’s music can unfortunately mean a lot of things, some more positive than others. Does it mean the songs are extra-long, or that there are perhaps elements atypical of whatever musical style to which the term is applied? Or maybe it just means ‘weird.’ Back in the ’70sm ‘prog rock’ was pretty much all of the above, and frequently involved flutes. Thankfully Seattle-based quintet IZTHMI… embodies the best parts of progressive by taking their modern black metal and infusing it with folk, post-metal and ambient influences. And no flutes.” – Decibel Magazine

“…an impeccable release that is full of wonder…” – Everything Is Noise

“[IZTHMI] combines black metal fury with all kinds of proggy twists and turns, which feel like a genuinely fresh take on black metal.” – BrooklynVegan

“… a well-written black metal album, featuring various elements such as progressive metal, melodic, post metal, and frosty atmosphere. It’s all beautifully executed through a series of dark and epic guitar riffs, eerie vocals, excellent bass, and punishing drums.” – Mianydoire

Jakob Keizer – vocals, modular synths
Autumn Day – guitar, piano
Brett Tomsett – guitar, additional vocals
Tylo Gardner – bass, additional vocals
Nolan Head – drums, additional vocals