LACERATION: Bay Area Death/Thrash Crew Announces Western US August/September Tour Dates As Second LP, I Erode, Nears Release On 20 Buck Spin

photo by Bill Batchalor

Bay Area death/thrash crew LACERATION has booked a Western US tour in support of their second LP, I Erode, set to drop at the end of July on 20 Buck Spin. The I Erode Tour will run from August 29th through September 7th with shows across California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon, and will see LACERATION supported by their hometown allies, Molten.

The tour will be preceded by a release show for I Erode confirmed for August 10th in Santa Rosa. See confirmed dates below and watch for additional tour updates to post shortly.

8/10/2024 The Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA *LP release show w/ Hemotoxin, Aseptic [tickets]
I Erode Tour w/ Molten:
8/29/2024 Dark Nectar – Atascadero, CA
8/30/2024 Knucklehead – Los Angeles, CA
8/31/2024 The Beast – Tempe, AZ
9/01/2024 SinWave – Las Vegas, NV
9/02/2024 Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
9/03/2024 Naked Lounge – Chico, CA
9/04/2024 TBA – Eugene, OR
9/05/2024 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
9/06/2024 Siren’s Song – Eureka, CA
9/07/2024 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

After the scorching Demise LP in 2021, LACERATION’s I Erode showcases years of work and subtle refinement manifested in the band’s most assured and vicious material to date. Absolutely loaded with hallmarks of US death metal’s peak era, I Erode vehemently explodes out of the gate with merciless riffs, savage tempos, tastefully fleshripping solos, and the malevolent undercurrents of aggressive death thrash perfection. Striking an ideal balance of technical and straightforward, high-speed and mid-paced breaks, and a concise, to the point attack packed with variety, I Erode offers a purely addictive shot of real death metal adrenaline in a lineage that includes Demolition Hammer to Morgoth to Suffocation.

While perhaps invoking a sense of nostalgia, the fact is, LACERATION’s evolved confidence and commitment to a song’s unsparing execution erases any focus on era on I Erode. The dedication to death metal’s timelessness and high standards for true acknowledgment marks LACERATION’s output now more than ever.

Recorded at Dark Corners Studios by Matt Harvey of Exhumed and Gruesome, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Undergang, Vastum, Ulthar, High On Fire), and completed with artwork by James Bousema (Frozen Soul, Kerry King, Celestial Sanctuary, Morgul Blade), photography by Bill Batchalor, and layout by Dan Fried, LACERATION’s I Erode is a crucial listen for fans of Malevolent Creation, Dawn Of Possession-era Immolation, Devastation, Monstrosity, Morbid Angel, Asphyx, Pestilence, Demolition Hammer, Skeletal Remains, Morgoth, and Master.

I Erode will be released July 26th on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats. Preorders can be placed at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and watch the “Strangled By Hatred” video HERE.