LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH: California Black Metallers Announce U.S. Tour With Master

“We shall bring them the great gnosis of kaos, death and ecstasy!”

Los Angeles black metal heathens, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH, are preparing to level the masses on a month-long U.S. tour supporting Czech Republic-by-way-of-Chicago death metal legends Master. The band will join the tour on March 4 in Brooklyn, New York and march through 30 cities throughout the country before winding down on April 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp on select dates.

Commented vocalist Autarch of the journey: “This is a pilgrimage reaching many places in our own country we have yet to poison with our gospel. We shall bring them the great gnosis of kaos, death and ecstasy. We will teach them to strangle the mundane with intestines of the apathetic.”

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH will be touring in support of The Extra Dimensional Wound, their second full-length, released via Metal Blade Records last year. The record, which Stereogum commended for being “brutal, icy hot, super heavy, [and] full of lurching ‘grooves,'” was released on vinyl in December via Canonical Hours Records and is available as a deluxe gatefold LP featuring two 200-gram discs with a 12-page booklet and expanded artwork in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Check out footage of the band performing the crushing “Invoke The Desolate One,” at last year’s Scion Rock Fest:

Scion Rock Fest 2010: Lightning Swords of Death “Invoke The Desolate One” from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

w/ Master, Mobile Deathcamp
3/04/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo – Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye’s – Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention

Mobile Deathcamp Joins Tour
3/07/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs – Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern – Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar – St Louis, MO

Master/Lightning Swords Of Death Only
3/13/2011 The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
3/14/2011 The Marquis – Denver, CO
3/15/2011 Club Vegas – Ogden, UT
3/16/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/17/2011 Branx – Portland, OR
3/18/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
3/19/2011 The Metaphor – Escondido, CA
3/20/2011 The Blvd. – Hollywood, CA
3/21/2011 Ub’s – Mesa, AZ
3/22/2011 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/23/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

Master/Lightning Swords Of Death/Mobile Deathcamp
3/24/2011 The Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
3/25/2011 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
3/26/2011 Walter’s – Houston, TX
3/27/2011 Rouge – Fayetteville, AR
3/28/2011 The Muse – Nashville, TN
3/29/2011 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
3/30/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
3/31/2011 Tremont Music – Charlotte, NC
4/01/2011 Club 306 – Roanoke, VA
4/02/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/03/2011 31 Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA

“LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH evoke unforgiving torture and terror with every note.” — The Gauntlet