MARES OF THRACE Video Premieres At MetalSucks; Album Available As Tour Begins This Week

As Calgary’s sonic duo MARES OF THRACE prepare for their anticipated sophomore album The Pilgrimage to hit store shelves this week via Sonic Unyon Metal, today the first video to be crafted for the album is available!

The visual depiction of the album’s diverse fourth track “The Perpetrator,” the video was filmed and directed by Ian Hart of iHartVideo. Today the fine mongers of riffage at MetalSucks present the debut of the action-packed video, which they describe as “one of the filthiest, most vitriolic videos of the season,” RIGHT HERE.

Exclaim! Magazine is still hosting a stream of The Pilgrimage in its entirety HERE.

MARES OF THRACE will take to the road across North America for a solid month in conjunction with the release of The Pilgrimage next week as well, the first show taking place only two days after the album’s release. The band will of course be selling the album on the tour, or fans can order the record in several formats and bundles direct from Sonic Unyon.

4/26/2012 LBH – Kamloops, BC
4/27/2012 Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC
4/28/2012 Highline – Seattle, WA
4/29/2012 Voyeur Cafe – Olympia, WA
4/30/2012 East End – Portland, OR
5/03/2012 Broken City – Calgary, AB
5/04/2012 Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
5/06/2012 Negative Space – Winnipeg, MB
5/07/2012 Black Pirates Pub – Thunder Bay, ON
5/08/2012 Oddfellows Hall – Sault Ste Marie, ON
5/09/2012 This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON
5/10/2012 Cafe Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON
5/11/2012 460 – Toronto, ON
5/12/2012 Club Absynthe – Montreal, QC
5/13/2012 Le Kaméléon – Quebec, QC
5/14/2012 Geno’s – Portland, ME
5/15/2012 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/16/2012 Radio – Somerville, MA
5/17/2012 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
5/18/2012 Monty’s Krown – Rochester, NY
5/19/2012 Carabar – Columbus, OH
5/20/2012 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
5/21/2012 Lager House – Detroit, MI
5/22/2012 Vibes Music – Indianapolis, IN
5/23/2012 Ultralounge – Chicago, IL
5/24/2012 The Heavy Anchor – St. Louis, MO
5/25/2012 Off Minor – Dubuque, IA
5/26/2012 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN

“The Pilgrimage is the best kind of sophomore outing; same man-eating, fire-spitting Mares, now with razor hooves and venomous spines for a mane. 8/10” – Decibel

“…a much busier, more dynamic e­ffort than its predecessor; one that never flails in its considerable ambition, but, rather, simply continues driving forward, all menace and swagger. 8/10” – Magnet

“…the Canadian duo (guitar/drums) explore a nihilistic cocktail of noise-punk, caustic hardcore and bowel-rattling sludge…” – BrooklynVegan

“Another essential, formidable release for 2012 that knocks most other bands into the dirt. 9.5/10” – Doommantia

“…a defining work that captures the full dimensions of the band’s artistic vision. Easily one of the first essential albums to come of 2012. 4.5/5” – The Bone Reader

“Dare I say Canada’s #1 metal album of the year for a second time? 9/10” – This Is Not A Scene