MISFIRE: Chicago Thrash Trio To Support Cradle Of Filth On North American Spring Tour; Sympathy For The Ignorant Debut Out Now On MNRK Heavy

photo by Wombat Fire

Chicago-based thrash trio MISFIRE will support Cradle Of Filth on their upcoming stretch of North American live dates. The band will join the Existence Is Futile tour on May 20th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The journey will run through June 11th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with additional support provided by Frayle.

Comments MISFIRE vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, “We are stoked to be hitting the road with Cradle Of Filth and Frayle and can’t wait to tear shit up for all the heavy metal maniacs out there! We’ll see you in the pit, bang your head!”

See all confirmed dates below.

MISFIRE w/ Cradle Of Filth, Frayle:
5/20/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
5/22/2022 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
5/23/2022 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
5/25/2022 Showbox- Seattle, WA
5/26/2022 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/29/2022 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
5/30/2022 Coors Event Centre – Saskatoon. SK
6/01/2022 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
6/02/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
6/03/2022 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
6/04/2022 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/06/2022 Corona Theater – Montréal, CC
6/07/2022 Imperial – Quebec City, OC
6/09/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY
6/10/2022 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
6/11/2022 OHMAC – Harrisburg, PA

MISFIRE will be touring in support of Sympathy For The Ignorant, their thunderous debut full-length released through MNRK Heavy last month. Conjuring old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead, MISFIRE creates more of a racket than bands twice their size, unleashing song after song of unrelenting savagery. It’s music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered crucial records. And yet MISFIRE is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a potent and timeless sound.

“‘It’ll flatten you!,” wrote Metal Injection of Sympathy For The Ignorant. Decibel Magazine crowned it plainly, “ripping.” “Everything sounds absolutely massive here,” agreed Distorted Sound, noting, “that may well be the record’s greatest triumph… MISFIRE have been able to capture the potency of many of the genre’s most pioneering records and inject it with the kind of crisp clarity that wasn’t often available to bands back in 1986.” Added MetalSucks, “The Chicago-based three-piece create that kind of axe-blade riff savagery that makes you not give a shit if your neighbors are watching as you mosh around your living room with a bomber of High Life… Sympathy For The Ignorant, definitely lives up to its name, yanking the listener out of their mental rat race and sending them to the depths of their reptile brain via a swift kick in the ass…”

Captured in a small studio and engineered by vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, MISFIRE’s Sympathy For The Ignorant is free from click-tracks and other unnecessary frills, projecting the purity of what three musicians raised on Pantera and the Big 4 sound like in a room together. The record is heavy, brawny, and confident, filled with the kind of earworm thrash metal riffs that sends aspiring players to the guitar store.

Sympathy For The Ignorant is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Fractured” HERE, “Red Flag” HERE, and “War Of Mine” HERE.

Jay Johnson – vocals/guitar
Sean Coogan – vocals/bass
James Nicademus – drums