PLACE OF SKULLS’ As A Dog Returns European kicks off this Saturday. The tour will continue in April and culminate at the 2011 Roadburn Festival. The European release date for the band’s upcoming new full-length, As A Dog Returns, album has been pushed back to January, but advanced copies will be available at all immediate dates in October and November. Official release date for the US and Canada is November 9.
In addition, if you live in or around the Berlin area, you’re eligible for a free pass to Hammer Of Doom 4 in Wurzburg and a FREE copy of As A Dog Returns. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info!
PLACE OF SKULLS European Tour 2010:
w/ Eternal Elysium
10/23/2010 Posthalle, Hammer Of Doom 4 Festival – Würzburg, GER
10/24/2010 Gebäude 9 – Köln, GER
10/25/2010 Le Klub – Paris, FR
10/26/2010 Little Devil – Tilburg, NL
10/28/2010 Loppen – Kopenhagen, DK
10/29/2010 Rockefeller/ John Dee – Oslo, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
10/30/2010 Tribute Sandnes, Stavanger, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
11/02/2010 Hafenklang – Hamburg, GER
11/03/2010 Mau – Rostock, GER
11/04/2010 White Trash – Berlin, GER
11/05/2010 Falkendom – Bielefeld, GER
11/06/2010 JH De Lochtink – Eeklo, BEL
11/07/2010 Baroeg, Dutch Doom Days 9 – Rotterdam, NL
11/08/2010 Rosenkeller – Jena, GER
As A Dog Returns was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville by Travis Wyrick and Griffinwith drums recorded and engineered by Mike Dearing.
Formed in early 2000 by guitarist/singer/songwriter Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Death Row, Cathedral, Joe Hasselvander), bassist Lee Abney and drummer Tim Tomaselli, PLACE OF SKULLS — a biblical reference to Golgotha — carries the torch of prior Griffin and Abney bands such as Death Row and Pentagram in the ever-burgeoning underground scene of doom metal. But as their sound continues to expand beyond those boundaries, they incorporate intricate dynamics in their songs that few bands of the same genre explore and lyrically reflect upon their spiritual beliefs, faith, God, politics, and the search for peace. Having stepped outside the proverbial box of “doom metal,” PLACE OF SKULLS opens the door of accessibility to a whole other cross section of heavy rock enthusiast. But by no means should this be taken lightly. Their sound is as crushing and molten live as ever and no less threatening than any of their musical counterparts in volume. With a new album and tour now on the horizon, PLACE OF SKULLS looks primed to re-establish their position among their fans and peers.
“As A Dog Returns is an album that gives me comfort, confidence, and strength. ‘Breath Of Life’ is like a dark valley…it’s heavy and somehow uncomfortable, but you have to go through it, because it’s a part of (our) lives. The sun will shine again and that happens also on this album. Its depth is intense and evocative…” — Cosmic Lava
“…classy, solid and creative, the musicianship is second to none as Griffin is in top form, Tomaselli delivers a stellar performance on the drums and the bass playing of Abney is spot on.” — Doommantia