The West Coast tour collaboratively booked by crushing doom/prog sextet SECRETS OF THE SKY and expansive progressive metal quintet IN THE SILENCE will begin in just over two weeks. With the final routing now completely locked down, the nine-city trek will embark out of IN THE SILENCE‘s hometown of Sacramento on Friday, October 4th, followed by a week of dates across the rest of California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico before bringing the venture to a close on SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s home turf in Oakland on Saturday, October 12th. Additional tour highlights include a killer show in Los Angeles also including Author and Punisher among several others, and the addition of Armed For Apocalypse joining the closing show’s lineup.
This week, both bands and their respective labels are offering up a pile of discs to help promote the tour through a fan-aimed social networking giveaway. From today through next Wednesday, September 25th, fans are encouraged to literally deface their bodies in honor of one of the bands. Send either band a photo of yourself with a message to one of them written on your face, chest, etc. — “I Love In The Silence,” “Secrets Of The Sky – buy or die,” etc. The first five SOLID submissions to each band’s Facebook pages will receive a copy of said band’s latest album.
Kolony Records will release SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s anticipated debut album, To Sail Black Waters, throughout Europe on October 4th and 5th and in North America on October 8th. The band project a brand of cinematic, slightly blackened progressive doom metal, layering synth/keys, violins and an array of vocal styles atop the crushing rhythm section and massive triple guitar attack. The resulting forty-one minute opus is the outcome of a massive spread-out eight month period of recording sessions at Trident Studios with engineer/producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation). SOTS recently released their powerful official video for “Decline” via Metal Injection; view it RIGHT HERE, as well as their lyric video for Sunrise” HERE.
Sensory Records released A Fair Dream Gone Mad, the debut full-length from IN THE SILENCE, in May of this year, following the band’s self-released version which they sold out of twice before joining Sensory. With incredibly moving riffs and otherworldly atmospheres, boasting a huge mid-tone clean vocal performance atop a thunderous display of technical metal percussion, A Fair Dream Gone Mad‘s forty-five minute lifespan possesses massive, pristine production, further magnifying the IN THE SILENCE‘s skilled approach. Since the release of the album the band expanded their lineup to a quintet and has begun bringing this more amplified and expansive lineup to the live setting, including a recent set at this year’s massive annual Progpower USA festival. Listen to all of IN THE SILENCE’s A Fair Dream Gone Mad now AT THIS LOCATION.
SECRETS OF THE SKY & IN THE SILENCE Autumn Tour 2013:
10/04/2013 The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
10/05/2013 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA w/ Beerijuana, Jagerita
10/06/2013 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA w/ Author and Punisher, Chiildren, Pendulous, LightSystem
10/07/2013 Hood Bar – Palm Desert, CA w/ Redivider
10/08/2013 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/09/2013 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ
10/10/2013 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
10/11/2013 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ w/ Sorxe, Goya, Enirva
10/12/2013 The Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Armed For Apocalypse, Hellbeard