As the band returns home from their recent tour, which included their performance at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest as well as dates with Pallbearer, Arizona’s doom/metal outfit SPIRIT ADRIFT confirms that they will be back out on the road this summer, announcing a run of headlining North American dates.
The newly-confirmed headlining tour will begin July 25th in Saint Louis and will see SPIRIT ADRIFT heading across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival in Pittsburgh, alongside Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others. From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT heads into the Northeastern US and Canada, then heads westward to perform at Psych Las Vegas with Danzig, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Godflesh, Sunn O))), Enslaved, High On Fire, Eyehategod, and countless more, before playing the final show of the tour in San Diego on August 21st.
Comprised of members of Gatecreeper, Goya, and more, SPIRIT ADRIFT has taken their psychedelic doom/metal to an ascendant new level on their sophomore LP, Curse Of Conception. Now more than at any time metal has become the lifeblood of rock music and SPIRIT ADRIFT offers Curse Of Conception as an embodiment of that vitality. The album was engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Eyehategod) and features artwork by Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy).
See a fan-filmed video of SPIRIT ADRIFT performing at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at THIS LOCATION and stream their entire Curse Of Conception LP HERE.
SPIRIT ADRIFT Tour Dates:
7/25/2018 Blueberry Hill Duck Room – Saint Louis, MO
7/26/2018 Indiana City Brewing Company – Indianapolis, IN
7/27/2018 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA @ Migration Fest [info]
7/29/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/30/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
7/31/2018 Union Pool – New York, NY
8/02/2018 Great Scott – Boston, MA
8/03/2018 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
8/04/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montréal, QC
8/06/2018 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
8/07/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
8/08/2018 Lager House – Detroit, MI
8/09/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/11/2018 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
8/12/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
8/15/2018 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
8/16-19/2018 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV [info]
8/21/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Curse Of Conception earned the #2 place in Decibel Magazine’s coveted year-end list for 2017, in a 9/10 lead review calling the record, “the breakthrough doom metal album of 2017. That actually sells the record a little short, as various shades of rock, traditional metal and even an early Metallica vibe color Curse Of Conception.” Pitchfork issued in their 10 Best Metal Albums of 2017, “SPIRIT ADRIFT crafts an album that thrills for every second of its nightmarish bell curve.” Alternative Press’s Best Metal Albums of 2017 states, “The compositions are tighter, the riffs are meaner, and the album as a whole plays like a classic. Garrett said in an interview earlier this year that his goal is to have SPIRIT ADRIFT go down as one of the best bands in the history of metal; with Curse Of Conception, we’d say he’s well on his way.” Bandcamp’s Best Albums of 2017 included, “On Curse Of Conception, Arizona’s SPIRIT ADRIFT play the kind of arena-sized, horns-raised heavy metal that turned the genre’s biggest bands into gods, and Spin’s 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017 included, “it’s a fitting tribute to Garrett’s formative influences and how they still make life worth living.”