Philly’s epic metal outfit, SURGEON, has confirmed an upcoming Fall tour in support of their second full-length release, Chemical Reign.
On November 14th, SURGEON will traverse south to converge with their cohorts in Midnight Eye for the week-long run, kicking the tour off in Washington, DC that evening supporting the mighty Absu. The following six nights will see the two bands rolling through Richmond, Harrisonburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Boston where the tour comes to an end on November 20th.
SURGEON‘s output ventures into foreign territory for most by-the-books classical and fusion acts under the progressive metal umbrella. Perhaps simply “epic metal” is a more defining tag, as the talented crew seamlessly blends a variety of rugged post-death and post-doom elements into their infectious songcraft. They self-released their sophomore album, Chemical Reign — the record produced by the band and Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, Russell Allen of Symphony X) at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey — in May of this year to a parade of critical acclaim. Full Metal Attorney stated, “They inhabit that rare space that could attract rock radio attention as well as a good share of the trve among us. I know that’s true because I can’t get these songs out of my head.” In a 4/5 review, Music Emissions said the act “fills a huge area of space with traditionally-true metal, grounded in the genre’s prototypes but elaborating with skillful, creative instrumentation,” and with an 8.5/10 rating Popdose called Chemical Reign a “heavy record with just enough technicality to enhance some already great riffs… a comparison to former fellow Pennsylvanian’s Slough Feg is not far off base.” Dangerdog Music Reviews championed the album with a 4.5/5, a line from the review stating, “SURGEON takes their heaviness and applies a genuine catchy rock groove and chorus… Chemical Reign is surprising and entertaining album, and worthy of your attention.”
Listen to several tracks from Chemical Reign and more from SURGEON at their Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE.
SURGEON w/ Midnight Eye:
11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Absu, D.O.C.[info]
11/15/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (matinee) w/ RAVN, Throne of Carrion [info]
11/16/2013 Crayola House – Harrisonburg, VA [info]
11/17/2013 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ Brothers Kardell, Snakefist [info]
11/18/2013 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Dirt Worshipper, Skeleton Hands [info]
11/19/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Throoat, Blackout [info]
11/20/2013 O’briens – Boston, MA [info]