Following a few months off the road after their US tour dates with Mutoid Man, SWEET COBRA will take part in a North American Chicago-based package tour, the triad of acts also including Bloodiest and Electric Hawk.
The Chicago-based SWEET COBRA power trio will be touring in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released Earth LP, the tour running from its kickoff in Detroit on March.3rd, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Syracuse, Montreal, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Cleveland before its hometown throwdown closing the tour out on March 12th.
SWEET COBRA’s Earth is streaming in its entirety at THIS LOCATION, and the video for “Future Ghosts” playing HERE.
SWEET COBRA Tour w/ Bloodiest, Electric Hawk:
3/03/2016 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
3/04/2016 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
3/05/2016 Syracuse, NY – Gorham Brothers Music
3/06/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
3/07/2016 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus Bar
3/08/2016 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/09/2016 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
3/10/2016 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
3/11/2016 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class (early show)
3/12/2016 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio, and mastered by Carl Saff, SWEET COBRA‘s Earth LP also features guest contributions from both Ballou and Talbot. The nearly forty-six-minute record shows the band hungrier than ever; the trusted and infectious ferocity fans expect is here delivered through a slick, more accessible approach. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.
Noisey boasts of the band, “they’ve mercilessly pounded on their pawnshop gear around the Midwest, working with an earnest determination based not on some faulty notion of ‘making it’, but with the goal of being the tightest, gnarliest, catchiest punk band possible.” Pitchfork offers, “One of the most underrated tools in SWEET COBRA‘s arsenal is their sharpened sense of restraint: a necessary, and yet frequently overlooked, step in building a proper sludge assault… A little breathing room goes a long way, and in an atypical move for swampy albums of its ilk, Earth succeeds because it doesn’t attempt to downright bury the listener–it’s a slow, sweet smothering.” Lambgoat issued, “Foraging the forests of post-hardcore, punk, rock, and alternative metal, SWEET COBRA are as melodic as they are heavy, as crisp as they are abrasive. Think Queens of the Stone Age melted into Torche fused with High On Fire hammered in Quicksand.” Exclaim published, “Yes, it sounds a fair bit like Queens of the Stone Age, but they manage to sound just unique enough that they evoke the legends more than they crib from them. At the sweet spot where post-hardcore, stoner-doom and rock’n’roll meet, SWEET COBRA are waiting to take you back to Earth.” And The Sludgelord posted, “Earth will sit nicely in any collection and would add some melodic relief in between the usual tipple of sludge, doom, death metal and black metal. Brilliant.”