THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Announces Lawful Evil 2016 North American Tour

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California pirate faction, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD, has dispatched the routing of their massive Lawful Evil North American tour.

The mighty landlocked trek will consume the majority of August and September, and will see THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD storming a wide array of venues and Renaissance Faires across the US and Canada, keelhauling audiences with their unique brew of well-executed, acoustic heavy mahogany. The four Canadian gigs and two in Florida will also see the outfit joined by Wilderun, and the opening show in Los Angeles on August 12th will include a special one-off West Coast set by fellow seafaring cohorts, Swashbuckle. Additional shows are likely to be added to the existing itinerary, so watch for updates in the coming weeks.

Declares the outfit’s Stark Cordwain on the upcoming raid, “We are returning to some of our favorite North American cities, armed to the beards with fresh acoustic antics! Lawful Evil is coming for you, so crack open a fine whiskey, get ready to party, and hold onto your butts!”

The widespread invasion comes in the wake of THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD‘s independently-released fourth album, Lawful Evil, which was thunderously let out of the cannons upon the public earlier this year. A nonstop auditory rampage which discharges fourteen debauchery-ridden rippers intoxicating the listener with a bounty of top-shelf, hard-partying action, Lawful Evil was recorded at Seahorse Sound, mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire). and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The record bears contributions from several guest vocalists, including Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle), and others. The cover art for the album was created by Mark Gibbons (World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Warhammer).

View THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s riotous “Sulfur” video RIGHT HERE, see the “Dead Man’s Medley” play-through at Gear Gods HERE, and stream Lawful Evil in its entirety HERE.

Lawful Evil is available direct from the band on CD HERE and digital HERE, as well through as most digital providers.

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil 2016 North American Tour:
8/12/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Swashbuckle
8/14/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
8/15/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
8/17/2016 Dante’s – Portland, OR
8/18/2016 Funky’s – Vancouver, BC
8/19/2016 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
8/20/2016 WMRF – Bonney Lake, WA
8/21/2016 WMRF – Bonney Lake, WA
8/25/2016 Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
8/27/2016 BRF – Kenosha, WI
8/27/2016 McAuliffe’s – Racine, WI
8/28/2016 BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/02/2016 Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/03/2016 BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/04/2016 BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/05/2016 BRF – Kenosha, WI
9/06/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
9/07/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
9/08/2016 PA’s Lounge – Boston, MA
9/10/2016 NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/11/2016 NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/12/2016 L’anti – Quebec, QC w/ Wilderun
9/13/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, QC w/ Wilderun
9/14/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ Wilderun
9/15/2016 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON w/ Wilderun
9/17/2016 NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/18/2016 NYRF – Tuxedo Park, NY
9/20/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL w/ Wilderun
9/21/2016 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Wilderun
9/23/2016 Wits End – Dallas, TX
9/24/2016 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/27/2016 Yucca Taproom – Phoenix, AZ
9/30/2016 Merrow – San Diego, CA

Lawful Evil was immediately well-received with journalistic humans around the globe, with Gear Gods offering, “A fully acoustic band playing pirate music that isn’t corny or too ren-fair-y – it’s just badass,” and Angry Metal Guy noting the band members, “are strong songwriters with a knack for hooks and effective time management.” We Love Metal’s praise-filled review includes, “The heaviness is there song after song, and although I’m not a big fan of comparing bands to one another, when it comes to THE DREAD CREW think of Dropkick Murphy’s drunk; kicking the shit out of Alestorm.” Cryptic Rock proclaimed, “Making the audience feel as if they were in the 1500s at a pub filled with rum-drunk pirates, their music was melodic with pounding drums and catchy choruses,” and Twin Cities Media posted of their live set, “The group’s showmanship and musical talent was outstanding and immediately had the crowd engaged. Out of all the bands that performed at Piratefest 2015, Twin Cities Media’s premiere pick was THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD.” Sound The Charge says, “If you enjoy folk metal on any level, this is the band for you (though if you like serious, meaningful lyrics, perhaps look elsewhere. And stop being boring),” National Rock Review dubbed the record, “an entertainingly fun hour of some of the best folk metal you would ever hear,” and Toilet Ov Hell commends, “The lack of amps and electric instruments only strengthens the band’s throwback sound, allowing all the instruments time to shine.”