ULTHAR: Bay Area Death Cult Announces Fall US Headlining Tour; Cosmovore Debut Out Now On 20 Buck Spin

[photo by Aloysius V. Cummings]

Bay area death cult ULTHAR will take to the streets again this fall on a near-two-week US headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 7th in Los Osos, California and punish ten cities upon its conclusion November 16th in Portland, Oregon. See all confirmed dates below.

11/07/2019 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
11/08/2019 Lexington – Los Angeles, CA
11/09/2019 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
11/10/2019 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Oryx
11/11/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ Nightfell
11/12/2019 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT
11/13/2019 The Shredder – Boise, ID
11/14/2019 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/15/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/16/2019 Highwater Mark – Portland, OR

Featuring within its ranks Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Extremity), Justin Ennis (Void Omnia, Vale), and Steve Peacock (Mastery, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Pale Chalice), ULTHAR is touring in support of their Cosmovore debut LP, released late last year via 20 Buck Spin. Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal. Thematically heavy on weird, supernatural horror and bizarre Rudimentary Peni surrealism, ULTHAR is a difficult to classify spectral entity.

Find ULTHAR’s Cosmovore on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital formats HERE or HERE.

“Lermo weaves evil, inverted riffs that create an unsettling atmosphere but ultimately bludgeon the listener; the rhythm section shores up the heaviest parts of ‘Asymmetric Warfare’ and Lermo and bassist/vocalist Steve Peacock shriek and growl with rage.” – Decibel Magazine On the Track “Asymmetric”

“…one of the most exciting death-metal releases in recent memory.” – Chicago Reader

“Collectively, they possess a uniquely deadly skillset that’s firmly based in the annals of smudged, knotty blackened death (deathened black, if you’re nasty) – which they put to surgically sharp use on Cosmovore.” – Bandcamp Daily Album Of The Day

ULTHAR are, as expected from their cover art, enigmatic and intense… awe inspiring… without a doubt Cosmovore is one of the strongest offerings of the year from a band that is just finding its legs.” – Metal Utopia

“…a dark, nasty, yet gloriously vicious album.” – Ghost Cult

“Some of the most grotesquely intense blackened death metal… incredibly unsettling. Fantastic stuff!” – Nattskog

“Forty minutes of gloriously satisfying metal layered with undertones of the gruesome and supernatural.” – New Noise Magazine

“The chaos is spread thick on these tracks, and the sense of dread is impossible to shake. This has been a banner year for death metal, and ULTHAR are making their case for being one of the bloodiest new entrants into the skull-destroying terrain.” – Meat Mead Metal

“When it comes to the art of defense and all the myriad of intricacies and patience needed for successful aggression, ULTHAR represent an elite class of professional. Through chaos and tension does patience reign. Through dissonance and contradiction are the battles of blackened death metal won. And, when the battle clears and the last cauldron of steaming molten metal is poured, there will stand ULTHAR upon the parapets waving blood encrusted flags of victory.” – Last Rites