ULTHAR: Bay Area Death Trio To Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Nails And Misery Index

photo by Aloysius V. Cummings

Bay area death bringers ULTHAR will kick off a short North American tour supporting Nails and Misery Index. The ten-date takeover will commence June 7th in St. Louis, Missouri and conclude on June 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additional support will be provided by Misery Index and Outer Heaven. See all confirmed dates below.

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.

ULTHAR w/ Nails, Misery Index, Outer Heaven:
6/07/2019 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/08/2019 Metro – Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/09/2019 The Shelter – Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/10/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON [tickets]
6/11/2019 Club Soda – Montreal, QC [tickets]
6/12/2019 Middle East – Boston, MA [tickets]
6/13/2019 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
6/14/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
6/15/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD [tickets]
6/16/2019 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC [tickets]

“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 on “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 Album Of The Day

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

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

“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