WAYFARER: Denver Black Metal Outfit Announces North American Summer Tour With Saor; Euro Tour Underway

[photos by Alvino Salcedo]

Denver, Colorado black metal outfit WAYFARER announces a run of North American tour dates for this summer with Scotland’s Saor, as they continue to support their latest LP, World’s Blood, released last year through Profound Lore Records.

WAYFARER continues their latest tour across Europe, which included a triumphant performance at Roadburn last week. The current trek stretches onward for another two weeks, the final show taking place in Krakow, Poland on April 27th.

A month after their stateside return, WAYFARER will initiate their Spring MMXIX Tour on May 22nd in their hometown of Denver, with shows following in Oakland, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Boise, and Salt Lake City. For the entire trek, the band will be touring with Inter Arma and Thanifaxath, and the Seattle show on May 31st sees the trio of acts performing at Northwest Terrorfest.

The newly-announced North America 2019 MMXIX summer tour will see WAYFARER back out on the road in July, this time alongside Scottish black metal outfit Saor, on their first stateside tour surrounding Fire In The Mountains Festival. The co-headlining trek will begin on July 15th in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the head eastward, with shows in Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, New York City, Toronto, and Montreal through July 22nd. This will mark WAYFARER‘s first East Coast run in support of their World’s Blood LP. More info including ticket links and the tour poster with artwork by David Csicsely are posted HERE.

Watch for another wave of WAYFARER summer tour dates to be announced in the coming days.

WAYFARER‘s third LP, and Profound Lore debut, World’s Blood paints a hallucinatory picture of the Western frontier and the haunting presence of the blood in the soils from a culture lost to time, telling a story that is uniquely American, as reflected in the cover; an antique photograph by Edward S. Curtis taken in Montana in 1908. A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, WAYFARER, draws influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver sound” and the scores of epic Westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal. Recorded in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful productIon of Colin Marston, the band brings something original to the table with a sound that is at once aggressive and honest.

Find WAYFARER’s World’s Blood at Bandcamp HERE, the Profound Lore webshop HERE, and iTunes HERE.

European Tour [remaining dates]
4/17/2019 Freak Out Club – Bologna, IT
4/18/2019 360 Gradi – Rome, IT
4/19/2019 Scumm – Pescara, IT @ Tube Cult Fest
4/20/2019 Bloom – Mezzago, IT
4/21/2019 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
4/23/2019 Luksus – Wroclaw, PL
4/24/2019 Magnetofon – Lodz, PL
4/25/2019 Casseiopeia – Berlin, DE
4/26/2019 Dwa Swiaty – ToruÅ„, PL
4/27/2019 Kwadrat – Krakow, PL
Spring MMXIX Tour w/ Iner Arma, Thanifaxath
5/22/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO [info]
5/28/2019 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA [info]
5/29/2019 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
5/30/2019 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
5/31/2019 Barboza – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terrorfest [info]
6/01/2019 Bump Hq – Boise, ID [info]
6/02/2019 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT [info]
North America 2019 MMXIX w/ Saor
7/15/2019 TBA – Rapid City, SD
7/16/2019 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/17/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL
7/18/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
7/19/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
7/20/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/21/2019 TBA – Toronto, ON
7/22/2019 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC

“It’s epic in that it taps into elemental forces that existed before the world was ground into powder by meme culture: sprawling, beautiful, harsh – and most definitely not to be trifled with. In an age where black metal is completely overexposed and much of it has lost its bite, nuance and obscured beauty…” – Revolver Magazine

WAYFARER understand the immersive worldbuilding power achievable through patient songwriting across grand timescales. Over the course of three consecutive epics exceeding ten minutes and bookended by five-minute counterparts, the album develops at a consciously deliberate pace. Much of the music wallows in dirgelike tempos, creeping steadily forward as a weary yet committed caravan trundling across barren plains and through narrow mountain passes, with violent cloudbursts of blast beats and concussive tom fills puncturing the stillness.” – Invisible Oranges

“World’s Blood seems as much a work of love as fear, a reverent ode to a land that has housed and inspired Wayfarer. In the manner of other groups like Panopticon or Nechochwen, WAYFARER have crafted a black metal sound that is distinct to the West. It is this connection with one’s surroundings, its history and nature, that gives World’s Blood undeniable power. 9/10″ – Exclaim! Magazine

“…one of the more unique metal experiments I’ve come across. Black metal plus outlaw country works surprisingly well, perhaps due to both genres’ rather bleak dispositions. It’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly but with growls and blast beats.” – MetalSucks