Portland, Maine-based blackened rock/metal cult, ZUD, begins their The Springtime In The Abyss tour tomorrow. Presented by Lokvlt Productions, the trek sees ZUD taking the sleazy, blackened, and bluesy metal from their A Wilderness Left Untamed album to underground throngs across the Eastern US.
The Springtime In The Abyss kicks off this Thursday, April 26th, in Philadelphia, followed by shows in Harrisburg, Chesapeake, Washington, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Montclair, Providence, and Loudon through May 4th. ZUD has chosen their allies in T.O.M.B. and Gridfailure to join them on select dates, with Death Shroud, Snakefeast, Sunrot, Malacath, Sanguine Moon, and more also performing throughout the venture. See all event pages and tour details HERE.
ZUD declares of the tour, “These new songs have been a blast to play live as they have materialized over the past couple of years and we are psyched to finally be able to get ZUD out on the road for a bit more than a long weekend. Expect mostly new material, maybe an old one or two and as always, be ready for some surprises. For those in the areas, feel free to swing by and raise hell.”
ZUD – The Springtime In The Abyss Tour:
4/26/2018 Kung Fu Necktie (upstairs) – Philadelphia, PA w/ Traitor [info]
4/27/2018 J. B. Lovecraft’s Micropub – Harrisburg, PA w/ T.O.M.B., Torture Ascendancy 1307, VoidHidden [info]
4/28/2018 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ T.O.M.B., Death Shroud, Serpentshrine, Archaeobeast [info]
4/29/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ T.O.M.B., Snakefeast [info]
4/30/2018 The Summit – Columbus, OH w/ Herse, Grayhawk [info]
5/01/2018 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Veiled [info]
5/02/2018 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ w/ Sunrot, Gridfailure [info]
5/04/2018 Dusk – Providence, RI w/ Malacath, Sanguine Moon, Gridfailure [info]
5/05/2015 The Barn – Loudon, NH w/ Gamaliel
ZUD‘s second album A Wilderness Left Untamed was engineered and mixed by Todd Hutchisen (East Of The Wall, Falls Of Rauros) at Acadia Recording Co in Portland, Maine, and mastered by Carl Saff (Grails, RVIVR, Unsane) in Chicago, Illinois. Its ten new tracks boast an hour-long journey which will take the listener on a ride from one end of the rock universe to another, the record full of unexpected turns, all the while distinctly always very clearly recognizable as the output of ZUD.
Stream ZUD’s A Wilderness Left Untamed at THIS LOCATION.
No Clean Singing offers of A Wilderness Left Untamed, “It’s brimming with ideas and bursting with energy. It’s fiendishly clever, but never comes off as calculating or manipulative. It’s ambitious, but not in the sense that, in the case of some other bands, could mean overreaching or even pretentious. It’s just hugely effective in tapping into primal urges in the untamed way that the best of the devil’s music always does, and it does that in very distinctive fashion.” Cvlt Nation dubs ZUD, “one of the most criminally-unknown ‘black metal’ bands in the world,” and Wonderbox Metal states, “Combining both first and second wave influences with plenty of equally old-school rock and metal elements probably shouldn’t work, but ZUD make it look like the most natural and easy thing in the world… ZUD create a hybrid beast that successfully manages to sound like itself and little else, especially anything else around these days…”