- May 7th, 2013 ?
? North American trip with Kylesa starts this Friday
Blood Event will launch their 3rd full length cd, The Eldritch Dark, on May 28th. In celebration of the upcoming launch, the band has actually joined Pitchfork.com to stream “Lord Summerisle”. The track is a stark contrast to the formerly released track, “Bye-bye Gemini,” and highlights the band’s folk leanings. Followers can stream “Lord Summerisle” now at pitchfork.com.
About The Eldritch Dark:
In late 2012/early 2013, Blood Event confined themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their 3rd cd. After a mind-numbing spell in the analog womb of Toronto’s ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to reveal their latest, and a lot of accomplished, musical offering: The Eldritch Dark. The debut single, “Farewell Gemini”, can be heard now at metalblade.com/bloodceremony.
Recorded and mixed by producer Ian Blurton (Cauldron, Cursed) and mastered by Canadian recording legend Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Crazy World of Arthur Brown), The Eldritch Dark is a full-length paean to the darker edges of folklore and legend. Including 8 tracks of black magic rock ?? n’ roll, the cd crackles with the enjoyment of a nocturnal ritual.
Tales of witch-cult events in woody glens, pacts made in torch-lit abbeys and Victorian magic are accompanied by vintage-style tough rock riffs, snaking bass lines and stirring flute melodies. The Eldritch Dark likewise sees the band exploring a folksier side of their sound; most obvious in the hymn-like “Lord Summerisle” and the murderous folk-rock epic, “Ballad of the Weird Sisters”. Nineteenth century sorcerer, Oliver Haddo, makes a return appearance in the riff-hypnotic album better, “The Magician”.
The Eldritch Dark will be launched via Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records in North America on May 28th, 2013. BLOOD EVENT will be joining Kylesa on trip in North America throughout May and June.
“A GOD DAMN TRUE ROCK WORK OF ART!” OccultRock.com
“Just at a Blood Ceremony show are devil horns the correct response to a triumphantly raised flute.” NOW PUBLICATION
Considering that the release of their sophomore album, Living With The Ancients, Blood Event has actually worked doggedly to solidify their reputation as a worthy live act. Starting with a well-received display at the prestigious Roadburn Celebration, the band capped-off a series of 2011 European dates with Sweden’s GHOST, playing a sold-out, heading program in London, UK. In the fall of 2011, they completed their first headlining tour of Europe, which saw the band received enthusiastically by followers in Scandinavia and Central Europe. This trip culminated in an efficiency at the Hammer of Doom VI Celebration in Wurzburg, Germany. In 2012 they were direct support for GHOST on the extremely successful “13 Dates of Doom” North American trip. Later in 2012, Blood Ceremony carried out at Calgary’s popular NOCTIS V Metal Celebration.
Alia O’Brien ? ? Vocals, Flute, Body organ Sean Kennedy ? ?
Guitars Lucas Gadke ? ? Bass Michael Carrillo ? ? Drums
w / Kylesa, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf
05/10 Gainesville, FL High Dive
05/11 Orlando, FL Backbooth
05/12 Miami, FL Churchhill’s
05/13 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
05/14 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
05/16 Houston, TX Walters
05/17 Dallas, TX Trees
05/18 Austin, TX Mohawk
05/20 Albuquerque, NM Blackwater
05/21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
05/22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
05/24 Santa clam Cruz, CA Catalyst
05/25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
05/27 Portland, OR Star Theater
05/28 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
05/29 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl
05/31 Calgary, AB Dickens
06/01 Regina, SK The Exchange
06/02 Winnipeg, MB The Pyramid
06/03 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
06/04 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s Oasis
06/05 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
06/06 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
06/07 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
06/08 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
06/09 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
06/11 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
06/12 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
06/13 Montreal, QC Il Motore
06/14 Brooklyn NY Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
06/15 Albany, NY Bogie’s
06/16 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
06/18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
06/19 Washington, DC Rock & & Roll Hotel
06/20 Asheville, NC Asheville Songs Hall
06/21 Atlanta, GA The Earl
06/22 Savannah, GA The Jinx