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Hour of Penance

Currently at the forefront of Italian death metal scene is HOUR OF PENANCE, whose blasphemous tunes ripped apart venues throughout Europe and the U.S. over the past 18 months alongside the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Nile, Cannibal Corpse and Misery Index.

The group recently announced that they would make Australian live debut opening for Behemoth in October, and to further spread their impious declarations, the quartet will complete a headlining tour of Russia next month, which will also include a date with grindcore legends Napalm Death. Soon after, HOUR OF PENANCE will join Psycroptic on a co-headlining European tour before heading into the studio to record a new album, tentatively set for an early 2014 release.

“Sedition” — HOUR OF PENANCE’s fifth overall album and 2012 PROSTHETIC debut — was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome and features nine “technically precise and sonically crushing” (Terrorizer) tracks, which were praised by Metal Hammer for their “epic portentous atmosphere.” Pick up a copy of the album HERE.

See HOUR OF PENANCE live below:
9/5 Minsk, RU – Republic
9/7 Moscow, RU – Under the Ground
9/8 Samara, RU – Zvezda (w/ Napalm Death)
9/9 Ufa, RU – Dance Bar
9/10 Chelyabinsk, RU – Ozz
9/11 Perm, RU – 13 Komnata
9/12 Kotlas, RU – Club Pila
9/13 Arkhangelsk, RU – Sick Fest
9/14 Vologda, RU – Irris Club
9/15 Saint Petersburg, RU – Stoker
9/20 Aarshot, BE – JC De Klinker #
9/21 Essen, DE – Turock #
9/22 London, UK – Electrowerkz #
9/23 Dublin, UK – The Pint #
9/24 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks #
9/25 Cardiff, UK – Fuel Rock Club #
9/26 Margate, UK – Westcoast #
9/27 Paris, FR – Glazart #
9/28 Lausanne, CH – Metal Assault Festival #
9/29 Zurich, CH – Planet 5 #
9/30 Munich, DE – Feierwerk Kranhalle #
10/1 Kosice, SL – Collosseum #
10/2 Ostrave, CZ- Barrack Music Club #
10/4 Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg #
10/5 Copenhagen, DK – Beta #
10/24 Perth, AU – Capitol ^
10/25 Melbourne, AU – The Esplanade Hotel ^
10/26 Sydney, AU – The Manning Bar ^
10/27 Brisbane, AU – The Hifi ^
10/29 Auckland, AU – King’s Arms ^
12/8 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Northumbria University
2/14/14 Liverpool, UK – Lomax
# with Psycroptic, Dyscarnate
^ with Behemoth

Hour of Penance
Hour of Penance

Press release provided by Prosthetic Records.