Denver extreme metal outfit, Wayfarer announce Death Rides West tour beginning April 1st. The tour begins in Texas and will take the band west for 11 dates, delivering a cavalcade of fury, melancholia, and dust-laden storytelling – the bands signature “Denver Sound” – to the masses.
For the first time, the band will perform songs from the highly acclaimed breakthrough album, “A Romance With Violence”, which was released in 2020 via Profound Lore Records. The album received high praise from the likes of Decibel Magazine, Metal Injection, The Pit, Brooklyn Vegan, Invisible Oranges, Metal Hammer, Bandcamp, and many more, and caught the ear of Century Media Records. The band penned a world wide deal with Century Media in 2021.
About the tour, Wayfarer vocalist & guitarist Shane McCarthy shares:
“After a couple dormant years, we look forward to returning to the road, and to some places we have not been in several years. We finally kick off the tour cycle for “A Romance With Violence” on the west coast, and truly cannot wait to bring that material to life in so many great cities.”
4/1 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
4/2 Austin, TX – Independence Brewing
4/4 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
4/6 Phoenix, AZ – The Underground
4/7 Los Angeles, CA – Resident
4/9 Oakland, CA – Elbo Room Jack London
4/10 Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
4/11 Tacoma, WA – Kvlt Mead
4/12 Seattle, WA – Substation
4/13 Portland, OR – The High Water Mark
4/14 Boise, ID – The Shredder 4/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical
Watch Wayfarer perform “The Iron Horse” for Roadburn Redux below:
Wayfarer is black metal of the American West. A cavalcade of fury, melancholia, and dust-laden storytelling; the band is informed by the fierce and adventurous spectrums of heavy music, along with the stark Americana of the “Denver Sound” artists that carved the identity of their home.
In A Romance With Violence, their most fully realized effort to date, Wayfarer presents a searing silver-screen requiem for the myth of the West. This new work sees them at their most intense and triumphant, as well as at their most pensive. Bold, rhythmic and riff laden, the band’s pointed expedition across the frontiers of black and extreme metal are tinged with the grit and genuine air of artists like Sixteen Horsepower and Jay Munly, and the majestic heights of the Ennio Morricone/Sergio Leone collaborations.
Through seven harrowing and triumphant anthems of the high plains, the album paints a poignant exploration of heroes and killers, the setting sun of a romantic era, and the shadow it has cast on the world we live in today.
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