Tuesday, December 22, 2015

EIGHT BELLS + Voivod

"Landless is a tour-de-force... out-there progression, ethereal atmosphere, and unexpected harmonies."
–Noisey

With sophomore album Landless coming February 12th on Battleground Records, Eight Bells will embark on a full US tour that includes three weeks supporting avant-metal godfathers Voivod and thrashers Vektor. 

Kicking off the tour in its hometown of Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells heads south then makes a beeline for the East Coast to join forces with the Voivod/Vektor caravan. 

The newly updated list of dates is as follows:

Eight Bells:
Jan 28 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Jan 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jan 30 - Glendale, CA @ Complex w/ Bosse-De-Nage, Wreck and Reference
Jan 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
Feb 4 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's 
Feb 5 - Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom w/ Vektor

Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:
Feb 6 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb 9 - Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Feb 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 - Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 - St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird

Eight Bells is the trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and new drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird and Thrawsunblat.

Sophomore album Landless, out February 12th on Battleground Records, was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch). Over five sprawling tracks, Eight Bells combines the majesty of '70s Pink Floyd – ethereal vocals, soaring guitars – with 19th-century ghostliness and modern-day black-doom flourishes, to create a sound that transcends time entirely.

Stream Eight Bells' "Hating," from Landless, via Noisey, here:
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/eight-bells

Photo by Veleda Thorsson