Thursday, February 4, 2016

EIGHT BELLS + Voivod + Vektor

Eight Bells' first US tour of 2016 is underway – following a short run of West Coast shows, the Portland trio now hits the East Coast, playing Worcester, MA tonight, and meeting up with tourmates Vektor tomorrow to play Hamden, CT. The two bands then join up with legends Voivod for a 3-week tour covering the entire Eastern half of the US.

Eight Bells' sophomore album Landless comes out February 12th on Battleground Records (and on cassette via Tartarus Records).

Summoning a sound that ranges from the ethereal to the triumphant, Eight Bells melds prog, psych, and extreme metal into music that MetalSucks recently compared to Pink Floyd and Ulver. CVLT Nation calls Landless an early contender for "one of the best releases of 2016." Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch).

Eight Bells consists of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird.

Eight Bells:
Feb 4 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's 

Vektor, Eight Bells:
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 @ Reggies
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