Pallbearer announce European tour dates in May-July, and reveal a brand new song‏

February 15, 2015
Diana Lee Zadlo

Diana Lee Zadlo

   Little Rock’s doom champions Pallbearer, who took last year by storm with their second album Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)will be returning to Europe at the beginning of this summer for a run of festivals and club dates. Those lucky enough to catch them last year on their colossal tour with Yob will know the huge presence they command when they take to the stage, reciting their titanic hymns at therapeutically loud volumes. See below for the dates.
  Pallbearer have also released a brand new track, available as limited edition flexi disc on the latest issue of Decibel Magazine. Check out the track and order from the magazine store.
Feb-21 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
Mar-20 Fayetteville, AR – Lightbulb Club
Mar-23 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley of the Vapors
Mar-27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Mar-28 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Mar-29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Mar-30 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Mar-31 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Apr-02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Apr-03 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Apr-04 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street
Apr-05 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Apr-06 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Apr-08 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
Apr-09 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr-10 – Boston, MA – Royale
Apr-11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Apr-12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May-15-17 – Santa Ana, CA – Psycho CA
June-11-14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
May-20 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
May-21 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
May-22 – Koln, DE – MTC
May-23 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who
May 24 – Brussels, BE – AB Club
May 25 – Paris, FR – Social Club
May-26 – Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur
May-27 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
May 29 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
May-31 – Bristol, UK – Temples Festival
June-1 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
June-2 – Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
June-3 – London, UK – 100 Club
July-2 – Roskilde, DE – Roskilde
July-11 – Erfurt, DE – Stoned from the Underground
   Musically, Foundations Of Burden saw the band strengthen their monolithic melodious structures of doom that have become synonymous with their signature sound – all while incorporating a much more progressive and musically challenging element to their anthems which compliment the huge epic melodies and harmonics even moreso. Where Sorrow and Extinction expanded the foundation which Pallbearer laid down with their demo, Foundations Of Burden morphs itself into a glorious new vision that is without doubt their most engaging work yet. The album was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Agalloch, The Melvins etc.) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR. You can stream the album here.
“Pallbearer have transcended the limitations of institution and produced what might be one of the finest doom releases of 2014.” – ROCK A ROLLA
“Forged in gloom with a skullcrushing bottom end yet paired with nonstop melody and guitarist/singer Brett Campbell’s mournful croon, it is refreshing for a metal band these days with a singer who can truly sing. Pallbearer employ lengthy songs that never bore and are constantly moving forward: be it mournful melodies or snaking leads, each song is its own epic pushing 10 minutes and bathed in a lush and full production.”  – ZERO TOLERANCE
“The album comes across as a sort of best of everything doom has to offer in 2014 – the introspective melancholy of 40 Watt Sun, the crushing, suicidal depression of Loss and the even rousing nature of the best remnants of traditional doom that still resist to this day, everything is here.” – TERRORIZER
“More than Sabbath acolytes, they wield a melodic grace rare in the genre, and an effortless ability to communicate a vision that’s both epic and accessible at the same time. And considering that Pallbearer deal mostly in 10-minute plus laments, this is perversely life-affirming stuff, translating misery into triumph once again.” – KERRANG!
 “If they continue to write songs of this statue in the future then Pallbearer could well be doom metal’s light at the end of the tunnel.”  –
“How does a band follow what has been hailed as a near masterpiece? The answer’s simple: they create a definitive masterpiece in Foundations Of Burden, a 55-minute opus that obliterates the competition and sets the standard in progressive doom for 2014…An impressive sophomore outing and essential listening from arguably the best in the genre, period. Like its predecessor, Foundations Of Burden should find itself in contention for (doom/metal) album of the year – at least this time we can say we saw it coming.” –
“…rather than carry a casket loaded down with the fast-tiring tropes of the doom genre, with Foundations Of Burden Pallbearer choose to breathe thrilling new life into them.” – QUIETUS

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