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ARCHSPIRE Reveal 'Tech Trek IV' U.S. Headline Tour

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 1:08 PM


Support From VIRVUM, INFERI And WORMHOLE

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Canadian tech-death metal masters ARCHSPIRE have announced a full North American tour in which they will be supported by label-mates VIRVUM as well as INFERI and WORMHOLE. 'Tech Trek IV' which is presented by Kiesel Guitars, will kick off on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full itinerary can be found below.

Speaking about the run, ARCHSPIRE commented: "We'll be heading across the U.S.A. with 'Tech Trek IV', presented by Kiesel Guitars. You can expect a crazy set from us and we'll be joined by some insane bands - WORMHOLE is some intense slamming brutal death metal from Baltimore, the extreme progressive death metal of VIRVUM, and our good pals in INFERI who shred like no one else! We'll also be announcing additional dates and some giveaways in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and Stay Tech!"

Kiesal Guitars Presents
TECH TREK IV
ARCHSPIRE w/ support from INFERI, VIRVUM, + WORMHOLE:

  • 05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • 05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
  • 05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go
  • 05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
  • 05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
  • 05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
  • 05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
  • 05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
  • 05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar
  • 05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
  • 05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
  • 05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
  • 05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
  • 05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
  • 05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
  • 05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
  • 05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
  • 05/28: Louiseville, KY @ The Tiger Room
  • 05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
  • 05/30: St,Louis, MO @ Firebird
  • 05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
  • 06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
  • 06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
In addition to 'Tech trek IV,' ARCHSPIRE will be performing two local dates in British Columbia this March, in which they will be supported by THE HALLOWED CATHARSIS and BLACKWATER BURIAL.

The dates are as follows:

  • 03/08: Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret
  • 03/09: Nanaimo, BC @ The Cambie
Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, Relentless Mutation.

This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. Relentless Mutation is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognizable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.


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