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Below is our complete Zoroaster news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
At A Loss Recordings is planning to release Minsk's "Out of A Center..." on LP before summer 2008. The original album was released on CD in 2005. You can expect a deluxe edition with different artwork, gatefold, double lp, and with a free digital download.
Minsk is currently on tour with Zoroaster. Here are the latest Minsk tour dates:
03/26/08 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/27/08 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
03/28/08 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
03/29/08 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
03/30/08 Nashville, TN @ The End
GENGHIS TRON was in a freak van accident yesterday and, although all passengers are OK, the band’s van and trailer are in need of serious repair forcing the band to cancel their shows in Butler, PA last night and Philadelphia, PA tonight.
Genghis Tron issued the following statement this morning regarding the accident: “"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days.”
“We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every little bit helps... thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! “ More...
Chicago/Peoria, IL quartet MINSK has announced a spring tour in support of its "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment" album. The band will begin this two-week run of dates on March 18 in Columbus, OH, working their way to meet up with Atlanta’s ZOROASTER in Wilmington, NC. From there, the two groups will tour together through much of the Southeast.
MINSK has announced plans for the vinyl release of its "Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive" album. This double vinyl set is expected to see a spring release through Original Sound Recordings.
MINSK tour dates are as follows:
March 18 - Columbus, OH - Café Bourbon Street
March 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Dirty Jack’s
March 20 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
March 21 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
March 22 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
March 23 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
March 24 - Athens, GA - Tasty World
March 25 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
March 26 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit’s
March 27 - Winter Park, FL - The Haven
March 28 - Tampa, FL - The Brass Mug
March 29 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
March 30 - Nashville, TN - The End
May 08 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club (with BATTLEFIELDS, AMENRA)
Minsk and Zoroaster will team up for a brief March tour of the East Coast. Here are the tour dates:
3/21 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil's Bar and Grill
3/23 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
3/24 Athens, GA @ Tasty World
3/25 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
3/26 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
3/27 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
3/28 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
3/29 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
Zoroaster and Sourvein will tour the U.S. in February. Here are the tour dates:
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
2/1 Pensacola FL @ Handlebar
2/2 New Orleans, LA @ Checkpoint Charlie's
2/3 Memphis, TN @ The Dregs
2/4 Fayetteville, AR @ Dart Room
2/5 Austin, TX @ Emo's
2/6 Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix
2/7 El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's
2/8 Mesa, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
2/9 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
2/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
2/11 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club
2/12 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
2/13 Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
2/14 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
2/15 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
2/16 Denver, CO @ The Kingdom Of Doom
2/17 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/18 St. Paul, MN @ Big V’s w/ Ganon
2/19 Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's w/ Ganon
2/20 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Live w/ Ganon
2/21 Hamtramck, MI @ The Belmont w/ Ganon
2/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub w/ Ganon
2/23 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Ganon
2/24 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Ganon
2/25 Washington, DC @ The Red and The Black w/ Ganon
2/26 Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Ganon
2/27 Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel w/ Ganon
As previously reported, Zoroaster will tour Europe with Genghis Tron and Nachtmystium in May.
Genghis Tron, Nachtmystium, and Zoroaster will tour Europe together in May. Here are the latest tour dates:
05/09 Brighton, UK @ Engine Rooms
05/10 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
05/11 Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
05/12 Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
05/13 Plymouth, UK @ White Rabbit
05/14 Bristol, UK @ Croft
05/15 London, UK @ Islington Bar Academy
05/16 TBA, BEL @ TBA
05/17 TBA, N @ TBA
05/18 Paris, F @ TBA
05/19 Koln, G @ Underground
05/20 Berlin, G @ Cassiopeia
05/21 Munich, G @ Feierwerk
05/22 Milan, IT @ Magnolia Club
Thundering power-doom trio ZOROASTER has completed work on its debut full-length, entitled "Dog Magic". The album is set for a September 11, 2007 release date via Terminal Doom / Battle Kommand Records (by way of Southern Lord).
Summoned by the mighty sludge of MELVINS, the mysticism of CELTIC FROST and the nihilistic blues of EYEHATEGOD, ZOROASTER formed in Atlanta, GA in 2003 out of the need for "sedation by high volumes and low frequencies." In 2005, the band released their first recorded music, which quickly drew the attention of uber-kvlt underground label Battle Kommand Records, which released the tracks as the band's eponymous debut EP soon after. More...
Battle Kommand labelmates Nachtmystium and Zoroaster will be joining forces for a brief tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Here are the tour dates:
12/08 Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head Club
12/12 Providence, RI @ Redrum
12/13 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion w/ Sea of Bones
12/15 Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Prurient, Gravewurm
12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Otesanek, March Into The Sea
12/17 Cleveland, OH @ Hi-Fi Club w/ Decrepit, Midnight
12/19 Dayton, OH @ Coyotes w/ Heathen Hammer, Darkness Undying.
12/20 DeKalb, IL @ Otto's w/ March Into The Sea
12/21 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ March Into The Sea
12/22 Nashville, TN @ Spring Water w/ Loss
NACHTMYSTIUM and ZOROASTER have lined up the following upcoming tour dates, with a few more expected to be released shortly:
December 13 - Wallingford, CT @ American Legion Hall
December 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Gravewurm
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
December 20 - Dekalb, IL @ Otto's
December 21 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
The debut EP from the soon-to-be infamous Atlanta doom trio called Zoroaster is out now on Battle Kommand Records, the first non-black metal release of the label's to date, with distribution via Southern Lord.
The Zoroaster full-length album is lining up for release in the coming months, and massive touring is in the works for the United States and onward.
For now, you can download Zoroaster's "Bullwhip" here (ed - Although the MP3 is labelled "Honeyandsalt").