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Below is our complete Saviours 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.

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Saviours Issues Band Update

California's Saviours have issued the following update about new live shows:

"Long time no updates... We are all alive and well, jamming some new riffs already and doing whatever it is we do. Lots of shit coming up. Chris Grande is playing bass with us for the next few months so buy him whiskey shots because he's rad. You can buy us shots too if you like The Japanese version of Into Abaddon with new art will be out on January 26th. Check out scion rock fest in Columbus Ohio on March 13. We're playing and its free! Plotting to come back to the U.K. soon and Europe in the summer! Hellfest is confirmed, much more to come.

"Also, our new lp/cd accelerated living is still out now. Go get it from kemado!!! It will kick your ass! Some other tricks up out sleeves too...We'll let you know when its time. Finally, thanks for all the support, especially to everyone who came out to the shows or bought records or whatever in 2009! It means a ton to us. Bad skulls has put up new shirts and hoodies. Go buy them Some more shows with the legendary saint vitus next week. To miss these shows would be foolish."

Saviour's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

1/28 10 Los Angeles, CA ultra violet, Saint vitus / saviours / ancestors / totimoshi
1/29/10 San Francisco, CA dna lounge Saint vitus / saviours / laudanum / dusted angel
2/6 Tokyo @ earthdom w/ electric eel shock + barebones + fastkill + earth blow
2/11 Tokyo @ earthdom w/ eternal elysium + church of misery + coffins + king goblin
2/12 Yokkaichi @ club chaos w/ eternal elysium + acrostix + sickhead
2/13 Osaka @ hokage w/ palm + terror squad + masterpeace + doburoku kyoudai
2/14 Nagoya @ club zion w/ eternal elysium + palm + hydrophobia + revolt + little bastards + stone banquet + vomit monster

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Holy Grail Checks In From The Road

Front man Jamey Paul Luna of Los Angeles metallers Holy Grail has issued the following statement from the road:

"The tour has been ripping so far, only 3 shows in and the crowds are getting better and better. 3IOB and Saviours are slaying it down and total bros, can't wait to see what kind of insanity strikes upon us next!"

Holy Grail is currently on tour alongside 3 Inches of Blood and Saviors. They still have the following tour dates remaining:

11/21 Beat Kitchen w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Chicago, Illinois
11/22 Cactus Club w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11/24 The Marquee w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/25 Rubber Gloves w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Denton, Texas
11/27 Gator’s w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Farmington, New Mexico
11/28 The Rock w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tucson, Arizona
11/29 The Farm w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Las Vegas, Nevada
12/1 Chain Reaction w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Anaheim, California
12/2 Vet’s Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Santa Cruz, California
12/4 WOW Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Eugene, Oregon
12/5 Hawthorne Theatre w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Portland, Oregon
12/11 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, California

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Saviours Announces New Tour Dates

California metallers Saviours have issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"Our new album, Accelerated Living, is out now! Go to a record store or here to get it. 50 minutes of new heavy apocalyptic jams on CD or 45RPM double LP. Phil Manley recorded Accelerated Living at Lucky Cat in San Francisco this past June and it came out fucking killer.

"The past month of shows with Saint Vitus, Kylesa, Red Fang, Bison BC and now 3 Inches of Blood has been insanely great. Many thanks to all those bands and everyone who has been coming out to party with us. More US dates with 3 Inches of Blood and Holy Grail through December 5 have been posted and dates for Europe and Japan for early 2010 will be available soon!

"Check out the FALL INTO DARKNESS festival this Halloween weekend in Portland, OR and the FOG RISING show in San Francisco on November 7. All killer shows! Thanks for the support!"

Saviour's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Bison b.c. Recaps U.S. Fall Tour

Vancouver's Bison b.c. has checked in with a fairly extensive blog recapping the tour with Kylesa, Tombs, Saviours and Red Fang this fall. Here's an exerpt from the blog:

"Sep 11 '09 (Vancouver BC @ Commodore):
I always love kicking off a tour with a show in Vancouver. It's great to have one last chance to get completely loser pissed with our friends before we hit the road for however long. This time we were fortunate enough to finally share the stage with local good 'ol boys The Golers and old pals 3 Inches of Blood. The Golers have been around forever and everyone should fucking hear them. They're basically Vancouver's Venomous Concept: relentless, break-neck speed pummeling. Is grind-punk a genre?

"Show was fucking fun as all hell. It was 3 Inches record release show for 'Here Waits Thy Doom' (which may or may not feature all of us doing back ups on the song 'Preacher's Daughter') and the place was packed! The cap of the Commodore is somewhere between 950 and 1000 and apparently it was like 15 tickets away from being sold out. Jesse from local grinders Zuckuss pointed out how fucking crazy it is that three local bands brought that many metal heads out of the woodwork. The night was bitter sweet though because not only was our good friend Ian unable to be there because of surgery but that night would also be my last chance to ever set foot in local punk/metal institution the Cobalt. I can't even describe how awesome that bar and the staff are. The thought that it's getting shut down by the fucking slum lords that own the building so they can cash in on Olympic fever makes me wanna tear someone's head off. I'm consoled by the fact that i know bar legend/honcho Wendy 13 will soon enough have a new venue i can crawl out of at 5am reeking of jager bombs. COBALT FOREVER!"

Read the rest of it on Bison b.c.'s MySpace blog.

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3 Inches Of Blood Announces Headlining Tour Dates

3 INCHES OF BLOOD is back with their new album, "Here Waits Thy Doom," and a massive worldwide touring schedule. The group just completed a lengthy, highly successful North American tour alongside In Flames, Between The Buried and Me, and The Faceless. The group immediately followed this up with a few headlining shows, which kick off on Oct. 7th and run through Oct. 29th.

3 INCHES OF BLOOD will take about two weeks off before hitting the road once again assuming the headlining role on a BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on November 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010.

In other band news, the group recently shot a video for the album’s vicious lead-off cut, "Battles and Brotherhood," that was produced and directed by the acclaimed Rick Podd, who has worked on such movies as "The Watcher" and "Hellraiser." The clip basically features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle and also showcases their acting abilities. Stay tuned to BloodyDisgusting.com over the next week for an exclusive video teaser to give you a little taste as to what’s to come with the full-length clip.

Cam Pipes (vocals) states: “We're off to a pretty good start in support of Here Waits Thy Doom. Our hometown show in Vancouver sold out beyond capacity and was amazing in every way. We had very supportive crowds at the few Western Canada shows we did afterwards. Currently, we are nearing the end of the U.S. tour with In Flames, Between the Buried and Me and The Faceless and as we had hoped, it has been a great tour. We usually get along with all the bands we tour with and this is no different. The shows have been hugely attended and fans have been quite enthusiastic to say the least.

“We have a week of headlining shows on the east coast with Children and Mantic Ritual before we go to Canada and tour our way back home across our home country. Saviours will be meeting up with us in southern Ontario to do the last week of Canadian dates. After a bit of time off we embark on the BloodyDisgusting.com (our favorite website) sponsored headlining North American tour. Again, Saviours will be joining us as well as Holy Grail. It's a busy fall season for us, but we wouldn't have it any other way.”

Here are the latest 3 Inches of Blood tour dates: More...

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Saviours Posts New Song, "We Roam," Online

MetalSucks has premeired Saviours' new song "We Roam," off the band's new album entitled "Accelerated Living." "Accelerated Living" will be released on October 27th via Kemado Records. You can check out "We Roam" here.

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Saviours Posts Live Video Clips Of New Songs

Footage has been posted online of California metallers Saviours appearing on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit on August 6th. The video clips, which can be viewed below, show Saviours playing the new songs "We Roam" and "Slave To The Hex." The tracks are from the upcoming album "Accelerated Living," which will be released on October 27th. More...

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Saviours Issues Post Tour Update

Saviours has issued the following post tour update:

"Just got back from tour. Much thanks to Skeletonwitch, Trap Them, Sourvein, Clutch everyone who participated in putting together the shows and most importantly all who came out and partied with us. We had a killer time and really appreciate all the support."

”We will be back in NYC this weekend to play with DINOSAUR JR. in Central Park. The show is free but its recommended to show up around 1pm if you want to see our set at 3pm.” More...

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Saviours Issues Studio Update

Oakland California's Saviours has issued the following update:

"We recently recorded music. Examine photographs of this process here. More recording will commence soon in Oakland and Los Angeles. Sooner than you think we will present some new shit to the masses. Album cover is in the works courtesy of the superb Tim Lehi." More...

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Saviours Announces US Headlining Tour Dates

Oakland, CA band SAVIOURS have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album Into Abaddon. Saviours will join heavy metal veterans ICED EARTH for a run of dates set to kick off September 21st in Detroit, MI. Saviours will also headline a number of live dates both previous to joining up with Iced Earth, and on off nights during the tour.

Hot off a blistering performance as part of Norway’s ØYA Festival and a recent run across Europe alongside labelmates THE SWORD, Saviours continue to tour relentlessly, bringing their commanding live show to stages across the globe. Known for their refreshing take on the classic metal of decades past, Saviours have rapidly become frontrunners in today's thriving heavy metal underworld, spewing vocal wildfire over an endless arsenal of harmonized guitars and locomotive rhythms. More...

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Iced Earth Reveals Fall North American Tour Dates

This fall ICED EARTH will be joined by Into Eternity and Saviours for a North American tour. VIP tickets will be available during the tour. Fans who purchase a "Child of the Wicked" VIP package will receive the following:

- A Ticket to an ICED EARTH Concert
- VIP meet and greet with ICED EARTH
- Autographed item from ICED EARTH
- Limited Edition ICED EARTH T-Shirt
- VIP commemorative laminate

To learn more about the VIP package and tickets for the shows below, visit the official ICED EARTH Website.

Iced Earth tour dates are as follows:
9/21 – Harpos. Detroit, Michigan
9/22 – Phoenix Concert Theatre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9/23 – Le Medley. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
9/24 – Trocadero. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/25 – 9:30 Club. Washington, D.C.
9/26 – Amos' Southbend. Charlotte, North Carolina
9/27 – Center Stage. ProgPower USA IX. Atlanta, Georgia** (SOLD OUT)
9/28 – House of Blues. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
9/29 – The Orange Peel. Asheville, North Carolina
9/30 – House of Blues. Cleveland, Ohio
10/14 – The Norva. Norfolk, Virginia
10/15 – The Palladium. Worchester, Massachusetts
10/16 – Nokia Theater. New York, New York
10/22 – Hawthrone Theater. Portland, Oregon
10/23 – Regency Center@ The Grand Ballroom. San Francisco, California
10/24 – The Avalon. Los Angeles, California

**VIP package not available at ProgPower USA. The festival is sold out.

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Black Cobra Announces More European Tour Dates

Los Angeles doom metallers, Black Cobra, have announced the following European tour dates with SAVIOURS:

5/15 - Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
5/16 - Tilburg, Holland @ 013
5/17 - Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
5/18 - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
5/19 - Leige , Belgium @ La Zone
5/20 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
5/21 - Wroclaw, Poland @ CRK
5/22 - Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
5/23 - Vienna, Au -ria @ Arena
5/24 - Innsbruck, Au -ria @ PMK
5/25 - Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
5/26 - Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
5/27 - Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
5/28 - Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
5/29 - Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
5/30 - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire
5/31 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ La Romanie
6/3 - Madrid, Spain @ La Botie
6/4 - Braga, Portugal @ Siga Pra Bingo
6/5 - Gijon, Spain @ Club Bola 8
6/6 - Basauri Bizkaia @ Centro Civico Basozelai
6/8 - Bo -eaux, France @ Heretic Club

6/11 - Malmö, Sweden @ Utkanten
6/12 - Oslo, Norway @ Garage
6/13 - Go -enburg, Sweden @ Underjo -en
6/14 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ -e Rock

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Black Cobra To Tour Europe with Saviours

Black Cobra and Saviours will tour Europe for five weeks starting in mid-May. June are yet to be announced and will include Spain and Portugal.

Here are the latest Black Cobra and Saviours tour dates:

Thu May 15th Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Fri May 16th Tilburg, Holland @ 013
Sat May 17th Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
Sun May 18th Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
Mon May 19th Luik , Belgium @ La Zone
Tues May 20th Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Wed May 21st Berlin, Germany @ Pirate Cove
Thu May 22nd Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
Fri May 23rd Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Sat May 24th Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
Sun May 25th Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
Mon May 26th Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
Tue May 27th Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
Wed May 28th Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
Thu May 29th Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
Fri May 30th Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire

In related Black Cobra news, their "Feather and Stone" will be available on LP on May 27th. This will be gatefold and come with a free digital download of the album too. Expect the first pressing to be 500 black and 500 various marble colors.

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The Sword Releases "Gods Of The Earth" E-Card

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD have unveiled an ecard previewing their new album, "Gods Of The Earth," out April 1st on Kemado Records. The ecard features the first single, "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians," as well as a sneak peak of the video for the track. "Gods Of The Earth" is THE SWORD's sophomore album. Their critically acclaimed debut, "Age Of Winters," was released in 2006.

In addition to the new full length, the group is also releasing a 10" picture disc on March 18th containing "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" as well as the b-side, "Codex Corvidae."

THE SWORD is heading out on tour this March and April in support of "Gods Of The Earth." The confirmed tour dates can be found below: More...

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Black Cobra to Tour UK With The Sword

After the monumental response to the US dates Black Cobra opened for The Sword at the end of last year, both bands will hit the UK in March together, joined this time by Saviours.

Black Cobra in the US with Pelican, Unearthly Trance:
02/28/2008 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
02/29/2008 The House - Dekalb, IL
03/01/2008 Rhino's All Ages Music Club - Bloomington, IN
03/02/2008 The Gargoyle - St Louis, MO
03/04/2008 Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
03/05/2008 Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
03/06/2008 Sluggo's - Pensacola, FL w/City of Ships
03/07/2008 Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
03/08/2008 The Big Cypress Reservation / Langerado Fest - Clewiston, FL
03/10/2008 The Social - Orlando, FL
03/12/2008 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
03/13/2008 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
03/15/2008 Headliners Music Hal - Louisville, KY w/Your Black Star

Black Cobra in Europe with The Sword, Saviours:
03/25/2008 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
03/26/2008 Carling Academy Oxford - Oxford, UK
03/27/2008 Carling Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
03/28/2008 Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
03/29/2008 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
03/30/2008 The Sugarmill - Stoke, UK
04/01/2008 T.J.'s - Newport, UK
04/02/2008 Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK
04/03/2008 The Underworld - London, UK
04/04/2008 Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester, UK

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ASG To Tour w/ Fu Manchu In February

Hot on the heels of the official release of their new album "Win Us Over" on January 22nd, ASG will embark on a month long tour with stoner rock legends, Fu Manchu.

Here are the confirmed ASG tour dates with Fu Manchu and Saviours:

February 27, 2008 San Francisco, CA - Slim's (Noise Pop)
February 29, 2008 Portland, OR - Hawthore Theatre
March 01, 2008 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
March 02, 2008 Spokane, WA - The Boulevard
March 04, 2008 Boise, ID - The Bouquet
March 06, 2008 Aspen, CO - The Belly Up
March 07, 2008 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
March 08, 2008 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

ASG with Fu Manchu and Burning Brides
March 11, 2008 Milwaukee, WI - Vnuk's
March 12, 2008 Chicago, IL - Double Door
March 13, 2008 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
March 14, 2008 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
March 15, 2008 Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
March 16, 2008 Toledo, OH - Frankie's
March 17, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
March 18, 2008 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
March 19, 2008 Philadelphia, PA - Khybar
March 20, 2008 Boston, MA - The Middle East
March 22, 2008 Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox

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Saviours Set To Release EP

Explosive, Oakland, CA quartet Saviours will release a 12" EP next month in anticipation of its forthcoming sophomore full-length and Kemado Records debut, "Into Abaddon." Titled the "Cavern of Mind" EP, the release will hit stores on November 13th via Kemado and contains the blistering demos for the new Saviours tracks "Cavern of Mind" and "Raging Embers" which will appear on Into Abaddon in their finished form. Produced by Joe Barresi (Melvins, Kyuss), Into Abaddon is set to drop on January 22, 2008.

Fresh off a tour of the UK as hand-picked direct support to progressive metal giants Mastodon, Saviours have announced a four week tour which will see the band bring its not-to-be-missed live shows to points across the U.S. while debuting many of the new songs from Into Abaddon. The Saviours tour will kick off on October 12 in Reno, NV and will see the band will team up with slew of their hard-rockin' peers including Witchcraft, Earthless and Danava along the way. Saviours will perform a high-profile show as part of the Kemado Records 2007 CMJ Showcase, set for October 18th in Brooklyn and will appear as one of the featured artists at the Fun Fun Fun Festival, set for November 3-4 in Austin, TX, where the band will share the stage with Against Me!, The Sword, Neurosis, Explosions in the Sky and more.

A taste of what Saviours will unleash with its new material is available now as the new track "Cavern of Mind (12" Version)" has been posted online at this location. Originally recorded as a demo for the Into Abaddon full length, the track will appear on the upcoming Cavern of Mind EP in this same form.

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Witchcraft and Saviours To Tour The US

Witchcraft and Saviours will hit the road together later this month. Here are the tour dates:

10/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge w/ Danava
10/20 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
10/21 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat's Backstage
10/22 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
10/23 Norfolk, VA @ The Boot
10/24 Asheville, NC @ Jolie Rouge
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/28 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
10/29 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
10/30 Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
10/31 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/1 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's Pub
11/2 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar
11/3 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park w/ The Sword, Neurosis, more
11/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Casablanca
11/6 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Danava
11/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo w/ Danava
11/9 Big Sur, CA @ Brookdale Lodge
11/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Danava

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Saviours Sign To Kemado Records

Oakland, CA outfit SAVIOURS has inked a deal with New York City's Kemado Records. The self-described "piss-angry metal band," known for its ferocious live performances and original stamp on the classic power and thrash metal of decades past, will enter Los Angeles' A&M/Henson Studios in late August with producer Joe Barresi (MELVINS, KYUSS, TOOL) to record its sophomore album.

Merging howling lyrical venom with an endless arsenal of corrosive guitar orchestrations, harmonized leads and runaway locomotive rhythms, SAVIOURS have been rapidly garnering international attention as one of the best heavy bands active today. Fresh off a red-hot tour of the United Kingdom as hand-picked direct support to progressive metal giants MASTODON, SAVIOURS have launched a fourteen city road jaunt that will see the band's "not-to-be-missed" live sets including many of the new songs that will comprise the new full-length. The as-yet-untitled album is expected to see an early 2008 release. More...

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Saviours US Tour Dates

Oakland, CA metal act Saviours will hit the road for a few weeks in August to try out some new material before entering the studio to record their new album The album, tentatively titled "Into Abaddon," is the band's follow-up to their 2006 debut LP "Crucifire." More information will be available about the recording and new album later.

Here are the tour dates:

8/2 San Francisco, CA @ Eagle w/ Black Cobra, Titan, Mammatus
8/3 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian w/ Black Cobra, Rabbits, Diesto
8/4 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Black Cobra
8/5 Missoula, MT @ The Palace w/ Black Cobra
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/7 Denver, CO @ Three Kings Tavern w/ Black Cobra
8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/9 Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Black Cobra
8/10 Alma, AR @ D'Amico's Music Hall
8/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ The Sword
8/12 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ The Sword
8/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified w/ Landmine Marathon
8/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Warehouse

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