Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS has entered Mana Recording Studio St. Petersburg, Florida to begin recording their fourth full-length. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal), the as-yet-untitled album is set for a Summer release via Metal Blade Records.
Blending bleak, post-punk minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and traditional black metal, TOMBS has established themselves as an act that’s as committed to consistency as it is to growth, developing smoothly (but never predictably) over the course of their career, and earning a multitude of accolades along the way, including Album Of The Year from Decibel Magazine for 2011’s Path Of Totality. In addition to their acclaimed releases, TOMBS has also become revered for their captivating live shows, touring extensively with an array of artists such as Eyehategod, Pelican, Isis, Wolves In The Throne Room, The Secret, Ulcerate, Pallbearer, and 1349, plus appearing at renowned festivals like Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Roadburn in The Netherlands, and Psycho California and Maryland Deathfest in the US. Now, with their upcoming fourth full-length, the quintet is poised to continue the momentum that’s been building since their formation in 2007.
“I’ve been gearing up for this moment for all of the past year. Rutan is a master and I’m intending on us delivering the most punishing TOMBS record to date.”
Following the recording, TOMBS will return to the road in March, joining DARKEST HOUR, RINGWORM, and RIVERS OF NIHIL for a US journey from March 5th through March 21st.
3/05/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR3/06/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA3/08/2017 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA3/09/2017 Colonial Theater – Sacramento, CA3/10/2017 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA3/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA3/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ3/13/2017 Club XS – Tucson, AZ3/14/2017 Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM3/15/2017 Backstage Lubbock – Lubbock, TX3/16/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX3/17/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX3/18/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX3/19/2017 Gas Monkey Bar And Grill – Dallas, TX3/21/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH