NORTH: Arizona Sludge Metallers Metanoia Live Takeover Underway


Tucson, Arizona sludge trio, NORTH, kicked off their August live takeover on their home turf at Club Congress last night. From there the band will head north, marching through twenty-two cities including a stop at the second edition of Denver Black Sky alongside the likes Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Early Graves, Municipal Waste, Nails, Phobia and so many more.

Last nights show marks the official vinyl unveiling of NORTH’s newest EP entitled Metanoia, which was released independently earlier this year. Crowned “challenging and unsettling, but ultimately thrilling,” by Tuscan Weekly, Metanoia was recorded and mixed by Dana Fehr Wavelab Studios in Tucson with additional engineering by Chris Shultz, mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst) and boasts four tracks of thick, sprawling riff cascades, graveled vocal swells, epic climaxes and ethereal atmospheres.

The tour also supports the long-awaited wax treatment of NORTH’s critically-adored debut full-length, What You Were which features new artwork by guitarist Matt Mutterperl and comes in a limited pressing of 250: 100 on white wax and 150 on black as well as the split cassette tape of their first two instrumental EPs, Siberia and Ruins. All releases are available at the official NORTH Bandcamp page.

NORTH Metanoia Tour 2014 – Remaining dates:
8/02/2014 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/03/2014 Denver Black Sky – Denver, CO
8/04/2014 FOKL Center – Kansas City, MO
8/05/2014 The Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
8/06/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
8/07/2014 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/08/2014 Ottawa Tavern – Toledo, OH
8/09/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
8/10/2014 King Fun Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/11/2014 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
8/13/2014 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
8/14/2014 The Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
8/15/2014 Wallstreet – Murfreesboro,
8/16/2014 The Forge – Birmingham, AL
8/17/2014 Hey Café – New Orleans, LA
8/18/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
8/19/2014 Lindbeerg’s – Springfield, MO
8/20/2014 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2014 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX
8/22/2014 Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX

North - August US Tour 2014

Source: Earsplit PR