Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
L.A.’s epic traditional metal band NOVAREIGN is back with a new lyric video for the song “The Builder“, along with a U.S. summer tour announcement.
The band released their latest album ‘Legends‘ through M-Theory Audio back in February [review] and has been playing out a lot since. Now, with their recent shows with Michael Schenker Fest, Act Of Defiance, Exmortus, White Wizzard, Bonded By Blood, and Holy Grail behind them, NOVAREIGN has their own tour news.
The band’s official, first-ever tour as NOVAREIGN will hit the road this summer for a left coast live run with the power/thrash group RAILGUN. The trek has been tagged the “Shred Dead Redemption West Coast Tour 2018” and along the way, NOVAREIGN will also perform at select shows alongside Angra, Powerglove, and labelmates Graveshadow in the coming months. All of the group’s current confirmed tour dates are listed below.
Accompanying this road-related update is an official lyric video premiere from NOVAREIGN, one to the track “The Builder“. The visualizer was created by Scott Rudd (Opeth, Fallujah) and guitarist Danny Nobel shared the following about the song:
“‘The Builder’ is a song that paints a color of its own in relation to the rest of the album, as it’s the only mid-tempo song. It tells the story of a being – be he fictitious or of practiced belief – who is the creator of all things, physical and abstract alike. The creator of time, space and the cosmic ocean herself. The sculptor of fortunes, if you will. A being of this caliber would most appropriately be the subject of some form of worship, and the song celebrates the existence of a figure like that. Though it’s not a sermon or anything, it’s kind of cool to talk about all-powerful beings like that. I’d say some comic book elements were a huge influence to the lyrical theme. It’s a fun song to play, and hopefully, a fun song to sing along to.”
Check out the new clip and make sure to get out and catch NOVAREIGN on the upcoming “Shred Dead Redemption West Coast Tour 2018” with RAILGUN. You can find the itinerary, along with a handful of NOVAREIGN live dates prior to the run, listed below.
“Shred Dead Redemption West Coast Tour 2018“
w/ RAILGUN (more dates TBA)
8/4 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
8/6 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
8/7 – Seattle, WA – The Highline
8/8 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
8/9 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
8/10 – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp
8/12 – Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
8/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s w/ POWERGLOVE
9/30 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick w/ ANGRA
10/2 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar w/ ANGRA