Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Italy’s misanthropic sonic doom monstrosity DEADSMOKE announces an upcoming series of live actions that will begin with the band’s appearances at the three consecutive Heavy Psych Sound Fests at the end of February.
After that trio of performances – London, UK (Feb 22), Brussel, BE (Feb. 23), and Deventer, NL (Feb. 24) – DEADSMOKE will launch a full-on European live assault in late March with their Heavy Psych Sounds label mates TONS in tow. The trek embarks on March 20th in Italy, with dates in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, and more before wrapping at the end of the month.
Since their arrival into the global underground music realm a few short years back, DEADSMOKE has become recognized for its relentless, down-tuned dirges of decimating audio. Exploring haunting thematic planes of isolation and bleak hopelessness in their music, DEADSMOKE is sure to leave ashes in their wake upon the European continent once the upcoming campaign concludes.
Their fellow Italian countrymen, and emitters of excessive sludge severity, TONS, are no less volatile or lethal when it comes to their own music. With a blackened hellishness driving it, and an abundance of groove leaving its mark, TONS are the ideal accompaniment, and counterpart, to the nearing live trek with DEADSMOKE.
A joint statement released from the bands reads:
“Tons and Deadsmoke can’t wait to hit the road again, this time together as a monolithic combo touring the most noisy smoky buried venues of Europe and taking their deafening spaghetti Doom to the big audience. A blasphemous haze of corrosion is flowing up north, spreading curses, illness and tons of smoke.“
Find the itinerary for the DEADSMOKE European Tour 2019 with TONS below — tickets are on sale now at your local ticket outlets.
– DEADSMOKE Live –
Feb. 22 UK London | Heavy Psych Sounds Fest **
Feb. 23 BE Brussel | Heavy Psych Sounds Fest **
Feb. 24 NL Deventer | Heavy Psych Sounds Fest **
– EU. Tour 2019 w/ TONS –
Mar. 20 IT Bologna | Freakout Club **
Mar. 21 IT Torino | BLAH BLAH **
Mar. 22 CH Kreuzlingen | Horst Klub
Mar. 23 DE Mannheim | 7er Club Mannheim
Mar. 24 NL Utrecht | dB’s
Mar. 26 DE Berlin | Toast Hawaii
Mar. 27 DE Leipzig | Zoro
Mar. 28 DE Dresden | Chemiefabrik Dresden (Chemo)
Mar. 29 AT Salzburg | Rockhouse Salzburg
Mar. 30 CH Basel | Hirscheneck
** DEADSMOKE only