Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Fans of only the finest in heaviness from the U.S. musical underground have a reason to rejoice today, for the Indianapolis doom unit WRETCH has resurfaced.
Not only reappearing but breaking the news that WRETCH shall return to the U.S. highways and byways for a short run of live dates in early May. Recently, WRETCH was confirmed as one of the incredible acts playing this year’s edition of the New England Stoner & Doom Festival (co-sponsored in part by Riff Relevant). That festival will occur around the halfway point of these planned appearances.
As most know, WRETCH was formed out of the ashes of guitarist and vocalist Karl Simon‘s previous band, The Gates Of Slumber. That hugely influential act was eventually laid to rest upon the untimely passing of Jason McCash (bass) and, in time, that of J. “Cool” Clyde Paradis (drums). Joining Simon in WRETCH are bassist Bryce Clark and drummer Dustin Boldjess, the trio behind the 2016 full-length album, ‘Wretch‘.
This was followed by the three-song ‘Bastards Born‘ EP in 2017, included in a stream below. It is currently available as an NYP (Name Your Price) digital download at Bandcamp [LINK]. You will find all of the upcoming scheduled shows from WRETCH listed below.
– WRETCH 2019 Live Dates –
May 02 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s
May 04 – Jewett City, CT – New England Stoner & Doom Festival
May 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
May 07 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
May 08 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House (w/ Thor)
May 10 – Chattanooga, TN – Music Box Ziggy’s