Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Richmond, Virginia’s thick and gritty metal trio OMEN STONES announce the band’s very first series of extensive live performances outside of the RVA region.
Embarking at the end of this month, the trio – guitarist & vocalist Tommy Hamilton, drummer Erik Larson, and bassist Ed Fierro – will kick things off on January 31st in Raleigh, NC. With 10-dates total, the “Winter Tour” will focus primarily on the Northeastern U.S., before the band brings things to a close with a hometown show on February 9th in Richmond.
For many fans of independent music, the trek will provide their first opportunity to experience OMEN STONES in a live setting. With their symbolic pedigree as past or present members of such acts as Backwoods Payback, Druglord, TEL, Alabama Thunderpussy, Desert Altar, and several others, these veterans are guaranteed to attract new fans at each stop along the way.
OMEN STONES released their introductory, self-titled full-length album in 2019. Reviewed at Riff Relevant, the recording revealed a raw, heavy rock band clearly disinterested in musical trends and fads. With aggressive elements throughout, the band’s knack for instilling a no-unnecessary-frills approach to their playing permeates each note with uniqueness. This aspect comes through loud and clear on the eponymous album, as well as on any stage OMEN STONES takes over and decimates.
The ‘Omen Stones’ album is included here along with the itinerary for the imminent “Winter Tour” below.
– OMEN STONES Winter Tour 2020 –
Jan. 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims (w/ Crystal Spiders. Möryo)
Feb. 01 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium (w/ Animist, Carbon Bandit, Paradoxum)
Feb. 02 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub (w/ Lavaborne, Drooler)
Feb. 03 – Louisville, KY @ Highlands Tap Room (Metal Monday w/ Problem With Dragons)
Feb. 04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
Feb. 05 – Columbus, OH @ Dirty Dungarees (w/ Deprecator, False Teeth)
Feb. 06 – Kent, OH @ The Dome (w/ Ghost:Hello, Goosed)
Feb. 07 – Wilmington, DE @ 1984 Arcade Bar
Feb. 08 – Baltimore, MD @ Rituals: Bar & Venue (w/ Alms, Cavern, Almost Honest)
Feb. 09 – Richmond, VA @ Fuzzy Cactus (w/ Deathcrown, Hoboknife)
OMEN STONES will also be appearing at Maryland Doom Fest 2020 in Frederick, MD June 18th – 21st.