by Ian Chainey
Wolvhammer at Union Pool, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The heatwave still reigns, but the fall is already starting to look awesomely bleak. Blackened batterers Wolvhammer will be hitting the road at the end of October with Mortals for an East Coast tour. The two groups will play cities such as Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. On November 5, they'll stop into NYC's the Acheron. Tickets and supporting bands will be announced soon. The full list of dates appears below.
Both bands delivered winners this year, highlights of what has been a sneakily strong year of metal. Wolvhammer released their third full-length, Clawing into Black Sun, in July via Profound Lore Records. The weighty slab managed to up the Minneapolitans' game, adding new elements to their attack including a thick atmosphere of doom. Brooklyn's Mortals dropped Cursed to See the Future, their second LP, on Relapse around the same time. Cleverly fusing together a number of styles, Cursed to See the Future stretched out to deliver epic-length songs colored with a cool crustiness.
All of the dates along with streams from the bands appears below.
WOLVHAMMER Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour w/ Mortals
10/28/2014 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
10/30/2014 13th Floor - Northampton, MA
10/31/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI
11/01/2014 Geno's - Portland, ME
11/03/2014 Metronome - Burlington, VT
11/04/2014 TT The Bears - Boston, MA
11/05/2014 Acheron - New York, NY
11/06/2014 Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
11/07/2014 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
11/08/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
11/09/2014 Belvedere's - Pittsburgh, PA
11/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
11/12/2014 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
11/13/2014 5th Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN