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Ash Borer & Hell touring together this summer (dates, streams)

by Wyatt Marshall

Ash Borer at the Acheron, July 2011 (more by BBG)

US black metal comes in many flavors at this point. Arcata, California’s Ash Borer are one of the leaders of a certain school that champions twisting, atmosphere-rich songs loaded with barely-keeping-it-together blasting (another practitioner would be the closely-related Fell Voices). Ash Borer’s tracks regularly go way beyond the ten-minute marker, and on an album, each feels more like a movement than a standalone song. Live, it’s a somewhat hypnotic experience.

Salem, Oregon’s Hell could be seen as Ash Borer’s equivalent in doom metal. Hell’s expert at crafting expansive, hypnotic and contemplative soundscapes that are as pretty as they are crushing, and like their fellow Pacific Northwesterners, tend to go long — we’re talking ~20 minute tracks.

It makes sense, then, that the two are teaming up to hit the road this spring/summer for a fairly extensive North American tour that hits NYC on July 12 at Saint Vitus. No word on advance tickets just yet but you can keep checking Saint Vitus’ ticket page.

All tour dates are listed, along with streams of both bands, below…

ASH BORER & HELL – 2014 TOUR DATES
06.25.14 – Seattle, WA – Highline
06.26.14 – Portland, OR – Rotture
06.27.14 – Arcata, CA – The Alibi
06.28.14 – Oakland, CA – TBA
06.29.14 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
06.30.14 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe
07.01.14 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
07.02.14 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07.03.14 – Marfa, TX – Padre’s
07.04.14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
07.05.14 – New Orleans, LA – TBA
07.06.14 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
07.07.14 – Nashville, TN – The Rutledge
07.08.14 – Greensboro, NC – TBA
07.09.14 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
07.10.14 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
07.11.14 – Philadelphia PA – Millcreek Tavern
07.12.14 – New York, NY – St. Vitus
07.14.14 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop
07.15.14 – Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex
07.16.14 – Indianapolis, IN – Belt and Leather Shoppe
07.17.14 – Chicago, IL – Club Rectum
07.18.14 – Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Media Fest
07.21.14 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple J
07.22.14 – Omaha/Lincoln, NE – TBA
07.23.14 – Denver, CO – TBA
07.25.14 – Boise, ID – The Crux

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