by Fred Pessaro

Lord Dying at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Lord Dying

It's always great when a band you don't know anything about remind you that for every oversaturated, PR-drenched crew of mediocrity there is also a similarly underrated band waiting to knock your socks off. For me, that band was Lord Dying at Saint Vitus last year, and now the Northwestern gang is readying another US tour and preparing to release their Relapse debut, Summon The Faithless. Order yours at Relapse but meanwhile you can stream that sludgy, High-on-Fire/Mastodon-ian-influenced effort in full below.

Their tour heads eastward, tagging show shows before linking up with HOWL on the East Coast. That pairing will hit NYC for a show at Coco66 on July 27. All Lord Dying/Howl dates are below.

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LORD DYING, HOWL - 2013 TOUR DATES
July 09 Portland, OR Owl Social Club w/ Norska (Album Release Show)*
July 12 Meridian, ID New Frontier Club*
July 13 Salt Lake City, UT Burt's Tiki Lounge*
July 14 Denver, CO 3 Kings Tavern*
July 16 Rock Island, IL RIBCO*
July 17 St Louis, MO Fubar w/ Blackburner and Mystic Monsters*
July 18 Chicago IL The Empty Bottle w Knyfs and Nude Intruder*
July 19 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub*
July 20 Providence, RI AS220 w/ Hivesmasher, White Widows
July 21 Florence, MA JJ's Tavern w/Vaporizer, Vattnet Viskar
July 22 Burlington, VT Nectar's w/S'iva, Last World
July 23 Montreal, QC Il Motore
July 24 Toronto, ON Rancho Relaxo w/Pyres
July 25 Rochester, NY Bug Jar w/Order of the Dead
July 26 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
July 27 Brooklyn, NY Coco 66
July 29 Richmond, VA Strange Matter w/Bearstorm, Dirt Merchant
July 30 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern w/Abacus, Moon Tooth
July 31 Savannah, GA The Jinx
Aug 04 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Aug 06 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Aug 07 Houston, TX Mangos
Aug 08 Dallas, TX Doublewide
Aug 09 Austin, TX Mohawk indoors (Melvins after party)
Aug 12 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad w/Hanta, Rezin Tree
Aug 13 Phoenix, AZ Rogue w/Godhunter, Cave Dweller
Aug 14 Los Angeles, CA 5 Star Bar
Aug 15 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
Aug 16 Sacramento, CA Trash Film Orgy Studios (Warehouse 35) w/Black Mackerel, Cura Cochino
Aug 17 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios w/Sons of Huns
Oct 25- 27 Austin, TX Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's East w/ Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Down , Pallbearer
* no HOWL