by Ian Chainey

Sadgiqacea (photo by Dante Torrieri)

Two Philadelphia dealers of hefty doom will be out on the road together. Sadgiqacea (sad-juh-kay-sha) and Hivelords (hive-lords) are set to tour the eastern half of the States starting June 20 at Lindenwold, NJ's the Sex Dungeon (safe word: sad-juh-kay-sha) and wrapping up back in Philly on July 30 at JR's Bar. The tour hits NYC on July 26 at Acheron with Dana Schechter's (Bee & Flower, Angels of Light) Insect Ark solo drone project and Sangharsha's apocalyptic metallic hardcore as support. No advance tickets at the moment. The full list of dates appears below.

Sadgiqacea got some shine from Invisible Oranges last year when they released False Prism via Candlelight Records. Said Fred Pessaro, "The Philadelphia two-piece's epic sludge-doom sprinkles in moments of post-rock, Neurosis-y riffage and black metal across their four-track effort..." For a duo, they make a heck of a racket.

Hivelords, now a quintet after the addition of Sadgiqacea's Evan Void, lean more towards black metal, but offer a similar combination of bassy sludge, unnerving howls, and hypnotic, almost-tribal sections sprinkled with stardust. On this tour, special guest Ajax of Washington experimental metallers Ardent Vein will be lending his talents to the self-described "black smoke acid nightmare worship" group. My kind of MadLibs.

All dates are listed, with streams from all bands on the Acheron show, below...


Sadgiqacea and Hivelords -- 2014 Tour Dates
June 20 - Lindenwold NJ - THE SEX DUNGEON W/ Windmill of Corpses, Coastal Plain
June 21 - York PA - THE DEPOT W/ Police State, Windmill of Corpses
June 22 - Providence RI - DUSK W/ Leukorrhea & Coffin Birth
June 23 - Boston MA - O'BRIENS W/ Lunglust & Plagues
June 24 - Portland ME - ST. JOHN W/ Sylvia, Eastern Spell
June 25 - Portsmouth, NH - HOUSE SHOW W/ Ramlord & Guilt
June 26 - Worcester MA - RALPH'S DINER W/ Krakatoa, +1 TBA
June 27 - Syracuse NY - GORHAM BROTHER'S MUSIC
June 28 - Rochester NY - THE BUG JAR W/ Blizaro, Fox 45 & The Highest Leviathan
June 29 - Buffalo NY - THE LAIR W/ Enthauptung & Ancients of Earth
June 30 - Pittsburgh PA - THE SHOP W/ Slaves BC, Night Vapor
July 01 - Kent OH - STONE TAVERN W/ TBA
July 02 - Port Huron, MI - SCHWONK SOUND STEAD W/ TBA
July 03 - Covington, KY - THREE KINGS BAR W/ Coelacanth & Drowner
July 04 - Indianapolis, IN - HOUSE SHOW W/ WINDMILL OF CORPSES
July 05 - Chicago IL - COBRA LOUNGE W/ TBA
July 06 - Madison, WI - DAS GEWOLBE W/ Poney, Red Museum
July 07 - Milwaukee, WI - FRANK'S POWER PLANT W/ Northless & Asatta
July 08 - Wausau WI - THE STANK W/ TBA
July 09 - Minneapolis MN - TBA W/ TBA
July 10 - Des Moines IA - HULL AVE TAVERN W/ Agrinex
July 11 - Kansas City MO - VANDALS W/ Keef Mountain +1TBA
July 12 - Columbia MO - PESTE DE MERDE W/ TBA
July 13 - Saint Louis MO - FUBAR W/ Requiem, +1 TBA
July 14 - Lexington KY - SIDECAR W/ Arktos & Sonic Altar
July 15 - Huntington WV - HOUSE SHOW W/ TBA
July 16 - Nashville TN - THE SPRING WATER W/ Across Tundras, Brother Ares
July 17 - Atlanta GA - 529 ROOM W/ The Dirty Magazines, Crawl
July 18 - Knoxville TN - THE POISON LAWN W/ TBA
July 19 - Asheville NC - THE ODDITORIUM W/ TBA
July 20 - Charlotte NC - THE MILESTONE W/ TBA
July 21 - Wilmington NC - REGGIE'S 42ND STREET BAR W/ TOKE
July 22 - Richmond VA - TBA W/ TBA
July 23 - Washington DC - TBA W/ TBA
July 24 - Baltimore MD - TBA W/ TBA
July 25 - New Brunswick NJ - TBA W/ TBA
July 30 - Philadelphia PA - JR'S BAR W/ ZAFAKON (Puerto Rico)

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