South Carolina deathgrinders WVRM will release their new album Colony Collapse on April 3 via their new label home Prosthetic Records, and the first taste of the album is the skull-crushing "My Fucking Dixie (The New South)." They say:

We’re excited to be joining a roster that includes other bands from the Southeast and we’re very privileged to help bring more attention to that scene. Colony Collapse for us is the natural next step in a sound we’ve cultivated through every release over the years, especially from our last two full length albums, Swarm Sound and Heartache.

WVRM are also about to begin a tour in Raleigh tonight (1/16), opening for Remembering Never offshoot Ether Coven and Vermont's Season of Mist-signed proggy sludgesters Barishi. For a few of those dates, they'll also be joined by Shai Hulud-related crossover thrashers Zombie Apocalypse, who released their first new music in 15 years last summer.

Those four bands hit Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on Friday (1/17) (tickets) and Trenton, NJ's Championship Bar on Saturday (1/18) (tickets). All dates are listed below.

For Ether Coven, the tour is in support of their new album Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering, which, among other things, includes a doomy metalcore cover of Bjork's Homogenic classic "Unravel." You can listen to that album below too.

Ether Coven / Barishi -- 2020 Tour Dates
1/16: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
1/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
1/18: Trenton, NJ @ The Championship
1/19: Somerville, MA @ Middle East
1/20: Coplay, PA @ The Building at Coplay
1/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
1/22: Cleveland, OH @ The Foundary
1/23: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
1/24: Chicago, IL @ Reggies Music Joint
1/25: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
1/26: Denver, CO @ Trailside Saloon
1/27: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
1/28: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
1/29: Seattle, WA @ Highline
1/30: Portland, OR @ Twilight
1/31: Cupertino, CA @ The X Bar
2/1: Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
2/2: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/3: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
2/4: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
2/5: Austin, TX @ 523 Thompson
2/6: Denton, TX @ J&Js
2/7: Houston, TX @ Acadia
2/8: Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
2/9: New Orleans, LA @ Santos
2/10: Louisville, KY @ Highlands Taproom
2/11: Nashville, TN @ That 70’s House
2/12: Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
2/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/14: Daytona, FL @ Tir Na Nog
2/15: Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks

1/16 - 1/26: with WVRM
1/17 - 1/19: with Zombie Apocalypse
1/26 - 2/15: with Outlier