by BBG

Zoroaster at Hoeks Death Metal Pizza (more by Diana Zadlo)

The Summer Southern Burn tour will team up three behemoths of the southern metal underground this summer: Black Tusk, Zoroaster, and Dark Castle! Featuring rotating headlining slots by Black Tusk and Zoroaster and support from one of my favorite young heavy bands (Dark Castle), this promises to be a serious set of shows and BrooklynVegan is proud to be on board as a sponsor.

We've also teamed up with with 1000 Knives to present the NYC show on July 9th at The Studio at Webster Hall. Black Tusk will headline the night and tickets are on sale.

Zoroaster have announced the release date of July 13th for their upcoming LP, Matador, due at their new home, E1 Records. The LP follows their self-released Voice Of Saturn which featured "White Dwarf" and it's accompanying video. Dig on the album art and the tracklisting below. The band recently decimated Hoeks Death Metal Pizza along with The Atlas Moth, The Funeral Pyre, Coffinworm, Trash Talk, and many notable others.

Black Tusk have a record of their own on the way, Taste The Sin, due on 5/25 via Relapse Records. The band directly supported Weedeater on their recent trek with The Gates of Slumber and Struck By Lightning, making quite an impression when they played The Studio at Webster Hall.

Despite parking issues and general SXSW malaise Dark Castle played the Emo's day show on 3/17 during SXSW, the BV-sponsored 20 Buck Spin/Profund Lore showcase, and a surprise show at Lovejoy's the following day. The band absolutely destroyed Union Pool with The Atlas Moth in November of last year.

Full tour dates, tour flyer, and Matador album art/tracklisting is below...

tour flyer

Zoroaster - Matador

Zoroaster - Matador Tracklisting
1) DNR
2) Ancient Ones
3) Odyssey
4) Trident
5) Firewater
6) Old World
7) Black Hole
8) Odyssey II
9) Matador

Jun 15th The Nick Birmingham AL
Jun 16th Hi Tone Café Memphis TN
Jun 17th The Conservatory Oklahoma City OK
Jun 18th The Lounge on Elm St. Dallas TX
Jun 19th Emo's Austin TX
Jun 21st Burt's Tiki Lounge Albuquerque NM
Jun 23rd Ramona Mainstage Ramona CA
Jun 24th Viper Room West Hollywood CA
Jun 25th Oakland Metro Oakland CA
Jun 26th Thee Parkside San Francisco CA
Jun 28th Satyricon Portland OR
Jun 29th Funhouse Seattle WA
July 1st Club Vegas Salt Lake City UT
July 2nd Larimer Lounge Denver CO
July 3rd Riot Room Kansas City MO
July 4th Turf Club St Paul MN
July 6th Empty Bottle Chicago IL
July 7th Southgate House Newport KY
July 8th 31st St Pub Pittsburgh PA
July 9th Webster Hall Studio New York, NY
July 10th Khyber Philadelphia PA
July 17th The Earl Atlanta GA *
*Zoroaster only