Atlanta’s critically acclaimed metal band WITHERED are streaming their forthcoming new album, ‘Grief Relic’. The album, hailed as “a smarter and more sophisticated version of Withered, staking out territory in a more expansive landscape.” (Stereogum) is streaming now at Noisey, alongside a new interview with the band detailing the album’s concepts and more.
The highly anticipated full-length will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 27 and pre-orders are available here.
Regarding ‘Grief Relic’, vocalist/guitarist Mike Thompson comments:
“We finally get to offer the full landscape of Grief Relic to everyone. Each song plays a unique role in the flow of this record and, coupled with the existential themes, it offers quite a journey for listeners who are ready. It was designed for this purpose. There’s a lot of Withered subtlety in the details so we’re very curious to see how it impacts listeners as they become more intimate with it and take in the entire piece of music as an experience and concept.”
The artwork, painted by acclaimed artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM, HATE ETERNAL, BARONESS) for ‘Grief Relic’ can be found above.
1. Leathery Rind
2. A Realm of Suffering
4. Feeble Gasp
7. Distort, Engulf
8. To Glimpse Godliness
WITHERED have also announced a U.S. tour. The Metalsucks sponsored tour begins on July 5, sees the band travel throughout the country alongside Richmond’s INTER ARMA. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Formed in 2003, WITHERED has created waves in the North American underground through the release of 3 critically acclaimed full lengths. The band’s music, characterized by highly introspective, dark and tumultuous lyrics traverses many sub-genres of extreme metal and show a band evolving from one album to the next.
For the release of ‘Grief Relic’, the band have enlisted the talents of acclaimed bass player Colin Marston (GORGUTS, DYSRHYTMIA, KRALLICE, and more), and Ethan McCarthy on vocals and guitar (PRIMITIVE MAN).
WITHERED tour dates:
All dates with INTER ARMA
Jul. 5 Washington DC @ DC9
Jul. 6 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Jul. 8 NYC/Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Jul. 9 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Jul. 10 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting room
Jul. 11 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul. 12 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
Jul. 13 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Jul. 14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Jul. 15 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Jul. 16 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Jul. 19 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Jul. 20 Portland, OR @ Dour Fir
Jul. 21 Eugene, OR @ TBD
Jul. 22 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Jul. 23 Glendale, CA @ Complex
Jul. 24 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Jul. 25 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Jul. 27 El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
Jul. 28 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Jul. 29 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
Jul. 30 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Jul. 31 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Aug. 1 Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse
Aug. 2 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 3 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight