Icelandic death metal cult ZHRINE (featuring members of black metal luminaries SVARTIDAUDI) have announced their first official North American tour. The band, fresh off their heels from a stunning performance at Maryland Deathfest, return stateside for their first-ever North American tour alongside ULCERATE and PHOBOCOSM. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
ZHRINE are touring in support of their new album, ‘Unortheta’. The album, hailed as “a churning black/death vortex that takes the disgusting atonality of avant-garders like BLUT AUS NORD, melds it with the oppressively frigid atmosphere of SVARTIDAUDI, and folds in fetid layers of doom and psychedelia for good measure” (Decibel) and “an imposing, dissonant mass of unorthodox death, heavily atmospheric and weirdly progressive” (Noisey) is streaming here. ‘Unortheta’ is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
Regarding the tour, the band comments:
“After but a few of shows under the ZHRINE moniker we are happy to take things to the next level and embark on our very first tour. We feel this synergy of sounds with ULCERATE and PHOBOCOSM will be a lethal combination of dissonant, ritualistic experiences and we plan not to hold anything back.”
The album art for ‘Unortheta’, by Zbigniew M. Bielak (WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, GORGUTS, GHOST), and an official track list can be found below.
1. Utopian Warfare
ZHRINE was founded in Kópavogur, Iceland in 2008, and soon began creating waves in the underground scene under their original name SHRINE, and a unique take on experimental and atmospheric death metal.
ZHRINE have since cut their teeth in the local Icelandic scene, having made multiple appearances at the Eistnaflug Festival, Iceland Airwaves Festival, and Wacken in Germany.
ZHRINE tour dates:
All dates with ULCERATE, PHOBOCOSM:
Nov. 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
Nov. 3 San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
Nov. 4 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Nov. 5 Seattle, WA @ Highline
Nov. 6 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
Nov. 8 Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull
Nov. 9 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Nov. 10 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Nov. 11 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Nov. 12 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Nov. 13 Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar
Nov. 15 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Nov. 16. Gainesville, FL @ Atlantic
Nov. 17 Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
Nov. 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov. 19 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov. 20 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov. 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Nov. 23 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 24 Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Nov. 25 Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov. 26 Detroit, MI @ Corktown Tavern
Nov. 27 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Nov. 28 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose