Boston’s explosive, multi-faceted technical metal band REPLACIRE have kicked off their previously announced an album release tour. The tour hits Providence tonight, and runs through the North East and Mid Atlantic. This tour features Season of Mist label-mates BARISHI on select dates. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
REPLACIRE are touring in support of their newest album, ‘Do Not Deviate’. “A plethora of humongous, technical riffs, slamming, slithering drums, noodling, prog-inflected lead melodies, and vicious, guttural vocals which occasionally transform into a soulful, enigmatic croon when you least expect it”, ‘Do Not Deviate’ is streaming now at No Clean Singing. ‘Do Not Deviate’ is available across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop, as well as digitally at Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and more!
On ‘Do Not Deviate’, the Boston-based REPLACIRE rip and tear through a unique and unconventional strain of complex, aggressive metal. They blast out of the gates from the albums opening notes; charging through an intricate and idiosyncratic hybrid of death metal, thrash, and progressive modern metal. Tracks like “Horsestance”, “Built Upon the Grave of He Who Bends”, “Moonbred Chains”, the title track and more are sharp shocks to the system, and crackle with an energy that is nothing short of infectious.
The artwork and track list for ‘Do Not Deviate’ can be found below:
2. Act, Re-enact
3. Built Upon the Grave of He Who Bends
4. Any Promise
5. Cold Repeater
7. Moonbred Chains
8. Do Not Deviate
9. Spider Song
10. Traveling Through Abyss
11. Enough for One
Photo credit: Tom Couture Photography
Poh Hock – live guitar
Zach Baskin – drums
Pariah- live drums
Evan Berry- vocals
REPLACIRE was founded by guitarist Eric Alper in 2009. The band issued its first material, the self-released full-length album ‘The Human Burden’, in 2012. The ‘The Human Burden’s unique and wide-ranging material was an ambitious statement of intent, and cemented the band a thriving reputation as a must-follow heavy bands in the region. Following ‘The Human Burden’ release, the band toured extensively through the Northeast supporting the likes of BEYOND CREATION, HATE ETERNAL, MISERY INDEX, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN and more. Footage of REPLACIRE performing “Corridors of Resolution” from ‘The Human Burden’ can be viewed here.
REPLACIRE tour dates
Apr. 3 – Providence RI – Dusk * (event page) w/BARISHI
Apr. 4 – New Haven CT – Pacific Standard Tavern (event page)
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie (event page)
Apr. 6 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Metro Gallery (event page) w/ASTRONOID
Apr. 7 – Greensboro, NC – NY Pizza (event page)
Apr. 8 – Greenville SC – The Radio Room (event page)
Apr. 9 – Richmond VA – 25 Watt (event page)
Apr. 10 – Brooklyn NY – St. Vitus Bar (Free) (event page)
What the press is saying about REPLACIRE:
“Replacire’s The Human Burden is what would have happened if Chuck Schuldiner were still alive today and mixed up with the likes of Obscura and Opeth at the same time. It’s enjoyable technical metal that skips over all the flashy showmanship and dives gracefully into the otherwise murky waters of the modern progressive metal scene. In short, if you want everything you like about popular bands jammed into one 41-minute masterpiece, then you’re in the right place.” – Metal Injection
“The Human Burden is an intricate technical death metal affair but gives a lot of room to Opethian passages and subdued grooves. Replacire have a complex songwriting format down pat, but not in a showy way; they use their skill to craft distinct songs. Truly one of the few bands I would feel comfortable calling progressive death metal.” – No Clean Singing
“The Human Burden is easily one of the best technical death metal albums you’ll have heard in a long time, if not for the simple reason that it doesn’t try so damn hard to be technical death metal. Think of Replacire‘s writing style as if Opeth just took on the Jarzombek brothers to join them in the studio and jam on some new ideas for a record; grounded in musicality, but damn is there some insanity.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy