Mar 27

ZHRINE announce new festival dates, release drum play-through for “Empire”


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Icelandic death metal cult ZHRINE (featuring members of black metal luminaries SVARTIDAUDI) have announced new festival dates across Europe for 2017. The tour dates include Einstaflug in Iceland, and Brutal Assault Fest in the Czech Republic. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

ZHRINE recently saw the release of drummer Tumi Snær Gíslason’s play-through video for the track titled “Empire”. The video was captured by Maximum Volume Silence at Saint Vitus Bar during the band’s latest US tour, and is streaming now at

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.

The album art for ‘Unortheta’, by Zbigniew M. Bielak (WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, GORGUTS, GHOST), and an official track list can be found below.

Track List:

1. Utopian Warfare

2. Spewing Gloom
3. The Syringe Dance
4. World
5. Empire
6. The Earth Inhaled
7. Unortheta

Listen to ‘Unortheta’ on Bandcamp
Listen to ‘Unortheta’ on Spotify

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 news and updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website, the ZHRINE Facebook page.

ZHRINE tour dates:
Apr. 13 Reykjavik, IS @ Hard Rock Cafe
Apr. 14 Gothenburg, SWE @ Belsepub
Apr. 15 Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Festival
Apr. 21 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Het Patronaat, Roadburn Festival
Apr. 23 London, England @ The Unicorn (with Auðn)
June 16 Abtenau, Austria @ Funkenflaug Festival|
July 6-9
Neskaupstadur, IS @ Einstaflug Festival
Aug. 9-12 Fortress Josefov, CZ @ Brutal Assault

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