Next week, Georgia’s DYING WHALE will raid the Southern and Midwest US on an eight-city tour with their cohorts in Machinist!
DYING WHALE is out shoving their crushing new Last Moments Of Misery album down the throats of anyone in reach, following its release through Nefarious Industries issued in early February. With infectious and ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery coalesces elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore into an encompassing sound, infused with a theme which revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline.
The new tour will begin Thursday, March 16th on DYING WHALE’s home turf in Valdosta, followed by shows in Pensacola, Houston, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Cincinnati, Nashville, with the final stop in Dothan, Alabama on March 25th. Their bros in Machinist! taking part in the melee.
Stream and pay-what-you-want for DYING WHALE’s Last Moments Of Misery and see ordering options for the CD HERE.
DYING WHALE w/ Machinist!:
3/16/2017 Williams Street – Valdosta, GA
3/17/2017 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
3/18/2017 White Swan – Houston, TX
3/19/2017 Your Mom’s Place – Oklahoma City, OK
3/20/2017 Dr. Jack’s Drinkery – Omaha, NE
3/21/2017 The Fremont – Des Moines, IA
3/22/2017 Damien’s Den (house show) – Chicago, IL
3/23/2017 Rake’s End – Cincinnati, OH
3/24/2017 Boulevard Record Shop – Nashville, TN
3/25/2017 Nasty Fest 2017 – Dothan, AL
DYING WHALE has secured studio time post-tour to record several new tracks for various smaller follow-up releases to Last Moments Of Misery later in the year. Stand by for new details as they’re created.
Decibel Magazine offers, “Last Moments Of Misery is a tour de force that pulls from a host of sounds. Album opener ‘Black Sky Absorbs You In’ sets the tone for the record: frantic riffing, energetic vocals and a hardcore breakdown are all territory DYING WHALE treads in less than two minutes. And the whole record is like that. New Noise Magazine’s interrogation called the album, “a monster… bringing to mind Keelhaul, Kylesa, and Kalibas,” noting, “Sludgy in spots, hardcore in others, but all the while held together by threads of aggression and—if you listen closely enough—subtle beauty.” Svbterranean’s 8/10 review raved, “Last Moments Of Misery is a rambunctious, unpredictable record that will batter and bruise, but will leave fans of volatile hardcore with stupid grins on their faces. This record is turbulent, savage, complex, and is a massive leap forward for this Georgia band.”
DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire). Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song album.