German Celtic Pagan Metal band, SUIDAKRA are preparing to make their return to North America this April. SUIDAKRA will be hitting the road with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid and Diamond Plate. The tour kicks off April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York.
Guitarist and frontman Arkadius commented on the bands North American tour:
"After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back in april/may 2012 to cross the USA together with Overkill, God Forbid & Diamond Plate.We're looking forward to rock the cities with all these great bands!
After the release of our latest album Book Of Dowth we were busy playing many shows here in Europe & Asia, so this is going to be our first time presenting Book Of Dowth to the American audience.
The States have been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses ;-)!!"
While so-called "pagan metal" bands seem to be popping up around every corner lately,trying to conform to current trends instead of coming up with ideas of their own, SUIDAKRA have stayed true to the sound that they have become known for. Reaching new heights in their fifteen year history, the German Celtic metallers return full steam ahead with their 10th studio album, Book Of Dowth.Combining fast melodic death metal, Irish folk music, and a torrent of harmonies, they demonstrate yet again the ability blend several different influences into their unique sound. To put a spin on things, the new album contains some fresh elements, e.g. highland bagpipes or a mandolin.
Recorded at Gernhart Studios with producer Martin Buchwalter, Book Of Dowthdelivers a powerful dose of ear candy. But the eyes and mind will also be pleased, as famous Belgian graphic artist Kris Verwimp is responsible not only for the magnificent artwork in the digipack and 16-page booklet, but also for the lyrics of this fascinating concept album. Book Of Dowth can interpreted best as "Book of darkness" and it deals with the sinister side of Celtic mythology.
With overwhelming reactions to their previous releases, SUIDAKRA have performed over 300 live shows, including six stints at the world famous Wacken Open Air festival, as well as completing several tours in Europe, Russia and North America. In March 2009, the band successfully took part in a four week tour around the US and Canada. In June 2009SUIDAKRA played 4 highly-acclaimed shows in China before the band travelled to the UK for a 6-show tour in November with Anvil and Saxon.
Arkadius - Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Marcus - Bass
Lars - Drums, Percussion
Jussi - Live Guitars, backing Vocals
Lupine Essence - CD 1997 (Self Released)
Auld Lang Syne - CD 1998 (Last Episode)
Lays From Afar - CD 1999 (Last Episode)
The Arcanum - CD 2000 (Last Episode)
Emprise to Avalon - CD 2002 (Century Media)
Signs for the Fallen - CD 2003 (Century Media)
Command To Charge - Digipack CD 2005 (Armageddon Music)
Caledonia - CD 2006 (Armageddon Music)
13 Years of Celtic Wartunes - DVD / CD 2008 (Wacken Records)
Crógacht - Digipack CD 2009 (Wacken Records)
Book Of Dowth -Digipack CD (AFM)
SUIDAKRA Live With Overkill, God Forbid and Diamond Plate:
4/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - NEMF
4/22: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
4/23: Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willie's
4/24: Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/25: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/26: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
4/27: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/30: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/1: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
5/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/5: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
5/6: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/8: Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/11: West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub
5/12: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
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