Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ILLUSTRATIONS Announce "In Vain" Spring US Tour w/ Guests Lilith, Cult Leader, Yautja and More!

"This electric sander to the skull of a song is gloriously unstable; it moves from circle-pit-inciting speed to head-bobbing groove to elephants marching maliciousness, all in under three minutes. This is good shit." - Metal Sucks

"The first few riffs in “Heaven” suggest straight-ahead metallic hardcore of the HM-2 collector’s variety. There’s a big, strutting mosh groove; the guitar and bass seethe with mids; the vocalist sounds like he might not have a tongue. But then, about halfway into the tune, one of the guitarists unexpectedly takes off into delay-pedal melody-land. Good cop/bad cop dynamics are endemic to the meeting points between metal and hardcore, but Illustrations play them more subtly than most. Wise choice." - Invisible Oranges

"In Vain is an onslaught of caustic death metal growls, bonecrushing guitar riffs, and unrelenting percussion; all executed with exemplary punk breeziness." - The Needle Drop

In support of their recently released, and critically acclaimed debut album, "In Vain," San Antonio's punk infused hardcore bandILLUSTRATIONS are announcing their upcoming Spring / Summer US tour, taking the band from their home state of Texas, to the East Coast and back for the first time since the album's release.

Joining the band on the first regional run of dates in April includes Deathwish Inc.'s Cult Leader and Yautja (Forcefield Records), followed by the band's May - June run to the East Coast with friends Lilith.

In addition, ILLUSTRATIONS have also recently announced the recording of their new Converse "Rubber Tracks" EP due out later this year (more information including release date and album details coming soon).

* Purchase "In Vain" from ILLUSTRATIONS at their new website here!



w/ Cult Leader, Yautja
April 18th - Austin, TX @ Red 7
April 19th - San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
April 20th - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

w/ Lilith
May 17th - Austin, TX @ Red 7
May 18th - New Orleans, LA @ TBA
May 19th - Atlanta, GA @ TBA
May 20th - Richmond, VA @ TBA
May 21st - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
May 22nd - Albany, NY @ TBA
May 23rd - Hartford, CT @ TBA
May 24th - Providence, RI @ TBA
May 25th - Boston, MA @ TBA
May 26th - Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
May 27th - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
May 28th - Kalamazoo, MI @ TBA
May 29th - Chicago, IL @ TBA
May 30th - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
May 31st - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
June 1st - Dallas, TX @ TBA

"In Vain" Track List:
1. Take My Body Away
2. Heaven
3. Always Losing
4. Never Feeling
5. Widower
6. Swan Song
7. In Shambles
8. Endless Sleep
9. Die Young
10. Faithless
11. Promises of Forever

12. Leave Me

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