ORBWEAVER: Psychedelic Death Metal Troupe Announces Winter Tour With Shroud Eater
Floridian psychedelic death metal troupe, ORBWEAVER, will embark upon a two-plus week live takeover next month. Scheduled to commence February 19th, the still-being-booked excursion will wind its way westward and back again leaving little behind but smoke, ash, broken dreams and the sound of mass confusion. The band will be joined by fellow Sunshine State sludge assassins, Shroud Eater.
ORBWEAVER will be touring in support of their brain-fraying Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP, released upon unsuspecting ears last Summer. Christened "twitchy, trippy tech death" by Invisible Oranges, the critically-adored five-track Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon is a multi-textured sonic expedition through modulating realities. Recorded at Miami's Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), the band transcends leagues beyond traditional genre realms with their cosmic fusion of psychedelia, noise, and a warped interpretation of progressive death metal. Shifting between these erratic, trance-like elements, the foursome produce interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and wildly elegiac chaos.
ORBWEAVER w/ Shroud Eater - Winter Takeover 2014
2/19/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL W/ Ad Nauseum, Ex Vietnam
2/20/2014 The Shark Tank - Tallahassee, FL w/ Atrocitus, Short Walk
2/21/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/22/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lordy Dying, Gristnam
2/23/2014 Beerland - Austin, TX
2/25/2014 Kim's Sports Bar - Riverside, CA
2/26/2014 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
2/27/2014 Frankie Teardrops - San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Hashmouth
2/28/2014 The Complex - LA, CA w/ Lightning Swords Of Death
3/01/2014 Yucca Tap Room - Phoneix, AZ
3/02/2014 TBA - Albuquerque, NM
3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos - Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino's Pizza And Pub - Little Rock, AK
3/05/2014 TBA - Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 TBA - Greensboro, NC
3/07/2014 TBA - Charlotte, NC
3/08/2014 TBA - Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown - St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm
Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon was initially released in alimited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can twist your cranium to Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon in full. Point your browser HERE.
ORBWEAVER was forgedin 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan) and drummer Mike Pena. Together they recorded a self-titled, three-song demo. Shortly after, lead guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Gigan) and bassist Jason Ledgard joined the fold. Mike Pena parted ways with the group in 2013, and was replaced by drummer/percussionist Scott Spasiano.
"Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time." - Decibel
"ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more 'alien metal' in the future. 5/5" - New Noise Magazine
"Hypothetically, more songs of this nature might get a tad repetitive, but with craftsmanship and creativity at this high of a level, it's more than likely that whatever ORBWEAVER offers us next is going to be devastating. For now, though, we must settle for simply awesome... 9/10" - Last Rites
"What we're talking here is off-the-wall, structureless noise tech that borders on the type of irreverence built by instrumental group Behold The Arctopus, complete with insane space atmospherics. I found that very little of Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon actually made sense, but that in and of itself is one of ORBWEAVER's many charms." - HeavyBlogIsHeavy