CALL OF THE VOID today reveals a brand new lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse.” Hosted by Blow The Scene, the song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, CALL OF THE VOID churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore.
Featuring more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Opines Echoes And Dust in an early impression of the record: “From start to finish, Dragged Down A Dead End Path is a blast of hardcore mixed with metal. Not ‘metalcore’… what people think of when those genres are mentioned in the same sentence. Bottom line: CALL OF THE VOIDbrings ten dirty, heavy as hell, tracks of in-your-face urgency.” Adds HeavyBlogIsHeavy, “…vocalist Steve Vanica is truly vicious. Obvious points of reference would be other crusty-core bands such as Gaza, Early Graves and to a certain extent Nails, but at the same time the band manage to invoke some of the dark punk-y groove of Trap Them, that’s too often overlooked by bands of their ilk.”
“Prey on the weakness of mind,” and watch “Endless Ritual Abuse” courtesy of Blow The Scene at THIS LOCATION.
Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.
Additionally, CALL OF THE VOID kicked off their three-week roadside takeover this weekend. Ravaging the country alongside Ambassador Gun on select dates, the tour will include four appearances at SXSW including the Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas showcase at Red 7 alongside labelmates Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl and Black Tusk. See updated itinerary below.
Preorders for Dragged Down A Dead End Path are available HERE. Additionally, you can check out opening track “Failure” courtesy of Relapse Records’ latest bandcamp sampler HERE, “Napalm Lungs,” which recently premiered via Pitchfork, RIGHT HEREand “Bottom Feeder” courtesy of Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
CALL OF THE VOID Dragged Down A Dead End Path Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
3/11/2013 Gasworks – Albuquerque, NM w/ Creative Adult, Harbors
3/12/2013 The Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK w/ Wolfhammer
3/13/2013 Metal Wreckage Showcase @ Hangar Lounge – Austin, TX w/ Junius, A Life Once Lost, Pinkinsh Black, Power Trip
3/14/2013 Unofficial SXSW @ Austin Java w/ Creative Adult, Illustrations, Canyons, Globe & Beast, more
3/15/2013 March Madness 1808 @ The Annex at w/ A Life Once Lost, Mutilation Rites, Homewrecker, Full of Hell, Inter Arma, Loma Prieta, Kill The Client, more
3/16/2013 Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas Official Showcase @ Red 7 w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl, Black Tusk
3/17/2013 The Sound Stage – Conway, AK w/ Ambassador Gun, Snakedriver
3/18/2013 Avalon House – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Ambassador Gun, Pissbath, Sovereign
3/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA at w/ Ambassador Gun, Wolves And Jackals, Dropout
3/20/2013 House Show – Charleston, SC w/ Ambassador Gun, False Light
3/21/2013 Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ Ambassador Gun, Apollocreed, Malaria, Knife Creep
3/22/2013 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ambassador Gun, Passage Between, Fortress
3/23/2013 JR’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Cadaveric Spasm, Wet Nightmare
3/24/2013 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ Ambassador Gun, El Drugstore, Abacinate
3/25/2013 The Place – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ambassador Gun, It’s Not Night It’s Space
3/26/2013 Kopec’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Dendritic Arbor
3/27/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Ambassador Gun, Beak
3/28/2013 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun, Much Worse, Nerves
3/29/2013 THE Shop – Davenport, IA w/ Wax Moth, Crater, My Pal Trigger