Dopethrone: new split record and North American shows announced

Montréal’s sludge champions Dopethrone released a strikingly filthy new song, as part of the exclusive Host/The Failure split record with Saint Louis’ blackened doom trio Fister. Plug in your speakers or headphones now and turn the volume to the maximum, it may be the last thing you’ll ever hear… 

Check out the Dopethrone/Fister split now on Cvlt Nation.

The Host/The Failure split record with Fister is available now on free download or “pay what you want” via BandcampIt will see a 7″ release later this year on Dopethrone’s own imprint Riff Dealer Records.

The riff comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s clean, catchy and elegant. Sometimes it’s filthy, grimy and about as elegant as a sledgehammer to the sternum. Dopethrone is the latter. This D.I.Y trio from Hochelaga, Montreal’s trashiest ghetto, wallows in smoke, demons, death, the occult and enough psychotropic drugs to send both Hunter S. Thomspson and William Burroughs on one hell of a trip. Delivering some of the filthiest, most skull-crushing riffs drenched in distortion and fuzz, they encompass the bleakness of black metal, the steadfastness of New Orleans-style sludge with a heavier-than-thou doom mentality. Riffage is thick, punishing, suffocating and destructive and demonic vocals are harsh, visceral and animal-like for tunes dripping with pervasive THC. Dopethrone take over doom and view it through a crusty lens, and that perspective rise the genre to new heights of sonic filth.

After three records that have knocked out all sludge & doom fans across the globe, Canada’s insane weed-laden trio Dopethrone returned in 2015 with their third album Hochelaga – named after the trio’s dodgy neighbourhood in Montréal. Hochelaga is simply their most infectious effort to date, and has been widely acclaimed by the international critic. With a new split record with US doom merchants Fister released through their own label Riff Dealer Records, 2016 will also see the band embarking on a long tour, including appearances at Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and Stoned From The Underground.

 

DOPETHRONE ON TOUR

NORTH AMERICA

21.05 – QUEBEC (CAN) – Le Scanner

22.05 – TROIS RIVIERES (CAN)

23.05 – MONTRÉAL (CAN) – Katacombes

26.05 – BALTIMORE (USA) – Maryland DeathFest

 

EURO TOUR

18.06 – HELLFEST (FR)

21.06 – TBA

23.06 – ARNHEIM (NL)

25.06 – ROCK IN BOURLON FESTIVAL (FR)

26.06 – NEWCASTLE (UK) w/ Gurt

27.06 – EDINBURGH (UK) – Bannermans bar w/ Gurt

28.06 – TBA (UK) w/ Gurt

29.06 – BOLTON (UK) – Alma Inn w/ Gurt

30.06 – LONDON (UK) – Underworld w/ Gurt

02.07 – TBA

03.07 – TBA

04.07 – TBA

05.07 – KÖLN (DE)

06.07 – AMSTERDAM (NL)

07.07 – HAMBURG (DE) – Hafenklang

08.07 – RED SMOKE FESTIVAL (PL)

10.07 – ELECTRIC MEADOW FESTIVAL (UKR)

11.07 – PRAHA (CZ) – Cafe V leise

12.07 – TBA

13.07 – SALZBURG (AT) – Mark

14.07 – STONED FROM THE UNDERGROUND (DE)

15.07 – BERLIN (DE) – Cassiopeia

16.07 – DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR (LT)

18.07 – RIGA (LET) – Nabaklab

19.07 – TALINN (EST) – Snakehouse

20.07 – TURKU (FIN) – Gong

21.07 – TAMPERE (FIN) – Yo Talo

22.07 – HELSINKI (FIN) – Bar Loose

24.07 – GOTHENBURG (SWE) – Truckstop Alaska

25.07 – OSLO (NOR) – Blitz

26.07 – COPENHAGEN (DK) – KB18

27.07 – ROSTOCK (DE) – Jaz

29.07 – OBERHAUSEN (DE)

30.07 – RODEO FEST ANTWERP (BE)

31.07 – TBA (F)

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