Norwegian black metallers 1349 have recruited JOB FOR A COWBOY‘s Jon “The Charn” Rice to sit behind the kit for their upcoming North American tour as the support act for MARDUK. The trek, which kicks off June 2 in Baltimore, marks 1349‘s first activity on this continent since 2010, when they supported CANNIBAL CORPSE and TRIPTYKON on separate treks. That same year saw the release of the critically acclaimed “Demonoir”, which Decibel magazine called “a riff-packed, forward-looking blast of rockin’-yet-technical grimness.”
Commented 1349 frontman Ravn: “After touring North America at least once a year, this tradition was broken in 2011, so it is with honor we accepted the invitation from MARDUK to tour with them. We look forward to once again cross this continent and spread our Aural Hellfire.”
The tour will include one 1349 headline performance at The Glass House in Pomona, California on June 18. After wrapping up the tour in San Diego two nights later, the group will travel to Chile, where they will perform at Santiago’s Club 334 on June 23.
1349 with MARDUK, WITHERED, WEAPON:
Jun. 02 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Jun. 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Music Hall
Jun. 04 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Jun. 05 – Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
Jun. 06 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
Jun. 07 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
Jun. 08 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Jun. 09 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
Jun. 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Jun. 11 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Jun. 12 – Calgary, AB – Distillery
Jun. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Jun. 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Jun. 16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
Jun. 17 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Jun. 18 – Pomona, CA – Glass House *
Jun. 19 – Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
Jun. 20 – San Diego, CA – Ruby Room
Jun. 23 – Santiago, Chile – Club 334 *
* 1349 only
1349 released its first-ever live DVD, “Hellvetia Fire – The Official 1349 Bootleg”, last October via Candlelight Records. The disc was filmed at Bikini Test La chaux De Fonds in Switzerland in 2005 and features a special guest appearance by Tom G. Warrior (HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST, TRYPTIKON).
The critically acclaimed album “Demonoir” by 1349 was reissued as a limited box set as part of the Indie Recordings Norwegian Collector’s Edition Series. It contains seven bonus tracks, including an unreleased track that did not appear on the expanded edition or the limited edition, 12-page booklet, poster, guitar pick, a patch and autographed photo card. The box is handnumbered and limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
“Demonoir”, the fifth full-length album from 1349, was recorded at Studio Nyhagen, deep in the woods in Norway with Tom G. Warrior (HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST), who showed the greatest respect for the task and played a key role as motivator and catalyst. His technical role of the recording was that of a co-producer, but far more important was his presence and understanding of what a challenging project “Demonoir” was.