Montreal-based hard rockers PRIESTESS have canceled their previously announced spring 2012 European tour, including an appearance at this year’s VOIVOD-curated Au-delà du Réel event at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. They will be replaced at the event by Savannah, Georgia’s BLACK TUSK.
PRIESTESS‘s latest album, “Prior To The Fire”, was recorded in Los Angeles with producer David Schiffman (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, NINE INCH NAILS) and it “underlines [the band’s] hard-hitting songwriting, memorable hooks and earth-shaking ability to rock,” according to a press release. The long-awaited follow up to 2006’s critically acclaimed debut “Hello Master” sees PRIESTESS at once hungry, fierce and focused. The record’s majestic power merges titanic riffs, memorable metal, progressive rock and hard psych elements with the powerful, expressive vocals of Mikey Heppner to create an album that will floor heavy music fans.