Calgary’s Black Pestilence announces they will be hitting the road this coming September for tour dates with Citizen Rage. The Western Canadian tour will kick off with a hometown show on September 15th at Dickens and see the two bands pillage across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, where they will wrap up the eight-date tour in Winnipeg, MB on September 23rd (dates listed below)
Black Pestilence will be on tour supporting their seventh full-length album “Chaotic Wisdom” being unleashed on September 8th.
Conjured by bassist/vocalist Valax, Black Pestilence was founded in 2008, initially as a one-man studio project that would evolve into a three-piece band and has remained in that form. To date, they have offered an impressive discography, six full-length albums, and two EPs, and now in 2023, their next studio release “Chaotic Wisdom” further expands on lyrical themes including LaVeyan Satanism, current events, social issues, and the glorification of the epicurean lifestyle.
The first single off the album, “The Devil’s Connection” is now out accompanied by a music video, which can be seen and heard below. Valax shares his thoughts on the track:
“The Devil’s Connection addresses the advantages of having an open mind. As esoteric as some scenarios might be, it will allow one to adapt to any situation. ”
Watch and listen to their music video for “The Devil’s Connection” at https://youtu.be/bhEBrCdP2ao
On the band’s new album “Chaotic Wisdom”, Black Pestilence sounds a bit darker and more analog. According to Valax, fans will get the same infectious sound this band is known for but with a different style of production. For example, they used various different mic techniques for recording the guitars, which added a very different overall sound. Each member of the trio spent more time recording their parts, which results in a much better performance than its predecessor.
Black Pestilence started out as very chaotic black metal with small hints of punk rock and lots of noise. After, it slowly evolved into a punk rock structure with black metal vocals. Now it is much more catchy with shorter song lengths. Their chaotic black metal ’n’ roll is recommended for fans of Midnight, Toxic Holocaust, and Impaled Nazarene.
“Chaotic Wisdom” is due out on September 8, 2023.
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