Deafheaven will be headlining in Europe starting October 19th in support of their new album Sunbather out now on Deathwish. They begin their tour at Amplifest and will also be playing Pitchfork Festival in Paris with many club shows in between. Just announced as support on the last week of shows starting on November 2nd - 8th will be Weekend who are touring in support of their great new album Jinx out now on Slumberland.
Seeing Bay Area Black Metal gazers Deafheavenon these pages should be no surprise- we’ve been absolutely in love with the quintet since we first heard them on 2011′s Roads to Judah and with their 2013 effort Sunbatherto go off, it’s no wonder they’ve keep graduating to larger and larger rooms; the symphony needs its space. As an FYF kick off show, the band headlined alongside Justin Pearson’s art-rock bolstered hardcore band, Retox and (fellow) Bay Area act, the black metal/doom/noise duo Wreck and Reference . SEE ENTIRE PHOTO GALLERY OF THE SHOW HERE
There’s something special about Deafheaven, that much is clear. Regardless of the outlet (New York Times, anyone) that has lauded the band’s shoegaze-ish black metal (blackgaze is not a thing, okay), the band has made waves with their recorded and live work in equal amounts. Considering the band just played at the Echoplex in Los Angeles a few months ago, the uninitiated could be tempted to say their August 23rd show was a case of been-there-done-that. They would be wrong. While their earlier two-night showcase at the Echoplex was opening for Japanese sludge-droners Boris, the three band lineup preceding them last Friday was about as perfect a set up as possible.
Deafheaven finally ended their lengthy tour and what is a better place to end your tour than your home city. The guys would have filled up even a bigger venue, but fully packed and a sold out Bottom of the Hill was a suitable venue for the homecoming.