Ulthar announces Spring 2019 North American Headlining Tour

Ulthar North American Tour 2019 poster
Bay area death trio Ulthar - featuring within its ranks Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Extremity), Justin Ennis (Void Omnia, Ruine, ex-Mutilation Rites, ex-Tombs), and Steve Peacock (Mastery, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis) - will kick off a lengthy North American headlining tour this spring.

The trek will commence on March 22nd in Oakland, California and rumble the stages of nearly three dozen venues upon its conclusion April 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support will be provided by Delaware death dealers/labelmates Scorched on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
Ulthar will be touring in support of their “Cosmovore” debut released late last year via 20 Buck Spin. “Cosmovore” was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal. Thematically heavy on weird, supernatural horror and a bizarre Rudimentary Peni surrealism, Ulthar is a difficult to classify spectral entity.
 
Stream “Cosmovore” in its entirety here.
 
“Cosmovore” is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. For physical orders, click here. For digital orders go here.
 
North American Tour Dates 2019:
3/22/2019 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA *
3/23/2019 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA *
3/24/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA *
3/25/2019 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ *
3/26/2019 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ *
3/27/2019 Neon Rose - El Paso, TX *
3/28/2019 Lime Light - San Antonio, TX *
3/29/2019 Wits End - Dallas, TX *
3/30/2019 Lost Well - Austin, TX *
3/31/2019 Poor Boys - New Orleans, LA *
4/01/2019 Fire House - Birmingham, AL *
4/02/2019 The Bakery - Atlanta, GA *
4/03/2019 Radio Room - Greenville, SC *
4/04/2019 Wonderland - Richmond, VA
4/05/2019 Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
4/06/2019 Atlas Brew Works - Washington, DC
4/07/2019 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/08/2019 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
4/10/2019 O'Brien's - Boston, MA
4/11/2019 (Johnson City) Avenue DIY - Binghamton, NY
4/12/2019 Genos - Portland, ME
4/13/2019 Turbohaus - Montreal, QC
4/14/2019 Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON
4/15/2019 Black Circle Brewing - Indianapolis, IN
4/16/2019 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
4/17/2019 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA
4/18/2019 Sanctuary - Detroit, MI
4/19/2019 Subterranean - Chicago, IL
4/20/2019 NYDM FEST - Milwaukee, WI
4/22/2019 Syntax - Denver, CO
4/23/2019 Triple Nickel - Colorado Springs, CO
4/24/2019 The Cave - Santa Fe, NM
4/26/2019 TBA -Las Vegas, NV
* (w/ Scorched)
 
Over the course of “Cosmovore”’s forty-minute run time speeds careen forward at primarily unrelenting velocity, the opening title track instantly battering with primal persistence. The album’s middle section, a blinding storm of ghastly black dread, leads into the thirteen-plus-minute closing epic “Dunwich Whore” where the Ulthar universe becomes all-consuming with proggy synth bookends, vertiginous tempo variation, grinding technical violence, and thrashed madness.
 
Tying it all together is the gripping cover art of famed UK illustrator Ian Miller, known for his work with the Warhammer games, Lovecraft books, Ralph Bakshi films, and more. Yet another stellar debut album released under the 20 Buck Spin banner, Ulthar’s “Cosmovore” stands as the monstrous opening salvo of a band only beginning to wage war. Fans of Absu, Immortal, early Atrocity, early Pestilence, Demilich, Morbid Angel, Gorguts, and labelmates Tomb Mold should tune in to Ulthar’s deft execution.

Line-up:
Shelby Lermo - Guitar, vocals, samples
Justin Ennis - Drums
Steve Peacock - Bass, vocals, synths

Weblinks:
www.facebook.com/Ulthar-386850314846106
ulthar666.bandcamp.com