[photo by Joe Ellis]
Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY announces the band's first ever European tour, confirmed for the end of summer, as the band continues to support of their acclaimed Terminal Bloom LP, released last year through Creator-Destructor Records.
Terminal Bloom, LIGHT THIS CITY's first album in a decade, boasts ten tracks that capture their tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sounds of the '90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of LIGHT THIS CITY have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.
Following several tours throughout the US and Canada, as well as their first tour of Mexico, and a recent tour of Japan, LIGHT THIS CITY now confirms their maiden trip across the Atlantic. The band's European Bloom Part 1 trek will begin September 12th and run through Germany, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, coming to an end on September 21st. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced in the months ahead as the band continues to book new ventures.
Drummer Ben Murray states, "We couldn't be more excited to finally bring our thrash attack to Europe! This is just part 1 of our plan to tour Europe, as we'll be announcing another run early next year. If you live in one of these cities, we hope you make it out to one of the shows! It's been fifteen years since we began as a band, and we've wanted to get to Europe the whole time. See you in September!"
See the LIGHT THIS CITY's official video for "Agents Of Fate" and more via YouTube RIGHT HERE.
Terminal Bloom is available on CD, LP, and digital formats now through Creator-Destructor Records. Find order options at the label webstore HERE and Bandcamp where the album is streaming HERE.
LIGHT THIS CITY - European Bloom Part 1:
9/12/2019 Pocca Bar - Hamburg, DE
9/13/2019 Tempelt - Kongens Lyngby, DK
9/14/2019 Podium De Vorstin - Hileversum, NL
9/17/2019 Keller Klub - Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2019 Arena - Wien, AT
9/19/2019 Explosiv - Graz, AT
9/20/2019 Dagda Live - Retorbibo, IT
9/21/2019 Palazzo - Chur, CH
Exclaim! Magazine's Terminal Bloom review included, "The idea of a band coming back from hiatus after so long can be daunting, but LIGHT THIS CITY have returned with more energy than when they left. Terminal Bloom is the record fans of the band have been waiting so long to hear and the ideal situation for a re-emerging artist." Revolver Magazine offered, "Having spent the past ten years recording and touring with various side projects... the death-dealers have no time for playing catch-up; instead, the five-piece get right to the melodic, riff-filled goodness we've been craving since '08." Metal Injection stated, "I was surprised to find that LIGHT THIS CITY have a more varied sound than ever. I worry some will write this band off for their time in the early 2000's metalcore scene, but this album is waaaaaaaaay more than that." Bravewords proclaimed, "Channeling the best Sweden has to offer, specifically a whole lot of Arch Enemy with a healthy dose of At The Gates and The Haunted, along with a sprinkling of UK greatness a la Carcass, into a vicious American assault, LIGHT THIS CITY unleash a serious shit-kicking with these ten new tracks. There aren't enough accolades to bestow upon vocalist Laura Nichol; she's commanding, ferocious, intense, profound. And her band deserves just as much respect!"