ARCHSPIRE to Perform 'Relentless Mutation' in Entirety on Upcoming North American Tour

Canadian tech-death metal masters ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run and ticket links can be found below as well as on ARCHSPIRE's Official Website.

ARCHSPIRE comments, "We are VERY excited to announce we'll be playing the entire 'Relentless Mutation' album every night during Tech Trek IV!!! This has been something we've wanted to do for a long time, and now we're finally making it happen, come hangout with us this May/June! Stay Tech!"

ICYMI: The band also previously released a spicy new video to promote the tour, which can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band's guitar contest is still happening! In conjunction with the upcoming tour, ARCHSPIRE has partnered with Kiesel Guitars and Indie Merch Store to giveaway a brand new Kiesel AM7 Guitar to one fan with the sickest meme skills! The lucky winner and a runner up will both receive an Indie Merch Store prize pack as well. Check out the details below on how to enter:

How to enter: 1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme 2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest 3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below) 4. Follow @Archspireofficial Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

How to enter:
1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme
2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest
3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below)
4. Follow @Archspireofficial
Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

Kiesal Guitars Presents TECH TREK IV   ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):   05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ( TICKETS ) 05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ( EVENT LINK ) **Tix available @ door D.O.S. 05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar ( TICKETS ) 05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA** 05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ( TICKETS ) 06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK )  Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of  ARCHSPIRE  can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.   This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE  offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.   ARCHSPIRE  exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. Yet ARCHSPIRE  set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA.   The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed  ARCHSPIRE  gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.  With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels.  ARCHSPIRE  come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.  The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.  For more information on  ARCHSPIRE , give them a follow on their  OFFICIAL FACEBOOK ,  TWITTER , and  INSTAGRAM  pages.  For more on  SEASON OF MIST  artists, visit our official  WEBSITE ,  FACEBOOK , INSTAGRAM ,  YOUTUBE , and  TWITTER .

Kiesal Guitars Presents
TECH TREK IV

ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):

05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA**
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)

Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.


This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship thatARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.

ARCHSPIRE exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. YetARCHSPIRE set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA. 

The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed ARCHSPIRE gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.

With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels. ARCHSPIRE come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.

The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.

For more information on ARCHSPIRE, give them a follow on their OFFICIAL FACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAM pages.

For more on SEASON OF MIST artists, visit our official WEBSITEFACEBOOK,INSTAGRAMYOUTUBE, and TWITTER.

SARAH LONGFIELD: Disparity Full-Length By Progressive Guitar Virtuoso Out Now Via Season Of Mist

Artist Featured In Guitar World Magazine

[photo by Ken Susi]  Wisconsin-based  SARAH LONGFIELD , dubbed one of "the world's greatest 7 and 8 string guitarists" by Guitar World Magazine, presents here ambitious new album,  Disparity . Her first album with Season Of Mist,  Disparity  sees the artist raise her virtuoso playing and unique tapping technique to astounding new heights. Her music defies all genre constriction while artfully melding complex melodies with incredible levels of guitar shred. A new feature on  SARAH LONGFIELD  has been published in the April issue of Guitar World.   SARAH LONGFIELD  is in the vanguard of young players leading the evolution of the modern guitarist, and her bold new full-length  Disparity  is a fascinating and mesmerizing glimpse inside the storm. Her singular tapping technique was adapted from piano-playing fundamentals, making the output from this young guitar phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist, and composer an immersive and exhilarating experience, and secures her new  Disparity  LP as one of the most ambitious and creative progressive metal albums of 2018.  Surrounding  Disparity 's release,  SARAH LONGFIELD  has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Revolver, Metal Injection, and many more, including a feature in the new April 2019 issue of Guitar World Magazine, available February 26th, which offers in part, "her style and sound are decidedly unique, not to mention instantly recognizable. Top that off with the songwriting, production, and arranging chops she displays on her latest album,  Disparity , and you're looking at a truly heavyweight talent."  Regarding the album,  SARAH LONGFIELD  comments, " Disparity  is a product of all the unique and diverse places I'd been to and experiences I had over the past year. The record is pretty varied because of that. I had so much fun writing it and I hope you enjoy!"   Stream SARAH LONGFIELD's  Disparity  at YouTube    HERE    and Bandcamp    HERE   .   Released in November,  SARAH LONGFIELD 's  Disparity  is available on CD and LP with an array of merch bundles at the Season Of Mist webshop   HERE   and digitally through all providers, and a plethora of video material can be seen at the artist's YouTube channel   HERE  .  Watch for new tour dates to be announced in support of  Disparity 's release in the days ahead.    Disparity  Track Listing:   1. Intro  2. Embracing the Solace  3. Departure  4. Cataclysm  5. Sun  6. Citrine  7. Miro  8. Stay Here  9. The Fall  After years of playing the piano and the violin, multi-instrumentalist  SARAH LONGFIELD  found her true musical calling when she purchased her first 7-string guitar at the age of thirteen. Her first EPs Zeal  (2011) and  Par Avion  (2012) received high praise from critics and fans alike. In 2012, she formed the band The Fine Constant. In just a few years, the band released two full-length albums, and toured the world supporting Marty Friedman, Angel Vivaldi, Polyphia, and performing at festivals such as UK Tech Fest, Euroblast Fest, SXSW, and more. Her band has been hailed as, "an exceptional breed of top-notch instrumental metal," by No Clean Singing, and features, "experimental know-how with a more finely-tuned approach to songwriting that bleeds together passages of spacey electronics and intertwining guitar melodies," according to Heavy Blog Is Heavy.   SARAH LONGFIELD  first gained notoriety from her prolific playthrough and guitar demonstrations on her YouTube channel. Since then, she has uploaded a collection of over one hundred videos, featuring playthroughs, cover songs, solo material, vlogs, and much more. To date, her channel has over 160,000 subscribers, and amassed millions upon millions of views.   https://www.facebook.com/Sarah.Longfield.Music    https://www.youtube.com/sarahlongfield    http://www.instagram.com/sarahlongfield    http://www.season-of-mist.com    http://www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial    https://www.instagram.com/seasonofmistofficial    https://twitter.com/SeasonofMist

[photo by Ken Susi]

Wisconsin-based SARAH LONGFIELD, dubbed one of "the world's greatest 7 and 8 string guitarists" by Guitar World Magazine, presents here ambitious new album, Disparity. Her first album with Season Of Mist, Disparity sees the artist raise her virtuoso playing and unique tapping technique to astounding new heights. Her music defies all genre constriction while artfully melding complex melodies with incredible levels of guitar shred. A new feature on SARAH LONGFIELD has been published in the April issue of Guitar World.

SARAH LONGFIELD is in the vanguard of young players leading the evolution of the modern guitarist, and her bold new full-length Disparity is a fascinating and mesmerizing glimpse inside the storm. Her singular tapping technique was adapted from piano-playing fundamentals, making the output from this young guitar phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist, and composer an immersive and exhilarating experience, and secures her new Disparity LP as one of the most ambitious and creative progressive metal albums of 2018.

Surrounding Disparity's release, SARAH LONGFIELD has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Revolver, Metal Injection, and many more, including a feature in the new April 2019 issue of Guitar World Magazine, available February 26th, which offers in part, "her style and sound are decidedly unique, not to mention instantly recognizable. Top that off with the songwriting, production, and arranging chops she displays on her latest album, Disparity, and you're looking at a truly heavyweight talent."

Regarding the album, SARAH LONGFIELD comments, "Disparity is a product of all the unique and diverse places I'd been to and experiences I had over the past year. The record is pretty varied because of that. I had so much fun writing it and I hope you enjoy!"

Stream SARAH LONGFIELD's Disparity at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Released in November, SARAH LONGFIELD's Disparity is available on CD and LP with an array of merch bundles at the Season Of Mist webshop HERE and digitally through all providers, and a plethora of video material can be seen at the artist's YouTube channel HERE.

Watch for new tour dates to be announced in support of Disparity's release in the days ahead.

Disparity Track Listing:

1. Intro

2. Embracing the Solace

3. Departure

4. Cataclysm

5. Sun

6. Citrine

7. Miro

8. Stay Here

9. The Fall

After years of playing the piano and the violin, multi-instrumentalist SARAH LONGFIELD found her true musical calling when she purchased her first 7-string guitar at the age of thirteen. Her first EPsZeal (2011) and Par Avion (2012) received high praise from critics and fans alike. In 2012, she formed the band The Fine Constant. In just a few years, the band released two full-length albums, and toured the world supporting Marty Friedman, Angel Vivaldi, Polyphia, and performing at festivals such as UK Tech Fest, Euroblast Fest, SXSW, and more. Her band has been hailed as, "an exceptional breed of top-notch instrumental metal," by No Clean Singing, and features, "experimental know-how with a more finely-tuned approach to songwriting that bleeds together passages of spacey electronics and intertwining guitar melodies," according to Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

SARAH LONGFIELD first gained notoriety from her prolific playthrough and guitar demonstrations on her YouTube channel. Since then, she has uploaded a collection of over one hundred videos, featuring playthroughs, cover songs, solo material, vlogs, and much more. To date, her channel has over 160,000 subscribers, and amassed millions upon millions of views.

https://www.facebook.com/Sarah.Longfield.Music

https://www.youtube.com/sarahlongfield

http://www.instagram.com/sarahlongfield

http://www.season-of-mist.com

http://www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial

https://www.instagram.com/seasonofmistofficial

https://twitter.com/SeasonofMist