Australian thrash-groove-metal masters, AZREAL, will be joining DevilDriver, Death Angel, Winds of Plague, and the Agonist for the Bound by the Road Tour of North America beginning February 8, 2017 in Santa Ana, California. According to DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara, "DevilDriver . . . [has] a killer set list and full production, and we are bringing some heavy, badass bands along with us! Get your tickets early and come out with some friends, 'cause this tour is going to be a monster banger!"
Shawn Barusch, AZREAL's manager stated, "I'm very excited for my band AZREAL to tour with my longtime friend Dez of DevilDriver. 2017 is going to be a big year for Azreal, and this is a great way to kick it off. This band is exciting to watch and brutal on the senses."
This will be AZREAL's first North American tour and they are thrilled to be part of this amazing line up. AZREAL's vocalist, Luke Hosking elaborates, " All these bands are highly influential in the broad metal genre. It's a massive honour for us to be playing alongside one of these bands, let alone all three of them. Absolutely pumped about the tour." AZREAL is ready to win over American audiences and expand their fanbase. Luke continues, "Our set will be littered with thrash, groove, power, and hooks. We want people to remember they saw us. And we intend to play every night like it's the last thing we will ever do."
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 16 at 10:00am local time. Check your local venues for ticketing information.
DEVILDRIVER 2017 "Bound By The Road" North American Tour Dates
w/ Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist, Azreal
2/8/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
2/9/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/12/17 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/14/17 - Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
2/15/17 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/16/17 - Montreal, QC @ Corona
2/17/17 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/18/17 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
2/19/17 - Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
2/20/17 - Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
2/21/17 - Dayton, OH @ Oddbody's
2/23/17 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
2/24/17 - McAllen, TX @ Sofie's
2/25/17 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/26/17 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/28/17 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/1/17 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/4/17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/5/17 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
AZREAL SIGNS WITH MUSIC GALLERY INTERNATIONAL
Storming out of their continent-country Australia, where even the birds can kill you, comes thrash-groove-metal masters Azreal. With more hooks than a Queensland bait shop, this four-piece has dominated the stages down-under for the last eight years and are now ready to take on the world with the help of Music Gallery International and Shawn Barusch.
"I'm very excited to be working with this crazy bunch of Aussies called Azreal," said Shawn Barusch. "Their unique style of metal is very engaging. One listen and you are a fan. They have the talent, drive and ambition to dominate the global stages. Definitely put them on your radar."
Azreal 's savage percussion and punishing vocals deliver the kind of musical experience that has been sorely missing from the global metal scene for far too long. Their latest album Premonition is literally an audio buffet of choice tracks, especially if you are a fan of bands like Lamb of God, Sepultura and Rob Zombie.
Luke Hosking - Vocals
Andrew 'Jimmy' Glinster - Lead Guitar
Scott Campbell - Bass Guitar
Chris Dennis- Drums
A LOOK AT WHAT'S TO COME
Azreal are finishing out 2015 with a vengeance and are prepared to annihilate 2016 having signed a global management deal with Music Gallery International and Shawn Barusch. Expect announcements on tours, new music and merch from Australia's next great international export Azreal.