Arts Desk

Salome, Batillus and Hull Kick Off September Tour Tonight

That's three pretty kick-ass doom metal bands, all in one place. We've spilled a fair amount of digital ink about NoVA's Salome (pictured above); today they start their first-ever proper tour, a few weeks after releasing the big news that they have been signed to the excellent experimental metal label Profound Lore (also home to bands like Alcest, Nadja, Krallice etc). When I spoke to the band a month or so ago, they said they were planning to take a break from live shows after this tour and begin recording their next album.

Salome are fantastic but Hull and Batillus are nothing to sneeze at either. You can download the latter's EP for free and see for yourself, or just catch all three bands live – they'll be in Baltimore tomorrow night at Talking Head, and then at College Park's Marblehaus (3738 Marlbrough Way, College Park, MD) on Saturday night.

Full tour dates after the jump.

Sept. 10 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 11 – Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD
Sept. 12 – Marblehaus – College Park, MD
Sept. 14 – Bar None – Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 15 – Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC
Sept. 16 – Live Wire Music Hall – Savannah, GA
Sept. 17 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 18 – Little Hamilton Collective – Nashville, TN
Sept. 19 – Planet Caravan Festival – Asheville, NC (feat. Clutch, Pentagram, Wino, Yob, and more)
Sept. 20 – Bunk Space – Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 21 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Sept. 22 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 23 – White Star Bar – Chicago, IL
Sept. 24 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 25 – Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH
Sept. 26 – Krugs Place – Frederick, MD (Hull, Batillus only)
Sept. 27 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY (Hull, Batillus only)

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