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2008-10-14 : Full US tour for The Gates Of Slumber

Heralded Indianapolis, IN Doom Metal masters The Gates Of Slumber have announced a fall, 2008 US tour in support of their celebrated new album 'Conqueror'. The respected power trio will team up with fellow Indianapolis metal troupe Demiricous for a four week, 27 city trek that is scheduled to kick off on November 8. Dubbed the Conquest Of Poverty Tour, the expedition will spotlight a band that has been called “a breath of fresh air within the doom / true metal underground” in The Gates Of Slumber. Since 2006, tGoS. has consistently toured almost exclusively on European soil, where it has developed a rabid fan base. The band’s high-potency live performances have garnered serious word-of-mouth kudos and built it a cult following amongst the die-hard traditional metal / doom community, resulting in fans literally driving hours to catch the band’s live sets. Now, with the buzz surrounding The Gates Of Slumber reaching new heights in the band’s home country, the time is right for the metal band to showcase its live muscle on domestic stages. The tour’s official admat can be viewed at the left On the topic of the long-awaited US tour dates, The Gates Of Slumber guitarist / front man Karl Simon comments, “It's exciting to think that we’re finally about to embark on a full U.S. tour in our 5th year as a band. Those who catch out live sets can expect a strong dose of ‘Conqueror’ material, and for those long-time fans who have supported us all along, we'll make sure to touch on the songs from the previous albums that are mainstays of our live set. And for those who only know our songs from ‘Conqueror’, you will not be disappointed as we've included what we feel is the strongest songs from the album! We're champing at the bit to get it on. Expect blunt force trauma!” 'Conqueror' was released on May 27, 2008 via Profound Lore Records and is a mighty plunge that proves true heavy metal doubles as a powerful art form. The doomy, epic metal pillage was produced and recorded in full analog at Chicago’s Volume Studios and produced by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Lair of the Minotaur, Pelican). The Gates Of Slumber US tour dates with Demiricous: November 9 - Denver, CO - Funhouse 10 - Boise, ID - The Gusto Bar 11 - Portland, OR - Satyricon 12 - Seattle WA - Studio Seven 14 - Oakland, CA - The Metro 15 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Black Castle 17 - Tempe, AZ - Big Fish Pub 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad 19 - Abilene, TX - Midnight Rodeo 20 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit 21 - Austin, TX - Red 7 22 - Dallas, TX - Reno's Chop Shop 23 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Compound 24 - New Orleans, LA - Dragon's Den 25 - Tallahassee, FL - The Engine Room 26 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug 28 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic 29 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero 30 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head December 1 - New York, NY - Lit Lounge - Precious Metal Mondays 2 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar 3 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 4 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room 5 - Chicago, IL - The Metal Shaker 6 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
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