Shortly after releasing the sprawling modern heavy metal opus that is their new album, “The Sleeping Eye” (out now on Tee Pee Records), and following their US dates w/ metal’s latest heroes Baroness, hardcore and thrash metal’s newly embraced Texas gems, IRON AGE, have announced regional US dates supporting the mighty Skeletonwitch in February 2010. In addition, the band has also announced a headlining date to kick off the festivities at Brooklyn venue The Charleston. Complete tourdates below!
Iron Age Live!
2/16 Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston
w/ Skeletonwitch and Howl
2/17 Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Doomriders
2/18 Albany, NY @ Valetine’s
2/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/20 Hartford CT @ Webster Under w/ Doomriders
2/21 Washington, DC @ The Red & The Black
2/22 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky’s Pub
2/23 Asheville, NC @ The Rocket Club
2/24 Knoxville, TN @ The Cider House
2/25 Savannah, GA @ The Jin
This is music for fans of fucking furious, tight, beer-soaked, basement mosh-pit party metal like Trash Talk and Bison B.C., Metallica Ride The Lightning-era guitar riffs pushed to the fullest and real in every way with nary a speck of hipster retro throwback. The Sleeping Eye kicks as much ass as any thrash-influenced record released all year – MetalSucks
Austin, TexasÂ’ Iron Age have been slugging it out in hardcore and punk circles since the middle of the decade, touring the North America and abroad with such contemporary hardcore luminaries as Rise And Fall, Cold World, Fucked Up, and Trash Talk while steadily honing the riffed-out hardcore sound established on their 2006 debut Constant Struggle.
With The Sleeping Eye, Iron Age remains a modern torchbearer for the long tradition established by the crossover classics (Corrosion of Conformity’s Animosity, Crumbsuckers’ Life of Dreams, Cro-Mags’ Best Wishes, etc), but twists the NYHC-inspired thrash of their debut to create something bigger and darker, enhancing the violence of their former efforts with mammoth Lovecraftian atmopshere. Gargantuan guitar riffs conjure images of astral behemoths while unnamed terrors lurk in the unwavering, resolute rhythm section. The demon doesn’t truly emerge though until the blood-curdling, blasphemous growls of Jason Tarpey crawl to the startling forefront. Fans of the vocal madness of King Diamond or G.I.S.M.Â’s Sakevi can rejoice at this reverb-drenched shrieking.
The Sleeping Eye is a sprawling modern heavy metal opus that doesnÂ’t forsake its hardcore roots, but follows them to their sonic extremities, forging a sound that honors the crossover forefathers while treading new ground in brutal atmosphere and doomy ambiance.
Tee Pee Records is proud to present The Sleeping Eye.
The Sleeping Eye Tracklisting:
1. The Sleeping Eye
3. Burden Of Empire
4. Materia Prima
5. A Younger Earth
6. Arcana Pt. I
7. Arcana Pt. II