Avant-garde psych metal band ZOROASTER, Indianapolis, IN doom metal trio THE GATES OF SLUMBER and Belgian “über doom” unit SERPENTCULT will team up for the “North America is Doomed” tour this summer. Presented by Action! PR, Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks.net, the 14 city trek will kick off on August 1 in Chicago, IL and will hit major markets including NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal. The tour’s official admat can be viewed online at this location.

Already being called “one of the most anticipated underground metal packages of 2009,” the tour spotlights three of metal’s most talked about new bands and will be headlined by ZOROASTER, the Atlanta-based group who has most recently been turning heads with its new album Voice of Saturn. Fresh from a number of high-energy gigs at SXSW 2009 and a headlining appearance at the inaugural Scion Rock Fest alongside like-minded peers High on Fire, Mastodon and Neurosis, ZOROASTER continues to bring its revered live show — described as “an obliteration of the senses” – to every city it can.

Special guests on the tour include THE GATES OF SLUMBER, whose 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 and the Belgian band SERPENTCULT, whose massive sound, self-described as a “neck-breaking, down tuned riffing apocalypse,” has drawn parallels to Celtic Frost, Cathedral and Electric Wizard and met with much critical acclaim within underground metal circles.

On the topic of the tour, ZOROASTER guitarist / vocalist Will Fiore states, “This tour is going to be so heavy, it’s scary! Each and every show is going to feature an amazing night of massive riffs, so come out and get lost. This is going to hurt…in all the right ways.”

ZOROASTER, THE GATES OF SLUMBER and SERPENTCULT are available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the bands / attend a live performance, simply contact Carl Schultz at ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated ZOROASTER, THE GATES OF SLUMBER and SERPENTCULT news and tour information will be made available via the ACTION! PR website: www.action-pr.com.

* What the media is saying about ZOROASTER:

“extremely heavy…[ZOROASTER weave] Moog, Theremin, brass, and hella more psychedelia into their doom. I can’t stop listening.” – PITCHFORK

“excellent…monolithic slabs of stoner doom…ridiculously heavy.” – ALARM

* What the media is saying about THE GATES OF SLUMBER:

“Fervently old-fashioned doom, THE GATES OF SLUMBER know exactly how a heavy album should sound. Euphorically gargantuan”- DECIBEL

“huge riffs, demonic growls and sword-sharp solos…these battle-ready warriors hail from the hellish outlands” – SPIN

* What the media is saying about SERPENTCULT:

“SERPENTCULT show the potential to become one of the best in the genre today.” – POPMATTERS

“a flare of subsonic noise and distortion, mounting feedback and that queasy feeling you get when you’re about to be buried by a cascading avalanche…fucking heavy.” – METALSUCKS

ACTION! PR, DECIBEL Magazine and METALSUCKS.net present:

(with very special guests THE GATES OF SLUMBER and SERPENTCULT):

August 1 Chicago, IL The Metal Shaker
August 2 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
August 3 Toronto, ONT Wreck Room
August 4 Ottawa, ONT Rainbow Bistro
August 5 Montreal, QC Katacombes
August 6 Danbury, CT Billy Baloney’s
August 7 Boston, MA O’Brien’s
August 8 Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club
August 9 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
August 10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
August 11 Pittsburgh, PA Howler’s Café
August 12 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
August 13 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
August 14 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre

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