April 30 Eugene, OR John Henry’s
April 30 Boise, ID Neurolux, Inc.
May 1 Spokane, WA The Boulevard
May 2 Bellingham, WA The Nightlight
May 4 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
May 5 Portland, OR Dante’s
May 7 Eureka, CA Nocturnum
May 8 Oakland, CA The Fox Theatre (*As part of The Missing Link w/ Mastodon, BTBAM, Baroness, Priestess and more)
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer David Schiffman (System of a Down, Mars Volta, Nine Inch Nails), Prior to the Fire underlines PRIESTESS’ hard-hitting songwriting, memorable hooks and earth-shaking ability to rock. With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, PRIESTESS’ Prior to the Fire is an electric recording, bringing to light a colorful pool of both creativity and innovation. The long-awaited follow up to 2006’s critically acclaimed debut Hello Master, Prior to the Fire has met to shining fan and critical acclaim, being called “pure enjoyment” by The Onion, “a heavier, angrier hammer” by Decibel and “awesomely adept” by SPIN.
PRIESTESS features vocalist / guitarist Mikey Heppner, Dan Watchorn (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Dyball (bass) and Vince Nudo (drums, percussion, backing vocals).