Ænimus Announce ‘Groove It or Lose It’ West Coast Tour, Release Final Studio Video Update

By on March 18, 2013


San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, are proud to announce they will be hitting the road on the “Groove It or Lose it” West Coast tour presented by EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The 10 date trek, which sees fellow Northern California deathcore troupe As Death Comes Calling hopping on for a handful of dates, will run from April 25 – May 5 kicking off at Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol, CA and coming to a close at the Cobalt Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. The band have also unleashed the final studio video update of their recording sessions from their forthcoming debut album, “Transcend Reality.” You can check out the video at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUlIlud28UA


Bassist Seth Stephens had the following to say about the upcoming tour and video update:

We are very excited to announce that we are done recording our album and we’ll be going on our first Regional tour this Spring!! We will be hitting the road with our good friends, As Death Comes Calling, for a 10 day run that will take us through California, Oregon and Washington. We have spent the last 2 years writing and recording our upcoming album, ‘Transcend Reality,’ and playing a handful of shows in preparation for this. We could not have done this without the endless support we have had from our Management, our Sponsors and most importantly our Fans. We are absolutely humbled to have EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy signing on to present our very first tour, and we would like to thank InTune Guitar Picks as well, for their additional promotion and support of the tour. We have been waiting (im)patiently to share with our fans what we have worked so hard on the last two years, and can’t wait to see you all this Spring and reveal new songs from’Transcend Reality!’ In addition to that, we are stoked to present our final studio video update for the album, which features clips of vocal sessions and a run down from Matt on the albums concept and lyrical content. Hope you guys enjoy and please check out the tour dates and come SPREAD THE CHAOS with us on the Groove It Or Lose It West Coast Tour!!


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Tour Dates:

4/25 Sebastopol, CA @ Aubergine

4/26 Cupertino, CA @ The Refuge

4/27 Eureka, CA @ Soundstick*

4/28 Medford, OR @ The WreckRoom*

4/29 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon*

4/30 WA @ TBA*

5/01 Spokane, WA @ The Hop*

5/02 Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre*

5/03 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace 

5/04 Sacramento, CA @ TBA

5/05 Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe


* = Dates w/ As Death Comes Calling


Ænimus recently wrapped up the recording process for their debut album, ‘Transcend Reality,’ at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with Producer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil). The album will contain a total of 13 tracks and will feature guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track ‘Heavy Lies the Crown’. A release date has not yet been set.


‘Transcend Reality’ Track List:

I.    Asherah’s Hourglass

II.   The Awakening

III.  The Grasp of Ruin

IV.   Masterpiece

V.    Descent Into Chaos

VI.   Black Malice Construct

VII.  Black Malice Alchemy

VIII. Thrive

IX.   Heavy Lies the Crown

X.    Inertia

XI.   Convictions
XII.  Chimerism

XIII. The Final Delirium


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