Planning For Burial to release new album May 13 on The Flenser; on tour now

By on March 21, 2014

Planning For Burial

New Jersey gloom band Planning For Burial will release its first full-length in almost four years on May 13th via dark music label The Flenser. Titled Desideratum, Planning For Burial will premiere new songs from this album on tour, which starts this Saturday in Philadelphia and ends April 2nd in Pittsburgh.  A full tour routing can be found below.


Planning For Burial is the product of a single wunderkind taking healthy obsessions with certain influences and filtering them through a droning, gloomy spyglass that evokes only the most concrete blues (the emotion not the music) this side of the gray waters of the Atlantic. While Planning For Burial gets lumped in with the whole wave of “bedroom recording artists” (which is where the project toiled for years until Leaving finally was released), the mastermind behind the project sets himself apart from his peers due in no small part to his background in sound.  Like labelmates Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial’s brand of dark shoegaze/gloomgaze is hard to categorize, but it’s sound contains elements of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, drone, 90’s alt rock, 80’s goth, and black metal, while never being defined by any one of those genres.


Over the course of the last four years, Planning for Burial has been sporadically popping up in live venues (sharing the stage with a wide breadth of musical compatriots from Chelsea Wolfe to Deafheaven while seeming out of place at none) along the east and west coasts and releasing a slew of EPs and splits on various labels (including 2010’s cult hit Leaving ([Enemies List]).  Now, as Planning for Burial gears up to release Desideratum, the band will hit the road once again around the east coast and midwest.


More information and song premieres coming in mid April.



03/22:  Philadelphia, PA @ Fort Tender

03/23: Norfolk, VA @ The Iguana

03/24: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Deafheaven

03/25: Augusta, GA @ Vice Versa

03/27: Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

03/28: Cincinnati, OH @ Rake’s End

03/29: Champaign, IL @ Thee Deathtower

03/30: Muskegon, MI @ The Pothole

03/31: Columbus, OH @ Carabar

04/02: Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Command


Planning For Burial, Discography:

Full Lengths

Leaving (2010) Enemies List Home Recordings

Desideratum (2014) Flenser Records


Untitled (2011) Music Ruins Lives

Late Twenties Blues (2011) self-released

Quietly (2013) Enemies List Home Recordings

Glowing Windows, Walk Alone (2013) Self-released


w/Lonesummer (2010) Music Ruins Lives

w/Dreamless (2013) Altar Of Waste

w/Lonesummer (II) (2013) Music Ruins Lives


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.