Long Island modern thrash metal act, This Is Hell, will continue its run of relentless touring this June/July with another round of North American headlining tour-dates, “Great American Thrash,” beginning June 15th in Whitehall, Pa. and wrapping up in Ottawa, Ontario, Can. on July 22nd. The Greenery (Prosthetic Records), Xerxes (No Sleep Records), Waster (Gold Stock Records) and Hollow Earth (Panic Records) will accompany the hard working, veteran four-piece on select dates.
“North American touring in the summer is always difficult due to everyone and their mothers’ band wanting to go out during summer break and hit the festivals,” said guitarist, Rick Jimenez. “So we put together a super diverse package of bands we really like joining at different times throughout the tour to keep it fresh.”
This Is Hell just wrapped up a five-week tour last weekend with a performance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass.
The band is touring in support of its fourth studio album, Black Mass, which released in October on Rise Records.
Black Mass can be purchased online through iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-mass/id468018835 or as a hard copy CD, LP and various bundle packs through the Rise Records webstore: http://new.merchnow.com/catalogs/this-is-hell.
Check out the music video for the song, “Demons,” taken from the October full-length, on YouTube: http://youtu.be/PQLE6fb5JWA.
Stay tuned to the official This Is Hell Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thisishellny for more information.
THIS IS HELL & XERXES
6/15 – Whitehall, PA @ Planet Trog
6/19 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
THIS IS HELL / THE GREENERY / XERXES
6/20 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/24 – Midland, TX @ The Pinebox
6/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
6/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
6/27 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground
6/28 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar
7/01 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Pioneer
7/03 – Boise, ID@ The Venue
7/06 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
THIS IS HELL / WASTER / XERXES
7/07 – Victoria,BC @ Big Fernwood
7/11 – Edmonton,AB @ The Pawnshop
7/12 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Louis
7/13 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
THIS IS HELL
7/15 – Fargo, ND@ The New Direction (w/ Xerxes)
7/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat (TIH only)
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Scheme City (TIH only)
7/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s (w/ Hollow Earth)
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Pieter van den Berg – bass
Rick Jimenez – guitar & vocals
Travis Reilly – vocals
Mike Sciulara – drums