Band to demolish eastern half of U.S. including the Maryland Death Fest and a brief run with Japanese grinders Unholy Grave.
A blood dawn is on the horizon as War Master prepares for a three-week eastern excursion in May. Starting at Fitzgerald’s in their home base, the Houston death metal machine rolls through the Midwest with dates in Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio. Then, they take deadly aim at New York and D.C., move south into Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and onward to their final destination at Siberia in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Unholy Grave and Excruciating Terror join the carnage at Union Arts in D.C. and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. Two days later, the band embarks upon its greatest conquest yet–Maryland Death Fest. War Master is scheduled to appear on the Rams Head Live stage with Dutch death/doom pioneers Asphyx and god fathers of grotesque grind Pungent Stench.
War Master “Blood Dawn III” Tour
5/09/2014 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
5/10/2014 San Antonio, TX Korova w/ Disma and Blaspherion
5/11/2014 Austin, TX TBA
5/12/2014 Dallas, TX Lola’s
5/13/2014 Oklahoma, OK TBA
5/14/2014 Kansas City, MO Davey’s Uptown
5/15/2014 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
5/16/2014 Milwaukee, WI Frank’s Power Plant
5/17/2014 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
5/18/2014 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
5/20/2014 Binghamton, NY Fitzie’s Irish Pub
5/21/2014 Washington D.C., Union Arts DC (W/ Unholy Grave, Excruciating Terror, Stapled Shut)
5/22/2014 Saint Vitus-Brooklyn, New York (w/Unholy Grave, Excruciating Terror, Birdflesh, Mesrine, Entrails)
5/24/2014 Maryland Death Fest (Rams Head Live Stage w/ Asphyx, Pungent Stench, Hooded Menace)
5/26/2014 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
5/27/2014 Raleigh, NC The Maywood
5/28/2014 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Death Fest
5/29/2014 Birmingham, AL TBA
5/30/2014 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
5/31/2014 New Orleans, LA Siberia
War Master continues to expand its empire of live devotees. Armed with an arsenal of pummeling drum beats and bass lines, bone-severing guitar grind, pestilence-spewing growls and more F-bombs than the late Richard Pryor, the band has just begun to write its history in the annals of death metal.
Recently, they played an unofficial SXSW show presented by American Icon Records at Beerland. Kim Kelly described War Master’s set as, “particularly high-energy, roaring, sword-brandishing.” She notes the large migration of audience members out of the venue following War Master’s set, leaving prog/experimental act Lazur/Wulf with only a handful of fans. Lady Gaga ducked in for a quick head bang (pictured wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt and facing War Master’s banner) with Lazur/Wulf. She tweeted and even mentioned this “death metal” show on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Watch the band’s “sword-brandishing” performance of Lust For Battle from the American Icon Records concert.
In February, War Master shared the stage with Phobia and Repulsion in the punk-metal crossover fest, Bad Ass Weekend 2. Andy O’Conner of Noisey.Vice reported on new recruits, J.T. Smith (The Blood Royale, ex-Dixie Witch) and Trans Am (Hod) and on the entertaining value of front man, R.G. War-Minister. Read his detailed report of the festival and view a superb photo of Smith banging his dreads at this location.
War Master is:
R.G. War-Minister – Vocals
J.T. Smith- Lead Guitar
Neal Dossey – Rhythm Guitar
Trans Am – Bass
Jon West – Drums
SEVER THE HEAD THAT DOES NOT BANG!
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