Fallujah announces Tour with Enterprise Earth
Bay Area atmospheric technical death metal beast Fallujah has announced their return to the road this summer for The Death Empyrean Tour; a co-headlining West Coast excursion with Spokane deathcore band Enterprise Earth, and support from Los Angeles tech-death band The Zenith Passage.
Commenting on the tour, Fallujah says: “Prepare for a sonic assault like no other as we embark on a metal crusade with Enterprise Earth this summer. Join us as we pave a path of atmospheric brutality across the West Coast on the Death Empyrean Tour. See you in the pit!”
Death Empyrean US Tour Dates with Enterprise Earth and The Zenith Passage:7/9/23: Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar 7/10/23: Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery 7/11/23: Roseville, CA – Goldfields 7/12/23: Portland, OR – Bossanova 7/13/23: Seattle, WA – El Corazon 7/14/23: Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest 7/15/23: Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper 7/17/23: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall 7/18/23: Denver, CO – HQ 7/19/23: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad 7/20/23: Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Fallujah is currently on tour in support of their monumental fifth studio album, Empyrean, which is available now from Nuclear Blast. Receiving rave reviews from critics around the world and legions of fans championing their return, Fallujah has emerged with one of their best records to date. On their latest epic journey, the band explores new sonic realms while revisiting past influences and styles, captivating listeners along the way with Scott Carstairs’ massive riffs and guitar wizardry and new recruit Kyle Schaefer’s seething vocals. Strap in and witness a cataclysmic collision of atmospheric death metal.
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Tech-metal outfit Fallujah intensify their metallic dynamism on stunning new album, Empyrean. Built on an all killer, no filler maxim, the Bay Area-based quartet delivered just that on album number five. From video single “Radiant Ascension” and “Embrace Oblivion” to “Soulbreaker” and “Mindless Omnipotent Master,” Empyrean is breathtaking in atmospheric expanse and impressive in sophistication. Fallujah’s overhauled lineup has contributed massively to the level-up on display. Primary songwriter/guitarist Scott Carstairs and compeer/drummer Andrew Baird enlisted Archaeologist’s Kyle Schaefer and Evan Brewer (formerly Entheos/The Faceless) as their new vocalist and bassist, respectively. Since forming in 2007, Fallujah have triumphed over their challenges. Whether it’s self-administering the band, going to school, writing music, or working full-time, they’ve savored release of and diehard fan admiration for five albums in The Harvest Wombs (2011), The Flesh Prevails (2014), Dreamless (2016), Undying Light (2019), and their latest, Empyrean. Indeed, diligence and creative enterprise have resulted in high-profile tours with Whitechapel, Suffocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more across North America, Europe, and Australia. Fallujah also prospered with critics in Metal Hammer, Allmusic and Metalsucks. The group’s Billboard chart positions on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Heatseekers Albums prove that with every twist and turn, Fallujah’s fans are with them. Empyrean, with its revivalist spikes, bolstered atmospherics and high-powered production, is the greatest yet.Empyrean is a specialist’s paradise. As a rhythm/lead player, Carstairs enters a league of his own. Tracks like “The Bitter Taste of Clarity,” “Radiant Ascension,” and “Eden’s Lament” illustrate he’s upped his chops and boosted the emotional outlay. Throughout, he’s careful about compositional placement and how his radiant, palliative leads complement Fallujah’s sapid landscape. Drummer Baird tastefully and aggressively holds down the fort, grooving and syncopating admirably on “Radiant Ascension,” “Embrace Oblivion,” and “Mindless Omnipotent Master.” Fallujah’s long-standing timekeeper has always been great, but on Empyrean, he’s superior. Right there with him is recently joined bassist Evan Brewer, thundering and bopping on, around, and against Baird’s foundation like a seasoned prizefighter. “Duality of Intent” is but one of Brewer’s standouts. Although known for his guitar work outside of Fallujah, newcomer vocalist Kyle Schaefer’s low-end and mid-range bark perfectly matches the existential threat-themed lyrics. Throughout Empyrean, Fallujah surprise. Musically, lyrically, and with their bevy of guests, they add hard-to-describe depth and musical import. Vocalist Tori Letzler (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) reprises her angelic role on “Radiant Ascension” and “Artifacts,” while Chiasma’s Katie Thompson also reappears to elevate “Embrace Oblivion” and “Into the Eventide.” Chaney Crabb of Entheos and Cyborg Octopus’s David Wu tender their considerable talents on “Mindless Omnipotent Master” and “Duality of Intent,” respectively. Celebrated artist Peter Mohrbacher (Serenity in Murder, Rainbowdragoneyes) replays his role on “Empyrean” as well. Truly, this is an all-star cast appearing on a momentous album by a band reaching beyond. “From the beginning of this writing process and until the end, we painstakingly made sure every aspect of this record would blow away our listeners,” states Carstairs. “We meticulously scrutinized every riff and note choice. There has never been this much effort put into a Fallujah record as we did with Empyrean, and the result is a truly monstrous record that we believe is the band’s best work by a significant margin. We showed you restraint on the last record. Now, let us show you what happens when we leave it all on the table.” Venture into Fallujah’s exosphere on Empyrean. They’re waiting for you.