(Sacramento, Calif.): Artery Recordings continues to expand its roster by mining the underground and adding the best and brightest new metal bands to its repertoire. The latest addition is North Texas metalcore quartet Kublai Khan, which the label warmly welcomes.
Kublai Khan will unleash their label debut Balancing Survival & Happiness on the unsuspecting world on April 29, 2014. Don't say we didn't warn you.
In addition to making a loud, deadly racket with their music, Kublai Khan view their music as a platform for expression of the issues and problems that plague their plugged-in generation. In this day and age when millennials have their noses buried in their iPhones while the real world passes them by, Kublai Khan bring back that visceral, grab-you-by-the-nape-of-the-neck snarl that forces listeners to pay attention in the here and now.
The band's message is one of hope, even though it is encased in a brutal, fangs-bared package.
For a taste of the band's metallic maelstrom, check out this teaser clip.
Like what you heard? Well, there's plenty more to come, on both April 29, when the album drops, and this March, when the band heads out on the road as part of The Best in Brutality Tour, featuring Oceano, Broken Hope, Fallujah and Rivers of Nihil.
Headbangers looking for a real thrashing will want to arrive early in order to catch Kublai Khan's set.
March 18 - Joe's Grotto | Tempe, Arizona
March 19 - Glasshouse | Pomona, California
March 20 - Whiskey a Go Go | Los Angeles, California
March 22 - Industry Theatre | Lancaster, California
March 23 - DNA Lounge | San Francisco, California
March 25 - Branx | Portland, Oregon
March 26 - Studio 7 |Seattle, Washington
March 27 - Biltmore Cabaret | Vancouver, BC
March 28th - Pawn Shop | Edmonton, AB
March 29 - Golden Age Club | Calgary, AB
March 31 - Park Theatre | Winnipeg, MB
April 1 - Skyway Theatre | Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 3 - Vaudeville News | Des Moines, Iowa
April 4 - Mojoe's- Joliet, Illinois
April 5 - Chaos Fest | Hamilton, Ontario
April 6 - Hard Luck | Toronto, Ontario
April 8 - Le Dagobert | Quebec City, Quebec
April 9 - Maverick's | Ottawa, Ontario
April 11 - Underworld | Montreal, Quebec
April 12 - Empire | Springfield, Virginia
April 13 - Mojo 13 | Wilmington, Delaware
April 15 - Reverb | Reading, Pennsylvania
April 16 - Gramercy Theatre | New York, New York