HIEROPHANT have announced a string of shows alongside German death metallers DESERTED FEAR. The tour will take place in March 2019 and sees the bands playing in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
14 Mar 19 Hamburg (DE) Knust
15 Mar 19 Berlin (DE) Musik und Frieden
16 Mar 19 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
17 Mar 19 Osnabrück (DE) Bastard Club
19 Mar 19 Hannover (DE) Lux
21 Mar 19 Cologne (DE) Volta
22 Mar 19 Wiesbaden (DE) Kesselhaus
23 Mar 19 Munich (DE) Backstage
26 Mar 19 Luzern (CH) Schüür
30 Mar 19 Vienna (AT) Arena
HIEROPHANT are touring in support of their current album ‘Mass Grave’, which is streaming in full via YouTube at the link below.
HIEROPHANT – full album
“Our new album, ‘Mass Grave’ is the result of two years spent collecting disgust and constant disappointment towards humanity and transforming this feeling into music. We are more than proud of that. Check this full record stream now.”
The artwork of ‘Mass Grave’ was created by the renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi and can be viewed below.
1. Hymn of Perdition
2. Execution of Mankind
3. Forever Crucified
4. Mass Grave
6. In Decay
7. Sentenced to Death
8. The Great Hoax
10. Eternal Void
Darkness comes crushing down like an avalanche of despair, misery, and pain. While an undercurrent of harsh brutality is tangible within each note, there is also a black void clawing at sanity and trying to drag all emotion into the lurking abyss. HIEROPHANT conjure a bleak sonic landscape on their fourth full-length ‘Mass Grave’.HIEROPHANT were conceived in the classic Adriatic city of Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna in 2010.The band quickly left a mark as one of the leading exponents of extreme Italian music. A first self-titled full-length was released in the same year as their founding and the band started to constantly play all over Europe. HIEROPHANT were also picked up on the other side of the pond. Following the EP ‘Son of the Carcinoma’ (2013), their sophomore album ‘Great Mother: Holy Monster’ (2013) was also released in North America.
Several tours and festival performances later, the Italians showed no sign of relenting. Their third full-length, ‘Peste’ (2014) rather increased the band’s massive sonic impact, amalgamating sludge, black and death metal as well as a manifest punk attitude.
Now HIEROPHANT take their extreme brand of hard music a step further with the ominously titled ‘Mass Grave’. No pink unicorns here.
Lorenzo: vocals, guitar
Ben: drumsSteve: guitar
Giacomo: bass, backing vocals