If you paid any attention at all to the black metal scene in recent years, you undoubtedly stumbled across Zhrine from Reykjavík, Iceland before. Their 2016 début Unortheta was a grimly atmospheric, dissonant slab of pure blackened fury, and it garnered them quite a bit of attention upon release. Today they announced that they will be coming to lay waste to audiences across the European mainland in November and December, which is amazing news for people who have been craving to see them conjure up their crushing dark magic on stage.

The good news don’t end there, either! Teaming up with Zhrine on this romp will be none other than their Season of Mist labelmates in Dutch experimental death metal powerhouse Ulsect, whose self-titled album found them a lot of critical acclaim last year. They too have a knack for atmospheric destruction, so be prepared for an evening of unease and dread (in the most positive sense imaginable) if you are planning to attend. You can read what Ulsect have to say about this tour below, and check out the tour dates after the jump:

We’re very excited to embark on this European tour alongside Icelandic label mates ZHRINE. The end of this year will see us join forces in spreading dark atmosphere and crushing dissonance to places both new and familiar. We can’t wait for this tour to commence!

30 Nov Utrecht (NL) DB’s
01 Dec Leeuwarden (NL) Into Darkness (Zhrine only)
02 Dec Tilburg (NL) Little Devil
03 Dec Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
04 Dec Paris (FR) L’Olympic Café
06 Dec Tübingen (DE) Epplehaus
08 Dec Wels (AT) Celebrare Noctum Fest
09 Dec Wien (AT) Escape
10 Dec München (DE) Feierwerk
11 Dec Praha (CZ) Underdogs
12 Dec Chemiefabrik (DE) Dresden
13 Dec Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
14 Dec Berlin (DE) De Mortem et Diabolum

This is not a tour you want to miss out on! Get your tickets early if you’re already certain about wanting to attend a certain date, or be very sorry afterwards. You can also follow both bands on their respective Facebook pages (Zhrine | Ulsect) to stay up to date with new intel on their goings-on.

Dominik Böhmer

Dominik Böhmer

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