ZHORA: Prog Sludge Metallers Announce Forthcoming Tour… Posted: 07/09/2017 by John O'Brien
Irish progressive sludge powerhouse zhOra have announced a forthcoming Irish tour in support of their new album “Ethos, Pathos, Logos”, which is released on October 27th.
Over the span of six years ZHORA have quickly become one of the most recognisable names in the burgeoning Irish metal scene. In this time the band has released one EP “Feet Nailed to the Ground” (2011) and their debut LP “Almaz” (2013), both releases garnering huge praise within the scene. Now in 2017, the band is set to undertake the next stage in their journey, “Ethos, Pathos, Logos”.
Check them out on one of the following dates:
October 20 – On The Rox, Dublin (w/Ten Ton Slug, Jenova, Call to Arms)
October 21 – The Poor Relation, Cork (w/Shardborne, Partholón, Aponym)
October 27 – Central Arts, Waterford (w/Soothsayer, Sixth Extinction, Provisions)
October 28 – Fozzys, Clonmel (w/Elder Druid, Sixth Extinction, Dirty Casuals)
October 29 – Siege of Limerick (w/Heaps of class bands!)
Vocalist Colin Bolger comments on the forthcoming release tour: “We live and breath gigging! The stage is our place of solace and our battlefield. In the chaos of playing such visceral music live we thrive and can truly be ourselves. These days we can’t go running after people with swords and spears so we must instead fight with our hearts and minds. These upcoming launch shows for Ethos, Pathos, Logos will be our best live shows to date and we are honoured to share the stage with some of our closest friends in support. Éire…show me what you got!”
In the only predictable aspect of the band’s sonic trajectory, “Ethos, Pathos, Logos” finds the band once again putting themselves under their own microscope and refining their approach. With a lush cover designed by acclaimed Visionary Artist Jake Kobrin, the record is ZHORA‘s first back-to-back concept album, an hour long journey through past lives and cannibalism.
Having played shows the length and breadth of the country and toured extensively through the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland, the band is fiercely committed to their craft and putting their name on everyone’s radar.
No strangers to high profile slots, ZHORA have supported and toured with bands such as THE OCEAN, COILGUNS and DICTATED among others. Earning a slot on the Headbanger Stage at Wacken Open Air 2016 was the culmination of this time together and the commitment to creating an unrelenting sonic fingerprint and fearsome stage show. This weekend the band are scheduled to play Bloodstock Open Air as winners of the Irish leg of the associated Metal to the Masses competition, appearing on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage at 6.45pm-7.15pm.
With plans to tour into 2018 in support of “Ethos, Pathos, Logos”, the band plans to kick those who would listen squarely in the throat, onto the path less travelled.
GET YOURSELVES TO TIPP FOR ZHORA’s NEXT MUSIC VIDEO…
ZHORA will also be shooting a music video on Sept 31st and Oct 1st and need some extras and helping hands. Interested parties will need to make a trip to Tipperary for two days at the end of September and get covered in mud and blood in the forest with the band.