The Skinny: Tucson, AZ based gloom metal outfit North have begun to celebrate the much anticipated release of Through Raven’s Eyes – a two-track digital 7-inch featuring the first newly recorded material from the group following their recent signing to Prosthetic Records — by teaming up with PureGrainAudio.com to host an exclusive stream of the new release. Take a listen to the new material above. The band will join sludgers Primitive Man and Northless in their hometown tonight at Sky Bar before embarking on a headlining tour across the U.S. over the next month. A full listing of dates, which include appearances with bands such as Set and Setting and Bereft, can be found listed below.

Filled with “crushing and foreboding riffs” (Heavy Blog is Heavy), Through Raven’s Eyes was recorded at Wavelab Studios with Dana Fehr. Digital pre-orders are now available via Bandcamp. The album will also be made available on a special edition cassingle (download card included), limited to 100 copies which can be pre-ordered via the Prosthetic webshop.

Tour Dates:

08/10 – Tucson – Sky Bar (w/ Primitive Man, Northless)
08/15 – Sierra Vista – JR’s
08/18 – El Paso – The Sandbox
08/19 – Austin – Holy Mountain
08/20 – Houston – The Shop
08/21 – New Orleans – Sisters in Christ
08/22 – Tampa – The Orpheum 10 #
08/23 – Atlanta – The Earl #
08/24 – Raleigh – Slim’s Downtown #
08/25 – Richmond – Gallery 5 #
08/26 – Harrisonburg – The Golden Pony #
08/27 – Philadelphia – Kung Fu Necktie #
08/28 – Brooklyn – Saint Vitus # (Silent Fest (w/So Hideous)
08/29 – Toledo – Frankie’s ^
08/30 – Chicago – Beat Kitchen ^
08/31 – Milwaukee – Quarters ^
09/01 – Minneapolis – Hexagon Bar
09/02 – Des Moines – The Fremont
09/03 – Kansas City – Riot Room
09/04 – Wichita – Barleycom’s
09/05 – Colorado Springs – The Flux Capacitor
09/06 – Salt Lake City – Metro Bar
09/07 – Reno – Holland Project
09/08 – Sacramento – Starlite Lounge
09/09 – Oakland – The Golden Bull
09/10 – Los Angeles – Complex
09/11 – San Diego – The Merrow

# with Set and Setting
^ with Bereft

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.