"Denver-based metal crew Abrams, who are not only earning Mastodon and Baroness comparisons, but dropping their killer sophomore album, Morning..."
With new album Morning set to be released June 9th, and with a US tour kicking off that same night, Denver trio Abrams have teamed with Clrvynt to take over the latest installment of the site's "Tour Is Hell" series.
Recent contributors to the series include Red Fang, Call of The Void, and Illustrations. Abrams took the opportunity to share some brutal road stories and to drop the brand new music video for its song "Worlds Away," off Morning.
Watch, listen, and read:
Racking up comparisons to later Mastodon and Baroness, Abrams makes a yearning, driving brand of rock that veers from the raging to the bittersweet. Phil Pendergast of hometown Denver pals Khemmis lends guest vocals to the almost-title track, "Mourning."
Morning was recorded by Andy Patterson (SubRosa, Cult Leader) and Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cattle Decapitation), and was mixed and mastered by Otero. The cover art and layout are by Samantha Muljat (Earth, Goatsnake).
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Jun 9 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Jun 10 - Bisbee, AZ @ The Quarry
Jun 11 - San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
Jun 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Blacklight District Lounge
Jun 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Jun 14 - Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Jun 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Jun 16 - San Jose, CA @ The Caravan
Jun 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Caffe Pergolesi
Jun 18 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jun 19 - Reno, NV @ Shea's Tavern
Jun 20 - Medford, OR @ Johnny B's Tavern
Jun 21 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's Pub
Jun 22 - Portland, OR @ The Kenton Club
Jun 23 - Missoula, MT @ Monk's Bar
Jun 24 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Jun 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Jun 26 - Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
Jun 27 - Rapid City, SD @ West Dakota Improv
Jun 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Jun 29 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Jun 30 - Des Moines, IA @ The Fremont
Jul 1 - Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive