New York's Black Table will embark on a coast-to-coast US tour this fall with Denmark's Hexis.
Sep 15 - Beacon, NY @ Howland Cultural Center
Sep 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Shadow Woods
Sep 17 - Ft Wayne, IN @ Skeletune Lounge
Sep 18 - Chicago, IL @ Livewire
Sep 19 - Madison, WI @ Art In
Sep 20 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Sep 21 - Denver, CO @ Streets of London
Sep 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Sep 23 - Boise, ID @ Shredder
Sep 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sep 26 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Sep 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Sep 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
Sep 30 - Mesa, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Oct 1 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Oct 3 - Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
Oct 4 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Oct 6 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
Oct 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a new version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. On latest album Obelisk (released in 2016 on Silent Pendulum Records), black metal anguish and post-rock atmospheres collude in new and thrilling ways. The sound is a progressive, depressive mix, all its own. Noisey hailed Obelisk as a "jarringly intense new album inspired by mythology, suffering, and depression... Mixed by Billy Anderson and mastered by Colin Marston, Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness."
Black Table drummer Michael Kadnar and bassist DJ Scully are both members of the reunited The Number Twelve Looks Like You (on tour right now in Europe with The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Kadnar also plays in German band Downfall of Gaia.
From Copenhagen, Denmark, Hexis conjures devastating storms of sound – a worthy heir to early blackened hardcore bands like Acme, and peer to current extremists like Dragged Into Sunlight and Anaal Nathrakh. On debut album Abalam, originally released in 2014, militant peals of double-bass underlie monolithic swells of guitar, adding up to a colder, more metallic incarnation of Neurosis' doom-core. PopMatters praised Abalam as "raw-as-fuck flashes of grinding black metal," and Metal Injection proclaimed, "The band strips hardcore to its vestigial essence and incorporates that into massive walls of post-black metal noise."
A brand new vinyl reissue of Hexis' Abalam is now available via Silent Pendulum:
"[Black Table's] Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness."
"[Hexis] strips hardcore to its vestigial essence and incorporates that into massive walls of post-black metal noise."
Photo of Black Table, by Dean Chooch Landry