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Dopethrone Make Their Way To The UK (Slowly Of Course)!

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Canada’s doomy, sludgy, stoner riff-merchants Dopethrone arrive on European & UK shores this September:

06.09 – Köln (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom
07.09 – Amsterdam (NL) Winston Kingdom
08.09 – Newcastle (UK) @ Cluny (w/ Gurt)
09.09 – Edinburgh (UK) @ Studio (w/ Gurt)
10.09 – Bolton (UK) @ Alma Inn (w/ Gurt)
11.09 – London (UK) @ Underworld (w/ Gurt)
17.09 – Athens (GR) @ Smoke the Fuzz Fest w/ Yob, Bongzilla, Sons of Otis…
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23.09 – Québec (CA) @ Considered Dead Fest
24.09 – Trois-Rivères (CA)
27.09 – Montréal (CA) @ Katacombes
29.09 – Sherbrooke (CA)
30.09 – Toronto (CA) @ Music For The Masses (w/ Sons Of Otis)
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26.10 – Paris (FR) Glazart
27.10 – Nantes (FR) La Scène Michelet
28.10 – Douai (FR) Le Spits

The riff comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s clean, catchy and elegant. Sometimes it’s filthy, grimy and about as elegant as a sledgehammer to the sternum. DOPETHRONE is the latter. This D.I.Y trio from Hochelaga, Montreal’s trashiest ghetto, wallows in smoke, demons, death, the occult and enough psychotropic drugs to send both Hunter S. Thomspson and William Burroughs on one hell of a trip. Delivering some of the filthiest, most skull-crushing riffs drenched in distortion and fuzz, they encompass the bleakness of black metal, the steadfastness of New Orleans-style sludge with a heavier-than-thou doom mentality. Riffage is thick, punishing, suffocating and destructive and demonic vocals are harsh, visceral and animal-like for tunes dripping with pervasive THC. DOPETHRONE take over doom and view it through a crusty lens, and that perspective rise the genre to new heights of sonic filth.

After three records that have knocked out all sludge and doom fans across the globe, Canada’s insane weed-laden trio DOPETHRONE returned in 2015 with their fourth album Hochelaga – named after the band’s dodgy neighbourhood in Montréal. Hochelaga is simply their most infectious effort to date, which has been widely acclaimed by international critics. Despite a severe leg injury for guitarist/vocalist Vince that led the band to cancel many shows, 2016 has been a very productive year for the band – who released a split record with US doom merchants Fister and the “1312” EP – as well as bringing their dirty grooves to many European and North American cities through an extensive summer and fall tour.

Up next, the UK! It’s time for us Brits to bow before the Dopethrone!

Dopethrone Tour XVI

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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