[Photo by Donny Hermes]
Austin, Texas-based blackened post-hardcore trio GLASSING will kick off their US tour week. Set to commence June 27th in Lafayette, Louisiana, the trek will pillage its way through sixteen cities upon its conclusion July 13th in Fort Worth, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.
GLASSING will be touring in support of their towering Spotted Horse full-length, released last month via Brutal Panda Records. Recorded with Andrew Hernandez at Estuary Recording Facility in Austin, with cover art by This Will Destroy You’s Chris King, Spotted Horse is, at its core, a construction of dynamic, beautifully unsettling soundscapes, and nothingness unsurfaced at once pulsing and punishing. GLASSING seamlessly fuses elements of black metal and post-hardcore with ambient explorations, dream-pop sensibilities, and grinding walls of sound that defy categorization. Fans of Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Envy, Birds In Row, Astronoid, Alcest, Sigur Ros, and This Will Destroy You, pay heed.
Spotted Horse is available on LP and digital formats. For orders, go to THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its entirety. View GLASSING’s previously released videos for “Way Out” and “Sleeper” at THIS LOCATION.
6/27/2019 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA6/28/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA6/29/2019 Bald Eagle Pub – Baton Rouge, LA6/30/2019 The Nick – Birmingham, AL7/01/2019 DRKMTTR – Nashville, TN7/02/2019 Wonderland- Richmond, VA7/03/2019 Kung Fu Neck Tie – Philadelphia, PA7/05/2019 Hong Kong Cafe – Boston, MA7/06/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar Basement – Brooklyn, NY7/07/2019 Spirit Lodge- Pittsburgh, PA7/08/2019 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH7/09/2019 Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL7/10/2019 Foam – St. Louis, MO7/11/2019 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK7/12/2019 Division Brewing – Arlington, TX7/13/2019 Haltom Theater – Fort Worth, TX
“…a unique amalgam of suffocating textures, crushing blast beats, and black metal-inspired atmosphere.” – Decibel
“From their wailing guitars to their staccato rhythms to their hollered vocals, GLASSING finds the sweet spot between Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Big Black, and drive a spike deep into it so that fans can hear the raw sonic substance that bubbles forth.” – Kerrang
“Massive and entrancing, Spotted Horse is a one-of-a-kind achievement within its genre.” — New Noise
“…an emotional journey through dense textures and the illusion of hope… Fans of the heavier side of post-rock, the atmospheric side of post-hardcore, and the emotional side of black metal should find plenty to get lost in here.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Clearly a crossover between hardcore, black metal, and post-metal, this nebulous genre space means less in nomenclature than it does in emotional depth. Borrowing the most climactic elements from each style, GLASSING penned ‘Follow Through’ to lift you out of your conscious thought-stream into a more dreamlike state.” – Invisible Oranges
“Straight-ahead ragers melt into passages of ‘epic’ droning guitar, gorgeous instrumental movements slowly morph into a wreckage of eviscerating emotion, guttural vocals buried in deep pockets of reverb. The lyrics regularly speak of voids, of seeing and not seeing, and the music follows suit, conjuring chasms of understanding and ghostly beautiful reminisces of serenity and hope.” — Sputnik Music
“Blackgaze hardcore is probably the simplest appellation for something like this, but doesn’t tell the whole story. Spotted Horse is a beguiling mix of Alcest, KEN Mode, (early) Norma Jean, and Converge.” – Wonderbox Metal
“Spotted Horse is a deeply stirring experience that seems to exist at some strange crossroads between Converge’s Jane Doe and Explosions In The Sky. Powerful performances, calculated songwriting, and excellent production choices all add up to GLASSING knocking this one completely out of the stratosphere. More AOTY material.” – Metal Trenches
“The ebb and flow of harsh noises and feedback juxtaposed with gentle passages of delayed guitars makes for an endlessly exciting listen….The combination of black metal, post-hardcore, and ambient noise make for a listen perfect for fans of Deafheaven or Oathbreaker, and Spotted Horse will be one of the standout releases in its genre this year.” – Ghost Cult
“The variety and disparity of emotions represented throughout Spotted Horse make it one of the most memorable and dynamic albums of the year…” – Everything Is Noise
“In a modern musical landscape where subgenres collide into uneasy blends calling attention to their construction, a band melding multiple influences into a seamless whole counts as damn near revolutionary. Incorporating strains of post-rock, noise rock, math rock, black metal, and ambient music, GLASSING doesn’t lean definitively toward any of those styles, but stands sure-footed on its amalgamated foundation.” – The Austin Chronicle
“…the satisfying mix of slow ambiance, mid-tempo shoegaze, and aggressive post-hardcore make it memorable in a way few albums manage to be. GLASSING have created an album which carved out a spot in my mind where it’s going to stay for a long time.” – Nine Circles
“…a simultaneously serene and jagged work, weaving its influences and strengths into a complex palette of meditation and devastation.” – Angry Metal Guy