Heavy metal/rock Black Wizard unit will return to Europe this spring on a near three-week tour alongside Anciients. The journey begins March 1 in Antwerp, Belgium, and ends March 30 in Utrecht, Netherlands, with additional live adventures in the plotting stages. See all confirmed dates below.
Black Wizard will be touring in support of their forthcoming full-length “Livin’ Oblivion.” Set for North American release this March via Listenable Records (Feb. 23 in Europe), the record was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, British Columbia, and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, Germany-based illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan).
“Livin’ Oblivion” centers itself on the obliteration or slow decay of one’s self, morals, and life as we know it.
“We are living in an age where the powers of the World are taking steps backwards and moving away from a positive future,” the band said in a statement. “There is a large number of disenfranchised youth and young adults that would rather live their lives in oblivion–drinking, drugs, partying, etc.–than chasing any kind of future or dreams, simply because the rest of the world seems to be falling apart around them.”
The first single, “Feast or Famine,” is based on this idea, which continues to exist throughout the record. It being one of the faster, more aggressive tunes off the record, it’s a reflection of the band’s road-worn personas and chemistry as a collective.
For “Livin’ Oblivion” ordering information, visit THIS LOCATION.
Black Wizard tour dates (with Anciients):
3/01/2018 Music City – Antwerp, BE
3/02/2018 Innocent – Hengelo, NL
3/03/2018 MTS Records – Oldenburg, DE
3/04/2018 Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
3/05/2018 Excalibur – Reims, FR
3/07/2018 Audio Glasgow – Glasgow, UK
3/08/2018 TBC – Falmouth, UK
3/10/2018 Temple of Boom – Leeds, UK
3/11/2018 The Phoenix – Coventy, UK
3/12/2018 TBC – London, UK
3/14/2018 Texas Bar – Leiria, PT
3/15/2018 Stairway Club – Cascais, PT
3/16/2018 DRAC – Figueira da Foz, PT
3/17/2018 Woodstock 69 – Porto, PT
3/18/2018 Wurlitzer – Madrid, ES
3/19/2018 Rock Sou/2018 Barcelona, ES
3/22/2018 Sound-N-Arts Music Club – Bamberg, DE
3/23/2018 MKNZ – Illirska Bistrica, SL
3/26/2018 Liwi – Leipzig, DE
3/27/2018 Jagerclause – Berlin, DE
3/29/2018 Jungle – Cologne, DE
3/30/2018 dB’s – Utrecht, NL
Hailing from Vancouver, Black Wizard was forged in 2009 between high school friends. Founding members vocalist/guitarist Adam Grant and drummer Eugene Parkomenko were working underwhelming construction jobs at the time, passing the days to the sounds of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch and Electric Wizard. Today, Parkomenko and Grant are accompanied by guitarist Danny Stokes and basisst Evan Joel. Having followed a true DIY aesthetic, the band has released three full-length LPs, along with a 7″ single, independently and sold over 5,000 copies worldwide.
Since its first Listenable album release, “New Waste,” in early 2016, the band has toured nonstop, including a Canadian mini-tour with Red Fang, a six-week tour with Killswitch Engage and Volbeat, a month-long U.S. tour supporting Brant Bjork and Royal Thunder and a month-long North American tour supporting Weedeater.
BLACK WIZARD is:
Adam Grant – vocals/guitar
Eugene Parkomenko – drums
Danny Stokes – guitar
Evan Joel – bass
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