Chicago heavy metal outfit, Dirge Within, will embark on the high profile, Shockwave Festival 2012, this summer in support of its sophomore release, "There Will Be Blood."
Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the trek on Shockwave 2012 will commence on July 6th in Seattle, Wash., and features an assorted lineup of artists, including Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok and more.
Commented Dirge Within guitarist, Shaun Glass, "Shockwave 2012! Holy S! We are so excited to be on this sick, new tour July-August, featuring beyond diverse acts and killer bands like Havok, Revocation, cult legends, Voivod, and the innovative future metal sounds of Fear Factory, who we have toured with in the past. We can't wait to meet all of you at the merch table etc., so come early and destroy with us!"
Formed in 2007 by guitarist, Shaun Glass (ex-Soil), and vocalist, Jeremy"Jerms" Genske, Dirge Within cut its teeth in the competitive heavy music scene behind the release of its debut, "Force Fed Lies."
On April 10, 2012 "There Will Be Blood" was released, showcasing what fans of Dirge Within were already familiar with; powerful grooves, strong hooks and punishing guitar riffs, with an evolved songwriting and technical prowess far beyond its predecessor.
Shockwave Festival 2012 Tour dates:
07/06 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
07/07 Vancouver, BC, CANADA - Vogue Theatre
07/09 Calgary, AB, CANADA - The Republik
07/11 Winnipeg, MB, CANADA - Pyramid Cabaret
07/12 St Paul, MN - Station 4
07/13 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
07/14 Toronto, ON, CANADA - Kool House
07/15 Windsor, ON, CANADA - The Armouries
07/17 Quebec City, QC, CANADA - Imperial Theater
07/18 Montreal, QC, CANADA - Le National
07/20 Clifton, NY - Northern Lights
07/21 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
07/22 Reading, PA - Reverb
07/24 Amityville, NY - Revolution
07/25 Worcester, MA - Palladium
07/26 West Springfield, VA - Empire
07/27 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
07/28 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
07/29 Rockford, IL - Tebala Shrine
07/31 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
08/02 Window Rock, AZ - Nakai Hall
08/03 Tempe, AZ - The Marqee Theater
08/04 Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues