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