Candlelight Records confirms February 12 as the American release date for Advent Parallax, the new full-length album from Texas-based Averse Sefira. Produced by Tore Stjerna (Watain, In Battle), the album features stunning artwork created by renowned artist/illustrator Jos A. Smith (cover artist for the first Bathory album). Averse Sefira is considered one of America's premiere black metal bands yet Advent Parallax is the trio's first in their already decade-long career to find proper international distribution.
Prior to the album's release, the band will team up with Rotting Christ, Immolation, and Belphegor for a 26-day American tour. Set to kick off February 4 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina the tour will circle the US before ending at the Meridian in Houston on March 2.
"It is an exciting prospect to tour with such an excellent selection of bands, particularly our long-time allies in Immolation," says bassist Wrath Sathaniel Diabolus. "Together we will cast open the furnaces of damnation and scorch the claws of winter. The outing will also serve as the harbinger for our newest infliction Advent Parallax. This album is our definitive worship-made-weapon, one that shall galvanize the believers and confound the uninitiated."
Signing with Candlelight Records in late 2006, Averse Sefira's recording history dates to 1996. The band have recorded three albums all released by small/international record labels prior to Advent Parallax. Candlelight reissued a remastered version of the band's second release, Battle's Clarion, in early 2007 in support of their tour with labelmates 1349. The band opened for Emperor at their sold-out New York City performance June 2007.
Confirmed dates are noted below.
February 4 - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC
February 5 - Jaxx Nite Club, Springfield VA
February 6 - Webster Theater, Hartford CT
February 7 - Penny Arcade, Rochester NY
February 8 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
February 9 - Mark's Showplace, Bedford NH
February 10 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY
February 11 - Peabody's Down Under, Cleveland OH
February 12 - I-Rock, Detroit MI (Advent Parallax release date)
February 13 - Uncle Pleasants, Louisville KY
February 14 - The Muse, Nashville TN
February 15 - Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago IL
February 16 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
February 19 - El Corozon, Seattle WA
February 20 - Hawthorne Theater, Portland OR
February 21 - The Metro, Oakland CA
February 22 - Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana CA
February 23 - Jumping Turtle, San Marcos CA
February 24 - House of Blues, W. Hollywood CA
February 25 - El Jardin del Silencio, Mexicali Mexico
February 26 - Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff AZ
February 27 - The Sets, Tempe AZ
February 28 - Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM
February 29 - Rock Bottom Bar, San Antonio TX
March 1 - Cine El Ray, McAllen TX
March 2 - Meridian, Houston TX