Cloak Kicks off U.S. Tour

Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
Pin Pin
Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK will be embarking on an early 2023 tour throughout the East Coast in support of IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT! The trek will kick off tomorrow, January 31 in Newark, NJ and will conclude on February 10 in Chesapeake, VA. Then, the band will hit the road again in May 2023 to perform at the Carolina Chainsaw Massacre Fest II in Greensboro, NC on May 6 followed by the inaugural Hell in the Harbor festival, which takes place the weekend of May 26-28 in Baltimore, MD. The full itinerary and tickets can be found below!

In addition, CLOAK recently revealed that their highly-anticipated third full-length is on track for a late spring/early summer release. Fans who attend the upcoming shows will get a sneak preview of what’s to come as the band will be performing brand new music that is not yet released!

CLOAK is following up 2019’s ‘The Burning Dawn,’ which was named one of the Best Albums of the year by Metal Insider (#6), A&P Reacts (#8), Treble Zine (#11), and others.

01/31: Newark, NJ @ QXT [TICKETS**NEW LOCATION**
02/01: Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge [TICKETS**SOLD OUT**
02/02: Cincinnati, OH @ Legends [TICKETS]
02/03: Nashville, TN @ The End [TICKETS]
02/04: Atlanta, GA @ Boggs Social [TICKETS**HOMETOWN SHOW**
02/05: Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box [TICKETS]
02/06: Orlando, FL @ Haven [TICKETS]
02/07: Miami, FL @ Gramps [TICKETS]
02/09: W. Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern [TICKETS]
02/10: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse [TICKETS]
05/06: Greensboro, NC @ Carolina Chainsaw Massacre Fest II [TICKETS]*
05/27-28: Baltimore, MD @ Hell in the Harbor Fest [TICKETS]*
*festival date, Cloak only

Photo by Acacia Levin
Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States.  Atlanta, GA based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.
Their debut full-length, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.
Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.
While rippers like “On Poisoned Ground” and “Into the Storm” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn.’

Scott Taysom – Vocals & Guitar  
Max Brigham – Guitar  
Sean Bruneau – Drums  
Billy Robinson – Bass