[Photo by Andrew Rothmund]
Blackened death grind practitioners IMMORTAL BIRD will close out the year with a stretch of North American headlining dates. The two-week journey will commence December 7th in Dayton, Ohio and close December 20th in their home city of Chicago, Illinois. The band will be touring in support of their latest release, Thrive On Neglect.
Comments IMMORTAL BIRD vocalist Rae Amitay, “We’re stoked to finally kick off the touring cycle for Thrive On Neglect. This will be a great opportunity for us to play the full record in a bunch of cities we love before the year is over. There’s a lot more traveling in the works for 2020, too. Don’t tell my cats; they’re mad enough about this run.” See all confirmed dates below.
IMMORTAL BIRD Live:
12/07/2019 Turnbuckles & Brews – Dayton, OH
12/08/2019 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
12/09/2019 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
12/10/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
12/11/2019 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
12/12/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
12/13/2019 Middle East – Boston, MA
12/14/2019 Chrome – Waterford, NY
12/15/2019 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
12/16/2019 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
12/17/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
12/18/2019 X Ray Cafe – Milwaukee, WI
12/19/2019 Part Wolf – Minneapolis, MN
12/20/2019 Empty Bliss – Chicago, IL
IMMORTAL BIRD released their Thrive On Neglect full-length in July through 20 Buck Spin. With a multi-layered sound running the gamut from pummeling grind and death metal to dissonant blackened metal, angular noise, and complex hardcore, IMMORTAL BIRD defies simple categorization. The band’s compositions fuse into strikingly savage songs, vast in their scope and more than the sum of their disparate parts, merging the progressive and destructive into a maelstrom of raging fire. Rae Amitay’s seething vocal exorcisms and targeted lyrical aggression provide the connective tissue holding the stylized violence together. Featuring the punishingly heavy production work of Dave Otero (Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis), ideally suited for IMMORTAL BIRD‘s tumultuous arrangements and orchestrated chaos, Thrive On Neglect takes the perilous road of musical diversity and commands it with a bloodthirsty rage.
IMMORTAL BIRD’s Thrive On Neglect is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical orders, go to THIS LOCATION. Find digital orders at the 20 Buck Spin Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.
“Thrive On Neglect is a take-no-prisoners-and-add-no-filler kind of record; each song is loaded with a sense of urgency and notes don’t feel wasted or unnecessary. Vocalist Rae Amitay is on fire on Thrive On Neglect, delivering each line with a throat-shredding tone that matches her bandmates’ furious playing. There’s something for everyone here: blackened, blasting insanity, crushing down-tuned parts and even a few opportunities for quiet introspection.” — Decibel
“There is an undeniable element of danger that the band is able to capture, almost as if they themselves don’t know what’s coming next, whether it be a violent tempo change, a burst of dissonance or a hardcore-infused transition into a blackened dirge.” – Metal Injection
“A band making beautiful music for a broken sort of person.” – Kerrang’s 50 Best American Metal Bands From The Last Decade
“A tour-de-force demonstration of the feral rage of which the group is readily capable, the track explodes into violent action with a dissonant blackened staccato riff and thundering blast beats before vocalist Rae Amitay’s derelict vocals descend upon the grime and chaos of the group’s sonic misanthropy.” – Invisible Oranges on “Avolition”
“This is, absolutely, music that intends to overwhelm. To hear a band like IMMORTAL BIRD live is to be able to lose oneself in the bursts of energy and anarchy that they wield so capably.” – Treble Album Of The Week
“Here is a record without any downsides, and with a lot of ferocious-and moving-upside. Uncompromising and niche-less, Thrive On Neglect should place Immortal Bird on best-of lists come year’s end, and secure for them a place at the table of the heaviest hitters in modern metal. But most of all, it should be in your library and your rotation.” — Last Rites
“Thrive On Neglect as a whole is emblematic of a band really coming into their own, pushing themselves to the limit, and the outcome is sublime.” — Distorted Sound
” This band has grown from one that showed promise of being one of metal’s sharpest voices to fully achieving that on their smothering second album.” – Meat Mead Metal
“…it might be one of the finest extreme releases of the decade. There is nary a wasted riff, cymbal choke, or unfathomably deep growl through its course and IMMORTAL BIRD dance so goddamn gracefully between ludicrously heavy grind and morose, progressive death metal of the highest order.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“An impressive listening experience that showcases a band that has been intent on upping their performance with each release and completely nailing a mixture of dread, melancholy, and total sonic abrasion.” — Dead Rhetoric