Old Man Gloom announce first West Coast tour after a very gloomy decade away

Old Man Gloom announce first West Coast tour after a very gloomy decade away

Metal supergroup Old Man Gloom (featuring members of ISIS, Cave In, Zozobra, and Converge) have announced that they will be “caving in” and “converging” together for some shows. The tour, albeit a short one, will be the band’s first of the West Coast in nearly a decade, in support of their new album, NO. Additionally, for fans in Portland, Old Man Gloom will be joined by Big Business and The Melvins, making a night with not just a supergroup, but a super-lineup. Dates are listed below.

For those of you wondering why it took so long for Old Man Gloom to head back to the West Coast, let me offer an explanation: 2012 actually marks a very significant date, a date predicted by an ancient society: the year of the Cleansing Equinox, a two-week period in September that only occurs every six years when metal-heads from across the globe feel compelled to visit California (the sunniest place on Earth) and step out of their doom-and-gloom lifestyles by hitting the beach, cruising for chicks on the L.A. strip, hanging-ten, getting tans, and making a very uncharacteristic trip to Disneyland. Sociologists agree that the Cleansing Equinox frees the world from an overt level of darkness — at least that’s what my astrologer tells me.

Old Man Gloom West Coast tourdates:

09.03.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*
09.04.12 San Diego, CA - SodaBar*
09.05.12 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of theHill**
09.06.12 - Chico, CA - Origami Lounge
09.07.12 - Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theatre+
09.08.12 - Seattle, WA - The Highline

+ The Melvins, Big Business
* William Fowler Collins, Sad Vicious, & Ides of Gemini
** William Fowler Collins, Sad Vicious

• Old Man Gloom: http://oldmangloom.bandcamp.com
• Hydra Head: http://www.hydrahead.com

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