HOUR OF PENANCE Announce European Tour, Band Begins Writing Material For New Album


Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE will embark on a European tour this fall alongside Australian tech-death act Psycroptic and UK death outfit Dyscarnate. Prior to the tour -- which kicks off in Belgium on Sept. 20 -- the band will be seen appearing at several of the summer's heaviest international festivals. All upcoming dates are listed below.

Guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!“

HOUR OF PENANCE are also excited to reveal that they have begun working on their next release, expected out in early 2014.

Moschini commented: “Since the release of (2012's) 'Sedition,' the band has played over 150 shows throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. We have had great times on the road and would like to thank all the fans who came to our shows and bought 'Sedition,' as well as all the people we worked with during this year. This was without a doubt a big source of inspiration for us, and while at home or between shows, we started collecting ideas for our next record. Even if what we have right now are only demos of the new songs, we can already say that if you loved 'Sedition' and our past albums, you’ll go crazy with this new record. We worked our asses off and meticulously worked on improving our music once again, so we’re very glad to announce that a new album will be recorded after this tour!"

Guitarist Paolo Pieri added: “We’re currently working on the lyrics and vocals for the new songs. This album will be more varied and brutal than everything we've done so far. The new material sounds totally fresh and will be a bone-crushing feast for old and new fans of Hour of Penance.”

Come see HOUR OF PENANCE live:
6/14     Palermo, IT - Minchiarura Extreme Fest
7/4       Lustenau, AT- Culture Factory
7/5       Trutnov, CR - Obscene Extreme Festival
7/6       Vienna, AT - Escape Metalfest
7/7        Bresso, IT - Blue Rose Saloon
7/27      Sant’antioco, IT - Solk’n’roll
9/20      Aarshot, BE - JC De Klinker #
9/21      Essen, DE - Turock #
9/22      London, UK - Electrowerkz #
9/23      Dublin, UK - The Pint #
9/24      Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks #
9/25      Cardiff, UK - Fuel Rock Club #
9/26      Margate, UK - Westcoast #
9/27      Paris, FR - Glazart #
9/28      Lausanne, CH - Metal Assault Festival #
9/29      Zurich, CH - Planet 5 #
9/30      Munich, DE - Feierwerk Kranhalle #
10/1      Kosice, SL - Collosseum #
10/2      Ostrave, CZ-  Barrack Music Club #
10/4      Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg #
10/5      Copenhagen, Denmark - Beta #
12/8     Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Northumbria University
# with Psycroptic & Dyscarnate 


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