U.K. modern cutting-edge orchestral metal band XERATH will embark on a 14-date tour of China in the fall. The trek will kick off on October 2 in Zhang Jiang and will conclude on October 16 in Shang Hai.
Commented the group: "We're absolutely thrilled to announce a full tour of China, and would like to thank Xoundforce Entertainment for giving us this great opportunity. We can't wait to hit the stages with our blend of extreme orchestral metal and hang out and meet with Chinese metal music fans as we tour the country. We urge any fans of extreme music in China to come down and expect nothing short of an extreme, heavy and epic performance."
XERATH released its sophomore album, simply titled "II", in North America on May 3 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's "I" is described in a press release as "a huge and fully refined slab of XERATH's unique sound from the production genius of Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, PESTILENCE, TYR, HATESPHERE) at Hansen studios [in Ribe, Denmark]. XERATH have combined the most brutal and technical elements of modern extreme metal to offer you something massive, cinematic, heavy, groovy and ultimately epic beyond compare."
"II" includes cover artwork by Colin Marks (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, NEVERMORE, SCAR SYMMETRY). It features a guest appearance by Emil Werstler (DAATH).
XERATH's debut album was released on May 25, 2009 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed in France by Brett Caldas-Lima (CYNIC).
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.