Deafheaven – “Black Brick”

Fucking Deafheaven, man. Last year, the Bay Area art-metal destroyers released Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, an absolute monster of an album. And this morning, they’ve shared a new non-album track called “Black Brick,” and it’s a gut-ripper, too.

Deafheaven have been taking their sound, based in black metal, further and further out, with the shoegaze and goth and alt-rock influences becoming more and more pronounced. But that’s not what happens on “Black Brick,” the new B-side. Instead, “Black Brick” finds Deafheaven going full metal. It starts out sounding like Celtic Frost and eventually ramps up into old-school black-metal insanity. Almost every Deafheaven song is long, and almost every Deafheaven song takes you on a journey. This one stretches out to seven minutes and crams in a bunch of different moods, so it’s no exception. But the ferocity never lets up.

Deafheaven are about to head out on a long North American co-headlining tour with Baroness, and with the avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor opening. Those shows are going to be something. They’ve also got a few dates with Gojira coming up. Below, listen to “Black Brick” and check out the dates for those shows.

TOUR DATES:
3/08 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
3/09 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
3/10 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *
3/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren *
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
3/14 – Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues *
3/16 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre *
3/18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *
3/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
3/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre *
3/22 – Edmonton, CA @ Union Hall *
3/23 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre *
3/24 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory *
3/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
3/27 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater *
3/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre *
3/30 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *
3/31 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater *
4/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall *
4/03 – Montreal, QC @ The Corona Theater *
4/05 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
4/06 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium *
4/07 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
4/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre *
4/10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
4/12 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore / Decibel Metal & Beer Fest *
6/11 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz ^
6/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
6/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ^
6/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
8/16-18 – Las Vegas @ Psycho Las Vegas

* with Baroness, Zeal & Ardor
^ with Gojira

Ordinary Corrupt Human Love is out now on Anti-.

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