Heavy metal/hard rock unit Black Wizard will return to Europe this spring on a near three-week tour alongside progressive extreme act Anciients. The journey begins March 1st in Antwerp, Belgium and ends March 30th in Utrecht, Netherlands with additional live adventures in the plotting stages. See all confirmed dates below.
Black Wizard will be touring in support of the forthcoming full-length "Livin' Oblivion." Set for North American release this March via Listenable Records (February 23rd in Europe), the record was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, British Columbia and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, German-based illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan).
"Livin' Oblivion" centers itself on the obliteration or slow decay of one's self, morals, and life as we know it. "We are living in an age where the powers of the World are taking steps backwards and moving away from a positive future," the band elaborates. "There is a large number of disenfranchised youth and young adults that would rather live their lives in oblivion - drinking, drugs, partying etc. - than chasing any kind of future or dreams, simply because the rest of the world seems to be falling apart around them."
The first single "Feast Or Famine" is most definitely based off of this idea, and continues to exist throughout the record. Check it out over here. It being one of the faster, more aggressive tunes off the record, it's a reflection of the band's road worn personas and chemistry as a collective. Taking cues from thrash legends (early Metallica/Slayer) and influential contemporaries, Black Wizard sounds as inspired as ever, and is ready to take over the world...even if there isn't much time left.
For Livin' Oblivion ordering info visit this location. Tour dates are:
3/01/2018 Music City - Antwerp, BE
3/02/2018 Innocent - Hengelo, NL
3/03/2018 MTS Records - Oldenburg, DE
3/04/2018 Merleyn - Nijmegen, NL
3/05/2018 Excalibur - Reims, FR
3/07/2018 Audio Glasgow - Glasgow, UK
3/08/2018 TBC - Falmouth, UK
3/10/2018 Temple of Boom - Leeds, UK
3/11/2018 The Phoenix - Coventy, UK
3/12/2018 TBC - London, UK
3/14/2018 Texas Bar - Leiria, PT
3/15/2018 Stairway Club - Cascais, PT
3/16/2018 DRAC - Figueira da Foz, PT
3/17/2018 Woodstock 69 - Porto, PT
3/18/2018 Wurlitzer - Madrid, ES
3/19/2018 Rock Sou/2018 Barcelona, ES
3/22/2018 Sound-N-Arts Music Club - Bamberg, DE
3/23/2018 MKNZ - Illirska Bistrica, SL
3/26/2018 Liwi - Leipzig, DE
3/27/2018 Jagerclause - Berlin, DE
3/29/2018 Jungle - Cologne, DE
3/30/2018 dB's - Utrecht, NL