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The sound of steel will ring out loud and proud once again this summer, as the death/thrash/shred metal quartet EXMORTUS return to the tour trail for their first live dates in more than 18 months. As road warriors who have toured extensively in recent years with the likes of Amon Amarth, Death Angel, Abbath, Marty Friedman, Obituary and Dark Tranquillity, it was an uncharacteristically quiet period for the California-based slaves to the sword, but the band promises that their summer shows are the first of many more to come.

“It’s been way too long!” exclaims singer/guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez. “Words cannot express how excited we are to hit the road again! Can’t wait to shred your heads off this Summer!”

While off the road, the band has been working diligently on new music that they plan to release in 2022. It’s been some time since the group released a five-song EP in Oct 2019 titled “Legions of the Undead” in conjunction with M-Theory Audio. In addition to neoclassical-tinged covers of Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann’s iconic “Psycho Theme,” the set included two new original tracks and a powerful rendition of “Night On Bald Mountain,” a classical piece originally written in the 19th Century by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. More information on EXMORTUS’ new album recording and new label home will be revealed in the coming months.

Founded by guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

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