Empire State BastardGavin Smart

Empire State Bastard Announce First-Ever U.S. Headlining Show, Debut “The Looming” Music Video


Empire State Bastard, the grindcore collective spearheaded by Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil and Mike Vennart, have announced the dates for their first-ever U.S. headlining show. That performance will take place on September 23rd at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. Beinn have been announced as an opener for the show thus far with more support acts to come.

The group’s live incarnation finds them joined by legendary drummer Dave Lombardo (Mr. Bungle, ex-Slayer, etc.) and touring bassist Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon). Outside of that, the group have now debuted an official music video for their track “The Looming“, which is the latest single from their debut album “Rivers Of Heresy“. Roadrunner Records have a September 01st release date scheduled for the latter.

The group’s latest schedule will find them playing the below shows:

08/17 Compton Martin, UK – ArcTanGent
09/15-17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/23 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
09/30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

The group were previously announced for a string of Baroness dates as well, but will no longer be playing those shows.

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