Ulcerate Announce Australasian Tour 2024

Ulcerate Announce Australasian Tour 2024

New Zealand unorthodox Death Metal legends Ulcerate have just released their mind-bending 7th album, “Cutting the Throat of God” and will be bringing it to stages across New Zealand and Australia this winter.

Their amalgamation of dark, oppressive death metal, atmosphere and mood into sonics brimming with pure rhythmic and dissonant extremity make for a difficult listening experience. 

Punishing, churning textures leave even the most hardened metal fan with a sense of total unease and anxiety. Ulcerate strive for total bleakness and have captivated those looking for a release, be it physical, mental or spiritual through their superb musicology. Ambitious, expansive, challenging. Ulcerate will take your soul and hand it back either crushed or purified…

After triumphantly casting off the shackles of claustrophobic dissonance on 2020’s lauded ‘Stare Into Death and Be Still’, Ulcerate have upped the ante even further with “Cutting the Throat of God”. 

An acknowledgement that the band’s most powerful and affecting material leans to the melodic side, this refined and hook-laden new record is a self-sufficient universe unto itself, a conflagration of inventively visceral Death/Black Metal where dizzying experimentation meets head-nodding abandon – obscenely twisted and addictive, heart-stopping in its depth of feeling. 

After a quarter-century of playing music together, Hoggard/Saint Merat are cemented as one of the strongest guitar-percussion combinations in Extreme Metal, and their music has evolved organically into something completely its own. The most well-produced Ulcerate record to date, “Cutting the Throat of God” is filled with peerless rhythms, the band’s smoothest transitions, most compelling phrasing, and truly staggering riffage. The exhilarating, liquescent flow is topped off by a destructively dynamic performance from vocalist/lyricist Paul Kelland. 

Although not a concept album, there is an overarching lyrical theme relating to the severance of morality: the thin line that may be crossed into depravity or extremity, and once traversed, the impossibility of return – staring into an abyss that is perpetually growing and infinite, caught in a self-replicating hell with no way back.

Ulcerate will be performing in New Zealand at the end of this month and will embark on their Australian conquest in August.

Preparation is key.

Ulcerate Australasian Tour Dates
Friday, June 28: Galatos, Auckland
Saturday, June 29: San Fran, Wellington
Thursday, August 1: The Espy, Melbourne
Friday, August 2: The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday, August 3: Factory Floor, Sydney

Tickets from ulcerate-official.com/#tour