Candlelight Records has announced their third label tour, dubbed CIII, to kick off June 6th.  The package will feature the talents of US black metal band, ABSU, with support coming from France’s GLORIOR BELLI, Austin-based AVERSE SEFIRA and Los Angeles-based SOTHIS. The tour will visit 22 cities throughout the US and Canada beginning in San Marco, California and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on June 29.

Tickets for all shows go on sale exclusively at today. Tickets will go on sale through all local and online ticket agencies starting March 5.

Confirmed dates for CIII are:
June 6 – Jumping Turtle, San Marcos CA
June 7 – House of Blues, W. Hollywood CA
June 8 – Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA
June 9 – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
June 10 – El Corazon, Seattle WA
June 12 – The Underground, Calgary AB
June 13 – The Exchange, Regina SK
June 14 – Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg MT
June 15 – Station 4, St. Paul MN
June 16 – The Pearl Room, Mokena IL
June 17 – Peabody’s, Cleveland OH
June 18 – Wreck Room, Toronto ON
June 19 – Petit Campus, Montreal QC
June 20 – Penny Arcade, Rochester NY
June 21 – BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY
June 22 – Jaxx, W. Springfield VA
June 23 – Volume 11, Raleigh NC
June 24 – The Muse, Nashville TN
June 25 – The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
June 26 – The Garage, St. Petersburg FL
June 27 – Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL
June 29 – Firewater, Dallas TX

ABYSMAL DAWN: New Video Online for “Programmed to Consume”

The video for the title track of ABYSMAL DAWN’s Relapse Records debut, “Programmed to Consume,” can now be viewed here. The clip was shot in Los
Angeles with director Gary Smithson. Still photos from the video shoot can be viewed now in the ‘photos’ section of the band’s MySpace:


November 21 Canoga Park, CA Cobalt Café (w/ RECIPROCAL)

Metal Maniacs Presents the “Endless Wintour” Tour feat. ABYSMAL DAWN, SOTHIS:
December 5 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
December 6 S. Lake Tahoe, NV Whisky Dicks
December 7 Auburn, CA The Bandstand
December 8 Portland, OR Satyricon
December 10 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
December 11 San Marcos, CA Jumping Turtle
December 12 Tempe, AZ Big Fish Pub
December 14 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory

ABYSMAL DAWN, SOTHIS Team Up for West Coast Tour

Los Angeles’ brothers for metal supremacy ABYSMAL DAWN and SOTHIS will join forces for a west coast US tour in December, dubbed the Endless Wintour. Sponsored by Metal Maniacs, the tour will kick-off on December 5th in Bakersfield, CA and will round out in Hollywood, CA on December 14th. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced shortly.

12/05/2008 Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
12/06/2008 Whiskey Dicks – S. Lake Tahoe, NV
12/07/2008 One the Y – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2008 Satyricon – Portland, OR
12/10/2008 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/11/2008 Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
12/12/2008 *TBA – Tempe, AZ
12/14/2008 The Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA