Khemmis Announce North American Tour With Cloak

Denver doom metallers Khemmis have announced North American tour dates alongside occultists Cloak.

Khemmis Announce North American Tour With Cloak

Denver, Colorado-based downer rockers Khemmis have announced a full set of North American tour dates, with Atlanta, Georgia, occult metallers Cloak in tow. The shows start this July in Memphis, Tennessee, before heading up the Northeast.

Make sure to get your soul massaged at one of the dates listed below:

July 2019

11 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers
12 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
13 - Lexington, KY @ Clairvoyance Fest
14 - Nashville, TN @ The End
16 - Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
17 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel
18 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
21 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
23 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
24 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
25 - Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
26 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
27 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
28 - Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop

Discussing Colorado's metal scene in our States Of Metal series, Khemmis guitarist and sociologist Ben Hutcherson said, "Honestly, the biggest change in Denver is that no one was paying attention before. For many years, big tours avoided Denver like the plague. So because there hasn’t been any of that pressure on bands, they’ve been able to just figure out what they want to do without feeling as constrained by genre boundaries as they might in a larger city. We don’t have enough death metal bands to make a death metal scene, or enough doom metal bands for there to be a doom scene, just a primary underground that’s filled with a variety of bands.”

“As long as you’re doing it authentically Denver will support it," he continues. "Bands push each other to be better without competing. Look at a band like Spectral Voice — they play with all the fucking lights off! I don’t know how they do that! When you see that, it makes you want to be successful, but not at the detriment of your friend’s band. You want to see them keep being successful, and kicking ass, but you want to do that as well. Having traveled, I know that does NOT exist in other cities.”

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