Profanatica Book US Summer Tour Dates Including Milwaukee Metal Fest

USBM legends, Profanatica, recently announced a 21 date headlining tour in the US. With support coming from Stormruler, the trek will kick off in Youngstown, OH on May 14th, and conclude on June 08th in Raleigh, NC. It continues the support of Profanatica’s latest album, Crux Simplex, which was released on September 22, 2023 via Season of Mist records. Find the live listings and more in the article below.

Tickets are now on sale here:
Stream/download/order Crux Simplex here:

The band will also be appearing on the 2024 edition of Milwaukee Metal Fest on Friday, May 17, in which the full lineup and tickets can be found here:

Profanatica U.S. tour 2024 (w/ Stormruler):
05/14: Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
05/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
05/17: Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Metal Fest*
05/19: Rapid City, SD @ Creative Arts Building
05/20: Denver, CO @ HQ
05/21: Cheyenna, WY @ Ernie November
05/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Aces High
05/23: Boise, ID @ Shredder
05/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
05/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
05/27: Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
05/28: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
05/30: Palmdale, CA @ Transplants
05/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
06/01: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
06/02: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
06/04: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
06/05: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06/06: New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
06/07: Augusta, GA @ Grantski Records
06/08: Raleigh, NC @ Chapel of Bones
*Profanatica only

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Profanatica are at the vanguard of the first wave of American black metal. Founded and led by infamous master of black perversion Paul Ledney (drums/vocals), they have purveyed primeval blasphemy for nigh on thirty-three years. Ledney formed the band from the ashes of the first Incantation lineup when he split and took with him all of the members sans John McEntee. That early trio of ex-Incantation members reeled off three ground-breaking demos of some of the most extreme and blasphemic metal of its time in rapid succession. The band flyers that permeated the tape-trading circuit were no less shocking and featured the trio bloody and naked and in the throes of what was most certainly a primeval summoning of some kind. In short order, they had inked a deal with the fledgling Osmose Productions for what became one of that labels first releases (Osmose release #5); a legendary split with Colombia’s Masacre. Something so volatile could only last briefly, and after another brief recording session the band collapsed under the weight of its own extremity. but the recordings made in this two year window went on to see dozens of reissues in the coming decades, in a testament to how formidable and formative they are to the black metal scene worldwide.

After almost fifteen years spent with his equally polarizing solo project Havohej, Ledney reignited the flames of Profanatica in 2006. Reemerging with a new deal from Hells Headbangers, Ledney and his new band released The Enemy of Virtue, a collection of that vaunted early material, and a new full-length, Profanatitas de Domonatia. A triumphant return, Profanatitas de Domonatia picked up right where these Kings of US black metal left off, delivering a savage stream of chainsaw guitars and relentless battery upon which they desecrated everything sacred. This set-in motion another frenetic burst of work for Profanatica. The next decade saw them unleash four new full-length albums of blasphemous perversions, sacrilegious incantations, and furious black metal. In addition, the band issued six mini-albums and EP’s, a full DVD of early footage, and began touring internationally in Europe and in Central and South America. For the first time Profanatica were appearing near or at the top of the bill at festivals like Maryland Death Fest, Messe Des Mortes, Hells Headbash, Prague Death Mass (Czech Republic), Chaos Descends (Germany), Black Sun (Spain), Tyrant Fest (France), SWR Fest (Portugal) and many more.

In fall 2018, Profanatica joined forces with Season of Mist and undertook their biggest tour to date supporting Watain and Rotting Christ across Europe. And a year later, the trio vomited forth a most vulgar strain of black metal ejaculate with their SoM debut album Rotting Incarnation of God. The band embarked on an extensive twelve-country European headline tour in the album’s wake. Shortly after returning home that winter, the world ground to a halt in 2020. Save a live-streaming concert production for the legendary Rock al Parque in conjuncton with Batushka, little was heard from Profanatica. That is until spring 2023, when they emerged from their den of iniquity on a European headline tour to promote a new album. Crux Simplex is a ten-track offensive of sin and sacrilege, a nasty affront that bastardizes the first 10 stations of the cross. As per their legacy, Profanatica deals in bestial, first-wave black metal barbarity, and their eighth album unveils ungodly levels of bile and blasphemy.

Live Lineup:
Mayhemic Slaughter of the Heavens – Drums / Vocals
Destroyer of Holy Hymen – Guitar
The True Perversion of the Heavenly Father – Bass

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