Blind Idiot God “Raise The Titanic” Tour launches on April 13th with stops in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Norway. Based on a new worldwide distribution deal revised release dates are February 19th for digital and April 8th for the gatefold double-vinyl LP with album artwork by Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Earth, Melvins, Sunn). Also available on CD.

Pre-sales begin today on iTunes with an “Instant Grat” promotion featuring album track “Under The Weight” (all customers ordering the album today instantly receive “Under The Weight” and the remainder of the album on 2/19).

The new release dates also mean a slightly new album design which carries over to band merchandise. It is similar to the original but different enough to make both editions desirable to collectors. Merchandise featuring the Seldon Hunt “Raise the Titanic Tour” design will include t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies and stickers.

“It’s been 10 years since my last European tour with Khanate” drummer Tim Wyskida explains, “and more than 20 since Blind Idiot God last toured Europe. We haven’t been sitting around scratching our elbows in the interim. From Trondheim to Bologna, we’re ready to offer some high volume sonic peacocking.”

“We’ve not heard from the band since 1992 but now they are back with a Bill Laswell-produced masterpiece” Germany’s Eclipsed Magazine recently reported, adding “Andy Hawkins still proves, despite the long break, to be one of the most inventive power-guitar players in the world.”

“Heavy music that isn’t stupid and doesn’t think I am stupid,” is how master of guitar innovation and King Crimson alumnus Trey Gunn described the album. And Decibel Magazine calls the record “…a masterful exposition of caustic free jazz, quick-change thrash, noisy grind, lung rattling dub and deep, deep industrialized funk.”

Blind Idiot God “Raise The Titanic” Tour 2016: 
April 13th at Vera in Groningen, The Netherlands
April 14th at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium
April 16th at Gleiss 22 in Muenster, Germany
April 17th Roadburn Festival at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands
April 18th at Sonic Ballroom in Cologne, Germany
April 19th at Bad Bonn in Duedingen, Switzerland
April 20th at Serraglio in Milan, Italy
April 21st at Freakout Club in Bologna, Italy
April 23rd at Beatpol in Dresden, Germany
April 24th at Cassiopeia in Berlin, Germany
April 27th at Blæst in Trondheim, Norway
April 28th at Pokalen in Oslo, Norway
April 29th at Hulen in Bergen, Norway
April 30th at Folken in Stavanger, Norway

Blind Idiot God is Andy Hawkins on guitar; Tim Wyskida on drums; Will Dahl on bass (though founding member Gabe Katz plays bass on the album). The band has shared the stage with artists like John Zorn (a collaborator who released their third album on Avant Records), Black Flag, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Die Kreuzen, Don Caballero, Jesus Lizard, Napalm Death, HR, Eekamouse among many others.

LP Track Listing:
Side 1 — 1)Twenty Four Hour Dawn 2) Night Driver 3) Antiquity
Side 2 — 3) Earthmover 4) FUB 5) Barrage
Side 3 — 6) High and Mighty 7) Voice Of The Structure 8) Under The Weight 10) Ramshackle
Side 4 — 11) Wheels Of Progress 12) Strung 13) Shutdown

CD Track Listing:
1) Twenty Four Hour Dawn
2) High And Mighty
3) Antiquity
4) Earthmover
5) Night Driver
6) Wheels Of Progress
7) Ramshackle
8) Voice Of The Structure
9) Under The Weight
10) FUB
11) Barrage
12) Strung
13) Shutdown

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