Finnish outfit ORANSSI PAZUZU has just announced a run of headlining North American tour dates for October. The tour will follow the band’s previously announced US performances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, including their participation at the massive Psycho Las Vegas gathering, and marks their first-ever tour on North American soil. Direct support for ORANSSI PAZUZU on the entire tour will be provided by Insect Ark.
Following several one-off performances at Maryland Deathfest and more over recent years, ORANSSI PAZUZU will now make their way back to North American shores in August for two special shows. The band will play a one-off show in Los Angeles on August 14th, preceding their performance on August 17th at the massive Psycho Las Vegas gala, where they join the likes of The Original Misfits, High On Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bad Religion, Carcass, Old Man Gloom, Power Trip, and many others.
ORANSSI PAZUZU will follow these performances with their long-awaited maiden North American tour. The newly confirmed trek will see the band traversing the eastern half of North America with bi-coastal US avant/ethereal duo Insect Ark. The tour runs from October 10th through October 19th, with shows in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Raleigh, and Atlanta. Watch for additional dates to be added over the months ahead.
Since birth, Finnish psychedelic black metal experimenters ORANSSI PAZUZU have never been satisfied to stick with a formula. Each album has seen the band expand upon its previous incarnation and then, like a supernova, blow it up and transform again into something recognizable but completely new.
Having partnered with 20 Buck Spin in North America and Svart Records in Europe, in 2013, the band issued their Valonielu LP, an album of timeless creative immensity that was met with ubiquitous praise throughout the world and solidified the band’s position as one of the most forward-thinking and interesting metal bands. ORANSSI PAZUZU returned in 2016 with their fourth album, the mind-bending Värähtelijä; an album which continues in this vein, giving the band much more room to diverge and explore the vast regions of hypnotic progressive psychedelia and the nebulous outer limits of Scandinavian black metal. Songs explode with radiant ultraviolet color and plunge into the deep black darkness of innermost consciousness. If Valonielu was the creation of a universe, Värähtelijä is the magnification and expansion of its infinite boundaries.
Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that ORANSSI PAZUZU alone create. No other band can bend these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. The band has also since issued a special two-song EP titled Kevät/Värimyrsky, and reissued their first three albums — Kosmonument, Farmakologinen, and Muukalainen Puhuu – while the next chapter continues to be created.