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Wizards and warriors, rejoice, for the chosen one has returned! The Misery Wizard lives!

Since the early 2012 unveiling of their debut sonic behemoth Misery Wizard, fans and critics alike have patiently yet anxiously awaited the second chapter in the ongoing legacy of the almighty PILGRIM, a three-piece doom metal band from Rhode Island.

Their first release shook the underground to its core, making a loud, in-your-face effort to bring doom metal back to its most minimalist and archaic roots, restoring it to its former glory. Their critical success, paired with their controversial interviews and emotionally draining live performances have lead PILGRIM to excellence, traversing the globe performing sold-out shows in multiple countries and playing festivals alongside some of the biggest names in their genre. Two years later, the fabled outfit has returned with a brand new record, the highly anticipated next installment of their aural adventure, II: Void Worship.

PILGRIM returns more powerful than ever, wielding eight new epic tracks laden with tales of sword and sorcery, death, doom and destruction. Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by audio mastermind Mike Moebius, II: Void Worship delivers an absolutely unrivaled quality of tone and heaviness that many critics felt their original effort Misery Wizard had lacked. The band takes a new approach to their song writing, replacing meditated, repetitive hypnosis-inducing dirges with more calculated and demented power-house riffs. They build, shape, and climb into frenzied climaxes and fade into sweet sonic releases, molding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisting spires of evil doom metal masterpieces. It is obvious that PILGRIM has matured, both musically and as individuals, in their past two years of global conquest.

Just because 2013 had seen the departure of original bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer doesn’t mean PILGRIM have lost any of their determination or prowess. Drummer “Krolg, Slayer of Man” and singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist “The Wizard” have harnessed and immaculately balanced their chemistry as a duo, seeing The Wizard taking over on bass duties for this studio effort. On their most recent excursion to Europe, the two were joined by “Bradoc the Barbarian“, drummer of Massachusetts’s illustrious Ice Dragon, filling in live for Count Elric’s absence on bass guitar.

In related PILGRIM happenings, the band is currently crumbling stages across the US supporting reunited stoner rock icons, Spirit Caravan. The trek will level nearly two dozen metropolises by its conclusion. See remaining dates below:

PILGRIM w/ Spirit Caravan [remaining dates]:
3/17/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/18/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
3/19/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
3/21/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/22/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/24/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID
3/25/2014 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/27/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
3/29/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/30/2014 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/31/2014 The Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
4/01/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
4/02/2014 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
4/03/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/04/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
4/05/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV
4/06/2014 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
4/08/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
4/09/2014 Skully’s – Columbus ,OH
4/12/2014 31st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
4/14/2014 AS220 – Providence, RI
4/15/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn NY


II: Void Worship is scheduled for release on April 1, 2014 on Metal Blade Records in North America, and on March 28/31 in Europe/UK.

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