Artery Recordings is proud to announce the signing of North Texas metalcore quartet Kublai Khan. These guys will unleash their label debut Balancing Survival & Happiness on the unsuspecting world on April 29, 2014. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
In addition to making a loud, deadly racket with their music, Kublai Khan view their music as a platform for expression of the issues and problems that plague their plugged-in generation. In this day and age when millennials have their noses buried in their iPhones while the real world passes them by, Kublai Khan bring back that visceral, grab-you-by-the-nape-of-the-neck snarl that forces listeners to pay attention in the here and now.
The band’s message is one of hope, even though it is encased in a brutal, fangs-bared package.
For a taste of the band’s metallic maelstrom, check out this teaser clip.
Like what you heard? Well, there’s plenty more to come, on both April 29 when the album drops and this March when the band heads out on the road as part of The Best in Brutality Tour, featuring Oceano, Broken Hope, Fallujah and Rivers of Nihil.
Headbangers looking for a real thrashing will want to arrive early in order to catch Kublai Khan’s set.
March 18th – Joe’s Grotto- Tempe, Arizona
March 19th – Glasshouse- Pomona, California
March 20th – Whiskey a Go Go- Los Angeles, California
March 22nd – Industry Theatre- Lancaster, California
March 23rd – DNA Lounge- San Francisco, California
March 25th – Branx- Portland, Oregon
March 26th – Studio 7- Seattle, Washington
March 27th – Biltmore Cabaret- Vancouver, BC
March 28th – Pawn Shop- Edmonton, AB
March 29th – Golden Age Club- Calgary, AB
March 31st – Park Theatre- Winnipeg, MB
April 1st – Skyway Theatre- Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 3rd – Vaudeville News- Des Moines, Iowa
April 4th – Mojoe’s- Joliet, Illinois
April 5th – Chaos Fest- Hamilton, Ontario
April 6th – Hard Luck- Toronto, Ontario
April 8th – Le Dagobert- Quebec City, Quebec
April 9th – Maverick’s- Ottawa, Ontario
April 11th – Underworld- Montreal, Quebec
April 12th – Empire- Springfield, Virginia
April 13th – Mojo 13- Wilmington, Delaware
April 15th – Reverb- Reading, Pennsylvania
April 16th – Gramercy Theatre- New York, New York