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PREVIEW: new album and tour from …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Just a few days ahead of the release of their new album, IX – given its title, it is perhaps not surprising to know it is their ninth in all and the band’s first since 2012’s Lost Songs – and following the debut last week of the track ‘The Ghost Within’ And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have now posted another new song online.

‘A Million Random Digits’ – a title appropriated by lead singer Conrad Keely from a mid-fifties Research and Development book – is lyrically inspired by the Norse seafarers of Viking history as they raided and plundered their way through foreign lands. Musically it sees Trail of Dead make something of a volte-face on some of their more recent post- and prog-rock tendencies, opting instead for a more furious, determined onslaught on the senses and one that chimes readily with the song’s subject matter.
IX is released in Europe on 20th October 2014 through the German independent record label Superball Music and the record can be pre-ordered here

The release of IX heralds a European tour throughout the month of November. Here they will be ably supported by Your Favourite Enemies and Midnight Masses.

The full list of dates is:

3rd Germany, Marburg – KFZ

4th Switzerland, Bern Reitschule-Dachstock

5th Switzerland, Winterthur – Salzhaus

6th Switzerland, Luzern – Konzerthaus Schuur

7th Austria, Linz – ahoi! Pop Festival (Posthof)

8th Switzerland, Laufen – Biomill

9th Germany, Munich – Ampere

10th Germany, Berlin – Bi Nuu

11th Germany, Hamburg – Knust

12th Germany, Cologne – Gebaude 9

14th UK, Glasgow – The Art School

15th UK, Coventry – Kasbah

16th UK, Manchester – Ruby Lounge

17th UK, London – Dingwalls

18th UK, London – Dingwalls

20th Germany, Hannover – Café Glocksee

21st Germany, Bielefeld – Forum

22nd Netherlands, Eindhoven – Speedfest

23rd Belgium, Brussels – VK

24th France, Paris – La Maroquinerie

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