ANNOUNCE FIRST UK SHOWS IN 11 YEARS
LONG-AWAITED NEW ALBUM XVIII, OUT NOW ON RISE RECORDS
Eighteen Visions, the seminal metal band that recently announced they had reformed and signed with Rise Records have today announced that they will be doing a UK tour this November. Their long-awaited new album, XVIII is out now.
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Talking on announcing the bands first UK shows in 11 years singer James Hart says
“We’ve had some of our most memorable shows ever in the U.K. When we knew we were going to start playing again, getting back to the U.K. was an absolute must. Playing new songs in intimate rooms for our wild U.K. fans is something we’ve been looking forward to most upon returning!”
New album XVIII, the reunited and reenergised band’s first new album in over a decade, is both mission statement and battle cry. It’s a blistering, dense, and diverse album. Recharged and newly partnered with Rise Records, 18V sound liberated from the expectations of the outside world and driven only by their own personal and artistic directive. This is the album promised by the raw alchemy of every other Eighteen Visions record. The unrelenting force and unashamed ambition that fueled every stylistic incarnation of this always evolving and never boring band: it’s finally fully realized in the sound of XVIII. The album was made at home in Orange County, with U.K. transplant and multi-instrumentalist producer Mick Kenney at the helm. His close relationship with the guys in the band (vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich) lent itself to the most fully realized recording in their discography, emphasizing every strength of 18V’s unique arsenal. Among the album’s many highlights is “Live Again,” a moving tribute to bassist Mick Morris, who passed in 2013, “Picture Perfect” a super heavy, dirgy assault on fakery and wolves in sheep’s clothing, dripping with menacing melody and “Fake Leather Jacket,” a molotov cocktail tossed at the music industry, threatening and staunchly confident.