California’s THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD has added several new performances to their impending European invasion on which they’ll embark this Friday. This voyage sees the band invading the Netherlands and Germany, and marks the rogue brigade’s first time flogging the continent with their singular heavy mahogany attack.
Continuing to tour on their 2016-issued fourth album, Lawful Evil, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD begins The Lawful Evil European Tour 2017, which will see the armada crossing the Atlantic with two weeks of live engagements on their battle plan. The onslaught begins in Eibergen this Friday, November 24th and ending in Munnekezijl December 10th. The band has pulled double-duty on December 8th, confirming a TV show performance for Noardewyn Live in Holland ahead of the evening’s set. Several alterations and additional shows have been added to the itinerary since prior declarations of the trek.
Declares THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD’s Stark Cordwain on behalf of the group, “Our bags are packed, and our livers are flexed. “We can’t wait to drink The Netherlands and Germany dry. Prepare for a healthy dose of acoustic piratical nonsense. See you all soon!”
Lawful Evil is available direct from THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD on CD HERE and digital HERE, or through most digital providers. See the band’s “Star Wars Medley” and additional visual mayhem from Lawful Evil HERE.
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil European Tour 2017:
11/24/2017 Irish Pub Home – Eibergen, NL
11/25/2017 T Beest – Goes, NL
11/26/2017 Bolwerk – Sneek, NL
11/29/2017 Lola – Groningen, NL
11/30/2017 Historisches Dorf am Leineufer – Hannover, NL
12/01/2017 Freakshow – Essen, DE
12/02/2017 Das Greif – Lünen. DE
12/03/2017 Bambi Galore – Hamburg, DE
12/04/2017 Historisches Dorf am Leineufer – Hannover, NL
12/05/2017 Historisches Dorf am Leineufer – Hannover, NL
12/06/2017 De Engel – Den Helder, NL
12/07/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam. NL
12/08/2017 Noardewyn Live – Holland, NL *TV show performance
12/08/2017 Scum – Katwijk. NL
12/09/2017 De Meester – Almere, NL
12/10/2017 De Sluys – Munnekezijl, NL
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD released Lawful Evil in 2016, a rampant collection of violent shanties, delivered in the band’s singular brew of all-acoustic pirate metal. Amidst critical acclaim for the album’s creative explosiveness, the band issued several official videos for the album, and toured several times throughout the year, including a massive tour last year which saw them assaulting townsfolk at a wide array of clubs and Renaissance Faires across the North American map. Lawful Evil was recorded at Seahorse Sound, mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire). and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The record bears contributions from several guest vocalists, including Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle), and others. The cover art for the album was created by Mark Gibbons (World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Warhammer).
Gear Gods issued, “A fully acoustic band playing pirate music that isn’t corny or too ren-fair-y – it’s just badass.” Angry Metal Guy commends the band as, “strong songwriters with a knack for hooks and effective time management.” We Love Metal’s praise-filled review includes, “The heaviness is there song after song, and although I’m not a big fan of comparing bands to one another, when it comes to THE DREAD CREW think of Dropkick Murphy’s drunk; kicking the shit out of Alestorm.” Toilet Ov Hell commends, “The lack of amps and electric instruments only strengthens the band’s throwback sound, allowing all the instruments time to shine.”