VIRVUM Announce North American Tour Dates in Support of ARCHSPIRE


Technical death metallers VIRVUM will embark on Tech Trek IV’s North American tour in support of label-mates ARCHSPIRE. The band will be touring to support their latest album, “Illuminance,” which was re-released by Season of Mist in 2017. The trek kicks off on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full itinerary, along with ticket links, can be found below.

‘Illuminance’ can be ordered HERE.


(Tech Trek IV w/ Inferi and Wormhole):

05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)

Additionally, VIRVUM will be keeping busy this year with a slew of European dates and festival appearances as well. Those dates are as follows:

03/03: Brighton (UK) @ The Green Door Store *
03/04: Newscastle (UK) @ Trillians
03/05: Edinburgh (IE) @ Bannermanns
03/06: Leicester (UK) @ Dryden Street
03/07: Hitchin (UK) @ Club 85
03/08: London (UK) @ Black Heart
03/09: Paris (FR) @ Gibus
03/10: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
03/12: Copenhagen (DK) @ Beta
03/13: Hamburg (DE) @ Bambi Galore
03/14: Hradec Kralove (CZ) @ CC Lucie
03/15: Prague (CZ) @ Modra Vopice
03/16: Graz (AT) @ Club Q
03/17: Perugia (IT) @ Rework Club
03/18: Baden (CH) @ Werkk
*No Bloodshot Dawn

04/21: Luzern (CH) @ Sedel / Nothing But Metal Fest

04/23: Paris (FR) @ Petit Bain
04/24: Angers (FR) @ Le Chabada
04/25: Villava (ES) @ Totem
04/27: Madrid (ES) @ Caracol
04/28: Barcelona (ES) @ Boveda
04/29: Apr Lyon (FR) @ Rock n Eat
04/30: Mulhouse (FR) @ Le Noumatrouf

Festival Appearances:
08/02 – 08/03: – Gränichen, (CH) @ Open Air Gränichen (Exact date T.B.A.)
08/26: Prasice (SK) @ Loud Farm Festival

VIRVUM will be touring in support of their latest release ‘Illuminance.’ Details can be found below.
1. The Cypher Supreme (2:36)
2. Earthwork (4:31)
3. Illuminance (9:00)
4. Ad Rigorem (4:32)
5. Tentacles Of The Sun (4:55)
6. Elemental Shift (2:41)
7. I: A New Journey Awaits (1:43)
8. II: A Final Warming Shine: Ascension And Trespassing (10:28)
Total playing time: 40:26

When a relatively unknown Swiss band released their debut album ‘Illuminance’ in 2016, only insiders suspected the massive impact it would stir. Yet it was on the strength of this release that VIRVUM were offered to sign on Season of Mist. Now their new home is reissuing ‘Illuminance,’ which is to be available on vinyl for the first time.

VIRVUM were founded by childhood friends in 2007 and since then the aspiring and hard-working musicians continuously fine-tuned and honed the tracks of their first full-length to match their burgeoning skills.

VIRVUM first got noticed when guitarist and main songwriter Nic Gruhn happily took the offer to join a European tour with California’s progressive death metal pioneers FALLUJAH while also opening for such renowned bands as SUFFOCATION and CEPHALIC CARNAGE in 2013. On the return of their guitarist, VIRVUM immediately set out to perform as many shows as possible in order to establish the band in Europe.

In 2015, a first single, entitled ‘Internal Howl,’ attracted immediate attention and, that same year, VIRVUM were picked to internationally support big names such as DYING FETUS, FLESHGOD APOCALPYSE, and DEFEATED SANITY among others.

In advance of their self-released debut full-length, VIRVUM received a massive response for the song premieres of “Ad Rigorem” and title track in 2016, while the album was highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike.

With their professional attitude, the exceptional technical prowess of each individual musician, and last but never least the outstanding collective songwriting skills, the Swiss are now ready for the next step. While VIRVUM create a new monstrous record in studio, their amazing debut ‘Illuminance’ is made available again.

For more on VIRVUM, visit their official WEBSITEFACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAMaccounts.

Bryan Berger: vocals
Nic Gruhn: guitars
Tobias Koelman: guitars
Diego Morenzoni: drums



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