7 Mar 2023

High Command Announce U.S. + Canada Tour Dates in May

High Command tour news

fantastical big-room thrash like 1986 never ended” – Stereogum

High Command have announced U.S. and Canada tour dates this May, ending at the Milwaukee Metal Fest on May 28th (full routing can be found below). This run marks High Command’s first jaunt away from the east coast in support of their new album Eclipse of the Dual Moons and follows the band’s support slots for Sunn O))) in Philadelphia and Brooklyn that closed out 2022.

On their second album, Eclipse of the Dual Moons, the band take their love of storytelling a step further, deepening and widening the world of Secartha, the realm of High Command’s songs. The band place themselves as omniscient narrators of the world they have created, and say that they are inseparable from Secartha and its people.

“It’s one thing to make a good metal record, but it’s another to put on top of it a sort of overarching story that makes sense to listeners. The whole High Command project is enriched by lyrics articulating characters, a world, and trials faced within it. We want our records to be immersive and leave listeners with a feeling they’ve experienced something bigger than the music.”

It’s not just a question of widening the world, which the band first started exploring on The Secartha Demos (2016); Eclipse of the Dual Moons sees High Command honing their process to a fine art “it’s like we started with chiseling a rock… this record is the moment the rock in question begins to look like an actual sculpture.

Revisit Eclipse of the Dual Moons singles linked in the track listing below and catch High Command on the road soon:

High Command, on tour

May 20 Hartford, CT @ The Webster

May 21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn Monarch

May 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia

May 23 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 24 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell

May 25 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

May 26 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

May 27 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom

May 28 Milwaukee, WI @ MKE Metal Fest

High Command Milwaukee Metalfest poster

Eclipse of the Dual Moons, track listing:

  1. Eclipse Of The Dual Moons
  2. Immortal Savagery
  3. Imposing Hammers Of Cold Sorcery
  4. Omniscient Flail Of Infamy
  5. Fortified By Bloodshed
  6. Chamber Of Agony
  7. Siege Warfare
  8. Spires Of Secartha
LORD296 High Command - Eclipse of the Dual Moons