I love me some Arsonists. They are a prime example of what is right about not only Sumeriancore, but deathcore in general. 2009’s Portals was a hit here at HBIH, making #3 on my Best Of 2009 list and my #4 reason why deathcore wasn’t total shit. It truly is a great album.

A year later, the band has decided to go on a headlining show in support of Portals called, wait for it… The Portals Tour. The lineup is pretty damn good, as well. Within the Ruins, Ion Dissonance, Structures, and two other bands I’ve never heard of (And Hell Followed With and Destruction of a Rose) will be on the bill. Yes. The only thing missing is The Contortionist, who seem to be popping up everywhere lately.

Here are the tour dates, which neglects my region of the United States. Sadface.

October 15th Temecula, CA – The Vault
October 16th Canoga Park, CA – The Cobalt Cafe
October 17th San Diego, CA – Soma
October 18th Tucson, AZ – Skrappys
October 19th Albuquerque, NM – The Fusion Factory
October 21st San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
October 22nd The Woodlands, TX – Shadowplay Lounge
October 24th Waco, TX – Art Ambush
October 25th Metairie, LA – The High Ground
October 27th West Palm Beach, FL – Ground Control
October 28th Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
October 29th Columbus, GA – Gallery 13
October 30th Greenville, NC – Backdoor Skatepark
October 31st Springfield, VA – Jaxx
November 01st Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
November 02nd Vineland, NJ – Hanger 84
November 03rd Howell, NJ – The Dippy Dome
November 04th Patchogue, NY – Club Karma
November 05th Albany, NY – Bogie’s
November 06th Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
November 07th Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
November 08th Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre
November 09th Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
November 10th Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
November 11th Southgate, MI – The Modern Exchange
November 12th Bartlett, IL – Local Noise
November 13th Jefferson, SD – Jefferson Community Center
November 14th St. Paul, MN – The Space
November 15th Wichita, KS – Eagles Lodge
November 16th Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
November 17th Boise, ID – The Venue
November 18th Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
November 20th Orangevale, CA – Club Retro

Should be pretty sweet, man.

Oh, and AGATG are busy at work writing their next album, due out next year. FUCK YEAH. In case you forgot how awesome Portals was, here’s “Portals”. Dem keys.

– JR

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