SLC noisemakers GAZA have unveiled the cover art for their upcoming wrecking ball of an album No Absolutes In Human Suffering. Done by artist Mike Wohlberg (Trap Them, Tombs, Today Is the Day, etc), the art will likely capture the aesthetic you’d expect to hear on the record:

“Anthony [Lucero, Gaza bassist] contacted me earlier this year asking me to do what I had been dreaming of doing since I first met these guys – a layout for their next full-length. I was provided with two photos of a old political rally and the idea of an upside down heart, conveying the album’s tone of faceless, binding hopelessness. I took the images and ran with them: adding distress, blotting out likeness, blowing out the sky, essentially turning it into an image of a silent hell brought on under a sigil of active despair. I worked very closely with Jon [Parkin, Gaza vocalist] and Anthony, turning out a couple of weeks worth of work in about four days to meet their deadline. The stress was invigorating, fueling the process and making the imagery that much more raw and intense. In the end, I feel like I accomplished a piece that both met their expectations of what they hoped to convey and my strict standards of the work that I present to the world. I’ve been fortunate enough to call these guys friends in the five years that I’ve known them and I am forever thankful to be a part of this album and their legacy as a band.”

GAZA’s No Absolutes In Human Suffering is due out July 31st on Black Market Activities. A new song from the record was posted last week, so give it a listen if you have not yet done so. Be sure to check out GAZA on tour this summer, with their current itinerary after the jump!

– JR

Black Cobra, Gaza:

May 25 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

May 26 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s

May 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

May 29 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub

May 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar

May 31 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia


Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza:

June 1 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

June 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

June 3 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

June 5 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

June 6 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks (Gaza only)

June 7 – Tempe, AZ @ Club 910

June 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

June 11 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

June 12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

June 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

June 14 – Boise, ID @ The Venue (Gaza only)

June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

June 16 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

June 18 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird

June 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

June 20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

June 21 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

June 22 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

June 23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs


Black Cobra, Gaza:

June 24 – Providence, RI @ AS220

June 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

June 26 – Newark, DE @ Mojo Main

June 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar

June 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

June 29 – Rock Island, [email protected] Rock Island Brewing

June 30 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

July 1 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club

July 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

July 3 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

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