- By Ramon Gonzales

The mammoth single introduces the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys’.

The mammoth single introduces the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys’.

Atlanta’s heavy music outliers in The Callous Daoboys have announced a new EP due out October 20th via MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records. The three-track submission entitled, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys, serves as the first release of new music since the band’s celebrated 2022 full length, Celebrity Therapist.

The experimental ethos of the band resonates strong on their latest effort. Introducing the next EP, The Callous Daoboys have unveiled arguably their most focused cut to date with the release of “Waco Jesus”. Corralling the band’s broad range that varies from metal, jazz and pop all into one, the single plays to the strengths of the collective, making the unconventional into something memorable for all the right reasons.

The band’s articulate frontman Carson Pace detailed the thematic driver of the track. “Waco Jesus is about insecurity, projecting that insecurity and not doing anything to solve it regardless of how people are telling you to NOT be insecure. It’s about being unable to take a compliment.”

Speaking to the significance of the release and how it the most indicative work from the band thus far, Pace shared the aspirations of the team. “In a way it feels like the band just started, even though we’ve been chipping away at it for the last six years. We want to be the defining band of this weirdo genre-swapping heavy music, where you can’t put it under an umbrella. I think what’s cool about it is it’s just immediately like, ‘Hey, fuck you, this is The Callous Daoboys!’”

Coupled with the pending release, The Callous Daoboys are set to join Protest The Hero and Moon Tooth on a North American run starting in October. The band will also set out for Europe to support TesseracT and Unprocessed in January 2024. A current list of dates can be found below.

God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys arrives October 20th on MNRK Heavy/Modern Static Records. Order the EP – HERE


The Callous Daoboys Tour Dates

9/24/23: Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL

w/ Protest The Hero + Moon Tooth

10/12/23: Loving Touch – Detroit, MI

10/13/23: Pieres – Fort Wayne, IN

10/14/23: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

10/15/23: Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN

10/17/23: Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB

10/19/23: Starlite – Edmonton, AB

10/20/23: Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB

10/22/23: The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC

10/23/23: El Corazon – Seattle, WA

10/25/23: Goldfield – Sacramento, CA

10/26/23: 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

10/27/23: Music Box – San Diego, CA

10/28/23: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

10/31/23: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

11/2/23: Southside Music Hall – Dallas, TX

11/3/23: Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/4/23: Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

11/5/23: Rise Rooftop – Houston, TX

11/7/23: The Abbey – Orlando, FL

11/8/23: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/9/23: Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA

11/10/23: Riffhouse – Chesapeake, VA*

11/11/23: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD

11/12/23: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

11/14/23: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

11/15/23: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA

11/16/23: Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC*

11/17/23: History – Toronto, ON

11/18/23: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY*

11/19/23: Preserving Underground – New Kensington, PA*

w/ TesseracT + Unprocessed

18-Jan-2024 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette/Rockhal

19-Jan-2024 FR – Villeurbanne/CCO La Rayonne

20-Jan-2024 ES – Barcelona/Sala Apolo

21-Jan-2024 ES – Madrid/La Paqui

23-Jan-2024 FR – Paris/Bataclan

25-Jan-2024 FR – Strasbourg/Laiterie

26-Jan-2024 BE – Antwerpen/Trix

27-Jan-2024 DE – Stuttgart/Im Wizemann

28-Jan-2024 IT – Milan/Alcatraz

30-Jan-2024 CH – Zurich/Komplex 457

01-Feb-2024 CZ – Prague/Palac Akropolis

02-Feb-2024 DE – Munich/Backstage

03-Feb-2024 AT – Vienna/SIMM City

04-Feb-2024 HU – Budapest/Barba Negra Red Stage

06-Feb-2024 DE – Berlin/Columbia Theater

07-Feb-2024 PL – Warsaw/Progresja

09-Feb-2024 FI –  Tampere/Tavara-asema

10-Feb-2024 FI – Helsinki/Tavastia

12-Feb-2024 SE – Stockholm/Klubben Fryshuset

13-Feb-2024 NO – Oslo/Vulkan Arena

15-Feb-2024 DK – Copenhagen/Amager Bio

16-Feb-2024 DE – Hamburg/Gruenspan

17-Feb-2024 DE – Cologne/Carlswerk Victoria

18-Feb-2024 NL – Utrecht/Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda

20-Feb-2024 UK – Nottingham/Rock City

21-Feb-2024 UK – Wolverhampton/KK’s Steel Mill

22-Feb-2024 UK – Bristol/O2 Academy

23-Feb-2024 UK – London/O2 Forum Kentish Town

24-Feb-2024 UK – Manchester/O2 Ritz

25-Feb-2024 UK – Glasgow/SWG 2 Studio Warehouse

27-Feb-2024 IR – Dublin/Academy

* = The Callous Daoboys headline show

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