Closing out a productive cycle following the release of their 2022 full length Lotus, Slovenian deathcore collective Within Destruction delivered a haymaker in the 12-track onslaught. The strength of the release prompted a whirlwind of international touring and a recent domestic run supporting metalcore OGs, Atreyu.
Ushering in the next phase of the band's contemporary take on modern deathcore, Within Destruction tapped Taiwanese rappers Asiaboy 禁藥王& Lizi 栗子 for a high-powered, heavy-hitting single with the track, "Vengeance // 直衝地獄”.
Combining the band's thunderous cadence, menacing guitars and the vocal roar of frontman Rok, the addition of the Taiwanese tandem showcases fluid wordplay that asserts another layer of depth in an already stacked track.
Rok detailed how the creative exchange between the artists allowed the song to take shape, "When we first received a demo from Asiaboy & Lizi along with a rough translation of the lyrics, the section that stood out the most was 'I almost killed god'. That inspired the lyrics on our end to portray a more demonic, rebellious vibe in a subliminal context."
Along with the arrival of the first release of new music since Lotus, Within Destruction have shared a sleek new visual shot on location in Taiwan. Rok shared how the project came full circle. "The music video was recorded during our Asian tour. We had a show in Taiwan followed by a day off, which we took advantage of and recorded the video in one of the most notorious streets of Taipei. Obviously the whole collaboration, songwriting and actual music video shooting were all planned out months in advance, so once we arrived everything went smoothly and we were able to wrap up the whole scene in just one day. This was probably one of the must enjoyable and fun-to-do videos we’ve ever done."
The mammoth track precedes an incredibly fruitful year for the band with a slate of tour dates that include a Canadian stretch supporting Wage War along with Zero 9:36 and Avoid. Immediately following the trek, Within Destruction resumes their campaign stateside with a U.S. run supporting Dance Gavin Dance, SIM and Rain City Drive. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Upcoming WITHIN DESTRUCTION Tour Dates:
w/ Wage War, Zero 9:36, Avoid
7/6 Vancouver, BC - Harbour Event Centre
7/8 Calgary, AB • MacEwan Hall Concerts
7/9 Edmonton, AB • Union Hall
7/11 Saskatoon, SK • Coors Event Center
7/12 Winnipeg, MB • Park Theatre w/ Wage War
7/18 Montreal, QC • Corona Theatre w/ Wage War
7/20 Ottawa, ON • Bronson Center Theatre w/ Wage War
7/21 London, ON • London Music Hall w/ Wage War
7/22 Buffalo, NY • Town Ballroom w/ Wage War
7/26 Tolmin, SI - Tolminator Festival (w/ Dying Fetus)
8/4 Munich, DE - Backstage Werk (w/ Shadow of Intent, Archspire)
w/ Dance Gavin Dance, SiM, Rain City Drive
8/24 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Theatre
8/25 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
8/26 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
8/29 Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
8/30 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
9/1 Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
9/2 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union Event Center
9/3 Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
9/5 Austin, TX - ACL Live At The Moody Theater
9/6 Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
9/8 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
9/9 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
9/10 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
9/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
9/13 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live - Orlando
9/15 Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon
9/16 Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
9/18 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
9/19 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
9/21 Chicago, IL - Radius
9/23 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/25 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
9/27 Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway
9/29 New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17
9/30 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage
10/1 Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at Mann (SwanFest)
10/3 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
10/4 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre