Eighteen Visions, the seminal metal band that recently announced that they had reformed and signed with Rise Records have now announced that they will be doing a UK tour November 2017. Their long-awaited new album, XVIII is out now.

Talking on announcing the band’s first UK shows in eleven years singer James Hart says; “We’ve had some of our most memorable shows ever in the U.K. When we knew we were going to start playing again, getting back to the UK was an absolute must. Playing new songs in intimate rooms for our wild UK fans is something we’ve been looking forward to most upon returning!”

New album XVIII, the reunited and reenergised band’s first new album in over a decade, is both a mission statement and battle cry. It’s a blistering, dense, and diverse album. Recharged and newly partnered with Rise Records, Eighteen Visions sound liberated from the expectations of the outside world and driven only by their own personal and artistic directive. This is the album promised by the raw alchemy of every other Eighteen Visions record.

The unrelenting force and unashamed ambition that fuelled every stylistic incarnation of this always evolving and never boring band; it’s finally fully realized in the sound of XVIII. The album was made at home in Orange County, with UK transplant and multi-instrumentalist producer Mick Kenney at the helm. His close relationship with the guys in the band (vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich) lent itself to the most fully realized recording in their discography, emphasizing every strength of Eighteen Vision’s unique arsenal.

Among the album’s many highlights is Live Again, a moving tribute to bassist Mick Morris, who passed in 2013, Picture Perfect a super heavy, dirgy assault on fakery and wolves in sheep’s clothing, dripping with menacing melody and Fake Leather Jacket, a Molotov cocktail tossed at the music industry, threatening and staunchly confident.

TOUR DATES 2017

November

Date Venue
Thu 9th Underworld London
Fri 10th Cathouse Glasgow
Sat 11th Sound Control Manchester

Tickets are now on sale