News: CLOUD RAT European Tour Announcement

Cloud Rat Press Photo

Cloud Rat Press Photo
Photo credit: Jason Tipton

Following the release of Pollinator last fall on Toronto-based Artoffact Records, Michigan grindcore mainstays Cloud Rat announces today a European tour kicking off in Belgium on April 16th. Slovenian sludge-doom act Leechfeast will support. The tour dates are below.

Pollinator has received many year-end accolades in recent weeks, including 2019 best-of list appearances from PitchforkThe Quietus, and Treble Zine, amongst several others. The band also topped off an amazing decade of music by playing the Metal Injection 15th anniversary party in December.

Cloud Rat’s appearances at Roadburn Festival will be a special stop on their return to Europe. The festival is co-curated by Emma Ruth Rundle, who asked Cloud Rat to play two shows: an intense main set of grindcore, hardcore punk, and the metal the band is known for; and a special second set, Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff, hi-lighting the band’s experimental-electronic side.

Cloud Rat’s evolution from a weird political grindcore band into a more unquantifiable (though still political) extreme music band came to a head in 2019 when the Michigan trio released Pollinator, their many-headed fourth LP.

2020 Europe tour

16 April 2020 Belgium Leffinge “De Zwerver *
17-18 April 2020 Netherlands Tilburg “roadburn festival
19 April 2020 Germany Berlin “ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz *
20 April 2020 Germany Leipzig “Zoro *
21 April 2020 Czech Republic Prague “Underdogs *
22 April 2020 Austria Wien “Arena *
23 April 2020 Slovakia Bratislava “Kulturák klub *
24 April 2020 Hungary Budapest “Aurora *
25 April 2020 Austria Linz “Kapu *
27 April 2020 Netherlands Arnhem “Willemeen *
28 April 2020 Belgium Bruxelles “Magasin 4 *
29 April 2020 England London “Black Heart *
30 April 2020 England Sheffield “Network 2 *

1 May 2020 England Newport “LePub *
2 May 2020 Iceland Reykjavík “Gaukurinn

* with Leechfeast

Lineup:

Madison Marshall – vocals
Rorik Brooks – guitar, keyboards, samples
Brandon Hill – drums

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