Tuesday 16 April 2024

Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metallers LEATHER LUNG announce Southeast Tour 2024 live dates

LEATHER LUNG have announced new US live dates for this summer. The "Southeast Tour 2024" kicks off at Reggie's 42nd St. Tavern in Wilmington, NC on July 12 and will see the band hitting numerous states for the first time, culminating on the 20th of July at Milk Boy in Philadelphia, PA.

LEATHER LUNG comment: "We've got a Graveside Grin from ear-to-ear hearing y'alls response to the new album", vocalist Mike Vickers enthuses. "It's long overdue that we get this show on the road! This July we're bustin' through swingin' doors all down the Southeast. Don't miss the party!"

LEATHER LUNG will tour in support of their current album "Graveside Grin", which was released on March 15, 2024. Please find all details of "Graveside Grin" below.

"Graveside Grin" is now streaming in full at the link below: https://youtu.be/pjS4M-rdjr4


12 JUL 2024 Wilmington, NC (US) Reggie's 42nd St. Tavern
13 JUL 2024 West Columbia, SC (US) Art Bar
14 JUL 2024 Atlanta, GA (US) Boggs Social & Supply
15 JUL 2024 Birmingham, AL (US) Firehouse Cmty. Arts Center
16 JUL 2024 Nashville, TN (US) Cobra Lounge
17 JUL 2024 Asheville, NC (US) The Odd
18 JUL 2024 Raleigh, NC (US) The Pour House
19 JUL 2024 Richmond, VA (US) Cobra Cabana
20 JUL 2024 Philadelphia, PA (US) Milk Boy

Photo by Raz Asraai

Let's get this party started! The incorrigible headbangers in LEATHER LUNG have heard the pleas of their enthusiastic following to bring forth a new album of substance-fueled boogie metal, and have obliged at last with the raucous new full-length "Graveyard Grin". The proper debut album from the New England five-piece has everything promised by their previous EP releases: a thick, chugging concoction of stoner metal, doom, and unrelenting sludge, blended into a refreshingly heavy brew with a catchy kick.

LEATHER LUNG are a wild bunch that know the meaning of fun. This is hardly surprising as the band sprang into existence out of friendship and the punk and hardcore scene of Boston in 2012. Starting as a four-piece, they quickly gained an excellent reputation in their local scene, as well as plenty of critical attention through a string of EPs, starting with "Reap What You Sow" (2014) and followed in regular intervals by "Lost in Temptation" (2016), "Lonesome, On'ry and Evil" (2019), and "Dive Bar Devil" (2022).

'Dive Bar Devil' is also the name of LEATHER LUNG's own brand of lager beer, which has already sold out and been re-brewed multiple times. One may speculate that this is the liquid coming out off the can that the band's Green Lady mascot of each of their record covers opens forcefully in the artwork of "Graveside Grin".

Now a five-piece with the addition of a second guitarist, LEATHER LUNG are ready to take on the world. Following crushing live appearances at DesertFest New York and Psycho Las Vegas, the band return with "Graveside Grin", a massive sign that these freaks from Boston are ready for the road and amped to get the global party going.

Release date: March 15, 2024
Style: Boogie Sludge Metal
Label: Magnetic Eye Records
Review impact date: February 26, 2024


Mike – vocals
Zach – guitar, vocals
Ben – drums
Jesse – bass, vocals
Greg – guitar

Recording & Mix by Chris Johnson at New Alliance Audio, Somerville, MA
Mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, OR

Artwork by Mike Vickers
Illustrated by Ester Cardella
Layout by Mike Vickers

Available formats

"Graveside Grin" is available as digisleeve CD, and for pre-order on green re-vinyl . The marbled black and yellow vinyl, and the solid yellow vinyl editions are both sold out.


Thanks to Magnetic Eye Records for all of the info.