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Hear Deafheaven's Heavy-as-Hell Surprise New Song "Black Brick"

'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love' B-side is band's most crushing offering yet

Deafheaven's latest full-length, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, was one of the best albums of 2018, a gorgeous, free-wheeling act of spirited ambition that saw the polarizing band embracing non-metallic influences — from Brit-pop and shoegaze to classic rock and beyond — and embodying the seemingly contradictory idea of optimistic black metal without inhibition. Which makes the group's new surprise song "Black Brick" all the more shocking: Not only has the single dropped seemingly out of the blue, but it's also Deafheaven's heaviest offering yet, a fully necro blast of sepulchral grimness. The seven-and-a-half-minute cut is a B-side from Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, and one can only wonder how different the album would have felt as a whole with its inclusion. "The furnace of gentle dreams/A caustic womb/Champagne light/After/The sacred deep blue majesty of dawn," snarls frontman George Clarke over roiling riffage.

"Black Brick" comes ahead of the band's imminent co-headlining tour with Baroness; Zeal & Ardor are set to open. After that trek wraps in April, Deafheaven will take a short break before hitting the road again with Gojira, a run that includes stops at Bonnaroo and Psycho Las Vegas. See the group's upcoming itinerary below.

Deafheaven tour dates with Baroness and Zeal & Ardor:
MAR 8 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
MAR 9 Austin, TX @ Emo's
MAR 10 Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
MAR 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
MAR 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
MAR 14 Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues
MAR 16 Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre 
MAR 18 Portland, OR @ Roseland
MAR 19 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
MAR 20 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
MAR 22 Edmonton, CA @ Union Hall
MAR 23 Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
MAR 24 Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
MAR 26 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
MAR 27 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater
MAR 29 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
MAR 30 Madison, WI @ The Sylvee​​​​​​​
MAR 31 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
APR 02 Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
APR 03 Montreal, QC @ The Corona Theater
APR 05 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
APR 06 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
APR 07 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
APR 09 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre​​​​​​​
APR 10 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
APR 12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
APR 14 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore / Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 

Deafheaven tour dates with Gojira:
JUN 11 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
JUN 12 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
JUN 13 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
JUN 14 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
AUG  16-18 Las Vegas @ Psycho Las Vegas