[News] Immortal Guardian takes “Psychosomatic” to the road with an epic laser & light show

The Extreme progressive/power metal group Immortal Guardian are taking the epic sounds of their critically acclaimed concept album “Psychosomatic” to the road and bringing a visually entrancing laser/light show with them. The band’s cross-country journey begins this Friday, August 13 with a show in their newly adopted hometown of Las Vegas. The trek also includes an extensive run alongside Atlanta power-thrashers Paladin; a show in guitarist Gabriel Guardian’s hometown of Harlingen, Texas on August 17; and a headlining appearance at the Mad With Power Fest in Madison, Wisc. on August 28, 2021.

“We are so excited to finally go back on tour,” says guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian. “We haven’t even seen each other in person since NAMM 2020, yet since then, we have been able to write and release a new album entirely over the Internet. It feels good to know we will finally play songs live that we have only played in studio until now. Mid-pandemic, I was fortunate enough to learn how to program light shows and organize bigger productions, so you can expect IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s tour to have new music, a new light/laser show, new gear and a new, kickass, epic live show. We can’t wait to see y’all on the road!”

The upcoming tour marks  Immortal Guardian’s first live dates in support of “Psychosomatic,” their acclaimed new concept record. The album has been lauded by Metal Temple for its “melody and power, two things displayed in a smashing way throughout this album” and led Metal Rules to call the group “one of the most interesting bands that have emerged in recent years on the international power metal scene.” Video clips for the title track and “Phobia,” the latter of which featured a guest appearance by Angra guitarist Marcelo Barbosa, have captured the ears of Heavy Metal fans worldwide, while their videos for “Clocks,” “Lockdown” and “Read Between The Lines” have earned praise from the likes of MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Gear Gods and Progressive Rock Journal.

After making a splash via their 2018 full-length debut “Age of Revolution” – which featured its own fair share of creative music videos, including the “Armageddon”-meets-telenovela clip for “Stardust” – and through tours with the likes of Marty Friedman, Exmortus and Powerglove,  Immortal Guardian gathered in Las Vegas at the beginning of 2020 to record their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, shutdowns around the world began being enforced, resulting in the band completely scrapping the record that they had been working on and writing and creating a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events. The resulting “Psychosomatic” was a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian – known for his uncanny ability to play the two instruments simultaneously – remaining in Las Vegas, singer Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, drummer Justin Piedimonte tracking from Montreal and bassist Joshua Lopez recording from Immortal Guardian‘s native Texas. 

“Psychosomatic” is a product of the extraordinary turmoil of 2020 that affected millions of people around the world, as well as the next step in Immortal Guardian’s exhilarating melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies. The group is looking forward to bringing their scintillating sounds and dazzling visuals to the road for fans to experience live. 

Lockdown – https://youtu.be/5lqkhMNijBk
Phobia – ft. Angra guitarist Marcelo Barbosa – https://youtu.be/YvfY7UZHhv8 
Clocks – https://youtu.be/gzs-fF9SNH8 
Read Between The Lines – https://youtu.be/BAwQVNkTWa8 
Psychosomatic – https://youtu.be/YCdxPLR275A

SHREDOCALYPSE 2021 – Immortal Guardian
8/13 Club Vampd – Las Vegas, NV w/ Void Vator
8/17 The Spot – Harlingen, TX
8/18 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX*
8/19 Haltom Theater – Haltom City, TX*
8/20 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX*
8/21 The Deadhorse – San Angelo, TX*
8/22 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK*
8/24 Red Flag – St Louis, MO*
8/25 Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE*
8/26 Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD*
8/27 Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA*
8/28 High Noon Saloon (Mad With Power Fest) – Madison, WI*
8/29 Social Club – Chicago, IL*
8/31 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI*
9/01 Westside Bowl (Downstairs) – Youngstown, OH*
9/02 Buzzbin Shop – Canton, OH*
9/03 JB LoveDraft’s – Harrisburg, PA*
9/04 Jewel – Manchester, NH*
9/05 Alchemy – Providence, RI*
9/06 Middle East (Upstairs) – Cambridge, MA*
9/07 Trans Pecos – Brooklyn, NY*
9/08 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA*
9/09 KC’s Music Alley – Fredericksburg, VA
9/10 Odditorium – Asheville, NC*
9/11 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
9/14 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
9/15 Vibes Underground  – San Antonio, TX
9/17 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
9/18 Pubrock Live – Scottsdale, AZ 
9/19 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
*with Paladin

Gabriel Guardian – Guitars/Keyboards
Carlos Zema – Vocals
Justin Piedimonte – Drums
Joshua Lopez – Bass

Read our review of “Psychosomatic“:

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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