Underground metal will get its moment in the spotlight this summer with the debut of the Thrash & Burn Tour, featuring headliners Darkest Hour.
The first batch of dates for the trek kicks off July 29 at the Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, N.M., and runs through early September.
Venues scheduled for a visit include The Attic in Dayton, Ohio (August 1), The Pearl Room in Mokena, Ill. (August 4), Northern Lights in Albany, N.Y. (August 8), Sonar in Baltimore (August 16), The Masquerade in Atlanta (August 19), House of Blues in Dallas (August 24), The Dome in Bakersfield, Calif. (August 29), and Studio Seven in Seattle (September 3).
Darkest Hour will be supported by Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Arsis, Light This City, Arsonists Get All the Girls and After the Burial.
Each stop on the tour will also feature a special guest band for a total of 10 acts each night. Special guests scheduled to appear on certain dates include Suicide Silence, As Blood Runs Black, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Brother Von Doom and more.
Additional info, including ticket availability, is available at the tour's MySpace page.