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Chicago, IL experimental metal band WITHOUT WAVES have today announced East Coast tour dates in support of their third album, Comedian, details on all live dates below. Upon Comedian's release via Prosthetic Records in March this year, the band have received plenty of plaudits for their off-kilter approach to metal. Alongside the tour announcement, WITHOUT WAVES have also shared a guitar playthrough of album track Animal Kingdom.

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Speaking on the tour dates, WITHOUT WAVES comments: "We're ending the year on a high note (pun intended). We can't wait to hit the road in promotion of our new album Comedian. We're looking forward to this East Coast run!"

Of the guitar playthrough, the band adds: "Animal Kingdom showcases some of the oddball guitar techniques and ping-pong style melodies utilized on the record. We hope this visual evidence provides plenty of fodder for all of you guitar trolls."

Having been a band for over a decade, and grown together - personally and creatively - for over half of their lives, the members of WITHOUT WAVES have an unspoken bond, a synergy that unites them and drives them forward. Despite the at-times difficult topics covered on the album, the band acknowledge that there is often humour to be found in human tragedy; comedy can soften hard truths which makes them easier to reckon with and process - hence the album title. Comedian is essentially an analogy for using art to disarm what troubles you.

Embracing the multiplicity of ways to interpret the label ‘progressive’, WITHOUT WAVES have created an album that would nestle comfortably in the record collections of fans of both The Dillinger Escape Plan and Devin Townsend, Gojira and Porcupine Tree. Their dynamic, experimental take on heaviness is evocative, thought-provoking and unconventional. Comedian was self-produced alongside Rollin Weary, who also mixed the record, before it was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR.

For a band that has always been sonically heavy, WITHOUT WAVES have added an additional layer of intensity with Comedian, that adds emotional weight to what was already a crushing proposition.

WITHOUT WAVES tour dates:

December 3 - Westside Bowl - Youngstown, OH
December 4 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
December 6 - O'Briens - Boston, MA
December 7 - Kingsland - Brooklyn, NY
December 8 - The Camel - Richmond, VA
December 9 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
December 10 - Portal - Louisville, KY
December 11 - Black Circle - Indianapolis, IN
December 23 - Reggies - Chicago, IL