On the 20th June Death Spells fans across the word were greeted with the news that the two-piece are due to release their long anticipated full-length album this July. The band originally planned to release such an album late in 2013.
Ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Iero and keyboardist Dewees first started collaborating on the project in California 2012 while the band was busy in the studio. They started playing around with studio equipment and by doing so gave birth to a number of short experimental demos including ‘Where Are My Fucking Pills?’. In 2013, after My Chemical Romance disbanded, they went on to tour with Mindless Self Indulgence, performed at the Skate and Surf Festival in New Jersey, and later supported The Architects towards the end of the year. This announcement comes as the first known activity from the electropunk pair since then, though both members have been committed to other significant projects throughout this time.
Alongside this announcement, the digital hardcore duo revealed that they will be playing shows across the UK and in Moscow and New York this August.
The announcement came via the band’s instagram:
“death spells is alive. death spells is james dewees and frank iero. death spells will release a full length album in july. death spells will be performing live: 09 August GLASGOW @ Broadcast 10 August LONDON @ Islington 02 Academy 2 11 August BIRMINGHAM @ 02 Academy 3 12 August MANCHESTER @ Academy 3 15 August MOSCOW @ Volta Club 17 August NEW YORK @ Bowery Electric”
Death Spells are also due to play the Denver and Colorado Riot Fest in September 2016.
This Death Spells article was written by Tyler Turner, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.