Olympia, Washington's NWOBHM-inspired Christian Mistress is preparing to release its third album in five years, and, to whet the appetite of headbangers, Relapse Records, the band's label since 2011, has just released the first taste of To Your Death. The album is scheduled for release on September 18th but 'heads with a thirst for traditional metal can give a listen to "Open Road" right now. The track is a propulsive mix of early 80s heavy metal and hard rock that's anchored by vocalist Christine Davis's soulful, raspy voice. It's an appropriate track to blast while you're screaming down the highway in a muscle car.
To support the release of To Your Death, Christian Mistress will be touring the Pacific Northwest throughout July with kindred metal spirits Sabbath Assembly. The band has also scheduled a wider North American tour in September where they'll be supported by High Spirits and Savage Master before hopping across the pond to lay waste to Europe in October. Below you'll find a complete list of tour dates and venues. Get out of you bedroom and catch these defenders of the olde on the open road if you can.
Christian Mistress 2015 Tour DatesJuly 10 San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room *July 11 Sacramento, CA @ Starlight Lounge *July 12 Garberville, CA @ Garberville Theater *July 13 Salem, OR @ The Wisp House *July 14 Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's Pub *July 15 Seattle, WA @ The Highline *July 16 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown *July 17 Olympia, WA @ Obsidian *July 18 Portland, OR @ Rotture *August 15 Seattle, WA @ Linda'sSeptember 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple RockSeptember 3 Chicago, IL @ Red Line TapSeptember 4 Milwaukee, WI @ CactusSeptember 5 Louisville, KY @ New Vintage ^September 6 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^September 7 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^September 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose ^September 9 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus ^September 10 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's ^September 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu NecktieSeptember 12 Montreal, QC @ Wings of Metal FestivalSeptember 13 Toronto, ON @ Coalition ^September 14 Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls' ^September 15 St. Louis, MO @ FubarSeptember 16 Denver, CO @ Hi-DiveSeptember 17 Boise, ID @ CrazyhorseSeptember 18 Portland, OR @ The KnowOctober 2 Tilburg %October 3 Belgium TBA %October 4 France TBA %October 5 France TBA %October 6 Innsbruck %October 7 Berlin %October 8 Erfurt %October 9 Olten %October 10 Milan %October 11 Bologna %October 12 Vienna %October 13 Germany TBA %October 14 Hamburg %October 15 Copenhagen %October 16 Goteborg %October 17 Oslo %October 18 Denmark TBA %October 20 Cologne %October 21 London %October 22 Birmingham %October 23 Oxford %October 24 Leeuwarden %* w/ Sabbath Assembly^ w/ High Spirits and Savage Master% w/ Magister Templi