As seen on the road with bands such as Wishbone Ash and The Winery Dogs, Atlanta-native progressive hard rock ensemble THE SIXXIS are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with industrial metal legends Ministry this April, May and June. The tour kicks off on April 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and ends in Edmonton, AB on June 15th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
THE SIXXIS, initially the brainchild of the lead singer Vladdy Iskhakov, exhibit a wide range of musical influences ranging from classic, jazz and rock music coated in a powerful, heavy, seductive and emotional shell of sound reminiscent of Rush, Muse, Soundgarden, System of a Down, Kings X and Alice In Chains.
THE SIXXIS are set to digitally release their new album Hollow Shrine via Glassville Records on May 1, 2015. The album is produced by three-time Grammy winning producer David Bottrill at Goodwood Sound Studios. You can pre-order the album here: www.thesixxis.com
“The unity that music offers us is a testament to its power,” frontman and guitarist Vladdy Iakhakov explains. “Again, coming from different lifestyles, cultures, races and religious affiliations, music is the one thing that helps unify all these experiences together and present them to our listeners as a unique blend. At our live shows, our fans really do get a first-hand glimpse of who we are as individuals, and how we blend as a cohesive unit.”
THE SIXXIS U.S. Tour Dates w/ Ministry
4/26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
5/5 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/6 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/8 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts
5/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/23 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
6/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
6/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
6/14 – Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
6/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Encore
THE SIXXIS toy with time signatures and syncopation, to grasp the magnetism of robust dynamics, and to focus on the individual mastery of each respective instrument while continuing to be a cohesive whole. The lyrics demand attention from listeners, as they are messages of a soul crying out for spiritual awakening and awareness. The combination of haunting melodies, soaring vocal harmonies, distorted guitars, and a truly ‘powerhouse’ rhythm section of drums and bass make THE SIXXIS sound unique and unforgettable!
THE SIXXIS plan on adding more tour dates to their summer US touring schedule, with fall US and European touring plans shaping up as well. The band plans on re-entering the studio this upcoming winter to record their second full length album, which currently is being theorized as a concept album.
“Imagine Edgar Allen Poe’s dark romantic stories and verse set to music – this is the ambiance created by THE SIXXIS.” – RockOm
“…highly talented and entertaining musicians, blending heavy, alternative, and Prog Rock…” – RockUnited.com
The SixxiS EP (Jan 1, 2013 – Independent)
Hollow Shrine (Sept 13, 2014 EU / May 1, 2015 US – Glassville Records)
THE SIXXIS is:
Vladdy Iskhakov (lead vox, guiar, violin, keys)
Paul Sorah (guitar)
Cameron Allen (guitar)
Mark Golden (bass guitar)
Josh “JBake Baker (drums)
To learn more about THE SIXXIS, please visit www.thesixxis.com.