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US rockers Deafheaven go on a co-headlining tour with Touché Amoré in September-November this year, where they will be stopping by Riverside, Newcastle on Monday 30th September. Deafheaven’s latest album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love was released in 2018 and received rave reviews. This was followed by getting their first Grammy nomination for the song “Honeycomb” in the Best Metal Performance category. We had a chat with the band ahead of their tour to find out more.

How would you describe your music? 
Somewhere in the middle of metal, British rock, and ambient.

What was it like to receive a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance?
 It was very surreal. It was a big surprise to be recognized on that level

Have you got any new material in the pipeline?
Nothing planned for a release, but we are writing

You formed in 2010. What’s the secret to the band’s longevity?
No backup plan. A lot of moments in this band’s history have been ‘do or die’. 

Will you be doing anything special for the band’s tenth birthday?
Nothing that can be said at this time, but it will be honoured.

You have a mammoth world tour planned. Where are you looking forward to playing?
The opportunity to play anywhere is always something to look forward to. This upcoming tour with Touche Amore is a guaranteed good time and we are also looking forward to Asia, where we have not been back to in a few years.

What can audiences expect from your live show?
High energy, connection, and a good balance of songs from all our records.

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