Stockton, California’s SYMBOLIK Sign To The Artisan Era Announce Tour With INANIMATE EXISTENCE

After an already standout 2019 thus far for The Artisan Era with worldwide praised albums from Warforged, Equipoise, Inferi, Inanimate Existence, and Flub, the Nashville-based label continues to look towards the future through continually expanding their roster. Fresh off the recent signing of California seasoned tech-death veterans Arkaik, The Artisan Era is excited to announce the signing of Stockton, California-based symphonic technical death metal outfit Symbolik who will release their debut full-length through the label in 2020.

Symbolik consists of vocalist Chris Blackburn, guitarists Allen Burton (Alterbeast) and Taylor Whitney, Bassist Daniel Juarez, and drummer Brandon Clevenstine. Originally formed in 2009 by Chris and Allen, they solidified the line-up for their 2011 six-song debut EP ‘Pathogenesis’ which was well-received throughout the underground metal community. Fast-forward to 2019 and after an extended hiatus; Symbolik marks their return with an upcoming tour and full-length album. Get ready for neo-classical, hyper-melodic, and symphonic tinged tech-death of the highest order coming your way soon live and from the studio.

Symbolik will be touring with Inanimate Existence and Krosis (Unique Leader Records) as a support act on the upcoming Clockwork North America Tour 2019 that begins November 14th and runs until December 14th. The tour flyer can be viewed HERE and the list of tour dates can be viewed below.

Clockwork North America Tour 2019 Dates
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/15 – Laguna Niguel, CA @ Karman Bar
11/16 – Kingman, AZ @ Sportsman’s Club
11/17 – Santa Fe, NM @ Tumbleroot Brewery
11/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Anthem Entertainment
11/19 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
11/20 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers
11/22 – Pensacola, FL @ Pinkman’s
11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/26 – Raleigh, NC @ The Atwood Tavern
11/27 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch
11/29 – Allentown, PA @ Sportsmen’s Cafe
11/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
12/2 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
12/4 – Buffalo, NY @ Stamps
12/5 – Guelph, ON @ Ebar*
12/10 – Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub*
12/11 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck*
12/17 – Lafayette, IN @ The Spot Tavern *
12/18 – Kanas City, MO @ Daveys Upstairs*
12/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock*
12/21 – Reno, NV @ Blue Bird *

* Denotes dates without Krosis.

Symbolik comments on signing with The Artisan Era
“We are excited to be working with The Artisan Era to release our first full-length album. It’s been several years of trial and effort to bring this album to completion and provide everyone with a quality product. We have poured everything we have into this release and we just hope that people enjoy it as much as we do. The Artisan Era was the perfect choice for releasing this album upon the world, and we are honored to be a part of this ever-growing community.”

Symbolik is: 
Chris Blackburn – Vocals
Allen Burton (Alterbeast) – Guitar
Taylor Whitney – Guitar
Daniel Juarez – Bass
Brandon Clevenstine – Drums/Symphonic Samples

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