BAAL visited California for a couple of tour dates presented by Skinny Puppy’s CEvin Key earlier this year. Those dates were quickly followed by the announcement of their signing to Metropolis Records. Since then, BAAL has thrown their gear in to recording mode, and the fruits of their labor will finally be revealed on February 11, 2014.
For a style lacking a scene in Japan, their dedication to industrial is ready to be recognized.
02. 畜生道 -Brush Aside Your Way-
03. Dead Sector
05. Evil Collector
06. 東京 Schizoid
08. The Iron Age
09. Inhuman Dimension
10. 邪道 Genocide
Preorder the album via Metropolis Mailorder.
The trio will also be joining Skinny Puppy’s early 2014 tour on the West Coast.
March 1, 2014 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
March 2, 2014, - Portland OR - Wonder Theatre
March 4, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
March 5, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
BAAL is a formidable force in a live setting. As proof, check out my photos from their 2010 Halloween performance in Shinjuku.
I consider U-tarou, Mikito and Alan my close friends. I’ve yet to encounter a group of people as nice as them, especially in contrast to the outright abrasiveness of their music. They deserve every good thing that goes their way and more. Help out these earnest folks with your time and/or money, and show them some support. Right now, they are accomplishing what few Japanese artists have managed.