Tipperary barbarians zhOra to play Worlds biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.

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Tipperary barbarians zhOra recently won the privilege of playing Wacken Open Air 2016 which commences on August 4th in Wacken, Germany. They were successful in the solitary heat of the Wacken Metal Battle competition that took place on June 26th in On The Rox, Dublin. They have decided to make the most of this opportunity and organised a last minute D.I.Y tour. The “Road to Wacken” tour will start with a free show on July 29th in Fozzy’s of Clonmel with local band, “Sixth Extinction” supporting and will continue with two shows in Belgian cities “Zulte” on August 31st and “Zwalm” on August 2nd.

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This is a crowning achievement and it comes at the perfect time seeing as they are on the verge of releasing their much-anticipated second album, *“Ethos, Pathos, Logos”. *The writing and recording of the album took almost three years to complete and was helmed by Dave O’ Brien and tracked by Shardbornes Ciaran Culhane. *“Ethos, Pathos, Logos” *is the band’s first back-to-front concept album with a lush cover designed by renowned Visionary Artist *Jake Kobrin.* A tentative Autumn 2016 release is planned which will be followed by a country-wide tour and many more forays to Europe and beyond and to infinity….AND BEYOND!

A sprawling tale of a bloodthirsty despot, his feral minions, alien visitation and the illusion of choice. Set to the backdrop of frozen tundras, scorching deserts and panoptical imprisonment, *“Ethos, Pathos, Logos”* speaks to the hypocrite in all of us and shifts the gaze inward. An hour long retrospective through past lives, cannibalism and ritual sacrifice, this album is sure to draw comparisons to Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye”*, Tool’s “Lateralus” *and the eternal Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” *while standing proudly standing on its own, a firm and steadfast entry into the Prog movement pantheon.

*“Ethos, Pathos, Logos” *will be released Autumn 2016.

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