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To Your Death available September 18th from Relapse / Christian Mistress on tour now in North America

Christian Mistress are gearing up to release their new album, To Your Death, next Friday. In anticipation, this 8-song excursion in pure American heavy metal is streaming in its entirety, along with an interview with vocalist Christine Davis, now on

Marked by the powerful vocals of Christine Davis and the rich harmonies of guitar duo Oscar Sparbel and Tim Diedrich, Christian Mistress is simultaneously relevant and anachronistic. Formed in Olympia, Washington in 2008, the band quickly distinguished themselves through their tasteful treatment of the grit and style pioneered by early 80’s NWOBHM as well as through the unique, raspy vocal presence of Christine Davis. After releasing a demo and a single in 2009, the following year saw Christian Mistress partner with Olympia label 20 Buck Spin to release their debut full-length Agony & Opium, an album that led Spin to claim that “Christian Mistress might rule the world.

Agony & Opium eventually caught the attention of Relapse Records, who signed Christian Mistress in 2011. Shortly thereafter, the band recorded their second full-length album, Possession; a 41-minute slab of traditional heavy metal mixed with classic rock sensibilities. Released in February 2012, Possession netted the band widespread recognition, and was covered by publications as disparate as Cvlt Nation, MSN, and the New York Times. Time Out NY called Possession “a record that reinjects the mystery and majesty into a tired style,” and the New York Times praised the album’s subtlety and depth, stating that “at first you think you know exactly what the record is giving you; on the third listen you’re still discovering it.

After relocating to Portland, OR, Christian Mistress has now returned with their new full-length To Your Death, an album that serves the song, the art, and the listener, while ignoring the line drawn between past, present and future. By now, it’s clear that Christian Mistress are deeply passionate about what they do, and aren’t simply following the latest trends – Terrorizer stated, “seriously; fuck a bandwagon, Christian Mistress feel like a one-band revival machine.

See Christian Mistress on tour across North America now and Europe/UK in October:
September 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose ^
September 9 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus ^
September 10 Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s ^
September 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
September 12 Montreal, QC @ Wings of Metal Festival
September 13 Toronto, ON @ Coalition ^
September 14 Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls’ ^
September 15 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
September 16 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
September 17 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
September 18 Portland, OR @ The Know
October 2 Tilburg @ Little Devil
October 3 Belgium TBA %
October 4 France TBA %
October 5 Munich @ Garage Deluxe %
October 6 Innsbruck @ TPMK %
October 7 Berlin %
October 8 Erfurt @ Tyrants %
October 9 Olten @ Cod D\’orsat %
October 10 Milan @ Lo Fi %
October 11 Bologna @ Freak Out %
October 12 Vienna @ Arena %
October 13 Germany TBA %
October 14 Hamburg %
October 15 Copenhagen @ Beta %
October 16 Goteborg @ Truckstop Alaska %
October 17 Oslo @ Vulkan Arena %
October 18 Helsingborg @ Rebus %
October 20 Cologne %
October 21 London @ Black Heart %
October 22 France TBA %
October 23 Antwerp @ Music City %
October 24 Leeuwarden @ Into The Void %

^ w/ High Spirits and Savage Master
% w/ Magister Templi


To Your Death track listing:
1. Neon
2. Stronger Than Blood
3. No Place
4. Walkin’ Around
5. Open Road
6. Ultimate Freedom
7. Lone Wild
8. Ill

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