Fresno metallic hardcore outfit FAROOQ has announced a West Coast US Spring tour in support of their Heat full-length, released through Glacier Recordings in August 2018. From May 25th through June 4th FAROOQ will join their allies in Decayer and When The Broken Burn for an eleven-city run, with shows in Tucson, Santa Ana, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Redding, Portland, Seattle, Coeur D’Alene, Pocatello, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.
FAROOQ’s third album Heat was recorded at the legendary Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Suffocation, Light This City). The record features guest vocals on “Stone Cold Steve Hawking” by Ryan Encinas of Sworn Vengeance, guest vocals on “E-Male” by Shane Tunney of Lowlife, and a guest guitar solo on “One Nation Under” by Ryan Hansen of Light This City.
See a brief tour trailer HERE, stream FAROOQ’s Heat in its entirety HERE, and see the recently-issued video for “Get 2 Work” HERE.
FAROOQ w/ Decayer, When The Broken Burn:
5/25/2019 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
5/26/2019 Malones Concert Venue – Santa Ana, CA
5/27/2019 Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
5/28/2019 The Colony Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
5/29/2019 Murphy’s Drum – Redding, CA
5/30/2019 Watershed PDX – Portland, OR
5/31/2019 Funhouse Seattle – Seattle, WA
6/01/2019 The Castlehouse – Coeur D’Alene, ID
6/02/2019 Deckadence – Pocatello, ID
6/03/2019 The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2019 The Grid: Games and Growlers – Phoenix, AZ
FAROOQ joined Glacier Recordings, founded by Keith Welch (Glacier Eater, Sworn Vengeance, Murder Practice), in early 2018 as the label’s debut and premier artist. FAROOQ’s musical style forms from a way of writing that chops up and blends together multiple music genre influences by incorporating sounds from the hardcore, metal, punk, rock, hip hop, and rap communities to create an artistic vision that goes against the prototypical hardcore and metal band grain. Lyrically, each song is carefully crafted and presents a sincere take on social, cultural, and world issues. When these elements are thrown in together, the band melds together to form their own unique brand of hardcore and metal.
Even though the group has grown from a vast category of bands and musical influences, FAROOQ maintains to this day a truly organic and home-grown sound all on its own. They continue to grow and expand on their musical capabilities throughout their discography while sticking to their musical core and beliefs. Heat proves to be another successful chapter in the FAROOQ storyline.