Crystal Lake made several important announcement recently, so let’s see what’s up with Japans metalcore legends:

They started off by dropping a music video for a brand new track called Curse, which is a tribute to legendary musicians who passed away and which is a tiny bit less aggressive compared to the usual Crystal Lake sound.

And just a day later they announced some line-up changes: for years they were officially working as a trio with two additional support musicians for gigs, but last summer, guitarist and founding member Shinya quit, so they went down to a duo (with Ryo on vocals and YD on guitar). Now however they are a five-piece band again, with the addition of new guitarist TJ (Hisatsugu Taji) and their two longtime touring membersdrummer Gaku and bassist Mitsuru.

And a week or so after this they also announced that they will be returning to Europe early next year… and this time not as a support act, but as headliner with two US metalcore groups (Currents and Kingdom Of Giants) opening for them. The tour will start early February with 22 stops in 9 countries and last till early March!

Check the complete tour schedule and the new music video below!

2022.02.11 – Germany, M√ľnster: Sputnikhalle
2022.02.12 – Denmark, Copenhagen: Vega
2022.02.13 – Germany, Hamburg: Gruenspan
2022.02.14 – Germany, Hannover: Faust
2022.02.15 – Germany, Berlin: Hole44
2022.02.16 – Germany, Dresden: Tante Ju
2022.02.17 – Czech Republic, Prague: Rock Cafe
2022.02.18 – Austria, Vienna: Flex
2022.02.19 – Germany, Munich: Backstage
2022.02.20 – Germany, Nuremberg: Hirsch
2022.02.22 – Switzerland, Aarau: KiFF
2022.02.23 – France, Paris: La Maroquinerie
2022.02.24 – UK, Bristol: Trinity
2022.02.25 – UK, London: O2 Academy Islington
2022.02.26 – UK, Manchester: Club Academy
2022.02.27 – UK, Glasgow: G2
2022.02.28 – UK, Birmingham: The Mill
2022.03.02 – UK, Southampton: Engine Rooms
2022.03.03 – Belgium, Antwerp: Trix
2022.03.04 – The Netherlands, Eindhoven: Dynamo
2022.03.05 – Germany, Cologne: Essigfabrik
2022.03.06 – Germany, Wiesbaden: Schlachthof