Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH will be returning to North America this June for a headlining tour in support of their fifth studio album The Epigenesis. Support will come from Norway’s Vreid and two bands from Los Angeles: Lightning Swords Of Death & Reign Of Lies. MELECHESH frontman & guitarist Ashmedi shares the following: "We are looking forward to touring North America… and this time as headliners! The crowd over there made us feel very welcome on previous occasions. Naturally, this time we will have the chance to extend our live set offering more of our Sumerian sonic magick. It will be a great tour with special and talented guests playing with us. Last but not least, it will be our first time playing Mexico! About time!" Confirmed dates for MELECHESH’s headlining tour include: 06/16/13 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA 06/17/13 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA 06/18/13 Hawthorne – Portland, OR 06/19/13 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA 06/20/13 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA 06/21/13 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB – CANADA 06/22/13 The Exchange – Regina, SK - CANADA 06/23/13 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB 06/24/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN 06/25/13 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL 06/27/13 WreckRoom - Toronto, ON - CANADA 06/28/13 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC - CANADA 06/29/13 Railroad Tavern – Keene, NH 06/30/13 Europa – Brooklyn, NY Additional dates will be announced soon. Shot at the cisterns in Istanbul, Turkey with Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari, “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” is MELECHESH’s latest video: Recorded entirely in Istanbul to capture the essence of the inspiring surroundings at the newly-built, first-rate Babajim Studios in Turkey, The Epigenesis was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. Visit MELECHESH online at: