The Mark of Cain will reform and perform their debut album ‘Battlesick’ to mark the 30th anniversary of the release.
Henry Rollins was a champion of The Mark of Cain. “Like I heard the song Wake Up and I was like ‘whooah’, I woke up! And then I heard the song Battlesick and it was all over for me, that’s just an amazing song. For me, just as a songwriter, that’s the song for which you wish you wrote the lyrics. Like ‘damn man, he wrote Battlesick, that fucker. Let me write that. I mean the imagery in the song is amazing and Deadman’s Mail, that’s just incredible,” he said.
The Mark of Cain’s earliest incarnation was in 1984. The first single was ‘The Lords of Summer’ in 1988. ‘Battlesick’ came along in August, 1989.
The 2019 shows will be the first shows for The Mark of Cain since their benefit for original drummer Rod Archer in 2015. Rod passed away from cancer in 2016.
THE MARK OF CAIN ‘BATTLESICK’ 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE MESSTHETICS (EX FUGAZI)
Thursday 17th October 2019 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday 18th October 2019 – The Factory, Sydney NSW + feedtime
Saturday 19th October 2019 – The Basement, Canberra ACT
Sunday 20th October 2019 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 24th October 2019 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Friday 25th October 2019 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Saturday 26th October 2019 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC