The Callous Daoboys Drop Chaotically Heavy ‘Waco Jesus’ Video

Via Nick Karp
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The Callous Daoboys, the experimental Atlanta six-piece renowned for their genre-blending heavy music have announced their latest EP, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys.

Slated for release on October 20 via MNRK Heavy / Modern Static, the band has also given fans a taste of what they’ve gotten into by dropping the song “Waco Jesus.”

The song is total chaos, mixing together metalcore, progressive metal into some strange mix that sounds like if Maynard from Tool got really into The Locust. Vocalist Carson Pace delves into the song’s theme, stating, “‘Waco Jesus’ is about insecurity, projecting that insecurity and not doing anything to solve it despite being advised against such insecurities. It’s about being unable to accept a compliment.”

Carson Pace, reflecting on the band’s journey and their vision for their music, remarked, “In a way it feels like the band just started, even though we’ve been at it for the last six years. We aspire to be the face of this unique genre-swapping heavy music, where it’s impossible to categorize it under a single tag. The band’s essence is like, ‘Hey, this is The Callous Daoboys!’”

Fans can watch the official music video for “Waco Jesus” and find the full tracklist for the EP online. Additionally, a song featuring pulses. is included in the lineup.

With God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys EP on the horizon, The Callous Daoboys continue to cement their reputation for breaking musical boundaries and delivering standout tracks. Pre-orders for the EP are currently available in various formats, including a limited edition 12″ 45RPM vinyl, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys (

Check out the video below, and see where they’ll be touring near you.

God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys Tracklist:

1. Pushing The Pink Envelope
2. Waco Jesus
3. Designer Shroud Of Turin (Feat. pulses.)

Tour Dates:

  • 9/24/23: Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL

w/ Protest The Hero + Moon Tooth

  • 10/12/23: Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
    10/13/23: Pieres – Fort Wayne, IN
    10/14/23: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
    10/15/23: Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
    10/17/23: Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
    10/19/23: Starlite – Edmonton, AB
    10/20/23: Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
    10/22/23: The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
    10/23/23: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
    10/25/23: Goldfield – Sacramento, CA
    10/26/23: 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
    10/27/23: Music Box – San Diego, CA
    10/28/23: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
    10/31/23: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
    11/2/23: Southside Music Hall – Dallas, TX
    11/3/23: Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
    11/4/23: Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
    11/5/23: Rise Rooftop – Houston, TX
    11/7/23: The Abbey – Orlando, FL
    11/8/23: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
    11/9/23: Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
    11/10/23: Riffhouse – Chesapeake, VA*
    11/11/23: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
    11/12/23: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
    11/14/23: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
    11/15/23: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
    11/16/23: Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC*
    11/17/23: History – Toronto, ON
    11/18/23: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY*
    11/19/23: Preserving Underground – New Kensington, PA*

w/ TesseracT + Unprocessed

  • 18-Jan-2024 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette/Rockhal
    19-Jan-2024 FR – Villeurbanne/CCO La Rayonne
    20-Jan-2024 ES – Barcelona/Sala Apolo
    21-Jan-2024 ES – Madrid/La Paqui
    23-Jan-2024 FR – Paris/Bataclan
    25-Jan-2024 FR – Strasbourg/Laiterie
    26-Jan-2024 BE – Antwerpen/Trix
    27-Jan-2024 DE – Stuttgart/Im Wizemann
    28-Jan-2024 IT – Milan/Alcatraz
    30-Jan-2024 CH – Zurich/Komplex 457
    01-Feb-2024 CZ – Prague/Palac Akropolis
    02-Feb-2024 DE – Munich/Backstage
    03-Feb-2024 AT – Vienna/SIMM City
    04-Feb-2024 HU – Budapest/Barba Negra Red Stage
    06-Feb-2024 DE – Berlin/Columbia Theater
    07-Feb-2024 PL – Warsaw/Progresja
    09-Feb-2024 FI – Tampere/Tavara-asema
    10-Feb-2024 FI – Helsinki/Tavastia
    12-Feb-2024 SE – Stockholm/Klubben Fryshuset
    13-Feb-2024 NO – Oslo/Vulkan Arena
    15-Feb-2024 DK – Copenhagen/Amager Bio
    16-Feb-2024 DE – Hamburg/Gruenspan
    17-Feb-2024 DE – Cologne/Carlswerk Victoria
    18-Feb-2024 NL – Utrecht/Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
    20-Feb-2024 UK – Nottingham/Rock City
    21-Feb-2024 UK – Wolverhampton/KK’s Steel Mill
    22-Feb-2024 UK – Bristol/O2 Academy
    23-Feb-2024 UK – London/O2 Forum Kentish Town
    24-Feb-2024 UK – Manchester/O2 Ritz
    25-Feb-2024 UK – Glasgow/SWG 2 Studio Warehouse
    27-Feb-2024 IR – Dublin/Academy* = The Callous Daoboys headline show