Jim James Announces Solo Album Out 11/4 + Tour

Jim James’ Second Solo Album
Eternally Even
out November 4th

Announces Headline US Tour

“One of rock’s most powerful singers and one of its most fearless architects” -Rolling Stone

Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, announces the release of Eternally Even, out November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records.

Defying categorization, James’ second solo project, Eternally Even, co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, is a heart-thumping call to action. The timing of its release, smack in the middle of election season, is no accident.

“I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time.” says James. “Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up- our political system is broken and corrupt…our earth is being destroyed by climate change…people are not treating each other with equality and respect… and I think- are we going to make it?  Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it’s too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms? I think it’s still possible. I still have hope in humanity. I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but its important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”

In early 2013, his first solo full length Regions of Light and Sound of God was released and met with widespread critical acclaim. Praised as “truly breathtaking” by Time Out and “magnificent” by Rolling Stone, the album was followed with a sold-out national headlining tour and appearances on Late Night with Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Show with David Letterman and Austin City Limits.

Jim James will be embarking a solo tour this winter. Dates listed below—tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23. Jim James fan club members get first access to tickets tomorrowSeptember 20th. Get more information on the pre-sale and join the fan club here.

New Tour Dates
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre

Already Announced:
9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA
10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)

Jim James: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 launch exclusive stream of Transatlantic’s cover of Yes classic

Next year will see the inaugural Progressive Nation At Sea cruise, presented by Sixthman, Del Fuvio Brothers and InsideOutMusic, running from the 18th -22nd February 2014. As previously announced, progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic will take to the stage at this special event, for a grand finale encore alongside the legendary Jon Anderson, where they will play a selection of classic Yes material. In celebration of this, PN14 are extremely pleased to reveal an exclusive stream of Transatlantic’s cover of ‘And You And I‘ taken from the second disc of the bands forthcoming album ‘Kaleidoscope’ due out next year. You can check that out here: www.progressivenationatsea.com/premier

 

PN14 mastermind and member of Transatlantic, Mike Portnoy, had this to say:

‘One of the highlights of Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 is certainly going to be the finale of Transatlantic and Jon Anderson joining forces for a set of Yes classics.

 

To give a little taste of what it may sound like, here is an exclusive sneak preview of one of the bonus tracks from Transatlantic’s upcoming Kaleidoscope CD: a cover of the all-time great Prog classic Yes’ And You And I.

 

Book your cabins now to reserve your spot on board PN14 to be part of the Prog Event Of The Millennium!’

The four-night festival at sea will depart Miami, FL on February 18th, 2014. After spending a day at sea, Norwegian Pearl will head to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for a day of fun on a private island and then depart for Freeport, Bahamas, the following day. Guests will arrive back in Miami on February 22nd. Progressive Nation at Sea is an infusion of music and technique that’ll heighten your senses in a way no other vacation ever could!

The full line-up for the cruise boasts the musical genius of Transatlantic, PSMS, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew Trio, Devin Townsend Project, Kings X, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals As Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumble-foot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next To None.

Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and book their cabin atwww.progressivenationatsea.com

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA POWERED BY INSIDEOUT MUSIC

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 – The Prog Event Of The Millennium

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 have confirmed the remaining acts added to complete the final lineup to what will be the biggest event of it’s kind in the history of the PROG genre!


23 bands & artists are on board featuring…
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, ANATHEMA, RIVERSIDE, PERIPHERY, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, MARK MIKEL AND NEXT TO NONE
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Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from
February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:
 
“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas!
But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER TWENTY of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists!
Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at Inside Out Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014
We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to make your reservation NOW!

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at  www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit
 
Progressive Nation At Sea:

 

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA POWERED BY INSIDEOUT MUSIC ANNOUNCES MORE ARTISTS

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA ANNOUNCES MORE ARTISTS
[Devin Townsend, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Haken, The Safety Fire & Animals as Leaders]

 

“PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 POWERED BY INSIDEOUT MUSIC”
MAKES ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE FEB 18TH THRU 22ND, 2014.
 
Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
The lineup includes:
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE

 

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:
“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.

 

Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas!
But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)

 

Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014

 

We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

 

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at  www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA POWERED BY INSIDEOUT MUSIC  

THE OCEAN Prepares For Summer Slaughter

Progressive sound contortionists THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour later this month. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the band level stages nightly alongside the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Following their Stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Russia with an additional European sprint in the Fall to be announced in the coming weeks.

Comments guitarist Robin Staps,“We’re stoked to get out on the road again! When I started this band 12 years ago, I would have never expected that it would eventually become possible for us one day, to play shows in Sichuan, China, or near the Baikal Lake in Siberia. These will be our first shows ever in Mexico and Taiwan, too. Good times ahead, see you people out there on one of these continents tasting your local beer and food!”

In the meantime, check out a clip of vocalist Loïc Rossetti performing with Dillinger in 2010HERE.

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of Pelagial, their critically lauded, maritime-themed studio offering, which entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release!

Their most profound work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones — epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic – Pelagial purposefully submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Pelagial begins rather light and becomes progressively heavier and slower as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level. Said Decibel Magazine, “Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial…further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.”

Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial. Additionally, you can nab special THE OCEAN Pelagial World Tour 2013 T-shirts and posters via Pelagic Records at the following locations http://www.pelagic-records.com/tshirts andhttp://www.pelagic-records.com/poster.

 

THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour:
7/19/2013 Regency Ballrom – San Francisco, CA
7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/21/2013 The Observatory/Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

7/25/2013 The Scott Inn – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

8/15/2013 Club Antares – Omaha, NE ***
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR

8/21/2013 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC ***

8/24/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX ***

9/01/2013 The Wall – Taipeh, TWN ***

9/04/2013 Hidden Agenda – Hong Kong, HKN ***

9/05/2013 B10 – Shenzhen, CHN ***

9/06/2013 SD – Guangzhou, CHN ***

9/07/2013 Vox – Wuhan, CHN ***

9/08/2013 46 House – Changsha, CHN ***

9/11/2013 Yuylntang – Shanghai, CHN ***

9/12/2013 Nuts – Chongqing, CHN ***

9/13/2013 Little Bar – Chengdu, CHN ***

9/14/2013 Mao – Beijing CHN ***

9/15/2013 13 Club – Tianjin, CHN ***

9/19/2013 Megapolis – Irkutsk, RUS ***

9/21/2013 Era – Krasnoyarsk, RUS ***

9/22/2013 Mayak – Tomsk, RUS ***

9/23/2013 Rock City – Novosibirsk, RUS ***

9/25/2013 Plan-K.Tone – Tyumen, RUS ***

9/26/2013 Nirvana – Yekaterinburg, RUS ***

9/28/2013 Plan B – Moscow, RUS ***

9/29/2013 Arktika – Saint-Petersburg, RUS ***

***THE OCEAN headlining shows

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos.” – Spin

 “…a hallmark album for a gifted team of artisans…Pelagial is one of the most invested albums THE OCEAN has yet conceived. Prepare to be not only submerged but actually touched by this album.” — Blabbermouth

“Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of.” – Crave Online

“Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVEhas never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks 

“…a journey within itself…” — Metal Insider

“…destined to be one of the year’s best releases.” – Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into the ocean and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding…you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art.” – New Noise Magazine

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

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The Summer Slaughter Tour 2013 Line Up Announced

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he Summer Slaughter Tour 2013 Line Up Announced!

Metal Blade artists confirmed: Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, and Aeon

The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and anticipated line-up yet. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th. It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape PlanAnimals As LeadersPeripheryNorma JeanCattle DecapitationThe OceanRevocationAeon and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click on the link below to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st, at 11:59PM. VOTE for Metal Blade Records artists Abiotic at: https://www.facebook.com/SummerSlaughterTour/app_126231547426086

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan adds: “We are very happy to be asked back to the Summer slaughter tour. The first SS tour was the best US tour we’ve ever done and we look forward to helping devastate the states with our take on brutal, grinding death and playing the choicest slabs from our latest album Monolith of Inhumanity. Who’s “ripe for the slaughter!?!?” See you this summer!”

Daniel Dlimi of Aeon comments: “Yes, we are finally going to tour the US and we are really fucking stoked about it to say the least. And there couldn’t possibly be any better way to do so than to be a part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. And with today’s line-up and our latest release “Aeons Black” we stand stronger than ever and will treat you with some real death metal. See you on the road.”

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter on this year’s edition of the tour: “It’s year seven and I think 2013’s line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music’s influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!”

Greg Puciato (DEP vocalist) states: “We can’t wait to get back on the road! We’re launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can’t wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Shawn Keith, tour coproducer: “I’m looking forward to extinguishing fires and putting clubs back together each night following DEP’s set. Let the Slaughter begin!”

Be sure to visit www.facebook.com/summerslaughtertour for all up-to-date news and ticketing information.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will release One of Us is the Killer in May

The trailblazing band, whose creative energy and unwavering artistic commitment has reverberated through underground subculture and in tastemaker circles alike since the late 1990s, return with renewed passion and unrivaled skill with their fifth full-length album.

One of Us is the Killer is set to be released through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records (Animals As Leaders, The Faceless, Periphery) in North America. Party Smasher’s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House (Helmet, Cancer Bats, Funeral For A Friend) for Japan and Remote Control (Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, MIA) in Australia.

The new Dillinger Escape Plan album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys).

The album represents a new holistic pinnacle of the band’s constantly evolving and engaging dynamics. The band will launch worldwide tours in 2013, beginning with a handful of headlining dates that have just been released.

Dillinger’s mind-bending meld of metal, rock, experimental ambience and melody first reared its head with a 6 track EP on hardcore indie Now Or Never Records, quickly followed by Under the Running Board on Relapse. The band earned a reputation as a fearless act on the live stage, committing their minds, bodies and spirits to the exhibition and visceral release of performance and often brutalizing stages, gear and themselves along the way. Calculating Infinity became the gold standard for the emerging “math-core”/”math-metal” movement, earning a place in author Martin Popoff’s “Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.” Kerrang! included the album in the “100 Best Rock Albums of All Time” and presented the band with their Spirit of Independence Award.

Mike Patton invited the band out on tour with Mr. Bungle, which eventually resulted in the collaborative EP on Epitaph Records, Irony is a Dead Scene. Miss Machine blew the doors open further, cementing the band’s legacy around the world with jaw-dropping performances at festivals and all over the road. It also began the creative partnership between Weinman (one of Spin Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, AP’s 10 Best Guitar Slingers and Guitar World’s Top 25 Cult Guitarists) and vocalist Greg Puciato, whose uncompromising stage presence and versatile vocal ability knows no boundaries. Revolver Magazine included him on their list of the Greatest Metal Frontmen Of All Time.

Ire Works saw the band making their national television debut on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, as well as multiple international tours, which included a stop at the Soundwave Festival where Nine Inch Nails invited them on-stage to perform “Wish.” The band’s collaborative nature persists, with members of Dillinger collaborating both on-stage and off with members of System Of A Down, Mastodon, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Kimbra, Wyclef Jean, Puscifer, Mars Volta and Devin Townsend, among others, in addition to Weinman’s work scoring films and more.

Option Paralysis was the first official release through Party Smasher Inc., with distribution through Season Of Mist. Revolver Magazine awarded them a Golden Gods award as “Best Underground Band,” even as VH1’s Metal Evolution declared them “the world’s most dangerous band.”

One of Us is the Killer finds Weinman, Puciato, longtime bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer in top form, emphasizing Dillinger Escape Plan’s fierce independence, staunch individualism and loyalty to their unique vision which has long followed them on-stage and off.

This new era in The Dillinger Escape Plan begins now. In the coming weeks, look for more information surrounding the album and tours. Party Smasher Inc. will be home to innovative releases from Dillinger, associated projects and other band curated work in the coming years.

Upcoming The Dillinger Escape Plan Live Appearances:

April 20 Worcester, MA @ Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival w/ Opeth, etc.
April 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 27 Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
May 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Live – Golden Gods Awards w/ Metallica, Anthrax, etc.
May 8 Chicago @ Reggies
May 19 San Francisco @ DNA Lounge
May 20 Anaheim @ Chain Reaction
July 5 Roskilde (Denmark) w/ Sigor Ros, Animal Collective, etc.
July 6 Metaltown (Sweden) w/ Slipknot, Motorhead, Clutch, etc.

Official Dillinger Escape Plan Merch

INTRONAUT Premieres New Song “The Welding” with Pitchfork.com

Post-metal prog group INTRONAUT has teamed up with Pitchfork.com to premiere their new song “The Welding.” Taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming album HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, this is the second track to be revealed in its entirety from the release. HABITUAL LEVITATIONS is set for a North American release date of March 19, 2013 via Century Media Records. “The Welding” can be heard here:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14950-various-artists-the-welding/

“Milk Leg” was the first song to be revealed from HABITUAL LEVITATIONS and has caused a stir amongst INTRONAUT fans. MetalInjection.net has declared, “The track is everything that rules about a ‘naut song” and MetalSucks.net stated, “If you don’t love it, you should probably go bang your head against a wall for an hour, as you appear to have gone stupid.” The track video for “Milk Leg” can be seen here:

The song will also be released as a single sided, etched 7″ vinyl, release date TBA and can be pre-ordered here.

Leading up to the release of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, INTRONAUT is on the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. A list of remaining tour dates can be seen below. PMM is headed to Cleveland to cover the show at The House of Blues this Wednesday…look for our coverage later this week!

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02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy
02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall
02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:
http://www.facebook.com/intronaut
http://www.centurymedia.com

INTRONAUT Reveals Album Art and Track Listing; Band Releases “Milk Leg” Track Video

Post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT has revealed the album artwork and track listing for their highly anticipated album, HABITUTAL LEVITATIONS. Due out on March 19, 2013 in North America, HABITUAL LEVITATIONS will be the group’s fourth full-length album. The album artwork and layout was done by David D’Andrea who has worked with the band on previous releases. The cover art along with the track listing was posted by Loudwire.com earlier today and can be seen below.

“Milk Leg” – the first song to be revealed from the new album – has caused a stir amongst INTRONAUT fans with MetalInjection.net declaring, “The track is everything that rules about a ‘naut song” and MetalSucks.net stating, “If you don’t love it, you should probably go bang your head against a wall for an hour, as you appear to have gone stupid.” INTRONAUT just released a track video or “Milk Leg” which can be seen and heard here:

As of today, the song available for purchase on all digital outlets. In addition, the song will be released as a single sided, etched 7″ vinyl, release date TBA and can be pre-ordered here: http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Intronaut_-_Milk_Leg_Etched_7_inch_Vinyl_-PRE-ORDER-/44283

Leading up to the release of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, INTRONAUT will be on the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS, following a small run of headlining dates. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

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Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
01. Killing Birds With Stones
02. The Welding
03. Steps
04. Sore Sight For Eyes
05. Milk Leg
06. Harmonomicon
07. Eventual
08. Blood From A Stone
09. The Way Down

Headlining Dates:
02/05/13 – El Paso, TX @ Bombadiers
02/06/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
02/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
02/09/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
02/10/13 – Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:
02/11/13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
02/12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live
02/13/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
02/14/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
02/15/13 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
02/16/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
02/17/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy
02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall
02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:
http://www.facebook.com/intronaut
http://www.centurymedia.com

INTRONAUT Premieres New Song with INVISIBLE ORANGES

Post-metal prog masters INTRONAUT have teamed up with INVISIBLE ORANGES to premiere their new song “Milk Leg.” This is the first track to be released from the group’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album HABITUAL LEVITATIONS, due out on March 19, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. “Milk Leg” can be heard here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/01/exclusive-song-stream-intronauts-milk-leg/

“Milk Leg” will be available on all digital platforms on February 5, 2013. In addition, the song will be released as a single sided, etched 7″ vinyl of the single will follow, release date TBA. The “Milk Leg” artwork was designed by Randy Ortiz of Damn the Design and can be seen below.

Leading up to the release of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS on March 19, 2013, INTRONAUT will be on the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS, following a small run of headlining dates. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

Pittsburgh Music Magazine will be traveling to Cleveland to bring all the highlights of the show plus interviews…

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Headlining Dates:
02/03/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
02/04/13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol
02/05/13 – El Paso, TX @ Bombadiers
02/06/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
02/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
02/09/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
02/10/13 – Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:
02/11/13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
02/12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live
02/13/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
02/14/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
02/15/13 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
02/16/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
02/17/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy
02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall
02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:
http://www.facebook.com/intronaut
http://www.centurymedia.com

INTRONAUT Announces Headlining Shows

Post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT recently announced that after much anticipation, their new album HABITUAL LEVITATIONS will be released in North America on March 19, 2013.  Leading up to the release of the album, INTRONAUT will be playing a handful of headlining shows and will then head out on a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS.  A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

On February 5, 2013 INTRONAUT will release “Milk Leg,” the first single off of HABITUAL LEVITATIONS. The song will be available on all digital platforms on this date, and the single will also be released as a single sided, etched 7″ vinyl, with a release date to TBA.

Drums for HABITUAL LEVITATIONS were recorded by producer John Haddad [Exhumed, Phobia] and Derek Donley [Bereft] handled recording for all other elements on the record.  It was mixed by Josh Newell and artwork and layout will be done by David D’Andrea who has worked with the band on previous albums.

INTRONAUT recently posted a rehearsal video, where they are practicing a new song that will be featured on HABITUAL LEVITATIONS.  The footage can be seen here:http://youtu.be/WJwKs3EBeAY

INTRONAUT’s last studio album, Valley Of Smoke, was met with vast critical acclaim and resulted in the band landing a direct support slot for TOOL, as well as a number of other key acts.

The band is confirmed for this year’s Roadburn Festival held in the Netherlands and will be doing a full European tour around the event with The Atlas Moth and Castle.

Headlining Dates:

02/03/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

02/04/13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol

02/06/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

02/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

02/09/13 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar

02/10/13 – Tallahassee, FL @ Rehab

Dates with Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders:

02/11/13 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

02/12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage / Earthlink Live

02/13/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

02/14/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

02/15/13 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

02/16/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

02/17/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/19/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Sound Academy

02/20/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

02/21/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

02/22/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

02/23/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

02/24/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

02/26/13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Union Hall

02/27/13 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

03/01/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

03/02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater

03/03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

For more information on INTRONAUT, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/intronaut

http://www.centurymedia.com

Motometer Serves Up Addictive Self Titled Debut

Did you ever find yourself surfing YouTube and watching the “Will it Blend?” segments for hours on end? Imagine taking two very talented “guns for hire” musicians who met at NAAM and putting them in a blender with influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, King Crimson, Cream, The Black Keys, Deep Purple, Audioslave, Animals As Leaders and Frank Zappa. What comes out is Motormeter and the taste is addictive.

Motometer is the duo of Stephen Dusenberry (drums, samples, synthesizers) and Adam Fagelson (frankenbass). The group has played with some well-known artist including Peter Cetera, George Clinton, James Brown, Steve Miller, George Benson, Maynard Ferguson, Foghat and Molly Hatchett. And this Sunday July 7 you can catch them doing their own thing at Altar Bar at PM with Protomen, Tracksploitation, and Dethlehem.

As Pittsburgh Music Magazine played their self-titled debut “Motometer” at maximum volume it was found that the blend of genres kept a groove that could be explained as the feel of watching an evil science project unwinding into something out of control and dangerous yet you can’t stop staring at it’s beauty. The instrumental tracks that are punctuated by ‘movie-like’ snippets for vocals throughout felt like being in a sports car driving top speed at 2AM with no headlights on a mountain with no guardrails. In short: We dug it. There are so many layers to their music and so many little nuances to pick up on. The rhythmically based tunage has funk, jazz, metal, and rock all over it. Songs such as opener ‘Mexi Pepsi’ and follow up ‘Cuda’ have a gorgeous atmosphere that is reminiscent of Rush, Joe Satriani, and late night horror flicks from Japan. As the effort progresses there are hints in ‘Flint’, ‘Hwood’, and ‘The Eight’ of ZZ Top, Chick Corea, White Zombie-ish/Queens of the Stone Age style vocal clips, all topped off with a feeling of having becoming more broadened yet secretly dirtier for listening. The whole piece goes together like a finely orchestrated meal- many courses all tempting your listening buds in different ways.
What you really get is something quite familiar yet entirely unique at the same time. When musicians create for themselves rather than for the masses you get an artistic purity that can’t help but rub off on those who love music and not just what is marketed to them. In these dog days of summer Pittsburgh Music Mag will be grabbing the ice and liquor and hitting the “Motometer” button on the music blender full blast.

Motometer has already caught quite a buzz. Check out some of these quotes:
“They really have something unique happening”
Will Kennedy (Drummer) – The Yellowjackets, Quincy Jones
“{Fagelson} weaves pop sensibility with dynamic, rip roaring rock and roll bravado.”
Charleston City Paper
“Dusenberry’s precision and melodic sense are flawless across the heavily complex material. The drummer’s intensity, innovation, and rhythmic complexity are constantly showcased.”
Modern Drummer
“Motometer are one of the coolest bands to come out in a long time. Their debut release is sure to garner them a lot of attention.”
GW Hill (editor-in-chief) – Music Street Journal

Be sure to check them out here:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MotometerMusic
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/motometer

And download “Motometer” here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/motometer/id508702061

To book Motometer:
motometermusic@gmail.com