In Tall Buildings Announce Headlining North American Spring Tour/Pittsburgh 3/27

In Support of New Album 
Akinetic

“… delightfully anomalous compositions….” – CULTURE COLLIDE

“…deftly arranged metropolitan pop…” – STEREOGUM

“…lovely…the perfect soundtrack to your snow-soaked mid-week.” – SPIN

…expertly crafted…” – PASTE

Wide-eyed and instantly likable…” – POP MATTERS

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall aka In Tall Buildings is excited to announce his North American Spring tour in support of his new album Akinetic,out March 2nd on Western Vinyl. The two-week run will feature a new, full live band, starting in Milwaukee and hitting major cities in the Midwest and Northeast.

On Akinetic, Hall worked with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) out of Hall’s home studio in Chicago. The album yields his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet over the course of ten tracks, blending rock, indie-folk, ambient, and electronica to create spacious and textured handmade pop.

Watch video for lead single “Beginning To Fade”

Tour Dates

Friday March 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room
Saturday March 24 –  Chicago, IL Album Release Show @ Schubas
Tuesday March 27 –  Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Wednesday 28 –  Washington, DC @ DC9
Thursday March 29 –  Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Friday March 30 –  Boston, MA @ Café 939
Saturday March 31 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House
Sunday April 1  – Northhampton, MA @ The Parlour Room
Monday April 2 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
Tuesday April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
Thursday April 5 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
Friday April 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Pioneer


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LO-PAN Premieres “Go West” At Clrvynt; Limited-Edition In Tensions EP To See Release This January Via Aqualamb Records

 
LO-PAN Premieres “Go West” At Clrvynt; Limited-Edition In Tensions EP To See Release This January Via Aqualamb Records
 

In Tensions
is the forthcoming, limited-edition five-song EP from Columbus, Ohio riff rockers LO-PAN.
Their first release on Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records (Husbandry, Black Black Black, Godmaker et al),In Tensions marks the next stage in the band’s ever-evolving direction – anchored by the lead single “Go West,” an optimistic, sun-kissed, open highway anthem.

“It’s about setting out to accomplish a goal and then having that goal change along the way and ultimately realizing the new goal was better than what you wanted in the first place,” singer Jeff Martin elaborates of the track. A perfect rallying cry for action in uncertain times, Martin continues, “it’s also about getting out and doing something…. So keep moving forward. Keeping progressing. Keep evolving.”

In celebration of the release of In Tensions, Clrvynt is currently streaming “Go West” RIGHT HERE.

LO-PAN‘s In Tensions will be released on 10-inch vinyl limited to 500 copies and accompanied by a one-hundred-page book featuring artwork by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design as well LO-PAN tour diaries, flyers, and a complete collection lyrics from LO-PAN‘s previous releases: Sasquanaut,Salvador, and Colossus. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

In Tensions is equal parts modern sludge metal and ’90s-influenced alt rock – synthesized to perfection. Jeff Martin has never sounded more soulful, confident, and passionate on record. The riffs courtesy of the now former guitarist Adrian Lee Zambrano compliment the tribal influenced drums of Jesse Bartz and grounding bass lines of Skot Thompson, pummeling the listener on each repeated listen.

Said Two Guys Metal Reviews in an advance review of the record, “It’s easy to get lost in this album simply because In Tensions demonstrates the sort of pulse that made records in the ’70s so addictive. It’s a sort of constant throb that winds its way through every song on the album and makes it feel even shorter than its five tracks would suggest. This is a good thing though – In Tensions rapidly becomes highly addictive, an album you wrap up and then can’t help but want to jam again.”
Recorded in Columbus, Ohio by Joe Viers, with mixings duties split between Jonathan Nunez (Torche, Shitstorm) and Ryan Haft (Wrong, Capsule) in Miami, and mastered in Chicago by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles), In Tensions is a sonic masterpiece created across multiple time zones – the fruit of relationships forged through the band’s unending dedication to the life of touring road dogs.

The band also hit a major touring milestone in 2016, having logged over 250,000 miles on their original van since 2005 – crossing the country countless times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High On Fire, Weedeater, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu, Atomic Bitchwax, Black Cobra, and Bongzilla. Not surprisingly, they’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock as a result.

And with In Tensions, they show no sign of slowing down. A full US tour in support of In Tensions is expected this Winter along with a European tour in the Spring of 2017.

Columbus Ohio unit, LO-PAN’s, release ‘In Tensions’

coverexactyxLO-PAN’s fifth release, In Tensions, is a new five-song EP that sees the seasoned Columbus, Ohio unit continuing their blistering trajectory, building on the infectious, riff-filled grooves of their 2014 full-length, Colossus.

Their first release on Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records (Husbandry, Black Black Black, Godmaker et al), In Tensions also marks the next stage in the band’s ever-evolving direction — anchored by the lead single “Go West,” an optimistic, sun-kissed, open highway anthem. Regarding the song, singer Jeff Martin elaborates, “It’s about setting out to accomplish a goal and then having that goal change along the way. And ultimately realizing the new goal was better than what you wanted in the first place.” A perfect rallying cry for action in uncertain times, Martin continues, “it’s also about getting out and doing something…. So keep moving forward. Keeping progressing. Keep evolving.”

LO-PAN has indeed been moving forward, both figuratively and literally. In Tensions is equal parts modern sludge metal and ‘90s-influenced alt rock — synthesized to perfection. Jeff Martin has never sounded more soulful, confident, and passionate on record. The riffs courtesy of the now former guitarist Adrian Lee Zambrano compliment the tribal influenced drums of Jesse Bartz and grounding bass lines of Skot Thompson, pummeling the listener on each repeated listen.

Recorded in Columbus, Ohio by Joe Viers, with mixings duties split between Jonathan Nunez (Torche, Shitstorm) and Ryan Haft (Wrong, Capsule) in Miami, and mastered in Chicago by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles), In Tensions is a sonic masterpiece created across multiple time zones — the fruit of relationships forged through the band’s unending dedication to the life of touring road dogs.

The band also hit a major touring milestone in 2016, having logged over 250,000 miles on their original van since 2005 — crossing the country countless times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High On Fire, Weedeater, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu, Atomic Bitchwax, Black Cobra, and Bongzilla. Not surprisingly, they’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock as a result.

And with In Tensions, they show no sign of slowing down. A full US tour in support of In Tensions is expected this Winter along with a European tour in the Spring of 2017.

LO-PAN’s In Tensions will be released on 10-inch vinyl limited to 500 copies and accompanied by a one-hundred-page book featuring artwork by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design as well LO-PAN tour diaries, flyers, and a complete collection lyrics from LO-PAN’s previous releases: Sasquanaut, Salvador, and Colossus.

Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

 

Inspired by the lack of album art in the age of invisible music, Brooklyn-based record label Aqualamb publishes one-hundred+ page printed books of artwork and writings as physical accompaniments to its releases. Essentially, each album’s art and liner notes (traditionally confined to an LP gatefold, a CD booklet, or the screen of some music-playing device) are reconfigured into an expanded book form. Each book also includes a download code for the music.

LO-PAN is:
Jeff Martin – vocals
Skot Thompson – bass
Jesse Bartz – drums
Chris Thompson – guitar
Additional Musician:
Adrian Lee Zambrano – guitars on In Tensions

 

 

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SABATON Prepares for Battle – U.S. Tour with Trivium and Huntress/Pittsburgh date 10/10 @StageAE

Introducing New Guitarist Tommy Johansson
 
New Album The Last Stand Out Now via Nuclear Blast
 

In just three weeks, Swedish metal favorites SABATON – recognized globally by fans for their unique brand of historical battle-themed metal – will return to the United States for the 2016 “Silence In The Snow” Fall Tour with headliners Trivium and fellow special guest Huntress. This is a can’t-miss line-up! The tour begins on September 15 in Columbus, OH and comes to a close on October 21 st in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Pick up your tickets via www.sabaton.net/tour and see below for all current tour dates.
These dates will be the first time U.S. fans get to see SABATON performing with their new guitarist Tommy Johansson. The band issued a statement yesterday regarding the departure of their former guitarist Thobbe En glund and the addition of Johansson: “Thank you Thobbe, welcome Tommy! Our guitar player Thobbe did his final concert with us on last Saturday’s very emotional show at the SABATON OPEN AIR festival. Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lots of mixed feelings. But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand, from now on you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with SABATON and we all look forward to see you on the road!”
Johansson added:“For me to be a part of the SABATON family is a huge honor and I couldn’t be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. I’ve been following SABATON since 2005 when I saw them live for the first time and I have loved the band ever since, so when they asked me to join there was no hesitation. Although, they did ask me already back in 2012 but for many personal reasons it was not a good time for me to hit the road and give everything that was needed to the band. So I declined, but we have stayed in touch since then. I also want to say that Thobbe is a great guitarist and such a wonderful guy! My job is not to replace him, it’s to contribute to the band with my own style of guitar playing but of course also to keep his fans happy by playing his wonderful solos with pride. I look forward to meet you all on tour and to do what I love the most in life – to play heavy metal!”
Last Friday, August 19, SABATON released their latest album The Last Stand via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy of the heavy metal masterpiece now in various physical formats, or digitally. For fans who want a little extra, don’t miss the “Tank Edition”.
More on

The Last Stand:
‘The Lost Battalion’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘Blood Of Bannockburn’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘Shiroyama’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
‘The Art Of War’ OFFICIAL LIVE CLIP:
 
See what press is saying about SABATON’s

The Last Stand:
“Most diverse SABATON war ever!ˮ– SPARK (CZ), David Havlena
 
“Everything SABATON stand for, compressed on 37 exciting minutes! The Last Stand goes straight forward without off-time, delivers hit after hit in the famous SABATON style, but still provides enough space for new sounds and surprises.ˮ – METAL HAMMER (D), Sebastian Kessler
 
“Best SABATON record so far. The Last Stand has a better sound, bombastic vocals and a future crowd favorite called ‘The Lost Battalion’.”– AARDSCHOK (NL), Michael van Rijswijk
SABATON US Tour Dates with Trivium & Huntress:
9/15 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/17 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – off date – w/ Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried and Me & Fallujah
9/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/20 – Little Rock, AR @ The Metroplex
9/22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/24 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
9/25 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater – Knotfest
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium/Underground
9/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/2 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life
10/4 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex
10/6 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/8 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15 – Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
10/17 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
 
About SABATON:
Formed in Falun, Sweden in 1999, SABATON is best known for singing almost exclusively about historical wars and battles, a direction the band members decided to take on after watching the 1999 Academy Award-winning film Saving Private Ryan. The band thoroughly researches their topics to ensure the songs paint accurate and objective portraits of the historical event they’re singing about, which are narrated from an omniscient point-of-view or in first-person as a soldier caught in the line of fire.  Like their home country of Sweden,SABATON aims to remain politically neutral in their role as musical war historians.SABATON have reached their unshaken position as heavy metal’s AAA-torchbearer after releasing ingenious studio recordings and playing endless amount of unforgettable live shows.The Last Stand is another unquestionable and bulletproof evidence of SABATON‘s top class abilities and it will be followed by the band’s most gigantic world tour to date.
Visit SABATON online atwww.SABATON.net:

THE DEAD DEADS SET FOR SUMMER TOUR WITH BUSH AND CHEVELLE

The Dead Deads are about to head out on tour supporting Bush and Chevelle and will be rolling into Pittsburgh at Stage AE on the 29th.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “SYMPATHY SEX” HERE
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(New York, NY) Nashville-based hard-rockers The Dead Deads are heading out this summer touring with rock legends Bush and Chevelle. With dates on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, the band is hitting the road in support of the upcoming album For Your Obliteration, out August 26th.

With influences ranging from legends like Nirvana and Black Sabbath to underground heroes like Mutemath and Savages, The Dead Deads are out to reinvent rock ‘n’ roll for a new generation of live music fanatics. The upcoming album (produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet), features the lead track “Sympathy Sex” which was released a few days ago – check video here.

2016 has already been a banner year for the band as they’ve continued to build a name for themselves in their hometown of Nashville and throughout the country. Having already performed with the likes of Motorhead, Slayer, Seether and Halestorm, The Dead Deads are swinging fists and ready to knock down anyone standing in the way.

See below for a full list of tour dates with Bush and Chevelle. For Your Obliteration is out August 26th which will be followed by another run of dates in support of the release.

TOUR DATES

July 23rd ‐ PNC Pavilion ‐ Cincinnati, OH
July 24th ‐ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre ‐ Sterling Heights, MI
July 26th ‐ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn ‐ Indianapolis, IN
July 27th ‐ Express Live! ‐ Columbus, OH
July 29th ‐ Stage AE ‐ Pittsburgh, PA
July 31st ‐ Orbit Room ‐ Grand Rapids, MI *
August 2nd ‐ The Rapids Theatre ‐ Niagara Falls, NY *
August 3rd ‐ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ‐ Boston, MA
August 5th ‐ Stone Pony Summer Stage ‐ Asbury Park, NJ
August 6th ‐ Webster Hall ‐ New York, NY *
August 7th ‐ The Fillmore ‐ Philadelphia, PA *
August 9th ‐ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ‐ Charlotte, NC
August 11th ‐ ArtsQuest Musikfest ‐ Bethlehem, PA
August 10th ‐ The National ‐ Richmond, VA *
August 13th ‐ Maine State Pier ‐ Portland, ME
August 14th ‐ Pier Six Pavilion ‐ Baltimore, MD
* Bush and The Dead Deads only

Red Sun Are Celebrating Ten Years of Poor Life Choices!

Heavy stoner/sludge/doom band Red Sun — founded April 20, 2003 in Warren, Ohio — are celebrating their tenth anniversary by throwing a huge concert in Columbus, OH, on Saturday April 20, 2013.
The band — consisting of Zach Germaniuk (guitar/vocals), Joseph Rosenblum(drums/vocals), and Roger Vincent (bass/vocals) — has come a long way over the past ten years and a lot of stories have come out of that: according to Germaniuk, “We started out as three gawky high school kids growing up in Warren, OH (birthplace of Dave Grohl).  We’ve had like 5 bass players through that time and I’d say the fact that we kept the band together for ten years through a lot of personal adversity, overcoming addictions, living and working in different cities and still making time for this particular band is a huge milestone in itself. When we started, we were really the only high school band from our town that was actively playing shows in other cities, and I think we really took it to heart at a very young age.  I think we’ve made more mistakes than milestones, honestly, but we’re really trying our best to learn from those mistakes and live up to the expectations of our mentors and ourselves, too.”
Red Sun‘s members are currently located across the state of Ohio (in Columbus, Dayton, and Cleveland) but they consider Columbus their home because that’s where they spent most of their formative years as a band, developing their sound, as well as forging a long-term friendship with fellow Columbusites Lo-Pan.  Guitarist Germaniuk explains, “They, more than any other band, are probably why Red Sun didn’t break up years ago.  They were our guides when we were 19, 20, 21 years old.  Playing shows with them, and being as good as they are, you either have to get better or just quit, because they’re going to blow you off stage.  Our feeling was, if we could at least be good enough to not look like complete fools in front of them and their audience, we would be OK.”
Some of the band’s more recent highlights include the release of a split 7″ (2011,Innervenus Music) with Mockingbird from Akron, Ohio, as well as a live EP (2012, Innervenus/Unhallowed Records) that was recorded at Carabar (in Columbus) during the band’s summer 2011 tour with Churches Burn (from Columbus) and Pledge of Cain (from France).  They later said that drummer Joe Rosenblum’s grandmother died the day that recording was made, and “there was just a lot of anger and frustration and sadness before the show.  So to be able to get onstage and let all of that out was an almost spiritual healing for all of us — you can hear the catharsis in the music when you listen to that recording, for sure.”
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Given the fact that all three members live in different cities, they have also found time to work on other projects outside of Red Sun: Joe plays in the hardcore band Swarm and the instrumental unit Matter of Planets, while Zach was invited to sit in on guitar on garage/psych band The Wooly Bullies‘ last record, which has since developed into a new minimalist, ambient project called Loner (which expects to have a debut record out sometime in fall or winter 2013).  However, since all three guys are such close friends that really enjoy making music together, there are no plans for Red Sun to slow down any time soon.  In fact, following their anniversary celebration, they will be heading back into the studio in May to record material for another split release, while also working on writing new material for a future full-length studio album.  They’ve described the songs as “a mix of probably our most aggressive and also introspective songs to date, [although] we’ve always been a band with dual personality disorder: we still try to keep a lot of that teenage punk rock energy in our music, even as we get older and write heavier music to fit the shits life has taken on all of us.”  In addition, details are currently being finalized for summer and fall touring.  A decade in and still going strong, 2013 is shaping up to be Red Sun‘s biggest year yet!
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“Come help us celebrate a decade of lost brain cells, diminished hearing, and blackened lungs!”
The Red Sun Tenth Anniversary Celebration is being held on Saturday, April 20, 2013
at Cafe Bourbon St. (2210 Summit Street, Columbus OH 43201) and The Summit(2216 Summit Street, Columbus OH 43201)
Admission is only $7 for 7 incredible bands (cover charge is good for both locations).
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30 SHARP at Cafe Bourbon St.
Bands will be performing approximately each half hour, alternating between the two venues.
Scheduled to perform:
  • Red Sun
  • Lo-Pan (Columbus, OH)
  • Mockingbird (Akron, OH)
  • Before the Eyewall (Columbus, OH)
  • Biipiigwaan (Ottawa, ON)
  • Sistered (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Matter of Planets (Columbus, OH)
More details on this event can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/498162070239852/
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LEGION ISSUE STUDIO UPDATE

Columbus metal titans LEGION have issued a studio update surrounding their yet-to-be-titled new release. The band has been hard at work with prodcuer Daniel Laskiewicz of THE ACACIA STRAIN and have vowed to release their most ferocious material to date:

The band recently signed a worldwide deal with eOne / Good Fight music and will release a brand new record this spring. After recently finishing up a successful run on the END OF THE WORLD TOUR supporting JOB FOR A COWBOY this past December, the band will support label-mates THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE and friends YOUR MEMORIAL starting in March.

Gaining exposure through their own DIY touring and performances at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the band has come a long way in a short amount of time. The video for “Perverse Icon” has offered YouTube users a glimpse at just what Legion is capable of achieving on stage. Tracks like “Disclosure of Sin” and “Righteous Dictation” are emblematic of Legion’s skillful precision when it comes to balancing aggressive metallic destruction with trippy groove.

TOUR DATES

3/15 Virginia Beach, VA
Club Relevant

3/16 Lancaster, PA
The Chameleon Club

3/17 Lemoyne, PA
The Champ

3/18 Buffalo, NY
Broadway Joe’s

3/19 Worcester, MA
Palladium

3/20 Albany, NY
Bogie’s

3/22 Middletown, NY
Sounds Asylum

3/23 Hartford, CT
Webster Underground

3/24 Clifton, NJ
Dingbatz

3/25 Trenton, NJ
Backstage at Championship

3/26 Long Island, NY
The Spotlight

3/27 Brooklyn, NY
The Morgan