PG.LOST Swedish Instrumentalists Stream Versus Full-Length At Decibel; Record To Drop This Friday Via Pelagic + European Dates Supporting Alcest And Mono Confirmed


“At seven songs, Versus runs the gamut from calm and serene to thunderous and powerful, hitting every point in between.” — Decibel

Long-running Swedish post-rock collective PG.LOST will unveil the breathtaking sounds of their fifth full-length, Versus, this Friday via Pelagic Records. A true post-rock masterwork, Versus is brimming with melancholic depth, emotional heaviness, and catchy musical ideas delivered as one in an incredible mass of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only four people creating these vast orchestral landscapes.

In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the offering in its entirety noting, “The Swedish instrumentalists have an ear for creating soundscapes that serve as epic listening experiences, and with Versus, PG.LOST makes it clear that their new album is no exception. At seven songs, Versus runs the gamut from calm and serene to thunderous and powerful, hitting every point in between.”

Comments the band, “With a few albums, in hindsight we can proudly say that we’ve achieved something special with Versus and maybe for the first time in ten years we’ve created an album that sonically sounds the way we wanted it to. It’s not the typical post-rock trip but instead it’s a full-bodied intense journey with our recipe of growling bass, heavy drums and wide guitars – but this time surrounded with an electric atmosphere.”

Hear the swelling sounds of PG.LOST’s Versus at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, PG.LOST will support Alcest on Mono on select dates of their their European co-headlining tour. See all confirmed PG.LOST shows below.

PG. LOST w/ Alcest, Mono:
11/18/2016 VK – Brussels, BE
11/19/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL
11/20/2016 P60 – Amstelveen, NL
11/21/2016 Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, DE
11/22/2016 Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK
11/23/2016 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
11/24/2016 Parkteatret – Oslo, NO
11/25/2016 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
11/26/2016 KB – Malmo, SE
11/27/2016 Binuu – Berlin, DE
11/28/2016 B90 – Gdansk , PL
11/29/2016 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
11/30/2016 Szene – Vienna, AT
12/01/2016 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
12/02/2016 Tabacka – Kosice, SK
12/03/2016 Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
 
Versus will be available on September 16th, 2016 via Pelagic Records on CD and 2xLP in a gatefold sleeve, printed on uncoated paper with limited edition colored vinyl available. Preorders are available now. For CD, visit THIS LOCATION, for 2xLP go HERE, and 2xLP + T-shirt bundle HERE. Fans of Mono, Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Cult Of Luna, EF, Caspian, and Russian Circles pay heed.

Said Echoes And Dust of the offering,Versus is a real gem of an album. There are so many facets to behold, to analyze, and to appreciate. Sometimes it is a sluggish and lumbering beast of a track with slow riffs and heavy tones. Other times, it’s got a driving beat behind it, flirting with post-metal territory. My favorite times are the cinematic passages of electronica-lead calmness, like it was a bonus track from the ‘It Follows’ soundtrack.” In a 9.5/10 review Progressive Music Planet gushes, “Where have you been all my life, PG.LOST?… Too often I think I’ve heard everything but then an album like Versus comes along and shakes me. This is how to make powerful instrumental music.Versus is without a doubt one of the better albums of 2016.” Adds South China Morning Post, “Much like sonic peers Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky, PG.LOST create haunting soundscapes through the rise and fall of dense percussion and intricate guitar play, and while they have some­times lost their way, here they have achieved a harmonious balance.”

The sound of PG.LOST is throbbing with great melancholy, but there’s also a certain element of dirty rock ‘n’ roll found deep within, as in the crushingly heavy closing section of monumental opening track “Ikaros,” in the distorted bass line kicking off the second movement, “Off The Beaten Path,” or in the huge roomy drum sound in general.

The band bought their own studio just before the recordings of Versus, which made the recording process both easier and more difficult. “It’s easy to play around too much when you don’t have studio time that is costing money,” comments guitarist Gustav Almberg. Additionally, the effect-saturated vocals, which were a trademark on previous PG.LOST releases, have disappeared on Versus, and given way to more keys and synths. “Kristian was in the middle of heavy touring with Cult Of Luna playing keys every day during that time, so he had a lot of synth-based ideas for songs. I guess this has helped us to take the band into a bit of a new direction sound wise.”

CARCASS Announces November Tour Dates With Deafheaven And Inter Arma/Pittsburgh Nov 22 @RexTheater

CARCASS Announces November Tour Dates With Deafheaven And Inter Arma
 British metal icons CARCASS will return to to North America for a headlining tour this November. Joining them are shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. Slated to commence on November 7th and run through November 27th, the band’s latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past Summer. Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets.

 

CARCASS w/ Deafheaven, Inter Arma:

11/07/2016 The Varsity Theatre – Batone Rouge, LA
11/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
11/10/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
11/11/2016 States Theater – Tampa, FL
11/12/2016 North Side Festival – Monterrey, MX (CARCASS only)
11/14/2016 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/15 /2016 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

11/17/2016 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ

11/18/2016 Reverb – Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19/2016 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
11/20/2016 The Emporium – Patchogue, NY
11/21/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/22/2016 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
11/23/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/24/2016 Dallas – Kitchener, ON
11/25/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
11/26/2016 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
11/27/2016 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

 

CARCASS continues to tour in support of Surgical Steel, released in September 2013. The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “Top 40 Band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.

Surgical Steel
was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse etc.) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.

 

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (see Reek Of Putrefaction, Symphonies Of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (see Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career,Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

 

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME announce spring headlining tour

 

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be DeafheavenIntronaut, and TheKindred. VIP mega bundles are available now exclusively via SHOWstubs.com! Additional limited (25 per city!) VIP packages will be available beginning December 10th onSHOWstubs.com and general admission tickets will be on sale via your local venue’s box office on December 17th. The tour begins February 20th!

Between The Buried And Me’s ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2012 list.

“The Parallax II: Future Sequence” press accolades:

“The Parallax II: Future Sequence offers more substance than most bands put forth in entire careers.” Decibel Magazine

“Between The Buried And Me’s music is a beautiful thing, an amazing thing, and a very complicated thing, nowhere more so than on the new album. You stand there dumbfounded at the technical wizardry of it all, wondering how in hell they manage to assemble these devilishly difficult puzzles.” DRUM! Magazine

“Between the Buried and Me Continue to dominate progressive metal with Parallax II: Future Sequence, expanding on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor.”Alternative Press

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Tour w/ Deafheaven, Intronaut, The Kindred
02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What?! Festival
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop’s
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall

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