GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Hooligans Stream Dungeon Bastards At MetalSucks; Record To Infect The Masses This Friday Via Tankcrimes

This Friday, Tankcrimes will infect the masses with the sonic mutations of Dungeon Bastards, the new full-length from the masked madmen in GHOUL. Captured and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, and mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, Dungeon Bastards wields eleven hemorrhage-inducing tracks of the band’s now-patented Creepsylvanian splatterthrash.
In advance of its release, today the ghouligans at MetalSucks are streaming the record in full noting, “Dungeon Bastards isn’t just GHOUL‘s finest album to date – it’s one of 2016’s strongest albums to date, a pipe bomb hybrid of thrash, death metal, and hardcore that is effortlessly aggro andfun. Dungeon Bastards is the kind of record that will have you looking cockeyed at anyone who claims not to like it.”
Hear Dungeon Bastards, courtesy of MetalSucks, at THIS LOCATION.
 
You can also check out the band’s fan-made “Ghoulunatics” video HERE.
Dungeon Bastards will rear its seditious head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD and digital formats. The record will also come in slime green and blood red vinyl options with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins. CD preorders are available HERE, vinyl HERE, and digital HERE.
GHOUL is currently soiling stages with blood, dread, and disease nationwide supporting Carcass and Crowbar on a seventeen-city US tour. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will come to a closeAugust 8th. Additional support is being provided by Night Demon. Following their run with Carcass,GHOUL will contaminate four more cities on a smattering of headlining shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
GHOUL w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
End Tour
8/06/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY *
8/07/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
8/08/2016 Rock Room – Kansas City, MO*
8/13/2016 Metro – Oakland, CA *
*GHOUL Headlining Shows
Utters Mass Movement of GHOUL’s latest masterwork, “Infused with the savage technicality of thrash behemoths and legendary crossover beasts such as Blind Illusion and Attitude, the energy and power of early Death and Sodom and the morbid humours of GWAR, GHOUL‘s lifelong mission has taken another crucial step toward world domination. Thrashing time is here…” In a 5/5 score Skulls ‘N’ Bones points out, “Yes, GHOUL has a humorous appearance and slant on their music, but don’t let that fool you. These guys write some seriously good metal and can back everything up with solid musicianship to boot.” Metal Reviews concurs in an 85/100 rating, “With so many gimmicks, it would seem surprising at first glance that GHOUL has continued for this long, but those gimmicks, and the not-so-secret identities of the band members, are just window dressing that covers music that can stand on its own merits. Dungeon Bastards continues GHOUL‘s policy of high quality with a blast of noise that will leave fans wishing for more than ten tracks.” Ave Noctum crowns Dungeon Bastards, “the best thing GHOUL has put out to date.” In Decibel’s For Those About To Squawk column, Waldo awards the record, “7 Fucking Pecks,” noting, “The production here is crisp and choppy and adds to the fun of this release… add in the sing-a-long choruses and you have a pretty beaking cool release.” Concludes Riot Nerd, “GHOUL‘s live antics and theatrical presentation may get kids through the door and asses in the seats (hell, it certainly got my attention), but on Dungeon Bastards they prove themselves the best of the best of the red food coloring and corn syrup set, with the deft musicianship and songwriting chops to take on anyone, masked, facepainted, or otherwise. Stalwart Creepsylvanians take heed, there’s about to be a population boom. Haters, doubters, trolls, and lurkers won’t be able to deny the ‘naked, merciless force’ of Dungeon Bastards, and GHOUL have earned every single new blood soaked fist in the air.”

CHANT Music Video Blocked From YouTube

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Band addresses YouTube’s selective censorship

 

YouTube has censored tribal-industrial drum project CHANT, removing the band’s extended music video for their track “Need” late last week.

The video-hosting super-website did not cite specific reasons for the ban, simply noting it had been “flagged as inappropriate”, and later removed after determining that “the video content was in violation of their Community Guidelines”.

CHANT joins Angelspit, Hirsute Pursuit, and other bands in the electronic-industrial genre that have been
censored by YouTube for their content. Bands such as Die Antwoord, Flaming Lips, Micronauts, and Lenny Kravitz continue to host sexually graphic videos and remain unbanned to this day.

“To quote Bill Hicks, ‘I almost forgot this was the USA… the United States of Advertising!'” says Bradley Bills of CHANT. “On one hand, I knew what I created was pushing limits – that it would invoke an emotional response and possibly make some people uncomfortable, but regardless of the subject matter: there’s no mistaking that the ‘Need’ video is an Art film and Art by nature needs no censorship. The video was set to the proper YouTube guidelines, viewable by mature audiences only, and if I were an established artist making coveted ad revenue for YouTube – this would not have been an issue.”
CHANT fans had the opportunity to own/view a copy of the ‘Need’ music video by purchasing a limited edition copy from the Band’s site, stored on a USB Thumb drive, along with physical props used in the actual video shoot – all of which have now sold out.

“I’ll take the ban as a compliment and find satisfaction knowing that copies of the ‘Need’ film are also in the hands of my Fans, and as with all Art it will find its way into the public forum again, no matter how many corporations try to censor and decide what we all should or should not have access to see,” says Bills.
Later this week, CHANT will re-host the extended, uncensored cut of “Need” to VIMEO.

ABOUT CHANT

CHANT, an Austin, TX based industrial rock project created by Bradley Bills, has toured the US nationally, and released 2 independent albums paving the way to work with many acclaimed artists within the underground music genre (Pigface/Evil Mothers/Die Krupps). For more information, music downloads, and social media links, go to www.chantproject.com/info. For live show preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=032mr19pqso

 

CHANT Website http://www.chantproject.com
CHANT MySpace http://www.myspace.com/chant
CHANT Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Chantproject
CHANT Twitter http://www.twitter.com/chantproject

 

SF Weekly Premieres Maus Haus Track “Hey Jean”

Listen to “Hey Jean” Via SF Weekly

San Francisco’s Maus Haus have just released their new EP ‘Light Noise’. Released on new imprint Lavish Habits, the EP perfectly captures the band’s electrifying live energy.

Maus Haus’ sound is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.

Since the release of 2009’s sprawling Lark Marvels, the band has progressed from a stage-filling 7-person ensemble to a powerful 4-piece with each member attending to multiple instruments, recalling the frenetic live performances of Battles.

Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, Black Moth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on both coasts and between. The band was awarded “Best New Synth Rockers” from SF Weekly, and “Band of the Year” from the Deli Magazine. In 2010, the band shared San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival main stage with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, and Holy Fuck.

Maus Haus Premiere Cinema 90 Cover on Consequence of Sound – US Tour This Fall

Listen to Maus Haus Cover Cinema 90’s “In Ultra Violet” Via Consequence of Sound Here

MAUS HAUS TOUR DATES

10/2/2012 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/3/2012 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/4/2012 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
10/5/2012 Denver CO Larimer Lounge*
10/6/2012 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room*
10/7/2012 St Louis, MO – Firebird*
10/9/2012 Chicago, IL – Burlington Bar
10/11/2012 Toronto, ONT – Club Nocturne (Indie Fest Toronto)
10/12/2012 Montreal, QUE – Club Lambi
10/13/2012 Québec, QC – L’Agitée
10/15/2012 Winooski, VT – The Monkey House#
10/17/2012 New York, NY – Pianos (afternoon show)
10/17/2012 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium (evening show)
10/18/2012 New York, NY – The Delancey (Deli Magazine CMJ)
10/19/2012 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s^
10/20/2012 Washington, DC – Red Palace^
10/21/2012 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506^
10/23/2012 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall^
10/24/2012 Atlanta, GA – EARL^
10/25/2012 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree^
10/26/2012 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
10/27/2012 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
10/29/2012 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
10/31/2012 San Diego,CA – Bar Eleven
11/02/2012 Los Angeles,CA – The Smell
11/3/2012 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

* support for The Dodos
^ support for Generationals
# support for The Intelligence

San Francisco’s Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.

Since the release of 2009’s sprawling Lark Marvels, the band has progressed from a stage-filling 7-person ensemble to a powerful 4-piece with each member attending to multiple instruments, recalling the frenetic live performances of Battles. The upcoming seven-track Light Noise EP is slated for digital release October 2, and physical release October 23 by new imprint Lavish Habits.

Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, Black Moth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on both coasts and between. The band was awarded “Best New Synth Rockers” from SF Weekly, and “Band of the Year” from the Deli Magazine. In 2010, the band shared San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival main stage with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, and Holy Fuck.