Spiritual Cramp play Pittsburgh w/ American Nightmare & No Warning @RexTheatre on Feb 23

Spiritual Cramp is THE band to catch in Cali right now and they’re playing Pittsburgh’s Rex Theatre on Feb 23 w/ American Nightmare & No Warning.   If you like late 70’s / early 80’s working-class rock or punk, chances are you’ll like this band LOTS…

Rock ‘n roll has always reflected disgruntled youth and its rockers often create sounds that are mimetic of their inner state – what is experienced in the day-to-day. For their first release, rightly named, ‘Mass Hysteria’, Spiritual Cramp relates this state of unease in a seemingly at ease system. The sounds borrow from the past, echoes of late 70’s / early 80’s working class rock and punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker patterning.
Blowing up the Bay Area, Spiritual Cramp have quickly turned heads for their wild and unforgettable live shows up and down Cali’s coast — landing them a winter tour with American Nightmare and Pissed Jeans.
Play loud + stay tuned.

Spiritual Cramp Live Dates: 
 
02/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
02/17 – New York, NY – Market Hotel #
02/18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
02/21 – Montreal, Quebec, Canda – Fafounes ^
02/22 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Velvet ^
02/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre ^
02/24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick ^
02/25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge ^
03/9 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick %
03/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex %
03/11 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman Street %
# – w/ American Nightmare, Pissed Jeans and Protestor
^ – w/ American Nightmare and No Warning
% – w/ American Nightmare, Torso and Fireburn

“Spiritual Cramp comes to the Bay Area in a time of need. San Francisco has always been a haven for artists, musicians, punks & freaks. But here, in 2017, these types have become more offhand than on–lesser, as if that side of our culture has been tucked in, put to sleep. But, no matter how much polish is applied, no matter how clean they try to make it, there will always be danger in the city.

What we’ve learned from this big change is that existing in an affluent society can feel just as oppressive as living in a disadvantaged society, especially if one doesn’t fit certain criteria of the dominating class. Rock ‘n roll has always reflected disgruntled youth and its rockers often create sounds that are mimetic of their inner state–what is experienced in the day-to-day.

For their first release, rightly named Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Cramp relates this state of unease in a seemingly at ease system. The sounds borrow from the past, echoes of late 70’s, early 80’s working class rock ‘n roll / punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars, yet generating darker vocal rhythms, darker patterning.

Punk music and its sensibilities are all exemplified here, just as much in the visual as in the beat. “Violence keeps me up at night,” Vocalist, Michael Bingham repeats. And later, “My friends are alright.” Much of their inspiration has stemmed from UK77, Reggae Music, DIY/ hardcore / punk culture and ethics. Most of all from artist friends in the Bay Area and simple objects we find in the streets: a broken TV, telephone wires, that seemingly unimbued message that’s written on the wall. These quieter, more subdued artifacts somehow seem to say a lot about our experience, but when taking on this music, there is an urgency that portrays life in the city, life as a punk, life as of now (deathwishinc.com).”

Connect with Spiritual Cramp: Bandcamp | Spotify | YouTube

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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SABATON & KREATOR kick off their 2018 North American co-headlining tour this Thursday, February 8

Mark your calendars! Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates Kreator for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek kicking off this coming Thursday, February 8! The 24-date tour will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10.
SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out a brand new live footage video for the album’s title track, “The Last Stand”, now here: https://youtu.be/i9BupglHdtM. The video garnered over 120,000 views in just one week!
Tickets are available now via all applicable retailers and venues.
2018 SABATON & Kreator North American co-headliner tour dates:
02/08/2018 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
02/09/2018 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/10/2018 – The UC Theater – San Francisco, CA
02/12/2018 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/13/2018 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
02/14/2018 – The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
02/16/2018 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB CANADA
02/17/2018 – The Palace – Calgary, AB CANADA
02/19/2018 – Revolution – Boise, ID
02/21/2018 – The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
02/22/2018 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
02/23/2018 – The Myth – Minneapolis, MN
02/24/2018 – Orpheum – Madison, WI
02/26/2018 – 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
02/27/2018 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
03/01/2018 – The Phoenix – Toronto, ON CANADA
03/02/2018 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
03/03/2018 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
03/04/2018 – The Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
03/06/2018 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
03/07/2018 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
03/08/2018 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
03/10/2018 – Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL
03/11/2018 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
About SABATON:
Formed in Falun, Sweden in 1999, SABATON thoroughly researches their battle 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 with massive live production. The Last Stand is another unquestionable and bulletproof evidence of SABATON‘s top class abilities. The album reached the highest US & Canadian chart entries in the bands history, debuting at #63 on the Billboard U.S. Top 200 album chart and #20 on the Canadian Top 200 album chart, as well as several other charts.
 
Purchase your copy of The Last Stand here: http://nblast.de/SabatonLastStandNB
 
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Garage Days Re-Revisted To Be Re-Released! — Metallica To Release Remastered Version Of Long Out-Of-Print The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited On April 13, 2018

 Garage Days Re-Revisted To Be Re-Released!

Metallica To Release Remastered Version Of Long 
Out-Of-Print The $5.98 Ep – Garage Days Re-Revisited On April 13, 2018
 
  
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 25, 2018 –  The Wait is over…Actually, it’s back!  Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited on April 13, 2018 as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label.  
 
Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21,1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The MisfitsThe five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats!
 
Fans who pre-order the album HERE will receive an instant download of “The Wait” (originally released by Killing Joke in 1980). 
 
The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.
 
The EP will be available in the following formats:
●      CD
●      Black 180g LP
●      Cassette (LIMITED EDITION)
●      Lenticular Longbox (LIMITED EDITION)
●      Streaming & Download
●      Picture Disc (Metallica.Com Exclusive – LIMITED EDITION)
●      Red-Orange 180g LP (Metallica.Com and Indie Retail Exclusive – LIMITED EDITION)
 
Tracklisting
  1. Helpless (originally released by Diamond Head)
  2. The Small Hours (originally released by Holocaust)
  3. The Wait (originally released by Killing Joke) 
  4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (originally released by Budgie)
  5. Last Caress/Green Hell (originally released by The Misfits)  
 
 
ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and in the nearly 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia…and some of them are even true.  One more thing you should know: the European leg of their WorldWired tour will recommence on February 1st in Lisbon, Portugal, and continue through May.

Walk The Moon Press Restart Tour 2018

Walk The Moon. You may be reading this and thinking, “oh that’s the band that sings ‘Shut Up And Dance‘, right?” Well, yes, but they are so much more than that. Continue reading to hear all about how they brought the house down at Stage AE on Tuesday night and provided some temporary relief from the cold rainy weather.
On tour with them, Walk The Moon brought along Company of Thieves as their opener. Originally, they’re from Chicago, IL and have since relocated to Los Angeles. Personally, they remind me of a much poppier and mild Tonight Alive… mostly because every member in the band is male aside from the lead singer. Genevieve is the lead singer and she is amazing. She works the stage and has a very powerful voice and can take the attention of everyone in the room. I loved them. Their sound was fitting to the headliner’s genre as well and I felt they meshed well. I hate going to shows and the openers’ genre(s) don’t match or mesh well with who the headliner is. Company of Thieves was the perfect opener and their set was fantastic. Their performance was fun and upbeat and kept the audience’s attention throughout. Their Facebook is linked above and you can follow them on just about every form of social media (and I suggest you check out their music on Spotify as well if Indie/Pop is your thing).
Walk The Moon opened up their set with “Press Restart” from their newest album, ‘What If Nothing’. According to their Facebook page, they are considered Indie/Visual/Lyrical, which is very fitting after having seen them live. Their light show is amazing and rivals The 1975. May not beat it, but it’s up there. They play around with tons of different colors (no pun intended… you’ll understand in a few seconds) and have produced an all around fun production to go along with their crazy talent.
Later in the set, they slowed it down a bit for “Aquaman” and “Surrender” to which the crowd sang every word. “Different Colors” was soon after (see I told you). Before this, lead singer, Nicholas Petricca gave a little speech about equality and our society. Their light show included every different color on the spectrum, with a visual in the background with rainbow colors, the universal representation of equality.
If I could say anything that’s very consistent within their show, it would be to bring ear plugs because it’s very loud and also, don’t be afraid to dance. Have some fun because they make it hard not to. “Shut Up And Dance” really got the crowd moving. Everyone was singing along, dancing, and fist pumping. A few songs later, they got the crowd moving again with “One Foot”, and as I said before, if you’re at a Walk The Moon show, don’t be afraid to dance. Even if you suck at it. They make it so hard to just sit and watch. So, do yourself a favor and give in and dance your socks off.
They continued with “Next In Line” and “Headphones” before leaving the stage and awaiting the screaming crowd, aka their cue to come back and do the encore. Once the crowd was loud enough, they came back and made a point to note that this was the loudest crowd of the tour so far. That of course got the crowd to be even louder. The encore consisted of two hits from the 2014 release, ‘Talking Is Hard‘, “Up 2 U” and finally, “Anna Sun“.
I can honestly say this was one of the most fun shows I’ve been to in a while. Their show is definitely worth the ticket purchase. They have this way of temporarily relieving you of your anxieties for an hour and a half. Some of my favorite photos of the night are showcased below! You can also go check out their latest album, “What If Nothing” on Spotify here!
Story and photos: Abigail McNatt  © 2018

Flint Eastwood in Pittsburgh on 2/22 @StageAE

Fresh off of a stellar 2017 (with two shows in Australia this weekend supporting Foster The PeopleFlint Eastwood is stoked to hit the road with PVRIS and NYDGE .

Flint Eastwood will be playing Stage AE on Thursday, February 22nd!

Flint Eastwood
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Flint Eastwood LIVE
* – with NYDGE ^ – with PVRIS
Thu 1.25 – Toronto, CA – Horshoe Tavern*
Fri 1.26 – Montreal, CA – L’Esco*
Sat 1.27 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
Sun 1.28 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
Thu 2.1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
Fri 2.2 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
Sat 2.3 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda*
Tue 2.6 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
Thu 2.8 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt*
Fri 2.9 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI*
Sat 2.10 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club*
Sun 2.11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry*
Tue 2.13 – Cincinnati, OH – Ballroom at Taft Theatre*
Thu 2.15 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre^
Fri 2.16 – Richmond, VA – The National^
Sat 2.17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^
Sun 2.18 – Providence, RI – The Strand^
Wed 2.21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Thu 2.22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^
Fri 2.23 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues^
Sat 2.24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection^
Mon 2.26 – Saint Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
Tue 2.27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
Wed 2.28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada^
Fri 3.2 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre^
Sat 3.3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot^
Mon 3.5 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox^
Tue 3.6 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Wed 3.7 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom^
Fri 3.9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
Sat 3.10 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues^
Sun 3.11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
Tue 3.13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre^
Thu 3.15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec^

 

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in Pittsburgh on March 31

J. Roddy Walston & The Business
at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 31

STREAM Destroyers of the Soft Life 
(ATO Records)
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J. Roddy Walston and the Business recently released their fourth studio album via ATO Records, Destroyers of the Soft Life, full of melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture.

Destroyers of the Soft Life has received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, Uproxx, CLASH and more.

JRWATB is back on the road and will be at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 31.

 
Saturday, March 31 – 7:00 pm
J. Roddy Walston and the Business @ Stage AE

400 N Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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$18 ADV / $22 DAY
All ages

Destroyers of the Soft Life began two years ago when Walston (lead singer / guitar / piano), Billy Gordon (guitar),Logan Davis (bass) and Steve Colmus (drums) transformed space in a Richmond, Virigina WWII era bomb shelter turned lumber yard into their own recording studio. The album is co-produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty.) 

“A massive record, one that would transform their raucous, Southern barroom boogie into anthemic arena rock, brimming with vocal hooks and sporting crystalline production to match.”
– Billboard
 
“The Baltimore quartet has added a dose of anthemic drive to their soaring song structures and sing-along melodies” – Paste

Baltimore Based Hardcore Band, Sharptooth, in Pittsburgh at Mr. Small’s on February 9th

 The Baltimore based band recently unleashed their debut album, Clever Girl, to mass critical and fan praise and will continue the momentum this year with a US tour in Jan/Feb (with Anti-Flag & Stray From The Path). The tour includes a date in Pittsburgh atMr. Small’s on February 9th.

If you’re into bands like Every Time I Die, letlive or Knocked Loose you’ll dig Sharptooth. They’re fronted by the incredibly talented Lauren Kashan, whose explosive outspoken and feminist vocals are backed by an onslaught of gritty hardcore provided by Keith Higgins (guitar), Lance Donati (guitar), Phil Rasinski (bass) and Connor Mac (drums). Don’t sleep on this record!

Sharptooth is currently making waves through the hardcore scene with their thrashed-up hardcore grit, punishing breakdowns, and socially conscious lyrics . Known for explosive live shows and battering ram energy, the five-piece—Lauren Kashan [vocals], Keith Higgins [guitar], Lance Donati [guitar], Phil Rasinski [bass], and Connor Mac [drums]—consistently leave a lasting impression on stage and on their full-length debut, Clever Girl.
The band will be performing at FEST 16 in Gainesville, FL this weekend, followed by a handful of shows to round out the year. They’ll return in 2018 for the “Silence=Violence” U.S. tour with Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path.
Sharptooth Tour Dates:
Jan 20 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jan 23 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan 25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Jan 26 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Jan 27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Jan 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Jan 30 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Jan 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Feb 2 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Feb 3 – Houston, TX – Walters
Feb 4 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Feb 6 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb 7 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
Feb 8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Feb 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
Feb 10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Feb 11 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Clever Girl Tracklisting:
1. Rude Awakening
2. Clever Girl
3. Give em’ Hell Kid
4. Fuck You Donald Trump
5. Can I Get a Hell No
6. Jesus Loves You
7. No Sanctuary
8. Left 4 Dead
9. Rise
10. Blood Upon Your Hands
11. Pushing Forward
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Doyle (Featuring Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) @ Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd

Doyle (featuring legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) will be playing at Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd.
Doyle is supporting their sophomore full-length album, “As We Die” which is out now.
Doyle “Run For Your Life” Official Music Video:
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MAC SABBATH Announces Winter U.S. Tour Dates with GALACTIC EMPIRE

Fast food-themed Black Sabbath cover kings MAC SABBATH are thrilled to announce even more upcoming tour dates! On February 15, the band will kick off the co-headline U.S. “I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour” with intergalactic metal band Galactic Empire, beginning in Cleveland, Ohio and coming to an end on March 12 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. MAC SABBATH will also perform several solo dates leading up to and after the close of the tour.
See below for all confirmed tour dates (please note that dates only featuring Galactic Empire are not included below). Tickets are available via each venue.
MAC SABBATH U.S. Tour Dates:
Solo Headline:
2/8 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
2/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
2/13 – St. Louis, MO Ready Room
2/14 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
“I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour” with Galactic Empire
2/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
2/16 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
2/20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
2/23 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
2/24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/2 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
3/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/6 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
3/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
3/9 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
3/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
3/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Solo Headline:
3/13 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
3/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s Live
3/15 – Hall Durham, NC @ Motorco Music
3/16 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
3/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
Before the tour, MAC SABBATH will perform three special shows taking place in California and Arizona in late December, featuring controversial punk rock group the Dwarves. See venue websites for tickets.
MAC SABBATH w/ the Dwarves
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Downtown w/ 45 Grave
12/30 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
12/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red w/ Broloaf
It’s the holidays, so now is the perfect time to snag MAC SABBATH‘s first ever recorded music – the single Pair-A-Buns – via flexi disc in their official new coloring activity book. The coloring book is chock full of fantastically-ridiculous images to color, dots to connect, mazes to solve and more. Order for just $15 via www.officialmacsabbath.com.
MAC SABBATH Coloring Activity Book and Flexi Disc
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To” + Named as LA’s “Best Tribute Band” by LA Weekly.

 

“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.”­ – Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times
 
“This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ‘n’ ready just for you.” – Alicia Lutes, MTV.com
 
“The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they’re actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving…” – Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine
 
“Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.”  – Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net

 

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Off With Their Heads @ Howler’s on Dec 10th

The phrase “punk” gets thrown around a lot these days but for over a decade Off With Their Heads has eschewed trends and embodied that ethic with every ounce of their being. Having put out numerous releases and toured the country dozens of times the band are about to release Home, their best-sounding album to date which takes the group’s sound to the next level without sacrificing the palpable passion that’s made them underground favorites.
Off With Their Heads is the project of Minneapolis native Ryan Young and on Home he’s joined by drummer Justin Francis and bassist Robbie Swartwood, the latter of whom has been playing with the group for nearly five years. “It’s hard to bring people into a full-time touring punk band because you have to be a musician not someone who is doing this for a hobby,” Young admits. “An actual musician is the type of person who does this because it’s what they do. Money is always nice but you have to expect nothing and still play like you care.”
For their second release on Epitaph the band teamed up with one of Young’s heroes, Descendents’ drummer Bill Stevenson who produced the album at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado—and the result is an album that captures the raw passion of Off With Their Heads’ live shows without obscuring any of the instrumentation with a slick, studio sheen. “It was really important that this record didn’t sound too polished so once we agreed on a general sound of the record it was great,” Young explains. “It’s definitely the best-sounding record that we’ve done.”
Home is also the strongest collection of Off With Their Heads’ songs to date and certainly the most diverse. From the instantly catchy sing-alongs of “Shirts” to straight-ahead, Ramones-influenced ragers like “Seek Advise Elsewhere” and stripped-down ballads like “Don’t’ Make Me Go,” Homeshows how much the band have grown sonically since their last release, a development that is no doubt due to the fact that the band have spent so much time on the road touring with everyone from Municipal Waste to Kind Of Like Spitting in everything from massive theaters to basements.
If there’s a lyrical theme on Home, it’s personal experiences whether that ranges from struggles with identity (“I don’t feel like me, whatever that’s supposed to be” from “Shirts”) to tales from the road. However as you might expect it all comes back to the fact that for a full-time touring punk rocker the word “home” has a very unique connotation. “I think I used to take for granted the simple notion of having an apartment in Minneapolis,” Young explains. “The album is about the bad feelings associated with being at home, why people leave home, and how important it is to have a good one.”
Over the course of these twelve songs Young expresses that sentiment in different ways and the content on the disc explores everything from being oppressed because of one’s sexuality (“Focus on Your Own Family”) in addition to more personal writing that exposes Young’s own misgivings about the Catholic church and the impact it’s had on his family life (“Altar Boy”). Then there’s a song like “Don’t Make Me Go” which guest vocalist Tony Kovacs from Shot Baker summarized telling the band, “OWTH has a story and this explains a lot.” Listening to the impassioned track, it’s evident why this is true.
Having toured with everyone from Bad Religion to the Dropkick Murphys, Young has learned that in order for him to maintain his ethics he tells his bandmates that “playing a show in front of 6,000 people is no different than playing a house show” and you can tell by the group’s countless live performances that this isn’t just lip service. “I’m proud that I have pretty much maintained my core beliefs over the years,” he explains. “Opening for my heroes is cool but that’s their crowd and I have always been about carving my own part through all of this.”
Despite the fact that Off With Their Heads have performed everywhere from Jacksonville to Japan over the past decade, it’s clear that even if OWTH never left Minneapolis they would be doing the exact same thing just as passionately. “Everything involved with this band has become larger and more successful than I could have hoped for,” Young admits, citing signing to Epitaph as one of these milestones. “The only goals I have for myself and OWTH is to continue to make music that I care about, try to push myself physically and musically and continue to be able to do what I love for a living.”
W/ Mobina Galore
12/5 – Hotel Vernon / Worcester MA
12/6 – Great Scott / Boston MA (TBA)
12/7 – The Low Beat / Albany NY 
12/8 – Brighton Bar / Long Branch NJ (TBA)
12/9 – Metro Gallery / Baltimore MD
12/10 – Howler’s / Pittsburgh PA
12/29 – High Dive / Denver CO

Umphrey’s McGee Announce More 2018 Tour Dates/Pittsburgh Jan 11 @StageAE

Pre-sale & umVIP On-Sale Begins Wednesday, November 15th
General On-Sale Begins Friday, November 17th
 
New Album it’s not us Out January 12, 2018
(Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)

it’s not us masterfully incorporates a slew of different genres over 11 tracks, from blues-rock to prog-metal to acoustic balladry. It’s a testament to the band’s willingness to experiment and their desire to write the best songs possible…”– Billboard
 
“…genre distinction was never big enough for what Umphrey’s McGee actually do, which is closer to pop-smart and dance-wise progressive rock, laced with exuberant improvisation and flush with intense, melodic craft.” – Rolling Stone
 
“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.”- Entertainment Weekly
 
“Expanding the notion of what a rock band can offer”- Time
Today, Umphrey’s McGee have announced additional dates on their ‘it’s not us’ 2018 Headline TourThe Spring run will bring the band to Aspen for a triple-header before continuing through Salt Lake City, Missoula, Seattle and Portland. The six-piece will wrap up the tour with four nights in California, including a headlining show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Kicking off January 11th in Pittsburgh, PA, the tour will coincide with the release of the band’s 11th studio album entitled it’s not us out January 12th. PRESS HERE to check out the official tour teaser for an exclusive look at what’s to come.
The headlining trek will include a 3-night residency at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre January 19-21, ending with an epic show marking Umphrey’s McGee’sofficial 20th birthday. Supporting acts throughout the tour include The Marcus King Band, Big Something, Nicole AtkinsHayley Jane & The Primates, The Russ Liquid Test, and Organ Freeman, who will all join Umphrey’s McGee as they celebrate 20 years together by sharing new music with their fans. The Aspen shows will host a umVIP program, complete with elevated viewing, a pre-show band meet-and-greet, and more. Pre-sale & Aspen umVIP tickets are available beginning Wednesday, November 15th. General on-sale begins Friday, November 17thFull tour routing is below, and for ticket info and upcoming announcements, please visit http://www.umphreys.com/.
 
Comprised of 11 wide-ranging, vibrant songs it’s not us is a dynamic statement album that showcases the versatility and world-class musicianship that is at the band’s core. PRESS HEREto listen to lead single “The Silent Type,” which premiered via Billboard.comPowered by a bombastic beat, funkified rhythms, fiery fretwork, and a chantable refrain, the single is an id-provoked reflection on temptation and its potential consequences, showcasing the band’s most succinct and accessible songwriting to date. It was recently synced during the World Seriesit’s not us is available NOW for pre-order. In addition to the standard download, CD, and vinyl, this release offers the most robust deluxe package UM has ever created – PRESS HEREfor more information.
UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:
*NEW DATES IN BOLD
December 1-5                  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican Holidaze
December 15                    Chicago, IL @ Park West **NON-UM: 15th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday Show
December 29                    Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
December 30                    Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
December 31                    Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
January 11                         Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
January 12                         Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
January 13                         Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
January 19                         New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 20                         New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 21                         New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
January 25                         New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
January 26                         Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
January 27                         Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
January 28                         Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
February 1                         Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
February 2                         Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
February 3                         Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
February 15                      Washington, DC @ The Anthem
February 16                      Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
February 17                      Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
February 18                      Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts Festival
March 7                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 8                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 9                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 10                          Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex
March 14                          Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 15                          Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
March 16                          Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 17                          Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 22                          South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
March 23                          Oakland, CA @ The Fox Oakland
March 24                          Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
March 25                          San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
 
ABOUT UMPHREY’S MCGEE:
With a resume of over 2,200 live shows, ten studio albums, and 20 years together as a band, Umphrey’s McGee continues to build a fan base that defies categorization. Attracting followers from across the globe and from different musical backgrounds, the band has devoted its craft to creating a community centered around meticulous attention to fan experience. At the cutting-edge of both music and technology, their live show offers immersive tech-fueled innovations, super-serving their massive following. The music itself also defies categorization. Comprised of six critically acclaimed musicians – Brendan Bayliss [Guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [Guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [Keyboard, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [Percussion], Kris Myers [Drums, vocals] and Ryan Stasik [Bass] – the group blends together multiple genres and sounds to make something very uniquely Umphrey’s McGee.



 
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P!nk – Sat, April 7, 2018- PPG Paints Arena

P!NK
BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR 2018

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLEACHERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
PPG PAINTS ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NEXT FRIDAY, OCT 13 AT 10am VIALIVENATION.COMTICKETMASTER.COM AND THE PPG PAINTS ARENA BOX OFFICE

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING OCTOBER 13TH AT TICKETMASTER.COM
RELEASES NEW TRACK, “WHATEVER YOU WANT” TODAY; FROM SEVENTH STUDIO
ALBUM, BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA DUE OUT OCTOBER 13TH VIA RCA RECORDS
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
(New York, New York – October 5, 2017) – Known for her incredible and entertaining live show,
international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North
American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los
Angeles, CA at The Forum on June 2nd
.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday,
October 10th at 10am local time through Thursday, October 12th at 10pm local time.
U.S. and Canadian residents who purchase tickets online between October 10th and October 20th will be
able to redeem (1) physical copy of P!NK’s new album “Beautiful Trauma,” out Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017.
All albums must be redeemed by October 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Tickets will be on sale starting
Friday, October 13th to the general public.
To ensure fans gain access to tickets, Fan Registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates will be
available here through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.
P!NK last hit the road on her The Truth About Love Tour which saw her play 142 sold out shows across
13 countries. The Los Angeles Times said, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative
physical performer in pop right now,” while Rolling Stone claimed, “the singer had demonstrated an epic
workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note,” and The Hollywood Reporter raved,
“she still is one of pop’s most powerful vocalists.”
In addition, P!NK releases another track, “Whatever You Want” from her highly anticipated seventh studio
album Beautiful Trauma which is available for pre-order now and due out in stores on October 13th (click
here to listen) via RCA Records. The track was produced and written by Max Martin and Shellback along
with additional writing credits from P!NK. P!NK has also released two other tracks from the album, first
single, “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma” to rave reviews.
Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour Dates
DATE CITY VENUE
03/01/18 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
03/03/18 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
03/05/18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
03/06/18 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
03/09/18 Chicago, IL United Center
03/12/18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
03/14/18 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
03/15/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
03/17/18 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/18/18 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
03/20/18 Toronto, ON* Air Canada Centre
03/23/18 Montreal, QC* Bell Centre
03/25/18 Detroit, MI* Little Caesars Arena
03/27/18 Louisville, KY* KFC Yum! Center
03/28/18 Cleveland, OH* Quicken Loans Arena
04/04/18 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden
04/07/18 Pittsburgh, PA* PPG Paints Arena
04/09/18 Boston, MA* TD Garden
04/13/18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
04/14/18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
04/16/18 Washington, DC*
Capital One Arena (fka Verizon
Center)
04/19/18 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
04/21/18 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
04/24/18 Orlando, FL Amway Center
04/25/18 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
04/28/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
05/01/18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
05/08/18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
05/09/18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
05/12/18 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
05/13/18 Seattle, WA KeyArena
05/15/18 Portland, OR Moda Center
05/18/18 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
05/22/18 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
05/23/18 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
05/25/18 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
05/26/18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
5/28/18 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
5/31/18 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
06/02/18 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
*Bleachers supporting
Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million
albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one
Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe
Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. She has
sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released
a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like
Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass. The track was #1 on the
Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video.
P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country
Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart. The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for
Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.
P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks,
Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and
remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.
For More Information:
Official Website: http://www.pinkspage.com

ACEPHALIX Premieres “Excremental Offerings” Through No Clean Singing Exclusive; Decreation LP Nears 20 Buck Spin Release

No Clean Singing is exposing the population to the gnarled new ACEPHALIX track, “Excremental Offerings,” off the band’s Decreation LP, which is being unleashed through 20 Buck Spin later this month.
“‘Excremental Offerings’ is about our ambivalent relationship to the shit we carry around inside of us and how we’d rather rot internally before we show other people the shittiest – or the most true, the most real – manifestations of who we are, “offers ACEPHALIX. “There’s a terror of emptiness motivating our spiritual constipation, and the excremental offering is the moment when we surrender to this terror at our core. While this is my best explanation of the lyrics, it’s really just another death metal song about death.”
ACEPHALIX‘ “Excremental Offerings” is now streaming at No Clean Singing, who declares in part of its degrading cruelty, “This brutish mid-paced song’s massive, chugging, central riff is just pure gold… And when the song kicks into rampaging gear, it becomes high-octane mosh fuel – not one whit less infectious than what came before, but more electrifying.” It continues, “What’s not surprising is Dan Butler‘s one-of-a-kind roar, the cavernous sound of a heartless monster on the loose, which never fails to put the terror of death as a looming, lurching, hungry presence in the band’s music, almost regardless of what else is going on around it.”
Submit to ACEPHALIX’ “Excremental Offerings” RIGHT HERE.
ACEPHALIX‘ Decreation was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain). With each release, the ACEPHALIX horde grows more intense, vicious and bestial. Decreation is the culmination of five years of dormancy, letting loose upon the Earth the calamitous consequence of pent-up wrath. Fans of Vastum, Master, Necrot, Entombed, Discharge, and the Cro-Mags take note.
20 Buck Spin will release Decreation on CD, and digital formats September 22nd; the vinyl will follow in mid-October. Find preorders for merch HERE and stream “God Is Laughing” and “Suffer (Life In Fragments” alongside digital preorders HERE.
The rotten corpse of death metal horde ACEPHALIX, the Bay Area‘s beast of barbarism, has been re-animated. Abnormally deceased since the band’s Southern Lord-released five years ago,Deathless Master, the crushing return of Decreation leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. Foul American death metal maggotry eating back to life coagulated remains of hardcore’s guts. Opener “Upon This Altar” rages with d-beat ferocity morphing into a slithering puzzle of pierced flesh. Primitive savagery pervades on “Suffer (Life In Fragments)” through to the cro-magnon battering of “Excremental Offerings.” All the while an obscure weirdness that characterized the idiosyncratic deformities of certain Cannibal Corpse, Nocturnus, and Death moments arises out of the ACEPHALIX tomb.

Flesh World play Pittsburgh w/ Sheer Mag

Cattivo w/ Sheer Mag on September 11

SF’s Flesh World return this fall with a new batch of hooking dream punk gems. ‘Into The Shroud’ is a topological map showing the cities of the Bay Area & LA in rapid change, looking to the books, records and artists paid study to in order to create continuity in the constant flux of the city, the punk show, the gay world and the rest of the environments Flesh World insulate themselves in for survival. 
 
Flesh World’s Jess Scott and Scott Moore met in 2012 while loitering around the Panhandle district , listening to records, gossiping, and playing live shows around town with their bands (Scott plays in hardcore group Limp Wrist and Jess played in the indie pop band Brilliant Colors). The pair immediately bonded over a shared love of The Velvets and The Mary Chain. They began writing songs in Scott’s lofted bedroom in the city and took their name from a XXX magazine.
Flesh World’s new video “Into The Shroud” debuted via FADER. “Into the Shroud” was shot just a few minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean in SF.  Flesh World explain the video is an “attempt to transform the rush of a motorcycle ride into a suspended, loitering spiral of skulking boys on a Honda bike. This, combined with the overlay of painted images by singer Jess Scott both figuratively and literally reflect the song’s tale of traveling through the imminent hum of an anxious experience, onwards to a quickly approaching spiral, finally lurching past love and towards dread.”
 
Filmed by Andy Jordan | Edited by Martha Orchard
 
Flesh World Live Dates:
9/1: Santa Rosa, CA – Orchard House
9/2: San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
9/2: Live set & interview – KALX
9/10: Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
9/11: Pittsburg, PA – Cattivo #
9/12: Columbus, OH Ace of Cups #
9/13: Louisville, KY – Kaiju #
9/14: Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #
9/15: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
9/16: Madison, WI – The Frequency #
9/17: Detroit, MI – El Club
9/18: Ann Arbor, MI – WCBN
9/19: Toronto, Canada – Baby G
9/20: Montreal, Canada – La Vitrola
9/21: Easthampton, MA – Flywheel
9/22: New Haven, CT – Three Sheets
9/23: Brooklyn, NY – Trans-Pecos
# – w/ Sheer Mag
 
Flesh World return this fall with a new batch of hooking dream punk gems. ‘Into The Shroud’, the first for Dark Entries Records, is out September 8.
Each song on ‘Into The Shroud’ speaks to a chaotic or sometimes eclectic period of influence of different books, ideas, drawings, saints, stories, and aims gathered in the two year writing process since the previous album (‘The Wild Animals In My Life’). Themes of this record include writer, advice columnist, and Dreamland actress Cookie Mueller, the youth’s effect on the general political psychosis of nostalgia, icon Billy Fury, and the writings and drawings of Jean Cocteau as a hovering guide for living with less rules.

The record is a topological map showing the cities of the Bay Area and Los Angeles in rapid change, looking to the books, records and artists paid study to in order to create continuity in the constant flux of the city, the punk show, the gay world, and the rest of the environments Flesh World insulate themselves in for survival.

Flesh World’s Jess Scott and Scott Moore met in 2012 while loitering around the Panhandle district , listening to records, gossiping, and playing live shows around town with their bands (Scott plays in hardcore group Limp Wrist and Jess played in the indie pop band Brilliant Colors). The pair immediately bonded over a shared love of The Velvets and The Mary Chain. They began writing songs in Scott’s lofted bedroom in the city and took their name from a XXX magazine.
The group’s dynamic has greatly solidified on this album with a brilliant new rhythm section. Flesh World find it easy to be influenced by a range of musicians from the guitar flourishes of Alan Rankine of the Associates, the swinging notes Johnny Marr of the Smiths, to the romantically desperate vibe of Roland S. Howard and Nikki Sudden, to the razor thin vocals of Jenny Ross from Section 25, the androgynous vocals of Roy Orbison, to the structured synths of OMD.
‘Into the Shroud’ was recorded with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, California . There always seem to be incidental forces at work in gathering characters for a Flesh World record: during the previous LP, Scott had just finished reading The Secret Historian which profiles gay lifestyle photographer and pornographer J. Brian, and when the group found the LP cover photo at a garage sale they realized it was also taken by J. Brian. This time around Cookie Mueller seems to be watching over the process; Scott recently saw two art shows in one day in New York; one that was imagined merchandise that would have been produced if John Waters films were marketed to children and the other about AIDS, the common thread was Cookie, whom Jess wrote about in “This Great Cheap Face” on the current record.
Flesh World is Scott Moore (Guitar, Synths), Jess Scott (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew Luttrell (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Sam Lefebvre (Drums).


 
FLESH WORLD
‘INTO THE SHROUD’
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
DARK ENTRIES RECORDS
3 – Knock To Answer
4 – To Hell With Your Purity
5 – Problem In The Youth Bulge
6 – Tell Me I’m In Exile
7 – Ship Him To Shanghai
8 – This Great Cheap Face

Folk-Rock Band Whiskerman Coming to Pittsburgh August 7th at @ClubCafé

Oakland, California rockers Whiskerman mysterious folk-rock has evolved over the years to reveal a unique sound that they’ll be taking on tour this summer.

A west coast favorite and up-and-coming national act, Whiskerman is a five-piece band led by prolific singer-songwriter Graham Patzner. Their eclectic sound brings together classical instrumentation and modern rock and roll. Alongside Patzner are Charles Lloyd (guitar, sitar), Will Lawrence (bass), Trevor Bahnson (guitar), and Dan Schwartz (drums).

 

Previously, in the spring, Whiskerman completed a successful west coast tour, and kicked off the festival season with an exhilarating set at the Joshua Tree Music Festival. Since 2011, the band has also released four records, each revealing a unique aspect of the band’s eclectic sound.

 

The band teamed up with veteran producer Jeff Saltzman (The KillersBlondie) on their record Nomad, an album that Performer Magazine described as “bursting with familiarity and momentum that rejuvenates the classic rock genre with lush strings, guitar-based soundscapes, and expressive lyricism.” A few years before that, they’d transformed their sound with a soul-powered EP Bad News, guided by veteran producer Tony Berg, with engineering by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Jesca Hoop).

 

Their latest release Champions—an ambitious double album that leads its listeners on a soulful journey, both dark and joyous—has been extremely well received, both in its recording and live performance. Their show is something you won’t want to miss.

Whiskerman @ Club Café INFO HERE

56 S 12th St, Pittsburgh

 

“You can’t help but be sold on their sound” -New Noise Magazine

“Oakland’s Whiskerman have been rolling around the Bay Area for long enough to pick up a little bit of everything that’s happening in that scene: ecstatic psychedelia, sturdily constructed pop-rock, pick-and-grin folk.”  –Flood Magazine

Mark Lanegan Band Announce “Still Life With Roses” Remix EP Out September 29th on Heavenly Recordings

Mark Lanegan Band Announce Still Life With Roses Remix EP, Out September 29th Via Heavenly Recordings
On US Tour in August
US Tour Dates
Following career-best reviews for his tenth album Gargoyle, and a sold–out UK tour in late June, MARK LANEGAN BAND today announce the release of Still Life With Roses, a 6 track EP of remixes from the LP by various producers whose work he admires. The EP, released 29th September via Heavenly Recordings, will be available as 12” vinyl and download and comprises a brilliant array of remixes by the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Adrian Sherwood and Pye Corner Audio. The Adrian Sherwood remix of Nocturne is available an instant grat and streaming HERE, the track listing is further down the announcement:

Press acclaim for Gargoyle:

“Mark Lanegan makes blues for our time, chopping up sonic tropes, stretching them over handcarved laments, wrenching them from his throat and bleeding badly all over them.” -PASTE

“It features, as always, Lanegan’s smoky, whiskey-soaked baritone singing voice (if you’re unfamiliar, imagining a more soulful Leonard Cohen puts you in the ballpark), and it continues his ongoing explorations of synth music” -Dangerous Minds

“[It] is stunning not only for the music’s scintillating sheen, but also for Lanegan’s excellent performance. His gruff baritone has always been reminiscent of Leonard Cohen, but here he recalls the late great’s iridescent lyrics with a moribund romanticism.” – Stereogum

“The one constant has been Lanegan’s moody, melancholic soul-shaker of a voice.” –The A.V. Club

“Gargoyle is as confident and assured as anything Lanegan has released. It stands up alongside his best work and pushes his method in a few new directions, without trying to break from the paradigm” -Pop Matters

“Gargoyle has an early 80s UK electronic rock feel, with Lanegan’s rough vocal rasp sawing through musical timbres reminiscent of what was being played out at Manchester’s Factory.” – The WIRE

Still Life With Roses tracklist:
1. Nocturne (Adrian Sherwood remix)
2. Blue Blue Sea (Not Waving Remix)
3. Old Swan (Pye Corner Audio remix)
4. Beehive (Andrew Weatherall remix)
5. Beehive (Andrew Weatherall dub)

6. Death’s Head Tattoo (Falling Percussion Dub)

TWIZTID Announces 2017 “Mostasteless” Tour – Performing their Debut Album in Full Each Night/ @RexTheater 9/10

TWIZTID are about to take you back to where it all began. Everyone’s favorite demented duo are thrilled to announce their upcoming Mostasteless Tour, kicking off in Cleveland, OH on September 8. On this tour, TWIZTID will perform their groundbreaking debut album, Mostasteless, in full each night. The tour will also feature support from special guests Moonshine BanditsBlaze Ya Dead Homie (who will perform his self-titled EP in full each night), Whitney Peyton and Andrew W Boss.
TWIZTID says: “We’ve been an unstoppable force for 20 years! Now, we’re bringing you back to where it all began… MOSTASTELESS!”
For tickets, VIP and more information, visit www.TwiztidShop.com.
TWIZTID’s Mostasteless Tour Dates:
9/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/9 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
9/12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
9/15 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy
9/18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
9/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9/29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/30 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/3 – Knoxville, TN @ International
10/5 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/6 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/7 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
10/8 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/18 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/20 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
10/26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/27 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater – Fright Fest
10/31 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Fright Fest
In other TWIZTID news…
If you rep MNE in the Midwest, don’t miss TWIZTID performing another one of their top albums, Freek Show, in Kokomo, IN on July 15 at Front Row Live (1833 S Plate St.). The show will feature special guest Blaze, and tickets + VIP packs are also available via www.TwiztidShop.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:00pmand the show is all ages.
Shortly afterward on August 26, the MNE family will take over The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT (536 W. 100 S.) for a massive show – “Attack of the Ninjas”. The show will feature performances by TWIZTID (performing yet another massive album – Mirror Mirror – in its entirety), G-Mo Skee, Boondox, Zodiac Mprint, Lex The Hex Master, Young Wicked and Gorilla Voltage. The show will also feature an ultra-rare triple threat set with Twiztid and Blaze performing new, rare and Juggalo classics! Tickets for the main event are just $25 on early bird sale during the month of June, going up to $30 beginning in July and $35 in August. Tickets are $40 day of show and doors open at 5:00pm. The main event is all ages. An official aftershow will also take place, featuring performances by Blaze (performing1 Less G N Da Hoodin its entirety), The R.O.C. and AMB. The aftershow is limited to 425 tickets, so get yours soon. Tickets for this event are $17 in advance, $20 at the doors, which open at 11pm. This is a 21+ show. Tickets and VIP packs are available now via www.TwiztidShop.com.
2018 is already shaping up to be another huge year for TWIZTID. The duo recently announced their biggest venture yet – their very own pop culture convention! The inaugural Astronomicon will take place from February 9-11, 2018 just outside of the duo’s native Detroit at the Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights in Michigan. The event will feature special appearances by professional wrestling legend Mick Foley, horror icon Sid Haig, Friday the 13th star Kane Hodder and many more surprise guests TBA! One day passes start at just $25. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets soon – this event will most likely sell out quickly! Information on tickets, lodging, VIP options, vendors and more can be located at www.astronomicon.com.

 

About TWIZTID:
For over two decades, TWIZTID – the cult-phenom brainchild of diabolical duo Jamie Madrox and Monoxide – have infectiously meshed flavors of rap, rock and beyond while fervidly moonlighting as the sonic manifestation of a Hollywood horror flick. TWIZTID‘s most recent full-length album, The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #28 – marking their 12th overall release to debut on the chart and second Top 30 debut since the launch of their independently owned and operated label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.Pick up your copy of The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’snow via www.TwiztidShop.comiTunes and everywhere music is sold.
For more information on TWIZTID, please visit:
www.TwiztidShop.com *official webstore*

Just For Us Hardcore Kids: Hardcore-Punk Compilation To See July Release Through Tripsquad Records + Other Metal News

When it comes to PR companies working with bands, Earsplit is among our faves, not only for their staff but for the bands they rep.  Check out some of what is going on with their killer lineup…
POWER TRIP Announces North American Tour With Exodus And Obituary – Nightmare Logic Out Now Via Southern Lord – Listen In Full: YouTube  | Spotify | iTunes POWER TRIP will hit North America again this Fall with Exodus and Obituary, still touring in support of their latest album, Nightmare Logic. The band returns after a wild European run with Napalm Death and Brujeria and a sold-out US. tour. Highlights of the newly-announced tour include shows at New York City’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Los Angeles‘ Teragram Ballroom, plus performances at Sacramento’s Aftershock and Houston’s Open Air festivals. See below for a full list of dates. [MORE…]
LAGO: Phoenix-Based Death Metal Legion Signs With Unique Leader Records – Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal quartet, LAGO, for the release of the band’s impending second LP. Issues LAGO of their new album which is currently under construction, “With this record, we are really trying to step outside of the box that we’ve created for ourselves. Our previous stuff is very heavily influenced by Morbid Angel and Emperor, and though those influences are still very heavy in our sound, we really want to make sure we just aren’t going to put out the same record as our last one, Tyranny.  A lot of the new stuff we’re doing is exclusively two-part guitar. We wouldn’t go and call this a prog record, but in terms of what’s going on within the songs themselves I would say the guitar work is a lot busier. Lyrically, I think you can expect a lot of similarities. Our country is a crazy place right now with the political climate and a seemingly divided population. There’s a lot of vile, and disgusting things happening, and I think that will reflect in the writing and really set the tone for the album.” [MORE…]
TRICKY LOBSTERS: German Doom Rock Trio Issues “Tarred Albino” Video Via The Obelisk; Worlds Collide LP Nears Release Through Exile On Mainstream – “…man, this one just has ‘sleeper hit’ written all over it…” – The Obelisk “Tarred Albino” is the crushing new single from Rostock, Germany’s groove-heavy doom/blues rock trio, TRICKY LOBSTERS and their impending Worlds Collide LP. The track sees release through a video premiere at The Obelisk this week as the band’s cohorts at Exile On Mainstream prepare the album for official release. [MORE…]
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Co-Headline The Summer Slaughter Tour With Dying Fetus; New Album Due Out This Fall – Currently finishing work on their upcoming eighth full-length, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus. The US trek – which runs from July 27th through August 26th – will also see THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER perform Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album’s ten-year anniversary! Support will be provided by The Facelsss, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore. See below for all dates. [MORE…]
LLNN And WOVOKA: No Clean Singing Streams Punishing Marks/Traces Split In Full; Record To See Release Friday Via Pelagic Records“…it would be difficult to imagine an album cover that’s more evocative of the chilling, unearthly, and inhumanly destructive power of these seven tracks, or their ability to seize and hold the listener’s attention.” – No Clean Singing Marks/Traces is the impending and wholly crushing new split release between LLNN and WOVOKA set for release this Friday via Pelagic Records. In advance of its official descent, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in full. [MORE…]
CORMORANT: Progressive Black/Death Practitioners Undrape Stunning Diaspora Cover Art + Preorders AvailableDiaspora is the impending new full-length from progressive black/death practitioners CORMORANT. Slated to drop this August, the consuming, four-track follow-up to 2014’s critically-lauded Earth Diver sees CORMORANT take their inimitable brand of progressive metal in expansive and exploratory new directions. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the sixty-one-minute offering features the band’s longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date – the collective result of two years of collaborative writing. [MORE…]
SNAKES-CROSSS Split LP To See Release Via Brett Netson’s Scavenger Cult Label – Scavenger Cult, the independent label founded by Brett Netson (Caustic Resin, Earth, Built To Spill), is in the process of readying several new titles for release in the second half of 2017, beginning with a split LP by Netson’s own SNAKES, and the artist’s close allies in CROSSS. [MORE…]
INFINITE SPECTRUM: North American Tour With Fates Warning Underway – NYC progressive metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM is currently out on their North American tour providing direct support for Fates Warning. The tour kicked off Sunday in Poughkeepsie, New York, and now continues to wind through the East Coast and Midwestern states and into Canada for one show over the next three weeks. See the full current tour itinerary below. [MORE…]
HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Invisible Oranges Streams Paralyzer Seven-Inch From Progressive Sludge Collective In Advance Of Friday’s Release; Preorders Available – “As increasing amounts of metal bands flirt with syncopation and contortionist rhythms, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED is one of the few that do so while inviting the listener in with catchiness and grooves.” – Invisible Oranges Paralyzer is the latest seven-inch from progressive sludge-bringers HE WHOSE OX IS GORED. Scheduled to drop via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records this Friday, the track “Paralyzer” was captured by renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, L7, High On Fire, Zeke etc.) at Avast! Recording Studio (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Earth, Supersuckers etc.) as part of a Converse Rubber Tracks session and includes two previously released tracks – “Buried Twice” and “Void Assault” from the band’s critically-lauded Rumors EP – remixed by their cohorts in Seattle’s Newaxeyes. [MORE…]
POISON BLOOD: Black Metal Duo Featuring Members of Krieg and Horseback Announce Debut EP; New Song “The Scourge And The Gestalt” Streaming – Newly formed black metal duo POISON BLOOD has signed to Relapse Records for the release of their debut, self-titled EP. POISON BLOOD is a collaboration between Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg) born out of Miller’s desire to write music that was an outlet for a more straightforward kind of aggression. The two musicians came together as fans of each other’s work, a mutual appreciation for Beherit’s classic Drawing Down The Moon LP, and the experimental deathrock of cult UK act Rudimentary Peni. Although they have yet to meet in person, the project was crystallized with the contribution of Jameson’s vocals. Across eight songs and nineteen+ minutes with explorations into deathrock, dungeon synth, and the occult, POISON BLOOD‘s eponymous debut EP is a short but furious chronicle of cold, reptilian sonic terror shrouded in album art by Viral Graphics. [MORE…]
Just For Us Hardcore Kids: Hardcore-Punk Compilation To See July Release Through Tripsquad Records; Preorders + Track Samples Posted – Newly-founded Tripsquad Records presents the label’s debut official release with Just For Us Hardcore Kids, a collection of exclusive hardcore and punk tracks from a wide range of bands. A diverse, sixteen-track mix of true punk and hardcore Just For Us Hardcore Kids features sixteen tracks of raw and intense music and powerful lyrics. Some of the compilation’s highlights include new music from Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC and his new band TRUTH & RIGHTS, Rob Kabula formerly of Agnostic Front and his new band DEAD BLOW HAMMER, Russell Iglay of Underdog and his new band HUGE, Tim McMurtrie of M.O.D. and his new band FULL SCALE RIOT, as well as tracks from CRIME SCENE, STRONG, SILENCE EQUALS DEATH, DESPAIRADISIO, ONPOINT, CHOKE ARTIST, STRIKE AGAINST ALL, DECIMATE THE LIVING, CROSSFACE, THE CARBOMB PARADE, SARDONICA, and PAVE THE WAY. [MORE…]
MELTED SPACE: French Metal Opera Begins Recording Second Album For Fall Release Through Sensory Records – MELTED SPACE is proud to announce a new album for November 2017. Recording sessions have started this week with François-Maxime Boutault in Bordeaux (France), with additional recording sessions planned in the Czech Republic, Sweden, United States, Norway, and more. The outfit’s founder Pierre Le Pape comments, “I can’t wait to share the nine new songs with you guys and go back on the road with all the crew! This album should bring some new sides of the MELTED SPACE universe; different sounds, different voices… I’m very proud of it and I can’t wait to start to production process!” [MORE…]
 
GNAW: NYC Avant Noise Merchants To Play First Hometown Show Featuring New Member Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, Wrekmeister Harmonies) Later This Month + Album Trailer Revealed – Long-running New York City-based noise merchants GNAW will lay waste to Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York later this month opening for BardSpec – the experimental side project featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin – and IIVII, the intergalactic solo project featuring Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice, Red Sparowes). The show, set to take place on June 29th, will serve as GNAW‘s first hometown performance with newest member Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies) on lapsteel. [MORE…]
 
TOMBS: Tour With Fit For An Autopsy And Moon Tooth Underway – Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS will kick off a three-plus week US tour with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth later this week. The journey will commence on June 16th and run through July 9th. See all confirmed dates below. The tour comes in conjunction with the release of TOMBS‘ fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, set to drop via Metal Blade Records this Friday. Produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007’s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. To sample previously released singles from the record, visit metalblade.com/tombs. [MORE…]
LACES OUT: Nefarious Industries To Release Eponymous Debut EP By Upstate New York Trio In July – Nefarious Industries announces the July release of the eponymous debut EP from upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, featuring alumni of former Nefarious act, Pigeon. LACES OUT sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT… [MORE…]

ANIMA NOSTRA’s Cataclysmic Atraments Album Streaming At Echoes And Dust; Album Out NOW Via Malignant Records – Atraments, the new album from Sweden/UK-based industrial/doom metal duo ANIMA NOSTRA, is now streaming in its writhing entirety at Echoes And Dust, advancing the record’s release through Malignant Records this week. Formed by and featuring Margaux Renaudin and Nordvargr architect Henrik Björkk, ANIMA NOSTRA presents a monstrous and demoralizing album with Atraments. Decibel Magazine offers, “ANIMA NOSTRA create dark soundscapes that rumble and crash not unlike a storm building in the distance,” while No Clean Singing declares, “The enormous boom of the ritualistic drum rhythms and the abrasive, heaving chords of the song generate an ominous atmosphere, verging on apocalyptic, and the vocals are terrifying enough to stiffen the hairs on your neck.” [MORE…]
THE COLD STARES: Head Bent Out NOW And Streaming; Video Interviews Posted + Live Dates Announced – Head Bent is the newest full-length from Nashville rock duo THE COLD STARES. Produced and mixed by the band with Greg Pearce and mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, La Chinga, Solace, Lo Pan, Freedom Hawk et al), the record serves as a must-have gem for fans of The Black Crowes, Dirty Streets, Rival Sons, and Royal Blood. [MORE…]
 
MIRACLE DRUG: WAR Records Issues Teaser For How Much Is Enough Debut By Louisville Hardcore Veterans; EP To See Release July 21WAR Records has issued a trailer and preorders for the How Much Is Enough debut EP from MIRACLE DRUG – the Louisville-based outfit uniting a cast of hardcore veterans hailing from the likes of Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, C.R., and more – as the record is confirmed for release on July 21st. MIRACLE DRUG has also announced new tour dates, including a performance at this year’s massive This Is Hardcore. [MORE…]
 
TELOCH VOVIN To Release “Psalm Ov Khaos VII – In Praise” Single For Summer Solstice; The Nightside Of Eden Fest Announced – “Praise the soul which offers up the lips To the kiss of mother death. To quench the lust for life, slake thy thirst upon Absu drunk dry. Passage thru the black hole sun, the final trip has begun” TELOCH VOVIN will issue the seventh installment in the ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos singles series on the Summer Solstice, with “Psalms Of Chaos VII – In Praise.” New York City-based black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN began the Psalms Ov Khaos singles series on the 2015 Winter Solstice, having released a new song in the sequence on each changing of the seasons since. The intent of the series is to shed further Black Light upon the electronic and ambient instrumentation and ritualistic elements of the band’s primal, occult black metal attack. The Psalms Ov Khaos series will continue, with new tracks being issued on the current quarterly seasonal shift schedule throughout the coming months until all eleven individual Psalms are released. This is when TELOCH VOVIN will amass the works onto a physical package, which will include individual pieces of art work for each Psalm for a disorientating dance with divine madness. [MORE…]
CIRCLE: “Sick Child” From Southern Lord-Bound Terminal LP Co-Premiered At BrooklynVegan And Invisible Oranges – As Finland’s uncompromisingly creative rock outfit CIRCLE prepares to add another crushing record to their mammoth discography with the release of their Southern Lord-bound Terminal LP, a new track from the album has been let out of the cages. [MORE…]
 
TAU CROSS Shares “Killing The King” Music Video Via BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges; Band Announces European Headlining Dates – Multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS has shared the official music video for the second single off the impending Pillar Of Fire full-
length. Watch the Jakub Moth-directed video for “Killing The King” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE and Invisible Oranges HERE. Issues bassist/vocalist Rob “The Baron” Miller, “It is a time for dismantling the apparatus of authority and control. We live within the landscape of T.S. Elliot’s Waste Land, within the age of the Hollow Men and the new Crisis of cultural disintegration in the West. It is a time for ‘Killing The King.'” [MORE…]
YOB Plays First Show Since Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Scheidt’s Diverticulitis Surgery + Additional Live Dates Draw Near – Cosmic doom trio YOB made their return to the stage this past weekend at the Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington alongside Coven, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves In The Throne Room, and so many others. The performance serves as guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt’s first show since undergoing emergency diverticulitis surgery earlier this year. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the digestive tract and is often life-threatening. [MORE…]
 
KHOST: Governance Album By Birmingham, UK Industrial Metal Outfit Out NOW On Cold Spring Records – Stream and share KHOST’s Governance album at THIS LOCATION. One of the most terrifying, brutal albums to see release this year, Governance, by Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo, KHOST, is now available through Cold Spring Records. KHOST‘s Governance is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel. Continuing the band’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, the album was written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member. A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion. [MORE…]
FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Streams “Smoke Show” At New Noise Magazine; Jake Leg Boogie Release Day Nears – …hard, heavy, dirty blues rock ‘n’ roll for people who like the sound of an engine roaring or the feeling obtained by following a cold beer with a shot of good whiskey….
Toledo blues riff machine FIVE HORSE JOHNSON will drop the gritty fruits of their Jake Leg Boogie full-length upon the masses later this month. In advance of its release, today New Noise Magazine is streaming “Smoke Show” at THIS LOCATION. Issues Eric Oblander [vocals/harp], “‘Smoke Show’ is the type of greasy pork chop of a tune that we made our bones with. It’s a simple recipe: start with one sloppy relentless harp riff – that harp part was actually originally a scratch track but [guitarist] Brad [Coffin] made me keep it in and I’m glad he did – next, have the rest of the band jump in at the right time with thumpin’ bass, slide guitars, and sick beats like a sledgehammer, and finally yell about booze and/or women. Voila! Another FIVE HORSE JOHNSON classic is born! [MORE…]
ALL OUT WAR: New York Overlords Complete Sixth Studio LP Give Us Extinction For August Release – Longstanding New York hardcore/metal overlords ALL OUT WAR have completed their punishing new studio LP, Give Us Extinction. The album’s details, artwork, and track listing have been issued this week, advancing the album’s August 11th street date. Following in the smoldering wake of the band’s 2015-issued Dying Gods extended EP, ALL OUT WAR arises with arguably the band’s most crushing material to date with their sixth official album, Give Us Extinction. With more than forty-two minutes of unchecked aggression, the new album sees vocalist Mike Score’s scornful accusations at mankind strike with more venomous intensity than ever. The monstrous grooves and slamming breakdowns executed by drummer Jesse Sutherland, bassist Erik Carrillo, and guitarists Taras Apuzzo and Andy Pietroloungo leave craters of scorched earth in their wake with a monolithic NYHC-fueled mandate, while searing elements of thrash metal blaze forth from the wreckage. The album furiously delivers eleven original tracks, and the band pays homage to New York punk/crust icons Nausea with a cover of the band’s “Cybergod.” [MORE…]
DIMESLAND: Oakland Avant-Metal Unit Releases Video For “Are They Cannibals?” From Acclaimed Psychogenic Atrophy Album – Following an extensive span of radio silence, Oakland-based experimental thrash metal squad DIMESLAND has just issued a video for “Are They Cannibals?” The track resides on DIMESLAND‘s acclaimed 2014-released debut album, Psychogenic Atrophy, and matching the band’s unclassifiable and pounding avant-metal attack, the Gustavo Charif-directed visual companion to the track is equally perplexing and deadly. [MORE…]
MARZI MONTAZERI Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS: New Track Streaming At Decibel Magazine; The Uprising EP To See Release This WeekMONTAZERI drives the song with distorted riffs and intricate soloing, while OWENS employs his trademark glass-shattering screams to great effect.” – Decibel The Uprising is the forthcoming debut EP from Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals. The record is set for release on June 23rd via MONTAZERI‘s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records. As a precursor to its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming second track, “A Monster Within” at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]
SOURVEIN: Cape Fear Sludge/Doom-Bringers Kick Off Live Takeover – Cape Fear sludge/doom-bringers SOURVEIN kicked off a short run of live takeovers Friday in Denver, Colorado. The mini trek will rumble a total of ten cities, coming to a close in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29th. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]
 
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Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder at Rex Theater on 8/20

Extreme metal titans Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are teaming up this summer for The Double Homicide Tour, along with heavy-hitting Fallujah and up-and-comers Ghost Bath.

 

Thy Art Is Murder just dropped “Slaves Beyond Death,” off their upcoming fourth album Dear Desolation, out 8/18 via Nuclear Blast Records, which marks the return of vocalist CJ McMahon. Check out the blistering track here.

 

Polish death metal exports Decapitated are gearing up to release their seventh album Anticult on 7/7. “Anticultrepresents the legacy and future of Decapitated,” said guitarist Vogg. “We’re extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we’re really excited for the world to hear it!” Check out the first single from the album, “Never,” here.

 

Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are playing Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20.

PETE RG performing in Pittsburgh 6/13 @MrSmalls

PETE RG, an American singer/songwriter/producer from Los Angeles, CA. The name, RG, is taken from his childhood moniker, Argy, an abbreviation of his lengthy, Greek last name, Argyropoulos. He’s hitting the road for a U.S. headlining solo tour in support of his third TENDER SOULS album along with his band: Brina Kabler (keyboards, vocals), Adam Kury (bass), Scotty Kormos (drums) and Kevin Haaland (lead guitar).

He lands in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 13 at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls.

Born in Los Angeles to Greek immigrants, PETE RG grew up in a musical household. As working musicians, his parents inspired him to learn a variety of instruments and start playing band gigs while in college. Beginning in 1998 and up into 2007, he was the principal songwriter and lead singer with the popular indie band, Last December.

During that time he also laid the foundation for his solo career, with years of live shows that most recently included a 25 show, Spring 2016 U.S. tour with Candlebox. In its review of one club date, PancakesAndWhiskey.com pretty much summarized all that PETE RG offers to his audiences: “high-quality rock wth honest and engaging lyrics, a hammering backbeat plus gorgeous harmonies.”

His rich baritone voice became the center of a sound that has reached fruition on his full-length release, TENDER SOULS, which was released September 23, 2016 on his own 4L Entertainment label. Spacelab.tv spoke for many in confirming that he “doesn’t have to rely on gimmicks to make you feel moved — just good old-fashioned talent and personality.”

“As a songwriter, I’m always trying to express myself as best I can, lyrically and musically,” RG says. “On TENDER SOULS I feel I was able to do that without cutting corners or falling back into ambiguity. It’s a really good picture of where I’m at, with a lot of experience under my belt but also a lot of optimism.”

“Tender Souls” lyric video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQoRYblK2k

Live on WVNY-TV (ABC)/WFFF-TV (FOX) in Burlington, VT:

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/pete-rg-plays-final-show-in-morrisville/595749242

PETE RG credits Brina Kabler for helping him raise the bar on TENDER SOULS and on the road. “She’s my engineer, co-producer, mixer, keyboardist — and my fiancée,” he notes. “Whether onstage or in sessions, we’ve established a great give-and-take, where we learn from each other. We’re very much on the same level in terms of taste and inspiration. She helps me focus on what I do best. Brina is a huge part of everything I do.”

Other rave reviews of TENDER SOULS include:

The warmth of a troubadour brought up on the traveling spirit songs of The Boss, and other canonical idols brings about a spark that rests in a kind of a warm subtle glow with a brightness to entrance the glass windows of a lantern.” – ImposeMagazine.com

His soulful baritone delivers the catchy, pop melody fleshed out with understated, female harmonies. The track is driven by a propulsive, uplifting interplay of drums and guitar, which carries a message of hope.” – ElmoreMagazine.com

Pete RG delivers energetic, yearning rock based around ringing guitars and shimmering textures.” – AllMusic.com

“Pete RG‘s post-rock sound packs enough power for him to be considered an arena rock contender while still remaining smooth and sophisticated.” Diffuser.fm

Speckled with hints of Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen and Matt Berninger, RG is blessed to have a voice so unique, so enchanting and so captivating. It is that voice and its intrinsic charisma that will carry RG forward in the months and years to come.” – AbsolutePunk.com

 

More info can be found at www.pete-rg.com, https://www.pete-rg.com/epk/ or www.facebook.com/PeteRGmusic.

CHON @RexTheater on 6/20

Headlining North American Tour
With Support From Tera Melos, Covet,
And Little Tybee.
**New Album Homey Set To Release On June 16th, 2017**
 
**Pre-Order Homey Here**

June 20 | Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
 
**Watch CHON’s ‘Making of Homey‘ Webisode #1 Here**
 
“CHON’s technicality is used to make music that’s inviting to any type of listener who wants to just listen 
to a group of awesome musicians.”
– Noisey
 
 “CHON has been building momentum the last few years,
showcasing their dazzling, mathy, emotional, mostly instrumental tunes”
– Red Bull Music
 
“CHON paints vividly beautiful and elaborate settings with the power of instrumentation”
– EARMILK
 
San Diego, CA – May 12, 2017 – CHON will be kicking off a headlining North American tour through 24 cities, with support from Tera Melos, Covet, and Little Tybee. For more information on their upcoming full-length album and tour, please visit: http://www.chonofficial.co
CHON recently announced the release of their second full-length album Homey on June 16th via Sumerian Records. Underneath a canopy of electronic-tinged soundscapes and tapestries of lush guitar mastery, you can practically feel the Southern California coast come to life on Homey.
Following the success of 2015’s Grow and worldwide touring with everyone from Periphery and Animals As Leaders to Circa Survive, the instrumental trio-brothers Mario [guitar] and Nathan Camarena [drums] and Erick Hansel [guitar]-returned home to San Diego in the summer of 2016 to begin work on what would become their next musical offering. For the very first time, they rented a rehearsal space a stone’s throw from the ocean, and the beachside locale’s influence courses through 12 virtuosic and vibrant new musical movements.
Those vibes transformed CHON into a vital force since their emergence in 2008. Grow marked their first entry on the Billboard Top 200, landing prominently in the Top 150. They impressively average 144K Spotify streams monthly with over 10 tracks cracking the 1-million mark and fan favorites such as “Story,” “Bubble Dream,” and “Can’t Wait” surpassing 2 million-a remarkable feat for a chiefly instrumental act. Homey sees them expand once more, incorporating a slew of future bass influences with collaborators such as Go Yama on “Berry Streets” and Lophile on “Nayhoo”, which also features a vocal cameo from Masego.
With excitement towards the upcoming release, CHON explains, “We’re super proud to show everyone our new album “Homey”. This time we tried a lot of new things out that we’ve always wanted to do, one of which being the chance to collab with a bunch of our favorite artists of all time, so this is a really special album to us. The loose concept behind the name “Homey” comes from the music being inspired by where we live in Southern California. A lot of magical moments went into the creation of this thing, and we hope you feel ’em”
CHON is set to release their upcoming full-length album Homey on June 16, 2017. For more information, please visit: http://www.chonofficial.com/.
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Check out more on CHON, here:
Upcoming Shows:
Jun 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Jun 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Jun 5 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 6 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Jun 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jun 9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jun 10 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Jun 11 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Jun 13 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
Jun 14 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Jun 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Jun 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jun 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jun 18 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Jun 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jun 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jun 22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jun 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Jun 24 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Jun 25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Jun 27 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Jun 28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Jun 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Jul 1 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

FRIGHTENED RABBIT ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE/OCT 1 @BYHAM PITTSBURGH

DATES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 22 AT ATLANTA’S TABERNACLE

 

TICKETS GO ONSALE MAY 17 AT 10AM LOCAL

 

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN RUN KICKS OFF AT LOS ANGELES’ GREEK THEATER

WITH BAND OF HORSES ON MAY 28,

FOLLOWED BY HEADLINE SHOWS AND FESTIVAL STOPS

 

SCOTTISH INDIE BAND’S ACCLAIMED STUDIO ALBUM

“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” AVAILABLE NOW

 

Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their fall U.S. tour with Broken Social Scene. The dates kicks off at Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on September 22nd, with all tickets going on sale starting Wednesday, May 17th at 10am local time.  For more information, please visit http://frightenedrabbit.com/shows/.

The tour, which supports Frightened Rabbit’s latest studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK,” follows a run of North American performances that begin later this month with a stop at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 25th, supporting Band Of Horses.  The Scottish indie band also has a number of headlining shows – highlighted by a stop at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th – and festivals, including BottleRock Napa Valley (May 26th), Boston Calling (May28), and Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival (June 3rd) – see attached itinerary.

*****

Frightened Rabbit’s fifth studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” – produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner – enjoyed a Top 25 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart upon its release last year, peaking at #2 on iTunes’ Alternative chart and #8 overall. The album’s lead single “Get Out” scored Top 10 success on FMQB’s Triple A chart, and garnered the band a pair of national television appearance, performing on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Late Show with James Corden.”   The song’s emotionally provocative, companion video made its premiere on NPR’s All Songs Considered and received a raft of praise from influential sites, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound, among others. The video – beautifully shot in Kiev –can be viewed at the band’s official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/frightenedrabbit).

“PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” follows 2013’s major label debut “PEDESTRIAN VERSE,” which earned a Top 10 debut in the UK as well as critical acclaim from a wide spectrum of American press, with praise coming from mainstream outlets like Rolling Stone and Time as well tastemaker blogs like Pitchfork and Stereogum.  The band’s emotionally charged live shows have earned a devoted fanbase, which includes bands like Death Cab For Cutie and The National – both of whom have handpicked Frightened Rabbit to support them on extensive tours.

 

Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Grant Hutchison (drums), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys) and Simon Liddell (guitar/keys)

Website – http://www.frightenedrabbit.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/frightenedrabbit

Twitter – https://twitter.com/FRabbits

Instagram – @frabbits

 

FRIGHTENED RABBIT

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016

MAY

25                                         Los Angeles, CA                Greek Theatre #

26                                         Napa, CA                            BottleRock Napa Valley^

28                                         Boston, MA                        Boston Calling ^

29                                         Toronto, ON                      Danforth Music Hall

30                                         Brooklyn, NY                     Brooklyn Steel

31                                         Washington, DC                9:30 Club

 

JUNE

1                                           Philadelphia, PA                Union Transfer

3                                           Houston, TX                       Free Press Summer Festival^

 

SEPTEMBER

22                                         Atlanta, GA                        Tabernacle *

24                                         St. Louis, MO                     The Pageant *

26                                         Des Moines, IA                  Hoyt Sherman *

27                                         Milwaukee, WI                  Pabst Theater *

28                                         St. Paul, MN                       The Palace *

29                                         Chicago, IL                         Aragon Ballroom *

30                                         Detroit, MI                         The Fillmore *

 

OCTOBER

1                                           Pittsburgh, PA                    Byham Theater *

5                                           Portland, ME                     State Theatre *

6                                           New Haven, CT                 College Street *

 

 

#= with Band of Horses

^ = Festival

*= with Broken Social Scene

THE WHISKEY GENTRY LIVE IN PITTSBURGH JUNE 8TH IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW “DEAD RINGER” ALBUM

The Atlanta-based Americana band The Whiskey Gentry will be performing a local Pittsburgh show on Thu. Jun 8th at Howlers. This show is in support of their recently released third studio album Dead Ringer, out via David Lowery and Velena Vego’s Pitch-A-Tent Records.

Thu. Jun 8 The Whiskey Gentry 9pm @ Howlers, 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 682-0320

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S NEW VIDEO “FOLLOWING YOU” VIA THE BOOT!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S “DEAD RINGER”:

 

“Lauren Staley’s vocals fit nicely into the Kacey Musgraves/Maren Morris gallactic country orbit. This gentry, however, has a whole lot of Western influences and a trunk full of guitar tremelo that makes their track “Looking for Trouble” feel like an authentic ride through the desert. After the second chorus, the song really does venture into psychedelic territory with phasers set to kill. It’s an interesting coda, capping off a great straight-forward twang rocker with drama.” – NO DEPRESSION

“One of this year’s best country albums… Dead Ringer‘s runaway rock and blazing bluegrass bristle with the same fire and brimstone as albums by some of country’s hottest acts, from stars like Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert to newbies like Jon Pardi and Margo Price.” – TAMPA BAY TIMES

“Blending traditional bluegrass instrumentation with the energy of punk and the songwriting depth of country, Atlanta’s Whiskey Gentry whips the diverse audience of liquored up frat boys, hardcore country fans and local scenesters into a frenzy, mixing frantic instrumentals with edgy rockers and neo-honky-tonk weepers, and they don’t let up until the last note rings loud and clear above the cacophonous applause.” – GEORGIA MUSIC MAGAZINE

[9/10 stars!] “The Whiskey Gentry have got a real dead ringer you’ll love.” – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

“On Dead Ringer, the Whiskey Gentry’s third studio album, the group turns most of its attention away from the good-time party mentality of previous releases and writes about itself, its members’ lives and what matters to them. It is a bold step for a band that has a devoted following of loyal fans who expect the high energy acoustic-based “yeehah!” of the past. And while there is still plenty of that vitality in the music, the words are a bit more introspective and the electric guitars are a little bit louder. With the ever-present feistiness in singer Lauren Staley Morrow’s rich, clear voice, the delivery of a more autobiographical narrative is as entertaining as always and the live in-studio recording retains the band’s musical intensity. All in all, Dead Ringer is a fine effort by a band that is not afraid to grow up.” ★★★★☆ – CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA

 “Named after a memorable line in Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic missive from the 1970 Kentucky Derby, Atlanta-based country-rock crew The Whiskey Gentry operates with appropriate levels of decadence and depravity. The group’s new record, Dead Ringer, showcases a punked-up version of its bluegrass- (and whiskey-) soaked Americana sound. Like Lydia Loveless or the Drive-By Truckers, The Whiskey Gentry uses traditional Southern music as a base for a sneakily innovative and contemporary sound.” – FLAGPOLE 

“It’s hard not to love Lauren Staley’s voice, which is not only powerful but definitely sounds like it was influenced by listening to a lot of country music. This album is a real testament to the songwriting of this band. Whether it’s an uptempo song or a ballad, this band creates songs that are a good blend of rock and country and will have you singing along. If you’re a fan of alt-country, this is a band you’ll want to get to know.” – AXS

“There’s something joyous and revelatory about the mix of honky-tonk swagger and DIY rebelliousness that feels truer to its influences than slicker, more polished groups, and lead singer Lauren Staley will always have one of those classic country voices that can knock you back flat-footed.” – COLUMBIA FREE TIMES

Dead Ringer is an album of an honest human experience, replete with all the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that unite people across the South, the country, and the world. In a world where the most powerful people win the tympanic real estate of the masses with disingenuous lyrics, the Whiskey Gentry can provide solace to anyone with a beating heart and open ears. The Whiskey Gentry sing tales of woe and emotional tangles that are relatable, honest, and beautiful. This is the essence of music: preservation of the stories that bring people together, an expression of the shared human experience. – LIBRO MUSICA

 

Following the release of their first two acclaimed albums, Please Make Welcome (2011) and Holly Grove (2013), the Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry are set to release their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer this spring. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley & Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums – incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.

 

Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As singer/songwriter Lauren Staley puts it, “There’s also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”

 

It’s apparent with this effort that Staley & Co. have opted for the former. “A common lyrical thread throughout this album are stories about being on the road,” Lauren admits, “and chasing your dreams and the outcomes – either good or bad – in doing that.”

 

Stepping outside of the comfort zone of their previous recordings, the band has moved in a different direction musically. “Sonically, the biggest difference of this record is that we recorded it live together in the same room at Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC),” Lauren explains. “There are less overdubs, which makes it sound more like how it would if you were to see us in person – it’s raw, it’s not perfect. We worked with a producer for the first time (Les Hall), and he had so many amazing ideas we’d never thought of and really pushed us to think outside of our box. There’s an energy on this record that we’ve never captured before, and I think it was a complete game changer for our sound.”

 

Dead Ringer has more guitars, more attitude and more of an edge than anything the band has done before. It’s not such a massive departure in sound that fans won’t understand it, but they will notice. “We are not a different band,” Lauren explains, “but we’ve definitely grown up and are changed people from the time we started this band. I think we’re better musicians, better songwriters. We’ve learned lessons and we’ve worked hard, and we want to tell our current fans and new fans the stories of what we’ve experienced on this journey. Musically, there are still elements of bluegrass and honky-tonk in our sound, and there always will be. However, I think we’ve expanded the scope of what we can offer people – there’s something for everyone on this record.”

 

The Whiskey Gentry has been tearing up the road for the better half of the last decade, logging over 150 shows each year, and winning over crowds at major festivals such as Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots, Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, FloydFest and many others. With the release of Dead Ringer they’ll continue this trend, bringing their raucous, high-energy shows to audiences from coast-to-coast.

 

The Whiskey Gentry’s Dead Ringer will be available on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on April 7th via Pitch-A-Tent Records.

 

 

The Whiskey Gentry are:
Lauren Staley – vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Morrow – electric guitar, vocals
Sam Griffin – bass
Carlton Owens – drums (Nico Lembo – touring drummer)
Rurik Nunan – fiddle, vocals
Michael Smith – mandolin
Chesley Lowe – banjo
Les Hall – piano, hammond

photo: Matt Odom

 

 

THE WHISKEY GENTRY TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

May 6 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL

May 11 – The Southgate House Revival: The Lounge – Newport, KY

May 13 – The Basement – Nashville, TN

May 16 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 17 – Armando’s – Martinez, CA  w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 19 – Revelry Room – Chattanooga, TN

May 31 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

Jun 1 – Hill Country – Washington DC

Jun 2 – Hill Country – New York City, NY

Jun 3 – The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH

Jun 4 – Atwoods Tavern – Cambridge, MA

Jun 6 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

Jun 7 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellversville, PA

Jun 8 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 9 – MusicBox Supper Club – Cleveland, OH

Jun 10 – RibFest – Chicago, IL

(additional dates to be announced soon)

 

FOR MORE INFO ON THE WHISKEY GENTRY:

www.thewhiskeygentry.com

https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeygentry

https://twitter.com/whiskeygentry

Eidola @ Cattivo w/Hail The Sun- 6/10

Eidola
Announces New Album
To Speak, To Listen
 
Available June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records
Pre-Order Now, Here: eidola.merchnow.com
 
JUNE 10TH | CATTIVO | PITTSBURGH, PA
 
Touring this Spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize 
Stream New Single “Amplissimus Machina” Here
 
Salt Lake City, UT – Experimental post-hardcore bandEidola is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their new album To Speak, To Listen on June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records. The album was produced by Dryw Owens (A Lot Like Birds, From Indian Lakes) and features lead single, “Amplissimus Machina.” In support of the upcoming album, Eidola will be hitting the road this spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit: www.eidola.merchnow.com
On the new album, the band shares: “To Speak, To Listen is a progressive post-hardcore album that explores the depths of consciousness, faith, human history, and perennial philosophy. The title is true to the album’s narrative and intention, to facilitate an honest conversation.
Eidola is a five-piece progressive post-hardcore band formed in 2011. After a year of touring on their debut self-released album The Great Glass Elephant in 2012, the band signed on with Blue Swan Records to release Degeneraterra in 2015. With the album receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike, the band embarked on a series of tours with bands like Dance Gavin Dance, CHON, Hail The Sun, and Stolas. Now Eidola is back with their most ambitious and aggressive effort yet, To Speak, To Listen.
For more information, please visit:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/eidola                                    
WHO: Eidola w/Hail The Sun & Capsize
WHERE: Cattivo | 146 44th St | Pittsburgh, PA
WHEN: Saturday, June 10th | Doors: 5:30pm
INFO: https://goo.gl/LSQBzV | $12-$15 | All Ages
Upcoming Tour Dates w/Hail The Sun & Capsize:
5/23 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
5/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
5/25 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
5/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar & Grill
5/28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
5/30 -Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
5/31 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
6/2 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
6/3 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
6/4 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
6/6 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
6/7 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
6/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
6/9 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
6/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
6/13 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/14 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown
6/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
6/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
6/23 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
6/24 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Brooklyn’s B BOYS Performing in Pittsburgh

Tue-May-23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s

DADA COMING ON 

CAPTURED TRACKS JUNE 16
“Brookyn’s best new punks show their softer side” – FLOOD
NORTH AMERICA KICKS OFF THIS MONTH
B Boys hit us with their new single “Walking”, a song the band explains is “about trying to be tender and acknowledging that masculinity is a prison written after a whirlwind of emotions of being on tour.”  The single debuted over at FLOOD who’ve described it “bounces out like a version of ‘Sweet Jane’ reimagined for a punk-rock prom, but it quickly shifts into itself, the internal tension building more quickly than the group allows it to escape.”
B Boys full-length debut Dada is out June 16 on Captured Tracks. This month they set out on a full North American tour with Merchandise. Highlights include NYC, LA, Seattle, SF, Portland and more. Check below for a full list of dates.
B Boys Live Dates: 
5/20: Murmrr Hall – Brooklyn, NY (Tour Kick Off w/ Future Punx)
5/23: Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
5/24: Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH
5/25: The Sinkhole – St. Louis, MO
5/26: 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK ^
5/27: The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS ^
5/28: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO ^
5/30: The Olympic – Boise, ID ^
6/1: Barboza – Seattle, WA ^
6/2: Fortune – Vancouver, B.C. ^
6/3: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
6/5: Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA ^
6/6: Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA ^
6/8: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
6/9: Hideout – San Diego, CA ^
6/10: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ^
6/11: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ ^
6/12: Sister – Albuquerque, NM ^
6/14: Sidewinder – Austin, TX ^
6/15: Andy’s Bar – Denton, TX ^
6/16: Saturn – Birmingham, AL ^ (FREE)
6/17: Third Man Records – Nashville, TN ^
6/18: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^
6/19: The Pinkhook – Durham, NC
6/20: Church & Co. – Baltimore, MD
6/21: Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY
^ – w/ Merchandise
– B BOYS MEET THE PRESS  –
 
A:  It all began with a dream, really. The album.
 
Q:  Oh, there’s an album?
A:  13 songs, recorded with microphones and such. A variety of instruments.
 
Q:  I’d call that an album.
A:  We call it Dada.
 
Q:  Like the art movement?
A:  Yeah sure, but more like the combination of syllables.
 
Q:  So, like a linguistic connection?
A:  Language, self-awareness, introspection, a fresh pair of chinos. It’s all connected; not everything has to make sense.
 
Q:  Fair enough, but it all seems to be stemming from somewhere. Where is this where?
A:  You won’t find it on some cartographer’s desk. It comes from within. Equal parts collective unconscious and personal experience.
 
Q:  That’s a lot deeper than you look.
A:  We got a different mind.
 
Q:  If 50 years from now the kids are still grooving to this Dada thing – success?
A:  50 years? Kids? We’d be happy if anyone was grooving to this 50 days from now.
 
Q:  What would you call that? Self-deprecation? An odd sense of humor?
A:  All we know is all we know, but 50 days of grooving sounds pretty good from where we sleep, especially on a pair of quality speakers.
 
Q:  Now you’re talking. OK, so I’m stuck on a deserted island with this Dada LP. What else should I bring?
A:  A tin of mints and some unconventional serenity.
 
Q:  Do you have anything specific you’d like to express to get the fans going?
 
At this point in the conversation, the B Boys looked at one another, stood up, and walked away without saying a word. Before reaching the door, they flipped a switch on the wall and every single fan in the place turned on. They looked back over their shoulder and smiled.
 
One thing’s for certain: I wish I could be on a deserted island with them right now with a salty breeze flowing through my hair.
B Boys
Dada
Captured Tracks 
June 16, 2017 
Pre-order: Physical | Digital
1 – B Boys Anthem
2 – Another Thing
3 – Discipline
4 – Psycho (Still)
5 – Flatlands
6 – Distance
7 – I
8 – Energy
9 – 1 2 Reminder
10 – Fade
11 – Fear It
12 – Time
13 – Walking
B Boys Online: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Bandcamp

SUFFOCATION are coming to PITTSBURGH w/ MORBID ANGEL, REVOCATION, WITHERED

SUFFOCATION w/ MORBID ANGEL, REVOCATION, WITHERED

May 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 20 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 22 – Tallahassee, FL – The Side Bar (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 23 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham

May 24 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

May 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

May 26: Nashville, TN – Exit In (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 28 – Boston, MA – Brighton

May 29New York NY – The Gramercy Theater

May 30: Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon (SUFFOCATION only)

May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Small’s

Jun. 01 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

Jun. 02 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot

Jun. 03 – Chicago, IL – The Metro

Jun. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

Jun. 06 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic

Jun. 07 – Lawrence, KS – Grenada

Jun. 08 – Denver CO – Bluebird

June 9: Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 10Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

June 11: Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem Venue (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

Jun. 12 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Jun. 13 – Portland, OR – Dame’s

Jun. 15San Francisco, CA – The Social Hall

Jun. 16Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Jun. 17 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

Jun. 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

June 19: Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee

Jun. 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine

June 22: El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Jun. 24 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall

Jun. 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

Jun. 27New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

June 29: Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

June 30: Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

BIOGRAPHY:
A good four years separate rager Pinnacle of Bedlam from new killer Of the Dark Light. But it wasn’t always like this. Back in the ‘90s, Suffocation maniacs waited, at most, two years between old and new fixes of New York-styled brutality. Landmark full-length Effigy of the Forgotten was only two years removed from debut EP, Human Waste. Likewise, Breeding the Spawn slayed posers and pretenders a year and a half after Effigy of the Forgotten blueprinted Suffocation into the history books. And Pierced from Within, the wickedest death metal put to tape in the mid-‘90s, slammed fist first into mediocrity and mundanity two years after Breeding the Spawn. Clearly, there were times when Suffocation’s march towards total annihilation was fast and furious.

 

“There’s a reason we don’t put out records every two years now,” asserts long-time Suffocation guitarist and primary songwriter Terrance Hobbs. “For one, we don’t need to. Two, we tour more now than we did in the early days. And three, we’re no longer in our twenties. We all have lives and families now. Plus, I enjoy writing things and letting them organically mature. For example, I started writing songs for Of the Dark Light right after Pinnacle of Bedlam.”

 

“Ever since I joined, Suffocation’s been on pretty heavy album and tour cycles,” bassist and lyric writer Derek Boyer agrees. “Sometimes the charisma was there, sometimes it wasn’t. We’d be on the road for a year, and only after that, we’d think about putting songs together. Then, we’d get pulled back on the road. That would delay the album cycle. So, our album cycle went from every two years to every three years to now every four years. Pinnacle of Bedlam came out in 2013. That’s a long time ago.”

 

Indeed, it was. When Pinnacle of Bedlam hit store shelves in the winter 2013, the world was proverbially on its knees. North Korea was conducting underground nuclear tests, a meteor hit a city in Russia’s South Urals, and Benedict XVI resigned as Pope, the first to intentionally do so since 1294. All this pandemonium occurred the same month Suffocation unfurled Pinnacle of Bedlam unto the world. Harbinger of doom it was. Four years later, the blue marble we inhabit is certifiably nuttier and more violent. It’s the perfect vehicle for Of the Dark Light, a full-length that not only welcomes new members—drummer Eric Morotti and guitarist Charlie Errigo—but also sees Hobbs writing the craziest, cruelest Suffocation material since Effigy of the Forgotten.

 

“Now, bands are very cutting edge,” Hobbs observes. “So, we felt we had to step up our game a little bit. Still be unique, but I will say we’re still using the same formula we’ve been using since Suffocation formed. It’s just ramped up. There are some new things in there that I hope the fans will hear. They’ll have to really listen to the album to hear it though. With the new guys, I had to consider their input. Really, in a nutshell, it came down to the chemistry I had with Charlie and Eric. It was a bonus, to me, that I had players that were really into it.”

 

“Terrance is the majority songwriter, where I’m the majority lyric writer,” offers Boyer. “I’ll get Hobbs to help me out with some lyrics or he’ll ask me to for my input on his songwriting ideas. We collaborate really well together. Now that we have some newer cats, we started playing live. We immediately thought, ‘Fuck, we need to have a new record out.’ So, we slammed everybody into the same room to finalize the album. Sure, we could’ve put out the album a long time ago, but the chemistry is so good now, I can’t imagine what this album would’ve sounded like without them.”

 

Written over a four-year span but finalized in the studio—“bells and whistles”, Hobbs calls it—Of the Dark Light ups Suffocation’s already ridiculous ante. The first song written, ‘The Warmth within the Dark’, is just as powerful, technical, and savage as the last song written, ‘Caught between Two Worlds’. It’s hard to believe members Frank Mullen and Hobbs were doing this in their teens. Now, almost three decades later, Suffocation are more intense, have more fire, and can still out-riff, out-growl, and out-blast younger bands mimeoed off classics like Despise the Sun and Blood Oath.

 

“I like ‘Some Things Should Be Left Alone’ and ‘Of the Dark Light’,” Hobbs reveals. “People should take into consideration when driving into work and playing this record. I don’t want people out road raging too much. There’s no need to plow into somebody at 155 miles per hour while playing this record. This album has a lot of gas to it. Listen to it on your headphones at the gym instead. I think the Suffocation fan are really going enjoy it.”

 

“A band like Suffocation isn’t going to introduce clean vocals or synthesizer,” says Boyer. “That’s just not who we are. This is Suffocation’s formula. This is the Suffocation fans have known to come and love. We’re not going to stray too far off that path. We have a focal point. We’re a death metal band. We’ve always been kind of quick and technical. We didn’t want to lose that. We just wanted to make all that more exciting, more alive on Of the Dark Light.”

 

To put Of the Dark Light to so-called ‘tape’, the band holed up—for the fifth time—at Joe Cincotta’s Full Force Studios (Waking the Cadaver, Mortal Decay) in Long Island, New York. From the beginning of December 2016 to just after Christmas, Suffocation mercilessly laid down tracks like ‘Your Last Breaths’, ‘Return to the Abyss’, ‘Some Things Should Be Left Alone’, and a re-make of Breeding the Spawn bruiser ‘Epitaph of the Credulous’. To make sure everything was “tight”, Suffocation rehearsed for almost a month before hitting up Cincotta’s studio. Old habits, turns out, are hard to break.

 

“Where I come from, everybody has to sit down and learn the material,” Hobbs levels. “Practice it. Once we have it locked down as a band, then we can think about approaching the studio to record it. For us, we tried to take that same approach. It took a little more time than usual. Also, we wanted an organic sound. There’s so much you can do with technology these days. Any band can sit behind a computer and piece together songs and it’ll probably sound pretty great. We wanted Of the Dark Light to sound like Suffocation not a computer.”

 

“Joe goes back to Souls to Deny,” Boyer remembers. “He was a buddy. It was after that album where we started touring the world, going to places Suffocation had never been to before. On those tours, Joe was the soundman. It’s likely if we had a slamming and heavy sound in the 2000s, it’s because our soundman was our producer. He knew the band, he knew the material, so it’s clear he knew how it should sound in a live setting. From Souls to Deny to Of the Dark Light, we’ve done our music with Joe at Full Force.”

 

To perfect Of the Dark Light, Suffocation shipped off the recordings to Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris to mix and master. Suffocation wanted a clear yet punishing sound. So, as with Pinnacle of Bedlam so too with Of the Dark Light. Having recently worked with death metal legends Six Feet Under, hardcore heroes Hatebreed, and tech-thrashers Revocation, Zeuss knew exactly what to put in and extract out of Suffocation for the group’s eighth full-length. Songs like ‘Clarity through Deprivation’, ‘Return to the Abyss’, and ‘The Violation’ have a particularly strong bite.

 

“We knew, as a friend of the band and a fellow East Coaster, Chris would get what we were aiming for,” says Hobbs. “I’d say this is a full Suffocation endeavor with some outside help, particularly where it concerned Zeuss. It turned out great working with him.”

 

“We had Zeuss doing the mixing and mastering for Pinnacle, so it made sense for him to reprise his role on Of the Dark Light,” Boyer states. “I thought Pinnacle sounded great, but after I compared it to Of the Dark Light, it smokes Pinnacle.”

 

But if there’s one thing that’s different about Of the Dark Light, it’s the vocals. Founding member and vocalist Frank Mullen is the main vocalist, but his successor, contributing vocalist Kevin Muller (The Merciless Concept / ex-Pyrexia), also has skin the Suffocation game. That being said, Mullen’s contributions were almost not meant to be. The story goes Mullen voiced his concerns about appearing on the follow-up to Pinnacle of Bedlam while hanging at a local bowling alley with Hobbs, Boyer, new guitarist Charlie Errigo, and a few friends. Frank said to his bandmates, ‘Yo, I don’t think I’m going to do the new record!’ They were quick to respond, ‘Come on, Frank!’ A little coercing later, Mullen and Muller would brutalize their way through Boyer’s transcendental death-wish lyrics.

 

“Frank will always be part of Suffocation,” assures Hobbs. “He can come in and record just fine. It’s the touring. He can’t be gone for five-six weeks at a clip. That’s not good for his job or his family. If you trace this back to the when the economy crashed in 2008, the likelihood of Frank getting out on tour became less of an option. I give him credit. He does what’s right for Frank and his family. He’s been a part of the band since the beginning. And he’ll always be a part of the band.”

 

“Frank always comes in with a few jabs,” Boyer laughs. “Like for this record, he said, ‘What in the hell did you idiots put together on this one?!’ He’s funny. Every time, he’s like, ‘I’m not doing this again!’ Then, after it all comes together, he’s like, ‘Ah, this is so sick!’ But Frank isn’t always going to be able to play live with us. So, we’ve brought on Kevin. He actually appeared on a lot of parts on Of the Dark Light. Long-time fans may not even notice there are parts with Kevin singing. He sounds just like Frank. Frank actually called me right after we got the master and said, ‘Fuck! Does Kevin sing on every goddamned song?!’ I was like, ‘No, not all of them.’ Kevin knocked it out of the park on this record.”

 

As for respite, there is no respite with Suffocation. Musically or lyrically. Conceptually, Of the Dark Light deals with transcendence, the shedding of the physical skin to achieve another plane of existence. But the lyrics originate not from a land of colors, incense, and feel-good vibes. Former labelmates Cynic have already covered that to great success. No, Suffocation, as expected, sourced their metaphysical prose from the depths of darkness.

 

“I wrote a lot about transcendence, leaving the physical body,” tells Boyer. “There are planes of existence you can’t go with the physical body. The only way to escape it is to end your life, not just of natural causes. There’s a suicidal theme to Of the Dark Light. But it’s not like we sit around thinking about or promoting suicide. No, we’re really talking about transcendence and what happens after.”

 

“There are a few songs on Of the Dark Light that are about loosely, I think, horror movie topics,” Hobbs adds. “We’re a death metal band. But the majority of the lyrics deal with transcending everything through death. Transcending our physical form. There’s touches of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to the lyrics. I mean, we prepare our whole lives to just pass away. What happens next? I don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll find out sooner or later.”

 

Australia’s AVERSIONS CROWN are coming to PITTSBURGH to make U.S. debut w/ OCEANO

Like a cataclysmic storm making landfall, the brand new album Xenocide from crushing Brisbane outfit Aversions Crown is here to destroy everything in its path. Off the back of a long touring cycle for their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Tyrant, which saw Aversions Crown playing alongside Soilwork, Thy Art Is Murder, Attila, Parkway Drive, Psycroptic, Rings Of Saturn and The Acacia Strain, hitting festivals like Unify Gathering and Taste Of Anarchy as well as selling out headline shows on the other side of the world in Germany and the UK, the band refined and sharpened their already potent mix of brutal death metal speed and violence with eldritch atmospherics, audio manipulation and vocalist Mark Poida’s otherworldly vocal range and ability into a new level of destruction.

With teaser tracks “Parasites” and “Erebus” released over the course of 2016 hinting at the new direction, the band teamed up with frequent collaborators Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer in Florida to create Xenocide. On the goal in mind when writing Xenocide, guitarist mastermind Chris Cougan says “we wanted to accentuate our strengths as Aversions Crown; the extreme drumming, the guitar interplay, Mark’s awesome vocals and really work on the arrangements instead of having a bunch of riffs on top of some blasts.”

With a loose conceptual framework at play across Xenocide’s tales of destruction, revenge, reanimation and murder, Poida enthuses “I really got an awesome brutal canvas to paint a horrible evil lyrical picture on. We pushed it to the limits of our songwriting ability and are very proud of the record.”

Aversions Crown will take Xenocide to stages around the world in 2017. Get in the pit or get out of the way.

Xenocide
 was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer.
OCEANO, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, AVERSIONS CROWN, SPITE, NO ZODIAC
Apr 05   Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN

Apr 06   The Rave Bar – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 07   The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 08   Aftershock – Merriam, KS

Apr 09   Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE

Apr 12   Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

Apr 13   Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 14   The Pin – Spokane, WA

Apr 15   Real Art – Tacoma, WA

Apr 16   Analog Theater – Portland, OR

Apr 18   DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Apr 19   The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Apr 20   Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA

Apr 21   Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Apr 22   Soma – San Diego, CA

Apr 23   Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ

Apr 25   Launchpad – Melrose, NM

Apr 26   89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 27   The Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX

Apr 28   Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

Apr 29   Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX

Apr 30   Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX

May 02 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL

May 03 Backbooth – Orlando, FL

May 04 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

May 05 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

May 06 Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

May 07 Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY

May 09 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

May 10 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ

May 11 Webster Hall – New York, NY

May 12 Revolution Bar and Music Hall – Amityville, NY

May 13 The Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

May 14 Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA

May 16 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA       

May 17 Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI

May 18 The Wire – Berwyn, IL

May 19 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

 

More on Xenocide:
Prismatic Abyss” music video https://youtu.be/LrsyL4ldK0Q
The Soulless Acolyte” drum play-through video https://youtu.be/JmlkegqPewk
Album trailer #1:  https://youtu.be/Tmbw4QdhmqE
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
Album trailer #3 https://youtu.be/i0EHEg3k0I8
Album trailer #4 https://youtu.be/Q-870VoA1vA
Ophiophagy” lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
Erebus” lyric video: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw

Erebus” drum play-through: https://youtu.be/d6bHACoe5eA

Visit AVERSION CROWN online:
www.facebook.com/aversionscrown
www.twitter.com/aversions_crown
www.youtube.com/aversionscrown
www.24hundred.net/category/bands/aversions-crown

 

Sept. 12 PGH…Counting Crows with Matchbox Twenty: A Brief History of Everything Tour (presale code)

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SUNN O))): Northeastern USA/Southeast Canada Tour Begins Sunday/ @TheRex 3/13

SUNN O))) will embark on their first series of live excursions of the year in just days, as the outfit prepares to tour through the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada, followed by a performance at Convergence Festival in the UK.
SUNN O))) bring their immense music back to the Northeast USA and Southeastern end Canada with a week of shows, beginning this Sunday, March 12th in Washington, DC followed by shows in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia through March 18th. Support on all shows will be provided by Southern Lord labelmates, Montreal-based/Southern Lord-signed Big | Brave, who have been seen opening for SUNN O))) on last year’s tours of the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest states and Europe.
Directly on the heels of the North American run, SUNN O))) will make a special appearance at London’s massive performing arts venue, Barbican Centre, as part of this year’s Convergence Festival on March 21st. Support for the performance will come from Icelandic singer and cellist, Hildur Guðnadóttir, who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Múm. Guðnadóttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican’s Nils Frahm curated Possibly Colliding marathon weekend in July.
SUNN O))) Tour Dates:
3/12/2017 930 Club – Washington, DC w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/13/2017 The Rex – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/14/2017 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/15/2017 La Sat – Montreal, QC w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/16/2017 The Coolidge – Boston, MA w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/17/2017 Knockdown Center – Brooklyn, NY w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/18/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Big | Brave [tickets]
3/21/2017 Barbican – London, UK @ Convergence Festival w/ Hildur Guðnadóttir [tickets]
Additional performances and tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For coverage of SUNN O))) in North and South America contact dave@earsplitcompound.com and internationally contact lauren@rarelyunable.com.