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CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Eccentrics Release New Video Featuring King Buzzo; Band Comments On Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder’s Death

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Currently leveling stages throughout the Midwest and East Coast, Michigan punk/metal eccentrics, CHILD BITE, recently dropped a brand new video for “Ancestral Ooze” upon unsuspecting masses.

Now playing exclusively at Decibel Magazine, “Ancestral Ooze” serves as the fourth track on the band’s forthcoming Strange Waste EP set for release next month via Housecore Records. Spewing their self-proclaimed “music for losers,” the nine-track Strange Waste — recorded at Russian Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana and produced by the band — finds CHILD BITE in full-throated pigfuck mode, pulling from various extreme ends of metal, noise, and hardcore without falling squarely into any of those genres. Elaborates Decibel of the vibrant clip, “The video, a tribute to the 1987 underground horror flick Street Trash (which, incidentally, was also referenced by the whole premise of a recent episode of new show Gotham), features Buzz Osborne as the dealer of brightly colored beverages that cause people to meet their ends in various exquisitely gruesome ways. The video was written and directed by ex-Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle.”

Get sticky with “Ancestral Ooze,” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

The official unveiling of the video served as a precursor to CHILD BITE’s performance at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Festival, a wildly magical weekend of metal and horror that ended with tragic and untimely passing of festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Comments vocalist Shawn Knight of Mitchell’s death: “When CHILD BITE played the first Housecore Horror Film Festival, we were so blown away by the lineup it was hard to imagine year number two even coming close. Somehow they pulled it off with yet another incredible selection of bands. I got to see some of my all-time favorites — Napalm Death, Gwar, Samhain etc. — as well as rad new underground acts — Acid Witch, King Parrot, Author & Punisher etc. Our live set there was a blast on the new outdoor stage, and we had fun screening our latest music video in one of the movie tents as well. Everything at Housecore Horror Film Fest is curated and operated incredibly well for being such a new, DIY event. The passing of Corey Mitchell was absolutely shocking; we were en route to New Orleans for another show when I received word from [Housecore’s] Kate [Richardson]. Corey was so enthusiastic and supportive throughout the fest, not just to me but literally every person he came in contact with. We worked on the Housecore Horror Film Festival magazine ads together leading up to the fest, and as far as being a ‘client,’ he was the best. Positive and on top of his stuff. I’m pissed off that I won’t be able to work with him again. Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters.”

CHILD BITE Live 2014 [remaining dates]:
10/30/2014 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2014 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
11/01/2014 Spoke Folks – Grand Rapids, MI
11/02/2014 Crossroads – Ypsilanti, MI
11/04/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/05/2014 Club K – Baltimore, MD
11/06/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/07/2014 Jitz Tavern – Auburn, NY
11/08/2014 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
11/21/2014 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI record release show w/ Acid Witch

Strange Waste will be released on CD, double vinyl seven-inch and digitally via Housecore Records November 25th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors Unveil In-Depth Track-By-Track Investigation Of New Full-Length At Revolver Magazine

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sacrificial is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM. Released last week via the Magic Bullet Records compound, Sacrificial was produced by founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering, and continues to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folk while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on their previous audio output.

In a near perfect 4.5/5 review Metal Underground calls Sacrificial, “A fantastic effort that perfectly straddles the line between melody and heaviness,” Hellride Music agrees dubbing the offering, “a vital, unflinching work reflective of their passions and beliefs,” while Ghost Cult surmises, “Both enticing and enchanting Sacrificial captures the listener with its satisfying mixture of heaviness and melody. While the sound has certainly taken a stronger step towards the most traditional occult metal style, this record has proved it is certainly not a bad move from the band. With strong riffs, a great mix and catchy vocal melodies, Sacrificial would have the Devil himself tapping away to the odd track.” Adds Metal Reviews, “This is a revolutionary step for ANCIENT VVISDOM, and a welcome one for their metal-loving listeners. Added to the sturdy little melodies they featured in previous albums is a newfound heaviness to hammer them home into the ear, entirely free of classic-rock pretensions that make certain other modern occult rock bands noisome after a while. Sacrificial is a very easy album to love, whether one leans toward metal or just hard rock, and deserves a listen by either kind of fan.”

In celebration of its release, Revolver is currently hosting an in-depth track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by Opposition. In speaking of “Sacrifice, Opposition elaborates, “Smooth soothing bass and drums lead the way with a Danzig-like intensity. The guitars drop in with vocals and the ceremony has begun. I call upon the bearer of light to come forth from the abyss and the power of the left hand path. There, in the mind of every human being, is the enlightening of all the ages, the ultimate sacrifice.”

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You can also sample “City Of Stone” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well as “Chaos Will Reign,” still playing at Burning Ambulance at THIS LOCATION.

ANCIENT VVISDOM’s Sacrificial is out now on Magic Bullet Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.


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SOS: NYC Heavy Groove Machine To Perform At Massive The NYC Marathon For The 15th Year This Sunday

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

This weekend, Sunday, November 2nd, long-running NYC-based heavy groove machine, SOS will once again play live at the NYC Marathon.

This 2014 performance marks the fifteenth year in a row SOS has played for the runners of the world famous annual event. The band will set up right on the street at 44th Road and Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens at 10am on Sunday to fuel the participants with a high-octane set. Issued the band’s founding frontman Mike SOS on the upcoming performance, “This is our fifteenth time playing the NYC Marathon! Hard to believe, but it’s true! That makes this year EXTRA SPECIAL! Come hang with us and cheer the thousands of runners who pound the pavement across the five boroughs! This is truly something we look forward to every year and we’d love to share this unique NYC experience with you! We’ll be playing some of our favorite songs off our older releases as well as our new album Strength And Conditioning in its entirety! We hope to see you Sunday!” See more info on the SOS set at the NYC Marathon HERE.

Preceding the band’s marathon set, Mike SOS will co-host and perform in the ninety-seventh installment of FBOMB, NYC’s best monthly rock ’n roll party this Saturday night at Arlene’s Grocery! This edition features a dastardly Halloween-themed double feature of tributes that finds The Bombardiers tackling both The Rocky Horror Picture Show (where Mike SOS plays Dr. Scott) and punk icons The Misfits, plus sets from Big Ultra, Trip On Gravity, & Atom Strange. More info is available HERE. “There’s not gonna be a lot of sleep, but there will be a ton of rock this weekend!”

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year formed a six-year gap between albums, but the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS’ most action-packed mayhem yet. Strength And Conditioning is streaming and available for purchase by the band’s DIY label 316 Productions RIGHT HERE.

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THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014 Begins This Weekend

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ending two months of hard work at the farm, Lou Casse since their massive Summer tour — including geese feeding to make Foie Gras — French rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, heads back out on tour this weekend on their Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014.

Following their Gasconha Rocks World Summer Tour, which saw the band performing dozens of shows throughout France, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, South Africa and the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, this Sunday, November 2nd, sees THE INSPECTOR CLUZO’s latest international jaunt kicking off at the prestigious NH7 Weekender Festival in Kolkotta, India — marking the forty-forth country visited by the band — the massive event to be followed by performances in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. Just days after the four shows in India, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO returns to Japan once again, continuing the tour with five shows throughout the country.

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014:
11/02/2014 NH7 Weekender Festival – Kolkotta, IN
11/05/2014 Blue Frog – Pune, IN
11/06/2014 Blue Frog – Mumbai, IN
11/09/2014 NH7 Week Ender Festival – Bangalore, IN
11/12/2014 Cafe Ben Private Event – Osaka, JP
11/14/2014 Jammin’ – Nagoya, JP
11/15/2014 Club Jammers – Gunma, JP
11/20/2014 Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
11/21/2014 Soma Live House – Osaka, JP

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO continues to your in support of their fourth full-length, Gasconha Rocks, which was released in Europe to massive critical acclaim in September 2013, after which the band signed a US deal with Suicidal Records, run by Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves frontman, Mike Muir. Recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony, Gasconha Rocks captures the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands.

Suicidal Records will release Gasconha Rocks stateside in early 2015, in conjunction with a widespread North American tour for the band. More specific details on the album’s American release and the impending trek in its support will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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EMIT: Spectre Music Of An Antiquary Out Now Worldwide On Crucial Blast; Album Streaming

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Following several years of unavailability, this week Crucial Blast has officially re-released Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by uniquely and incredibly bizarre UK-based ambient/black/noise/soundscape entity, EMIT.

As with EMIT’s previous output, the ten movements on Spectre Music Of An Antiquary are lyrically more focused on the occult lore and hidden history of the British isles rather than simply uttering Satanic shock value clichés, an element which heightens the curiosity level of unsuspecting listeners and adds a completely innate, sinister vibe to the entire set of tales. Initially released in a supremely underground limited cassette run on Glorious North in 2012, Spectre Music Of An Antiquary now sees official distribution in a revamped digipak and digital delivery, bringing the bizarre and incredibly intriguing disharmony of EMIT to more listeners than ever before. Combining harsh electronics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured black metal guitars, and bizarre vocals that push music into a strange realm of hallucinatory, ghastly psychedelia, these surrealistic, murky hymns of nocturnal delirium are transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain through drifting blacknoise darkwave with ritualistic effects and soundtrack qualities.

Spectre Music Of An Antiquary’s creepy, synth-heavy, deformed, post-black metal madness is now permeating reality, the collection now available for public intoxication, streaming in full and available for physical and digital containment at THIS LOCATION.

“…often as sublimely beguiling as it is ominous and perpetually unearthly. There is often a sense of being transported back in time through the mists to a mythical Albion — just as there is a sense in other parts of the album that some of your spirit companions have an insatiable hunger, maybe for you.” – No Clean Singing

“This album is essential for those who delve into the bleak, ambient past of black metal, thick with atmospherics.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

“EMIT is very unsettling to say the least. It has though distant grim black haunting vocals and odd key and strange toned guitar riffs. It’s almost some like a mix of Vond, D.H.G and Lustre with 90s underground drift and electronic movements… Is there a style such as Black Industrial Drift??? If not EMIT have been crowned.” – Absolute Zero Media


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DIMESLAND: Oakland-Based Abstract Metal Quartet Completes Construction Of Debut LP

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND has recently completed construction of their first full-length, and, will sear the name Psychogenic Atrophy into the consciousness of thrill-seeking music fans abroad.

With members’ musical past and contemporary placement in a divergent array of bands including The Residents, Wild Hunt and more, abstract metal quartet, DIMESLAND produces a sound that is the result of a blend of controlled chaos and musical mutation, heavy tension and dark psychedelia. As DIMESLAND, guitarists Nolan Cook and Drew Cook, drummer/vocalist Harland Burkhart and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace create a place where aggression and imagination merge harmonically, rhythmically and lyrically to explore the terrain of psychological havoc and mental fracture. The band’s live performances are frantic and dense and feature songs woven together with shorter pieces and textures for an almost nonstop presentation of sound.

DIMESLAND’s debut LP, Psychogenic Atrophy deploys an incredible barrage of spastic and snarling but dexterous and deliberate experimental metal precision through a crushing analog recording recorded by Justin Weis at Trakworx in South San Francisco (Ludicra, Cormorant, Slough Feg). Staggered through a multifaceted media bombardment over the coming months, the band will independently release their latest work in several formats, beginning with digital delivery in late Autumn, a CD version to follow thereafter, and ultimately a deluxe vinyl release by mid-2015.

Forward thinking explorers of the more daring, progressing end of extreme metal citing the likes of Voivod, Gorguts, Loincloth, Deathspell Omega and Portal should keep DIMESLAND on the center of their radar as the band deploys further information and audio from Psychogenic Atrophy in the coming weeks. Tour actions regionally and abroad are also imminent.

DIMESLAND’s debut recordings came to light as an EP entitled Creepmoon, released on Vendlus Records in 2012, the unique brutality of the songs drawing critical praise immediately. “DIMESLAND make their very own brand of jarring racket. The contrast between barbed riffs and melancholy sound manipulation plays beautifully,” issued purveying metal webzine, Chronicles of Chaos, while Music Emissions published, “Creepmoon displays an easy but nasty mastery of the metal and hard rock riff, as well as a trust in their chops to stray beyond those limitations, sometimes way beyond.”  Absolute Zero Media called their output, “Sci-fi thrashing avant metal that will get your blood racing with the very creative way the noise and blur of sounds and layers are presented. I hope to hear more from this band soon,” and Metal Review came in strong stating, “their sound incorporates elements of thrash, progressive, sludge, and ambient while refusing to stay within the boundaries of any of them… their approach is a collective that’s as neurotic as it is psychotic, and that’s something many of us in the metal world are encouraged by.

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BLACK BREATH To Return To GodCity Studio To Harness Third LP For Southern Lord; Band Locks Exclusive NYC Show Following Recording Sessions

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Southern Lord Recordings is amped-up to announce that brutalizing Seattle quintet, BLACK BREATH, has locked studio time late this Autumn to harness their third full-length album for the label.

Returning to GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts to record once again with Kurt Ballou (Converge), as with their landmark 2010 debut, Heavy Breathing, and even more consuming 2012 follow-up, Sentenced To Life, BLACK BREATH will begin recording their massive third full-length at the end of November and complete it in mid-December for release in early 2015. Based on the band’s decimating track record since their inception only eight years ago, the still unnamed album is sure to be one of the highlights of the musical underworld in 2015.

Before returning immediately home following the recording session, BLACK BREATH will raid Brooklyn for an exclusive one-off gig to close out the year at the mighty Saint Vitus on December 14th.

Reinventing the classic Stockholm deathcrush of Dismember and Entombed through a merciless d-beat hardcore delivery, BLACK BREATH has dominated the media and fans alike with their recorded output tenfold with each release since their 2006 inception, having since become an American metal powerhouse and major priority for Southern Lord. The band has overthrown city after city throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Australia on tour alongside the likes of Nasum, Nails, Converge, Victims, Tormented, Corrosion Of Conformity, Christian Mistress, Noothgrush, Rise and Fall, Ringworm, Yautja and Mutilation Rites, has supported Neurosis, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Entombed, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room, Autopsy, DRI, Amorphis, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise and other massive acts, and has performed at major festivals and events including Maryland Deathfest,Sonisphere, Hellfest, Tuska, Fluff Fest, SXSW, The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, The Power Of The Riff and more.

BLACK BREATH Live:
12/14/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]

Stand by for additional album info, studio reports and massive 2015 live actions from BLACK BREATH to be announced as the New Year approaches.

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SAHHR: New Track Of Torment From Blackened Death Miscreants Now Playing At Cvlt Nation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

With the official unveiling of their debut, self-titled three-track EP looming, Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of “Altar Of Maggots” from Los Angeles blackened death miscreants, SAHHR, for mass consumption.

Written by vocalist Ryllyeh and guitarist Aarsoth and recorded at Lot 54 Studio in Huntington Beach, California by Dylan-James Ehren Brock (Ghost Of Abel, Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Intestinal Buffet), SAHHR combines all the primary rudiments of black metal, death metal and metalcore into an infernal mix of unrepentant audio plague fit for fervent devotees of Watain, 1349, Goatwhore and Lamb Of God.

Relays Ryllyeh of the heinous hymn on deck, “‘Altar Of Maggots’ is a diabolical epic of anger, delivered in a concise, blackened package. An anti-theological anthem shouted to the war gods of old.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “This song delivers a vastness of filth surround by melodic ghosts head banging to the pound of their grim drums!”

Worship at the “Altar Of Maggots,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.

And don’t forget to impale your ears with “Miscreant,” still streaming at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

Featuring past and current members of Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law, SAHHR formed earlier this year by singer/songwriter Ryllyeh. A veteran of the New York City punk and metal scenes since the early 1980s, Ryllyeh’s (AKA-Joe Truck, also a world renowned tattoo artist) past musical endeavors include time spent in ‘80s deathrock bands Scarecrow and Braineaters, the latter of which included ex-Samhain guitarist, Damien. He also plays bass and screams in doom heavyweights-Dowager. Ryllyeh united with guitarist Aarsoth earlier this year and instantly began composing what would become the trio of tracks occupying the EP.

“Blackened is the end, but in the case of California’s SAHHR, that doesn’t mean a narrow artistic vision in getting there. Their debut self-titled EP deftly blends an unlikely mix of influences; each track begins in a completely different place than where it ultimately ends… Groove and grimness come together in a very cohesive way here. ‘Blackened’ can allow for far more experimentation and exploration of influences than committing fully to the corpse-painted antics of full-on black metal, and SAHHR are throwing an exciting combination of sounds at the wall. Luckily, all of it sticks, and we’re eager to hear where this band takes their sonic assault in the future.” – Metal Insider

Sahhr will be released digitally on October 31st, 2014 at THIS LOCATION and on CD via Domestic Genocide in November. A host of special Halloween in Hell preorder packages are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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UNSACRED: Forcefield Records To Release Debut Album From Virginia Black Metal Trio

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Richmond, Virginia based Forcefield Records continues to expand their roster of extreme underground artists with the signing of their statemates, UNSACRED.

Having formed in 2012, UNSACRED — comprised of bassist/vocalist Hunter McCarty, guitarist Miguel Falcon and drummer Scott Bartley — has already released three well-received independent EPs, 2012’s Where The Light Dims and Three Sisters, and 2013’s Firmament. Channeling primordial, threatening metal riffage and scathing vocal torment UNSACRED pumps their organic black metal full of punk-inspired rhythms and crust blasts; thus birthing an output fit for consumption by both devotees to the Scandinavian black metal sound and also to adherents of the more contemporary, black metal inspired acts who are currently wreaking havoc throughout the underground.

UNSACRED now utilizes 2014 to release the band’s most contemptuous and blasting material yet in the form of False Light. Recorded by Ricky Olson and mixed by Bryan Walthall and Ricky Olson at Rusty’s and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering, False Light delivers a punishing slab of seven tracks fans of Craft, Horna, Gehenna, The Secret and Mutilation Rites will undoubtedly hail and praise.

Forcefield will release False Light on LP and digital formats on December 9th. The track listing and cover art by Will Mullery have been released this week, while audio, preorders and more information on the album will follow in the coming weeks.

UNSACRED, who has already performed throughout Virginia supporting the likes of Integrity, Toxic Holocaust, Gaza, Full Of Hell, Code Orange Kids, Ash Borer, Obliteration, Kylesa and more, will take their new hymns to the streets with new live shows and tour details to be announced shortly.

False Light Track Listing:
1. False Light
2. Idle
3. Plague
4. Erode
5. Void Part II
6. Sun
7. Cage

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WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Noise Rock Contortionists Announce November Live Takeover; Here In The Deadlights Out TODAY On Seventh Rule

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Stoner/doom/noise rock contortionists, WIZARD RIFLE, will bring their cathartic hymns, heavy grooves and walls of distortion to the stage next month for a short run of live takeovers. Set to kick off on November 14th in Phoenix, Arizona at Time Out Lounge, team WIZARD RIFLE will trample their way through nearly a dozen metropolises, with the proceedings coming to a deafening close on November 26th in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.

The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Portland transplants will be touring in support of their mammoth Here In The Deadlights full-length, out TODAY via Seventh Rule Recordings. Tracked  by guitarist Max Dameron at Breakfast Studio in Los Angeles, then toiled over for a year, with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and Jesse Johnstone sharing mixing duties, the album sees WIZARD RIFLE for the first time as a trio featuring Dameron alongside drummer Sam Ford, and bassist David Boe pushing its sound into far sludgier realms and reaching new levels of monolithic heaviness, while maintaining a propulsive groove which spins and twists itself into oblivion. Elaborates Decibel Magazine in their December 2014 issue, “…with Boe’s bass anchoring the compositions, providing a welcome low end that adds obvious heaviness, the music flows much better than it did on the previous album. A song like ‘Paul The Sky Tyrant’ swings with mighty force and grace, while the more progressive, Beefheartian moments (‘Psychodynamo’) and skronky passages (‘Buzzsaw Babes’) are able to show a little more restraint this time around now that the bass can deflect some of the attention. It’s a marvelous step forward – a promising band expanding literally and figuratively, and sounding all the better for it.”

Hear for yourself. Sample “Crystal Witch,” still streaming at Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

WIZARD RIFLE Fall Tour 2014:
11/14/2014 Time Out Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
11/15/2014 Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
11/16/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
11/18/2014 Silver Dollar – Texarkana, TX
11/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
11/20/2014 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
11/21/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
11/22/2014 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
11/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/25/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

With a sound entrenched in a reverence for ‘70s psychedelic and punk, and innumerable contemporary acts without ever feeling like a proverbial retrogression, WIZARD RIFLE seeks to transcend boundaries beyond reference points and obvious nods to rock idols. Still, they’re commonly likened to King Crimson, Lightning Bolt, High On Fire, Misfits, Karp, Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Sleep and so many others. In 2012 the band released their debut LP Speak Loud Say Nothing to critical adoration on Seventh Rule. Teaming up with Nanotear Booking, they honed their live sound on several US and Canadian tours, sharing the stage with the likes of Yob, Church Of Misery, Black Cobra, Arabrot, Rabbits and Witch Mountain. Last year, the band relocated from Portland to Los Angeles, and immediately started work on the delightfully riff-encased bruiser that is Here In The Deadlights.

Here In The Deadlights is out today on CD and limited red-inside-deep purple colored vinyl via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy NOW at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders point your browser HERE.

“This is music to summon a Daemon of the most fucked up kind and we here at The Sludgelord live for such hellish revelry. Their sound is a constant, incessant explosion of noise, of riffs part High On Fire, Black Sabbath and Sonic Youth, thundering drums and a growling bass that rages through your speakers like a cyclone, ravaging everything in its path. How this band can make such a racket is beyond me…” – The Sludgelord

“The five tracks on hand have seriously punked up WIZARD RIFLE’s attitude while also enhancing the depth of their psychedelic bent. It’s an album seemingly dipping each of its toes in a different genre pool and spinning them all into a homogenous solution that can only be defined by its eclecticism.” – About.com



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