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LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes — a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself — LO-PAN’s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al)  at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound – a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN’s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

Colossus Track Listing:
1. Regulus
2. Land Of The Blind
3. Black Top Revelation
4. Marathon Man
5. N.P.D.
6. Colossus
7. Vox
8. Eastern Seas
9. Relo
10. The Duke

Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014. Further details including track teasers and preorder links to be announced in the coming weeks.

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” — The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music


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Fourth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fourth covers compilation in their ongoing series, The CVLT Nation Sessions, with JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures. Available now for streaming and free download via CVLTNation.com, the collection features Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, Pinkish Black, Theologian, Old Witch, Dreadlords, Annex, Masses, Crimson Scarlet and Sun Splitter all delivering their creative reinterpretations of  this seminal post punk album!

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. CVLT Nation has recruited some of its favorite underground heavy bands from around the world to record covers for free distribution and download via CVLTNation.com. All the mastering is done by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee with the exception of Arctic Flowers’ “Wilderness,” mastered by Brad Boatright.

JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures – The CVLT Nation Sessions Track Listing:
1. Dreadlords – Disorder
2. Annex – Day Of The Lords
3. Theologian – Candidate
4. Old Witch – Insight
5. Pinkish Black – New Dawn Fades
6. Masses – She’s Lost Control
7. Cemetary – Shadowplay
8. Arctic Flowers – Wilderness
9. Crimson Scarlet – Interzone
10. Sun Splitter – I Remember Nothing

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SEPULTURA – Brazilian Metal Icons To Release Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever —  will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio.

In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band’s main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio gala in 2013. Featuring SEPULTURA’s most revered tunes including “Refuse/Resist,” “Territory” and “Roots Bloody Roots,” which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end, the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert offering to date.

With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of Prodigy’s “Firestarter,” the fan-chanted “Sepulnation” hymn, and music from the band’s Kairos full-length. Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band’s history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and sound-check footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.

Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio Track Listing:
1. Kaiowas
2. Spectrum
3. Refuse/Resist
4. Sepulnation
5. Delirium
6. Fever
7. We’ve Lost You
8. Firestarter (Prodigy Cover)
9. Requiem
10. Structure Violence
11. Territory
12. Big Hands
13. Roots Bloody Roots

Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will be released in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 16th, 2014.


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IDES OF GEMINI: Otherworldly Conjurors Unleash Old World New Wave Trailer

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

As Old World New Wave, the long-awaited new full-length from Los Angeles’ otherworldly doom weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, draws near, today the band offers up a haunting new trailer to whet the appetites of fans hungry for their forthcoming platter of ethereal nightmares.

Directed and produced by singer/bassist Sera Timms and shot by Timms with drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, the stunning, near-five-minute clip is at once despondent and beautiful, capturing both sonically and visually the true essence of the album with chest-caving urgency.

Get lost in the lurid sounds of Old World New Wave below.

IDES OF GEMINI features Timms (also of Los Angeles dark-psych alchemists Black Mare), Johnston-Gibson and guitarist Jason Bennett. Listed among Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums Of The Rest Of 2014 as well as The Obelisk’s Records Not To Miss Before The New Year Hits, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.

Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 16th, 2014.

“…darkly beautiful…” – Pitchfork

“Processional doom, [with] ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs [that] incite head-bowing, not – banging.” – Spin

“…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.” – About.Com


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COWARDS: French Sludge/Doom Act Confirms Repress Of Debut Album; Band To Record New LP

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Fear not what their name implies, as this Paris-based quintet is anything but weak or inhibited in their delivery. Thundering with massive, low-end amplification and a downcast, scathing vocal delivery, COWARDS’ noxious brew of sludge/doom is not from, or for, the weak of heart.

Formed by current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon and Hellbats, COWARDS has already built a reputable arsenal of destructive audio since forming in 2011, but will take this year by the throat in several ways, with a reissue of their debut album confirmed for official reissue in North America, and the plans for their next full-length studio endeavor confirmed.

Gathering Parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal on their 2012-released debut LP, Shooting Blanks & Pills. Recorded only six months after the band was formed, this monstrosity surges with a desperate urban attitude, bridging the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod, Deadguy or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying the smell of piss-soaked back-alleys and the blood you’ll taste for a mistaken sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste perfectly captured the corrosion and angst of these thirty-eight minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no-frills approach. Originally released on France’s Throatruiner Records, Shooting Blanks & Pills is long sold out, yet will see a rebirth on CD and transparent 12” LP via Canadian label Secret Handshake Recordings on September 1st, 2014. Additional pressing and release details will follow in the coming days.

In the meantime, the Shooting Blanks & Pills album and Hoarder EP are available for download via Bandcamp HERE.

Shooting Blanks & Pills Track Listing:
1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
3. Scarce
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure

COWARDS has also sanctioned studio time this October to harness the demoralizing anthems that will be their sophomore full-length, the follow-up to 2013’s mangling Hoarder EP. The band will return to Sainte-Marthe Studio once again with Francis Caste at the engineering helm for the as-yet-unnamed works, which will be completed for early 2015 release.

Having toured across Europe and with countless regional performances under their belts, COWARDS will continue to tour throughout the coming months surrounding their recording sessions, supporting their previous releases, while they begin integrating their new works into their live delivery. You’ve been warned.

COWARDS Live:
8/22/2014 La Bergerie – Montbrun, France w/ Mur
11/07/2014 La Instants Chavirés – Montreuil, France
11/08/2014 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, France
11/09/2014 Mondo Bizaro – Rennes, France

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CRUCIFIED: Posthumous Recordings From Bay Area Act Confirmed For Release Via Get This Right Records

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Get This Right Records is honored to announce the upcoming release of the final recordings from defunct hardcore/thrash outfit, CRUCIFIED, late this Summer.

CRUCIFIED was a short-lived outfit from the Bay Area. Their volatile, energetic delivery of classic NYHC foundation jacked-up with pummeling metallic thrash influence and infectious pick-up parts saw the band make an instant impact on the hardcore scene. In 2008 they recorded their first four-song demo which was later released as a split with California’s No Truce on Escapist Records. After playing all over the West Coast and releasing another split with Steel Nation in 2009 on Double Or Nothing Records, their 2010-released Coldest Winter LP was released on the same label, upon which the band toured the United States and parts of Canada that Summer.

In May of 2011, CRUCIFIED entered the studio for one last session, where they recorded four new tracks, set to see release as the Dead Of Sleep EP,  yet just after completing the process, the band decided to call it a day. Now, three years after their demise, these final four anthems will be available for the first time. Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, California, this concise and ferocious EP perfectly displays CRUCIFIED’s slick and lethal style to both previous fans and new, and is a testament of their brief but relevant lifespan as a band. Former CRUCIFIED member Colin Hayes played guitar from the band’s inception until the end of 2010 and was replaced by original member Aaron Bates, who is featured on the 2008 demo/split and the Dead Of Sleep EP, with vocalist Nick Rockwell, guitarist Phil Trimbur, bassist Clark Todd, and drummer Joey Raygoza completing the lineup. Fans of Ringworm, All Out War, Catharsis, Gehenna and Merauder should stay informed…

The Dead Of Sleep 7” will see vinyl and digital release on September 9th, 2014 via Get This Right Records. The first pressing of the 7” will have a screened cover in a run of 125 copies; 62 on clear with grey smoke and 63 white with grey smoke. Stand by for additional info on the EP in the coming days.

Dead Of Sleep Track Listing:
1. Dead Of Sleep
2. Conduit
3. Unworthy
4. Apathy

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ENTRAILS Celebrates “Total Death” With Cvlt Nation; Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection Out Now Via Metal Blade

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

In celebration of the official unearthing of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the mammoth new compilation from Swedish death metal day-ruiners, ENTRAILS, today Cvlt Nation offers up the gnarled decadence of “Total Death.”

Comments founding guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist of the debaucherous number, “This is one of the heaviest songs I’ve ever written. I got the idea for this when I heard Morgoth for the first time, and their classic Cursed album back in the ‘90s. Simple riffing with rotten atmosphere is the key to create such a headbanging song!”

Feel the sonic decay of “Total Death,” now playing at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

And if you missed it, get vile with the sounds of “Breath Of Blood” currently streaming at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well “Voices” still sullying the airwaves of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is an eighteen-track collection featuring ENTRAILSReborn and Human Decay demos. The band was initially spawned in 1990 by Lundqvist but disbanded prematurely due to his dissatisfaction with their initial demo recordings. Lundqvist continued to write music however and fifteen years later decided to properly record his compositions with modern tools, computers, and some help from his accomplice, vocalist Jocke Svensson. The first ENTRAILS demo, Reborn, was tracked in early 2009 and the follow-up, Human Decay, shortly thereafter. The demos were originally self-released on homemade CDRs and limited to just fifty copies each though it had already been decided that they would need to be repressed at some point in the future for proper audio consumption.

Featuring members of Birdflesh and General Surgery, ENTRAILS adhere to the teachings of Dismember, Grave, Entombed and Tomas Skogsberg’s Sunlight Studio alumni, wielding their menacing buzzsaw riffs, mutinous vocal onslaughts and sordid tales of suffering, doom and the undead with the grandiose poise and divine brutality of their forefathers. Said Ave Noctum of the release, “Very rarely would you say that a ‘demo collection’ is essential listening. However, this demo collection by oldschool Swedish deathsters ENTRAILS, well, is pretty fucking essential.” Adds AllMusic.com, “Although the songs here are ostensibly demos, they feel fully fleshed-out, making it clear that Lundqvist kept thinking about these songs long after ENTRAILS initially broke up. The recording quality is a bit brittle at times, but actually works with the songs, adding a layer of dirt and sludge that makes it feel as though these tracks have recently climbed out of a shallow grave.”

ENTRAILS’ most recent full-length, Raging Death, was released via Metal Blade in May of last year. New Noise Magazine dubbed it, “an absolutely perfect slab of catchy, violent Swedish death metal,” Stereogum gushed, “Now on their third album, ENTRAILS are still putting young knockoff artists to shame. Perfect for blasting, banging, and bashing,” while Sputnik Music added in a 4/5 rating, “ENTRAILS release an extremely-solid death metal album that promises to fuck your sister and worship Satan, even if you don’t have a sister. Or a Satan.”

Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is out now on CD and digitally in North America. Head to THIS LOCATION to order your copy today!


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SOS: Stereokiller Streaming Fifth Album From Longtime NYC Act

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As NYC-based heavy punk/hardcore hybrid act, SOS, comes within one week of releasing their fifth independent full-length, today online underground music community Stereokiller is streaming the entire Strength And Conditioning album.

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

Undergo a listening session with all fourteen tracks from Strength And Conditioning at Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.

This Saturday, July 26th, SOS will play a record release show in their hometown of Queens, New York, opening for Downset. Just three days later, the band will release Strength And Conditioning via digital download and on CD, as always through their own 316 Productions.

SOS Live:
7/26/2014 Blackthorn – Elmhurst, NY w/ Downset, Alekhine’s Gun, Driven Mad, Someonelse, 17 Gates, The Only Weapon

Notorious for playing free, all-ages and DIY/outdoor gigs and parties as well as the massive NYC Marathon every year, in addition to founder Mike SOS’ other activities as the co-vocalist in the now defunct Seizure Crypt, co-producer of the FBOMB live tribute series, his involvement with GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies Of Bloodwrestling), the hostmaster Blackthorn 51 bar and tons more also fueling the beast, SOS is a true workhorse collective. Continuous live events for the band will continue to be announced throughout the coming months.

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EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Preorders Made Available; New Official Online Store Launched Today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. Their willingness to experiment with different sounds and different musicians has always enabled EARTH to remain consistently interesting and undoubtedly always unique. Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their musical evolution, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a truly epic, very diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, the album also explores massive new sonic territories for EARTH.

With Primitive And Deadly, guitarist Dylan Carlson and long term cohort, drummer Adrienne Davies, manage to pull off the trick of completing an Ouroborean creative cycle, twenty-five years in the making, whilst exploring new directions in their music. For the first time in their diverse second act, they allow themselves to be a rock band, freed of adornment and embellishment. The dialogue between Carlson and Davies remains pivotal, here underpinned by the sympathetic bass of Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and thickened by additional layers of guitar from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Primitive And Deadly also brings forth the band’s first vocal contributions since 1996’s Pentastar LP, and first in the band’s second incarnation, with guest vocalists Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows), who transform these thundering, organic songs into something approaching traditional pop structures. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California at Rancho de la Luna where EARTH recorded after hours of meditation on each track’s central theme. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Eagle Twin). Thick, dense and overdriven, melodically rich and enveloping, Primitive And Deadly is EARTH reaffirming their position as a singular point in the history of rock.

Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly in all deluxe formats in North America on September 2nd. Preorders for the album have just been activated at EARTH’s new official online store which just launched today at THIS LOCATION.

The first single from Primitive And Deadly, “From The Zodiacal Light,” was recently unveiled via Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.

Additionally, fans can currently order the vinyl reissues of Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull; Hex available here and Bees here.

Following tours of Japan, Australia and New Zealand already completed in support of Primitive And Deadly, EARTH is prepared to return to Europe in just days, with a more than two-week-long festival-heavy tour confirmed. Just weeks after their return, EARTH will bring their new material to American fans on a month-long tour from September 4th through October 3rd, with direct support being provided by dark folk act, King Dude.

EARTH Tour Dates:
European Tour:
7/31/2014 Off Festival – Katowicw, Poland
8/01/2014 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
8/02/2014 Lido – Berlin, Germany
8/04/2014 Super Uho Festival – Sibenik, Croatia
8/05/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
8/07/2014 Schlacthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
8/08/2014 Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
8/09/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, France
8/10/2014 Zuiderpershuis – Antwerp, Belgium
8/11/2014 Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
8/13/2014 Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
8/14/2014 CCA – Glasgow, UK
8/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
8/16/2014 Jabberwocky Festival – London, UK
US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Fransisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest – San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest – Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux – Boise, ID

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s upcoming live dates.

Reads an official statement from the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That’s a seriously bum shoulder. So he’s going to get that repaired and rehabbed. Suring the interim, we’re enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY [remaining dates]:
7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA [tickets]
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their fittingly titled IX full-length earlier this month via Candlelight Records. Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012’s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song.” – Decibel

“The album’s production is full with plenty of low end, showcasing the thick riffs and potent rhythm section. Clocking in at just over forty-two-minutes, the band delivers the goods and doesn’t overstay their welcome.” – Loudwire

“…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast.” – A.V. Club

“This band is vital, this record a triumph.” – The Obelisk


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