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KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Misfits To Return To North America Supporting Down This Saturday!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Australian thrash grind misfits, KING PARROT, will return to the road later this week for a final run of live assaults on North America supporting Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl’ast. Set to commence November 29th in New Orleans, the band will steamroll their way through nearly two dozen cities, with the final performance taking place December 21st in Houston.

Dispatches the band: “KING PARROT is honored to be heading the round with some of our all-time favorite bands and musicians in Down, Orange Goblin and Bl’ast this December in North America. This is our fourth tour of the region this year and it’s been an incredible journey for us in 2014. To cap it off on this tour, with these bands, is amazing and beyond what we’d ever envisioned when we started out just a few years ago. As an Australian band cracking into the scene over here, the odds are always stacked against you, but we are keen and dedicated to working hard and it’s nice to see some rewards coming about. We have our new album written and we’re looking forward to recording and releasing it in 2015. It’s going to be a big step forward for the band and really shows how much work we’ve been putting in over the last few years. We’re hoping that we can continue to tour steadily and build King Parrot into a regular touring band here. We’re confident North America will be seeing and hearing plenty more from us in the next year or two, and if you haven’t seen us yet, get down early to one of these shows! It’s gonna be wild!”

KING PARROT continues to tour in support of their Bite Your Head Off full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. Championed for its “ceaseless brutality,” by Ghost Cult and dubbed “aggressive as fuck,” by Headbang Or GTFO, the record was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood Duster, Dern Rutlidge) and Adam Calaitzis (Damaged, Abramelin) and manages to capture the raw intensity of their furious live assault, defying genres with a cross section attack of thrash, grind, punk and hardcore. Watch fan-filmed footage of the band dismantling this year’s Housecore Horror Film Fest below.

KING PARROT w/ Down, Orange Goblin, Bl’ast:
11/29/2014 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA *Down, KING PARROT only
11/30/2014 The Lost Well – Austin, TX *KING PARROT only
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/02/0214  Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ *KING PARROT only
12/03/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/04/2014 Epek Print – Salinas CA *KING PARROT only
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
12/09/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland OR * KING PARROT, Author & Punisher only
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/16/2014 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT *KING PARROT, Wolvhammer only
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/18/2014 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *Orange Goblin, KING PARROT only
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

“A nice little cross-up of musical ability and amusing visuals (the videos for ‘Dead End’ and ‘Shit On The Liver’ are quality viewing), KING PARROT should be able to find their place in a  relatively stale and average grind scene. And frankly, thaty’s what grind needs: A shot in the arm, a mix-up, and some well-intended goofiness… this should do it. 8.5/10” – Dead Rhetoric

“Bite Your Head Off has a punk, DIY ethic running through it as well as a dark, black humor… raucous, uncouth, rude, scatological and completely compelling.” – This Is Not A Scene

“Every track on Bite Your Head Off is a brutal showing of absolute speed, power and destruction…” – The Metalithic

“I’ve never felt so personally threatened by a record before” — Hysteria Magazine

“…a must for any fans of Australian metal or extreme metal 4/5” – Sputnik Music

“…a calculated piece of extreme art, with strong musicianship and a production job skilfully left just on the right side of raw and dirty…” – Beat.com




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CORRECTIONS HOUSE Prepares For US Assault Next Week; Live Record To Drop Via War Crime Recordings + Neil Young Cover Streaming At Noisey

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


CORRECTIONS HOUSE is packing up their munitions in preparation for their imminent, near three-week live assault on the US. Scheduled to commence on November 30th in Boston, Massachusetts, the legion will raze nineteen megalopolises, with the overthrow coming to a halt on December 20th in Portland, Oregon.

Proclaims recently institutionalized minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury: “CORRECTIONS HOUSE will bring their truncheon down on your head repeatedly until you submit or vacate the premises. This band has grown into a force since their initial trek through the landscape known as the United States of Unamerican activities. They will bludgeon you with no apology. Test us.”

In conjunction with the tour, CORRECTIONS HOUSE will release Writing History In Advance, a debaucherous testament of audio decomposition recorded live in Los Angeles earlier this year. The release will come available in a CD digipack via War Crime Recordings December 1st, 2014 and is currently available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION.

In the meantime, check out a rare, non-album exclusive cover of Neil Young classic “Cortez The Killer,” currently streaming at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Tour 2014:
11/30/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
12/01/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/02/2014 Café 9 – New Haven, CT
12/03/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/05/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/06/2014 Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/07/2014 Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI
12/08/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/09/2014 The High Tone – Memphis, TN
12/10/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/11/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
12/12/2014 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
12/14/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/16/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/17/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/19/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/20/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR

CORRECTIONS HOUSE features Fairbury alongside sound conspirators Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Sanford Parker (Minsk). The collective released their Last City Zero debut full-length via Neurot Recordings last year. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero is the audio end product of government conspiracies, societal ruin and psychological decay.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE recently put the finishing touches on their forthcoming new full-length, set for release sometime in 2015. Further info to be revealed as it develops. Until then, writhe.

“Whether it’s Mike IX Williams’ grim spoken word poetry or Scott’s coarse, monotone groan overlaying the clangorous soundscapes, it’s the utter bleakness that binds.” – Meta Hammer


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EOLIAN EMPIRE’s Near-Year-End Playback; HEAVYVIBES Holiday Sale

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

It was the best of times, it was… sorry, what was that? Anyway, before you are deluged by a slew of half-assed year-end lists and enter into a thunderdome of thread battles with commenters much less sophisticated than you, the consummate discerning listener, EOLIAN EMPIRE is here with the playback of the heavy, noisy, weird highlight reel of 2014.

WHORES and RABBITS answered the age-old question, “Darf man alte The Cure Klassiker so behandeln?” with a definitive, “Ja, wir können,” on their 7-inch split–co-released by Brutal Panda–of Cure covers. Verbicide called it “a gloriously deranged take on a few songs from one of alt rock’s heavy hitters done by a couple of bands who are keeping it dirty and nasty in the underground,” and CVLT Nation effused, “off the freaking charts.”  WHORES hit the road hard this year, wowing crowds at SXSW (one of Spin’s “The Five Best Things We Saw on Friday”), Heavy Montreal (its “secret champions” according to exclaim.ca), Fun Fun Fun Fest, and elsewhere, plus have a brand new track on the 13th installment of AmRep’s Dope, Guns, & Fucking in the Streets. RABBITS released their latest 12-inch, Untoward, on Lamb Unlimited in August to much acclaim, like The Onion’s A.V. Club, who spat, “Like a shovelful of sludge to the skull, the record reeks of blood, mud, and the rancid pheromones of AmRep veterans like Cows and Killdozer,” Verbicide who came in with, “Their ability to absorb outside influences makes even more deadly,” and Invisible Oranges said some cool shit like, “In a noise rock scene dulled by younger musicians trying to be someone else, RABBITS have been RABBITS. Lines can be drawn — you could add the descriptor ‘heavier’ to Flipper or Shorty and be in the ballpark — but nothing really sticks besides ‘RABBITS.” The band spent October crushing skulls in Europe with Norwegian touring partners Arabrot and MoE. Old school Lehigh Valley zinester Frank FOE put it simply, but perhaps best: “WHORES and RABBITS are two modern day noise rock bands. Unsane set the standard in my books back in the day, these two bands carry the torch mightily.” Hear hear. (Cough cough.)

Gruesome bass-and-drums twosome TOWERS redefined what it means to be a “doom” band with their second LP, aptly titled II, “a portrayal of otherworldly toxicity made real and concrete through righteously vile and unwelcoming noise” (The Obelisk).  The stunning apocalyptic symphony of four movements through mutant grooves, weird hooks, sludgy crawls, cavernous explorations, and haunting nightmares had UK zine The Quietus championing it as “vivid, vicious, viscous, deeply psychedelic stuff,” adding: “Submit yourself to the mindflames immediately.” Mindflames.

PRIZEHOG released their third LP Re-Unventing the Whool, driving esteemed Aquarius Records to heap on the praise: “PRIZEHOG should be adored, they should be worshipped the way Harvey Milk and Boris and the Melvins are… as hard as it may be for some folks to believe, PRIZEHOG might have outheavied, and outweirded, and outgeniused those masters, and become masters themselves, masters of fucking alien prog-doom, long haired, psych sludge, dirge-drone, damaged art pop.  Fuck yeah.” Fuck yeah indeed.  The celestial space sludge trio trekked across the US and back this summer for the umpteenth time with their “oppressively bodacious guitar/synth/drum attack (Boston Hassle), bludgeoning, bewildering, and bewitching in equal measure. Get your “Whoady” on with the video for that mindwarper by Cinco Sanders and starring Newt Gingrich HERE.

Doom devastators GRAVES AT SEA relocated and reformed with a new rhythm section in Portland, Oregon, and wasted no time reminding everyone why they were missed. Their first new track in four years, the A-side title track of the This Place Is Poison EP, was a crusty taste of their energetic path forward, backed by their heavily damaged and deconstructed take on Black Sabbath’s “Lord of This World.” The Sleeping Shaman smoked the EP with accolades including, “The riffs are monstrously heavy and there is a groove that will not let you go. Everything is covered in a thick crust of filth and the vocals are still insane and hateful. These guys do such a great job at pounding their listeners into a pulp.” Apoch’s Metal Review roasted it with a 9/10 review: “…by the end you’ll have the urge to go to your favorite (or the most suiting) vice, flip the record, and experience this solid doom metal EP all over again.” Longtime fans and newbies alike were treated–or rather, mistreated–with intense performances at Roadburn, Maryland Death Fest, and Heavy Days in Doomtown [links for full sets] as well as a UK tour with Sourvein. What’s next?! Live footage from Maryland Deathfest is rolling HERE.

Cyberneticists HOT VICTORY dropped their first ever full-length, “an album’s worth of jarring samples and polyrhythmic propulsion unmatched by anyone this side of Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider” (Willamette Week), “throw[ing] a kitchen sink of drums, drum pads, synths, tape loops, samples–you name it–together in pretty fascinating ways” (Brooklyn Vegan). This Summer HOT VICTORY supported the mighty Floor, The Obelisk calling their set “some of the most satisfying prog I’ve seen live since the early days of Zombi.” You can see how just how much racket two people can make while sitting down in their tripped-out performance video for “Island Realm” RIGHT HERE.

DRUNK DAD dropped their debut Ripper Killer LP this year, “combining the thunderous sludge of Melvins, the confrontational punk rock of Flipper, and the abrasion and psychosis of Harvey Milk” (Decibel). Invisible Oranges likened the record to, “a triple word score for ‘noise rock’ and ‘grunge’,” Verbicide called it “equal parts shocking, thrilling, and kick ass,” and Metal Descent stated succinctly, “Finally, someone uses the monikers grunge and hardcore and that’s exactly what you get all modernized and shit.” All modernized and shit–it’s a new age. DRUNK DAD got weird on a whirlwind US tour with Portland and Eolian party-violence pals HONDURAN in September. New friendships were forged, old brain cells were lost. You can check out a live-in-studio performance from KEXP:          CLICK THIS.

Those surly space punks BIG BLACK CLOUD gave us Lessons in Fuck You 2, a collection of weird and wild anxious alien anthems and monster madness, a reckless rollercoaster ride through punk, noise, garage, surf, and B-movie soundtracks, “a musical narrative that would seem suitable for a Repo Man reboot (though this should never happen), sci-fi for cassette geeks still firmly attached to underground anti-everything” (Stereokiller). Do like the Portland Mercury says and get “all loud and mad and splattery.”

EOLIAN also added a couple special editions to the digital discography: the mind-melting psych/kraut/protometal jams of UNDERLORDS TAKE ACID, featuring members/ex-members of RABBITS, FIST FITE, and DIESTO, and the twelve-band live compilation (We’ve Gotta) KEEP OUR HEAD Alive — culled from last year’s release shows for (We’ve Gotta) KEEP OUR HEADS: Heavy Vibes from Portland, Oregon featuring ACRE, IX, NORSKA, HOT VICTORY, BIG BLACK CLOUD, GAYTHEIST, REDNECK, SIOUX, PALO VERDE, TOWERS, HONDURAN, and RABBITS.

And this week is the HEAVYVIBES sale.  Vinyl and cassettes are 11% off with code HEAVYVIBES, and digital releases are 10% off with code heavyvibes, including BIG BLACK CLOUD, DRUNK DAD, HOT VICTORY, GRAVES AT SEA, PRIZEHOG, TOWERS, WHORES, RABBITS, DEAD, DIESTO, HONDURAN, ARABROT, ORDER OF THE GASH, GONE TO CROATOAN, REDNECK, SLAM DUNK (WITH AUTHORITY!), ACRE, THE CYSTS, UNDER MOUNTAINS, CITY OF CHURCHES and PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE. Happy motherfucking holidays. God hates you.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Continues To Book New Tours Supporting Animal Mother LP

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Violent, visionary, longstanding metal trio, TODAY IS THE DAY has issued a new list of target cities for live actions in support of their brilliantly destructive tenth full-length album, Animal Mother, released in mid-October via Southern Lord.

Having just completed an exhaustive US trek with a month of headlining tour dates and then another two weeks directly supporting Eyehategod, TODAY IS THE DAY issues a new warning to humans in the Midwest and Northeast regions that the outfit’s newest tour itinerary includes a metropolis in your locale. The brand new dates will kick off this weekend, with the first slated for this Saturday, November 29th in Pittsburgh. The routing will then slither north and south through the eastern half of the country through December 21st, with the latter half of the tour still being finalized, and to be announced in the coming days. So come on down and get saved this holiday season! Additional live TODAY IS THE DAY offensives will be broadcasted through the coming months.

Following the release of the official video of TODAY IS THE DAY’s brutal immediate classic, “Masada,” late this past Summer, a new visual version of “Animal Mother” is in construction for release in the coming weeks, with David Hall of Handshake Inc. responsible for masterminding both projects. Watch “Masada” RIGHT HERE.

Animal Mother is out now via Southern Lord, available on CD colored vinyl LP including bundles HERE, and via BandCamp HERE.

TODAY IS THE DAY Tour Dates:
11/29/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
11/30/2014 Yonka House – Detroit, MI w/ Hollow Earth
12/01/2014 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI w/ Northless
12/02/2014 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/03/2014 Eronel – Dubuque, IA
12/04/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2014 TBA – Champaign, IL
12/06/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/07/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
12/08/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
12/09/2014 Bandito’s – Richmond, VA w/ Hex Machine
12/10/2014 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT

Dispatching nearly an hour of TODAY IS THE DAY’s creepiest and heaviest chaos in years, Animal Mother’s wrath recalls elements of their most seminal albums, as always merging murderous anger and horribly depressed vibes into a volatile, unclassifiable, prophetic style of metal all its own. With cult leader and guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin joined by drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots) and bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl), the album was recorded, produced and mastered at the frontman’s Austin Enterprises in Maine, features original artwork by Samantha Muljat (Bl’ast, Earth, Baptists), and has reaped international critical acclaim for several months now. Part of Exclaim! Magazine’s featured 9/10 review of Animal Mother issued, “While reminiscent of the band’s late-’90s works Temple of the Morning Star and In the Eyes of God, the new album includes gorgeous melodic elements,” calling it, “another jarring and powerful offering in TODAY IS THE DAY’s unique and emotive catalogue.” Terrorizer Magazine’s outstanding review included, “Ten albums in, TODAY IS THE DAY still stand as the ultimate rebuke to genre-obsessed boilerplate metal, wrenching exorcisms into artworks and imbuing them with a heaviness that goes right down to the marrow,” Ghost Cult gave it an 8.5/10, stating, “Animal Mother’s main musical coin is the filthy, heaving riff topped with Austin’s pained, furious roars and screams, but these collide with deliberate awkwardness into melodic passage, uncomfortable acoustic explorations and electronic noises,” and Last Rites proclaimed Animal Mother is, “the most depressing album since Sadness Will Prevail by a longshot. It may even out-sad Sadness, continuing, “existing fans of the band are going to go apeshit for this one. It’s some of Austin’s more masterful work in a career already lined up with minor classics.” Cvlt Nation said that TODAY IS THE DAY, “has been the essence of avant-garde metal and it remains, as of this day, its quintessence; the womb that once enfolded it, and the phallus that continues to demand both dominion, and reconstruction of its initial, perfect image,” and Punknews.org crowned the album with a 4.5/5 review: “This album begs to be listened to from start to finish…Austin has a knack for laying bare the depravity of the human condition. It conveys feelings of pure unadulterated rage, and bottomless despair… It can be painfully brutal and hauntingly beautiful, sometimes over the course of the same song. This is a nearly flawless blend of artistic expression and skull-crushing heaviness. Animal Mother has to be considered a serious contender for metal album of the year.” Lambgoat informs the masses, “For the few of you that haven’t heard TITD at some point, you’ve most certainly heard something just one step away. Do you like Converge? Austin produced their When Forever Comes Crashing album. How about Lamb Of God? Austin produced New American Gospel. What about that obscure band Mastodon? Well, Mastodon’s rhythm section was once TODAY IS THE DAY’s rhythm section. Alright, I’m sure you get it. Austin is a lifer, and TODAY IS THE DAY has been a faithful component of our little scene for two decades… Whether you call TITD noisecore, noise rock, noisegrind, post progressive rock, or metal, there’s sure to be something on the album that appeals to you.

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ORANGE GOBLIN To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Following their mammothly successful tour through Europe alongside Saint Vitus, UK stoner metal icons, ORANGE GOBLIN, will bring their heavy grooves Stateside next month for a two-week bout of live takeovers supporting Down. Slated to embark December 1st in San Antonio, the trek will run through fifteen cities, coming to a close on December 21st in Houston. Additional support will come from Bl’ast, and King Parrot.

ORANGE GOBLIN will be touring in support of their road-raging, Back From The Abyss full-length, released last month via Candlelight Records. Produced by Jamie Dodd, who worked with the band on 2012’s chart-topping A Eulogy For The Damned long player, Back From The Abyss has been reaping mass approval from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine notes, “Pegging OG as simply a ‘stoner’ or ‘doom’ band these days is a little shortsighted. They range from epic, classic-ish metal (‘Heavy Lies The Crown’) to Motörhead-inspired thunderbolts (‘The Devil’s Whip’) while maintaining a soulful bluesy vibe wherever they travel musically,” Ghost Cult christens the record, “a must listen stoner album for the year,” and About.com commends, “another fine slab of metal sludge that oozes into your pores and latches onto your metal soul.” This Is Not A Scene agrees in a 9/10 review, calling Back From The Abyss, “another triumph for ORANGE GOBLIN,” and, “their most accomplished album to date.” In an 8.5/10 verdict, Blabbermouth boasts, “Back From The Abyss is everything ORANGE GOBLIN fans are craving: a bit of Black Sabbath, a bit of Motörhead and a whole lotta cool… where even fifty-four minutes doesn’t seem like enough,” while The AngryMetalGuy calls the record, “a manly, punch drunk listen, full of beans and ready to rumble. It may even grow some extra hair on your chest, if you’re into that kind of thing. Goats everywhere should be worried.”

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl’ast, King Parrot:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Back From The Abyss is out now on Candlelight Records. The album is available to order on CD, deluxe CD, and double vinyl as well as digitally via iTunes and Amazon.

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BLACK COBRA To Headline West Coast December Tour With Wolvhammer; Band Continues To Hatch New Material For Next LP

Monday, November 24th, 2014

With the dust settling on the country consequent to the band’s recent full US tour with support from Lo Pan, San Francisco’s most devastating duo, BLACK COBRA, will shred the West Coast this December with support from Midwest cult, Wolvhammer.

As Wolvhammer treks westward on the second phase of Desanctifying North America 2014, they’ll liaise with the mighty BLACK COBRA in Portland, Oregon on December 3rd. From there, the two bands will lay down an extremely diversified but wholly deadly salvo of metallic destruction in Seattle, Eugene, Sacramento, Los Osos, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura before the final gig of the tour for BLACK COBRA in San Francisco on December 13th, while Wolvhammer tours back east.

BLACK COBRA West Coast Tour w/ Wolvhammer:
12/03/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
12/04/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/05/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/07/2014 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
12/08/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/10/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
12/11/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/13/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

While little else from BLACK COBRA is available for public consumption at press time, the band has been slaving away on new material which is being penned for their next full-length album which will be completed in the first several months of 2015 for release later in the year.

Since 2001, the BLACK COBRA duo — guitarist vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) and drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) — has unloaded a deadly, damaging and wholly unique style of punk/hardcore-propelled sludge doom metal. An introductory self-titled demo EP would get them immediately picked up by At A Loss Recordings who officially re-released the EP as well as their 2006 debut LP, Bestial, and 2007-released follow-up, Feather And Stone, the albums bridged by a split with Eternal Elysium on Diwphalanx Records. Their destructive hymns and notoriously explosive live energy caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings who signed the band for their acclaimed 2009 LP, Chronomega, as well as their most widely and positively received album to date, with 2011’s massive Invernal. An unstoppable touring machine, BLACK COBRA continually destroys the planet on the road, having played over seven-hundred shows on multiple continents since 2006, including Asia, Australia and both Europe and North America many times each. Massive festivals including Hellfest, The Power Of The Riff, Roadburn, Dour, Scion and others have set the band up with prime slots where the meager duo strikes the crowd with more venom than a band thrice its size every time. Their albums portray visceral otherworldly and sci-fi lyrics and storylines, the result of the band’s major fascination with horror and sci-fi literature and cinema.

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PRIMORDIAL: Official Video For “Babel’s Tower” Now Playing At Metal Injection; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release in North America TOMORROW Via Metal Blade

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Today, Irish metal legion, PRIMORDIAL, unveils the official new music video for “Babel’s Tower.” The epic tune comes by way of the band’s imminent new full-length, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, and serves as the first ever professionally filmed and edited video of their storied history.

Elaborates the band, “It was really about time, right? This far down the road, we finally made our first video eight albums in. So we trusted Gareth Averill and crew who also made our DVD [All Empires Fall] a couple of years back. The traditional band-jamming-in-a-warehouse scenario was not something that entered our heads. We wanted something broad and cinematic; something visually striking and arresting. So we spent a couple of cold and windswept days standing on the side of a mountain in Ireland. Here you have it, and about time…”

Watch the outstanding black and white clip, now playing at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen serves as the follow-up to PRIMORDIAL’s globally-revered, 2011-released Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand long player and their eighth studio offering overall. Dubbed, “almost Maiden-esque in its majesty,” by Stereogum, the eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of PRIMORDIAL’s deepest, most meticulously composed, thematically profound and plainly absorbing compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity. Rolling Stone gushes in a recent review, “Alan Averill is a vocal powerhouse, soaring atop melodic black/folk metal compositions that channel doom and gloom as well as triumph. ‘Ghosts Of The Charnel House’ embodies heavy metal grandeur, while title track ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ is an epic lament, its mournful, repetitive melodies rooted in Irish folk. When Averill howls, ‘The heart of your motherland will be ripped from her chest,’ a million ghosts cry out with him.’” Empty Lighthouse Magazine notes, “The title track builds and builds until vocalist Alan Averill lets out a commanding wail and the riffs crash onto the listener like waves. Guitarists Ciaran MacUiliam and Michael O’Floinn have a way of making a full-bodied ‘epic’ sound through subtle tonal shifts and chord voicings, culminating in a feel that most bands spend dozens of Pro Tools tracks and computer effects trying to achieve,” while Decibel Magazine adds, in an 8/10 rating, “Greater men have fallen, but PRIMORDIAL rise.”

PRIMORDIAL will bring their audio divinity to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks with additional live ceremonials to be announced soon.

PRIMORDIAL:
11/28/2014 The Academy@ Redemption Festival – Dublin, IE
12/12/2014 Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy – London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV – Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit http://www.metalblade.com/primordial where you’ll find a lyric video for the title track as well as a gaggle of preorder options. The record will come available on CD and on vinyl in various color variants. Additionally, Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released in a limited European deluxe edition wood boxset which includes a CD+DVD digibook, an exclusive 7”, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces North American Live Incursion To Close Out The Year; Housecore Debut With Producer Philip H. Anselmo At The Helm Underway + Video Footage Posted – Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. [More]

COWARDS: Trailer For Rise To Infamy LP Released – As French hardcore sludgesters, COWARDS, prep their brutalizing Rise To Infamy LP for release this Winter, the track listing, cover artwork and a audio/visual teaser including the audio for the album’s third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl),” courtesy of courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth, has been issued. [More]

NEOPERA: Classical/Metal Fusion Act Featuring Members Of Gamma Ray And Dark Age Unleash New Video – Germany’s NEOPERA, founded by guitarist and driving force of German metal band Dark Age, Joern Schubert, and featuring Dirk Schlaechter, longtime bassist for German metal titans, Gamma Ray, recently unleashed a brand new video for the track “Error.” [More]

BLODHEMN: Second Full-Length From Norwegian Black Metal Project Released Stateside Via Indie Recordings – One-man Norwegian black metal project, BLODHEMN, is pleased to spew forth its sophomore full-length, H7, upon unsuspecting ears. [More]

SOLEFALD: Avant Norse Folk Duo Unleashes Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord In North America Via Indie Recordings – After four years of silence, avant norse folk metal duo, SOLEFALD, return withNorrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord, an experimental soundtrack to the fjords and mountains of Norway, and a hymn to the nature of the North. [More]

Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection – In Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, metal overlord Philip H. Anselmo allows delusional man-child Dave Hill loose on an unsuspecting public, where he meets an actual woman. [More]

EINHERJER: Norwegian Viking Metal Trio To Release Av Oss, For Oss In North America Via Indie Recordings – A band is an idea. It can exist as a vision in the architect’s mind, but is never complete. It is only when this vision reaches its audience, that it turns into something more and greater than the sum of its parts. [More]

DEIVOS: Fourth Album Nears Completion For 2015 Release Via Selfmadegod Records – Leading Polish death metal band, DEIVOS, is currently putting the final touches to their fourth full-length album, which will see release in early 2015 via Selfmadegod Records. [More]

WOLVHAMMER: Second Wave Of Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour Includes West Coast Dates With Black Cobra – Fresh off of the first wave of their Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour in support of their third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, WOLVHAMMER will embark on the next subdivision of the trek at the end of this month, with West Coast devastation planned. [More]

IDES OF GEMINI: Cryptic “Seer Of Circassia” Video Now Playing At Noisey; Old World New Wave Out Now Via Neurot RecordingsOld World New Wave is the latest long player from West Coast shadowy sound conjurors,IDES OF GEMINI. [More]

THE SHRINE: Japanese Tour Wrap-Up + “New” Tune Now Shredding The Airwaves Of Vice/Noisey; New 12″ Maxi Single Preorders Available – Having recently returned from their independently booked tour of Japan, Venice Beach, California-based skate-rock punk hellions and self-described “Destroyers of Rock n Roll,”THE SHRINE, were recently queried by the investigators of all things rad at Vice’s internet music channel, Noisey. [More]

XIBALBA Reveals Track Listing And Artwork For Tierra Y Libertad; Third Album Due In January Via Southern LordXIBALBA today reveals further details regarding their eagerly awaited third album, Tierra Y Libertad, set to be unleashed on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America through Southern Lord. [More]

DEAD IN THE MANGER: Insidious Black/Grind Entity Prepares To Lash Out With Debut Full-Length – 20 Buck Spin begins confirming the label’s massive 2015 release schedule with the announcement of Cessation, the anticipated upcoming debut full-length from mysterious entity, DEAD IN THE MANGER. [More]

BARING TEETH: New Full-Length From Avant/Tech Death Metal Architects Streaming In Full At Revolver Magazine; Live Abrasions Confirmed -  With the release of BARING TEETH’s blistering Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins full-length now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of the release in its entirety. [More]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Tech Death Behemoths To Kick Off US Tour With Cannabis Corpse And Mammoth Grinder – California technical death metal behemoths, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, will kick off a three-week bought of US live assaults next week supporting Richmond bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. [More]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Bass Play-Through Video From Italian Death Metal Unit Now Playing At Gear Gods + Cobra Verde Streaming In Its EntiretyCobre Verde is the latest long player from Italian death metal draftsmen, HIDEOUS DIVINITY. [More]

THE COMPOUND New Label Releases & EARSPLIT DISTRO Stock Update: LAE, GODHUNTER/SECRETS OF THE SKY, DIE CHOKING, UFOMAMMUT, SECRET CUTTER, THE BODY & THOU, GRIDLINK, PISS VORTEX, and tons more [More…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com or dave@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
AEON  –  ARCANE  – ARTILLERY – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BATTLECROSS – BEHEMOTH  – BL’AST – BLACK BREATH –  CANNIBAL CORPSE  –  CAR BOMB – CDC – CORRECTIONS HOUSE –CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DISCOURSE – EARTH – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY –FUCKING INVINCIBLE – GALE – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – GREENLEAF – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – INANIMATE EXISTENCE – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KING PARROT – MACABRE – MAID MYRIAD  –  MAMMOTH GRINDER – NERVECELL  –  NEUROSIS – ORANGE GOBLIN – RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SOCIETY SUCKER – TODAY IS THE DAY – UFOMAMMUT – ULCERATE – USNEA – WHITECHAPEL – WIZARD RIFLE – WOLVHAMMER

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EARSPLIT PR – Bands In Vans: November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Lotta bands. Lotta tours. Support live music! Contact your local Earsplit operative for coverage inquiries: liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com.

AEON w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Tribulation:
1/28/2014 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ARCANE Known/Learned Album Launch:
11/22/2014 The Brightside – Brisbane
11/28/2014 The Bald Faced Stag – Sydney
12/13/2014 The Esplanade Hotel | Gershwin Room – Melbourne

ATRIARCH:
11/21/2014 Wisp House – Salem, OR

ARTILLERY w/ Onslaught, Striker:
11/21/2014 The V-Lounge – Victoria, BC
11/22/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/23/2014 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2014 Orange County Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
11/25/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/26/2014 The Whiskey Theater – Hollywood, CA

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
12/03/2014 Ths Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde – San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic  Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID

BATTLECROSS w/ Wretched, War Of Ages:
11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill-  Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whiskey A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
1/28/2014 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Behemoth, Aeon, Tribulation:
1/28/2014 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/29/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/30/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/31/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CAR BOMB w/ Meshuggah, Semantik Punk:
12/15/2014 Les Docks – Lausanneles, CH
12/16/2014 Live Club – Milan, IT
12/18/2014 Melkweg Max – Amsterdam, NL
12/19/2014 Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, FR
12/20/2014 Roundhouse – London, UK
12/21/2014 FZW – Dortmund, DE

CDC:
12/05/2014 TBA – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Society Sucker
12/06/2014 Hoddies Saloon and Grill – Longwood, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/07/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/08/2014 TBA – Knoxville, TN w/ Society Sucker

CHILD BITE:
11/21/2014 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI record release show w/ Acid Witch

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Tour 2014:
11/30/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
12/01/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/02/2014 Café 9 – New Haven, CT
12/03/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/05/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/06/2014 Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/07/2014 Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI
12/08/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/09/2014 The High Tone – Memphis, TN
12/10/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/11/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
12/12/2014 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
12/14/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/16/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/17/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/19/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/20/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Gwar, American Sharks:
11/21/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/22/2014 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
11/23/2014 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/25/2014 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2014 Treemont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/29/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/02/2014 Exit/In -  Nashville, TN
12/03/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
12/05/2014 Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
12/06/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/07/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/08/2014 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/09/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/10/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/11/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
12/12/2014 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
12/13/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD

DISCOURSE:
12/27-28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Farn Park, FL @ F.Y.A. Fest
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY @ Mid West Blood Fest

EARTH w/ Black Spirituals, Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo:
1/22/2015 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL
1/23/2015 La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR
1/24/2015 L’Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
1/25/2015 Dachstock – Reitschule – Bern, CH
1/27/2015 Antigel Festival – Geneva, CH *
1/28/2015 Lo Fi Club – Milan, IT
1/29/2015 Init Club – Rome, IT
1/30/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
1/31/2015 Orpheum Extra – Graz, AT
2/01/2015 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SK
2/02/2015 Arena – Vienna, AT
2/03/2015 Mochvara Klub – Zagreb, HR
2/04/2015 A38 – Budapest, HU
2/06/2015 K4 – Nurnberg, DE
2/07/2015 Club Manufaktur – Schorndorf, DE
2/08/2015 Volksbuhne – Berlin, DE
2/09/2015 Pipl – Moscow, RU w/ Nadja *
2/10/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI w/ Janne Westerlund *
2/11/2015 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
2/12/2015 Vulkan Arena – Oslo, NO
2/13/2015 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
2/14/2015 Voxhall – Aarhus, DE
2/15/2015 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
2/17/2015 FZW – Dortmund, DE
2/18/2015 Vera – Groningen, NL
2/20/2015 Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
2/21/2015 The Oobleck – Birmingham, UK
2/22/2015 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
2/23/2015 The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
2/24/2015 The Komedia – Brighton, UK
2/25/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
2/27/2015 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR *
2/28/2015 Borusan Müzik Evi – Istanbul, TU *
[* EARTH only]

EXHUMED w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal:
11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE

EYEHATEGOD:
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer
1/29/2015  Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
1/30/2015 The Hi-Fi, – Melbourne, AU
1/31/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
2/01/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL

FALLUJAH w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Malevolence:
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:
2/27-3/01/2014 Bad Ass Weekend 3 – Houston, TX

GOATSNAKE:
5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd

GOATWHORE w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE

GREENLEAF:
11/28/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, SP
11/29/2014 Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, SP

IDES OF GEMINI:
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder:
11/28/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/29/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/02/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
12/03/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
12/04/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
12/06/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/08/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/09/2014 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/10/2014 The Metro – Oakland, CA
12/11/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/12/2014 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/17/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/18/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
12/19/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

MACABRE:
12/26/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL 17th Annual Holiday Of Horrors: w/ Jungle Rot, Scythe, Armored Assault

MAID MYRIAD:
12/06/2014 Tangier – Akron, OH w/ Red Sun Rising, Flight 619
12/18/2014 Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ w/ A Balance Between, Pour the Pirate Sherry, Glengarry Leads
12/19/2014 The Shop – Brooklyn, NY w/ NY in 64, Natural Stranger
12/20/2014 Mugg’s On Main Street - Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Witch Fist

MAMMOTH GRINDER w/ Cannabis Corpse, Inanimate Existence:
11/28/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/29/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/02/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
12/03/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
12/04/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
12/06/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/08/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/09/2014 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/10/2014 The Metro – Oakland, CA
12/11/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/12/2014 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/17/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/18/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
12/19/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

NERVECELL Psychogenocide European Tour 2014 Part II:
11/21/2014 Met-Bar – Lenzburg, CH
11/22/2014 Metal Infection XV – Karlsruhe, DE
11/24/2014 Backstage – Munich, DE
11/29/2014 Jam Night Festival – Marchtrenk, AT

NEUROSIS:
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival – Mexico City, MX w/ The Ex, Monogatari, more
12/29/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher, Kowloon Walled City
12/30/2014 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher, Kowloon Walled City
12/31/2014 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher, Kowloon Walled City
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Goatsnake, Primordial, more

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl’ast, King Parrot:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

RINGS OF SATURN w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence:
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/23/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [RINGS OF SATURN non-tour headlining date w/ The Convalescence]
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*
w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed:
12/04/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX [info]
12/05/2014 Revoluciòn Bar – Leon, MX [info]
12/06/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX [info]
12/07/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX [info]

RIVERS OF NIHIL on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14 w/ Obituary, Massacre:
11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise
11/22/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise
11/23/2014 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise
11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise
11/25/2014 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/27/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/28/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
12/03/2014 Empire – North Springfield, VA
12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
12/05/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/07/2014 Grand Central – Miami, FL

THE SHRINE:
11/22/2014 Speedfest – Eindhoven, NL w/ Midnight, Turbonegro, Napalm Death, Kadavar, more… [info]
11/23/2014 Astra Kulturhaus - Berlin, DE w/ Kadavar

SOCIETY SUCKER:
12/05/2014 TBA – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Society Sucker
12/06/2014 Hoddies Saloon and Grill – Longwood, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/07/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/08/2014 TBA – Knoxville, TN w/ Society Sucker

TODAY IS THE DAY:
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer
12/18/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Death Dealer, Thera Roya, Mary Todd

UFOMAMMUT:
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

ULCERATE w/ Wormed, Gigan, Solace Of Requiem:

11/21/2014 Vera – Groningen, NL
11/22/2014 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
11/23/2014 MTC – Cologne, DE
11/24/2014 Podium Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
11/25/2014 Club Kamikaze – Mechelen, BL
11/26/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
11/27/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
11/28/2014 TBA – FR
11/29/2014 Razz3 – Barcelona, SP
11/30/2014 Caracol – Madrid, SP
12/01/2014 Sonora – Erandio, Vizacaya, SP
12/02/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes (Aix-en-Provence), FR
12/03/2014 LO-FI – Milano, IT
12/04/2014 Freak Out Club – Bologna, IT
12/05/2014 Downi – Worblaufen, CH
12/06/2014 Nurnberg Deathfest – Nurnberg, DE
12/07/2014 The Escape – Vienna, AT
12/08/2014 ShowBarlang – Budapest, HU
12/09/2014 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
12/10/2014 TBA – Berlin, DE
12/11/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
12/12/2014 Hammerschmiede – Kassel, DE
12/13/2014 TBA – Mannheim, DE
12/14/2014 Willemeen – Arnhem, NL

USNEA:
11/24/2014 The Wisp House – Salem, OR w/ Urzeit, In Thoth
12/02/2014 Holocene – Portland, OR w/ Deafheaven, Lesbian
12/03/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Deafheaven
12/13/2014 White Owl Social Club – Portland, OR *Random Cosmic Violence release show w/ Lord Dying, Cold Blue Mountain

WIZARD RIFLE:
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

WOLVHAMMER w/ Black Cobra:
11/30/2014 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN *
12/01/2014 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT *
12/02/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA *
12/03/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
12/04/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/05/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/07/2014 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
12/08/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/10/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
12/11/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/13/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/15/2014 The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV *
12/16/2014 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT *
12/17/2014 Lost Lake – Denver, CO *
12/18/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS *
*WOLVHAMMER only

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces North American Live Incursion To Close Out The Year; Housecore Debut With Producer Philip H. Anselmo At The Helm Underway + Video Footage Posted

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. Set to commence on December 3rd in San Diego, California, Shone will level the stages of ten venues, with the audio punishment coming to a ceremonial conclusion on December 13th in Boise, Idaho.

Shone is in the midst of recording the follow-up to AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-adored Women & Children full-length, released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, is being tracked at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo with the tour serving as a short breather between sessions.

Comments Shone, “There are four reasons to come check out this AUTHOR & PUNISHER tour. First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. Third, I will have the double LP of the 2010 Drone Machines album [out on Seventh Rule] on hand with me in the flesh with the machines themselves for the first time. Finally, in what has become a staple of an AUTHOR & PUNISHER show, Cutmod [Will Michaelsen] will be flashing his visual wares in full high count lumens as he has with me for the last two years.”

Check out AUTHOR & PUNISHER studio clips below.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
12/03/2014 Ths Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde – San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic  Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID

AUTHOR & PUNISHER — made up of one Tristan Shone — owes much of his uniqueness to the marriage of art, tech and music. From the early stages of development up to the present there has always been the evil twin of underground metal and dark electronic to temper the straight lines from his design and engineering. With a start in hobbiest tech and robotics competitions early on, Shone found a passion for solving technical problems while at the same time being introduced to the backbone of his interest in music: Sepultura, Melvins, Neurosis, Godflesh and Ministry, bands that served as a soundtrack and palette throughout his life. In employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone – who boasts a BS in mechanical engineering and an MFA in visual arts — manages to replicate dejection, desperation and profound sorrow through his musical corrosion with curious poise and beauty. Shone’s fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER.


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