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STOP BREATHING: Southern Cali Hardcore/Punk Brigade Launches “No Escape” Track Via New Noise Magazine; Second LP V Out In August

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
[photo by Mark Whittaker]

Southern California-based punk/melodic hardcore brigade, STOP BREATHING, has premiered the first single from the outfit’s impending second LP, V, through New Noise Magazine.

Approaching release in August, V is STOP BREATHING’s first LP since their No Idea Records-released self-titled album in 2012, and fifth overall release, recorded in their fifth year as a band. Deploying twelve rampaging tracks in just over thirty minutes, V merges the restless angst of 7 Seconds, Poison Idea, The Descendents, and The Circle Jerks delivered in a fired-up contemporary attack fans of Good Riddance, Kid Dynamite, Bane and Kill Your Idols will dive headfirst into. “No Escape,” the eighth track on V, comes tearing forth today via New Noise Magazine, the band issuing with the tune, “It’s about how we are all stuck on planet earth, there’s nowhere for us to go, yet we continue to kill each other. The amount of money, brain power, and resources going into creating all these different ways to kill each other kinda sickens me. I hope one day we will realize we’re all stuck here, we can just continue to kill each other, or learn to work together and do so much more with our lives!”

Unload STOP BREATHING’s “No Escape” anthem via New Noise Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

STOP BREATHING will release V on 180-gram vinyl, in two color variations, via Burning Tree Records and Rotten To The Core Records with a limited cassette version through their own Bad Touch Records on August 11th. Preorders for the LP are now live HERE.

The current upcoming run of live dates for STOP BREATHING includes a show July 1st in Ventura with Blasting Concept, another on the 10th in Thousand Oaks with Ten Foot Pole, and a record release show for V on August 28th at the first day of Nardfest in Ventura with Dr. Know, Excel, Nails and many others.

7/01/2015 The Tavern – Ventura, CA w/ Blasting Concept
7/10/2015 Borderline – Thousand Oaks, CA w/ Ten Foot Pole
8/28/2015 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA @ Nardfest w/ Dr. Know, Excel, Nails, more

Oxnard, California-based STOP BREATHING is a tight knit union of bandits also hailing from The Fucking Wrath, Glass & Ashes, The Missing 23rd, Young Livers and other acts. Having cranked out a pounding brew of energetic skate-punk/late-‘80s hardcore since 2009, the band takes things to the next level with their fifth official release, V. The band’s second LP was recorded by the band and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzz Bomb Sound Labs (Death By Stereo, H20), and is completed by cover art created by Kane Shimek and Ruben Perez. With the departure of Carter to Portland and Jesse to school commitments, STOP BREATHING enlisted Chris Goodrich (Catholic Spit) on bass and longtime friend Kile Garcia on second guitar, making their delivery all the more unstoppable.

WISDOM IN CHAINS Releases “When We Were Young” Official Video; The God Rhythm Release Show Goes Down This Weekend

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
[photo by Aga Hairesis]

In the wake of their fifth official full-length release, The God Rhythm, WISDOM IN CHAINS has just issued the first official video from the LP, as the band prepares for their headlining record release show for the record this weekend.

Surging with fourteen new tracks blending even more metallic intensity into their oi/punk-inspired hardcore, WISDOM IN CHAINSThe God Rhythm was released last week via Fast Break! Records. Loaded with nearly forty minutes of unyielding, groove-heavy action laden with inspiring lyrics and empowering gang chants, the LP was captured in bruising clarity, recorded by Len Carmichael at Trax East and Carmichael Sound, and the vocals recorded at Mountainside Studios by Rich Rescigno. The band’s new video was created for the track, “When We Were Young,” the song’s insightful look back at the early days of life blends an entertaining plotline with performance footage, filmed and produced by There’s Always Next Year Productions.

Shred to WISDOM IN CHAINS’ new “When We Were Young” video, featured on the Fast Break! Records home page HERE and directly via YouTube HERE.

Also stream the entire The God Rhythm album through Blow The Scene RIGHT HERE and watch the extensive interview trailer on the album’s creation at New Noise Magazine HERE.

The God Rhythm is available now on CD and multiple colors/pressings of 12” vinyl including merch bundles via Fast Break! Records RIGHT HERE, and through iTunes HERE.

WISDOM IN CHAINS will celebrate the release of The God Rhythm with hometown/area fans this Saturday, June 27th at Club Reverb in Reading, Pennsylvania, the record release show including an outdoor BBQ event, as well as live support from Strength For A Reason, Yesterday’s Youth and more. WISDOM IN CHAINS will also make their return to This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia on July 23rd joining the likes of the Misfits, The Exploited, the Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Chokehold, Nails, All Out War, Bane, Biohazard and many others. August will see the band returning to Europe, confirmed to perform at Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic in early August with At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, Killing Joke, Napalm Death, Nuclear Assault, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Triptykon and more, with a set of tour dates surrounding the festival to be announced in the coming days.

6/27/2015 Club Reverb – Reading, PA *record release show [info]
7/23/2015 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore [info]
8/05-08/2015 Fortress Josefov, CZ @ Brutal Assault [info]

In an interview with WISDOM IN CHAINS early into the promotion of The God Rhythm, No End In Sight Zine writes, “It takes an unbelievable level of passion, commitment, and sacrifice to keep a hardcore band two-stepping, moshing, and screaming for as long as Wisdom In Chains has. They’ve endured everything from being robbed to becoming family men with full time jobs, yet they still bring more energy to their live shows than most bands half their ages, and they continue to release some of the catchiest hardcore albums you’ll ever lay your ears upon.” Stereokiller’s crushing 4.5/5 review of the album issues in part, “I’m not sure how many listens it took me, but I think I found my favorite WISDOM IN CHAINS song yet with ‘Best Of Me.’ Lyrically it speaks to me on a level that I haven’t experienced many times before. Maybe I’m just interpreting the words to fit my life, but that’s fine, and that’s what the beauty of what WISDOM IN CHAINS is. There are countless hardcore bands writing three chord songs about being mad, but how many are writing actual songs? Songs that conjure an emotion other than aggression?” Legends Arising praised the record as well, offering, “The God Rhythm is an incredibly forceful hardcore album, addressing all the themes you’d expect and some more. After more than a decade WISDOM IN CHAINS still improves and broadens, without ever compromising the scorching fury that made the band what it is today. Get. This. Record.” And’s Heavy Metal sector declares, “Hardcore vocals combine with thrashy riffs and a punk attitude to craft an album that’s aggressive and potent. It’s also packed with memorable songs and shoutalong/singalong choruses.”

BAT: Speed Metal Miscreants Added To Mammoth Gwar B-Q Lineup; Additional Live Abrasions Confirmed + New Living Fast Episode Available

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, is very pleased to announce their recent addition to this year’s Gwar B-Q in Richmond, Virginia alongside the likes of The Descendents, Cro-Mags, Ghoul, Ringworm, Child Bite and more! The band’s Gwar B-Q appearance follows a headlining performance in Raleigh and serves as a precursor to a rare run of live abrasions through Richmond, Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh in September.

Comments Waste of the oncoming onstage demolitions, “After finishing up our debut full length album on Hells Headbangers this summer, we in BAT are gearing up for a short run around some rad US festivals. The first being the Gwar B-Q in our hometown of Richmond, which is always wet and wild. Come September, we hit the road again to play in Cleveland at the Hell’s Headbash. We’re thrilled to play with our pals in High Spirits and Midnight on the opening night. Beforehand, we’re cramming in another hometown gig and hitting Chicago and Pittsburgh to round out the Labor Day weekend. Come rage with us and always beware of the BAT!”

8/14/2015 Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC
8/15/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
9/03/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/04/2015 Hell’s Headbash (Agora) – Cleveland, OH
9/05/2015 El Rey Ballroom – Chicago, IL
9/06/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

The Virginia/Texas metal punk marauders in BAT released their Primitive Age EP last year on cassette via Tankcrimes and on 12” vinyl via Hells Headbangers. Channeling the spirits of Venom, Hellhammer, Motörhead and Discharge, the EP features five filthy numbers of confrontational Kill ‘Em All angst and enough vocal venom to level a nation. Said Last Rites of the offering, “This nasty little beast is a crust-a-licious demo-nic hybrid of ugly gutter thrash with a vicious punk spirit and a dose of injected blackness. Jump back thirty years to an uncomfortable-yet-awesome three-way between Cronos, Lemmy, and Tom Warrior (or, whatever, Satanic Slaughter) — then BOOM, BAT! A close 21st-century equivalent would be Midnight, only with less sleazy Satanic debauchery and more of an all-encompassing generalized rebelliousness.”

The Primitive Age EP is available digitally at the official BAT BandCamp page HERE and on cassette via Tankcrimes HERE (where you’ll also find additional merch). You can also nab a copy of BAT’s recently issued “Cruel Discipline” seven-inch out on Hells Headbangers HERE as well as the 12″ version of Primitive Age.

In related news, Living Fast, the heavy metal talk show created by Waste continues to reap views from the headbanging public. The first episode featured John Gallagher of Raven while the second episode, divided into two parts, takes place during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste’s heavy metal band, Volture where Waste visits with Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) at Beat Bop Records, his second-hand vinyl shop located in the heart of Copenhagen. Recently unleashed, Canadian edition third episode features Dave Carlo and Mike Campagnolo of Razor and number one Anvil fan, Colin “Maddog” Brown. Get viewing at THIS LOCATION.

Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Adds Zombi, Poison Idea, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Corrosion Of Conformity Featuring Pepper Keenan And More To Its Expanding Lineup; Tickets On Sale Now

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Philip H. Anselmo’s third annual horror-themed film and metal festival will commence in San Antonio, Texas this year at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.

Already featuring a jaw-dropping lineup, bands confirmed to perform the yearly gore gala include Autopsy, Child Bite, Cripple Bastards, Eyehategod, Nails, Suffocation, Warbeast and YOB, with the recent additions of Agoraphobic Nosebleed (performing their second show ever), Author & Punisher, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Gristnam, Negative Approach, Poison Idea and Zombi! And we’re not even close to done!

Housecore Horror Festival Lineup [with more to be added!]:
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Author & Punisher
Child Bite
Corrosion Of Conformity (with Pepper)
Cripple Bastards
Negative Approach
Poison Idea

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and late festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. And yes, Anselmo does watch them all.

For rules and deadlines visit:

3-day passes to Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival officially went on sale Monday, June 22nd. Don’t miss out!

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Single day tickets for each day will go on sale the first week of August. Stand by for details. Additional bands, films and special guests to be announced in the near future. You have been warned.

SUNN O))) Releases Live Archives Of Unmixed And Unmastered Taper And Fan Recordings On BandCamp; Summer Tour Schedule Approaching + Vinyl Represses Available

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
[photo by Pawel Parcheta - MRZ Photography]

SUNN O))) announces that their live, cathartic reverberations have been documented and can now be accessed via their live BandCamp page. Compiled of taper and fan recordings, spanning from their 2002 show at the Blackbird in Portland up to their recent headlining show at Temples Festival 2015, these documents are presented in their raw and unedited beauty.

SUNN O))) invites you to contribute to this sonic archive at THIS LOCATION.

SUNN O))) live archives. Unmixed, unmastered raw footage grabbed by underground tapers which we now present to you.

We would like to invite you to also submit your own recordings of any of our concerts (even ones already posted) to this archive. If you have photos and visuals from the posted shows, please send them too. Hail to our great fans!”

A number of key European festival appearances pending this Summer offer ample opportunities for fans to add to this archive. Such appearances include the recently announced Le Guess Who? Festival whereby Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson will showcase their similar, adventurous musical inclinations with a very special four-day program titled SUNN O))) presents at Le Guess Who? Festival 2015. The program will include a performance by the legendary Annette Peacock, who will return to The Netherlands for the first time in over twenty tears.

Additionally, Southern Lord is repressing the following SUNN O))) titles; Black One in limited edition clear vinyl,  øø Void in limited edition green vinyl and SUNN O)))/ULVER Terrestrials on black vinyl. These are now available at the SUNN O))) store HERE.

SUNN O))) European Tour Dates:
7/17/2015 Dour Festival – Dour, BE
7/19/2015 Ilosaarirock Festival – Joensuu, FI
8/06/2015 Brutal Assault Festival - Josefov, CZ
8/07/2015 OFF Festival – Katowice, PL
8/09/2015 Heimathafen Neukolln – Berlin, DE
8/11/2015 PIPL – Moscow, RU (with Phurpa)
8/13/2015 Øya Festival – Oslo, NO
8/14/2015 Way Out West – Gothenburg, SW
8/15/2015 Koncerthuset – Copenhagen, DK
8/16/2015 Kampnagel – Hamburg, DE
8/18/2015 Southbank Centre – London, UK @ David Byrne’s Meltdown (with Phurpa)
11/19-22/2015 Le Guess Who? Festival – Utrecht, NE

KING GIANT: Entire Black Ocean Waves LP From Virginia Doom Metal Quintet Playing At Invisible Oranges; Album Out Next Week

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Northern Virginia doom metal quintet, KING GIANT, now just a week from releasing their mighty third LP, Black Ocean Waves, today streams the entire album early through an exclusive stream courtesy of Invisible Oranges.

With their brooding, doom-drenched take on Southern rock/metal, KING GIANT has been rendering woeful, rousing tales of heartfelt loss and ruthless resolution since 2005, and has built a solid reputation as a diehard internal workforce through handling the recording and releasing of their own gravelly anthems since their inception. Their 2006 Burden EP was followed by the self-released 2009 LP, Southern Darkness, which won over stoner/doom rockers everywhere with its vibrant approach to the genre. But it was the Dismal Hollow LP released in 2012 that launched the band into a more accessible, but more sinister territory, reaping critical acclaim from internationally-based mags and webzines. Now in their tenth year, KING GIANT delivers their third full-length album, Black Ocean Waves. Forty-five minutes of bold, ominous, organic, and accessible material pours fourth on the new opus, surging with eight ebbing torrents of regret, shame, revenge, and reconciliation. Recorded in July 2014 at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland, the album was engineered by Jawbox architect, J. Robbins (Clutch, The Sword, Wino) who later mixed the album and also supplies Hammond organ on “Blood Of The Lamb” and background vocals on “Trail Of Thorns.”

Invisible Oranges is now playing Black Ocean Waves in its entirety a week ahead of its release date. Alongside the exclusive album stream, a track-by-track breakdown of the entire album has also been issued, in addition to a write-up of the album which absolutely praises the band, including, “I have no idea why KING GIANT still hasn’t been signed, as they arguably offer more mainstream appeal than the last year’s worth of bands featured on Invisible Oranges put together. Their sound is big, straightforward and bluesy, recalling Corrosion of Conformity circa Deliverance — my favorite record of theirs — as well as Down and Kyuss. KING GIANT’s approach is ‘meat and potatoes’ in the sense that Argentine filet Mignon and rosemary roasted fingerlings is ‘meat and potatoes’.”

Stream KING GIANT’s Black Ocean Waves via Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.

Also watch KING GIANT’s lyric videos for Black Ocean Waves; “Trail Of Thorns” via Revolver RIGHT HERE and “Red Skies” through New Noise Magazine HERE.

Black Ocean Waves will be released on June 30th with CD/digital distribution through The Path Less Traveled, with a vinyl edition to follow later this Summer. Preorders for the album are available through Amazon HERE and the KING GIANT webstore HERE.

KING GIANT has booked several new gigs for the Summer months with more intense touring coming together which will see the band exploring other regions of the East Coast and Southern regions of the country. Stand by for tour updates following the release of Black Ocean Waves.

8/21/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Foghound, Midnight Ghost Train
8/22/2015 L&Bs – Dale City VA w/ Foghound, Midnight Ghost Train

DISTRICT 97: Third Album From Chicago-Based Prog/Alternative Rock Quintet Now Playing; Album Out This Week On Laser’s Edge

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

In Vaults, the dynamic third studio album from Chicago’s progressive/alternative rock outfit, DISTRICT 97, is out today through Laser’s Edge, and in conjunction with its release the record is now streaming in its entirety.

With nine brand new tracks delivering over an hour of DISTRICT 97’s energetic progressive, alternative, metal, pop crossover, the immaculately produced In Vaults shows this young, diversified rock outfit in their most impressive form yet. Their third album for Laser’s Edge, In Vaults boasts the band’s evocative and powerful songwriting and musical deliverance, as well as a searing performance from American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. The album was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Jeff Fox and Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic) at The Mouse House Studio, mastered by Grammy winning engineer Bob Katz, and dons stunning imagery by Björn Gooßes of Killustraitions.

In celebration of its release, DISTRICT 97’s In Vaults is now playing in its entirety at RIGHT HERE

In Vaults is out today worldwide through US progressive powerhouse Laser’s Edge. The CD version is available at THIS LOCATION and the digital HERE.

Following the first of two In Vaults record release shows last week in their hometown, a second performance will take place on July 10th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with additional live shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

7/10/2015 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI *record release show w/ Cheer Accident [info]
8/21/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

DISTRICT 97 was formed in the Fall of 2006 initially as an instrumental outfit until the introduction of 2007 American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt, whose dynamic performances pushed the band into a new direction that forged a unique marriage between accessible, catchy vocal melodies and an adventurous instrumental prowess. Capturing the attention of Laser’s Edge, the label signed DISTRICT 97 for the 2010 release of their debut album, Hybrid Child, followed in 2012 by their follow-up, Trouble With Machines. Both albums balance meticulous attention to detail and studio-craft with the visceral power of a rock band that is firing on all cylinders, and run the gamut from Meshuggah-inspired metal, the epic majesty of Yes, and the melodicism of The Beatles. Heavy bouts of live performances surrounding both records included a number of high profile festivals, opening support slots for prog icons Kansas, and even European and North American tours with John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia/UK), the latter of which saw DISTRICT 97 also back Wetton for a full King Crimson set, as memorialized on their 2014 live album, One More Red Night: Live in Chicago. 2013 also saw the band nominated for a Breakthrough Artist Award by Prog Magazine. Rather than rest on their laurels, DISTRICT 97 took to the studio in 2014 to record the new material they’d been honing at home and on the road. The resulting album, In Vaults, continues and accelerates the upward trajectory of great songwriting and incredible musicianship that’s been evident since the band’s debut. One listen perfectly illustrates why John Wetton says, “I’ve said it before, and I maintain that D97 is the best young progressive band around right now. Gifted players, great material, and a brilliant, charismatic singer in Leslie Hunt.”

MORGLBL: French Experimentalist Fusion Trio Releases New Video From Tea Time For Punks; European And US Tour Dates Confirmed

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Following the very recent Free Electric Sound release of Tea Time For Punks, the mighty sixth studio full-length from French rock/fusion trio, MORGLBL, the band has just issued an official video for the album’s title track.

The madcap “Tea Time For Punks” video, which was directed by Enguerran Prieu, is just as screwball, unpredictable and engaging as MORGLBL’s energetic output as a whole, literally bringing its title to life. As the band serenades a highbrow brunch crowd with their rambunctious tunes, the multiple personalities reflected in their music unapologetically heave themselves upon the unsuspecting diners.

Come for the scones, stay for the riot; dine to MORGLBL’s “Tea Time For Punks” video RIGHT HERE.

Released on May 26th through Laser’s Edge Group’s instrumental division, Free Electric Sound, Tea Time For Punks is available on CD HERE and digitally through BandCamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

In support of their new album, MORGLBL will begin to tour sporadically across Europe in the coming weeks with several massive festival performances confirmed through the Summer months, including headlining the Crescendo Prog Festival in St. Palais sur Mer, France in August. Additionally, the band will return to North America this Fall, with a tour set to consume most of October with several shows already being announced. Stand by for many other tour dates on multiple continents to be announced in the weeks ahead.

MORGLBL Tour Dates:
7/18/2015 Guitare En Scene Festival – St. Julien en Genevois, FR w/ Scorpions, Sting, Marcus Miller, Steven Wilson, Mark Knopfler [info]
8/01/2015 La nuit de la guitar – Agde, FR
8/13/2015 Le plongeoir – Jonzac, FR
8/14/2015 Kiosque à Musique – Royan, FR
8/15/2015 Place de l’océan – St. Palais sur mer, FR
8/16/2015 La pinède – La Palmyre, FR
8/17/2015 TBA – Breuillet, FR
8/18/2015 Théâtre de verdure – Vaux sur mer, FR
8/20/2015 Crescendo Prog Festival – St. Palais sur Mer, FR w/ Atoll, Arabs In Aspic, Psycho Praxis, Kaipa Da Capo [info]
9/18/2015 Amperage – Grenoble, FR
9/24/2015 Promzona’s Club – Bishkek, KGZ [info]
10/09/2015 Roxy ’N Dukes – Dunellen, NJ @ NJ Proghouse
10/24/2015 Orion Studio – Baltimore, MD

MORGLBL’s virtually vocal-free exploratory musical concoctions and nutty jazz/jam metal fusion energy have been infiltrating the airwaves for over eighteen years, and while Tea Time For Punks doesn’t deviate from their standard formula, the album delivers it all with more astounding creativity than ever. The album was recorded during December 2014 — drums by Vincent Thermidor at Studio TF, guitars at Gnõ-Gnõ Studio and bass at Van’s Studio — mixed by Enzo d’Agostino at Elia Studio and mastered at Conkrete Studio by Mobo, and delivers over an hour of nonstop freakshow entertainment fit for virtually any open-minded rock fan. Envision equal parts vocal-free fusion and crushing metal power chords, then inject a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humor, like Primus, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth and Frank Zappa in a high-speed blender, and you’ve got a grip on what Tea Time For Punks beholds.

KHEMMIS: No Clean Singing Premieres “Ash, Cinder, Smoke” And Exclusive Interview As Absolution Debut LP Nears Release

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
[photo by Travis Heacock]

With 20 Buck Spin preparing to issue the bruising debut LP from KHEMMIS, entitled Absolution, the latest single from the album has been premiered through a No Clean Singing exclusive of the hymn “Ash, Cinder, Smoke.”

Absolution not only sees the Denver-based quartet KHEMMIS joining the same label responsible for records from Samothrace, Graves At Sea, Pallbearer, Yob, Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Atlantean Kodex and other heavyweights of the doom metal subgenre, the band seamlessly merges comparable clean and caustic elements from said acts into a cathartic and unforgettable display of top-tier doom metal. Undoubtedly a must-hear album for all fans of the style, Absolution was produced by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cobalt, Nightbringer, Cephalic Carnage), and bears Fantastic Frazetta-inspired cover art by Sam Turner (Speedwolf, Black Breath, Trve Brewing).

No Clean Singing this week delves head-on into KHEMMIS’ world, issuing an in-depth interview with the band on their intoxicating works, which has been published alongside an exclusive premiere of Absolution’s second moving track, “Ash, Cinder, Smoke,” which includes a guest vocal appearance by Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man in its later moments. Issues the webzine’s write-up of the track itself, “KHEMMIS shake the earth with pavement-cracking riffs and cannon-blast drum blows. They stomp like brontosaurs and rumble like boulders, while sending out tendrils of lead guitar melody that coil around your neck like hungry pythons. And the vocals — the principal vocals soar up high, clean and pure, while the instrumental music is busy down below in the excavation zone, pulverizing foundations of large buildings and reducing them to rubble. And in tandem with those excellent clean vocals, the band mix in abraded, growling tirades that leave scars in their wake…”

Stream KHEMMIS’ “Ash, Cinder, Smoke” via No Clean Singing now at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear Absolution’s “Antediluvian” via The Obelisk RIGHT HERE, and “Torn Asunder” through Decibel Magazine HERE.

KHEMMIS’ upcoming Western US tour in support of Absolution will be announced in the days ahead. 20 Buck Spin will release Absolution on CD/digital on July 7th with the LP version coming in August.

8/01/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO * Absolution release show w/ Native Daughters, Of Feather And Bone

ÅRABROT: You Bunch Of Idiots EP Streaming At Invisible Oranges; North American Tour With Ghold Begins This Week

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
[photo by Andre Loyning]

It’s a big week for Norwegian mad avant-rock scientists, ÅRABROT, as the outfit releases their captivating You Bunch Of Idiots EP this week as they simultaneously traverse halfway around the globe to begin their intense North American tour. To begin the celebratory madness, Invisible Oranges is now streaming the entire EP in its entirety.

The third in a trio of themed EPs, You Bunch Of Idiots is the newest addition to the powerful catalog of Norwegian Grammy Award-winning experimental rock cult, ÅRABROT. A ferocious blast of twisted noise rock and poetic rants, the band here drops six tracks of hook-laden noise rock with sludge, industrial, and rock ‘n’ roll flourishes, through it all spit-flecked spout-offs, hissing fits, and bellowing which draws you in and keeps you there. Recorded and mixed by Milton von Krogh at Djura Missionshus, Djura, Sweden, and Taakeheimen Lydrike, Oslo, Norway, with vocal overdubs recorded by Karin Park at Djura Missionshus, Djura, Sweden, and mastering handled by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering, You Bunch Of Idiots sees the band at the top of apex of their creative intensity to date. Invisible Oranges is now playing the entire EP as its release date looms, issuing in part, “Whether you think ÅRABROT is a triumph of high art from the lowest places or just a noise-rock mistake… there’s no doubt that their music is loud, heavy, disturbing, and also entertaining in a creepy insane genius sort of way.”

Decimate every speaker possible with ÅRABROT’s You Bunch Of Idiots at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.

The band’s first American title, You Bunch Of Idiots sees release this Tuesday, June 23rd, stateside through Eolian Empire, and in Europe through ÅRABROT’s partners at Fysisk Format. The album hits just a day before the band begins their massive North American tour with London sludge power-duo, Ghold this Wednesday, June 24th. ÅRABROT will blaze through the US and Canada for more than three weeks, with additional acts including Rabbits, Towers, Dispirit, Lycus and others joining on several dates, and Pinkish Black joining the tour for the final six shows.

You Bunch Of Idiots is available on 12” vinyl EP including download card and all digital outlets; for the vinyl edition of the record are now available in North America via Eolian Empire HERE and via Fysisk Format HERE.

ÅRABROT North American Summer Tour w/ Ghold:
6/24/2015 O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA
6/26/2015 The Depot – York, PA
6/27/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/29/2015 The Burlington – Chicago, IL
6/30/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO
7/01/2015 Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS
7/02/2015 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
7/03/2015 Kilby Court – Salt Lake, City, UT
7/04/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
7/05/2015 The Highline – Seattle, WA
7/06/2015 The Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
7/07/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Rabbits, Towers
7/08/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Dispirit, Lycus
7/09/2015 SF Eagle – San Francisco, CA
7/10/2015 Thee Alley – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 Exploded View Gallery – Tucson, AZ
7/12/2015 Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
7/14/2015 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX w/ Pinkish Black
7/15/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Pinkish Black
7/16/2015 The 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Pinkish Black
7/17/2015 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Pinkish Black
7/18/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Pinkish Black
7/19/2015 The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Pinkish Black