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AUSLÄNDER: Michigan Punk ‘N’ Roll Perpetrators Release New Full-Length Via Domestic Genocide

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Grand Rapids punk ‘n’ roll perpetrators, AUSLÄNDER, are pleased to untether their self-titled debut via Domestic Genocide Records!

Featuring past and current members of street rock unit Ten Second March alongside melodic punk instigators the Krabs, the trio has been stalking the DIY underground circuit for over two decades. United under the moniker of AUSLÄNDER – German for “outsider” – in 2013, the band spews an infinitely catchy maelstrom of amped up, straightforward punk rock focused on their hometown, the working class struggle they’ve all lived and simply hanging out and boozing with friends. Their honesty might offend, but AUSLÄNDER makes no apologies. Fans of Stiff Little Fingers, Cockney Rejects, Ani-Heroes and The Business pay heed.

Ausländer was written and produced by the band at Rotten Studios in Grand Rapids, mixed and mastered by Ryan Cunningham at Blackport Audio and boasts eight furiously bratty tracks of fuck all awesomedingers! Check out live footage of the band leveling the Tip Top in Grand Rapids earlier this Summer below.

Ausländer Track Listing:
1. Bombs Away
2. Never Give Up
3. We Don’t Wanna Be
4. Total Fucked Up Mess
5. I Hate Hipsters
6. For The Boys
7. Brats And Beer
8. Ausländer

Ausländer is currently available via domestic Genocide Records at THIS LOCATION.

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Small Stone Records Destroyed By Floods; Fundraiser Launched

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Last week, debilitating storms dumped flood water throughout the Detroit area, including the offices of Small Stone Records, label home of Sasquatch, Wo Fat, Greenleaf, Lord Fowl, Dixie Witch, Roadsaw and so many others. Gear and product were both destroyed and insurance is only going to go so far, so we’re coming together to help Scott Hamilton from Small Stone with some of the massive expense of cleaning up from this flood. Hamilton’s support for heavy music over the last nineteen years that he’s run Small Stone has never wavered and this is a chance to help somebody who’s helped us by enriching our lives with great bands and great riffs.

A recent post by The Obelisk details, “It was painful last week to see the pictures of the Small Stone Records offices, flooded out from powerful storms that tore through the Detroit area. Still sealed label product floating through dirty water, files and CDs, the fruit of countless hours of work on the part of label owner Scott Hamilton, simply ruined. In one of the pictures, however, you can also see a floating vacuum cleaner, and that’s also important, because it reminds us that more even than being where kickass riffs come from, this is somebody’s home.

Scott is somebody whose tastes and whose efforts have helped greatly to shape the course of American heavy rock in the last decade-plus. Whether you’re a fan of Dixie Witch or Roadsaw or Sasquatch or Wo Fat or anyone else on his enviable roster, chances are even if you don’t listen to those bands, someone in a band you listen to does. Small Stone has become the standard-bearer, and you can see the influence it has had not only in bands going for ‘that Small Stone sound,’ but also in labels who have come up in the last several years wanting to support the music they’re passionate about in a similar way.

But again, this is about more than music. It’s Scott‘s house too, and that’s why it’s so important that this community comes together to help him out. You and I are part of a worldwide subculture. Don’t believe me? Go to a show anywhere and look around you. It’s the same every place you go, and that’s no mistake. One of our own — someone who’s directly participated in making this weird, ongoing thing to which we belong — needs our help. Frankly, that should be enough to make you want to get involved.”

Donations are being taken through the middle of next month, but since it’s a water cleanup process and there’s the ever-present threat of mold, time’s a factor.

To donate point your browser to THIS LOCATION. Every bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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UNISONIC: Heavy Metal Supergroup Releases “Exceptional” Making-Of Video; Light Of Dawn Full-Length To Drop Stateside Next Week

Friday, August 8th, 2014

“Exceptional,” the latest video from heavy metal supergroup, UNISONIC, made its official US premiere via Metal Insider last month. The song appears on the band’s sophomore full-length, Light Of Dawn, set to drop in North America next Tuesday. In celebration of its release, the band – who feature within their illustrious ranks former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske, guitarists Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, also ex-Helloween) and Mandy Meyer (Asia, Gotthard and Krokus), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s Pink Cream 69) – are pleased to unleash a special “Exceptional” making-of video which takes fans behind-the-scenes of the shoot. Check it below.

Spring of 2014 saw UNISONIC produce the twelve new tunes that make up Light Of Dawn, all of which are performed with near-surgical precision and punctuated by Kiske’s world-class vocals.  “Our first world tour has really welded us together,” said the singer of the group’s unmistakable evolution. “The touring made us realize the importance of a congenial atmosphere for our creativity and how much I missed this team spirit over the past twenty years. Only musicians who feel really comfortable with each other can deliver their optimum performance.” Dennis Ward, a driving force within the unit, one of its main composers and, as on 2012’s self-titled debut, its producer, agrees: “At the end of the day, you have to tour to get immediate fan reactions to your material. In this respect, the shows were very interesting and extremely encouraging. There’s no doubt that they gave UNISONIC enough energy to make working on Light Of Dawn child’s play for everybody involved.”

In a 9/10 review of the record, Dead Rhetoric notes, “The key to a successful power metal group is emphasizing strengths and keeping your eyes on the dynamic songwriting prize, and these Germans deliver in spades. Light Of Dawn sets the bar even higher for UNISONIC’s headline status, and will be one of the must have metal albums for 2014.” Elsewhere Dangerdog crowns Light Of Dawn “melodic metal at it’s finest,” while Sea Of Tranquility, in a 4.5/5 review, calls it, “another immensely enjoyable UNISONIC release,” furthering that, “…Kiske’s vocals are soaring once again on ‘Your Time Has Come’ inspiring thoughts of those wonderful Helloween releases he appeared on as does ‘Find Shelter.’”

Light Of Dawn follows the band’s For The Kingdom EP released digitally in North America in May. The six track collection features album track “For The Kingdom,” exclusive EP number “You Come Undone” as well as four live recordings from their show at the Masters Of Rock Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.

Light Of Dawn will see its Stateside release via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 12th, 2014.


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HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Merchants Prepare To Unleash New Full-Length This Fall; Drum Teaser Video Posted

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Italian death metal merchants, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, who feature within their ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Ghouls, are preparing to unleash their second full-length this Fall.

Titled Cobra Verde, the offering was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios (House Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Trifixion, Vomit The Soul et al) in early 2014 and, in keeping with the tradition laid by their monster debut, Obeisance Rising, revolves itself around a movie concept.

Comments the band, “Cobra Verde is no ordinary album. We entered Stefano ‘Saul’ Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studios for the second time, knowing we could get the best only going to the best. We pushed Saul and he did the same with us: we struggled, argued, started from scratch numerous times. The result was hard to reach but in the end no one could say anything but, ‘THIS is it.’ Drums and vocals were entirely performed and recorded in the studio, while guitars were pre-recorded and reamped by Saul using a combination of Peavey Triple XXX and Mesa Dual Rectifier. Bass was also pre-recorded and re-amped. Prepare for the slavery of the human heart.”

View a studio medley showcasing drummer Giulio Galati below.

Born between Italy and Norway in late 2006 as a side project of Hour Of Penance founder Enrico Schettino, HIDEOUS DIVINITY immediately earned underground accolades thanks to their Sinful Star Necrolatry two-track demo, an intriguing mesh of European and American extremities released at the end of 2007. It wasn’t until 2010 that the band, with their first stable lineup, would perform live with longstanding comrades, Insision. In the interim, new songs were composed with their European death/black influences giving way to a more mindful, complex yet straight-in-your-face death metal assault in the vein Nile, Immolation and Hate: the embryo of their first full-length release. Following another successful appearance in Scandinavia at the end of April 2012, this time for the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway, a three-album deal with Unique Leader Records was forged. In late July 2011 the band entered 16th Cellar to record their Obeisance Rising debur. The lyrical concept is based on John Carpenter’s immortal masterstroke They Live, a dramatically relevant testimony of a dark era that never ended.

Cobra Verde will be released in the US on October 28th, 2014, the UK on October 27th and the rest of Europe on October 31st. Further details to be announced in the weeks to come.


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THEORIES Seattle Death Grinders Join Metal Blade Records; Live Actions Underway

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Seattle death/grind unit, THEORIES, has signed with Metal Blade Records. The band, which features former members of Book Of Black Earth, Skarp, and Samothrace, has been performing across the US since their inception in late 2010 earning slots on tours with Goatwhore, Fallujah, Toxic Holocaust, King Parrot, and more. Now in 2014, THEORIES are preparing to release their debut full-length. The lineup of vocalist Rick Powell, guitarist Lee McGlothlen, bassist Kusha Karimi, and drummer Joe Axler have joined forces for one purpose: to write vicious grindcore/death metal, and to tour extensively.

Drummer Joe Axler comments: “After grinding hard for almost four years we had finally taken a (short) break from touring to record our first full length record engineered by Derek Moree at Red Room Studios and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound and are extremely excited with the results. During a tour around the states to Marlyand Death Fest, just after recording, we fell upon the ears of the label we will be releasing with, Metal Blade, we couldn’t be happier with this new relationship and plan on continuing to go hard and bust as many fucking ear drums as possible. Grind hard or stay fucking home!”

Additional details, new music, art, etc. from the forthcoming THEORIES full length will be available in the coming months. Until then, fans can hear the band’s 2011 demo at theories.bandcamp.com.

THEORIES are currently leveling stages alongside Early Graves on a short run of live invasions that will run through August 8th in San Francisco with and future onstage takesovers to follow. Stay tuned.

THEORIES w/ Early Graves
8/01/2014 The Alley – Reno, NV
8/02/2014 Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT w/ The Drip
8/03/2014 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ The Drip
8/04/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/05/2014 Pubrock – Scottsdale, AZ
8/06/2014 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/07/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernardino, CA
8/08/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
End Tour
8/09/2014 Burnt Ramen – Oakland, CA
8/10/2014 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA w/ The Drip

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BLACKWOLFGOAT: Progressive Drone Project To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone Recordings

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT, will release the fittingly titled Drone Maintenance full-length late next month via volume powerhouse, Small Stone Recordings.

BLACKWOLFGOAT is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw). Shepard’s previous two outings, 2010’s Dragonwizardsleeve and 2011’s Dronolith, established BLACKWOLFGOAT’s modus operandi of looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces. Engineering and mixing duties were handled by Glenn Smith (Tired Old Bones Ehnahre, Ichabod et al) at his Amps vs. Ohms studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A quasi-concept album, the ten-track Drone Maintenance sends Shepard into the future as a drone repairman, fixing and servicing rogue drones. Musically, BLACKWOLFGOAT’s palette has been expanded to include acoustic guitar and judiciously applied vocal parts, but the main focus remains the electric guitar itself — without any other instrumentation or ulterior motives, and frequently captured live in one take with minimal overdubs of carefully considered embellishments added to the base layer. Inspired by early-‘70s fusion, Krautrock, (Randy Holden’s Population II) and suffocating doom, each song could serve as a soundtrack for an as-yet-unrealized film, yet they stand on their own and transduce their own moods. Drone Maintenance urges listeners to leave all preconceptions of traditional music at the door and take an audio journey to places both bathed in sunlight and cloaked in darkness. Additionally, Drone Maintenance boasts another otherworldly creation from renowned artist Alexander von Wieding (Karma To Burn, Monster Magnet, Trouble, etc.),

Drone Maintenance Track Listing:
1. 1-Bwg8 8 9
2. Notausgang
3. Sunfall
4. Fahey
5. 3-Bwg5 6 5
6. Axxtrokk
7. Night Heat
8. White Hole
9. 1-Bwg0 0 6
10. Cyclopean Utopia

BLACKWOLFGOAT’s Drone Maintenance will be released via Small Stone Recordings August 26th, 2014 with track previews to be unveiled in the coming days. Stay tuned.

“Progressive is the name of the game as his music creates a shifting landscape of fuzzed out guitars/ambient noise. His creative use of atmosphere is most striking of all…” — Heavy Metal Time Machine

“Each sonic structure has a distinctly modern and minimalistic texture established on firm but simple foundations, soon evolving, almost organically, into towering edifices and labyrinthine Complexity…” — Sea of Tranquility


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BLOODTRUTH: Unique Leader To Drop Debut From Italian Death Dealers This Fall; Teaser Video Posted

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

California-based Unique Leader Records declares war with the addition of vicious Italian quartet, BLOODTRUTH, to their perpetually-expanding army of extreme metal architects.

Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heaves forth a sonic fire ball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early ‘90s death metal and evocative Gregorian chant, representing the band’s homeland and history, with methodical technicality, BLOODTRUTH are ceaseless in their ear-lacerating capabilities.

Following their two-track promo released in 2012, BLOODTRUTH is ready to release their debut full-length album, Obedience. Engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of Fleshgod Apocalypse) at Sonic Hammer Studios, then mixed and mastered by Italian death metal producer and legend Stefano Morabito of 16th Cellars Studios (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Eyeconoclast, Unfanthomable Ruination, Inherit Disease), the ten tracks on Obedience tap into a wealth of unadulterated lyrical hatred released through incinerating waves of limb-removing, guttural metal. Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm) created some of his most intense artwork for the release, the perfect summary of the level of extreme comprising Obedience.

A visual teaser for Obedience has been released; view it below.

Obedience Track List:
1. Subvenite (Intro)
2. Surrounded By Blind Bigots
3. Throes Of Death
4. Suppurating Of Deception
5. Coerced To Serve
6. Quench Your Thirst
7. Summoning The Heretics
8. Foresworn
9. March Of The Fools
10. Obedience

Unique Leader will unload Obedience on September 16th, 2014.



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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Los Angeles Sludgecore Unit To Unleash Twilight Upon Us; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Los Angeles sludgecore unit, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, is readying to unleash their mammoth debut full-length, Twilight Upon Us, upon unsuspecting masses.

Named after a method of murder where the victim’s throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE’s Twilight Upon Us, produced by Erol “Rollie” Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios, is the sonic equivalent of this violent and visceral act boasting thirteen maniacal tracks of dark, riff-heavy, emotionally stirring audio menace.

Twilight Upon Us Track Listing:
01. Stockholm ‘73
02. Guiding Light
03. Play The Game
04. Alternate Dimensions
05. Weep For the Future
06. Drought
07. Sleepwalking
08. These Three Words
09. Ready to Burn
10. Kevin’s Song

Since forming in the Los Angeles in the Fall of 2010, the band — vocalist Scott Werren, guitarists Juan Hernandez-Cruz and Ben Daniels, drummer Ben Brinckerhoff and bassist Alex DuPuis — has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of “Play The Game” and midtempo thrash of “Drought,” complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that’s uncompromising in its aggression. “We don’t feel like we fit in any one genre, we just kind of slam things against a wall and focus more on how it makes us feel than where it fits in,” Hernandez-Cruz admits. “Our influences range from Cave In and Snapcase to Orchid and Page 99 so we never try to limit ourselves when it comes to what we do stylistically.”

It hasn’t been a painless ride for the members of COLOMBIAN NECKTIE however and correspondingly, much of Twilight Upon Us is rooted in tragedy as evidenced in the ten-minute opus “Kevin’s Song.” “Kevin was a close friend of ours and former bandmate who actually brought the band together. When he passed away, something came over us and we started writing differently,” Hernandez-Cruz reflects. “The tragedy was really heavy because Kevin was just driving to a show in San Francisco and we knew it could have been any of us.” Instead of falling into depression, the band used their friend’s death as the catalyst to the manifestation of Twilight Upon Us.

“So much of the record is about loss and the struggle to try to cope in a city [Los Angeles] that isn’t always forgiving,” Hernandez-Cruz continues. “The silver lining is that this experience brought us closer as friends and musically in the sense that it made us all vulnerable and forced us to really listen to each other.”

Whether it’s the progressive bridge of “Weep For The Future” or ethereal intro to “Sleepwalking,” the bond the members developed over the past two years helped them dig deeper to incorporate elements that they never could have conceptualized in a perfect world. “This record has a lot of pain on it and a lot of unpredictable moments but it also feels good if that makes any sense,” Hernandez-Cruz summarizes, “and listening to this collection of songs, the listener gains the sense that not only are they not alone but that he or she can gain strength in the darkest of moments.”

Twilight Upon Us will be released independently on August 19th, 2014. Further details, including track previews, to be unleashed in the days to come.


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FALLUJAH Masters The Art Of Levitation – New Track Streaming At A.V. Club; Summer Slaughter Takeover Looms + Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

With the release of The Flesh Prevails, the forthcoming magnum opus from atmospheric death metal henchmen, FALLUJAH, now almost two weeks away, The Onion’s A.V. Club offers up fifth number, “Levitation,” for public consumption.

Mixed, mastered and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, The Flesh Prevails boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist), the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam present throughout the album, and serves as the band’s most intricately arranged, methodically executed and plainly cathartic manifestation to date. A true master work of progressively tinged, otherworldly death metal.

Comments vocalist Alex Hoffmann of the track, “‘Levitation’ is a track made with the purpose of channeling the most dark and ethereal energies that the album has to offer, swaying away from speed and aggression and into more otherworldly and melancholic themes. This is my personal favorite track on the album and one that we can’t wait to play live.”

Adds A.V. Club, “The San Francisco death-metal outfit’s new album, The Flesh Prevails, broadens and deepens the band’s scope, incorporating spacious passages of atmosphere into chilling, brainy riffage. ‘Levitation,’ shrouds itself in ambience and melody even as it refuses to flinch in the face of man’s inhumanity to man.”

Rise up with “Levitation,” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, you can still sample “Carved From Stone” still streaming at Lambgoat, at THIS LOCATION as well as “Sapphire,” courtesy of MetalSucks, at THIS LOCATION.

The Flesh Prevails will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during FALLUJAH’s participation in this year’s crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. Additionally, the band will take part in the Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014. Set to commence just a few days after the US march draws to a close, the trek runs from August 14th to August 25th followed by three additional performances in Seattle, Portland and Santa Cruz. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and Fatality (on select dates).

FALLUJAH
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Goatwhore, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit – Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House of Blues  - Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
7/27/2014 GMBG – Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014  Mojoes – Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom – Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Summer Slaughter: The Canada Club Tour 2014 w/ The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Fatality (8/14 – 8/20), Black Crown Initiate
8/14/2014 Dagobert – Quebec City, QC
8/15/2014 Les Founfounes Electriques Montreal, QC
8/16/2014 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
8/17/2014 Salle Nikitoutagan – Jonquiere, QC
8/18/2014 Rock Café – Trois-Rivieres, QC
8/19/2014 Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
8/20/2014 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
8/23/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
8/24/2014 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
8/25/2014 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/27/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/28/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, FALLUJAH has since displayed a rugged work ethic, investing countless weeks on the road in North America and internationally. The band’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music has helped them build their own diehard fanbase from the ground up. The name is derived from a city in the Al Anbar province of Iraq that, at the time of the band’s formation, sustained the highest concentration of destruction and casualties on both sides of the fighting. The members of FALLUJAH have lived much of their lives in the post 9/11 world growing up with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as observing the tension between East and West and religious turmoil. The city of Fallujah represents the pinnacle of tensions, hostility and destruction that has come to define the world we live in.

The Flesh Prevails preorder packages are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

“Their space is the backdrop for a parade of awesome celestial events. Harmonized death metal riffing and fleet leads twirl around each other like planets in orbital ballet. Dexterous blasting sends comets hurtling all over the place. Stars collapse and explode within the universe of synthetics that swaddle each song. It’s a huge sonic palette that FALLUJAH uses, all harnessed perfectly by tech-death mixmaster Zack Ohren.” – Decibel

These musicians are of an unreal caliber; every single riff is constructed with the care and precision of an artistic mastermind. It is a masterwork not unlike the greats of the Renaissance; the Sistine Chapel of progressive death metal.” – The Monolith

“A true game-changer, the way that FALLUJAH has toyed with the death metal mechanic to combine it with unbridled emption and depth is nothing short of breath taking.” – Dead Rhetoric


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OWLFOOD: Experimental Drone Folk Quartet To Kick Off US Tour En-Route To Gilead Fest

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Boston-based experimental drone folk quartet, OWLFOOD, will levy their bleached-out desert tones upon adventurous ears beginning next week. The short journey will begin on their home turf on July 13th and run through Brooklyn, Columbus and Chicago. The band will be joined by instrumental psyche rockers Windmills By The Ocean featuring members of Isis and Blacktail as well as the undulating and cinematic Taiga project featuring Bryant Clifford Meyer (Isis, Palms, Red Sparrows) on select dates. OWLFOOD will make their final descent in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 19th at Gilead Fest where they will share the stage with the likes of Thou, The Body, Inter Arma, Sea Of Bones and many more.     

OWLFOOD will be journeying in support of their fourth LP, Destroyers Of The Moon, self-released last April. Featuring one twenty-seven-minute movement, the soundscape evoked in Destroyers Of The Moon began as a drawing; a graphic landscape. Conceiving the composition in a visual register in which, for example, barren plains give way to mountainous peaks, allowed OWLFOOD to develop a fuller tonality; a sonority richer and more differentiated than any of their previous recordings. Fans of OM and Scott Kelly pay heed. Dubbed “a glorious epic landscape of cinematic swirls,” by Aquarius Records and, “beautiful and exceptionally original,” by Anti-Gravity Bunny, Destroyers boasts a host of collaborators including Greg Moss (27), Meghan Mulhearn (Divine Circles, The Judas Horse, U.S. Christmas), David Bently and Nicholas Giadone Ward (both of Hallelujah The Hills).

Take in Destroyers Of The Moon at THIS LOCATION.

OWLFOOD Live Rituals 2014:
7/13/2014 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Windmills By The Ocean, High Aura’d, Neptune
7/15/2014 Matchless – Brooklyn, NY w/ Windmills By The Ocean, 27, Thurn & Taxis
7/17/2014 The Fuse Factory – Columbus, OH w/ Taiga, DOT
7/18/2014 Burlington Bar – Chicago, IL w/ Taiga, Rare Animals
7/19/2014 Gilead Fest @ Oshkosh Masonic Temple – Oshkosh, WI [info]

“Frozen in time, Destroyers Of The Moon speaks to the weight demise of the satellite we most take for granted. If the celestial orb were to disappear (say from the CIA blowing it up to show America’s might), don’t focus on the ruined gravitational forces or tidal destruction but on the beauty that a moonlit night provides. That faint glimmer of hope turns to rubble, which turns to anger. These volatile mood shifts caused by such destruction are the same within Destroyers of the Moon. It’s brooding and plodding, but the moon’s removal from our nightly skies would be a gorgeous catastrophe in and of itself. And in those moments of loathsome solitude in the midst of pitch blackness, Owlfood is our new definition of vanity.” – Tiny Mix Tapes


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