DIE CHOKING: Debut LP From Philadelphia Hypergrind Trio To See Late Summer Release Via The Compound; New Tour Dates Confirmed

June 30th, 2015
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Philadelphia’s hypergrind violators, DIE CHOKING, will release their debut full-length LP, III, through The Compound Recs late this Summer, as the band begins their most rigorous tour schedule to date in the coming weeks.

III was recorded in April with Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted) capturing DIE CHOKING’s most intense material yet with absolutely superior sound and production, the band then sanctioning Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, From Ashes Rise, Nails) for its mastering. With seemingly implausible heaviness delivered at an absolutely unstoppable velocity, the eleven tracks on III deliver even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements than the band’s prior releases, the new material merging more elements of hardcore punk and crust with their blinding speed/grind metal. Socio-political topics as intense as the music itself permeate each blazing anthem, which continue the ongoing theme carrying through from their smoldering self-titled debut and subsequent II 7” releases, with tracks XI through XXI. The impending debut LP from Philly’s most unhinged act promises to be one of the most violent, high-speed releases of 2015.

DIE CHOKING will partner with The Compound, the underworld label faction of Earsplit, for the release of III, as with both of their prior 7” EPs. The album will be issued in September on all digital platforms as well as three color variations of 180-gram colored LP with exclusive colors and merch bundle packages. The cover artwork, confirmed street date and more will be issued in the coming days, followed by new official videos, audio samples and more from III. See the III album trailer HERE.

Purchase the final copies of DIE CHOKING’s II 7” on red wax including an actual document serving as a living will, and the self-titled debut 7” on black wax via The Compound, RIGHT HERE.

While DIE CHOKING tours and plays live on a fairly intense regular basis already, the group’s most intense touring yet is in store for the rest of this year and well into next. New July shows booked in Montclair, New Jersey on the 1st — a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — followed by a trio of shows in Philadelphia, New York City and another city to be confirmed on July 10th through 12th. Another run will see the band raid Baltimore, Knoxville and Asheville July 17th through 19th. DIE CHOKING will close the month, headlining Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on July 29th. August is already being booked as the band was just confirmed as support for the legendary Catharsis in Philly on August 7th, with more Summer shows to be announced in the days ahead and October West Coast US and February 2016 European tours to follow.

Stand by for a barrage of DIE CHOKING updates in the impending weeks.

DIE CHOKING Live Actions:
7/01/2015 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ – www.afsp.org benefit show w/ Sunrot, Dutchguts
7/10/2015 The Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA @ Blowthescene.com’s PAWS Benefit w/Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Old Lines, Dying, Drones For Queens
7/11/2015 ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ Gut Feeling, Elecrto Insides, Goolagoon, Crystal Methodist
7/12/2015 TBA
7/17/2015 The Sidebar Tavern – Baltimore, MD @ FREE show w/ ILSA, Fight Amp, Gatecreeper, Outer Heaven, Mind As Prison
7/18/2015 International Fine Arts Academy (IFAA) – Knoxville, TN
7/19/2015 The Murder Basement – Ashville, NC w/ Bathe, Black Mountain Hunger, Asherah
7/29/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Blank, Sangharsha, Ides, Hounds
8/07/2015 Vox Populi – Philadelphia, PA w/ Catharsis, Die Young, Future/Primitive

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WATERTANK: Second LP From French Noisy Alternative/Post-Rock Quartet Out Now On Solar Flare Records And Streaming In Its Entirety

June 29th, 2015

Destination Unknown, the sophomore album from French quartet, WATERTANK, is out today through Solar Flare Records and playing in its entirety.

Two years after their first LP, Nantes-based WATERTANK returns with their nine-track full-length, Destination Unknown, bringing forth nearly thirty-five minutes of brand new material. While the album came together quickly, being composed and recorded with unusually short notice, the LP cohesively reveals a more confident band through this new batch of strongly crafted songs showing several sides of the band’s merging of grittier, noise rock-influenced elements and infectious, melodious alternative/post-rock atmospheres. The band is still in love with melodic hooks, and down­tuned heavy riffing, as heard especially in cuts like “Dcvr” and “Doomed Drifters,” yet Destination Unknown sees them evolving from their post­-hardcore background in tracks like “Contrails” and exploring new territories completely within “Scheme” and the title track, as always aiming to deliver lasting listening enjoyment. Once again recorded by Patrice Guillerme (Papier Tigre, Patriotic Sunday) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Pilot To Gunner), Destination Unknown marks a step forwards for the renewed line­up. If you’re into Torche, Quicksand, Jawbox, Sense Field and Failure, WATERTANK is for you.

Stream WATERTANK’s Destination Unknown in its entirety now at Solar Flare Records’ Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION watch the video for “Surrender” via Noisey HERE.

Destination Unknown is officially out today via the noise rock specialists at Clermont, France’s Solar Flare Records, on CD, LP and digital formats. View the multiple options and bundles HERE.

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BLOW THE SCENE Hosts PAWS Benefit Show July 10th: Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Grin And Bear It, Die Choking, Drones For Queens To Perform

June 29th, 2015

Next week, Philadelphia-based underground music, arts and activism webzine, Blow The Scene, will host its annual benefit show for PAWS — the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society — with a wide array of artists set to perform and a wealth of other activities confirmed.

Blow The Scene Presents A Night of Music / Art & Animal Love, set to take place next Friday, July 10th at The Pharmacy in South Philly. Sponsored by Psychics.com, Earsplit PR and Sit & Spin Records, the show will be used to collect donations to aid PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), and will include live performances from Mother Brain (Long Island grindcore champs), Gut Feeling (North Carolina hardcore act with members of Catharsis, Undying and more), Grin And Bear It (Cleveland powerhouse PV/punk), Dying (Philly XVX hardcore), Die Choking (Philly hyper grinders) and Drones For Queens (Philly shredders).

Additionally, an art show is part of the benefit, where many artists from all over the world are donating art prints that will be on display and for sale at this cash and carry event curated by Ryann Casey. Attendees will be able purchase rad art pieces for very reasonable prices. All monies collected from the art sales in addition to the $10 admittance fee will ALL be donated to PAWS!

Those not in the area can also take part in the benefit; people everywhere can donate and get awesome rewards from BlowTheScene including band pictures of your choice printed on METAL!

Check it all out and please support the fundraiser RIGHT HERE.

Also see the official event page HERE, an article on the bands performing at the show HERE,

Those attending please do not bring your pets to the event; as much as we’d love to see them, loud shows are not a healthy environment for animals with sensitive hearing.

Artists can also donate their works to the event. Donated art can be any work on paper (old or new) and should be unframed (all work will be hung with wire and/or T-pins). We are also asking that all pieces be no larger than 20×24 so we can plan space accordingly and should be priced reasonably (the max price is $50 since this is a cash and carry event). Because of the quantity of work going into this show, we are asking that everything be either dropped off or received by no later than Sunday July 5th.

For art donations contact ryanncasey@hotmail.com. Persons or entities interested in sponsoring the event contact: joshua@blowthescene.com. For media info contact: dave@earsplitcompound.com.

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Earsplit PR: Roundup From The Compound – June 29th, 2015

June 29th, 2015

ALL OUT WAR Unloads Entire Dying Gods EP Via Cvlt Nation; Record Out This Week On Organized Crime Records – This week, New York’s infamous ALL OUT WAR drops their devastating Dying Gods EP onto humankind through Organized Crime Records, presenting some of the most vicious material the band has released in their twenty-five years as a unit. [More...]

ÅRABROT: You Bunch Of Idiots EP Streaming At Invisible Oranges; North American Tour With Ghold Underway – 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. [More...]

JASON W. WALTON: Agalloch Bassist/Self Spiller Architect Unleashes Second Track From Solo Seven-Inch Via Decibel; Mara Out NOW On Red Orchard RecordsMara is the eclectic solo seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller master draftsman, JASON W. WALTON. [More...]

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

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

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

THE CLEARING PATH Signs With Avantgarde Music; New Song From Debut Album And Interview Live At Decibel Magazine – The debut album of blackened hymns by THE CLEARING PATH, entitled Watershed Between Earth And Firmament, have caught the attention of Avantgarde Music, who will now back the soloist-borne act for a physical version of the record’s release, as Decibel Magazine premieres a new track from the outfit with an exclusive interview with the outfit’s solo creator. [More...]

KINGCROW: Explosive Sixth Album From Italian Progressive Metal Act Now Playing At Heavy Blog Is Heavy; Eidos Out Now On Sensory RecordsEidos, the anxiously awaited sixth studio album from Rome, Italy-based progressive metal champions, KINGCROW, is out today, a priority title for Sensory Records. [More...]

KING GIANT: Entire Black Ocean Waves LP From Virginia Doom Metal Quintet Playing At Invisible Oranges – 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. [More...]

SUNN O))) Releases Live Archives Of Unmixed And Unmastered Taper And Fan Recordings On BandCamp; Summer Tour Schedule Approaching + Vinyl Represses AvailableSUNN O))) announces that their live, cathartic reverberations have been documented and can now be accessed via their live BandCamp page. [More...]

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 – 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. [More...]

BAT: Speed Metal Miscreants Added To Mammoth Gwar B-Q Lineup; Additional Live Abrasions Confirmed + New Living Fast Episode AvailableBAT, 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! [More...]

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

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

KRONOS: Decibel Magazine Premieres New Track From Forthcoming Unique Leader-Bound Full-Length – With the release of Arisen New Era, the forthcoming new full-length from French death metal unit and recent Unique Leader signees, KRONOS, now exactly one month away, Decibel Magazine offers up opening bruiser, “Infernal Abyss Sovereignty,” for communal devourment. [More...]

EARTH Continues Massive Primitive And Deadly LP Tour Schedule With Eastern US Venture Booked – Seattle-based EARTH has booked a new East Coast US tour through the Summer months, as the outfit continues to take the slow motion magnificence of their lauded tenth album, Primitive And Deadly, to the masses. [More...]

BURNT BOOKS: South Carolina Punk Instigators Prepare For Cross-Country Tour – Columbia, South Carolina’s antagonistic punks, BURNT BOOKS, begin a new tour in just over a week, which sees the band traveling to tour the West Coast for the first time. [More...]

SKINLESS: New York’s Favorite Death Metal Marauders Reveal New Album Art Video At No Clean Singing; Only The Ruthless Remain Out Now – In celebration of the official release of their long-anticipated Only The Ruthless Remain full-length, which dropped via Relapse Records earlier this month to the riotous applause of metallers globally, today New York’s favorite death metal marauders, SKINLESS, untether the fiery new album art video for closing number, “Barbaric Proclivity.” [More...]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: Legendary NYC Death Metal Squadron Releases New Video Via Metal Injection – Legendary NYC death metal squadron, INTERNAL BLEEDING, is pleased to unveil the official new video for “Fabricating Bliss.” [More...]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicago-Based Blackened Death Grind Misfits Unleash First Helping Of Empress/Abscess Full-Length Via Decibel Magazine; Track Features Guest Spot By Weekend Nachos’ John HoffmanEmpress/Abscess is the impending new full-length from Chicago-based blackened death grind misfits IMMORTAL BIRD. [More...]

VALDUR: Mammoth Lakes-Based Blackened Death Legion Wages War With “Blessings Of The Goat,” Now Streaming At No Clean Singing; Pathetic Scum To Drop Next WeekPathetic Scum is the forthcoming new full-length offering from the Sierra Mountains’ own blackened death legion, VALDUR. [More...]

Attention Brooklyn Friends: GOATWHORE’s Saint Vitus Bar Show Next Month Is Nearly SOLD OUT! Nab Your Tickets Today! – Louisiana road warriors, GOATWHORE, are currently crumbling stages across the country on a North American headlining tour that commenced earlier this month. [More...]

YOB: Support For Australian Tour AnnouncedYOB will play their first ever show on our shores in Perth at The Rosemount on August 19. [More...]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@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:

ABSTRACTER – AEON – AKRIS – ALL OUT WAR – ARMORED SAINT – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK BREATH – THE BODY – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – BURNT BOOKS – CANCER BATS – CATTLE – CHILD BITE – CONNOISSEUR – DAWN OF AZAZEL – DEATH TO FALSE METAL FEST – DEATHWISH – DEMON LUNG – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DISTRICT 97 – EARTH – EYEHATEGOD – FORESEEN HKI – FULGORA – GHOLD – GHOUL – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – IDES OF GEMINI – IN DEFENCE – INCANTATION – IRIS DIVINE – KING DIAMOND – KING GIANT – KING PARROT – KINGS DESTROY – LOCRIAN – MARUTA – MORGLBL – NEUROSIS – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PRIMORDIAL – RABBITS – SHADO WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST VOL. 4 – STEVE VON TILL – STOP BREATHING – SUNN O))) – SUPERJOINT – THEORIES – TWITCHING TONGUES – WARBEAST – WHITECHAPEL – WINDFAERER – WISDOM IN CHAINS – XIBALBA- YOB

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Bands In Vans: June 26th, 2015

June 26th, 2015

The roadside madness continues! Support live music!

ABSTRACTER:
8/13/2015 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
8/14-16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA @ Deadfest
8/16/2015 942 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
10/15-18/2015 Southwest Terror Fest – Tucson, AZ

AEON:
9/04/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
9/05/2015 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
9/06/2015 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
9/07/2015 Pawnshop Live – Edmonton, AB
9/08/2015 Dickens – Calgary, WA
9/09/2015 Vancouver – Vancouver, BC
9/10/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/11/2015 The Pin! – Spokane, OR
9/12/2015 Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, CA
9/13/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
9/14/2015 The Grizzly Den – Upland, CA
9/2015/2015 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
9/16/2015 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
9/17/2015 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
9/18/2015 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/19/2015 Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
9/20/2015 Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
9/22/2015 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
9/23/2015 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
9/24/2015 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
9/26/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/27/2015 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
9/28/2015 Diamonds Pub – Louisville, KY
9/29/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/30/2015 Reverb – Reading, PA
10/1/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/2/2015 Broadway Jets – Buffalo, NY
10/3/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
10/4/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
10/5/2015 The Ritz – Warren, MI

AKRIS w/Snail:
8/04/2015 The Starlite – Sacramento, CA
8/06/2015 Ash St. Pub – Portland, OR
8/09/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA

ALL OUT WAR:
6/28/2015 Bowery Electric – New York, NY *release show w/ Subzero, Darkside NYC, NYC Headhunters, Sonic Poison
7/26/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore [info]
8/07/2015 JZ St. Peter – Duisburg, DE
8/08/2015 Still Cold Fest – Hannover, DE [info]
8/09/2015 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
8/10/2015 Underworld – London, UK
8/11/2015 Werk 21 – Zurich, CH
8/12/2015 Molotov – Marseille, FR
8/13/2015 La Mechanique Ondulatoire – Paris, FR
8/14-16/2015 Motocultor Fest – Bretagne, FR [info]
8/14-16/2015 Ieperfest – Ieper, BE [info]
9/04-09/2015 Hearfest – Gatineau, QC

ÅRABROT North American Tour w/ Ghold:
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
7/05/2015 The Highline – Seattle, WA
7/06/2015 The Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
7/07/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
7/08/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Dispirit, Lycus
7/09/2015 SF Eagle – San Francisco, CA
7/10/2015 605 E 4th Street – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 Exploding Heart 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

ARMORED SAINT:
7/11/2015 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV

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

BATTLECROSS Summer Of Doom Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying:
6/26/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
6/27/2015 Trick Shot Billiards – Clifton Park, NY
6/28/2015 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
6/29/2015 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
6/30/2015 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
7/01/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
7/02/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/03/2015 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
End Tour 8/08/2015 Heavy MTL – Montreal, QC

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Animals As Leaders, The Contortionist:
7/07/2015 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
7/08/2015 Sidebar Theater – Tallahassee, FL
7/09/2015 Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
7/10/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7/11/2015 Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
7/13/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
7/14/2015 Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR
7/15/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/17/2015 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
7/18/2015 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
7/19/2015 Club XS – Tucson, AZ
7/21/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/22/2015 Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
7/23/2015 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
7/24/2015 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/25/2015 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
7/27/2015 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
7/29/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
7/30/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
7/31/2015 Newport Music – Hall Columbus, OH
8/01/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8/02/2015 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
8/04/2015 London Music Hall – London, ON
8/06/2015 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
8/07/2015 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
8/08/2015 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
8/09/2015 Ziggys By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
8/11/2015 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/12/2015 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
8/13/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/14/2015 Ziggys Winston – Salem, NC
8/15/2015 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

BLACK BREATH w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Theories:
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *** almost sold out! *** [tickets]
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
7/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

THE BODY:
7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac

BURNT BOOKS July 2015 West Coast Tour:

7/01/2015 Odditorium – Asheville, NC [info]

7/02/2015 Betty’s Bar And Grill – Nashville, TN w/ Bathroom/s, Bleed The Pigs, Forest Of Tygers, Subjects/Rulers [info]

7/03/2015 The Crown And Harp – Dallas, TX w/ Unconscious Collective, Kallohonka [info]

7/04/2015 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX w/ Street Eaters, The Oxford Coma, Acrylics, Skemata, Takanakuy, Miijas, Star Eater [info]

7/05/2015 Sky Bar Tucson – Tucson, AZ w/ Why Bother?, Brass Hands

7/06/2015 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Penelope [info]

7/07/2015 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA w/ No Statik, Nervous Butanna [info]

7/08/2015 1,2,3,4 Go! Records – Oakland, CA w/ Pure Disgust, Barge, Hard Stripes, Response [info]

7/09/2015 JackRabbit Slims – Reno, NV

7/11/2015 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Prizehog, Humours [info]

7/12/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Sister Act [info]

7/13/2015 606 N. Temple – Salt Lake City, UT [info]

7/14/2015 Mutiny Info Café – Denver, CO w/ Muscle Beach, Echo Beds [info]

7/15/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Sur & BB [info]

7/16/2015 Sisters In Christ – New Orleans, LA w/ Ossacrux, The World is a Vampire [info]

7/17/2015 Star Bar – Atlanta, GA w/ Ricer, Bardus, Pretty Please [info]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Neurosis, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Neurosis, Pinkish Black

CANCER BATS:
6/25/2015 Garibaldi Lift Company – Whistler, BC
6/27/2015 Better Than Fred’s – Grande Prairie, AB
7/06/2015 The New Direction – Fargo, ND
7/07/2015 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/09/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
w/ Danzig, Pennywise:
7/11/2015 Fox Theater Pomona – Pomona, CA *no Pennywise
7/12/2015 Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park – Flagstaff, AZ
7/13/2015 Friendz Bar & Zombie Burger – Amarillo, TX *CANCER BATS only
7/14/2015 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
7/15/2015 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
7/17/2015 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
7/18/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
7/19/2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland -  Kansas City, MO
7/21/2015 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
7/24/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
7/25/2015 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
7/27/2015 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
7/28/2015 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
7/30/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
7/31/2015 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
End Tour
8/15/2015 Gwar BQ @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond VA

CATTLE DECAPITATION:
7/10/2015 Bay Area Deathfest – Oakland, CA [info]
7/11/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
7/18/2015 Armstrong Metalfest – Armstrong, BC * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show
The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, …After The Burial, Beyond Creation:
7/28/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
7/30/2015 Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
7/31/2015 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8/01/2015 Sundance Saloon – Waukegan, IL
8/02/2015 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/03/2015 The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
8/04/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/05/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
8/06/2015 Club 77 – Hamilton, ON
8/07/2015 Heavy MTL* – Montreal, QC
8/08/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/09/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/10/15 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/12/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13/2015 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/14/2015 Gwar-B-Q Fest – Richmond, VA
8/15/2015 The International  – Knoxville, TN
8/16/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation [info]
8/17/2015 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
8/18/2015 Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
8/19/2015 Tricky Fall’s – El Paso, TX * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/20/2015 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
8/21/2015 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8/22/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
8/23/2015 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
8/24/2015 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
More Dates Coming Soon!

CHILD BITE:
6/25/2015 Call The Office – London, ON
6/26/2015 Majestic Café – Detroit, MI
w/ Superjoint, King Parrot:
7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston TX
7/12/2015 Gas Monkey  – Dallas TX
7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH
7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster PA
7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV
7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL
7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA

CONNOISSEUR …And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour:
6/25/2015 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
6/27/2015 Bigshows – Statesborough, GA
6/28/2015 TBA – Gainesville, FL
6/29/2015 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
6/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/01/2015 TBA – Baton Rouge, LA
7/02/2015 Black Barbie - Houston, TX
7/03/2015 TBA – Dallas, TX
7/04/2015 Lost Well  – Austin, TX
7/05/2015 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
7/06/2015 TBA – El Paso, TX
7/07/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/08/2015 APT 512 Gallery – Phoenix, AZ
7/09/2015 TBA – San Diego, CA
7/10/2015 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 924 Gilman St – Berkeley, CA

DAWN OF AZAZEL:
7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU
8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

DEATHWISH:
6/25/2015 TBA – Los Angeles, CA w/ Tulsa Doom
6/27/2015 The Music Hall – Anaheim, CA @ Cruststock 3 [info]
6/28/2015 TBA
6/29/2015 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Victims, Roac
7/01/2015 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT w / All Systems Fail, Roac
7/02/2015 Chain Reaction Records – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Roac
7/03/2015 VFW – Rapid City, SD
7/04/2015 The Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
7/05/2015 The Train Station – Appleton, WI

DEMON LUNG:
10/18/2015 Southwest Terror Fest @ Club Congress – Tucson, AZ

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Endsville 2015 Tour w/ Godhunter:
7/29/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot – El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO
8/03/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2015 Liveweire – Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest – Kalamazoo, MI
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar – Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass – Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/14/2015 KoTo – Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery – Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement – Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar – New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX

DISTRICT 97:
7/10/2015 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI *CD release show w/ Cheer Accident [info]

EARTH:
7/18/2015 Revolution Hall – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Presents w/ Federale [info]
7/19/2015 Obsidian – Olympia, WA w/ ManDate [info]
7/22/2015 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ ManDate
8/22/2015 Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI @ Necronomicon Convention w/ Elder [info]
8/23/2015 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/25/2015 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/26/2015 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY w/ Marc Ribot & Ikue Mori [info]
8/27/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/28/2015 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/29/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/30/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Holy Sons [info]
8/31/2015 Cat’s Cradle (Backroom) – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/01/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/02/2015 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/03/2015 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Holy Sons
9/04/2015 Saturn – Birmingham, AL w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/05/2015 Stone Fox – Nashville, TN w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/06/2015 The Bishop – Bloomington, IN w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/08/2015 Frequency – Madison, WI w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/09/2015 Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Holy Sons [info]
9/11/2015 Ellnora Guitar Festival – Urbana, IL [info]

EYEHATEGOD - Staggering Backward European Tour:
6/25/2015 The Burdenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
6/26/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
6/27/2015 The Dome – London, UK
6/28/2015 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
6/30/2015 Glazard – Paris, FR
7/01/2015 Garage – Saaburcken, DE
7/02/2015 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
7/03/2015 In Flammen Festival – Torgau, DE
7/004/2015 RCA Club – Lisbon, PT

FORESEEN HKI Helsinki Savagery Over America:
7/26/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest [info]
7/27/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Barge [info]
7/28/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]
7/29/2015 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Protestor [info]
7/30/2015 Cuisine en Locale – Boston, MA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Boston Strangler, Fury, Freedom Intent [info]
7/31/2015 Warren American Legion – Warren, NJ w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Razorheads [info]
8/01/2015 Palisades – Brooklyn, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]
8/02/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]
8/03/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
8/04/2015 Zenith – Detroit, MI
8/05/2015 Mt. Happy – Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Indiana City Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN [info]
8/07/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
8/08/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA [matinee]
8/08/2015 The Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA [night]
8/09/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD [matinee] [info]

FULGORA:
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
9/12/2015 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL

GHOLD North American Summer Tour w/ Årabrot:
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
7/05/2015 The Highline – Seattle, WA
7/06/2015 The Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
7/07/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
7/08/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Dispirit, Lycus
7/09/2015 SF Eagle – San Francisco, CA
7/10/2015 605 E 4th Street – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 Exploding Heart 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

GHOUL:
8/14-16/2015 GWAR B-Q – Richmond, VA

GNAW THEIR TONGUES:
10/09-11/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest [info]

GOATWHORE w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories:
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *** almost sold out! *** [tickets]
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
7/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
End Tour:
8/14 – 8/16/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

GODHUNTER Endsville 2015 Tour w/ Destroyer Of Light:
7/29/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot – El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO
8/03/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2015 Liveweire – Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest – Kalamazoo, MI
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar – Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass – Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/14/2015 KoTo – Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery – Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement – Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar – New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX

IDES OF GEMINI w/ Clay Rendering:
7/14/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
7/15/2015 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
7/16/2015 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
7/17/2015 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Jex Thoth, Atriarch, Barrowlands *
7/18/2015 Media Club – Vancouver, BC
7/19/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
7/21/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
7/22/2015 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
7/23/2015 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
7/24/2015 Complex – Glendale, CA
* no Clay Rendering

IN DEFENCE:
9/10-12/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave-In Rock, IL w/ Napalm Death, Obituary, Terrorizer, Eyehategod

INCANTATION:
8/15/2015 Wolves of Apocalypse Festival- Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

IRIS DIVINE Summer Tour w/ MindMaze:
7/30/2015 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
7/31/2015 Gussy’s – New York, NY
8/01/2015 Club Orpheus – Baltimore, MD
8/02/2015 Howler’s – Pittsburgh, PA

KING DIAMOND on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/26/2015 Sleep Train Amphitheater – San Diego, CA
6/27/2015 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
6/28/2015 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
6/30/2015 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
7/01/2015 Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
7/03/2015 Ak-Chin Amphitheater – Phoenix, AZ
7/04/2015 Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
7/05/2015 Red Rocks – Denver, CO
7/07/2015 Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
7/08/2015 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
7/10/2015 Kilpsch Amphitheater – Noblesville, IN
7/11/2015 DTE Energy Amphitheater – Clarkston, MI
7/12/2015 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
7/2015/2015 TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
7/17/2015 Susquehanna Bank Arts Center – Camden, NJ
7/18/2015 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
7/19/2015 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/21/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/22/2015 Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion) – Gilford, NH
7/24/2015 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
7/25/2015 Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
7/26/2015 Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
7/29/2015 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2015 Whitewater Amphitheatre – San Antonio, TX
8/01/2015 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
8/02/2015 Gexa Energy Amphitheater – Dallas, TX

KING GIANT:
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

KING PARROT: The It Takes Guts Tour w/ Superjoint, Child Bite:
7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
7/12/2015 Gas Monkey  – Dallas, TX
7/13/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO * KING PARROT headlining date w/ Child Bite
7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Fulgora
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA w/ Fulgora
7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV
7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
7/22/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN * KING PARROT headlining date w/ Child Bite
7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL
7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
7/26/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX * KING PARROT Only
Main event page HERE.

KINGS DESTROY w/ Weedeater:

8/04/2015 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA
8/05/2015 The Jinx  - Savannah, GA
8/06/2015 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
8/07/2015 Hardywood Brewery – Richmond, VA
8/09/2015 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
8/10/2015 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
8/11/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2015 The Depot – York, PA
8/13/2015 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
8/14/2015 Sherlocks – Erie, PA
8/15/2015 Outpost – Kent, OH
8/16/2015 Mothlight – Asheville, NC

LOCRIAN:
7/17/2015 Small’s Bar – Detroit, MI w/ Beast in the Field, Beset by Creatures Of The Deep
7/18/2015 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Liturgy

MARUTA:
6/25/2015 Maguires Pizza – Liverpool, UK
6/26/2015 The Red Lion – Bristol, UK
6/27/2015 The Unicorn – London, UK
6/28/2015 The Pit’s – Kortrijk, BE
6/29/2015 Les Runes – Brodeaux, FR
6/30/2015 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
7/01/2015 Stage Live – Bilbao, SP
7/02/2015 TBA – Madrid, SP
7/03/2015 TBA – Barcelona, SP
7/04/2015 Sabato 4 Luglio – Turin, IT
7/05/2015 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
7/06/2015 Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/07/2015 RC Brooklyn – Brno, CZ
7/08/2015 Reil 78 – Halle, DE
7/09/2015 Club Novitatis – Dresden, DE

MORGLBL:
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

NEUROSIS:
7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/07/2015 Heavy Montréal – Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Arch Enemy [info]
8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black

POWER TRIP:
7/26/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
7/27/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Barge
7/28/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Foreseen, Red Death
7/29/2015 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Protestor
7/30/2015 Cuisine en Locale – Boston, MA w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Boston Strangler, Fury, Freedom Intent
7/31/2015 Warren American Legion – Warren, NJ w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Razorheads
8/01/2015 Palisades – Brooklyn, NY w/ Foreseen, Red Death
8/02/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ Foreseen, Red Death
8/12/2015 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right
8/13/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right
8/14/2015 Babylon – Bakersfield, CA w/ Freedom, Unified Right
8/15/2015 Berserktown Festival - Los Angeles, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Celeste:
6/25/2015 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 New Brooklyn Tavern – Columbia, SC
6/27/2015 Uncle Lou’s – Orlando, FL
6/28/2015 Churchill’s - Miami, FL
6/29/2015 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL
6/30/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
7/01/2015 The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
7/02/2015 El Torreon – Kansas City, MO
7/03/2015 South LuLu Temple Of Doom – Wichita, KS
7/04/2015 Glob – Denver, CO
w/ Opium Lord
7/16/2015Louie’s Trophy House – Kalamazoo, MI
7/17/2015 Coalition – Toronto, ON
7/18/2015 Le Ritz PBD – Montreal, QC
7/19/2015 Middle East – Boston, MA
7/20/2015 Funky Jungle – Providence, RI
7/21/2015 Sinclaire’s – West Babylon, NY
7/22/2015 Bar – New Haven, CT
7/23/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/24/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
End Tour 7/25/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/26/2015 Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS
7/28/2015 Sisters in Christ – New Orleans, LA
7/29/2015 Walters Downtown – Houston, TX
7/30/2015 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/31/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/01/2015 Club DADA – Dallas, TX
8/02/2015 Sandbox – El Paso, TX
w/ Northless:
8/09/2015Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/10/2015 Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ
8/11/205 Mods Bar & Venue – Tijuana, MX
8/12/2015 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2015 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
8/14/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/15/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/16/2015 Starlite- Sacramento, CA
8/18/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
8/19/2015 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
8/20/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2015 Black Sparrow Tattoo – Billings, MT
8/22/2015 Baby Hospice – Laramie, WY

PRIMORDIAL:
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

RABBITS:
7/01/2015 The Know – Portland, OR – 10th Anniversary show w/ Gone To Croatoan
7/07/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Arabrot, Ghold, Towers
7/31/2015 Kenton Club – Portland, OR – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Bobby Peru, Left Blank
8/01/2015 The Funhouse – Seattle, WA – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Tacos, Pig Snout
8/21/2015 Blackwater – Portland, OR @ Festicide w/ Danava, Longknife
8/27/2015 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA @ Roachella 2015

SHAI HULUD w/ Ghost Key, Cryptodira:
7/10/2015 Simons 677 – Providence, RI
7/11/2015 My Place Pizza – Poughkeepsie, NY
7/12/2015 The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
7/13/2015 Koi Room – Silver Spring, MD
7/14/2015 Boiler Room – Asheville, NC
7/15/2015 Doc 36 – Jackson, MS
7/16/2015 Walters – Houston TX
7/17/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
7/18/2015 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
7/19/2015 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
7/20/2015 Solkol Underground – Omaha, NE
7/21/2015 Vaudville Mews – Des Moines, IA
7/23/2015 Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI
7/24/2015 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
7/25/2015 The Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
7/26/2015 Revolution-  Amityville, NY
7/28/2015 Parkview Church – Lynchburg, VA
7/29/2015 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
7/31/2015 Pug’s Live  Tallahassee, FL
8/01/2015 The 529 – Atlanta, GA
8/02/2015 Insanity Skate Park – Madison, AL
8/03/2015 New Albany Production House – New Albany, IN
8/04/2015 Reggies – Chicago, IL
8/05/2015 Sanctuary Detroit – Detroit, MI
8/06/2015 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
8/7/2015 The Anvil – Altoona, PA
8/8/2015 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
8/09/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
8/10/2015 The Fuzebox – Albany, NY
8/11/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
8/12/2015 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
8/14/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
8/15/2015 Rockin’ Hard Saloon – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/16/2015 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL

SONS OF TONATIUH:

6/25/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Repellers
6/26/2015 Guido’s – Frederick, MD
6/27/2015 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC w/ Squall

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST VOL. 4:
10/15/2015 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ – kickoff show w/ Thou & The Body, In The Company Of Serpents,  Heat Dust, Gale, Dead To A Dying World, Abstracter, Hanta, Methra [TICKETS]
10/16/2015 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ – matinee show w/ Dropdead, Landmine Marathon, Xibalba, Immortal Bird, Gatecreeper, Call Of The Void, Bastard Feast, 908, Swamp Wolf, Warmonger [TICKETS]
10/16/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ – late show w/ Bongripper, Graves At Sea, Skycrawler, Naught [TICKETS]
10/17/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ – main show w/ Sleep, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Cult Leader, Goya, Languish [TICKETS]
10/18/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ – closing show w/ Acid King, Demon Lung, Night Demon, Fuzz Evil, Ice Sword [TICKETS]

STEVE VON TILL:
6/29/2015 St Pancras Old Church – London, UK
7/01/2015 Jägerklause – Berlin, DE
7/02/2015 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
7/03/2015 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
7/04/2015 La Peniche – Lille, FR
7/05/2015 Espace B – Paris, FR

STOP BREATHING:
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

SUNN O))):
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

SUPERJOINT: The It Takes Guts Tour w/ King Parrot, Child Bite:
7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston TX
7/12/2015 Gas Monkey  – Dallas TX
7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH
7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster PA
7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV
7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL
7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
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SWEET COBRA:
6/27/2015 The Frequency – Madison, WI w/ The Life And Times

TEMPLE OF DAGON:
6/26/2015 Palo Verde Lounge – Phoenix, AZ [info]
6/27/2015 The Music Hall @ Cruststock 2015 – Anaheim, CA [info]

THEORIES w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath:
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *** almost sold out! *** [tickets]
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
7/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
w/ Black Breath:
7/13/2015 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
7/14/2015 Moon Room – Denver, CO
7/15/2015 Kilby Courty – Salt Lake City, UT
7/16/2015 The Shredder, Boise, ID

TWITCHING TONGUES:

7/23-26/2015  This is Hardcore Fest – Philadelphia, PA

WARBEAST:

6/26/2015 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
8/01/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX @ One Fest 2015 w/ Mobile Deathcamp, Devourment
8/15/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Open Air Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Fear Factory, Terrorizer, Eyehategod, M.O.D.

WHITECHAPEL on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/26/2015 Sleep Train Amphitheater – San Diego, CA
6/27/2015 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
6/28/2015 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
6/30/2015 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
7/01/2015 Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
7/03/2015 Ak-Chin Amphitheater – Phoenix, AZ
7/04/2015 Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
7/05/2015 Red Rocks – Denver, CO
7/07/2015 Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
7/08/2015 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
7/10/2015 Kilpsch Amphitheater – Noblesville, IN
7/11/2015 DTE Energy Amphitheater – Clarkston, MI
7/12/2015 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
7/2015/2015 TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
7/17/2015 Susquehanna Bank Arts Center – Camden, NJ
7/18/2015 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
7/19/2015 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/21/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/22/2015 Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion) – Gilford, NH
7/24/2015 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
7/25/2015 Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
7/26/2015 Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
7/29/2015 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2015 Whitewater Amphitheatre – San Antonio, TX
8/01/2015 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
8/02/2015 Gexa Energy Amphitheater – Dallas, TX

WINDFAERER:
7/01/15 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
7/17/15Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
7/24/15 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/01/15 Pocono Folk Metal Fest – Stroudsburg, PA

WISDOM IN CHAINS:
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]

XIBALBA:
6/26/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Ignite, Excel, Strife, Union 13
7/25/2015 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Misfits, Cro-Mags, Bane, Killing Time, Biohazard
9/05-06/2015 Ghostfest – Leeds/Bristol, UK w/ Hatebreed, Emmure, Despised Icon, Born Of Osiris, Turnstile
9/11-16/2015 Southeast Asia Tour TBA
9/26/2015 Jewel’s Catch One – Los Angeles, CA w/ No Warning, Lights Out, Incendiary, Alpha + Omega, King Nine
10/09/-11/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest w/ Infest, Autopsy, Immolation, Dead Infection, Impaled, Noothgrush
10/15-18/2015 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Sleep, Dropdead, The Body, Thou, more

YOB Australian Tour:
8/19/2015 Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
8/20/2015 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, AU
8/21/2015 Max Watt’s -Melbourne, AU
8/22/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
8/23/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU

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YOB: Support For Australian Tour Announced

June 26th, 2015

YOB will play their first ever show on our shores in Perth at The Rosemount on August 19. Support will come from the somber reflections of drone duo Alzabo, featuring members of Cease and Mink Mussel Creek. But first: behold the crushing waves of blackened doom quartet Dirac Sea.

At Enigma Bar in Adelaide on August 20th, support comes from the elephantine riffage of stoner doom behemoths Space Bong, who are finally ready to unleash their new album that’s been four years in the making. They’ll be joined by Crypt, boasting rock-the-fuck-out jams at breakneck speeds.

At YOB’s Melbourne show at Max Watt’s (formerly The HiFi) on Friday August 21, submit to the otherworldly barbaric majesty of one of the nation’s heaviest collectives, Whitehorse. But to begin, genuflect and show your reverence for the funereal dirge of doom-death prophets Inverloch.

In Sydney on Saturday August 22nd at Manning Bar, warm up to the searing sounds of Australia’s fastest stoner riff lords, Sumeru. Get down early for some invasive respiratory therapy from noise thrash enthusiasts Thorax.

Rounding out the tour on August 23rd at Crowbar in Brisbane, support comes from Relapse Records signees Hope Drone, who’ll be riding the waves of newly released punishing long-player, Cloak of Ash. Opening hymns will be screamed by Queensland’s resident hypno-occultists Frown.

“YOB might be one of the best bands in North America.” – The New York Times


In 2014, YOB released the best doom metal album of the year. Near universally praised, Clearing the Path to Ascend topped Rolling Stone’s list of the best metal albums and was critically lauded by everyone from Pitchfork to The New York Times. Never has doom metal been at the forefront of the public consciousness like this, and it’s easy to see why: though it’s come almost two decades into their existence, YOB have made not just the best album of their career – they’ve made what will come to be regarded as one of the defining records in the pantheon of doom metal.

“Clearing The Path To Ascend is magnificently loud and rapturously strident, but, at its heart, it quietly provides a sense of support for our innermost being; succor for our very souls.” – Steel for Brains

Which is not to say any of this came easy. Few bands hit their creative stride after seven records and almost twenty years, and YOB’s recording career has led them to stints with Metal Blade and Profound Lore before settling at their current home with spiritual siblings Neurosis at their label Neurot Recordings. The Neurosis comparison is obvious, but for every moment of earth-shaking post-metal, there are flourishes of old-school, soul-crushing sorrow that hark back to Black Sabbath and Saint Vitus; for every Earth-like meditation, there’s a measured catharsis of energy that recalls the explosive sludge of Melvins.

“Psychedelic rock, stoner rock, stoner metal, blues metal, ambient: all reside comfortably in YOB’s wheelhouse, coalescing and collapsing on a path that stretches as far as the listener’s imagination.” – Pitchfork

What makes Clearing The Path To Ascend such a landmark record is its stellar two-track second half. While the album’s opening act bathes in layers of funereal dirge and existential dread, its penultimate and closing tracks mark one of the genre’s finest half-hours as the trio push through to the other side of hell. With every repetition, Mike Scheidt’s riffs grow all the more hypnotic, his pious incantations ever-more compelling. YOB have succeeded where many of their contemporaries fail, imbuing the oft-tired tropes of a monolithic genre with untold emotion and transcendent zeal. This is doom metal reborn.

“All dreams must end—but by extension, so must all nightmares. On Clearing The Path To Ascend, YOB has beautifully, brutally conjured a bit of both.” – The A.V. Club

YOB’s live show is everything you’d want from a power trio. From frenetic riffs and furious drumming to slow, crushing doom, a YOB gig is less a performance and more a communal brain-fuck. They hold their audience transfixed with brief moments of brooding, atmospheric, almost ambient respite, before pulverising them with a massive, brutal crush of noise.

YOB Australian Tour:
8/19/2015 Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
8/20/2015 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, AU
8/21/2015 Max Watt’s -Melbourne, AU
8/22/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
8/23/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU

Tickets are now on sale now through http://lifeisnoise.com.au, Oztix and venue outlets.

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Attention Brooklyn Friends: GOATWHORE’s Saint Vitus Bar Show Next Month Is Nearly SOLD OUT! Nab Your Tickets Today!

June 26th, 2015

Louisiana road warriors, GOATWHORE, are currently crumbling stages across the country on a North American headlining tour that commenced earlier this month. With support from Ringworm, Black Breath and labelmates, Theories, the epic journey will consume over three-dozen venues upon its conclusion on July 12th.

The band’s New York City performance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar July 6th is nearly SOLD OUT! Don’t miss out! Purchase your tickets TODAY at THIS LOCATION!

GOATWHORE w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories [remaining dates]:
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY * NEARLY SOLD OUT! * [Tickets]
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
7/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
End Tour:
8/14 – 8/16/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

GOATWHORE released their universally-lauded Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, last July via Metal Blade Records. Dubbed,“…a blasphemous blast…” by Decibel Magazine, “ a brutally bleak aural onslaught,” and a, “masterful slab of blacked metal,” by PopMatters and praised for channeling “every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash,” by The Austin Chronicle, the record debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the record hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock Chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Chart, #13 on the Independent Chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally. Purchase your copy today at http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore.

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VALDUR: Mammoth Lakes-Based Blackened Death Legion Wages War With “Blessings Of The Goat,” Now Streaming At No Clean Singing; Pathetic Scum To Drop Next Week

June 26th, 2015
Pathetic Scum is the forthcoming new full-length offering from the Sierra Mountains’ own blackened death legion, VALDUR. Captured entirely at the band’s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew and mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering, VALDUR offers up seven punishing odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure. A true testament of a diseased society gone sour, Pathetic Scum picks up where the repugnant sounds of 2013’s critically-adored At War With left off. Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record seethes with a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-fueled vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness.

The record was recently listed at #5 on OC Weekly’s Ten Best Metal Albums Of Summer 2015 with the publication noting, “VALDUR produces a sonic wall of sheer terror on tracks such as ‘Tank Torture.’ The vocal performance… evokes those scenes in horror movies where a possessed protagonist is swarmed by all of the voices in their head simultaneously. Drummer Matthew invokes a sense of fear with nonstop pounding and caustic cymbal crashes on tracks such as ‘Blessings Of The Goat.’ The album art is a stark world of blacks and greys, but the venom spewed forth by the band musically and lyrically is one hundred percent black,” while No Clean Singing concurs, “The rhythm section are a couple of merciless bone-grinders, and the cavernous vocals are the utterances of a lurching horror. And the needling riffs are not only pestilential, they’re also catchy.” Adds The Midlands Rocks, “Pestilent, putrescent and pummeling, beauty takes on a different meaning on this album. Tempos are dragged, forced, fucked; riffs are ripped, ravaged, rabid; and vocals are vehement, vile and venomous (and alliteration is milked for all it’s worth). These tracks are not crafted. They’re bashed in and out of shape until they bleed the wrong color. Ruthless, uncompromising, and vile beyond compare, VALDUR are the embodiment of exquisite malice. Bastards. And oh me, oh my, oh malignant mother of misery, they’ve been making music since 2003. That means there’s more of this shit to feast upon.”

As a precursor to its official unveiling next week, today No Clean Singing is offering up third cut, “Blessings Of The Goat,” for communal consumption further enthusing, “The drums roll like an avalanche, the riffs vibrate with poisonous radioactivity, the roaring/howling vocals exude an aura of ravenous hunger and fury. But as overpoweringly ominous as the song’s atmosphere is, it also strikes with the impact and energy of a lightning bolt (or a hundred of them), and its doom-shrouded central melody is capable of saturating the mind and staying there. If the four horsemen of the apocalypse need a soundtrack as they ride us into the dust, they don’t have to look further than ‘Blessings Of The Goat.’”

Get goaty with “Blessings Of The Goat” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.

Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band’s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.

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IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicago-Based Blackened Death Grind Misfits Unleash First Helping Of Empress/Abscess Full-Length Via Decibel Magazine; Track Features Guest Spot By Weekend Nachos’ John Hoffman

June 25th, 2015

Empress/Abscess is the impending new full-length from Chicago-based blackened death grind misfits IMMORTAL BIRD. Captured by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harms Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York Empress/Abscess finds former drummer/vocalist, Rae Amitay, swapping in her drum stool for a full-time position at the mic with longtime live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) taking her place at the kit. The result is a harrowing sound excursion through the bowels of human existence. Indeed, picking up where 2013’s Akrasia EP left off, Empress/Abscess delves once again into a cesspool of misery, fury, and anguish.

In an advance investigation of the record, the UK’s Intravenous Magazine elaborates, “IMMORTAL BIRD peddle a ferocious blend of black metal, thrash metal, death metal and crusty grindcore that can only really be summed up with the word… extreme. Scathing guitars, blistering blast beats and demonic vocals power through …Empress/Abscess, leaving scorched ears and speakers in their wake. With nods to the likes of elements of early Satyricon, Nile, Suffocation, and Venom within their technically proficient execution, songs such as the opener ‘Neoplastic,’ as well as ‘Saprophyte,’ and ‘The Sycophant’ exude a relentless brutality that still keeps things nice and tight with some great memorable riffs thrown into the mix.” The publication furthers, “The album is brilliantly mixed and the production reflects the technical prowess at work on the recordings. It is a strong, self-assured, tight, but most of all wonderfully fresh and modern sounding album.”

In anticipation of its official unveiling next month, today Decibel Magazine offers up a taste of opening hymn, “Neoplastic,” featuring a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos. Relays Amitay: “‘Neoplastic was one of the first songs we wrote after the Akrasia EP was finished, and it went through several different live incarnations before we arrived at the version we recorded. I never envisioned having a guest vocalist when we were writing the album, but John has such an aggressive, inimitable voice and killer presence that I just had to ask! I think it adds something very cool to the track and I’m stoked he was a part of it.”

Feel the quake of “Neoplastic,” now playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

In related IMMORTAL BIRD missives, the band will  make appearances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest (Midnight, Occulation, Iron Man etc.), Southwest Terror Fest (Sleep, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Dropdead, Bongripper etc.) and Death To False Metal (Whiplash, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Secret Cutter etc.) with future onstage demolitions in their plotting stages.

Forged by drummer/vocalist/lyricist Rae Amitay, IMMORTAL BIRD was brought to fruition by cowriter and guitarist Evan Berry and bassist John Picillo. Their critically-adored debut EP, which Decibel crowned, “dark and twisting,” and Ghost Cult dubbed, “distinctly disturbing and beautifully harsh,” was released in December of 2013. Following several tours that took the band across the United States and into Canada, IMMORTAL BIRD entered the studio to record their debut full-length, Empress/Abscess.

Empress/Abscess will be released on July 14th, 2015 as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings taking charge with vinyl and cassettes, while IMMORTAL BIRD will be self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings.

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INTERNAL BLEEDING: Legendary NYC Death Metal Squadron Releases New Video Via Metal Injection

June 25th, 2015

Legendary NYC death metal squadron, INTERNAL BLEEDING, is pleased to unveil the official new video for “Fabricating Bliss.” The crushing hymn comes by way of the band’s critically-lauded Imperium full-length released last year via Unique Leader Records.

Filmed by director Kirk Farrington and adapted from a concept developed by bassist Jay Liff and vocalist Keith DeVito, the video was shot in a chaotic style to match the frenzied mind of the video’s protagonist. The theme behind “Fabricating Bliss” revolves itself around the chaotic decent into the mind of someone who suffers from symphorophilia, a mental disorder in which sexual arousal is achieved by watching disasters and catastrophes. In this case, the disaster is a traffic accident.

“‘Fabricating Bliss’ is a great opening song for our Imperium album,” notes DeVito, “and we’re really glad that we got the chance to do a video for it. Kirk really helped our vision come to life. We hope our fans dig it.”

“Fabricating Bliss” is currently wreaking havoc courtesy of the chaos keepers at Metal Injection. Scroll on over to THIS LOCATION to view.

In related news, INTERNAL BLEEDING will be breaking the stage of the Hartford Deathfest next month as fest headliners. Set to commence at the Webster Underground, additional support will be provided by King Pariah, 60 Grit, Eyes Of Lilith and Martyrs Of Necromancy. Additional INTERNAL BLEEDING live incursions will be announced in the coming weeks.

INTERNAL BLEEDING:
7/18/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT [info]

Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium serves as INTERNAL BLEEDING’s most inexorable and enraged output to date delivering ten sonically pulverizing tracks including a trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.

“There’s a charisma and personality in an album like Imperium and in a band like INTERNAL BLEEDING that is simply absent in so much of the brutal, technical or slamming death metal that’s put out there these days…This is an album worth going out of your way to hear,” – The Sludgelord

“…a massive slab of slamming death metal, but done with some actual intellect…” – Dead Rhetoric

“The band has taken great care to come back with an album that not only fulfills a gap in the band’s career but also looks back to the reasons why INTERNAL BLEEDING made such a mark in the death metal community to begin with.” – Selective Memory

“Play Imperium at full volume, then quickly get out of its way as it destroys everything nearby.” – Wonderbox Metal

“…a few moments of fun…mixed in with all the Dying Fetus-by-way-of-Cannibal Corpse sounds that you’d expect, delivered with the whiff of originators, not followers, adds up to a solid, and surprisingly fun, slammy USDM experience.” – Brave Words

“Imperium finds the band incorporating new layers into their sound, and features atmospheric passages complete with synths and acoustic guitar work…While maintaining their raw approach, the album is much more polished than their early releases, and the new elements provide an interesting departure from an otherwise predictable sound.” — Exclaim

“It’s inspiring to hear one of the bands that pioneered a genre almost a quarter of a century ago stretch it into new and refreshing territories.” – Angry Metal Guy

Orders for INTERNAL BLEEDING’s Imperium are currently available HERE.


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