NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Assault Joins Unique Leader Records

July 17th, 2014

Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, NERVECELL, is pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records.

Spawned in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, UAE, and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal.

Comments the band of joining Unique Leader’s expanding roster of brutality: “We are very excited to announce that we have signed with Unique Leader for a worldwide multi-album deal. As a Middle East-based extreme metal band, we have constantly strived to take our music to all ends of the world and as a record label specializing in extreme metal, we couldn’t be more pleased to begin this new relationship. The new record is currently being worked on and we can’t wait to bring the chaos live to a stage near you soon!”

NERVECELL released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Further NERVECELL developments will be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out NERVECELL’s latest interview in Rolling Stone India discussing their upcoming album, tours and more at THIS LOCATION.

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HOD: Blackened Death Oppressors Premiere New Canticle Of Chaos At Decibel; Live Subversions Loom

July 16th, 2014

Lone Star blackened death oppressors, HOD, today offer up the first helping of their forthcoming Book Of The Worm full-length with smoldering new canticle of chaos.

Now streaming in all its bestial glory at Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog, Through the Gates (They Come For Me)” is the sound of Hell incarnate! Proclaims the band, “The saying goes if you stare into the abyss the abyss will stare back at you. ‘Through the Gates (They Come for Me)’ summons the sounds of the abyss as it rips through the gates that can no longer hold it back. Prepare for total death and darkness done by real metalheads for real metalheads. No gimmicks! No core! No posers! No hipsters! This is fuckin’ metal that has come for your blood!”

Submit to the audio punishment of “Through The Gates (They Come For Me),” at THIS LOCATION.

Set for release this Fall, Book Of The Worm was produced by Dennis Munoz (Solstice), features the recording lineup of guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A. and former drummer Dennis Sanders and flaunts eight pile driving psalms of deviance, decadence and global suffering with artwork by the masterful Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds of Flesh, Pyrexia). In celebration of the record’s official decent, HOD will spread their sonic plague throughout their home state with a handful of live infiltrations with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.

HOD:
8/23/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Spellcaster
8/30/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX w/ Absu, Midnight, Morbosidad, Morgengrau
9/19/2014 The Curtain Club @ Embrace the Darkness Fest #2 – Dallas, TX w Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Vesperian Sorrow, Steel Bearing Hand
9/20/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Morgengrau, more
11/15/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Imprecation, Weaponizer, Ritual Decay, Sardonic Witchery, Khringe, Preteen Deathfuck

Through a steady diet of live abrasions and a steadfast DIY ethic, HOD has become an underground institution of sorts reaping the acclaim of fans and critics globally for the fuck-all brand of sonic debauchery. Last Rites commends HOD’s ultimately “lethal attack,” and “full-on badassery,” further championing their “commanding, ugly fucking blackened death slabs punctuated with micro-rending buzzsaw leads,” while No Clean Singing applauds their “thrashing charge of hybridized black and death metal that’s as dynamic and technically impressive as it is primally appealing.” Elsewhere, Sea Of Tranquility agrees, “the band pummels the listener with straight ahead death metal insanity,” while Dead Rhetoric laud’s their terminally apocalyptic brand of “prime American death metal, with the right amount of space between tech-y and brutal.”

Book Of The Worm will be unleashed on September 9th, 2014 via Arctic Music. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. Further HOD developments to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay alert.


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CENTURIES Announces August Eastern US Tour With Jungbluth

July 16th, 2014

Florida outfit, CENTURIES, has announced a tour of the eastern half of the country in August alongside Jungbluth.

Following their debut LP, Taedium Vitae, released via Southern Lord in August of 2013, CENTURIES has taken their destructive, driven hardcore/punk to the road several times in support of the album. Most recently the band ripped across the Western half of the US this April on a nearly month-long trek, and this August, it’s time for the other half to get brutalized. The tour runs from August 11th in Columbia, South Carolina, then rushing up the East Coast, bending out to the Midwest and then forging southward, closing down the trip on the band’s home turf August 28th in Miami, Florida, joined on all dates by German anti-fascist crew, Jungbluth. The highlight of the entire venture is both bands’ inclusion on the maiden incarnation of the three-venue Southern Darkness Fest in Tampa on August 23rd, joining Pelican, Phobia, Black Tusk, Weekend Nachos, Bongripper, A Storm Of Light, Lord Mantis, Primate, Magrudergrind, Mouth Of The Architect, Yautja and tons of others.

CENTURIES US Tour w/ Jungbluth:
8/11/2014 Foxfield – Columbia, SC
8/12/2014 The Odditorium - Asheville, NC
8/13/2014 The Blue Nile – Harisonburg, VA
8/14/2014 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
8/15/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
8/16/2014 Lava Space – Philadelphia, PA (early show 1pm)
8/16/2014 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA
8/17/2014 The Democracy Center – Boston, MA
8/18/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
8/19/2014 2040 – Chicago, IL
8/20/2014 Ground Zero – Milwaukee, WI
8/21/2014 Flubber – St Louis, MO
8/22/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
8/23/2014 Southern Darkness Fest – Tampa, FL [info]
8/24/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL
8/25/2014 Marlos Mansion – Atlanta, GA
8/27/2014 Uncle Lou’s – Orlando, FL
8/28/2014 Churchills – Miami, FL

Live footage of a new CENTURIES song recorded earlier this year is playing HERE. Also stream Taedium Vitae in its entirety HERE. Stay tuned for new live and release updates on CENTURIES in the coming months as the band writes new material for their next LP.

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BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Alchemists Premiere New Hymn Via The Obelisk; Live Rituals Imminent

July 16th, 2014

Retro rock/doom metal alchemists, BRIMSTONE COVEN, are pleased to unveil “Behold, The Anunnaki,” the second movement off their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records

Now playing at cosmic riff portal, The Obelisk, “Behold, The Anunnaki” earns its name from an assembly of deities in ancient Mesopotamian cultures (The Anunnaki), and oozes a cathartically magnetic, psychedelic swagger that’s difficult not to fall prey to. “Ancient Sumerian history is fascinating,” relayed the band, “and as believable as anything else. So we wrote a song about it.”

Describes The Obelisk: “In whatever context one might want to view it, Brimstone Coven is an album that righteously engages the tenets of classic doom. There’s an early ‘70s sway to the material, a looseness in the rhythm section of bassist Andrew D’Cagna and drummer Justin Wood, that gives the chugging, grooving riffs of guitarist Corey Roth both meat and movement, and vocalist ‘Big John’ Williams meshes with this modus perfectly, the layers of his voice harmonizing and calling to mind the natural feel and melodic range of grandiose ‘70s prog, working with the music surrounding to give cuts like ‘Behold, The Anunnaki,’ ‘The Black Door’ and ‘The Séance’ a mystique without sounding overblown or needlessly theatrical. It’s a careful balance and BRIMSTONE COVEN execute it well.”

Check out “Behold, The Anunnaki,” now casting spells and taking names at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN churns a compelling amalgam of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of hard rock icons such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock manifestations of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own.

The outfit’s Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen inebriating tracks of manic occult conjurings – a combo of their self-released full-length and EP — complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings of Creighton Hill.

In related news, BRIMSTONE COVEN will bring their bewitching odes to the stage on a brief stretch of live rituals set to commence July 19th on their home turf with additional ceremonies to be announced in the weeks to come.

BRIMSTONE COVEN:
7/19/2014 Rock Bottom Campground – Cameron, WV
7/21/2014 Goodfella’s – McMechen, WV
7/31/2014 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2014 Chronic Tattoo – Cleveland, OH

Brimstone Coven will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on August 5th, 2014. Preorder you copy at THIS LOCATION where you can also sample delightfully jam-laden fifth cut, “The Grave”

“Coming across as Zeppelin meets ‘70s Black Sabbath (the best kind), BRIMSTONE COVEN certainly have that vintage sound in spades, guitars are crisp, bass feels warm and drums played adeptly, with a looseness that only Messieurs Moon, Ward and Mitchell …are known for. Great stuff and what a voice, ‘Big John’ is quite the frontman with an endearing and rich tone to his voice and yes he sounds. Killer.” – The Sludgelord


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SWASHBUCKLE Shanty Premiered Via Revolver Magazine

July 16th, 2014

Get ready to be pillaged by the most enraged seafarers of the metal underworld, as New Jersey seabastards, SWASHBUCKLE, dole out a bit of scorching, metallic wrath from their looming We Hate The Sea EP via Revolver Magazine. The second tale on the bandits’ new four-shanty 7”, the pummeling “I Hate The Sea (And Everything In It)” surges with a riotous metallic thrash/hardcore whirlwind energy which shows their already brutal songwriting taking more abrupt spine-crushing immediacy.

Issued the members of the SWASHBUCKLE brigade in a newly delivered missive on the dispatching of the new tune:

“Ahoy Jerks,

The fine folks at Get This Right Records have put up a brand new piratical jam called ‘I Hate The Sea (and Everything in It)’ off of our new soon to be released 7″/EP entitled We Hate The Sea EP.  So get your idiot pirate metal fix here and prepare to bash your head against any surface you come in contact with. This record will make you lactate hot sauce. Embrace your ear-fucking with our musical dongs of metal.

Love to hate you,
Swashbuckle”

Raise anchor and unload I Hate The Sea (And Everything In It)” upon your enemies via Revolver RIGHT HERE.

Get This Right Records will unchain We Hate The Sea on August 5th via digital download and a myriad of 7” vinyl options including 200 on blue/white swirl, 200 on black and a limited run of 100 on red/black smoke which will be limited to preorders with a numbered, special edition cover and a message from the band. Check in with the quartermaster to set aside your share of the loot HERE.

SWASHBUCKLE will raid through the American Main and into Canada on tour in conjunction with the release of We Hate The Sea from August 3rd through the 17th, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming days.

SWASHBUCKLE August Tour Dates:
8/03/2014 Championships – Trenton, NJ
8/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
8/06/2014 Webster Hall/Studio – New York, NY
8/07/2014 Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI
8/08/2014 TBA
8/09/2014 TBA – Montreal, QC
8/10/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/11/2014 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON
8/16/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
8/17/2014 Amityville Music Hall – Long Island, NY

Following two albums through Nuclear Blast, with the We Hate the Sea EP we are offered a glimpse at where SWASHBUCKLE’s rum-soaked minds have brought them over recent years and where their impending fourth studio full-length release will take them. Bearing four hornswagglling new rippers dispatched in less than seven minutes, We Hate the Sea will blast unsuspecting landlubbers broadside with the might of a typhoon, undoubtedly utilizing some of the crew’s most mutinous tactics to date, the jingles conceived in grog-soaked skirmishes and harnessed during sessions at The Sound of Revolution with Len Carmichael.

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OMNIHILITY Releases Lyric Video From Impending Album Via Next Mosh; Deathscapes Of The Subconscious Out July 22nd Through Unique Leader

July 15th, 2014

In one week, death metal cultivators, Unique Leader Records, will release the sophomore full-length from Oregon-based OMNIHILITY, in the form of Deathscapes Of The Subconscious.

Tracked by famed producer Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Castle Ultimate, Deathscapes Of The Subconscious destroys all in its path with nearly forty-five minutes of meticulously arranged, surgically precise, extreme metal mastery fit for devout fans of Origin, Hate Eternal and Decrepit Birth. The sixth of the record’s nine devastating tracks, “Disseminate,” is today available via Next Mosh through a lyric video of the irreverent anthem.

Delve into the merciless “Disseminate” at Next Mosh AT THIS LOCATION.

Also check out mauling album-opener, “Molecular Resurrection,” HERE.

Hailing from the Willamette “Valley Of Death,” amongst the woods of Eugene, Oregon, OMNIHILITY – named for the absolute belief in nothingness — manifests intense, brutal and technical death metal; a nod to the old-school past combined with the immense speed and accuracy of death metal present, all while subconsciously channeling energy from arcane sources to destroy the minds of the multitude. Deathscapes Of The Subconscious lacks none of these attributes and brings the band to an entirely new level of prominence.

Deathscapes Of The Subconscious will be released via Unique Leader on Tuesday, July 22nd. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.

“…the technical meanderings and guitar wanderings combined with the fact that the band simultaneously keep an eye on the overall song structure of each track means that they capably merge impressive playing with actual songs.” – Wonderbox Metal


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SOS: Queens Crushers Drop New Single From Fifth Album At American Aftermath

July 15th, 2014

American Aftermath is currently ripping up a new track from the approaching fifth independent album from NYC-based SOS, Strength And Conditioning.

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. The band displays the darker and depraved side of their hybrid of heaviness on “None More Black,” the fourth of the vast fourteen tracks on Strength And Conditioning. “This song hurts to play,” states founding vocalist/guitarist, Mike SOS, who whimsically describes the tune as a “balls to the wall blackened beast that goes to eleven.” Featuring a flurry of influences with manic vocals leading the charge, the band hopes this track inspires rabid head banging, feverous horn throwing, and genuine metallic goodwill.

SOS are a hard band to pin down into a genre. I know that I’ve said this before, but honestly, I don’t know what the hell to call this band,” issues American Aftermath alongside the stream of the new track, continuing, “They’ve got a little speed metal, a little thrash, a little black metal and some hardcore punk all thrown into a basket with a shark and a bear and from there, it gets messy.”

Get fired-up with “None More Black” now slaying RIGHT HERE.

The track “Run It Down Into The Ground” was also recently released at Next Mosh RIGHT HERE.

On July 26th, SOS will join several other openers supporting Downset in Queens, which is also the record release show for Strength And Conditioning. Continuous live events for the band will continue to be announced through the Summer.

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

Notorious across the city, known not only for playing free, all-ages and DIY/outdoor gigs and parties as well as the massive NYC Marathon every year, in addition to founder Mike SOS’ other activities as the co-vocalist in the now defunct Seizure Crypt, co-producer of the FBOMB live tribute series, his involvement with GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies Of Bloodwrestling), the hostmaster Blackthorn 51 bar and tons more also fueling the beast, SOS is a true workhorse collective. A nearly forty-eight minute excursion into rambunctiousness and barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, their new record, Strength And Conditioning will see release on July 29th, the band’s fifth album born through via the their own 316 Productions. Due to personnel changes and musical exploration with the new members, a six-year gap divides Strength And Conditioning and their previous album, Adult Situations. Yet, through building the new lineup stronger with incessant touring building up to the album’s release and heavy dedication, the work and wait paid off, the new works boasting more action-packed whacko hardcore mayhem than ever. Strength And Conditioning was recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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STONEBURNER: Portland Ministers Of Doom To Kick Off West Coast Tour

July 15th, 2014

Portland doom bringers, STONEBURNER, will kick off a short run of West Coast live rituals beginning today on their home turf at Mississippi Studios. From there the band will trample through five more cities in California and Oregon alongside progressive metalists, Burials. Additionally, team STONEBURNER will make an appearance at Festicide next month. The three-day event takes places in venues throughout the Portland area in an effort to celebrate P-Town’s deep-rooted DIY culture with an emphasis on punk, metal, and extreme music. Festicide shows are five bucks or totally free!

STONEBURNER:
7/15/2014 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR w/ Burials [info]
7/17/2014 Johnny B’s – Medford, OR w/ Burials [info]
7/18/2014 Haus of Rice – Concord, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/19/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/20/2014 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/21/2014 Goodfella’s – Springfield, OR w/ Burials [info]
8/15/2014 The Know as part of Festicide – Portland, OR [info]

STONEBURNER will be touring in support of the diseased fruit of their Life Drawing full-length, released earlier this year via Neurot Recordings. Featuring a host of talented guest vocalists including Krysta Martinez (Transient, Landmine Marathon), Benjamin Caragol (Burials, Hang the Old Year) and Joshua Greene (Bastard Feast, Ephemeros), Life Drawing basks in the sounds of its own emotional collapse. A sonic tidal wave of sickness, paranoia and soul-consuming dread, its nine distortion-laden hymns are at once loud, ugly and physically and psychologically crippling. The Portland Mercury crowned the record, “…a bottom-heavy, cracked, ground-crawling rager dipped in mire and slime,” Exclaim called it, “an exquisitely painful response to the struggle against desire and the impulse to satisfy one’s most base needs,” while Target Audience Magazine agreed:  “This album is bold and complex, fearless and freaking heavy. This is thinking man’s metal.”

Get dismal with the sounds of Life Drawing still streaming at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

STONEBURNER’s musical ancestry winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and others. Named after a subterranean weapon from the novel Dune, the band delivers a wholly organic orchestration of captivating, crustified doom metal, their torrid hymns bathed in internal agony, anguish and despair. To define STONEBURNER, one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Windhand, Bastard Noise…

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MARTYRDÖD: Stereogum Now Streaming Elddop In Its Entirety

July 15th, 2014

Stereogum today unveils Elddop, the fifth studio full-length from Swedish crust/metal masters, MARTYRDÖD, in its entirety, as the album comes within one week of its official release date.

With a lineup including members of Agrimonia, Miasmal, Skitsystem and more within its ranks, MARTYRDÖD has become a major force in the Swedish crust circuit through the years. Burning with fourteen anthems which show MARTYRDÖD taking their already honed, scathing craft to new levels of intensity through experimentation with vocal and songwriting styles, taking some incredibly unique paths, Elddop is undoubtedly this masterful act’s finest work yet. Alongside their exclusive stream of the entire album, Stereogum praises the album, stating that Elddop, “doesn’t merely improve on the band’s already incredible body of work; it distills Martyrdöd’s sound to its most exciting elements, leaving everything but the highlights on the cutting-room floor.” The critique continues: “…Elddop feels totally fresh and thrillingly new, yet employs only those tools fashioned in the ancient forges… I can’t imagine any generation of metal fan for whom Elddop would seem inappropriate — in many ways, it’s the very essence of metal.”

Listen to Elddop at Stereogum now at THIS LOCATION.

Southern Lord will release the CD and LP editions of Elddop in North America this Tuesday, July 22nd; preorders are posted HERE. A special European version of the LP will see release on La Familia and D-beat Raw Punk.

Directly after the album’s release, MARTYRDÖD will take the tunes from Elddop on the road across Europe supporting Converge, with opening support from Okkultokrati. The tour includes shows in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, and includes sets at Ieper Fest, Brutal Assault, Magnolia Open Air and more. Additional tour actions and tunes from Elddop will be announced throughout the rest of the year.

MARTYRDÖD European Tour w/ Converge, Okkultokrati:
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie - Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy - Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala – London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground – Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna – Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air – Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany

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EARTH Confirms US Tour Dates In Conjunction With Release Of Primitive And Deadly LP

July 15th, 2014

With the next phase of EARTH’s ongoing evolution coming closer to actuality, as their tenth studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, is set to see North American release on September 2nd, the group announces the next phase of international touring in support of the album, in the form of a month-long US tour.

With the band’s treks through Japan, Australia and New Zealand behind them, and their trek into Europe set to begin late this month, EARTH will bring their new material to American fans. From September 4th, commencing in their hometown of Seattle, the new venture will see the band winding counter-clockwise around the entire perimeter of the country through October 3rd, the last show taking place in Boise, Idaho. With twenty-five performances confirmed, additional shows are expected to be added in the coming days. Direct support for EARTH on the entire trek will be provided by dark folk act, King Dude.

“From The Zodiacal Light,” the first single from Primitive And Deadly, was recently broadcast to the world via Pitchfork; find it at THIS LOCATION.

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

Preorders for Primitive And Deadly will be available in the next few days. Stand by for further live and album news transmissions from the EARTH family.

EARTH Tour Dates:

European Tour:
7/31/2014 Off Festival – Katowicw, Poland
8/01/2014 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
8/02/2014 Lido – Berlin, Germany
8/04/2014 Super Uho Festival – Sibenik, Croatia
8/05/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
8/07/2014 Schlacthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
8/08/2014 Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
8/09/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, France
8/10/2014 Zuiderpershuis – Antwerp, Belgium
8/11/2014 Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
8/13/2014 Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
8/14/2014 CCA – Glasgow, UK
8/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
8/16/2014 Jabberwocky Festival – London, UK

US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Fransisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetary – Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest – San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister – Albequerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest – Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/03/2014 Neurolux – Boise, ID

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