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The Power Of The Riff West Will Set L.A. Ablaze Next Week

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The 2012 installment of The Power Of The Riff West is now just one week away, as more than twenty acts will infiltrate Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex next Saturday, August 11th.

In addition to recent festival additions including SUNN 0))), NAUSEA (CA), DESPISE YOU and more, this week LEWD ACTS have also been added, now finalizing the festival’s massive lineup: SUNN 0))), OFF!, DR. KNOW, REPULSION, NOOTHGRUSH, XIBALBA, DESPISE YOU, EAGLE TWIN, NAUSEA (CA), POWER TRIP, ANCESTORS, LEWD ACTS, ALPHA & OMEGA, BIO-CRISIS, HOAX, GAZA, DNF, RETOX, THE LOVE BELOW, COPS, HORDES, XAPHAN

The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now AT THIS LOCATION.

Tickets for The Power Of The Riff East — the two-day event in Brooklyn on September 1st and 2nd to feature PENTAGRAM, AGNOSTIC FRONT, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, DEAD IN THE DIRT and more — can be purchased RIGHT HERE

Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff events are co-curated and organized by Southern Lord. TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts.

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The Power Of The Riff West Lineup Expands; SUNN 0))) And More Added

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The lineup for this year’s installment of The Power Of The Riff West — confirmed to take place at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex on August 11th — expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. SUNN 0))), NAUSEA (CA), DESPISE YOU, HOAX, BIO-CRISIS and XAPHAN have all been confirmed to join the party, making for an incredible lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day! This exclusive one-off show for SUNN 0))) will be their first West Coast performance in three years.

The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: SUNN 0))), OFF!, DR. KNOW, REPULSION, NOOTHGRUSH, XIBALBA, DESPISE YOU, EAGLE TWIN, NAUSEA (CA), POWER TRIP, ANCESTORS, ALPHA & OMEGA, BIO-CRISIS, HOAX, GAZA, DNF, RETOX, THE LOVE BELOW, AVON LADIES, COPS, HORDES and XAPHAN!

Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering’s third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now AT THIS LOCATION.

Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, can be purchased RIGHT HERE

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The Return Of The Power Of The Riff West 2012

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This week the return of the annual day-long invasion of Los Angeles has been confirmed via the 2012 installment of the massive The Power Of The Riff Festival!

Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering’s third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

Set to take place at the Echo/Echoplex, the initial lineup for The Power Of The Riff 2012 at press time includes OFF!, DR. KNOW, REPULSION, NOOTHGRUSH, XIBALBA, EAGLE TWIN, POWER TRIP, ANCESTORS, ALPHA & OMEGA, GAZA, DNF, RETOX, THE LOVE BELOW, AVON LADIES, COPS and HORDES with even MORE acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the event go on sale this weekend AT THIS LOCATION.

Stay tuned for the LA lineup to be expanded upon, in addition to other regional The Power Of The Riff actions to be announced in the weeks ahead!

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THE LOVE BELOW Confirm U.S. Tour Including A389 Label Showcase & Chaos In Tejas

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

California’s nihilistic hardcore wreckers THE LOVE BELOW have just locked down a brutal trail of shows this May and June, including an A389 Records showcase in California as well as several performances at this year’s Chaos In Tejas gathering in Texas.

The mayhem begins this Saturday, May 19th, where THE LOVE BELOW will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California. Not only will the band perform alongside a crushing lineup of their A389 brethren including Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more, but the band’s original drummer Chris Arias will rejoin the lineup for this special show for the first time in over a year.

Less than two weeks after the A389 showcase, THE LOVE BELOW kick off a twenty-five date trek across the United States including two raging shows at this year’s installment of the annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more in Austin, Texas.

Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of ’90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem. Released by A389 Records in early April, THE LOVE BELOW’s debut LP Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen tracks in under twenty-four minutes. Stream the entire album via the band’s official Stereokiller profile page AT THIS LOCATION.

THE LOVE BELOW U.S. Tour And Fest Dates:
5/19/2012 The Glass House – Pomona, CA @ A389 showcase w/ Integrity, Ringworm, more [info]
5/31/2012 The Nile – Phoenix, AZ w/ Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
6/01/2012 Dads Club – Las Cruces, NM
6/02/2012 Skrimbleshanx – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas [info]
6/03/2012 Beerland – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas [info]
6/04/2012 Dedicated Art Space – Little Rock, AR
6/05/2012 Crosstown Arts – Memphis, TN
6/06/2012 The Spot – Tupelo, MS
6/07/2012 TBA – Columbia, SC
6/08/2012 Empire – Richmond, VA
6/09/2012 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
6/10/2012 The Model Home – Philadelphia, PA
6/11/2012 Ray Cappo’s Cantina – New Brunswick, NJ
6/12/2012 Rock n’ Roll House – Middletown, CT
6/13/2012 Radio Bar – Somerville, MA
6/14/2012 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/15/2012 O’Reilly’s – Philadelphia, PA
6/16/2012 The West End – Ashtabula, OH
6/17/2012 The Albion – Chicago, IL
6/18/2012 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN
6/19/2012 The Fox Hole – St. Louis, MO
6/20/2012 Cafe Berlin – Columbia, MO
6/21/2012 The Newsroom – Kansas City, MO
6/22/2012 Blast-O-Mat – Denver, CO
6/23/2012 Dads Grand Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
6/24/2012 Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ

“…there really isn’t another band that sounds like them…This fucking album is amazing. 10/10″ – American Aftermath

“There is a nice sludgy layer beneath their sharp snotty sound. 5/5″ – Bring On Mixed Reviews

“…there is a sincere and palpable feeling of pure filth that permeates from every element of the band’s sound on this record, and it comes together to form one of the most entertaining and addictive listens from a hardcore record yet this year.” – Toxicbreed’s Funhouse

“…the Love Below’s approach to songwriting is unwavering, even if the vocals aren’t. Words spoken in a normal voice are followed by those pushed to near-distorted territory in a screeching howl quivering with emotion.” – Exclaim!

“Every song has a shaky and dirty feel like it could all fall apart at any minute. It isn’t a pretty sound and it isn’t close to coming off polished.” – Stereokiller

http://www.thelovebelow.bigcartel.com
http://www.thelovebelow.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Love-Below/124672930882545
http://thelovebelow.stereokiller.com
http://www.a389records.com
https://www.facebook.com/a389recordings

THE LOVE BELOW: Entire Debut Full-Length Now Streaming

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

In celebration of its release, this week the hardcore warriors over at Toxicbreed’s Funhouse are hosting a stream of THE LOVE BELOW’s debut full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress, the brutal release having been freshly unleashed last week by A389 Records. Check out all 13 scathing tracks RIGHT HERE.

THE LOVE BELOW will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California on May 19th, joining labelmates Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more. The band will follow the showcase with a full US tour including a performance at this year’s annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more.

THE LOVE BELOW live:
5/19/2012 The Glass House – Pomona, CA @ A389 showcase w/ Integrity, Ringworm, more [info]
5/31/2012 The Nile – Phoenix, AZ w/ Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Recorded at Eastland Studios in East Los Angeles and at Gramma’s Boy in Fullerton by Dan Bieranowski, THE LOVE BELOW’s introductory full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen high-angst numbers in under twenty-four minutes. Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of ’90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem.

“I love The Love Below’s strange take on hardcore. I mean, there really isn’t another band that sounds like them…This fucking album is amazing. 10/10″ – American Aftermath

“There is a nice sludgy layer beneath their sharp snotty sound. 5/5″ – Bring On Mixed Reviews

“…there is a sincere and palpable feeling of pure filth that permeates from every element of the band’s sound on this record, and it comes together to form one of the most entertaining and addictive listens from a hardcore record yet this year.” – Toxicbreed’s Funhouse

“More diverse than their early material, the Love Below’s approach to songwriting is unwavering, even if the vocals aren’t. Words spoken in a normal voice are followed by those pushed to near-distorted territory in a screeching howl quivering with emotion.” – Exclaim!

“Every song has a shaky and dirty feel like it could all fall apart at any minute. It isn’t a pretty sound and it isn’t close to coming off polished. I think the grime and grit of the band goes a long way for them. 3.75/5″ – Stereokiller

http://www.thelovebelow.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Love-Below/124672930882545
http://thelovebelow.stereokiller.com
http://www.a389records.com
https://www.facebook.com/a389recordings

THE LOVE BELOW: Debut LP Out Now On A389 Recordings

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Redlands, California-based hardcore savages THE LOVE BELOW have just released their debut full-length album via brutal indie heavyweight A389 Recordings.

Recorded at Eastland Studios in East Los Angeles and at Gramma’s Boy in Fullerton by Dan Bieranowski, THE LOVE BELOW’s introductory full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen high-angst numbers in under twenty-four minutes. Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of ’90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem. View the cover constructed by Eric Marshall and Stephanie Mushrush, a full live set of THE LOVE BELOW and more below.

Every Tongue Shall Caress Track Listing:
1. High Friends In Low Places
2. Family Entertainment
3. Nazi Uniform
4. Buyers Remorse
5. God Don’t Make No Trash
6. Uncomfortable
7. Rotten Fruit From A Shitty Tree
8. Holy Dose
9. Social Fuck Disease
10. High Performance Lifestyle
11. Pedophiles Basement (Convalescence)
12. Xanax Pinata
13. Swallow The Leader

A389 approached THE LOVE BELOW after the first listen of their 2009 demo and insisted on doing a record. They have worked together ever since. TLB has since released four records on A389 with another EP in the can and slated for later this year. Following a full U.S. tour in the Summer of 2010, including a performance at Philly’s now-infamous This Is Hardcore fest, the outfit have toured the West Cost twice over recent months, including A389’s 7th Anniversary Bash alongside Integrity, Dropdead and Haymaker.

THE LOVE BELOW will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California on May 19th, joining labelmates Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more. The band will follow the showcase with a full US tour including a performance at this year’s annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more. Stay tuned for a full tour routing to be announced in the weeks ahead.

THE LOVE BELOW live:
5/19/2012 The Glass House – Pomona, CA @ A389 showcase w/ Integrity, Ringworm, more [info]
5/31/2012 The Nile – Phoenix, AZ w/ Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

The Love Below (Full Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.

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