BARDUS: Philadelphia Sludge/Noise Metal Outfit Signs With Solar Flare Records; Stella Porta LP Due In April

BARDUS-1-web [photo by Eli Reeder][photo by Eli Reeder]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based BARDUS has hooked up with Clermont-Ferrand noisemerchants Solar Flare Records — label home to Pigs, Sofy Major, American Heritage, Fashion Week, The Great Sabatini and more — for the April release of the band’s upcoming Stella Porta.

“If the Melvins, Eyehategod, Unsane, and Queens of the Stone Age all somehow co-fathered some ungodly offspring” — as written by Metalsucks — is an accurate description of what BARDUS sounds like. Formed in 2011, BARDUS has been daring listeners to define their sound, which has been described as “genre-defying impetuosity” by Heavy Planet. Citing heavy, sludgy, groove, psychedelia, noise rock influences, the band continues to challenge listeners.

Following their debut full-length, Solus, self-released in 2013, BARDUS has been creating a name for itself through solid DIY touring and supporting national acts abroad. The band was chosen by MetalSucks to take part in their collaboration with Converse Rubber Tracks in 2014 which helped them reach more people ears. Continued touring and support has brought them to where they’re at today. Through their hard hitting style of music, BARDUS has continued to develop a sound of their own, as proven on their newest album, Stella Porta.

Solar Flare Records will issue Stella Porta on CD and digitally on April 1st, and preorder packages have been posted HERE.

BARDUS has locked up The Cosmic Oddity tour March 2nd through 6th with Grizzlor. They have also set up a more extensive stretch with The Glorious Rebellion, running March 31st through April 10th. Additional tour dates will continue to be announced in the weeks ahead.

BARDUS Tour Dates:
3/02/2016 Spacebar – Columbus, OH w/ Grizzlor
3/04/2016 Quenchers – Chicago, IL w/ Grizzlor
3/05/2016 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Grizzlor
3/06/2016 Sandpiper House – Shepherdstown, WV w/ Grizzlor
3/31/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/01/2016 Midtown Speakeasy – Tallahassee, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/02/2016 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/03/2016 Tallgary’s Cantina – Asheville, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/04/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/05/2016 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/06/2016 The Waiting Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/07/2016 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/08/2016 Wonderland – Richmond, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/09/2016 Scrap Iron Gallery – Wilmington, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/10/2016 HBGB – Brunswick, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion

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Stella Porta Track Listing:
1. Smoke Bath
2. Monolith
3. Sky King
4. Transcendence
5. Haze
6. Oracle
7. Clandestine

Justin Tuck – Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Pierce – Drums
Ari Rosenberg – Bass