BROTHERS IMG_7415crop David Choe[photo by David Choe]

The bellowing trio of BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH (Tad Doyle, Peggy Doyle and Dave French) will embark on their first European tour this coming Spring, in support of their astoundingly heavy, self-titled debut full-length, which saw release last year through Neurot Recordings. This tour will commence London and rumble its way through France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany, before wrapping up with a set at this year’s edition of Roadburn, the spiritual home of all things low-end and high-powered.


4/02/2016 Black Heart – London, UK w/ Pombagira
4/04/2016 Glazart – Paris, FR
4/05/2016 La Scene Michelet – Nantes, FR
4/06/2016 Rocksound – Barcelona, ES
4/07/2016 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
4/08/2016 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
4/09/2016 Lofi Club – Milan, IT
4/10/2016 TBA
4/11/2016 Chelsea – Vienna, AT
4/12/2016 Backstage – Munich, DE
4/13/2016 Comet – Berlin, DE
4/14/2016 MTC – Cologne, DE
4/16/2016 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary demise; a slow, entrancing dance towards a looming apocalypse… thick, monolithic, deliberate and devouring. Fronted by Seattle’s legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle – formerly of TAD and Hog Molly — BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is a trio of longtime rock soldiers that includes veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Their full-length 2015 debut maintains a long-held tradition of conjuring some of the heaviest music from the darkest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

Released via Neurot Recordings, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). Thrusting forth five hauntingly heavy tracks, with two bonus hymns included on the CD edition the offering serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH‘s audio manifestations are welcomingly unfamiliar, splicing thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track. Their long-form pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions that outpace the listener’s short-term memory leading them off the proverbial map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. Authentic and authoritative, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is currently available on CD or LP at THIS LOCATION.

“Perhaps his heaviest yet, tolling tombstone riffs at a pace that makes early Melvins resemble the Ramones… BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH impress with the monolithic power of their noise.” — Mojo

“Tad’s vocals and songwriting have broadened impressively during his sabbatical.” — Kerrang

“Tad Doyle is back with a sludge rock, pagan rite of immense proportions… BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH may seem to follow the arc of a tropical storm, with a building and threatening power that finally recedes away, but it’s certainly no noodling, progressive rock concept piece. This is truly heavy music.” – The Arts Desk

“The Bros.’ debut lurches to life with a lumbering, grunge-influenced tune, ‘Lava’… From here, things slow down to funeral doom pace for much of the next six tracks/35 minutes. However, the doom and darkness is shaded with some interesting melodic textures and moments of lightness that come at unexpected times and add a dynamic gravity to the material.” — Decibel

“The glacially paced ‘Empires Of Dust’ evokes Monotheist-era Celtic Frost with some post-punk elements, while ‘Unnamed’ imagines a world where the Melvins play black metal… Like the most iconic albums, this one reveals hidden nuances and elements with every listen.” — Invisible Oranges

“Tad leads the charge through seven rounds of atmospheric post-sludge, the record’s 44 minutes no less concerned with ambience and mood than with gritting their teeth and bashing the listener over the head with waves of tectonic nod.” — The Obelisk

“Ultimately, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH‘s LP is so tasty, it’ll have you unashamedly coming back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths, and dessert, and a cheese course, and just one tiny little wafer thin mint…” — Drowned In Sound

“Moving between moments of gargantuan heaviness and passages of disorientating methylated noise, whilst the likes of opener ‘Lava’ will be somewhat familiar to fans of 8-Way Santa, the sprawling mass of ‘La Mano Poderosa,’ that takes in elements of both mid-era Killing Joke and the abrasive and tribal riffing of, say, High On Fire, is as surprising as the piano ballad outro.” — Metal Hammer


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