Florida exploratory death metal behemoths, ORBWEAVER, recently waged audio Armageddon upon the US with a twenty-date run of live takeovers alongside fellow Sunshine State sludge slingers, Shroud Eater.
Relays guitar demoness, Sally Gates, from the van, “The ‘Wintour’ has been excellent so far. We’ve had a great response at all the shows and some very generous hospitality. A couple of highlights from the road including stopping in New Orleans in the lead up to Mardi Gras. We had a massive sci-fi-themed parade go right past the venue. There were even Dr. Who costumes and floats! We also had an archery challenge in Pensacola — New Zealand vs Colombia vs USA. Scores are still being debated… It’s great to be on the road with our good friends Shroud Eater, and the bonus of touring in the Winter is that the van still smells fresh! Thanks to everyone who’s come out to our shows so far, and hope to see the rest of you on the road!”
ORBWEAVER is currently touring in support of their cranium-crumbling Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP, released last Summer. Recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), on Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon, ORBWEAVER travels far beyond conventional genre realms with a kaleidoscopic fusion of psychedelia, noise, and a distorted rendering of progressive death metal. Perpetually shape-shifting between these impulsive, trance-like elements, ORBWEAVER manifests interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and violently elegiac chaos. The unsung gem continues to win the approval of adventures fans and critics alike. In a perfect 5/5 review The New Noise boasts, “ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more ‘alien metal’ in the future” Adds Metal Roos, “From the giant aliens on the EP sleeve, to the freak show, drug crazed blends of musicianship, this EP is an absolute ball-tearer…” Invisible Oranges commends the band’s “twitchy, trippy tech death,” while Sea of Tranquility, in a 4/5 rating, calls the head-scratcher of a record “big and oozing and unusual.” Quizzical listeners are encouraged to check out Palm Beach New Times’ recent interview series with Gates, guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro and bassist Jason Ledgard about their rigs, influences and obscure sonic handiwork HERE.
ORBWEAVER w/ Shroud Eater [remaining dates]:
2/26/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
2/27/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Hashmouth
2/28/2014 The Complex – LA, CA w/ Lightning Swords Of Death
3/01/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Phoneix, AZ
3/02/2014 The Trainyard – Las Cruces, NM
3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos – Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino’s Pizza And Pub – Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm
Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon was initially released in a limited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can bang outto Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon in full. Point your browser HERE.
“Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time.” – Decibel