BLACK TUSK Premiere New Song

As the release date of the Tend No Wounds EP draws closer, BLACK TUSK premiered another new track. Crave Online is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song Internal, External. Get a first listen to the track HERE.

BLACK TUSK also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer starting July 24 in Augusta, GA through July 27 in Memphis, TN.

Furthermore, they will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK/Fight Amp split 7″, featuring artwork by Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour. The split is also available for order here. http://brutalpandarecords.com/shop/black-tusk-fight-amp-split-7-vinyl/

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  – Set The Dial - and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.

Tend No Wounds Available July 23 on Relapse Records

Tracklisting:

1. A Cold Embrace

2. Enemy of Reason

3. The Weak and the Wise

4. Internal/Eternal

5. Truth Untold

6. In Days of Woe

 

North American Dates:

July 24                        Augusta, GA                           Sky City

July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia

July 26                        Louisville, KY                         Diamond Pub

July 27                        Memphis, TN                        New Daisy Theater

European tour dates:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er

14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins

17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3

18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite

19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá

20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena

21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place

22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club

23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk

24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine

25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21

26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena

27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium

28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar

29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007

30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia

01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang

02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie

03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver

04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient

06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ

07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly

08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar

09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego

10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern

12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:

www.facebook.com/BlackTusk

www.twitter.com/BlackTusk

www.relapse.com

STRIKER Announce New Guitarist, On Tour in Canada Now

STRIKER announced Tim Brown joined the band as their new guitarist. Tim is the brother of Adam, the band’s drummer. He is the former lead guitarist of Canadian female fronted band Kobra and the Lotus (Simmons Records/Universal) as well as local band Sixguns Over Tombstone which he grew up playing in with Adam.

Guitarist Chris Segger commented on Tim joining the band:

“Please welcome our new guitarist Tim Brown!! We’re thrilled to have Adam’s brother join us in time for our upcoming Canadian tour and look forward to seeing you all on the road \m/”

STRIKER (pictured from left to right): Tim Brown, Adam Brown, Dan Cleary, Dave Arnold, Chris Segger

Armed to the Teeth, combines the perfect mix of melody and energy. The first two songs – Forever and Let it Burn - set the stage for the rest of the album. STRIKER ignites a firework in which rigorous riffing, playful solos and brilliant refrains are clearly the prime focus. Inspired by the originators of the scene like Saxon, Iron Maiden, Annihilator but also Exciter, the band stays hungry and wild over the full duration of the album. With every note, Armed to the Teeth, breathes the spirit of the glorious 80′s and revitalizes this particular era of music with a boost of fresh energy.

A video for the song Let it Burn can be viewed HERE.

Armed to the Teeth is available on Amazon and iTunes.

For More Info Visit:
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http://www.napalmrecords.com

STRIKER on Tour
Thursday May 23: Fort McMurray AB – The Den
Friday May 24: Red Deer AB – The Vat
Saturday May 25: Edmonton AB – The Pawnshop
Tuesday May 28: Banff AB – The Devils Gap
Thursday May 30: Nelson BC – Spirit Bar
Friday May 31: Kelowna BC – Level Nightclub
Saturday June 1: Vancouver BC – Funky Winkerbeans
Thursday June 6: Regina SK – The Exchange
Friday June 7: Brandon MB – Park Community Centre (All Ages)
Saturday June 8: Winnipeg MB – The Zoo
Sunday June 9: Thunder Bay ON – Crocks
Tuesday June 11: Kitchener ON – The Hive (All Ages)
Wednesday June 12: London ON – Norma Jeans (All Ages)
Sunday June 16: Chicoutimi QC – Le Sous-Bois
Wednesday June 19: Ottawa ON – Café Dekcuf
Thursday June 20: Quebec City QC – Le Bateau de Nuit
Friday June 21: Montreal QC – Café Chaos
Saturday June 22: Toronto ON – Hard Luck Bar
Monday June 24: Hamilton ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
Tuesday June 25: Sault Ste. Marie – TBA
Thursday June 27: Saskatoon SK – The Fez
Saturday June 29: Gibbons AB – Boonstock Festival

 

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MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Debut New Song

 

This year marks the ten year anniversary of the undeniably spine-crushing band MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT. While many have anticipated the apocalypse in 2012, MOTA has been accurately predicting and creating the soundtrack for such a disaster since 2003. There is perhaps no better way to celebrate such a milestone than by releasing a new face melting full-length record, and MOTA has never failed in that regard.

Available June 25th on Translation Loss Records – Pre-Orders Up Now

MOTA teamed up Pitchfork to premiere the first track from the band’s new album Dawning. The song entitled It Swarms can be heard HERE. Dawning is available for pre-order HERE.

In 2004 they released Time and Withering with great success and followed up with a split CD alongside another Dayton, OH based band, KENOMA. After releasing the critically acclaimed The Ties That Blind in 2006 and the beautifully devastating Quietly in 2008, the band underwent about a million member changes before releasing The Violence Beneath EP in 2010.

The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson. The band plans to celebrate its ‘most glorious birthday’ by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge-rock masterpiece. Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness. These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of The Violence Beneath. This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning. Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock ‘n roll spectacle.

In support of Dawning MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT will be touring this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit. The tour starts June 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through July 6th in Hollywood, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Check out www.mouthofthearchitect.com or www.translationloss.com for more information.

Dawning Tracklisting:
1. Lullabye
2. It Swarms
3. Sharpen Your Eyes
4. How Will This End
5. Patterns
6. The Other Son

MOTA Lineup:
Dave Mann – Drums
Evan Danielson – Bass
Steve Brooks – Guitar & Vocals
Kevin Schindel – Guitar & Vocals
Jason Watkins – Keyboards &Vocals

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT on Tour with Intronaut and Scale the Summit:
6/5: Seattle, WA @ Highline
6/6: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
6/7: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
6/8: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
6/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Villae Inn
6/11: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
6/12: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/13: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/14: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
6/17: Montreal, QC @ II Motore
6/18: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
6/19: West Chester, PA @ The Note
6/20: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/21: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
6/22: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
6/23: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
6/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/25: Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/26: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
6/28: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s-Downstairs
6/29: Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/30: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/2: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
7/6: Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theater

 

HOLY GRAIL Premiere New Video

 

Having just completed touring with the Anthrax-headlined Metal Alliance Tour, Los Angeles heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL are excited to premiere their second-ever music video. Directed by Will Knapp, Ride The Void – the title track from their critically acclaimed sophomore release — can be seen below or on YouTube.

Described as “the second coming of Judas Priest” by the Washington Times, HOLY GRAIL spent much of 2012 recording Ride The Void - which cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release earlier this year – with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness.” Decibel

The album is currently available on iTunes and Amazon MP3, as well as on CD or LP via RideTheVoid.com.

HOLY GRAIL are currently touring their way west with Exodus. The band will also play a show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles — their first hometown headlining performance since the release of Ride The Void – on May 15. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
HOLY GRAIL live:
4/25 Ashwaubenon, WI – Green Bay Distillery *
4/26 Fargo, ND – House of Rock *
4/27 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
5/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
* with Exodus

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/holygrailofficial

 

LOCRIAN Announce New Album Details

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have revealed the details behind their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled Return To Annihilation. The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. A trailer featuring a snippet of new music is available for viewing here while the cover art and pre-orders are available via this location. A tracklisting is listed below.

Lyricist / multi-instrumentalist Terrence Hannum commented on the album’s concept:

I think for the album concept we were inspired by Genesis’ Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and how it is a surreal narrative telling a story. We sought to make our own but we wanted to give our nod to the prog bands that inspired us; King Crimson or Yes with the multi-part songs.

So we had looked at the novel Dhalgren by sci-fi writer Samuel Delaney as a big influence too. How it is a circular narrative, ours is more of a mirror of itself, one that changes and shifts. It also borrows extensively from Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project.

Our story is about a cataclysm that changes the world and all manner of perception in two parts. I would say, the real and the perceived. And it is all told to you through a narrator, one who you cannot tell if he is asleep or dreaming or sleepwalking through this shifting landscape.

Part 1 begins at the end of a song whose lyrics discuss a dawn in which all of our monuments dissolved, the next track the wrath of heaven (a massive cataclysm) visits earth, then two moons appear in the sky (perhaps the most direct reference to Delaney’s novel but also an homage to Nick Drake). It ends with the first multi-part track Return to Annihilation, a more metaphysical description of the changes apparent in the world. One in which minerals work against man, there is only evolution. We also gain insight into that what we’ve been told may be unreliable as the narrator admits to “noctambulism” (sleepwalking). But it is intentionally unclear if this is his state or the state of everyone.

Part 2 is a view back through this mirror or lens of Part 1. We exit the hall or vapor and light and enter a panorama of mirror, the entire world as reflection. It ends with a four part piece about worshiping equilibrium in a world where it has been extinct (isostasy), discussing the qualities of the air that is now poisoned, witnessing the burial of urns (hydriotaphia) and finally awaking to awareness.

One of the things we wanted to accomplish was a sense of texture with mirrors, prisms, lenses, etc. being referenced in the sounds and tone. I think it does.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent reissue of The Clearing/The Final Epoch and New Dominions, a split with label-mates Horseback. The Clearing / The Final Epoch can be found streaming at this location while New Dominions is available for streaming here.

Return To Annihilation Tracklisting:

A:
Part I
1: Eternal Return
2: A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven
3: Two Moons
4: Return to Annihilation
a. Into One Light
b. Anathemata
c. All Mineral in Upheaval

B:
Part II
5: Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light
6: Panorama of Mirror
7: Obsolete Elegies
a: Isostasy
b: Digression of Air
c: Hydriotaphia
d: In Felsic Splendor

www.locrianband.com
www.facebook.com/locrianofficial
www.locrian.bandcamp.com

SHINING Launch New Album Stream

Norwegian industrial jazz-metallists’ SHINING are excited to reveal the stream of their entire album, One One One. You can listen for yourself exclusively on NOISEY.VICE.COM while reading an in-depth interview with front man Jørgen Munkeby by clicking HERE.

One One One, the groups first studio album in three years, is currently available digitally on iTunes and Bandcamp. You can pre-order the album, scheduled for May 28 release on CD (gatefold LP to follow shortly after), directly from the Prosthetic web store http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/band/shining.

Out now digitally; CD release scheduled for May 28

Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), One One One sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on Blackjazz. That album – hailed by the New York Times as “a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal” – scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10 and saw the group tour around the globe, from high-profile U.S. events like SXSW and CMJ to the large stages of European summer festivals. SHINING are currently on tour throughout Europe, full dates can be found below. For a preview of their show, you can watch a soaring live clip of their heavy cover of King Crimson’s classic track 21st Century Schizoid Man at Oslo’s Rockefeller Music Hall on the band’s Youtube channel.

Come see SHINING live here:
4/25 Tromsø, NO – Driv #
4/26 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall #
4/27 Trondheim, NO – Byscenen #
5/3 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
5/15 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen
# with Hedvig Mollestad Trio