CATTLE DECAPITATION To Release 7″ Single

CATTLE DECAPITATION will be releasing a 7″ single this summer! Your Disposal features the B-side, An Exposition of Insides, which was previously available only as a Japanese bonus track on the band’s most recent album, Monolith of Inhumanity. The single is available (both black and clear vinyl) for order on-line on indiemerchstore.com for $5.50, as well as in a bundle with a t-shirt for $18.99. Pick up your copy of the single HERE, and check out the t-shirt bundle HERE. Fans attending this year’s The Summer Slaughter Tour can grab their copy at the band’s merch booth throughout the tour.

7″ available via indiemerchstore.com and at the band’s merch table on tour

Vocalist Travis Ryan comments:

“We noticed a lot of people were dismayed to find out there was a track available out there on a Japanese version of Monolith of Inhumanity that nobody outside of Japan had ever heard before. When it hit YouTube, that’s when we started getting emails from fans. We noticed the lyrics weren’t inside that version or available anywhere at all so that gave us the idea of throwing it on a b-side and releasing a 7″ vinyl single for Your Disposal with the song An Exposition of Insides! We feel that Monolith is the mother of all of our releases so far and I thought it’d be funny to make it look like she just squirted out a baby and that’s what this little guy looks like. Just in time for Summer Slaughter!”

The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and anticipated line-up yet. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th. It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape PlanAnimals As LeadersPeripheryNorma JeanCattle DecapitationThe OceanRevocationAeon and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

CATTLE DECAPITATION
The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder
07/19 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballrom
07/20 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
07/21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory / Constellation Room
07/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
07/25 Austin, TX The Scoot Inn
07/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/28 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall **Off date w/ Aeon, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Revocation**
07/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/31 Knoxville, TN NV
08/01 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
08/02 Silver Springs, MD The Filmore Silver Springs
08/03 Worcester, MA The Palladium **no Norma Jean **w/ special guests Unearth
08/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
08/07 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
08/08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
08/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
08/10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
08/11 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
08/12 Chicago, IL House of Blues
08/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/14 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
08/16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
08/18 Caldwell, ID The Venue **off date w/ Revocation, Aeon, Thy Art Is Murder, Dark Sermon
08/19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
08/20 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

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GYPSYHAWK Announce Winter Tour with ALESTORM, TROLLFEST

Gypsyhawk recently wrapped up their US tour with Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed on July 6 and are currently performing headlining shows back to the west coast. The band isn’t even home yet and already announced their next tour: they will be venturing across North America November-December with Alestorm and Trollfest. The tour begins on November 11 in Santa Ana, CA and is scheduled to wrap up on December 5 in Atlanta, GA. The confirmed list of dates is available below, as well as at facebook.com/Gypsyhawkusa.

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Gypsyhawk bassist/vocalist Eric Harris comments:

“Dude. Are you fucking kidding me! Alestorm!? We’re SO stoked about this. Its long been a dream of mine to make damn sure that they AND Gypsyhawk had a month of getting drunk together! Dreams do come true. Only this dream ALSO involves trolls!”

Gypsyhawk recently revealed their brand new video: Silver Queen, which can be viewed now at metalblade.com/gypsyhawk. The band’s previous two music videos, State Lines and Hedgeking are also available on that page. Gypsyhawk’s latest album, Revelry & Resilience, is available worldwide now on Metal Blade Records.

“You won’t find a more charismatic band in their subgenre” – Decibel Magazine

“far more stylistic and musical flare than most, dancing madly backwards with the ghosts of classic Allman Brothers and Thin Lizzy while their dual-harmony axe-attack take care of business like Bachman-Turner Overdrive” – Zero Tolerence Magazine

“Pasadena’s Gypsyhawk deftly blend metallic guitars and fantasy/science-obsessed lyrics with a rock and roll boogie swagger” – LA Weekly

GYPSYHAWK
Headlining shows
07/11 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
07/12 Englewood, CO Moe’s
07/13 Ogden, UT Mojos

ALESTORM
w/ Trollfest, Gypsyhawk
11/11 Santa Ana, CA Yost Theater
11/12 Tempe, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
11/13 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
11/14 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
11/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/17 Vancouver, BC Funky Winkerbeans
11/18 Calgary, AB Republik
11/19 Regina, SK The Exchange
11/20 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
11/22 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
11/23 Westland, MI Token Lounge
11/24 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/25 Columbus, OH Shrunken Head
11/26 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/27 London, ON Music Hall
11/28 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/29 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
11/30 Montreal, QC Club Soda
12/01 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
12/02 New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall
12/03 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
12/04 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
12/05 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

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THE OCEAN Prepares For Summer Slaughter


Progressive sound contortionists THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour later this month. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the band levels stages nightly alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Following their Stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Russia with an additional European sprint in the Fall to be announced in the coming weeks.

Comments guitarist Robin Staps,

“We’re stoked to get out on the road again! When I started this band 12 years ago, I would have never expected that it would eventually become possible for us one day, to play shows in Sichuan, China, or near the Baikal Lake in Siberia. These will be our first shows ever in Mexico and Taiwan, too. Good times ahead, see you people out there on one of these continents tasting your local beer and food!”

In the meantime, check out a clip of vocalist Loïc Rossetti performing with Dillinger in 2010 HERE and HERE.

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of Pelagial, their critically lauded, maritime-themed studio offering, which entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release!

Their most profound work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones – epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic – Pelagial purposefully submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Pelagial begins rather light and becomes progressively heavier and slower as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level.

Said Decibel Magazine,

“Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.”

Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial. Additionally, you can nab special THE OCEAN Pelagial World Tour 2013 T-shirts and posters via Pelagic Records at the following locations http://www.pelagic-records.com/tshirts and http://www.pelagic-records.com/poster.

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THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour:
7/19/2013 Regency Ballrom – San Francisco, CA
7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/21/2013 The Observatory/Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/25/2013 The Scott Inn – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
8/15/2013 Club Antares – Omaha, NE
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
End Tour
Headlining shows
8/21/2013 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
8/24/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX
9/01/2013 The Wall – Taipeh, TWN
9/04/2013 Hidden Agenda – Hong Kong, HKN
9/05/2013 B10 – Shenzhen, CHN
9/06/2013 SD – Guangzhou, CHN
9/07/2013 Vox – Wuhan, CHN
9/08/2013 46 House – Changsha, CHN
9/11/2013 Yuylntang – Shanghai, CHN
9/12/2013 Nuts – Chongqing, CHN
9/13/2013 Little Bar – Chengdu, CHN
9/14/2013 Mao – Beijing CHN
9/15/2013 13 Club – Tianjin, CHN
9/19/2013 Megapolis – Irkutsk, RUS
9/21/2013 Era – Krasnoyarsk, RUS
9/22/2013 Mayak – Tomsk, RUS
9/23/2013 Rock City – Novosibirsk, RUS
9/25/2013 Plan-K.Tone – Tyumen, RUS
9/26/2013 Nirvana – Yekaterinburg, RUS
9/28/2013 Plan B – Moscow, RUS
9/29/2013 Arktika – Saint-Petersburg, RUS
***THE OCEAN headlining shows

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos”Spin

“a hallmark album for a gifted team of artisans… Pelagial is one of the most invested albums THE OCEAN has yet conceived. Prepare to be not only submerged but actually touched by this album”Blabbermouth

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of”Crave Online

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name”MetalSucks

“a journey within itself”Metal Insider

“destined to be one of the year’s best releases”Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into THE OCEAN and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding… you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art”New Noise Magazine

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