KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES Interview Video

Karyn Crisis — best known for her trademark melodic singing and growling roars as the vocalist of CRISIS (1993-2006) and EPHEL DUATH (2011-2014) – has returned with a new project, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, and consequent album, Salem’s Wounds. Out now in Europe and due out March 24th in North America via Century Media Records, Salem’s Wounds contains 13 tracks recorded by Karyn together with Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION), and Charlie Schmid (VAURA).

To learn more about KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, be sure to watch the new interview video below, featuring footage with all of the band members:
https://youtu.be/fe6DcjMapRk

Karyn Crisis comments: “Here we have a video that was filmed and edited by Bob Vigna (IMMOLATION / Live Guitars in KCGOTW) while the band and I were recently rehearsing in Brooklyn for our debut shows at the end of March. It gives the fans an opportunity to get to know the musicians of KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES as they talk about these upcoming East Coast appearances. Stay tuned, we will have another segment where the band discusses the album recording process very soon as well!”

Haven’t heard Salem’s Wounds on #TWRradio? What the hell is wrong with you?
–“The Alchemist”: http://youtu.be/2piIXVm8Z5Y
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/the-alchemist-official-video-video/2365469/
–“Mother”: http://youtu.be/_1AIUdaHT_k
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/mother-album-track-music-video/2340621/

Salem’s Wounds was financed by fans via websites like Indiegogo/Etsy and was recorded at The Basement Recordings in North Carolina with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE CONTORTIONIST). The album cover was painted by Karyn herself, who (in addition to her vocal talents) is a respected painter and leather-worker.

Salem’s Wounds track-listing:
1. Omphalos
2. The Alchemist
3. Ancient Ways
4. Aradia
5. Mother
6. Father
7. Goddess Of Light
8. Howl At The Moon
9. Pillars
10. The Secret
11. Salem’s Wounds
12. The Sword And The Stone
13. The Ascent

To pre-order Salem’s Wounds, please visit the following sites:
http://smarturl.it/karyncrisisCMDISTRO
http://smarturl.it/salemswoundsITUNES
http://smarturl.it/swAMAZONMP3
http://smarturl.it/swAMAZON

In support of this upcoming release, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES will perform two special shows in New York this March:

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES live 2015:
March 28 – Trick Shot Billiards and Music Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 29 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES online:
https://www.facebook.com/Gospelofthewitches

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announce Additional Tour Dates

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) previously announced that they will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on their way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29, fans will see BTBAM make their way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support.

Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

BTBAM‘s lineup is rounded out by vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Warring, along with drummer Blake Richardson. The ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ Trioscapes
05/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
06/01 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA House of Blues
MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance
06/06  Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note *no Meshuggah
06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater *no Meshuggah
06/14 Sauget, IL Pop’s
06/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
06/20  Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *no Meshuggah

Between The Buried And Me‘s ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list.



The Parallax II: Future Sequence” can be purchased from the Metal Blade Records webshop & is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Between The Buried And Me videos:
“Astral Body” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbnY8EK4Ew
“Telos” performance demonstration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IMbQhPjahY
“BTBAM tour NASA JPL” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wGORDxtbE

http://www.betweentheburiedandme.com
http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial
http://twitter.com/btbamofficial
http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial

MESHUGGAH Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, Sweden’s technically intoxicating extreme metal quintet MESHUGGAH, are returning to North America this summer to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance with festival appearances, Canadian dates, and clubs that will fill to capacity. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me

MESHUGGAH aim to play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their entire discography & possibly include some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years.

Plan to take time off your busy gaming schedule. Reacquaint yourself with what the outside world looks like. Drive to one of the following places. Get teleported into another universe. Enjoy the sounds, the sights, and the weightlessness of your newfound euphoria. You’re welcome.

 

MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance tour dates
w/ Between the Buried and Me
06/06 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
06/07 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/09 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
06/11 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
06/13 Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06/14 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
06/15 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/17 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
06/18 House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/19 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
06/20 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC – CANADA
06/21 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY 

Between The Buried And Me‘s ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list. 

The Parallax II: Future Sequence” can be purchased from the Metal Blade Records webshop & is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Between The Buried And Me videos:
“Astral Body” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbnY8EK4Ew
“Telos” performance demonstration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IMbQhPjahY
“BTBAM tour NASA JPL” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wGORDxtbE

http://www.betweentheburiedandme.com
http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial
http://twitter.com/btbamofficial
http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Fall Tour

Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this fall. For the first time, the band will be performing The Parallax, both parts I and II, in their entirety. Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13 in North Carolina and will wind its way across the US and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25.

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through SHOWstubs.com. Additionally, VIP packages are being offered. Fans have their choice of a general admission ticket, or deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive shirt, necklace, button pack, poster, loaded flash drive, or a flexi disc with the live version of Astral Body. And of course, bundles are available while supplies last!  Additional general admission tickets are on sale now through local outlets.

Between The Buried And Me’s ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, released in October of 2012, was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position of their career at #22 on the Top 200. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, as well as earning accolades from Guitar World Magazine and claiming the #18 spot on the publication’s list of top 50 albums of 2012.

Stream the Astral Body video and keep up with all things BTBAM at betweentheburiedandme.com

“Between the Buried and Me Continue to dominate progressive metal with Parallax II: Future Sequence, expanding on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor” – Alternative Press

The Parallax II: Future Sequence offers more substance than most bands put forth in entire careers” – Decibel Magazine

“Between The Buried And Me’s music is a beautiful thing, an amazing thing, and a very complicated thing, nowhere more so than on the new album. You stand there dumbfounded at the technical wizardry of it all, wondering how in hell they manage to assemble these devilishly difficult puzzles” – DRUM! Magazine

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ The Faceless, The Contortionist, The Safety Fire
09/13 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
09/14 Knoxville, TN NV
09/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/16 Jacksonville, FL Brewster’s Roc Bar
09/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
09/19 Houston, TX House of Blues
09/20 Austin, TX The Mohawk
09/21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
09/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
09/26 Mesa, AZ The Nile
09/27 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
09/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
09/29 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
09/30 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/01 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/07 Calgary, AB The Republik
10/08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/09 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
10/11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/12 Chicago, IL Metro
10/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
10/14 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
10/16 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
10/23 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
10/24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
10/25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

http://www.betweentheburiedandme.com
http://www.metalblade.com/btbam
http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial
http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial
http://twitter.com/btbamofficial

 

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

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

TRIOSCAPES Confirm Tour Dates

 

Dan Briggs, Walter Fancourt, and Matt Lynch: the over-the-top trio appropriately known as Trioscapes, will once again be taking their instrumental show on the road. This April, fans can catch Trioscapes in Tenesse, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. The first two dates (April 6-8) will be with fellow virtuoso Evan Brewer (The Faceless). Additionally, on April 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Trioscapes will be holding a “master class” for fans.

Bassist Dan Briggs elaborates on the master class:

“We’ll be talking about how we started, the different ways we write, breaking down sections of songs, talking about soloing and improvising, and opening it up for questions from the crowd.”

The complete list of confirmed dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page, as well as on the band’s facebook page. A live performance of Curse of the Ninth from Separate Realities can be seen on metalblade.com/trioscapes. The video exemplifies the band’s immense talent and creativity and is a must-see for anyone remotely interested in all things progressive.

“prog-jazz mania with relentless, wailing saxophones and off-kilter drum fills that would make most fans of Between The Buried And Me wonder what the fuck was put into their orange juice this morning”  – Alternative Press

“combining technical metal and jazz in a way that underlines an unseen connection between the two styles” – BloodyGoodHorror.com

“Trioscapes is not just a prototypical jazz fusion band that you’d hear in some smoky club as background music. These songs have a groove to them, a pulse that beats to the tight-as-a-knot rhythm section” – Lambgoat.com

http://www.facebook.com/trioscapes

 

SCALE THE SUMMIT Post “Behind The Scenes” Studio Footage

 

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT revealed an exclusive sneak peek into the recording of their upcoming album, The Migration. Check it out HERE.

The Migration was recorded in January at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with producer Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today), and is expected to be released this summer. The album is the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2011 release The Collective, which Guitar World labeled “essential prog.” The group, who spent much of 2011 and 2012 on tour with the likes of Periphery, Fair To Midland, Cynic, The Contortionist, The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Trioscapes, will soon announce their first tour of 2013. Stay tuned to the band’s website for further updates: https://www.facebook.com/scalethesummit

New Album The Migration Scheduled For Summer Release

Additionally, bassist Mark Michell has released a bass instructional book titled Guide to Right-Hand Technique for Bass via the band’s official web store HERE. This instructional guide focuses around all of the various “plucking-hand” techniques and includes 16 chapters (143 pages), over 120 unique exercises, photos, descriptive “how-to” captions and a variety of diverse exercises targeting essentially every skill level. A full-gloss front cover and spiral-bounding for easier reading also included.

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