CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

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SHINING Announces North American Tour Dates

Norwegian industrial jazz-metalists SHINING are excited to announce dates for a headlining North American tour this fall, including the group’s first-ever performances in Canada. This marks the group’s first North American activity since an acclaimed set at a South By Southwest in 2012. Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Front man Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement:

“It’s about f**king time we come over to the States’ has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It’s going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don’t want to miss!”

SHINING released the completion of their avant-garde “Blackjazz” trilogy, “One One One,” via Prosthetic Records earlier this year. Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (A7X, Deftones, Ministry), the album was described as “a corrosive and creative hybrid of industrial vocals and beats, jazz signatures and black metal aesthetics” by Noisey while being likened to Nine Inch Nails and King Crimson by Pitchfork due to its “throbbing electronics.”

See/hear for yourself in their sci-fi influenced music video for the single “I Won’t Forget” HERE.

Come see SHINING live at one of the dates below, including their upcoming European tour with The Ocean:
9/17     Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
9/18     Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
9/19     Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
9/20     Chicago, IL  – Bottom Lounge
9/23     Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
9/25     Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
9/26     San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/28     Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
10/25   Rennes, FR – Garmonbozia Festival
10/29   Hamburg, DE – Logo ^
10/30   Rotterdam, NL – Patronaat ^
 10/31   Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg ^
11/01   London, UK – The Garage ^
11/02   Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/03   Paris, FR – Divan Du Monde ^
 11/05   Barcelona, ES – Apolo 2 ^
11/06   Madrid, ES – Caracol ^
11/07   Porto, PL – Hard Club ^
11/09   Turin, IT – Audiodrome ^
11/10   Rome, IT – Traffic ^
11/11   Ljubljana, SL – Gala Hala ^
11/12   Munich, DE – Backstage Club ^
11/13   Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus ^
11/14   Belfort, FR – La Poudriere ^
11/15   Essen, DE – Zeche Carl ^
11/17   Berlin, DE – Lido ^
12/28   Speyer, DE- Satan’s Convention ^ with The Ocean, Hacride, Tides of Nebula
Grab your copy of “One One One” today:

LOCRIAN Premiere New Album & Video

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian premiere their new video for Eternal Return off of their new full-length Return To Annihilation. The video was directed by Aleks Slota and is available via Stereogum here.


Return To Annihilation is available everywhere worldwide. The entire album is currently available for streaming via their Bandcamp page here. Additionally, the band is featured on the latest episode of the Relapse Records podcast talking about the new record and selecting some of their favorite obscure tracks from the label’s catalog. The podcast is available for free download here.

The album was recorded with 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.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is easily the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky”, by Stereogum as “a corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze” and Outburn Magazine as “an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands.”

Physical CD and 2xLP orders are available via Relapse here and digital orders available via Bandcamp here.

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. 

Additionally, the group has announced a short run of dates this June plus an appearance at Kentucky’s Boomslang Festival in September.  The shows kick off on June 27 in Montreal.

Tour Dates:

June 27     Montreal, QC        Casa Del Popolo

June 28     Brooklyn, NY        St. Vitus

June 29     Providence, RI      Machines With Magnets

June 30     Baltimore MD        Metro Gallery

Sep 20-22    Lexington, KY        Boomslang Fest

This is an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands” – Outburn

“If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian , then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately” – NPR


“A corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze… goddamn is it good” – Stereogum

“Sliding some malicious black metal menace into the gaps created by their dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish, ambient drones… few albums prove to be quite so unsettling” – The Digital Fix

www.relapse.com

www.locrianband.com

www.facebook.com/locrianofficial

www.locrian.bandcamp.com

LOCRIAN Streaming New Album

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian are currently streaming their forthcoming full-length Return To Annihilation via Spin.com at this location. Spin describes the album as a “an eclectic float down murky, noxious, sludgy waters” and compares the group to everyone from Boards of Canada to Sunn0))) to Neurosis.

Return To Annihilation 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 25 in North America, June 21 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24 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 easily the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky”, by Stereogum as “a corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze” and Outburn Magazine as “an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands.”

Physical CD and 2xLP pre-orders are available via Relapse at this location with digital pre-orders available via Bandcamp here.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career.

Additionally, the group announced a short run of dates this June plus an appearance at Kentucky’s Boomslang Festival in September. The shows kick off on June 27 in Montreal. A complete list of dates is included below.

Locrian Tour Dates:

June 27 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
June 28 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
June 29 Providence, RI Machines With Magnets
June 30 Baltimore MD Metro Gallery

Sep 20-22 Lexington, KY Boomslang Fest

“This is an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands” – Outburn

“If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian , then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately” – NPR

“A corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze… goddamn is it good” – Stereogum

“Sliding some malicious black metal menace into the gaps created by their dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish, ambient drones… few albums prove to be quite so unsettling” – The Digital Fix

www.relapse.com
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