EARTHLESS Unveils New Song

Award-winning San Diego power rock band EARTHLESS will release its brand new album From the Ages on October 8 via Tee Pee Records. The first new studio album from the globally celebrated trio since the release of 2007’s critically acclaimed Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky, the hour-long double LP was recorded with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking ChampsSubArachnoid Space).

NOISEY premiered the new EARTHLESS track Equus October, calling the band’s sound “sonic sculptures as powerful as Heisenberg meth.”  The song premiere also includes an in-depth interview with drummer Mario Rubalcaba, who talks in detail about the band, recently dubbed “expert practitioners of an outdated art” by the New York Times.

Head over to NOISEY and crank EARTHLESS “Equus October” at THIS location.

EARTHLESS (L to R: Mike Eginton, Mario Rubalcaba, Isaiah Mitchell)

From the Ages is available to pre-order now via iTunes and as a limited edition, colored double vinyl album (pre-order LP HERE).

Stereogum recently unleashed the brand new EARTHLESS song Violence of the Red Sea, calling the band’s sound “an absolutely apocalyptic brand of instrumental stoner-psychedelic-doom that relies on each player basically being a total powerhouse carrying an equal (and very heavy) load.”  Rock EARTHLESS‘ stunning “Violence of the Red Sea” right now at THIS location.

Pitchfork is also giving music fans the first taste of new EARTHLESS, premiering the new song Uluru Rock.  Check out EARTHLESS‘ “Uluru Rock” now at THIS location.

“We feel this is some of the strongest material that we have ever created and we cannot wait to get out there and share it with everyone in a live setting,” said the band when asked for comment.

From the Ages‘ sprawling, epic cover art was created by renowned rock music poster artist Alan Forbes (Queens of the Stone Age, SWANS, Black Crowes) while the record’s surreal inner design was brought to life by the band’s own Mike Eginton.

Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German kraut rock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure.

Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS‘ sound has been called “a sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning”, earning it the title of “California’s loudest band.”  The group delivers “one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock,” leading to one reviewer stating that the band’s “epic shredding harkens back to the days were psychedelic rock had balls the size of grapefruits and wasn’t afraid to take its listeners on a ride for which they may never return.”

Each member of EARTHLESS has done time in many other bands. Drummer (and former pro skater) Mario Rubalcaba currently plays in the hardcore punk band OFF! and has also occupied the drum throne in Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes amongst many others. Bassist Mike Eginton played with Electric Nazarene and guitarist Isaiah Mitchell was most recently in Howlin’ Rain, has played with Nebula and Drunk Horse and also heads up the Bay Area band Golden Void.

In the end, EARTHLESS is the musical rock that grounds the three musicians and now, after more than half a decade since the release of their last studio LP, EARTHLESS has returned and is out to prove — through sheer rock power — why they are considered the cream of the modern day heavy psych scene.

Track listing:
     1.) Violence of the Red Sea (14:44)
     2.) Uluru Rock (14:08)
     3.) Equus October (5:42)
     4.) From the Ages (30:55)
EARTHLESS has just announce a handful of west coast tour dates in support of From the Ages. The just-released live dates are as follows:

October 17     Long Beach, CA          Alex’s Bar   (tickets on sale HERE)
October 21     Seattle, WA                El Corazon  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 24     San Francisco, CA      Bottom of the Hill  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 26     San Diego, CA            The Casbah  (tickets on sale HERE)

EARTHLESSMario Rubalcaba (Drums), Isaiah Mitchell (Guitars) and Mike Eginton(Bass). Follow the group on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and fun photos.

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News and tour information available via ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter).

“EARTHLESS From the Ages (Tee Pee) is the first album in six years by the San Diego psychedelic band, who make songs in long chunks of episodic form via wah-wah pedal, riff and groove; they’re expert practitioners of an outdated art” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“To describe EARTHLESS’ music is a bit like describing a dream. In fact, there’s nothing altogether straight forward about the band’s sound except, well, that they fucking rock. Yeah, let’s go with that description: Fucking-rock” – SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT

“EARTHLESS purvey majestic acid rock, a genre that bakes the neurons with industrious instrumentals. And this trio blisters more brain cells than most. EARTHLESS keeps even this interpretation ruggedly exploratory, moving with transcendent skill from classic rock badlands to heavy metal cosmos” – SF WEEKLY

“EARTHLESS can do dynamics, shifting from hazy clouds of feedback to sludgy doom riffage, but they generally don’t. Instead the band starts at 100% speaker-cone-bursting ear-drum-rattling intensity and stays there for as long as physically possible. It’s sort of like doing level-4 hot yoga in the chamber of Tommy Chong’s bong” – WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

“Think of Hendrix playing with Sabbath without the vocals and add Cream’s sense of movement and thud… insanely gifted EARTHLESS: they’re a whole other thing in American power rock right now. They point a way that few will be able to follow” – ALL MUSIC

“Music so freewheeling that it begs to be slathered with hyperbole. You know, the usual ‘gamma rays of madness bashing your DNA into the Stone Age on laser fingers’ type of thing. EARTHLESS have massive chops” – STYLUS

 

ANCIENT VVISDOM Announce Tour

Austin-based heavy occult rock group ANCIENT VVISDOM just revealed plans for a upcoming U.S. headlining trek, the Pagan Summer Tour, which will also feature psychedelic rockers The Saint James Society with select appearances from fellow occult rockers Bloody Hammers. A trailer for the tour can be viewed below or shared via YouTubehttp://youtu.be/FVlDqZdUhrc

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Praised for its “churning, dark skeletal songs” while being compared to “the folky grunge of Alice in Chains” by the New York Times, ANCIENT VVISDOM’s sophomore release, Deathlike, captivated the media and fans alike. Mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz along with partner Jack Control (Jet, The Darkness), Deathlike was recorded utilizing primitive and unique percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes to formulate a hauntingly archaic sound. The music video for the album’s title track can be viewed HERE.
PAGAN SUMMER TOUR rituals:

8/4    Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds #

8/5    New Orleans,LA – Siberia #

8/6    Atlanta, GA – Purgatory ^

8/7    Nashville, TN – Exit In ^

8/8    Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^

8/9    Baltimore, MD – Side Bar ^

8/10  New York, NY – Saint Vitus ^

8/12  Burlington, VT –  Metal Mondays @ Nectar’s #

8/13  Montreal, QC – Divan Orange #

8/14  Boston, MA – Great Scott #

8/15  Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #

8/16  Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #

8/17  Columbus, OH – Double Happiness #

# with The Saint James Society

^ with The Saint James Society & Bloody Hammer

For tickets & more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/AVVFB

ANCIENT VVISDOM Announce U.S. Tour Dates

In support of their critically acclaimed sophomore release Deathlike, which the New York Times described as “entrancingly powerful” while comparing its “churning, dark, skeletal songs” to “Metallica’s late-career balladry and the folky grunge of Alice in Chains,” the Texas-based dark acoustic group ANCIENT VVISDOM announced a new batch of spring tour dates, which will see the band play with the likes of Cauldron, Ides of Gemini and Venomous Maximus. Full dates can be found listed below.

ANCIENT VVISDOM recently performed several showcases during Austin’s prestigious South By Southwest festival following an extensive North American tour alongside Enslaved, Pallbearer and Royal Thunder.

Check out ANCIENT VVISDOM live:
5/17 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live w/ Cauldron
5/19 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class w/ Ides of Gemini
5/20 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge w/ Ides of Gemini
5/21 Lincoln, NE – The Zoo w/ Ides of Gemini
5/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk w/ Venomous Maximus
5/25 Bryan, TX – Grand Stafford Theatre

 

WHITECHAPEL Announce More European Summer Dates

WHITECHAPEL’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory and carried them to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilementa modern luster up to the standards of the band’s most recent recordings. Fans can listen and pre-order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel. The album will be released April 12/15.

The Somatic Defilement, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper‘s infamous murders of prostitutes in East London‘s WHITECHAPEL district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today’s standard.

The band’s latest effort, the self-titled album that dropped on June 19, 2012 in North America, debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.

Whitechapel was one of the most well received albums of 2012, with critical acclaim from some of the most respected music outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, Metal Hammer. The album also claimed bragging rights as the iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year for 2012!

WHITECHAPEL’s video for their song I, Dementia can be viewed HERE. The video was shot by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye as part of the Scion AV Project.

WHITECHAPEL announced more European dates for the summer (see TOUR DATES page) with more dates to be announced soon. Spread the word!

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