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

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HOODED MENACE Announce North American Tour Dates

Finnish death-doom outfit HOODED MENACE have announced additional North American tour dates surrounding their appearance at the venerable Maryland Deathfest. In additon to the festivities down in Baltimore, the quartet will make stops at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar with labelmates Cripple Bastards and Maruta and Montreal’s Katacombes with Beast Within and Oath.


Hooded Menace Tour Dates

May 21        Brooklyn, NY         Saint Vitus w/ Cripple Bastards, Maruta

May 24        Baltimore MD        Maryland Deathfest w/ Bolzer

May 26        Montreal QC         Katacombes w/ Beast Within, Oath

HOODED MENACE recently released the Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze EP and have recently announced a split with Loss entitled A View From the Rope both with Doomentia RecordsHear their most recent full-length, 2012’s Effigies of Evil at their Bandcamp page.

KADAVAR Set to Kick Off North American Tour

Berlin Proto-Metal Power Trio Set to Kick Off North American Headlining Tour

Blues-Bruised Band Reinterprets Metal’s Masters to Intoxicating, Addictive Effect; Bringing Amplified Live Show to Stateside Stages Now
Deluxe, 2-CD “Tour Edition” of New Album Abra Kadavar to be Released May 13!

Berlin-based psychedelic power rock trio KADAVAR launched their North American headlining tour in Houston, TX. The scheduled five week trek — presented by Scion AV — will see the band take the stage in 25 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, bringing its much talked about live show and deep daze retro-metal to as many music fans as possible. KADAVAR continues to thrill audiences across the globe, touring in support of its latest a self-titled debut, LP Abra Kadavar.

 “We are excited to return to North America and our amplifiers are at the ready,” comments KADAVAR vocalist/guitarist Christoph Lindemann.

“We hope you are ready for what we are bringing your way. See you soon.”

The KADAVAR headlining trek kicks off on the heels of multiple, much-talked-about live performances as part of the 2014 SXSW Festival, where the trio was hailed as “super exciting” and “a must-see live band.”

Since the release of 2012’s eponymous debut album, KADAVAR has cast a spell over fans of solid riff-driven yet doom-like 70’s hard rock (à la BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM) and has shared the stage with like-minded acts such as SLEEP, ELECTRIC WIZARD and SAINT VITUS. Now, music fans can witness for themselves the captivating power and excitement of KADAVAR’s vaunted live show as the North American tour is set to begin. 

Additionally, Nuclear Blast Records will release a special “Tour Edition” of KADAVAR’s Abra Kadavar on May 13. The limited edition set will include the band’s latest album in its entirety packaged along with a second, full live CD, documenting the band’s undeniably memorable and powerful live show.

For full details and to pre-order the release, visit here

KADAVAR “Abra Kadavar” remaining tour dates:

     * = support from Mothership
** = support from Sons of Huns
*** = support from The Shrine

     April 8      Tampa, FL             The Orpheum *
     April 9      Orlando, FL            Backbooth *
     April 10    Atlanta, GA            Masquerade *
     April 11    Nashville, TN          The End *
     April 12    Asheville, NC          The One Stop Deli & Bar *
     April 14    Brooklyn, NY          Saint Vitus **
     April 15    New York, NY         Mercury Lounge **
     April 16    Washington, DC      DC9 Nightclub **
     April 17    Philadelphia, PA      KungFu Necktie **
     April 19    Worcester, MA        The Palladium (*NEM&H Fest)
     April 20    Montreal, QC          Petit Campus **
     April 21    Toronto, ONT          The Horseshoe Tavern **
     April 22    Detroit, MI              Magic Stick Lounge **
     April 23    Columbus, OH       Ace of Cups **
     April 24    Chicago, IL            Double Door **
     April 25    Minneapolis, MN    First Avenue (w/ Graveyard)
     April 26    Merriam, KS          Aftershock **
     April 27    St Louis, MO         Fubar **
     April 29    Denver, CO            Marquis Theatre (w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan)
     April 30    Albuquerque, NM    Launch Pad **
     May 2      Austin, TX              Carson Creek (*Austin Psych Fest)
     May 5      Salt Lake City, UT  Burt’s Tiki Lounge ***
     May 7      Seattle, WA           Studio Seven ***
     May 8      Portland, OR          Wonder Ballroom ***
     May 9      San Francisco, CA  Bottom of the Hill ***
     May 10    Santa Cruz, CA      The Crepe Place ***
     May 11    Santa Ana, CA       The Observatory (*Psycho de Mayo Fest)
     May 12    Los Angeles, CA     The Roxy Theatre ***

KADAVAR: Christoph “Lupus” Lindemann (guitar / vocals), Simon “Dragon” Bouteloup (Bass) and Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt (Drums).
KADAVAR - Come Back Life (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

 

KYLESA Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

Genre-defying southern quintet KYLESA has announced a new October US headlining tour. The tour will kick off on October 1 in Athens, GA, and end on October 27 in Richmond, VA. The tour will see support from Pinkish Black and Sierra. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

KYLESA is touring in support of their newest record, ‘Ultraviolet’. Its the highest-charting record in the band’s storied career, landing at #4 on Billboard’s “Heat Seekers” chart, and impacting the Billboard top 200.

‘Ultraviolet’ is streaming here 

Unspoken music video can be found here.

Updated KYLESA news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the KYLESA Facebook page.

To request KYLESA on The Welding Room via Twitter, send #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom or email TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com

Kylesa tour

Tour dates:

10/1 Athens,GA @ 40 Watt Club

10/2 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

10/3 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

10/4 Little Rock. AR @ Downtown Music

10/6 Dallas, TX @ Dada

10/8 San Antonio, TX @ Korova

10/9 Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/10 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock / SW Terror Fest

10/12 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

10/13 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/15 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House

10/16 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s

10/17 Portland, OR @ Star Theater

10/18 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater

10/19 Missoula, MT @ The Palace

10/20 Rapid, City SD @ Johnny Billiards

10/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

10/23 Detroit, MI @ Smalls

10/24 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo Main

10/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

10/26 Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/27 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

 

SAINT VITUS Stream Unreleased Track

Heavy/Doom metal progenitors SAINT VITUS are streaming one of the bonus tracks from their forthcoming reissue of ‘C.O.D.’ The bonus track, titled “The Chameleon” is streaming now at Pitchfork.

Regarding the unreleased track, guitarist Dave Chandler said,

“I sent our U.S. label (at the time ) the tracks “The Chameleon” and “To Breed A Soldier” that I wrote with Christian (Linderson). The label did not like the direction the album was going and that really pissed us off. I scrapped everything I was working on and told Christian that things were not working out, so he left and went back home to Sweden.

The two bonus songs on the reissue weren’t actually  written for the C.O.D. Both were written after C.O.D. was released, and were  intended to be demo tracks for the next SAINT VITUS album. As they were the only other recordings from the era with Christian,  we decided to put them out on the C.O.D. re-issue.”

The re-issues of ‘COD’ and ‘Die Healing’ will be available on CD, limited-edition double LP, and colored vinyl gatefold LPs. ‘Remastered and enhanced with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, ‘C.O.D.’ features COUNT RAVEN’s Christian Linderson on vocals, while ‘Die Healing’ see’s original SAINT VITUS singer Scott Reagers return to the mic. All formats can be pre-ordered here.

SAINT VITUS recently streamed two songs off ‘Die Healing’ and ‘C.O.D.” The tracks, “One Mind” and “Children of Doom” can be found here.

SAINT VITUS previously released ‘Lillie: F-65‘. The album, their first in 17 years, reunites the unmistakable guitar playing of co-founder Dave Chandler with the deeply resonate vocals of hard rock legend Scott “Wino” Weinrich. ‘Lillie: F-65’ is streaming at the official SAINT VITUS Bandcamp page.

Updated SAINT VITUS news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and the SAINT VITUS website, Facebook, and Myspace pages.

“the boys are on fire here, flush with renewed energy and basking in the glow of their newfound power” – Pitchfork

“This sick behemoth of a sound – and patented strangled-cat guitar solos – could only come from one band, and that’s a window into why Lillie: F-65 succeeds as a whole: the Saint Vitus Character remains intact, never fucked-up with modern contrivances. Doubtful that Sabbath’s own 2012 comeback will be even a faction this good” -Decibel

“it’s clear that their chops have only increased in the intervening years, and they certainly haven’t lost their ability to bring dynamics to a slothful subgenre” – Outburn

“Vitus shows the enduring significance of their approach, and that what proved true about them in their initial run is no less true now: By not being of their era, they were and remain timeless. Saint Vitus are more relevant now than they’ve ever been, and Lillie: F-65 shows a good deal of why. No doubt one of 2012’s landmark albums. Highly recommended” – The Obeslisk

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:

PENTAGRAM Documentary Airing on Showtime and On Demand

Premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary Last Days Here from influential doom legends PENTAGRAM – showings can be found HERE.

On June 20, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA will be screening Last Days Here followed by a Q+A from the film’s co-protagonist and band manager, Pellet. Thirty beers will be on tap from around the world including locals from Devil’s Backbone, Lost Rhino, Three Brothers, and more! Check out details and get your tickets to the screening HERE.

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PENTAGRAM released their current album Last Rites on Metal Blade Records April 14, 2011 and their first ever, official DVD (also out on Metal BladeWhen the Screams Come on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin TX as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe. Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at metalinjection.net.

PENTAGRAM
07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/25-28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival

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