CHURCH OF MISERY Announce North American Tour Dates

Church of Misery, Japan’s finest doom export, has announced that their upcoming headlining tour dates for this fall in the United States will now begin on November 1 in Chicago, IL. Issues beyond the band’s control had forced the band to reschedule the first half of the tour, which will now conclude on December 15 in Milwaukee, WI.

To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for “Brother Bishop” at metalblade.com/churchofmisery.

Tour dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/churchofmiserydoom.

Thy Kingdom Scum” was written and recorded by Tatsu Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa and features the return of the band’s original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa. The album has been praised as one of the best doom releases of 2013, with Decibel Magazine declaring it has “some of the wickedest doom grooves since Black Sabbath 40 years ago… it’s resounding proof that no one right now-not even the reunited Sabbath with a newly wound-up Ozzy-can come close to the gargantuan swing of the mighty Church of Misery.”

Terrorizer Magazine adds that “Thy Kingdom Scum” is a “very welcome return of Hideki Fukasawa on vocals (and synth too)… reaching Anselmo-like drawling lows.”


CHURCH OF MISERY
Wizard Rifle (11/24-12/6), Saviours (11/27-12/6)
Bloody Hammers (11/1-11/23), Against the Grain (11/1-11/23)
11/01 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
11/02 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
11/03 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
11/04 Indianapolis, IN Beale Street Live
11/06 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub
11/07 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
11/08 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
11/09 Ottawa, QC Mavericks
11/10 Montreal, QC IL Motore
11/11 Providence, RI AS220
11/12 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
11/13 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/14 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/16 Atlanta, GA EARL
11/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
11/18 Austin, TX Mohawk
11/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada
11/22 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
11/23 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
11/24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
11/25 Fresno, CA Audie’s Olympic
11/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
11/27 Oakland, CA The Opera House
11/29 San Jose The Blank Club
11/30 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
12/01 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
12/03 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
12/04 Portland, OR Rotture
12/05 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
12/06 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theater
12/08 Calgary, AB The Palomino
12/09 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
12/10 Saskatoon, SK Amigos
12/11 Regina, SK The Exchange
12/12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
12/13 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
12/14 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock
12/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club

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SPRUNG MONKEY Return with New Album On November 26

Hot off the heels of a string of sold-out shows supporting Strung Out and Unwritten Law in Southern California, San Diego hard rock outfit Sprung Monkey has announced they will release their new album “Dead Is Dead” on November 26, 2013 on Pacific Records.
The current incarnation of Sprung Monkey consists of vocalist Steve Summers, bassist Tony DeLocht, drummer Ernie Longoria, as well as guitarists Mike Summers and William ‘Chuck’ Riley. The band will be hitting the road later this fall in support of the new album throughout November and December.
“We wanted to create a full firing, high energy record that we could take to the stage and play start to finish. No filler, no fluff,” said Sprung Monkey frontman Steve Summers.
“Having self-produced this it is a true representation of what we wanted to create, and we had no outside influences with their diluting suggestions. Things feel fresh and alive right now and the excitement towards the future of Sprung Monkey is infectious.”
From the early days of selling CD’s out of their trunk to their breakout success on MTV, Sprung Monkey has kept true to their heavy, hypnotic sound. Through the years, Sprung Monkey have become a staple in the extreme and action sports world, appearing on ESPN’s X-Games and contributing tunes to countless surf, skate, and snowboarding films, which opened up opportunities that have included major tours and festivals in United States, Europe, and Australia. The band’s relentless work ethic and tour schedule earned them spots on the Van’s Warped Tour, a slot at the world famous KROQ’s Weenie Roast, film and television placements, and an appearance on the Conan O’Brian Show.
Over the past few years the guys have been exploring, growing and focusing their musical talents to write some of their best music to date which continues to fuel and embrace the classic Spring Monkey sound and the California lifestyle that their music embodies.
For more information about Sprung Monkey and their new album please visit www.facebook.com/sprungmonkeyband

 

EARTHLESS Streaming New LP

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 hour-long double LP was recorded with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs, SubArachnoid Space).  Now, SPIN gives music fans an advance listen to the entire From the Ages album, streaming the record in FULL at SPIN.com and calling the new record “an hour-long slab of sky-scraping, ground-shaking, air-thickening badassery.”  The full album preview includes the never-before-heard 30 minute title track. Hear ALL of EARTHLESS’ From the Ages 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).

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 also announced 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 18     Sacramento, CA          Harlow’s
October 21     Seattle, WA                El Corazon  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 22     Portland, OR               Rotture
October 24     San Francisco, CA      Bottom of the Hill  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 25     Oceanside, CA            Royal Dive
October 26     San Diego, CA            The Casbah  (tickets on sale HERE)

 
EARTHLESS: Mario 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.

 

GENE HOGLAN Releases DVD Teaser

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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to unveil a brand new teaser for his upcoming DVDThe Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two.

The teaser is available for viewing now, exclusively via Modern Drummer – here!

Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:

Testament-Rise Up

Meldrum-A Toast To Romance

Galaktikon-On My Way

Strapping Young Lad-Skeksis

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The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two is available for pre-sale NOW with SEVEN awesome package options (see below) athttp://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html.

If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see!

Email streetteam@reversedrecords.com and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages.

PRE ORDER PACKAGES:

(These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013) *Prices do not include shipping

(Level 1) Symbolic: $30

Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class

A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.

(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60

Fan Club Ranking: Specialist

Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene.

(Level 3) Demonic: $100

Fan Club Ranking: Sergeant First Class

Exclusive Fan Club T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 4) Shitstorm: $200

Fan Club Ranking: First Lieutenant

Gene will call two of your friends (or enemies) and tell them you’re cool, even if you’re a jerk. You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumsticks, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 5) The Philosopher: $350

Fan Club Ranking: Captain

Help influence what you’d like to see on the DVD… Give Gene your suggestions face-to-face in a 30-minute Skype chat. Ask him about techniques, his touring experiences, anything at all! You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 6) Lifer: $500

Fan Club Ranking: Lieutenant General

Receive one of Gene’s very own cymbals, used on tour and on recordings with bands Testament, Dethklok, Death To All, signed and personally addressed to you. Includes exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 7) The Galaxy: $5000 (limited spots)

Fan Club Ranking: 5 Star General

Gene will fly to your hometown to hang out for the afternoon. Includes pictures with Gene and a one-hour one-on-one drum lesson, which will be filmed, and the highlights included in extra footage on all of Gene’s websites, with your name and picture appearing on his website. Also includes a signed copy of the DVD, personally addressed poster, exclusive T-shirt* and signature drumstick. (Please note this is limited to North America. Other countries please inquire)

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

Gene Hoglan

While you’re perusing the pre-order packages, open up another browser tab and try your luck at winning some exclusive GENE HOGLAN prizes from CraveOnline.com! In celebration of Gene’s clinic tour and new DVD, CraveOnline.com is giving away a signed drumhead, a copy of Gene’s first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”, and an official GENE HOGLAN t-shirt. Head here for details and to enter.

 

Also, check out a brand new interview with Gene, previewing his upcoming Whisky-A-Go-Go appearance and discussing his career, health, and technique with LAWeely.com here.

GENE HOGLAN is currently touring the U.S. on his clinic tour, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”.  Earlier this week, Gene released a video update regarding his clinic tour and his upcoming DVD. Watch the update here: http://youtu.be/aLLg6XRP8AU

Confirmed Appearances:

9/29 – San Diego, CA @ Royal Dive

9/30 – San Diego, CA @ School of Rock

10/1 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a Go-Go

10/3 – Walnut Creek, CA @ Red Room Live

10/4 – San Jose, CA @ Milano’s

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Drummer Fest – Part of Drummer Fest / FREE – 11:00AM

“THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Gene came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Gene will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

The Gene Hoglan Experience

GENE HOGLAN is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum IIITestament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, andDethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/

 

HARSH TOKE to Release Debut LP

Psychedelic rockers HARSH TOKE explore sound and space through music. On the San Diego Acid Rock band‘s debut album Light Up and Live, loud, heavy guitars, swimming bass lines and smashing drums warp to full throttle, working together to launch the group’s “Haze Maze” of unapologetic psychedelic-blues into interstellar overdrive. Recorded by Brian Ellis (also of the prog-rock band ASTRA) and mastered by Carl Saff (Earthless, OFF!, Unsane), HARSH TOKE‘s Light Up and Live will be released on November 19 via Tee Pee.

Led by ripping pro skater and rip-roaring guitarist Justin “Figgy” FigueroaHARSH TOKE are equal parts atmospheric and anarchic, merging raging, blind fury musicianship with unprecedented white-knuckle volume abuse. Tense and surreal, HARSH TOKES‘ songs slowly build from hallucinatory haze into grand overtures of noise and feedback; a cosmic buffet of pounding, pummeling and punishing planes of sound. Heavy. Cosmic. Kinetic.
HARSH TOKE lay down sizzling grooves with every needle on the soundboard pinned to the red. If Blue Cheer could be called “Louder than God” in 1968, forty five years later, HARSH TOKE can easily be pegged as “Louder than Satan.” Run for your lives – into the din.
Tracklisting:
     1.) Rest in Prince (4:11)
     2.) Weight of the Sun (14:28)
     3.) Light Up and Live (9:46)
     4.) Plug In to the Moon (10:08)
HARSH TOKE: Justin “Figgy” Figueroa (Guitar), Richie Belton (Bass), Austin “Buya” Ayub (Drums) and Gabe Messer (Keyboards).
Updated news and tour information available via ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter)
“HARSH TOKE’s space-rock will take your mind on a cosmic journey through the rings of Saturn and back again.  They’ve transcended the plateau of time and space and their galactic forefathers from the ’70’s underground would be very proud to call them their own.  Inhale deep and take it down you sissy.” – FRONT

 

KYLESA Release New Tour Details

Genre-defying southern quintet KYLESA have announced new dates for their forthcoming October US headlining tour. The tour will kick off on October 1 in Athens, GA, and end on October 27 in Richmond, VA. The band has now added a new show on October 5 in Norman, OK; “Sounds of the Moon” at The Opolis. Furthermore, the show in Portland, ORon October 17 has relocated to Dante’s. The forthcoming KYLESAtour will see support from Pinkish Black and Sierra. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Request KYLESAon The Welding Room, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 5-9pm ET

KYLESA is touring in support of their newest record, ‘Ultraviolet’. ‘Ultraviolet’ is the highest charting record in the band’s storied career, breaking Billboard’s Top 200 at #173, landing at #4 on Billboard’s Heat Seekers chart and #14 on Billboard’s Hard Rock albums chart. ‘Ultraviolet’ is still streaming here, and a music video for the track “Unspoken” can be found here.

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

Tour dates with ticket links below.

Kylesa tour

10/1 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club Purchase Tickets

10/2 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Purchase Tickets

10/3 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In Purchase Tickets

10/4 Little Rock. AR @ Downtown Music Purchase Tickets

10/5 Norman, OK @ The Opolis-Sounds of the Moon w/Saint Vitus, Pallbearer Purchase Tickets

10/6 Dallas, TX @ Dada Purchase Tickets

10/8 San Antonio, TX@ Korova Purchase Tickets

10/9 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Purchase Tickets

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

10/12 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room Purchase Tickets

10/13 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Purchase Tickets

10/14 Los Angeles, CA@ Echoplex Purchase Tickets

10/15 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House Purchase Tickets

10/16 Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Purchase Tickets

10/17 Portland, OR @ Dante’s Purchase Tickets

10/18 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater Purchase Tickets

10/19 Missoula, MT @ The Palace Purchase Tickets

10/20 Rapid, City SD @ Johnny Billiards Purchase Tickets

10/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club Purchase Tickets

10/23 Detroit, MI @ Small’s Purchase Tickets

10/24 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo Main Purchase Tickets

10/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Purchase Tickets

10/26 Springfield, VA @ Empire Purchase Tickets

10/27 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter Purchase Tickets

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