PINKISH BLACK Premiere New Track

Los Angeles, CAFort Worth‘s post punk doom masters PINKISH BLACK have just released the epic “Kites And Vultures” from their debut album RAZED TO THE GROUND in stores September 17 on Century Media RecordsStereogum has the exclusive premiere.   PB pic2

Check out “Kites And Vultures” on Stereogum.com here:

http://www.stereogum.com/1431741/pinkish-black-kites-and-vultures-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

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PINKISH BLACK – RAZED TO THE GROUND

Tracklisting:

 
  1. She Left Him Red
  2. Ashtray Eyes
  3. Kites and Vultures
  4. Razed to the Ground
  5. Bad Dreamer
  6. Rise
  7. Loss of Feeling of Loss

PINKISH BLACK: Jon Teague – Drums, Synth, Loops Daron Beck – Vocals, Keyboard, Synth

PINKISH BLACK online:

www.facebook.com/pinkishblackband

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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

 

EMPTY FLOWERS Elevate “Post-Rock” with New Single

EMPTY FLOWERS, the east coast post-rock band featuring current and former members of CABLE completed work on its sophomore album FIVE. The LP was recorded by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Rhode Island’s Machines with Magnets multimedia arts facility (Battles, Six Finger Satellite, The Body) and is the follow up to the group’s 2012 debut SIX which was called “immediate” by Pitchfork and earned Album of the Week honors at Stereogum. Teasing the release of FIVE, EMPTY FLOWERS just unveiled the brand new song, I Get to Know its Name, making the track available as a free download on its bandcamp page. Rock the surging song I Get to Know Its Name now at this location.

While an official release date for FIVE has yet to be determined, the album is expected this summer in all formats via The Path Less Traveled and Atomic Action! records. In keeping with the tradition EMPTY FLOWERS started last year, the band will be releasing remixes of some of the new material sporadically over the course of 2013. Confirmed remixes are in the works from artists and collaborators such as Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Jeff Caxide (Palms, ISIS) and more. Stay tuned!

Track listing:

1.) Five
2.) I Get to Know Its Name
3.) Lousy Phil
4.) Time Feeds the Dose
5.) Car Fires
6.) The Water
7.) Quit
8.) Trained Not to Worry

Stay tuned to the EMPTY FLOWERS Facebook page for breaking news and follow the band and read about the recording/making of FIVE on the group’s official blog.

EMPTY FLOWERS features Christian McKenna (vocals), Randy Larsen (bass), Bernie Romanowski (guitar) and Andre Galiffi (drums).

“Empty Flowers, a post-rock band featuring members of Doghouse/Hydra Head-related Conn. metalcore group Cable, are reminiscent of Girls Against Boys, Honor Roll, Lungfish, and other older acts, in the way they meld speak-sing vocals to slinky minimalist repetition” – PITCHFORK

“The giant, melting blue-white glacier on the front of Empty Flowers’ debut is a decent indication of what’s in store for your ear holes.. it’s enough to chill the air” – DECIBEL

“Connecticut post-rock outfit Empty Flowers have a reputation that transcends their status as a newly formed band, as Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski are members of metallic hardcore turned Southern sludge rock group Cable… the sparer, more precise sound of Empty Flowers often evokes the way that snowfall can simultaneously muffle and amplify sound” – EXCLAIM!

“In the way the band interlocks its splintered guitar-shards into heavy grooves, they recall Slint, or Polvo, or even Unwound. And in the way that frontman Christian McKenna floats his strained, piercing, mythic yelp over the band’s patient thud, I can’t help but compare them to Lungfish, a parallel I don’t mention lightly… they land in the same deep head-nod territory, and hearing a band so good at that sound gives the rare sensation of scratching an itch I didn’t know I had” – STEREOGUM

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MUTILATION RITES Announce Tour Date, New Website

(Brooklyn, NY) – Self-proclaimed “filthy black metallers” MUTILATION RITES will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. The tour will feature Will Lindsay (Indian, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Nachtmystium) filling in on bass for Ryan Jones, who had previous spring touring commitments with Today Is The Day. This will be the group’s first tour since joining labelmates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive U.S. Abomination tour in the fall.

MUTILATION RITES’ Prosthetic debut Empyrean was perhaps the label’s most critically lauded release of 2012, with inclusions in year-end/best-of lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. The album, described as “a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer” by About.com, was produced by Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) and is currently available on CD or 180-gram black vinyl (the latter courtesy of Gilead Media) via the PROSTHETIC webstore. In addition, Empyrean is currently on sale for $5 through Amazon MP3.

 

LIBERTEER – Streaming New Album Online

PRESS RELEASE:
Jan. 30th, 2011
For Immediate Release

LIBERTEER: New Album Streaming Online

Better To Live On Your Feet Than Die On Your Knees

California anarcho-grinders LIBERTEER are currently streaming their entire debut album, Better To Die on Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees via Lambgoat at this location.

The creation of Matthew Widener (CRETIN, CITIZEN), LIBERTEER is a manifestation of total chaos, driven by an incendiary lyrical message designed to burn the system down! The band’s debut album will see its on January 31st in North America and February 13th in Europe via Relapse Records. The album artwork and pre-orders are available now via Relapse here and iTunes here. Additionally, Stereogum is currently offering a free download of the track “Revolution’s Wick Burning Quick” at this location.

LIBERTEER news/album information available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the LIBERTEER Facebook.

“Equal parts fast and furious, this record is a blasting procession of anachro-grind.” – Invisible Oranges

“Bottom line, Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees is unlike anything I’ve ever heard…. this album is pure unadulterated anarchy.” – Unhallowed Nations

“With a sound that is part buzz-saw, part heavy metal worship… Liberteer have much to offer grindcore fans who may felt hey have seen and heard it all before.” – Sonic Abuse