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

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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

 

SCALE THE SUMMIT Premiere New Song, Prog-Fest Annoucement

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT released a third new song from their new release The Migration, out June 11 on CD, 180-gram LP and digital download. The track Oracle can be streamed via SoundCloud NOW. (https://soundcloud.com/prosthetic-records/scale-the-summit-oracle).

The Migration — a follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed release The Collective, lauded by Guitar World as “essential prog” — was recorded at Basement Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, For Today). You can obtain an instant download of the first single Odyssey when you pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp or the PROSTHETIC web store.

SCALE THE SUMMIT are also excited to announce their participation in the first-ever Yestival, a celebration of progressive rock headlined by the iconic English group YES. The event will take place on August 3 at the Susquehenna Bank Center in Camden, NJ and will see SCALE THE SUMMIT play alongside acts including The Musical Box, Renaissance feat. Anne Haslam and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, in addition to the event’s namesake act. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (7) at 10 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster.com.

SCALE THE SUMMIT can be seen on tour with Intronaut. Full dates below.

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live:
6/3      Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
6/4      Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/5      Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/6      Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/7      Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/8      Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10    Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11    St. Paul, MN – Station 4*
6/12    Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13    Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14    Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15    Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16    Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon*
6/17    Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18    Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19    West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20    Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21    Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22    Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23    Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24    Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25    Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26    Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/27    Metairie, LA – Cypress*
6/28    Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29    Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30    Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01    Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02    Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03    Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05    San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06    Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07    San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Castle)
7/08    Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
8/03    Camden, NJ – Yestival @ Susquehanna Bank Center
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle