Metallic hardcore band TRAP THEM (Deathwish Inc., 2002-2017) calls it quits. They have release the following statement (below) and will play a trio of fareell shows in November (tickets go on sale today!):
Alt post hardcore vets GLASSJAW team up with emotive rockers THE USED for a lengthy US tour in October:
10/27 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
11/02 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/03 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
11/05 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
11/07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/12 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/15 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
11/17 San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center
11/18 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/19 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
11/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11/24 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/28 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
The legendary punk rock band MISFITS announce reunion show with frummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER). The full the lineup includes Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle. The show will take place at the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday, December 30. It is described as their “only” 2017 performance. Tickets are on sale today at Misfits.com.
Glenn Danzig commented:
“OK Los Angeles, you’ve waited almost 35 years for this, here’s your chance to see the ‘Original Misfits’ in this exclusive LA-only performance. No tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books.”
STICK TO YOUR GUNS announce record release shows (see below). New album ‘True View’ coming on October 13 via Pure Noise. The band will launch a coast-to-coast live assault, playing four shows on the East Coast and four shows on the West Coast in what is sure to be a “can’t miss” trek. Three of the eight shows take place in Canada. The band will be joined by EIGHTEEN VISIONS, STONE, and GET THE SHOW on select shows.
10/11 — Windsor, ON — The Back Stage
10/12 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
10/13 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
10/14 — Amityville, NY — Revolution
10/19 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
10/20 — Tijuana, BC — You Revolution
10/21— Mesa, AZ — Nile
10/22 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
The one-off gig was a benefit for the area, which was devastated by a couple of earthquakes earlier this year. The duo performed a nuch of RADIOHEAD album songs, as well as the unrelease rarity “Follow Me Around”. GO HERE to watch some videos.
British screamo tinged gritty post hardcore band MINE release a new EP “Transients”, available now via Cult Culture label. It gives you the feeling of truly engaging convergence of passion and anxiety and is really worth a check. Listen below.
DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra joined DEAD CROSS (feat. Justin Pearson, who we recently interviewed at this location) on stage at the UC Theatre in Berkeley on August 23, 2017. They did an alternate version of the the classic “Nazi Punks, Fuck Off!” called “Nazi Trumps, Fuck Off!”. Watch & listen below and go here and here to grab a tee and a sticker.
Michigan experimental indie rockers SECRET GRIEF release a new captivating EP called “Summer Sickness”, a 5 track offering written over five days in early June at Counter Culture in Saginaw, MI. It is the third in a four part release series roughly corresponding to the seasons. Listen below and GO HERE to check out the previous part called “The Smell Of Spring”.
Contraszt! Records has dropped the newest record from political, crusty hardcore band FINISTERRE, which is an absolute must to check out! Listen below and GO HERE to check out our lengthy interview with Philipp from Contraszt! Records & FINISTERRE.
The band commented:
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of our band. You can not believe how thankful we are for all the wonderful experiences we made, for all the great places we visited, for the thousends of kilometres in the van, hours of waiting at borders, for the good talks, laughs and all this tasty food, for the moments boredom and the joy. And for all these amazing people we meet and who became friends with over these 10 years. Finisterre would not be the same without you. Thank you!
YARDS record release shows take place in London this weekend, but more shows have just been announced:
25 Aug: Flashback Records, London
26 Aug: Blondies, London
8 Sep: Cowley, Brighton
9 Sep: Old England, Bristol
Alt rockers FOO FIGHTERS release new video in support of their upcoming record Concrete and Gold. Watch “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” below and view constellations on your phone HERE. The new effort is due out September 15 via Roswell Records/RCA.
Americana folk punk rocker Kevin Seconds (7 SECONDS) release new song “A Little Helping Hand”:
Melodic hardcore punk band DESPEREAUX (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this year) release new EP ‘Hugging the Cactus’! The powerful 6-tracker proves that the band has no signs of stopping along the way. Check it out.
LA punk label Wiretap Records releases an amazing, incredibly varied and addictive charity compilation. 100% of proceeds (after Bandcamp Fees) will go to the ACLU.
Over the course of the current term for this administration, we will continue to release an ATTENTION! compilation 4x per year and will be donating 100% of proceeds from all those compilations to come to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Thank you for considering a Pay What You Want donation of at least $1 or more for this “Attention” Compilation. Thank you to the bands and their labels for appearing on this compilation; No Sleep Records, Tiny Engines, Big Scary Monsters, Say-10 Records, The Black Numbers, Refresh Records, Dodgeball Records, La Escalera Records, Failure By Design Records, Save Your Generation Records, Hidden Home Records, Open Door Records and more. Over 30 tracks from bands/artists from all across the WORLD. Get into it!!
Swedish punks ACID BLOOD release new music video for their song “Wartimes”. The debut EP “Dagger Eyes” is released on German label JanML Records and Maja von Lobeck. It’s available in three limited 7″ vinyl editions. The band is now booking shows for their first tour.
Experimental post black metallers WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM premiere new epic track Angrboda, coming from their new record ‘Thrice Woven’, to be released on September 22nd via the band’s own label Artemisia Records.
We release this song to honor our beloved friends in the Katabatik community who died in the Ghost Ship fire. Wolves in the Throne Room was born in the mountains in celebration with these same brothers and sisters.
TURNOVER premiere the full stream of their upcoming third album, ‘Good Nature’, out now on Run for Cover Records.
Beginning October 20 in Richmond, VA, Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining “the Scumdogs of the Universe,” GWAR, on The Blood of Gods Tour, along with Ghoul and U.S. Bastards, for 13 dates spanning the East Coast and Midwest up to the Sioux City, IA show November 4. DOYLE then continues his reign of terror with his AS WE DIE WORLD TOUR 2017 supporting the band’s new album, As We Die, an EMP Label Group/ Monsterman Records release in stores or online at Doyle Official and EMP Merch. Picking up November 6 in Fargo, ND, the tour finishes up November 11 in Flint, MI (more dates to be announced).
10/20 @ The National – Richmond, VA
10/21 @ Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/22 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON *
10/23 @ Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
10/25 @ Arizona Petes – Greensboro, NC
10/26 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/27 @ Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/28 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/31 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01 @ Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/02 @ Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY *
11/03 @ Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
11/04 @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA
11/05 @ Granada – Lawrence, KS
* No DOYLE
11/06 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
11/07 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
11/08 @ Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis, MN
11/09 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
11/10 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/11 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Emotive indie rockers DEAD LEAVES release new album “Vultures”, their first LP and third release with Take This To Heart Records. The outing is a culmination of a over a full year of writing, rewriting and writing again. Think BRAND NEW guitar riffs with a HOTELIER lyrical and aesthetic vibe. You can catch them on tour this fall and at Snowed In fest in Cleveland w/ PINEGROVE, DIET CIG, SWORDFISH, and more (see the dates below).
Sept. 1 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Sept. 2 – Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space
Sept. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
Sept. 4 – Attleboro, MA @ Patterson Creations
Sept. 5 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Sept. 6 – Westfield, MA @ Shenanigans
Sept. 7 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Sept. 8 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
Sept. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ House Show
Sept. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Four Chord Music Festival
Oct. 21 – Shot Fest @ Donato’s Basement @ Columbus, OH
Oct. 22 – Harry’s House @ Nashville, TN
Oct. 23 – WonderRoot @ Atlanta. GA
Oct. 24 – Unofficial Pre-Pre Fest @ Will’s Pub @ Orlando, FL
Oct. 25 – Pre-Fest @ Ybor City, FL
Oct. 26 – Planet Sarbez @ St. Augustine, FL
Oct. 27 – The Fest @ Gainesville, FL
Kortrijk, Belgium’s emotive alt post hardcore rockers SUPERGENIUS release a great, driving live album recorded live at De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium, on April 14th 2017. A must hear for all of you excited about the new record from QUICKSAND :)
Founded by three veterans of Philly’s punk and hardcore scenes, whose current and recent bands include Creepoid, Fight Amp, and Ecstatic Vision – and all three of whom work shifts at the city’s preeminent rock dive, Kung Fu Necktie – PLAGUE MARKS pound out the rawest, most caustic music any of these musicians has ever made. The band is the self-proclaimed “stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene.” The band has just announced the release of debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship, coming October 27th on Learning Curve Records. Listen to “Plaque Marks,” off Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship, below:
York, Pennsylvania based grind metal/hardcore hybrid HIGH WATER release new crushing tune “Generation Despise”, off their new record of the same name. Dig it!
Through pale lives,
Doomed to suffer,
Enjoyed in solitude,
Lined up for slaughter.
Exit their right.
They call themselves.
Controlled by wealth.
All female Oi punk rockers DAMN BROADS release new powerful single “Monsters”
Backpack Records has released a new impressive EP from shoegaze back IRIS!
Beloved Toronto-based shoegaze band Iris broke up in 2015 but has returned from the dead to bring us some new tunes. Their new single, “Touch”, is an emotional knockout punch that sees the band firing on all cylinders. The song itself functions sort of like a Tarantino movie, merging homage and pastiche with the band’s own sensibilities to create something that is both familiar and nostalgic, yet contemporary and uniquely their own. / Noisey
Dublin gritty grunge / garage punk rock duo VULPYNES release new song and video ‘Silica’ with an an accompanying video (link included below). For fans of : THE DISTILLERS, NIRVANA.
Don’t let looks deceive you, for a 2 piece band Vulpynes make a lot of noise. Expect relentless low end riffs, snarling vocals and a visceral rhythm section. Inspired by punk and garage rock, Vulpynes are brimming with gritty originality. Together just 18 months, they’ve been tearing up venues with their signature hooks and raw energy.
Hailed for their stirring and motor driven live performances, Vulpynes have quickly gained a strong following in both the UK and Ireland. With new material on the way, plays from Irish, UK and US radio and a consistently busy gig schedule, Vulpynes aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
24.8 The Pure M Awards, Dublin 2
25.8 The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
2.9 Emerald Haze Festival, Dublin 1
17.11 The Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden, London UK
18.11 Loud Women presents Vulpynes & more tba – The Bird’s Nest, London UK
Canadian baseball-punk rockers THE ISOTOPES head to the UK this week, in support of their short, sharp new album, ‘1994 World Series Champions’ – out now through Destiny Records (UK/EU) and Stomp Records (CA/US). The band link up with legendary punk-rocker, CJ Ramone to take on a two-week run which sees them hit every corner of the UK and Ireland.
All shows with CJ Ramone:
26 Aug UK London – The Underworld Camden
27 Aug UK Bristol – Exchange
28 Aug UK Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Aug UK Stafford – Redrum
30 Aug UK Liverpool – The Magnet
31 Aug IE Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
01 Sep UK Belfast – Limelight
02 Sep UK Aberdeen – The Assembly
03 Sep UK Edinburgh – Opium
04 Sep UK Huddersfield – The Parish
05 Sep UK Derby – The Hairy Dog
06 Sep UK Norwich – The Owl Sanctuary
07 Sep UK Milton Keynes – MK11
Philly’s noisey sludge rockers BARDUS release new song ‘Tired of Everything’, coming from their new split with MULTICULT, coming out on Corpse Flower Records. Listen below and GO HERE to read our interview with the band, released in April last year.
Catch the band live with GRIZZLOR:
Emo indie rock act TIGERS JAW has shared the official music video for “Escape Plan,” which is streaming below.
TIGERS JAW’s Ben Walsh remarked,
“’Escape Plan’ is a song about feeling stuck in your old ways, and trying to find the courage to make changes to your life. Earlier this year, when Josh Coll (director) and I were first talking about video concept ideas, I had to cancel a few calls because my grandfather passed away. That got him thinking about conversations he had with his grandfather before he passed. He remembered talking about technology and how our generation relies on it so much. The video focuses on the juxtaposition between these beautiful cinematic ‘real life’ scenes and the stark, sterile, inferior virtual reality that the characters seem to want to escape to. Hopefully it’s a reminder that the real world is beautiful and we should look up from our phones more often.”
The video, which was directed by Foxing’s Josh Coll along with John Komar, is a tragic portrayal of individuals relying on digital avatars to live their lives and form their experiences in a virtual reality. The viewer sees the loneliness and desires hiding by their headsets as their isolation from reality culminates in unbearable regret and heartache.
Next month TIGERS JAW are set to join Manchester Orchestra as direct support on Manchester Orchestra’s “A Black Mile To The Surface Tour.” Dates get underway September 5th in Orlando, FL with tickets on sale now. For tickets and more information visit, www.tigersjaw.com.
A Black Mile To The Surface TOUR 2017
* – TIGERS JAW supporting Manchester Orchestra
+ – No TIGERS JAW
9/5 – ORLANDO, FL – HOUSE OF BLUES*
9/6 – TAMPA, FL – THE RITZ*
9/8 – HOUSTON, TX – HOUSE OF BLUES +
9/9 – AUSTIN, TX – STUBB’S +
9/10 – DALLAS, TX – HOUSE OF BLUES +
9/12 – TEMPE, AZ – THE MARQUEE*
9/13 – SAN DIEGO, CA – OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK*
9/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE NOVO*
9/15 – SANTA ANA, CA – OBSERVATORY*
9/16 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – REGENCY*
9/18 – PORTLAND, OR – CRYSTAL BALLROOM*
9/19 – SEATTLE, WA – THE SHOWBOX*
9/21 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – THE COMPLEX*
9/22 – DENVER, CO – OGDEN THEATRE*
9/23 – KANSAS CTIY, MO – CROSSROADS*
9/24 – CHICAGO, IL – CONCORD MUSIC HALL*
9/26 – COLUMBUS, OH – NEWPORT MUSIC HALL*
9/27 – DETROIT, MI – THE FILLMORE*
9/29 – NEW YORK, NY – TERMINAL 5*
9/30 – WORCESTER, MA – PALLADIUM*
10/1 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – THE FILLMORE*
10/3 – SILVER SPRING, MD – THE FILLMORE*
10/4 – RALEIGH, NC – THE RITZ*
10/5 – NORFOLK, VA – THE NORVA*
10/6 – COLUMBIA, SC – MUSIC FARM*
10/7 – ATLANTA, GA – TABERNACLE*
Canadian pop punk quintet BEARINGS who recently joined Pure Noise Records’ have premiered new song ‘Petrichor’. Petrichor is taken from their label debut a new EP called Nothing Here Is Permanent, which will be released on 8th September and is available for pre-order now.
København, Denmark’s THE MONOLITHS release a new gritty, noisy, 80s punk inspired self-titled album. These guys are the sound of teeth chewing on gravel – a relentless and unwavering grinding machine spitting out noisy punk roars in your face, mouthful after mouthful. On their self-titled album debut James Deen Dragon, P. Lizzard and Colonel Dickhead are bolder than ever digging into doom inspired heaviness, chaotic and full throttle noisiness and brash, melodic 80’s punk. The album cuts to the bone like a ragged knife leaving a sharper edge and cleaner cut in the production on the 10 tracks produced by Morten Bjerggaard (Cola Freaks, Tumor Warlord) and mastered by Peter Peter.
After releasing their cassette tape debut ‘National Anthems’ back in 2013 and collaborating with Aarhus punks Fright Eye on a couple of split cassettes in 2015, the album debut sees the Copenhagen trio building upon the raw and dirty sound of their previous releases while managing to transgress the boundaries of traditional punk and noise territory.
Progressive/cinematic rock project ORISSA drops the title track from the upcoming album, Resurrection, due out November 3, 2017. Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) the LP showcases, “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery.” (Codifiers) Mastermind behind the project, David Dodini, graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Orissa’s live band is a roster of NYC’s finest musicians from Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse Band, Stratospheerius, Book Of Mormon, Dyed In Grey, Haakons Fault, Emergence and Astronaut Down.
British alt rocker / rapper KING KRULE (Archy Marshall) returns with a new song and video “Czech One” and loads of live dates (detailed below).
10/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/28 – Montreal, CAN – Corona Theatre
10/29 – Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/5 – Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/20 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
11/21 – London, UK – Koko
11/22 – London, UK – Koko
11/23 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
11/26 – Paris, France – Casino De Paris
11/28 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11/29 – Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne
11/30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
12/1 – Cologne, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich
12/4 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
12/5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
12/8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Vasateatern
12/10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
12/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
12/13 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
12/14 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
12/15 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
The band will be touring this fall with Citizen and Great Grandpa. A full list of dates can be found below,
09/29 – Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside
09/30 – Sydney, AUS – Oxford Art Factor
10/01 – North Wollongong, AUS – Yours & Owls Festival
10/03 – Footscray, AUS – Reverence Hotel
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/24 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
10/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
10/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/31 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
11/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/03 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
11/04 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/06 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement – East
11/08 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
11/09 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/10 – McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest
11/12 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
11/14 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
11/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/18 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/24 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
COMEBACK KICK release yet another promotional video in support of their new record “Outsider”, to be released on September 8th via Nuclear Blast! The band discuss the tracks on new effort below.
Philly’s blackened crust metal punks KRIEG release new record called “Bleak Passage”, featuring tracks released on limited lathe cut vinyl via Sineater Records, and “Songs for Resistance” 2017 cassette pressing via Foreign Sounds.
Dead Tank Records teams up with Boston’s LUNGLUST for a new EP called “War At Home”, a follow up to last year’s “Repetition is Hell”. This short offering contains four songs of pissed off grinding hardcore that deliver with an unsettling sense of urgency. For fans of TRAGEDY and WOLFBRIGADE.
Post punk / pop / emo rockers FLORAL PRINT release new song “Morning With Ophelia”, debut album, “Mirror Stages” out on Octber 20th vias Tiny Engines label.
After first meeting on a whim over Facebook, what started out as a chance occurrence between drummer Paul DeMerritt and singer/guitarist Nathan Springer (Narrator) sprouted into a continually exciting and unpredictable collaboration. The pair first started practicing and performing around Atlanta, GA in late 2014, and quickly started honing their penchant for dizzying song structures and erratic rhythms grounded in pop sensibilities. floral print’s debut EP woo, recorded with bassist George Pettis (100 Watt Horse) and producer Graham Tavel, showcased the band’s vibrant pastiche of psych-pop, early emo, ambient, and deconstructionist rock.
Following woo, the duo (rounded out by a rotating cast of bassists) embarked on numerous tours throughout the East coast and Midwest, making friends and tightening up their sonic communication skills. In summer 2016, floral print linked up again with Tavel to start recording their debut full-length, entitled mirror stages, at Broad Street Visitor’s Center in Downtown Atlanta. The tracks on mirror stages display a marked change in tone from woo, as glimmers of noise, distorted melancholy, and manic energy imbued their sound with more nuance and stylistic aberrations. floral print’s ability to defy genre convention sidesteps any feelings of forced technical showmanship as their mercurial sense of melody and rhythm is always couched in sincerity.
Following the recording of mirror stages, floral print rounded out its lineup with the addition of bassist Joshua Pittman as the band charts a new course for future tours and releases.
While detached and occasionally disorienting, Floral Print’s clamoring post-punk and experimental emo hybrid is rooted in delicate songwriting and quirky charm. Every bit of technical flash and unpredictable rhythmic shift is matched with elegant hooks and attention to detail. – Post-Trash
The kind of emo-rock/post-pop hybrid that rumbles away in the shadow before suddenly appearing in the forefront of everything; A delightful, agitated display from start-to-finish – Gold Flake Paint
From jazzy interludes to jangly indie pop in a single track…pointing to near-post rock levels of buildup and ambiance, without losing the frantic catchiness the band has perfected in its brief lifetime – Creative Loafing
They’ve got a mathy jazz lean in the sense that their off-kilter arrangements can be somewhat dense and obtuse, but it’s usually tempered by a melodic clarity that keeps their songs humming in your ears – Immersive Atlanta
Today, Toronto’s dreamy post punk act FAKE PALMS are premiering “I’m Not There,” the second single from their forthcoming full length, on Noisey. The album, which is entitled Pure Mind and will be out on Buzz Records and Pleasence Records on September 15th, was announced recently with lead single “Glass Walls,” a track described by Gold Flake Paint as “a dazzling display of songcraft” that blurred the lines between the blistering post-punk of the band’s earlier releases, and a new found melodic focus that in moments hinted towards psychedelia.
“I’m Not There” follows a similar trajectory, rapidly transitioning through disparate sections that are at turns pummeling and delicate, as chiming guitars and understated electronic flourishes (a hallmark of Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, who produced the album with Josh Korody and Fake Palm’s singer/guitarist Mike le Riche) cut through the buzzing haze of the band’s frenetic rhythm.
“A dream-pop band that plays with garage-punk aggression. Fake Palms has evolved from Michael le Riche’s bedroom recording project to a veritable underground supergroup.”
“Fake Palms is a study in contrasts: building pop hooks chewed up and spit out by a four-piece that utilizes charging, angular riffs and boatloads of fuzz and distortion to get their point across.”
Glass Walls is a dazzling display of song-craft, threading Women-esque guitar lines inside the band’s more synonymous glowing pop melodies.
“Fake Palms blend post-punk and pop to make fuzzy, melodic tunes worth blasting through your headphones while wandering your city late at night.
“an expert infusion of post-punk textures with pop sensibilities”
Toronto’s Fake Palms have long existed at an intersection. Their 2015 self-titled debut LP, released on Buzz Records, filtered pyrotechnically ambitious, high concept post-punk through a deliberately austere lo-fi haze, lending an eerie ethereality to a set of songs that were at once bruising and delicate – high and intricately detailed melodies informed by a sharp pop sensibility housed in a distorted and cacophonous swell of sound pushed into the red with a brooding intensity. However, despite it’s assuredness, the record, which drew praise from the likes of FADER, Stereogum, Noisey, and Pitchfork, who dubbed them a “veritable underground supergroup,” was a thrust into the unknown by a band that had only just formed at the time of its recording.
Alt indie rockers WALTER Etc. are now streaming their new album Gloom Cruise,in full via Bandcamp. The album is set to be released on August 25th via Lame-O Records and Lauren Records. Gloom Cruise was produced by Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb The Music Industry) and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor). Pre-orders for the record are available now on vinyl via Lame-O Records and Lauren Records, and on cassette via Making New Enemies. Walter Etc. are on tour this fall, including dates with Diners and Slaughter Beach, Dog. A full list of dates can be found below.
Walter Etc. (formerly known as Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra) have been one of the embodiments of west coast DIY since their first release in 2009. The band, based in LA and Portland, has always played off of the juxtaposition between their sunny, upbeat musical and their poignant, occasionally dark lyricism. Recently the band has evolved into Walter Etc. adding eclectic instruments and broadening their range of genres. ‘Gloom Cruise’ is the first record released under this iteration.
09/01 – Oakland, CA @ Storyville House
09/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial*
09/03 – Reno, NV @ House Show*
09/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground*
09/06 – Denver, CO @ Club Scum*
09/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Store*
09/08 – Springfield, MO @ Bar*
09/09 – Bloomington, IN @ Rog and Roll
09/10 – State College, PA @ Steve Buscemi’s Conspiracy Theory HQ
09/13 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
09/15 – New York, NY @ BK Bazaar (Cellar)
09/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Planet Phitness
09/17 – Washington DC @ Uptown Art House
09/19 – Cleveland , OH @ Mahall’s
09/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Lincoln House
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Black Water
09/30 – Redding, CA @ Maple House
10/03 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
11/13 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill^
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo^
* = w/ Diners
% = Record Release w/ Toys That Kill and Mom Jeans
^ = w/ Slaughter Beach, Dog and Shannen Moser
Having just wrapped up their North American tour with CONVERGE and labelmates AMENRA, followed by a major performance at Psycho Las Vegas, NEUROSIS this week presents a reissue of the band’s long out-of-print second album, The Word As Law, in August, making the album officially available for the first time since the 1990s.
Sludge / doom / rust metal veterans NOOTHGRUSH announce European tour in October:
In other news, 20 Buck Spin will re-unleash one of the most corrosive and damaging split albums, and one of the earliest landmark sludge metal releases, with a reissue of the long out-of-print NOOTHGRUSH / CORRUPTED split LP!
14.10 Blowup vol. 3 – Helsinki – Finland
15.10 Les – Moscow – Russia
16.10 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin – Germany
17.10 Loppen – Copenhagen – Denmark
18.10 UJZ Korn – Hannover – Germany
19.10 Black Moon – Wrocław – Poland
20.10 Morbvs Maximvs – Bischofswerda – Germany
21.10 Black Forest Fest IV – Villingen – Germany
22.10 Le Cirque Electrique – Paris – France
23.10 The Star And Garter – Manchester – UK
24.10 Audio – Glasgow – UK
25.10 Underworld – London – UK
26.10 Het Bos – Antwerp – Belgium
27.10 Bloodshed Fest – Eindhoven – The Netherlands
28.10 Die Friese – Bremen – Germany
Austrian ambient rockers OUR CEASING VOICE premiere new song & video “The Arsonists”, coming from their new album “Free Like Tonight“. These guys have always thrived on change. At the heart of their new sound are vocals as distinctive as the music itself: dark and poetic, dramatic and brave. Listen below and check out the previously released track “Gone”:
Toronto punk rockers BRUTAL YOUTH have teamed up with Gunner Records for a UK & EU release of ‘Sanguine’. The critically acclaimed album is now available on limited edition 12 inch red vinyl and limited edition 12 inch clear vinyl through the German label.
Cult Classic is a rock, punk, post hardcore band from parts of central New Jersey and New York. Pete, Rob and Joe formed Cult Classic after playing together in previous separate bands which released a few EPs, a full length and toured nationally. After playing a debut show at Gramercy Theater in NYC, Cult Classic went into the studio to record their debut EP entitled Resistance in the spring of 2017. This marks a milestone for all members as they call upon all their influences to record an explosive 5 song debut with both Pete and Rob sharing vocal duties. Resistance is set to drop August 2017 on Manic Kat Records.
Following UK tour dates with Straight Lines and The Hostiles and a handful of festival appearances (including a recent main stage homecoming show at Touchdown Festival alongside ROAM and Decade) Cumbrian punk rockers COLT 45 are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘One Way Home’. The track was premiered by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio’s FRESH BLOOD show, and is a fixture of their current set list, with drummer Adam Lewis taking on lead vocal duties for the first time.
The latest in a series of singles club releases – six brand new A and B sides to be launched over the course of 2017 – the track is available as a free digital download alongside limited edition CD’s of the other singles from the trio’s Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages.
KUBLAI KHAN live with No Zodiac, Left Behind, I Am and Great American Ghost:
09/04 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/05 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
09/06 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
09/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/08 Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
09/09 Bakersfield, CA – B Ryders
09/10 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
09/12 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
09/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
09/16 Denver, CO – Moon Room
09/17 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
09/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/20 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
09/22 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
09/23 Kent, OH – The Outpost
09/24 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
09/26 Clifton Park, NY – Trick Shot Billiards
09/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
09/28 Freehold, NJ – GameChanger World
09/29 Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
09/30 Gaithersburg, MD – Raw Ink Live
10/01 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
10/03 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/06 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/07 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
Alt post punk rockers METZ release new song “Mess of Wires”; new album Strange Peace coming on September 22nd on Sub Pop. Listen below and scroll down to see their live dates, as they will be touring extensively throughout North America and Europe, starting next month.
The band’s frontman Alex Edkins commented on the track:
“It’s a reminder to myself to speak out and say what I believe. To be honest with myself. It is common to feel that your thoughts are inconsequential, a drop in the echo-chamber, but silence can be worse. Speak out about what you believe in, loud and often. In the spirit of this song, I want to strongly condemn the violent and hateful actions of the white-supremacists and neo-nazis in Charlottesville, VA. this past week. Their vile attempts to incite division and fear through intimidation and violence have no place in this world.”
Sep. 05 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Sep. 06 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Sep. 07- Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
Sep. 22 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Princess Riverboat !
Sep. 23 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Sep. 25 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Sep. 29 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Sep. 30 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Oct. 02 – Boston, MA – Sinclair #
Oct. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – The First Unitarian Church #
Oct. 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Oct. 05 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Oct. 06 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel #
Oct. 07 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom
Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
Oct. 10 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s **
Oct. 11 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom **
Oct. 18 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee (Halifax Pop Explosion)
Nov. 02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum !
Nov. 03 – Wroclaw, Poland – Klub Firlej !
Nov. 04 – Warsaw, Poland – Klub Hydrozagadka !
Nov. 06 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu !
Nov. 07 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen !
Nov. 08 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust !
Nov. 09 – Zwolle, Netherlands – Poppodium Hedon ^
Nov. 10 – Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kruen (Sonic City Festival)
Nov. 11 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? Festival
Nov. 12 – Le Havre, France – Le Tetris %
Nov. 14 – Nimes, France – La Paloma %
Nov. 15 – Bordeaux, France – Theatre Barbey %
Nov. 16 – Toulouse, France – Club Metronum %
Nov. 17 – Barcelona, Spain – La (2) De Apolo %
Nov. 18 – Madrid, Spain – Moby Dick %
Nov. 20 – Nantes, France – Pole Etudiant %
Nov. 21 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo %
Nov. 22 – London, UK – The Garage %
Nov. 23 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece %
Nov. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club %
Nov. 25 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
Dec. 09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
Dec. 13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Dec. 15 – Austin, TX – Mohawk &
Dec. 16 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
* w/ SUUNS
# w/ Uniform
! w/ Protomartyr
^ w/ Brian Case
% w/ Drahla
& w/ Cherubs
** w// Modest Mouse
WU-TANG CLAN return with a new track called “People Say”, produced by RZA. The jam features REDMAN and can be heard below.
Sep 01 Raekwon: Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Sep 02 Raekwon: Detroit, MI (Art of Rap Festival)
Sep 03 Method Man & Redman: Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sep 06 Ghostface Killah: Nottingham, UK – Saltbox
Sep 07 Raekwon: Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
Sep 09 Raekwon: Catskills, NY
Sep 10 Wu-Tang Clan: Rhode Island (Cannabis Cup)
Sep 13 Rza: Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal
Sep 13 Prince Paul: Brooklyn, NY – C’mon Everybody
Sep 15 Ghostface Killah: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Sep 15 Prince Paul: Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
Sep 15 Method Man: Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
Sep 16 Wu-Tang Clan: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep 16 Raekwon: St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall (rescheduled for October 6)
Sep 16 Raekwon & Ghostface: Los Angeles, CA – Pershing Square (Paid Dues Festival)
Sep 17 Ghostface Killah: New York, NY – Citi Field
Sep 21 Ghostface Killah: Glasgow, UK – SW3G
Sep 22 Ghostface Killah: Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Sep 23 Raekwon: Tulsa, OK – The Vanguards
Sep 24 Ghostface Killah: Clapham, UK – The Clapham Grand
Sep 24 Raekwon: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Sep 25 Ghostface Killah: Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture)
Sep 25 Raekwon: Austin, TX – Antone’sX
Sep 26 Raekwon: San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Oct 06 Stetsasonic: New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club
Oct 06 Raekwon: St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct 07 Stetsasonic: New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club
Oct 07 Raekwon: Los Angeles, CA – Globe Theatre
Oct 08 Ghostface Killah: Atlanta, GA – Georgia Freight Depot (A3C Festival)
Oct 19 Ghostface Killah: Detroit, MI – El Club
Oct 20 Ghostface Killah: Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Oct 21 Inspectah Deck: Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
Oct 21 Ghostfae Killah: Chicago, IL – Navy Pier
Oct 22 Ghostface Killah: Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Nov 08 Banks and Steelz: Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital
Nov 11 Gza/Genius: Auckland, NZ – The Studio
Nov 12 Gza/Genius: Wellington, NZ – San Fran
Nov 15 Gza/Genius: Adelaide, Australia – Fowler’s Live
Nov 16 Gza/Genius: Fortitude Valley, Australia – Wooly Mammouth
Nov 17 Gza/Genius: Camperdown, Australia – Manning Bar
Nov 18 Gza/Genius: Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt’s
Nov 19 Gza/Genius: Perth, Australia – Rosemount Hotel
Fueled By Ramen has announced details of the new album from THE FRONT BOTTOMS “Going Grey”. They record arrives worldwide on Friday, October 13th. Produced by the band and Nick Furlong at studios in London, Texas, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut, GOING GREY will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 8th. The album is heralded by the lead track, “Raining,” available today at all DSPs and streaming services. In addition, the track’s official music video – directed by Ryan Baxley – is streaming now!
GOING GREY finds The Front Bottoms embracing the impermanence of life and finding flexibility in the face of change. Having relocated band headquarters to the coastal New Jersey community of Asbury Park during the demoing stages of the album, GOING GREY sees the band acknowledging the nostalgia of simpler times with admiration, while welcoming the inevitable unknowns of life.
The New Jersey-based band has also set an epic U.S. headline tour with special guest Basement and Bad Bad Hats. The coast-to-coast trek is set to commence Thursday, October 19th at Boston, MA’s House of Blues and then continue into November (see attached itinerary). Presale tickets for the upcoming tour will be on sale to members of The Front Bottoms’ “Motorcycle Club” beginning Wednesday, August 23rd at 12 pm (local); Ticketmaster presale begins that same day at noon local. Spotify and local presales start on Thursday, August 24th at 10 am local. All presales end Thursday, August 24th at 10 pm local. Remaining tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 25th at 12 pm local. All tickets purchased online will receive an instant download of GOING GREY upon its October 13th release. For complete details, please visit thefrontbottoms.com.
Canadian melodic hardcore band COUNTERPARTS has announced a European tour supporting The Amity Affliction next fall. Counterparts will be releasing their 3rd full-length album “You’re Not You Anymore” on September 22nd via Pure Noise Records. Check out the dates below.
COUNTERPARTS (w/ The Amity Affliction, Alazka & Casey)
Nov 21 Patronaat Holland, Netherlands **
Nov 22 Lux Hanover, Germany **
Nov 23 Poglos Warsaw, Poland **
Nov 24 Firlej Wroclaw, Poland **
Nov 25 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary **
Nov 26 PPC Graz, Austria
Nov 27 Posthof Linz, Austria
Nov 28 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Nov 29 Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
Nov 30 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec 01 Backstage Werk Munchen, Germany
Dec 02 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Dec 03 Muziekodroom Hasselt, Belgium
HUNDREDTH recently released their critically acclaimed full length, RARE, on Hopeless Records, making a dramatic sound change from aggressive hardcore to a dynamic blend of lush shoegaze and driving post-punk. After touring all summer in support of the record, Hundredth are now announcing a run of U.S. headlining shows for the Fall. The band will be joined by Gleemer, Tennis System, and Spotlights for support, see the full itinerary below.
Making RARE was a significant risk for Hundredth. The band had developed a large and loyal fanbase across three albums of pummeling metallic hardcore, but when it came time to write a new record they found themselves creatively stifled by the genre’s strict walls and faced with a self-imposed ultimatum: make a drastic change, or end the band. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, Hundredth dove headfirst into exploring the sonic freedom of putting it all on the line. RARE combines the band’s love of ’90s shoegaze and dream pop with post-punk grit and their instinctual heavier side to make a unique sound that pays tribute to Hundredth’s influences and past while boldly redefining their future.
11/30 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
12/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Night Bazaar *
12/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
12/03 Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
12/05 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Fun House *
12/06 Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls *
12/07 Lansing, MI @ The Loft *
12/08 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
12/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis *
12/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *
12/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
12/16 Mesa, AZ @ Nile *
12/18 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
12/19 Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30 *
12/20 Houston, TX @ Walter’s *
12/22 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
12/23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
* w/ Gleemer, Tennis System, Spotlights
Emotive rocker ANNA’S ANCHOR announce European tour in September.
Howdy Folks! What a blast it has been since Nautical Miles came out, I’ve had the opportunity to play more shows than ever. Before I settle in and record LP2 next year, I’m going on one of the biggest tours I’ve done before. I’ll be hitting up Ireland, the U.K. and lots of nice countries on mainland Europe next month, kicking off on the 8th of September (Dates below). After that, I’m going to be heading to the states for a week of shows (TBA) on the way down to FEST in Gainesville on October 28th! (Jaysus, can’t believe i’ll get to play fest)! We’ll be rounding off the year with some special shows in Ireland at Christmas, then it’ll be time to take a break from touring so if you’re in any of these towns, it’d be awesome to see you one last time before hibernation!
08/09/17 -Jimmy’s – Manchester (U.K) supporting Sean McGowan
09/09/17 – Workman’s Club – Dublin (Irl) Full band supporting Chewing on Tinfoil
10/09/17 – Badlands Barber – Glasgow (U.k)
11/09/17 – Hyde Park Bookclub – Leeds (U.K)
12/09/17 – Treibhaus – Luzern (CHE) Supporting Turnover
13/09/17 – East Street Tap – Brighton (U.K)
14/09/17 – The Four Quarters – London (U.K)
15/09/17 – Jeugdhuis Dido – Erpe Mere (Be)
16/09/17 – Lolita Bar – Kassel (DE)
17/09/17 – House Show – Paderborn (De)
18/09/17 – Murphy’s Law – Salzburg (Aut)
19/09/17 – House Show – MÜnchen (DE)
20/09/17 – bÜro- Regensburg (de)
21/09/17 -Secret Show – Luxembourg (LUX)
22/09/17 – House Show – Köln (DE)
23/09/17 – The Pit – Swansea (U.K) W/Brightr
Los Angeles, CA’s punk rock act WRATHS are streaming the title track from their upcoming My Home EP, which is scheduled to be released through Bird Attack Records on September 29th. Listen to the song via Bandcamp below. The first single “My Home” will be available for download upon purchase, and physical pre-orders will be available starting September 15th.
Jim Lindberg of Wraths comments on the EP:
“Right after we finished our first album we just kept on writing and some pretty important themes made their way into the new songs. There is a huge debate raging in the South Bay right now about over development with a lot of the locals very concerned about what’s happening to the place where we grew up. Many of us feel the area is losing its soul to make room for big glossy corporate chains and big money grabs for developers instead of things our community really needs. Our song ‘My Home’ is a direct reflection of that frustration. ‘Trusted You’ is about the sickening pattern of abuse and denial going on in some religions, and ‘The Beat Goes On’ is about bullying at every level. I like that this new batch of songs challenges people to confront certain issues instead of sweeping them under the rug. We have no problem being the mouthpiece for that.”
Alberta punks, TRASHED AMBULANCE, are streaming a new single ”12 Inches of Christmas” off of their upcoming EP “Instant” being released on August 31st on Thousand Islands Records. Featuring 2 brand new songs, “Kooby” and “12 Inches Of Christmas”, along with three fully re-recorded tracks from their debut LP “Blurry Thoughts”, Instant is set to hit all digital platforms on August 31st via Thousand Islands Records.
Here’s what Jawsh and Shark had to say about ”12 Inches of Christmas”:
We were gonna cover a classic xmas song but Shawn decided he was gonna write a song for us. Then we all sat down and tried to top each others perversion. The end result was an instant holiday classic that I really hope my mom doesn’t hear. – Jawsh
When St. Nick shows up with a girthy present to put under her tree, Mommy is caught doing more than just kissing Santa Clause in this twist on a classic holiday theme. Best enjoyed while wearing your mistletoe belt buckle. – Shark
This fall, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark upon a North American trek in support of their upcoming album, Nightbringers, due out October 6th via Metal Blade Records. The tour will run from October 6th through November 11th with a stop at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. Support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select dates. The journey follows THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s co-headlining jaunt on The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus, currently underway. Summer Slaughter sees THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER performing Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album’s ten-year anniversary. See all confirmed dates below.
For a first preview of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s eighth full-length, Nightbringers, a video for the title track can be viewed at: metalblade.com/tbdm where the album can be preordered in various formats.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, Lorna Shore:
8/23/2017 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
8/25/2017 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
w/ Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
10/06/2017 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/07/2017 Revolution – Lowell, MA
10/08/2017 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/10/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
10/11/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
10/12/2017 Ram’s Head Live- Baltimore, MD
10/13/2017 One Center Square – Easton, PA
10/14/2017 The Chameleon – Lancaster, PA
10/16/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/17/2017 Bronson Center – Ottawa, ON
10/18/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/20/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/21/2017 Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN
10/22/2017 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
10/23/2017 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
10/25/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
10/26/2017 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
10/27/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK
10/28/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
10/29/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
10/31/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed #
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA w/ Exhumed # **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed
11/07/2017 Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
11/09/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/10/2017 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
11/11/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
# = No Suffocation
* = No Necrot, Wormwitch
Brussels-based math-rock trio RINCE-DOIGT release new single Balle de Match. This song is part of their first (and last) album Croisière Annulée, that will be out on Luik Records on October 27. After three years of loops and complex rythms, the band will split up once the album’s out.
Playing instrumental music gives you soo much freedom. Like most of the songs from Croisière Annulée, Balle de Match was built from a picture, from a concept we wanted to set to music : « What if we built a song just like a Roland Garros final ? »
Rince-Doigt is a three-piece combo from Brussels inspired both by math-rock and post-rock. Riffs, loops and syncopated rhythms combine to build complex and exotic soundscapes. After more than fifty shows, a first EP (Plinth, 2016) and a victory at musical springboard Volta, Rince-Doigt decided to split up. To end on a high note, the band will however release its first (and last) album Croisière Annulée on October 27 through Luik Records.
Arizona death metallers GATECREEPER has shared a new video for “Stronghold” off the 2016 released full-length Sonoran Depravation. The video features footage from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, better known as “Jonestown,” on November 18th, 1978. Additionally, GATECREEPER will begin their European headlining tour in two weeks. The trek commences on September 8th in Finland and runs until September 22nd in Netherlands. Support will be provided by Ratlord on select dates. The band also is set to perform at HOCO Fest 2017 on August 31st and provide direct support for Cannibal Corpse and Power Trip in the US throughout November and December.
8/31/2017 HOCO Fest 2017 – Tucson, AZ
9/08/2017 Waiski – Helsinki, FI *
9/09/2017 Les – St. Petersburg, RU *
9/10/2017 Shagi – Moscow, RU *
9/15/2017 Vortex – Siegen, DE
9/16/2017 K19 – Kassel, DE
9/17/2017 The Exchange – Bristol, UK
9/18/2017 Black Heart – London, UK
9/19/2017 Audio – Glasgow, UK
9/20/2017 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK
9/22/2017 JC Goeroe – Schoonebeek, NL
w/ Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip:
11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/10/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK *
12/11/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM *
* GATECREEPER Only