Los Angeles — Fear Inoculum, the fifth studio album from Tool, arrives on Aug. 30 via RCA Records. Stream the album’s title track HERE.
Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available HERE. A vinyl release will be announced soon.
The 85-minute collection was produced by Tool, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days.
The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.
Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).
Danny Carey (drums) Justin Chancellor (bass) Adam Jones (guitar) Maynard James Keenan (vocals)
Providence, Rhode Island-based modern metalcore upstarts Absence of Despair have made waves in the scene since their formation in 2008, but are set for national acclaim with their brand new album, Desolate, scheduled for release on September 13, 2019. The album features 12 brand new, heavy-hitting anthems that showcase this hard working up-and-coming band’s undeniable raw talent. Ripping, intense metal grooves blended with addictive hooks poise Absence of Despair‘s Desolate as an undeniable metalcore favorite of 2019.
Desolate pre-orders are available here via the band’s website, and will be available via all digital retailers very soon.
Today, Absence of Despair are thrilled to reveal the first single cut from their upcoming album, entitled “Bite My Tongue”. Fans can witness the brand new, high octane music video for the headbang-inducing track now:
Watch New Music Video for “Bite My Tongue”
The “Bite My Tongue” video was shot by Matty LaBonte of Crown Media Collective.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“The main concept of the video is to not be taken over by anxiety, but to overcome, and breakthrough it. Crown Media Collective did a fantastic job on the video. They were able to purge the anxiety concept well with the static televisions placed around us.”
Desolate immediately bursts into a brutal assault of fast-paced grooves on the album’s opener, “ESC”, and continues to traverse a melodic-yet-darkened metalcore landscape on tracks like “Bite My Tongue” and “Godkiller”. Anthemic tracks such as “Fearless” and “This Reckoning” solidify the band’s keen ability to write unforgettable hooks without sacrificing sinister riffage, while “Lost & Hopeless” provides an example of Absence of Despair‘s more extreme side. Beyond these tracks, there’s even more to love on Desolate.
Vocalist Joe Reynolds says: “Desolate is focused on gaining the strength to look at obstacles in your life and overcome them. Each song represents a different side or emotion of a person and tells the story of what’s going through their head. At the end of the day, we want the listener to find meaning in themselves and the world around them.”
Desolate was recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Schroeder (For The Fallen Dreams, King 810, The Color Morale) at Random Awesome Studios in Midland, Michigan.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“Josh Schroeder really brought possibilities to light for us musically, helped shape the songs the way we needed them to be, and brought us out of our comfort zone. He pushed us, and helped us push ourselves into creating what we feel is our most dynamic and heavy hitting project yet.”
Desolate Track Listing:
1) ESC 2) Bite My Tongue 3) Wild 4) Godkiller 5) Fearless 6) Lost & Hopeless 7) This Reckoning 8) Die Primitive 9) Shadowbreaker 10) I Am Catastrophe 11) The Skin We Live In 12) Pathwalker
Absence of Despair will perform at the Providence, Rhode Island date of the Summer Slaughter tour, taking place on August 2 at Fete Music Hall. For more information, visit this link. The band is currently booking fall tour dates in support of Desolate.
Absence of Despair endorses Fishman, GHS Strings, Empire Ears, Coldcock Whiskey, InTune Guitar Picks and Sennheiser.
Stay tuned for more tracks and videos coming from Absence of Despair soon!
Absence of Despair Is:
Joe Reynolds: Vocals Tyler Caruso: Guitar/Vocals Dillon DeSimone: Guitar/Vocals Rob Bryant: Bass Mike Perrotta: Drums
First Full-length Record, State of Mind, to Be Released September 13 via BMG
Los Angeles, CA — The Faim have shared “Humans,” the first single from their forthcoming debut album, State of Mind,which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG. The track was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus. Stream and download “Humans” HERE, and pre-order/pre-save State of MindHERE.
“ ‘Humans’ is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are,” the band explains.
The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year and wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind. Over the course of two years, the group worked with numerous writers and producers to craft a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. The tracks, recorded mostly in Los Angeles in various studios, reveal how The Faim has evolved since their inception. The lyrics come from emotions or experiences personal to the musicians as a whole, with each song centering on an idea that’s relatable to both themselves and their listeners. Overall, State of Mind reveals a band on the rise, and a group of artists who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together and create a community.
“We write from an honest place, and that’s something we always want to stay true to,” says frontman, Josh Raven. “It has to resonate with us for it be relatable to our fans. On this album it was about connecting with ourselves and exploring our influences and our own talent. If we stick to who we are and what we feel, hopefully everyone else will find something in the music too,” he elaborates.
State of Mind includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles“Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional standout songs on the album.The complete track listing can be found below.
State of Mind Track Listing:
1. Tongue Tied 2. Humans 3. Summer Is a Curse 4. Beautiful Drama 5. Buying Time 6. Infamous 7. Amelie 8. Words Apart 9. Where the River Runs 10. State of Mind
About The Faim:
Over the past year, The Faim has built up a strong following around the world, from Australia to Europe to the States. They’ve performed at Download Festival, Slam Dunk, and Reading & Leeds, and toured with PVRIS, Against the Current, Sleeping With Sirens, and Andy Black. In 2018, The Faim performed 100 shows across three continents and 13 countries, while in 2019 the band embarked on their first headline tour, selling out shows in cities like London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. “Summer Is a Curse” has become a bona fide hit Germany, hitting No. 12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio in 2018. The track, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit No. 2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The group also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola’s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.
The Faim Is:
Josh Raven / Lead vocals Sam Tye / Guitar Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
San Jose, CA – Covet, the talented Bay Area trio of Yvette Young, David Adamiak and Forrest Rice, released a three song EP simply titled Acoustics, today via Triple Crown RecordsHERE.
“We wanted to create some mellower, more laid back versions of some songs on Effloresce, and also breathe new life into them with new accompaniments such as piano, violin, and even light vocals,” explained Young. “’We hope that with the new accompaniments, tempos and additional layers, ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Shibuya’ will feel entirely different and take people someplace new.”
Acoustics, which features new song “Predawn” as well as stripped down versions of “Glimmer” and “Shibuya,” arrives as the band prepares for a North American headlining tour, kicking off this Friday at Schuba’s in Chicago. The two week outing features openers Vasudeva and Triple Crown label mates, Holy Fawn. Covet join Periphery this fall (Sept. 9 to Oct. 13) on their North American outing.
Covet Tour Dates:
July 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s July 13 Detroit, MI Pike Room July 14 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s July 16 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Roof July 17 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom July 18 Boston, MA Great Scott July 19 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMoca July 20 Washington, DC Songbyrd July 21 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 July 23 Orlando, FL Soundbar July 24 Atlanta, GA Purgatory July 25 Nashville, TN High Watt July 26 Indianapolis, IN Hoosier Dome July 27 Columbus, OH Big Room Bar August 15 Bristol, UK Arctangent Festival September 9 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre September 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts September 12 Boston, MA The House of Blues September 13 Montreal, QC Le National September 14 Toronto, ON The Phoenix September 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues September 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues September 18 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater September 20 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre September 21 Saskatoon, SK Louis September 23 Edmonton, AB Union Hall September 24 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre September 26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre September 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market September 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre September 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex October 1 Denver, CO Summit October 2 Kansas City, MO The Truman October 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Covet released their Triple Crown Records’ debut, Effloresce, in July of 2018. Gear Gods said upon the album’s release, “all three of these talented musicians form what is an incredibly musical, lush, and thoughtful sound,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted the band’s knack for writing “sugar sweet melodies.” Guitar World premiered the video for the band’s track “Glimmer”, while Revolver marked Halloween 2018 with the debut of the band’s video for “Howl”.
Miami, FL – Torche reveal a third track “Admission” (July 12, Relapse Records), debuting the album’s title track via BillboardHERE.
“This is a song where the music and the lyrics are a perfect match,” explains guitar player Jon Nunez in the accompanying article. “It’s as if they were meant to go together. What I was going through at the time really came through in the song, and the music I gave Steve definitely brought out some rather painful emotions for him [regarding] losing loved ones and the process you go through after. You could even hear a quiver in Steve’s voice, and it was like, ‘Wow, this is something we haven’t done before.’ Steve tends to be really secretive with his lyrics. He needed a little bit of a push, but I think deep down inside he wanted to get this off his chest.”
The band has given two previous previews of music from the 11-song album with streams of the songs “Slide” and “Times Missing”. The trio of tracks are available as instant downloads with digital pre-orders. Admission is available in various formats (CD/LP/CS/Digital) with several limited edition vinyl versions already sold out. More information can be found via Relapse’s webstore. Admission’s cover art was created by Richard Vergez, a Cuban-American visual artist, whose work has been shown at No Romance Galleries (TriBeCa), Urban Arts Society (Chicago) and Kids of Dada (London).
Torche released their fourth album, and Relapse Records’ debut, Restarter in 2015. The collection found the band on most year-end best of lists with Entertainment Weekly describing the album as “gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting” and calling the band members “four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders.”The Washington Post called Restarter “otherworldly” and the Chicago Tribune saying “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.”
Touche Tour Dates:
July 8 Tampa, FL Crowbar July 9 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub July 10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon * July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance * July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount * July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre * July 15 Winooski, VT Monkey House * July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom * July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls * July 18 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic * July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe * July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies * July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s * July 25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room * July 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater * July 28 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room * July 31 Washington, DC Black Cat ^ August 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts ^ August 2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar ^ August 3 Allston, MA Great Scott ^ August 4 Providence, RI The Met ^ August 5 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lane ^ August 6 Harrisonburg, VA Golden Pony # August 7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern # August 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade # August 9 Orlando, FL The Plaza & August 10 Miami, FL Las Rosa’s (FREE SHOW) # September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest November 9 Austin, TX Levitation
^ (w/ Wear Your Wounds) # (w/ Whores.) * (w/ Baroness) & (w/ Baroness & War On Women)
Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Today, GLORYHAMMER release their fourth new video, “Masters of the Galaxy”, from their third album, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which hit the charts worldwide upon release late last month! The legends around Angus McFife XIII just started their world tour in the US, which will lead them through the whole galaxy until February 2020.
The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues…
At the end of the second GLORYHAMMER album, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead…
The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.
GLORYHAMMER‘s new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex tells us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time.
Order Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex now HERE!
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortextrack listing:
Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath
The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
Masters of the Galaxy
The Land of Unicorns
Power of the Laser Dragon Fire
Legendary Enchanted Jetpack
Battle for Eternity
The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny:
The Battle of Cowdenbeath
Return of the Astral Demigod of Unst
The Knife of Evil
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hits the charts worldwide!
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hit Top 10 on the German (#6) and Swiss (#8) album charts for the first time. The successful album hit the charts worldwide.
Worldwide Tour Just Kicked Off in the US!
GLORYHAMMER is currently out on a North American headline tour, featuring support from Aether Realm! See below for all confirmed tour dates.
Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America
with Aether Realm
Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America
with Aether Realm
6/13 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House 6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 6/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 6/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill 6/18 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mold. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category “Up & Coming” at the Metal Hammer Awards.
Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums
Baroness’ highly-anticipated album, Gold & Grey, is streaming now via NPRHERE.
The 17-track release which arrives this Friday is described by NPR as “…Baroness has redigested every sound of the band’s career thus far and synthesized it into something greater. Gold & Grey is the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” Mojo dubbed the album “an epic beast,”Stereogum referred to it as “anthemic” and MetalSucks said the collection “perfectly encapsulates how Baroness excel at reaching shining peaks and descending into gloomy valleys.” Baroness have recently been featured on the covers of Decibel Magazine, Kerrang! and Loud!, while Revolver will debut a series of collectible covers later this month.
“This is the most clear representation of the artistic vision I have for the band that we’ve ever done,” explains singer/guitar player John Baizley. “Where Purple was me lyrically trying to work out how to adjust to a new normal, I think Gold & Grey is a more grown-up and more subtle collection of words that reflect how I am trying to deal with the longer term effects of having experienced so many terrible things. I choose to use the band as a place where I can take all of this stress, pain, anxiety, all these realities, and make them something good.”
Baroness is in the midst of a tour of Northeastern U.S. independent record stores, performing acoustically this evening at Philadelphia’s Creep Records, with a full band performance slated for Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on release date. A South American tour is slated for later this month, followed by both North American and European treks.
Baroness Tour Dates:
June 10 Philadelphia, PA Creep Records June 11 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl June 12 Babylon, NY Looney Tunes June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade June 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records June 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at Lunario June 21 Santiago, Chile Blondie June 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Uniclub June 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room July 27 Lawrence, KS The Granada July 28 St. Louis MO The Ready Room July 30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom July 31 Birmingham, AL Saturn August 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre August 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre August 6 Tampa, FL The Orpheum August 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room August 9 Orlando, FL Plaza Live August 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall August 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm August 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground August 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel August 16 Richmond, VA The National August 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy September 24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy September 26 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton September 28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy September 30 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy October 1 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo October 3 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall October 4 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre October 6 Paris, FR L’Olympia October 7 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal October 9 Madrid, ES La Riviera October 10 Lisbon, PT Coliseum October 12 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz October 14 Milan, IT Fabrique October 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar Arena October 31 Prague, CZ O2 Universum November 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena November 3 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle November 5 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion November 7 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle November 8 Munich, DE Olympiahalle November 10 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig November 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena November 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena November 17 Vienna, AT Stadhalle November 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome November 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto Arena November 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena November 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena
Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).
John Baizley (vocals/guitar) Gina Gleason (guitar) Nick Jost (bass) Sebastian Thomson (drums)
PHOENIX — With Our Arms To The Sun, the Phoenix-based band whose 2017 album, Orenda, was included on Loudwire’s 25 Best Metal Albums of that year, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the band’s fifth album, The Mogollon Monster.
“This album is a perfect representation of our creative journey so far,” says singer/guitar player Josh Breckenridge. “Our hope that our genuine love for making music and art will rally our fans to come together to help us spread the word about the new album and the Kickstarter campaign.”
Free Download of New Song, “Rebirth,” Available Now
With Our Arms To The Sun is also giving fans a preview of what’s to come on The Mogollon Monster, offering a free download of new song “Rebirth” via their website.
The Kickstarter campaign features a collection of collectible and rare items including an original oil painting from Chet Zar, a Schecter guitar, various versions of the Zar-created album artwork and music and merchandise bundles.
Los Angeles, CA — Emerging alt-pop trio, Chase Atlantic, have announced a massive headline tour across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise, the 29-date trek launches in Philadelphia on Friday, June 14 and hits major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New York before wrapping in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, July 25. Lauren Sanderson will also provide direct support on all shows. The fan pre-sale commences on Tuesday, April 9 at 10am local time and will conclude on Thursday, April 11 at 10pm local. More information can be found on the band’s website and social media platforms. The general public on-sale begins on Friday, April 12 at 10am local, with tickets available to purchase HERE. The full touring itinerary can be found below as well.
Sophomore Album, Phases, out June 28 via BMG/MDDN
Chase Atlantic is also pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Phases, out Friday, June 28 via BMG/MDDN. The record serves as a follow up to their latest EP, DON’T TRY THIS (Jan. 2019), and their self-titled debut effort (2017).
“We made this album because we wanted to drastically pivot the angle in which pop culture is viewed and ultimately digested,” says lead vocalist, Mitchel Cave.“Throughout our career so far, Chase Atlantic has always been represented as a ‘go to’ for unique and complex music with high sonic value. We’ve been able to fuse genres and aesthetic together to create a defined nocturnal bliss of our own, blending dreamy melodies with moody progressions, all the while touching on subjects from drug abuse to romantic pieces.”
“This album feels as though it is truly a work of astronomical measures,” he adds. “It’s the first time we were able to honestly and openly hone into something so monumentally special and raw without compromising even an inch of our integrity as artists. We’ve developed a completely new sound within a matter of months that has never been tapped into before. Chase Atlantic is now dwelling within a realm of its own; it’s both scarily isolating and blissfully euphoric at the same time. Welcome to a whole new era.”
The official track listing and more details about Chase Atlantic’s forthcoming album will be revealed soon. Stay tuned for more news to come.
Chase Atlantic Headline Tour Dates:
6/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater 6/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts 6/18 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In 6/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground 6/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre 6/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room 6/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 6/25 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn 6/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater 6/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 7/01 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall 7/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 7/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre 7/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 7/06 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 7/08 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 7/09 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada 7/11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 7/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater 7/15 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues 7/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre 7/18 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 7/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 7/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House 7/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 7/23 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall 7/25 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
About Chase Atlantic:
Chase Atlantic personally write and produce all of their own music, which helped the three-piece build a strong following in Australia during their teenage years. Their stylish, distinctive sound, along with their viral single, “Friends,” captured the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who subsequently signed them to their esteemed music company, MDDN, in 2015. Since then, the three-piece has seen rapid success – headlining and selling out shows globally, including tours with Blackbear, Sleeping With Sirens, and Lights. Their explosive live performances have also landed slots at notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading & Leeds, and the final run of Vans Warped Tour.
New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet Valence recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, Valence‘s varied, yet cohesive, influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.
Today, Valence have revealed a third new track from Cognitive Dissidents, entitled “Walrus“, which is available to stream via New Noise MagazineHERE.
Guitarist Geoffrey Schaefer says about the track: “‘Walrus‘ is one of the more eclectic songs on Cognitive Dissidents that really highlights the way we incorporate jam band influences in with the progressive metal. You can really hear this about two and a half minutes into the song, as well as with the section that comes about five minutes in. It’s also one of the longer songs on the album, but one that we don’t think feels long.”
Check out other videos featuring tracks from Cognitive Dissidents :
Cognitive Dissidents, the ambitious follow up to their Independent Music Award-winning 2014 EP, Laser Baron, was recorded and produced at Westfall Studios in Long Island, NY.
Valence wastes no time in launching Cognitive Dissidents intro the stratosphere with lead single “Damnit, Lana!” (linked above), setting the course for what is about to be one hell of a ride. Rock technicality blends into a seductive Latin fusion-inspiredsection driven by multi-talented percussionist Chris Romano, only to finish as an unrelenting metal opus. “II. Calmer Than You Are” shows the softer side of Valence, illustrating a synth-laden soundscape led by bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro. The band continue to flex their tech-muscles on tracks like “III. Preferred Nomenclature“, in which guitarists Michael Buonanno and Geoffrey Schaefer burn through over five minutes of deft ebb and flow – fluxing between absolute mano-a-mano, battle-like shreddery, deep grooves and classically-influenced passages. “Walrus“, amid its journey, provides an unexpected mid-track jam trip before the album closes with “Red Sky at Morning” – a 14+ minute sonic escapade that can only be described as positively monumental.
Rather than utilizing samples, bassist Wilhelmus Sapanaro performed upright bass and cello and guitarist Michael Buonanno performed violin and viola on Cognitive Dissidents to maintain an organic sound.
1. Damnit, Lana! 2. Prelude: Parlance of Our Time 3. I. If You’re Not into the Whole Brevity Thing 4. II. Calmer Than You Are 5. III. Preferred Nomenclature 6. Walrus 7. Red Sky at Morning
Valence has performed across the eastern United States and Canada with artists like Scale The Summit, Sarah Longfield, Consider The Source, Felix Martin and more, and will soon expand their national footprint later in 2019. In the meantime, Valence has several U.S. performances booked this winter and spring. See below for all confirmed tour dates:
Valence Tour Dates:
4/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside Records – Record Store Day 4/26 – Holbrook, NY @ Rams American Pub 4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy 4/29 – Orange, VA @ 3 B’s Bar & Grille 5/1 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims 5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar 5/3 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium 5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Black Crown Initiate // Album Release Show
Visit this Facebook event for a listing of these shows.
“…Valence is a style unto themselves, and listening to them is more about a direct connection to the moment than a study of any genre.” – William Berger, Author, Wagner Without Fear et al.; Producer and Commentator, the Metropolitan Opera
“Ever watch a band enjoy themselves so much while playing live, that their mood becomes Infectious? It’s literally impossible not to smile while these dudes are having the best time on stage. It also helps that they can all super shred on their instruments too.” – Metal Injection
“If you love some of the acrobatic, complex, and heavy material of current acts like Scale the Summit, Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders, this is a band you need to check out.” – Sea of Tranquility
“When we hear prog, we actually expect the music to suck hard like a mouthful of coarse-grade sandpaper, because we know it’s a clever ruse. It’s a way for many failed musicians to pretend they have relevance. Valence, however, have given us more to expect out of this “prog” thing…” – Deaf Sparrow
Michael Buonanno – Guitar, Violin, Viola Geoffrey Schaefer – Guitar Wilhelmus Sapanaro – Bass, Upright Bass, Cello Chris Romano – Drums