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Covet Release Acoustics EP Today Via Triple Crown Records; Kick Off North American Tour

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 Records HERE.

“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.”

Covet Acoustics EP Album Cover
Covet “Acoustics” EP Album Cover

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”.

Covet Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Conner Feimster



Torche Stream “Admission” Via Billboard; North American Tour Begins July 8

Miami, FL – Torche reveal a third track “Admission” (July 12, Relapse Records), debuting the album’s title track via Billboard HERE.

“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 Restarterotherworldly” and the Chicago Tribune saying “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.

Torche Tour 2019

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)

Touche Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Dan Almasy


Infinity Shred Debut “Long May You Run” Video Via Heavy Blog Is Heavy

New York City – Infinity Shred, the NYC-based trio who recently announced the Aug. 23 release of Forever, A Fast Life, debut a video for the song “Long May You Run” via Heavy Blog Is Heavy HERE.

“”Historically, Infinity Shred music videos have been an excuse to make cheeky short films with a sci-fi bent,” explains programmer Damon Hardjowirogo. “With the art direction for our new album, Forever, A Fast Life, leaning more personal than we had been willing to in the past we thought what better time than now to finally do a performance based video that would give us a chance to show off our new lights we built for our tour with Astronoid.

Our art directors, Dean Marcial and Esther Kim decided to shoot this video entirely on a cellphone and we couldn’t be happier with the results​.”​​​

Upon last week’s news of the band’s 3DOT Recordings’ debut and “Long May You Run” song stream, MetalSucks said: “The song showcases the elements that have drawn the instrumental outfit such high praise over the past several years, combining dreamy, layered, post-rock soundscapes and retro analogue synth textures with a modern progressive metal backbone.”

Infinity Shred formed in 2012, releasing their debut full-length, Sanctuary, the following year with a sophomore release, Long Distance, arriving in the fall of 2016. Drummer Clara Warnaar joined Damon and guitar player Nathan Ritholz just prior to the release of Long Distance, making Forever, A Fast Life the first release to include input from the full trio. Clara incorporated her classical background, assembling a small orchestra to accompany the three-piece, performing on the album opener “Brutal Luxury,” interlude “Harsh Language” and “What’s Worth Hiding?

Album pre-orders, which include an instant download of “Long May You Run,” are available now via the 3DOT webstore HERE.

Infinity Shred Tour Dates (all dates with Astronoid):

June 20 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 21 Lakewood, OH The Symposium
June 22 Chicago, IL Reggies
June 23 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
June 25 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
June 23 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 29 Pawtucket, RI The Met
June 30 Boston, MA Great Scott

Infinity Shred Online:

Website | Bandcamp | Facebook
Twitter | Instagram


Featured photo (top) by Leia Jospé

Baroness Unveil Gold & Grey Via NPR

Baroness’ highly-anticipated album, Gold & Grey, is streaming now via NPR HERE.

Baroness Gold & Grey Album Cover
Baroness Gold & Grey Album Cover

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 proclaimingBaroness 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).

Baroness Is:

John Baizley (vocals/guitar)
Gina Gleason (guitar)
Nick Jost (bass)
Sebastian Thomson (drums)

Baroness Online:

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3Teeth Debut “Affluenza” via Metal Injection

Los Angeles – 3Teeth share a third track from their forthcoming album, Metawar (July 5, Century Media), streaming the song “Affluenza” via Metal Injection.

“’Affluenza’ is the all-consuming epidemic of our time. It’s a socially transmitted disease that infects via the prosthetic digital nervous system when exposed to the conspicuous consumption based infotoxins emitted from Kim Kardashian’s ass.” – Alexis Mincolla

Watch more 3Teeth videos:

Exxxit | American Landfill

Singer Alexis Mincolla, in a recent interview with Kerrang!, discussed the NSFW clip for “Exxxit” and the concept behind the song and accompanying video, saying, “I wanted to kind of show this play off self-destruction as a form of liberation. Because I think that’s constantly what people are doing. People work Monday through Friday, 9-5, and then Friday 5 o’clock hits and we just want to get fucking obliterated.

Metawar pre-orders, which include an immediate download of “American Landfill” and “Exxxit,” are available now HERE.

3Teeth have a busy summer ahead of them, aside from the July 5 release of Metawar, the Los Angeles-based band head to Europe, joining Ministry for a two-week trek, followed by a month of North American headlining shows (dubbed the “Metatour”).

3Teeth Tour Dates:

June 30 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
July 2 Bristol, UK SWX
July 3 Glasgow, UK SWG3 Studio Warehouse
July 4 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute
July 6 London, UK O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire
July 7 Paris, France La Machine du Moulin Rouge
July 9 Oberhausen, Germany Kulttempel
July 10 Prague, Czech Republic Roxy
July 11 Budapest, Hungary A38
July 15 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
July 16 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
July 18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
July 19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
July 20 St. Louis, MO Fubar
July 22 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
July 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 24 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
July 25 Detroit, MI El Club
July 26 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
July 28 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal
July 29 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
July 31 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
August 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
August 2 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
August 3 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
August 4 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
August 5 Nashville, TN Exit/In
August 7 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
August 8 New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues
August 9 Houston, TX Scout Bar
August 10 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
August 11 Austin, TX Empire Control Room
August 14 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
August 15 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
August 16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
August 17 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
August 18 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
June 30 to July 11 w/Ministry

Author & Punisher opens July 15 to August 14
GosT opens July 15 to August 5

3Teeth released their self-titled debut album in 2014, seeing the 14-track collection top the iTunes electronic charts and gaining the outfit widespread attention, both amongst music lovers and musicians, leading to the band’s opening slot on two legs of Tool’s 2016 North American tour. Once off the road, 3Teeth locked themselves in the studio, releasing their sophomore album, <shutdown.exe>, in the Spring of 2017. The album debuted at #23 on Billboard, and took the band across North America and Europe — headlining, and supporting acts such as Rammstein and Danzig.

3Teeth is:

Alexis Mincolla (vocals)
Xavier Swafford (keyboards)
Andrew Means (modular synth/bass)
Chase Brawner (guitar)
Justin Hanson (drums)

3Teeth Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Sequoia Emmanuelle


Acid King Mark 20th Anniversary of Landmark Doom Album, Busse Woods, with U.S. Tour

San Francisco – “S.F. stoner luminaries” (Decibel) Acid King mark the 20th anniversary of their landmark doom album, Busse Woods, with a nationwide tour that sees the pioneering trio play the 1999 album in its entirety.

“For the old fans that bought this record twenty years ago, I hope they’re excited to hear the songs all played for the first time like this,” said singer/guitar player Lori S.. “By the same token, I hope that a lot of new fans who haven’t heard it live also have a special experience. We’re going out of our way to make it special for everyone. It’s what Acid King was always meant to be.”

The tour news arrives alongside word that RidingEasy Records will reissue the six-song release on Aug. 30. The remastered vinyl release is available in multiple colors with in-depth liner notes and never before seen photos.

Acid KingBusse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour” Dates:

September 20 Portland, OR Northwest Hesh Fest (Star Theater)
September 21 Seattle, WA Highline
September 23 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
September 24 Omaha, NE Slowdown
September 25 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
September 26 Chicago, IL Reggies
September 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
September 28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
September 29 Boston, MA Sonia
September 30 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
October 1 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
October 2 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
October 3 Raleigh, NC Kings
October 4 Asheville, NC Mothlight
October 5 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
October 6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 7 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
October 9 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
October 10 Mesa, AZ Club Red
October 11 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
October 12 San Francisco, CA The Chapel

View the trailer for the “Busse Woods 20th Anniversary TourHERE:

Tickets are on-sale this Thursday, May 23, at 10 am local time.

Busse Woods, initially released via Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin label, still exudes the same sense of mysticism it did upon its 1999 debut. Lori and bandmates Joey Osbourne [drums] and Brian Hill [bass] entered a practice space to write the full-length follow-up to their debut Down with the Crown but behind the scenes, the band and its members were suffering through both professional and personal tumult. The chaotic backdrop led to limited promotion for Busse Woods with some of the songs never having been played live. Over the years, new generations of fans have discovered the album, earning it a reputation as a must-have for lovers of stoner and doom. Acid King returned in 2015 with Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, an album Stereogum placed in their Top 15 Metal Albums of the year, saying the collection is “a 53-minute celebration of a band at the height of its powers.”

Busse Woods is so potent that by the time you finish listening to opener ‘Electric Machine,’ your eyes are bloodshot.” – The Obelisk

Acid King Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Raymond Ahner

All Souls Announced As Support For Upcoming Tool Tour

Los Angeles – All Souls, the Los Angeles based band who released their “gritty” (New Noise) and “epic” (Revolver) self-titled debut album in 2018, have been tapped to support Tool on their upcoming U.S. tour. Watch their video for “Never Know” from their debut album HERE.

Stream All Souls:

Spotify

Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals) said of All Souls being offered the coveted slot: “When one of the most epic bands in the history of music asks you to tour with them what do you say? We couldn’t be more thrilled. We are incredibly honored to be chosen… our heads are still spinning!”

The live pairing isn’t the first time the All Souls’ band members have crossed paths with Tool, having had Tool drummer Danny Carey play on the track “Sadist/Servant,” which appeared on All Soul’s nine-song album.

All Souls/Tool Tour Dates:

May 7 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BCC
May 8 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
May 10 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
May 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
May 14 Kansas City, MO Spring Center
May 16 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 17 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

All Souls Is:

Antonio Aguilar (vocals/guitar)
Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals)
Erik Trammell (guitar)
Tony Tornay (drums)

All Souls Online:

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Feature photo (top) by James Rexroad




WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN Announce Kickstarter Campaign for Band’s Fifth Album, “The Mogollon Monster”

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.

Kickstarter Offerings

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.

With Our Arms To The Sun Online:

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Holy Fawn Debut “Dark Stone” Video As Under-The-Radar Gem, Death Spells, Gets Proper Release via Triple Crown Records

PHOENIX — Holy Fawn, the Phoenix-based band who describe themselves as “four creatures making loud heavy pretty noises, release a video for “Dark Stone” as the band’s buzzed about under-the-radar album, Death Spells, gets a proper release via Triple Crown Records (home to Caspian and Covet).

“This record came out of nowhere and absolutely knocked me on my ass. I knew nothing of it, had zero idea what to expect and literally had goosebumps for a majority of my first listen.”
Riley Breckenridge (Thrice)

 

Death Spells initially received a DIY, regional release in 2018, with the band’s friend putting out the 10-song album via his label, Whelmed Records. Word about the young band began to grow out of the Southwest with fans and friends sharing the songs and “Drag Me Into The Woods” video via social media, eventually tipping off a handful of in-the-know writers and musicians.

Stereogum proclaimed it as one of the “Top 50 Records of 2018,” New Noisedubbed it a “sonic adventure,” and Heavy Blog Is Heavy/Arctic Drones’ writer David Zeidler saying, “a little-known indie band from Arizona being touted as the next big thing by respected musicians isn’t something I’m likely to gloss over lightly… I was sufficiently impressed, but it wasn’t until the band released the first single from Death Spells, ‘Arrows’… that I fully realized how exciting and potentially important this band could be.” Thrice’s Riley Breckenridge said he “literally had goosebumps for a majority of my first listen” and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe offered, “listening from top-to-bottom will take you on a trance-inducing journey.”

 


“The album is beautiful, heavy, & hypnotizing- listening from top to bottom will take you on a trance-inducing journey”
– Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)

Triple Crown Records re-released the album digitally with the vinyl available via Holy Roar.

Holy Fawn kicks off a western U.S. tour this evening
at Club Congress in Tucson. Dates are:

March 28 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
March 29 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
March 30 San Diego, CA Space
March 31 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
April 3 San Jose, CA Ritz
April 4 Oakland, CA Elbo Room
April 5 Eugene, OR HiFi Music Hall
April 6 Portland, OR High Water
April 7 Seattle, WA Vera Project
April 9 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records
April 10 Las Vegas, NV Shawteau

Holy Fawn Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Matt Cardinal

 

YOB Share Amoeba Green Room Session + Kick off North American Tour On Tuesday

Oregon – YOB, who kick off a new round of North American tour dates on Tuesday, share a recently taped Amoeba Green Room session. The session was filmed during the band’s previous national tour and features the songs “The Lie That is Sin,” “Breathing from the Shallows,” and “Our Raw Heart,” the title track from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2018 album. View the session HERE.

Born in Berkeley, CA in 1990, Amoeba Music Hollywood is the world’s largest independent record store. Nestled deep inside Amoeba Hollywood is its Green Room, home for each of its visiting artists and an intimate performance space. Amoeba’s Green Room Sessions have featured stripped down, acoustic performances by Julien Baker, First Aid Kit, and Father John Misty, as well as full-throttle, powerhouse electric sets from Youth Code, U.S. Girls, and The Heavy.

Album Success

Our Raw Heart surfaced on a wide range of best of 2018 lists, nabbing the #1 spot in Decibel Magazine’s extensive year-end issue, as well as receiving nods from NPR, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, Mashable, New York Magazine’s Vulture, Noisey, Treble and more.

Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence said of the album that they placed at the top of their 2018 countdown:Our Raw Heart… possesses a serene almost uplifting quality,”
while PopMatters, who also placed the release at the top of their Best Metal of 2018 list, said “… true art… offers us an insight into the most frightening of human emotions. Our Raw Heart acts as a portal to another’s pain…”

YOB‘s eighth album, Our Raw Heart, is a riveting document of Scheidt‘s year,” said Rolling Stone in an online feature. “A gauntlet of sickness and health, clarity and confusion, the record wrestles with mortality and ultimately perseveres.” Decibel Magazine, in their July cover story said “one of the byproducts” of Scheidt’s illness “is a brilliant new album that takes the YOB blueprint of punishingly heavy, delightfully angular doom/sludge into unexplored areas of heart-breaking melody and triumphant resolve.” The album has won accolades from the Associated Press (“Yob… swing effortlessly between menacing distortion and hushed reverie”), NPR (“…the group’s sprawling gravity and thunderous majesty have taken an introspective turn…”), Pitchfork (“…metal that sounds sensuous, bellicose, and jubilant all at once”).

North American Tour

Tickets, as well as exclusive ticket and merch bundles, are on-sale now. The bundles, which can be found via YOB‘s website, include an entry ticket, an exclusive t-shirt as well as the option of vinyl or CD versions of Our Raw Heart.

YOB Tour Dates:

(All dates with Voivod and Amenra except where noted)

March 26 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
March 27 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
March 28 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups SOLD OUT
March 29 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
March 30 Toronto, ON Phoenix
March 31 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
April 2 Portland, ME Geno’s SOLD OUT
April 3 Boston, MA Royale
April 4 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
April 5 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
April 6 Richmond, VA Broadberry
April 7 Raleigh, NC Kings
April 9 Knoxville, TN Concourse
April 10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
April 11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
April 12 Houston, TX Warehouse
April 13 Austin, TX Barracuda
April 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
April 16 Denver, CO Marquis Theater *
April 18 Phoenix, AZ Club Red +
April 19 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick + SOLD OUT

* – No Voivod
+ – YOB only

YOB Is:

Travis Foster (drums)
Aaron Rieseberg (bass)
Mike Scheidt (vocals/guitar)

YOB Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Jimmy Hubbard