Apr 23, 2014

NEWS + VIDEO: MIST announces European tour dates ...

Slovenian doom metal ladies MIST, which returns to the live stage after a short absence, are set to embark on their first ever European mini-tour by the end of May. For now scheduled shows are booked in Belgium and The Netherlands. Before that they will appear at Doom Fest 2014: Night Of The Fallen Angels II in Italy and also support heavy metal veterans Helstar, led by the legendary James Rivera (Sabbath Judas Sabbath, Distant Thunder, Malice) in their hometown, Ljubljana. MIST have also been confirmed for the Malta Doom Metal Festival 2014 and Hammer Of Doom Festival in Germany.

MIST is a new all-female doom metal band from Ljubljana, formed in July 2012. They build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven, Saint Vitus and others. With the premiere live show at the end of September 2013 the girls without a doubt demonstrated, that such a specific genre of music is not necessarily just a men’s domain. MIST released their first demo simply entitled "Demo 2013" in November last year, which was re-issued only 2 weeks later due the large interest. Their demo also received many promising reviews and radio airplays from all over the globe. Even though they are a young band they already had a chance to support Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats in Vienna, Austria.

MIST tour dates:
01.05. Maribor (SLO), Gustaf w/ Handful Of Hate, Verminate
10.05. Brescia (ITA), Circolo Colony – Doom Fest 2014: Night Of The Fallen Angels II w/ Officium Triste, Ophis, Lacrima,...
15.05. Ljubljana (SLO), Orto Bar w/ Helstar, Classified
16.05. Kranj (SLO), Trainstation Squat – Season Of The Witch (special DJ set)
23.05. Tilburg (NL), Little Devil w/ Cauchemar, Akelei
24.05. Brugge (BE), Wall Of Sound w/ Tyrant’s Kall, Hootka, Trip Hazard
30.05. Velenje (SLO), eMCe Plac – Sound Arson w/ Home Bug, Harry, Umor,...
31.05. Ljubljana (SLO), Gromka w/ Universe217, The Blues Against Youth,...
13.06. Zagradec (SLO) – Bloody Friday w/ Soulcharger (ex-Dead Dildo Drome),...
23.-25.10. Malta (MT), Chateau Buskett – The Malta Doom Metal Festival 2014 w/ Manilla Road, Officium Triste, Reino Ermitano,...
15.11. Würzburg (DE), Posthalle – Hammer Of Doom 9 w/ Saint Vitus, Avatarium, Mount Salem, The Ruins Of Beverast,...

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Ear One Productions and Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography are casting for the second video from WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS new album Drifting Toward The Edge of the Earth.

This May, American psychedelic doom masters, WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS, will be teaming up with videographer Charlie Winthal once again to begin shooting the newest video for their double album masterpiece, Drifting Toward The Edge of the Earth, released in October via Ear One Productions. Following the underground success of their first video for "Sleeps in Burning Hills" [viewable HERE], also directed by Winthal, the band is gearing up to make the follow-up a true visual spectacle, for the track, "The Woods Are Full Of Killers."

Over the years, WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS guitarist/vocalist Aaron Lewis has made a name for himself as a much sought after photographer through his Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography, his works having been featured in galleries, numerous magazines as well as graced many albums' artwork and covers. Ear One is fully behind this video again leaving full creative control to the co-directors. Singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis states; "The video idea coincides with a photo shoot I plan to do. It will be dark, and terrifying". Shooting begins in mid May. There will be a live video release along with a gallery showing of three epic photographic journeys shot by Lounge SevenZeroEight to be announced shortly.

Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography is seeking four female models to appear in the video and the accompanying photo shoot. The video is a horror themed jaunt, and there is some nudity. The video shoot is being scheduled for mid May, at a location in Connecticut. Interested parties contact:

LoungeSevenZeroEight@gmail.com. Please include a full body shot of yourself and any links to any modeling websites you have been featured on. Title the email "708 Video Shoot"

WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS' nearly two-hour-long 2xCD Drifting Towards The Edge Of The Earthtakes the listener on an extensive, engulfing voyage through the cosmos and annals of sludge/doom; devastating amplification boasts everything the talented members can create; mournful segues, booming classic rock ballad riffs, mystical and melodic interludes and straightforward, thunderous riffage coalesce into an exceptionally diverse album fans of Sleep, YOB, Ufomammut, Samothrace, Ramesses, frontman Aaron Lewis' previous act, Cable, should not miss.

For coverage of WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

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Posted By Savannah


The new Doommantia Comp Volume 3 is now available.

20 bands, 20 tracks with a total playing time of over 2 hours. Bands featured are Abbotoir, Blut, Cardinals Folly, Chronobot, Merrin, Mist, Moonbow, Mortalicum, My Silent Wake, Pektop, Spiral Shades, Swamp Witch, Twin Giant, Void Of Sleep, Bretus, Wicked Inquistion, Myoptic Empire, Ordus, Wiljen Wij, and Nevertanezra. Only $7 will get you this killer compilation.

Head to the Downloads page or The Doommantia Bandcamp

Don't forget the other 2 compilations as well. You can pick up over 100 tracks and hours and hours of killer riffs for just $24.

Posted by Savannah

NEWS: Hexis & Primitive Man's menacing 10" split available for pre-order ...

Milwaukee label HALO OF FLIES has paired the crushing, doomy sludge churned out by Denver's PRIMITIVE MAN with the trademark blackened hardcore sound of Denmark's HEXIS for a truly menacing 10" split.

The two-track record will be released on May 13, 2014 on black and white vinyl.

The upcoming split follows the success of Primitive Man's major-label debut on Relapse Records, Scorn, and the recently Halo of Flies-released full-length album from Hexis, with both bands hitting the road together this summer to display the sheer power and intensity of this formidable pairing during a slew of live dates.

Halo of Flies has recently confirmed a Primitive Man split with Milwaukee crusher Northless in the near future.

PRIMITIVE MAN & HEXIS Summer Assault 2014:
7/19/2014 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
7/20/2014 West Wing - Omaha, NE
7/21/2014 Davey's uptown - Kansas City, MO
7/22/2014 Rail 2 - Peoria, IL
7/23/2014 The Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN
7/24/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
7/25/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
7/26/2014 SurfinBird Skateshop - Appleton, WI (early show)
7/26/2014 Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
7/27/2014 The Triple Rock - Saint Paul, MN
7/28/2014 Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
7/29/2014 Local 510 - Calgary, AB
7/30/2014 Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
7/31/2014 Highline - Seattle, WA
8/01/2014 Ray's Golden Lion - Richland, WA
8/02/2014 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
8/03/2014 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
8/04/2014 Sub Mission - San Francisco, CA
8/05/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA
8/06/2014 Witch House - Santa Cruz, CA
8/07/2014 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
8/08/2014 Holland Project - Reno, NV
8/09/2014 The Sugar Space - Salt Lake City, UT
8/10/2014 TBA - Colorado Springs, CO

Available for pre-order in late April, 600 45rpm 10" copies of the split will be pressed, 400 on black and 200 on white with art by Ethan McCarthy.

Pre-Order Here

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver, Colorado’s Primitive Man was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher).   In October of 2012 they recorded their debut LP "Scorn" at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. After the release of "Scorn" the band parted ways with Kennedy and recruited Isidro "Spy" Soto to take over on drums. The band also released a "noise" ep on Tartarus Tapes entitled P//M.  The band toured extensively in 2013 and will continue to do so in 2014.  

Primitive Man is E. McCarthy, Spy Soto, and Jonathan Campos.

HEXIS: Hexis is a band from Copenhagen, Denmark, playing a mix of Hardcore and doomy black metal. The band has existed since 2010, but has already played 150 shows in Cuba, Island, Russia, the UK and all-over Europe.

Filip - Vocals. Tobias - Guitar. Rasmus - Guitar. Kenn - Bass. Simon - Drums

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Apr 22, 2014

NEWS: EYEHATEGOD's Self-Titled New Full-Length Available For iTunes Preorder; Includes Immediate Download Of New Single, "Worthless Rescue." Four-Day West Coast Tour To Commence Today ...

Eyehategod, the long-awaited self-titled full-length from New Orleans' legendary volume assassins, is now available for preorder in North America via iTunes. Sixth track, "Worthless Rescue," will be available for download immediately, with the rest of the album delivered digitally on May 27th.

Preorder yours now at THIS LOCATION.

The dates for the band's late May/June headlining run with metallic hardcore behemoths, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler, are all confirmed, with today marking the kickoff of a four-day live incursion on the West Coast followed by an appearance at Three Floyds Beer's annual Dark Lord Day Festival and a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland with High On Fire and Corrosion Of Conformity. A full list of dates can be viewed below.

EYEHATEGOD's forthcoming long player was assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records. Already dubbed, "the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band's amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit," by Vice Magazine mega music portal, Noisey, Eyehategod features vocals recorded and produced by Housecore president Philip H. Anselmo at his own Nodferatu's Lair and serves as the band's first proper release in over a decade. The domestic version will come in a CD digipack, while the LP will be housed in a gatefold jacket. The first pressing will be limited to 1600 copies and made available in the following color variations: black (600 copies), purple (300 copies), clear (400 copies), purple and grey (300 copies).

EYEHATEGOD Live Assaults 2014:
4/22/2014 Rock Shop - San Jose, CA
4/23/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/24/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/25/2014 Rock Shop - San Jose, CA
4/26/2014 Dark Lord Day Festival - Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity w/ Ringworm, Enabler:
5/28/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse - Fayetteville, NC
5/30/2014 Chop Shop - Charlotte NC
5/31/2014 611 - Frederick, MD
6/01/2014 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
6/02/2014 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA         
6/03/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA   
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 - Binghamton, NY
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
6/06/2014 Even Flow - Long Island, NY          
6/07/2014 Europa - Brooklyn, NY 
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions - Erie, PA
6/09/2014 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
6/10/2014 Loving Touch - Detroit, MI
6/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
6/12/2014 Birdy's - Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar - Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub - Louisville, KY                         
6/18/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO         
6/19/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport - New Orleans, LA       
6/21/2014 Dollhouse - Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
6/23/2014 Looseys - Gainesville, FL
6/24/2014 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL

Eyehategod preorder packages including various CD, LP and T-shirt bundles are currently available via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION.  And if you missed it, soil yourself to a stream of "Robitussin And Rejection" HERE  as well as "Agitation! Propaganda" HERE.

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Posted By Savannah

Apr 18, 2014

Past Lives: Kadavar w/ Sons Of Huns at Kung Fu Necktie, 4/17/14 ...

Darlin'...oh darlin'...

Here's a short and sweet review of a short and sweet gig.

Took the lady friend to see her second international act last night,  Hello to Paul Rote and friend, those other kids from the Bang! gig as well, and Kadavar's very tall and skinny drummer.

Sons Of Huns tore through a quick opening set.  I'd heard the Bandcamp they have but needed a live experience to truly get it.  What these guys are doing is...well, I'll say that if you like Ogre in any capacity, you should love this band.  Musically, perhaps not vocally, they have a real classic hard rock/stoner sound going on.  I picked a couple pins up and will have to grab an album now.  Lots of banging heads during their too short set.  I know my neck feels like Jello, anyway.

 Went outside once and saw Kadavar's drummer, which is when the coolest thing that's ever happened to me at a gig went down.  I asked my lady which song is her favorite, she says Black Sun.  I of course then proceed to ask the drummer if they can play it tonight for my lady, and bam!  They sure did,  It sounded big, too.  Their whole set was loud. And pretty fast and furious for a retro-rock act.  By the middle of the set, the pit opened.   I didn't bring my lady, with RSD, fibromyalgia etc to Kadavar thinking she'd be shoved around.  I protected her from the moronic kids, who at one point just straight lifted a body from the ground for 10 seconds and then promptly dropped him straight to the floor.  This crowd was moronic.

I was shoving backs back into the circle to try to protect at least three ladies who were all huddled together.  I thought the crowd sucked at Dax Riggs at KFN, but honestly, after setting my lady behind me and seeing her safety, I just head-banged my way through all those idiots.  Yeah, people stare.  Well excuse me, I don't mosh or take pictures.  I rock the fuck out.  Luckily Kadavar were in top form for my banging needs.  I'm not sure how many "retro rock" acts I've seen, but I'll say I enjoyed Kadavar more than Graveyard, and that you have to hear that bass and drum sound live, hot damn is that some organic old school joy.  They seemed to play a nice mix from both of their records, which was nice.  I hope they didn't mind the violent kids, at least.

Sabbath Jeff over and out, see you in late May at Acid Mothers Temple next, and thanks, as always, for reading.

Words: Sabbath Jeff

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Words: Savannah

Apr 17, 2014

NEWS: LOSS to tour Europe with WORSHIP next month - "Gloom Over Europa" ...

All dates have now been confirmed for “Gloom over Europa,” a tour uniting American funeral doom act LOSS with Germany’s WORSHIP for a string of dates across Europe this May. These will be the first LOSS performances ever on European soil, beginning with an appearance at Heavy Days in Doomtown III in Copenhagen, then followed by shows with WORSHIP in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland.

Loss began in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003, issuing their first demo, Life Without Hope… Death Without Reason, in 2004. The following year saw the release of now-rare split EPs with Necros Christos and Worship. After a period of east coast US touring and writing, the band took part in the Of(u)r Burials split with Mournful Congregation, Otesanek, and Orthodox. This led to the band signing with Canada’s Profound Lore Records, for whom they recorded the critically-praised full length Despond in 2011. More US touring followed in 2012 with labelmates Worm Ouroboros, followed by appearances at Maryland Deathfest and the Stella Natura Festival in 2013.

In honor of this tour, Loss and Worship are reissuing their long out-of-print split 7" on Doomentia Records, the label that is also behind the brand new Loss/Hooded Menace split A View from the Rope, featuring the first new Loss song in three years. Both EPs will be released on this tour, on which material from both splits will be performed live.

LOSS / WORSHIP - “Gloom over Europa” Tour Dates:
May 2nd* Copenhagen, Denmark @ Heavy Days in Doomtown III @ Ungdomshuset
May 4th Aalborg, Denmark  @ 1000fryd (w/ The Body)
May 5th Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
May 6th Rostock, Germany @ JAZ
May 7th Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
May 8th Potsdam, Germany @ U-24
May 9th Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin4 (w/ Funeralium)
May 10th Dordrecht, Netherlands @ Dordrecht Doom Day IV @ Popcentrale
May 11th Paris, France @ Le Klub (w/ Monarch)
May 12th Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club (w/ Monarch)
May 13th Milan, Italy @ Blue Rose Saloon
May 14th Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Klub Gromka
May 15th Vienna, Austria @ Arena Vienna
May 16th Wroclow, Poland @ Ciemna Strona Miasta
May 17th   Berlin, Germany @ Kastanienkeller

*Loss only @ Heavy Days in Doomtown.

Tour presented by Killtown Bookings: Killtown Bookings.Com
Loss website: HERE
Loss contact: lossdoom@gmail.com

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NEWS: TANK86 spring tour and new album recording ...

In preparation of the recording of the follow up to TANK86's highly acclaimed album "Rise", the Dutch instrumental band heads on tour to Germany and Switzerland to test-drive their brand new material. They are joined by their Rising Magma friends Pendejo on the last two dates of the tour. After the tour the band heads straight into the Quarantine Studios to start recording. The new album will be released in the fall of this year.

The tour schedule is as follows:

01-05-2014: Hühnermanhattan, Halle/Saale (GER)
02-05-2014: Subway to Peter, Chemnitz (GER)
03-05-2014: Tiefgrund, Berlin (GER)
04-05-2014: 119FM, Esslingen-Zell (GER)
09-05-2014: Bruch Brothers, Luzern (SWI) - with Pendejo
10-05-2014: G2, Schongau (GER) - with Pendejo

Posted By Savannah
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Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, ELECTRIC WIZARD has completed work on its new studio album, title to be confirmed; the effort will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist/guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, ELECTRIC WIZARD — based in the U.K.'s South-West — has thus far released seven studio albums — an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal ("Pro Tools is for pussies!").

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both "Come My Fanatics" (1997) and "Dopethrone" (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, ELECTRIC WIZARD has left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic '70s horror an inspirational seam, ELECTRIC WIZARD is poised to turn a page; there's the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus — after a nine-year hiatus — the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on "Dopethrone"), who completes the lineup of Oborn, American guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (SATAN'S SATYRS).

Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-'60s Detroit, the remodeled lineup — isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red — set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing "The Sound," and (encouragingly) words like "raw", "hateful" and "sickeningly heavy" are being traded.

Says Oborn: "Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc...

"ELECTRIC WIZARD is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It's primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core — sex, drugs, violence, revolution... to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out.

"If you jam enough and you are on the same level — artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed — then good music will happen. I totally believe that..."


Jus Oborn - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Liz Buckingham - Guitar
Mark Greening - Drums, Percussion
Clayton Burgess - Bass

Posted By Savannah
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Apr 16, 2014

NEWS: SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP ...

Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH's self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band's first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter -- aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band's most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

"Disfigured Colossus" is the fourth of Emanations' seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube HERE  and Soundcloud HERE.

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

Review copies of Emanations will be available in the coming days. For all coverage of SERPENTINE PATH, in North America contact dave@earsplitcompound.com, in the UK contact becky@pioneermusicpress.com, in the rest of Europe contact frank@pettingzoo.nl, elsewhere contact bob@relapse.com.

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Apr 15, 2014

NEWS: MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour ...

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their "Vital Vinyl" column. The column highlights Endless' striking cover art, the band's proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.


5/01/2014 Township - Chicago, IL
5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge - Madison, WI
5/03/2014 JB's Speakeasy - La Crosse, WI
5/04/2014 Chesterfield - Sioux City, IA
5/05/2014 The Bourbon - Lincoln, NE
5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf
5/08/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns
5/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons Of Huns
5/10/2014 TBA - Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2014 The Makeout Room - San Francisco, CA
5/12/2014 Witch Room - Sacramento, CA
5/13/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR
5/15/2014 The Shred Shed - Salt Lake City, UT
5/16/2014 Future Shock - Frisco, CO
5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco - Des Moines, IA

MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the likes of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock 'n' roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

"Endless feels like it's trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip." -- Mister Growl

"Whether you're a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there's a little something for everybody on Mount Salem's 'Endless.'" - Loudwire

"Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi's finest vintage with Emily's shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It's retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism." - Metal Hammer

"You do not want to pass this one up. MOUNT SALEM have managed to set themselves apart with well-written songs, haunting vocals, killer riffs, and the right type of mood that is essential for crafting memorable metal." - Verbicide

"For MOUNT SALEM, that uniqueness is unequivocally the monstrous vocal abilities of frontwoman Emily Kopplin - like holy balls, she has some pipes." - Dead Rhetoric


Source: Earsplit PR

NEWS: PRIZEHOG: Portland Celestial Space Sludge Outfit Announces Five-Week US Tour ...

Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour.

Embarking off of their home turf on May 2nd, the counter-clockwise path this tour makes will find PRIZEHOG winding through the entire continental US for five full weeks before closing down with the final gig in Seattle on June 8th and returning to their daily habitat. See true celestial space sludge for yourself on this massive endeavor including a short run with friends and faves, Vaz, as well as killer acts like Burnt Books, hepa/Titus, Tinsel Teeth, arbogast, The Great Sabatini, labelmates Towers and Big Black Cloud, and more throughout the itinerary.

Amidst the closing-in of this confirmed run, PRIZEHOG will be announcing their next tour lining up for this July alongside labelmates, Hot Victory.

PRIZEHOG US Spring Tour:
5/02/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR w/ Towers, Big Black Cloud
5/07/2014 Lobot Gallery - Oakland, CA w/ Mansion
5/08/2014 The Eagle - San Francisco, CA w/ hepa/Titus, Peace Creep
5/09/2014 Redwood Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ hepa/Titus
5/10/2014 The Tin Can - San Diego, CA w/ Ghetto Blaster
5/11/2014 C St - Flagstaff, AZ w/ New Gods
5/12/2014 Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM w/ Fando
5/13/2014 Three Links - Dallas, TX w/ Bludded Head, Spacebeach
5/14/2014 Vinos - Little Rock, AR
5/15/2014 Springwater - Nashville, TN w/ Tijuana Goat Ride
5/16/2014 TBA - Birmingham, AL
5/17/2014 The Highlander - Atlanta, GA
5/18/2014 The Foxfield - Columbia, SC w/ Burnt Books
5/19/2014 TBA - Richmond, VA
5/20/2014 Gold Bar - Baltimore, MD w/ Vaz, Multicult
5/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Vaz
5/22/2014 Cake Shop - Manhattan, NY w/ Insect Ark, Columboid
5/23/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Vaz, Mossenek, Collapsible Baton
5/24/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Vaz, Tinsel Teeth
5/25/2014 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ Vaz
5/26/2014 The Lair - Buffalo, NY w/ Fox 45, Tainted, Jerry Grind
5/27/2014 TBA - Pittsburgh, PA/Cleveland, OH
5/28/2014 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ arbogast
5/29/2014 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI w/ Soup Moat
5/30/2014 The Hexagon Bar - Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral and the Twilight
5/31/2014 Trumpet Blossom - Iowa City, IA w/ Acoustic Guillotine
6/01/2014 TBA - Omaha, NE/Kansas
6/02/2014 Bar Bar - Denver, CO w/ Echo Beds
6/03/2014 The Parlor Bar - Laramie, WY w/ Unpaid Butlers
6/04/2014 Burts Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Cornered By Zombies, The Great Sabatini
6/05/2014 Filling Station - Bozeman, MT w/ Acheron Thodol
6/06/2014 Zootown Arts Community Center - Missoula, MT
6/07/2014 TBA - Spokane, WA w/ Hooves
6/08/2014 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Don Peyote, Same Sex Dictator

Following Eolian Empire's fresh unleashing of the supernova of creativity that is PRIZEHOG's third album, Re-Unvent the Whool, in March the album is raking in acclaim from all over the place in recent weeks. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Aquarius Records dubbed the LP, "record of the week," and called it, "ridiculously, mindblowingly next level doom-sludge genius," and the trio itself, "the sludge saviors we've been waiting for." In an early premiere of the track, "Shed," Decibel called the album, "Disconnected sludge floating in an abyss of fuzz," followed by The Obelisk, who streamed the entire album for its release date, noting in a glowing text accompaniment, "The bass-less trio - you'll note no lack of low end in the record - run a spectrum of effects-laden churning, mashing together bright ambient echoes and deep, dank tonality. I wouldn't be the first person to compare them to the Melvins, but that doesn't really do complete justice to the psychedelic side of their sound, which shows up quickly."

Orders for Re-Unvent the Whool are live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE, available in a digital package as well as 180-gram vinyl LP including a 24" x 24" poster of the Chris Jehly cover art and download of the album.

Review copies of Re-Unvent the Whool and coverage of PRIZEHOG can now be secured via dave@earsplitcompound.com.

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