2/27/15

MIST TO RELEASE NEW EP IN MAY

Slovenian Doom Metal band MIST will release a new EP on May 8th though Soulseller Records. The 4-tracker entitled "Inan'" will include 3 new songs and one from the ˝Demo 2013˝, recorded anew with the influence of the band's current lead guitarist, Blaž Tanšek.

MIST formed in July 2012, originally as an all-female band, and build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven, Saint Vitus and others.

"Inan'" was recorded in the fall of 2014, produced, mixed and mastered by Benjamin Kic from BK Mastering. The cover art was created by drummer Mihaela Žitko.

"Inan" Tracklist: 1. Inan’ - 2. Frozen Velvet - 3. Phobia - 4. Under The Night Sky

Line-up: Lead vocals : Nina Spruk - Rhythm guitar & backing vocals: Ema Babošek - Lead guitar : Blaž Tanšek - Bass : Neža Pečan - Drums : Mihaela Žitko


2/26/15

ACID KING PREMIERE FIRST TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM

San Francisco's Acid King premiere the first music to be heard from their eagerly awaited forthcoming album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, with the song 'Red River' streaming via Decibel Magazine now. As band founder, vocalist/guitarist Lori.S recommends; "Put on your headphones and let ‘Red River’ slowly dissolve into your brain and travel through your body.”

  Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere was recorded at both Sharkbite and Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, mixed at Different Fur Studios and produced by Acid King and Billy Anderson. Striking artwork from famed tattoo artist Tim Lehi (who has designed cover art for High On Fire, Earthless and Witch) provides a preliminary indication of the cosmic scope of the musical innards, check it out below, along with the newly announced European tour dates.

LISTEN TO 'RED RIVER'



2/25/15

DEMON EYE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Dark and groovy, loud and heavy - DEMON EYE are back! North Carolina’s occult hard rockers will release their new full-length entitled "Tempora Infernalia" on May 8th through Soulseller Records.

The album was recorded and mixed by Alex Maiolo at Seriously Adequate Studio in Carrboro, NC and mastered by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio in Southern Vermont. The band's sophomore release after last year’s highly acclaimed debut, "Leave the Light", is a blast of wicked riffery and skilled songcraft that conjures apocalyptic visions of a world on the brink of destruction. The end is near, and we welcome its arrival!

Cover artwork (created by John Hitselberger, Raleigh NC)

2/24/15

TRUE WIDOW ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES


Texan trio, TRUE WIDOW have confirmed a series of tour dates this May, including shows with Earth and an appearance at Psycho California alongside Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Luna and many others. The dates kick off May 11th in Albuquerque, NM and run through May 24th in Norman, OK. A complete listing is available below. 

TRUE WIDOW released their latest album, Circumambulation, via Relapse Records in 2013. The album of hypnotic, heavy-but-melodic shoegaze was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). The entire album is available to stream for free via the TRUE WIDOW Bandcamp page.



2/13/15

ORCHID ANNOUNCE NEW EP COMING IN MAY

San Francisco-based classic doom metallers ORCHID have announced to be releasing a brand new EP, named Sign Of The Witch. The band's fourth EP is slated for a May 25th release and will contain 4 brand new tracks.

Commented guitarist Mark Thomas Baker: "It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days."

Sign Of The Witch marks the band's first release since 2013's highly successful The Mouths Of Madness.

2/12/15

LISTEN TO KING WOMAN'S EP 'DOUBT' | STREAMING NOW


Bay Area, CA’s King Woman, fronted by vocalist Kristina Esfandiari (Ex-Whirr, Miserable), will be releasing their first proper EP release on February 17th, 2015.  Titled Doubt, this EP finds King Woman awash with churning and crumbling distortion providing a roiling, blackened backdrop for Esfandiari’s throaty, bewitching vocals like a twisted fusion of PJ harvey, Sunn 0))) and Black Sabbath.  We are streaming the Doubt EP in its entirety today - listen below.



Kristina Esfandiari originally formed King Woman back in 2009, but the band had taken a backseat to her other projects at the time like Miserable and Whirr (with whom she played with from 2012 to 2013), where she found her confidence from a vigorous touring schedule of playing stage shows, floor shows, and everything in between.  King Woman got together very organically; Kristina said it just “…kind of happened.  I grew up with my drummer, Joey, and guitarist, Colin.  I asked Colin to play guitar for one of my shows and the rest is history.”  Kristina continued, “We wrote a lot of this EP by Colin sending me guitar ideas and I’d just sing over them, not realizing how good it was.  Soon we started getting Joey to jam with us, and then Sky wanted to play bass.  Now here we are.”  Colin Gallagher, who had given up on music entirely until he played guitar for Esfandiari’s other project, Miserable,  commented, “I was going through a lot of self-reflection.  For me, the songs are about struggling to change things.”  Esfandiari continued, “I started this project as a form of therapy for myself.  I wanted to work through being raised in an oppressive religious environment.  The theme is just the turbulent journey of de-converting from Christianity and finally coming out of the closet about it and being rejected by a lot of family members and friends because of it.”

2/11/15

IDES OF GEMINI ANNOUNCES US LIVE RITUALS WITH MOUNTAIN GOATS


West Coast atmospheric sound conjurors, IDES OF GEMINI, will bring their sonic rituals to the stage this Spring supporting indie folk rock trio, Mountain Goats. Slated to commence on April 2nd, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, the journey will coil its way through seventeen cities coming to a close April 23rd, 2015 in Millvale, Pennsylvania.

"We are beyond thrilled to be going on tour with Mountain Goats this Spring," IDES OF GEMINI guitarist J. Bennett says. "And we're honored that John Darnielle and his bandmates chose to bring us along for the ride. I can't think of another bill that's quite like this one, so I've gotta give them huge props for taking a chance on us and doing something different."

2/10/15

ROYAL THUNDER PREMIERE FIRST NEW MUSIC FROM CROOKED DOORS WITH NEW SONG “FORGET YOU”

Royal Thunder offer a first listen to music from the Atlanta-based outfit’s sophomore album, Crooked Doors (April 7, Relapse Records), with the song “Forget You,” which is streaming via Soundcloud below...



“We are very excited to have the song ‘Forget You’ be the first song premiered off our new album Crooked Doors, said Royal Thunder guitar player and co-founder Josh Weaver. “It makes sense for us to premiere ‘Forget You’ first, as it was one of the first songs we wrote and played out live after or last album, CVI. Thank you to everyone who has showed us love and support and made this album possible! Enjoy!”

The band have confirmed their first tour dates in support of Crooked Doors, with the band joining Halestorm for brief run in June, with more Royal Thunder dates to come:

1/30/15

ONE-EYED DOLL TO RELEASE 'WITCHES' CONCEPT ALBUM ON MARCH 24

Austin, TX rock duo One-Eyed Doll will release their new album, 'Witches' on Standby Records on March 24. The LP is now available for pre-order here.

The band has announced a tour in support of the record, which kicks off on March 4th in Grand Junction, CO and runs through May 1st. See dates below.Tickets available here.

“This is a "concept" album and is based on historical research of the Salem Witch Hysteria,” reveals One-Eyed Doll’s vocalist, guitarist and visionary Kimberly Freeman. “Many of the lyrics are direct quotes from the original handwritten witch trial court documents. The songs explore different personal accounts from real people and touches on theories about why it happened. It's meant to be listened to in one sitting, from beginning to end, like a movie.”

“Even though this is probably our heaviest album yet, it was written almost completely on banjo and mandolin in the Redwood Forest near Santa Cruz, CA,” drummer “Junior” Sewell boasts. “It has this great "forest metal" vibe. It was also all written at once with several melodic themes that appear throughout the album."

1/14/15

CASTLE RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "A KILLING PACE"


"A Killing Pace", the new video from San Francisco doom-tinged heavy metal trio CASTLE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jaan Silmberg for Toronto-based Pistoltrixx.



"A Killing Pace" is taken from the bands third album “Under Siege” – which was produced by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep, Neurosis) and described by Terrorizer as "marrying doom laden riffery to a gloriously no-bullshit heavy metal backbone".

CASTLE guitarist and songwriter Mat Davis stated about the new music video, "We wanted to dial in the brooding intensity of the song with claustrophobic images and make it play visually like a haunted roller-coaster ride to the psyche".
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