Experimental doom band SubRosa will release their most triumphant album to date, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages", on August 26th from Profound Lore. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has unveiled the first single, “Wound of the Warden”, via NPR’s All Songs Considered. This track showcases SubRosa’s crushing monolithic sound canvas: a devastating mix of soul-crushing doom, innovative chamber music (solidified by the band’s two electric violin players) and balladry all filtered through the veil of American gothic tragedy.
Guitarist Rebecca Vernon’s vision for SubRosa brewed for some years before songwriting for the band began in the beginning of 2005; debut album "The Worm Has Turned" was released the following year, the "Strega" LP followed in 2008 and SubRosa went on to self-release "The Swans Trapped In Ice" EP in 2009. In 2011, SubRosa’s groundbreaking full-length album "No Help For The Mighty Ones" was released on Profound Lore Records; No Help received extensive critical acclaim. With the band’s line-up solidified with Vernon alongside Kim Pack (electric violin, vocals), Sarah Pendleton (electric violin, vocals), Levi Hanna (bass) and Andy Patterson (drums), SubRosa released More Constant Than the Gods in 2013 which topped countless year end lists including Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Now, SubRosa will release "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" which sees the band expanding their sound to a new plateau with their heaviest, darkest, and most dynamic-sounding album to date through bigger-sounding production value (the new album was fully engineered and mixed by drummer Andy Patterson). With the awareness brought onto the band with the new album’s predecessor, which also saw SubRosa on their most active touring schedule yet, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" will bring push the band further as they prepare to unveil their most important and crucial album in their repertoire.
SUBROSA, ON TOUR:
August 26 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas *Record Release Show*
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro *Record Release Show*
September 22 Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree ^
September 23 Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival ^
September 24 Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice ^
September 25 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room ^
September 26 München, Germany @ Feierwerk ^
September 28 Milano, Italy @ Lo-Fi ^
September 29 Bologna, Italy @ Freak Out ^
October 1 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn ^
October 3 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^
October 5 Oslo, Norway @ Bla ^
October 9 Koln, Germany @ Underground ^
October 10 Paris, France @ Espace B ^
October 11 London, UK @ Underworld *
October 12 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow *
October 13 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *
November 12 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
November 13 Glendale, CA @ Complex
November 14 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
November 15 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
November 16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 17 Vancouver, NV @ Cobalt
November 18 Seattle, WA @ Highline
November 19 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
December 10 Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest
^ w/ Sinistro
* w/ Darkher
Slovenian Sludge Doom alchemists Beneath The Storm are streaming their new album in full via Tometal.com (http://tometal.com/album-premiere-slovenian-doom-sludge-band-beneath-storm/).
“Lucid Nightmare” marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralysed in sleep.
“Lucid Nightmare” will be released July 4th, 2016 by Argonatura Records in CD / DD.
Preorders are available here.
As the key events of their thirty-year milestone unfold, Neurosis officially announces the name and release date of eleventh full length, "Fires Within Fires".
The new album will be released worldwide on September 23rd via their own Neurot Recordings. The announcement of more specific details of Fires Within Fires is imminent, but in the meantime Neurosis announces a dozen new live performances across Europe in August, where they will be joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.
Neurosis is in fine form following recent and rapturously received shows in San Francisco and Roadburn, celebrating their thirty-year anniversary. Stand by for further info on Fires Within Fires to be released in the weeks ahead.
NEUROSIS Live Dates:
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ [tickets]
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa [tickets]
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE [tickets]
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa [tickets]
Hamburg based heavy stoner, sludge / power doom band High Fighter, whose first full length album coming out this Friday June 10th on Svart Records, have just unleashed a full album stream for their debut 'Scars & Crosses'!
Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows over Europe including UK dates, festivals, several tours and shows with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, The Midnight Ghost Train & many more, High Fighter will release their first and full length album 'Scars & Crosses' on June 10th 2016 with Svart Records!
Since the band is hard to categorize, they just recently stated in an interview with Outlaws of the Sun:
"We're not a pure doom band, nor do we try to be a pure sludge or stoner band. You will find a lot more in High Fighter as well as on our upcoming album. If you're a pure metal head, you will find a bit of what you need. If you're a stoner, blues, sludge or doom enthusiast, like your tunes melodic but mean and heavy on the other hand, we've got something for you. We're fans of leaving enough space for your very own definition and vibes you get with our sound."
You can stream High Fighter's upcoming and hotly anticipated debut album 'Scars & Crosses' now and in full HERE.
'Scars & Crosses', coming as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, LP Gatefold and Digital Download, is available to pre-order here: www.svartrecords.com/shoppe
Catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates:
10.06. Hamburg, Bambi Galore, Album Release show - with Jucifer & The Moth
17.06. Würzburg, Immerhin - with The Midnight Ghost Train
18.06. Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei - with The Midnight Ghost Train
02.07. Stadtfest Mücheln
Album release summer tour, with Earth Ship & Mammoth Storm:
22.07.: Kiel, DE - Kieler Schaubude
23.07.: Naaldwijk / Den Haag, NL - De Flatertheek
24.07.: Le Havre, FR - Mac Daid's
25.07.: Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
26.07.: Köln, DE - Underground
27.07.: Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
28.07.: Berlin, DE - Badehaus Szimpla
29.07.: Erfurt, DE - From Hell
30.07.: Hamburg, DE - Fundbureau
17.08. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
10.09.: Open Air Fraureuth
Florida-based Doom / Sludge band Hollow Leg have revealed that they will be embarking on a short tour of the East US with Irata. The tour will be in support of their new album "Crown" which is due to be released in North America on June 24 2016. Confirmed dates are below, more dates are expected to be announced in the near future:
06/21-Burro bar, Jacksonville FL
06/22- Basement, Atlanta GA
06/23 Maywood, Raleigh NC
06/25 Fredrick, MD (Doom Fest)
06/26 Reggies, Wilmington NC
Order "Crown" at this location: https://hollowleg666.bandcamp.com/
Electric Wizard, are working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release.
This is all the information available. The whereabouts of the band and the recording / mixing details are not currently known, but more news should follow in due course…
This new offering will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Time to Die’ and will be the second release on the band’s ‘Witchfinder Records’ imprint, the result of a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
‘Time to Die’ effectively closed the lid on a particular part of the band’s career, and this new album will represent a fresh turn of the turf…
Until that time, get your fix of pure evil at one of these live performances:-
12/07/16 – Download, Castle Donington, UK
28/07/16 – Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13/08/16 – Brutal Assault, Czech Republic
26/08/16 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, US
01/10/16 – Z7, Basel, Switzerland
Copenhagen-based Rising has just issued a new trailer documenting the recording of their impending third LP, "Oceans Into Their Graves", as the album nears release in late April.
Since its genesis in 2008, Rising has displayed relentless, crushing tones, fierce musicianship, and a strong sense for melody and songwriting, their sound slickly melding straightforward classic metal elements with the mammoth amplification and persuasion of upbeat sludge/doom metal. Those traits follow through on "Oceans Into Their Graves" -- the first album since the band's revamping process following their 2013 "Abominor" LP -- yet "Oceans Into Their Graves" also sees this new incarnation of the beast hungrier than ever, while the melodies soar with even more invigoration, their delivery greased to perfection and operating at full steam, resulting in the band's undeniably strongest album yet. Boasting nearly forty-five minutes of mega-infectious riff domination, the album was recorded by producer Jacob Bredahl (By The Patient, The Kandidate) at Dead Rat Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Sleep, Black Breath, Old Man Gloom), and bears cover artwork created by vocalist Morten Grønnegaard.
Hamburg-based stoner metal / sludge outfit High Fighter have just hit the studio to record their first full-length album, and now the band announces that they have signed a worldwide deal with Finland's elite Svart Records.
Born in the summer of 2014 by former members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump, and Pyogenesis, High Fighter self-released their first (and critically acclaimed) debut EP titled The Goat Ritual in the same year, followed by numerous shows all over Europe and the UK in 2015. With one EP out and only in the band's first year, High Fighter have already shared the stage with such acts as Corrosion of Conformity, Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, and Greenleaf, among others, and appeared at such festivals as Stoned From The Underground, Sonic Blast Portugal, Red Smoke in Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz, and many more, including an exclusive press showcase live at Wacken Open Air. After heavily touring in 2015, the band has now hit the renowned Rama Studios in Mannheim, Germany to record their first, highly anticipated full-length album, set to be released in June 2016.
"When we introduced the band to the public by the end of 2014 and released our first EP the same year, we would never have imagined what amazing things and opportunities would come up for us and where the still-young road of High Fighter would go," states vocalist Mona Miluski. "In only one year, we were lucky enough to tour heavily, played shows and tours with so many fantastic bands, rocked several festival stages, seen amazing places, and met the greatest people out there. But when we started the band, we also would never have imagined signing a deal with one of the best underground labels this scene has to offer and after this very short band history. Having built up bands such as Mantar and Hexvessel, Svart Records' artist roster speaks for itself, and we're over the moon to have signed with such a reputable and fantastic record label. We look forward to this journey, and can't wait till our first album will see the light of day on Svart!"
High Fighter are currently recording at Rama Studios in Mannheim, Germany. To support the upcoming album live, the band has already announced several shows for 2016, such as Desertfest Berlin and Summer Breeze Festival, and will be announcing more tour dates and upcoming gigs this year soon. Mark your summer calendar: High Fighter's first full-length album is set to be released on June 10th on Svart Records!
Italian psychedelic ritual sludge quartet Nibiru are ready to unleash a preview of the upcoming EP "Teloch" which can be viewed here.
The white vinyl 12” EP will be released on March 25th via Argonauta Records in collaboration with Doommabbestia “Doom’n’Heavy Psych ‘zine”.
Pre-orders are available here
Pre-Order 'Remission' (Reissue) Here »
Digital Pre-Orders Available Here »
Relapse Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of Mastodon's seminal debut LP "Remission", a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. Exploding onto the scene in 2002, Mastodon combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers.
Over a decade after its release "Remission" remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the band themselves. The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.
The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic "Remission" horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.
The album will see it’s reissue on August 5th (North America), August 4th (UK / World) and August 1st (Germany / Benelux / Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset. Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE while digital pre-orders can be made HERE. A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.
The CD version comes with a Remission sticker while the 2xLP box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide and includes a 11”x11” 24 page book featuring the gorgeous new artwork from Paul Romano along with an exclusive etching of the Remission horse. A special black/gold vinyl box set edition is available exclusively at Relapse.com and comes with a special, full color Remission turntable slipmat.
Watch a Trailer Featuring the Reissue Packages Here »
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