Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR




"True to its name, Wolves In The Throne Room has always painted between the lines of barbaric and regal. For over a decade it has been this between-space that has driven WITTR's power; burning black-metal riffs communing with mystical folk and ambient music." - NPR


In preparation for their September 22nd release of Thrice Woven, Wolves in the Throne Room have announced an extensive U.S. tour shortly after the album’s street date.  Set to run from September 29th through October 25th with support from Pillorian, the tour will take the bands from coast to coast - check out the full routing listed below.

Since their inception in 2002, over the course of 5 studio albums and hundreds of live performances, Wolves in the Throne Room have refracted Black Metal through their own Cascadian prism.  Their songs explore the hidden world of magic that one accesses through dreams, visions and music and the resulting sounds are intimately linked to the wild lands of the Pacific Northwest.  Now, a portal into the dreamworld of Wolves in the Throne Room opens again with their forthcoming sixth LP, Thrice Woven -  a glorious return to the blazing and furious Black Metal that they alone can create. 

Look for Thrice Woven to be available September 22nd on Wolves in the Throne Room’s own label, Artemisia.  Additionally, check out the music video for “Born from the Serpent’s Eye” here.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, ON TOUR:
September 29  Boise, ID @ Neurolux
September 30  Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
October 2  Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
October 3  Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 5  Houston, TX @ White Oak (downstairs)
October 6  New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
October 7  Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
October 9  Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
October 10  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
October 11  Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
October 12  Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
October 13  Brooklyn, NY @ Villain
October 14  Pittsburgh, PA @ Villain
October 16  Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Ballroom
October 17  St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
October 18  Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
October 20  Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
October 21  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
October 22  Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
October 24  Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
October 25  Olympia, WA @ Obsidian
Photo by: Peter Beste

Thrice Woven, track listing:
1.  Born from the Serpent’s Eye
2.  The Old Ones Are With Us
3.  Angrboda
4.  Mother Owl, Father Ocean
5.  Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon

Monday, July 24, 2017

Ripple Music presents, Poseidon, Flying Eyes 7", and Second Coming of Heavy Chapter 6 Limited Edition Vinyl




The reviews are amazing. "Monumental" being an oft used word...

Prologue officially drops tomorrow at 7 am PST via Ripple Music. Available on limited "Infinite Abyss" black/white psychedelic edition LP (ONLY 100 PRESSED), "Dark Beginnings" black vinyl LP, Test press LP (ONLY FIVE AVAILABLE), and CD digi pack will also be available and digital download worldwide via Ripple Bandcamp, itunes, apple, amazon, spotify etc.

​If you haven't already heard it, then head on over to Decibel Magazine where they are streaming it in it's entirety.

All formats are available from

This sexy beast is coming your way!   Flying Eyes/ Lazlo Lee & The Motherless Children split 7". Done in conjunction with our brothers at H42 Records. This is the white (with some black marble) Ripple exclusive North American Edition, limited to 50 copies pressed. Look for pre-sale next week on Monday.


"Already recognized as one of the world’s leading purveyors of rock ‘n’ roll, stoner, doom and heavy psych, Ripple Music upped the ante in 2015 with the arrival of one of the year’s most ambitious projects, The Second Coming of Heavy Series."

Serving as an ongoing showcase for some of the best and heaviest bands emerging from the underground, each installment shines a light on those worthy of your attention. With full color sleeves and inserts, the series is designed to be saved and treasured, like a fine anthology of books.

Chapter 6 is now upon us, in the Ripple store, with Kayleth and Favequaid, bringing the heavy from Italy. 

Six months in the planning, here it is!  Welcome to the first ever international RippleFest - RippleFest Sweden.  Three bands over two cities in two nights, come join us in Orebro and Stockholm, Sept 8 and 9th. Scandanavian Ripple family, Vokonis, Kingnomad, and Craneium will all take the stage.  And keep your eyes open for the limited edition RippleFest Sweden T-shirt!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bandcamp Bonanza – Smoked Out



Scorching fires out west have been dominating the landscape, filling the air with smoke and ash in the last month or so. Bandcamp has been ablaze for other reasons. Last round I featured some of the best of bandcamp mid-year recap. This round I’m going back to showing off some of the new finds that keep the year moving in a positive direction. At some point you’d think it would start slowing down, but the music just keeps releasing and it blows my mind every time. Check out the latest batch of Bandcamp Bonanza face melters.

Second Coming of Heavy – Chapter 6: Kayleth / Favequaid
Splits seem to be gaining traction as of late. Ripple has not only taken the special edition split vinyl to the next level, they have done it with class. Look at the art package that being featured on each chapter by Ghosttown Graphics. It’s just insane and to know that the splines will create an image when stacked together at the end of the 10 chapter saga, it begs for complete discography collectors to hop aboard. Each chapter features two up and coming heavy rocking bands. Chapter 6 is on fire.
Chapter 6 brings us another round of bands with their first appearance on Ripple. This is a perfect combination of atmospheric riffs and high octane rock songs. Kayleth bring the expansive grooves straight from outer space while Favequaid deliver us an undisputed punky grit layered with tasty chops. It seems each Chapter brings a new favorite. The saga gets better and better and the artwork is intense. Cannot wait to receive my OBI vinyl edition and complete the entire set.Favorite track: Favequaid - Everytime.

Sun Rider – III
Another band with exquisite artwork in their catalog, Sun Rider bring a sludge stained stoner metal to the party with monster riffs and scarred vocal tones that combine to make a heavy blues album that comes out similar in output to the band HARK, but less progressive and more bluesy. Check out their entire discography and you’ll be considering hitting that buy button on the vinyl even though the shipping is insanely pricey.

Howling Giant – Black Hole, Space Wizard: Part 2
Now here is a band to keep your eyes on. These dudes from Nashville know how to write a great song and keep it accessible with a wide range of polish, but they also know how to maintain a heavy ass energy. I just can’t say enough good things. Each release that comes out of these guys brains is a new favorite. Part 2 is intense.
Howling Giant return with Part 2 of the BHSW saga launching rocket fueled riffs beyond the atmospheric boundary of standard hard rock fare. Astronautical fuzz echoes over metallic solos as the progressive harmonies consume by way of gravitational force. Part 2 is a gorgeous and monolithic slab of stoner metal that'll have you begging for more. Keep your eyes on these guys. They're going places.

The Last Coyote – Gunfighter Tales
I found these guys using the method of checking the bandcamp new section by genre, and randomly stumbled over these guys.
This is the kind of music I yearn for. Sifting through the bandcamp vaults today The Last Coyote makes its presence known. Gun smoking melodies crackle with bluesy strums and outlaw wales across the western prairie like a flaming ring of mountain fire.

Between the Lines – Between the Lines
This is refreshing and suffocating at the same time. There were parts that had that 15 years old nostalgia going on, yet it stands out in the field of hard rock.
The bass slaps like a sack of balls against a kilted thigh as the dark, brooding groove hymns Between the Lines of crunchy distorted rock and goth enhanced grunge. For fans of Tool and freaks alike, this debut will steamroll your expectations of an Irish rock band.

Hair of the Dog – This World Turns
Last but certainly not least Hair of the Dog came out with a new album this year. I am a huge fan of this band which required that I pre-order the vinyl to go with the first two albums I scrounged together last year. Pretty stoked on this new one, it gets better every time you play it and I find it ranking high on many year-end lists’
Hair of the Dog is the type of band you can play in the morning to ease the bangover from witnessing their show the night before. This World Turns exemplifies all that is heavy rock taking the band to future cult classic status and showing no signs of losing hide. The melodies echo lean distorted glory with progressive riffs, bar worthy balladry and intricate snarls of rock and roll fury. Can't deny this as one of the best hard rock albums of 2017. Vinyl ordered. Just look at those colors on the cover. This is the full package. Favorite track: This World Turns. 

That ought to keep you busy for a bit. I’ve got more on deck for future Bonanza Bonanza features and it shows no signs of slowing down. Let it burn!

-The Huntsman

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ROZAMOV Tour With The Ditch And The Delta Confirmed; Band Issues Track From Impending Free Live Recording Via The Obelisk




Boston doom unit ROZAMOV has booked new summer tour dates, including July shows with Blood Sun Circle and Author & Punisher, and is preparing to issue a free live album, leaking the lead track through The Obelisk ahead of its release this week.

ROZAMOV will begin their summer tour schedule this week, playing shows in Wallingford July 21st and Rochester July 22nd alongside Blood Sun Circle. July 28th sees the band in Somverville supporting Author & Punisher. August will take ROZAMOV across the country and out to the West Coast, as they embark on a tour with The Ditch And The Delta. Both bands will be supporting their new LPs, both released this year through Battleground Records. ROZAMOV will be out from August 24th through September 2nd, culminating in both bands performing at Crucial Fest in Salt Lake City.

Following the release of their lauded This Mortal Road LP, ROZAMOV has completed their first official live recording, titled Adaptations, which they are now preparing to release independently. Adaptations was recorded on tour earlier this year as the band was on your supporting This Mortal Road, captured at Live Wire in Chicago, mixed by Chris Johnson at The Electric Bunker, and mastered by Alec Rodriguez at New Alliance. The record features three previously-released songs - "Ghost Divine," "Serpent Cult," and "Inhumation" - and leads off with a new song called "Surrounded By Wolves."

ROZAMOV will release Adaptations as a free download through Bandcamp and Spotify this Friday, July 21st.

Hear ROZAMOV's "Surrounded By Wolves" early through The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.

ROZAMOV's This Mortal Road is available digitally HERE, and the CD and LP available through Battleground Records HERE and Dullest Records HERE. Also see ROZAMOV's "Serpent Cult" video RIGHT HERE.

ROZAMOV Tour Dates:
7/21/2017 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT w/ Blood Sun Circle
7/22/2017 Photo City Improv - Rochester, NY w/ Blood Sun Circle
7/28/2017 ONCE - Somerville, MA w/ Author & Punisher
8/24/2017 Great Scott - Allston, MA w/ The Ditch And The Delta
8/25/2017 Cafe Bourbon Street - Columbus, OH w/ The Ditch And The Delta
8/26/2017 TBA - Indianapolis, IN
8/27/2017 TBA - St. Paul, MN
8/30/2017 Funhouse - Seattle, WA w/ The Ditch And The Delta
8/31/2017 High Water Mark - Portland, OR w/ The Ditch And The Delta
9/01/2017 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ The Ditch And The Delta
9/02/2017 Crucial Fest - Salt Lake City, UT w/ The Ditch And The Delta




Friday, July 21, 2017

EYEHATEGOD Announces Left To Starve Summer Tour With Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, And More On Select Dates; Take As Needed For Pain Full-Length Appears On Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time List




EYEHATEGOD will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour next month. The Left To Starve summer takeover will commence on August 1st, run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates! The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams' lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December.

Comments IX Williams, "This band, for better or worse, has endured a mind-numbing and brain-expanding thirty years of making some of the most criminally riff filled and abhorrent sounds ever heard on the planet earth. No middle ground; EYEHATEGOD is either wonderfully loved or instinctively hated. Predicting the future accidentally and preaching the end time message, see the band LIVE now before something else bad happens..."

EYEHATEGOD - Left To Starve Summer Tour:
8/01/2017 Boozers - Corpus Christi, TX
8/02/2017 Lowbrow - El Paso, TX
8/03/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/04/2017 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/05/2017 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/06/2017 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/07/2017 Elbow Room - San Francisco, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/08/2017 Dante's - Portland, OR w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/09/2017 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/11/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO w/ Primitive Man
8/12/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Primitive Man
8/13/2017 Korova - San Antonio, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/14/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/15/2017 89th Street - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Negative Approach
8/16/2017 The Gig - Beaumont, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/18/2017 South Port - New Orleans, LA w/ Negative Approach
8/19/2017 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Antiseen, Negative Approach
8/20/2017 The Muse - Wilmington, NC w/ Negative Approach
8/21/2017 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Negative Approach
8/22/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA w/ Negative Approach
8/24/2017 Middle East - Boston, MA w/ Cro-Mags
8/25/2017 Montage - Rochester, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/26/2017 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD w/ Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer
8/27/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/28/2017 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA w/ Cro-Mags
8/30/2017 Mexicali - Teaneck, NJ w/ Cro-Mags
8/31/2017 Outpost - Kent, OH w/ Cro-Mags
9/01/2017 Spirit Hall - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cro-Mags
9/02/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/03/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/04/2017 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN w/ Cro-Mags
9/05/2017 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/06/2017 Club El - Detroit, MI w/ Cro-Mags
9/08/2017 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/09/2017 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/10/2017 Golden Pony - Harrionsburg, VA w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/11/2017 Ziggys - Chattanooga, TN w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/12/2017 Sidetracks - Huntsville, AL w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/13/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL w/ Mountain Of Wizard

EYEHATEGOD continues to deafen the masses in support of their self-titled LP which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records, breaking the band's decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release of the band's storied history. Consequence Of Sound called the record, "...their most entertaining release since 1996's Dopesick... urgent and raw, as if the band hasn't aged a day," Pitchfork gushed, "they've come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That EyeHateGod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary." Added Metal Injection, "in terms of consistency and sheer 'fuck yeah!'-ness. this is right up there in that first tier of must have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it."

In related news, EYEHATEGOD's Take As Needed For Pain full-length (1993) recently earned the #92 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time list, the esteemed publication noting, "Standouts, such as 'Blank' and the title track hammer the listener with turbulent riffs before downshifting into heaving swing rhythms that drive home the band's fluency in the funkier aspects of NOLA's musical culture. 'Sister Fucker (Pt. 1),' meanwhile, marries vile imagery with hip-shaking boogie rock. The band found the perfect foil in engineer Robinson Mills, whose warm, no-frills tones complemented Williams' acrid screech, the menacing swells of feedback on tracks like "30$ Bag" and unsettling police-scanner-inspired noise piece 'Disturbance.' While bands such as Crowbar and the Southern supergroup Down (which features EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower behind the drums) would also serve as able ambassadors for New Orleans metal, none of them would capture the city's seedy rebel spirit quite as effectively as EYEHATEGOD did here." Read more and see the full list at THIS LOCATION.

The band will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary next year. Stay tuned for special releases to be announced in the future. In the meantime, orders for EyeHateGod in North America can be placed via Housecore Records HERE. Additionally, the official For The Sick Benefit poster and benefit T-shirt are still available for purchase at Indie Merch HERE.

Night announces new album Raft of the World


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September 1st marks the release date of Night's third full length album "Raft of the World" which will be released through The Sign Records. The album consists of 9 ravishing rock hymns forged together by the band during the fall of '16, and signifies a musical progression of the band towards a more rock-based sound - without leaving their trademarked sharp edged NWOBHM attitude. With a modern take on classic rock 'n' roll combined with more sinister lyrical themes, this album invites the listener on an increasingly organic and diverse journey compared to its predecessors. "Raft of the World" was recorded, produced and mixed by Ola Ersfjord (Tribulation, Dead Lord, Lizzies, Honeymoon Disease) with additional recordings (drums & bass) by Linus Lundgren at Studio Ganymeden in their hometown Linköping. Ola Ersfjord contributed to a broader production and soundscape including instruments such as organs, acoustic guitars and percussion to name a few, which they consider has brought the album a unique sound that stands out in comparison to other contemporary rock bands. Mastering was done by Chris Common (The Mars Volta, Chelsea Wolfe, Mastodon) and the artwork is made by the talented artist Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Vampire, Trap Them).

Night is a quartet hailing from the plains of Östergötland, Sweden. They started out back in 2011 and have released two full length albums and two 7" singles followed by several tours and festival gigs (Muskelrock, Hell over Hammaburg, Headbangers open air, Metal frenzy) all over Europe. Known for their fierce and intense live performances, Night have built up a reputation as an entity to count on. Today the band consists of Oskar (vocals, electric guitar), Sammy (electric guitar), Joesph (electric bass guitar) and Dennis (battery).

"This album is a progression of the whole concept that is Night - both personally and musically. I felt a dire need to express myself on a more personal level, which hasn't really been a priority for me before we started to work on the new songs. Living in a world gone mad, constantly surrounded by people who's lifestyle is basically rooted in greed unfortunately brings out the worst in otherwise "good" people. It makes you think about what is actually important in life which also triggers the creative and philosophical flow that I really think has been manifested in the new songs."
- Oskar, Night

The album is released on CD & Vinyl.


Watch the video for Time here:


Track list:
1 - Fire Across the Sky
2 - Surrender
3 - Under the Gallows
4 - Omberg
5 - Time
6 - Strike of Lightning
7 - Winds
8 - Coin in a Fountain
9 - Where Silence Awaits

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Second Coming of Heavy Chapter 6 - Kayleth/Favequaid



Many of us know Italy by their cars. Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, some of the most beautiful, exotic, and fast cars that the world has ever known. If Ferrari could solve their Formula 1 woes, I'd be a happy guy, but that's a completely different article. Italy is famous for music, some of it going back centuries. Some of the most soul stirring music ever written can be found in the classical music and operas of this country. This newest offering from Ripple Music, the latest in their series of splits, bring us some newer vintage of Italian music.

The Italian heavy music scene is ripe with many bands creating some unique and wonderful sounds. This release brings us two of those bands, Kayleth and Favequaid. Hopefully you already know them both, but if one or both of these bands are new to you, this is a fantastic way to take the plunge and hear something outside of what you regularly listen to.

Kayleth start us off on side A. Their first track comes shimmering in like a mirage far off in the desert, which is probably appropriate, given that the track is called “Desert Caravan”. It doesn't take long, though, before the heaviness kicks in. Their style seems to be a form of heavy rock that veers a little off to the spacey side, not so much that they ever become full on psychedelic, but in a way that is a bit unique to the world of heavy. The songs are full of grooves and some most excellent guitar work, and as I said, just the right amount of trippy. I also enjoy that just when you think you know where a song is going, they turn it around and make something else entirely out of it. This is some very good stuff and you'll want to check out their other releases.

Favequaid, meanwhile, come out roaring like a top fuel dragster, daring your ears to keep up with what they are laying down. I love their singer's voice. It fits perfectly with what they are doing musically. They also throw in some tasty treats, like the bass breakdown in “Everytime”, and the guitar work on their tracks is also first rate. Did I mention the riffs? They have 'em for days, in just about every variety you would want. “Hypochondria” is a perfect example of this. You could almost call it their exercise in variations on a riff. They take the same riff, at different tempos and with some twists and turns, and make something very cool out it.

Ripple has once again struck gold with this split, matching two bands that go together very well. Check this one out and then go find some of the other awesome Italian bands out there. It's a scene that doesn't seem to be too well known but you will be very satisfied with what your research turns up.

-ODIN



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