Candiria Announces “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” 20th Anniversary Tour

Candiria will be hitting the road for a spate of headline dates commemorating 20-plus years of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Beyond Reasonable Doubt.”

The tour kicks off on April 20 in Long Island and will feature support from Cleric on most dates. The trek will take the band through the Northeast and the Midwest. It also includes an appearance at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. The band will also play two shows supporting Killswitch Engage. Additional dates will be added and all confirmed dates are below.

The band has crafted a special set list for the tour to celebrate the definitive “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” album. At the shows, Candiria will also be selling a special Collector’s Edition of “Beyond Reasonable Doubt.” This version is packed with memorabilia and imagery from the period in which the band was writing, recording, and supporting the album. It also boasts newly revised artwork, audio taken from the original 1997 masters, and a forward by original drummer Ken Schalk.

Additionally, vocalist Carley Coma has also launched a series of videos for the band’s latest album “While They Were Sleeping.” The series dives deep into the story behind the album’s concept. New videos for each track are revealed in sequence each week. The latest clip, for the eighth track on the album “The Whole World Will Burn,” can be seen here:

Here are the latest Candiria Tour Dates with Cleric, except where noted:

4/20 — Amityville, NY — Revolution Bar & Music Hall (No Cleric)
4/21 — Worcester, MA — New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (No Cleric)
4/26 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom (With Killswitch Engage + Hatebreed)
4/27 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
4/29 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
5/03 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance (With Killswitch Engage, The Word Alive)
5/04 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Smiling Moose
5/05 — Lansing, MI — Mac’s Bar
5/06 — Toledo, OH — Frankie’s
5/07 — Chicago, IL — Reggie’s

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Cleric Debut New Song “Lunger” From Upcoming New Album “Retrocausal”

Philadelphia quartet Cleric debut a new song entitled “Lunger”, taken from their upcoming new album “Retrocausal”, which is set for a December 8th release on Web of Mimicry, the label owned by musician Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3.

Check out now “Lunger” below.

“Retrocausal is an adventure story set in a dystopian future. Cleric vocalist/keyboardist Nick Shellenberger explains: “Lyrically, Retrocausal opens a window into a bleak sci-fi landscape plagued by environmental fallout, in which corrupt governments send their citizens to die, and centers around one submarine crew that learns of their intended fate and chooses to pursue the beyond, despite the terrors that await. Told from different perspectives throughout the record, it’s a story of hope, fear, uncertainty, and constant struggle in the face of failure and death, and in search of something that may never be.”

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) at The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York.

The artwork was created by Cleric’s Nick Shellenberger.

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John Frum Posts “Wasting Subtle Body” Music Video

Just days ahead of the release of a debut album, cult metal collective John Frum has now dropped a video for new song, “Wasting Subtle Body.” Check it out below. The band’s new record, “A Stirring In The Noos,” will be available for purchase and stream via Relapse Records on May 12th.

The video for “Wasting Subtle Body” was directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) and is a mind-bending depiction of a terrifying ritual with haunting visuals. Massie comments:

“One thing I was really excited about with this project was to shoot nature in a way that depicts the character’s inward journey. I didn’t want to use the weird sex and death stuff I tend to do. This project was to be the beauty of nature herself! I went way out there with my camera and tried to get my inner hippie excited about tickling chakras, absorbing energy from stones, bathing in nature’s blushing design…but all I found in mother nature was death and fucking (in macro).”

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

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John Frum Posts “Pining Light” Live Video

As the release date for the band’s debut record draws closer, cult metal collective John Frum has shared an epic live video for “Pining Light” today that was filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on April 15th.

The studio version of the song can be found on the band’s forthcoming album, “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released via Relapse Records on May 12th. Pre-orders are online now over here.

This new video for “Pining Light” was filmed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and can be seen below. The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, the backdrop of a bad trip.

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John Frum Releases “Memory Palace” Video

Enigmatic, cult metal collective John Frum just unveiled a video for new song “Memory Palace.” The song is found on the band’s upcoming, debut album, “A Stirring In The Noos,” which is set for release through Relapse Records on May 12th.

Pre-orders are online now right here. The band also comments: “‘Memory Palace’ is a journey into the ever changing and expanding void we find ourselves hurtling through, and a reflection on the fleeting knowledge one stands to gain within. It also speaks to the pitfalls of our god complex and the futility of enlightenment on any scale.”

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as the backdrop of a bad trip. Fans can also see the band live:

April 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Shred Shed w/ Surgeon + Night Raids + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 15 – New York, NY – St. Vitus w/ Imperial Triumphant + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/Cemetery Piss + Special Guest Headliner TBA

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John Frum Posts “Presage Of Emptiness” Music Video

The patron saints of altered states known as John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with “A Stirring In The Noos.” Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic musings, the backdrop of a bad trip.

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This collective statement was issued about the band name:

“The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and ‘cargo’ down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land.

“Essentially, we are all Cargo Cults, misunderstanding cause and effect, creating narratives and outcomes to support our clung-to beliefs about our strange traditions, all in a futile attempt to make some sense of things that simply don’t. Amongst other things, our music is a reaction to Cargo Cult Science in modern times. ‘A Stirring in the Noos’ is our humble greeting, the first transmissions from the mind of John Frum.”

Today, John Frum has unveiled a video for debut track, “Presage of Emptiness,” which can be viewed below. The band comments that this track is “a tribute to the ever-ebbing dark: consuming blindly and extinguishing indiscriminately, eclipsing itself and all of creation.”

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John Frum Announces New Album “A Stirring In The Noos”

This is February 15th, John Frum Day. On this day, cult followers from all over the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu come to the village of Lamakara at Sulfa Bay to march, raise their flags, and celebrate their esoteric way of life.

This is also the day that the patron saints of altered states known as John Frum reveal to the world the first glimpse into a new chronicle of auditory disturbances. Indulge your senses with a teaser trailer below.

Consisting of current and former members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn and many other renowned projects, John Frum has been fermenting a bedeviled broth since 11.11.11. Like a planchette moved by the presence of subtle energies, John Frum functions as a medium for malefic musings.

Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum’s unorthodox debut “A Stirring in the Noos” maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal.

John Frum borrows its name from a relatively isolated group of natives in the South Pacific islands, known as a Cargo Cult, who first used the alias John Frum as a means to reject European ways, escape oppressive missionaries, and return to their old traditions. The narrative changed during the war in the 1940s to reflect encounters with thousands of American soldiers who spectacularly descended on that region by sea and air with crates of wartime materials dropped from the sky. These events drastically changed the beliefs and lifestyle of the islanders as they took the soldiers and their offerings to be god-like, descended from the heavens.

Alt-religious narratives induced by these encounters were incongruent with islanders’ long-held beliefs, yet the natives could not deny the call of the cargo. Attempting to reconcile their existing beliefs with the new understanding of the outside world led to some strange interpretations which evolved into a bizarre narrative about a dark skinned soldier-deity who resides inside a nearby volcano, and who many believe will one day return, showering them in riches and technology.

John Frum consists of:

Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric)/guitar
Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter)/drums
Derek Rydquist (Ex-The Faceless)/vocals
Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather)/bass

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Dysrhythmia Announces “The Veil Of Control” Release Show, Festival Appearance

NYC-based instrumental trio Dysrhythmia this week announces impending participation in The Covenant Festival Montreal 2017, as the band also prepares to play a hometown release show for “The Veil Of Control” this weekend.

Dysrhythmia will celebrate the Profound Lore release of seventh album, “The Veil Of Control,” in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, November 5th. The gala goes down at Saint Vitus Bar, with support to be provided by Multicult and Cleric.

This week’s issue of The Village Voice praisesL “The album continues the group’s technical sound: Hufnagel riffs on a twelve-string guitar, and the trio embraces dissonance in its tempo and key changes. If anything, Veil is a little more ambient than their previous releases, but with their jazz influences and precise synchronicity, Dysrhythmia are hardly about to fade into the background.”

11/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Multicult, Cleric
4/13-15/2017 La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC @ The Covenan

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Dysrhythmia Announces “The Veil Of Control” Release Show, Festival Appearance

NYC-based instrumental trio Dysrhythmia this week announces impending participation in The Covenant Festival Montreal 2017, as the band also prepares to play a hometown release show for “The Veil Of Control” this weekend.

Dysrhythmia will celebrate the Profound Lore release of seventh album, “The Veil Of Control,” in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, November 5th. The gala goes down at Saint Vitus Bar, with support to be provided by Multicult and Cleric.

This week’s issue of The Village Voice praisesL “The album continues the group’s technical sound: Hufnagel riffs on a twelve-string guitar, and the trio embraces dissonance in its tempo and key changes. If anything, Veil is a little more ambient than their previous releases, but with their jazz influences and precise synchronicity, Dysrhythmia are hardly about to fade into the background.”

11/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Multicult, Cleric
4/13-15/2017 La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC @ The Covenan

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Dysrhythmia Streaming Full New Album “The Veil Of Control”

As NYC-based instrumental trio Dysrhythmia prepares to deliver seventh studio full-length, “The Veil Of Control,” through Profound Lore Records next week, today the record sees an early premiere online.

Profound Lore will release “The Veil Of Control” on CD, LP, and all digital platforms next Friday, September 23rd. Dysrhythmia has also confirmed a new show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on November 5th, and will announce additional live news in the coming weeks.

11/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Multicult, Cleric

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