Electric Funeral Fest III Final Lineup Revealed (June 29th-June 30th Denver, CO)

The final lineup of the event has been confirmed with the addition of Salt Lake City avant-doom duo Eagle Twin, Seattle punk icons Zeke, Floridian death doom cult Crud, Austin funeral doom trio Communion, Arizona behemoths Twingiant, Denver industrial post punk unit Echo Beds, and California heavy psyche rockers Roast! See the full lineup below.

Electric Funeral Fest III Lineup (alphabetically):

Alone
Amplified Heat
Aseethe
Augur
Bandits
Cloud Catcher
Communion
Crud
Duel
Eagle Twin
Echo Beds
Forming The Void
Green Druid
Grey Gallows
Keef Duster
Loom
Love Gang
Necropanther
R.I.P.
Roast
Smokey Mirror
Smolder & Burn
Space in Time
Speedwolf
Spirit Adrift
Still Valley
The Munsens
The Midnight Ghost Train
Twingiant
Urn
Vexing
Weedeater
Primitive Man
White Dog
Wizzerd
Zeke

Venues:
Hi Dive (21+), 3 Kings Tavern (21+), Mutiny Information Cafe (all ages) [event link]

Ticket Options:
$32 one-day pass
$60 two-day pass
Tickets are available here http://www.electricfuneralfestiii.eventbrite.com

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The Ditch And The Delta Signs With Battleground Records

Battleground Records expands the label’s diverse roster once again, welcoming Salt Lake City-based exploratory sludge/math metal trio The Ditch And The Delta. New LP “Hives In Decline” is now being prepped for release via the record deal.

Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, “Hives In Decline” shows The Ditch And The Delta exploring further aspects of sound design, and features a swarm of solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the song “Fuck On Asphalt.”

Battleground Records will issue the record on LP and digital formats this coming May 12th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hives In Decline
2. Fuck On Asphalt
3. Sleeping Dogs
4. Dry Land
5. Till Body Quits
6. Mud
7. Dread Spectacle

Preceding the release of “Hives In Decline,” The Ditch And The Delta has booked a run of tour dates beginning next week. From March 15th through 20th, the band will play through Denver, Wichita, Austin, Amarillo, and Albuquerque, including a set at Austin Terror Fest.

3/15/2017 Mutiny Cafe – Denver, CO
3/16/2017 Kirby’s – Wichita, KS
3/18/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest
3/19/2017 Zombies – Amarillo, TX
3/20/2017 Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM

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Call Of The Void Streams “Ageless” Title Track

Call Of The Void recently announced a new LP for Relapse Records, and now the band has unveiled the title track, “Ageless,” which can be heard below. Relapse comments:

“Denver metallic hardcore five piece Call Of The Void unleash another ferocious blast of sonic destruction with their forthcoming effort ‘Ageless.’

“A pummeling fusion of crusty grind, sludgey hardcore and groove injected metal, ‘Ageless’ was recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Eagle Twin, Gaza) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Integrity).

“The album sees Call Of The Void urther sharpen aggressively vitriolic sound into a fine-tuned display of hardcore savagery. ‘Ageless’ will be out on February 10th, just as the band hits the road.”

Catch Call Of The Void live on these dates:

Feb. 7, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo#
Feb. 8, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Hitone#
Feb. 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Three Links#
Feb. 10, 2015 – Houston, TX – Walter’s#
Feb. 11, 2015 – San Antonio, TX – TBA#
Feb. 13, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM – House show#
Feb. 14, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – 51west#
Feb. 15, 2015 – San Diego, CA – Tower Bar#
Feb. 16, 2015 – Tijuana, MEX – You Revolution Bar#
Feb. 17, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star#
Feb. 18, 2015 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza#
Feb. 19, 2015 – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp#
Feb. 20, 2015 – Berkeley, CA – Gilman St#
Feb. 21, 2015 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark#
Feb. 22, 2015 – Vancouver, CAN – 333**
Feb. 23, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Highline**
Feb. 24, 2015 – Spokane, WA – The Hop**
Feb. 25, 2015 – Boise, ID – Shredder#
Feb. 26, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA#
Feb. 27, 2015 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive#

#=with ENABLER
** = with THE DRIP and ENABLER

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Call Of The Void Recording New Album “Ageless”

The Denver-based crusty metallic hardcore perpetrators in Call Of The Void, who recently recruited second guitarist Gabe Morales, will enter the studio later this month to record the follow-up to last year’s smoldering “Dragged Down A Dead End Path.”

Titled “Ageless,” for this sophomore full-length the band will return to The Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City with Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Eagle Twin, Gaza), who will also handle all mixing duties. The record will be mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseige (Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Integrity) and features artwork by Cult Leader vocalist Anthony Lucero.

“Ageless” will be released via Relapse later this year. Comments the band, “We are beyond stoked to hit the studio again with Andy Patterson and start the second chapter of the Call Of The Void. The addition of Gabe Morales has added a new ferocity to the COTV sound. Don’t expect Dragged Down A Dead End Path part II. ”

Catch Call Of The Void live on these dates:

4/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Ringworm, Death Before Dishonor
5/02/2014 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Cult Leader
6/4-7/2014 Crucial Fest – Salt Lake City, Utah w/ Red Fang, Iceburn, Helms Alee, Big Business, Cult Leader, Subrosa, Eagle Twin, Kowloon Walled City, Black Sheep Wall

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Eagle Twin Streaming New Song "Ballad of Job Cain Part II"

As “The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale” — the sophomore LP from Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin — nears official release via Southern Lord at the end of this month, today Guitar World is hosting a stream of the second song from the album. Stream “Ballad of Job Cain Part II” via Guitar World or in the player below. The upcoming Eagle Twin tour dates are:

West Coast Tour w/ Gaza
8/02/2012 The Boise Venue – Boise, ID
8/03/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
8/04/2012 Backspace Cafe – Portland, OR
8/05/2012 Origami Recording Lounge – Chico, CA
8/06/2012 Ryan’s Saloon – Reno, NV
8/07/2012 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
8/08/2012 CYC (Chinatown Youth Center) – Fresno, CA
8/09/2012 Secret Desert Show – Death Valley, CA
8/10/2012 Kensington Club – San Diego, CA
8/11/2012 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff West [info/tickets]
8/12/2012 Chasers Nightclub – Scottsdale, AZ

New Zealand/Australia Tour w/ Russian Circles
9/26/2012 Kings Arms Tavern – Newton, NZ
9/27/2012 San Francisco Bathhouse – Wellington, NZ
9/28/2012 Corner Hotel – Melbourne
9/29/2012 Fowler’s Live – Adelaide
9/30/2012 The Bakery – Perth w/ Drowning Horse
10/04/2012 ANU Bar – Canberra
10/05/2012 The Zoo – Brisbane
10/06/2012 The Hi Fi – Sydney

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Eagle Twin Confirms New LP "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale" Details

Southern Lord has confirmed that the second full-length from Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin, “The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale,” will be released via deluxe digipak and digital download in North America on August 28th, 2012, with a 2xLP version to follow several weeks later. The following press release was issued about the album:

“The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale, picks up right where the Eagle Twin’s acclaimed 2009-released debut LP The Unkindness of Crows left off. In this installment the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, the concept of the album continuing mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals. As with The Unkindness of Crows, guitarist Gentry Densley (ex-Iceburn) drummer Tyler Smith (ex-Form of Rocket) recorded The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio, the finished product bellowing with over fifty minutes of the band’s most mammoth material to date.”

View the cover art for the album, along with live footage of the band performing “Snake Hymn,” below. The track listing is:

1. Ballad of Job Cain Part I
2. Ballad of Job Cain Part II
3. Lorca (Adan)
4. Snake Hymn
5. HornSnakeHorns
6. It Came to Pass the Snakes Became Mighty Antlers
7. Epilogue, Crow’s Theology

EAGLE TWIN West Coast Tour w/ Gaza:
8/01/2012 The Wax House – Idaho Fals, ID
8/02/2012 The Boise Venue – Boise, ID
8/03/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
8/04/2012 Backspace Cafe – Portland, OR
8/05/2012 Origami Recording Lounge – Chico, CA
8/06/2012 TBA – Reno, NV
8/07/2012 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
8/08/2012 TBA – Fresno, CA
8/09/2012 TBA – Palm Spring, CA
8/10/2012 TBA – San Diego, C
8/11/2012 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff West
8/12/2012 Chasers Nightclub – Scottsdale, AZ

EAGLE TWIN New Zealand/Australia Tour w/ Russian Circles:
9/26/2012 Kings Arms Tavern – Newton, NZ
9/27/2012 San Francisco Bathhouse – Wellington, NZ
9/28/2012 Corner Hotel – Melbourne
9/29/2012 Fowler’s Live – Adelaide
9/30/2012 The Bakery – Perth w/ Drowning Horse
10/04/2012 ANU Bar – Canberra
10/05/2012 The Zoo – Brisbane
10/06/2012 The Hi Fi – Sydney

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More Bands Added To Power Of The Riff West 2012

The lineup for this year’s installment of The Power Of The Riff West — confirmed to take place at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex on August 11th — expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (CA), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for a lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day.

The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: SUNN 0))), Off!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrusth, Xibalba, Despise You, Eagle Twin, Nausea, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Bio-Crisis, Hoax, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes, and Xaphan. The following press release was issued about the event:

“Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering’s third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.”

Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now at this location. Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, can be purchased right here.

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Eagle Twin Completes Work On Sophomore LP "The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale"

Salt Lake City based stoner/doom rockers Eagle Twin has completed work on the band’s sophomore effort, which will be entitled “The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale.” The album was once again recorded with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio. The album will see the light of day this year, however no release date has yet been set.

The story of the release continues the from the 2009 debut LP “The Unkindness of Crows,” as “the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes” and the concept of the new release “continues mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals.”

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