Earth Posts Tour Dates and Festival Dates

Seattle purveyors of heavy monolithic doom Earth have announced a string of tour dates this spring, as the band begins the process of writing and recording material for an upcoming release. Earth’s founder and lead guitarist, Dylan Carlson has kept the recording process cloaked in mystery, but vows it will be some of the band’s heaviest music to date.

This will be the first tour in two years for Earth, whose support of the “Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II” recording via Southern Lord in 2012 last saw them on the road.

EARTH Spring 2014 Tour:

3/27/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
3/28/2014 Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
3/29-30/2014 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
3/31/2014 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
4/01/2014 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
4/02/2014 Mission Creek Festival – Iowa City, IA

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Three Zombi Albums To See Re-Release Via Relapse

In celebration of the recently announced tour with Italian soundtrack kings Goblin, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Pittsburgh, PA’s Zombi.

The albums, “Cosmos,” “Surface to Air,” and “Spirit Animal” will each be available on deluxe vinyl on January 7th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Mailorder here.

The 2004 Relapse debut “Cosmos” will be reissued as a double LP for the first time in almost a decade, while 2006’s “Surface to Air” will be reissued as a single LP for the first time in North America. The last of these reissues, 2009’s “Spirit Animal” will be released as a gatefold double LP and will include the bonus track “Infinity,” not included on the first pressing.

Catch Zombie live:

Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Dec 5 Cleveland, OH/ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 6 Pittsburgh, PA/ Carnegie Music Hall
Dec 8 Albany, NY/ Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 10 Boston, MA/ Sinclair
Dec 11 New Haven, CT/ Center Church on the Green
Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA/ Trocadero
Dec 13 Washington, DC/ 9:30 Club
Dec 14 Carrboro, NC/ Cats Cradle

*Not with Goblin – openers TBA

Escape Velocity by Zombi

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Sons of Tonatiuh Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Atlanta sludgeniks Sons of Tonatiuh are preparing for another bout of roadside debauchery. Set to begin September 20th in Asheville, North Carolina, the band will rupture the infrastructures of nine venues, coming to a close on September 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

9/20/2013 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
9/21/2013 The Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY w/ Ohlm
9/22/2013 CBGB – St Louis, MO
9/23/2013 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Swan King
9/24/2013 Mulligan’s – Grand Rapids, MI w/ BurT
9/25/2013 The Tree Bar – Columbus, OH w/ BurT
9/26/2013 The Chameleon – Cincinnati, OH
9/27/2013 Al’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY w/ Ohlm
9/28/2013 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN

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Czar To Support Killing Joke On North American Tour Dates

Chicago’s Czar emerges with a huge announcement for Spring 2013: the band has secured the coveted direct support slot on Killing Joke’s North American tour.

Says Czar frontman Jason Novak, “We are absolutely honored to be on the Killing Joke tour and cannot wait to get out there. Killing Joke are legends who have inspired us personally since the beginning.”

In addition to the Killing Joke tour, Spring 2013 sees Czar support KMFDM on three shows and playing various headlining shows across the nation. Frontman Novak’s electronic alter ego, Acucrack, will make post-show DJ appearances in several cities.

While gearing up to hit the road, Czar is completing work on a second full-length album, the follow-up to 2011’s “Vertical Mass Grave” (produced by Hum’s Matt Talbott).

March 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ KMFDM
March 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall w/ KMFDM
March 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ KMFDM
April 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
April 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Killing Joke
April 20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise w/ Killing Joke
April 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Killing Joke
April 23 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus w/ Killing Joke
April 24 – Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace w/ Killing Joke
April 26 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Killing Joke
April 27 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Killing Joke
April 28 – Denver, CO @ Summit Room
April 30 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Killing Joke
May 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw w/ Killing Joke
May 2 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore w/ Killing Joke
May 4 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Killing Joke
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Killing Joke

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Vattnet Viskar Announces New North American Tour Dates

Ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar have announced their first string of dates across North America, marking their first-ever national tour. In regards to this upcoming trek, the band comments: “We’re beyond excited to hit the road in support of our EP and recent signing to Century Media. To our West Coast fans: don’t worry, more dates will be added soon in November…We look forward to meeting all of you on the road!”

Dates for the trek are available below, and Century Media Records also commented on the band:

“Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Vattnet Viskar is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of US black metal acts with their self-titled EP (available at their Bandcamp page) that has been met with praise from both fans and the press alike.

“Not content to keep their blackened-doom alchemy confined to the studio, however, they back it up with a thundering live performance. To witness Vattnet Viskar’s live show for yourself, check the tour dates below to see if they’ll be coming to a city near you (more tour dates to come!).”

10/4–Chicago, IL–The Empty Bottle
10/5–Windsor, ON–The Coach and Horses
10/6–Toronto, ON–The Comfort Zone
10/11–Montreal, QC–The Death Church
10/14–New London, CT–El N Gee
10/15–New York, NY–Lit Lounge
10/16–Philadelphia, PA–JR’s
10/17–Richmond, VA–Strange Matter
10/19–Raleigh, NC–Slim’s
10/24–Austin, TX–Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza
10/27–Phoenix, AZ–The Red Owl
10/29–Denver, CO–Bushwackers
10/30–Salt Lake City, UT–Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10/31–Idaho Falls, ID–The Wax House

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Vektor Kicking Off U.S. Tour Dates Tonight

Philadelphia-based thrashers Vektor are due to kick off a U.S. tour tonight – Friday, August 10th – at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vektor bassist Frank Chin comments:

“It’s been two years since we’ve done a proper US tour. A lot has happened since then and we’re stoked to show the rest of the States what we’ve been working on, live. Seeing old fans and friends and making new ones. Turning new brains into cerebral mush and infecting new lands; we’ll make it count. This is just a taste of the future. Sci-fi or die!”

Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 12 – New York, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
Aug. 13 – Burlington, VT – Nectars
Aug. 14 – Buffalo, NY – The Funeral Home
Aug. 15 – Hamilton, ON – Mountain Theatre
Aug. 16 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Aug, 17 – Warren, MI – The Ritz
Aug. 18 – Lansing, MI – Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Aug. 20 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Aug. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Aug. 22 – Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar
Aug. 23 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Aug. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Aug. 26 – Idaho Falls, ID – Wax House
Aug. 27 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Aug. 28 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Aug. 31 – Eugene, OR – Bloodstains Across Eugene Fest
Sep. 01 – Arcata, CA – Alibi
Sep. 02 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Sep. 03 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
Sep. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
Sep. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
Sep. 06 – Las Cruces, NM – Trainyard
Sep. 07 – San Antonio, TX – Korova Basement
Sep. 08 – Austin, TX – Spider House Cafe (early show)
Sep. 08 – Austin, TX – Frontier Bar (late show)
Sep. 09 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Sep. 10 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Sep. 11 – Atlanta, GA – The 529
Sep. 13 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 14 – Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s
Sep. 15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sep. 16 – Washington D.C. – RAS Restaurant (early show)

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Bezoar Streaming New Album

Brooklyn experimental doom/psychedelic band Bezoar is streaming it’s new eight-song album “Wyt Deth” over at Bandcamp, or you may listen to it below. Bezoar has also posted a series of tour dates in support of the album:

Feb 26 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Mar 01 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Mar 06 Comet Ping Pong Washington, DC
Mar 08 The EARL Atlanta, GA
Mar 10 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Mar 13 Franklin BBQ Austin, TX
Mar 15 Long Branch Inn Austin, TX
Mar 17 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Mar 18 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
Mar 19 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Mar 20 Lager House Detroit, MI
Mar 21 Now That’s Class Cleveland, OH
Apr 01 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY

Wyt Deth by Bezoar

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Black Skies Announces North American Tour Dates

North Carolina based trio Black Skies will set out on a 16-date tour next month. The short stint, which includes two stops in Canada, will officially begin on November 14th in Asheville. The band will be touring in support of the self-released “On The Wings Of Time” full-length. You can check out “On The Wings Of Time” in its entirety at the band’s official BandCamp page here.

Dates are as follows:

11/09/2011 Kings – Raleigh, NC (special CD release show)
11/14/2011 The Get Down – Asheville, NC*
11/15/2011 Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA*
11/16/2011 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN*
11/17/2011 Crayola House – Harrisonburg, VA*
11/18/2011 31st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA*
11/19/2011 The Comet – Cincinnati, OH*
11/20/2011 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
11/21/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/22/2011 Carabar – Columbus, OH
11/23/2011 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
11/24/2011 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal QC**
11/25/2011 The Arm Factory – Portland, ME**
11/26/2011 Flywheel Arts Collective – Easthampton, MA**
11/27/2011 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY**
11/28/2011 JRs – Philly, PA**
11/29/2011 Cellar Door – Annandale, VA
* w/ MAKE
** w/ Vaz

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Bruce Lamont Announces New Tour Dates

Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2) will be hitting the road late next week for a short five show run, touring alongside Man’s Gin. Kicking off with a free show on Lamont’s home turf in Chicago, the short tour will run through Ohio, Pennsylvania, and will come to a close in Brooklyn at a gig headlined by label mates The Body.

Details are as follows:

9/02/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL [free show with RSVP]
9/03/2011 Kobo – Columbus, OH
9/04/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/05/2011 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/06/2011 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Body

Bruce Lamont’s debut solo album, “Feral Songs For The Epic Decline,” was released via At A Loss Recordings in January.

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Batillus Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Mutilation Rites

Batillus has announced it will be releasing an upcoming split 7″ with Mutilation Rites, and two tracks from the release were recently posted online. The band has now announced a string of tour dates with Mutilation Rites. The currently announced shows are as follows:

7/8 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/ Mutilation Rites
7/9 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt w/ Mutilation Rites
7/12 NYC @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ YOB + Dark Castle
7/14 Madsion, WI @ Lothlórien Co-op w/ Mutilation Rites
7/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Mutilation Rites
7/16 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction w/ Mutilation Rites
7/17 Appleton, WI @ Maritime Tavern w/ Mutilation Rites
7/19 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Nachtmystium + Lord Mantis + Mutilation Rites
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music w/ Mutilation Rites + Racebannon
7/21 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Mutilation Rites
7/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Helter Shelter w/ Mutilation Rites
7/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites

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