Megaton Leviathan Working On Music, Recruits New Lineup

In the three years since Megaton Leviathan released 2014’s “Past 21” album, Andrew James Costa Reuscher and Mort Subite have been diligently creating new material to meet and exceed Megaton’s reputation of fusing disparate elements into new, borderline narcotic compositions.

To help facilitate this goal, several new members have been drafted in both studio and live capacities, including ex-Lord Dying drummer Jonathan Reid, vocalist and concert violinist Andrea Morgan, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Travis Hathaway, and bassist Trejen.

This new, diversely talented cast has already inspired unexpected creative reward in the studio, and will no doubt entrance live audiences worldwide as Megaton Leviathan takes to the road once again supporting a presently incubating goliath later this year.

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Megaton Leviathan Streaming “The Foolish Man”

In celebration of the official unveiling of “Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell,” the newest full-length from Portland otherworldly doom brooders Megaton Leviathan, today Cvlt Nation thrusts forth second movement “The Foolish Man,” featuring Henry Barnes of Bastard Noise on homemade sitar.

Check out the track in the player below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. And if you missed the last expedition, get consumed by “Past 21,” still streaming at this location.

Out today via Seventh Rule Recordings, “Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell” was mixed by Megaton Leaviathan’s newest resident thaumaturgist, Mort Subite.

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Megaton Leviathan Announces Lineup Change, Issues New Album Update

Portland Oregon’s down-tempo, psychedelic act Megaton Leviathan has checked in with the following statement about progress on a new record and parting ways with a band member:

“Dear friends of Megaton Leviathan,

“I’m putting out a direct statement to those of you who are closest to the band. Over the last month Megaton Leviathan attempted to record our 2nd full-length album. After much set backs, schedule changes, conflicts, and the lack of communication the recent attempt at a collaborative effort between Chris and I had dissolved, is the best way I can put it. The end result is that Chris Beug is no longer a member of Megaton Leviathan.

“It boils down to this; I am completely unwilling to rush and compromise the creative process or output of this project. Megaton Leviathan is the result of years of hard work, and my desire to mix all of the things I love into one art project. I am very grateful for all the experiences I have had over the years, good bad and indifferent. For they have shaped what this project has become.

“It will not go without saying Chris was instrumental in getting Megaton Leviathan out of the studio and on the road, is responsible for a lot of its image and made many sacrifices along the way just as I have. For the record it has been a emotional week.

“Megaton Leviathan is still very much alive. I have recently joined forces with 7th Rule records here in Portland, and he has been very supportive through this. With his help and the support of my friends this album will get done, and see the light of day sometime in 2013. It wont be the album I thought it was going to be, but it’s going to be the album it’s meant to be. That’s psychedelic isn’t it?”

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming New Song "Thuja Magus Imperium"

Today, Pitchfork Media is hosting a stream of “Thuja Magus Imperium,” the opening track from the Wolves in the Throne Room new album “Celestial Lineage.” Check out the eleven minute mammoth hymn at this location.

With “Celestial Lineage” set for release via Southern Lord in less than two weeks, Wolves in the Throne Room has already embarked on a tour to promote the new material. Upcoming dates are as follows:

9/01/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/02/2011 Rudyard Kipling – Louisville, KY
9/03/2011 The Mockbee – Cincinnati, OH w/ Thou
9/04/2011 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/ Thou
9/05/2011 Olde Jamestowne Hall – Saginaw, MI w/ Thou
9/06/2011 Soybomb HQ – Toronto, ON w/ Thou
9/08/2011 Death Church – Montreal, QC w/ Thou
9/09/2011 *outdoor show – Northfield, VT [92 Brooks Road]
9/10/2011 Deering Grange Hall – Portland, ME
9/11/2011 parking lot of 39 Manton Ave – Providence, RI w/ Thou
9/12/2011 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY w/ Thou
9/14/2011 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY w/Thou
9/15/2011 Broad Street Ministry- Philadelphia, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vit, Woe
9/16/2011 Steel City Firehall – Bethlehem, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/17/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/18/2011 Legitimate Business – Greensboro NC w/ Mt. Eerie, Megaton Leviathan
9/20/2011 JD’s – Sheffield, AL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/21/2011 The Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/22/2011 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/23/2011 The Chop Shop – St Petersburg, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/24/2011 The Farside Collective – Tallahassee, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/25/2011 Nowe Miasto – New Orleans, LA w/ Thou, Megaton Leviathan
9/27/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/28/2011 Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX w/ Garuda, Megaton Leviathan
9/30/2011 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
10/01/2011 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
10/02/2011 Visual Arts Collective – Boise, ID
10/03/2011 New Frontier Outdoors – Tacoma, WA

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming New Song "Woodland Cathedral"

National Public Radio is hosting the public’s first listen to “Woodland Cathedral,” the fifth track off of Cascadian black metal act Wolves in the Throne Room’s upcoming LP, “Celestial Lineage.” Tune in here to immerse yourself in the hymn. “Celestial Lineage” is set for release in North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 13th, 2011. The cover artwork is available at this location.

In related news, Wolves in the Throne Room has expanded and adjusted the band’s previously announced first tour in support of “Celestial Lineage,” which embarks at the end of August, and will now run into early October. WITTR will be joined by Louisiana sludge-crushers Thou for a solid chunk of the Canadian and Midwest/Northeast U.S. dates, while their brethren in Portland-based Megaton Leviathan will join much of the second segment of the tour. Details are as follows:

8/28/2011 Olympia, WA [check wittr.com for location]
8/31/2011 Minneapolis, MN [check wittr.com for location]
9/01/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/02/2011 Rudyard Kipling – Louisville, KY
9/03/2011 The Mockbee – Cincinnati, OH w/ Thou
9/04/2011 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/ Thou
9/05/2011 Olde Jamestowne Hall – Saginaw, MI w/ Thou
9/06/2011 Soybomb HQ – Toronto, ON w/ Thou
9/08/2011 Death Church – Montreal, QC w/ Thou
9/09/2011 Northfield, VT [check wittr.com for location]
9/10/2011 Deering Grange Hall – Portland, ME
9/11/2011 Parking lot of 39 Manton Ave – Providence, RI w/ Thou
9/12/2011 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY w/ Thou
9/15/2011 Broad Street Ministries – Philadelphia, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vit, Woe
9/16/2011 Bethlehem, PA [venue disclosed with ticket purchase] w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/17/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/18/2011 Legitimate Business – Greensboro NC w/ Mt. Eerie, Megaton Leviathan
9/20/2011 JD’s – Sheffield, AL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/21/2011 The Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/22/2011 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/23/2011 The Chop Shop – St Petersburg, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/24/2011 The Farside Collective – Tallahassee, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/25/2011 Nowe Miasto – New Orleans, LA w/ Thou, Megaton Leviathan
9/27/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/28/2011 Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX w/ Garuda, Megaton Leviathan
9/30/2011 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
10/01/2011 Salt Lake city, UT [check wittr.com for location]
10/02/2011 Visual Arts Collective – Boise, ID
10/03/2011 New Frontier Outdoors – Tacoma, WA

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