U.S. Headline Dates Announced By Atriarch

Oregon apocalyptic death rockers Atriarch will embark on a short U.S. headlining tour this October. Set to begin October 4th in Oakland, California and conclude October 14th in Boise, Idaho, the journey will include support from Pinkish Black, Spirit Adrift, and Fotocrime on select dates.

Atriarch will be touring in support of the “Dead As Truth” full-length, released via Relapse Records earlier this month on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com.

The dates and venues are as follows:

10/04/2017 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
10/05/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
10/06/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
10/07/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ w/ Spirit Adrift
10/08/2017 TBA – El Paso, TX
10/09/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Pinkish Black
10/10/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX
10/11/2017 TBA – Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM
10/12/2017 Meadowlark – Denver, CO w/ Fotocrime
10/13/2017 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
10/14/2017 Shredder – Boise, ID

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ATRIARCH Announces US Headlining Dates

The apocalyptic death rockers in ATRIARCH will embark on a short US headlining tour this October. Set to begin October 4th in Oakland, California and conclude October 14th in Boise, Idaho, the journey will include support from Pinkish Black, Spirit Adrift, and Fotocrime on select dates. ATRIARCH will be touring in support of their Dead As Truth full-length, released via […]

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ATRIARCH Announces US Headlining Dates

The apocalyptic death rockers in ATRIARCH will embark on a short US headlining tour this October. Set to begin October 4th in Oakland, California and conclude October 14th in Boise, Idaho, the journey will include support from Pinkish Black, Spirit Adrift, and Fotocrime on select dates. ATRIARCH will be touring in support of their Dead As Truth full-length, released via […]

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The Ditch And The Delta Posts New Song “Sleeping Dogs”

With the release of Salt Lake City-based trio The Ditch And The Delta’s debut LP “Hives In Decline” set for release through Battleground Records next week, today new track “Sleeping Dogs” is offered for public consumption.

Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, “Hives In Decline” shows The Ditch And The Delta exploring further aspects of sound design within a unique take on doom/sludge metal. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song the band writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and exploratory riffs.

“Hives In Decline” also features a swarm of solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the song “Fuck On Asphalt.” The lyrical content deals with everyday life and the constant suppression and alienation that comes with it. Three men from Mormon-dominated Utah are bound to have a lot of resentment and disdain for the mono culture they exist in daily.

The Ditch And The Delta is actively booking new tour dates in support of the album, including a hometown record release show on May 12th. That is followed by a run of West Coast shows in Sacramento, Eugene, Seattle, Portland, and Boise from May 16th through 20th, supporting Pinkish Black in Portland. A hometown show with Graves At Sea closes May.

5/12/2017 Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT *Hives In Decline release show
5/16/2017 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/17/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
5/18/2017 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
5/19/2017 High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Pinkish Black
5/20/2017 Caldwell House – Boise, ID
5/31/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Graves At Sea
6/01/2017 Horseshoe Tattoo – Vernal, UT
6/02/2017 71 Grind Fest – Colorado Springs, CO

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Blaak Heat Posts New Song “Shifting Mirrors”

Los Angeles avant-garde psych rock band Blaak Heat will release new album, “Shifting Mirrors,” on May 13th via Tee Pee Records.

The LP was recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones), at Megawatt Recording (Santana, Tool). In advance of the release of “Shifting Mirrors,” today you can hear new song “Ballad of Zeta Brown.”

Blaak Heat just performed as part of the 2016 Levitation Festival and its kickoff event, appearing at the Mohawk in Austin alongside The Well, Pinkish Black and Chelsea Wolfe. As part of its coverage of the show, the Austin Chronicle called the trio’s unique sound, “Middle Eastern-flavored power rock – think Cream if its members had grown up with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan instead of Robert Johnson.”

See the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

May 4 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 6 Portland, OR The Foggy Notion
May 7 Seattle, WA Lo-Fi Performance Gallery
May 9 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room

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Alaric Streams Full “End Of Mirrors” Album

This Friday, May 6th, the Oakland-based dark punk alchemists from Alaric will unveil their “End Of Mirrors” full-length album.

Set for global release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories, the record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios.

In advance of its release, today you can hear the album in its full unsettling, gloom-ridden glory below. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming summer dates:

6/15/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Ides Of Gemini
6/16/2016 TBA – Long Beach, CA
6/17/2016 Womb Room – Las Vegas, NV
6/18/2016 The Quarry – Bisbee, AZ
6/19/2016 Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
6/20/2016 TBA – Austin, TX
6/21/2016 TBA – Houston, TX
6/22/2016 Three Links – Dallas TX w/ Pinkish Black
6/23/2016 TBA – Oklahoma City, OK
6/24/2016 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/25/2016 Fraternal Order Of The Eagles Lodge – Ogden, UT
6/26/2016 TBA – Boise, ID
6/27/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 Obsidiak – Olympia, WA
6/29/2016 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
6/30/2016 Starline – Sacramento, CA
7/01/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

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Dead Register Streams New Track “Drawing Down”

After we premiered a music video for the “Fiber” track, Gothic-tinged doom band Dead Register has revealed new track “Drawing Down.”

The track, which is taken from upcoming album “Fiber.” is a somber 8-minute song for fans of Pinkish Black, Woods of Ypres and The Cure. You can also pre-order “Fiber” on digital/CD or cassette formats here.

Vocalist M. Chvasta commented:”The lyrics for this song are fairly face-value. They explore the sentiment of being literally close to someone but hopelessly distant. The chorus is the denouement of the mutual realization … the moment when you gaze into someone’s eyes and ‘all’ becomes undeniably clear.”

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Relapse Releases Free 36 Song Sampler Online

As part of the label’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.

The sampler showcases the label’s eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.

Relapse Sampler 2015 by Relapse Sampler

1. Torche – Loose Men 02:28
2. Windhand – Crypt Key 05:39
3. Royal Thunder – Time Machine 07:08
4. Tau Cross – Fire In The Sky 04:39
5. Myrkur – Mordet 03:41
6. Skinless – Serpenticide 04:39
7. Gruesome – Savage Land 04:13
8. Exhumed – Necromaniac (Gore Metal Redux) 02:45
9. Pig Destroyer – Trojan Whore (Remastered) 01:34
10. Hooded Menace – Elysium of Dripping Death 11:33
11. Primitive Man – Bag Man 07:08
12. Graves At Sea – Betting On Black 07:56
13. Lycus – Coma Burn (Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin) 11:37
14. Zombi – Mission Creep 03:09
15. Locrian – An Index of Air 07:51
16. Publicist UK – Away 05:05
17. Pinkish Black – Everything Must Go 05:09
18. Valkyrie – Golden Age 05:30
19. Christian Mistress – Neon 05:34
20. Wrong – Call It 03:28
21. Ecstatic Vision – Journey 05:11
22. Minsk – To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure 06:22
23. Hope Drone – Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow 10:39
24. Lord Dying – Darkness Remains 06:52
25. Sacrilege – Lifeline 04:09
26. Seven Sisters of Sleep – Reaper Christ 02:50
27. Ilsa – Pass / Out 04:44
28. Rwake – Nagarachi 03:54
29. Maruta – Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth 02:06
30. Call of the Void – Cold Hands 02:39
31. Magrudergrind – Rise and Fall of Empires Past 00:39
32. Bedemon – Serpent Venom 03:56
33. Razor – Hypertension 03:19
34. Goblin Rebirth – Book of Skulls 06:07
35. Steve Moore – Intro & Credits 03:47
36. The Great Tyrant – The Trouble With Being Born 03:43

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Neurosis Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

As the group’s thirtieth anniversary creeps ever closer late in 2015, Neurosis will this week embark on a North American tour, as the sixteen-city expedition kicks off tomorrow – July 31st.

The forceful aural surge of Neurosis will be felt through a deluge of performances set to take place in sixteen cities across America and Canada over the next three weeks. The quintet will punish the continent with a crushing live set, beginning on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, followed by shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Louisville, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Carrboro, Atlanta and New Orleans, before coming to a smoldering finale in Houston on August 16th.

Support for Neurosis will include the thunder of labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle) for the entire trek, with additional legs of the tour also featuring nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, expansive rock duo, Sumac, doom/rock experimenters Pinkish Black and blues/rock-driven labelmates Iron Tongue.

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/07/2015 Heavy Montréal – Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts
8/08/2015 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/13/2015 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black

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Neurosis To Embark On Largest Tour In Decades

In less than three weeks, Neurosis will embark on the band’s most widespread North American tour since before the turn of the millennium.

On the eve of their thirtieth anniversary, the forceful aural surge of NEUROSIS will be felt with a deluge of performances set to take place in sixteen cities across America and Canada this Summer. The genre-creating quintet will punish the continent with one of their most crushing live sets to date, beginning on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, followed by shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Louisville, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Carrboro, Atlanta and New Orleans, before coming to a smoldering finale in Houston on August 16th, invading cities and states which they have not visited since the ’90s along the way.

Support on this venture will be provided by a rotating, dynamic spread of acts, including nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, expansive rock duo, Sumac (members of Baptists, Old Man Gloom, ex-Isis, etc.), Pinkish Black and labelmates Iron Tongue, not to mention support from labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle of TAD and Hog Molly) for the entire trek, excluding NEUROSIS’ participation in the immense Montréal Festival where they’ll join the likes of Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts and many others.

Neurosis Tour Dates are as follows:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/07/2015 Heavy Montréal – Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts
8/08/2015 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/13/2015 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black

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