Connoisseur Announces California Tour Dates

California sludge punk legion Connoisseur will bring smoky psalms to the streets again next month on a mini-run of live dates that include a performance supporting Eyehategod, Infest, and Brainoil June 4th in Oakland.

Additional live incursions are in the plotting stages. See all currently confirmed dates below, in support of the “Over The Edge” full-length album released via Tankcrimes last month.

6/04/2017 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Eyehategod, Infest, Brainoil
6/08/2017 Skip Gibson’s – Grover Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/10/2017 Black Light District – Long Beach, CA
6/11/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
6/17/2017 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA

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Woe Kicking Off European Tour Dates

U.S. black metal unit Woe begins a European live takeover with Germany-based black metal unit Ultha on Thursday, April 13th. The trek includes an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd with future onstage assaults both stateside and abroad in the plotting stages.

Woe will be touring in support of the “Hope Attrition” full-length issued last month via Vendetta Records (reviewed here). A dark, mournful work that draws from Woe’s black metal influences while extracting dormant death metal undertones, the album was produced by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak) and serves as a personal commentary on the chaos of the modern world that only Woe can offer.

4/13/2017 Het Bos – Antwerpen, BE
4/14/2017 Hamburg Is Droneburg Festival @ Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2017 Vendetta Fest @ Tiefgrund – Berlin, DE
4/16/2017 Conspiracy Of The Damned Festival @ Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
4/17/2017 Nexus – Braunschweig, DE
4/18/2017 Club Famu – Prag, CZ
4/19/2017 Escape – Vienna, AU
4/20/2017 Doom Over Leipzig Festival @ UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
4/21/2017 Dudefest Festival @ Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2017 Roadburn Festival @ O13 – Tilburg, NL

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Woe Streaming Full New “Hope Attrition” Album

In less than two weeks, U.S. black metal collective Woe will unveil the “Hope Attrition” full-length album via Vendetta Records (read our full review here).

Featuring Chris Grigg alongside longtime contributing bassist Grzesiek Czapla, guitarist Matt Mewton, and drummer Lev Weinstein, “Hope Attrition” is a dark, mournful work that draws from Woe’s black metal influences while pulling out dormant death metal undertones, bolstered by the crushing production of renowned engineer Stephen DeAcutis.

In advance of its release, Noisey is currently streaming the record in full – listen in at this location. “Hope Attrition” will see release this coming March 17th on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats.

Woe will bring these warring odes to Europe with German black metal unit Ultha for a stretch of festival dates including an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd, with future onstage assaults both Stateside and abroad in the plotting stages.

4/13/2017 Het Bos – Antwerpen, BE
4/14/2017 Hamburg Is Droneburg Festival @ Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2017 Vendetta Fest @ Tiefgrund – Berlin, DE
4/16/2017 Conspiracy Of The Damned Festival @ Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
4/17/2017 Nexus – Braunschweig, DE
4/18/2017 Club Famu – Prag, CZ
4/19/2017 Escape – Vienna, AU
4/20/2017 Doom Over Leipzig Festival @ UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
4/21/2017 Dudefest Festival @ Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2017 Roadburn Festival @ O13 – Tilburg, NL

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Eight Bells Reveals New Band Members

Experimental doom unit Eight Bells – featuring within its eclectic ranks guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space – is pleased to welcome bassist/SubArachnoid Space alumni Dan Barone and Melynda Amann of Portland’s Jamais Jamais to the fold.

Comments Jackson of the band’s new recruits: “I am super excited for this upcoming next chapter. I am thrilled to be playing again after five or so years with Dan Barone. He played a writing role as well as bass on the final SubArachnoid Space album, and I feel lucky to have reunited with him.

“Melynda — yes we have the same name spelled the same way — honors me by joining. She will be adding some keyboard and of course her amazing voice. To have our first performance in Portland be with our friends in SubRosa is amazing, and we can’t wait to travel with them, even if it is short but sweet!”

The trio-turned-quartet will play their first shows together this fall supporting SubRosa with additional live appearances in the plotting stages.

11/16/2016 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR w/ SubRosa, Jamais Jamais
11/17/2016 Cobalt – Vancouver BC w/ SubRosa
11/18/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ SubRosa

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HOD Recruits New Bassist ZVS Gastelum

San Antonio blackened death horde HOD is pleased to officially induct bassist ZVS Gastelum into its infernal ranks. Gastelum comes by way of Texas black metal legion, Plutonian Shore, as well as Gnostic, and replaced longtime HOD comrade Robert “Trans AM” Coleman.

Comments the band, “Changes suck but sometimes they have to happen. After many years of service and brotherhood our brother Robert ‘Trans AM’ Coleman is no longer in HOD. TA will be missed for sure. We hope he gets everything he wants with his current projects and future endeavors. Best of luck to you, brother!

“We would also like to welcome ZVS Gastelum. ZVS had been filling in on bass while TA was out with Goatwhore, and did a great job. So the choice to bring ZVS into the fold was an easy one to make. ZVS fronts his own band Plutonian Shore, and brings with him many years of live experience. The guy will crush your skull! We are stoked to get out on the road with this demon and unleash hell!”

In related HOD developments, the band will bring bestial hymns to the stage of the 5th Quarter Lounge in Indianapolis tonight with Carpathian Funeral followed by a performance in Chicago the following evening. HOD will also devour New Orleans and Miami in the coming weeks with additional live invasions in the plotting stages.

1/23/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Carpathian Funeral, Ptahil, more
1/24/2015 Cobra Lounge- Chicago, IL w/ Carpathian Funeral, Imperial Savagery, more
3/20/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/21/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Kult Ov Azazel, Solstice, Druid Lord, more

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