French melodic thrashers Khynn have released a new video for their song 'Persona'. This song is their latest single from their brand new full-length album "Supersymmetry" expected to be released in the coming next months.
Stoner Metal band Torche is on their way to Europe to support their latest album 'Restarter'. Here are the dates:
05/02 Leipzig, GER – Taubchental
05/03 Wroclaw, POL – Asymmetry Festival
05/04 Prague, CZE – 007
05/05 Munich, GER – Ampere
05/06 Milan, ITA – Lo Fi Club
05/08 Barcelona, SPA – Rocksound
05/09 Madrid, SPA – Boute Live!
05/10 Lisbon, POR – Musicbox
05/11 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
05/13 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
05/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/15 Cologne, GER – Underground
05/16 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
05/17 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
05/18 Nijmegen, NET – Merelyn
05/19 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/20 Paris, FRA – Glazart
05/21 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
05/22 London, UK – Underworld
05/23 Leeds,UK – Belgrave Social Club
05/24 Galway, IRE – Roisin Dubh
05/25 Cork, IRE – Crane Lane
05/26 Dublin, IRE – Grand Social
05/27 Belfast, IRE – The Limelight
05/28 Glasgow, UK – CCA
05/29 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
05/30 Bristol, UK – Temples Festival
05/31 Nimes, FRA – This is Not a Love Song
06/01 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
I'm already feeling the exhaustion after this year's edition of Incubate. As every Thursday, they've announced another 27 bands. And, guess what, they even claim there's hundreds of spots left. WOAT?
Kimya Dawson (16 Sept)
Super-famous from her songs in the soundtrack of hit film 'Juno', a singer-songwriter with a distinctive voice and a knack for lo-fi pop songs
WAND (14 Sept)
Get your psych on with this new psych rock kids from the garage on the glam rock block
Mr. Scruff (19 Sept)
The British musician and DJ Andrew Carthy is known for his eclectic marathon sets and the quirky home-produced visuals and animations associated with his music
Jaakko Eino Kalevi (19 Sept)
Dreamy synthpop with saxophone, or in short: sexy dance music
Grave Pleasures (18 Sept)
Underground heroes Beastmilk changed their name into Grave Pleasures, and are ready to turn the intensity up a notch
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (15 Sept)
Subtle indie singer-songwriter that gets his message across to a rapidly growing group of people
Junior (18 Sept)
Junior deliver impishly catchy and clever tunes that pack a strong straight punch on stage
Girlpool (20 Sept)
Teenage issues have been a pop music theme since the very beginning, but not the way Girlpool sings about them
Death and Vanilla (17 Sept)
Psychedelic dream pop, our friends of the blog Kicking the Habit named them 'one to watch' for 2015
Tearist (15 Sept)
Spacey electronic industrial songs with a very energetic live show
Tamarin Desert (15 Sept)
Catchy pop songs with a lot of surf influences from Eindhoven
Yussuf Jerusalem (18 Sept)
next-level noise rock
Jessica 93 (19 Sept)
One-man cold wave / post-punk project with guitar, loop station and a drum computer
Veil of Light (19 Sept)
Post-punk outfit that had it's debut released on the Swedish connoisseurs-label Beläten
Circuit des Yeux (20 Sept)
Pitchfork said: "she echoes the melancholy warble of Antony, the goth-howl of Diamanda Galás, and the chilly authority of Nico."
Group Rhoda (17 Sept)
Dreamy lo-fi electro pop wavering with psychedelic influences
House of Wolves (18 Sept)
The musical equivalent of beautiful still lives, House of Wolves creates warm indiefolk
Aloa Input (18 Sept)
Arty indie rock from Bavaria
ZHOD (17 Sept)
If you like your krautrock uncontrollably swinging: Zentralheizing of Death des Todes
Spectres (17 Sept)
"Like Sonic Youth from the bowels of a haunted well"
Eternal Summers (20 Sept)
Post-punk pop songs sure to capture a lot of new fans at Incubate
Vök (20 Sept)
Icelandic indie-electro with singer Margrét Rán and saxophone player Andri Már
Yast (15 Sept)
Lo-fi romantics from Sweden
Monophona (19 Sept)
Challenging collaboration between a folk-rock singer-songwriter and a DJ/producer
Hun Bed (tbc)
Noisepop from Groningen, the upper North of the Netherlands
Orlando (20 Sept)
Cathy Lucas makes use of very unusual instruments for her synth pop, like the sound of frogs
Dralms (19 Sept)
Dralms spits and curses below the sweet top layer of sound
Bliksem is one of Belgium's rising metal stars, using amazing thrash riffs, pounding drums and the powerful voice of Peggy. This is a force to be reckoned with, that's for sure. No wonder Flotsam & Jetsam asked them as their support act on the upcoming tour. See poster below.
Petrels is touring Europe May 2015 Live Dates (new album: 22.05.2015)
FULL BAND SETUP
01.05.15 Wuppertal (ger) – Galerie Grölle
03.05.15 Wroclaw (pl) – Asymmetry Festival
04.05.15 Chemnitz (ger) – Odradek
05.05.15 Duisburg (ger) – Djäzz
11.05.15 Münster (ger) - Westfälisches Landesmuseum
12.05.14 Bochum (ger) - Christuskirche
13.05.15 Utrecht (nl) - Hertz (10 Years Of Denovali)
14.05.15 Leuven (bel) - Stuk (10 Years Of Denovali)
15.05.15 Köln (ger) - Stadtgarten (10 Years Of Denovali)
16.05.15 Hamburg (ger) - Golem
17.05.15 Berlin (ger) - Grüner Salon
19.05.15 Karlsruhe (ger) - Jubez
21.05.15 Hannover (ger) - Feinkost Lampe
22.05.15 Dresden (ger) - Scheune
A legal dispute about the words 'Blood God' has baffled Irish folk metal band Cruachan. It seems that German death metal band Debauchery owns those two words. As stupid as this might seems, this is some b***s*** I would never expect in the metal world. Below is the official statement from Cruachan.
Hi, Just to give you all an update on some legal crap that has been happening with the title of our latest album. Just before the end of last year our record label received an email from Thomas Gurrath from the German Death Metal band Debauchery. He told them (and showed them) that he has copyright for the 2 words “Blood God” in the territory of Germany. He threatened our label and told them he will sue them for releasing our album which is called “Blood for the Blood God”. (Cruachan never heard of Debauchery before any of this). He demanded all products be taken off shelves and nothing be sold with the words Blood God on it. Our label tried to reason with him because this is completely ridiculous, petty and childish. Cruachan and Debauchery are two completely different bands and the name Blood God is relevant to Irish mythology and history as that is how some people refer to Crom Cruach. We really see no reason why he had this mission to stop our albums being sold. He did not care what our label had to say. We have never seen anything like this happen in the metal scene, you would expect it from much bigger bands. We fail to see how Cruachan using the name “Blood God” will affect anything Debauchery do or affect their sales or whatever. So, as a result, our label have come to an agreement where we can sell off the existing Cruachan merchandise but can produce no more to sell in Germany. (We plan to use the title “Blood for Crom Cruach” going forward for Germany only). He has also received a financial compensation as well. From now on we cannot make any more merchandise that has “Blood God” written on it. Cruachan have kept out of all of this and allowed the record label try and fix this issue. As they and Debauchery have reached an agreement we feel it was time to tell our fans what Thomas Gurrath has done to us. Our record label can no longer sell merchandise in Germany with the word “Blood God”, we can still sell outside Germany with the original title but Trollzorn are a German label, this is a real disaster for them. Thank you Thomas Gurrath for doing this to us for no real reason! What has happened to artistic integrity? Or empathy with bands trying to survive in this current musical situation, there should be solidarity between bands – not this disgraceful behaviour!!!!
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One of Belgium's finest athmospheric black metal bands is about to uleash a new e.p. 'Towards Haunted Shores' next month. The e.p. will be supported by a number of tourdates in Belgium and The Netherlands. You can find a trailer for the e.p. below.
06/05 - De Verlichte Geest, ROESELARE (B)
08/05 - JH Tur Le Vis, KEERBERGEN (B)
09/05 - De Meister, GELEEN (NL)
30/05 - Souls Of Ancients Warriors Fest, GENK (B)
05/06 - GMM Pre-Party @ Kinky Star, GENT (B)
12/09 - Maddogs, GROESBEEK (NL)
03/10 - Kust Me Klootn Fest 2, OOSTENDE (B)
25/10 - Evil Or Die Fest, ROESELARE (B)
CVLT-Nation streams a brand new Deuil song. This Belgian black metal horde will release their sophomore album on May 29th via Consouling Sounds. Titled “Shock/Deny”, the two-track follow-up to 2013’s debut release "Acceptance/Rebuild" was recorded at Rising Recording Studio and will available on vinyl and cd.
Pre-orders for “Shock/Deny” are now available at this Consouling Sounds
If you're in for an evening of beautiful ethereal electronics, you should check out Lykanthea when she's performing in a venue near you. Her music surely has the power to enchant an audience. Check out or review and listen to the album Migration here.
More dates should be added soon...
April.30 • Le Mura, Rome, Italy
May.10 • Sans Papiers, Rome, Italy
May.22 • Sixtina (Wave Gotik Treffen), Leipzig, Germany
May .27 • mo.ë, Vienna, Austria
May. 28 • OFF Theater, (Grenzwerte Festival), Vienna, Austria
TBA • Barcelona, Spain
Flenser recrods is pretty buys these days. Today they announce a pretty impressive sounding tour with Sannhet (instrumental heaviness), King Woman (doom) and Planning For Burial (shoegaze). If you're in for a very gloomy evening, this surely is your thing. I can only hope this tour hits Europe too...
FLENSER TOUR FEAT. SANNHET, KING WOMAN & PLANNING FOR BURIAL
June 27 Portland, OR @ Holocene
June 28 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
June 30 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
July 1 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation at Observatory
July 2 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
July 3 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
SANNHET - Additional Tour Dates
May 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ Janes Addiction
June 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg / Northside Festival
June 18 Toronto, ON @ The Church at Berkely / NXNE Pitchfork Showcase
June 19 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
June 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
KING WOMAN - Additional Tour Dates
May 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time Punks
May 17 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
May 18 Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
PLANNING FOR BURIAL - Additional Tour Dates
May 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ House
May 23 Grand Rapids, MI @ House
May 24 Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
The Eye of Time has released a number of tourdates in support of the latest album 'ANTI'. We are quite curious about this act and can't wait to go to Dunk!Festival to witness it live.
09.05.15 Nantes (fra) - la Rumeur
10.05.15 Tulle (fra) - skatepark Lovy
11.05.15 Toulon (fra) - chicag'hostel
13.05.15 Strasbourg (fra) - kawati Studios
14.05.15 Lille (fra) - caf&diskaire
15.05.15 Zottegem (bel) - Dunk Festival
17.05.15 Münster (ger) - lil-Li-Laden
18.05.15 Jemelle (bel) - Piet Du Congo
Australian rockers Gay Paris have released a new video for the track 'The Sackcloth Saint Of The Cornfield' . This quartet will join Sleepmakeswaves on their upcoming tour.
Founding member of Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice, Josh Graham currently plays in A Storm of Light and was a member of Neurosis, handling visuals for the Oakland collective, as well as collaborated with a great number of artists such as Jarboe, Blood and Time, Tombs, Syndrome, and Tribes of Neurot.
IIVII focuses on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a sci-fi edge. This approach has allowed Graham to expand his sonic body of work and explore new electronic territory, focusing on the subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres, rather than the bombastic approach found in A Storm of Light.
Depicting a derelict space colony in view of Saturn, the artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently serves as art director for Soundgarden, and has also created artwork for bands like Jesu, Shrinebuilder, Sleep, Vattnet Viskar and Isis.
IIVII’s debut album “Colony” will be released in September on CD, Vinyl and Digital-download via Consouling Sounds. More details will be announced soon, follow IIVII’s facebook page for more updates.
We honestly can't wait to hear this stuff...
We at Merchants Of Air despise thieves who break into houses of hard working people like the good people at Life Changing Ministry. They're calling out to stores and record collectors to find many items stolen during a break-in.
Here is their official statement.
Hello, we had another break in last night, and our record store was taken, as well as a bunch of audio gear., a bunch of personal and collective tools, and some really personal records, cassettes and other non replaceable items.. Reaching out to folks at Bay Area record stores, etc to please be on the lookout for a bunch of experimental records coming through, we have a full inventory that will be posted shortly, thanks for your continued love and support, we couldn't do it without you.
We don't do police, and we never will, however if you see this stuff floating around please let us know ,
obviously we need to make some serious security improvements, which we've been working on but not fast enough, as they are expensive and very time consuming. we want this to be a safe and beautiful space for both audience and performers to feel comfortable at ,and right now we aren't quite at that point we we want to keep lcm alive, so, for now we ask that you please keep your eyes peeled, as always , you can contact us with leads, positive words, or anything really at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish death-metal foursome Feared, founded by The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund, released an animated video for “By Silent Screaming”, from their upcoming fifth album “Synder”. The album will be released in May.
Created by Thibault Barbaroux and Quentin Nigues , the animated video chronicles the story of Pierre, a father who’s trying to rescue his daughter from their apartment in Dunkirk (France) before the German soldiers raiding the building find her.
In addition to the video, the Swedish group also launched the pre-orders for the album in various bundles, including a deluxe edition that includes the following items:
• Digipak Double CD with both regular and instrumental version.
• Digital version of Feared - Synder
• Exclusive Feared tin with 6 Synder guitar picks
• Silver plated Feared pendant and chain
• Downloadable content such as raw tracks, stems, drum midi etc.
• Flyer signed by Ola Englund
Pre-order it viaFeared Web-Store | Digital Versions are available via iTunes and Amazon