Latest news: Tue, May 21 2013
Tue, May 21 2013: BLACK SHEEP WALL
BLACK SHEEP WALL (Trae Malone-vocals, Brandon Gillichbauer-Bass, Scott Turner-Guitar, Garrett Randall- Guitar, Jackson Thompson-Drums) has premiered a brand new EP at the band's official Facebook page. The EP, titled 'It Begins Again' is also streaming via the Season of Mist YouTube channel.
The LA based, doom-inclined modern metal outfit recorded 'It Begins Again' at Love Juice Labs (AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, CARNIFEX), in Riverside, CA. Artwork was done by Jeff Rogers, who previously did the artwork for the band's Season of Mist debut, 'No Matter Where It Ends' (2012).
The artwork and track listing for 'It Begins Again' is as follows:
Regarding the new material, vocalist Trae Malone said: "For this EP, I thought we could do something special. We decided to record our new material with BLACK SHEEP WALL's original vocalist, Jeff Ventimiglia. Everyone has been so welcoming of my presence in the group, since the beginning, so I thought it would be a nice gesture, to all the individuals that have supported us, through the years. I have been a fan/friend of Jeff's for years. Regarding the music, I listen to a lot of doom/sludge/grunge, new and old. Most of it is from Europe. With this EP, I really wanted to tap into some of the traditional tones of that genre. It just feels like an organic progression of the music, it just feels right. This EP felt good to get out."
BLACK SHEEP WALL previously released 'No Matter Where It Ends'. The album is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop and it is streaming in its entirety here. The band followed up their release with their first North-American tour alongside A LIFE ONCE LOST.
Tue, May 21 2013: KYLESA
Critically-acclaimed Southern sludge rock quintet KYLESA are streaming their forthcoming Season of Mist record, 'Ultraviolet' in its entirety. The album is streaming now via these sites:
One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album 'Spiral Shadow’, will hit the stores on May 24th. The Savannah-based quintet recorded 'Ultraviolet' at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band's guitar player/songwriter, and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again overseeing production.
'Ultraviolet' pre-orders are available now via the Season of Mist e-shop as Digipak CD, jewel case CD and different limited edition LPs (both single and double LP versions).
Tue, May 21 2013: SETH
SETH unveil a second song "One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven" of their forthcoming comeback album ‘The Howling Spirit’. The French black metal act called it quits nearly 10 years ago and now return stronger than ever. See streaming links below.
"One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven" features clean vocals and lyrics by the enigmatic Kvohst (HEXVESSEL, ex-DHG, ex-CODE) and represents the harsh and sinister sound of their country's current Black Metal movement combined with an unerring sense for the atmospheric and melodic running through the album.
You can listen to the song at the following locations:
‘The Howling Spirit’ will be released by Season of Mist on June 7th and is available in Digipak CD format, as well as exclusive Digipak CD + t-shirt bundle on the Season of Mist e-shop.
Tue, May 21 2013: KEN MODE
Critically-acclaimed post-hardcore trio KEN MODE have announced new tour dates with TORCHE and BLACK COBRA. The new dates include West Coast performances in Long Beach, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, CA and a new date in Brooklyn, NY. Additional support on these dates will come from LO-PAN. Additionally, KEN MODE's participation in this year's Sled Island and Pitchfork Music Festivals have been announced. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
'Entrench' was released in North America on March 19th. 'Entrench' is available as a CD and double LP (available in several colors) with a download card at the Season of Mist e-shop. You can listen to the whole album on Bandcamp.
KEN MODE TOUR DATES:
All dates with TORCHE:
May 16 – Albuquerque, NM (US) The Launchpad
May 17 – Phoenix, AZ (US) Yucca Tap Room
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA (US) The Troubadour
May 19 – Long Beach, CA (US) Alex’s Bar*
May 21 – Oakland, CA (US) The Oakland Metro Opera House
May 22 – Santa Cruz, CA (US) The Catalyst w/Black Cobra* (FREE w/Kylesa tix stub)
May 23 – San Francisco, CA (US) Thee Parkside w/Black Cobra*
May 28 – Salt Lake City, UT (US) Burts Tiki Lounge
May 29 – Denver, CO (US) Larimer Lounge
May 30 – Kansas City, MO (US) Czar Bar
May 31 – Chicago (US) Empty Bottle
All dates with TORCHE & LO PAN
June 01 Milwaukee, WI (US) The Cactus Club
June 02 – St. Louis, MO (US) The Firebird
June 03 – Cincinnati, OH (US) The Ballroom
June 04 – Columbus, OH (US) Ace of Cups
June 05 – Cleveland, OH (US) The Grog Shop
June 06 – Detroit, MI (US) The Majestic Lounge
June 07 – Grand Rapids, MI (US) The Pyramid Scheme
June 08 – Toronto, ON (CA) Lee’s Palace
June 09 – Syracuse, NY (US) Lost Horizon
June 10 – Cambridge, MA (US) The Sinclair
June 12 – Providence, RI (US) AS220
June 13 – West Chester, PA (US) The Note
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY (US) 285 Kent – Northside Festival
June 15 – Washington, DC (US) Rock and Roll Hotel
June 21 Calgary, AB (CA) Ship & Anchor – Sled Island Festival
July 20 Chicago, IL (US) Union Park – Pitchfork Fest w/Swans, Low, Metz, White Lung, etc