- SOULFLY 'RITUAL' TOUR ANNOUNCED -
Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album Ritual, on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band announce their first tour in support of Ritual, which will take place next January/February. Joining them are Montreal based melodic death metallers Kataklysm, as well as INCITE, Chaoseum, Alukah and Skinflint
Commented vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera:
"Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty KATAKLYSM and thrash masters INCITE with us to pulverize city after city, night after night! We are gonna destroy everything that comes in our path! Join us and let the ritual begin!!!"
Tickets go on sale everywhere on Friday October, 19th at 10am local time. Purchase links will be available at www.soulfly.com/shows so check back then for details.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
1/25/2019 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
1/26/2019 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
1/27/2019 Austin, TX - Come & Take It Live
1/28/2019 New Orleans, LA - Santos
1/31/2019 - 2/4/2019 - 70000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE (SOULFLY only)
SOULFLY, KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM (Feb 5-11), ALUKAH (Feb 12 - 18), SKINFLINT (Feb 19-26)
2/05/2019 Orlando, FL - Soundbar
2/06/2019 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
2/07/2019 Frederick, MD - Cafe 611
2/08/2019 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
2/09/2019 Reading, PA - Reverb / Tsunami Fest
2/10/2019 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
2/11/2019 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
2/12/2019 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
2/13/2019 Flint, MI - Buick City Events Center
2/14/2019 Joliet, IL - The Forge
2/15/2019 Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's
2/16/2019 Dayton, OH - Oddbodys
2/17/2019 Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
2/18/2019 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
2/19/2019 Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios Live
2/20/2019 Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
2/22/2019 Spokane, WA - The Pin
2/23/2019 Seattle, WA - Club Sur Rocks
2/24/2019 Portland, OR - BossaNova
2/25/2019 Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre
2/26/2019 Los Angeles, CA - 1720 Club
Since 2011, Black Sabbitch have been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath worshipers, gaining a rabid fan base and the respect of critics, fans and musicians alike. They were hand picked by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to open the inaugural Ozzfiesta and by Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline his curated festival Bedrocktoberfest. In 2018 Black Sabbitch were picked by legendary street artist Shepard Fairey to play the opening of his Black Sabbath retrospective, Never Say Die and by Dave Grohl to play Cal Jam with Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop, after which the FooFighters shared photos of Black Sabbitch saying "we were spellbound". Electroclash superstar Peaches recently sat in as lead vocalist with Black Sabbitch for a special two night run in Los Angeles. The LA Weekly recently said of Black Sabbitch. "Finally Black Sabbitch took the stage and pretty much melted everyones' faces. The all-female Black Sabbath... were not only talented — nailing every note of the legendary group's familiar repertoire — but were captivating to an almost distracting level. Looking up at them from the crowd (which had erupted into a mosh pit...) I couldn't help but wonder what these women's stories were. They emanated the effortless cool of rock and roll, but with about 10 extra ounces of sexy confidence... LA WEEKLY
Black Sabbitch are
Angie Scarpa / Drums
Melanie Makaiwi / Bass
Emily Burton / Guitar
Alice Austin / Vocals
Morbosidad, Morbid Torment, Abysmal Lord, Act of Impalement
MORBOSIDAD - 25 YEARS OF PURE BLASPHEMY!!!!
- Final show EVER in New Orleans-
MORBID TORMENT "BURNED ON THE CROSS" EP RELEASE
ABYSMAL LORD (New Orleans, LA)
ACT OF IMPALEMENT (Nashville, TN)
Dont miss this chance to see Morbosidad for the last time in New Orleans!!
For those of you unfamiliar with the sounds of Nashville Pussy, it could be described as Southern boogie on steroids (if you can imagine that), with lyrical content that at times makes Steel Panther look safe. The band was formed in 1997 and seventh studio album, “Pleased To Eat You”, is released prior to the band’s forthcoming UK tour this November.
Opening with the blatant “She Keeps Me Coming, And I Keep Coming Back” the track is straight in there and straight in your face, “Just Another White Boy” and “Drinking My Life Away” are like a dirtier AC/DC and “Woke Up This Morning” is as blues drenched as you would imagine.
I’d never really thought it before but there is a healthy dose of Alice Cooper in Nashville Pussy’s influences and this is evident in “Go Home and Die”, “Low Down Dirty Pig” and “One Bad Mother”. The guitar work is solid throughout “Pleased To Eat You” but especially on “Testify” where the interplay with the keyboards is some of the strongest on the album.
I can only describe “Hang Tight” as a slab of good old George Thorogood meets ZZ Top boogie, you’ll have to listen for yourself!! The album closes out the same way as it started with the superbly titled “Tired of Pretending That I Give A Shit”.
One of the enduring things about Nashville Pussy is that after more than 20 years, they have not compromised their sound or their outlook and that is highly commendable. If you can make the live dates, go- you won’t be disappointed. *****
Midway through recording their exhilarating new self-titled album, Nashville indie
rockers Future Thieves left the studio and hit the road. It was difficult to walk away
from the undeniable stride they’d hit, but the band had nearly two months of shows in
Europe followed by a lengthy string of US dates on their calendar, and that meant
completing the record would simply have to wait. Far from derailing the group’s
progress, though, the road actually brought fresh perspective, with each performance
revealing new depths and dimension to the music. The material had the unique
opportunity to live and breathe and grow onstage every night, undergoing sometimes
radical evolutions in instrumentation and arrangement as the tour progressed. By the
time Future Thieves returned to the studio, the songs were battle-tested and sturdier
than ever, and the resulting album is a remarkable showcase of growth and maturity
from a band poised for a major breakout.
Recorded primarily at El Paso’s famed Sonic Ranch with producer and longtime
collaborator Alex Jarvis, ‘Future Thieves’ introduces threads of pop and electronic
music into the band’s organic sensibilities, generating dreamy soundscapes and
hypnotic grooves with ethereal synthesizers, vintage drum machines, and shimmering
guitars. Balance (of light and dark, hope and disappointment, future and past) is the
ultimate goal of a number of tracks here—from the angular “On The Run,” which
wrestles with indecision and regret, to the chiming “Dark Spin,” which swims in a
churning sea of memories unleashed by running into an ex—and Collett’s lyrics often
grapple with growing up and accepting that nothing lasts forever. There’s an
indefatigable optimism to songs like the bright and splashy “Prom Night,” though, as
the effervescent tale of two lovers committing to each other despite all the outside
forces pushing them apart reveals a band that’s ultimately romantic at heart.
The lengthy process behind the Future Thieves’ new release is a far cry from their
most recent record, a live-in-the-studio album captured entirely in an hour. Comprised
largely of material from the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 debut, ‘Horizon Line,’
‘Live at Blue Rock’ garnered praise everywhere from Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco to
Guitar World, which hailed it as a “collection of turbo-charged Americana tunes.”
Relix similarly raved that the album “captures the quartet’s spirit and intensity,”
while The Tennessean simply lauded the band as “incredible.” They followed it up in
2017 with “Sucker,” an infectious single that earned love from Billboard, who
highlighted the band’s newfound “infusion of...electro-pop grooves,” and Jimmy
Fallon, who premiered the official video on The Tonight Show’s Tumblr. The group’s
searing live show, meanwhile, helped them notch festival appearances from Bonnaroo
to Summerfest and prompted Live Nation to name them to their Ones To Watch series.
w/ Nebula Rosa and TBA
Anemone is a real live band. Lead by Songwriter Chloé Soldevila, it is music to be blasted from car speakers and at parties, a communal experience intended to be shared, the kind of emotional catharsis that can pack a dance floor—sometimes even packing the stage as well. Creatively incorporating aspects that can vary from Dream pop, dance music and Krautrock, it is music that will stick with you, that will live inside your brain, that will become a part of you forever. Music that refuses to be ignored. Anemone is Chloé Soldevila, Miles Dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving and Samuel Gemme.
You make me feel like falling through.
I disappear, in my mind.
Boy Harsher return with their second LP Careful - a wild ride that celebrates abandon, while mourning attachment + love.
Boy Harsher began as an urgent need to produce and consume. In the winter of 2014, Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller started to experiment with sound, video, and text. The advent of Boy Harsher! Born out of this tumultuous relationship in swampy Georgia, their first EP Lesser Man is sexy as it is sulking. Lesser Man determined their morose, pop sound. In their second album, the full length Yr Body is Nothing, Matthews and Muller took that dark and ran with it. Both releases reflect the fervor present in their adolescent lust and anger. Yet, before Matthews and Muller recorded any song, their chaos made the project vulnerable and invariably lead to momentary destruction . In what was at the time believed to be their last performance, Matthews had “careful” tattooed across her back, while Muller fried the speakers. A lit candle was thrown. They were not on speaking terms.
At that time “Careful” was meant as a warning: the cautionary understanding of love. The duo felt as though they were disappearing within one another. But, if Boy Harsher’s first two releases narrated the pain and desperation that follows after something goes awry, then this LP, Careful, describes what loves gives you: fear and joy, tenderness and pain. For Boy Harsher, Careful attempts to detail the enveloping trauma of loss combined with the fantasy of escape (a reckless abandon).
Matthews and Muller certainly made amends since that fateful live tattooing, loud as hell performance, however both still have complex relationships to attachments. In 2017 Matthews’ mother was diagnosed with dementia and as the symptoms began to take hold the essence of “careful” became relevant in a new way. Matthews’ relationship with her parents has always been complicated: her father past away when she was a teenager and her mother is an alcoholic, consistently unpredictable with affection and stability. The loss of her father was extreme, yet acute, whereas the persistent sadness of losing her mother (the memories that defined their relationship) is a slow, chronic suffering. The trauma of losing someone is almost in tandem to Matthews’ understanding of love. It with these intensely personal struggles Matthews and Muller began developing their new album. With Careful, Boy Harsher use the medium of minimal electronics to create a compelling narrative of a deteriorating family and the reaction to run away from it.
Careful splits its time between songs that study the trauma imbedded within loss and the compulsion to flee. The track “The Look You Gave (Jerry)” is named after Matthews’ deceased step-father, who passed right before her mother was diagnosed with dementia. The song mourns Jerry, as described through her mother’s perspective: “I close my eyes and I can almost see: The look u gave / when u / you ran from me.” For Matthews the fiercest pain in relation to her mother’s disease is her mother’s loss of comfort, a grasping at an image that slowly fades away. Death for Matthews and her mother has become synonymous with abandonment. Not unlike the pain of losing her father, Matthews conceives the hollowness where intimacy once was - the melancholy of disappearance.
The message of “careful” also plays out as universal warning in these Boy Harsher’s tracks — do not be fooled, loss is inevitable. “Fate” describes the willing lover who knows that there is nothing their love can do to keep their partner. “Hi Hi / Oh No / In spite of me / you always go. Forget the crying / tempt the pain / hi hi / gone again.” In Careful affection vanishes as quickly as it arrives. To understand love, you must accept that it dissolves, leaving sorrow and disappointment in its wake. Yet, Careful reconciles the deterioration of love with the gilded expectation of escapism.
In reaction to these morose conditions, Matthews and Muller created multiple tracks that celebrate flight. Their fantasies in these bleak scenarios play out in the perspective of the runaway. “LA” takes this to a wistful degree. Slow swelling synths cut sharply with fast chugging drum machines as Matthews begs someone to take her away: to go down. The darkness exists in these reveries but in perverse extremes. Boy Harsher proves Careful’s variety with these uptempo club ready tracks that demonstrate escapism through vice and rave. With “Come Closer”, a nod to early EBM, Matthews beckons on top of a pulsing bass: “In the dark, you have nothing left, Let me take it”, the escape route is through another - gesturing to ‘come play’. Even the mascot of Careful, presented in the album’s cover art, is an imagined runaway. This character, stationed in a motel, or combing the beach with an overstuffed backpack, represents the embodied fleeing of Matthews and Muller’s desperate years.
Careful marks Boy Harsher’s most dynamic album to date. The band expands upon the fine-tuned production developed in their last EP Country Girl, but with plenty of nods to the fast tempo and grittiness of Lesser Man. Matthews and Muller attribute the evolution of their sound to the extensive touring they completed in the last few years. “Traveling and connecting with people has been so fundamental;” Muller says “we’re really able to experiment with our material and it feels like the live set as grown into an entity of its own”. Boy Harsher embarked on two US and two EU tours this past year, where audiences recognize their set as faster, harder version of their recorded material. Careful was primarily written at home in Massachusetts, with just a handful of synthesizers and a laptop. For Muller a minimal set up is paramount to his process. Boy Harsher mixed the album in Italy with Maurizio Baggio of La Distilleria Studio
who had a big hand in finalizing the sound.
Boy Harsher emphasizes emotive sounds and evocative narratives to generate palpable material in their latest release Careful. Careful is a timeless and original minimal synth record highlighted by a strong narrative and marks the definitive return of the enigmatic duo.
Someone To Die For Tour
Live Nation Presents
Jimmy Gnecco (OURS) and Leeds (Royston Langdon) Co Headline
w/ special guest Hannah Gernand
January 21, 2019 • 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
DOORS 8:00pm • 21+ AGES
Live Nation Presents: Swingin' Utters w/ TBA
While its origin story has gone through more reboots than Batman, Superman and Spider-Man combined, punk rock has been a consistent presence on the musical landscape for more than 40 years. You might be surprised to know, however, that the Swingin’ Utters have been around for nearly as long —the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a greatest-hits collection last year. Hell, this Bay Area street-punk band is so well-respected among their peers, there’s even a whole tribute compilation dedicated to their extensive catalog, including covers by the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Fucked Up and Teenage Bottlerocket.
Since that comp came out in 2010, the Utters have issued three more full-lengths, each more fiery than the last, and now sit on the verge of releasing their ninth proper LP. Recorded at Nu-Tune Studios in Pittsburg, California, this past March by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop), the album is titled Peace And Love, but don’t let that fool you: This isn’t some Haight and Ashbury hippie shit. In fact, according to guitarist/vocalist Darius Koski, Peace And Love’s content is as politically outspoken as the Utters have ever been.
“This is, by far, our absolutely most political record we’ve ever done,” Koski says. “We don’t generally write very pointedly political songs. We tend to be a little more vague and abstract. But this one is pretty pointedly disgusted and pissed off and really directly attacking these fuckin’ people in office.”
“I agree it is our most political record,” remarks singer Johnny Bonnel. “When sexism, racism and nationalism is the agenda, it’s time to speak up.” Peace And Love certainly pulls no lyrical punches — we’ll give you three guesses as to who “Yes I Hope He Dies” is about, and the first two don’t count — but the Uttersalso keep things interesting from a musical perspective, whether it’s the Ramones worship of “E.C.T.” (think of it as the long-gestating counterpoint to “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”), the surprisingly melodic, Beatles-esque “Seeds Of Satisfaction” (which Koski lovingly refers to as his “surf-goth song”) or the gorgeous, haunting closing track H.L.S., written and performed by guitarist/vocalist Jack Dalrymple and inspired by the sudden death of his former One Man Army bandmate Heiko Schrepel, who passed away in 2015. “Jack actually emailed me that song several years ago, right after Heiko died,” Koski recalls. “Immediately, I knew this is the last song on the record. My only suggestion was that it started with him acoustic, then the band joins in. You don’t really hear Jack that naked ever. That song gives me chills when I hear it.”
The rebellious spirit of the Swingin’ Utters is as present as ever on Peace And Love, although the band looks and sounds a little bit different this time around, thanks to their new rhythm section of Tony Teixeira on bass and Luke Ray on drums.
“Both Luke and Tony are stellar musicians who study their work,” says Bonnel. “Luke has amazing ability, but all his drumming is tasteful—it’s never overkill. Tony managed to come up with classic bass lines that made every song a little bit stronger.”
Koski echoes Bonnel’s praise, commenting, “We love having these new dudes in the band. Tony is a really melodic, pretty player, whereas Luke is a fucking monster. Tony and Luke are best friends, and they’ve been playing together for years in other bands like Cobra Skulls and Sciatic Nerve, so that really helps.”
It’s been four years since the Utters’ last full-length, so all three songwriters in the band had a stockpile of material when they headed into the studio. That means what you’re getting on Peace And Love is the cream of the crop.
“We usually abandon songs if we think they’re shitty or filler,” Koski admits. “I still have tons of songs; Johnny does too. But we try not to make records super-long.”
Given that the last time the Utters came off a prolonged hiatus, the band ended up cranking out three full-lengths in four years, one has to wonder if Peace And Love is going to be the start of another extended burst of creativity for these punk lifers. Koski isn’t thinking that far ahead, though. In fact, he finds it hard to even enjoy the present. Even though his band has achieved three decades and nine albums together—two feats nearly impossible for most bands—Koski wrestles with his legacy a bit.
“We just keep on going,” he says. “I’m glad we’re still doing it. Johnny’s 50; I’m in my late 40s. I don’t think anything particularly new is gonna happen—we’re not gonna be on TRL any time soon. That’s fine. It’s a total accomplishment to stay together this long, but I’m a total pessimist. I should be totally grateful—and I am! But it’s hard to be a plumber when you wanna be a full-time musician. But wah wah wah—I still get paid to travel and play my songs all over the world. I’m not a millionaire, but who cares? I get to make records, and someone out there cares about them.”
Celebrate New Years Eve in the French Quarter! Enjoy the fireworks at midnight from our balcony accompanied by a free champagne toast! 2 Floors of music featuring heavy hitters Tristan Dufrene, Otto, Mykhell, Eugene and more! Party starts at 8 pm. Let’s ring in the new year 2019!
Cannabis Corpse was founded by Landphil and Hallhammer in the summer of 2006. The band was a heart felt tribute to smoking pot and the most brutal band in the universe CANNIBAL CORPSE! The original demo “Blunted at Birth” was recorded in the kitchen of a shit hole apt. in “Oregon Hill” a small neighborhood in Richmond VA.
REAL COOL TRASH: The only rock n roll dance party where the party dances you!!!
A decadent Glam, Garage, Punk and Rock 'n' Roll dance party with go-go dancing and special performances by today's burlesque "Rock and Roll Queen," Kacey Chaos, and legendary Shim Shamette performers and co-choreographer, The Rockin' Rollenes.
UADA w/ Violent Opposition, Cauche Mar, Fuck Trump
From the darkness, UADA (meaning haunted in latin) emerges breathing the spirit of the original 90’s Black Metal wave. Since 2014, this Portland, Oregon four-piece has used a unique approach to combine raw black metal and spectral melodies.
January 24th, 2015 saw the live debut appearance for a packed house at ‘Famine Fest II in Portland, alongside bands like Terrorizer, Engorged, Nekrofilth, Drawn & Quartered, Cemetery Lust & many more. Uada was well received & quickly dubbed one of the main highlights of the Festival. Following their first and only photo shoot with Peter Beste, Uada returned fire in Portland at the 6th Northwestern Black Circle Festival with Inquisition, Demoncy, Weregoat, Slutvomit & many more. This first year included 10 additional showings in the Pacific Northwest with Antaeus, Negura Bunget, Bell Witch, Christian Mistress, Sabbath Assembly, and more.
In spring 2016, their debut album “Devoid of Light” will be released via Eisenwald, self-recorded by the band & then mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust). It features the artwork of Kris Verwimp and band photography by Peter Beste. In support of this new album, Uada is confirmed to play the Northwestern Black Circle Festival again, this time with Absu and will mark the kick off date for a west coast tour.
“Uada is one of the most interesting & exciting bands coming out of Portland these days” – John Haughm (Agalloch)
Conjured in the still of dust and molded stemware, grieving and isolated, Trashlight begins as a means of shedding skin... Founded in 2015 by W. Masøn Wright, the project begins as a sporadic series of digital whispers... Lofi dark-folk melodies drenched
w/ White Wooly
Last year the Buttertones put out Gravedigging, but on their newest Midnight In A Moonless Dream, they’re digging deeper and discovering something dark. If Gravedigging felt like an oversaturated spaghetti-western desertscape, Midnight is much more biting—music made for the swampland that spit out Australia’s mad Scientists, or for the Mickey Spillane night city where the Cramps met all those garbagemen and werewolves. Or maybe the Buttertones are heading for an even more primal place: “Show more teeth / Bite your way in,” sings guitarist Richard Araiza. “You’re back in the jungle again!”
They’d started in 2011 as a trio of music-school misfits. Araiza, bassist Sean Redman and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån all wanted to pursue something more than boring industry adequacy, and soon locked together their current five-piece line-up with sax player London Guzman and guitarist Dakota Boettcher. With Gravedigging, they leapt from backyard parties to back-to-back tours, including their first trip to Europe, and scored a Coachella slot for 2018. It was a year that made them sharper, stronger, even more sophisticated. And when they were ready to record, they were ready to do things differently.
Midnight was made in two flash sessions at Long Beach’s Jazzcats studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, whose genre-smashing record collection and appetite for experimentation made for a perfect match. (He’s really a guru, they say.) What was supposed to be a six song EP during the summer of 2017 bloomed into a full-length by the end of that December. Midnight was like a trust fall, the band says—leap of faith after leap of faith, cut to tape as it happened by a tight and tour-tested band. On this album, they’d decided, everything would be new—not just new sounds, like their first-ever string section, but new ways of working together and writing together. They worked on trust and instinct, by feeling instead of thinking. If it worked, they’d keep it, and if it didn’t, they’d burn it and move on. Gravedigging played like the soundtrack to a good heist movie, but Midnight was like the true story itself—a perfect and intricate crime, executed by a crew of professionals under cover of night.
On the vicious “Winks and Smiles,” the spirit of sax and violence that powered cult-classic L.A. punkers the Deadbeats suddenly comes to life; on the starked-out “You and Your Knife” and fog-and-smoke follow-up “Brickhead,” you’ll hear the cryptic echoes of Suicide or Bauhaus. It’s music made for dancers but also for doomed romancers, and you’ll hear it best on the pocket symphony “Eros,” which closes the album with Lynch-ian vision and power—here Araiza sings with almost startling passion, and if you don’t linger on the idea of graveyard angels in perpetual embrace, it’s a love song for the ages. This is the strong stuff, the kind that comes in an unmarked bottle and burns when it hits.
“It’s the darkness that brings us together,” laughs Guzman—in person, this is a band who prefer comedy to tragedy, even if they do claim to spend hours listening to Smiths records all day. But there’s still a tension and even a sinister new dimension on Midnight that the Buttertones never quite had before. Like lead single “C4,” which ignites like something from a New York no-wave song, with slashing sax and ferocious drums and a piano riff falling of a cliff before Araiza fights through the noise and gunsmoke, and what’s the very first word on the whole album? “Bang!” he shouts—and that says it all.