Tuesday, February 28, 2012

GRAF ORLOCK on MetalSucks

MetalSucks has posted Graf Orlock's new track, "Couples Seeking Comfort/No Point" - the first new music to be revealed off the band's upcoming EP, Los Angeles.

Of Graf Orlock's Hollywood-obsessed hardcore, sometimes referred to as "cinema-grind", MetalSucks writes, "Not only is their music as mercilessly murderous as you'd want it to be, but their incorporation of elements from action films in brilliant."

MetalSucks has also unveiled the Los Angeles cover art, consisting of three separate covers, each a "shooting range target" depicting a scene from Michael Mann's Heat and riddled with actual bullet holes. As with previous Graf Orlock releases (including last year's Doombox, which earned the title of "Packaging of the Century" from Revolver Magazine), the Los Angeles artwork was created entirely by the band.

With Los Angeles set for an April 10 release on Vitriol Records, Graf Orlock prepares for yet another year of DIY world touring, including Japan in the spring and Europe in the summer.

24 Yokohama, Japan
25 Shinjyuku, Japan
27 Nishiogikubo, Japan
28 Yokosuka, Japan
29 Kyoto, Japan
30 Nagoya, Japan
31 Osaka, Japan

29 Berlin, Germany
30 Cry Me A River Fest, Versmold, Germany

1 Hamburg, Germany
2 Njimegen, Netherlands
3 Lille, France
4 Caen, France
5 Paris, France
6 Koln, Germany
7 New Noise Fest, Karlsruhe, Germany
8 Liege, Belgium
9 Brighton, UK
10 Manchester, UK
11 Norwich, UK
12 London, UK
13 Merksplas, Belgium
14 Groningen, Netherlands
15 Trier, Germany
16 Darmstadt, Germany
17 Munich, Germany
18 Prague, Czech
19 Bratislava, Slovakia
20 Fluff Fest, Rokycany, Czech
21 Ziar nad Hronom, Slovakia
22 Budapest, Hungary
23 Novi Sad, Serbia
24 Skopje, Macedonia
25 Zagreb, Croatia
26 Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Vienna, Austria
28 Dresden, Germany
29 Liepzig, Germany

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New releases

March 6 - Seas Will Rise - Disease Is Our Refrain - Man In Decline/Anxiety Machine Records
April 3 - Eye - Center of the Sun - Kemado Records
April 10 - Graf Orlock - Los Angeles - Vitriol Records
May 1 - Wild Hunt - Before the Plane of Angles - Kemado Records

Coming soon: new releases by Gaza, Stomach Earth, Sodomia, Call of the Wild, and more!


Seas Will Rise hits the road in March for a string of Western US dates in support of the debut full-length, Disease Is Our Refrain.

Mar 2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco (early)
Mar 2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Double Down Saloon (late)
Mar 3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Raunch Records
Mar 4 - Idaho Falls, ID @ Wax House
Mar 5 - Portland, OR @ The Know
Mar 6 - Portland, OR @ The North Hole
Mar 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ BIP
Mar 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Chasers

Seas Will Rise features Landmine Marathon founder Eric Saylor on guitar. The band plays heavy, brooding hardcore punk, inspired by the likes of Discharge and His Hero Is Gone.

Disease Is Our Refrain was recorded and mixed by current Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler (Phobia, Misery Index) and mastered by From Ashes Rise frontman Brad Boatright (Tragedy, OFF!). The album hits stores March 6 via Man In Decline Records and Anxiety Machine Records - a limited pressing of 500 LPs, including three different colors of vinyl.

GunShyAssassin.com has posted an exclusive stream of Seas Will Rise's new track, "Eviction Notice", off Disease Is Our Refrain. Stream it here today.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

GRAF ORLOCK reveals "Los Angeles" details

Graf Orlock - the band that Vice Magazine has called “the future of music” - returns with the next chapter of its saga: Los Angeles.

Due out April 10 on Vitriol Records, Los Angeles is an EP, named (in the tradition of fellow LA representatives, X) after the band’s beloved and maligned hometown. Los Angeles is an apt title indeed - not only does Graf Orlock operate at the center of an LA hardcore resurgence that includes Touche Amore and Ghostlimb, the band bases all its work on LA's biggest export, the movies of Hollywood. Since its inception almost ten years ago, Graf Orlock has strip-mined the movie industry to create its art - all lyrics, song titles, and imagery are inspired directly by Hollywood blockbusters, particularly those of the action genre. 
Los Angeles was recorded by Ronald Uruk at Backlot Studios in LA. It is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Doombox EP, which Decibel Magazine called, “a churning, eclectic barnburner evoking unrestrained masterpieces of yore such as Converge’s Petitioning the Empty Sky or even Deadguy’s Fixation on a Coworker.” 
Doombox turned heads for its artwork as well as its music - the EP came packaged in an actual-size, card stock “boom box". Revolver Magazine awarded Doombox the title of “Packaging of the Century”. The artwork for Los Angeles ups the ante once more - Los Angeles sports three different collectible covers, each a “shooting range target” depicting a scene from Michael Mann's Heat and riddled with actual bullet holes.

The Los Angeles tracklisting is as follows:

1) Dead Man Talking
2) No Attachments
3) Couples Seeking Comfort/No Point
4) Quick on the Trigger

With Los Angeles set for an April 10 release, Graf Orlock prepares for yet another year of DIY world touring, including Japan in the spring and Europe in the summer. To date, the band has brought its noise to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, and all across the US and Europe.

SEAS WILL RISE on MetalSucks

MetalSucks has posted “A Sleeper’s Cell”, the first track off Seas Will Rise’s debut full-length, Disease Is Our Refrain.

From Tempe, Arizona, Seas Will Rise feature guitarist Eric Saylor, a founding member of Landmine Marathon.
In the words of MetalSucks: “Seas Will Rise have a strong connection to Landmine Marathon — the band features founding Marathoner Eric Saylor, and their debut album, Disease Is Our Refrain, was recorded and mixed by current Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler. And if you’re sitting there wondering ‘Gee, does that mean that Seas Will Rise play brutal, filthy, hardcore-flavored death grind?’, then you will be happy to know that the answer is, ‘Yes. Yes they do. And they are AWESOME AT IT.’
Saylor has revealed that Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road, provided inspiration for the album.
Disease Is Our Refrain is out March 6 on Man In Decline Records and Anxiety Machine Records - a limited pressing of 500 LPs in assorted colors.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SAVIOURS March tour

Saviours return to the road in March for a trek out to South By Southwest in Austin, TX. Supporting Saviours on most of the shows is Holy Grail.

This tour follows Saviours’ marathon world touring of Fall 2011, which saw the band play almost four straight months’ worth of shows in North America and Europe, supporting the newest album, Death’s Procession (out now on Kemado Records).

Of Death’s Procession, Revolver Magazine proclaimed, “Classic heavy metal thunder, dedicated swagger, and almost-crisp production make this record a triumph for the Oakland quartet." A review of the album in Decibel Magazine declared, “This is their South of Heaven.

March 11 - Soda Bar, San Diego CA w/ Holy Grail
March 12 - Plush, Tucson AZ w/ Holy Grail
March 14 - Dirty Dog, Austin TX - Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Black Cobra
March 16 - Korova, San Antonio TX w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Torche
March 17 - Pine Box, Midland TX w/ Holy Grail
March 18 - Launchpad, Albuquerque NM 
March 20 - Rogue, Scottsdale AZ w/ Holy Grail
March 21 - Satellite, Los Angeles CA w/ Holy Grail
March 22 - Sweet Springs Saloon, Los Osos CA w/ Holy Grail
March 23 - Elbo Room, San Francisco CA w/ Holy Grail