Friday, January 29, 2016

Out today: HOLLOW EARTH - Parting Remains

The new Hollow Earth EP, Parting Remains, is out today on Good Fight Music.

Listen here: 
http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/01/25/exclusive-ep-stream-hollow-earths-parting-remains/

Buy here, along with Good Fight's vinyl release of Hollow Earth's latest full-length, Silent Graves:
http://merchnow.com/catalogs/hollow-earth

Recorded by Tad Doyle, frontman of '90s Seattle figureheads Tad, and mixed and mastered by Greg Thomas of Misery Signals, Parting Remains sees Hollow Earth slow down, space out, and conjure up its most powerful songs to date. The Detroit-area band, featuring two former Shai Hulud dudes, tours this spring with Unearth, Ringworm, and more.

"Hollow Earth push their metallic hardcore a few steps further into legit metal territory with this three-song EP... Seething exigency of monolithic riffs... Abounding with Isis-like passages..."
–Exclaim!

"The crushing new EP from Hollow Earth... Heavier than a steamroller, at once hideously ugly and gloriously melodic."
–MetalSucks

"The midwesterners never lacked the ability to break necks and start pits, but there was something around the edges that showed a real thirst for something different, with flashes of doom and melody... Hollow Earth have extended their sound far beyond past releases, into much fuller, more nuanced territory. Recorded by legend Tad Doyle, the band has become a plodding, melodic beast..."

–Decibel

Hollow Earth, Church Tongue:
Mar 18 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Mar 19 - Florence, MA @ American Legion
Mar 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear
Mar 21 - Albany, NY @ Fuzebox
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ West Kensington Ministry
Mar 23 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Mar 24 - Toledo, OH @ Realm
Mar 25 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar 26 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Mar 28 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar 29 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
Mar 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
Apr 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Soundstage

Unearth, Ringworm, Reflections, Culture Killer, Hollow Earth:

Apr 2 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Apr 3 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
Apr 4 - Grand Junction, CO @ Independence Ballroom
Apr 5 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Apr 6 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Apr 7 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr 8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Apr 9 - Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr 10 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
Apr 11 - Biloxi, MS @ Kress Live
Apr 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 13 - Fayetteville, NC @ Drunken Horse Pub
Apr 14 - Washington, DC @ Rock n' Roll Hotel
Apr 15 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

EIGHT BELLS + CVLT Nation

"Amazed at how much it moved me... Landless is going to be one of the best releases of 2016."
–CVLT Nation

"Landless is a tour-de-force... out-there progression, ethereal atmosphere, and unexpected harmonies."
–Noisey

"Jackson's chiming and piercing guitar tone evokes The Edge's celebratory playing style. She and Westeiner employ two-part harmonies, the sort often used in medieval choir music... Their jagged, sometimes Slint-like approach to songwriting, and their assonant sining make their songs obscure... I find myself obsessed with the surface of Eight Bells' music, curious what lies beneath."
–Invisible Oranges

Eight Bells presents "Touch Me," the third new song to be revealed off sophomore album Landless, now streaming exclusively via CVLT Nation.

Listen, here:
http://www.cvltnation.com/cvlt-nation-premiere-streaming-eight-bells-touch-me/

From Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells consists of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird.

The trio summons an otherwordly sound – ethereal vocals, soaring guitars, and ghostly ambience evoke '70s prog-rock grandeur and Victorian mystery; blastbeats and screams bring the music into a modern, blackened realm. A recent review on MetalSucks compared the band to Pink Floyd and Ulver. CVLT Nation calls Landless an early contender for "one of the best releases of 2016."

Sophomore album Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch).

Pre-order Landless from Battleground Records, ahead of its February 12th release date, here:
http://battlegroundrnr.com

Eight Bells embarks on a US tour tomorrow, including three weeks supporting the legendary Voivod.

Eight Bells:
Jan 28 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Jan 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jan 30 - Glendale, CA @ Complex w/ Bosse-de-Nage, Wreck and Reference
Jan 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
Feb 4 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's 
Feb 5 - Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom w/ Vektor

Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:
Feb 6 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb 9 - Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Feb 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 - Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 - St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird

Photo by Veleda Thorsson





Monday, January 25, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH + MetalSucks

"The crushing new EP from Hollow Earth... Heavier than a steamroller, at once hideously ugly and gloriously melodic."
–MetalSucks

"The midwesterners never lacked the ability to break necks and start pits, but there was something around the edges that showed a real thirst for something different, with flashes of doom and melody... Hollow Earth have extended their sound far beyond past releases, into much fuller, more nuanced territory. Recorded by legend Tad Doyle, the band has become a plodding, melodic beast..."

–Decibel

Hollow Earth's new EP, Parting Remains, is now streaming in its entirety via MetalSucks.

The EP was recorded by Tad Doyle, frontman of grunge heroes Tad, and mixed and mastered by Greg Thomas of Misery Signals.

Already renowned for its apocalyptic hardcore, the Detroit-area band, featuring two ex-members of Shai Hulud, reaches a new level on Parting Remains, using melodic guitars and vocals to achieve a new kind of power.

Listen here: 
http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/01/25/exclusive-ep-stream-hollow-earths-parting-remains/

Parting Remains comes out this Friday, January 29th, on Good Fight Music, along with Good Fight's vinyl release of Hollow Earth's most recent full-length, Silent Graves. Pre-order both, here.

Hollow Earth tour hits the road this spring with Church Tongue, followed by a tour supporting Unearth.

Hollow Earth, Church Tongue:
Mar 18 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Mar 19 - Florence, MA @ American Legion
Mar 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear
Mar 21 - Albany, NY @ Fuzebox
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ West Kensington Ministry
Mar 23 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Mar 24 - Toledo, OH @ Realm
Mar 25 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar 26 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Mar 28 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar 29 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
Mar 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
Apr 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Soundstage

Unearth, Ringworm, Reflections, Culture Killer, Hollow Earth:
Apr 2 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Apr 3 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
Apr 4 - Grand Junction, CO @ Independence Ballroom
Apr 5 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Apr 6 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Apr 7 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr 8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Apr 9 - Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr 10 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
Apr 11 - Biloxi, MS @ Kress Live
Apr 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 13 - Fayetteville, NC @ Drunken Horse Pub
Apr 14 - Washington, DC @ Rock n' Roll Hotel
Apr 15 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House


Friday, January 22, 2016

Out today: THE CONTORTIONIST - Exoplanet (reissue)

Good Fight Music's reissue of The Contortionist's debut album, Exoplanet, sees its release today.

• Stream the album, here.
• Buy mp3s via iTunes, here.
• Buy mp3s via Bandcamp, here.
• Buy vinyl and shirts via Merchnow, here.
• Coming soon exclusively to Hot Topic stores, the album will be available in a limited run of "deep purple" color vinyl

Originally released on Good Fight in 2010, Exoplanet shows the origins of the Indianapolis band and its metallic, cosmological brand of progressive rock. Since Exoplanet's original 2010 release, The Contortionist has gone on to release two more full-lengths and has toured the world with Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Periphery, TesseracT and many more.

Originally recorded and mixed by Ken Susi of Unearth, and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon), Exoplanet has been completely remixed and remastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, Devin Townsend) for its new 2016 reissue. In addition, band member Eric Guenther has added new keyboard parts and programming to the original recording, resulting in a new, reworked version of this beast of an album.


The tracklist is as follows:

1) Primal Directive
2) Flourish
3) Expire
4) Contact
5) Advent
6) Vessel
7) Oscillator
8) Axiom
9) Exoplanet I: Egress
10) Exoplanet II: Void
11) Exoplanet III: Light

A European tour with TesseracT kicks off in February, followed by a full US headlining tour with Monuments, Entheos and sleepmakeswaves. Tickets for the US tour are on sale today, here.





Thursday, January 21, 2016

MOON TOOTH + Substream

"Like Mastodon f*cking Living Colour while Gojira watches... Long Island quartet Moon Tooth is on a level of their own. On their debut full-length Chromaparagon, the band deals in an aggressive and progressive form of extremely hard rock that tiptoes into groove-metal but isn't afraid to open up into widescreen choruses."
–Substream

"Top-notch musicality, crafty songwriting, and mesmerizing live show. They have my vote for best new band..."
–Metal Injection

"They're heavy, they're melodic, they're intimidatingly skilled musicians, they're great songwriters, and holy shit, wait 'til you see them live."

–MetalSucks

"Moon Tooth leads the wolfpack... with shred. Nick [Lee] plays the guitar like his fingers are trapeze artists..."

–Gear Gods

"Technical, melodic, and shreddy without being wanky... The band's bio compares vocalist John Carbone's voice to Jeff Buckley, and he certainly has one hell of a range."

–Metal Insider

"Each unexpected punch to your eardrums feels not only satisfying but also authentic... The passion in these recordings is palpable."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Moon Tooth delivers the third new single off debut album Chromaparagon today via Substream Magazine.

Stream "Igneous" here:
http://substreammagazine.com/2016/01/premiere-moon-tooth-igneous/

Substream editor Scott Heisel nails it with these words: "Like Mastodon f*cking Living Colour while Gojira watches... Long Island quartet Moon Tooth is on a level of their own. On their debut full-length Chromaparagon, the band deals in an aggressive and progressive form of extremely hard rock that tiptoes into groove-metal but isn't afraid to open up into widescreen choruses."

Pre-order Chromaparagon here, ahead of its February 5th release date:

https://moontoothny.bandcamp.com/

The Long Island, New York band sets out on an East Coat tour in February, ending with a slot on WSOU's 30th anniversary show with Candiria and Old Wounds.

Feb 2 - Providence, RI @ News Cafe
Feb 3 - Easthampton, MA @ The Ohm
Feb 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Feb 5 - Boston, MA @ House Show
Feb 6 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Feb 7 - Shepherdstown, WV @ House Show
Feb 8 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
Feb 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Union EAV
Feb 10 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 11 - Greensboro, NC @ Loud Room
Feb 12 - Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse
Feb 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's 
Feb 20 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (WSOU 30th anniversary w/ Candiria, Old Wounds)



BOYS NIGHT OUT + Good Fight



Good Fight Music welcomes Boys Night Out to its family.


The alliance between Boys Night Out and the Good Fight team extends back to the early '00s. Founded in 2000 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, the post-hardcore band put out six releases between 2000 and 2007, including four on Ferret Music, the scene-reigning label owned and operated by the guys who would go on to form Good Fight. The band burned bright through those years, touring the world with My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Saves the Day, and other titans of that era.


On hiatus for almost a decade now, Boys Night Out returns in 2016 with a new EP, Black Dogs, coming soon on Good Fight.

View the trailer, here.

Good Fight owner Carl Severson gives this statement: "Boys Night Out were some of the most creative, passionate, and honest musicians I ever worked with. They just wanted to write and play and have fun, and they stopped when it didn't feel right anymore. I always respected that. They wrote this new EP, Black Dogs, because years later it felt right again, and I'm honored we're able to be a part of their music again."

Guitarist Jeff Davis offers this hint about the new material: "The title Black Dogs is a metaphor for pain, addiction, depression. It follows a concept that those negative aspects of the psyche are separate from the individual, and are carried around as an external being or unwanted friend– a black dog."


The EP was engineered and mixed by Derek Hoffman (Seaway, Stick to Your Guns) at Fox Sounds in Toronto, and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Brand New) at West West Side.


Stand by for more details about Boys Night Out and Good Fight Music's release of Black Dogs.


Photo by James Heaslip

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH + Decibel

With new EP Parting Remains out next week on Good Fight Music, Hollow Earth reveals the EP's centerpiece, "Beyond Celestial Limits," via Decibel.

Stream the song here:
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/1/20/hollow-earth

Recorded by Tad Doyle of '90s grunge figureheads Tad, and mixed and mastered by Greg Thomas of Misery Signals, Parting Remains shows the Detroit-area band push their doom n' gloom hardcore into new realms, more powerful than ever before.

Decibel's Shane Mehling sums it up precisely:


"Hollow Earth have always sounded like they wanted to be more than a hardcore band. Sure, the midwesterners never lacked the ability to break necks and start pits, but there was something around the edges that showed a real thirst for something different, with flashes of doom and melody. New track 'Beyond Celestial Limits' shows the band finally matching their own standards... Hollow Earth have extended their sound far beyond past releases, into much fuller, more nuanced territory. Recorded by legend Tad Doyle, the band has become a plodding, melodic beast..."

In addition to the Parting Remains EP, Good Fight will release Hollow Earth's most recent LP, Silent Graves, on vinyl – pre-order both ahead of their January 29th release date, here:
http://merchnow.com/catalogs/hollow-earth

Featuring two former members of Shai Hulud, Hollow Earth tour hits the road this spring with Church Tongue.

Mar 18 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Mar 19 - Florence, MA @ American Legion
Mar 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear
Mar 21 - Albany, NY @ Fuzebox
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ West Kensington Ministry
Mar 23 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Mar 24 - Toledo, OH @ Realm
Mar 25 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar 26 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Mar 28 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar 29 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
Mar 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
Apr 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Soundstage


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GHOSTLIMB + Noisey

Ghostlimb has conspired with Noisey to premiere "A Gobi of Suburbs," Track One off the LA band's upcoming fifth album Difficult Loves.

Like a mix of Napalm Death and Hot Water Music, Ghostlimb's sound comprises churning assaults and world-weary post-hardcore melodies. 

Ghostlimb frontman Justin Smith is also the owner of Vitriol Records, the label that will release Difficult Loves on February 5th, and is rumored to be a member of Graf Orlock. By day he is a college history professor and this role has always informed his writing with Ghostlimb – the LA Weekly dubbed him the "The Heavy Metal Professor" in its list of "the most interesting people in Los Angeles" in 2013. On Difficult Loves, named for an Italo Calvino book, he expands to include more literary influences too.

Noisey's Ben Sailer writes, "While historical inspiration has been the core of Smith and the SoCal grindcore outfit's creative vision for the past decade, their forthcoming full-length Difficult Loves aims as much for the heart as it does the head, this time around borrowing influences from literary fiction in addition to historical fare."

Stream "A Gobi of Suburbs" here, and read a full interview with Justin Smith:
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/ghostlimb-gobi-stream

Pre-order Difficult Loves from Vitriol:
http://vitriolrecords.bigcartel.com/




GRAF ORLOCK + BrooklynVegan + Invisible Oranges

Approaching the February 5th release of its third album (and tenth release in total), Crime Traveler, Graf Orlock has unveiled new song "600,000 Tons of Explosive Ordnance" and has premiered it for the masses via a joint effort by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.

Crime Traveler is Graf Orlock's crowning achievement to date, its most highly conceptual slab of low art, topping off a decade-plus career built entirely on such slabs. The album follows the story of a French-Canadian assassin who goes back in time to fix history in Canada's favor, all set to the LA band's disjointed, thrashing hardcore. Where past releases have mined Hollywood blockbusters for inspiration, Crime Traveler takes things one step further. 

As Invisible Oranges' Kelly Kettering explains, "Graf Orlock have really outdone themselves this time. The quartet of LA grindcore maniacs has issued ten releases now, often sprinkled with movie samples, with lyrics literally taken from scripts. But this time around, the band's third full-length, Crime Traveler, contains clips and lyrics from a film the band's members wrote, directed, and starred in themselves."

Concepts aside, the music is a rapturous collision of Black Flag and Slayer. BrooklynVegan depicts the newest single as "hardcore/death/grind that is as pummeling as it is smart and occasionally hooky... The song begins with a crawl and opens up into a furious churn that carries it through to a ripping, highly death-metal oriented guitar solo and a crushing conclusion."

VICE has referred to Graf Orlock as "the future of music."

Stream "60,000 Tons of Explosive Ordnance" here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/graf_orlock_rel_1.html

And here:
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/graf-orlock-600000-tons-of-explosive-ordnance-premiere/

Pre-order Crime Traveler here from the band's own label, Vitriol Records:
http://vitriolrecords.bigcartel.com/



Thursday, January 7, 2016

MOON TOOTH + Revolver

Moon Tooth has teamed with Revolver to premiere new song "Offered Blood," off upcoming debut album Chromaparagon.

A shining slab of the Long Island, New York band's soaring rock-metal-blues, "Offered Blood" sits in a progressive, aggressive realm between The Mars Volta and Between the Buried and Me. Moon Tooth displays creativity and chops in spades, and a soulful vibe that is often absent from music this techy.


Stream "Offered Blood" here:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/moon-tooth-premiere-new-song-offered-blood.html

Pre-order Chromaparagon ahead of its February 5th release date, here:
https://moontoothny.bandcamp.com/

Moon Tooth tours the East Coast in January and February, ending with a slot of WSOU's 30th anniversary show with Candiria and Old Wounds.


Jan 14 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Jan 15 - Naugatuck, CT @ Cook's Cafe
Jan 16 - Florence, MA @ 13th Floor Music Lounge
Jan 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Connie's Ric Rac
Feb 2 - Providence, RI @ News Cafe
Feb 3 - Easthampton, MA @ The Ohm
Feb 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Feb 5 - Boston, MA @ House Show
Feb 6 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Feb 7 - Shepherdstown, WV @ House Show
Feb 8 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
Feb 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Union EAV
Feb 10 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 11 - Greensboro, NC @ Loud Room
Feb 12 - Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse
Feb 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's 
Feb 20 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (WSOU 30th anniversary w/ Candiria, Old Wounds)


Check out the video for Chromaparagon's first single, "Queen Wolf," here.

"Top-notch musicality, crafty songwriting, and mesmerizing live show. They have my vote for best new band..."

–Metal Injection

"They're heavy, they're melodic, they're intimidatingly skilled musicians, they're great songwriters, and holy shit, wait 'til you see them live."

–MetalSucks

"Moon Tooth leads the wolfpack... with shred. Nick [Lee] plays the guitar like his fingers are trapeze artists..."

–Gear Gods

"Technical, melodic, and shreddy without being wanky... The band's bio compares vocalist John Carbone's voice to Jeff Buckley, and he certainly has one hell of a range."

–Metal Insider


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

EIGHT BELLS + BrooklynVegan + Invisible Oranges

With Eight Bells' sophomore album Landless coming out February 12th on Battleground Records, BrooklynVegan and its metal sister Invisible Oranges have teamed up to present the premiere of Landless track "Hold My Breath."

Stream "Hold My Breath" via BrooklynVegan, here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/listen_to_eight.html

And via Invisible Oranges, here:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/eight-bells-hold-my-breath-premiere/

Pre-order Landless from Battleground Records, here:

http://battlegroundrnr.com

From Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells consists of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and new drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird and Thrawsunblat.


Sophomore album Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch). Ethereal vocals, soaring guitars, and ghostly ambience evoke '70s prog-rock grandeur and Victorian mystery; blastbeats and screams bring the music into a modern, blackened realm.


Of "Hold My Breath," BrooklynVegan editor Andrew Sacher writes, "It continues to open up new dimensions for the progressive doom band as they follow up their excellent debut LP The Captain's Daughter. The eight-minute track winds around an off-kilter guitar figure, moving between various peaks and valleys, augmenting that foundation with instrumentation that constantly keeps the listener off-balance as the song makes its way to a surprisingly emotional climax."


Invisible Oranges editor Joseph Schafer writes, "Jackson's chiming and piercing guitar tone evokes The Edge's celebratory playing style. She and Westeiner employ two-part harmonies, the sort often used in medieval choir music... Their jagged, sometimes Slint-like approach to songwriting, and their assonant sining make their songs obscure... I find myself obsessed with the surface of Eight Bells' music, curious what lies beneath."


Landless' opening track, "Hating," was premiered recently on Noisey, here, along with the words, "Landless is a tour-de-force... out-there progression, ethereal atmosphere, and unexpected harmonies."


Eight Bells embarks on a US tour in late January, including three weeks supporting the legendary Voivod.

Eight Bells:
Jan 28 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Jan 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jan 30 - Glendale, CA @ Complex w/ Bosse-de-Nage, Wreck and Reference
Jan 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
Feb 4 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's 
Feb 5 - Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom w/ Vektor

Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:
Feb 6 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb 9 - Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Feb 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 - Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 - St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird

Photo by Veleda Thorsson