Thursday, February 25, 2016

NONPAREIL + PunkNews

"Harnessing a discordant rhythm, the band makes no bones about their disgust for humanity's bullshit."
–PunkNews

New band Nonpareil – comprising ex-members of Abigail Williams, The Bled, Death of Marat, Blues, and more – reveals "Blood Cockles and Gutter Oil" today via PunkNews. The song is Track One from the Phoenix, Arizona band's debut EP, Allergen.


Listen, here: 

Nonpareil layers ironclad noise-rock with the desperation of post-hardcore – churning, bruising rhythms of the Shellac variety are topped by wild-eyed vocals and leads that nod to the Gravity Records school of emotional distress.  

The EP's lyrics are based largely in frontman Connor Woods' experiences traveling in China for a year – "themes of alienation, isolation and an aversion to the misguidedness of human progress," in Woods' words.

Nonpareil, live:
Mar 17 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre w/ Intronaut, The Ocean, North
Apr 9 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room w/ Sorxe, Father Figures



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BLACK BLACK BLACK + PunkNews

"[Black Black Black] takes the heavy rumble of neo-metal bands like Mastodon and Torche and then compresses it into a pop format... The earthquake is over just as soon as it started, but it was just as massive."
–PunkNews

"Black Black Black traffic in the kind of good-natured misanthropy of bands like Whores or KEN mode, but the musical gestures beneath the noisy exterior are all forward-charging, Kyuss-worshipping sludge n' roll. It's basically underground metal's version of a radio banger."
–BrooklynVegan


Brooklyn "doom pop" rockers Black Black Black reveal new song "I Got Scabies" today via PunkNews. 

Get "Scabies" here:
https://www.punknews.org/article/60113/media-black-black-black-i-got-scabies-punknews-exclusive

The song, which PunkNews describes as "the heavy rumble of neo-metal bands like Mastodon and Torche," reconfigured into a "pop format," appears on sophomore album 
Altered States of Death and Grace, coming out March 25th via Aqualamb Records.

Psyched-out desert rock meets big-city darkness, in Altered States of Death and Grace's ten perfect gems of driving rock n' roll. Hip-shaking stomps and soaring hooks propel morbidly poetic songs about pills, decay, self-mutilation, Satanism, and other horror-flick delights. The album was recorded at Terminus Recording Studios and mixed at 28th Street Sound by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Mutoid Man), and mastered by Carl Saff (Fu Manchu, Sannhet). It features guest vocals by Unsane's Dave Curran.

Co-owned by Black Black Black bassist Johnathan Swafford, Brooklyn-based label Aqualamb Records has put itself on the map by releasing albums in the form of meticulously designed, 100-page, softbound books. Album artwork and liner notes are beautifully stretched across 100 pages, with a download code for the music included inside. Black Black Black's Altered States of Death and Grace joins recent releases from The Space Merchants and Hiram-Maxim on Aqualamb's bookshelf.

Black Black Black plays a Craw reunion show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on March 12th. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS - The Future of Death




Primitive Weapons returns with new album The Future of Death, coming April 15th on Party Smasher Inc.


From Brooklyn, New York, Primitive Weapons embodies that moment where hardcore opens its fists and embraces the grandeur of rock – where feral rage joins with melody and texture to transform into something even more enthralling. Fugazi did this in the late '80s; in New York City it crystallized into a scene of its own in the early '90s when veterans of the CBGB matinees began starting new bands 
– Helmet, Quicksand, Into Another – with the explicit intention of exploring a wider range of sound and feeling. Perhaps more than any other band, Sweden's Refused came to represent this shift, bringing in elements from all over the musical map while retaining white-knuckle intensity. Primitive Weapons guitarist Arthur Shepherd was right there on that wave, starting in the '90s with his Long Island-based hardcore band Mind Over Matter and advancing to World's Fastest Car (with Quicksand's Walter Schreifels), Errortype:11, and Instruction (with Quicksand's Tom Capone). Rooted in hardcore, these latter bands made music that was simply epic, beyond the limits of a genre.

Primitive Weapons carries forth the tradition of this original post-hardcore spirit but does so in a thoroughly forward-charging way, bearing no shred of retro-glorification. Primitive Weapons is a modern-day beast, a hybrid of soaring wings and gnashing teeth. Sophomore album The Future of Death is an eight-song thrill ride, full of tribal thunder, hard grooves, 
dire screams, luminous guitars, and massive, mournful choruses that haunt for days.


Stream new song "Night Eyes," from The Future of Death, via NPR, here:
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/02/17/467054330/vikings-choice-primitive-weapons-night-eyes

The Future of Death was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Modern Life Is War) at The Wild Arctic, and mastered by Dave Gardner (Black Lips, Rocket from the Crypt) at Magneto Mastering. The cover and layout were created by Zev Deans, who also directed the video for the album's first single, "The Electric Drama," as well as videos for Chelsea Wolfe, Ghost, and Portal.

The full tracklist is as follows:

1) Ashes or Paradise
2) The Electric Drama
3) Panopticon Blues
4) Night Eyes
5) Whistle Past the Graveyard
6) Age of Denial
7) Old Miami
8) Widow Rehearsal

Primitive Weapons was founded in Brooklyn in 2009 when Shepherd teamed up with drummer Chris Enriquez (ex-On the Might of Princes), bassist Eric Odness (ex-Chariots), and rookie vocalist David Castillo. The new band released a debut single, produced by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, The Melvins), then signed with Prosthetic Records to release debut full-length The Shadow Gallery in 2011. A Pitchfork review compared The Shadow Gallery to Isis and Kylesa, while Alternative Press gave it these words: "Take Deadguy's burly mid-tempo chaos, dice up the spaces between with tribal, Liars-esque drumbeats, creepy melodic passages, and a cacophony of swirling riffs..."


With Primitive Weapons launched, Shepherd and Castillo joined forces to open a small bar in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn: Saint Vitus Bar. Within a year, Saint Vitus was hailed as Brooklyn's coolest new music venue and a destination for every metal and hardcore band that matters. In its first few years the tiny room hosted live performances by Nirvana, Descendents, Refused, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Earth, and so many more. 
As Saint Vitus' popularity skyrocketed, Enriquez and Odness both opened Brooklyn bars of their own as well. Between the success of these bars and members' other bands – Castillo founded metal machine White Widows Pact, Shepherd joined members of Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike in UnWed, and Odness toured the world with megastars The Wanted – Primitive Weapons faded from view.

Enter Party Smasher Inc CEO Ben Weinman, also known as the brains and guitar behind The Dillinger Escape Plan. Weinman brought Primitive Weapons out on a short tour with Dillinger in 2015 and, feeling deeply aligned with the band's vision, signed on to release monstrous second album The Future of Death through his newly-formed, multi-faceted company, Party Smasher Inc. With kindred spirit Weinman on board, things have quickly come back into focus. Primitive Weapons enters 2016, re-centered, recharged and ready to roll with The Future of Death, an album equally rabid and majestic, owning that space where aggression, melody, and texture join to create something new and timelessly powerful.


Primitive Weapons plays February 26th at Saint Vitus with UXO (members of Unsane and Today Is The Day).


Photo by Nikki Sneakers




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DIE YOUNG + Good Fight






Good Fight Music welcomes Die Young to its family.

From Houston, Texas, Die Young administers a Slayerized brand of hardcore, in the tradition of Integrity, Ringworm, All Out War, and Earth Crisis. Thrash metal intensity and hardcore values unite, as
 vegan straightedge frontman Daniel Albaugh bears his soul on topics ranging from animal rights to the philosophies of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.

Die Young was founded in 2002, put to rest in 2009, and rebooted in 2013. In that time the band has toured the world with a vengeance – the US (including Alaska), Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America, South America, Europe, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, and beyond – and has shared stages with a massive list of bands that matter, from Cro-Mags, to Catharsis, to Modern Life Is War. The band has released a slew of recordings on such labels as Eulogy and A389.

Good Fight will release new album No Illusions in 2016. Recording begins in March with producer Craig Douglas (Bitter End, Venomous Maximus) at Origin Sound. Albaugh describes the album as "a fun ride through various realms of human disappointment, irrationality, violence, nihilism and pessimism."

The label welcomes this prolific band to its roster which has expanded to include Boys Night Out, The Banner, Old Wounds, Axis, Exalt, Hollow Earth, Of Feather and Bone, and Down In It, among others.

An exclusive new Die Young shirt design is available now via Good Fight, here.

Photo by Jessica Garcia

Friday, February 12, 2016

Out today: EIGHT BELLS - Landless

Eight Bells' sophomore album, Landless, is out today on Battleground Records.

Stream the album, here:
http://www.revolvermag.com/news/eight-bells-premiere-new-album-landless.html

Buy it, here:
http://battlegroundrecords.bigcartel.com/

Comprising members of SubArachnoid Space and Immortal Bird, the Portland, Oregon trio constructs its own world. Ethereal vocals, ghostly ambience, triumphant guitars, and metal drumming weave together in a timeless space between psych, prog, doom, and black metal. Sophomore album Landless was produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch).

Eight Bells is on tour now with Voivod and Vektor.

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 @ Reggies
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

"Wraithlike vocals and numbed melodies hanging over pinprick prog fretwork... The pulse of ethereal '70s rock – from Pink Floyd to Hawkwind's more celestial moments... Dual vocal lines emanate from some unseen place, sometimes braided together in a conjoined plea for connection... Heartbreakingly beautiful."
–Pitchfork

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

"Eight Bells have created a veritable monument to yearning... Breathless, imbalanced genius."

–Exclaim!

"There's a classical doom feel... wedded to a modern sense of progressiveness, with reverb-y harmonies and organ melding creating a vivid contrast with the driving, powerful drumming of new member Rae Amitay."

–BrooklynVegan

"[Melynda] Jackson's chiming and piercing guitar tone evokes The Edge's celebratory playing style. She and [Haley] 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

"Another time and dimension... where Ulver and Ihsahn are Pink Floyd's precedents, where lyrics can trade mind-travels for centuries-ago suffering..."
–MetalSucks


"Adventurous and taut, summoning the black metal of Immortal, the hooky prog of Rush, and even a little Pink Floyd psychedelia."
–Portland Mercury

"Soaring, clean vocals punching through an aura of swirling melancholy... Landless sounds like a strong contender – Portland or otherwise – for the best metal album of the usually slow first quarter of 2016."

–Willamette Week

"Eight Bells juggle elements of post-metal and progressive rock, and combine them effortlessly with blackened undertones... Epic, melodic and dark."
–About

"An exercise in sonic dreamscapes... Unpredictable from moment to moment, Landless is an exciting listen."

–Loudwire

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

"Like any great trio, each instrument is equally important to the overall architecture of the sound... Eight Bells is much more than the sum of their parts. Eight Bells have crafted a unique sound, one that is thematically consistent, from lyrics to artwork and sonic palette as well."
–Burning Ambulance

"Landless drifts like an ethereal mist, enveloping you slowly... Eight Bells shrug off the meandering bluesy psychedelia of their debut in favor of a sound that is darker, more mature, and more atmospheric, sounding less like a jam and more like a crafted narrative."
–Echoes and Dust

"It takes special talent and songwriting to grab the listener with what's not there; to entice the listener with merely the mood or emotion of your music. Eight Bells are experts here... The perfect combination of Brian Eno, Ulver and King Crimson."

–Nine Circles

"From the progressive sections, to the enthralling arrangements, to the lush vocal harmonies that push the story, to the propulsive drumming, this group create weaving, winding tapestries that are melodic, dark, hypnotic... This is an adventure."

–Meat Mead Metal


Thursday, February 11, 2016

EIGHT BELLS + Revolver

Eight Bells' sophomore album Landless is now streaming in its entirety via Revolver.

Listen here: 

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/eight-bells-premiere-new-album-landless.html

Landless comes out tomorrow, February 12th, on Battleground Records. Pre-order here:
http://battlegroundrnr.com

The album was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch). A true epic, it rises and falls, from majestic highs to ethereal lows. Soaring leads, ghostly atmosphere, and blackened passages swell and crash like waves. '70s psych and prog meld with extreme metal in an album earning comparisons to Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Ulver, and Enslaved.


A Portland, Oregon trio featuring members of SubArachnoid Space, Immortal Bird, and more, Eight Bells is on tour now with Voivod and Vektor.

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 @ Reggies
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

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

–Noisey

"Eight Bells have created a veritable monument to yearning... Breathless, imbalanced genius."
–Exclaim!

"There's a classical doom feel... wedded to a modern sense of progressiveness, with reverb-y harmonies and organ melding creating a vivid contrast with the driving, powerful drumming of new member Rae Amitay."
–BrooklynVegan

"[Melynda] Jackson's chiming and piercing guitar tone evokes The Edge's celebratory playing style. She and [Haley] 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

"Another time and dimension... where Ulver and Ihsahn are Pink Floyd's precedents, where lyrics can trade mind-travels for centuries-ago suffering..."
–MetalSucks


"Adventurous and taut, summoning the black metal of Immortal, the hooky prog of Rush, and even a little Pink Floyd psychedelia."
–Portland Mercury

"Soaring, clean vocals punching through an aura of swirling melancholy... Landless sounds like a strong contender – Portland or otherwise – for the best metal album of the usually slow first quarter of 2016."
–Willamette Week

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

"Landless drifts like an ethereal mist, enveloping you slowly... Eight Bells shrug off the meandering bluesy psychedelia of their debut in favor of a sound that is darker, more mature, and more atmospheric, sounding less like a jam and more like a crafted narrative."
–Echoes and Dust

"It takes special talent and songwriting to grab the listener with what's not there; to entice the listener with merely the mood or emotion of your music. Eight Bells are experts here... The perfect combination of Brian Eno, Ulver and King Crimson."
–Nine Circles

"From the progressive sections, to the enthralling arrangements, to the lush vocal harmonies that push the story, to the propulsive drumming, this group create weaving, winding tapestries that are melodic, dark, hypnotic... This is an adventure."
–Meat Mead Metal


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DRIFTOFF - Denial Machine/No Rescue


Hot on the heels of debut EP Modern Fear, Brooklyn band Driftoff announces a brand new 2-song single: "Denial Machine/No Rescue."

Comprising members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships, Driftoff makes a massive, radiant sound, in line with post-hardcore predecessors like Quicksand and Planes Mistaken for Stars. The new single carries on right where debut Modern Fear left off – heavy, shimmering, and full of angst. Both recordings were produced by Will Benoit at The Radar Studio (Junius, Caspian). 

Noisey has called Driftoff, "a model of excellence in heavy music" and BrooklynVegan names it, "heavy atmospheric rock... throat-shredding yet anthemic vocals." Where Modern Fear was a meditation on life in New York City, guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan explains that the new songs deal with climate change: "The songs speak to our collective frustration with humanity's willful ignorance – on a societal and individual level – toward what is probably the most pressing issue of our time."

Stream "No Rescue" here:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/02/driftoff_releas.html

"Denial Machine/No Rescue" will be released officially on February 26th as a cassette single and a digital download, via the band's own Radar Recordings. Pre-order here:
http://driftoffnyc.bandcamp.com

The cassette will also be available at Driftoff's upcoming shows. The band kicks off a short Northeast run tomorrow then heads to Europe later this month for a full European tour.

Driftoff / US:
Feb 10 - New Haven, CT @ BAR
Feb 11 - Kingston, NY @ The Anchor
Feb 12 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Feb 13 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met w/ Defeater, Caspian, O'Brother
Feb 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Maybeshewill

Driftoff / Europe:
Feb 27 - Reykjavik, IS @ Gaukurinn
Mar 2 - Utrecht, NL @ dB's
Mar 3 - Essen, DE @ Panic Room
Mar 4 - Siegen, DE @ Vortex
Mar 5 - Basel, CH @ Podium
Mar 6 - Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
Mar 7 - Freiburg, DE @ KTS
Mar 8 - Geneva, CH @ L'Usine
Mar 9 - Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
Mar 10 - Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
Mar 11 - Bolzano, IT @ Bunker
Mar 12 - Arezzo, IT @ Pastificio Elettrico
Mar 13 - Dueville, IT @ Via Roma 17
Mar 14 - Bologna, IT @ Freak Out
Mar 15 - Cakovec, HR @ Prostor Cezam
Mar 16 - Prague, CZ @ Cafe Na Pul Cesty
Mar 17 - Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
Mar 18 - Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
Mar 19 - Koblenz, DE @ Jam Club

"A model of excellence in heavy music... Driftoff is the band you need to know. The tones of the guitars reflect hints of Deftones or Handsome influence, but go above and beyond to make it its own heavy, crushing entity."
–Noisey

"Frantic, feedback-riddled post-hardcore... noisy, squalling forward momentum..."
–Decibel

"Ripping... earnest, angular '90s-ish post-hardcore"
–MetalSucks

"Heavy atmospheric rock... throat-shredding yet anthemic vocals."
–BrooklynVegan

Friday, February 5, 2016

Out today: GHOSTLIMB - Difficult Loves

Ghostlimb's fifth album, Difficult Loves, is out today on Vitriol Records.

Stream Difficult Loves and read an interview with Justin Smith of Ghostlimb, Graf Orlock, and Vitriol Records, here:
http://www.laweekly.com/music/this-history-professor-just-might-be-the-hardest-working-man-in-metal-6535163

Buy it, here:
http://vitriolrecords.bigcartel.com/

"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..."
–Noisey

"Deep, mercurial d-beat parries beautifully with deliciously complex post-hardcore, with occasional chaotic flurries of grind. As good as the compositions are, however, it's when you start digging into the lyrics that Difficult Loves really reveals its treasures. The title, lifted from a collection of Italo Calvino's short stories... is just the beginning."
–Exclaim!

"There's heart, soul and brains at work in Ghostlimb's world. With post-hardcore melodies and unashamed emotion married to gritty blasts of grinding metalcore, they're led by the hoarse howls of frontman and label boss Justin Smith."
–Metal Hammer

"Where Napalm Death and Hot Water Music unite... Frontman Justin Smith is a master at crafting post-hardcore melody into concise songs that go straight for the gut."
–MetalSucks

"Yet another killer record in their already impressive discography."
–Metal Injection

"From sludgy parts to slower atmospheric stuff to mile-a-minute metalcore chugs. It rips pretty hard."
–BrooklynVegan

"Frenized hardcore that spans from dirge-like blues riffs to gnarly D-beat to spastic grind. Smith's passionate lyrics draw from the wars of Ancient Greece to the drought of modern-day Los Angeles... The end result is invigorating... Ghostlimb have released their best album yet."

–New Noise

"Ghostlimb's eclectic, grinding post-hardcore style is a force to be reckoned with."

–Svbterranean


Out today: GRAF ORLOCK - Crime Traveler

Graf Orlock's third full-length (and tenth release in total), Crime Traveler, is out today on Vitriol Records.

Stream Crime Traveler here and read an interview with Justin Smith of Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb, and Vitriol Records:
http://www.laweekly.com/music/this-history-professor-just-might-be-the-hardest-working-man-in-metal-6535163

Buy the album here:
http://vitriolrecords.bigcartel.com/ 

"Fuck Star Wars: the science fiction film for which we're most excited is Crime Traveler."
–MetalSucks

"The riotous band of explosives-worshippers have created an original narrative – supplemented by a 12-page newspaper containing the physical album... Replacing the movie quotes of past albums are samples of dialogue from a bizarre movie that is a completely home-brewed yarn."
–LA Weekly

"Graf Orlock exceed at creating entire concept albums based on other media... Crime Traveler, however, attempts to do something even more conceptually ambitious by being about a B-movie written, filmed by and starring members of the band. That's right: instead of just drawing on existing films, Graf Orlock decided to create their own material to harvest... The record is everything that makes an exceptional bad movie: unapologetically excessive and over the top, choosing fun over sense every time."
–Exclaim!

"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."
–Invisible Oranges

"Hardcore/death/grind that is as pummeling as it is smart and occasionally hooky..."
–BrooklynVegan

"An intense and varied trip through ominous metalcore grooves and moments of dense and chaotic grindcore... Graf Orlock's brand of cinematic music is aggressive and feral, more like the soundtrack to the apocalypse."
–About

"Twelve years on and ten albums into their career, Graf Orlock remain as ballsy, brutal and absurd as ever."
–Metal Hammer

"Propulsive drumming that collides head on with bestial guitars that unleash hyper-speed riffage... Crime Traveler is another solid, blistering and humorous listen from these LA grinders."
–Svbterranean

"The future of music."
–VICE



Out today: MOON TOOTH - Chromaparagon

Moon Tooth's debut album Chromaparagon is out today.

Stream the album here:
http://www.guitarworld.com/news-premieres/moon-tooth-premiere-new-album-chromaparagon/28622

Buy it here:
https://moontoothny.bandcamp.com/

The band is currently on tour:

Feb 5 - Peterborough, NH @ The Wreck Room
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 - Durham, NC @ The Pussy Palace
Feb 12 - Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse
Feb 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's 
Feb 20 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (WSOU 30th anniversary w/ Candiria, Old Wounds)

"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

"Overflowing with technically ferocious chops and mind-ending genre mash-ups... A perplexing musical beast."
–Exclaim!

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

–Gear Gods

"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

"New York's prog/sludge/party wunderkind... Combining instrumental and melodic virtuosity with songwriting chops that have garnered well-earned comparisons to Mastodon, Living Colour, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more musical pioneers..."

–Svbterranean

"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


Thursday, February 4, 2016

EIGHT BELLS + Voivod + Vektor

Eight Bells' first US tour of 2016 is underway – following a short run of West Coast shows, the Portland trio now hits the East Coast, playing Worcester, MA tonight, and meeting up with tourmates Vektor tomorrow to play Hamden, CT. The two bands then join up with legends Voivod for a 3-week tour covering the entire Eastern half of the US.

Eight Bells' sophomore album Landless comes out February 12th on Battleground Records (and on cassette via Tartarus Records).

Summoning a sound that ranges from the ethereal to the triumphant, Eight Bells melds prog, psych, and extreme metal into music that MetalSucks recently compared to Pink Floyd and Ulver. CVLT Nation calls Landless an early contender for "one of the best releases of 2016." Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch).

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

Eight Bells:
Feb 4 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's 

Vektor, Eight Bells:
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 @ Reggies
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