Hey metalheads! I’m going to throw some stuff together on this post that I didn’t want to leave uncovered as we begin to approach the end of the month (Is it the end of May already?!).
Let’s start with some news from Those Darn Gnomes! San Diego jazz metallers are preparing to release Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow via Nefarious Industries on June 28.
This release will tickle the fancy of fans of Naked City, Ornette Coleman, Fantômas, Zu, Boredoms, Oxbow, Merzbow, and Ruins.
Check out a trailer for the album below:
You can also head over to the Those Darn Gnomes Bandcamp if you need to catch up on their sound before Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow drops.
Those Darn Gnomes are also going on a west coast tour! Check out the tour dates:
THOSE DARN GNOMES Live:
5/31/2019 San Diego Content Partners – San Diego, CA * album release show
6/05/2019 Coaxial – Los Angeles, CA w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/06/2019 Weird Hues – San Diego, CAw/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/09/2019 Thought//Forms Gallery – Denver, COw/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/13/2019 Twilight – Portland, OR w/ Fuck Your Birthday, Mercury Tree, Leafminer
6/14/2019 The Urgus (house show) – Eugene, OR w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/17/2019 Honey Hive Gallery – San Francisco, CA w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/21/2019 Infinite Noise Outrageous Loud – Los Angeles, CA
6/29/2019 UC San Diego – San Diego, CA
Check out the rest of the news from Sanctuary, Under Aegis, Diviner, Luna Sol, and Carpathia here.
Washington thrashers Sanctuary are will be heading out on the road in July for a ten show tear across North America before they head to Europe for a couple of festivals.
The North American shows will see Sanctuary playing Refuge Denied in its entirety.
Says guitarist Lenny Rutledge:
“Sanctuary are looking forward to playing two special festival shows in Europe this summer in addition to our commemorative Refuge Denied dates in the US where we will perform our classic debut album in full. If you’re an old school Sanctuary fan or a fan of classic metal, you don’t what to miss this run of dates! Joseph Michael (Witherfall) is the new singer of Sanctuary and we will be playing songs from all 3 albums but focusing on the earlier material. Come check out the return of Sanctuary!”
Check out Lenny Rutledge and Joseph Michael talking about the future of Sanctuary here:
SANCTUARY live 2019
2019 North American tour – Performing all of “Refuge Denied”!
With special guests: Ghost Ship Octavius
July 11 Atlanta, GA – Basement
July 12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 586
July 13 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
July 14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
July 18 Cincinnati, OH – North Side Yacht Club
July 19 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewery
July 20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
July 21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 25-27 – Brande-Hörnerkichen, DE – Headbangers Open Air^
August 10 – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Festival^
August 16 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom *
August 17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
* only SANCTUARY performing
Wisconsin progressive metalcore band Under Aegis have premiered the music video for their track “Separate.”
The video was shot and edited by Eddie Curran at Enterprise Films.
Vocalist Carl Martin commented on the writing process of these new songs, “I went through the darkest time of my life while in the process of writing these new UA songs. Each and every part has an intense emotional connection while in the midst of performance. Separate represents the desperation I felt to avoid people affecting my sanity over the course of a long period of time.”
Greek power metallers Diviner have released a lyric video for their song “Beyond The Border.”
“Beyond The Border” is the band’s third single from their new album Realms of Time.
Realms of Time will be released on June 7th via Ulterium Records.
Realms of Time was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).
Denver Rockers Luna Sol are preparing to release Below the Deep on June 21 via Slush Fund Recordings / Cargo Records.
Says guitarist/vocalist Dave Angstrom:
“We wanted ‘Below the Deep’ to look and feel like worn out Steven King novel, with artwork that will scare children. This may be the best record I’ve ever made. ‘Below the Deep’ is a lyrical confession, served with a fist. It’s a dark cohesive album. Hangings, suffering, pain, recovery, family, life; it all seems to make sense when I’m playing and singing about it. We had a goal to create a straight up, guitar oriented, fist-in-the-air classic rock record. I’m extremely proud of this one.”
Check out the album trailer for Below the Deep below:
Last and certainly not least, Boston progressive metallers Carpathia have released a lyric video for their track “Sacrifice.”
“Sacrifice” comes off the band’s upcoming EP 1912, which is due out June 10.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Keep those horns and heads up, friends! Til next time.