Hey every rocker out there. How was your weekend? I had a good one. Had a great heart to heart with my old friend Chris Bittner who just worked on the newest Coheed and Cambria record that is coming out and I felt a lot of good will afterwards and a desire to try and let negative bygones be bygones with those dudes. We have a lot of mutual friends and while I def hope sometime they acknowledge my sister Cambria in order for me to feel fully heard and respected for her sake, I also can’t blame them too much for being wary of me at all or having a grudge to nurse after how bad our fighting got over the years.
But I will say here that I am feeling really good and hope for much better healing energy going forward and wish them well. I really appreciated Bittner coming to talk to me in person after last week and listening to me about my struggles with hormone levels and PTSD when I was triggered by some unrelated stuff last week and happened to also admonish them in some tweets about some old shit. But I really hope we can grow here, be thankful for our lives and families and remember that life gives chances to treat ourselves and others better. PMA. New album sounds cool. New song HERE.
Anyhow, I am in a super good mood today as a result of that compartmentalized tension lifting off my shoulders and had some herb and drove around blasting some Chinese Democracy cuz it is fucking great no matter what some of y’all might think. My apartment is like a million degrees and thankfully my gf is installing some fans for us while I blather like a hot sweaty lazy blob, haha. I did work two jobs already today, gimme a break!
But ANYWAY, more super awesome news to kick off the week! NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced North American headliner tour dates to coincide with their support run for WinterSun. While I would want to see them with WinterSun probably as both bands are tremendously skilled, these other dates will entice die hards as they feature the band’s full 90+ minute headline sets, and stop in Orlando, Portland, OR, Kansas City, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
NE OBLIVISCARIS are touring in support of their new album ‘Urn’. ‘Urn’ is streaming here.
Metallic hardcore up and comers Knaaves are fucking righteous and incredible. Along with the new Baptists and Jesus Piece I think the Knaaves material is by far the rowdiest and most adrenalized stuff I have heard from any heavy band this year. Anyhow, Knaaves have a new limited tape for order of their recent January two songer! Pick it up like change in a Sick Of It All pit, kids!! Only 100 copies of the tape available!
Ok I have a late newspaper article to write for another publication and am sweatier than Trump’s perspiring and nervous sycophants as Mueller closes in, so I will talk to y’all later in the week. Check out that NE OBLIVISCARIS tour run of dates below. Urn is dark and majestic and surely brilliant stuff live.
Tour dates BELOW.
NE OBLIVISCARIS North American tour
all dates w/WINTERSUN, SARAH LONGFIELD
Sep. 12 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys +
Sep. 14 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Sep. 15 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
Sep. 16 Orlando, FL @ The Haven +
Sep. 17 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Sep. 18 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall +
Sep. 19 Dallas, TX @ GMB&G
Sep. 20 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Sep. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Sep. 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan
Sep. 24 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep. 25 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom +
Sep. 26 Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
Sep. 27 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
Sep. 29 Calgary, AB @ Gateway
Sep. 30 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
Oct. 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
Oct. 3 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Oct. 4 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room +
Oct. 5 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
Oct. 6 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct. 7 Detroit, MI @ Majestic
Oct. 9 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Oct. 10 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Oct. 12 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium/Rock & Shock
Oct. 14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
+ = NE OBLIVISCARIS ONLY