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IGORRR to tour with VOWWS, MELT BANANA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM (PST)

Next February/March, Igorrr will embark on a North American headlining tour, featuring Melt-Banana and Vowws as support. This package is the most exciting pairing of weird ass bands that I love in a long time. I am stoked that it might cause them all to really lean into their quirks.

Dubbed “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022”, this will be the first stateside trek in support of Igorrr‘s critically acclaimed album, Spirituality And Distortion, released in March 2020.

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments: “This period of Covid has drove us totally insane, but we are excited to finally play this US tour! New show, new music and new people on stage – can’t wait to finally play ‘Spirituality and Distortion’ on stage! This will be a historic time for us.”

See below for all dates!

Igorrr “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022” dates
w/ Melt-Banana, Vowws

Feb. 17, 22 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 18, 22 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Feb. 19, 22 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 21, 22 – Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
Feb. 22, 22 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb. 23, 22 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Feb. 25, 22 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Feb. 26, 22 – Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 27, 22 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb. 28, 22 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar. 2, 22 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Mar. 3, 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Mar. 4, 22 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Mar. 5, 22 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Mar. 6, 22 – WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL
Mar. 8, 22 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
Mar. 10, 22 – The Crocodile Showroom – Seattle, WA
Mar. 11, 22 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar. 12, 22 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
Mar. 14, 22 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 15, 22 – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Photo credit: Buzz Osborne

Mr. Bungle have released The Night They Came Home (Ipecac Recordings), their NorCal band’s first live album. The 14-song album, accompanied by a physical-only film release, captures the band’s Halloween 2020 livestream event, and features the new live video for “Eracist” (https://youtu.be/TUSUlCBE0BQ).

“‘Eracist’ is a unique song in the Raging Wrath book,” explains Trevor Dunn. “There was no initial demo, only a ‘moshy’ riff that Patton had come up with in the ’80s that Trey somehow remembered. Once that was unearthed Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial. It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that’s because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it’s one of the only songs on the ‘demo’ that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the ’80s we were mostly thinking about drums & guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about.”

The Night They Came Home finds Mr. Bungle performing songs from their recently released album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo. The two-hour film, directed by Jack Bennett, is available on CD + Blu-Ray, CD + DVD, and VHS, while the album is also available digitally. The Blu-Ray/DVD iterations feature Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (“Raping Your Mind,” “Eracist,” and “Sudden Death”), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage including several surprise cameos. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.

The band performs at Riot Fest (Chicago) in September. The festival marks the first time Mike Patton has pulled double-duty on the same bill, with both Mr. Bungle and Faith No More playing the festival.

“The Night They Came Home” track list:

  1. Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Mr. Rogers cover)
  2. Anarchy Up Your Anus
  3. Raping Your Mind
  4. Bungle Grind
  5. Methematics
  6. Hell Awaits/Summer Breeze (Slayer/Seals & Croft medley/cover)
  7. Eracist
  8. World Up My Ass (Circle Jerks cover)
  9. Glutton For Punishment
  10. Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere (S.O.D. cover)
  11. Spreading The Thighs of Death
  12. Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)
  13. Sudden Death
  14. Loss of Control (Van Halen cover)

The Obsessed and The Skull announce exciting doom tour

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM (PST)

[THE SKULL photo by Alyssa Hermann]

Wino and Eric Wagner on the same tour? Sign us up and spark a fatty.

THE OBSESSED and THE SKULL will join forces for a US co-headlining tour this Summer. Set to commence July 29th in Cleveland, Ohio, the doom rock caravan will wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, drawing to a close on August 16th in Rochester, New York. Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

 

THE OBSESSED/THE SKULL:
7/29/2021 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH **
7/30/2021 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
7/31/2021 Cobra Lounge – Chicago IL
8/01/2021 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN (matinee show)
8/01/2021 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY (evening show)
8/02/2021 Brickyard Bar – Knoxville, TN
8/03/2021 Growlers – Memphis, TN
8/04/2021 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
8/05/2021 Bears – Shreveport, LA
8/06/2021 Division Brewery/Grrowl – Arlington, TX
8/07/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX ##
8/07/2021 Ripple Fest @ Texas Ski Ranch – New Braunfels, TX ^^
8/08/2021 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/09/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
8/10/2021 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA **
8/10/2021 Santos – New Orleans, LA ##
8/11/2021 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/12/2021 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/13/2021 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/14/2021 GoldSounds – Brooklyn, NY
8/15/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI
8/16/2021 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
** THE OBSESSED only
## THE SKULL only
^^ WINO Solo
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Album Cover Art by Amjad Faur and Wolves in the Throne Room

Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records (North America only) out August 20th.

Watch the “Mountain Magick” music video, directed by Wolves in the Throne Room, on YouTube HERE.

“Mountain Magick was shot in the northern reaches of the Olympic Mountains and the ancient forests that shroud the foothills. We wrote the story, created the costumes, shot the footage and did the editing ourselves, so it is a true product of our hearts and souls. Creating our own videos has been a long standing dream and now It’s very exciting to bring these Visions into the Cinematic Realm.”  

Primordial Arcana is the band’s first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state.

Primordial Arcana is out August 20 on DLX 2xLP/2xLP/LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records (North America) and available through Century Media in Europe. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and the band HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming HERE.

Primordial Arcana super limited Deluxe 2LP boxset includes the deluxe 2LP featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” pressed on black inside translucent gold and tan half ‘n half with black, oxblood and olive green splatter housed in a deluxe boxset with gold foil stamping. Boxset also includes a 3′ x 3’ album art flag, a custom 12-sided dice set with velvet pouch, a 3.5″ embroidered patch and a die-cut medallion with chain. Exclusively available through Relapse.com and alternate vinyl colorway available direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore.

Primordial Arcana super limited, one time pressing Deluxe 2LP is cut at 45rpm featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” not contained on the core 1LP album. North American colorways of this version available through Relapse.com and direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore and live performances.

Primordial Arcana Tracklist:

  1. Mountain Magick
  2. Spirit of Lightning
  3. Through Eternal Fields
  4. Primal Cham (Gift of Fire)
  5. Underworld Aurora
  6. Masters of Rain and Storm
  7. Eostre
  8. Skyclad Passage (Bonus Track)

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s new album title Primordial Arcana is a reference to the band’s ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies.

Leadoff track “Mountain Magick” sets the august tone with alpine guitar melodies cresting skyward in triumph.  “Spirit of Lightning” returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Meanwhile, “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)” is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim “as above, so below” as envisioned by Keyworth. In fact, Primordial Arcana is the first WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM record in which Kody was a part of the writing process from the start, so it benefits from his background in cosmic funeral doom.

Always uncompromising, Primordial Arcana sees WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM stay true to their unique vision. An album born out of the DIY ethos, Primordial Arcana proves to be the band’s most genuine and focused. One of the year’s most ambitious recordings, Primordial Arcana cements WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s legacy as one of US Black Metal’s most daring, unique, and quintessential bands.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Is:

Nathan Weaver – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Aaron Weaver – Drums/Synth/Voice
Kody Keyworth – Vocals/Guitar

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Band Spotlight: Jenn Taiga

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:42 AM (PST)

Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable…sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement. Fave track: “Braziers are Burning” Tridroid has the cassette version HERE.

Black Label Society, Prong, Obituary tour announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8:25 PM (PST)

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will indeed embark on a U.S. tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from OBITUARY and PRONG. As far as hot summer heavy tours go, it is gonna be hard to stop this certified town stomper. Nice to see an all veterans, all killer line-up like this!

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 11 and the itinerary is as follows:

Oct. 01 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Oct. 02 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory [Boise]
Oct. 05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory [Spokane]
Oct. 07 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Oct. 08 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct. 12 – West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Oct. 15 – Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino Resort
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Oct. 21 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Oct. 22 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Oct. 23 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
Oct. 24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
Oct. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Oct. 28 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Oct. 31 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov. 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Nov. 04 – Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
Nov. 05 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov. 06 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Nov. 07 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 09 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
Nov. 10 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Nov. 11 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Nov. 13 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
Nov. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Nov. 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Nov. 20 – Grand Prairie, TX – The Texas Trust CU Theatre
Nov. 21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 23 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 27 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver
Nov. 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

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Infernal alchemists NEW SKELETAL FACES will unleash their long-awaited Sextinction seven-inch EP on June 25th.

 

Transmuting sound into power, the follow up to 2019’s critically-lauded Celestial Disease full-length finds NEW SKELETAL FACES expanding upon their signature sound invoking the darkest, esoteric elements of rock and roll. Featuring deathrock anthem “Banshee Sex Tomb” and the thunderous metal-tinged dirge of “Extinction Of Bodies,” NEW SKELETAL FACES intoxicate the listener once again with an arcane brew of sex, disenchantment, and danger!

Lyrically, both songs are suitably unpleasant. “Banshee Sex Tomb” attacks the listener by questioning innocence and morality. Rejecting both values, the song spirals downward into a romantic embrace of nihilism. “Extinction Of Bodies” is pure Armageddon. The verses clearly express the insignificance of humanity as replaceable species, and hints of a celestial force causing this destruction. Both songs are dire prophecies.

 

Recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely by the band, NEW SKELETAL FACES’ limited-edition Sextinction EP is pressed on bone colored vinyl and features original cover art by vocalist/guitarist Errol Fritz. Staying true to DIY ethics, the record includes hand numbered and wax stamped obi-strips by the band themselves. Fans of Christian Death, Fields Of The Nephilim, and the dark side of punk-metal (ie Amebix) pay heed.

 

For Sextinction preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.

 

Sextinction Track Listing:
Side A – “Banshee Sex Tomb”
Side B – “Extinction Of Bodies”

Catch NEW SKELETAL FACES live July 3rd at Bricks Bar in Maywood, California supporting Only Theatre Of Pain featuring Rikk Agnew and Gitane Demone performing Christian Death’s classic debut. Stay tuned for additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.
NEW SKELETAL FACES:
7/03/2021 Bricks Bar – Maywood, CA w/ Only Theatre Of Pain

In related news, NEW SKELETAL FACES will be featured in the forthcoming Hemlock: A Night Of Deathrock book. Hemlock is a club located in San Diego, California centered around old school goth, deathrock, and post punk. The book is a culmination of photos, stories, art, merch, posters, bands, and DJs, as well as the community that has supported Club Hemlock throughout the years. An official book release party will be held at The Casbah in San Diego, California on June 19th.

PARALLAX To Perform at The Cotillion on August 26th Supporting TRIVIUM

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM (PST)

Wichita’s modern metal act PARALLAX have announced a brand new live show date! They’ll be playing at The Cotillion in Wichita, KS on Thursday August 26 supporting TRIVIUM along with Revisionist. Tickets are on sale now here.

“We’re super stoked to be playing with Trivium and our friends in Revisionist on August 26th. The Cotillion aka “The Round Mound of Sound” is hands down one of the best places to play in Wichita. I’m really happy that they are back up and running. The guys In Trivium always put on a hell of a show, it’s  going to be awesome sharing the stage with them,” states guitarist Jason Catlett.

PARALLAX released their new full length album, Awaken earlier this year on Fine Swine Records. Telling a chilling story about a protagonist finding himself infected with a demonic parasite that brings about the total destruction of planet Earth; Awaken takes its listeners on a deep dive into a sonic multiverse that encompasses the bands  many influences while yielding a fully original experience.

The new album was self produced, recorded & mixed by guitarist Jason Catlett & Parallax at Magnitude Creative Recording Studio in Wichita, KS. Mastering duties for Awaken were handled by legendary mastering engineer, Alan Douches at West Studios in NY. The full length album is available now on all digital music platforms.

Awaken Tracklist:
1. Awaken
2. Descent
3. Sleep
4. Solstice
5. Blood Moon
6. Hands
7. Symbiotic
8. Esoteric

Prior to taking the stage at The Cotillion on August 26th; PARALLAX will perform at Blunt Force Trauma Fest, a virtual mini-festival experience presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and Metal Assault Records. Stream the premiere of Blunt Force Trauma Fest on YouTube.com/ebonyjeanette. Airing July 16, 2021 at 8pm Eastern.

AMENRA share “Voor Immer” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:09 AM (PST)

Photo by Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA share the official “Voor Immer” music video from the impending Relapse debut full-length De Doorn (June 25). Watch the full video on YouTube HERE.

Additionally, AMENRA announce a livestream event celebrating the release of De Doorn. The fire ritual will commence on June 27 at 9pm CET. More info at tickets are available HERE.

AMENRA vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”

“Voor Immer” (“For Ever”) was one of the first songs we have written for De Doorn. We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war. 

Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.

The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20feet high bronze AMENRA statue glowing red, a symbol of hope.

This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today. 

“to fall and to rise
under merciless skies
light and grace
lines marring a mothers face
wounds inflicted by love
scarring our skin
here and above
our home. blemish on the land
cuts fading to the softest trace
outstretched. a beggars hand
one last poem
and letters unread
it ends here. and weighs us
down like lead
I stumble I fall
my eyes to the ground
one last sigh
a silent sound”

De Doorn is out June 25 on Deluxe 2xLP/2xLP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com are available HERE. Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE.

 

GLASSJAW to tour US for anniversary of first two albums

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 12:17 AM (PST)

Glassjaw have revealed plans to hit the road in early 2022 to celebrate the 20th anniversaries of their first two albums, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence (2000) and Worship and Tribute (2002). Some of the tour will be two-night stands during with the group playing one of the albums each night, while other stops will find them playing both.

Anyway, pack your shit and leave and take my memories of her with you.

3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 (EYEWTKAS)
3/3 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 (W&T)
3/4 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (EYEWTKAS)
3/5 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (W&T)
3/8 Denver, CO @ The Summit (both albums)
3/10 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center (both)
3/11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (EYEWTKAS)
3/12 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (W&T)
3/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven (both)
3/16 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall (both)
3/18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (both)
3/19 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (both)
3/20 Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore (both)
3/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (both)
3/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (EYEWTKAS)
3/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (W&T)
3/25 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount (EYEWTKAS)
3/26 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount (W&T)

Swedish black metal cultists Wormwood have announced a new release date for their upcoming record Arkivet:

“Due to the spring’s problems in the Suez Canal and Covid-19, we unfortunately have to announce that the Arkivet release will be postponed. This is because the vinyl pressing plant hasn’t been able to deliver on time, due to a lack of materials from the factories.

This is terribly sad news for us, but unfortunately beyond our ability to speed up. The new release date is set for August 27th. We apologize to all of you who have pre-ordered the album, but urge you to wait another month. It will be worth it.”

Pre-order the album here.

Arkivet tracklisting:

“The Archive”
“Overgrowth”
“End Of Message”
“My Northern Heart”
“Ensamheten”
“The Slow Drown”
“The Gentle Touch Of Humanity”

“The Archive” video, a moody and compelling piece, can be seen below:

Alt metal and hardcore groove fans will be pleased to hear that Cristian Machado is back swinging for the fences after the well publicized Ill Nino shake-up. Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue Luster (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar) have announced that they have united to launch new act Lions At The Gate with bassist Stephen Brewer and drummer Fern Lemus. The band have dropped their debut single “Not Even Human” along with an official music video and Linktree.

Good to see scene regulars keep going and shifting forms against the odds while still remembering their roots. Prepare yourself for some thrashing anger, a huge hook and plenty of Nu-stomp.

Find the track on streaming platforms and watch the video here:

Speaking on the band’s debut release, frontman Cristian Machado says, “I feel so blessed to be in Lions at the Gate. We’ve all been making albums for a long time but I think it was time for us to make something special and memorable again. This album is exactly that. Take away our musical history, take away our long hair, take away our personal feelings, just make believe we were never there. This Lions at the Gate album is amazing. We finally made a modern metal album that metalheads will enjoy beginning to end. It’s deep, it’s memorable, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it, I can’t wait for everyone to hear the featured female artist on one of the songs!”

Guitarist, Diego Verduzco adds, “I’m beyond proud and excited to announce our new band Lions At The Gate. Life is all about change and I feel that this music is the most dynamic and honest that we’ve ever written. I feel a sense of freedom and am completely reinvigorated and even anxious (in a good way) to be a part of something that pulls influence from so many directions . Each member brings a unique set of talent and tools. It’s quite frankly some of the best music we’ve ever written. Organic, honest, and true.”

Guitarist, Ahrue Luster adds, “I’m more excited about Lions at the Gate than anything that I’ve been a part of since I started my musical career.”

Photo by Nedda Afsari

Kris Esfandiari seems able to swoop in randomly from another dimension and effortlessly remind the music world, regardless of genre, they are playing with fire if they get overly cocky. Esfandiari just operates on another level where even the concept of artistic growth feels like trite shorthand for the fucking massive elemental forces unleased everytime Kris sings. King Woman (the doomgaze outfit Esfandiari fronts) will return with Celestial Blues this July 30th and continue to demolish all takers, if the jaw dropping power of their first video from the album is any indicator.

The lead single “Morning Star” was apparently a one-take performance, only strengthening my whole theory about the band basically conjuring their sound from a vortex. Fucking VIBES, dude! This tune is intense, like a lullaby from Dormammu’s Dark Dimension. If this were “Sympathy for the Devil” no one would have to “please allow…” a Mephistopheles-esque hat tipping introduction because you’d already know what fucking time it is. And if you don’t know, now you know.

“Creating this album has brought me great peace and closure,” says Esfandiari of Celestial Blues. “Grateful to finally share it with all of you.”

Celestial Blues was recorded in Oakland, California by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Amenra, Oathbreaker). The band is rounded out by drummer Joseph Raygoza and guitar player Peter Arensdorf. Visual collaborations featured in the album packaging were created by Nedda Afsari, Collin Fletcher, and Jamie Parkhurst.

Album pre-orders, including limited-edition vinyl and merch, are available now. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore (bit.ly/kingwomancb), while digital downloads and streaming links can be found here: (orcd.co/kingwomancb).

Created In The Image Of Suffering was our album of the year when it came out, so to say we are stoked on this new development is an understatement.

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King Woman has confirmed a series of performances in support of the new album. Tickets and VIP Fan Club passes are on-sale this Friday, June 4 at 10 am pacific.

July 30 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room

July 31 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room

October 15 Brooklyn, NY TBA

October 16 Brooklyn, NY TBA

October 17 Brooklyn, NY TBA

October 29 Oakland, CA Starline

October 30 Oakland, CA Starline

October 31 Oakland, CA Starline (covers show)

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MUDDLES release “Human Aptitude” music video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:36 PM (PST)

French rock band MUDDLES have a new winner of a video for their song “Human Aptitude”, a melodic and shifting groove rock and metal hybrid that ought to appeal to fans of Chevelle, Lacuna Coil and many more. The song is from their imminent June 11 Klonosphere Records release Mind Muddling, and shows the serious (cough) aptitude of the group for writing melodic, tough-edged and memorable head boppers.

Track-listing de « Mind Muddling » :
01. Collapse
02. Introspection
03. September Day
04. Spring isn’t canceled
05. Toxic Friend
06. Djentleman
07. Untouchable
08. We are not Alright
09. Deep
10. Human Aptitude

Line-up :
Barbara Mogore – Chant
Jérome Pelouin – Guitare
Mario Light – Basse
Fabien Dunoyer – Batterie

 

David Ellefson no longer in MEGADETH after scandal

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:47 PM (PST)

MEGADETH have parted ways with their most acclaimed bassist David Ellefson. Obviously there is a lot to unpack here from the moral standpoint of what happened (even if it wasn’t grooming, which depends on whose word you take at face value…edging the age of consent and lying to your wife is fucked up) to other people saying Mustaine is also likely glad to get someone else who he can pay less as well. Any way you slice it amounts to a lousy shit pile of a stain on the legacy of the remaining classic member’s bond.  Still, I hope if Ellefson truly does try to aspire to Christian values that David will work towards making amends and focusing on his family.

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