BARONESS Release “Gold & Grey” on June 14

Baroness release their eagerly-awaited new album, Gold & Grey, on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns.

The band has simultaneously released a video for the song “Borderlines”, which saw its live performance debut at Baroness’s tour kicked off.

“Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound,” offered Baroness founder, guitar player and vocalist John Baizley. “I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.”

While Gold & Grey found the outfit once again working with Purple producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai), sequestering themselves at Fridmann’s remote upstate New York Tarbox Road Studio, the 17-track album ushered in two significant changes: a decidedly different recording process and guitar player Gina Gleason’s debut on a Baroness recording. The band, who tracked portions of the vocals, guitars and overdubs in Baizley’s home-basement studio, another first for the band, eschewed their normal routine of entering the studio with meticulously detailed plans and instead opted for a looser, more improvisational approach that resulted in the band’s most collaborative and emotionally evocative release to date.

“On Gold & Grey we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair,” added drummer Sebastian Thomson.

“Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating,” explains guitar player Gina Gleason. “As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is Gold & Grey. As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”

Baroness tour dates (co-headline w/Deafheaven; Zeal & Ardor open on all dates):

March 20 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
March 22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
March 23 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
March 24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
March 26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
March 27 Denver, CO The Ogden Theater
March 29 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
March 30 Madison, WI The Sylvee
March 31 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
April 2 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
April 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
April 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
April 6 Worcester, MA The Palladium
April 7 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
April 10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
April 12 New York, NY Terminal 5
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (The Fillmore Philadelphia)

Gold & Grey track list:
Front Toward Enemy
I’m Already Gone
Seasons
Sevens
Tourniquet
Anchor’s Lament
Throw Me An Anchor
I’d Do Anything
Blankets of Ash
Emmett-Radiating Light
Cold Blooded Angels
Crooked Mile
Broken Halo
Can Oscura
Borderlines
Assault on East Falls
Pale Sun

Album pre-orders are available now with various limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles available as well as digital pre-orders that include an instant download of “Borderlines.”

Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004)

VAURA Premieres “The Lightless Ones”

Sables is the impending new full-length from Brooklyn, New York-based experimental collective VAURA. Featuring Josh Strawn (Azar Swan) on vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) on guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on bass, and Charlie Schmid (Tombs) on drums and electronics, VAURA‘s first output since 2013’s lauded The Missing engages ever more with their UK and German prog/art rock influences to grandiose and eerie effect.

In advance of its release next month via Profound Lore, Post Punk is currently streaming “The Lightless Ones,” noting, “Since their inception in 2012, [VAURA] has carved out a unique space in the metal spectrum, drawing heavily upon black metal, Peter Gabriel, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Fields Of The Nephilim, just to name a few (but not limiting ourselves to these) touchstones. What continues to drive the band is their ever-expanding sonic palette – while some artists choose to create genre pieces that are borderline pastiche, VAURA has always explored new territory and challenged perceptions, while at the same time creating some of the most interesting, ear-catching records this side of the spectrum. ‘The Lightless Ones’ continues this trend, with all members channeling the emotion and atmosphere of Talk Talk’s The Colour Of Spring in the span of five minutes.”

Sample “The Lightless Ones,” alongside an extensive interview with Josh Strawn courtesy of Post-Punk, at THIS LOCATION.

 
Sables will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore on April 26th. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where first single The Ruins (Hymne)” can be streamed.

Sables serves as VAURA‘s most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, the record finds the band shedding much of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding kosmische musik and the more avant-garde elements of new wave. While still retaining the distinctive and specific style carved out on the band’s first two releases – Selenelion in 2010 and the The Missing one year later – Sables is the all-vital third LP, a concise collection of meditative compositions on endings and extinctions. Brilliantly complemented by the mixing and production work of legendary UK producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker, Peter Gabriel), VAURA has delivered their best sounding, most intricate and realized album yet.

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 03-14-19

Here’s what was played this week on THE ASYLUM (click here for podcast):

Cherry Pie by Warrant
Turn Back Time by REVOLUTION SAINTS
Promised Land by SWEET & LYNCH
Draw the Line by Incognito Theory
Straight Jacket by Arc’d Angel
Dark Reverie by Queensrÿche
Labyrinth by Sons Of Apollo
The 7th Day of July 1777 [Live] by King Diamond
Against the Grain by Psychoprism
Stay Alive by Year of the Locust
Let It Out by Hunt For Hunter
Empty Chamber by Lullwater
Calm Before The Storm by Light The Torch
Cross Off by Mark Morton featuring Chester Bennington
Raptor by Exumer
Head Of A Pin by Overkill
Spectral Asylum by WARBRINGER
Cold Gin by Ace Frehley
Love Gun by Kiss
The Spell by Cellar Darling
Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire) by Kamelot
Like A Mountain by Leaves Eyes
Wanderlust by Black Country Communion
You Little Liar by Black Star Riders
Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iced Earth
Barracuda by Adrenaline Mob
Jailbreak by Anthrax
End Of The Beginning [Live] by Black Sabbath

Catch THE ASYLUM every Thursday from 10PM – 1AM EST on BullspikeRadio.com,  Replay every Friday from 4-7PM EST on Rock Mauritius Radio, and send your requests to Turbo@turborules.com.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Puts Their Twist On MADONNA’s “Like A Virgin”

Strange covers come around and this is by far one that if you told me would happen I would’ve called you crazy. Yet here I am sharing it with you.

Today Mötley Crüe revealed their version of Madonna’s hit “Like A Virgin” as the latest tease leading up to the release of the bands biopic The Dirt coming soon to Netflix.

The even stranger part is it actually seems to work in some weird way. Sure I’ve seen some haters out there bashing it but you’re going to have that nowadays but to me it’s like something that if you try to think about you logic tells you that it’ll never work but yet here it is and to me it works.

Is it a complete remake? Definitely not. Is it an exact copy just by guys? Again, no. It’s just done with the right amount of both that it works.

Here it is rockers so judge for yourself.

WOLFHEART To Kick Off North American Tour With Children of Bodom and Swallow the Sun

Wolves don’t rest and so WOLFHEART are already prepared to cover the world in ice and snow again! The North American leg of “The Constellation Of The Black Light Above The World Tour” kicks off tomorrow night in Quebec City, QC. The tour sees WOLFHEART appearing alongside Children of Bodom and Swallow the Sun. The tour runs through April 19th in New York, NY. Find a complete list of dates below.

“I could not imagine a better start for 2019 than sharing the stages of North America with legendary CoB and StS. We are extremely proud to be part of this superior Finnish line up and already counting the hours to unleash our gale of winter upon the American and Canadian fans,” says frontman Tuomas Saukkonen.

(w/ Children Of Bodom, Swallow The Sun)
3/13: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
3/14: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
3/15: Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
3/16: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/18: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
3/19: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
3/22: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
3/25: Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
3/26: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
3/28: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
3/29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/30: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/1: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
4/2: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
4/3: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
4/5: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
4/6: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/7: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
4/9: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
4/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/12: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
4/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/16: Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
4/17: Boston, MA @ Royale
4/18: Reading, PA @ Reverb
4/19: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

21.-24.06.19 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
28.-30.06.19 DE – Gräfenheinichen / Full Force Festival
08.-13.07.19 HU – Dunaujvaros / Rock Maraton
11.-14.07.19 LT – Vilnius / Devilstone w/ Carach Angren
12.07.19 PL – Warsawa / Klub Proxima

Order Constellation Of The Black Light HERE!

INSANITY ALERT Announce New Euro Fest and Tour Dates

Crossover party thrashers INSANITY ALERT will be dominating the European festival circuit this summer, which includes a main-stage slot at Hellfest as well as appearances at Metaldays (SL), Sylak (FR), Dokk’Em Open Air (NL), and more! In addition to a number of festival dates, the band has also announced several shows as well. The full itinerary can be found below.

For a sample of the madness you can expect from INSANITY ALERT during their upcoming performances, check out the wild footage from their appearance at the 2018 Brutal Assault Festival! Watch it RIGHT HERE.

INSANITY ALERT Live:
03/13: Paris (FR) @ Le Cirque Electrique
03/14: Rennes (FR) @ Mondo Bizarro
03/15: Liévin (FR) @ Liévin Metal Fest*
03/16: Dommarien (FR) @ La Niche
04/12: Oberursel (DE) @ Taunus Metal Festival*
04/13: Milano (IT) @ Bloom
04/26: Trier (DE) @ Lucky’s Luke
04/27: Hagen (DE) @ Stockrock

05/02: Lyon (FR) @ Rock ‘n Eat
05/03: Montaigu (FR) @ Les Rhinos Féroces Festival*
05/04: Toulouse (FR) @ Usine à Musique
05/05: Montpellier (FR) @ Secret Place
05/10: Kostelec nad Orlicí (CZ) @ Majáles Hardcore 2
05/11: Vienna (AT) @ Vienna Metal Meeting*
05/17: Velenje (SLO) @ Metaldays Warm Up*
06/20: Uttenhofen (DE) @ Aaargh Festival*
06/21: Clisson (FR) @ Hellfest* – Main Stage
06/26: Meyrin (Geneva)(CH) @ Undertown
06/27: Sélestat (FR) @ Le Tigre
06/28: Ysselsteyn (NL) @ Jera On Air*
06/29: Dokkum (NL) @ Dokk’em Open Air*
07/03: Trutnov (CZ) @ Obscene Extreme* – new date
07/19: Ahlimbsmühle (DE) @ Headache Inside Festival* – new date
08/03: St Sauveur en Puisaye (FR) @ Poet Fest*
08/04: Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans (FR) @ Sylak Open Air*
08/10: Döbriach (AT) @ Sauzipf Rocks Festival*

* = festival
bold red = new date

INSANITY ALERT will be touring in support of their latest album, 666-pack, which was released on January 25, 2019. The full stream of 666-pack can be heard at THIS LOCATION.

The album can be ordered in CD and various colored vinyl format HERE.

Thrash outfit INSANITY ALERT are the kind of people who know what to bring to a party: a big dose of humor with a dash of darkness, party tunes, and a six pack. It’s these ingredients that make up the basis of the band’s third full length record, ‘666-pack.’

The world of INSANITY ALERT is a dark yet happy place. Fast, aggressive music, crazy lyrics about alcohol, rage, weed, ignorance, and hate, all drenched in an 80’s hot sauce but played with a 2019 attitude. The band emerged from the Austrian city of Innsbruck in 2011, with only one intent: deliver crushing, crossover party thrash.

A tongue-in-cheek concept backed up by strong musical prowess worked out extremely well as First Diagnosis proved in 2012. This demo was welcomed with open arms and the first impression of the public quickly confirmed by Second Opinion, which came out the year after. In 2014, debut album, Insanity Alert delighted critics and fans alike and was reissued four years later by Season of Mist. The wild Tyrolians, always eager to please, next served a juicy Moshburger (2016).

With 666-pack the band proves once more to be an unstoppable force. Whether it is dropping a to-the-point, crossover track such as “The Body Of The Christ is The Parasite” or INSANITY ALERT-esque interpretations of classics like “Saturday Grind Fever,” the groove will have you headbanging in no time with a smirk on your face. Having confirmed their first festivals for 2019 and riding the wave of the thrash metal revival, INSANITY ALERT can’t wait to return to the stage and share (a) 666-pack with you!

GOATWHORE To Kick Off Texas Mini Tour Surrounding Austin Performance This Week

GOATWHORE will kick off a Texas mini tour this week surrounding their unofficial SXSW performance on Thursday. Presented by Big Daddy’s Hot Sauce, the Blood For The Master showcase will take place at The Lost Well on March 14th and includes performances by Necrofier, Destroyer Of Light, Witchcryer, and more. From there, the band will quake stages in Corpus Christi and Houston with additional shows, including slots on Brews & Bruise Fest in Chesterfield Township, Michigan and Austin Terror Fest in Austin, Texas, booked for the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below.
 
GOATWHORE:
3/14/2019 The Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Necrofier, Destroyer Of Light, Witchcryer, more [info]
3/15/2019 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Necrofier
3/16/2019 The Secret Group – Houston, TX w/ Midnight, Necrofier, Pyreship
3/28/2019 Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
3/29/2019 Thompson House – Newport, KY
3/30/2019 Brews & Bruise Fest @ Diesel Concerts Detroit – Chesterfield Township, MI
5/18/2019 Gulfport Dragway – Gulfport, MS
5/24/2019 The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
5/25/2019 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
6/07/2019 Austin Terror Fest @ Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
 
GOATWHORE is currently penning the follow-up to their critically-adored Vengeful Ascension full-length. Released in 2017 via Metal Blade RecordsVengeful Ascension is the band’s seventh full-length and highest charting album to date ranking in at #4 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Sales Chart, #11 on the Independent Chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Chart, #18 on the Rock Sales Chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release.

Vengeful Ascension is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record, visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

WARBRINGER Announces Extensive Co-Headline Tour With Enforcer

Los Angeles-based thrashers WARBRINGER have been road dogs since their inception, but this fall, the band will hit the road for their most grueling and extensive tour yet – a co-headline trek across the U.S. and Canada with Sweden’s Enforcer that will see the two groups play 54 shows in 54 days. The complete itinerary appears below.

This is not the first time WARBRINGER and Enforcer have shared the stage together, as the two groups previously co-headlined a successful North American tour in early 2016. Since then, both acts have hoped for another opportunity to perform together – and this fall, they’ll have 54!

“We are pleased to announce an extensive North American tour for Fall 2019,” says WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill. “We will be hitting the road for 54 consecutive dates with our Swedish speed metal brothers, Enforcer. Looking forward to seeing you guys again and wrecking whatever place we are in!”

WARBRINGER expects to release a new album – their second for Napalm Records – during the tour. Says Kevill, WARBRINGER has been forging new material and will be entering the studio this summer to track a new record. We have been hard at work crafting a follow-up to 2017’s Woe to the Vanquished, a record we are very proud of. As always, we want to keep our standard of quality as high as possible, both widening the band’s sound but still keeping the whole thing totally relentless and vicious.”

In recent weeks, WARBRINGER played two memorable sets on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise and headlined a sold-out hometown show at the Whisky A Go Go. The performances continued the band’s momentum from 2018, which saw them perform at notable festivals in both their home continent (Heavy Montreal, Full Terror Fest, Frost & Fire) and abroad (Summer Breeze, Sabaton Open Air, Motorcultor). In addition, the group played a number of European shows alongside Sepultura in support of their recently-released 7-inch single “Power Unsurpassed.”

Over the past dozen years, WARBRINGER has released five acclaimed albums of intense, aggressive thrash and toured with a who’s who of metal, including Testament, Obituary, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Overkill, Kreator, Soilwork, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Nevermore, Symphony X, Iced Earth and Death Angel, among others. More information on the group’s forthcoming album will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

WARBRINGER/Enforcer tour dates:
09/05/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
09/06/2019 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/07/2019 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA
09/08/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
09/09/2019 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
09/10/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
09/11/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
09/12/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/13/2019 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
09/14/2019 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
09/15/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB
09/16/2019 The Exchange – Regina, SK
09/17/2019 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
09/18/2019 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
09/19/2019 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
09/20/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
09/21/2019 RT 20 – Racine, WI
09/22/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
09/23/2019 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
09/24/2019 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
09/25/2019 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
09/26/2019 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
09/27/2019 Rock Cafe Le Stage – Trois-Rivieres, QC
09/28/2019 Bar Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
09/29/2019 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
09/30/2019 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/01/2019 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
10/02/2019 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/03/2019 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/04/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
10/05/2019 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY
10/06/2019 Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
10/07/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
10/08/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/09/2019 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
10/10/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/11/2019 Motorco – Durham, NC
10/12/2019 The Haven – Winter Park, FL
10/13/2019 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
10/14/2019 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
10/15/2019 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
10/16/2019 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/17/2019 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/18/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
10/19/2019 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/20/2019 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
10/21/2019 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/22/2019 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
10/23/2019 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
10/24/2019 Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/25/2019 Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
10/26/2019 Backstage Bar and Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2019 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/28/2019 Club Red – Tempe, AZ

SARAH LONGFIELD Announces U.S. Tour Dates

SARAH LONGFIELD, named one of “the world’s greatest 7 and 8 string guitarists” via Guitar World, will be embarking on a month-long tour this year as support for FELIX MARTIN. The run will kick off on May 1 in West Hollywood, CA and will conclude on May 30 in Dallas, TX. The full itinerary is as follows:

SARAH LONGFIELD (w/ Felix Martin, Hedras):
05/01: West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room **Tix TBA**
05/02: Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse **Tix TBA**
05/03: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/04: Cupertino, CA @ The X Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/05: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe (TICKETS)
05/06: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks (TICKETS)
05/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/09: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: Madison, WI @ The Annex (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/16: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Goldsounds (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/20: Washington, DC @ The Pinch (EVENT LINK)
05/21: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room (TICKETS)
05/23: Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Houston, TX @ The Secret Group (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: Dallas, TX @ Three Links (TICKETS)

LONGFIELD will be touring in support of her ambitious new album, Disparity, which was released on November 30, 2018 via Season of Mist, making it the guitarist’s debut to the label. Disparity sees LONGFIELD raise her virtuoso playing and unique tapping technique (adapted from piano-playing fundamentals) to astounding new heights. Her music defies all genre constriction while artfully melding complex melodies with incredible levels of guitar shred. LONGFIELD is in the vanguard of young players leading the evolution of the modern guitarist, with Disparity being a fascinating and mesmerizing glimpse inside the storm. Listen to Disparity in full HERE.

LONGFIELD got her start on YouTube, cultivating a growing audience of over 215,000 subscribers. Ultimate Guitar recently named her one of the Top 25 YouTube Guitarists (#13).

Additionally, the 8-string extraordinaire recently debuted her first ever signature guitar via Strandberg at the 2019 NAMM Show. Details on her signature axe can be found HERE.

After years of playing the piano and the violin, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Longfield found her true musical calling when she purchased her first 7-string guitar at the age of 13. Her first EP’s ‘Zeal’ (2011) and ‘Par Avion’ (2012) received high praise from critics and fans alike.

In 2012, Longfield formed the band THE FINE CONTSTANT. In just a few years, the band released two full length albums, and toured the world supporting MARTY FRIEDMAN, ANGEL VIVALDI, POLYPHIA, and performing at festivals such as UK Tech Fest, Euroblast Fest, SXSW, and more. Her band has been hailed as “an exceptional breed of top-notch instrumental metal” (No Clean Singing), featuring “experimental know-how with a more finely-tuned approach to songwriting that bleeds together passages of spacey electronics and intertwining guitar melodies.” (Heavy Blog is Heavy)

Longfield first gained notoriety from her prolific playthrough and guitar demonstrations on her YouTube channel. Since then, Longfield has uploaded a collection of over 100 videos, featuring playthroughscover songssolo material, vlogs, and much more. To date, Longfield‘s channel has over 215,000 subscribers, and amassed millions upon millions of views.

CONAN Announce Additional North American Tour Dates

UK Doom Metallers CONAN are currently in the midst of a North American tour. The tour runs through March 15th in Austin, TX. Today CONAN have announced additional North American tour dates for June and July alongside Witchkiss. These dates start June 23rd in Frederick, MD and wraps up July 6th in Rapid City, ND.

CONAN will return back to the states in April, supporting Black Label Society on their 20th Anniversary Tour with Atomic Bitchwax rounding out the bill. The tour begins April 24th in Denver, CO and runs through May 23rd in Los Angeles, CA.

If troglodytes could have gotten their paws on a Fuzzthrone or other fuzz pedals…they would have probably bashed each others skulls in. CONAN on the other hand use these beautiful tools to wrench the maximum out of their legendary Caveman Battle Doom.

The British trio presents a tar monster named Existential Void Guardian that seems even more menacing as soon as it gets high on its own down-tuned groove frenzy. Two years after the remarkable Revengeance, CONAN once more leave us baffled with a previously unknown side to dual vocal sludge, painful melody splinters and the true beauty that lies in dissonance, and it always will.

Order Existential Void Guardian HERE.

CONAN Live:
March 12: Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership
March 13: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
March 15: Austin, TX SXSW @ Lost Well

Apr 24 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater #*
Apr 25 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater #*
Apr 27 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall #*
Apr 28 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall #*
Apr 30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall #*
May 01 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall #*
May 02 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s *
May 03 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal #*
May 04 Asheville, NC – Odditorium *
May 06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #*
May 07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #*
May 08 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino #*
May 10 Canton, OH – Buzzbin *
May 11 Huntington, WV – VClub *
May 12 Richmond, VA – The National #*
May 13 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live #*
May 14 Toronto, ON – Opera House #*
May 15 Toronto, ON – Opera House #*
May 22 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater #*
May 23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater #*

# = w/Black Label Society
* = w/Atomic Bitchwax

June 23 Frederick, MD – Maryland Doom Fest
June 27 Portland, ME – Geno’s ^
June 28 Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus ^
June 30 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class ^
July 01 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups ^
July 02 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle ^
July 05 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
July 06 Rapid City, ND – Haycamp Brewery

^ = w/Witchkiss