PIG DESTROYER Confirm Upcoming Festival Appearances

    

The undisputed Kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER will be hitting the road this summer for a handful of festivals this including GWAR-B-Q, Hopscotch Fest (with label-mates Inter Arma and ASG), Basillica Soundscape in Hudson, NY and the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, TX.  A complete list of dates can be viewed below.

 

Frontman JR Hayes commented on their summer festival appearances:

 

“It’s cool ’cause our next few shows should be very unusual and I’m really excited to see what happens. First up there’s the GWAR-B-Q, where we’ll be laying down some grind in a water park! Alongside my VA brothers GWAR and the Waste. Things can get rowdy down there in Richmond so it should be a lot of fun.

 

Then, in September, we’ll be at the Hopscotch Fest where I’m pretty sure we’ll be making our NC debut. Only took us 16 years. Oh yeah, and Gorguts will be there to tech-metal your face off. The following Friday we’ll be in Hudson NY in an old glue factory for a show/art exhibit masterminded by legendary cult director Matthew Barney. All bets are off for that one. Anything could happen.

 

We’ll be capping things off in late October with a performance at the Housecore Horror festival in Austin TX alongside a list of awesome bands as long as your arm and Goblin doing a live soundtrack to Suspiria. Should be an amazing show.”

PIG DESTROYER recently released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan a former Relapse employee and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.


PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with
freeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebookpage.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

Aug 17           Richmond, VA            GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

Sep 06            Raleigh, NC                Hopscotch Fest w/ Gorguts, Loincloth, and Double

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Sep 13            Hudson, NY               Basilica Sound Scape 2013


Oct 25- 27      Austin, TX                 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/ Repulsion, Lord Dying,  Down , Pallbearer

UFO to Return to North America This Fall!

   

British Hard Rock legends UFO have confirmed that they will be returning to North America this Fall. The tour kicks off October 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY and is currently scheduled to wrap up October 22nd in Dallas, TX.  More dates are expected to be announced shortly.   

True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up.  With classic albums such as “Phenomenon”, “Force it” and “No Heavy Pettin”,Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.

UFO’s latest studio album Seven Deadly is available for purchase on AMAZON and iTunesSeven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals, which are unique to UFO.

UFO on Tour:

10/10: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

10/11: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile (West)

10/12: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile (East)

10/14: Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center

10/15: New York, NY @ Stage 48

10/16: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater

10/17: Akron, OH @ Tangiers

10/19: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater

10/22: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

GWAR ANNOUNCES GIGANTIC FALL TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM

 

Masters of medieval metal, the mighty GWAR, are poised to return to the world of man as today they announced the first leg of their massive “Madness at the Core of Time” world tour, in support of their new album, Battle Maximus, which is out September 17th on Metal Blade Records. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC.  Tickets go on sale this Friday August 2nd.

 

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus, “Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world…GWAR is coming!”

 

GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs). The tour comes after an intense lead-up period, which featured the debut of a GWAR beer and GWAR B-Q sauce, several mini-tours and convention appearances, the second season of Oderus on FEAR.net‘s sitcom HOLLISTON, and finally the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q.  Tickets and more information on the GWAR-B-Q can be found at http://www.gwarbq.com

 

Overlord Oderus Urungus allowed Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade to comment on the tour:

 

“We’re extremely excited to announce that we will be direct supporting the almighty GWAR this fall.  The tour will be hitting some spots we haven’t been in a while and we’re looking forward to having a blast on tour with them so come out and get GWAR‘ed with us!” 

 

Of course Oderus had more to say (when doesn’t he?). “Let me make something perfectly clear. DON’T commit suicide if your city/country/collection of mud-huts isn’t on the list. We can’t play every city in the world in one tour, as much as we would like to. There will be a whole year or more of shows in support of Battle Maximus, so either be patient, or take a fucking road trip!”

 

Battle Maximus is GWAR‘s 13th studio album, and their first since legendary Scumdog Flattus Maximus returned to the stars to fulfill his cosmic destiny. Check out the first track, “Madness at the Core of Time” and pre-order your copy of Battle Maximus HERE.

 

GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Tracklisting for Battle Maximus

1) Intro

2) Madness at the Core of Time

3) Bloodbath

4) Nothing Left Alive

5) They Swallowed the Sun

6) Torture

7) Raped at Birth

8) I, Bonesnapper

9) Mr. Perfect

10) Battle Maximus

11) Triumph of the Pig Children

12) Falling

13) Fly Now

 

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)*

 

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

 

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre 

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

OBITUARY Launches Fundraising Campaign For New Album

ImageLegendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to cover production costs of their new album.

OBITUARY has released eight studio LPs to date, including its most recent CD, “Darkest Day”, which came out in 2009. Since then, OBITUARY has taken the time to fully renovate its studio and set up all of the production equipment the bandmembers need to record on their own.

Says the band: “This is about putting our trust, our music, our career, and our new album in your hands!

“We have made the decision to partner with record labels in the past, and we know that we wouldn’t be where we are without their help…. but at the end of every single day – the fans are death metal — not some label.

“We don’t want to make music for a label, we want to make music for the fans that still come out to shows, that still rock our gear, that still have a‘Slowly We Rot’ CD in your car. You… you are the reason that we are doing this.

“As you’re reading these stupid words right now, we are extending our hand, and we are asking for your support… so that we can make another heavy fucking death metal album for your little angry ears.”

Adds OBITUARY singer John Tardy: “To be able to do an album on our own is something we’ve been thinking about for a long time. It just never has been there, the reach hasn’t been there, our experience hasn’t been there and everybody would always tell you that you just can’t do it on your own, but so many things have changed, and there’s so many things that we’ve learned… that to do our own album would really cap off what’s been a great 25 years so far.”

Comments OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy: “Building the Kickstartercampaign has been interesting because this is a first for OBITUARY, and I think we’re stepping onto grounds that a lot of bands are watching, and thinking about trying.

“We dug deep into the sheds and trailers to find one-of-a-kind items, and tons of merchandise… then to wrap all this stuff around a new album and just kinda put it all in the hands of our fans is really exciting.”

The Kickstarter goal is set at $10,000 and 100% of that money will be used to pay a production team that will mix, master and produce the newOBITUARY album.

Within three hours of launching the campaign, OBITUARY had raised over 30% of its goal.

OBITUARY is considered to be one of the pioneering bands in the death metal genre, and their 1992 album “The End Complete” holds the title of the one of the best-selling pure death metal albums ever released, with 100,000 copies sold in the U.S., and over 250,000 worldwide.

The band got their start in 1984 under the name EXECUTIONER, they later changed the name to XECUTIONER, and finally to OBITUARY in 1988 after signing with Roadrunner Records.

Reunited EMPEROR To Headline Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ImageReunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will headline next year’s edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. The news was announced earlier today at this year’s Wacken Open Air at a press conference which was attended by EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) andSamoth (real name: Tomas Haugen).

EMPEROR released its swansong, “Prometheus – The Discipline Of Fire And Demise”, in September 2001. It was an epic and progressive metal album that once and for all marked EMPEROR as one of the mostadventurous and gifted black metal bands of all times. In 2005,EMPEROR surprised all with an unannounced appearance at Oslo’s famedInferno festival. Following the performance, the band announced additional concerts that would include a visit to America; marking the second trip to the States in the band’s legendary career. Fans flocked to New York City and Los Angeles to witness the sold-out performances. In 2007, additional shows would see the band return to the U.S. for a repeat performance in New York City, a stop in Chicago, and what would be their final American performance in Los Angeles.

In a May 2012 interview with Gun Shy AssassinIhsahn stated about the possibility of more EMPEROR live performances in the future: “After 2007, that was really a final chapter for all of us. But there’s always some underlying pressure to do something. Usually, I just say plain ‘No.’ I can understand the nostalgia and all that. If I wanted to be as nostalgic as everyone else, it wouldn’t make any sense for me to actually make any new music [with my solo project] .”

He added: “People who are old-time EMPEROR fans still think I’m 17.

“I am in contact with the guys, and we talk almost weekly; they’re good friends. What can I say? Never say never. For the moment, I am so occupied with my own project — that’s my main priority.”

Ihsahn said he left EMPEROR because he wanted different things.

“I ended up doing most of that last EMPEROR record on my own. If we still did EMPEROR, and if it were up to me, what I do now… that’s what we would sound like.”

But there will be no new music from EMPERORIhsahn said.

“Part of the reason why our albums keep on selling is probably because we were always an uncompromising band, and that is a tradition I would like to uphold. If we did a new EMPEROR album, what kind of EMPEROR album would people like? I say listen to the stuff I do, and the stuff thatSamoth does, and you can more or less figure out what a new EMPERORrecord would sound like, and that sounds nothing like old EMPEROR. Trying to duplicate something from the past would just turn everything into a parody.

“Would anyone want a black metal album made just for the sake of making a lot of money?” Ihsahn asked. “I get all of these requests to get back with EMPEROR. In the spirit of black metal, I do whatever the hell I want. That’s the whole point of black metal. If I even consider letting anyone else try to tell me what I should do with my music, that, by definition, would make it non-black metal… as I have learned it.”

Polish Heavy Metal Fan Dies Of 'Natural Causes' At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

wacken2013soldoutnewAccording to Deutsche Welle, a 52-year-old Polish heavy metal fan was found dead earlier today (Friday, August 2) in his tent at this year’sWacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Gemany. In a statement, the festival organizers said that the man “died of natural causes.”

It’s not Wacken‘s first such case. The accidental death of a young man cast a shadow over last year’s festival as well. That man died of carbon monoxide poisoning while lying under a trailer tarpaulin.

Described as “the biggest heavy metal festival in the world,” Wacken Open Air features performances by over 100 acts, including ALICE COOPERDEEP PURPLE and MOTÖRHEAD.

All 75,000 tickets to this year’s year’s edition of the Wacken Open Airfestival were sold as of last September — a little more than a month after being made available. This marked the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air was sold out and it was the event’s fastest sellout ever.

DREAM THEATER: New Song 'The Enemy Inside' To Premiere On Monday

ImageProgressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will release their new, self-titled album — the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth withRoadrunner Records — on September 24.

A track from the CD, “The Enemy Inside”, will premiere on Monday, August 5 at USAToday.com.

Says guitarist John Petrucci about “Dream Theater”: “I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground.

“This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic.

“We’re incredibly excited about ‘Dream Theater’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini‘s work: “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

“Dream Theater” track listing:

01. False Awakening Suite
I. Sleep Paralysis
II. Night Terrors
III. Lucid Dream
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory
I. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
II. Live, Die, Kill
III. The Embracing Circle
IV. The Pursuit of Truth
V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

“Dream Theater” will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180-gram double LP, and a limited-edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July at theRoadrunner Records webstore.

DREAM THEATER will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.

“Live At Luna Park”DREAM THEATER‘s live concert, which was previously scheduled for release in May via Eagle Rock Entertainment, will now drop in North America on November 5 as a Blu-ray, 2DVD, 2DVD + 3CD, Blu-ray + 3CD, deluxe edition with 40-page book, Blu-ray + 2DVD + 3CD, and digital video via iTunes.

“Live At Luna Park” was filmed over two nights in South America — home to one of DREAM THEATER‘s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed August 19 and August 20, 2012 at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.

Death Division Is Just Starting to Live

I’m on the verge if what will be 4 years of being a DJ and during that time if heard bands that have come and gone while others I didn’t get a chance to hear but blown up big resulting in me feeling dumb about missing them at their start. Then there are the bands that I hear and sense big things for, Death Division is that kind of band.

I first heard about Death Division from my friend and fellow DJ RadioJ, saying there was something about them. Then I got a song from them and was working on setting up an interview with their front man Sean de la Tour (click here to listen to that interview) when it was announced they’d be part of this years Gigantour.

Since that interview things have continued to go well for Death Division. Playing on Gigantour and releasing their debut EP “mmxiii” (click here to buy it on iTunes) to great reviews.

The bands line up of Sean de la Tour on Vocals & Guitar,  Rick DiMarco on Guitar, Jerry Montano (Hellyeah) on Bass, and Tim Yeung (Nile, Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) on drums work together as if they’ve been playing together for years. Listening to their debut EP makes you forget that its a debut. The song “We Are The Fallen” is a great track that brings the fans and band together with its message of how no matter how often you are knocked down you just gotta keep going and keep fighting. Plus a song like “I’ve Had Enough” is something we’ve all said and been through in our lives so its another easily identifiable song between band and fans.

Death Division has recently left Gigantour to head back to LA to start pre-production on a full length album to be released in 2014. I am anxiously awaiting that as I can tell from just the EP that this is the beginning for them. If you saw them on Gigantour you know this, if you haven’t pick up their EP “mmxiii” on iTunes and hear what we’ve heard.

REVOCATION New Album Streaming in Full on GuitarWorld.com

 

The wait is almost over, in exactly one week from today, the highly anticipated self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston Metallers REVOCATION will be released on Relapse Records.  This is the first release to feature new bassist Brett Bamberger.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Today the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine for an exclusive stream of REVOCATION‘s new album.  Before picking up a copy of the album check it out in full HERE.

The album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.  The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”.  The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78 

 

The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

Ultimate Guitar is currently hosting a giveaway of a Jackson Warrior guitar signed by the band.  Enter the contest at http://app.ultimate-guitar.com/apps/promo/contests/revocation/ 

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted.  The tour kicks off September 18th and runs through October 10th.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.    The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

 

“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal–albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes.” –

Decibel

“totally awesome” – Metal Sucks

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough.” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers.” – New Noise Magazine (4/5)

“Revocation is a band that has been on a no holds barred path to the top…” – New Noise Magazine (4/5)

“They’re sneakily inching from being one of the most consistently great bands in metal to possibly being one of the best.” -4/5 Metal Sucks

“spidery thrash riffs, impressive-but-tangible technicality, short bursts of fierce blastbeats, and David Davidson’s Drano-gargling shout and bonerworthy guitar work.” – 4/5 Metal Sucks

 

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat.” 8/10 Outburn

“Just about every track is graced with the kind of gruesome guitar solo that probably made the poor brutalized instrument crawl into a corner and cry itself to sleep when finally set down” – Outburn

 

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard

8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)

8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix  

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte   

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy   

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live   

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse          

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4   

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak    

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben   

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers   

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee   

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega    

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet   

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39  

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island  

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene   

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel   

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl   

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum   

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

REACH to Release Debut EP Patterns in Static August 13th

 

 

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

New Jersey, alt-rock outfit REACH is set to release it’s first EP, Patterns in Static. Born out of the ashes of the progressive, Boy Meets Machine, this new band delivers a unique sonic assault.   REACH features vocalist/bassist, Joel Monet, lead guitarist, Christian Colabelli, rhythm guitarist, Steve Swain, and drummer, Joe Nivare.  

 

Today the band has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Patterns in Static  The artwork was created by John Bryan of Revolution Dream.

 

Patterns in Static twists elements of metal, prog-rock, fusion, punk, and alternative with an unmistakable pop-sensibility. Songs like “yungPunx” and “Caveman” bludgeon the listener with punishing guitars, and bring forth an old school punk vibe laced with modern harmonic ideas.

 

Monet soars over a wall of sound to create infectious choruses throughout Patterns in Static.  Daniel Bernath, of the German metal band, Syqem was recruited to post-produce and mix “Pins and Needles,” the most atmospheric song of the litter. Fans of Syqem will immediately recognize Bernath’s deft touch. 

 

Reach will be playing shows throughout the northeast in support of the release of “Patterns in Static.”

 

Patterns in Static Tracklisting:

1.     yuNgPunX

2.     The Artificial

3.     Caveman

4.     Pins and Needles

5.     Faith.