Wobbler Sign to Karisma Records; From Silence to Somewhere out Oct. 20

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 15th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I was fortunate enough to see Norwegian progressive rockers Wobbler last year in Oslo at the first night of the Høstsabbat festival (review here). They played on the larger of the two stages at the Vulkan Arena and offered a style that basked in classic progressive fluidity and still maintained a vital rock edge. Prog and rock! Both kinds of music! To my detriment as a human being, I did not end up buying everything they had for sale in the merch area, but I probably should have, and needless to say, I’ll be keeping an eye on the Oct. 20 arrival date that’s been set for their fourth long-player, From Silence to Somewhere, by their new label home, Karisma Records.

I haven’t seen or heard any audio from the release as yet, but that should be along soon, and in the meantime, the PR wire had the album art and following details to offer:

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WOBBLER – From Silence to Somewhere

Norway’s leading Symphonic Prog band WOBBLER have inked a deal with Karisma Records and are set to release their fourth full-length album, “From Silence to Somewhere” on the 20th October.

Formed in Hønefoss in 1999, WOBBLER’s current lineup features current and former members of TUSMØRKE, WHITE WILLOW, THE CHRONICLES OF FATHER ROBIN and JAGA JAZZIST. With Lars Fredrik Frøislie on keyboards and backing vocals, Kristian Karl Hultgren on bass, bass clarinet and bass pedals, Martin Nordrum Kneppen on drums, percussion and recorder, Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo on vocals, guitar, glockenspiel and percussion, and Geir Marius Bergom Halleland on lead guitar and backing vocals, the band can avail itself of a considerable array of instruments that have a huge, and very interesting impact, on the overall sound.

“From Silence to Somewhere” offers up a sound that is enigmatic, multi-flavoured and adventurous, with the use of copious amounts of Mellotron, Moog, Hammond, Chamberlin and other classical analogue keyboards, and of course the renowned Rickenbacker Bass. The guitar riffs go from poignant to edgy. Melancholy harmonies combine with powerful crescendos and high-energy, spinet-driven passages, flavoured with a touch of Flamenco and Italian Renaissance music to produce and album comprising four epic tracks that explore the idea of metamorphosis and alchemy. It is a natural continuation from WOBBLER’s previous albums, but with a darker, more introspective edge.

With artwork by Thomas Kaldhol (Samuel Jackson 5, Panzerpappa, Lukas Kasha etc) , and a running time of 47 minutes, tracklisting on “From Silence to Somewhere” is as follows:

1. From Silence to Somewhere
2. Rendered in Shades of Green
3. Fermented Hours
4. Foxlight

Release details + links:

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Karisma Records
Distribution: Soulfood (Germany), Plastic Head (International)
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 20/10/2017

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Wobbler, “In Orbit”

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Eyes of the Sun Sign to Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records; New Album Due in 2018

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 14th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

There isn’t much to go on in terms of studio material at this point when it comes to getting a sampling of wares from Brooklyn three-piece Eyes of the Sun, but one assumes that’ll change handily heading into the New Year and their debut on Metal Blade Records imprint Blacklight Media. That full-length, as yet untitled, will follow behind 2013’s Chapter I, and while one might not be able to chase that down in the usual streamable-insta-gratification methods of Bandcamp and whathaveyou, the live clip of the band performing at Lucky 13 Saloon in their native borough shows the kind of atmospheric sludge thrust they’re proliferating. Spoiler alert: it’s blown-out and sounds heavy as hell.

Announcement of the signing came down the PR wire:

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Eyes Of The Sun signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn’s doom metal trio Eyes Of The Sun! After releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length Chapter I in 2013, the band is now poised to release their sophomore effort in 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Eyes Of The Sun comments: “This is the absolute highlight of our journey and we look forward to the days ahead. We are extremely proud to be part of the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade family and its history. This is a testament to the support of our friends, family and fans that have been with of us throughout the years.”

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: “The beauty of Blacklight Media, for me, is that I get to work with bands from so many different genres of metal, and am so psyched to be building such a diverse and uniquely different roster of amazing metal bands. On that note, I’m super stoked to be working with my friends Eyes Of the Sun from right here in Brooklyn, who are a crushingly heavy, wall-shaking earthquake of heavy doom with a live sound that has to be heard to be believed.”

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Stay tuned for more news about Eyes Of The Sun coming soon!

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – Vocals & Bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – Guitar
Chris O’Neil – Drums

Photo credit: Sophy Holland

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Eyes of the Sun, Live at Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NYC, Dec. 4, 2016

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Gnaw Announce New Album Cutting Pieces Coming Oct. 27

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 14th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I suppose it’s fair to say the prospect of a new Gnaw album is something to look forward to, but keep in mind who and what we’re talking about here. It’s not something you look forward to the way you look forward to an ice cream sandwich, or a warm sunny day. It’s the kind of thing you look forward to the way you look forward to having your skin flayed. The Alan Dubin-fronted Brooklyn purveyors-of-that-which-is-fucked will release their third full-length, Cutting Pieces, as their first offering through Translation Loss on Oct. 27. Preorders are up (link below) and they’ve got the suitably scathing “Septic” up as a streaming preview and you can check it out at the bottom of this post if you’re feeling particularly daring.

Noteworthy that as Gnaw move past their last outing, Horrible Chamber, they welcome Insect Ark‘s Dana Schechter to the lineup. Not that they were exactly hurting for experimentalism before, but there’s just about no way she doesn’t add to the atmosphere of Cutting Pieces. All the more reason to look forward to the record’s arrival, you know, in that particular kind of way.

From the PR wire:

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GNAW To Release Third LP, Cutting Pieces, Via Translation Loss In October

New York City-based experimental/noise metal outfit GNAW has completed the harrowing third album, Cutting Pieces, securing the record for late October release through Translation Loss Records. The LP’s “Septic” is now playing as the label issues preorders and more.

Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed Horrible Chamber LP (Seventh Rule, 2013), GNAW crawls forth from the gutters once again, dredging forth some of their most unnerving audio assaults to date on Cutting Pieces. The seismic atrocities and haunting intricacies on Cutting Pieces leave an instantly damaging, long-lasting impression, their cumulative decimation undoubtedly producing GNAW’s most cinematic terror to date.

Decibel unleashes the first single from Cutting Pieces, through an exclusive stream of “Septic,” featuring background vocals courtesy of Stefania Alos Pedretti of OvO. GNAW issues of the track, “‘Septic’ is one of the faster tunes on the album. The guitars sound like razors and the ending is utterly creepy. We’re honored to have Stefania from OvO on it thickening up the chorus with her unique cave-woman like voice.”

Translation Loss will release Cutting Pieces on LP, CD, and digital formats on October 27th; find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Watch for additional audio samples including multiple videos and more on Cutting Pieces to be issued up to and through the album’s release.

A recent personnel shift sees the GNAW lineup now including Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar, joining returning assassins, Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard). Cutting Pieces was written and recorded over the past two years at various studios and locales across NYC, the bulk of the music was written by Thornton, Beatrice, and Dubin with all members creating sound elements and arrangements, the final record mixed by Beatrice. Coalescing with Dubin’s twisted lyrical visions, these factors culminate into the outfit’s most terrifying movielike torment and tension yet. The album was once again mastered by James Plotkin. The graphic and type design for the cover was done by French designer Sebastien Hayez who did the first two GNAW albums as well.

Collectively, GNAW utilized an extensive arsenal of instruments on Cutting Pieces, including guitars, bass, drums, voice, lap steel guitar, Chinese cello, Weevil, conga, sawed off Kramer, Drone Thing oscillator, Alto sax, homemade light oscillator, micro cassette recorder, chain link fence, a small child, 2002 Toshiba laptop, voice dictator and space bar, and more. Cutting Pieces also features guest musicians Stefania Alos Pedretti of Italian noise rock act OvO contributing background vocals to the track “Septic,” and Swiss saxophone player and sound artist Antoine Chessex (ex-Monno) contributing saxophone and amplifier to “Triptych.”

Cutting Pieces Track Listing:
1. Rat
2. Septic
3. Wrong
4. Prowled Mary
5. Extended Suicide
6. Fire
7. Triptych

With more widespread tour plans coming together for later this year and next, GNAW has booked several upcoming NYC-area shows, including the Nightside Of Eden Fest at The Paper Box in Brooklyn on October 7th alongside Acheron, Kult Ov Azazel, Sardonic Witchery, T.O.M.B., Abazagorath, Teloch Vovin, and more. GNAW will also play a record release show for Cutting Pieces at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on October 29th, joined by Couch Slut, Syndromes, and more.

GNAW Live:
10/07/2017 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY @ Nightside Of Eden Fest w/ Kult Ov Azazel, T.O.M.B.
10/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *record release show w/ Couch Slut, Syndromes

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Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk Self-Titled Debut Due Oct. 13

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 14th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

By now the sort of heavy blues rock in which Sundus Abdulghani and Trunk seem to traffic should be pretty familiar in terms of style. Rooted in classic ’70s-style riffing and soul, the Stockholm-based four-piece bring some funky flourish to the parameters established by the likes of Blues Pills, and one doesn’t have to go far into their self-titled debut to hear that influence play out. Respected purveyor Kozmik Artifactz has the record up for preorder now if you’re so inclined ahead of a set Oct. 13 release date, and as a teaser, the band has had the centerpiece track “The Devil’s Got a Hold on You” streaming for a while.

Seems like the band formed as Trunk maybe and Sundus joined afterwards? I’d be interested to know that story of how they got hooked up. The PR wire doesn’t have those details, but brings the pedigree info, tracklisting, links and pressing whatnot in Kozmik Artifactz fashion. Hell, you know how it goes.

And if you don’t, it goes like this:

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Get ready for Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk coming this October via Kozmik Artifactz!

Introducing “Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk” and their seductively smooth and endlessly cool retro-rock. Hailing from Sweden, and featuring members from Black Bonzo, Gin Lady and The Blue Ruin, Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk are teaming up with infamous European label, Kozmik Artifactz, to release their debut self-titled album this October.

Release Date: 13th October 2017

VINYL FACTZ
– Plated & pressed on high performance vinyl at Pallas/Germany
– limited & coloured vinyl
– 300gsm gatefold cover
– special vinyl mastering

TRACKS
1. Sister Sorrow
2. It Ain’t Love (But Close Enough)
3. She Knows
4. Them Dames
5. The Devil’s Got a Hold On You
6. Like Water
7. Stay
8. Black Magic Man
9. Twisted & Bound

Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk:
Sundus – Vocals & Tambourine
Jocke – Guitar & Vocals
Micke – Dums
Marko – Bass

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Sundus Abdulghani & Trunk, “The Devil’s Got a Hold on You”

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Young Hunter Announce Dayhiker Out Oct. 13

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 13th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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It’ll be about a year and a half turnaround from Portland, Oregon’s Young Hunter as they follow-up their 2016 self-titled full-length (review here) with Dayhiker on Oct. 13 through The Fear and the Void Recordings. The genre-spanning/genre/defying five-piece once more bring an exploratory sense to their work musically and thematically with the album’s seven tracks, embarking on a multi-textured heavy feel drawn together through the sincerity of the emotionalism behind it and the weight brought to bear tonally and, again, in terms of the theme.

I’ve only dug into the finished version once or twice at this point, but the growth this band has undertaken over their releases is as palpable as it is willful. They push themselves. They’re pushing themselves still. I hope to have more to come on this one, because I continue to think this band is something special.

They hit the road the night before the vinyl drops. Info came in via the PR wire:

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Young Hunter release 3rd album ‘Dayhiker,’ making old sounds fresh and new again

At a time when humanity’s annihilation isn’t a far-flung concept, whether from devastating environmental forces or our culture’s seemingly masochistic need for self-destruction, music and communication often feel like the only hope for turning the tide. Remembering who we are, discovering why we’re here, and finding connection with each other is our only hope, even though the hour feels late.

Enter Young Hunter, a band that evolved from a one-man project churning out tribal, psychotropic desert-doom to a collective of five individuals drawing from across the spectrum of stadium power rock, desert grooves, epic post-metal, and the rose-colored depths of mid-eighties high school rock radio.

With third album, Dayhiker, Young Hunter complete their transformation into a force within the many-splintered world of 21st century heavy music. Musically, the album traces a path through the darkness, confusion, and illusion of our times, transmuting them into a fire to confront feelings of fear and meaninglessness in the face of an uncertain future.

Lyrically, vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Blake isn’t afraid to ask the big questions: Why are we here? What is human culture? What is its relationship to the natural world, and what critical pieces of human history have we forgotten? Young Hunter dives into these themes with a sonic palette that harnesses the duality of male/female co-lead vocals. Harmonies and call-and-response tradeoffs between Blake and keyboardist Sara Pinnell are omnipresent, helping convey a range of feelings and connections that make the darkness beautiful, the heaviness hopeful, and the sorrow both personal and universal.

Says Blake: “Heavy music is inherently cathartic. It’s a way for a room full of people to realize they’re not alone in their suffering, confusion, frustration, and anger. And it’s beautiful because there’s no emotion that’s too intense for it. On Dayhiker, that’s something we pushed ourselves to explore.”

Accessing and expanding the old-becomes-new-again cultural bent of artists like Sumerlands and Horisont and cinematic touchstones like Stranger Things and Stephen King’s IT, Young Hunter’s Dayhiker offers a more organic and primal strand in this increasingly attractive tapestry.

Written collectively and honed on the road, Dayhiker is Young Hunter’s first release on the Fear and the Void label. It was recorded over the course of 5 days with Tim Green (Melvins, Wolves in the Throne Room, Comets on Fire) at Louder Studios, his analog retreat in Grass Valley, CA.

Benjamin Blake – Vocals, Guitar
Sara Pinnell – Vocals, Keys
Erik Wells – Guitar
Sam Dean – Bass
Grant Pierce – Drums

Tracklisting
1. In the Shadow of the Serpent
2. The Feast
3. Entered Apprentice
4. Hunger
5. Dark Age
6. Black Mass
7. Night Hiker

Dayhiker will be released on October 13th on vinyl LP and digital via Bandcamp. Young Hunter’s tour in support of the new record takes place during October across the following dates:

10/12 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
10/13 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
10/14 – Santa Rosa, CA – Cooperage Brewing Company
10/15 – Oakland, CA – Feral
10/18 – Las Vegas, NV – The Griffin
10/19 – Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff Brewing Company
10/20 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
10/21 – Santa Fe, NM – Rufina Taproom
10/23 – Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lexington
10/26 – San Francisco, CA – SF Eagle
10/27 – Nevada City, CA – Cooper’s
10/28 – Bend, OR – M and J Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR – Kenton Club

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https://younghunter.bandcamp.com/
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Young Hunter, Dayhiker teaser promo

Young Hunter, Young Hunter (2016)

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Caustic Casanova Release Pantheon Vol. 2 7″; Announce Fall Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 13th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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One new song and a Melvins cover is about all the excuse Caustic Casanova need to hit the road on a tour that will take the Washington D.C. natives through the Midwest and out along the West Coast starting at the end of this month. The new 7″ is titled Pantheon Vol. 2, and like its predecessor and the band’s 2015 debut long-player, Breaks (review here), it arrives via Retro Futurist RecordsCaustic Casanova, whose injury-plagued story you can read below, have spent significant time on tour to back that J. Robbins-produced outing, and as we look ahead toward 2018 one can’t help but wonder if they won’t sooner or later settle into a recording process for a follow-up. Haven’t heard anything in that regard, but it’s worth keeping an eye out.

The PR wire has all the info you need, plus links, plus audio, because it’s good to be comprehensive with this stuff:

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Caustic Casanova on tour this fall.

Caustic Casanova’s forthcoming 7 inch, second in a series with an original on side A and a cover on side B, with artwork honoring the band being covered. Vol. 1 featured Pentagram, Vol. 2 features (the) Melvins!

After forming as teenagers at the College of William and Mary in 2005 and recording several albums and EPs there and in DC, Caustic Casanova found itself at a critical juncture in 2012 following the departure of the band’s original guitarist. The rhythm section of drummer/vocalist Stefanie Zaenker and bassist/vocalist Francis Beringer wanted to play even heavier, more experimental music in the vein of Rush and the Melvins, and wanted to tour relentlessly, but weren’t sure if they could find a guitar player who would match their ambition. After a few sets as a bass/drum duo, rounds of guitar player auditions finally yielded the missing element to the new Caustic Casanova, longtime fan, friend and all-around six string wizard Andrew Yonki.

In Andrew’s four years with the band, the rejuvenated Caustic Casanova has played hundreds of shows, doing all their own booking in DC and throughout North America, with plans for more touring throughout the world. Even a life-threatening wrist and back injury to drummer Stefanie Zaenker barely curtailed the band’s forward momentum. The CC was back rehearsing less than three months after her second round of surgeries, recorded a 7″ (Pantheon: Vol 1) and a full-length (Breaks), and was back on another full US tour within the year.

What kind of music has Caustic Casanova made since opening for sludge rock titans Kylesa in 2014 and signing to their eclectic label Retro Futurist? Their relentlessly intense live show has earned plenty of notoriety, and their 2015 LP Breaks has garnered much praise for its uniquely diverse take on heavy.

Caustic Casanova is releasing their second 7 inch, Pantheon: Vol 2, on September 8th. It features original song “Lord Pinto” and a theremin/guitar/noise freakout cover of the Melvins’ classic “Cow.” Catch them on a coast-to-coast US tour in October!

Tracklisting:
1. Lord Pinto
2. Cow (the Melvins cover)

Fall Tour Dates:
9/30 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s **
10/1 – Canton, OH @ Buzzbin **
10/2 – Peoria, IL @ Redbarn **
10/3 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington **
10/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA **
10/5 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge **
10/6 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London **
10/7 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern **
10/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge **
10/9 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA **
10/10 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
10/11 – San Diego, CA @ The Tower Bar
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
10/14 – Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
10/17 – Portland, OR @ TBA
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
10/20 – Kalispell, MT @ TBA
10/21 – Great Falls, MT @ The Back Alley Pub
** = w/ Irata

Stefanie Zaenker – Drums, Vocals
Francis Beringer – Bass, Vocals
Andrew Yonki – Guitar

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Conan Announce New Drummer; European Tour Starts Oct. 7

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 13th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

By wonderful coincidence, I recently had occasion to see drummer Johnny King playing as part of the lineup of the Alan Averill-fronted outfit Dread Sovereign at Emerald Haze in Dublin (review here), so if you need confirmation, I’m happy to confirm: dude can bash the shit out of some drums. Not that you’d necessarily have to take my word for it as he’s announced as the new drummer for UK riffsmashers Conan — the fact alone that guitarist/vocalist Jon Davis and bassist/vocalist Chris Fielding are bringing him into the lineup of the band as the third in the trio speaks plenty to that in itself.

I was also fortunate enough to see Conan back in 2015 with Rich Lewis on drums (review here), and that was no minor bit of metal he proffered in that role. One wonders what personality King will add as Conan move into 2018 with already-stated intentions toward a new album following up 2016’s Revengeance (review here), but no doubt that’s something that will be further hammered out on their upcoming European tour next month, which they’ll co-headline with Swedish three-piece Monolord.

Band announcement and tour dates follow:

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CONAN – NEW DRUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT

We are delighted to announce that Johnny King (Altar of Plagues / Malthusian / Dread Sovereign) has joined us as full time drummer. Rehearsals and writing have gone very well and we are very excited to enter into this new phase with Johnny in the band. He is someone we have been friends with for a while, we shared a stage with Johnny and his band several times since 2010.

Please give him a warm welcome.

CONAN & MONOLORD live dates:
07.10.17 NL – Nijmegen / Soulcrusher II – Doornroosje
08.10.17 FR – Paris / GLAZART
09.10.17 FR – Nantes / La Scène Michelet
10.10.17 FR – Bordeaux / VOID // BDX
11.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
12.10.17 ES – San Sebastian / Dabadaba
13.10.17 FR – Lyon / Jack Jack
14.10.17 FR – Audincourt / Le Molodo
15.10.17 BE – Antwerp / Desertfest Antwerp 2017
16.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Atlas
17.10.17 DE – Hamburg / Bambi galore
18.10.17 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
20.10.17 DE – Bischofswerda / Morbvs Maximvs
21.10.17 DE – Munich / Keep It Low Festival 2017
22.10.17 CZ – Prague/Brno / Kabinet MÚZ
23.10.17 AT – Vienna / DasBACH
24.10.17 CH – Olten / Coq d’Or
25.10.17 IT – Bologna / Freakout Club
26.10.17 IT – Milan / Bloom
27.10.17 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk
28.10.17 DE – Siegen / The VORTEX

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Conan, “Revengeance” lyric video

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Clutch Announce Winter Tour with The Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 12th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Few good times in life are as guaranteed as spending New Year’s Eve at a Clutch show. That’s just the way it is. The Maryland lords o’ groove will be in the company of fans in Columbus, Ohio, as well as in the company of The ObsessedClutch shows involving Wino also always open up the possibility of them doing “Red Horse Rainbow”; also good times — and The Devin Townsend Project. The latter would seem to be the odd man out on the bill, though I suspect there’s a good amount of crossover between audiences given Townsend‘s metallic roots fronting Strapping Young Lad and the general universality of Clutch‘s appeal. If nothing else, it’d be fun to watch Hevy Devy making fun of all the stoners in the crowd, which seems likely to be a regular theme for between-song banter at the shows.

His work of the last few years got more proggy-indulgent than really suited my tastes — pretty much since The Devin Townsend Band became The Devin Townsend Project; earlier outings Ocean Machine: Biomech, Terria, Infinity, Accelerated Evolution and Synchestra remain unfuckwithable in my opinion — but if you didn’t hear it, last year’s Transcedence was actually really good. Well worth chasing down.

One way or the other, cool tour. And as Clutch get ready in January to start recording their next album, it’s one more chance to get introduced to new material ahead of time.

From the PR wire:

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CLUTCH ANNOUNCE WINTER PSYCHIC WARFARE TOUR DATES WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED

Clutch has just announced Winter tour dates for the continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour. Supporting the tour will be Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed. Fan club pre-sale tickets will start at 2:00pm ET today, public stale starts 10am ET on Friday. Exclusive fan club pre-sale tickets and show info available here: mt.cm/clutch. The on sale date for the 4 Florida shows is TBD due to the hurricane in the region. Check the bands official website www.pro-rock.com for all upcoming ticket and show info.

Clutch will be entering the studio in early 2018 to begin work on their 12th studio album.

Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch. The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent, No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts. Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).

Clutch, Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed Tour Dates:

Wed, 11-29-17 Greensboro, NC at Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Fri, 12-01-17 Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues
Sat, 12-02-17 St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live
Sun, 12-03-17 Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
Tue, 12-05-17 Saint Augustine, FL at Backyard Stage @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
Wed, 12-06-17 Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall
Fri, 12-08-17 Baton Rouge, LA at Varsity Theatre
Sat, 12-09-17 San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre
Sun, 12-10-17 Houston, TX at House Of Blues
Tues, 12-12-17 Springfield, MO at Gillioz Theatre
Wed, 12-13-17 Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theatre
Fri, 12-15-17 Peoria, IL at Limelight Eventplex
Sat, 12-16-17 Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works
Wed, 12-27-17 Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall
Thu, 12-28-17 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
Fri, 12-29-17 Richmond, VA at The National
Sat, 12-30-17 Knoxville, TN at The International
Sun, 12-31-17 Columbus, OH at Express Live

CLUTCH:
Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion

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Clutch, “A Quick Death in Texas” official video

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