Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2016 Completes Lineup

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 6th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Set for Sept. 15-18 in White Hall, Maryland, Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2016 has completed its lineup. The fest runs a gamut of extremity from blackened noise to rolling stoner grooves and covers copious ground between in death metal, doom, drone and heavy rock, and the final nine acts announced only add to its breadth. This is the second year for Shadow Woods Metal Fest, and very clearly fest organizer Mary Spiro is staying true to the vision of a backwoods vibe, exploring the connection between a natural setting and various incarnations of heaviness. To be blunt, I don’t know all these bands and they’re not all really in my sphere so much as I have one, but I’d love to check this out anyway, just for the vibe of it.

Spiro works hard as hell on putting this together. Nothing but respect. Tickets are on sale now.

From the PR wire:

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SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST: Complete 2016 Lineup For East Coast Open-Air Metal Fest Announced; Tickets Available + Trailers Posted

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s open-air camping metal party, is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2016 festival, which runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland. This year, forty metal bands, representing diverse subgenres, will terrorize three stages in the woodlands of The Old Line State at the same summer camp where the fest was held last year.

Highlights of this year’s installment include a set by the mysterious GHOST BATH from North Dakota who have never performed live until this year, will be playing the event. The festival welcomes their first Canadian act to this year’s event with Calgary’s NUMENOREAN, and Baltimore’s trippy duo DARSOMBRA will headline Thursday night. Brooklyn’s post black metal pillagers TOMBS, Mongolian folk metal warriors TENGGER CAVALRY, Detroit’s horror-death conjurers ACID WITCH, and a special reunion performance from Philly’s blackened doom two-piece SADGIQACEA will ignite the fires Friday night. Black-thrash alchemists BLOOD STORM, Chicago’s mystic black metal kings EMPYREUS (featuring members of Kommandant) and the doom metal godfather SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH and friends from Western Maryland’s FAITH IN JANE will headline Saturday night. The fest will close with the return of the black metal-blues shredders ZUD from Maine.

“We are honored and humbled that all these great acts have agreed to play our little gathering in the woods,” says festival founder Mary Spiro of Metallomusikum.com/Shadow Woods Productions LLC. “Our team has worked diligently to bring these groups to our unique performance environment, and we cannot wait to see how the weekend unfolds. This lineup stays true to the fest’s mission of showcasing the bands that metal fans ought to be seeing and hearing, not simply the bands that everyone has already seen somewhere else.”

This year’s lineup also boasts several acts that have never performed on the East Coast, such as the blackened space-rock pair LOTUS THIEF from San Francisco, which features Otrebor of Botanist on drums, and Colorado’s HELLEBORUS, powered by the Houseman brothers (Akhenaten; ex-Execration), who specialize in psychedelic black metal tinged with sexual mysticism. The complete lineup (listed below) surpasses the ferocity of the fest’s inaugural installment in both diversity and scope of metal styles.

Grimoire Records, the Baltimore-based hybrid recording and distribution label founded in February 2013, has become a co-producer with Shadow Woods Productions, LLC, and has several bands featured throughout the weekend, including CORPSE LIGHT, GENEVIEVE, MYOPIC, and TORRID HUSK.

Attendees will be able to munch of a plethora of food choices throughout the weekend including the return of the high octane Zeke’s Coffee and vegan selections from Headbangin’ Hotdogs, among several others. Jewelry, knitted-wear, art, CDs, vinyl, t-shirts and more will be on sale in the festival’s long hall. Yoga sessions will again be held each morning for those willing to brave a downward dog with a hangover. Other workshops are to be announced. The fest is BYOB and is 21 and up only. Those interested in vending, teaching a free workshop or who have specific questions should send an email with a description of your products and a website link to contact@shadowwoodsmetalfest.com

Weekend Passes for SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST are available for $130 at BrownPaperTickets.com. Tent camping is included with the weekend pass. People who want to reserve cabin beds can do so for an additional $20 for the duration of the fest. Only 400 weekend passes will be available and about one-third have sold so far. A limited number of day passes will go on sale in August.

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2016 Complete Lineup:
A SOUND OF THUNDER (DC) **traditional old-school heavy metal
ATHAME (MD/WV) **black
AT THE GRAVES (MD) **solo doom-sludge
ACID WITCH (Detroit) **horror death
BLOOD STORM (PA/TX) **black thrash
BOUND BY THE GRAVE (Baltimore) *death
CEMETERY FILTH (TN) ** death
CEMETERY PISS (Baltimore) **black
COFFIN DUST (Philadelphia) **death
CORPSE LIGHT (Baltimore) *doom
DARSOMBRA (MD) **psychedelic drone
DESTROYER OF LIGHT (Austin, TX) **sludge
EMPYREUS (Chicago) **black
FAITH IN JANE FEATURING WINO (MD) ** doom trio joined by the godfather of the sound
GENEVIEVE (MD) **experimental black
GHOST BATH (ND) **suicidal depressive black
GRAVE GNOSIS (St. Petersburg, FL) **black
HAXEN (Rhode Island) **black
HELGAMITE (VA) **doom/stoner/sludge
HELLEBORUS (Manitou Springs, CO) **black
HERON (NC) **black
HORSESKULL (NC) **sludge/doom
LOTUS THIEF (CA) **blackened space rock
MYOPIC (DC) **death/doom
NUMENOREAN (Calgary, AB) **post-black
SACRIFICIAL BLOOD (NJ) **thrash death
SADGIQACEA (Philadelphia) **doom/sludge/black
SADISTIC VISION (PA/NC) **death
SAPREMIA (New Jersey) **death
SURGEON (Philadelphia) **progressive
TELOCH VOVIN (NY) **black
TEMPLE OF VOID (Detroit) **doom
TENGGER CAVALRY (NY/CHINA) ** Mongolian folk
T.O.M.B. (Philadelphia) **ritual noise
TOMBS (Brooklyn) ** black/post-metal
TORRID HUSK (WV) **depressive/melodic black
VORATOR (Richmond) **death/thrash
WIZARD EYE (PA) **doom
XEUKATRE (Baltimore) **black
ZUD (Maine) ** black

http://shadowwoods2016.bpt.me/
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http://www.facebook.com/shadowwoodsmetalfest
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Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2016 promo

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Black Lung Touring UK & Europe in May; See the Enemy out April 29

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 5th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Shortly after releasing their new album, See the Enemy, on April 29 via Noisolution, Baltimorean trio Black Lung will head back to Europe for tour dates in the UK and EU. The band also reportedly have a new video in the works from the album, which was recorded by J. Robbins (ClutchThrottlerod, many, many others), which will likely make its debut before they head abroad. See the Enemy is their second record behind their 2014 self-titled debut, which if memory serves also took them overseas.

Some bands play a release show. Black Lung do a release tour. Fair enough. I’ll hope to have more in the album as we get closer to the release, but in the meantime the tour dates are below, as seen on the social medias:

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BLACK LUNG “See The Enemy” Release Tour

Noisolution, MAGNIFICENT MUSIC and VISIONS Magazin present…

BLACK LUNG’s “See The Enemy” Album Release Tour of Europe:

May 12th Stag & Hounds w/ Mars Red Sky – Bristol, UK
May 13th The Fiddlers Elbow – London, UK
May 14th Flanders Chopper Bash – Assende, BE
May 15th- dBs – Utrecht, NL
May 17th Café Glocksee – Hannover, DE
May 18th Schaubude – Kiel, DE
May 19th Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
May 20th Metropolool/Innocent – Henegelo, NL
May 21st Shamrock Pub – Thionville, FR
May 22nd La Mechanique Ondulatoire – Paris, FR
May 24th Arena Beisl – Vienna, AT
May 25th Sub – Graz, AT
May 26th Rockhouse Bar – Salzburg, AT
May 27th Kradhalle – Ulm, DE
May 29th Magasin 4 w/ BLACK RAINBOWS – Brussels, BE
May 31st Beatpol: Dresden, DE
June 2nd Beta w/ Horisont – Copenhagen, DK
June 3rd 1000 Fryd w/ Horisont – Aalborg, DK
June 6th Muskelrock Festival – Tyrolen, SE
June 7th Sonic Ballroom -Köln, DE
June 8th Rössli Bar – Bern, CH
June 9th pmk – Innsbruck, AT
June 10th Goethebunker – Essen, DE
June 11th Rare Guitar – Münster, DE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1697298867219586/
https://www.facebook.com/blacklungbaltimore/
https://blacklungbaltimore.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/noisolution/
http://www.noisolution.de/
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Black Lung, “Nerve” live video

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Dee Calhoun Solo Debut Rotgut Set for June 6 Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 31st, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

dee calhoun (Photo by Angela Beth Greenberg)

Iron Man frontman Dee Calhoun has a June 6 release date set for his solo debut, Rotgut, via Argonauta Records. A teaser for the album, which also features a guest spot from Dee‘s son, Rob Calhoun, has been posted, and the cover art and tracklisting have been unveiled. The former is crafted by noted Maryland doom supporter and photographer Jaki Cunha, whose black and white style has been a staple of that region’s scene for I don’t even know how many years. You’ve seen her photos. I’m sure you have.

I haven’t heard the full record yet, but I’m willing to believe the teaser below tells it like it is when it starts out with Calhoun ripping into some of his trademark powerful vocals over touch-o’-twang guitars, finding a space between classic metal, singer-songwriterism and country. Interested to hear how that balance plays out across the album, but June’s a ways off, so here’s some info from the PR wire in the interim:

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IRON MAN SINGER COMPLETES SOLO DEBUT; ALBUM TEASER, TRACK LISTING AND COVER ART REVEALED

“Screaming Mad” Dee Calhoun, the voice of doom legends Iron Man, has completed production of his debut solo released, entitled Rotgut. The album is scheduled for June 6th via Argonauta Records on CD/DD.

Rotgut was recorded at Dee’s home studio, The Dustbuster, in Frederick Maryland. Mastering was done in nearby Thurmont Maryland, by Doug Benson at Commodore Recording Studio.

The track listing for Rotgut is as follows:

Unapologetic
Rotgut
Not Everyone Wins a Prize
Little ‘Houn, Daddy ‘Houn (featuring Rob Calhoun)
Babelkowa
Backstabbed in Backwater
The Train Back Home
Sincerely Yours
Deifendör
Cast Out the Crow
Winter: A Dirge
At Long Day’s End

The album’s cover is based upon a concept by Dee Calhoun, and photographed by Jaki Cunha.

[picture by Angela Beth Greenberg / Polyester Bride Photography]

www.argonautarecords.com
www.screamingmaddee.com

Dee Calhoun, Rotgut album teaser

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Musket Hawk Releasing Desolate May 6

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 29th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Unholy Anarchy Records will issue Desolate, the second album from Baltimorean groovegrinders Musket Hawk, on May 6. I’ll admit, this one’s a little out of my usual purview, but the PR wire isn’t kidding around when it puts the words sludge and grind next to each other in describing the band. They’ve got a tonal thickness and overarching sense of groove derived from the former and the intensity and blast of the latter, so what the hell, yeah, I’ll post about that. Who said it was all stoner rock around here anyway? Gotta mix it up every now and again.

If you’re not awake yet, you will be:

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MUSKET HAWK: Baltimore’s Sludge/Grind Assassins To Release Sophomore Full-Length Desolate Via Unholy Anarchy; New Track Playing

Baltimore, Maryland-based sludge/grind assassins MUSKET HAWK will spew forth their sophomore full-length, Desolate, later this Spring via Unholy Anarchy Records.

A vile, near half-hour-long exploration into the underbelly of sonic filth, MUSKET HAWK’s self-produced, fittingly-titled Desolate was mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Annihilation Time, Impaled etc.) and delivers eight decaying tracks of chaos, disorder and monolithic gloom.

Check out the caustic sounds of “Space-Ray Houska” HERE.

Desolate Track Listing:
1. Pollute Your Throat
2. Reluctant Punk
3. Jeweler
4. The Grove
5. Connois Sewer
6. Space-Ray Houska
7. Tweed After Dark
8. Candidate For The Knife

MUSKET HAWK formed from the ashes of A Warm Gun in 2011. After self-producing a series of demos, the band’s debut full-length The Form Of Disgust, which Disposable Underground hailed for being, “heavy, but not in a jovial way,” further elaborating, “You might find yourself bobbing your head or pounding your fist to the band’s jams, but with a furrowed brow instead of a smile,” was released via SMS Records in November 2013. Since then, MUSKET HAWK has released a live demo and a 7″ split with Philadelphia’s Sunburster (2015, Unholy Anarchy Records).

The band continues to refine and explore the depths of extreme music, and in conspiracy with Baltimore’s Unholy Anarchy Records and Australia’s Goodtimes Records, offer up their long awaited sophomore effort, Desolate set for release on May 6th, 2016.

MUSKET HAWK will be on tour supporting the Desolate release alongside longtime friends and Aussie grind miscreants Disparo! in late May and June. Stay tuned for dates and venue information. Future rituals include a split release with Disparo!, which will be recorded at The Jam Room in South Carolina while on tour this Summer, as well as a split release with New York City’s Sangharsha, which will be recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

MUSKET HAWK is:
Gary – screams and bass
Martin – growls and guitar
Jason – drums

http://www.muskethawk.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/MusketHawkBaltimore
http://www.facebook.com/Unholy-Anarchy-Records-Distro

Musket Hawk, Live Demo (2013)

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Spirit Caravan Become The Obsessed; Playing Maryland Doom Fest 2016

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 29th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

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A couple weeks ago, Spirit Caravan announced that Brian Costantino was taking over on drums alongside guitarist/vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich and bassist/vocalist Dave Sherman. That, apparently, was just the beginning — and actually, it wasn’t the beginning — of the changes underway, since this incarnation of Spirit Caravan has morphed into a new version of The Obsessed, with a new album in the works and a first show slated as headliners of the first night of Maryland Doom Fest 2016. Hard to think of a more appropriate place for them to make their live debut, since Maryland doom wouldn’t exist as it does without them.

To my knowledge, this is the first time Sherman has been in a lineup for The Obsessed. The band has played sporadically since making a reunion debut at Roadburn 2012 (review here), featuring at the time Guy Pinhas, who’d soon be replaced on bass by Reid Raley (Rwake, Deadbird), as well as drummer Greg Rogers, who also featured on Goatsnake‘s reunion album last year.

No word on a release or recording date for the new The Obsessed album, nor the avenue/label through which it will be issued, but Wino posted the following update filling everyone in, and Maryland Doom Fest 2016 has confirmed them taking the place of Spirit Caravan, as you can see in the running order below:

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This is Wino. First, thanks to all our friends, fans and families everywhere for their tireless support we’ve received on this journey we chose in making the music we love.

All over the world I’ve listened to friends tell me we want you to bring back the Obsessed so I have decided to resurrect the Obsessed.

I have been waiting for the right combination of Ability, Attitude and Personality to accomplish this goal. From this day forward The Obsessed is myself, Dave Sherman and Brian Costantino who have proven to be dedicated, fearless and unwavering in their love of this music.

We are diligently writing and working on getting into the studio to record a new Obsessed album and hope to have this out as soon as possible.

Maryland Doom Fest 2016

FRIDAY NIGHT
• The Obsessed 1235 – 135
• Internal Void 1120 – 1220
• Castle 1020 – 1105
• Ruby The Hatchet 925 – 1005
• Pale Divine 830 – 910
• Demon Eye 735 – 815
• Admiral Browning 645 – 720
• Atala 600 – 630
• Black Urn 515 – 545

SATURDAY NIGHT
• BANG 1235 – 135
• Place of Skulls 1140 – 1220
• Blackfinger 1125 – 1205
• Unorthodox 1030 – 1110
• War Injun 935 – 1015
• Hollow Leg 840 – 920
• Wizard Eye 750 – 825
• Spillage 700 – 735
• Argus 610 – 645
• Serpents of Secrecy520 – 555
• Wicked Inquisition 430 – 505
• Thousand Vision Mist 330 – 410
• Dee Calhoun 245-320

SUNDAY NIGHT
• Mos Generator 1140 – 1245
• Karma To Burn 1045 -1125
• King Giant 950 – 1030
• Wasted Theory 855 – 935
• Orodruin 800 – 840
• Toke 710 – 745
• Eternal Black 620 – 655
• Seasick Gladiator 530 – 605
• Doperider 445 – 515
• Flummox 400 – 430
• Mangog 300 – 340

WEEKEND PASSES – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-maryland-doom-fest-2-weekend-passes-2016-tickets-18924966083
NIGHT ONE – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-maryland-doom-fest-2-night-one-spirit-caravan-tickets-20679089714
NIGHT TWO – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-maryland-doom-fest-2-night-two-bang-tickets-20679233143
NIGHT THREE – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-maryland-doom-fest-2-night-three-mos-generator-tickets-20679321407

https://www.facebook.com/TheObsessedOfficial/
https://www.facebook.com/The-maryland-DOOM-Fest-815331421863100/
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http://www.themarylanddoomfest.com/

The Obsessed, “Endless Circles/Lunar Womb” live at Roadburn 2012

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The Flying Eyes Announce South American Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 22nd, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Word on the street is that Baltimore heavy psych rockers The Flying Eyes — who are damn near statesmen at this point from the miles they’ve covered touring worldwide, though I’ve my doubts any of them are 30 — will do some recording when they make their return to South America next month. As in, for a follow-up to their 2013 third record, Lowlands (review here). That’s unquestionably good news, and since the tour winds up in Rio de Janeiro, which just happens to be where Gabriel Zander and Estudio Superfuzz are located, it seems like a safe bet that’s where they’ll go, which if you’re familiar with records Zander has helmed for the likes of Mars Red Sky, you know is also unquestionably good news.

And if all that positivity is too much for you, don’t worry, I’m sure whatever comes out of the sessions will be plenty bluesy. Announcement from Abraxas Events and tour dates follow, as dutifully scoured from the internets:

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We are pleased to announce the return of friends the flying eyes in one more tour of South America! Stay tuned on our page for updates and information fresh!

The Flying Eyes are a heavy, psychedelic rock band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Since forming, they have played support gigs for bands such as Dead Meadow, The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Dan Auerbach among many others. They swiftly achieved a notable following in Europe with extensive club tours and festival appearances. Highlights include: Burg Herzberg Festival 2010 (sharing the main stage with Jeff Beck and Hawkwind), an appearance on the legendary Rockpalast Crossroads show broadcast on German national TV, Orange Blossom Special festival (DE), Stoned From The Underground (DE) and Trutnov Open Air (CZ).

In July 2013, The Flying Eyes released their third album “Lowlands”, which was paid for entirely by the support of their fans through Kickstarter. They supported the record with a 52 date headlining tour of Europe and closed out the year with a one off performance in India at the Synchronicity Festival.

The Flying Eyes on tour:
03.09 Montevideo
03.10 Buenos Aires
03.11 Cordoba
03.17 Porto Alegre
03.18 Goiania
03.19 Brasilia
03.20 Sao Paulo
03.24 Belo Horizonte
03.25 Aldeia Velha
03.27 Rio de Janeiro

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https://theflyingeyes.bandcamp.com

The Flying Eyes, Lowlands (2013)

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2016: Initial Lineup Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 10th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

After a successful first installment last year, Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2016 bursts out of the gate with 20-plus bands for what’s still being touted as its initial lineup — i.e., there’s more to come. Seems reasonable. Now that they’ve shown it can happen without the universe collapsing or the ultra-oppressive Federal Forestry Service (note: I have no idea if that’s a real thing) clamping down hard on longhair campers, it seems only fair to expect the event to grow both in actual scope and reputation.

The first group of acts spans a range from extreme metal to psychedelic heavy rock, but a few highlights thus far include Maryland dronecasters Darsombra, Philly riff-rollers Wizard Eye, and MD heavy rockers Faith in Jane, who’ll team up with Scott “Wino” Weinrich himself for a special set. There have been murmurings of those two parties jamming for a little bit now, and you can see video of them doing just that from this past weekend below. It ain’t Wino Wednesday, exactly, but it’s cool to watch anyway.

Also included are Destroyer of Light from Austin, Temple of Void from Michigan and a whole bunch of others put together by fest-organizer Mary Spiro, who very clearly knows what she’s doing:

shadow woods metal fest 2016

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s open-air camping metal party, will once again terrorize the woodlands of central Maryland this fall with three days of more than thirty bands from diverse metal genres and regions. The 2016 festival runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland, the same location where the maiden edition of the fest was held last year.

Organizers of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST began announcing performers in mid-January and have been carefully curating this year’s lineup. “The response from performers and attendees to the 2015 event was overwhelmingly positive with many people telling me it was the best weekend of their lives!” says festival founder Mary Spiro of Metallomusikum.com/Shadow Woods Productions LLC. “We are humbled and frankly completely surprised by the outpouring of praise for the fest. There has been enormous interest from the metal community for certain bands to perform. Our team is taking its time to make sure the lineup matches our attendee’s expectations and sets us apart from other fests. We also want each day to have flow. It’s a balancing act.”

Spiro says that when all is said and done, the final lineup will surpass the ferocity of the inaugural installment. As of February 9th, twenty-one bands have been announced, including horror death mongers Acid Witch, death thrashers Coffin Dust, underground black metal kings Blood Storm, doom merchants Wizard Eye, psychedelic black metal gurus Helleborus, and Maryland doom trio Faith In Jane joins forces with the genre’s godfather Scott “Wino” Weinrich (The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, Saint Vitus) for an exclusive SWMF performance, with much more to be announced.

Early Bird Weekend Passes for SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST go on sale at noon EST, February 12th for $115 on BrownPaperTickets.com.

Tent camping is included with the weekend pass. People who want to reserve cabin beds can do so for an additional $20 for the duration of the fest.

“It could be late Spring before we have the whole lineup in hand,” Spiro said. “It’s taking longer than we anticipated, but we think our patience will be rewarded, and festival goers will be really pleased with the bands yet to be announced.”

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2016 Confirmed Lineup:
A SOUND OF THUNDER (DC) **traditional old-school heavy metal
ACID WITCH (Detroit) **horror death
BLOOD STORM (PA/TX) **black thrash
BOUND BY THE GRAVE (Baltimore) *death
CEMETERY PISS (Baltimore) **black
COFFIN DUST (Philadelphia) **death
CORPSE LIGHT (Baltimore) *doom
DARSOMBRA (MD) **metal drone
DESTROYER OF LIGHT (Austin, TX) **sludge
EMPYREUS(Chicago) **black
FAITH IN JANE FEATURING WINO (MD) ** doom trio joined by the godfather of the sound
GENEVIEVE (MD) **experimental black
GRAVE GNOSIS (St. Petersburg, FL) **black
HAXEN (Rhode Island) **black
HELLEBORUS (Manitou Springs, CO) **black
MYOPIC (DC) **death/doom
SAPREMIA (New Jersey) **death
TELOCH VOVIN (NY) **black
TEMPLE OF VOID (Detroit) **doom
WIZARD EYE (PA) **doom
XEUKATRE (Baltimore) **black
MANY MORE BANDS YET TO BE ANNOUNCED

http://www.shadowwoodsmetalfest.com
http://www.facebook.com/shadowwoodsmetalfest

Faith in Jane & Wino, Live at Cafe Nola, Frederick, Maryland, Feb. 7, 2016

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Clutch Announce Tour Dates with Corrosion of Conformity; Record Store Day Vinyl

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 10th, 2016 by H.P. Taskmaster

Not everyone will feel this way, but in my head, this is a Clutch and C.O.C. tour. Yeah, I hear so-and-so is a really nice guy and so-and-so didn’t really kill that dude, but I’ve never been even the slightest bit a fan of this tour’s headliner. Cool all around if it gets Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity into bigger rooms, but yeah, this is one you go and leave early.

Clutch have some Record Store Day vinyl coming out for April 16 that will feature two tracks that didn’t get onto their 2015 album, Psychic Warfare (review here). Glad to see “Mad Sidewinder” surfacing after all, since as I remember it, they played that live for a good long while and then it didn’t make the final cut of the record. It’ll be a gem for fans that I’m sure will be gone 30 seconds after the preorders go up.

The PR wire has it like this:

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CLUTCH ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES AS SPECIAL GUEST OF LAMB OF GOD

US FESTIVAL DATES AND AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES ANNOUNCED

BAND CELEBRATES RECORD STORE DAY 2016 WITH LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE

Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland has just announced new North American tour dates as “special guest of” Lamb Of God. The tour starts May 3rd in New Orleans at the Orpheum and will also feature Corrosion Of Conformity on all dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday February 12th. Additional dates on the Lamb of God tour and Clutch headline tour dates in May and June will be announced shortly. In addition to the Lamb Of God dates, the band will be playing select US festival dates and have added an additional Melbourne show on their March 2016 Australian tour.

Clutch’s latest release “Psychic Warfare”, landed at #6 on the Billboard charts. Weathermaker Music, the band’s self owned label, sold over 26,000 copies of the new album in the first week of release. “Psychic Warfare” is the highest debut charting album for Clutch and Weathermaker Music to date. The album landed at #1 on Billboard’s Rock and Hard Rock charts respectively.

“Psychic Warfare” was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

On Saturday April 16th, the band will be releasing a special limited edition 12” vinyl release for Record Store Day. The album will contain two previously unreleased tracks from the Psychic Warfare sessions: “Mad Sidewinder” and “Outland Special Clearance”. These two tracks, specifically mastered for this vinyl configuration by Paul Logus, will be on side A. The reverse side will have a large scale etching taken from the Psychic Warfare CD booklet design created by Dan Winters. The jacket is hand numbered thick clear plastic showing the full art design, thus making this piece for Record Store Day 2016 a unique collectors’ item for all Clutch fans.

Lamb Of God With Special Guest Clutch
05-03-16 in New Orleans, LA at The Orpheum
05-04-16 in Memphis, TN at Minglewood Hall
05-05-16 in Tulsa, OK at Brady Theater
05-08-16 in Reading, PA at Reading Eagle Theatre
05-09-16 in Portland, ME at State Theatre
05-10-16 in Boston, MA at House Of Blues
05-12-16 in St Louis, MO at The Pageant
05-16-16 in Binghamton, NY at Magic City Music Hall
05-17-16 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount
05-19-16 in Toronto, ON at TD Echo Beach
05-23-16 in Wichita, KS at The Cotillion
05-24-16 in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05-25-16 in St Lake City, UT at The Complex
05-27-16 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
05-28-16 in Pomona, CA at Fox Theater
05-29-16 in Oakland, CA at Fox Theater
05-31-16 in Seattle, WA at WaMu Theater
06-01-16 in Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06-02-16 in Penticton, BC at South Okanagan Events Centre
06-04-16 in Calgary, AB at Calgary Stampede Corral
06-05-16 in Edmonton, AB at Shaw Conference Centre
06-06-16 in Saskatoon, SK at Saskatoon Praireland Exhibition Park Hall
06-07-16 in Winnepeg, MB at Burton Cummings Theatre

Festivals
05-01-16 in Jacksonville, FL at Welcome to Rockville (festival)
05-07-16 in Concord, NC at Carolina Rebellion (festival)
06-09-16 in Manchester, TN at Bonaroo
05-13-16 in Council Bluffs, IA at 89.7 The River’s Rockfest (festival)
05-14 -15-16 in Somerset, WI at Northern Invasion
05-20-16 in Schagticoke, NY at Rock N Derby (festival)
05-21-16 in Columbus, OH at Rock On The Range

Australian Dates
03-03-16 in Brisbane, AUS at The Triffid
03-04-16 in Sydney, AUS at The Metro NSW
03-05-16 in Melbourne, AUS at The Forum Theatre (Sold Out)
03-06-16 in Melbourne, AUS at The Corner (Just Added)

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

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Clutch, Live at Terminal 5, NYC, Dec. 29, 2015

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