Stoned Jesus Announce Release Tour for The Harvest

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 28th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

stoned jesus

Ukrainian heavy rockers Stoned Jesus will have their third album, The Harvest, out by the time they hit the road on their European tour. The arrival of that record is something to look forward to — it has plenty of company this year, but is a standout nonetheless — and it will also mark the trio’s first US gig as part of the Psycho California fest in May. This tour happens before that, however, and it will include stops at the Mars Red Sky-affiliated Make it Sabbathy in Bordeaux at a whole host of festivals, among them Sky High and Riff Ritual. Something tells me we’re working on a theme.

Sound of Liberation sent the dates for the full run down the PR wire:

stoned jesus tour poster

STONED JESUS – “The Harvest” Release Tour – March 13th to April 4th!

Ukrainian outstanding trio STONED JESUS will hit the European roads again from MARCH 13TH to APRIL 4TH, three weeks during witch they will spread a brand new load of tunes picked from their upcoming (and long awaited) album, “THE HARVEST”!!

To be released in March, “THE HARVEST” is Kiev’s outfit’s third album, and features 6 awesome tracks (believe us!) including their already famous “Here Comes The Robots”! Do not miss this song’s video premiere: subscribe now to their new official YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Then, check-out the dates and the stunning tour poster, buy your tickets, and get ready to be reaped!

13.03.15 (D) Esslingen – Hell Over Hesslingen Festival
14.03.15 (D) Frankfurt – Sky High Festival
15.03.15 (D) Freiburg – White Rabbit
17.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe – Alte Hackerei
18.03.15 (D) Würzburg – Immerhin
19.03.15 (D) Jena – Kulturbahnhof
20.03.15 (D) Kiel – Schaubude
21.03.15 (D) Berlin – Heavy Spring Equinox Sessions
23.03.15 (D) Hamburg – Rock Cafe
24.03.15 (D) Dresden – Ost Pol
25.03.15 (D) Lichtenfels – Paunchy Cats
26.03.15 (It) Milano – Lo Fi
27.03.15 (Ch) Olten – Coq D’or
28.03.15 (It) Vicenza – E20 Underground
30.03.15 (F) Bordeaux – Make It Sabbathy
31.03.15 (F) Clermont Ferrand – Raymond Bar
01.04.15 (F) Chambery – Brin De Zinc
02.04.15 (F) Nice – Caught By The Fuzz
03.04.15 (Sp) Barcelona – Riff Ritual Festival
04.04.15 (Sp) Madrid – Stoner Fest

More info and Updates on WWW.SOUNDOFLIBERATION.COM
http://stonedjesus.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/stonedjesusband
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqwd9UqASVV38g-3iqbusfQ

Stoned Jesus, “Here Come the Robots”

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Ufomammut Announce Ecate European Release Tour with Conan

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 27th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

ufomammut (Photo by Andrea Tomas Prato)

Not to take credit where I shouldn’t or anything like that, but last month, I was talking about Ufomammut and Conan being in the US around the same time for Maryland Deathfest and how a tour with the both of them would be the heaviest thing in the universe and blah blah blah. Now here we are just weeks later and Ufomammut is teaming up with Conan for the release tour celebrating the arrival of their new album, Ecate, on Neurot Recordings — and it’s happening in Europe. Don’t get me wrong, it’s cool to be anywhere on a planet where this kind of thing comes together, but it sure would be neat to have that bill on the same continent where I live. Call me crazy.

Sound of Liberation sent word of impending destruction:

ufomammut ecate visuals

SOUND OF LIBERATION PROUDLY PRESENTS UFOMAMMUT “ECATE” RELEASE TOUR

APRIL 18TH TO 30TH 2015

Few days ago, UFOMAMMUT unveiled details about their upcoming 7th album “ECATE”, which is due out on MARCH 30TH 2015 via Neurot Recordings! Here is their PR company statement, in case you missed it:

“The Italian power trio, known for their almightily heavy capabilities and psychedelic prowess, have as many discernible similarities as they do differences to their formative roots. Never pandering to the easy classification of doom, UFOMAMMUT charge their sludgy output with inimitable energy and wild, wayfaring ambition which is matched by the tightknit musical understanding that flows telepathically between the three members; Poia, Urlo, and Vita.

On their latest album, UFOMAMMUT take a confident step forward with their craft, orchestrating atmospheric processions that take the six songs on the album to places as of yet uncharted, the only guide being that of Ecate (Hecate in English), the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods.

Traditionally associated with matters of the liminal (statues of her can be found at crossroads and city walls, where she would be believed to either bless or curse travellers), she represents the link between the past, the present and the future in a way which resonates true with Ufomammut, and with the name of the band, too.”

Given that, and knowing that you are so looking forward for more information, we are thrilled to present UFOMAMMUT’s “Ecate Release Tour”, from APRIL 18TH to 30TH 2015, highlighted by appearances at both Desertfests!

On many shows, they will be supported by Liverpool’s brain crushers CONAN, for what is going to be incredibly heavy events! Check-out the dates, and be there!

18.04 (Ch) TBA on Feb. 5th
19.04 (Fr) Paris, Glazart (+ CONAN)
20.04 TBC
21.04 (D) Bielefeld, Forum (+ CONAN)
22.04 (D) Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (+ CONAN)
23.04 (D) Munich, Feierwerk (+ CONAN)
24.04 (D) Berlin, Desertfest (+ CONAN)
25.04 (Be) Brussels, AB (+ CONAN)
26.04 (Uk) London, Desertfest (+ CONAN)
28.04 (D) Siegen, Vortex (+ CONAN)
29.04 (D) Stuttgart, Kellerclub
30.04 TBC

Watch also below the first two in a series of video trailers for the album, which we shall be revealing over the course of the next few weeks. These short videos offer a chance to explore the story behind the recording of the album and the roots of their sound, re-affirming the band’s DIY approach to everything they do.

More Info and Updates on: WWW.SOUNDOFLIBERATION.COM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/UFOMAMMUT/83336386071

Ufomammut, Ecate Recording Sessions

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Colour Haze and Radio Moscow Kickoff Up in Smoke V Tour on Feb. 27

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 26th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

colour haze

Colour Haze and Radio Moscow on the bill. Given enough time, I’m quite sure I could come up 100,000 things I’d want to see less than that. Start with “anything” and work your way back from there. It might take a few minutes, but given how high that show would be in this hypothetical hierarchy of stuff-I’d-like-to-see, there’s plenty of room for monuments, mountaintops, oceans, and so on. We’d hit the 100,000 mark no problem. I’m sure of it.

The two acts will begin headlining the Up in Smoke Volume 5 tour — actually they call it a “psychedelic roadfestival,” which I like — on Feb. 27, joined for a stretch by Cherry Choke, whose new album, Raising the Waters, is due out next month on Elektrohasch, and meeting up along the way with The Sun and the WolfMars Red SkyThe Midnight Ghost Train and others. Watching Colour Haze play a hometown show in Munich with Radio Moscow and Mars Red Sky? Yeah, I’d catch that if the opportunity were to present itself.

PR wire info comes courtesy of Sound of Liberation, who put the whole thing together:

colour haze radio moscow up in smoke v tour

COLOUR HAZE – Up In Smoke Tour (with RADIO MOSCOW and guests) kicks off in 1 month – Check Videotrailer, Dates and News

2011 seems like yesterday when we decided to pack up 3 to 4 awesome bands in a bus to tour Europe and rock your ears! 4 editions have gone by, 2 packed indoor festivals have witnessed your love for the music and the concept, so ladies and gentelmen, get ready!

In a month, we will write a new volume in the UP IN SMOKE history, and it will be a blast!! The fifth edition of your favorite roadfestival will feature 3 awesome bands for your pleasure:

Europes most well known psychedelic institution COLOUR HAZE which have their brand new album “To the Highest Gods we Know” in their suitcase!

America’s most heavy blues machine RADIO MOSCOW whose last album “Magical Dirt” (released in June 2014) sent all of us on another trip into heavy psychedelic headphone heaven.

UK’s fuzz driven psych rockers CHERRY CHOKE (from March 1st to 7th only) whose new album “Raising The Waters” will be released in the next weeks! Stay tuned for updates, you don’t wanna miss it!

On the other shows, Colour Haze and Radio Moscow will go with other outstanding special guests. Watch the amazing TRAILER made by Stonnerrock.eu, and check-out the listing below for details and tickets’ links. We invite you to join the trip! Come on and blow up your mind at the UP IN SMOKE ROADFESTIVAL!

Colour Haze & Radio Moscow
Plus Special Guests

27.02 (D) Stuttgart, Universum (w/ The Sun & The Wolf)
28.02 (D) Cologne, Live Music Hall (w/ The Sun & The Wolf)
01.03 (UK) London, The Garage (w/ Cherry Choke)
02.03 (FR) Paris, Le Divan du Monde (w/ Cherry Choke)
03.03 (BEL) Brussels, Magasin 4 (w/ Cherry Choke)
04.03 (D) Hamburg, Markthalle (w/ Cherry Choke)
05.03 (D) Berlin, SO36 (w/ Cherry Choke)
06.03 (A) Vienna, Arena (w/ Cherry Choke)
07.03 (A) Salzburg, Rockhouse (w/ Cherry Choke)
08.03 (D) Leipzig, Taubchenthal (w/ Kalamahara)
09.03 (D) Munich, Feierwerk (w/ Mars Red Sky)
10.03 (IT) Milano, Lofi (support band tba)
11.03 (D) Frankfurt, Das Bett (w/ The Midnight Ghost Train)
12.03 (NL) Tilburg, 013 (support band tba)
13.03 (D) Würzburg, Posthalle (w/ The Grounding)
14.03 (D) Hannover, Faust (support band tba)

http://www.soundofliberation.com/
http://www.colourhaze.de/
http://radiomoscow.net/
https://www.facebook.com/cherrychoke

Up in Smoke V tour trailer

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Colour Haze to Headline Up in Smoke Tour with Radio Moscow and Cherry Choke

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 8th, 2014 by H.P. Taskmaster

Straight out of the not-too-shabby department — actually it’s from Sound of Liberation, the European booking agency that put it together — comes word that Colour Haze‘s previously-alluded-to European run supporting the Feb. 23 vinyl release of their new album, To the Highest Gods We Know, will be the headlining slot on the fifth Up in Smoke tour. Joining them on the bill for the duration is Radio Moscow — which, if you’d just like to take a second and imagine the kickassery of seeing Colour Haze and Radio Moscow on the same show, I think you’ll see why it’s something to be excited about — and Cherry Choke will open seven dates as well, and Mars Red Sky will step in as special guests (anyone want to fly me to Munich?), as will others on select individual dates.

Wild stuff, and if you’re fortunate enough to be there to see it, here are the dates, courtesy of Sound of Liberation:

colour haze tour dates

We are proud to present the UP IN SMOKE ROADFESTIVAL VOLUME 5!!
This fifth edition will feature 3 awesome bands for your pleasure:

– Europe’s most well known psychedelic institution COLOUR HAZE
(with their new album “To the Highest Gods we Know” in their suitcase!)

– America’s most heavy blues machine Radio Moscow

– and UK’s fuzz driven psych rockers Cherry Choke
(from March 1st to 7th only – special guests on the other shows)

We invite you to join the trip! It’s in February/March and it will be a blast!!!

27.02.2015 (GER) Stuttgart – Universum (w/ The Sun & The Wolf)
28.02.2015 (GER) Cologne – Live Music Hall (w/ The Sun & The Wolf)

01.03.2015 (UK) London – The Garage
02.03.2015 (FR) Paris – Le Divan du Monde
03.03.2015 (BEL) Brussels – Magasin 4
04.03.2015 (GER) Hamburg – Markthalle
05.03.2015 (GER) Berlin – SO36
06.03.2015 (A) Vienna – Arena
07.03.2015 (A) Salzburg – Rockhouse

08.03.2015 (GER) Leipzig – Taubchenthal (w/ Kalamahara)
09.03.2015 (GER) Munich – Feierwerk (w/ Mars Red Sky)
10.03.2015 (IT) Milano – Lofi
11.03.2015 (GER) Frankfurt – Das Bett (w/ The Midnight Ghost Train)
12.03.2015 tba
13.03.2015 (GER) Würzburg – Posthalle
14.03.2015 (GER) Hannover – Faust

More info on www.soundofliberation.com

http://colourhaze.de/
http://elektrohasch.de/
https://www.facebook.com/radiomoscowband

Colour Haze, Live at Duna Jam 2014

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Desertfest Berlin 2015 Poster Revealed; Earlybird Tickets on Sale Now

Posted in Visual Evidence on May 15th, 2014 by H.P. Taskmaster

Wherever it might be taking place, Desertfest does not waste time. Mere weeks after the 2014 fests in London and Berlin, Desertfest Belgium was announced, Sleep were revealed as the headliners for London next year, and now comes word that tickets for Berlin are already on sale. 11 months out from April 23, 2015, you can get your Desertfest Berlin ticket — and further, if you do, they’ve got a t-shirt to go with it. Not too shabby.

The Berlin Desertfest, which is presented by Sound of Liberation, has tapped French poster art/screenprinting duo Elvisdead to create the official event poster, and you can see the results in the worm-eaten-looking skull below. Elvisdead also did the 2013 poster, which was similarly themed if not necessarily as directly dark (Ammo did this year’s). Nobody’s been revealed for the lineup as yet, but as past years have shown, the poster isn’t necessarily indicative of the brutality level of the fest itself. Probably a good thing or they’d have to rename it altogether, but still, it’s a cool-looking design and it’s probably best to get used to looking at it now, since there are another 343 days until the fest kicks off.

Click the poster for a higher-res look and find the order link for Desertfest Berlin 2015 tickets below, courtesy of Sound of Liberation:

*** DESERTFEST 2015 POSTER – ELVISDEAD ARE BACK ***

Hey Guys,

So far you got a preview on this page, but it’s time now to unveil the whole OFFICIAL POSTER for DESERTFEST BERLIN 2015! As you can see, our great Elvisdead are back!

We hope you’ll like it as much as we do!

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Remember that our EARLY BIRD HARD TICKETS are already on sale on http://woolheads.com/cms/produkt-kategorie/festivalmerchandise/desertfestberlin/tickets-desertfestberlin!

Order yours before the end of MAY and get a free shirt, button and sticker of your choice! Rock on…

Elvisdead on Thee Facebooks

Desertfest Berlin’s website

Sound of Liberation on Thee Facebooks

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Up in Smoke Festival Announced — Pentagram, Colour Haze, Truckfighters and More Added to Lineup

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 9th, 2013 by H.P. Taskmaster

Who wouldn’t want to settle in for a Switzerland autumn? Frankly, it sounds about as close to ideal as I can picture, and it would seem that Sound of Liberation — the booking powers that be behind the last few years’ Up in Smoke traveling fest — are in agreement. In league with the Swiss venue Z7 in Pratteln, they’ll present the first Up in Smoke indoor festival, and they’ve put together a killer lineup for their first outing. With Pentagram, Colour Haze, My Sleeping Karma and Truckfighters among their first batch of announced headliners, the Up in Smoke fest is sure to get a heavy beginning and hopefully it’ll be the first of many to come.

Here’s the poster and official announcement, plus a live clip of Colour Haze from the first Up in Smoke tour, just for the hell of it:

UP IN SMOKE indoor Festival

Born in 2011, the concept initially called UP IN SMOKE Roadfestival is a tribute to the clouds of blue smoke which wave around the dances and trances of music lovers around the world ! Each time, for each volume, we offered a well suiting band package and got them to hit the European roads to meet their fans and rock the crowds with psychedelic, doom, heavy rock and experimental riffs.

As free to move as a cloud of smoke were the four first editions of the road festival…
But this year, the UP IN SMOKE festival becomes sedentary, and sets up in PRATTELN (CH), a location close to the French and German borders.
On October 5th 2013, a new puff of smoke will rise up from the one of the very best Swiss venues : Z7 KONZERTFABRIK ! Take part and join us !

date : 05th October 2013
place: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland

The roadfestival UP IN SMOKE stops its caravan in Switzerland for a new rendez-vous: after 3 years of wandering around Europe, we have decided to offer a “home” to UP IN SMOKE for one full day in the sweetest swiss rock venue : Z7.
Description: Heavy Rock, Stoner, Sludge, Doom & Psychedelic Festival
16 bands – 2 stages – 1 day

Line up so far:

PENTAGRAM (US) ***excl.Switzerland Show
COLOUR HAZE (D) ***excl.Switzerland Show
TRUCKFIGHTERS (SWE) ***excl.Switzerland Show
MY SLEEPING KARMA (D) ***excl.Switzerland Show
RADIO MOSCOW (US)
GLOWSUN (F)
MONKEY 3 (CH)
SHEVER (CH)
JOULES (CH)
MARANT (CH)
+ more bands to be announced soon

www.soundofliberation.com

Colour Haze, “Lights” Live at Up in Smoke 2011

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Dates and Venue Posted for Desertfest Berlin 2013

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 14th, 2012 by H.P. Taskmaster

Why, it feels like only yesterday I was regretting not being able to get to Berlin and catch the Desertfest there in April. Oh wait, that was just yesterday. By all accounts (including Ben Ward’s and Justin Maranga‘s) it was an absolute blast, and though I think it would have perhaps been the final snapping of The Patient Mrs.‘ much-tested patience, there was plenty I would’ve liked to see.

In my usual bid to get absolutely no work done on any given day — today, for example — I stumbled on the following PR wire-type info from Sound of Liberation‘s website, and saw fit to repost. Check it:

PNG files. What a wonderful future we live in.

DESERTFEST 2013 plans are shaping up!

Dear festival addicts, our rendez-vous in Berlin is set for 2013 and we start working on the festival plans…

First of all, as mentioned at the end of 2012 edition, dates for 2013 are set and now confirmed: it will be 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2013.

A small change is included in our plans: all 3 days will happen in ASTRA KulturHaus, which is the bigger venue where friday and saturday shows happened in 2012: this means wider and more comfortable space for all of us and 2 stages running over the 3 days of the festival! We hope you will enjoy!

Also, from this week on we start working on the visual arts ( art exhibit and movies) aspects of our rendez-vous. All interested artists who would like to exhibit their silkcreens, sculpture, painting, short movie ( court métrage) or movies related to the Heavy, Stoner, Psychedelic or Doom scene can contact us here: visual_arts[@]desertfest.de

Booking of the line-up will also start anytime soon! all submission should be sent to the following address: contact@desertfest.de

> all bands/artists application should include: name, logo, press picture, promo text in english and link to songs to listen to as well as video links.
> Please be patient: we will not answer right away but we will contact the bands we are interested in by the end of september 2012.

Also we want to thank all of you who reacted on facebook, and who posted ideas for the line-up..please go on! we check this regulary and will take advice for our choices of 2013 line-up!

ADDRESS:
THURSDAY 25th April 2013-SATURDAY 27st April 2013
FESTIVAL
ASTRA KULTURHAUS
Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin

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