Green Yeti Announce May Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 23rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

green yeti

We all know it’s a special moment in the life of a band when they hit the road for the first time. Often it’s not more than a tentative weekender, maybe hitting a couple different towns over subsequent nights before going back to work on Monday, the 48-hour rock star in a packed van. Inside jokes, lousy food, plenty of volume — those are good times. Cheers to Athens trio Green Yeti on getting out for a few nights and making it happen. They’re hooked up with Total Volume Agency supporting their 2016 debut, The Yeti has Landed — streaming below — so I get the feeling that the five-night run they’ve got booked for early May won’t be their last, but only one tour can be your first tour, and I hope theirs is awesome.

Dates and the David Paul Seymour poster came in from the PR wire:

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Green Yeti – Mini Tour 2017

Brace yourselves! The Yeti is about to leave its cave and make a short trip to explore new, unforeseen lands!

Hailing from the feral wilderness of the Athenian underground, Green Yeti descended to the world of man three years ago, in order to spew out their savage psychedelic riffage. Featuring members of Brotherhood of Sleep, Reversed Nature, Stonenrow and Spacement, they have shared the stage with the likes of Stoned Jesus, Egypt, Dopelord and The Re-Stoned. Yeti’s full-length debut: “The Yeti Has Landed” launched last year; making its way fast to many 2016 best-of lists!

The heavy psych three-piece, is about to embark on its first Eastern European outing this May, on a mini tour organized by Total Volume, home of bands like Nightstalker, Egypt, Valley of the Sun and more. If monster riffs, bleak atmospheres, spaced out vocals and foggy psychedelia is your thing; then you’ve hit bullseye!

Come and celebrate with us, our 2017 Spring Tour!

Original artwork by David Paul Seymour.

Dates:
03/5 – Volos (GR) – @Manitou
04/5 – Thessaloniki (GR) – @Ypogeio
05/5 – Sofia (BG) – @Live n Loud
06/5 – Svishtov (BG) – @Club Disorder
07/5 – Bucharest (RO) – @Soundart Fest
19/5 – Athens (GR) – @Sonic Ritual Fest

Green Yeti is:
Bass: Danis Avramidis
Guitar & Vocals: Michael Andresakis
Drums: Giannis Koutroubis

https://www.facebook.com/greenyetiband/
https://twitter.com/GreenYetiBand
https://greenyeti.bandcamp.com/
https://www.totalvolumeagency.com
https://www.facebook.com/totalvolumebackline

Green Yeti, The Yeti Has Landed (2016)

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Nightstalker European Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 17th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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It was half a decade between releases before Greek heavy rockers Nightstalker unveiled their seventh album, As Above, So Below (review here), late last year. They’re wasting precious little time in getting out to support it. This Spring, the Athens-based outfit will head out for slots at Riffolution, Hell Over Esslingen and Soundart festivals over the course of March, April and May, and around those appearances, they’ll spend a good amount of their days touring. I don’t know when the last time the veteran four-piece hit the road was, but they’re covering a good amount of ground across Europe this time, and it seems likely more dates will follow for later in 2017.

Shows are presented by Total Volume Agency, who sent the following along the PR wire:

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Nightstalker – European Tour 2017

It’s the original superfreaks Nightstalker – louder than ever!

There’s not much to say about Nightstalker. The three decades on heavy rock duty, the countless hours on stage, as well as the worldwide praise and respect speak for themselves. With last-year’s nifty “As Above, So Below” in their luggage, the legendary Greek four-piece will bring its smoked up ter-RIFF-ic grooves to no less that 12 countries across Europe, in a massive tour organised by Total Volume.

Check the dates, find a town near you, grab a beer and come say high!

Dates:
25/3 – Manchester (UK) @ Riffolution Festival
01/4 – Sofia (BG) @ Live N Loud
02/4 – Bucharest (RO) @ Quantic
05/4 – Cluj (RO) @ The Shelter
06/4 – Timisoara (RO) @ Daos Club
07/4 – Novi Sad (RS) @ The Quarter
08/4 – Graz (AT) @ Club Wakuum
10/4 – Vienna (AT) @ Das Bach
12/4 – Regensburg (DE) @ Alte Mazerei
13/4 – Berlin (DE) @ Wild At Heart
15/4 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Beta2300
19/4 – Cologne (DE) @ Limes
20/4 – Arnhem (NL) @ Willemeen
21/4 – Oldenburg (DE) @ Cadillac
22/4 – Munster (DE) @ Rare Guitar
25/4 – Paris (FR) @ Le Batofar
26/4 – Lucerne (CH) @ Bruch Brothers
28/4 – Linz (AT) @ Ann And Pat
29/4 – Frankfurt (DE) @ Yachtklub
30/4 – Esslingen (DE) @ Hell Over Esslingen Festival
01/5 – Erba (IT) @ Centrale Rock
03/5 – Zagreb (HR) @ Vintage Industrial Bar
06/5 – Bucharest (RO) @ Soundart Festival

Nightstalker is:
Argy (Vocals)
Andreas Lagios (Bass)
Tolis Motsios (Guitars)
Dinos Roulos (Drums)

https://www.facebook.com/nightstalkerband/
https://nightstalker.bandcamp.com/
http://www.nightstalkerband.com/
http://shop.bilocationrecords.com/index.php?k=1072&lang=eng
https://www.facebook.com/oakislandrecords/
https://www.facebook.com/totalvolumebackline/

Nightstalker, As Above, so Below (2016)

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Valley of the Sun Return to Europe this Fall; Touring with Dot Legacy

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 13th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

This September, Ohio heavy rockers Valley of the Sun continue their Euro-minded focus with a tour supporting their latest album, Volume Rock (review here). That record, released by Fuzzorama, has come out since the band was last on European turf earlier this Spring, and not that it necessarily needed to, but it reaffirmed Valley of the Sun‘s general kickassness, marking the next step in the progression of their songwriting while holding onto the crisp presentation that has made their work to-date so refreshing sounding.

They’ll team up with Parisian rockers Dot legacy — who from what I hear have a new album of their own currently in progress — for the tour, which is presented by Total Volume Agency. Whenever it might arrive, their next outing will be the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut (review here), which was issued on Setalight Records.

Valley of the Sun offered some comment on heading abroad once again. Find that followed by the dates below:

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“We’re really excited to be headed back to Europe to continue the support of our latest album, Volume Rock, hitting a lot of territories we missed last Spring. We’re equally as excited that our good friends in Dot Legacy will be along for the ride!” — Valley of the Sun.

Tour booked by Total Volume Agency:
22/09 UK Manchester / Rebellion
23/09 UK London / TBA
24/09 UK Bristol / TBA
26/09 AVAILABLE
27/09 BE Malle / Jeugdhuis Babylon
28/09 BE Gent / Kinky Star
29/09 FR Caen / La Demeurée
30/09 FR Nantes / La Scène Michelet
01/10 FR Paris / Espace B
03/10 FR Poitiers / Le Cluricaume
04/10 CH Olten / Le Coq d’Or *EXCLUSIVE SWISS SHOW*
05/10 AVAILABLE
06/10 DE Berlin / Urban Spree
07/10 DE Halle (Saale) / Rockpool eV
08/10 DE Chemnitz / Zukunft
09/10 AVAILABLE
11/10 RO Cluj-Napoca / The Shelter
12/10 RO Bucharest / Fabrica Club
13/10 BG Sofia / Mixtape
14/10 GR / TBC
15/10 GR Athens / Death Disco

Valley Of The Sun:
Aaron Boyer – Drums
Ringo Jones – Bass
Chris Harrison – Guitar
Ryan Ferrier – Guitar, Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/valleyofthesun/
http://valleyofthesun.bandcamp.com/
http://www.twitter.com/centaur_rodeo
http://www.fuzzoramarecords.com/
http://www.twitter.com/fuzzorecords
http://www.facebook.com/Fuzzorama

Valley of the Sun, Volume Rock (2016)

Dot Legacy, Dot Legacy (2014)

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Naxatras Announce European Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 6th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

The ink is barely dry on Naxatras‘ newly-issued second full-length, II — which the Greek heavy psych trio dropped at the end of last week in the grand style of oh-hey-no-big-deal-but-here’s-our-record-and-actually-it’s-a-pretty-big-deal — and already they’ve followed up that bombshell with another in the form of a European tour for June and July to support it. Given the response to II, I’d expect these will be some shows to see, and while a couple dates in Italy at the start are still TBA, also included are slots at the Cheapstock fest in Barcelona and Red Smoke fest in Poland, so one could hardly accuse Naxatras of not covering a significant swath of ground as they get out to herald the new album’s arrival.

Shows are presented by Total Volume Agency, and if you haven’t heard it yet, the album is streaming below via the band’s Bandcamp page. Last report I heard — and this was like four days ago, mind you — a physical edition was due out sometime this month. Presumably that’s a CD, unless Naxatras have figured out a magic way to make vinyl records in less than the five months it seems to take everybody else on the planet, but I mention it mostly because their stuff sells quick, and if you want one, it’s best to keep your eye out for when it goes on sale.

The tour dates:

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EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016!!!

This wouldn’t be possible without our friends from Total Volume and especially Andre who has worked against all odds for this!!

Get ready Europe…

Total Volume Agency Presents:
“II” European Summer Tour 2016
16.6 Bari (IT) TBA
17.6 (IT) TBA
18.6 Merano (IT) TBA
19.6 St. Gallen (CH) Rumpeltum
22.6 Bordeaux (FR) El Chicho
23.6 Lyon (FR) Le Trokson
24.6 Chambery (FR) Minimal Chords
25.6 Barcelona (ES) Cheapstock Fest
26.6 Zaragoza (ES) TBA
28.6 Lille (FR) Le Biplan
29.6 Ghent (BE) Kinky Star
30.6 Bielefeld (DE) Potemkin Bar
1.7 Ilmenau (DE) Baracke 5
2.7 Karlsruhe (DE) Dorfschanke
4.7 Freiburg (DE) Mensa Bar
6.7 Wien (AT) Viper Room
7.7 Jena (DE) Kulturbahnhof
8.7 Pleszew (PL) Red Smoke Fest
9.7 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert

https://www.facebook.com/naxatras/
https://naxatras.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/totalvolumebackline/

Naxatras, II (2016)

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Kind Sign with Total Volume Agency; Touring Europe this Fall

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 12th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

Kind‘s 2015 debut album, Rocket Science (review here), is available now on vinyl through Ripple Music. The band have done some sporadic live shows over the months since the CD dropped last December, as members continue their work on other bands and tours — drummer Matt Couto out with Elder again, bassist Tom Corino wrapping up the awaited debut from Rozamov, vocalist Craig Riggs (also Roadsaw and White Dynomite) touring on drums with Sasquatch, guitarist Darryl Shepard busy being the mayor of Boston heavy rock — but it seems their intention is to head to Europe in October and do a round of shows to support the record. They’ve just signed a deal with Total Volume Agency, in good company with the likes of Valley of the SunGeezerTuberBlaak HeatNaxatras and Funeral Horse, which will no doubt help them in that cause.

Total Volume announced the partnership thusly:

kind (Photo by Nicole Tammaro)

Total Volume – First addition to our roster this year : KIND!

Formed in 2013 by Matt Couto (Elder), Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar) and Tom Corino (ROZAMOV) – after the trio spent time jamming together in-between day-to-day commitments – the doom supergroup KIND quickly cemented their formation with the addition of Roadsaw vocalist Craig Riggs.

Out of the mind-bending riffs and extended jam sessions, whole songs began to take shape through winter rehearsals down in Couto’s freezing cold basement in 2014, where the newly formed quartet began laying down ideas for their soon to be released debut, Rocket Science, which officially landed this December on Ripple Music.

Shows were soon booked to share the tunes with the curious. Further riffs materialized, new songs banged into shape, and yet more shows confirmed, so keen were the band to test their mettle and mixture of heavy metal, psych, Krautrock and straight-up classic rock and roll.

With four songs recorded at Mad Oak Studios serving as the band’s demo in the spring of 2015, KIND entered New Alliance Studios with engineer Alec Rodriguez to record their first full-length, Rocket Science, which received an official release this past December on the California-based label Ripple Music.

https://www.facebook.com/KINDtheband/
http://www.ripple-music.com/
http://www.totalvolumeagency.com/kind.html

Kind, Live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 2015

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Tuber Touring Europe in May

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 22nd, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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This Spring, Greek desert rocking instrumentalists Tuber will hit the road in Europe for the first time. The run of shows is presented by Total Volume Agency and will find the band two and a half years removed from the release of their debut full-length, 2013’s Desert Overcrowded, but having built a steady following all the while. Not all the bills have completely come together yet, but the dates are set and there’s enough to keep up with here as it is. Tuber signed with Total Volume in Sept. 2015 after traveling this past summer to play Freak Valley in Germany, and they also shared the stage with Rotor and others at that festival’s holiday-themed incarnation in December; clearly they made an impression.

As they have on multiple listeners, myself included the first time I heard them. Dates and info follow — Les Lekin will support on several of the shows — courtesy of the booking agency:

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Tuber European Tour // May 2016

Back in September 2015, Tuber was the first band to join our roster, and we were more than proud about it. This is their first European tour, so if they stop by your place, make sure you get to know them! We will continuously update this even with all sorts of information regarding this tour, so stay tuned!

Tuber is an instrumental rock band from Greece, consisting of brothers Yannis Gerosthathos and Nikos Gerostathos, Paris Fragkos and Yannis Artzoglou. The first three of them came together in 2010 and a few months later they started recording their first -self titled- EP, at Parallel Universe Studio in Serres. In July of the same year Tuber released their independent debut album on digital form, through their web page in Bandcamp. The EP received stunning reviews from various webpages and blogs worldwide and at June 2012 was re-released on a limited vinyl edition by Krautedmind Records. December 9 2013.

Tuber released their album, Desert Overcrowded, at their bandcamp official site: http://tuber.bandcamp.com/ Tuber’s sound has been described by critics and reviewers thoroughly as a blend of post, stoner, desert and space rock with a sublime psych edge.

Catch them live in concert:

3/5 – Maribor (SLO) @ TBA
4/5 – Vienna (AT) @ Viper Room Vienna with Les Lekin and Lambda
https://www.facebook.com/events/1238939622789800/
5/5 – Prague (CZ) @ Panoptikon Barikáda with Les Lekin and Lambda
https://www.facebook.com/events/919802461407175/
6/5 – Garmisch (DE) @ Hannibal Après with TBA
7/5 – Jena (DE) @ Kulturbahnhof Jena with Les Lekin
https://www.facebook.com/events/155162504849083/
8/5 – Dresden (DE) @ Chemiefabrik with Les Lekin
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657591637824311/
10/5 – Berlin (DE) @ TIEFGRUND with TBA
11/5 – Kiel (DE) @ Die Pumpe with TBA
12/5 – Oldenburg (DE) @ Cadillac Zentrum Für Jugendkultur with TBA
13/5 – Munster (DE) @ Rare guitar with Ravermen and YSMA
https://www.facebook.com/events/723993817707128/
14/5 – Stuttgart (DE) @ JHKloster with TBA
17/5 – Salzburg (AT) @ Shakespeare Salzburg with Les Lekin and Lava
https://www.facebook.com/events/1507531899541643/
18/5 – Graz (AT) @ Les Lekin
19/5 – Timisoara (RO) @ DAOS club with TBA
20/5 – Cluj (RO) @ TBA
21/5 – Sofia (BG) @ “Mixtape 5” with TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1698013737112258/

We know that we couldn’t make it happen, for Tuber, in many cities arround Europe this time, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t coming over in the near future. We will try to make it sooner or later. Let your local promoters know that they can always send over a message for any of our roster’s bands.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1747264322173656/
http://tuber.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tuberband/
https://leslekin.bandcamp.com/

Tuber, Desert Overcrowded (2013)

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Funeral Horse Sign with Total Volume Booking Agency

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 1st, 2015 by JJ Koczan

Fascinating news out of Houston and Paris in that Funeral Horse have inked a deal to work with the French booking agency Total Volume and have intentions toward European touring next year. According to the agency, the band will, “hit Europe hard this festival season.” I don’t know if that means spring fests — Roadburn, Desertfest London and Berlin, etc. — or summer fests — Freak Valley, Stoned from the Underground, etc. — but I expect it won’t be all that long before we find out, steeped in announcement season as we are. I also dig the part where they note increased American road presence as well. Perhaps that extends to the Eastern Seaboard?

Funeral Horse released their third album, Divinity for the Wicked (review here), and with it took another step forward into the strange world of stoner noisemaking they’ve been inhabiting since they got going a couple years go. By every standard, they’ve worked quickly, so I’m interested to see how that pans out in the New Year’s tour plans.

Total Volume announced the collaboration thusly:

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Welcoming a new exciting band to the roster: Funeral Horse (USA)

Funeral Horse is a brilliant mix of punk-esque tempo changes paired with fat, throw back, pump your fist in the air style heavy metal riffage. These garage influenced doomsters have been hard at work, with their sinister riffs gaining them notice in the American stoner underground since 2013. The band plans to hit Europe hard this festival season in the tradition of other great Texas groups before them.

With the release of their third album “Divinity for the Wicked”, released by Artificial Head Records and distributed by Ripple Music, the band hopes to make an impact with their first European tour in spring 2016 coming on the heels of festival appearances in America in later this winter. We’re happy to help this amazing band take this next monster step.

https://www.facebook.com/FuneralHorse/
https://funeralhorse.bandcamp.com/album/divinity-for-the-wicked
https://www.facebook.com/totalvolumebackline/
http://www.totalvolumeagency.com/

Funeral Horse, Divinity for the Wicked (2015)

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