Hivelords Announce East Coast and Midwestern Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 28th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

Following a couple weekenders next month — including one alongside Brooklyn’s Tombs — and a gig in Baltimore with The Body and Krieg, Philadelphia blackened psychedelia purveyors Hivelords will head out in June for about a month solid of touring the East Coast and Midwest. They’ll do this partially in the company of Set and Setting and Choking, but also with a fair amount of solo shows on what seems like a considerable summertime slog through a region that, at that point, will be humid enough to no doubt inspire much buzzsaw tone and atmospheric murk.

They go supporting their 2015 full-length, Tapered Limbs of a Human Star, which was released last August by Anthropic Records. The PR wire brings dates, details, links and audio:

hivelords (photo by Sean Bolton)

HIVELORDS announce spring/summer tour dates

Philadelphia psychedelic black metal band HIVELORDS announces new tour dates for spring and summer 2016. The tour, which starts on May 5th in York, Pennsylvania, sees HIVELORDS travel throughout the months of May, June and July before ending on July 3rd in Philadelphia. HIVELORDS will have direct support from SET & SETTING (Florida, Prosthetic Records) and CHOKING (Ohio). HIVELORDS will also be direct support for Brooklyn-based blackened heavyweights, TOMBS (Relapse). This is HIVELORDS fifth fully DIY North American tour.

A full list of confirmed tour dates and lineups can be found below.

HIVELORDS will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, Tapered Limbs of a Human Star. HIVELORDS full discography is streaming now at the Anthropic Records Bandcamp site.

HIVELORDS tour dates:
*Hivelords only dates
5/5 York, PA –Skid Row Garage*
5/6 Utica, NY-Gordon’s Tap Room*
5/7 Binghamton, NY-Greasy Manor*
5/8 New Hope, PA-John & Peter’s*
5/13 Philadelphia, PA-Kung Fu Necktie w/ Tombs
5/14 Pittsburgh, PA-Roboto Project w/ Tombs
5/15 Detroit, MI-EL Club w/ Tombs
5/16 Chicago, IL-Chop Shop w/ Tombs
5/26 Baltimore, MD-Metro Gallery w/ The Body & Krieg
6/9 Lindenwold, NJ-The Sex Dungeon*
6/10 Allentown, PA-Alternative Gallery*
6/11 Pittsburgh, PA-The Smiling Moose*
6/12 Dayton, OH-Blind Bob’s w/ Choking
6/13 Cincinnati, OH-Junker’s Tavern w/ Choking
6/14-Indianaplos, IN-State Street Pub w/ Choking
6/15-Louisville, KY-Modern Cult Records w/ Choking
6/16-Nashville, TN-The East Room w/Choking
6/17-Birmingham, AL-TBA w/ Choking
6/18-Chattanooga, TN-JJ’s Bohemia w/ Choking
6/19-Atlanta, GA-The Earl w/ Set and Setting
6/20-Jacksonville, FL-Burro Bar w/ Set and Setting
6/21-Orlando, FL-The Space Station w/ Set and Setting
6/22-Miami, FL-Churchill’s Pub w/ Set and Setting
6/23-Tampa, FL-New World Brewery w/ Set and Setting
6/24-Savannah, GA-The Jinx w/ Set and Setting
6/25-Columbia, SC-New Brookland Tavern*
6/26-Wilmington, NC-TBA*
6/27-Charlotte, NC-The Station*
6/28-Raleigh, NC-Slim’s*
6/29-Richmond, VA-Strange Matter*
6/30-Harrisonburg, VA-Golden Pony*
7/1-Baltimore, MD-The Sidebar*
7/2-Egg Harbor City, NJ-Friendship Mountain*
7/3-Philadelphia, PA-Homecoming show at Kung Fu Necktie*

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Hivelords, Tapered Limbs of a Human Star (2015)

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Set for Sept. 25-27

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 14th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

Acts are traveling from as far as Colorado to play, but even more than the geographic pull, the stylistic breadth of the inaugural Shadow Woods Metal Fest and the concept of the event are what really stun. Set to take place Sept. 25, 26 and 26 in White Hall, Maryland, the festival brings together bands from black metal, various incarnations of dark folk, psychedelia and doom for a three-day camp-out that’s as much an experiment in form as in style. Midnight headline — and if the thought of watching Midnight in the woods doesn’t appeal to you, you’ve probably never heard the band — and the likes of Iron Man, Heavy Temple, The Flight of Sleipnir, Occultation, Hercyn and Hivelords will play, among many others, on two stages that come complemented by workshops of various kinds, food and even yoga sessions.

Tickets are only being sold in advance, and if the thought of doing ritual black metal yoga in the forest isn’t enough for you, the whole thing is BYOB, so you can basically roll up with a cooler in your trunk and fantasize about an underground metal utopia where everything’s off the grid and everyone who sucks lives somewhere else. There are only 350 spots available, and I have no idea how many are left.

There is a lot of information below. If you take away anything from this, though, take away how fucking impressive I think the scope of this whole thing is and how deeply I hope they pull it off with no snags and it becomes an annual event. Also take away the ticket link, or, you know, click it.

Dig it:

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SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST: Inaugural East Coast US Open Air/Camping Metal Fest

In just two weeks, the inaugural installation of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST — the new mid-Atlantic, open-air, camping-based metal fest — kicks off, the gathering running from September 25th – 27th, 2015, in White Hall, Maryland, about thirty minutes north of Baltimore.

At the debut SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, thirty-six bands will perform over Friday and Saturday, with lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, The Flight of Sleipnir, Dweller In The Valley, Dreadlords, Stone Breath, and many more. SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST will also be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since their tragic vehicle crash in April. The gathering showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on three alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands.

Ticket purchasers will be given the exact street address. There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST — advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, which is also BYOB. Tickets go off sale at 9 am on Friday, September 25th, the official time the gates open. There are only 350 tickets in total to be sold, and three-quarters have already been snapped up. For complete details and links to tickets and the fest merch store with exclusive art prints and t-shirt designs, go to www.shadowwoodsmetalfest.com

The bands chosen to perform SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST reflect the diversity of the underground music scene in the mid-Atlantic region plus a few from across the country. Official sponsors for the fest include Grimoire Records and MusicfortheDead.com.

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST is a production of Metallomusikum.com of Baltimore, with promotional support from Lokvlt Productions in Philadelphia, WinterForge Promotions in Pittsburgh, Leftover Pizza Productions in Frederick, Maryland and Slimehole/Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia.

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2015 Alphabetical Lineup:

Anicon (New York, NY)
–black metal

Ashagal (New Hope, PA)
–Ritual folk

Black Table (NJ/NY)
–Experimental metal

Bridesmaid (Columbus, OH)
–Instrumental Doom-Sludge

Cladonia Rangiferina (MD, VA)
— ritual black metal, doom, acid rock

Dendritic Arbor (Pittsburgh, PA)
–metal; Grimoire Records

Destroying Angel (Philadelphia, PA)-
–Folk music for exorcisms

Dreadlords (Philadelphia, PA)
–Ritual black metal blues; Not Just Religious Music

Dweller in the Valley (Frederick, MD)
–Black, death, doom; Grimoire Records

Existentium (Baltimore, MD)
–melodic technical death metal

Falls of Rauros (Portland, ME)
–folk/atmospheric black metal; Bindrune Recordings

Fin (Chicago, IL)
–black metal; Behold Barbarity

Heavy Temple (Philadelphia, PA)
–psychedelic doom; Vàn Records

Hercyn (Jersey City, NJ)
–atmospheric black metal/post-rock

Hivelords (Philadephia, PA)
— experimental psychedelic black doom; Anthropic Records

Immortal Bird (Chicago, IL)
–black/death metal; Broken Limbs, Manatee Rampage

Iron Man (MD)
–doom metal/heavy rock; Rise Above Records

Midnight (Cleveland, Ohio)
–Black heavy metal; Hells Headbangers Records

Occultation (New York, NY)
–doom metal; Profound Lore Records

Oneirogen (New York, NY)
— dark, doom, drone; Denovali, Shinkoyo

Psalm Zero (New York, NY)
–experimental black doom; Profound Lore Records

Sangharsha (New York, NY)
–blackened hardcore; Alerta Antifascista Records

Sentience (Woodland Park, NJ)
–death metal

Slagstorm (Hagerstown, MD)
–prehistoric doom thrash

Snakefeast (Baltimore, MD)
–jazz metal sludge; Grimoire Records

Stone Breath (Red Lion, PA)
–experimental folk; Hand/Eye Records

The Day of the Beast (Virginia Beach, VA)
–blackened death metal

The Expanding Man (Baltimore, MD)
–solo improvisational electronic soundscapes

The Flight of Sleipnir (Denver, CO)
–black metal; Napalm Records

The Osedax (Leesburg, Va)
–black doom; Dullest Records

The Owls Are Not What They Seem (York, PA)
–experimental ritual soundscapes; Eleventh Key

Unsacred (Richmond, VA)
–savage black metal; Forcefield

Velnias (Denver, CO)
–blackened folk/doom metal; Eisenwald

Wormreich (Huntsville, AL & Nashville, TN)
–black metal; Moribund Records

Wrath of Typhon (York, PA)
–heavy metal; Eleventh KEY

ZUD (Portland, ME)
–bluesy outlaw black metal

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Heavy Temple, Live in Hagerstown, MD, March 15, 2015

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Sadgiqacea Announce Extensive Summer Touring with Hivelords

Posted in Whathaveyou on June 9th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

I have to admit, looking at a post from Sadgiqacea tourmates Hivelords saying they’re looking for someone to tag along and sell merch on their upcoming month-plus run from June 20 to July 26 is a pretty tempting prospect. Would be a long time out, but The Patient Mrs. will be gone for most of that time anyway — she leaves at the end of June for a month away — and the only real concern is what would I do with the dog. Oh well.

While I don’t think I’ll be volunteering, you might want to, and if so, hit up Hivelords on their Thee Facebooks. The tour is an admirable run, with some house shows — or what look an awful lot like house shows anyway — mixed in with some bars/venues and a couple dates to be filled in yet as Sadgiqacea and Hivelords both head out in support of their 2013 debut LPs.

To be informed:

SADGIQACEA and HIVELORDS announce tour dates

Philadelphia blackened-sludge giants SADGIQACEA and HIVELORDS have announced a new US Tour. The tour, which starts on June 20 in New Jersey, sees both bands travel throughout the months of June and July before ending on July 30th in Philadelphia. Support on the tour comes from AJAX of Ardent Vein. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

SADGIQACEA and HIVELORDS will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed albums ‘False Prism’ and ‘Cavern Apothecary’. Both albums are streaming now at the Anthropic Records website www.anthropicrecords.com and their respective Bandcamp pages.

Updated SADGIQACEA and HIVELORDS tour information will be made available at the Anthropic Records website, the SADGIQACEA Facebook page www.facebook.com/sadgiqacea and at the HIVELORDS website and Facebook page www.facebook.com/hivelords

SADGIQACEA and HIVELORDS tour dates:

Friday, June 20, 2014 – Lindenwold NJ – THE SEX DUNGEON
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – York PA – THE DEPOT
Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Providence RI – DUSK
Monday, June 23, 2014 – Boston MA – O’BRIENS
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – Portland ME – ST. JOHN
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Portsmouth, NH – HOUSE SHOW
Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Worcester MA – RALPH’S DINER
Friday, June 27, 2014 – Syracuse NY – GORHAM BROTHER’S MUSIC
Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Rochester NY – THE BUG JAR
Sunday, June 29, 2014 – Buffalo NY – THE LAIR
Monday, June 30, 2014 Pittsburgh PA – THE SHOP
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 – Kent OH – STONE TAVERN
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 – Port Huron, MI – SCHWONK SOUND STEAD
Thursday, July 03, 2014 – Covington, KY – THREE KINGS BAR
Friday, July 04, 2014 – Indianapolis, IN – HOUSE SHOW
Saturday, July 05, 2014 – Chicago IL – COBRA LOUNGE
Sunday, July 06, 2014 – Madison, WI – DAS GEWOLBE
Monday, July 07, 2014 – Milwaukee, WI – FRANK’S POWER PLANT
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 – Wausau WI – THE STANK
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Minneapolis MN
Thursday, July 10, 2014 – Des Moines IA – HULL AVE TAVERN
Friday July 11, 2014 – Kansas City MO – VANDALS
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Columbia MO – PESTE DE MERDE
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Saint Louis MO – FUBAR
Monday, July 14, 2014 – Lexington KY – SIDECAR
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Huntington WV – HOUSE SHOW
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Nashville TN – THE SPRING WATER
Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Atlanta GA – 529 ROOM
Friday, July 18, 2014 – Knoxville TN – THE POISON LAWN
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – Asheville NC – THE ODDITORIUM
Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Charlotte NC – THE MILESTONE
Monday, July 21, 2014 – Wilmington NC – REGGIE’S 42ND STREET BAR
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Richmond VA
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Washington DC
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Baltimore MD
Friday, July 25, 2014 – New Brunswick NJ
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Brooklyn NY – THE ACHERON
Wednesday July 30th, 2014 – Philadelphia PA – JR’S BAR

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