The Cosmic Dead Announce European Tour and New Releases

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 27th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

Just a week after Glasgow-based jam worshipers The Cosmic Dead showed off their new ambient collection, Orbiting Salvation (info and music here), the band has put out word that not only are they hitting the road next month on a tour through Europe, but that Orbiting Salvation is just one of three new releases coming. In addition to a limited CDR of that droning bliss, they’ll also have the new Inner Sanctum and Live at the Note limited cassettes. My only hope is there are some left by the time they get to Roadburn on April 20.

Here’s the latest, courtesy of the band:

The Cosmic Dead – European tour and new releases

This April the astral Glaswegian quartet known as The Cosmic Dead are set to embark on their first voyage overseas, reaching out to new heads and lands unknown on an extended exploratory mission across the European continent. Amongst the highlights of the trip are an appearance alongside Mars Red Sky and My Sleeping Karma at this year’s Stone Rising Festival in Oullins, France on the 12th of April, a veritable indoor street party with fellow sonic experimentalists Gnod in Berlin, Germany on the 19th of April and a late night materialisation at this years premier pilgrimage to the riff; Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Holland on Saturday 20th of April.

The tour will also be a platform for these Scottish psychonauts to introduce a wealth of new material to all ye astronauts out there in the form of three new releases; Inner Sanctum, a massive slab of tweaked out, head-spinning, jammed out recordings set to limited edition cassette tape by Sheffield based label Evil Hoodoo. Live at the Note, a pretty much exactly as it says on the tin live recording from our base of operations and spiritual epicentre The 13th Note in Glasgow, is also to be released on limited cassette tape by Stabbed In The Back Records. Orbiting Salvation, a collation of jams, drones and mythological mantras released by the band in limited edition subtly hand-made CD-R. Alongside the availability of new material comes a reawakening of old in editions of the acclaimed self-titled album and it’s postliminary successor The Exalted King on super deluxe gatefold vinyl via Cardinal Fuzz and Cosmic Eye respectfully.

All this in 2013, the year no-one expected to happen.

8th ? Sheffield (ENGLAND) ? The Redhouse
9th ? Basingstoke (ENGLAND) ? Sanctuary
10th ? London (ENGLAND) ? The Unicorn
11th ? Brussels (BELGIUM) ? Café Central
12th ? Oullins (FRANCE) ? Stone Rising Festival
13th ? Milan (ITALY) ? Lo-Fi
14th ? Legnago (ITALY) ? White Rabbit
15th ? Salzburg (AUSTRIA) ? Shakespeare
16th ? Prague (CZ REPUBLIC) ? Klub 007
17th ? Dresden (GERMANY) ? Ostpol
18th ? Liepzig (GERMANY) ? Zoro
19th ? Berlin (GERMANY) ? White Trash
20th ? Tilburg (HOLLAND) ? Roadburn Festival
21st ? Antwerp (BELGIUM) ? Trix
23rd ? Dudingen (SWITZERLAND) ? Badbonn
24th ? Toulouse (FRANCE) ? Le Saint des Seins
25th ? Bordeaux (FRANCE) ? Heretic
26th ? Paris (FRANCE) ? La Mécanique Ondulatoire
27th ? Portsmouth (ENGLAND) ? Southsea Social Club
28th ? Bristol (ENGLAND) ? The Croft
29th ? Middlesbrough (ENGLAND) ? The Legion
30th ? Edinburgh (SCOTLAND) ? Banshee Labyrinth

You can track our progress at the following Facebook event page:

The Cosmic Dead, “Djamba” Live at the 13th Note, Glasgow

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The Cosmic Dead Release Orbiting Salvation Collection of Drones

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 20th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

Released concurrent to a new tape Live at the Note that finds the at home in their space rock improv element, Glasgow-based jam heads The Cosmic Dead have today unveiled Orbiting Salvation. A release of a much different kind — and digital only — it brings together four ambient pieces put together by the band based on synth and drones rather than the band’s usual psychedelic swirl. A different lineup is featured on each of the tracks, but with the ultra-subdued vibe each of the extended works presents, it’s easier than ever to lose yourself in the sounds. If you have headphones handy, I hope you also brought a snorkel.

Orbiting Salvation has been made available at The Cosmic Dead Bandcamp page, where one can explore a host of releases. That the band would have two put together for release already only three months into 2013 speaks well of what might be a very good year to hit up deepest space (rock).

Far out and then some:

Okay, we’re happy to announce our second new release of the month, a wee album of various drone/ambient odds and ends for your collection! Features cover artwork by our very own Lewish ‘Ganga’ Cook! (Download – only £7)

1) Solar Cycle Invocation
Recorded sometime in 2012 in the 13th Note.
Lewis Cook – Synths
Alasdair C Mitchell – Percussion
James T Mckay – Guitar

2) Orbiting Salvation
Recorded at Carlton Studios, Glasgow, Nov 2012.
Lewish Cook – Synths
Julian Dicken – Drums

3) The Left Hand Path
Recorded in a kitchen, Glasgow, September 2010.
Julian Dicken – Guitar
Josh Longton – Guitar
James T Mckay – Tambourine, Vocals, Radio

4) Abouridha Kuhuk
Recorded at Carlton Studios, Glasgow, Mid 2012.
Omar Aborida – Bass
Lewish Cook – Synths

Mixed by Moonshaker.
Artwork – Lewis Cook.

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