Long-running Oregon doom metal conjurors and recent Neurot signees, YOB, will embark upon a massive overseas trek this Fall. Slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the band will levy their cathartic riff rituals upon twenty-eight cities, the tour coming to a close on October 11th, 2014 at Desertfest in Antwerp, Belgium. YOB will be joined by Little Rock doom bringers, Pallbearer.
The tour coincides with the release of the trio’s long-awaiting new full-length,Clearing The Path To Ascend. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, notorious for its reserve of vintage equipment, alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering, the four tracks comprising Clearing The Path To Ascend don’t simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked doom genre; these songs demand the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul, etching a mark across a sound that finds YOB as formidable as they’ve ever been. True ascension requires a destruction of those barriers that prevent any movement forward. Unsurprisingly, YOB pummels any and all of these obstacles with absolute authority, clearing the way for a genuinely visceral listening experience and climbing upward into a realm that sets the band in a heavy metal place that has been and will always remain wholly their own.
YOB UK/EU Tour 2014 w/ Pallbearer
9/03/2014 Tivoli de helling – Utrecht, NL
9/04/2014 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
9/05/2014 Roadhouse – Manchester, UK
9/06/2014 Audio- Glasgow, UK
9/07/2014 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
9/08/2014 The Underworld – London, UK
9/10/2014 FZW – Dortmund, DE
9/11/2014 Vera – Groningen, NL
9/12/2014 Atlas – Aarhus, DK
9/13/2014 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
9/14/2014 Hostsabbat @ Betong – Oslo, NO
9/16/2014 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE
9/18/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
9/20/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ
9/24/2014 Arena – Vienna, AT
9/25/2014 PMK – Unnsbruck, AT
9/26/2014 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES
10/03/2014 Villamanuela – Madrid, ES
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR
10/11/2014 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE
“Clearing The Path To Ascend” will be released on September 1st, 2014 in the UK and Europe and in the US on September 2nd, 2014 via Neurot Recordings. Check out a preview here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHhrk0w7g3I
Re-posted from http://neurotrecordings.blogspot.com
KILLTOWN BOOKINGS will be hosting the YOB and PALLBEARER in Copenhagen on the 18th of September at Loppen, Christiania. Presale tickets can be bought here: www.billetlugen.dk
Killtown Bookings is proud to present;
SONNE ADAM (il) / MIASMAL (swe) – “Invading Scandinavia Mini Tour” August/September 2014
29th Aug., Bergen, Norway, Beyond the Gates festival (only Sonne Adam)
31st Aug., Oslo, Norway, Revolver
1st Sept., Stockholm, Sweden, The Liffey (Pussy A-Go-Go)
2nd Sept., Gothenburg Sweden, Truckstop Alaska
3rd Sept., Helsingborg Sweden, KKSB
7th Sept., Copenhagen, Denmark, Kill-Town Death Fest (only Sonne Adam)
More info: www.killtownbookings.com
SONNE ADAM will be performing BEYOND THE GATES (Bergen, Norway) and KILL-TOWN DEATH FEST (Copenhagen, Denmark) as part of this tour. Here are the posters! Hope to see you on the road!
SONNE ADAM (il) – Century Media Records
The history of SONNE ADAM (which roughly translates into “hate humanity” in Hebrew) dates back to 2007 when a young Israeli duo consisting of Davidov (all instruments) and Dahan (vocals) started a musical project to create “death metal in the vein of early PARADISE LOST but with a more shamelessly evil and blasphemous touch and some MORBID ANGEL thrown in the mix”. Plain and simple.
The band’s first recording was an EP named “The Sun Is Dead” (which so far remains unreleased) followed by another EP named “Armed with Hammers” which caught the attention of underground label Imperium Productions from Germany who subsequently released it on 7” vinyl in 2010. The resulting underground buzz within the deepest depths of forums and fanzines mounted in the renowned German Rock Hard magazine even awarding it the title “demo of the month” and predicting the band to become a hot topic among all death metal maniacs.
Seeing SONNE ADAM developing into an amazing, highly promising underground act, Century Media Records picked them up for the release of the band’s debut album “Transformation” in cooperation with Imperium Productions who will handle the album’s vinyl version. The band itself never thought about ending up on such a big label as Davidov states: “We didn’t imagine that we will receive so much attention when we wrote the album a year and a half ago, when the “Armed with Hammers” EP wasn’t even released yet. Hell, we didn’t even know back than how strong the old school death metal scene will be again. We never were “label hunters” so it was a big surprise. Actually, being from Israel and signing to a big label is more crucial than you think as we are very isolated from our crowd. No matter what, our heart is in the underground. Always was and always will be! If someone thinks that we are selling out he can go f**k himself. We are very pleased with signing with Century Media.”
The cornerstones of SONNE ADAM’s sound are heavy, down tuned, diverse and all-consuming lava-esque riffs, unholy, triumphant vocals, thundering drums and a song-writing filled to the brim with fascinating twist and turns. Combined with metaphorical, dark and blasphemous lyrics “Transformation” ultimately stands out from the mass as an authentic, occult and earnest metal opus that leaves nothing to desire and should find many new supporters among extreme metal heads worldwide. It’s an album that propagates originality implying respect for the original precursors and creative ingenuity in equal measure. It’s damn great dark death metal, plain and simple…
MIASMAL (swe) – Century Media Records
A mixed bunch of punks and metalheads named MIASMAL has come to give you an unforgettable lesson on what pure, unaffected death metal is about with “Cursed Redeemer”: Four lads churning out brutal music with no mercy, no regrets, no ritualistic bullshit, no faking, no gory fairy tales, no compromises.
“Play first, think later” is how Pontus, singer/guitarist of Gothenburg-based death metal act MIASMAL, consequently summarizes the band’s philosophy that took them from a late night discussion with guitarist Magnus about classic 90’s death metal back in 2007 over a much-lauded self-recorded first album to worldwide metal label Century Media Records. MIASMAL’s first recordings spread the band’s name quickly through the ingrained channels of the underground establishing them quickly as a future hope for unrelenting, authentic death metal.
Thanks to strong connections to the crust/punk scene due to sharing members with the brilliant Agrimonia and Martyrdöd and using a network of friends around the globe, MIASMAL set up their first tours (incl. an US run and Euro trip through 11 countries in 3 weeks) on their own to promote 2011’s self-titled debut album. Century Media took note of this hard working and incredibly sounding band offering them a deal in 2012. Now, the time is nigh for the next step with the clear goal of seeing MIASMAL tour, play festivals and turn heads with their new album “Cursed Redeemer”.
Recorded in not more than 7 days at the mighty Studio Fredman, the band’s 2nd opus, “Cursed Redeemer”, underlines the band’s aim of unleashing gloomy, powerful and straight-forward death metal upon the masses profiting from compact and memorable songs, roaring growls, punkish drive, massive riffs and stunning guitar melodies resulting in a sonic assault destined to please everybody whose loves the classics of Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, Dismember, Benediction – basically any death metal that kills and prefers song over technical wankery! Also, if you have a soft spot for a bit of d-beat and rate Disfear, Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, Anti Cimex among your faves, MIASMAL will make you damn happy, too.
Overall, MIASMAL are truly a blessing for today’s metal scene delivering uncompromising, cliché-free death metal of punishing intensity breathing honesty in every single note and therefore are closer to the bare roots of the genre than many of their peers, who rate imagery higher than musical substance: “I view MIASMAL more as a rock’n’roll band in that aspect. We don’t care much for all the extravagancies and we have never been interested in using religious or occult themes in our music, or wearing masks and stuff. It just doesn’t suit MIASMAL. We might throw in some pyrotechnics if the opportunity arises though, haha.”
Intending to hit the road later in 2014 and testing the new material before at a show with labelmates Vampire and Morbus Chron on April 5th at the legendary Truck Stop Alaska in Gothenburg, MIASMAL certainly desire to lay to waste as many clubs as possible in the coming months and add some festivals in between resulting in a probably very busy year for the band.
Ultimately, MIASMAL are one of these fine acts expressing crystal clear what makes a genre like death metal so attractive since its inception in the mid-80s and such a persistent musical outlet as well: It’s simply genuine, real in the most literal sense of the word and at its best if it is created with a heartily fuck off attitude. MIASMAL deliver exactly that…in spades!
2008 – Demo (12″ version on Detest Records/Nuclear War Now)
2009 – S/T 7″ EP (Detest Records/Me Saco Un Ojo)
2011 – S/T LP/CD (Dark Descent/Detest Records/Me Saco Un Ojo
2014 – Cursed Redeemer LP/CD (Century Media)
Killtown Bookings will be presenting the Scandinavian part of the forthcoming Euro tour for HIGH ON FIRE in July and August. Here is the press release from the bands management:
California rock giants HIGH ON FIRE have begun work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group — guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz — have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A winter 2015 tentative release date via Century Media Records (Europe/UK) and eOne (North America) is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis.
“Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record,” states Pike. “It’s a crazy project and I can’t really explain what it’s all about just yet, but we’ve been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level.”
“Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like,” adds Kensel. “Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea.”
In addition to constructing the new album, HIGH ON FIRE has announced a handful of upcoming U.S. live dates as well as an Australian headlining tour and a European headlining trek. The Land of Oz trek will launch on July 16 in Brisbane and the Euro jaunt will kick off on July 23 in Hamburg, Germany and run through August 9 in London, England.
Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume,” HIGH ON FIRE has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike — also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP — along with powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and talented bassist Jeff Matz. HIGH ON FIRE’s most recent studio album De Vermis Mysteriis was released in April, 2012
“Like CREAM on a rocket to hell. HIGH ON FIRE dish out low-frequency terror that turns your innards to black tar.”– ROLLING STONE
HIGH ON FIRE tour dates presented by Metal Hammer, Visions and Noisey:
24.07.2014 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands
25.07.2014 Gebäude 9, Köln, Germany
26.07.2014 Milhões de Festa, Barcelos, Portgual
28.07.2014 Slakthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
29.07.2014 Bla, Oslo, Norway
30.07.2014 Truckstop Alaska, Gothenburg, Sweden
31.07.2014 Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, Spain
01.08.2014 Glazart, Paris, France
02.08.2014 Roadkill, Waarschoot, Belgium
03.08.2014 KB 18, Copenhagen, Denmark
04.08.2014 Babel, Malmö, Sweden
05.08.2014 Magnet, Berlin, Germany
06.08.2014 Brutal Assault Festiva,l Prague, Czech Republic
07.08.2014 Kellerclub, Stuttgart, Germany
08.08.2014 Jalometalli Festival, Oulu, Finland
09.08.2014 Underworld, London, UK
Get ready for this Sunday´s great show with Greenleaf (swe), Doublestone (dk) and Demon Head (dk) at Loppen, Christiania!
Check out the bandcamps here:
Eemember that you dont have to go t work on Monday, so you can come out and drink and watch this great show!
See you there!
Killtown Bookings is proud to announce that BÖLZER will be performing the 2014 edition of the EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on the 13th of Decemeber!
Bölzer will be performing alongside such great acts as At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Tryptikon, Primordial, Unleashed, Blasphemy and many others.
For more info and tickets, please go here: