Archive | March, 2012

Ramesses announce UK and Euro dates

30 Mar


Exciting news comes our way  today as Ramesses announce that they will be playing with EyeHateGod and Dopefight in August at the following dates/venues:

Aug 7th – The Fleece / Bristol

Aug 8th – Academy 3 / Manchester

Aug 9th – The Garage / London

Tickets are available from and from the respective venues box office.

Also confirmed at Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL on Sept 14th.

More Euro and UK dates to be announced soon.

Stay informed at Ritual Productions –  home of Ramesses and Bong.


Brand new Wolfbrigade track streaming now on Blow The Scene

29 Mar

Today, humanity will feel Wolfbrigade‘s wrath once again, as another track from the Swedish crust icons’ forthcoming LP Damned infects the world wide web. Courtesy of the diehards at Blow The Scene — who instinctively conducted a massive interview with the band back in January when the pack’s cooperation with Southern Lord was announced — now behold the opening track from Damned.

As loud as your system will allow, stream “Feed The Flames” RIGHT HERE.

The LP’s closing track, “Peace Of Mind,” is also still streaming at the Southern Lord website.

The first of three Wolfbrigade albums to be released via Southern Lord, Damned is set for Europe on April 23rd. The 35-minute album was recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and shows the band at their finest and most devastating hour in their storied lineage.

Black Shape Of Nexus: German sludge outfit’s third LP oozes towards release

28 Mar

Hailing from the German city of Mannheim, sludge devastators BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS, having recently signed with Exile On Mainstream, are preparing for the release of their upcoming third full-length Negative Black.

Recorded in the Winter of 2011 and twisted into shape at the mighty Tonmeisterei Studio, Negative Black — an album four years in the making — marks a new step for Black Shape Of Nexus, carving a path into their foreseeable future. The album has been eagerly awaited by BSON’s diehard cult fanbase and underground doom/sludge aficionados since the release of their bruising 2008-released Microbarome Meetings 2xLP. While the outfit already bears the reputation for unfurling some of the most destructive but still coherently-flowing sludge metal available, incorporating outside elements of crust, black metal and ambient/soundscape persuasion at times, Negative Black surges to even deeper caverns of auditory obliteration, pummeling you with painfully slow doom and finishing you off with acrid, harsh drones, and giving down-tempo a whole new meaning.

Black Shape of Nexus shall release Negative Black on 7 May.  It will be made available to fans on CD in a matte-varnished 6-panel digifile, a 2xLP format with inside/out printed gatefold cover, and deluxe digital download.

Negative Black Track Listing:
1. Illinois
2. 400H
3. 60 WV
4. 10000 µF
5. 14d
6. RMS
7. Neg. Black

Black Shape Of Nexus have been utilizing the D.I.Y. methods the members adopted from their various punk/hardcore backgrounds, and have toured throughout Europe since their 2005 inception, including appearances at Roadburn, Trashfest, South Of Mainstream, Dawn Of Doom, Doom Shall Rise and other renowned festivals. With a German tour confirmed for the month of April in support of Negative Black, many more live actions for the band will be announced sporadically over the coming months.

BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS German Tour April 2012:
4/14/2012 Immerhin – Würzburg, Germany w/ Conan, Obelyskkh
4/15/2012 Kult41 – Bonn, Germany w/ Wall
4/16/2012 Jubez – Karlsruh, Germany
4/17/2012 KV – Nürnberg, Germany
4/18/2012 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
4/19/2012 Red Rooster – Berlin, Germany
4/20/2012 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, Germany
4/21/2012 Nexus – Braunschweig, Germany w/ Beehoover

Esmerine May 2012 tour

28 Mar


Esmerine, long time member and collaborator of Constellation, will be heading out on the road again to play a handful of dates across the UK/EU. Joining  them on tour will be Clea Minaker (known for her work with Fiest) will be doing live manual lightbox projections on stage to accompany the performances each night.

Also in tow will be Eric Chenaux who will be joining Esmerine for some of the dates, which you can find below.


05.05.2012 Istanbul, TR IKSV

06.05.2012 Athens, GR Gagarin

07.05.2012 Copenhagen, DK Huset n Magstraede (Planeten)

08.05.2012 Berlin, DE HBC

09.05.2012 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz

10.05.2012 Schorndorf, DE Club Manufaktur

12.05.2012 Birmingham, UK St. Paul’s Church

13.05.2012 Bristol, UK The Cube w/ Eric Chenaux

14.05.2012 Norwich, UK Arts Centre w/ Eric Chenaux

15.05.2012 London, UK The Lexington   w/ Eric Chenaux

16.05.2012 Amsterdam, NL Indiestad

17.05.2012 Groningen, NL Vera

18.05.2012 Brussels, BE Les Nuits de Botanique

23.05.2012 Sao Paulo, BR Teatro SESC Pompeia

Incoming Cerebral Overdrive album teaser posted; Euro tour with Ufomammut nears

28 Mar

Italian riffmanglers Incoming Cerebral Overdrive are preparing to swarm the senses of forward-thinking extreme music fans the world over with their third LP, Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift, this May via Supernatural Cat. Showcasing the progressively-charged act’s unique methodological bombast with nearly 50 minutes of unclassifiable aggro-technical metallic thunder, even more focused yet equally as potent as their previous releases, Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift is an album that will elevate the band from the cult depths they’ve roamed over recent years, its laser-induced riffs and neck-snapping time signatures will brand the name Incoming Cerebral Overdrive into the brains of all who endure the journey of the ten tracks on the LP.

Supernatural Cat have prepared a teaser for Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift to give some brief insight into what the album beholds as it nears official release, now officially confirmed for worldwide release on May 7th. Get your first audio/visual sampling of the record here.

I.C.O. will also be setting out on a European excursion in preparation of the album’s release through the second half of April, as direct support for Ufomammut, (who are releasing ORO: Opus Primum on Neurot) and you can get the tour dates right here.

I.C.O. April Euro Tour:
4/18/2012 Etnoblog – Trieste, Italy w/ Ufomammut
4/19/2012 Kapu – Linz, Austria w/ Ufomammut
4/20/2012 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany w/ Ufomammut
4/21/2012 Desertfest – Berlin, Germany w/ Ufomammut
4/22/2012 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands w/ Ufomammut
4/24/2012 The Garage – London, England w/ Ufomammut
4/26/2012 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium w/ Ufomammut
4/27/2012 TBA
4/28/2012 Haus der Jugend – Freiburg, Germany w/ Ufomammut
4/29/2012 TBA
4/30/2012 Lochness Pub – Riva del Garda, Italy

Rarely Unable PR joins forces with Drag City to unleash Dope Body

27 Mar

Rarely Unable is over the moon having teamed up with Drag City for the first time to unleash Dope Body, the lovely brothers of Baltimore, who have erected a fresh slab of sound fit for release 4 June 2012. They call it, Natural History. This is the Drag City debut for these fellows, sure to give hope to all bodies world-wide, both natural and enhanced.

Dope Body formed in December 2008 Baltimore as an experiment in musical instincts, jamming and writing the simplest one-part/one-riff/one-minute songs that were the first thing to come to mind (most ended up on their first tape 20 Pound Brick). They then set up a novelty basement show in this super-small basement, with the great intention of trying to stoke primal hardcore thrash vibes in both the music and audience, which at that point in time was kind of lacking in Baltimore (mostly dance-party- Wham-City-absurdist-style). It was a great mess of an experience with drunken beer flying, shirts tearing, glass breaking, strings snapping, amps frying, cigarette smoke asphyxiating… so much fun that a silent acknowledgement was made: don’t stop doing this, something feels too right about it. Dope Body strove to play that kind of show over and over again since then, somehow maintaining a work ethic, being fairly prolific without the threat of taking themselves too seriously.

Dope Body are road doggies, funsters, and gleeful pummellers of basement and attic parties alike, wide-eyed fanatics of the craft that the more reasonable among us might mistake for insanity (it isn’t entirely so). Dope Body is a spasm of styles and directions, showering sparks from a half-melted thickness. They writhe under their own influences and experiments, swinging and swaying from guttural chugging to charming riffs n licks within the confines of a single tune.

Natural History is Dope Body in possession of what might be their most COMMERCIALLY ACCESSIBLE album ever – especially if your idea of “commercially accessible” is Half- Machine Lips Moves/Psychic, Powerless…/or “Salad Days”-era punk. They have well and truly honed their own off-kilter sound, replete with heavy walls of rhythm, raw electronics and vocals that grunt and yelp with an animalistic ferocity.

Dope Body are bloodthirsty and ready to take the UK and EU by storm with both Natural History and promised live appearances – lock up your daughters, your boyfriends, your kids – keep your own body in check – no one body’s the same, but everybody’s body is sure to get weird when it comes into contact with Dope Body!

Track Listing:
1. Shook
2. Road Dog
3. Beat
4. Twice the Life
5. Powder
6. Out of my Mind
7. High Way
8. Weird Mirror
9. Lazy Slave
10. Alpha Punk (Bonus)

Matana Roberts live at the Cockpit in London tonight!

26 Mar

Chicago born (now based in NYC), avant-guard, jazz saxophonist Matana Roberts will be playing live at The Cockpit in London tonight as part of their monthly Jazz night, a barrier-busting jazz/contemporary music binge with Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson. Every last Monday…

Matana is working in various mediums of performance inquiry; has created alongside visionary experimentalists of this time period in various areas of improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art, theatre; as a saxophonist, documented on sound recordings as collaborator, side woman and leader. Some recent work focused on the place/problem of memory/tradition as recognized, deciphered, deconstructed, interrogated through radical modes of sound communication, alternative styles of musical notation, and multi genres of improvisation.

Her most recent album Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres (Constellation) came out last year and impressed critics with her own unique approach to contemporary jazz, combining her skills with an affecting emotional narrative throughout the record.

Also on the bill will be Jason Yarde’s TRIO WAH!, and Shadow Writing.

Doors are at 6pm and tickets are just £7, what more could you ask for?