Archive | May, 2013

Sarah Neufeld announces debut solo album Hero Brother on Constellation

13 May


Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre and has performed and recorded with many other groups, including The Luyas, Esmerine and Little Scream.

Neufeld began developing pieces for solo violin in a more formal and focused sense in 2011, though she has made improvisation and solo composition part of her process and practice since first picking up the instrument at a young age. Neufeld counts Bela Bartok, Steve Reich, Iva Bittova and Arthur Russell among the formative influences for her solo work, in tandem with an ear for the textures and sensibilities of contemporary electro-acoustic, avant-folk and indie rock music.

Neufeld’s debut solo album Hero Brother indeed channels all of the above, flowing through shifting atmospheres and oscillating between restrained, stately ambience, emotive études, and raw kinetic energy. Small touches of wordless vocalisation, harmonium and piano supplant the violin in a few places. The album was recorded in Berlin by pianist and producer Nils Frahm, with Neufeld’s performances captured in a number of locations with site-specific acoustics, including an abandoned geodesic dome, an underground parking garage, and the legendary Studio P4 orchestral recording hall at the broadcast complex of the former GDR. Hero Brother will be released on Constellation Records in August 2013.

Sarah has recently premiered her solo music at BAM (Brooklyn), the WSO New Music Festival (Winnipeg) and Wavelength Festival (Toronto), of which Exclaim magazine wrote “the highlight of the night was most certainly Sarah Neufeld, whose compositions range from Reichian to folksy without skipping a beat; she uses violin squeals, growls, scrapes and slides to express varying emotions and stomps the stage beneath her for percussion.”

Neufeld will be touring as a soloist extensively throughout 2013-2014 alongside her ongoing commitments with Arcade Fire, including a London show at Bush Hall on Sunday 26th May.

You can stream the title track from the album here


1. Tower

2. Hero Brother

3. Dirt

4. You Are The Field

5. Breathing Black Ground

6. They Live On

7. Wrong Thought

8. Right Thought

9. Sprinter Fire

10. Forcelessness

11. Below


Neurosis announce support acts for upcoming European tour this June

13 May


As NEUROSIS‘ European tour dates draw nigh, we can proudly reveal the various support acts who will be joining them along the way. Some may come as no surprise given that they are part of the Neurot family, whilst others may come as a pleasant surprise. NEUROSIS are extremely happy with the other musicians who will be joining them across the tour, and are delighted that they get to share the stage with different bands that they admire.

Without further ado, here are the full details including information about each support act and their views on performing with NEUROSIS:


21.06.2013 FR,  Clisson – Hellfest

22.06.2013 BE,  Lint-Antwerp – Eurocam Media Center – Support: Syndrome

23.06.2013 GER, Karlsruhe – Substage – Support AMENRA

24.06.2013 GER, Berlin – SO 36 – Support: Dark Buddha Rising

25.06.2013 DK, Copenhagen – Grey Hall / Christiania – Support: Dark Buddha Rising

26.06.2013 NO, Oslo – Betong – Support: Dark Buddha Rising

27.06.2013 NO, Trondheim – Byscenen – Support: Dark Buddha Rising

28.06.2013 SWE, Norköpping – Bravalla Festival

30.06.2013 PL, Warsaw – Palladium – Support: Terra Tenebrossa  

01.07.2013 CZ, Prague – Lucerna Music Bar – Support: Terra Tenebrossa  

02.07.2013 GER, Leipzig – UT Connewitz – Support: Terra Tenebrossa  

03.07.2013 GER, Leipzig – UT Connewitz – Support tba

04.07.2013 IT, Milano – Magnolia – Support: Ufomammut

05.07.2013 CH, Genf – L’Usine – Support: Zatokrev

06.07.2013 CH, Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Support: Zatokrev

07.07.2013 FR, Belfort – Eurockeennes festival


We are really honored to be opening again for Neurosis. To us there is no other thing that makes more sense than playing together. Past, present and future come together in this one moment, there in Karlsruhe. Time dissolves. And Life comes to a halt. There is nothing more powerful than this.” – CHVE, AMENRA

No words can describe how honored we are to be asked to share the stage with Neurosis on their European tour. Their dedication to music and, most of all, their approach to their Art as a spiritual journey has influenced and inspired us greatly in music, and in life.” – DARK BUDDHA RISING

After years of being inspired by Neurosis, I am now truly honored to announce that Syndrome will be sharing the stage with them. On June 22nd, I will be the main support for their concert in Lint, Belgium which will be an exclusive Neurosis performance for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.” – MATHIEU, SYNDROME

” Terra Tenebrosa are, as anyone would be, truly honored to be opening for Neurosis. I feel our music, though different in shape and form, is two sides of the same coin. I personally would not be doing what I do today if it weren’t for Neurosis, and that is not even close to an overstatement. //Hibernal” – TERRA TENEBROSA

Ufomammut is honoured to share, once again, the stage in Italy with Neurosis: it’ll be a great experience of heaviness and vibes for our souls” – URLO, UFOMAMMUT

We feel so honored to open the swiss shows for Neurosis, the band that inspired us for years and which is certainly one of the reasons why Zatokrev exists. For me personally there’s probably not a lot out there that could make me more happy than sharing the stage with this group that developed their unique style further through for more than 25 years in such a pure and honest way.” – ZATOKREV

In 2012 NEUROSIS returned with the monumental release of their tenth studio album, Honor Found In Decaywhich went on to receive countless plaudits from the press on a global scale, and was positioned highly in end of year polls – reaffirming why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence. Their journey continues with these European tour dates in support of this vital album, and long do we hope their voyage continues into the future…

As a reminder and a taste of what is to come, watch and share this immense live footage performing ‘At The Well’ live in Oakland on New Years Eve. Here is the direct link >>>

AMENRA video footage:

Ufomammut video footage:

Syndrome video footage:

Terra Tenebrossa video footage:  

Zatokrev video footage:

Dope Body soon to take the UK by storm; video for ‘Youth Relic’ let loose

13 May


Dope Body come on like the animal that knows one thing and one thing only: how to get up on it any night of the week like it’s the last Saturday night on planet earth.

They’re sweetly in tune with every day of the week and all their chemical properties – so much so that any evening under the stars can turn from droll to delectably cosmic and sweat-filled, hot and sticky like an awakenings-bright beam of light, leaping through the cosmos on it’s way to change life as it is known. In fact, Dope Body are so capable of projecting their collective force through time and space, they don’t even need to be physically there – just gather your besties and spin some Dope Body tunes from your favorite albie, Natural History, or 7″ swangle, Saturday and let the perspiration pour forth as prescribed.

Let’s examine the effect as captured in this brand-spanked newest visual enhancement for Dope Body audio encounter, that of “Saturday’s” ripping double A side,“Youth Relic”, now available to watch and share:

dope body vidstill

The only lesson learned, and it’s a biggie: it doesn’t matter who holds the mic, hoists the stick, or slings the guitar, nor does it matter if they’re of age… all that matters are the gutteral, basement-bound, post-wash, detergent sounds of a party – the kind only found in Dope Body musics, the kind they’ll bring to you while blazing their way across European and American continents this springly summer! Dope up.


5/18/13 Plissken Festival,  Athens – Greece
5/20/13 The Lexington, London – UK
5/21/13 The Bay Horse, Manchester – UK
5/22/13 Undertone, Cardiff – UK
5/24/13 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona – Spain
5/25/13 Villette Sonique, Paris – France
5/26/13 Le Romandie, Lausanne – Switzerland w/ Hot Snakes
5/27/13 Summer Student Festival, Padova – Italy
5/28/13 Arena, Vienna – Austria
5/29/13 Kafe Kult, Munich – Germany
5/30/13 Marie-Antoinette, Berlin – Germany w/ Purling Hiss
6/01/13 Pilot Club, Prague – Czech Republic w/ Excepter

It’s double trouble so don’t forget you can still watch and share the video for ‘Leather Head’:

Iron Tongue unleash soulful Southern jam “Lioness” via Classic Rock

13 May


Arkansas southern rock rabble-rousers IRON TONGUE have unleashed another soulful jam from their forthcoming album, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown which is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in UK/EU.

The track “Lioness” is one of the standout’s on the record. It draws you in from the opening heavy and groove-laden bassline of Andy Warr and Stephanie Smittle’s alluring backing vocals, before heavy-amped guitars and Chris Terry’s rugged and powerful vocals come forth and the track explodes into an almighty rollicking rock jam.

Classic Rock are hosting “Lioness” on their website today, be sure to check it out:

Don’t forget you can also listen to “7 Days” via The Obelisk.

Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone. Featuring CT alongside guitarists Jason Tedford and Mark Chiaro, bassist Andy Warr, drummer Stan James, keyboardist JR Top and backing vocalist Stephanie Smittle, IRON TONGUE offer up a thick, soulful blend of girthy, heavy-amped, blues-based rock. IRON TONGUE aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. These are songs of true hurt, regret and despair reminiscent of everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd.


The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is produced by renowned audio sage Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at IRON TONGUE guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios.

“A solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,” — Neurosis’ Steve Von Till

NoMeansNo European tour underway!

13 May


Okay people, time to start doing your stretching exercises and double your vitamin dose in preparation for one of the most highly anticipated events on the over 70′s calendar – it’s the NOMEANSNO tour of Europe! These guys know how to take a venue, blow the doors off and leave the audience half-deaf and covered in sweat and beer.  This is what the joy of live music is all about.

Wrongnam Style European Tour

05.14.13 Copenhagen, Denmark, Loppen

05.15.13 Halden, Norway, Feelgood

05.16.13 Lillehammer, Norway, Felix

05.17.13 Trondheim, Norway, Blaest

05.18.13 Oslo, Norway, Parkteatret

05.19.13 Aalborg, Denmark, 1000 Fryd

05.21.13 Nottingham, UK, The Doghouse

05.22.13 Manchester, UK, Sound Control

05.23.13 Dublin, Ireland, Whelans

05.24.13 Cork, Ireland, Crane Lane

05.25.13 Belfast, Ireland, Voodoo

05.26.13 Glasgow, Scotland, Stereo

05.28.13 Edinburgh, Scotland, Electric Circus

05.29.13 Newcastle, UK, The Cluny

05.30.13 Exeter, UK, The Cavern

05.31.13 London, UK, The Lexington

06.01.13 Bristol, UK, Exchange

06.02.13 Brighton, UK, The Haunt

06.04.13 Nijmegen, Netherlands, Doornroosje

06.05.13 Nurnberg, Germany, K4

06.06.13 Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna Music Bar

06.07.13 Leipzig, Germany, Ut Connewitz

06.08.13 Frankfurt, Germany, Au Fest

Integrity: new hymn from impending tenth LP now streaming at Pitchfork

13 May

As INTEGRITY are preparing to release their tenth LP, Suicide Black Snake, another new track has uncoiled this week via Pitchfork.

While the band’s vast catalogue of albums, EPs and 7” releases have continually shown new sides to this villainous act’s sound, the intense Suicide Black Snake shows some of the most extreme musical progressions in INTEGRITY’s potent lineage. The band’s characteristic mournful harmonised guitar style, replete with huge metal solos are still very much apparent. Though on the seventh track, “There Ain’t No Living In Life” (also the albums longest track) a classic blues style and even Southern American rock elements rear their head, which infiltrate the endtime INTEGRITY message in a unique style of apocalyptic sorrow, fusing undistorted guitars, somber spoken word passages and even harmonica into a crushing and epic culmination.

Prepare for rapture with “There Ain’t No Living In Life” via Pitchfork.

The third track from Suicide Black Snake, the crushing “Beasts As Gods,” was released via A389 Records’ 2013 edition of their annual downloadable mixtape. Help yourself to this mix:

integrity one

Suicide Black Snake sees worldwide release June 11th, the vinyl pressing via A389 Recordings and the CD with Magic Bullet RecordsINTEGRITY will embark on an extensive tour leading up to and through the album’s release.  A massive European festival assault will consume the end of July and much of August including multiple festival performances.

Further sermons on the coming of Suicide Black Snake should be expected over the coming months, along with additional INTEGRITY live actions.

INTEGRITY Suicide Black Snake World Tour:
5/23/2013 The Webster – Hartford, CT w/Overcast * new location!
5/24/2013 Foufounes – Montreal, QC (A389 Canadian Invasion)
5/25/2013 Wrongbar – Toronto, ON (A389 Canadian Invasion)
5/26/2013 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/27/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/28/2013 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/29/2013 The End – Nashville, TN w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/30/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
6/01/2013 Chaos In Tejas – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 Druckluft – Oberhausen, Germany
7/27/2013 Vlamrock Festival – AS, Belgium
7/28/2013 Le Pub – Port, UK
7/29/2013 Wharf Chambers – Leeds, UK
7/30/2013 Fiber – Dublin, Ireland
7/31/2013 Trillians – Newcastle, UK
8/01/2013 Underworld – London, UK
8/02/2013 Resurrection Festival – Viveiro, Spain
8/03/2013 New Noise – Karlsruhe, Germany
8/04/2013 Péniche Alternat – Paris, France
8/05/2013 Les Combustibles – Toulouse, France
8/06/2013 TBA – Bordeaux, France
8/07/2013 Le Korigan – Luynes/Aix en Provence, France
8/08/2013 Magnolia Club – Milano, Italy
8/09/2013 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
8/10/2013 Mostovna – Nova Goricia, Slovenia
8/16/2013 Voice Of Art Festival – Hohenstein, Germany
8/17/2013 Days Of Fury Fest – Fredericia, Denmark
8/18/2013 Innocent – Hengelo, Netherlands
8/19/2013 Bei Chez Heinz – Hannover, Germany
8/20/2013 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
8/21/2013 Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
8/22/2013 Bunker Festival – Oslo, Norway
8/23/2013 L’ Orient – Linkoping, Sweden

integrity two

Beyond an indisputable history as being an ultra brutal live act and basically being the most metal act associated with the top reigning champion acts of the 90s hardcore/metal scene, INTEGRITY has morphed into more of a musical entity, releasing countless splits and limited vinyl releases, taking back rights to seminal albums from the band’s discography and re-releasing them in proper formats, constantly enshrouded in bleak end-time/anti-life propaganda. Over time, creator Dwid Hellion has stripped the once quintet down to the bare essentials, having written and recorded solely with Robert Orr alone for the past five years, the visual and musical dimensions of INTEGRITY have grown fathoms more expansive, culminating into the most diverse album in the band’s storied existence with Suicide Black Snake.

Full of Hell streaming new LP via Terrorizer

7 May


Through their barrage of whiplashing metallic hate, psycho-drone feedback holes, and wall noise-drenched pedal attacks a noxious brew of Converge, Cursed and Pageninetynine gone the ways of Bastard Noise, early Napalm Death and Discordance Axis, FULL OF HELL’s second LP Rudiments Of Mutilation proves to be the highly-active band’s most debilitating material to date. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Old, Phantomsmasher), Rudiments Of Mutilation captures the incredible conviction the young crew culminate live, catapulting their energetic hatesurge into the audience and inspiring all-out melees amongst the humans.


As FULL OF HELL prepares to slam through the Northeast U.S. on a new run of live attacks, the complete Rudiments Of Mutilation LP is blasting forth from the furnaces in the Terrorizer Magazine war machine’s engine room. STREAM IT HERE.


Rudiments Of Mutilation will hit the streets on CD, LP and digitally this June 11, 2013 worldwide via A389 Recordings deathcamp, who has today made the album available for preorder in conjunction with the beginning of the next tour session HERE.
 full of hell album

Having just stormed through the Northeast U.S. alongside Raindance with shows in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Long Island and upstate New York, FULL OF HELL are showing no restraint for their massive tour runs to Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas festivals alongside labelmates Integrity and Gehenna, followed by another full stretch of dates alongside labelmates Seven Sisters Of Sleep.


5/22/2013 The Zebra Club – Long Island, NY w/ Gehenna, Homewrecker
5/23/2013 O’Rielly’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Gehenna
5/24/2013 Maryland DeathFest 2013 – Baltimore, MD w/ Integrity, Gehenna
5/27/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ Integrity, Gehenna
5/28/2013 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC w/ Integrity, Gehenna, Young And In The Way
5/29/2013 The End – Nashville, TN w/ Integrity, Gehenna
5/30/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Integrity, Gehenna
5/31/2013 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas w/ Gehenna
6/01/2013 The Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ Gehenna
6/02/2013 TBA – Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas w/ Gehenna
6/03/2013 The Red Hand – El Paso, TX w/ Gehenna
6/04/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ w/ Gehenna
6/05/2013 TBA – San Diego, CA w/ Gehenna
6/06/2013 Aladdin Jr. – Pomona, CA w/ Gehenna
6/07/2013 The Dial – Murrieta, CA w/ Gehenna
6/08/2013 418 Project – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/09/2013 TBA – San Francisco, CA w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/10/2013 TBA – Portland, OR w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/11/2013 Josephine – Seattle, WA w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/12/2013 TBA – Boise, ID w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/13/2013 The Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/14/2013 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/15/2013 Badhaus- Kansas City, MO w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/16/2013 TBA – Chicago, IL w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/17/2013 Refuge Skate Shop – Dearborn, MI w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/18/2013 TBA – Cleveland, OH w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/19/2013 Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/20/2013 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/21/2013 Democracy Center – Cambridge, MA w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/22/2013 TBA – Brooklyn, NY w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep
6/23/2013 TBA – Washington DC w/ Seven Sisters Of Sleep