Lions of Tsavo
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Following the release of the "Traverser" LP via Toxic Assets in November, Austin's caustic sludge metal trio Lions Of Tsavo now continue to tour the American landscape in support of the album.
The band is currently embarked on its latest trek with another four cities still in its path, including Birmingham, Jackson, Shreveport and Dallas next to get slammed. Details are as follows:
4/29/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
4/30/2014 TBA - Jackson, MS
5/01/2014 Fatty Arbuckle's - Shreveport, LA
5/02/2014 Chichen Itza - Dallas, TX More...
As Lions of Tsavo continues to tour in support of new album "Traverser," released this week via Toxic Assets, today the entire album is available for public consumption.
Listen to the full album at The Obelisk here. The following press release was also issued:
"Boasting Lions of Tasvo's debilitating brew of metallic sludge with endless diversity, Traverser is a conceptual album where the music, lyrics and artwork coalesce into one vision. Self-produced by the band, the record's eviscerating landscapes transport the listener through blood spitting riffs and mind altering psychedelics.
"Traverser is available on CD now at this location. Toxic Assets will unleash a vinyl version of the album at a later date. In support of the record, Lions of Tsavo is currently on the road, having decimated seven cities in a row, they will forge onward for eight more nights of mayhem throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern states."
11/08/2013 Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, VA w/ Valkyrie
11/10/2013 Tree Bar - Columbus, OH w/ Dark Twin, Earthburner
11/11/2013 Butt Temple - Bloomington, IN w/ Torturess, Boddicker, Agakus
11/12/2013 New Vintage - Louisville, KY w/ Coliseum
11/13/2013 The Boro Bar & Grill - Murfreesboro, TN w/ Black Thai, Black Tar Prophet
11/14/2013 Buccaneer Lounge - Memphis, TN w/ Shards of Humanity, Treeburner, Thetan
11/15/2013 Fatty Arbuckle's - Shreveport, LA w/ Wartrodden, Cloudbreather
11/16/2013 606 Congress - Denton, TX w/ Baring Teeth, Cleric
Following a nearly four-year silence since the band's last release, Toxic Assets is just days from releasing the new full-length from Austin sludge purveyors Lions of Tsavo, titled "Traverser." Today another new track from the mammoth album is let out of the cage.
Sonically-destructive Texas power trio Lions of Tsavo, which was covered in our look at underground Austin bands, will deliver a third full-length titled "Traverser" this November.
The album's second hymn, "Tunnel Giant," can be heard below. Washington-based Toxic Assets Records (Unmothered, Inter Arma, Struck By Lightning, etc.) will release "Traverser" on CD Digipak and digital formats on November 1st, with an LP version to follow at a later date.
In support of the album's public unleashing, Lions Of Tsavo will undergo a rigorous set of November tour actions, beginning in Houston the day "Traverser" is released, with two weeks of city-to-city devastation through the Southeastern and Eastern Midwest states to follow. Dates are available below, and the album's track listing is:
2. Tunnel Giant
3. Bestial Heavens
7. Traverser of Guriin
10. Sea of Crises
11. Negentropy More...
Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the Austin metal scene.
Austin, Texas is often referred to as the live music capital of the world. While country and indie rock have often dominated the city’s musical legacy, the Austin metal scene is alive and well. A stroll down Red River in downtown will reveal many metal-dedicated clubs: Emo’s, Red 7, Headhunter’s, and Mohawk. The following bands are some of the best I’ve discovered playing within those venues.
Iron Age’s hardcore brand of metal caught my eye before I even moved back to Austin. Their album, "The Sleeping Eye," is full of great riffs and piercing vocals that border on black metal stylistically. On stage, Iron Age brings a raw energy that’s part punk, part metal, and all awesome. I’ve seen them open for Baroness, Corrosion of Conformity, and play last year’s SXSW. Needless to say, the crowd was always very warmed up after their set.