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Xibalba has unchained the first single from the approaching "Tierra Y Libertad" LP with a stream of the album's third track, "Invierno," now playing below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting revolutionary violence, "Tierra Y Libertad" was recorded by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) at The Pit in Van Nuys.
Southern Lord will issue "Tierra Y Libertad" on CD, LP, and digital outlets on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America. You can see the band live supporting the release on these dates:
1/30/2015 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
1/31/2015 Gilman - Berkeley, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
2/07/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Excel, Rotting Out
2/18/2015 Bogies - Albany, NY w/ The Banner
2/19/2015 Haverhill - Haverhill, MA w/ The Banner
2/20/2015 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/21/2015 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/22/2015 Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening More...
Xibalba today reveals further details regarding third album, "Tierra Y Libertad," which is set to be unleashed on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America through Southern Lord. The label had this to say:
"The Pomona California five-piece, infamous for their deliriously heavy hardcore death metal, are proving once again that their colossal clout outweighs the sum of their contemporaries. Tierra Y Libertad finds Xibalba in their most threatening form yet, forcibly colliding elite ‘90s death metal with reckless down-tuned doom tones and their most fist-swinging beatdowns yet.
"The breakdown has become Xibalba’s crippling modus operandi, refined over the course of their career and re-envisioned as a new terrifying beast, creating a nefarious intensity on Tierra Y Libertad usually only reserved for majestic black metal, transcendental doom and post-metal, but here hewn from furious violence.
"Across forty-five minutes and eight tracks of brutality, Xibalba carries their disregard for the recommended dosage of unholy stomp that a listener could possibly take, made all the more devastating by the returning hand of Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) behind the recording controls at The Pit in Van Nuys. Similarly, Xibalba called upon Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) to create Tierra Y Libertad’s cover artwork, as with Hasta La Muerte." More...
Pomona, California's unstoppable Xibalba has completed tracking a third LP, and is wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash these monstrous recordings in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord. The label comments:
"The unforgiving rage of Xibalbo's death-metal influenced hardcore has never been more apparent, with the new album showcasing nearly forty-five minutes of their most extreme material yet, as they continue to explore more ominous and foreboding tones.
"Now confirmed to bear the title 'Tierra Y Libertad,' the eight-song call to arms was recorded at The Pit in Van Nuys by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) as was the 2012 sophomore LP, 'Hasta La Muerte.' Similarly, Xibalba returned to Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) to create Tierra Y Libertad's cover artwork."
Southern Lord will unleash the remorseless "Tierra Y Libertad" in January 2015, with a final street date, the album art and more information to be leaked in the coming weeks. In conjunction with the release of the new LP, Xibalba will hit the road hard again in 2015. Stay tuned for dates.
Denver Black Sky - set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ - has announced plans to extend the lineup of the two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts.
The festival organizers are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, which features Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag its own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.
Also making its way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted, and finally Denver Black Sky welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants Nausea to the riotous bill.
The second edition of Denver Black Sky features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba, and Zombie Hate Brigade.
Following a successful debut last December, the bringers of Denver Black Sky are pleased to announce a second edition of live debauchery.
Crowned "Colorado's Best Metal Festival" by Denver Westword, this year's Denver Black Sky event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:
Day 1 - August 2nd, 2014
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival today declare plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.
Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event.
The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm.
"We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about." More...
Southern Cali's lethal Xibalba has just unleashed a new video for "Soledad," taken off the "Hasta La Muerte" LP released in 2012 by Southern Lord.
Filmed by Mike EYK and edited by Whobangin', "Soledad" was culled from footage taken from teh band's tour schedule over the past two years. Check it out below. You can also catch upcoming live shows on the dates listed after the jump. More...
Victory Records is excited to announce that Comeback Kid will embark on a headlining tour this February and March.
The "Die Knowing" tour pulls its name from the title of the upcoming new studio album from Comeback Kid, which is tentatively scheduled for a March release date. Support on the trek comes from Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, and To The Wind.
2/19 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
2/20 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
2/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
2/22 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
2/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
2/25 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/26 – New York, NY @ Santos Party Haus
2/27 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/28 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
3/01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
3/02 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
3/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/05 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
3/06 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
3/07 – Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy
3/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar
3/09 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
3/10 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie
3/12 – McAllen, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (TBA)
3/15 – Houston, TX @ Walters
3/16 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What
3/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
3/20 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/21 – Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theater
3/22 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro
3/23 – Ventura, CA @ Rock City Studios
California outfit Xibalba has checked in with the following tour recap and announcement about working on new material:
"It's been a great summer/fall and we have finally made it home. Thanks to everyone within North America and Europe who came out to a show or supported us.
"Reminiscing on the past few years Xibalba has been to places and done far more than we ever imagined, We are forever grateful.
"While we don't know what's in the future for Xibalba we can say will be releasing a split and taking some months off to write and record a new record. See ya in 2014, Hasta la Muerte!"
For more info on Xibalba, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Xibalba will be touring Europe this coming September and October with Hierophant. Dates for the trek can be found at the Xibalba Facebook profile here or in the tour poster available below.
Wreckfest is an all-ages metal & hardcore festival taking place in Southern Oregon at The Provolt Festival Field this July 12th and 13th.
The festival’s main stage will be host to more than twenty bands over the course of the two day event. A “campfire sessions” stage will host half a dozen pop-punk, indie, and alternative acts late Friday night for patrons who have purchased camping passes.
The first lineup announcement has now been made and consists of the following bands:
A Skylit Drive
Destruction of a King
I Declare War
To Each His Own
Winds of Plague
Additional Wreckfest festival information can be found at Facebook here.
Xibalba is currently embarked on a North American tour, and the band has now experienced its second road break down in a single week. The band comments:
"We are currently on the road and broke down for the second time in the same week. We are financially in a rut so if you guys can post on social networks, websites, etc. to purchase merch, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, much love."
Southern Cali breakdown warriors Xibalba will be releasing "Hasta La Muerte" in North America next week, and the band has now made the entire release available online for streaming. Check out the full album over at Brooklyn Vegan here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Taking their down-tuned assault to iniquitous new dimensions, Xibalba's breakdowns hit with the force of tsunamis and their riffs like mires of quicksand on Hasta La Muerte, the band's intense style infusing some of the most doom-ridden tones one will experience within the hardcore genre with unstoppable force. Recorded by Taylor Young (of labelmates Nails), and sought out renowned death metal artist Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.) to craft the foreboding cover art.
"Hasta La Muerte will hit the streets via Southern Lord Records on August 14th in North America, just four days into their month-long North American tour with Alpha & Omega as well as labelmates Power Trip for most of the trek. The action begins at The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles this Saturday, August 11th and includes another performance at the first installment of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn on September 1st." More...
Southern California dominators Xibalba will release their sophomore LP "Hasta La Muerte" via Southern Lord Records on August 14th in North America.
In support of "Hasta La Muerte," Xibalba will tear through North America on a month-long trek. The outfit will hit the road alongside previous tourmates Alpha & Omega, as well as labelmates Power Trip for the vast majority of the shows. The tour actions kick off with Xibalba's performances at The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles on August 11th and includes another performance at the first installment of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn on September 1st. View the full itinerary below, and watch for more updates to the tour over the coming weeks.
Pitchfork is streaming the fifth "Hasta La Muerte" track "Sentenced" right here and the re-recorded version of "Cold," which closes out the album (and features Sunn 0)))/Southern Lord's Greg Anderson on additional guitar) can be downloaded as part of the Cvlt Nation Southern Lord label mixtape here. More...
The lineup for this year's installment of The Power Of The Riff West -- confirmed to take place at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex on August 11th -- expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (CA), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for a lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day.
The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: SUNN 0))), Off!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrusth, Xibalba, Despise You, Eagle Twin, Nausea, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Bio-Crisis, Hoax, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes, and Xaphan. The following press release was issued about the event:
"Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining."
Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now at this location. Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, can be purchased right here.
Agnostic Front has been added to the lineup of The Power of the Riff East festival. The NYC HC legends will play a set of material focused exclusively on songs from their classic "United Blood/Victim In Pain" releases.
Other recent additions include Coffinworm and Double Negative. The newly named artists joined a roster that includes Pentagram, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Sunn 0))), Winter, Repulsion, Salvation, and Dead in the Dirt in this first installment of the festival.
Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's Warsaw Club.
Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!
TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.
At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.
A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now at this location. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available at this location and Sunday tickets over here. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.
Sound & Fury fest is less than one month away - taking place July 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. This year's lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, Earth Crisis, H2O, Terror, and Touche Amore, along with 50 other acts spanning three days.
The festival was started in 2006 and has boasted bands like Fucked Up, Ceremony, Trash Talk, Have Heart and more as a part of their lineup in past years, making it a premiere hardcore/punk festival in California. Additionally, 2012 marks the third year of Sound & Fury at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA. Individual day passes are on sale now exclusively through festival presenter No Sleep Records and can be purchased at this location.
The full day lineups are as follows:
Southern California’s dominating hardcore unit Xibalba have confirmed the details of their forthcoming sophomore LP, "Hasta La Muerte." The following press release was issued:
"Xibalba’s debut LP Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias — released in 2011 via LP by A389 Records and later on CD by Southern Lord — combined with a relentless touring schedule for the past two years, have earned Xibalba the utmost respect from hardcore and metal fans worldwide. After officially signing with Southern Lord late last year, the time for the band’s first official release for the label to be unleashed grows near.
"Taking their down-tuned assault to iniquitous new dimensions, Xibalba’s ravenous breakdowns hit with the force of tsunamis and their riffs like mires of quicksand on Hasta La Muerte, showcasing more than ever how well the unit delivers such low-end savagery while remaining resilient, undeviating from their course of destruction. The album now confirmed for North American release on August 14th, the band recorded with Taylor Young (Nails), and outsourced the album’s powerful cover art concept to renowned death metal artist Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.)."
Today, Pitchfork is streaming the first single released from "Hasta La Muerte," in the form of the album’s fifth track, “Sentenced.” Be devastated right here. The album's track listing is as follows: More...
This week the return of the annual day-long invasion of Los Angeles has been confirmed via the 2012 installment of the massive The Power Of The Riff Festival. The following press release was issued:
"Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining.
"Set to take place at the Echo/Echoplex, the initial lineup for The Power Of The Riff 2012 at press time includes Of!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, Xibalba, Eagle Twin, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, and Hordes, with even MORE acts to be announced in the coming weeks."
Tickets for the event go on sale this weekend at this location. Stay tuned for the LA lineup to be expanded upon, in addition to other regional The Power Of The Riff actions to be announced in the weeks ahead.