"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Elder News

Below is our complete Elder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Elder Booked For "Psycho Las Vegas" Pool Party

This year’s edition of ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘ festival will be preceded by a pool party on August 16th, a day prior to the festival’s kickoff. The pool party event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas featuring the following bands:

Wolves In The Throne Room
Fireball Ministry
Dengue Fever

A full lineup for the festival itself, which will be held August 17th-20th, remains to be announced. The following bands have been booked thus far:

High On Fire
Zakk Sabbath

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Borderland Fuzz Fiesta Reveals 2016 Lineup

Tucson's Borderland Fuzz Fiesta is back for its second year in a row, bringing the unmistakable sounds of Palm Desert, California and beyond to 191 Toole on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Today the festival's curators, the Rudell brothers of both Powered Wig Machine and Fuzz Evil, have revealed that Elder will headline the the Saturday night show, joining Dead Meadow in one of the loudest weekends the desert will see this year. More...

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Day Of The Shred 2015 Lineup Revealed

This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.

Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...

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Pyscho California Announces The Road To Pyscho

Psycho California runs May 15th to 17th at The Observatory and the organizers of the festival today announce The Road To Psycho, a week of shows leading up to the three-day, fifty plus band event.

The Road To Psycho features the buzziest new bands in the world of doom and heavy music including Elder, Stoned Jesus and Electric Citizen with Dead Meadow joining the line-up in San Diego and both Earth and True Widow playing the Pappy & Harriet’s outing. The Road to Psycho schedule:

May 7 Los Angeles, CA Harvard & Stone
May 8 San Francisco, CA Milk Bar
May 9 San Luis Obispo, CA Sweet Springs Saloon
May 10 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick +
May 12 Fullerton, CA The Slidebar
May 13 Laguna Beach, CA The Marine Room
May 14 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s *

Special appearances by:
Dead Meadow +
Earth and True Widow *

Tickets for The Road to Psycho dates are on-sale now. Individual day tickets have sold out with a limited number of 3-day passes remaining at this location. More...

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SXSW 2015 Day Two: South By South Death

Metalsucks.net's South By South Death showcase featured guitar shredders. Tech death bands Archspire and Allegaeon were in full force, but before they hammered out their first blast beats, a different kind of shredder took the stage. Myrone is a one-man guitar virtuoso hailing out of Los Angeles, California. The sole member of Myrone was similar to Buckethead in that he wore a mask. Many of the long notes he held was reminiscent of Joe Satriani. He later admitted to me that Satriani is a major influence. He played his guitar over top of ‘80s style keyboard samples, which were part of a soundtrack to a video game.


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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Fallujah Playing South By South Death

MetalSucks has announced the fifth annual South By South Death event, a SXSW showcase taking place in Austin, TX.

This year MetalSucks is teaming up with WSOU to present the showcase. Says WSOU program director Rohit Ravi: “WSOU is extremely excited to be returning to Austin for SXSW. As one of the premiere metal stations in the USA we could not be happier to partner with MetalSucks to present the heaviest show in Austin!”

The lineup includes Archspire, Elder, Allegaeon, Byzantine, and Fallujah comprise the meat n’ potatoes of the bill, while Norma Jean comes back for a second South by South Death appearance to headline, and #softshred pioneer Myrone will get the party started.

The action takes place on Wednesday, March 18th at The Dirty Dog in Austin, TX starting at 7pm. SXSW badge holders and wristbands will be let in for free, and there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public at the door the day of the show only, so make sure you get there early. More...

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Elder Announces More Tour Dates

Elder is heading out on tour. Playing the East Coast and then throughout the Midwest they will be playing alongside bands such as Windhand, When the Deadbolt Breaks, Hollow Leg, Alkahest, Earthride and Summoner. We had previously posted for you the dates at the end of June with Hollow Leg, and now here is the full list of June and July dates.

06/16 Baltic, CT The Stone House w/ When the Deadbolt Breaks, Summoner, Rope
06/17 NYC The Acheron w/ Alkahest, When the Deadbolt Breaks
06/18 Wilmington, DE MoJo 13 w/ When the Deadbolt Breaks, Human Shield
06/19 Frederick, MD Cafe 611 w/ Earthride, Iron Man, Trifecta, When the Deadbolt Breaks
06/20 Richmond, VA Wonderland w/ Windhand
06/21 Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill Underground w/ Windhand, Church of Wolves
06/22 Charleston SC Oasis Bar and Grill w/ Windhand, Havoc Din
06/23 Jacksonville, FL The Burro Bar w/ Hollow Leg, Shroud Eater, Remains, Porter
06/24 Orlando, FL Peacock Room w/ Hollow Leg, Fire in the Cave, Demons
06/25 Gainesville, FL 1982 w/ Hollow Leg, Hot Graves, Gaul
06/26 Atlanta, GA 529 w/ Hollow Leg, Demonaut
06/27 Nashville, TN Springwater w/ Hollow Leg, Laser Flames on the Great Big News
06/28 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar w/ Stampede
06/29 Indianapolis, IN Vibes w/ Mouth of the Architect, Devils of Belgrade, Chinaski
06/30 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club w/ Moon Curse, Ahab’s Ghost
07/01 Chicago, IL The Burlington w/ Ahab’s Ghost, Witchbanger, Zaius
07/03 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Venomin James, Electric Lucifer

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Hollow Leg And Elder Announce Tour Dates

Hollow Leg and Elder are teaming up for a series of tour dates at the end of June that the bands are billing "The Civil War." Below are the dates and the other acts that will be appearing. Elder is also planning several more dates without Hollow Leg, which you can check out on the band's Facebook page.

Friday June 22-Jimbo's Rock Lounge in Charleston SC with Windhand and Havoc Din
Saturday June 23-the Burro Bar in Jacksonville, FL with Shroud Eater, Remains, and Porter
Sunday June 24- Peacock Lounge in Orlando, FL with Fire in the Cave and Demons
Monday June 25-Wayward Council in Gainesville, FL with Hot Graves
Tuesday June 26- 529 in Atlanta, GA with Demonaut
Wednesday June 27- Springwater in Nashville, TN with Laser Flames on the Great Big News
Thursday June 28-Al's in Lexington, KY w/Stampede


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Elder to Release "Dead Roots Stirring"

Boston's Elder brings more doom with the release of its sophomore LP "Dead Roots Stirring." The follow up to their self-titled debut, "Dead Roots Stirring" drops on October 25th through MeteorCity Records. Recorded in in Williamsburg, Massachusetts at Black Coffee Sound Studios (Black Pyramid, etc.) with Justin Pizzoferrero (Witch, Sonic Youth), "Dead Roots Stirring" is recommended for fans of High on Fire, Kyuss and Sleep.

"Dead Roots Stirring' is not about down-tuning or as much fuzz as possible, it's about evoking the sort of heaviness that comes from dynamism, feeling and well-crafted melodies," said ELDER guitarist / vocalist Nick DiSalvo. "We're extremely excited to finally bring new material to light after such a long break."

The track listing for Elder's "Dead Roots Stirring" is as follows:

1.) Gemini
2.) Dead Roots Stirring
3.) III
4.) The End
5.) Knot

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