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Alaric

From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Alaric News

Below is our complete Alaric 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.

Alaric Posts Tour Trailer

April is looming, which means Alaric will soon be bringing darkened punk alchemy to European shores. This marks the Oakland collective's first European visit following the release of latest full-length album, "End Of Mirrors," unleashed last May via Neurot Recordings.

The tour consists of fifteen dates across eight countries, including a scheduled appearance at Roadburn Festival. Support will be provided by experimental duo Pinkish Black. A tour trailer is available below, and you can catch the show on these dates:

4/19/2017 Willemeen - Arnhem, NL
4/20/2017 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL
4/21/2017 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/22/2017 Klub Poglos - Warsaw, PL
4/23/2017 Collosseum Club - Kosice, SK
4/24/2017 Dürer Kert - Budapest, HU
4/25/2017 Klub 007 - Prague, CZ
4/26/2017 Divaldo Pod Lampou - Pilsen, CZ
4/27/2017 Kulturbahnhof - Jena, DE
4/28/2017 Die Friese - Bremen, DE
4/29/2017 Northern Discomfort - Copenhagen, DK
5/01/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
5/02/2017 Antwerp Music City - Antwerp, BE
5/03/2017 LA Zone - Liège, BE
5/04/2017 Strumpf - Hannover, DE More...

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Alaric Posts "Adore" Video

Today, the Oakland-based dark punk alchemists from Alaric are pleased to reveal the unsettling visual accompaniment to "Adore."

The track comes by way of the band's 'End Of Mirrors" full-length album released last month on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings (and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories). The cryptic clip was created by Lea Miranda and Patricia Cram and is currently playing below.

"End Of Mirrors" was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios and provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope. Stream the full album right here. More...

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Alaric Streams Full New Album

This Friday, May 6th, the Oakland-based dark punk alchemists from Alaric will unveil their "End Of Mirrors" full-length album.

Set for global release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories, the record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios.

In advance of its release, today you can hear the album in its full unsettling, gloom-ridden glory below. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming summer dates:

6/15/2016 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Ides Of Gemini
6/16/2016 TBA - Long Beach, CA
6/17/2016 Womb Room - Las Vegas, NV
6/18/2016 The Quarry - Bisbee, AZ
6/19/2016 Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
6/20/2016 TBA - Austin, TX
6/21/2016 TBA - Houston, TX
6/22/2016 Three Links - Dallas TX w/ Pinkish Black
6/23/2016 TBA - Oklahoma City, OK
6/24/2016 Hi Dive - Denver, CO
6/25/2016 Fraternal Order Of The Eagles Lodge - Ogden, UT
6/26/2016 TBA - Boise, ID
6/27/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 Obsidiak - Olympia, WA
6/29/2016 High Water Mark - Portland, OR
6/30/2016 Starline - Sacramento, CA
7/01/2016 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA More...

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Alaric Posts New Track

"End Of Mirrors" is the forthcoming full-length from Oakland-based outfit Alaric. Set for global release on May 6th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories, the record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios.

As a precursor to its release, today third movement "Mirrors" is offered up for communal ingestion. Listen in below, and you can also hear the previously released "Angel" at this location. More...

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Alaric Streaming "Angel"

The Oakland-based dark punk alchemists Alaric will undrape their new full-length, "End Of Mirrors," this coming May 6th on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin.

Oppressive, gloomy, and epically grandiose, each of the seven hymns comprising the offering provides an emotional journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope. In advance of its release, today closing hymn "Angel" comes online!

"'Angel' is the last song we wrote for the album and the first to be revealed," reveals vocalist Shane Baker of the track. "The bass and drums push and pull in a waltz while a melodic lead guitar threads through. The narrative seems a story of a romance that is doomed when the narrator goes off to war. The endless eternal war. There was Eden and then there was the death of innocence. It relates to all falls from grace, which is just change. There is Lucifer and his angels falling from heaven, disappointed and heartbroken with their God as they vow to create a new world for themselves in Hell. And then there is hope." More...

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Alaric Streaming Entire Split Release

As the split LP with Oakland's Alaric and Portland's Atriarch is just two weeks from official release via 20 Buck Spin, today BrooklynVegan is streaming the whole thing to gloomify your week right here.

Set for worldwide release on May 15th, the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The two acts recently completed a short pre-release tour, showcasing new material from the LP to audiences up and down the West Coast. Orders for the split LP are being taken now via 20 Buck Spin.

The track listing is as follows:

Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
3. Weep
Side B (ATRIARCH):
4. Oblivion
5. Offerings

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Alaric Heading Out On Tour With Atriarch

In support of the previously announced forthcoming split LP between Oakland's anarcho death rock outfit Alaric and Portland's blackened death/doom unit Atriarch, both bands will kick off a pre-release tour tonight in Seattle. Following tonight's kickoff performance the two acts will then traverse south down the West Coast performing together over the next five days.

4/10/2012 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Bell Witch, Countdown to Armageddon
4/11/2012 Branx - Portland, OR
4/12/2012 Wondering Goat - Eugene, OR
4/13/2012 Submission - San Francisco, CA w/ Negative Standards, Swamp Witch
4/14/2012 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA w/ Altar de Fey, Crimson Scarlet
4/15/2012 Blank Club - San Jose, CA w/ Swamp Witch

Set for worldwide release on May 15th (not 4/17 as initially announced) the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year.

Alaric released a self-titled debut LP via 20 Buck Spin in October 2011 and Portland's Atriarch released the debut LP "Forever The End" in 2011 via Seventh Rule.

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Alaric Releasing New Split Album

This week the riffmongers at Washington-based 20 Buck Spin have confirmed the release of a split LP between Oakland’s anarcho death rock outfit Alaric and Portland’s blackened death/doom unit Atriarch this Spring. Set for worldwide release on April 17th, the split offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The following press release was issued about the bands:

"Alaric released the band's self-titled debut LP via 20 Buck Spin in October 2011 to incredible critical acclaim worldwide, the band’s infectious execution of coalescing classic dark anarcho punk, new wave and Goth influences into their own unique entity, both haunting and instantly memorable. Some called it the album Amebix should have made. Zero Tolerance Magazine proclaimed without hyperbole, 'Morbid, threatening and obsidian… Album of the Year by a long shot.'

"Portland’s Atriarch released their debut LP Forever The End in 2011 via Seventh Rule. A harrowing amalgam of death rock, black metal and doom, the band were quickly considered one to watch. Featuring past members of 20 Buck Spin alumni Graves At Sea and Trees, the band is currently in the studio recording their second LP and first for Profound Lore."

The split's artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:

Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
3. Weep
Side B (ATRIARCH):
4. Oblivion
5. Offerings More...

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Alaric Streaming Entire Self-Titled Album

As of today, Washington State-based 20 Buck Spin is hosting a full album stream of the self-titled debut LP from Bay Area collective Alaric, set for release next week on Tuesday, October 11th. Stream Alaric’s full self-titled album right here.

Alaric’s hometown record release show takes place on Friday, October 28th, with more regional performances as well as stateside touring in the devising stages for the months ahead. Details on the show are as follows:

10/28/2011 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Nezzy Idy, Hollow Mirrors, Young Lions

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Alaric Streaming New Song "Your God"

Alaric's self-titled debut full-length is nearing release early this October, and today Pitchfork Media has unveiled a song from the forthcoming album to the public.

Head over to this location to check out the "Your God" track. Alaric also has a record release show coming up. Details are as follows:

10/28/2011 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Nezzy Idy, Hollow Mirrors, Young Lions

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