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In support of the newly released magnum opus "Heartless," genre-defying giants Pallbearer will canvas North America in May and June on a headline tour featuring support from Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black, Venomous Maximum, and Inter Arma on select dates. This run will follow Pallbearer’s current U.S. jaunt (shows in Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Chicago still on the docket) and the forthcoming European tour in April. Pallbearer’s full tour routing can be found below.
Released last Friday on Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), "Heartless" is a 7-song album grander in scope than anything Pallbearer have released prior, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures. Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) manning the board, making for the band’s most pummeling, ambitious, and virtuosic work to date.
Pulling from a wide swath of musical inspirations ranging from ‘90s alt-rock to classic prog, Pallbearer’s sonic architecture has grown more sophisticated than ever without abandoning its primeval roots and unshakeable hooks. The record bears no shortage of surprises—a three-part harmony will be followed up by proto-metal sprints, anthemic choruses are bristled by gnarled guitars and torrid backbeats.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can."
See Pallbearer on the road through June 2017: More...
Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer premieres a new official music video entitled "I Saw The End", taken from the upcoming new album "Heartless", which will arrive in stores March 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Zev Deans directed and produced the clip.
Says the band of it:
"Both song and video present a telescopic view on an eternity of corruption. The path of greed leads to misery. When higher awareness allowed us to claw our way out of the mud, we found new ways to exploit one another, abusing the gift that could bring us to new heights. In the end, we pay for our selfishness. Join us for this elegy for what might have been."
Check out now "I Saw The End" below.
Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer is streaming the new song "Thorns." The track is taken from the highly anticipated third album "Heartless," which will be issued via Nuclear Blast Records on March 24th for the territories of UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.
The track listing is as follows:
1. I Saw the End
3. Lie of Survival
4. Dancing in Madness
5. Cruel Road
7. A Plea for Understanding
Check out "Thorns" here: More...
Fervent Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer is incredibly pleased to announce a tour of UK and European stages in April 2017 for 16 total show dates.
Kicking off at the Botanique, Brussels - this run will take Pallbearer across Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the U.K. before concluding at distinguished Tilburg, Netherlands based underground music festival Roadburn. The 2017 edition of the festival has been part-curated by renowned musician and artist John Baizley (Baroness), who personally hand-picked Pallbearer for the illustrious event.
Pallbearer commented on the tour news: "As always, we are completely thrilled to venture beyond our own dystopian shores. Europe and the UK have always been a killer experience for us and our return could not come at a more crucial time."
Nuclear Blast Entertainment is pleased to announce the signing of ruminant Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer for the territories of UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand. Pallbearer can also reveal today that the highly anticipated forthcoming third record titled "Heartless" is due for release on 24th March 2017! The album will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.
Pallbearer commented on the signing: "We are very excited to be working with Nuclear Blast on this record, as so many of the bands that have helped to shape our own artistic pathways have before us.”
Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast Entertainment president adds: “Pallbearer continue to evolve and scale new creative and sonic heights with Heartless. I am very honoured to be working hand-in-hand with the band, Profound Lore and Oblique Artist Management, and look forward to Nuclear Blast playing a key role in exposing new fans to this incredible band."
Initially formed in 2008, Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, Arkansas - releasing the debut full length "Sorrow and Extinction" in early 2012. The record made an immediate and immense impact on die-hard doom fans and metal critics alike, also forming the four piece fans outside of the metal scene. The formidable sophomore record, 2014’s "Foundations Of Burden" - featured on countless critic’s end of year lists - cemented the band's reputation as an unstoppable and emotive force - driving doom beyond its imagined limits, carving themselves an entirely original path through the realm of heavy music.
Pallbearer commented on "Heartless": "This album finds us exploring new territories; instead of staring into to the void - both above and within - 'Heartless' concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can."
And on the ruminative album artwork (shown below), created by hugely talented Indiana based oil painter Michael Lierly: "Michael Lierly's indelibly expressive work perfectly captures the feelings of fear and heartbreak we hoped to convey as our world crumbles around us." The album layout was handled by Chimere Noire.
‘Heartless’ was recorded entirely to analogue tape at Fellowship Hall Sound, Little Rock, Arkansas between June and August 2016. The record was produced by Pallbearer, and mixed by acclaimed producer Joe Barresi (Tool, The Melvins, QOTSA, Fu Manchu). Engineering was handled by Jason Weinheimer and Zach Reeves, and mastered by Grammy winning mastering engineer Dave Collins (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Soundgarden, Sting). More...
Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon has unleashed the schedule and lineup of 40+ bands for this year's roster, which includes Grim Reaper, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation, plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire along with many support bands from Western Canada.
The third annual festival is set to take place in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Details are as follows: More...
Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon is proud to announce this year's line up for its third annual edition in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Farmageddon Open Air organizer Tyson Travnik comments:
"I can't express enough, just how excited we are to present this year's lineup. We truly feel that Farmageddon is being recognized for the international and Canadian talent fans get to experience during an intimate setting while in Alberta's back hills. We focus hard on bringing people's favorite bands to the festival that very rarely make an appearance in Western Canada, and I feel that we've hit the nail on the head for 2015."
This year's line up features headliners Grim Reaper from the UK, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire, along with many support bands from Western Canada.
Following the Decibel Magzine tour, Pallbearer has announced a string of upcoming European dates this Spring. Full dates can be seen below.
A Pallbearer track called “Fear And Fury” has also just been released. It will appear on the upcoming Decibel Magazine flexi issue, and can be heard in the SoundCloud clip after the tour dates.
03/20 – Fayetteville, AR @ Lightbulb Club
03/23 – Hot Springs, AR @ Valley of the Vapors
(Decibel magazine tour w/At The Gates, Converge, Vallenfyre)
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
03/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
03/29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
03/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
04/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/03 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
04/04 – Lincoln, NE @ Burbon Theatre
04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
04/09 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
04/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale
04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/15 – 17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California More...
Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).
"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."
The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.
Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).
Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)
VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...
If you thought the fourth annual Decibel tour lineup was already unbearably intense, you may not be able to cope with this news: Joining the likes of living legends At the Gates and Converge and death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre will be none other than Pallbearer.
The Little Rock quartet expanded the horizons of doom with sophomore outing "Foundations of Burden," and will add to the tour's most diverse lineup yet. Catch the show on these dates:
Friday, March 27-- Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Saturday, March 28 -- San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Sunday, March 29 -- Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Monday, March 30 -- Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, March 31 -- Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Thursday, April 2 -- Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Friday, April 3 -- Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Saturday, April 4 -- Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Sunday, April 5 -- Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Monday, April 6 -- Chicago, IL House of Blues
Wednesday, April 8 -- Toronto, ON The Phoenix
Thursday, April 9 -- Montreal, QC Metropolis
Friday, April 10 -- Boston, MA Royale
Saturday, April 11 -- Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Sunday, April 12 -- New York, NY Webster Hall More...
Vancouver's Anciients just announced a West Coast appearance as part of next year's Psycho California Festival.
Now in its third year, the Psycho California Festival (formerly Psycho de Mayo) encompasses 54 bands across two stages, live art collaborations and more. The 2015 edition runs March 15th - 17th, and sees Anciients perform alongside Russian Circles, Pallbearer, label-mates Kylesa, Om, Orange Goblin, Cave In, and many more.
Anciients recently finished the tour cycle for debut album, "Heart of Oak," and are deep in the process of writing material for a new album. The as-yet untitled album will be released in late 2015 by Season of Mist. More...
Transmission Entertainment delivered its ninth installment of the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Four stages offered a variety of sounds from Hip-Hop and Electronic (Blue Stage), to Indie Rock (Orange Stage), Comedy (Yellow Stage) and Rock (Black Stage). Additional shows were held at clubs around the city as part of the FFF Nites. A ring was set up to watch wrestling. Next to the ring was a skate ramp for Pro BMX bikes and pro skaters. Games such as bean-bag tosses and Shiner bottle cap checkers were also in place. A movie screen besides the stage was a new addition that made viewing each band much easier, especially for shorter fans. Bean bags and rut sacks were located around trees so one could lay in the shade on a soft object. More...
Belgium's Desertfest, set to take place in Antwerp this coming October, has checked in with the following update about confirming new names:
"How about some new names to start the weekend right? Joining us on October 10-12th will be Karma To Burn, Valley of the Sun, Lecherous Gaze and The Picturebooks! To find out what day each band is playing, take a look at our line up page!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
The Belgian Desertfest organizers have checked in with the following update about confirming new bands for the 2014 bill:
"We are so excited to announce the latest set of bands to grace the bill of Desertfest Belgium! Get ready for Fu Manchu, Jex Thoth, The Shrine, Dirty Fences, and David Celia! Check them out from October 10th - 12th at Trix, Antwerp!
"That being said, get ready to dig into your pockets, on July 15th day passes will be on sale. The day by day program will be announced on that day as well!
"Those traveling from abroad, there's still some tickets left with accommodation at Tulip Inn Antwerp!"
After completing several North American tours with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, King Parrot, and many others, New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar is ready to get back on the road this month for an East Coast run with Silver Snakes, followed by a more extensive trek with Pallbearer and Tombs this Fall.
Vattnet Viskar is currently working on the follow-up to debut full-length, "Sky Swallower." Check out a music video from the album below, and see the band live on these dates:
July 16 - Toledo, OH - The Ottawa Tavern
July 17 - Chicago, IL - Livewire Lounge
July 18 - Cleveland, OH - Now Thats Class
July 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
July 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
July 21 - Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron
July 22 - Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
July 23 - Richmond, VA - The Camel More...
Pallbearer's new album "Foundations of Burden" is set to drop on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.
Pre-orders for the album are now online and can be found at this location. You can stream new song "The Ghost I Used To Be" below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Worlds Apart
3. Watcher In The Dark
4. The Ghost I Used To Be
Following the release of new album “Foundations Of Burden,” Pallbearer will be heading to Europe with Yob for an epic European tour. The dates for this monolithic tour of doom are as follows:
09/03 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli De Helling
09/04 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
09/05 – Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse
09/06 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
09/07 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
09/08 – London, UK @ The Underworld
09/10 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
09/11 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
09/12 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas
09/13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska
09/14 – Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong
09/16 – Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
09/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset
09/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
09/19 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
09/20 – Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej
09/21 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
09/23 – Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
09/24 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
09/25 – Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
09/26 – Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
09/29 – Lausana, CH @ Le Romandie
10/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmattazz3
10/03 – Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela
10/04 – Porto, PT @ Amplifest
10/05 – Erandio, ES @ Sonora
10/10 – Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club
10/11 – Antwerp, BE @ Desertfest More...
Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.
For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.
Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.
Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.
“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...
Saint Vitus has announced a new U.S. headlining tour in the fall with Pallbearer, Zoroaster, and The Hookers. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Saint Vitus is also re-issuing the "Die Healing" and "C.O.D." albums vis Season of Mist, with order information available here.
10/4 San Antonio TX @ Korova
10/5 Norman OK @ The Opolis
10/6 St Louis MO @ Firebird
10/7 Minneapolis MN @ 7th St Entry
10/8 Chicago IL @ Reggies
10/9 Grand Rapids @ Pyramid Scheme
10/10 Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
10/11 Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
10/12 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theater
10/13 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
10/14 Upstate NY @ Bogie's
10/15 Boston MA @ Middle East
10/17 West Chester PA @ The Note
10/18 Brooklyn NY @ Europa
10/20 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/21 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
10/22 Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel
10/23 Nashville TN @ Exit / In
10/24 Atlanta GA @ The EARL
10/25 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks More...
Pallbearer, which was nominated as one of the best metal newcomers of last year, has checked in with the following announcement about having guitars stolen:
"Someone decided to steal a few of our guitars in the North Little Rock area. We've filed the appropriate reports with the police, but any help is absolutely welcomed -- if anyone happens to notice any new additions at regional pawn shops, Guitar Center, etc. any info would be appreciated. The guitars:
"1970's Harmony Les Paul copy (no name on headstock) tobacco sunburst, carved body and Lace Pickups installed.
"Mid-2000's PRS SE - Red, with a considerable amount of black gaffers tape on headstock (covering name and a very large chip in upper headstock point.) Stock humbuckers with cream pickup surrounds." More...