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The Love Below

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More Bands Added To Power Of The Riff Fest

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.

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The Power Of The Riff Fest Details Revealed

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.

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The Love Below Announces New Tour Dates

California’s nihilistic hardcore wreckers The Love Below have just locked down a brutal trail of shows this May and June, including an A389 Records showcase in California as well as several performances at this year’s Chaos In Tejas gathering in Texas.

The mayhem begins this Saturday, May 19th, where The Love Below will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California. Not only will the band perform alongside a crushing lineup of A389 brethren including Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more, but the band’s original drummer Chris Arias will rejoin the lineup for this special show for the first time in over a year.

Less than two weeks after the A389 showcase, The Love Below kicks off a twenty-five date trek across the United States including two raging shows at this year’s installment of the annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more in Austin, Texas. The following press release was also issued about The Love Below streaming an entire new album online: More...

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The Love Below Streaming Debut Album

In celebration of its release, this week the hardcore warriors over at Toxicbreed's Funhouse are hosting a stream of The Lobe Below's debut full-length "Every Tongue Shall Caress," the brutal release having been freshly unleashed last week by A389 Records.

Check out all 13 scathing tracks right here. The following press release was also issued about the band's upcoming live shows:

"The Love Below will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California on May 19th, joining labelmates Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more. The band will follow the showcase with a full US tour including a performance at this year's annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more.

5/19/2012 The Glass House - Pomona, CA @ A389 showcase w/ Integrity, Ringworm, more
5/31/2012 The Nile - Phoenix, AZ w/ Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

"Recorded at Eastland Studios in East Los Angeles and at Gramma's Boy in Fullerton by Dan Bieranowski, THE LOVE BELOW's introductory full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen high-angst numbers in under twenty-four minutes. Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of '90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem."

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The Love Below Lining Up U.S. Tour

Redlands, California-based hardcore savages The Love Below have just released their debut full-length album via brutal indie heavyweight A389 Recordings.

Recorded at Eastland Studios in East Los Angeles and at Gramma's Boy in Fullerton by Dan Bieranowski, The Love Below's introductory full-length "Every Tongue Shall Caress" belts out thirteen high-angst numbers in under twenty-four minutes. Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of '90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem. View the cover constructed by Eric Marshall and Stephanie Mushrush at this location, or check out a full live set of The Love Below after the jump.

The track listing is as follows:

1. High Friends In Low Places
2. Family Entertainment
3. Nazi Uniform
4. Buyers Remorse
5. God Don't Make No Trash
6. Uncomfortable
7. Rotten Fruit From A Shitty Tree
8. Holy Dose
9. Social Fuck Disease
10. High Performance Lifestyle
11. Pedophiles Basement (Convalescence)
12. Xanax Pinata
13. Swallow The Leader More...

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