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Below is our complete Fister 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.

Fister Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

As the release of No Spirit Within, the impending new full-length from Missouri-based doom trio FISTER, draws ever closer to its North American release, the band is sharing the record in its demoralizing entirety streaming below. The new effort is due out on May 18 via Listenable Records.

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Fister Debut New Song "I Am Kuru"

St. Louis, Missouri based doom metal outfit Fister debut a new song called "I Am Kuru", taken from their upcoming new album "No Spirit Within", due on April 27th via Listenable Records.

Check out now "I Am Kuru" below.

Fister are on the road in Europe with Chrch in the coming weeks. Check all details below: More...

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Fister Readies New Album For Spring Release

Fister Readies New Album For Spring Release
Fister Readies New Album, "No Spirit Within," For Spring Release

Missouri-based doom band Fister will unleash their "No Spirit Within" full-length this spring via Listenable Records. "No Spirit Within" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis and will be released via Listenable Records in Europe on April 17th followed by a US street date of May 18th.

The band recently released a video for closing track "Star Swallower," created by Chariot Of Black Moth. Comments bassist/vocalist Kenny Snarzyk, "'Star Swallower' follows in the tradition of our Violence EP and 'Horror Vacui' from our split 7" with Norska. It's about the slow death of this universe that mankind will neither be around to fear or appreciate."

FISTER's No Spirit Within will see release on CD, LP, and cassette formats. Preorders are available at this location.

Here's the "No Spirit Within" track listing:

1. Frozen Scythe
2. Disgraced Possession
3. Cazador
4. I Am Kuru
5. No Spirit Within
6. Heat Death
7. Star Swallower

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Un Headed Out On U.S. Tour With Fister

Doom band Un is pleased to announce a two-week tour of the U.S. west coast in November. The tour is sponsored by Cvlt Nation and Rigs Of Doom and will culminate with an appearance at Midnight Communion IV in Long Beach CA. Joining the trek will be fellow doom merchants Fister.

This tour will be in support of Un's debut album "The Tomb of All Things," which was released via Black Bow Records in December of 2016. See the band live:

11/06 Seattle, WA at THE HIGHLINE
11/07 Vancouver, BC at ASTORIA
11/08 Olympia, WA at CRYPTATROPA
11/09 Portland, OR at HIGH WATER MARK
11/10 Sacramento, CA at STARLITE LOUNGE
11/11 Oakland, CA at THE GOLDEN BULL
11/13 Long Beach, CA MIDNITE COMMUNION FEST (early show)
11/13 San Diego, CA with Un at TOWER BAR
11/14 Tempe, AZ at THE ROUGE
11/15 Santa Fe, at TBA

Additional dates (only Un):
11/17 Denver, CO at TBA
11/18 Colorado Springs, CO at THE FLUX CAPACITOR
11/19 TBA More...

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Fister Releasing Split With Teeth

Fister will release a new split with Teeth this coming April 29th, 2016. Two immense sonic forces, dripping darkness and seething with potential, have joined their might on this split album du eout through New York label Broken Limbs.

Missouri three piece doom act Fister, racking up win after win with its progressively addicting musical offerings, pairs perfectly with California death/doom group Teeth. Limited to 300 copies on brown 7" vinyl, the track listing is as follows:

Fister - We All Die Tonight
Teeth - Lament of the Spineless
Teeth - To Lay Upon Blistered Thorns More...

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Roadburn Adds More Bands To 2015 Lineup

Roadburn Festival is pleased to kick off the new year with a handful of new confirmations, plus the addition of a fifth stage. Tickets for the 20th edition of the festival are on sale now.

Minsk, Mount Salem, and Worm Ouroboros have been added to the line up at the 013 for Thursday, April 9th. Having previously performed at the 2009 edition of the festival, Minsk return to Roadburn, bringing an atmospheric, meditative ambience, offset by raging thrust. Look out for plenty of canyon-sized riffs, trippy sounding keyboards and enchanting vocals when Mount Salem conjurs a crushing windstorm to blow through Roadburn, whilst Worm Ouroboros will be spinning diaphanous webs of the most delicate chamber doom.

New Orleans heavyweights Goatwhore lead the charge, followed by Germany's Downfall of Gaia, noise-hardcore trio Cortez, and a dual-pronged sludge attack from both Fister and Moloch as the first bands announced for the intimate Cul de Sac venue.

As with the 2014 edition, Roadburn's fifth stage will be at Cul de Sac - a small music café located across from the 013 venue at 48 Heuvel, which is the street lined with bars and restaurants (also affectionately known as “Weirdo Canyon”). Four bands will perform at Cul de Sac on each day of the festival, Thursday - Sunday. Entry to these shows is sure to be in high demand, so attendees are advised to arrive early to secure access.

With regret, the festival's organizers have to announce that Lord Mantis will no longer be performing at Roadburn 2015. The band is unable to make it over to Europe due to personal reasons; as a result the performance at Roadburn and any shows around that will be cancelled. The vacant slot on the line up will be taken by Ohio sludge titans Fistula. More...

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Primitive Man/Fister Post Entire Split Release

Denver and St. Louis join forces to unleash one of the most brutal and uncompromising splits of 2014. Primitive Man delivers 3 savage new tracks while Fister is on the flipside with two tracks of pure extended-release sonic misery.

You can now stream the whole split release below.

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Fister Posts New Video

Fister released a provocative and self-shot video for "Life is Short, Life is Shit and Soon it Will Be Over" of their upcoming split with Primitive Man. The 12" split with Primitive Man will be out on Black Friday via A389 Recordings.

You can now watch the clip below.

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Fister Streaming Live Album

St. Louis wretched sludge trio Fister just concluded a two week tour of the eastern/central U.S. with fellow doom band The Lion's Daughter. Also, in other live Fister news, the band wants to share its recent live recording, "Good Friday," with you over at bandcamp and below. "Good Friday" was recorded live at The Firebird on Friday, March 29th with sound done by Chris Grady, A/V captured by Jeff Christopher and the album photo courtesy of Allen Ward. Fister also has another live date scheduled for August 9th in Pontiac, MI at the Pike Room at the Crofoot.

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Doommantia Benefit Compilation Streaming

The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.

Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.

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Fister Posts Tour Dates

Fister has posted a series of show dates for the next week in the central U.S. You may recall Fister as being the St. Louis sludge band that has formed a cult of Charles Bronson, whom they believe became the ruler of music from the underworld when he died and blew the devil away with a .44. The guys from Fister channel him through their music and songs such as "Deaf Wish." After the tour dates is the track "Mazda of Puppets," which is not a cover of a well known song.

July 6th at Black Sheep Cafe with Anodes, Bear Trap, and Flamingo Springfield, IL
July 7th at Mr. Roberts with The Body Thief and Order of The Jackal Madison, WI
July 8th at Medusa with Myrrh, Blue Ox, and Ashen Minneapolis, MN
July 9th at The Old Emperor Warehouse Chicago, IL
July 10th at Ace of Cups with Artillery Breath and Tank Destroyer Columbus, OH
July 11th at The Bearcave with Hedorah, Failed, and Discerned Detroit, MI
July 12th at The Malebox (house show/keg party) with Root Soother, Hard Candy Hearts, Applecore Bloomington, IN
July 13th at Fubar with Sine Nomine and The Vanguard Party Saint Louis, MO

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Fister Streaming New Songs

St. Louis sludge band Fister is releasing its newest 12" "The Infernal Paramount" in vinyl form and is streaming it on Bandcamp, where you can also hear a few of the band's other 12" releases and the 2011 full-length "Bronsonic." That debut is interesting in that Fister has created a cult of Charles Bronson and puts his head in the baphomet on the cover of that release. They believe that when Bronson died he went to hell and blew the devil away with a .44 and then began to rule the underworld and compose its music. Only the three guys in Fister can channel him into music through weed and booze. Fister will be touring in the central and eastern parts of the U.S. in July and is still confirming the venues in the cities. Check out the songs "Deaf Wish" and "River Collins" from "The Infernal Paramount" below.

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