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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.