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Having just completed a co-headlining tour of the lower southwestern realms of America together, Oakland's Secrets Of The Sky and Tucson's Godhunter have released a post-tour account of their journey together, documenting some of the pros, cons, and random insanity two independent acts sometimes encounter on such a venture.
Read the new tour blog over at tour sponsor American Aftermath's website.
On the recent Southwest U.S. trek, the bands were mongering a limited-to-100 copies, tour-only, cassette-edition of a new split release between both acts. On this combined effort, entitled
"Ghosts," both bands supply brand new material, showcasing even further experimentation into each of their respective crafts, with forty minutes of material, including a crushing new opus from each band, as well as a haunting, thematic accompaniment bearing the "Ghosts" theme.
Through a joint effort between Godhunter's Battleground Records and The Compound, "Ghosts" will see a more substantial release on September 9th through a deluxe LP version. The track listing is as follows: More...
Oakland's progressive doom powerhouse Secrets Of The Sky and Tucson's bastard sons of sludge metal, Godhunter, will converge for a co-headlining tour in Las Vegas this weekend at the Doom In June Festival this Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th.
From there, both acts will traverse through the West Coast and Southwestern states on the tour sponsored by American Aftermath. The new trek will hit Oakland, San Jose, Glendale, Palm Desert, Tucson and Phoenix through June 14th.
A split cassette release between Secrets Of The Sky and Godhunter will be available for the first time in a limited run of 100 copies on the upcoming tour. This is the only place the album will be released until the Autumn months, when The Compound and Battleground Records will co-release a deluxe colored vinyl version and digital download, in time for Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. More...
The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!
On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.
Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.
Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.
The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.
Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...
Tucson, Arizona's Godhunter has confirmed an upcoming split release with Oakland, California's Secrets Of The Sky, to be released in conjunction with their upcoming Western U.S. tour together.
During the first two weeks of June, the members of Godhunter will take their confrontational political sludge metal to the West Coast in support of debut LP, "City Of Dust." The entire tour will be with progressive doom metal sextet, Secrets Of The Sky, beginning with both bands performing at the annual Doom In June Fest in Las Vegas.
Now the bands confirm a new split cassette recording being finalized for release in conjunction with the tour. Then in September, a deluxe audiophile 10" vinyl version of the split will see a collaborative release between The Compound label and Godhunter's own Battleground Records
4/12/2014 The District Tavern - Tucson, AZ w/ Amigo The Devil, Inoculara, Chamber
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/08/2014 Stork Club - Oakland, CA w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops - San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/10/2014 Billy O's - Ventura, CA w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/11/2014 The Complex - Glendale, CA w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/12/2014 The Palms - 29 Palms, CA w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/13/2014 The District Tavern - Tucson, AZ w/ Secrets Of The Sky
6/14/2014 Tempe Tavern - Phoenix, AZ w/ Secrets Of The Sky More...
The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.
Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.
For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.
"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."
Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:
Ides of Gemini
Secrets of the Sky
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Following the CD/digital release of Godhunter's debut full-length, "City Of Dust," today the band's next bout of widespread touring in support of the album has been announced.
Coming through a union of The Compound and Godhunter's own Battleground Records, "City Of Dust" is also receiving a deluxe vinyl run, which is currently being manufactured. The record will be available in 300 copies on clear 180-gram vinyl with red splatters analogous with the desert rose cover artwork, all poly-bagged with a black sleeve and full-color 12x24 lyric/liner sheet and full-color jacket. Pre-orders are available here.
Late this Spring, Godhunter will take off on a wild west U.S. trek with Oakland's progressive doom metal sextet, Secrets Of The Sky. On June 6th and 7th the bands will rendezvous at the annual Doom In June Fest in Las Vegas. Details on the trek are as follows:
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June
6/08/2014 Stork Club - Oakland, CA
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops - San Luis Obispo, CA
6/10/2014 Billy O's - Ventura, CA
6/11/2014 The Complex - Glendale, CA
6/12/2014 The Palms - Palm Desert, CA
6/13/2014 The District Tavern - Tucson, AZ More...
"City Of Dust," the debut full-length release from Godhunter, has now seen release and can also be streamed online in full. Give it a listen in the player below, or pick up your copy at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Despite All 06:23
2. Rats in the Walls 04:52
3. Brushfires 05:46
4. Snake Oil Dealer 07:17
5. Shooting Down the Sun 04:44
6. Palace of Thorn 05:00
7. City of Dust 04:58
8. Plague Widow 10:19 More...
"City Of Dust," the debut full-length release from Arizona's anarcho-sludge faction Godhunter, is now less than two weeks from deliverance.
The fifty-minute politically-antagonizing concept album unleashing the band's most musically diverse and lyrically thought-provoking anthems yet. Today you can hear the new track "Snake Oil Dealer" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The following press release was also issued about the stream:
"Killer reactions to 'City Of Dust' are showing up from around the globe, Godhunter's gritty but moody blend of harsh crust/punk persuasion to their craft a welcome change of pace from some of the more practiced contemporary deliveries of sludge metal. Among the stoned-out dirges on the ever-morphing tectonic surge of City Of Dust, one of the instant stand-out tracks is the fourth of the album's eight; the venomous 'Snake Oil Dealer.'
"Uncoiling over nearly seven and-a-half slow-burning minutes, the agony of the band's tonal crush is soaked with some of the most ethereal Moog-driven atmospherics of the album, in addition bearing some of the members' brutally-honest, confrontational views on their home state's governmental downfalls.
"The band released a statement on the lyrical basis of the song, aimed at some of the specific politicians, bills and propaganda they feel are deliberately to blame in recent years, some of which has been posted alongside an exclusive listen to the track via Vice Magazine's music channel, Noisey." More...
As "City Of Dust," the debut full-length release from Godhunter, is now just a month from release, Decibel Magazine unloads the album's first single. Check out "Brushfires" in the player below. The full "City Of Dust" track listing is as follows:
1. Despite All
2. Rats In The Walls
4. Snake Oil Dealer
5. Shooting Down The Sun
6. Palace Of Thorn
7. City Of Dust
8. Plague Widow More...
Godhunter is finalizing the last few details on the imminent debut full-length release, "City Of Dust."
The album's eight anthems engulf exactly fifty minutes of brand new material, recorded with trusted cohort Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) at his Arcane Digital Studios (Exhumed, Misery Index), where Godhunter's "Wolves" EP also came to fruition.
"City Of Dust" will be released cooperatively between the band's own newly-founded Battleground Records and Earsplit's also recently-formed label, The Compound. The first strike will see the album disbursed on CD digipak and digital download on February 18th, 2014, followed by a limited, deluxe 12" LP version shortly thereafter.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Despite All
2. Rats In The Walls
4. Snake Oil Dealer
5. Shooting Down The Sun
6. Palace Of Thorn
7. City Of Dust
8. Plague Widow More...
Following a steady surplus of independently-disbursed EPs and split releases since the band's 2009 origin, Tucson-based sludge thugs Godhunter now unload a new split 7" with local crew Anakim. This split release serves as a prelude to Godhunter's impending debut LP.
"Vulture's Wake" leads off the split, which was recorded and mixed by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios. The B-side of the EP beholds the track "The Wimper Of Whipped Dogs" from Tucson's Anakim, recorded and mixed by Mitch Burbidge at Omniversal Studios.
Today you can stream the split in the player below, courtesy of Gun Shy Assassin.
In related news, Godhunter has put the final touches on an impending debut LP, "City Of Dust," which will be released in the first quarter of 2014. More...
Following its crushingly triumphant debut maiden occurrence last year, the second Tucson, Arizona-based Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake has been confirmed and the full lineup for the massive gala announced.
The complete lineup can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the festival:
"This fully DIY undertaking, booked by musicians, for musicians, is a low-cost event for all ages. Once again organized and hosted by Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter, the now annual Southwest Terror Fest brings a one-of-a-kind extreme underground music festival to the Southwestern quadrant of America.
"This year, the experience has been expanded into an immense four-day event, now confirmed to invade Tucson venue The Rock from Thursday, October, 10th through Sunday, October 13th. The Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features even more national headlining acts than last year, including legends like Sacred Reich and Vehemence, along with Kylesa, Red Fang, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Early Graves and others, and a long line of newer underground acts, totaling more than sixty bands! Whether you like punk, sludge, black metal, thrash, grindcore, post-metal, etc., something for all fans of extreme music is to be found at this event."
Tucson sludge deviants Godhunter has been at Arcane Digital Studios (Exhumed, Misery Index) with Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) and the sessions are being used to construct the band's official full-length LP, "City Of Dust."
A concept album about life and death in a decaying desert shithole of a hometown, little else has been released on the album other than it shall prove to be another bulldozing supply of booze and bong-friendly hardcore-infused sludge pulverization.
"City Of Dust" will soon be completed and the remaining parts constructed over the coming months for disbursement on CD, LP, and digital formats in March of 2014. You can also see the band live:
8/31/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ w/ Truckfighters, Powered Wig Machine
10/02/2013 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ w/ Orange Goblin, Holy Grail
10/10/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Kylesa, Demon Lung
11/08/2013 The Rialto - Tucson, AZ w/ Clutch, The Sword More...
Godhunter has posted a new lyric video for the track "Vultures' Wake," the first new material recorded since the late 2011 "Wolves" EP. Check it out below.
The track was recorded by Ryan Bram (Territory) at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege, and will be available on an upcoming split 7” with fellow Tucson act Anakim.
You can also catch the band live tonight:
5/08/2013 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ w/ Early Graves, Soveriegn More...
Following a three-part tour leading up to a rampage through SXSW, Tucson trauma squad Godhunter hurls a new tune at you all exclusively through Heavy Planet, just in time for the band's hometown support slot sharing the stage with Ghost B.C. and Ides of Gemini this week.
Let the "Vultures' Wake" pull you apart via Heavy Planet here. The following press release was also issued about the track:
"The first new material from the outfit to be released since their late 2011 Wolves EP, the suffocating bass tone, pummeling mid-paced dueling guitar hooks and jacked-up corrosive vocal bellow of 'Vultures' Wake' culminate into the most pounding Godhunter dust storm yet, and is the first new noise from the bandits to be recorded with new drummer Andy Kratzenberg. 'Vultures' Wake' was recorded by Ryan Bram (Territory) at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege, and will be available on an upcoming split 7” with fellow Tucson act Anakim. More...
Following a recent trio of Southern California gigs, Tucson heathens Godhunter will embark on the second leg of a three-pronged Winter live assault this Wednesday, with four shows across the band's home state pending. The final offensive of the tour will engulf the first half of March as Godhunter forges through the Southwestern and Gulf Coast regions on its way to raid SXSW.
Moshpit Tragedy recently re-released Godhunter’s "Wolves" EP digitally, and will also be handling the digital sales of the act’s upcoming "City Of Dust" LP later in the year. The proceeds from these digital sales are being donated to Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary located in Stratford, Ontario.
The band will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) this Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record "City Of Dust," a concept album about life and death in a decaying desert shithole of a hometown. More...
Is a post-weekend hangover dragging you down? Then let Godhunter show you how to get back on track with some liquid lunch action. The Tucson sludge thugs display how they get down with their local legion in their intoxicatingly epic new video for “Wolves Of The North.”
The self-funded video was directed by Thomas Grafius and Godhunter and filmed by Grafius, Jay Pestilence, Nathan Shoemaker, and Danny Wood -- all close comrades of the band -- who basically tried to show what an average day is like for their legion.
Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter recently wrapped-up filming a self-financed video for the crushing anthem “Wolves Of The North.” After making its initial appearance on the band’s 2011-released "Wolves" EP, more recently “Wolves Of The North” reared its ugly head on Godhunter’s self-released split 7” with hometown cohorts Inoculara.
The split was pressed on off-white wax, with cover artwork by Matt "Zip" Howard, and interior art by Hoss, limited to only three-hundred hand-numbered copies. The video is currently going through final edits in preparation for its release in January.
The “Wolves Of The North” video will be released just in time for Godhunter’s newly-confirmed 2013 Winter Tour, sponsored by Acid Reflux Records and Earsplit. Broken into multiple treks between mid-January and mid-March, the quartet will thunder through the Southwestern states and then head back down towards the Gulf Coast, on the way to raid SXSW 2013 for several dates before trekking back to Arizona. Further confirmations will be announced as the dates are finalized in the coming weeks.
Godhunter also confirms that indie label Moshpit Tragedy will be re-releasing the "Wolves" EP digitally, and will also be handling the digital sales of the act’s upcoming "City Of Dust" LP later in 2013. The proceeds from these digital sales will be donated to an animal-based charity. The band will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) this Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record "City Of Dust," a concept album about life and death in a decaying desert shithole of a hometown. More...
Arizona sludgedemons Godhunter have completed the primary writing stages of their newest audio thunder, set to be recorded and released in 2013, but have more pending matters to attend to first, as the band prepares for a few regional live performances this week.
Godhunter is responsible for having booked the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest, the event to bring a plethora of underground acts to Tucson for a two-day DIY extreme music gathering, this Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th. Extensive tour plans, including a Winter trek and a Spring tour crashing SXSW 2013 and back are being devised; watch for more live attacks to be declared in the coming weeks.
Godhunter will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) next Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record the new album "City Of Dust."
10/15/2012 Mesa Theater – Mesa, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Sourvein, Twingiant
10/19/20/2012 The Rock – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
As the first annual Tuscon-based Southwest Terror Fest metal gathering approaches, confirmed to deafen concertgoers for two full days this October, this week several updates to the lineup have been confirmed. As -16- canceled the band's performance due to other touring options during that time, Bereft has been added instead. Several other minor shifts to the overall lineup are reflected on the updated flyer available below.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include Bereft, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! Tickets are available right here.
The festival's lineup is as follows: More...