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Destroyer of Light

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Destroyer Of Light Announces U.S. Shows

Austin, Texas-based psychedelic doom metal outfit Destroyer Of Light has confirmed a string of tour dates spanning the Western U.S. in late June into mid-July.

This upcoming trek is the first extensive tour from the outfit since a massive run through the U.S. in the summer of 2015, which was booked in support of the "Endsville" split 2xLP. This new trek sees Destroyer Of Light taking the "Endsville" anthems back out to the masses, beginning in Fort Worth on June 16th, then running up through the Central and Midwestern states to the Pacific Northwest, before running down the West Coast on their way back to Texas, the final show going down in the band's hometown on July 11th.

Following the recent departure of Keegan Kjeldsen, this tour will see Destroyer Of Light taking to the streets as a three-piece for the first time, with Jeff Klein handling lead guitars, Steve Colca on guitars and vocals, and Penny turner on drums. More...

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Reveals Full Lineup

Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic's open-air camping metal party, is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival, which runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland.

This year, forty metal bands, representing various diverse subgenres, will terrorize three stages in the woodlands of The Old Line State at the same summer camp where the fest was held last year. The full list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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South By Southwest 2016 Schedule

Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).

Monday 3/14/16

Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP

STAGE
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs

FLOOR
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut

PATIO
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Announces Lineup

Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic's open air camping metal party, will once again terrorize the woodlands of central Maryland this fall with three days of more than thirty bands from diverse metal genres and regions.

The 2016 festival runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley in White Hall, Maryland.

"The response from performers and attendees to the 2015 event was overwhelmingly positive with many people telling me it was the best weekend of their lives!" says festival founder Mary Spiro of Metallomusikum.com/Shadow Woods Productions LLC. "We are humbled and frankly completely surprised by the outpouring of praise for the fest. There has been enormous interest from the metal community for certain bands to perform. Our team is taking its time to make sure the lineup matches our attendee's expectations and sets us apart from other fests. We also want each day to have flow. It's a balancing act."

Spiro says that when all is said and done, the final lineup will surpass the ferocity of the inaugural installment. As of February 9th, twenty-one bands have been announced, with more still in the works.

"It could be late Spring before we have the whole lineup in hand," Spiro said. "It's taking longer than we anticipated, but we think our patience will be rewarded, and festival goers will be really pleased with the bands yet to be announced." More...

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Spirit Caravan Brings Doom To Austin

Doom metal icons Wino and Dave Sherman rolled into Austin with Spirit Caravan, a group that has twenty years of history under their vests. Of course, Dave and Wino are the core of the group, so they remained part of the group, but the drummer was different than the last time I saw them in 2014. Saint Vitus basher Henry Vasquez was behind the kit at that show. Tonight, Ed Gulli played drums. He was the original The Obsessed drummer. This tour showed him reunite with Wino after thirty years. More...

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Full Godhunter/Destroyer Of Light Split Streaming

After a trickle of song releases from the upcoming "Endsville" split, Godhunter and Destroyer of Light are now unleashing the full platter for aural consumption. Stream both sides of the split below.

"Godhunter vs Destroyer of Light: Endsville" delivers twenty minutes of new material and a cover from each band. The two bands will also soon hit the road together supporting the split on these dates:

7/29/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot - El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
8/03/2015 The Reverb Lounge - Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun
8/05/2015 LiveWire Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Shakespere's Pub - Kalamazoo, MI @ Fat Guy Fest
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Immortal Bird
8/14/2015 KoTo - Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement - Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino's Pizza Pub Brewery - Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX More...

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Godhunter/Destroyer Of Light Post New Tracks

With the impending release of Godhunter Vs. Destroyer Of Light: "Endsville" closing in, new tracks hailing from both sides of the split are now online.

One of the most psychedelic bottom-dredgers of Godhunter's platter from "Endsville," the track "Dull Knives, Weak Handshakes" is a fuzz-laden, tectonic crusher which sees the band's more stoner/doom metal influences taking over.

While Destroyer Of Light bears more of the same stoner/doom influences in the group's overall body of work, the LP-closing "Valley Of The Dead" surges with a morose and eventually scathing vibe than much of the rest of the release.

Combined, the two tracks offer vast insight into what the mighty "Endsville" release encapsulates. Listen in below. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Streaming New Split Track

The first full single from "Endsville" - the split 2xLP release from Godhunter and Destroyer Of Light - has been released through a lyric video for Destroyer Of Light's "Electric Shadows." Check it out below.

"Endsville" sees a joint release through Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and Destroyer Of Light's Heavy Friends Records on July 28th. You can also catch the two bands live supporting the release on these dates:

7/29/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot - El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
8/03/2015 TBA - Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2015 Liveweire - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest - Kalamazoo, MI
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter - Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
8/14/2015 KoTo - Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement - Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino's - Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX More...

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Godhunter Releasing Split With Destroyer Of Light

"Godhunter vs. Destroyer of Light: Endsville," a collection of brand new end-time material from both acts, is being finalized for co-release between the two acts this Summer.

Additionally, the bands will collaborate on a major widespread tour together, which will see them both raiding the East Coast US for the first time.

This collaboration bears twenty minutes of new material and a cover track from each band. "Endsville" will see a collaborative release through Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and Destroyer Of Light's Heavy Friends Records on July 28th.

A video trailer, the artwork, track listing and singles from the album will be released over the coming weeks. See the two bands touring together on these dates: More...

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Destroyer Of Light Announces U.S. Shows

The Austin-based doom heavyweights from Destroyer Of Light have announced a West Coast tour surrounding their performance at the mammoth festival Psycho California alongside Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Luna and many, many others.

The tour will span from Texas, up to the Pacific Northwest and back through the plains. See the band live on these dates:

May 11th - Austin, TX - The Grand
May 12th - Midland, TX - Kamposi
May 13th - El Paso, TX - Sandbox
May 14th - Tempe, AZ - Rips
May 15th - May 17th - Psycho California
May 18th - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs Saloon
May 19th - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
May 20th - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
May 21st - Eugene, OR - Black Forest
May 22nd - Richland, WA - Ray’s Golden Lion
May 23rd - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
May 24th - Portland, OR - High Water Mark
May 25th - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse
May 26th - Salt Lake City - TBA
May 27th - Las Vegas, NV - House Show
May 29th - Colorado Springs, CO - Triple Nickel
May 30th - Haysville, KS - KC’s Too
May 31st - Texarkana, TX - The Crazy Horse Saloon More...

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Death To False Metal Festival Announced

This August, the maiden installment of a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, dubbed the Death To False Metal Festival.

Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, DTFM festival hopes to create one of the premiere metal festivals in the U/S.

Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the first edition gathering is set to take place on Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut.

Friday night's lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation.

Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator. More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Issues Road Report

Destroyer of Light is more than midway through the "Howlin' Across America" 2014 tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" album.

The Austin doom metal group has played shows throughout much of the United States including the South, Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast. The band shared three dates with Seattle's Serial Hawk and played Southwest Terror Fest in Arizona. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Colca today checks in from the tour with this road report:

"Hey, it's Steve Colca here from Destroyer of Light, just checking in from the road. We are on Day 24 of the Howlin' Across America tour. As of right now, I am sitting at The Acoustic Coffeehouse here in Johnson City, TN before we head to The Hideaway to shred another night away. So far, this has been a hell of a trip and met some fantastic people along the away.

"Southwest Terror Fest was great, as we got to see some of our favorite bands play like Goatsnake, Neurosis, Sunn O))), Author & Punisher, and more! On our night, we got to share the stage with Spiritual Shepard, Take Over & Destroy, and The Atlas Moth. The camaraderie from the whole fest to the bands to the staff to the fans was fantastic. Super killer night. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Headed Out On Tour

Following a Summer run on the West Coast, the doom metal alchemists from Destroyer of Light are set to undertake another tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" EP.

Dubbed the Howlin' Across America Tour '14, the band will spend a month on the road and visit 32 cities. On October 17th, Destroyer of Light travels to The District Tavern in Tucson, Arizona to play the Southwest Terror Fest. Goatsnake, Sunn 0))), Neurosis, Pelican and Author & Punisher are a few of the bands billed to play the four-day festival.

The band comments: "We are super excited about this tour and hitting some new cities that we haven't played before. Also, this is the biggest tour that we have done; so, it is a very exciting feeling to go out and accomplish this." More...

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Destroyer Of Light Announces U.S. Tour

Austin-based doom band Destroyer Of Light has announced a U.S. tour spanning from Texas to the West Coast in June.

Destroyer of Light formed in the beginning of 2012, and each member coming from different bands wanted to create slow, heavy, riff-induced music and wield it toward the masses. Gathering influences from a variety of different styles, each member brings their flavor to the table, and the music speaks for itself.

Destroyer of Light is a 4-piece band consisting of Steve Colca on guitars/vocals, Keegan Kjeldsen on lead guitar, Jeff Klein on bass, and Kelly "Penny" Turner on drums. The band's second EP, "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" has been released both digitally and on vinyl through Heavy Friends Records. May the power of the riff compel you!

June 13th - Austin, Tx @ Holy Mountain
June 14th - Midland, TX @ VFW Hall
June 15th - Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard
June 16th - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
June 17th - Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock
June 18th - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
June 19th - Spring Valley, CA @ The Bancroft
June 20th - LA @ TBA
June 21st - San Bernadino, CA - Black Flame Collective
June 22nd - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
June 23rd - Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club
June 24th - Fresno, CA @ TBA
June 25th - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyanne Saloon
June 26th - SLC @ The Shred Shed
June 27th - Colorado Springs, CO @ TBA
June 28th - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
June 29th - Haysville, KS @ KC’s Too
June 30th - Texarkana, TX @ Silver Dollar
July 1st - Dallas, TX/Fort Worth, TX @ TBA

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Destroyer Of Light Releases New Music Video

Austin, Texas purveyors of diabolic doom metal, Destroyer Of Light, have released a new music video, "Forbidden Zombi Ritual." The track was taken from the group's upcoming EP "Bizarre Tales: Vol. 2." Created by Erik Bredthauer, "Forbidden Zombi Ritual" contains lyrics that narrate a slide show of the macabre.

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Destroyer Of Light Reveals New EP Cover

Austin, Texas based band Destroyer of Light has revealed the cover artwork for upcoming EP "Bizarre Tales: Vol 2." Check it out below. To hear the band's music, you can also stream the entire debut, self-titled album from Destroyer of Light at this location.

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Destroyer Of Light Posts Tour Footage

Destroyer of Light has posted a video recap of the Little Stops of Horror Tour the band embarked on from Austin to Michigan during Oct 16th - 22nd. Check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"Here's video footage from October tour that I put together and edited for everyone's viewing pleasure. You can get a little taste of how we are when we aren't playing. We like to swear a lot, and family members...don't take what we say seriously, it's all meant to be fun and games!! Hope you enjoy!"

You can also stream the band's full self-titled album over at this location.

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Destroyer Of Light Streaming Self-Titled Album

Austin, Texas act Destroyer of Light has posted the band's entire self-titled album online for streaming. Check out the release via bandcamp or in the player available below. "Destroyer of Light" was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios and engineered by Matt Meli. Mastering was handled by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Greet Death
2. The Virgin
3. So Divided
4. Coffin Hunter
5. The Swamp
6. Asteroid More...

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