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From: OR, United States
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Latest Gaytheist News

Below is our complete Gaytheist 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.

Gaytheist Releasing Live Album

Having released the walloping "Hold Me....But Not So Tight" LP last year, Portland's own Gaytheist will be dropping live album "Gaytheist: Live at The Banana Stand" via Banana Stand Media.

The album will be supported by a live in-store appearance at PDX's Millennium Music on May 4th and a release day appearance on May 6th at Mississippi Studios sharing the bill with Russian Circles and Witch Mountain as part of the Red Bull Selects showcases. Other Gaytheist dates and appearances include:

5/31 - Spokane, WA - Inlander Volume Festival
6/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Wasted Space - Crucial Festival w/ Red Fang, Big Business, Kowloon
7/27 - Seattle, WA - Neumos - Capitol Hill Block Party
8/1 - Portland, OR - Crush Bar - PDX Queer Music Festival

Additional dates with Kowloon Walled City and Helms Alee are to be announced soon. You can also check out a music video from the previous album below. More...

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Gaytheist Announces New Shows

In just under a month, Gaytheist will embark on a quick 4 date west coast tour with fellow Portland heavy rock enthusiasts Drunk Dad (Eolian Empire).

The brief jaunt features four shows with Wild Throne (formerly Dog Shredder) joining the fun in Seattle and most notably Kowloon Walled City making a rare appearance on the San Francisco stop.

Dates are as follows:

2/20 - Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/ Wild Throne, The Great Goddamn
2/21 - Portland, OR at Information Warehouse w/ Nasalrod, Raw Nerves
2/22 - Arcata at Alibi
2/23 - San Fran at Helmlock w/ Kowloon Walled City, Hornss

In other Gaytheist news, the band has been confirmed to appear at the 2014 edition of Boise's Treefort Festival on March 21st. More details can be found at this location. More...

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Gaytheist Releases New Video Clip

Gaytheist released new album "Hold Me...But Not So Tight" back in May, 2013, and now the group has a new music video out off the release. Check out "Stomach Pains" in the player below.

You can also stream the previously posted track "Wisdom of the Asshole" at this location. The album's full track listing is:

1. Starring in "The Idiot"
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
6. Poocano
7. Spread 'em
8. Elderly Assassin
9. MANhattan
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap

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Gaytheist Streaming "Elderly Assassin"

After our premiere of "Wisdom Of The Asshole," Gaytheist has posted another new song online from upcoming album "Hold Me...But Not So Tight."

Check out the track "Elderly Assassin" via Puregrainaudio.com here. The new album is due out May 21st, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. Starring in "The Idiot"
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
6. Poocano
7. Spread 'em
8. Elderly Assassin
9. MANhattan
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap More...

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Gaytheist Streams New Song

Anticipation is getting hot and heavy for the May 21st release of Gaytheist's brand new album "Hold Me...But Not So Tight," and now another track from the release is available.

Check out "Spread 'Em" via Exlaim.ca here or through the player available below.

You can also listen to the Metalunderground.com premiered "Wisdom of the Asshole" at this location. The full album's track listing is:

1. Starring in "The Idiot"
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
6. Poocano
7. Spread 'em
8. Elderly Assassin
9. MANhattan
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap More...

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Gaytheist Preaches The "Wisdom Of The Asshole"

Punk infused power trio Gaytheist will be assaulting your ears and your hearts with new album "Hold Me...But Not So Tight," set for release through Good to Die Records on May 21st, 2013. We've now teamed up with the Portland act to premiere a track off the impending release.

Start your weekend with some energetic heaviness by soaking up the "Wisdom of the Asshole" and prepare for full on conversion to Gaytheism through the player below (the track may take a moment to load after clicking "play").

If you want to know how the band name came about and hear another track from the album, you can also check out our recent interview with vocalist Jason Rivera right here.

You can hear more from the band and find additional info on Gaytheist via Facebook. The "Hold Me...But Not So Tight" track listing is as follows:

1. Starring in "The Idiot"
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
6. Poocano
7. Spread 'em
8. Elderly Assassin
9. MANhattan
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap

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Eolian Empire Releasing Compilation

Recently out of hibernation, Portland label Eolian Empire is preparing to release the most ambitious and dedicated project on ITS diverse roster this Spring, with the newly-completed "Keep Our Heads" label compilation. The following press release was issued about the compilation:

"The tiny D.I.Y. label more focused on maintaining a kinship with their regional underground music scene than attaining national acts or breaking into charts, the clan at Eolian has literally dedicated thousands of hours to arranging, collecting, compiling, mixing and preparing this massive offering of what they consider the best of their local underground, with Keep Our Heads.

"Aligning metal, sludge, doom, prog, punk, rock, thrash, hardcore, noise and unclassifiable anti-genre acts from across the region into a herculean ninety-nine-minute soundtrack to the Portland heavy underground, Keep Our Heads bears twenty-six exclusive tracks from stalwarts in the scene, like some twisted, many-headed beast raised on the soundtracks to River's Edge, Lost Highway, and Repo Man, practically all the tracks recorded in Portland specifically for this release.

"Keep our Haeds features acts: Acre, The Ax, Big Black Cloud, Crag Dweller, Diesto, Drunk Dad, Fist Fite, Gaytheist, Gone to Croatoan, Honduran, Hot Victory, Humours, Ix, LKN, Lord Dying, Nasalrod, Norska, Order of the Gash, Palo Verde, Prizehog, Rabbits, Redneck, Sei Hexe, Sioux, Tiny Knives, and Towers. The comp will see release digitally and on a limited-run cassette on May 1st, the cassette run including both a digital download and a slick beer koozie. View the full track/band listing below, and place pre-orders here."

As a public preview to Keep Our Heads, The Obelisk has released a brand new track from riff-crushers Diesto -- a precursor for the band’s upcoming LP on Eolian this Summer -- alongside a peek at what is going on with this comp. Check it out right here. More...

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Gaytheist Wants You To "Hold Me, But Not So Tight"

Good to Die Records is thrilled beyond all measure to announce the release of "Hold Me...But Not So Tight," the new album by power (bottom?) trio Gaytheist.

Set for a worldwide release on May 21st - on vinyl, of course - the new full-length finds the three-piece staying the course with an abundance of punchy riffage, huge drums, and Jason Rivera's arch, limp-wristed take on life and love. The label comments:

"Gaytheist recorded 'Hold Me...' in a whirlwind session earlier this year at Interlace Audio with Stealth Beats producer Stephan Hawkes. Don't let the brevity of the efforts give the impression that the album will sound rushed and half-assed. Rather, it's a testament to the tight musicianship between front man and guitarist Jason Rivera and his crack rhythm section Nickolis Parks (drums) and Tim Hoff (bass). Gaytheist is as lean and mean as ever on these 12 songs."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Gaytheist Announces New Tour Dates

Gaytheist, the band that About.com called “the musical version of Shark Week” and the Portland Mercury deemed “capable of leveling a city block,” is downright thrilled to announce the group will be heading out on a short tour in support of third LP (and first for Good To Die Records) "Stealth Beats."

The band will be venturing from its homebase of Portland, Oregon down to Albuquerque, New Mexico and back, leveling the Western states with a hyper-charged musical attack and leader Jason Rivera’s pithy, political, and pansied lyrics.

FRI MAR 8 – Portland, OR @ Branx (w/ Lord Dying, Atriarch, Nether Regions)
SAT MAR 9 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder (w/ Wolfang, The Unhallowed)
SUN MAR 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/ Worst Friends, Yaktooth, Rile & Baby Gurl)
MON MAR 11 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings (w/ Glass Hits & Joy Subtraction)
TUES MAR 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Peace & Justice Center (w/ Gusher, Ether Island)
WEDS MAR 13 – Tucson, AZ @ District Tavern
THURS MAR 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Totimoshi, Stripper Pussy, Dolphins-N-Shit)
FRI MAR 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock (w/ Tartufi, Tigon) More...

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Gaytheist Announces Northwest Shows

The Portland trio Gaytheist has just unleashed the "Stealth Beats" album via Seattle's Good To Die Records. You can find it streaming in its entirety on the band's official Bandcamp page right here. Meanwhile Gaytheist has added a few additional dates to a string of Northwest shows in September and October, with more touring in the works. Details are as follows:

9/08 – Portland, OR @ Rontoms (Burnside Distro MFNW Party) – 2pm
9/08 – Portland, OR @ People's Sandwich w/ Rabbits, Fist Fite - 4pm
9/14 – Portland, OR @ Kenton Club (Portland Record Release Show)
9/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Comet (Seattle Record Release) w/ Deadkill, Monogamy Party
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's (DBmonkey 10th anniversary)
10/18 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Absolute Monarchs + guests, DJ Hannah Levin More...

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Good To Die Records Releases Digital Compilation

Good To Die Records has released a compilation album online for streaming and "pay-what-you-want" download. You can check out the release, which features punk, rock, and metal acts, in the player below or over at bandcamp. The label also commented:

"Good To Die is ready to get you caught up with its first digital-only compilation. Featuring tracks from all of the label's releases to date, this handy little primer is rife with furious riffage, impassioned singing, and energy to spare. This free collection wraps together tracks from prog-metal dynamos Dog Shredder, the angular, furious punk outfit Deadkill, and the titans of sci-fi power rock Sandrider.

"This compilation also boasts a pair of exclusives. You can grab your first taste of Portland's queerest rockers Gaytheist, via 'Condemn The Condemners,' a cheeky politically minded blast from the trio's upcoming full-length Stealth Beats (out on August 21st).

"And you get your first glimpse into Good To Die's most recent signing: the sludge punkers from Portland known simply as Rabbits. A sample of the band's future Good To Die release, 'Meth Valley 99' both pays homage to the influence of Sonic Youth and gives the trio a chance to show off their love of steaming noise and throat-shredding screaming. All the goodness of Good To Die in one neat, tidy, and cost-free package? What the hell are you waiting for? Those eardrums of yours aren't going to puncture themselves." More...

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