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Following the declaration of the impending release of the "Acolyte" debut LP by Tucson sludge metal lunatics Methra on Independence Day, the cult today releases the album's maiden single. The track lands in the form of a video for "Hartley's Cult," which delves heavily into deep-rooted conspiracy theories.
The rough concept of "Acolyte" is based on persistent online rumors that a cabal of top amplifier manufacturers had Hartley Peavey killed and replaced with a doppelganger in the late '80s to stop the company from collapsing the industry due to low price points on the highest quality original amplifiers in the world.
Exclaims the Methra faction: "'What the heck is Peavey making?' We all know the truth, Hartley Peavey was killed and replaced with a doppelganger in the late 1980s. Witness the dark truth of the resurrection of Hartley's Cult."
The Tucson, Arizona-based marauders from Methra have completed their arduous "Acolyte" LP for a summer release through Battleground Records. The label comments:
"Methra is comprised of two self-proclaimed fat weirdos who believe in making heavy music for heavy people. Drummer Andy Kratzenberg (Godhunter) and guitarist Nick Genitals (Limbless Torso) recorded the bulldozing 'Acolyte' in late 2015 at Arcane Digital (North Side Kings, Unruh, Landmine Marathon) with Ryan Butler, who complained of physical and mental anguish due to the bands' unorthodox recording demands.
"The band used only incredibly large speakers to record a behemoth load of sixty-nine guitar tracks - for a total of ten songs that is -- including 15" and 18" speakers, and a 21" subwoofer. The rough concept of 'Acolyte' is based on persistent online rumors that a cabal of top amplifier manufacturers had Hartley Peavey killed and replaced with a doppelganger in the late 80s to stop the company from collapsing the industry due to low price points on the highest quality original amplifiers in the world.
"In deference to the great glory of this nation and the announcement of a sequel to the game-changing blockbuster film Independence Day, Methra has decided to give a very special 4th of July release to 'Acolyte,' which will happen through the regulation of Battleground Records on colored vinyl and digital deliveries. Album art, audio samples including two videos, preorders, live dates, and other propaganda will be issued in the coming days." More...
The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.
Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.
The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...
The Southern Arizona stoner rock specialists from Powered Wig Machine will reintroduce their sophomore album, "Supa-Collider," to the public in a deluxe vinyl edition via Battleground Records on February 21st just as the band performs at the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, an event booked by the members of the band themselves.
Brothers Joey and Wayne Rudell of Powered Wig Machine have produced and organized the inaugural edition of the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, which is set to take over The Rock in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 21st.
The festival includes a plethora of quality acts from across the spectrum of heavy rock, stoner rock, doom, psych, and fuzz. In addition to headliners Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator and Powered Wig Machine, sets form Goatroper, Skulldron, Asimov, Yeti Ender, Mad Alchemy, Liquid Light Show, Conqueror Worm, Methra and more are confirmed to perform at the all-day event. More...
The desert city of Tucson, AZ is host to a wide array of annual events in the musical realm and this coming February will see the addition of a still another: The Borderland Fuzz Fiesta.
Conceived and curated by the Rudell brothers of regional desert rockers Powered Wig Machine and Fuzz Evil, the inaugural show will take place on February 21st at The Rock. The lineup will be as follows:
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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...
Extreme music fans rejoice, for there’s a brutal new festival coming to U.S. soil this Fall. Today, details on the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest have been disclosed to the public, the first installment of the now annual meeting of intense acts confirmed to invade Tucson, Arizona in October.
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 16, 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! The following press release was issued about the festival:
"A fully DIY undertaking booked by musicians, for musicians, the Southwest Terror Fest is a low-priced, two-day event featuring an intense conglomeration of acts; its goal, to draw extreme music fans from all ages from the Southwest US and beyond. The event was conceived and booked by Tucson act Godhunter, with Metalifestyle.com sponsoring the second stage and Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage. Additional sponsorship support is coming from Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, Acid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition. Tickets are available now via Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, and The Rock’s Ticketleap location right here."
The lineup is as follows: More...