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Family

From: NY, United States
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Latest Family News

Below is our complete Family 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.

Family Signs With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records just inked a new record deal with NY outfit Family. The label had this to say about the new deal:

"Brooklyn’s Family has been wowing audiences since 2011 with its unique and earnest blend of classic rock meets modern heaviness, alongside a healthy dose of behind-the-beat New Orleans groove and progressive rhythmic patterns. The band has embraced an amorphous collective approach, enduring lineup shifts that have continuously evolved its sound. Throughout the process, previous members have maintained involvement, contributing to live performances and forming offshoot bands together.

"Prosthetic will release Family's sophomore album 'Future History' this summer. A teaser video can be seen below, with more details coming soon. The band will play at Webster Hall in NYC on March 29th with new labelmates Scale the Summit and North, along with headliner Intronaut, and is also confirmed for the 2016 Psycho Vegas festival in late August.

"Family's electrifying debut 'Portrait,' a concept album about a dysfunctional family that develops supernatural powers, was released in 2012 on Robin Staps’ (The Ocean) label Pelagic Records (Cult of Luna, Mono, The Ocean). 'Portrait' was produced by bandleader Steven Gordon, engineered and mixed by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In), and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Baroness, Torche). The same production team has reunited to create 'Future History' as well." More...

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NYC Sucks Volume 4 Available For Download

"NYC Sucks, Volume 4" is now available online as a stream and free download. Check out the tracks below, or download the compilation at MetalSucks.net here.

NYC Sucks is a 100% free music compilation series that celebrates some of the best bands of the New York City metal scene.

Volume 4 includes A Pale Horse Named Death, Extinction A.D., Mutilation Rites, Torrential Downpour, Pigs, and more.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Extinction A.D. – “Mummified”
2. Torrential Downpour - “TKV”
3. Artificial Brain – “Absorbing Black Ignition”
4. Dead Empires – “Five Day Death”
5. Family – “Precedent”
6. Old Wounds – “It Can’t Rain All the Time”
7. Pigs – “If I’m In Luck”
8. White Widows Pact – “Collateral Damage”
9. Alekhine’s Gun – “Crown of Knives (Tsoncha Korlo)”
10. Flaming Tusk – “Thousand Year Plan”
11. Mutilation Rites – “Fogwarning”
12. Fin’Amor – “Bleed the Oceans”
13. A Pale Horse Named Death – “Shallow Grave” More...

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Family Streaming Entire New Album

Family is now streaming the entire new album "Portrait" online. Check out the full album stream through MetalSucks here.

MetalSucks reports: "In the epicenter of the Venn diagram showing modern prog metal, classic rock, and '90s heavy alternative lies Brooklyn's Family, a new band that deftly controls that unlikely intersection of heavy sub-genres with stunning aplomb."

"Portrait" was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album sees its European release on October 29th via Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. Family will self-release the album in the U.S. on October 30th, with pre-orders available here.

A record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY, with Hivesmasher and End It.

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Family Posts New Song Online

Alarm Magazine is presenting the premiere of a new Family song, titled "Daddy Wronglegs," taken off the band's upcoming debut album, "Portrait." The song features guest guitar work by John Lamacchia, guitarist of Candiria, Spylacopa, and Julie Christmas. Check out "Daddy Wronglegs" right here.

Alarm editor Scott Morrow describes Family as "mixing the low-end heft and beastliness of Unsane with classic, straight-ahead, southern, and even post-rock elements."

"Portrait" was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album comes out October 29th in Europe on Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. The band will self-release the album on October 30th in the U.S. An official record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Family's hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

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Family Streaming New Song Online

Invisible Oranges has presented the debut of "Illegal Women," a track off Family's debut album, "Portrait." Check out the song right here. According to a press release, the Brooklyn, NY band "combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness."

Family's guitarist Josh Lozano is also a member of Man's Gin (Profound Lore Records) and a former member of Jarboe's touring band. Guitarist and main songwriter Steven Gordon is a writer for the popular blog, MetalSucks.

Family's debut album, "Portrait," is a concept album about a dysfunctional family that develops supernatural powers. It was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). John Lamacchia -- guitarist of Candiria, Julie Christmas, Spylacopa, Crooked Man -- makes a guest appearance on one track.

Robin Staps of German band The Ocean will release Portrait via his own label, Pelagic Records, in Europe on October 29th. The band will release the album in the U.S. on October 30th. A record release show is scheduled for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.

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