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Pinkish Black

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Below is our complete Pinkish Black 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.

Pinkish Black Signs With Relapse Records

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Forth Worth, TX's ominous and experimental post-everything duo Pinkish Black.

Consisting of Jon Teague (drums/synths) and Daron Beck (vocals/synths/keyboards), Pinkish Black formed in 2012 from the ashes of The Great Tyrant and has released two records that have been described as "an opus of doomy, sludgy, crushingly dark music" by Cvlt Nation and "a massive wall of dark, beautifully cosmic sound." by The Sleeping Shaman to "an absolute stunner" by Stereogum.

The duo is now preparing a third full-length and will enter Echo Lab studios in Argyle, TX this February. The band commented on signing to Relapse: "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Relapse. With such a legendary and diverse roster, we know that we are in good company. The diversity of the label is quite a relief, as our music does not easily fit into any one genre. Working with folks who understand that will be refreshing."

Additionally, Relapse will release the final works by the original group The Great Tyrant entitled "The Trouble With Being Born" in early 2015. The band commented on the release of this project as well: More...

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Cvlt Nation Releases Joy Division Cover Album

Cvlt Nation is proud to present the site's fourth covers compilation in an ongoing series with Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures."

Available now for streaming and free download at CVLTNation.com here, the collection features Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, Pinkish Black, Theologian, Old Witch, Dreadlords, Annex, Masses, Crimson Scarlet and Sun Splitter all delivering their own creative renditions of this seminal post punk album.

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. All the mastering is done by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee with the exception of Arctic Flowers' "Wilderness," mastered by Brad Boatright. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dreadlords - Disorder
2. Annex - Day Of The Lords
3. Theologian - Candidate
4. Old Witch - Insight
5. Pinkish Black - New Dawn Fades
6. Masses - She's Lost Control
7. Cemetary - Shadowplay
8. Arctic Flowers - Wilderness
9. Crimson Scarlet - Interzone
10. Sun Splitter - I Remember Nothing More...

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Pinkish Black Announces Tour With Kings Goblin

Fort Worth's post-punk doom duo Pinkish Black will be touring with Italian horror soundtrack/progressive rock loyalists, Kings Goblin.

The trek starts April 4th in St. Petersburg, FL, makes a stop at the historic Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, and ends in Oakland, CA. The complete set of dates can be seen below.

Pinkish Black will be continuing to support the band's Century Media released album, "Razed to The Ground."

April 24 St. Petersburg, FL / State Theater w/ Goblin
April 25 Miami, FL / Grand Central w/ Goblin
April 27 Dallas, TX / Texas Theater w/ Goblin
April 28 Houston, TX / House Of Blues w/ Goblin
April 29 Austin, TX / Mohawk w/ Goblin
May 1 Phoenix, AZ / Marquee w/ Goblin
May 2 San Diego, CA / House Of Blues w/ Goblin
May 3 Los Angeles, CA / Henry Fonda Theater w/ Goblin
May 4 Oakland, CA / Metro w/ Goblin

Additional Pinkish Black dates:

May 31 Houston, TX/Free Press Summer Festival w/ Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, more
June 1 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival w/ Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, more More...

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Pinkish Black Streaming Full New Album

Fort Worth's Pinkish Black is streaming sophomore effort "Razed To The Ground" online today. Check it out via Pitchfork here.

Pinkish Black will be doing a full U.S. tour with Kylesa next month in support of Razed To The Ground. Dates are as follows: More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Revealed

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."

Ticket and event info on the Southwest Terror Fest 2013 are available at this location. More...

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Pinkish Black Posts "Ashtray Eyes"

Fort Worth's Pinkish Black recently announced a full tour with Kylesa in October (dates available after the jump). The band has also premiered a song from the upcoming Century Media album, "Razed To The Ground." The song "Ashtray Eyes" can be heard below courtesy of Roadburn.com.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. She Left Him Red
2. Ashtray Eyes
3. Kites and Vultures (streaming here)
4. Razed to the Ground
5. Bad Dreamer
6. Rise
7. Loss of Feeling of Loss More...

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Kylesa Announces U.S. Tour

Kylesa has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates

"We're stoked to announce our October tour with Pinkish Black and Sierra sponsored by Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan! Tickets go on sale Friday. See you soon!"

The tour poster is available below, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

10/1 Athens GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/2 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
10/3 Nashville TN @ Exit/In
10/4 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
10/6 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
10/8 San Antonio TX @ Korova
10/9 Austin TX @ Red 7
10/10 Tucson AZ @ The Rock//SW Terror Fest
10/12 Tempe AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
10/13 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
10/14 Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex
10/15 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House
10/16 Sacramento CA @ Harlow's
10/17 Portland OR @ Star Theater
10/18 Olympia WA @ Capitol Theater
10/19 Missoula MT @ The Palace
10/20 Rapid City SD @ Johnny Billiards
10/22 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club
10/23 Detroit MI @ Smalls
10/24 Newark DE @ Mojo Main
10/25 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
10/26 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/27 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter More...

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Pinkish Black Posts New Track Online

Fort Worth's Pinkish Black has just released "Kites And Vultures" from debut album "Razed to the Ground," which is due in stores September 17th on Century Media Records. Stereogum has the exclusive premiere.

Check out "Kites And Vultures" in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com. The "Razed to the Ground" track listing is as follows:

1. She Left Him Red
2. Ashtray Eyes
3. Kites and Vultures
4. Razed to the Ground
5. Bad Dreamer
6. Rise
7. Loss of Feeling of Loss More...

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Pinkish Black Reveals "Razed To The Ground" Info

"Lots of good, lots of bad..." is one way to describe Pinkish Black's star-crossed career thus far. Their first incarnation arose in Fort Worth, TX, when 2005 saw a trio of like-minded souls connect under the banner of The Great Tyrant and set about hewing a new definition for the word "heavy."

Following the tragic passing of original bass player Tommy Atkins, the remaining duo forged ahead, morphing into an even darker macabre entity. Now comprised of drummer Jon Teague and Daron Beck on vocals and synthesizer, the band go under the new moniker Pinkish Black.

"Jon and I have been playing music for over 2 decades," Beck comments. "The whole process of getting to this point in our lives and our music has been very much a repeating cycle of building to inevitably tear down to build again to tear down and so on... it's how all life is. Building, destroying, building, destroying..." More...

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Pinkish Black Streaming "Razed To The Ground"

Fort Worth-based duo Pinkish Black is finally ready to announce the details for upcoming album and Century Media debut, "Razed to the Ground."

Due out September 17th in North America, "Razed to the Ground" was self-produced by Pinkish Black's own Jon Teague and Daron Beck, mastered by James Plotkin, and recorded at The Echo Lab with Matt Barnhart handling engineer duties.

For a preview of "Razed to the Ground," head over to NPR.org for the premiere of the album's title right here (you have to scroll down past the Kanye West bullshit).

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Century Media Bands Announce SXSW Appearances

Italy's Lacuna Coil, Fort Worth-based duo Pinkish Black, and ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar will be appearing at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. See below for all performance information:

Wednesday, March 13th

Vattnet Viskar
2PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
12:00AM: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza

Pinkish Black
3PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
9:30PM: Six Lounge, Metal Wreckage showcase w/ ALOL, JUNIUS and more

Friday, March 15

Lacuna Coil
12:50AM: Dirty Dog Bar

Saturday, March 16th

Pinkish Black
9:30PM: The North Door, Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ PALLBEARER, JOHN BAIZLEY and more

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Pinkish Black Finishes New Album

Fort Worth-based duo Pinkish Black has finished recording an upcoming album and Century Media debut, set tentatively for a spring release. Self-produced by the band's own Jon Teague and Daron Beck, this currently untitled full-length was recorded at The Echo Lab with Matt Barnhart handling engineer duties. Mastering will be done by James Plotkin.

To hear some new tracks from the record, fans can catch Pinkish Black live on March 7th in Denton, TX at NX35 where the duo will be direct support for EyeHateGod. Additional tour dates will also be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Pinkish Black is the continuation of The Great Tyrant, a three-piece that released one LP following the passing of bass player Tommy Atkins. When Atkins died, Teague and Beck decided to change the band's name and remain a two-piece, yet still retain TGT's sound.

With no stringed instruments, the duo now relies on aura and raw emotions to obtain a unique heaviness. The resulting effort, Pinkish Black's self-titled debut (released via Handmade Birds Records), features seven tracks of dark, haunting deathrock--and was named one of the best albums of 2012 by Brooklyn Vegan.com, Stereogum.com, and Pitchfork.com.

Jan. 20--The Boiled Owl--Ft Worth, TX
Jan. 26--Rubber Gloves--Denton, TX
Feb. 6--Club Dada--Dallas, TX
Feb. 22--Club Dada--Dallas, TX
Mar. 17--Sand Bar--Dallas, TX

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Pinkish Black Signs With Century Media

Fort Worth based duo Pinkish Black has has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The label comments:

"Pinkish Black s the duo Jon Teague on drums and vocalist/synthesizer, Daron Beck. They are the continuation of The Great Tyrant, a three piece that released one LP posthumously following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. The Great Tyrant was on its way to redefining what heavy music was. When Atkins died, the only changes were the name and how to achieve this as a two piece, the latter being no small feat.

"Pinkish Black's last, self-titled album, released on Handmade Birds, featured seven tracks of dark, intense and at times, haunting songs. As one of the heaviest bands of late to feature no stringed instruments, Pinkish Black uses aura and emotions to attain what other bands (and a lot of Orange Amps and down-tuned guitars) fail to do. The band is currently touring and working on a new record, expected to be recorded by the end of the year."

Jon Teague and Daron Beck added, "We're excited at the possibilities that working with Century Media presents to us, and that lots of touring and recording will follow."

Upcoming live shows are:

11/24 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's w/ ATRIARCH
11/28 - New York, NY - Home Sweet Home
11/29 - Baltimore, MD - TBA
11/30 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
12/1 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus w/ NAAM
12/4 - Richmond, VA - Nile
12/6 - Nashville, TN - TBA w/ PALLBEARER
12/7 - Little Rock, AK - Downtown Music w/ PALLBEARER
12/8 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's w/ PALLBEARER

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