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Below is our complete Earth 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Seattle's Earth have announced the following tour dates:
10/10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - BARD College
10/11 - Providence, RI - Brown University
10/12 - Portland, ME - Time Of Rivers Festival
10/13 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
10/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
10/15 - Allentown, PA - The Sterling Hotel
10/16 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary) w/ Sunn 0))) and Thou
10/17 - New York, NY - Columbia University
10/18 - New Haven, CT - Wesleyan University
10/19 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
After hitting the Roaburn Festival and the fierce Hellfest in June, KRUGER has been confirmed for the 20th edition of the DOUR FESTIVAL (www.dourfestival.be), on July 20th. Kruger will play alongside band such as Earth, Chrome Hoof, Tortoise, Heavy Trash, Madrugada, Lofofora, Gogol Bordello, Subtle and more.
The band has recently foung a replacement for their departed bassist, who will be announced soon, as well as a tour across France, UK and Benelux in October.
KRUGER released their acclaimed third album, "Redemption Through Looseness," on Listenable last year.
Upon returning from more than a month touring Europe on their new album "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull," Seattle's masters of Americana-style drone Earth begin waves of US touring. More dates will be announced over the coming months as the band confirms more regional touring.
Current tour dates are as follows:
04/25/2008 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/Helen Money
04/26/2008 Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH w/Sword Heaven
04/27/2008 The Dame - Lexington, KY
04/28/2008 *TBA - Nashville, TN
04/29/2008 Bottletree - Birmingham, AL w/Fur Elise, Liz Durrett
04/30/2008 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/Fur Elise, Liz Durrett
05/01/2008 Calendonia - Athens, GA w/Fur Elise, Liz Durrett
05/02/2008 Rocket Club - Asheville, NC
05/03/2008 Downtown Events Center - Raleigh, NC
05/04/2008 Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC w/Kayo Dot
05/05/2008 Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA w/Kayo Dot
05/06/2008 Knitting Factory - New York, NY w/Kayo Dot
ASCEND is a new collaborative musical project between Gentry Densley (Iceburn, Eagle Twin) and Greg Anderson (sunn 0))), Goatsnake, Engine Kid). Both have been making music that has crossed paths several times in the last 19 years, the most notable being during the 90s when Anderson's band Engine Kid toured with and shared a split album with Densely’s band Iceburn. During that time both were heavily experimenting with the fusion of jazz (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, John Coltrane) and the dark behemoth tones of influences such as The Melvins, Gore, Slint, and Caspar Brotzman.
Hitting stores on May 27th, ASCEND re-visits some of the tones and moods of their past works as well as traveling into uncharted territory all done with the utmost focus on heaviness and power, with the album "Ample Fire Within." Of particular note is the vocal performance by Gentry Densley. His voice is deep and ominous with a subtle Tom Waits influence within the growls and gruffness that is emoted. Anderson gushes enthusiastically: "we were extremely fortunate to have a lot of help from our friends with this recording. Andy Patterson pounded the hell out of the drums, and Steve Moore (aka Stebmo, also in Earth and often times sunn 0))) ) added some trombone (“Obelisk of Kolob”, and “Dark Matter”), organ (“Her Horse Is Thunder”, “Dark Matter”) and some amazing wurlitzer (“Amplifier Within”, “Divine”). His playing brings a dark, sophisticated jazz atmosphere to the album. On the track "V O G" we were blessed to have Bubba Dupree (Void) AND none other than Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) put down some incredible lead work!"
The entire album was mixed by Randall Dunn (Earth, sunn 0))), Kinski,) and mastered by Mell Dettmer who is turning into the "house-mastering wizardress" for the Southern Lord label.
Below are a few samples from the album:
The unveiling of the new Earth studio album is upon us. The band returns once again to it’s continuing evolution. Where “Hex” reveled in dark satanic twang and austere american beauty, “The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull” finds Dylan Carlson and the band growing into a harder, more rock, american Gospel and impovisitory direction framed by truly psychedelic production and blazing guitar sounds.
Earth is also very honored to be joined on this record for three songs by legendary and virtuoso guitarist Bill Frisell. Mr. Frisell adds a brilliant texture and counterpoint to the scintillating and inspired riffs of Dylan carlson and the band. Adrienne Davies joins again on drums lending a classic and steady feel to the proceedings. Steve Moore also returns adding heavy hammond organ and his intense jazz inspired piano playing. Live Bassist Don McGreevy also makes his full length Earth debut on this record. The CD comes nicely packaged in a slip-case/o-card and features artwork by Arik Roper.
"Bees"… will be available in stores on Feb. 26th, however here is a chance to hear it prior to that date by ordering directly from Southern Lord (they also have an exclusively authorized t-shirt and sweatshirt with the killer artwork from the album).
The band is about to embark on a month-long European tour with Sir Richard Bishop. They will have copies of the special tour split 12? with Sir Richard Bishop with them, and now this is the only place to get them as the copies for sale via the Southern Lord store were snatched up in a matter of hours.
Here are Earth's European tour dates with Sir Richard Bishop: More...
Switch Fest (poster) will feature some of the best of Australian metal/prog bands on two stages (basement and level 1), as well as drink specials and DJs. For one night only, November 5th (Cup Eve), you can catch Alarum, Sydonia, Sleep Parade, Earth, Fallacy and a bunch more for only 15 dollars. Tickets can be bought from:
Missing Link (Bourke St, City)
Rare Records (St Kilda)
Polyester Records (Brunswick)
Planet 13 (Greensborough)
Hot Head (Geelong)
Switch is at 60 King St in the city.
Burial Chamber Trio, featuring Attila Csihar of Mayhem, Greg Anderson of Sunn 0))) and Oren Ambarchi who span Hungary, USA, Australia, will be playing their first and likely only show in North America this year on Sunday, October 21 at Chop Suey in Seattle, WA. Support will be provided by Earth and Lesbian.
The first ever Abducted Metal and Horror Festival has been announced, and will be held at the Arena in Brisbane on the 21st of July, with doors opening at 5pm. Twenty bands, including some of the best coming out of Australia right now, will play across three stages, and the festival will also feature horror cinema, gothic dance and the launch of the new DVDzine 'Up-Skirt'. Tickets are available from the Arena, Oztix, Skinny, and Rocking Horse, and more information on the festival can be found at this location. The line-up for the festival is as follows:
Fuck... I'm Dead,
Kill for Satan,
Five Star Prison Cell,
The Day Everything Became Nothing,
Anger in Motion,
State of Integrity, and
Southern Lord Records recording artists Earth have finished the recording and mastering of their latest album, tentatively entitled "Hibernaculam." The audio material consists of three old Earth classics redone in a different, stark and clean tone (ala the "Hex" material) plus the track "A Plague of Angels" which was previously available on a rare tour-only 12".
The album will be a special dual CD/DVD "hybrid". With the audio mentioned above on one side, an Earth documentary filmed by Seldon Hunt lies on the other. The documentary features many interviews with Dylan Carlson and live footage from the groups 2006 European tour. Here's the track listing:
1. Ouroboros Is Broken
2. Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor
3. Miami Morning Coming Down
4. A Plague of Angels (2006 mix)
-Earth Documentary with interviews and live footage (filmed by Seldon Hunt)
Sunn 0))) and Earth will be touring Europe together in February and March. Here's the latest schedule:
2/8 Germany, Koln @ Gebauede 9
2/9 Belgium, Diksmuide @ 4AD
2/10 London @ TBA
2/11 Leeds @ The Cockpit
2/12 Glasgow @ ABC2
2/13 Liverpool @ Roadkill
2/14 Bristol @ Thekla
2/15 Birmingham @ Custard Factory
2/16 Luxembourg @ TBA
2/17 France, Paris @ TBA
2/18 Spain, Barcelona @ Apollo
2/19 France @ TBA
2/21 Switzerland, Dudingen @ Bad Bonn
2/22 Italy, Milan @ TBA
2/23 Italy, Torino @ TBA
2/24 Italy, Rome @ TBA
2/25 Italy, Bologna @ TBA
2/27 Croatia, Zagreb @ Galerija SC
2/28 Austria, Vienna @ Szene
3/1 Germany, Dresden @ Star Club
3/2 Germany, Berlin @ Volksbuhne
3/3 Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Paradiso
3/4 Germany, Hamburg @ Markthalle
3/5 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Loppen
3/7 Norway, Oslo @ BLÄ
3/8 Sweden, Stockholm @ Debaser
3/10 Sweden, Gothenburg @ Ideal Festival
3/11 Denmark, Aarhus @ Voxhall
3/12 Netherlands, Groningen @ Vera
Southern Lord has announced a partnership with EARTH. EARTH has long been one of the primary influences of many Southern Lord artists, including the inspiration of the formation, sound, theory, and execution of sunn0))). Over the last 10+ EARTH has had a mysterious and abstruse career. Despite a multitude of entanglements EARTH released 4 classic album on Sub Pop records in the early to mid nineties. They have left their own unique stamp on modern music and are without question the fore-fathers of drone music.
EARTH 2004 (and beyond) consits of group founder: Dylan Carlson on guitar and Adrienne Davies (percussion). The duo is stronger and more determined then ever before, with many shows already performed in the USA, and Europe along side supporters such as: SUNN 0)), KHANATE, WHITEHOUSE, KK Null etc.. A collection of early recordings ("sunn amps and smashed guitars") and extremely limited vinyl releases have surfaced over the last 4 years. Not until now will a entire album of new, unreleased, unheard material be forthcoming from EARTH.
EARTH will enter the studio in January 2005 to record their debut album (the first new studio album in 9 years) for Southern Lord. Dylan and Adrienne are very enthusiastic that after a long hiatus, brand new material will finally become available.