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Below is our complete Mouth Of The Architect 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.
Austria's Sea of Disorder is currently recording a new album, and the band has now checked in with the following brief update:
"Stunning news friends! Our third and last guest vocalist for the upcoming record will be the awesome Jason Watkins from Mouth of the Architect! We hope you're pleased with our choice!"
This new release is due out in the first quarter of 2014. You can check out the band's recording updates over at the Sea of Disorder Facebook profile here.
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of spine-crushing band Mouth of the Architect, and today Metal Sucks is hosting an exclusive premiere of the new song "Sharpen Your Axes." Check it out here or in the player below.
"Sharpen Your Axes" comes off new album "Dawning," due out on June 25th. The album's track listing is:
2013 marks the ten-year anniversary for Mouth of the Architect, and the band will be releasing the "Dawning" album on June 25th. Today the band reveals another song off the release: check out "How Will This End" via Lambgoat.com or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"While many have anticipated the apocalypse in 2012, MOTA has been accurately predicting and creating the soundtrack for such a disaster since 2003. There is perhaps no better way to celebrate such a milestone than by releasing a new face melting full-length record, and MOTA has never failed in that regard.
"The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson. The band plans to celebrate its 'most glorious birthday' by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge-rock masterpiece.
"Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness. These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of 'The Violence Beneath.' This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning. Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock 'n roll spectacle.
"In support of Dawning, Mouth of the Architect will be touring this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit. The Tour stars June 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through July 6th in Hollywood, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below." More...
This year marks the ten year anniversary of Mouth of the Architect. Today MOTA has unveiled the album artwork and track listing for "Dawning," due out June 25th.
In 2004 they released "Time and Withering" and followed up with a split CD alongside another Dayton, OH based band, Kenoma. After releasing "The Ties That Blind" in 2006 and "Quietly" in 2008, the band underwent about a million member changes before releasing "The Violence Beneath" EP in 2010.
The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson. The band plans to celebrate its birthday by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge rock masterpiece. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness. These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of 'The Violence Beneath.' This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning. Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock 'n roll spectacle. More...
Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit - whose new album, "The Migration," will be released this summer -- will support Intronaut on an upcoming North American tour. Sponsored by MetalSucks, the month-long tour also features Mouth of the Architect and label mates Castle on select dates. The complete routing can be found below.
6/04 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA - Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB - Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB - Osborne Village Inn*
6/12 Chicago, IL - Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus*
6/17 Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON - Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA - The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA - Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD - Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall*
6/24 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL - The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
6/29 Austin, TX - Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
7/02 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA - Slim's**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy**
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle More...
Ohio's Mouth of the Architect are set to release a new EP entitled "The Violence Beneath" on April 27th. The four tracks on the mini-release encompass over 32 minutes. You can check out the opening title track Hear the opening/title track at the band's MySpace page.
The track listing for "The Violence Beneath" is as follows:
1. The Violence Beneath
2. Buried Hopes
4. In Your Eyes
The band also has the following upcoming European tour dates:
4/15/2010 The 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
4/16/2010 Trinitaires - Metz, France
4/17/2010 Glazart - Paris, France
4/18/2010 Le St. Ex - Bordeaux, France
4/19/2010 Rocksound - Barcelona, Spain
4/20/2010 Ritmos & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/21/2010 The Musicbox - Lissabon, Portugal
4/22/2010 Porto-Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/24/2010 Secret Place - Montpellier, France
4/25/2010 Tunnel - Milano, Italy
4/26/2010 Farm - Bologna, Italy
4/27/2010 Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Ljubljana
4/28/2010 Feierwerk - Munchen, Germany
4/29/2010 Durer Kert - Budapest, Hungary
4/30/2010 007 - Prague, Czech Republic
5/01/2010 Tabacka Kulturfabric - Kosice, Slovenia
5/02/2010 Firlej / ODA Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland
5/03/2010 AJZ - Chemnitz, Germany
5/04/2010 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
5/05/2010 Stumpf - Hanover, Germany
6/06/2010 Alter Stattbahnhof - Schweinfurt, Germany
5/07/2010 Cafe Nova - Essen, Germany
5/08/2010 Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkerque, France
5/09/2010 Corporation - Sheffield, England
5/10/2010 The Well - Leeds, England
5/11/2010 The Croft - Bristol, England
5/12/2010 Underworld - London, England
5/13/2010 *TBA - Marbehan, Belgium
5/27/2010 WZRD Radio - Chicago, IL
5/29/2010 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
5/30/2010 The Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
UK's The Mire has announced a mini UK tour with Mouth Of The Architect. The dates are as follows:
09 May - SHEFFIELD / Corporation
10 May - LEEDS / The Well
11 May - BRISTOL / The Croft
12 May - LONDON / The Underworld
Ohio's Mouth of the Architect has issued the following statement about streaming a new song online via their MySpace page:
"I'm gonna post the first song from our new EP 'The Violence Beneath' online today. We also have new shirts and shit. You can order everything from us at email@example.com. Please help us out and check out the new shit. We're heading to Europe for the first time in April/May and we need all the support we can get. We appreciate the support from everybody and look forward to kickin' it with you at these shows."
Mouth of the Architect has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
At A Loss Recordings metal band RAISE THE RED LANTERN will hit the road this week on their way to join the later half of the ongoing Translation Loss Records Tour with Battlefields and City of Ships. The band also meet up with Racebannon, Struck By Lightning, Chord and Mouth of the Architect. RAISE THE RED LANTERN tour dates are as follows:
1/24/2010 Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN w/ Coffinworm, Racebannon
1/25/2010 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Battlefields, City of Ships
1/26/2010 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Battlefields, City of Ships, Struck by Lightning,
1/27/2010 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Chord, Battlefields
1/28/2010 The Afterdark - Steven’s Point, WI w/ Battlefields, City of Ships
1/29/2010 Eagles Nest - Milwaukee, WI w/ Mouth of the Architect, Northless, Savior For A Fallen Hero
1/30/2010 The Picador - Iowa City, IA w/ Snow Demon, Identity Crisis
2/13/2010 Elva's - South Bend, IN w/ Mouth of the Architect
Ohio's Mouth of the Architect has issued the following update about releasing a new EP:
"So as you may have heard we have a new EP coming out in March on Translation Loss Records. It's a little different than the MOTA you're used to. We wanted to have a bit more energy so it's a little faster and a little more metal. It will also have an unreleased live track and a new cover song. It's a Peter Gabriel song for all you 80's kids. You'll have to buy it to see what song it is. HAHAHA!
"We also will be in Europe for a month from April 15th to May 15th. We will be playing The Asymmetry Fest, The Roadburn Fest, and many others. More info on our website or our facebook. Check out the Fest web pages for dates, tickets, etc... This will be our first time going overseas to play and we are really fucking excited about it. WE WIN!
"We are currently booking US dates up until the European tour in April. We have some booked already but are still looking to fill some dates. If you want to help us set up a show in your area write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post the shows as we get them confirmed so look for us to be in your city soon. There are tentative European dates on our website now so look for us there as well. Anyway, thanks a lot to everyone who helps us do what we do and keeps us going. We may have more member changes and stupid drama than any other band ever but we will never die. We look forward to hanging out and getting drunk with all of you soon."
Enslaved has been announced as artists in residence for Roadburn Festival 2010, which will take place April 15-18 in Tilburg, Holland. Enslaved will be playing the Thursday.
Roadburn states: "We are thrilled to announce that Norway’s Enslaved will be our artists in residence for next years Roadburn Festival, set to be held from April 15 – 18, 2010 at both the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg – Holland. Enslaved have been groundbreaking metal pioneers for almost 20 years. Since their Viking-metal inception, the band has been forging a connection between black metal and prog, arriving at an incredible melange of heavy psych and modern metal. Enslaved embodies the experimental, dark and psychedelic aspect of Roadburn, and we have invited them as our artists in residence – a premiere for Roadburn - for our 2010 festival. Enslaved, and various band members, will be doing several special shows during the festival.
Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson comments: “This show will pan towards the latter day Enslaved and will consist of a set list specially put together for Roadburn; emphasizing the heavy, the psychedelic and not but least – the visual aspect of what Enslaved is today. Be prepared for a surprise or two!”
Enslaved / Shining (NO) will be the main headliner of Roadburn Festival 2010, playing their 90-minute Armageddon Concerto on Saturday, April 17th. Composed by Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby and arranged together with the band members, Bjørnson describes the Armageddon Concerto as “an experience of a life time. Prog, doom, jazz, extreme metal, northern mythology, science fiction –this is going to be massive.”
The festival also features Dream of an Opium Eater, Trinacria, Mouth of the Architect, YOB, Triptykon, Altar of Plagues and many others. For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING has posted the new tracks, “The Watchful Eye” and “Nothing Sacred” from their Translation Loss Records debut release entitled "Serpents" due September 1st, on their Myspace page.
"Serpents" was recorded at Red Room in Seattle, WA by Chris Common (Pelican, Mouth Of The Architect, These Arms Are Snakes), mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East (Bloodhorse, Battlefields, Pelican) and features artwork by Ryan Patterson of Coliseum / Auxiliary Design. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING also features Greg Lahm, previously of Mouth Of The Architect. More...
Florida metal band, Dark Castle, has announced that they will be hitting the road for another U.S. tour. The tour dates are as follows:
05/18 - Saint Augustine, FL @ Nobody's (CD Release Party)
05/30 - Tampa, Fl @ The Brass Mug w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
05/31 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
06/02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits w/ Zoroaster
06/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's w/ Zoroaster
06/04 - Panama City, FL @ Dysfunction Junction w/ Zoroaster
06/05 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
06/06 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
06/07 - Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
06/11 - Denver, CA @ Old Curtis Street Bar
06/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loom House
06/14 - Seattle, WA @ Squid & Ink
06/17 - Porland, OR @ Plan B
06/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mountain Bar w/ Gort
06/25 - San Antonio, TX @ 1011 (formerly the Warhol)
06/27 - Hattiesburg, MS @ The Tavern
Intronaut, Behold...The Arctopus, and Mouth Of The Architect will team up for a U.S. tour later this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:
8/1 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
8/2 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
8/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
8/4 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/5 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
8/6 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
8/7 Providence, RI @ Living Room
8/8 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/9 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Fight Amp
8/10 Washington, DC @ DC-9
8/11 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
8/12 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
8/13 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
8/14 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
8/15 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/16 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
8/17 Metarie, LA @ High Ground
8/18 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
8/19 Fayetteville, AR @ OPO Downstairs
8/20 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
8/21 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
8/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7
8/23 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/25 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
8/26 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
8/27 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
8/28 San Diego, CA @ Chaser's
8/29 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
8/30 Portland, OR @ Rotture
8/31 Roseburg, OR @ Riversdale Grange
9/1 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/4 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
9/5 St Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
9/6 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/7 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
The new track “Hate And Heartache” from MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT’s new release "Quietly" has been posted online here. "Quietly," which was recorded by Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) at Red Room Recording, will see a July 22 release.
"Horde of Undead Vengeance", the new track from the Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, is available for download at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "War Metal Battle Master", due on March 25 via Southern Lord Records. The CD includes a 20-page booklet featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and graphic design by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, KHANATE, JESU).
"War Metal Battle Master" track listing:
01. Horde of Undead Vengeance
02. War Metal Battle Master
03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
04. Slaughter the Bestial Legion
05. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
06. Assassins of the Cursed Mist
08. Hades Unleashed More...
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will be hitting the road in March and April supporting Today is The Day, Also in March will be the release of their 3rd studio album, "War Metal Battle Master."
A free mp3 download of the track “Horde Of Undead Vengeance” is available here.
Here are the dates for Lair of the Minotaur on tour with Today Is The Day, and Mouth of The Architect :
Mar 28, 2008 The Ritz Warren, MI
Mar 29, 2008 Ravari Room Columbus, OH
Mar 30, 2008 Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove Cleveland, OH
Mar 31, 2008 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
Apr 1, 2008 The Note Chicago, IL
Apr 3, 2008 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Apr 4, 2008 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Apr 5, 2008 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 6, 2008 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:
Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...
Just a week after announcing their break-up, Mouth Of The Architect has apparently had a change of heart. The group has now revealed that they are not breaking up and that original guitarist Alex Vernon, who co-wrote "Time And Withering," has rejoined the band. Additionally, the band has booked a show for September 29th at Gilly's in Dayton, Ohio.
Ohio's Mouth Of The Architect has apparently disbanded. Though no official statement has been issued thus far, guitarist/vocalist Gregory Lahm announced his departure from the group this weekend (Lahm is now playing with Black Vigils). Formed in 2003, Mouth Of The Architect has put out several releases with Translation Loss Records.