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Below is our complete Kylesa 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.
Kylesa premieres a new music video for "Lost And Confused". The song appears on Kylesa's latest effort "Exhausting Fire", out in stores via Season of Mist.
Check out now "Lost And Confused" below.
States guitarist/vocalist Phillip Cope: More...
North Carolina's Irata has officially had to pull out of the entire tour supporting Kylesa. This news follows several delays and complications in the recovery of drummer Jason Ward after his hospitalization due to a severe leg infection early into the trek.
While the band had hoped to re-join the tour package for the remaining dates, it is no longer an option. Jason Ward has issued a statement on behalf of Irata about the situation:
"I wanted to send my deepest apologies for having to cancel our part in the tour. I know that both Kylesa and Stu at United Talent went out on a limb to even put our band on the tour to begin with. I don't know what was worse; having to deal with the infection in my leg or having to miss this opportunity to tour with the best.
"I never thought in a million years that I would be taken out by a random, severe leg infection that seemingly came from nowhere; I don't understand it myself and I am still trying to work through it. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to try this again soon! Until then I am going to continue to rest while starting to work on another tour to support the Sweet Loris release. Thanks again to everyone!"
The tour continues through early next week, headlined by Kylesa with support from Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts. New Irata tour dates will be confirmed and announced in the near future. More...
Savannah's genre-defying Kylesa is streaming new album "Exhausting Fire" in full today before its released by Season of Mist on October 2, 2015.
Regarding the new album, Kylesa vocalist/guitarist Phil Cope comments: "'Exhausting Fire' is an album we really put our hearts on our sleeves for. We’ve always done that, but emotionally, it’s probably the most honest and raw album we’ve ever done.”
Guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants continues, “No band sounds like us and we don’t sound like any other band. After all these years of experimenting with different styles and sounds, we’ve really developed our own thing and I can faithfully say that we sound like us. With this album, we’ve successfully made a record that incorporates all the elements we’ve always played with into a record that works on its own.” More...
A fourth track has now come online from Kylesa's impending new album "Exhausting Fire," due to drop on October 2, 2015 via Season Of Mist.
Check out "Moving Day" below, and you can also pre-order your copy of the album right here. The full "Exhausting Fire" track listing is as follows:
2. Inward Debate
3. Moving Day
4. Lost and Confused (streaming here)
5. Shaping The Southern Sky (streaming here)
7. Night Drive (streaming here)
8. Blood Moon
9. Growing Roots
10. Out Of My Mind
11. Paranoid (bonus track) More...
Kylesa is now streaming "Night Drive," the third new track off upcoming album "Exhausting Fire." Listen in below (if you haven't heard it yet, the previously posted song "Shaping the Southern Sky" is still online right here).
"Exhausting Fire" will be released by Season of Mist on October 2, 2015. Regarding the new album, Kylesa vocalist/guitarist Phil Cope comments: "'Exhausting Fire' is an album we really put our hearts on our sleeves for. We’ve always done that, but emotionally, it’s probably the most honest and raw album we’ve ever done.” More...
Kylesa is currently streaming "Shaping the Southern Sky," the second new track off forthcoming album "Exhausting Fire." Listen in below, and you can also hear the previously posted song "Lost And Confused" at this location.
"Exhausting Fire" will be released by Season of Mist on October 2, 2015. Regarding the new album, Kylesa vocalist/guitarist Phil Cope comments: "'Exhausting Fire' is an album we really put our hearts on our sleeves for. We’ve always done that, but emotionally, it’s probably the most honest and raw album we’ve ever done.”
Guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants continues, “No band sounds like us and we don’t sound like any other band. After all these years of experimenting with different styles and sounds, we’ve really developed our own thing and I can faithfully say that we sound like us. With this album, we’ve successfully made a record that incorporates all the elements we’ve always played with into a record that works on its own.”
2. Inward Debate
3. Moving Day
4. Lost and Confused
5. Shaping The Southern Sky
7. Night Drive
8. Blood Moon
9. Growing Roots
10. Out Of My Mind
11. Paranoid (bonus track) More...
Kylesa just issued the following announcement about gearing up to drop a new full-length album later this year:
"We are happy to announce that we have a new record coming out on Season of Mist October 2nd called 'Exhausting Fire.' Have a listen to one of the new songs 'Lost and Confused' below and follow the link to several pre-order options." More...
The Boston-based trio InAeona will support the release of Prosthetic debut “Force Rise The Sun” with a series of performances alongside Cult of Luna and Kylesa. The dates are as follows:
9/1 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
9/2 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
9/3 Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theater
9/4 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
“Force Rise The Sun” will be released this coming August 7th, 2015 and the new single "Leader" can be heard below. More...
Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).
"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."
The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.
Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).
Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)
VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...
Vancouver's Anciients just announced a West Coast appearance as part of next year's Psycho California Festival.
Now in its third year, the Psycho California Festival (formerly Psycho de Mayo) encompasses 54 bands across two stages, live art collaborations and more. The 2015 edition runs March 15th - 17th, and sees Anciients perform alongside Russian Circles, Pallbearer, label-mates Kylesa, Om, Orange Goblin, Cave In, and many more.
Anciients recently finished the tour cycle for debut album, "Heart of Oak," and are deep in the process of writing material for a new album. The as-yet untitled album will be released in late 2015 by Season of Mist. More...
Kylesa has announced a summer European headlining tour, which begins on June 9th and will see the band hitting various territories across Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Austria, and more before ending in Moscow on July 16th. Support on the tour will come Lazer/Wulf. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Kylesa is currently on tour in south east Asia and is performing in support of newest record, "Ultraviolet" - the highest charting record in the band's career, landing at #4 on Billboard's "Heat Seekers" chart. Catch the group live:
South East Asia Tour Dates:
04/10 Kuching Malaysia @ DBNA Hall
04/11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Black Box Map, Solaris
04/12 Bandung, Indonesia @ Dago Theater House
04/13 Jakarta Indonesia @ Rossi Musik More...
Southern quintet Kylesa has announced a spring Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia headlining tour.
Kylesa's New Zealand leg of the tour kicked off last night in Auckland, and the band will continue hitting the various territories throughout the rest of the month into April, before concluding the tour in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The band has also announced a special date in France, as part of this year's Hellfest in Clisson. Kylesa is touring in support of newest record, "Ultraviolet." More...
South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...
Kylesa has taped an exclusive performance on the BBC1 radio channel in the U.K. The performance is part of the "Rock Show" with host Daniel P. Carter and can be seen online at this location.
Kylesa also previously released a music video for "Low Tide," taken off latest album, "Ultraviolet," which can be seen below.
The band's European tour kicked off January 1st in the Czech Republic, and you can still catch Kylesa live on these dates:
2/13 Thessaloniki (GR) @ Eightball Club
2/14 Athens (GR) @ AN Club More...
Kylesa has teamed up with Noisey.Vice.com to release a new video clip from the "Ultraviolet" album, which was released in May 2013 via Season of Mist.
The "Low Tide" video was directed by Brodie Rush and can be viewed in the player below. The band also has upcoming headlining tour dates that can be seen after the jump.
Southern quintet Kylesa has announced a winter Australian/European headlining tour. The trek kicks off December 7th in Perth. Support on a special tour date in Brisbane comes from Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo) and Eagle Twin.
Following the Australian dates, Kylesa's European tour kicks off January 1st in the Czech Republic, and will see the band travel for a month before ending in Germany. Support on this leg of the tour comes from Sierra and Jagged Vision. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Kylesa is touring in support of newest record, "Ultraviolet," which is the highest-charting record in the band's career, landing at #4 on Billboard's "Heat Seekers" chart, and impacting the Billboard top 200. More...
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."
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...
Season of Mist. in cooperation with the Roadburn Festival, today proudly presents the new Kylesa music video for "Unspoken." Check it out below.
"Unspoken" comes off the band's new album "Ultraviolet," which is available for streaming in its entirety over here.
Southern sludge rock quintet Kylesa is now streaming the band's forthcoming Season of Mist record, "Ultraviolet" in its entirety. Check it out at Metal Hammer here or through the player below.
The album will hit the stores on May 24th. The Savannah-based group recorded "Ultraviolet" at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band's guitar player/songwriter Phillip Cope once again overseeing production. More...