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Kylesa is set to release “From The Vaults, Vol. 1,” a twelve-song collection featuring unreleased and alternate versions of songs spanning the band's catalog, including a cover of Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun," on November 16th (November 20th in North America).
“This project has been a labor of love,” explains guitarist/singer/producer Phillip Cope. “We have spent over a year going through old songs, covers, etc. and collected those we felt went well together; remixing and finishing them up. We didn't want to release something just thrown together so we put a lot of thought and time into it. I am really happy about how this came together. I think it is a good representation of Kylesa's different styles from early on to present day."
The track listing is:
1. Intro **
2. Inverse **
3. 111 Degree Heat Index ***
4. Between Silence and Sound II ***
5. Paranoid Tempo **
6. End Truth *
7. Bottom Line II ***
8. Wavering **
9. Bass Salts **
10. Drained **
11. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **
12. Drum Jam **
** Rare / Previously unreleased
*** Alternate version More...
Hot on the heels of an American tour in the spring, U.S. act Kylesa will come back to Europe this summer for a 22-gig tour. Here is the list of dates:
27 Jul 12 Paaren/Glien (DE) Greenville Festival
28 Jul 12 Torrelavega (ES) Takio Festival
30 Jul 12 Bern (CH) ICS
31 Jul 12 Esslingen (DE) Komma
01 Aug 12 Caramagna (IT) Campo Sportivo
02 Aug 12 München (DE) Free and Easy @ Backstage
03 Aug 12 Nürnberg (DE) K4
04 Aug 12 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
05 Aug 12 Saarbrücken (DE) Kleiner Club Garage
06 Aug 12 Bristol (UK) Thekla
07 Aug 12 Manchester (UK) Moho
08 Aug 12 Glasgow (UK) Stairway
09 Aug 12 Southampton (UK) Joiners
10 Aug 12 Ieper (BE) Ieper Festival
11 Aug 12 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault Festival
12 Aug 12 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
14 Aug 12 TBA (DE) TBA
15 Aug 12 Roskilde (DK) Gimle
16 Aug 12 Motala (SE) Bryggeriet
17 Aug 12 Trondheim (NO) Pstereo Festival
18 Aug 12 Gothenburg (SE) Truckstop Alaska
19 Aug 12 Lüdinghausen (DE) Area 4 Festival More...
Shortly after the band's current European tour, Georgian act Kylesa will tour the U.S. once again, this time with GWAR. Here is the currently confirmed list of gigs:
12 Apr 12 New Orleans, LA (US) The Parish @ House of Blues
13 Apr 12 San Antonio, TX (US) Backstage Live
14 Apr 12 Corpus Christi, TX (US) House of Rock
16 Apr 12 Pensacola, FL (US) Vinyl Music Hall
17 Apr 12 Orlando, FL (US) Beacham Theater
18 Apr 12 Jacksonville, FL (US) Freebird Live
19 Apr 12 Asheville, NC (US) The Orange Peel
20 Apr 12 N. Myrtle Beach, SC (US) House of Blues
21 Apr 12 Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar
22 Apr 12 Columbus, OH (US) Newport Music Hall
23 Apr 12 Nashville, TN (US) Marathon Music Works
25 Apr 12 Buffalo, NY (US) The Town Ballroom
26 Apr 12 Poughkeepsie, NY (US) The Chance
27 Apr 12 Hampton Beach, NH (US) Wally's Pub
28 Apr 12 Allentown, PA (US) Crocodile Rock
This week the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network is back to seeing a varied list of newly added rock and metal tracks from several genres. The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360 edition:
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation" (160 MSP)
Design the Skyline - "Break Free From Your Life" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Reapers Shall Gather / Arrival" (160 MSP)
Kylesa - "Tired Climb" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "Without Morals" (160 MSP)
The Bunny the Bear - "Ocean Floor" (160 MSP)
Thunder and Lightning - "Horizon" (160 MSP)
These tracks are coming to the PS3 on 12/6/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 12/7/2011 (Europe):
Attack Attack! - "Last Breath" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "All Signs Point to Lauderdale" ($1.99)
Kylesa has issued the following announcement about appearing on the Last Call with Carson Daly show:
"Kylesa is happy to announce that we will be on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly! We recently played in LA at the Troubador where they filmed the show and interviewed Phillip and Laura. Many thanks to Carson and his awesome crew!
"Here's the skinny: Wednesday night of September 28th at 1:35a/12:35 central Kylesa on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly performing 'Tired Climb' and 'Crowded Road.' This episode will re-air on FUSE the following day at 2:30am, 6:30pm, and 10:30pm."
For details on upcoming Kylesa activity, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
Kylesa has posted the following brief statement online about canceling the band's Vancouver and San Francisco shows:
"To all: unfortunately, we had to cancel last nights show in Vancouver and tomorrows show in San Francisco.
"Laura needed to be with her family, and she had to fly home. Send her good vibes. Sorry to all for canceling."
For further details on Kylesa and information on upcoming tour dates, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Kylesa has announced it will be touring the West Coast into Canada this coming September. The currently announced dates are as follows:
9/2/2011 Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
9/8/2011 MusicfestNW @ Dante's - Portland, OR
9/9/2011 The Highline - Seattle, WA
9/10/2011 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
9/12/2011 Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
9/14/2011 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
You can also check out Kylesa's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
New live footage featuring progressive sludge metallers Kylesa has made its way online. The clip shows the band performing its single "Tired Climb" at the 2011 Bonnaroo Festival. You can check out the footage in the player below.
On Day Two, the scene had changed. The street in front of the club had been shut down and made into the fest grounds. One stage was at each end of the street, just over the length of the building. I won’t say that the festival had a lot of space; we were kind of worried about bands overlapping and drowning out each other’s sound. But the rigs for each stage were so loud that that would prove impossible. Vendors also lined up between the two stages selling boxes of vinyl, CDs, and even some cassettes. There were t-shirts galore with hideous pictures and illegible logos. I was really amused by the black metal face-painting stand where you could choose from KISS, Immortal, King Diamond, and your other favorite corpse-painted rockers. Inside Sonar was a new merch room that was so constantly crowded and oddly arranged, it kind of looked like a beggar’s village with really cool wares for sale. With so much drink, food, merchandise from every band in existence, and amazing live shows all day long, you couldn’t ask for more. More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
Kylesa has issued the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances:
"We're about to embark on a short US tour that includes stops at Maryland Death Fest, Free Press Houston Fest, Chaos in Tejas and this year's Bonnaroo Festival. We're really excited for the opportunity to take part in this diverse array of great events! We also have dates in between those shows with The Sword, Orange Goblin and Hour of 13. Hope to see lots of familiar faces soon."
The dates are as follows:
05/25/11 Casbah@Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC w/Hour of 13
05/26/11 Strange Matter, Richmond VA w/Hour of 13
05/27/11 Maryland Death Fest @ Sonar, Baltimore MD
05/29/11 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI w/Hour of 13
05/31/11 Southgate House, Newport KY w/Hour of 13
06/01/11 Firebird, St. Louis MO w/Hour of 13
06/02/11 Marquee Theater, Tulsa OK w/Hour of 13
06/03/11 Liquid Sludge Festival as part of Chaos in Tejas @ Scoot Inn, Austin TX w/Orange Goblin, Gates of Slumber, Naam
06/05/11 Free Press Summer Fest, Houston TX
06/07/11 Juanita's, Little Rock w/The Sword, Rwake
06/08/11 Hi Tone, Memphis TN w/The Sword, Rwake
06/09/11 Masquerade, Atlanta GA w/The Sword, Zoroaster
06/10/11 Bonnaroo Fest, Manchester TN
North Carolina doom metallers Hour of 13 have confirmed a string of shows in the USA with psychedelic rockers Kylsea. Hour of 13's second album, "The Ritualist," was recently remastered and re-released on Earache Records, shortly before the group's new vocalist Ben Hogg joined the fold. The upcoming tour will be the band's first full run of shows with the new frontman.
Hour of 13 guitarist Chad Davis comments: "Hour of 13 are honored to be sharing the stage with Kylesa. They are a great band and we are more than pleased to be on the road with them."
A statement from 313 INC Artist Management reads: "This is shaping up to be the underground tour of the spring. Two powerful bands bringing their end-time message to the masses. Ear drums will be pummeled."
See Hour of 13 live on tour with Kylesa at the following shows:
May 25 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah, Tremont Music Hall
May 26 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
May 28 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
May 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 31 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
Jun 01 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Jun 02 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee Theater
The fantastic “South by South Death” earlier in the day would be a tough act to follow, but perhaps the best night show was set for the night of March 18th: The Metalliance Tour.
Following up the best day show yet, was the biggest official SXSW metal show: The Metalliance SXSW stop. The Metalliance tour featured an excellent lineup including The Atlas Moth, Howl, Red Fang, Weedeater, Kylesa, Crowbar, Helmet and Saint Vitus. The show was the first I’d attended at the Dirty Dog. It was a decent sized place, but not exactly laid out well for the crowd that would fill it that night.
I arrived while The Atlas Moth was playing. They had just a couple songs left in their set. The first thing I noticed is that the bass sounded very loud. It gave a groovier feel to their music and most of the bands who played that night for that matter. Their last two songs sounded pretty decent, even if bass-heavy.
Howl was up next and played a short set of their groovy style of doom. Still getting drinks and settled in, their set flew by with little sticking out to me, however. More...
American prog-sludge metal act Kylesa has posted the following statement online, announcing it has pulled out of a future European festival date due to health concerns.
"We are very sorry to say that because of separate health issues pertaining to band member(s) and their immediate family, Kylesa will not be able to make Bergen fest later this month. We are extremely disappointed as this is a very unique and diverse fest that we were very excited to be a part of. Nonetheless, we must face these issues now so as to keep the rest of our plans for the year intact. Our apologies to all."
THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR will have to move their Chicago show this Sunday due to recent gang-related activity in the vicinity of the venue. The city has imposed a seven day hold on the venue's operations license forcing the show to a new venue called BADA BREW (802 Theodore Street). The show will go on as scheduled. All tickets will be honored.
THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR has enjoyed early success with two sold out shows on it's inaugural run thus far. Headlined by HELMET, ST VITUS and CROWBAR and supported by metal heavyweights KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and THE ATLAS MOTH on all dates.
Here are the remaining Metalliance 2011 Tour dates:
03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT**
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ BADA BREW
03/28/11 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
HELMET is performing their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety.
SXSW Music had yet to officially begin, but on Tuesday night, I headed out to Klub Krucial to catch the first metal show I had on my schedule. Dubbed “Swampfest,” the show was to feature local bands Mammoth Grinder, Hod, The Roller, and Atlanta’s Kylesa. The venue apparently is host to all sorts of shows, apparently hip hop venue according to some patrons I talked to. But it worked fairly well for a metal show just the same. It was wider than deep and had a balcony, which is where I gravitated to escape the mosh pit and from being directly in front of the stacks of speakers, as no ear plugs were needed up there.
First up was Mammoth Grinder. They played a noisy, thrashy style of music. The vocals were completely incomprehensible to me, but it sounded like more the sound system’s fault than the vocalist’s. Their style of thrash was in the same vein as Slayer’s, and the final song that finally got the crowd going a bit sounded something like a Slayerized version of “Orgasmatron” in tempo and riffs, although judging by the vocals, that did not seem to actually be the case. More...
The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:
Wednesday, March 16th
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
Thursday, March 17th
Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body
Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...
BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:
3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
4:05 Trap Them
3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.
Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
3. ROB ZOMBIE
5. MACHINE HEAD
Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde
Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection