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Formed: 2000
From: Savannah, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kylesa News

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.

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Kylesa Streaming New Track

Kylesa has posted the new song "We're Taking This" online, which comes off forthcoming album, "Ultraviolet." Check out the track below, and the new album is due out through Season of Mist on May 24th (28th in North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Exhale
2. Unspoken
3. Grounded
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing (streaming here)
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting

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Kylesa Posts "Vulture's Landing" Song Online

Southern quintet Kylesa has premiered a new song from forthcoming album, "Ultraviolet." The song, titled "Vulture's Landing," can be streamed via Loudwire or through the player below.

1. Exhale
2. Unspoken
3. Grounded
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting

"Ultraviolet" will hit stores on May 24th internationally, and May 28th in North America. The Savannah-based quintet recorded the album at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band's guitar player/songwriter Phillip Cope once again overseeing production. More...

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Blood Ceremony To Support Kylesa

Blood Ceremony will be supporting Kylesa on an upcoming North American tour to kick off in May, with additional support from Lazur Wolf and White Hills. Details on the run are as follows:

5/10 Gainesville FL @ High Dive
5/11 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
5/12 Miami FL @ Churchhills
5/13 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum
5/15 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
5/16 Houston TX @ Walters
5/17 Dallas TX @ Trees
5/18 Austin TX @ Mohawk
5/20 Albuquerque NM @ Blackwater
5/21 Denver CO @ Marquis Theater
5/22 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
5/24 Santa Cruz CA @ Catalyst
5/25 San Francisco CA @ Slim's
5/27 Portland OR @ Star Theater
5/28 Seattle WA @ Chop Suey
5/29 Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl
5/31 Calgary AB @ Dickens More...

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Kylesa Streaming New Song "Quicksand"

Kylesa has just premiered “Quicksand,” a new song from forthcoming release "Ultraviolet," online via Spin.com here.

You can preview the cover artwork (designed by Sean Beaudry) and pre-order the album via Season of Mist's e-shop in various editions, including exclusive bundles. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Exhale
2. Unspoken
3. Grounded
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting More...

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Kylesa Reveals New Album Title

Savannah-based quintet Kylesa has announced the title and release date for the band's forthcoming album and follow-up to "Spiral Shadow." New album "Ultraviolet" will hit the stores on May 24th (May 28th in North America).

"Unspoken," a new song from the eleven-track album, is available now for people who subscribe to the Season of Mist newsletter. If you already subscribed to the newsletter, you can still get the MP3 by entering your email address at this location.

“Whereas ‘Spiral Shadow’ was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a bit colder and darker," explains songwriter/guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we've always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With ‘Ultraviolet’, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience.”

Kylesa recorded "Ultraviolet" at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with the band's guitar player/songwriter and producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Black Tusk) once again overseeing production. Kylesa will also return to the road in May with more details forthcoming.

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Kylesa Streaming Song From New Collection

"End Truth," a new song included on Kylesa's upcoming archival collection: "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" (out November 20th via Season of Mist), is streaming now at Pitchfork here.

The Savannah-based outfit recorded the song as band members Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants poured through their weighty archive of unreleased and uncompleted tracks in preparation for the forthcoming 12-song collection. Amongst the rarities included on "From The Vaults, Vol.1" are "Inverse" as well as a cover of Buzzoven's "Drained."

Kylesa recently released a video montage featuring behind-the-scenes footage and photos set to music from the collection. Check it out below. The "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" track listing is as follows:

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 **

* New
** Previously unreleased/limited availability
*** Alternate Version More...

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Kylesa To Release "From The Vaults, Vol. 1"

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 **

* New
** Rare / Previously unreleased
*** Alternate version More...

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Kylesa Headed Off For European Tour

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...

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Kylesa Announces Shows With Gwar

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

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More Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

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)

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Kylesa Apppearing On Last Call With Carson Daly

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.

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Kylesa Comments On Canceled Shows

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.

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Kylesa Announces West Coast Shows

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.

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Kylesa Footage From Bonnaroo Posted Online

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.

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Maryland Death Fest Day Two

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...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

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...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

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...

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Kylesa Announces Festival Appearances

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

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Hour Of 13 Announces Shows With Kylesa

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

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 3: Part 2

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...

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