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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 Issues Studio Update

Kylesa has checked in from the band's third week in the studio with the following brief recording update:

"Weeks two and three at the Jam Room Studios in Columbia, SC. More guitar tracking and lots of vocals. The sessions are long and tiring, but everything is starting to really come together. Here are some pictures from the studio, and of course there will be more to come."

Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Kylesa Checks In From The Studio

Kylesa has checked in from the studio with the following recording update:

"Week one at the Jam Room Studios of Columbia SC. After a week of intense tracking we have basic rhythm tracking completed. Luckily, the casualties have been few and the sessions are going great. We couldn't be happier with the progress thus far. We have been eating, sleeping, and living this music for a while now and the process of recording them really brings it all to a new level for the band.

"The songs are really starting to take shape, each becoming there own entity. Everyone at the Jam Room has been working extremely hard and accommodating the band at every level to make this record possible. Here are some pictures from this past week. We will continue updating and posting info and pictures in the coming weeks."

A series of images from the band's time in the recording studio can also be found here.

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Kylesa Checks In With New Album Update

Kylesa has issued the following statement about returning home after a European tour and working on a new album:

"We're back home from a fun and successful tour of Europe. Thanks to Dark Castle for coming with us - good times! A big thanks to everyone who came out to the shows to show your support. We always appreciate it! There are some funny videos as well which might see the light of day soon. We're keeping busy working on the new record. Most of the songs are finished and we're fine tuning them all right now. We head to the JAM ROOM at the end of the month. We plan to keep a visual diary of the whole recording process with photos, videos and blogs so stay in touch and we'll keep you informed.

"Sick Sounds issue 2 is out now in the UK with Laura's new column 'Between Silence and Sound.' The issue is packed with goodness: High On Fire, Portal, Vasaeleth, Black Breath. Lessons on whammy bar abuse, Ihsahn from Emperor and a whole lot of other stuff. Issue 3 hits stands soon with Slayer on the cover, 50 riffs of Sickness, Melvins, Judas Priest, Wino, etc. In fact, it has a review of the Kerry King Signature Marshall. That's it for the moment. As always, thanks for the support."

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Kylesa Signs To Season of Mist

American sludge metal band KYLESA has announced their signing to Season of Mist. The band made the following comment, "We're very happy to announce our new partnership with Season of Mist for the next KYLESA release, which we are hoping to get out later this year! We are stoked to be working with SOM on this next album. They are a forward-thinking label and they have all been very accommodating and a pleasure to work with."

Regarding the new album, KYLESA adds, "The writing process for the new record has been intense, taking up the better part of each day since January (that's why you haven't heard from us lately), but in return we have some new material that we're very proud of. The studio sessions at The Jam Room in Columbia start in May and end in early July; we'll try to have a few reports for you along the way."

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Kylesa To Tour Europe With Dark Fortress

Kylesa has issued the following statement about their upcoming European tour dates with Dark Fortress:

"Greetings from the swampy south that is Savannah. It's been a while since we've posted a blog but we've been busy cooking up new Kylesa tunes over the past few months. We are quite happy with the progress thus far. We recently went to the Jam Room to record some demos and everything went rather well and we look forward to playing some of these new songs live when we fly over to Holland on Monday. We'll spend April overseas with our friends Dark Castle. We return in May to finalize what will be a new album....we'll start recording at the end of May and then we'll join Converge in Europe in July! We'll keep you posted as to how everything progresses. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the shows!"

Kylesa's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Dark Castle Announces European Tour Dates

Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.

DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.

DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:

3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered

3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth

3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more

3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more

DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany

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Bison b.c. Recaps U.S. Fall Tour

Vancouver's Bison b.c. has checked in with a fairly extensive blog recapping the tour with Kylesa, Tombs, Saviours and Red Fang this fall. Here's an exerpt from the blog:

"Sep 11 '09 (Vancouver BC @ Commodore):
I always love kicking off a tour with a show in Vancouver. It's great to have one last chance to get completely loser pissed with our friends before we hit the road for however long. This time we were fortunate enough to finally share the stage with local good 'ol boys The Golers and old pals 3 Inches of Blood. The Golers have been around forever and everyone should fucking hear them. They're basically Vancouver's Venomous Concept: relentless, break-neck speed pummeling. Is grind-punk a genre?

"Show was fucking fun as all hell. It was 3 Inches record release show for 'Here Waits Thy Doom' (which may or may not feature all of us doing back ups on the song 'Preacher's Daughter') and the place was packed! The cap of the Commodore is somewhere between 950 and 1000 and apparently it was like 15 tickets away from being sold out. Jesse from local grinders Zuckuss pointed out how fucking crazy it is that three local bands brought that many metal heads out of the woodwork. The night was bitter sweet though because not only was our good friend Ian unable to be there because of surgery but that night would also be my last chance to ever set foot in local punk/metal institution the Cobalt. I can't even describe how awesome that bar and the staff are. The thought that it's getting shut down by the fucking slum lords that own the building so they can cash in on Olympic fever makes me wanna tear someone's head off. I'm consoled by the fact that i know bar legend/honcho Wendy 13 will soon enough have a new venue i can crawl out of at 5am reeking of jager bombs. COBALT FOREVER!"

Read the rest of it on Bison b.c.'s MySpace blog.

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Kylesa Announces New Album Special Edition Release

Kylesa has issued the following announcement about releasing a vinyl version of their most recent album "Static Tensions:"

"We are currently hard at work on the super ultimate limited deluxe mondo bizarro version of Static Tensions. This thing is gonna come housed in a sturdy custom wooden box with the artwork screen printed onto the cover. It’ll be the 2xLP 45 RPM version on colored vinyl exclusive to the box, and will also include the LP booklet, a special screen printed 12×24 insert, a poster, a turntable slipmat plus some other goodies. Cost is still being determined and we’re not sure when or if we’ll pre-order these. We can tell you it’ll be limited to 150, won’t be available until late November, and will only be available from 20 Buck Spin and the band."

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Clutch Announces European Tour Dates with Kylesa

Clutch has announced a European tour with Kylesa and Kamchatka in November. Here's the complete list of the latest Clutch tour dates:

Sep 16, 2009 @ 8:00P - Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto, Ontario
Sep 18, 2009 @ 4:00P - The Orange Peel--Planet Caravan Fest Asheville, North Carolina
Sep 19, 2009 @ 8:00P - Club Fire Jackson, Mississippi
Sep 20, 2009 @ 8:00P - House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 22, 2009 @ 8:00P - Soul Kitchen Mobile, Alabama
Sep 23, 2009 @ 8:00P - Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 24, 2009 @ 8:00P - Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Sep 25, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 26, 2009 @ 8:00P - Metro Chicago, Illinois
Sep 27, 2009 @ 8:00P - Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 29, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Depot Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 30, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, Colorado
Oct 1, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 2, 2009 @ 8:00P - New Daisy Theater Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 3, 2009 @ 8:00P - Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 4, 2009 @ 2:00P - Austin City Limits Austin, Texas
Oct 6, 2009 @ 8:00P - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Oct 7, 2009 @ 8:00P - Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 8, 2009 @ 8:00P - The National Richmond, Virginia
Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza New York, New York
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Tombs Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Brooklyn's Tombs has issued the following update about preparing for an upcoming tour:

"We're gearing up for hitting the road with Kylesa and Bison BC for some dates in the Southeast and Texas. The second date is this rad fest in Asheville called Planet Caravan. We'll be playing with Clutch, Wino and a bunch of other really cool bands. Check out this link for advance ticket purchase."

Tomb's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Planet Caravan Line-up Solidified

The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.

FRIDAY - Buy Tickets Here
SATURDAY - Buy Tickets Here

Here's the line-up:

Friday, September 18
Bison b.c.
Pick Up The Snake

Saturday, September 19
Orange Goblin
Taddy Porter
The Gates of Slumber

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Ravage Announces Tour Date Cancellations

Singer Al Firicano, of the thrash metal band, Ravage, has issued the following update regarding some tour date cancellations:

"Ravage has unfortunately been forced to cancel appearances at The KC Power Fest and the August 18th show at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC (this show will still be taking place, but without Ravage). Due to issues with the Ravage mobile, we've been forced to wait for repairs to take place in Missouri, so we will be delayed significantly and will have to pick up the tour in Allentown PA on August 20th - that will be the next show. We'd like to sincerely apologize to the fans and promoters for this and we hope to add a Kansas City show and a Raleigh NC show back to the tour before it is all over. Details will be announced when available." More...

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Saviours Issues Post Tour Update

Saviours has issued the following post tour update:

"Just got back from tour. Much thanks to Skeletonwitch, Trap Them, Sourvein, Clutch everyone who participated in putting together the shows and most importantly all who came out and partied with us. We had a killer time and really appreciate all the support."

”We will be back in NYC this weekend to play with DINOSAUR JR. in Central Park. The show is free but its recommended to show up around 1pm if you want to see our set at 3pm.” More...

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Kylesa Comments On Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

Kylesa has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour dates:

"It's been a long time since we've posted a blog...

"We've been home from Europe for a few weeks now and it was seriously a killer time. Thanks so much to our good friends Torche for doing the majority of the shows with us. Thanks also to Coalesce whom we met for the first time and played a handful of shows with. They are such a killer band and great people as well. Thanks to all of the promoters and all of the fans who came out to support the tour. We just uploaded a ton of tour photos so check them out and leave us amusing comments : )

"We're doing about a month of US headlining shows this Fall (Sept 17- Oct 14) with some killer support bands (Saviours, Tombs, Red Fang, Bison BC, Lionize). Saviours are taking the place of Doomriders since Converge had a schedule change. We are stoked to have Saviours aboard as they are a killer band and have new record coming out this fall. Check the dates below to see which bands are supporting in your region.

"There's talk amongst us to play Static Tensions in its entirety. We'll have more time then usual to play so if we do decide to play the record, we'll also play some old songs. Let us know what you think and what you want to hear."

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Tombs Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Kylesa

Brooklyn metallers Tombs have announced the following tour dates alongside Bison B.C. and Kylesa:

9/17 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
9/19 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
9/20 - Nashville, TN - The End
9/21 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
9/23 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
9/24 - Austin, TX - Red 7
9/25 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom
9/26 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

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Planet Caravan Festival Details Revealed

The Planet Caravan festival has been announced for September 18 and 19, 2009 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. The two-day festival features Clutch, Pentagram, Orange Goblin, Kylesa, Burst, YOB, Wino, Astra, Revolution Mother, Taddy Porter, Orchid, and Pick up the Snake.

Tickets went on sale this weekend and are $79.50, plus applicable service fees. They are on sale via The Orange Peel box office, by phone at 866-468-7630 and online at www.planetcaravanfestival.com.

“Planet Caravan is an homage to the pioneers of heavy music," says event creator Charlie Jennings. "The event spotlights bands that carry on the traditional sounds of heavy rock and blues but also push it into new and
exciting territories.”

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Kylesa Announces European Tour Dates

Kylesa has issued the following update about European tour dates:

"We're happy to announce some European dates to support our new album Static Tensions. Most of the shows will be with Torche. We are stoked to get back to Europe! There are a few more shows in the works so check back with us. We'll have the European vinyl press of Static Tensions available at these shows as well. See you soon!"

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Kylesa And Intronaut To Support Mastodon

Kylesa and Intronaut have been confirmed as support for Mastodon at their upcoming "secret" show in Albuquerque on April 15th. The show will take place at the Launchpad (618 Central Ave SW) at 7:00 PM.

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