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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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"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
Oct 10, 2009 @ 8:00P - The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza New York, New York More...

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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."

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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!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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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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Black Elk Reveals West Coast Mini-Tour Dates

Black Elk's quick assault on the West Coast kicks off this Tuesday. They'll barrel down the Pacific Coast and back, dropping six shows in five days and joining forces with Made Out of Babies, Intronaut, Kylesa and more along the way.

4/14/2009 The Comet - Seattle, WA w/ Made Out of Babies, Madraso, The Family Curse
4/15/2009 Satyricon - Portland, OR w/ Made Out of Babies
4/16/2009 The Fire Escape - Citrus Heights, CA w/ Made Out of Babies
4/17/2009 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
4/18/2009 The Stork Club - Oakland, CA w/ Kylesa, Intronaut (Day Show/2pm)
4/18/2009 Blue Lagoon - Santa Cruz, CA (Night Show)

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Intronaut Comments On Mastodon Tour

Intronaut's frontman Sacha Dunable has posted a brief message giving his opinion on the bands upcoming North American tour with Mastodon and Kylesa. His statement reads as follows: "So yeah, a North American tour with Mastodon and Kylesa. I can't imagine how this won't be completely awesome. We can't wait to see everyone again, as we haven't been on tour in a while. See you out there!"

The band has also revealed some off-dates for the tour. The tour schedule for Intronaut is now shaping up as follows:

10 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theater
11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
16 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
16 - Phoenix, AZ - Martini Ranch
17 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex (with Kylesa and Made Out Of Babies)
18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Vets Hall (Intronaut and Kylesa only)
19 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
21 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
22 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
23 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
24 - Calgary, AB - MacEwen Ballroom
25 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Ballroom
26 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
28 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
29 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Hall
30 - Chicago, IL - Metro

1 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
2 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
4 - Montreal, QC - Le National
5 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
6 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt (Intronaut and Kylesa only)
7 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
8 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
9 - New York, NY - Fillmore - Irving Plaza
10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head (Kylesa and Intronaut only)
12 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
13 - Carbarro, NC - Cat's Cradle
14 - Ashville, NC - Orange Peel
15 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage

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Mastodon Announces North American Tour Dates

Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal group Mastodon has announced a headlining tour of North America beginning in April. The tour is in support of their forthcoming new studio effort, "Crack The Skye." Support on the tour will come from Kylesa and Intronaut.

The tour dates are as follows:

10 - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
11 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
13 - Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
14 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
16 - Martini Ranch - Phoenix, AZ
18 - Coachella - Indio, CA
19 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
21 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
22 - Neumo’s - Seattle, WA
23 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
24 - MacEwen Ballroom - Calgary, AB
25 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB
26 - The Odeon - Saskatoon, SK
28 - The Garrick - Winnipeg, MB
29 - Fine Line Music Hall - Minneapolis, MN
30 - Metro - Chicago, IL

1 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
2 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
4 - Le National - Montreal, QC
5 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
7 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
8 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
9 - Fillmore @ Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
12 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
13 - Cat’s Cradle - Carbarro, NC
14 - Orange Peel - Ashville, NC
15 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA

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Skeletonwitch, Kylesa Team Up For Tour, SXSW

This spring, Ohio’s mighty SKELETONWITCH and Georgia lords (and lordess) of sludge KYLESA will embark on the hessian odyssey that is the “Southern Discomfort” tour, a co-headlining trek that – not counting performances by both bands at the Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta – kicks off March 13 in Charlotte, N.C. Included among Southern Discomfort’s destinations is a stop in Austin, Tex., where both bands will appear at South By Southwest (SXSW). Special guest Black Tusk will lend support nightly with their heavy metal punk ‘n’ roll mayhem.

SKELETONWITCH is currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2007’s much-acclaimed "Beyond the Permafrost." The new record is scheduled for a late 2009 release. Meanwhile, KYLESA’s new slab of psychedelic heft, “Static Tensions,” drops on March 17. A new song, “Said And Done,” is currently streaming at the band's MySpace page.

The latest Southern Discomfort tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kylesa Streaming New Song Online

Georgia based metal band Kylesa has issued the following update about streaming a new song and revealing the artwork for their upcoming album "Static Tensions" on their MySpage page:

"Today we unveil one of the new songs off of our upcoming record Static Tensions. Said and Done was the first song we wrote for Static Tensions and has a little bit of everything that can be heard on the album. We think it is a good introduction. I must note that the mp3 does does give the song's nuances proper justice. The cd will melt your walls. The album artwork was created by our long time friend John Dyer Baizley of Baroness and was produced by our guitar player / vocalist Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered). Pre-order details for the album can be found here.

"The pre-order special includes an exclusive album edition t-shirt by John Baizley and CD. We'll have more information on the vinyl and 7" later this week. We will join label mates Skeletonwitch and Black Tusk for a 3 week tour including a stop at SXSW. Black Tusk and Skeletonwitch are old friends so it will be cool to share the road and late nights with these guys. We'll have dirty swamp metal on one side and some righteous ripping metal on the other. All in all a damn good show and a damn good time. A few days later we'll hook up with The Haunted, Nacytmystium and Intronaut. We have a show April 1st which we will post soon. We look forward to playing the new songs."

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Georgia's Scion Rock Fest Details Revealed

The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:

High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
Harvey Milk
Toxic Holocaust
A Storm of Light

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The Haunted's Canadian Tour Routing Revised

The Haunted's Canadian tour routing has been revised:

Calgary and Edmonton change of dates:
April 08 - Calgary, AB
April 09 - Edmonton, AB

April 16 - Montreal, QC Venue has been moved to Le Medley.
April 18 - West Chester, PA has been added to the tour.

The complete tour, which also features support by NACHTMYSTIUM, KYLESA, and INTRONAUT, looks like this: More...

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Kylesa Reveals New Album Details

Savannah, GA metal band, Kylesa, have revealed the details of "Static Tensions," their fourth studio album. Due out on March 17, the album will be available as a regular CD through the Prosthetic imprint, and on two vinyl options from the 20 Buck Spin label. The normal vinyl version come on a single LP with an eight-page, full-size booklet. Then there’s the deluxe version: limited to 500 copies, the edition is a double-LP mastered at 45 rpm for a fuller sound. The coloured vinyl will come packaged in a foil-stamped slipcase and will include the eight-page booklet and a poster.

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