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Tokyo-based label, Red Cobalt Industries, is set to release the Japanese/Australian edition of KYLESA’S "Time Will Fuse Its Worth." This edition will be made available on the heels of KYLESA’S European tour with Baroness and scheduled for release in April 2008. The sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia is geared up for a busy 2008 and this Japanese/Australian release will be one of their first offerings to see light this year. Originally released on Prosthetic Records in the US, the Japanese/Australian edition will be released as a matte-finish digipack with a completely different artwork layout. The forthcoming release will contain bonus material and see a limited pressing of 1000 copies worldwide.
Savannah, Ga. sludge rockers KYLESA will return to Europe in late January alongside fellow Georgians Baroness for nearly a month of live shows, returning to the old world for the first time since 2006. The band continues to support its latest effort, "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which spawned the Dave Brodsky-directed video for "Hollow Severer" (available online here and at video outlets across the country).
"When viewed on Headbanger's Ball in the context of other heavy music videos, I think that our video will offer something a little different than the average live footage video," guitarist/singer Laura Pleasants has said. "The depiction of the narration is abstracted and literal with the use of simple claymation and an overall raw energy is captured by David and Allie of My Good Eye (Goatwhore, The Acacia Strain). They were great and easy to work with and we hope to work with them again in the future."
Having already toured alongside Genghis Tron, The Hidden Hand, Lacuna Coil, Modern Life Is War and Converge as well as appearing at Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0 and South By Southwest, KYLESA continues to support "Time Will Fuse Its Worth." Recorded by KYLESA guitarist/vocalist Philip Cope, the record saw a late October 2006 release through Prosthetic Records.
Here are the latest KYLESA tour dates with Baroness: More...
You can check out KYLESA’s unreleased cover of the PINK FLOYD track “Set The Controls For The Heart of the Sun” (originally from the PF album A Saucerful of Secrets) online over at their official MySpace page.
Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:
"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.
It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.
I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!
It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).
As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"
Savannah sludge-rockers KYLESA have offered an update on the band from home:
“We're happy to announce that our video for ‘Hollow Severer’ will be airing on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball very soon,” guitarist/singer Laura Pleasants says. “You can view it now on YouTube. When viewed on Headbanger's Ball in the context of other heavy music videos, I think that our video will offer something a little different than the average live footage video. The depiction of the narration is abstracted and literal with the use of simple claymation and an overall raw energy is captured by David and Allie of My Good Eye (Goatwhore, The Acacia Strain). They were great and easy to work with and we hope to work with them again in the future.
“In general news, we've toured pretty heavily the past few months supporting our latest release, ‘Time Will Fuse its Worth,’ and everything went rather well. We've got a few shows starting today with awesome bands (Torche, Made Out Of Babies and Mouth Of The Architect), but we plan on taking some time off to write new material as we have a few projects coming up. Fun, creative projects, so stay in touch and we'll keep you updated.”
Having already toured alongside Genghis Tron, The Hidden Hand, Lacuna Coil, Modern Life Is War and Converge as well as appearing at Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0 and South By Southwest, KYLESA continues to support 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth.' Recorded by KYLESA guitarist/vocalist Philip Cope, the record saw a late October release through Prosthetic Records.
Here are the remaining upcoming KYLESA shows:
7/19 Orlando, FL - The Social (with Torche, Made Out of Babies, Mouth of the Architect)
7/20 Tampa, FL - Transitions Art Gallery @ Skatepark of Tampa (with Torche, Made Out of Babies, Mouth of the Architect)
7/21 Savannah, GA – Jinx (with Torche, Made out of Babies) More...
The track listing has been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD/1 DVD "2007 Sounds Of The Underground" compilation. The outing will be limited to a pressing of 10,000 copies and will be available only at "Hot Topic" stores. It will run as follows:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Failure Of The Devout"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"
06 - Necro - "The Pre-Fix For Death"
07 - Darkest Hour - "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)"
08 - Amon Amarth - "Runes To My Memory"
09 - The Acacia Strain - "4x4' from 'The Dead Walk"
10 - The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulz Dood"
11 - Heavy Heavy Low Low - "Mall-Nutrition"
12 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Sleeping With The Fishes, See?"
13 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
14 - This Is Hell - "Permanence"
15 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
01 - Throwdown - "Holy Roller"
02 - A Life Once Lost - "Firewater Joyride"
03 - Beneath The Massacre - "Modern Age Slavery"
04 - NORA - "Save Yourself"
05 - Cellador - "Never Again"
06 - Since The Flood - "Strength"
07 - Anterior - "The Silent Divide"
08 - It Dies Today - "Reignite The Fires"
09 - Autumn - "My New Time"
10 - Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - "Death Is An Alcoholic"
11 - Poison The Well - "Letter Thing"
12 - Walls Of Jericho - "And Hope To Die"
13 - See You Next Tuesday - "Honey I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"
14 - Skeletonwitch - "Beyond The Permafrost (Demo)"
15 - The Minor Times - "Casket City Lights"
16 - The Human Abstract - "Vela, Together We Await The Storm"
Sights Of The Underground DVD:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Necro - "Beautiful Music For You To Die To"
06 - Darkest Hour - "Sound The Surrender"
07 - Amon Amarth - "Cry Of The Blackbirds"
08 - The Acacia Strain - "Angry Mob Justice"
09 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Like A Cat"
10 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
11 - This Is Hell - "The Polygraph Cheaters"
12 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
13 - Kylesa - "Hollow Severer"
14 - Terror - "Lost' from 'Always The Hard Way"
15 - Misery Signals - "The Failsafe"
More info on the tour itself can be found at soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.
LiveDaily.com reports: For Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia, it is not difficult to be a female hard-rock singer in a male-dominated world. She counts on professionalism and respect to earn fans.
"As long as you believe in yourself, you can always do it," said Scabbia, who shares vocal duties in the Milan, Italy-based band with male Andrea Ferro.
"I always thought if you give respect to people, you always get the same respect back. Of course, if you are expecting to be just the female in the band and then it's easy to make it just because of that---you are wrong. You're absolutely wrong. You have to be able to do your job. You have to be able to have balls. But I don't think it's a question of being a woman or a man. It's a question of having the right attitude."
Lacuna Coil, which currently is in the midst of the Jagermeister Music Tour with Stone Sour, is one of the few European hard-rock bands to cross the ocean and make a name for itself. It broke into the US market thanks to a 2004 spot on the Ozzfest tour supporting "Comalies" and a 2006 position opening for Rob Zombie. Scabbia chalks up her band's success to the fact that it is "offering something different from the other bands."
"Our music is not the typical music you listen to every day," she said. We always could care less about cliches and music. But we always try to be inspired by different things, and we created something that's absolutely different--we have two singers, a male and female, but we don't use the voices as the beauty and the beast. We have aggressive parts, but a lot of melody in the music. I think that made the difference. We're successful, too, probably because of the relationship with the fans, as well. We always like to interact with them, which we always thought was really important."
Other European hard rock bands haven't been so fortunate because of the high cost to bring a tour to the United States, she explained.
"There's an ocean in between, so it's really expensive to come here and to bring a lot of stuff, to have a decent [stage show], and it's a question of budget and a question of time, as well. If you want to tour properly in the US, you need a lot of time. It's not like you come here, play for a week and then it's done. You have to be able to touch every territory, touch different clubs--A clubs, B clubs, festivals, as well. It's basically a question of time, organization and budget."
After the Jagermeister tour wraps up, Lacuna Coil will begin a headlining tour in support of its latest album "Karmacode." The first single, "Our Truth," was featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Underworld: Evolution."
"Karmacode" closes with a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence."
"It actually happened because we were thinking about covering a song especially for the live shows," Scabbia said. "We just wanted a very famous song that everybody could sing during shows. We tried different songs, but we just found out 'Enjoy the Silence' was absolutely perfect for our style, but it wasn't meant to be a [Lacuna Coil] single; it was just meant to be a famous song that people could sing during the show. But then people liked it so much that we had to release it as a single because people wanted it."
By the end of this year or the beginning of 2008, Lacuna Coil will return to the studio to record the follow-up to 2006's "Karmacode," which the band co-produced with Waldemar Sorychta. The group has begun penning new material, but it doesn't have complete songs.
"But we're collecting new ideas, keeping everything together and practicing a little bit," Scabbia said.
Here are the latest Lacuna Coil tour dates: More...
KYLESA have unveiled the band's new music video for the track "Hollow Severer" of the critically-appraised album 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth.' Featuring live performance footage, psychedelic imagery and claymation-style animation, the video was filmed earlier this spring in New York with director Dave Brodsky (The Acacia Strain, God Forbid, Gwar) and My Good Eye. The "Hollow Severer" video can be viewed on YouTube.com. A contest giving fans a chance to win vinyl and t-shirts from KYLESA has also been launched to coincide with the video's release. You can read the rules and apply here.
Currently finishing dates across the US with Genghis Tron, KYLESA will also hook up with Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation in late May and early June for a handful of west coast dates to continue supporting 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth.'
KYLESA on tour with Genghis Tron: More...
Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.
Additional confirmations include 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DESPISED ICON, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH, LIGEIA, IMPIOUS, 3, and EPICUREAN.
The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.
Bands confirmed for Friday are: More...
KYLESA are set to embark on a six-week tour with like-minded Genghis Tron later this week, including appearances at Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0, South By Southwest Music Festival and a late April appearance at the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. A tour poster is available online here.
Currently supporting the acclaimed release 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth,' KYLESA returns to the road after supporting The Hidden Hand last month.
KYLESA tour dates: More...
The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.
The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...
More bands have been announced for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, which is slated for March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Saturday, March 24th: More...
Kylesa shot the first video from their new album “Time Will Fuse Its Worth” yesterday. The video is for the track “Hollow Severer”, shot with acclaimed director David Brodsky (Gwar, Strapping Young Lad, The Red Chord) and crew at MyGoodEye in New York.
Kylesa is currently finishing up a tour with The Hidden Hand, and will be hitting the road once again on March 17th for a month-long tour with Genghis Tron.
In advance of the February 20the release of their third full-length release, The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote (Southern Lord Records), Maryland's THE HIDDEN HAND will be assaulting masses across the US, showcasing some of the new material.
Joining the doomsters on the road will be KYLESA, making the shows even more worth seeing if you're in driving, subway or hitchhiking distance from any of the spots on the tour.
The Hidden Hand/Kylesa tour dates include: More...
Kylesa bassist/vocalist Corey Barhorst was injured in a bike accident yesterday, forcing the band to cancel their appearance at this weekend's This Is For You Fest in Daytona, FL. The group has issued the following statement:
"Corey got into a bad bike wreck this evening on the way to practice and hurt himself badly. He flipped on his bike and landed face first onto the concrete, knocking out his front teeth. His hands and face are badly bruised, cut and swollen and he has to have emergency dental surgery tomorrow because his nerves were exposed in the fall. this is obviously really shitty and we hope that he gets better soon. Send him love...I'm not sure if we will cancel all the upcoming shows (through Jan 5) or just the first few...I will post asap either way. To everyone who came to the This is For You Fest in Daytona to see us, we are really sorry and we hope you understand. We will come back to Florida and make it up to you this spring."
Fresh off supporting Converge, Some Girls and Modern Life is War, Savannah's sludge rockers KYLESA have confirmed a handful of regional tour dates alongside The Sword, as well as confirming an appearance at Daytona Beach's "This Is Your Fest 2006" alongside a host of other bands. Details can be found online here. More confirmed KYLESA tour dates will be available shortly.
The band is continuing to support its new record Time Will Fuse Its Worth, which saw a Halloween release and is the follow-up to 2005's critically-heralded To Walk A Middle Course.
KYLESA tour dates:
11/21 Richmond, VA - Alley Katz (with Parasytic Lord, Government Warning)
12/03 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree (with The Sword)
12/04 Raleigh, NC - Kings (with The Sword)
12/30 Daytona Beach, FL - Backstage (This Is For You Fest)
1/02 Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall (with The Sword)
1/03 Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats (with The Sword)
1/04 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory (with The Sword)
Savannah, GA-based sludge rockers KYLESA have been confirmed to support Converge in November for a string of US tour dates. Also appearing alongside Some Girls and Modern Life Is War, the domestic dates will be the first batch of touring plans Stateside after returning from the band’s current tour throughout Europe. The live shows will also be the first dates scheduled for the band following the release of KYLESA’s forthcoming album, ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth' on Oct. 31.
Previously, KYLESA revealed artwork, and track info for the ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth.’ Snippets of the foldout artwork, which was constructed by KYLESA guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants, can been seen here, and links are also provided to both an mp3 and a video for the album’s fourth track, “Where The Horizon Unfolds.”
Prior to departing for the band’s current European tour, KYLESA met up with director Tony Costello of SSD Films to shoot footage for what would become the video for “Where The Horizon Unfolds,” which mixes psychedelic imagery with the track’s haunting, building atmosphere. Marking the debuts of drummers Jeff Porter and Carl McGinley, ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth’ will see an October 31 release date through Prosthetic Records (a day earlier in European territories).
“When we first started the band, we had planned on having two drummers but it didn't work out, so now it feels like everything is coming together,” Pleasants previously said. “There is definitely a new level of intensity to KYLESA now. Since the new lineup has gotten together we have felt the strongest creative spark yet.”
Kylesa's tour schedule is as follows: More...
Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have released details about the band’s follow-up to 2005’s highly praised ‘To Walk A Middle Course.’ Due out October 31 through Prosthetic Records, the new album has been dubbed ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth’ and clocks in at just over 40-minutes. The tracklisting is as follows:
1) What Becomes An End
2) Hollow Severer
3) Where The Horizon Unfolds
4) Between Silence and Sound
5) Identity Defined
6) Ignoring Anger
7) The Warning
‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth’ marks the recording debuts of new drummers Jeff Porter and Carl McGinley, adding to the band’s already thunderous sound. As a precursor to the record’s release, KYLESA will open up a European tour September 5, trekking across the continent well into October, before returning to America.
KYLESA on tour: More...
Savannah, GA sludge rockers KYLESA have offered an update on the band, fresh off a string of dates alongside Baroness and its appearance at the 8th annual Emissions From The Monolith festival:
"So we are about to record a brand new album. It hasn't even been a year since we recorded 'To Walk a Middle Course,' but since Carl and Jeff have joined the band, we've been writing constantly and are pretty stoked on what's come out of the jams. We're recording this month, so the record should be out in October sometime, right after we get back from Europe. We're doing a split 7" with Victims which will be out this summer on Hyperrealist in the US and Unsociable in Europe. We're also contributing a song for the EyeHateGod tribute CD which is coming out on Emetic Records. We're doing "Left to Starve" off of their first record. Other bands that will be on the comp include Brutal Truth, Lair of the Minotaur, Unearthly Trance and a bunch more."
The forthcoming KYLESA studio album will be the follow-up to the band's Prosthetic debut, 2005's highly-lauded 'To Walk A Middle Course.' The record will be the first with KYLESA's newest members, drummers Carl McGinley and Jeff Porter.
KYLESA on tour
6/06 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (with Withered, Doomsayer)
Kylesa have issued the following update on the band's official website:
“The Jacksonville and Savannah shows went really well. Thanks to everyone who came out to check out our new lineup and the two drummer attack. We're so stoked with this line up and are continuing to write new material. We're playing a bunch of new songs for these upcoming shows so come check it out and let us know what you think. Our new website should be up hopefully by next week. We'll have some new shirts up soon and we'll have new video footage soon as well.”
Kylesa have upcoming tour dates with Victims and Baroness among others. Here are the confirmed tour dates: More...