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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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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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The Haunted Announces North American Tour Dates

Swedish heavy metal act The Haunted has announced the tour dates for their headlining trek of North America. Supporting them will be Nachtmystium, Kylesa and Intronaut.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
April 3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
April 4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
April 5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
April 6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
April 7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
April 8 - Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
April 9 - The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
April 11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
April 12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
April 13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
April 14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
April 15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
April 16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
April 17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
April 21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
April 22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
April 23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
April 24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Additionally, The Haunted also announce their appearance on the SWR Barroselas Metal Fest, which takes place in Portugal on May 1, 2009.

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Kylesa Confirms Headlining Shows, Dates w/ Pinback

Savannah, Georgia’s KYLESA has announced a string of East Coast shows which will also bring the band to parts of the southern US, including a handful of headlining dates and 11 shows with Pinback. These shows are the first for KYLESA since taking part in a co-headlining tour with Germany’s The Ocean earlier this summer, and will be the band’s first after leaving The Jam Room Studio in South Carolina, where they are currently holed up recording the follow-up to the band’s third full-length, "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which saw a fall 2006 release through Prosthetic Records.

“We've been writing a new record over the past few months,” the band wrote on its blog. “We're excited to record a new album since it's been two years since we recorded ‘Time Will Fuse its Worth.’ It's hard to believe it's been that long! The CD will be released on Prosthetic in early ‘09 and the vinyl version will come out around the same time. Phillip [Cope, guitarist/vocalist] will be producing the record.” Expect several in-studio updates from the band in the meantime.

KYLESA has also made tentative plans to tour Japan for the first time upon release of the Japanese edition of "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which will be handled by Red Cobalt Industries. Featuring completely redesigned artwork by guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants and an exclusive poster and sticker, production on that will begin soon and more details will be available shortly, including release details and overseas tour dates.

Here are the latest KYLESA tour dates: More...

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Kylesa Enters The Studio

Georgian metallers, KYLESA, have issued the following update:

"It's been a while since our last update so here you go: We've been writing a new record over the past few months and we're about to head to the Jam Room studio on Monday [July 21] to begin tracking. We're excited to record a new album since it's been two years since we recorded 'Time Will Fuse its Worth.'" More...

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Kylesa, Withered To Embark On Tour With The Ocean

Savannah’s KYLESA will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in May with Germany’s The Ocean in May and early June. Also on the tour will be Lair of The Minotaur and KYLESA’s Prosthetic Records labelmates WITHERED. KYLESA continues to support 2006’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which recently sent the band to Europe alongside fellow Georgians Baroness. WITHERED, meanwhile, will be supporting the band’s forthcoming release, "Folie Circulaire," which is currently slated for release in June. The effort is currently being recorded by Phillip Cope (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk).

“Everything is going very well,” WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson previously said from the studio. “Phillip has a great ear and a great vision for this album. I think it will likely exceed our expectations. Phillip has really gotten a grasp of how we want the record to sound and done a great job of getting in our heads. We were able to transform The Jam Room into our own little world. We’ve been sleeping on the floor and have completely lost track of time. There are no windows or clocks. The focus has been incredible.”

“We chose to work with Phillip because we’ve known him for a long time and his crusty background with Damad and Kylesa is something we really wanted to incorporate into the record,” Thompson elaborates. “A full tilt death or black metal production would have been the wrong direction. Phillip is also a big fan of black and death metal which gives him a unique perspective that we can trust.” An image of the band and Cope can be viewed here.

"Folie Circulaire" is the follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori," and will be the band’s Prosthetic Records debut. An unnamed demo song from ‘Folie Circulaire,’ along with previous material, is available on WITHERED’s official MySpace page.

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The Ocean Announce North American Tour Dates

Germany’s THE OCEAN have announced the following North American tour dates:

May 21 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
May 22 - St Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
May 23 - Montreal, QC @ Lambi

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered:
May 24 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
May 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
May 29 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur:
June 1 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
June 2 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
June 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 4 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

with The Destro, Lair of the Minotaur
June 5 - Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 7 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 8 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 10 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
June 11 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s

with Lair of the Minotaur, Intronaut
June 12 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 13 - Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
June 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 15 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
June 16 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
June 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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Kylesa Issue Post European Tour Update

KYLESA have returned from their European tour with Baroness and offer up the following update:

"We just got back from touring Europe with Baroness. Thanks to everyone who helped out, came to the shows, put us up or showed us around. Special thanks to the Marricle, whom without, we would have been completely lost. And of course, Stachel, for the quick whit and four wheels. Thanks to all of our fans who supported us even when Robert had to go home due to a tragic family loss. It is really appreciated."

"We've got a few shows planned for late May on the east coast. Other than that, we will continue working on our new record."

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Kylesa's Latest Album To Get Japanese, Oz Release

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.

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Kylesa To Tour Europe with Baroness In 2008

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...

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Kylesa Post Pink Floyd Cover Online

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.

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Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

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"

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Kylesa Offers Update, Plan on Writing New Material

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...

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