From Ashes Rise
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The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.
Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.
In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.
The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.
Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:
Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult
Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising
The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:
"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.
"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...
The first new material from Portland's crust/punk heroes From Ashes Rise, since their 2003-released "Nightmares" LP, is available today via the "Rejoice The End/Rage Of Sanity" 7" out today through Southern Lord.
In celebration of the release of the 7", a brand new video for the track "Rejoice The End" has been created as part of the Scion AV series. Visualized and directed by David Hall of Handshake Inc, the video can be viewed right now, along with an extensive director's statement from Hall and more, at Brooklyn Vegan. You can also check out the clip below.
The following press release was issued about From Ashes Rise:
"Formed in Nashville, Tennessee during the mid 1990s' American crust punk surge, later relocating to their current home in Portland, Oregon, the band have unleashed three LPs and a plethora of split releases, EPs and more, amidst waves of heavy underground touring. The infectious, downtuned From Ashes Rise sound has become a staple in the scene, and alongside bands like Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone have helped pioneer what is defined as modern crust punk, the band remaining one of the most brutally-charged and hauntingly melodic forerunners of the scene." More...
This weekend, Portland, Oregon based act From Ashes Rise entered the studio to lay down two vicious new anthems for Southern Lord Recordings. The crushing recording session marks the first time the band recorded in nine years.
Recorded at Audible Alchemy, engineered by Bryan Sours and Steve Lobdell, and mixed at Audiosiege by Sours and the band’s own Brad Boatright, the two tracks — “Rejoice The End” and “Rage of Sanity” — are being finalized for a rabid new 7? set to be let off the chain via Southern Lord in April or May. A final release date, cover art and more will be be locked down in the coming weeks. The following press release was issued about the band's history:
"From Ashes Rise formed in Nashville, Tennessee during the mid 1990s’ American crust punk surge, their infectious downtuned moroseness catching on worldwide almost immediately. Having relocated to Portland, Oregon, the band have unleashed three LPs, a plethora of split releases, EPs and more to date, all amidst waves of heavy underground touring. Last May the band dominated the indoor stage at the annual Maryland Deathfest gathering in Baltimore, and then in November took part the Portland show of Southern Lord’s massive The Power Of The Riff West Coast takeover.
"From Ashes Rise remain one of the most brutally-charged and hauntingly melodic forerunners of the scene."
The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP 3:30-4:00
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors – 7:00 pm
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 8:30-9:00
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...
Canada's Fuck The Facts will be hitting the road next week for a Canadian east coast tour, which will include shows with Misery Index & From Ashes Rise, as well as an appearance at the Southern Ontario Metal Festival.
Dates are as follows:
Aug 15 - New York, NY @ Public Assembly w/ From Ashes Rise
Aug 18 - Rimouski, QC @ Cactus Show Bar w/ Misery Index
Aug 19 - Moncton, NB @ Manhattan w/ Misery Index
Aug 20 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub w/ Misery Index
Aug 21 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba's Lounge w/ Misery Index
Aug 22 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex w/ Misery Index
Aug 23 - Edmundston, NB @ GPS Bar w/ Misery Index
Aug 24 - North Bay, ON @ Granite Club
Aug 25 - Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
Aug 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hardluck Bar
Aug 27 - Port Burwell, ON @ Southern Ontario Metal Fest
Southern Californian trio NAILS has announced their signing to Southern Lord Recordings.
With plans already in place to record a new release for Southern Lord in early 2011, the NAILS crew will spend the rest of this year on the road. As previously announced, the band will take part in the Southern Lord-sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 8th alongside Goatsnake, Black Breath, From Ashes Rise, Repulsion, the Animosity-era lineup of Corrosion of Conformity and countless more. In early September they embark on a cross-country trek that will last over a month, including five dates opening for Venomous Concept.
NAILS confirmed tour dates are as follows:
8/08/2010 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ Power Of The Riff Fest [info]
9/05/2010 Nile Front Room - Mesa, AZ
9/06/2010 10756 Limas - El Paso, TX
9/07/2010 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
9/08/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/09/2010 The Nightmare - Dallas, TX
9/10/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/12/2010 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/13/2010 585 Wells - Atlanta, GA
9/14/2010 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
9/15/2010 Transitions - Tampa, FL
9/16/2010 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
9/17/2010 Legitmate Business - Greensboro, NC
9/18/2010 Daniel's Pub - Cincinnati, OH
9/19/2010 Dojo - Indianapolis, IN
9/20/2010 Double Door - Chicago, IL w/ Venomous Concept
9/21/2010 Blondie's - Detroit, MI w/ Venomous Concept
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Venomous Concept
9/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Venomous Concept, Strong Intention
9/24/2010 Katacombes - Montreal, QC w/ Venomous Concept
9/25/2010 Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON w/ Venomous Concept
9/26/2010 242 Main - Burlington, VT
9/27/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY
9/28/2010 Church - Boston, MA
9/29/2010 Lilly's Pad - New Haven, CT
9/30/2010 The Church - Cleveland, OH
10/01/2010 Mickey Finn's - Toledo, OH
10/02/2010 1108 Main - Cedar Falls, IA
10/03/2010 *TBA - Minneapolis, MN
10/04/2010 *TBA - Kansas City, MO
10/05/2010 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
10/08/2010 Club Soda - San Diego, CA
10/09/2010 Sub - San Francisco, CA
The 2010 edition of the Power of the Riff festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at The Echo and EchoPlex in Los Angeles, CA. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The festival is being curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between metal, hardcore, punk and rock music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:
Corrosion Of Conformity III
From Ashes Rise
The Fucking Wrath
Spider Fever More...
From Ashes Rise, who broke up in 2005, has resurfaced in Portland with news of live dates to come.
In celebration of this news, From Ashes Rise and Jade Tree have unearthed a recording that demonstrates the band's renowned on-stage intensity at its apex. Recorded during the spring of 2005 in Los Angeles by Adam Lindsay-Smith, "Live Hell" features 13 of the band's best songs that capture From Ashes Rise in their prime.
"Live Hell" is a limited pressing of 500 and will be shipped from the Jade Tree eStore on 3/23. The first 75 customers will receive a free From Ashes Rise embroidered patch. An MP3 download of the album will be included with each LP.
The digital download is available today from Jade Tree only and from iTunes and digital music stores worldwide on 2/23.
The "Live Hell" tracklisting is as follows:
2. Hell in the Darkness
4. All in due time
6. The Noise
7. The Mandate
8. So say the wise
9. Moths to the Flame
10. The Final Goodbye
13. The Widow More...
Jade Tree has now officially confirmed the demise of Portland's From Ashes Rise (rumors about this have been floating around since August). Originally formed in Nashville in the mid-'90s, the group went on to release material with Feral Ward, Havoc Records, and Jade Tree among others.
Paint It Black and From Ashes Rise will be hooking up for several shows on the West Coast this spring. Here are the tour dates:
4/30 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour
5/1 Berkeley CA @ Gilman St.
5/3 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
5/4 Portland OR @ Solid State