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Unearthly Trance

Formed: 2000
From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Unearthly Trance 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.

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Unearthly Trance Announces Final Release

Unearthly Trance's final release "Ouroboros" is a 2CD set featuring 120+ minutes of music from all the band's vinyl-only releases, including 3 unreleased tracks. The set is due out in December via Throne Records, and these titles will be included:

- Lord Humanless 7" (2001)
- Frost Walk With Me 7" (2003)
- Veins 10" (2007)
- The Axis Is Shifting 10" (2007)
- Split 10" with Suma (2008)
- Split 10" with Ramesses (2009)
- Split 7" with Aldebaran (2009)
- Split 7" with Minsk (2009)
- Split 7" with Wooden Wand (2010)
- Split 12" with Endless Blockade (2010)

Two songs from "Ouroboros" can also now be heard in the Bandcamp player below. More...

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Unearthly Trance Breaking Up

U.S. act Unearthly Trance has checked in with the following statement about officially deciding to call it a day:

"2000-2012: Unearthly Trance has broken up. We have decided it was the right time and this time it is for real. Thanks to all the people around the world who have supported us in any way.

"All 3 of us will be still creating heavy doom with Serpentine Path with Tim Bagshaw. Ryan will continue on in a new project as well his blackend metal band w/Tim called The Howling Wind... and Darren also has a new project with our friend Eddie Ortiz called The Sheltering Sky.

"We will update this page with any info of new projects that any of do in the future. Thanks again everyone!" More...

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Power Of The Riff Fest To Invade NYC

Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!

TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.

At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.

A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now at this location. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available at this location and Sunday tickets over here. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.

Full info and tickets for The Power Of The Riff West -- confirmed to take place on Saturday, August 11th at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex -- are available now here. More...

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Circle of Animals Posts New Song Online

CIRCLE OF ANIMALS has posted a brand new MP3, “Poison The Lamb,” off their debut album "Destroy The Light" online courtesy of AlarmPress.com, and Crustcake.com. 'Destroy The Light" will see its North American release on Tuesday October 12th.

CIRCLE OF ANIMALS is Sanford Parker (MINSK, THE HIGH CONFESSIONS, BURIED AT SEA) and Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA) along with a rotating cast of established drummers. The track “Poison The Lamb,” for example, features Steve Shelly (SONIC YOUTH) behind the kit. Additional drummers featured on "Destroy The Light" include Noah Leger (TAKING PICTURES, THE KARL HENDRICKS TRIO), Darren Verni (UNEARTHLY TRANCE), John Herndon (TORTOISE), John Merryman (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SECRET CHIEFS 3), Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE), and more.

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Unearthly Trance Streaming Entire New Album

Unearthly Trance's new album "V" is currently streaming in its entirety online now via Stereogum.com. "V" will see its North American release date next Tuesday, September 28th, on CD, expanded gatefold LP, and digitally.

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Unearthly Trance Streaming Another Song Online

Unearthly Trance has posted a third track, "Into A Chasm," from the band's forthcoming album "V" online now at this location, along with the previously uploaded "The Horsemen Arrive In The Night" and "Solar Eye." The new album will be released on September 28th on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold as well as digitally.

"V" was recorded in New York, New York at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman.

Unearthly Trance also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Unearthly Trance Announces Split With Suma

Unearthly Trance has announced an upcoming split EP with Suma. Unearthly Trance guitarist Ryan Lipynsky commented on the collaboration:

"Two years after their sought after (and promptly sold out) split 10", both beasts team up together again for a unique collaboration in order to celebrate and support their head-lining US tour in October 2010. These recordings are brand new (summer 2010), not to be mistaken with the 10"s ones. This is not your usual split record where each band fills up one side of the record. This collaboration merges both bands into one only entity for +20 minutes.

"Each side of this record features the other band's vocalist along with some contributing noise from the other band. This unique idea all came together very spontaneously and it serves as a document of true exploration and experiment of the unknown forces of control. The results are very exciting and unlike anything each band has done. This collaboration somehow morphed the two bands together in an unprecedented yet very pleasing way. This vinyl / cd is meant to commemorate their forthcoming USA tour in the fall 2010 where the band will share the stage with each other once again. 'Sleepwalking Through A Maze' consists of music that Suma recorded in Malmo and sent to Ryan Lipynsky in Brooklyn where he recorded his words for his vocals. More...

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Unearthly Trance Uploads Second "V" Preview Song

Unearthly Trance has posted a second preview track, titled “Solar Eye”, from the band's forthcoming album "V" online now at this location. "V," the follow-up album to 2008’s "Electrocution," will be released on September 28th on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold as well as digitally. "V" was recorded in New York , New York at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman.

Unearthly Trance also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Unearthly Trance Streaming New Song

Unearthly Trance has posted the new track, “The Horsemen Arrive In The Night”, which is taken from the band's forthcoming album "V," online now via the band’s MySpace page. "V," the follow-up album to 2008’s "Electrocution," will be released on September 28th digitally, on CD, and expanded 2xLP gatefold.

Unearthly Trance, which just performed alongside High on Fire last night in Brooklyn, has announced a run of fall tour dates in support of the new album. The trio will team up with Sweden’s Suma for a run of dates that kicks-off on September 30th in Worcester, MA. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more to be announced shortly.

"V" was recorded in New York, New York at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman.

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Unearthly Trance Reveals More Album Details

Unearthly Trance will release a fifth studio album, aptly titled "V," on September 28th in North America and October 4th internationally. "V," the follow-up album to "Electrocution," was recently recorded in New York. The band recorded "V" at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman. Photos from the studio during the recording session can be viewed here.

Unearthly Trance has also posted the artwork for "V," as designed by Glyn Scrawled, online now at this location. Advance song titles from the album include “Unveiled," “Solar Eye," “Sleeping While They Feast," and “Into A Chasm." Additional album details will be made available shortly.

Unearthly Trance has also just seen the release of a new split LP with The Endless Blockade via Chrome Peeler and Humanless Recordings. Audio samples from the split can be heard now via the Humanless MySpace page.

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Unearthly Trance Reveals Album Artwork

New York's Unearthly Trance has issued the following announcement about the release date and cover artwork for "V," the band's upcoming album:

"V is set to be released September 28th 2010 on Relapse Records on CD and 2xlp. Cassette version will surface via humanles recordings shortly after. Artwork was created by Glyn Scrawled. Check out the cover! So sit tight and we promise it will be worth the wait! Also working on a October 2010 east coast US tour with suma."

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The Communion Guitarist Passes Away

Guitarist Lee Altomare of New York's The Communion passed away yesterday, April 16th 2010, due to complications from eye surgery. The band issued the following statement about his passing:

"Yesterday morning, Lee passed away due to complications from eye surgery. We are all deeply wounded, white and shaking with shock, by this sudden loss of our great friend. He brought us all together. He brought out the best in us, enabled and encouraged us to be at our absolute best in music and life. I personally cannot imagine being where i am today without all Lee put together.

"I say all this with zero hyperbole, and those who knew him best no doubt feel the same way we do at this moment. Our hearts go out to his amazing family and all his friends, as well as anyone whose supported us in the last 6 years. Know that Lee loved, appreciated, and cared about all of you very much, as do we. We'll miss you forever."

Brooklyn metallers Unearthly Trance also issued the following statement: More...

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Unearthly Trance Posts Studio Photos

New York doom metallers Unearthly Trance are currently in the studio recording their upcoming full-length album. The band has posted a series of photographs from the studio recording sessions online, which can be viewed at this location. A brief video clip of Unearthly Trance drummer Darren Verni in a pre-production rehearsal session can also be viewed below.

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The Howling Wind Completes New Album, Posts MP3

Formed by Ryan Lipynsky (the artist formerly known as Killusion, also of UNEARTHLY TRANCE of course) after the demise of USBM band THRALLDOM, and now in conspiracy with drummer Tim Call (ALDEBARAN), THE HOWLING WIND have completed work on their new album “Into The Cryosphere.”

Following the band’s “Pestilence & Peril” debut, THE HOWLING WIND's “Into The Cryosphere” takes cue from such legends as CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER, BATHORY, old-school DARKTHRONE, and AUTOPSY, while harboring a pedigree seeped within occult nature and lore. Overall, “Into The Cryosphere” is “a depiction of the fall of humanity reflected through a sheet of ice,” says the label.

To be released late April via Profound Lore Records, the tracklisting for “Into The Cryosphere” goes as follows:

1. The Seething Wrath Of A Frigid Soul
2. Teeth Of Frost
3. Obscured Pyramid
4. Ice Cracking In The Abyss
5. Will Is The Only Fire Under An Avalanche
6. Impossible Eternity
7. A Dead Galaxy Mirrored In An Ice Mirage

An MP3 of the track “Teeth Of Frost” can be downloaded here.

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Unearthly Trance Enters The Studio

New York doom metallers Unearthly Trance will begin work on their follow-up album to Electrocution this weekend in New York, New York. This will be the trio’s fifth studio album, entitled "V."

UNEARTHLY TRANCE will begin recording at SIR studios with engineer Sanford Parker overseeing the skeletal creation of the recording. The band will then continue to self-record with additional help from trusted experts along the way. "V" will feature artwork by Glyn Scrawled and is expected to see a late spring release date.

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Unearthly Trance Posts Drum Rehearsal Footage

New York doom metallers Unearthly Trance are currently in the process of finishing the rehearsals for their upcoming album. The band has posted a brief video clip online of drummer Darren Verni in a pre-production rehearsal session, which can be viewed below.

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Howl To Enter the Studio

Rhode Island metal band HOWL is currently in the final stages of writing for their first full-length album. The quartet will enter the studio in December 2009 for a spring 2010 release date via Relapse Records.

HOWL has also announced a handful of east coast shows with EYEHATEGOD for late October. HOWL has also been confirmed for the Relapse Records/BrooklynVegan-BBG CMJ showcase show on October 23rd along with MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, BLACK ANVIL and more.

Upcoming HOWL tour dates are as follows:

10/23 - New York, NY - Fontana’s (as part of Relapse / BrooklynVegan – BBG CMJ Showcase)
10/25 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (w/ EYEHATEGOD, GOATWHORE, more)
10/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (w/ EYEHATEGOD, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, STRONG INTENTION)

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Unearthly Trance To Play Apex Fest III

Unearthly Trance have announced they will be performing at the Apex Fest III on Saturday, November 14th in New York. The show will be Unearthly Trance's final performance of 2009 before they enter the studio in December to begin work on their new album, which will be released through Relapse Records. A promotional poster for the festival can be found here.

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Harpoon Announces US Tour Date

Chicago grindcore band, HARPOON, has set out on a week long tour this week. Hitting towns between their Midwest hometown and the Northeast US, they will be supporting SUNN O))), EAGLE TWIN, THE HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and more along the way. The dates are as follows:

7/10/2009 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL w/ Sunn O))), Eagle Twin
7/12/2009 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ To The Wolves, In The Shit, Mast
7/13/2009 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Unearthly Trance, Casket Architects
7/14/2009 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY w/ We Are All Savages, Hunter/Gatherer
7/15/2009 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Microwaves, The Human Quena Orchestra
7/16/2009 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Total Abuse
7/17/2009 Zanies - Indianapolis, IN / DudeFest After-Party Too w/ 7000 Dying Rats, Lair of the Minotaur, Christ Beheaded
8/01/2009 The Mutiny - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Czar More...

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Minsk Posts New Song Online

Chicago's MINSK have posted the first preview track from their forthcoming album "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone." The album opener, "Three Moons," can be heard online via the band’s MySpace page featured along with the "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" album art.

The follow-up album to their Relapse debut "The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment," "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band’s Sanford Parker producing the effort. "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" is set for a May 26th North American release date, June 1st internationally. More...

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