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Below is our complete Hella 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.
Hella has announced that it will be releasing its new full length album on August 30, 2011. The album, titled "Tripper," will be issued through Sargent House Records and will contain the following track listing;
2. Self Checkout
3. Long Hair
6. Kid Life Crisis
7. On The Record
9. Psycho Bro
These Arms Are Snakes has announced they will be taking friends and label-mates sBACH (aka Spencer Seim from Hella / The Advantage) on a quick tour down the West Coast to shake some heads, and together, unleash their new material on the unsuspecting masses.
Set for release on October 7th is These Arms Are Snakes' newest masterpiece, "Tail Swallower & Dove," and due out later this month (August 19th to be exact), Seim, aka sBACH, drops his electronic blast-beaten melee, "sBACH," on his fanbase of Nintendo-charged gamers.
Here are the These Arms Are Snakes tour dates with sBACH:
SUN AUG 31 – Seattle WA, Bumbershoot (no sBACH)
FRI SEPT 5 – Portland OR, Dante's (no sBACH)
FRI SEPT 12 – Spokane WA, Big Dipper
SAT SEPT 13 – Tacoma WA, Hell's Kitchen
TUE SEPT 16 – Grass City CA, Center for the Arts
WED SEPT 17 – San Francisco CA, Bottom of the Hill
THU SEPT 18 – Los Angeles CA, Spaceland
FRI SEPT 19 – Pomona CA, Elks Pomona Lodge
SAT SEPT 20 – San Diego CA, Che Café Collective
SUN SEPT 21 – Santa Barbara CA, Muddy Waters
TUE SEPT 23 – Reno NV, Tonic Lounge
Spencer Seim, the man who serves as the feral axe shredder of Hella and the skins man of The Advantage, will be dropping his new album on August 19th under the nom de guerre of sBACH entitled sBACH on Suicide Squeeze Records. After being backed up into a corner, Mr. Seim concurred to leaking three tracks from this soon to be renowned opus on his MySpace page.
The label describes the album:
"'sBACH' by sBACH is a frenetic mélange akin to the collective sights, sounds and sugar rushes in the heads of an entire elementary school being locked into a Chuck E. Cheese franchise while having to subside on an all you can eat buffet of Fun Dip and Pixie Stix as the animatronic band dishes out phosphorescent doom riffs while running amok with the blips and bleeps.
"Taking cues from the choppy spazz-math of Hella and the 8 bit Nintendo cacophony of The Advantage, Seim utilizes the trademarks steez and proclivities of his two musical ventures to create a new one which morphs into a kitschy, stoner rock fueled archfiend chock full of bastardized jazz rhythms and chicken scratch electronica. With the grating jingles and chimes of an explosion at a pinball machine factory and the caffeinated scour of just about any song that features Seim's vivid musical talent, sBACH will fray the senses and leave you begging for more."
In addition to sampling the MySpace songs, you can download track 5 from "Tripwire" here.
While today is the release date of Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero," the band's current guitar player, Jeordie White (formerly known as Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson), is also a part of Goon Moon who have a May 8 release of "Licker's Last Leg" on Ipecac Records. Goon Moon is Jeordie and Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality) with guest players including Zach Hill (Hella), Josh Homme (QOTSA), Josh Freese amongst others. Chris also has a busy summer with Queens of the Stone Age's album coming this June.
"Unretrofied", the third single and video from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's breakthrough album Miss Machine, has been selected for inclusion on the new WWE Smackdown vs. Raw video game available for Playstation 2 and PSP. The game is set for a November 5th release via Sony.
Look for the "Unretrofied" video on MTV2, Fuse and dozens of regional video shows throughout North America. Additionally, "Unretrofied" has also been added to rotation at tastemaker commercial rock stations KEYJ / Abilene, TX, KANR / Wichita, and WKQH / Wausau, WI.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have also announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The tour begins November 6th in Ottawa. A full listing of tour dates is as follows: More...
All tour dates for the Dillinger Escape Plan tour will feature Hella throught November 27th, Between the Buried and Me, The Flashbub, and Horse the Band up to this point are as follows:
November 6 - Ottawa @ Babylon (5 pm show)
November 7 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
November 8 - Montreal @ Cabaret Le Tulipe
November 9 - Toronto @ Opera House
November 13 - Edmonton @ Starlite Room
November 14 - Calgary @ MacEwan Hall
November 15 - Vancouver @ The Redroom
November 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
November 17 - Portland, OR @ Loveland
November 19 - San Francisco @ 12 Galaxies (5 pm show)
November 20 – Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
November 21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
November 25 - Austin @ Emo's
November 26 - Houston @ Engine Room
November 27 - Dallas @ Trees
November 29 - Kansas City @ El Torreon
November 30 - Minneapolis @ Triple Rock (5:30 pm show)
December 1 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
December 2 - Chicago, Il @ Logan Square Auditorium
December 3 - Detroit @ St. Andrews
December 4 - Cleveland @ Grog Shop
December 6 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
December 8 - Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
December 9 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
December 10 - Baltimore @ Sonar
The thrid single from Dillinger Escape Plan's album, "Miss Machine", is "Unretrofied" and should be getting play on Fuse's Uranium, MTV2's Headbangers Ball.
The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to embark on a tour with Between The Buried And Me and Hella come November, here's the dates:
November 07th Hamilton, ON - Underground
November 08th Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
November 09th Toronto, ON - Opera House
November 13th Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
November 14th Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall
November 15th Vancouver, BC - Red Room
November 25th Austin, TX - Emo's