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Southern Lord will be swarming the masses with several showcases, in-store performances and more at this year’s South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas:
Friday, March 20th
First, a Southern Lord performance at Snake Eyes Vinyl (outside); 1101 Navasota St. 3, Austin TX
12:30 - It’s Casual
1:30 - Eagle Twin
2:30 - Black Cobra
3:30 - Thou
Then later that night, the SXSW Southern Lord showcase at Emo’s! This is one of the label’s most important and potent showcases ever, featuring some of the label’s most prominent contemporary acts (including Wolves In The Throne Room, Wino), some of the label’s newest signings (Black Cobra, Eagle Twin, Pelican) and plenty of other hearty acts including Thou and It’s Casual… A night of massive riffery and debauchery for all!
Emo’s Annex; 603 Red River, Austin TX
7:30 - It’s Casual
8:25 - Thou
9:20 - Eagle Twin
10:15 - Black Cobra
11:10 - Wino (solo)
12:05 - Wolves In The Throne Room
1:00 - Pelican
Saturday, March 21st
Scott “Wino” Weinrich will be performing a solo acoustic set at High Times Magazine’s 2009 Doobie Awards party.
The party is from “high” Noon through 6 PM at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street
Sunday, March 22nd
Southern Lord artists Wolves In The Throne Room and newest label signings Pelican will be playing at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street
Southern Lord has officially announced the signing of two new bands into their eclectic, congregation of auditory purveyors. Coincidentally both bands are duos - each consisting of merely a guitarist and a drummer. The label welcomes Black Cobra and Eagle Twin.
Rafa Martinez and Jason Landrian have been coalescing Black Cobra's sonic brew for nearly six years now, yet neither were strangers to heaving heavy riffage prior, with Rafa doing time with Acid King and 16, and Jason in Cavity. But the pair unleashes a tone heavier than a trio of both guitar and drums. Their impenetrable hardcore doom chemistry evokes an intensity that sets them apart from the others, both live and recorded. The band has toured seemingly endlessly on both US and foreign soil since their 2002 inception, sharing the stage with The Sword, Weedeater, High On Fire, Torche and countless other bands in the upper ranks of metal and doom, most times blowing the competition away completely. Black Cobra plans to record their first album for Southern Lord sometime in the first half of 2009, with more info and tour dates to be announced very shortly.
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Eagle Twin has mainly solidified into proper form over the course of this year. Guitarist Gentry Densley is a very old friend whose previous band Iceburn was one of the most interesting and incredible bands of the '90s hardcore/post-hardcore movement. Gentry and Greg Anderson (Southern Lord, sunn 0))), Goatsnake) collaborated on the Ascend album Ample Fire Within record, released by Southern Lord earlier this year. The Eagle Twin sound is stained with early doom and blues-roots rock backing mythology of epic Old Testament proportions. The band will be recording their debut album with Randall Dunn (Earth, sunn 0)))) in Seattle this Winter and it should be released before summer of 2009.
Black Cobra will be touring in support of High On Fire for a few dates in December. The latest Black Cobra tour dates are as follows:
12/01/08 El Corazon, Seattle WA w/ Dub Trio
12/02/08 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR w/Dub Trio
12/03/08 Samurai Duck, Eugene OR
12/06/08 Stork Club, Oakland, CA w/ Totimoshi
with High On Fire
12/09/08 Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
12/11/08 Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara CA
12/13/08 Blue Lamp, Sacramento CA
Black Cobra has returned home for two days, and then is back out on the road again with Torche and Clouds for their November string of tour dates listed below.
Black Cobra w/ Torche and Clouds:
Fri Nov 14th San Diego @ Casbah
Sat Nov 15th, Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Sun Nov 16th Phoenix, AZ @ Phix
Mon Nov 17th, Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Wed Nov 19th, San Antonio @ Rock Bottom Bar
Thur Nov 20th Austin, TX @ Red Seven
Fri Nov 21st Dallas, TX @ The Lounge
Sat Nov 22nd Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
Sun. Nov. 23rd New Orleans, LA @ Dragon's Den
Mon Nov 24th Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Tues Nov 25th Nashville, TN @ The End
Wed Nov 26th St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
Fri Nov 28th St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sat Nov 29th Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
GENGHIS TRON, who are currently on tour across Canada as part of the Exclaim Magazine Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008 alongside label-mates BARONESS, has recently announced more dates for their headlining European tour this fall. This tour will kick-off on October 28th in Berlin, Germany and will include support from BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS for the duration.
GENGHIS TRON will also headline two-week's worth of dates in the U.S. immediately following their current Canadian run. This tour will also include YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates. A complete listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.
GENGHIS TRON is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Relapse debut, "Board Up The House." The band is currently two volumes in of their five volume 12” remix series of "Board Up The House" tracks. A host of artists ranging from Rob Crow, Justin Broadrick, Scott Hull, Danny Lohner, Dntel, and more have contributed remixes for this limited edition series. For more information and audio samples, visit this MySpace page dedicated to the remix series.
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Since "Meanderthal" was released in April Toche has been on the road around 11 weeks in the US doing various stints with label mates Harvey Milk and Clouds, a full summer tour with their new friends Boris, as well as a dates with the Sword. Up next they co-headline Europe and the UK with Pelican in to early October, and then two weeks later head out again in the US, but this time headlining for the first time since the albums release. Clouds are the partners in crime for the entire run, while Coliseum and Black Cobra split the the tour as support. Squeezed in there somewhere in early November are their debut set of dates in Japan with Coliseum in support.
8/31 Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
9/12 Brighton, UK @ Engine Room w/ Pelican
9/13 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation w/ Pelican
9/14 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor w/ Pelican
9/15 Belfast, UK @ The Limelight w/ Pelican
9/16 Dublin, UK @ Whelans w/ Pelican
9/17 Birmingham, UK @ Medicine Bar w/ Pelican
9/18 London, UK @ Underworld w/ Pelican
9/19 Bristol, UK @ Croft w/ Pelican
9/20 Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom w/ Pelican
9/21 Tilburg, NL @ ZXZW Festival w/ Pelican
9/22 Munster, DE @ Gleiss 22 w/ Pelican
9/23 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang w/ Pelican
9/24 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ Pelican
9/25 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia w/ Pelican
9/26 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk w/ Pelican
9/27 Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben w/ Pelican
9/28 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol w/ Pelican
9/29 Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe w/ Pelican
9/30 Budapest, HUN @ A38 w/ Pelican
10/1 Vienna, AT @ Arena w/ Pelican
10/3 Rome, IT @ Init w/ Pelican
10/4 Brescia, IT @ Latte+ w/ Pelican
10/5 Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn w/ Pelican
10/6 Stuttgart, DE @ Club Schocken w/ Pelican
10/7 Paris, FR @ Glazart w/ Pelican
10/8 Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix w/ Pelican
10/9 Vitry Le Francois, FR @ Orange Bleu w/ Pelican
10/10 Koln, DE @ MTC w/ Pelican
10/11 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique w/ Pelican
10/12 Rotterdam, NL @ Waterfront w/ Pelican
10/24 Athens,GA @ Caladonia w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/25 Memphis TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Blue Bird w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/27 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/28 Denver, CO @ Larimer w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/30 Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/1 Portland, OR @ Satricon w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/3 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/7 Tokyo, Japan @ Shin Okubo Earthdom w/ Coliseum
11/8 Osaka, Japan @ Juso Fandango w/ Coliseum
11/9 Aichi, Japan @ Ikeshita club upset w/ Coliseum
11/10 Kanagawa, Japan @ Yokohama FAD w/ Coliseum
11/11 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-Nest w/ Coliseum
11/14 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/17 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/19 San Antonio,TX @ Rock Bottom w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/20 Austin, TX @ Red Seven w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/21 Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm St w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/22 Houston,TX @ Walter’s on Washington w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/23 New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
GENGHIS TRON has announced more Fall tour dates, including two headlining tours, in support of their acclaimed new album, "Board Up The House."
GENGHIS TRON's U.S. headlining tour will begin in early October, immediately following their cross-Canada tour with label-mates BARONESS. This headlining run will include support for YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates.
Following, GENGHIS TRON will embark on their second headlining tour of the U.K. since the release of "Board Up The House." This tour will also include BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS as well as a special guest performer on the London date. A complete listing of confirmed GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently seen the release of the first "Board Up The House" remix album via Temporary Residence Ltd. Volume two of five of this 12" remix series is up for pre-order now at this location courtesy of Lovepump United. For more information on these limited edition remix albums as well as audio samples, visit MySpace.com/GenghisTronRemix.
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Blacl Cobra has announced more tour dates in July and August with Slough Feg and then Weedeater
Here are the latest Black Cobra tour dates:
with Slough Feg
Weds July 30th San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club w/ Sour Vein
Thursday, July 31st Los Angeles, California @ Relax Bar
Friday, August 1st , Tempe, AZ @ Stray Cat
Sunday, August 3rd Lubbock TX @ Whiskey Dix
Monday, August 4th Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wednesday, August 6th Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ The Roller, The Lions of Tsavo More...
Los Angeles doom metallers, Black Cobra, have announced the following European tour dates with SAVIOURS:
5/15 - Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
5/16 - Tilburg, Holland @ 013
5/17 - Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
5/18 - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
5/19 - Leige , Belgium @ La Zone
5/20 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
5/21 - Wroclaw, Poland @ CRK
5/22 - Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
5/23 - Vienna, Au -ria @ Arena
5/24 - Innsbruck, Au -ria @ PMK
5/25 - Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
5/26 - Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
5/27 - Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
5/28 - Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
5/29 - Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
5/30 - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire
5/31 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ La Romanie
6/3 - Madrid, Spain @ La Botie
6/4 - Braga, Portugal @ Siga Pra Bingo
6/5 - Gijon, Spain @ Club Bola 8
6/6 - Basauri Bizkaia @ Centro Civico Basozelai
6/8 - Bo -eaux, France @ Heretic Club
W/ SAVIOURS and SUMA
6/11 - Malmö, Sweden @ Utkanten
6/12 - Oslo, Norway @ Garage
6/13 - Go -enburg, Sweden @ Underjo -en
6/14 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ -e Rock
Black Cobra and Saviours will tour Europe for five weeks starting in mid-May. June are yet to be announced and will include Spain and Portugal.
Here are the latest Black Cobra and Saviours tour dates:
Thu May 15th Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Fri May 16th Tilburg, Holland @ 013
Sat May 17th Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
Sun May 18th Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
Mon May 19th Luik , Belgium @ La Zone
Tues May 20th Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Wed May 21st Berlin, Germany @ Pirate Cove
Thu May 22nd Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
Fri May 23rd Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Sat May 24th Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
Sun May 25th Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
Mon May 26th Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
Tue May 27th Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
Wed May 28th Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
Thu May 29th Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
Fri May 30th Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire
In related Black Cobra news, their "Feather and Stone" will be available on LP on May 27th. This will be gatefold and come with a free digital download of the album too. Expect the first pressing to be 500 black and 500 various marble colors.
Stereogum has premiered the viral version of The Sword's new video for "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians." The video is set in a post-apocalyptic world, thousands of years after the end of human civilization. A new race is born - one that has no idea that man had once ruled. The directors, Mike Colao and Josh Litwhiler, used a technique called "rotoscoping", where they traced over live-action film movement, frame by frame. The result is a visually captivating look into what could be the future of the human race as we know it.
Yesterday also marked the release of the band's two-song, 10" picture disc. Although already sold out through Kemado, you can purchase the songs on iTunes.
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Austin, Texas' THE SWORD have unveiled an ecard previewing their new album, "Gods Of The Earth," out April 1st on Kemado Records. The ecard features the first single, "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians," as well as a sneak peak of the video for the track. "Gods Of The Earth" is THE SWORD's sophomore album. Their critically acclaimed debut, "Age Of Winters," was released in 2006.
In addition to the new full length, the group is also releasing a 10" picture disc on March 18th containing "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" as well as the b-side, "Codex Corvidae."
THE SWORD is heading out on tour this March and April in support of "Gods Of The Earth." The confirmed tour dates can be found below: More...
After the monumental response to the US dates Black Cobra opened for The Sword at the end of last year, both bands will hit the UK in March together, joined this time by Saviours.
Black Cobra in the US with Pelican, Unearthly Trance:
02/28/2008 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
02/29/2008 The House - Dekalb, IL
03/01/2008 Rhino's All Ages Music Club - Bloomington, IN
03/02/2008 The Gargoyle - St Louis, MO
03/04/2008 Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
03/05/2008 Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
03/06/2008 Sluggo's - Pensacola, FL w/City of Ships
03/07/2008 Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
03/08/2008 The Big Cypress Reservation / Langerado Fest - Clewiston, FL
03/10/2008 The Social - Orlando, FL
03/12/2008 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
03/13/2008 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
03/15/2008 Headliners Music Hal - Louisville, KY w/Your Black Star
Black Cobra in Europe with The Sword, Saviours:
03/25/2008 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
03/26/2008 Carling Academy Oxford - Oxford, UK
03/27/2008 Carling Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
03/28/2008 Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
03/29/2008 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
03/30/2008 The Sugarmill - Stoke, UK
04/01/2008 T.J.'s - Newport, UK
04/02/2008 Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK
04/03/2008 The Underworld - London, UK
04/04/2008 Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester, UK
Pelican has lined up a brief tour to supplement their journey to the Langerado Festival in Southern Florida. They will be joined by Unearthly Trance and Black Cobra. Here are the tour dates:
2/28 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
2/29 Dekalb, IL @ The House
3/1 Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's All Ages Music Club
3/2 St. Louis, MO @ The Gargoyle
3/4 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
3/5 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
3/6 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo's
3/7 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground
3/8 Big Cypress, FL @ Langerado Festival (Pelican only)
3/10 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/12 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
3/13 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
3/15 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Black Cobra are preparing their upcoming "Feather And Stone" release, which according to a press release "is their most volatile culmination of riotous riffs and bruising percussion yet." "The eight-track assault showcases the bands' exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing Bestial." "Feather and Stone" will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30.
While they've been on tour for like a year straight already, their most recent jaunt attacking Japan, and that following multiple successful North American and European tours, the band have been picked up a US tour supporting The Sword.
Here are the latest Black Cobra tour dates:
10/17/2007 12 Galaxies - San Francisco CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow, Weedeater
11/24/2007 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco CA
11/25/2007 Relax Bar - Los Angeles CA
11/26/2007 *TBA Arizona
11/27/2007 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque NM
11/28/2007 Whiskey Dix - Lubbock TX
11/29/2007 Red 7 - Austin TX w/Slough Feg, The Flood
tour with The Sword and Valient Thorr begins
11/30/2007 The Jackrabbit Lounge - Shreveport LA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/01/2007 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans LA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/02/2007 The Bottletree - Birmingam, AL w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/03/2007 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/05/2007 Black Cat Backstage - Washington DC w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/06/2007 Bowery Ballroom - New York NY w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/07/2007 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia PA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/08/2007 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/11/2007 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/12/2007 Grog Shop - Cleveland OH w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/13/2007 Reggies Live - Chicago IL w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/14/2007 The Rave Bar - Milwaukee WI w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/15/2007 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/16/2007 Picador - Iowa City IA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/17/2007 Record Bar - Kansas City MO w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/18/2007 *TBA Denver CO
12/19/2007 *TBA Salt Lake City UT
12/20/2007 *TBA Reno NV
San Francisco's BLACK COBRA has posted a new song, entitled "Red Tide", on its MySpace page. The track will appear on the band's split with ETERNAL ELYSIUM in Japan only, but will see light as a BLACK COBRA-only release entitled "Feather And Stone" for the rest of the world via At A Loss Recordings shortly. The label also released BLACK COBRA's debut album, "Bestial", last year.
Oakland, CA metal act Saviours will hit the road for a few weeks in August to try out some new material before entering the studio to record their new album The album, tentatively titled "Into Abaddon," is the band's follow-up to their 2006 debut LP "Crucifire." More information will be available about the recording and new album later.
Here are the tour dates:
8/2 San Francisco, CA @ Eagle w/ Black Cobra, Titan, Mammatus
8/3 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian w/ Black Cobra, Rabbits, Diesto
8/4 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Black Cobra
8/5 Missoula, MT @ The Palace w/ Black Cobra
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/7 Denver, CO @ Three Kings Tavern w/ Black Cobra
8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/9 Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Black Cobra
8/10 Alma, AR @ D'Amico's Music Hall
8/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ The Sword
8/12 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ The Sword
8/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified w/ Landmine Marathon
8/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Warehouse
Black Cobra will return from the shores of Europe to start another tour of the U.S. This tour will see them do a bunch of dates with At A Loss alumni Rwake, who has a new album on Relapse called "Voices of Omens."
Black Cobra will be also appearing at this year infamous Emissions From The Monolith episode 9. This year will see kick ass bands such as Kylesa, Blue Cheer, Keelhaul, Minsk, and tons more. The festival has been moved it to Austin and Emos this year.
Black Cobra will then continue their U.S. treck by going it alone until they reach their new base of operations in San Francisco. They will have the last copies of the Oceanic Abyss colored vinyl for sale.
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