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It's a double pit story day! Earlier we heard from Leave The Living about an overly large mammal (homo sapien in fact) taking a short but devastating flight through a bar door, and now Pennsylvania band Rosetta shares another story about a questionable venue and a fan short on cash hoping to trade sex for merch. Rosetta's Matt Weed (guitar) offers up this tale:
Years ago we had booked a weekend of shows around playing the Emissions From the Monolith Festival. The last show was in the Virginia panhandle, in an area none of us had ever seen before. When we got there, the town was mostly just a collection of trailers on the side of a hill, at the foot of an enormous mountain. The show turned out to be your basic punk house show – except that the show wasn't in the house, it was in a corrugated metal shed next to the house.
By the time we got our amps in there, set up cockeyed on the gravel floor, you could get about 13 people in there with us. But almost a hundred people showed up to the show. So we played with the shed doors open, to a crowd that was mostly in the driveway and the street, looking at this huge mountain while the sun went down behind it. Totally surreal.
After the show, we decided to pack up early because there were a lot of underage kids drinking and things were getting rowdy. A girl came up to the van and wanted to buy a CD before we left. We told her it was $10, and she replied with “do ya'll take sex?” One of us yelled “NO” and we all jumped in the van and shut the doors, after which she started licking the van's side window. We bailed and drove all the way home to Philadelphia.
After a 12-year journey, Rosetta has been reborn with "Quintessential Ephemera." Now a five-piece including new guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan (City of Ships), the band recorded a many-layered collection of songs at once existential and deeply hopeful. Today you can stream the entire album online - check it out below.
"Quintessential Ephemera" is available digitally today with "pay as you wish pricing" directly from Rosetta's BandCamp page here. The band will be playing these shows prior to the album's release (additional dates will be added soon):
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7/12: Boston, MA @ O'Briens More...
After a 12-year journey, Rosetta has been reborn with "Quintessential Ephemera." Now a five-piece including new guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan (City of Ships), the band recorded new album "Quintessential Ephemera," a many-layered collection of songs at once existential and deeply hopeful.
Get a taste of what to expect with new song "Untitled III" (I guess they used up all the words they knew for the album title?) - available for streaming below, thanks to MetalSucks.net.
"Quintessential Ephemera" will be available digitally on June 22nd with "pay as you wish pricing" directly from Rosetta's Bandcamp page. You can also see the group live:
6/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (Supporting Dillinger Escape Plan)
6/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51 (Crucial Fest)
6/20: Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7/12: Boston, MA @ O'Briens More...
Rosetta formed in Philadelphia in 2003 and the band's first two full-lengths, 2005's "The Galilean Satellites" and 2007's "Wake/Lift," pulled together elements from 90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal.
With the release of "A Determinism of Morality" in 2010, the band traded improvisation for a tighter and meaner sound. Leaving the space themes behind, the album focused on retaining melodic sophistication while honing a confrontational urgency.
After concluding a decade-long partnership with Translation Loss Records in 2013, Rosetta went fully independent and quietly released "The Anaesthete," a self-funded, pay-as-you-wish download on Bandcamp. More...
Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."
The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)
Keep of Kalessin
Friday, November 4th More...
MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.
The lineup so far is shaping up as such:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Today is the Day
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.
Rosetta has posted the following update online;
"We got back last night from two days of recording with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio for our upcoming split — all of which was funded by the generosity of the people who donated to our Kickstarter project last month.
"We tracked one brand new song and a Soundgarden cover (we’re not telling which song), both of which are probably among the best-sounding recordings we’ve ever done. We don’t know when the release of the split will be, but as soon as we know we’ll post it.
"Speaking of the Kickstarter donations… the whole reason we opted to use it was that our van used up our recording budget in repairs. We were astounded at people’s generosity in helping us out, and the drive raised far more money than we actually needed for recording.
"But on the way to the sessions, our van’s brakes started to die (this is just about the only system in the vehicle that hasn’t been overhauled). So we also had to have another $650 worth of repairs done to our van yesterday. It seems ok now, but to get through this weekend, we ended up needing every penny that was donated.
"For those who donated, we can’t thank you enough. We’re really proud of the new material and we couldn’t have done it without you."
Due to recent, inclement weather and widespread black ice, Kylesa's scheduled tour kickoff in Atlanta, GA will now be postponed until January 31st at The Earl. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Now kicking-off by default in the band's home town of Savannah GA at The Jinx, the tour will be Kylesa's first headlining run in support of the new Season of Mist release, "Spiral Shadow." Support will be provided on the two legs of the tour by Zoroaster (Jan 14 - Jan 20), Rosetta (Jan 21 - Jan 29), and Fight Amp opening all dates.
"Spiral Shadow" was recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC last summer. The eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered, Dark Castle).
The upcoming Kylesa tour dates are as follows:
01/14/11 The Jinx, Savannah GA w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/15/11 Backbooth, Orlando FL w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/16/11 Brass Mug, Tampa FL w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/18/11 New Brookland Tavern, W. Columbia SC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/19/11 Kings, Raleigh NC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/20/11 Black Cat, Washington DC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/21/11 31st St Pub, Pittsburgh PA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/22/11 Wreck Room, Toronto ON w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/23/11 Time To Laugh, Kingston ON w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/24/11 Il Motore, Montreal QC w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/25/11 Great Scott, Allston MA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/26/11 Santos, New York NY w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/27/11 North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/28/11 The Southern, Charlottesville VA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/29/11 Oasis, Charleston SC w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/31/11 The Earl, Atlanta GA w/Fight Amp
Minnesota grindcore trio AMBASSADOR GUN has announced a Summer tour through the Midwest and Western US for the later half of July. The band have been writing and recording new material recently, for a limited edition EP entitled "Fear & Coercion," which will be available on this tour only, as well as for an upcoming full-length. Some of this new material will be played live for the first time on the upcoming tour.
AMBASSADOR GUN Western US Assault tour dates are as follows:
7/16/2010 The Hexagon - Minneapolis, MN w/ Blue Ox, Orwell
7/17/2010 The Red Raven - Fargo, ND
7/18/2010 The TREA Bingo Hall - Rapid City, SD
7/19/2010 Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO w/ Aberrant, Disease Called Human
7/23/2010 The Blvd - Boyle Heights, CA w/ Rosetta, City of Ships, Hellas Mounds
7/24/2010 The Hazmat - Oakland, CA
7/25/2010 The Lil Red Lion - Eureka, CA
7/26/2010 Plan B - Portland, OR w/ Violence of Humanity
7/27/2010 The Funhouse - Seattle, WA
7/28/2010 The Cretin Hop - Spokane, WA w/ Against The Swarm, Stiff Fish, Caulfield, Seraphim
7/30/2010 Greet The Dawn Auditorium - Poplar, MT w/ Mato
7/31/2010 Project Noise - Bismarck, ND w/ Infected More...
ROSETTA has posted a new track, "Revolve," to their Myspace page, which has been fully revamped to accommodate the track and artwork from their new full-length album, "A Determinism of Morality." The new album will be released via Translation Loss Records on May 25th, 2010.
The new album was recorded at Translator Audio by Andrew Schneider (City of Ships, Pelican, Unsane, Made Out Of Babies). The layout features artwork by Mike Wohlberg of tFk! Illustration (Pelican, The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost). More...
Philadelphia's Starkweather has issued the following update:
"Deathwish releases are in the pipeline. Looks as if 'This Sheltering Night' will see light of day late April (see artwork here). The Overmars split? Well, that one will be taking a similar approach to its release as Blacklisted - No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me."
"The splits that are in progress with Little Girl Terrorist and Thousandswilldie will, hopefully, be mixed early April. These things take time and money."
"And, finally, right? Rennie has completed vocal work on tracks by Pulling Teeth ('Generals of Darkened Hymns' which will be on a split with Irons coming out on Deathwish), Pristina ('Th e Drought' - which in addition to their vocalist, Brendan, there are appearances by Bloodlet, Hope and Suicide, Junior Bruce vocalist Scott Angelacos, Steve Austin of Today is the Day and Charles Manson), and Elodea. Other things are in the works for Concealment and a very interesting multi-vocalist project from Caina which is best described by Andy himself at this blog post." More...
New Jersey progressive metal band EAST OF THE WALL will be embarking on a month-long tour to Austin's South By Southwest festival this March along with Goes Cube. EOTW will be touring in support of their recently released split EP with Rosetta and Year Of No Light, on Translation Loss Records. The band will also be road testing new material from their forthcoming record "Ressentiment," which will see a release through Translation Loss this summer.
The tentative routing is as follows. Dates and venues are still "TBA" and cities are subject to change. Anyone who can be of assistance in helping to book a show in or near one of these cities can contact the band directly via email: band(at)eastofthewall(dot)com:
3/05/2010 - New York, NY
3/06/2010 - Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2010 - Washington, DC
3/08/2010 - Raleigh, NC
3/09/2010 - Savannah, GA
3/10/2010 - Jacksonville, FL
3/11/2010 - Orlando, FL
3/12/2010 - Tampa, FL
3/13/2010 - Tallahassee, FL (no Goes Cube)
3/14/2010 - Birmingham, AL (no Goes Cube)
3/15/2010 - Baton Rouge, LA
3/16/2010 - Houston, TX
3/17-20/2010 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/21/2010 - Dallas, TX
3/22/2010 - Kansas City, MO
3/23/2010 - Iowa City, IA
3/24/2010 - Madison, WI
3/25/2010 - Chicago, IL
3/26/2010 - Indianapolis, IN
3/27/2010 - Columbus, OH
Translation Loss Records has announced the addition of New Jersey’s EAST OF THE WALL to their roster. Born from the dissolution of The Postman Syndrome and Day Without Dawn, EAST OF THE WALL has been hard at work crafting their complex and varied sound, drawing inspiration from a wide range of emotions and ideas.
Translation Loss Records will be releasing a three way split release from East Of The Wall, Rosetta and Year Of No Light in late 2009. The material is a precursor to what will be their Translation Loss debut. EAST OF THE WALL has released records on the indie label Forgotten Empire Records.
Drew Juergens from Translation Loss comments on the signing and co-release: “We are very excited to have EAST OF THE WALL on the label and help them release their next opus. They are an amazing force to behold live and if their material on the three way split we are releasing at the end of this year is any indication of the level of musicianship we will all bear witness to for their next full length, I can only imagine what kind of greatness is on the horizon for the band.”
Brett Bamberger from EAST OF THE WALL comments: “We are so fortunate to be on a roster full of artists who we respect and appreciate so much, not to mention having this excellent opportunity to do business with such a hard working operation of great people. On the road ahead we will be focusing extensively on writing, recording, touring, touring, touring. We have about half of our next full length written, which thus far in content is a bit more technically involved than our last LP. We want to extend our thanks to all the people who have helped us along the way, most especially Brandon Helms, Dave Grossman, and Dave Witte. Looking so forward to our time ahead with TL. Cheers - East of The Wall”
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.
Giant Squid has announced a record release show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 18 at The M Room. The show starts at 8:00 and tickets are $8. Supporting bands include Rosetta, Cable and Grayceon.
Brooklyn, NY's death/black/folk/doom metallers, GWYNBLEIDD, will be playing a special one-off show at Philadelphia, PA 's Millcreek Tavern next week to support the release of their new full-length record, "Nostalgia."
GWYNBLEIDD will be playing tracks from their new album at the show. Joining them will be SOURVEIN (Candlelight Records) from North Carolina, PA natives ROSETTA (Translation Loss), and New York's own MAEGASHIRA (Spare Change Records), who will be promoting their own debut record, "The Stark Arctic."
The details for the show are as follows:
01/30 - The Millcreek Tavern - 4200 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA - $10
New Jersey doom metallers, Maegashira, have posted the song "Ammonia For Sweat" on their MySpace page. The song comes off their full-length debut album, "The Stark Arctic," which has a release date of January 20. The album is being distributed through CT’s Spare Change Records and is available for pre-order here. More...
Rosetta and The Handshake Murders are mapping out a late-May tour in the Northeast. If you can help with any of the following dates, send a message to them via their MySpace page.
Here's the tour's routing so far:
5/22 Baltimore PA
5/23 Lancaster PA
5/24 Cleveland/Parama Heights/Akron OH
5/25 Pittsburgh PA
5/26 Doylestown PA
5/28 Philadelphia PA
5/29 New York City NY
5/30 Boston/Portland ME/Burlington VT
5/31 Syracuse NY
Rosetta will be doing a select amount of dates w/ Nights Like These in January.
The dates are as follows:
Jan 4 2008 @ The Talking Head Club Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 5 2008 @ The Ritz Theater Muncy, Pennsylvania
Jan 11 2008 @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Jan 12 2008 @ KC's Music Alley Fredericksburg, Virginia
Jan 13 2008 @ Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
Check the band's Myspace page for more info.
Zodiak, featuring members of Rosetta, ex-Lickgoldensky, Balboa, and Javelina have finished recording their debut album, "Sermons." The effort is to be mastered in the coming weeks and was recorded over the course of the past three years by the band’s guitarist, Mick Mullin at Super 8 Studios (High on Fire, Total Fucking Destruction).
"Sermons" consists of eight tracks that were mostly created out of improvised jams, though according to the band a large portion of the material came out more structured sounding then originally planned. An early-2008 release via Translation Loss Records is expected, but in the meantime, you can preview the track "Excavate" from the band's Translation Loss debut.
The band also plans on performing a few select dates throughout the course of next year.