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NYC experimental death metal act Pyrrhon has announced a North American run of live dates, dubbed "The Intersteller Intellect North American Tour," as support with Artificial Brain for Gigan. The tour is set to kick off on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The band commented: "We've been a band for about six years, so it's incredibly exciting for us to finally embark on such an extensive tour. We'll be visiting a ton of locales we've never played before, and we can't imagine a more fitting pair of fellow touring bands to make the trek with. See you soon, North America."
Confirmed dates are:
9/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
9/12/2014 Rancho Relaxo - Toronto, ON
9/13/2014 The Underworld - Montreal, QC
9/14/2014 Salle Unisson - Quebec, QC
9/15/2014 TT The Bear's - Cambridge, MA
9/16/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI
9/17/2014 Albany, NY Bogies w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18/2014 The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, MA
9/19/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/20/2014 Harper's - Clementon, NJ
9/21/2014 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/22/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
9/24/2014 The Backstage - Covington, KY
9/25/2014 Swayze's - Atlanta, GA
9/26/2014 The Handle Bar - Pensacola, FL
9/27/2014 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
9/28/2014 Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
9/30/2014 3 Kings - Denver, CO
10/03/2014 The Complex - Glendale, CA
10/04/2014 Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
10/06/2014 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
10/08/2014 El Corazon Lounge - Seattle, WA
10/09/2014 Red Room - Vancouver, BC
10/11/2014 The Complex - Bozeman, MT
10/12/2014 The New Direction -Fargo, ND *
10/13/2014 Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/2014 The Wisco - Madison, WI *
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL *
10/16/2014 TBA - Columbus, OH TBD *
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA*
* Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain only More...
The exploratory tech metal ambassadors in Gigan will take to the streets this May for another rash of live rituals.
Scheduled to initiate on May 2nd in Wisconsin, the "Ceremonies And Hallucinations" tour will wind through twenty metropolises. As a bonus, the Chicago show will feature a full liquid light show and Super 8 visual accompaniment, manifesting the ultimate live Gigan experience.
Additionally, the tour will include special guests on both coasts, specifically Transylvanian eclectic metal sorcerers, Negura Bunget, in both Santa Ana and Las Vegas, as well as Mike Browning's iconic Nocturnus A.D. in Tampa.
Relays guitarist Eric Hersemann: "Gigan is excited to start our 2014 with the Ceremonies And Hallucinations US Tour as we will be hitting many of the cities we missed last year and we are looking forward to seeing all of you! The Ritualistic Projection Tour 2013 was a stellar time and this tour will be even better! Come out and transcend the norm!"
Gigan released the "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science" full-length last year via Willowtip Records. More...
In honor of its impending street date, now less than two weeks away, today the noise merchants at Stereokiller hurl forth a full stream of Gigan's "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science." Check out the full album at this location.
The latest full-length from the Chicago-by-way-of-Florida progressive tech metallers is a mammoth multi-textured audio adventure recorded with Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago.
Relays band founder Eric Hersemann: "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science will materialize here on Earth on October 15th and this newest recording is just one more piece in the ever-evolving Gigan puzzle of audible, extreme psychedelia. As you experience your first listen, sit back and let the sounds wash over you...the music should take you to many places if you allow it to do so. There are many subtleties and colors to explore. Enjoy all of the terrible beauty and focused aggression. More...
Extreme tech metal mind-mashers Gigan today unleash another new track from the "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science" album. Titled "Mother of Toads," the twisted tune of torment comes by way of Invisible Oranges and can be heard below.
Describes guitarist Eric Hersemann, "'Mother of Toads' is the fourth song on Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science and it is directly inspired by the short story of the same name written by Clark Ashton Smith. Essentially the story and lyrics speak of an old crone hidden away in the dark recesses of a marsh, a witch motivated by a sinister hunger for seduction and evil. The music itself reflects the chaos of her world and her crawling minions, as well as the giddy confusion experienced by those caught within her spell... a combination of terror, revulsion and unearthly beauty."
The extreme psychedelic tech metal eccentrics in Gigan are pleased to announce the Ritualistic Projection Tour 2013 headlining trek.
Set to commence October 18th in Appleton, Wisconsin, the brief but pulverizing run will trample through seven cities and includes an in-store matinee performance at Reckless Records in Chicago with additional performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
Gigan will be touring in support of the forthcoming "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science" full-length. The multi-textured offering was recorded with sound-weaver Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago and is set to drop this Fall via Willowtip Records.
10/18/2013 The Maritime - Appleton, WI
10/19/2013 Reckless Records (In-Store Matinee) - Chicago, IL
10/19/2013 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI
10/20/2013 The Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/23/2013 St, Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2013 Roggie's - Boston, MA
10/25/2013 The Boneyard - Atlantic City, NJ
10/26/2013 Trickshots - Albany, NY More...
Extreme metal technicians Gigan offer up a second helping from their forthcoming "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science" full-length, set to detonate this Fall via Willowtip Records.
Today Revolver Magazine seeks to bend your brain with second track, "Influence Through Ritualistic Projection." Check it out below.
Elaborates Gigan master of molecular meltdowns, Eric Hersemann, of the tune: "'Influence Through Ritualistic Projection’ is the second track on Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science. The song centers around a race of beings known as the Uumpluuy that, through science and Magick, have influenced countless worlds in both negative and positive ways. They have achieved this by projecting their subconscious forms into various realms and making subtle changes in both the environment and mentalities of the indigenous races."
And if you missed it, you can still check out the otherworldly sounds of "Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response," at this location.
The album was recorded with Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago and will be released in North America via Willowtip Records on October 15th, 2013. More...
Today the miscreants at Decibel Magazine deliver the twisted tones of "Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response," a track from psychedelic extreme metal architects Gigan. Listen in the player below.
The debilitating tune serves as the first official taste of the band’s forthcoming new studio offering, "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science."
Gigan's third full-length, and second to be released through Willowtip Records, was recorded with sound manipulator Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago. More...
Psychedelic extreme metal marauders Gigan recently completed the recording of their upcoming new studio offering.
Titled "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science," the band’s third full-length, and second to be released through label imprint Willowtip Records, was recorded with sound sage Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago. Elaborates Gigan mastermind, Eric Hersemann:
"Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science is the best musical representation of Gigan so far, as it captures the essential elements of the first three releases while still stretching the existing boundaries of the Gigan Universe! I had more time to work on this album and the result is a detailed and mesmerizing assault of Psychedelic Extreme Metal! The production also came out spectacularly, with natural sounds and tones complemented by an un-earthly ambience and enigmatic vibe..."
"Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science" will be released in North America via Willowtip Records October 15th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
1. Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility
2. Influence Through Ritualistic Projection
3. Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response
4. Mother Of Toads
5. Obsidian Sun
6. Cosmic Triangular Communications
7. Gibbering Hordes Of Zemiath
8. Bio-Engineered Molecular Abnormalities
Psychedelic extreme metal vanguard Gigan will begin recording a newest studio offering next month.
Titled "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science," the band's third full-length, and second to be released through Willowtip Records, will once again be recorded with long-time friend and engineer Sanford Parker and will be unleashed sometime this Fall.
Elaborates Gigan mastermind, Eric Hersemann, "This third Gigan record is proving to be the most concise and deadly so far. I'm very pleased with the overall dynamics and vibe the current music is creating within our minds. This is the first Gigan record I have written outside of Florida and my new environment here in Chicago has provided unique inspiration that resulted in some complex and bizarre results. Psychedelic brutality at its finest."
In related news, Gigan’s first show of 2013 will come in the form of the Scion Rock Fest 2013 set to take place in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1st. The band will be performing alongside a lineup that includes Testament, Melvins, Arsis, Municipal Waste, Corrosion Of Conformity, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under, Vektor and more.
Century Media Records has issued the following announcement about Grave starting a North American tour at the end of the month:
"As one of the very first Swedish death metal bands, the now classic Grave has inspired countless metal acts to deliver unrelenting death metal to the masses. While others have fallen victim to the latest music trends, they've persevered the metal ages by remaining true to their roots since their humble beginnings in 1988. They truly are the Motorhead of death metal-GRAVE has never broken-up, reunited, or deviated from their same, classic sound! To celebrate the longevity of their career and the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'Into The Grave,' Grave will be touring North America this August and September."
In regards to the band's upcoming tour, vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren comments:
"We are really psyched to get over to the states and Canada again after 5 years of absence. It's great to be back on the Century Media train again and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Into the Grave' with another visit to North America. During the summer festivals here in Europe, we set out to play the entire first album from start to finish in the order that the songs are on the album. It turned out to be extremely well received from our fans, so we decided to bring the concept on the road for this upcoming tour. Since we are headlining, there will be more material than just the 'Into' album of course. So be there or be square...C y'all!"
Blood Red Throne, Pathology, and Gigan will be joining Grave for the trek. Details are as follows:
8/30--Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/31--Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
9/1--Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
9/2--Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
9/3--New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9/4--Montreal, QUE @ Petit Campus
9/5--Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
9/6--Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
9/7--Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
9/8--Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
9/9--Chicago, IL @ Reggie Rock Club
9/10--St Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/11--Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
9/12--Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/13--Calgary, AL @ Dickens
9/14--Edmonton, AL @ Pawn Shop
9/15--Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
9/16--Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/17--Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/18--San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
9/19--Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
9/20--Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/21--Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 Skatepark
9/22--Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Immolation has announced an upcoming Fall North American tour alongside Jungle Rot and Gigan. Details are as follows:
10/05 - Wreck Room / 794 Bathurst M4M 1H1, Toronto ONT
10/07 - The Basement / 744 Broadway St, Kingston NY
10/08 - Montage Music Hall / 50 Chestnut St., Rochester NY
10/09 - Broadway Joe's / 3051 Main St, Buffalo NY
10/10 - The Gramercy Theatre / 127 East 23rd ST, New York NY
10/11 - Bogie's / 24 Dunning Ave, Albany NY
10/12 - Championship Bar and Grill / 931 Chambers St, Trenton NJ
10/13 - Peabody's / 2083 E 21 St, Cleveland OH
10/14 - Al Rosa Villa / 5055 Sinclair Rd., Columbus OH
10/15 - Blondie's / 2281 West Fort St, Detroit MI
10/16 - Reggie's Rock Club / 2105 S State St, Chicago IL
10/17 - Vaudeville Mews / 212 S. 4th St., Des Moines IA
10/19 - Larimer Lounge / 2721 Larimer St, Denver CO
10/20 - The Complex / 537 West 100 South, Salt Lake City UT
10/21 - Cheyenne Saloon / 3103 North Rancho, Las Vegas NV
10/22 - Chain Reaction / 1652 W Lincoln Ave 92801, Anaheim CA
10/23 - The Clubhouse / 1320 E. Braodway Rd, Tempe AZ
10/25 - Backstage Live / 1305 East Houston, San Antonio Tx
10/26 - Scout Bar / 18307 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston TX
Immolation also released a music video last month for the song “A Glorious Epoch,” which is taken from the band’s 2010 Nuclear Blast Records release, "Majesty and Decay."
On March 24th, Sweden's Grave will kick off the "Metal Chainsaw Massacre" European tour
at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Other bands to appear on the bill include Obituary and Pathology. The dates are as follows:
3/24 – LUDWIGSBURG, DE @ ROCKFABRIK
3/25 – PARIS, FR @ ELYSEE MONTMARTRE (PARIS EXTREME FEST)
3/27 – COLOGNE, DE @ WERKSTATT
3/29 – MUNICH, DE @ BACKSTAGE HALL
3/30 – BOCHUM, DE @ MATRIX
3/31 – HAARLEM, NL @ PATRONAAT
4/1 – OLDENBURG, DE @ AMADEUS
4/2 – AARHUS, DK @ VOX HALL (ROYAL METAL FEST)
4/7 – HELSINKI, FI @ NOSTURI
4/8 – RIGA, LV @ MELNAPIEKTDIENA
4/9 – VILNIUS, LA @ PROPAGANDA
4/12 – KRAKOW, PL @ KWADRAT
4/13 – WARSAW, PL @ PROGRESJA
4/14 – BERLIN, DE @ K17
4/15 – LEIPZIG, DE @ HELLRAISER
4/16 – PRAGUE, CZ @ ROCK CAFE
4/17 – BRATISLAVA, SK @ MAJASTIC MUSIC CLUB
4/19 – BOLOGNA, IT @ ESTRAGON
4/20 – MONTPELLIER, FR @ SECRET PLACE
4/21 – LLEIDA, ES @ COTTON CLUB
4/22 – VALENCIA, ES @ DURANGO ROCK CLUB
4/23 – GRANADA, ES @ SALA HYPNOSIS
4/24 – MADRID, ES @ SALA HEINEKEN
4/25 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ES @ SALA CAPITOL
4/28 – VEVEY, CH @ ROCKING CHAIR
4/30 – TILBURG, NL @ 013 (NEUROTIC DEATHFEST)
Grave also has the following upcoming Summer festival: More...
Floridian extreme metal act Gigan have announced their signing with Willowtip Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record their second full length album "Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes." Recording is scheduled to take place at Chicago's Semaphore Studios and will be engineered by Sanford Parker who has previuosly worked with Nachtmystium, Minsk and Buried at Sea amongst many others.
Baltimore, MD's Misery Index has extended their February / March tour to cover the south-eastern United States. Joining Misery Index on this leg will be Florida's Gigan. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.
Misery Index recently recorded their follow-up album to 2008's "Traitors." The new record, "Heirs To Thievery," was recorded at Wright Way Studios with engineer Steve Wright. The album is set for a May 11th North American release date, May 17th internationally.
The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows: More...
Florida doom metal band, DARK CASTLE, has announced more tour dates in 2009. The tour dates are as follows:
8/25 - Nobby’s - St. Augustine, FL w/ Asshole Parade, Buttons, American Cheeseburger
9/05 - *TBA - Charlotte, NC
9/06 - Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA w/ Windhand, Akris
9/07 - Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ The Body, Orphan, Malkuth
9/08 - Machines With Magnets - Pawtucket, RI w/ The Body
9/09 - Daniel Street - Milford, CT w/ The Body, Sea Of Bones
9/10 - Evacuate Warhouse - Roxbury, MA w/ The Body, Gigan, Lecherous Nocturne, Closed Casket
9/11 - Geno’s - Portland, ME w/ The Body
9/12 - *TBA - Amherst, MA w/ The Body
9/13 - Lost and Lulu Gator Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ The Body, Tournament, Ramps
9/14 - Basement Show - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Body, Bubonic Bear
9/16 - *TBA - Louisville, KY
9/17 - Wise Guys - Somerset, KY w/ Old One, Alegionnaire, Eyelid Conspiracy
9/18 - Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN w/ Salome, Hull, Sacaea
9/19 - *TBA - Fayetteville, AR w/ The Unbeheld, Sons of Tonatiuh
9/20 - Buccaneer - Memphis, TN w/ The Unbeheld, Sons of Tonatiuh, Supercollider
The GIGAN show originally scheduled for Sunday, February 15 in Houston, TX has been cancelled. The band, who was currently on tour with Cattle Decapitation, had some equipment and personal items stolen while in another city and had to cancel the remaining dates on their tour.
To coincide with the release of their Ibex Moon Records debut, "Within One," Dreaming Dead will perform at Hollywood's Knitting Factory on Sunday, January 25th. Joining Dreaming Dead will be Gigan, Book Of The Black Earth, Psyopus and Cattle Decapitation. Tickets are available to metalheads of all ages in advance for $12. There will be two stages and the show will start at 6:00 PM.
New York grinders, Psyopus, have announced the following headlining tour dates throughout russia, Canada, and the US:
1/7 Nizhniy Novgorod, RU - Wizard Club
1/8 Moscow, RU - Plan B club
1/9 Saint Petersburg, RU – Orlandao
1/15 Toronto, ON - The Wreck Room
1/16 Windsor, ON - Coach and Horses
1/17 Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen
1/18 Ottumwa, IA - Bridge View Center
1/19 Omaha, NE - Club Roxbury
1/20 Pueblo, CO - Phil's Radiator More...
Cattle Decapitation will headline the Killin' Til' Oblivion tour along with Psyopus, Book Of Black Earth and Gigan which kicks off in January.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 21 - Santa Barbara, CA @ The Jensen Mainstage
January 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
January 23 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street
January 24 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
January 25 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
January 26 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
January 27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
January 28 - El Paso, TX @ Uncle Paulie’s Pub
January 29 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
January 30 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
February 01 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
February 02 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
February 03 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
February 04 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
February 05 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
February 06 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
February 07 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
February 09 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
February 10 - Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm Street
February 11 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
February 12 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
February 13 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.
Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.
2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."
Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.
The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.
Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...