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Kowloon Walled City

Formed: 2007
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kowloon Walled City News

Below is our complete Kowloon Walled City 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.

Day Of The Shred 2015 Lineup Revealed

This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.

Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...

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Kowloon Walled City Signs With Neurot

Neurot Recordings is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based sludge/noise rock unit Kowloon Walled City to the label family for the CD release of an as-yet-untitled third full-length, expected out this Fall, with Gilead Media handling the release on vinyl.

Comments Neurot's Steve Von Till: "Kowloon Walled City is a hardworking, no-nonsense group of people, who deliver no-nonsense, in-your-face aggressive music. We couldn't be happier."

Adds the band, "It goes without saying but we're all honored and excited about this. Literally every interaction we've had with the Neurosis camp has been great - they are super solid people who 100% get it. The same goes for Gilead Media. All right, back to work."

Named after a now-demolished Hong Kong region notorious for its brothels, opium dens and casinos, Kowloon Walled City was formed in 2007 and has since released an EP, two full-lengths and a number of splits.

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The Atlas Moth Gearing Up For Tour With Batillus

The Atlas Moth released its Profound Lore debut "An Ache For The Distance" (reviewed here) in September, and Batillus kicked off the year with the new effort "Furnace." The bands have now joined forces with Kowloon Walled City for a tour this fall. Details are as follows:

11/9 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry - NO KWC
11/10 - Fargo, ND - The New Direction - NO KWC
11/12 - Portland, OR - East End - No Batillus
11/13 - Seattle, WA - Highline - No Batillus
11/14 - Boise, ID - The Shredder - No Batillus
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Yayo Tacos - No Batillus
11/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room - No Batillus
11/17 - Capistrano Beach, CA - Coconuts
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bow & Sparrow
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern - No Batillus
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge - NO KWC
11/21 - Denver, CO - Moe's - NO KWC
11/22 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room - NO KWC
11/23 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean - NO KWC

Batillus Off Dates:
10.26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Inter Arma, Belus
11.7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath w/ Late August, Chaniski
11.8 - Madison, WI @ Wisco
11.12 - Seattle, WA @ Highline w/ Natür
11.13 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Diesto, Natür
11.15 - Eugene, OR or Chico, CA @ TBA
11.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11.19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco
11.21 - Denver, CO @ Moe's w/ The Atlas Moth, Ghosts of Glaciers

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The Atlas Moth Announces New Shows

Chicago’s The Atlas Moth is heading west to promote the band's new Profound Lore release, “An Ache for the Distance.” San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City will be joining on for 8 shows out West, bolstered by the recent addition of Tigon guitarist Jon Howell. Batillus will also be appearing on both the Orange County and Los Angeles shows.

Tour dates are as follows:

Fri 11/11 - Arcata (KWC only) - The Alibi
Sat 11/12 - Portland - East End w/Norska, Mongoloid Village
Sun 11/13 - Seattle - Highline w/Mico de Noche, Broxa
Mon 11/14 - Boise - The Shredder w/Bone Dance
Tue 11/15 - Las Vegas - Yayo Tacos
Wed 11/16 - Phoenix - Yucca Tap Room w/Rituals, Seas Will Rise, Twingiant
Thu 11/17 - Orange County - Coconuts w/Batillus, Pigeonwing
Fri 11/18 - LA - Bow & Sparrow w/Batillus
Sat 11/19 - San Francisco - Hemlock Tavern, w/Pins of Light -- early show, 5pm doors

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Download "Lose Lose Lose" 3-Way Split For Free

The three-way split LP "Lose Lose Lose," which includes tracks by Fight Amp, Ladder Devils, Kowloon Walled City, can now be downloaded for free from Sterogum.

Here's the "Lose Lose Lose" tracklisting:

1. Kowloon Walled City – “The Busker”
2. Ladder Devils – “Get OK”
3. Fight Amp – “Thankless”
4. Ladder Devils – “Leavers”
5. Fight Amp – “Old Soul”
6. Kowloon Walled City – “The Commuter”

"Lose Lose Lose" is available now via Brutal Panda and can be ordered on vinyl here. It’s been pressed in an edition of 300 and comes packaged with a “silk screened poly bag and a 12”x16” fold-under insert.”

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Batillus Solidifies Tour Dates w/ KWC

Batillus has solidified their upcoming tour with Kowloon Walled City for this month. Here are the latest tour dates:

Sat 9/18 NYC – Cake Shop w/ Riff Cannon (early show, doors 5pm)
Sun 9/19 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Disappearer, Riff Cannon
Mon 9/20 Providence, RI – AS220 w/ Tongue Dynasty, Witch King
Tue 9/21 Baltimore, MD – Hexagon w/ Oak, Salome, Akris
Wed 9/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks w/ Drought, Ancient Shores
Thu 9/23 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light w/ New Brutalism
Fri 9/24 Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum – Forward to the Apocalypse Fest (w/ Thou, Man Will Destroy Himself, more)
Sat 9/25 New Orleans, LA – Koenji House (2608 Magazine @ 3rd) w/ Thou
Sun 9/26 Baton Rouge, LA – Rachel Haus w/ Thou
Mon 9/27 Birmingham, AL – Magic City Wholesale w/ Black Hole Kids
Tue 9/28 Raleigh, NC – DIVEbar Raleigh w/ Machete! (free!)
Wed 9/29 Chapel Hill, NC – The Reservoir w/ Machete! (free!)
Thu 9/30 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Lord By Fire
Fri 10/1 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Fight Amp, Ladder Devils (7:30 pm)
Sat 10/2 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron w/ Liturgy

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Kowloon Walled City/Fight Amp/Ladder Devils Split

Lambgoat has posted a stream of the Kowloon Walled City / Fight Amp / Ladder Devils "Lose Lose Lose" split 12". You can stream the songs from the release below.

You can order the release from Brutal Panda Records here.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground in the Bay Area

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am spreading the word from the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene.

The Bay Area's metal legacy began with the '80s thrash scene, which gave birth to Metallica, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel. Neurosis entered the scene with their experimental metal, and Primus and Faith No More turned heads in what could only be referred to as alternative metal. Starting in the '90s, Machine Head evolved the thrash sound into groove metal. Currently, Ludicra, whose black metal has been in the scene since the late '90s, is generating a lot of excitement about their soon to release album, "The Tenant." Today, the Bay Area houses up and coming metal bands who not only reflect the heritage of the region, but filter in influences from a variety of genres. More...

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Kowloon Walled City Prepares For New Tour

Kowloon Walled City is gearing up for a short tour of the pacific NW in support of their new EP, "Turk Street." The tour dates are as follows:

Wed 12/3 - Sacramento CA @ On The Y w/Hookerfight
Thu 12/4 - Eugene OR @ Samurai Duck w/Lucika
Fri 12/5 - Portland OR @ Ash Street Saloon w/Madraso, Mongoloid Village, Salvador
Sat 12/6 - Seattle WA @ Bit Saloon w/Madraso, Mica de Noche

"Turk Street" is available on 10" vinyl, hand-silkscreened CD, and for free download at inthewalledcity.com.

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Kowloon Walled City Post EP For Free Download

KOWLOON WALLED CITY has just released an EP for free download. It's called "Turk Street" and can be found at the band's homepage.

Kowloon Walled City is detuned, sludgy hardcore/noise rock/metal. There's some Unsane and Shallow North Dakota influence in there. The band are currently working on a full-length for spring release, and playing shows in and around San Francisco.

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