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Below is our complete North 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.
Following the recent announcement of "Metanoia," the forthcoming 12" EP from dusty post-sludge metal collective North, Cvlt Nation today hosts a stream of the track "Hiraeth." Give it a listen below.
Describes drummer Zachary Hansen of the forlorn number: "'Hiraeth' is the second song we wrote for this particular release. It came about last Spring. We began writing it as a five-piece, first played it live as a four-piece, and recorded it as a three-piece. This song is the last piece of the transition from The Great Silence era North. It's such a heavy, emotional song for us. It was dubbed 'Nunu' during the writing process, being the second new song we had written in the time frame.
"Song titles are the last step of the process for us. 'Hiraeth' is a Welsh word that has no direct translation in English. It has a general meaning of homesickness, or of a longing for a place that no longer really exists. How apt it feels for this band, a group that has had such highs and lows throughout its history. To look back in regret over wasted time and squandered youth. Melancholic, dark, adventuresome. We occasionally miss our past and the people in it, and yet always look forward to the future."
"Metanoia" will be released independently on March 11th, 2014, just one day before a nearly two-week bout of live takeovers throughout the Western portion of the US. See confirmed dates below. More...
Atmospheric post sludge metal sorcerers North are preparing to unleash the ethereal rumblings of their "Metanoia" 12" EP on March 11th, 2014.
The EP was recorded and mixed by Dana Fehr Wavelab Studios in Tucson, Arizona with additional engineering by Chris Shultz and mastering by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst), and will serve as the follow-up to 2012's "The Great Silence." Elaborates guitarist Matthew Mutterperl of the compelling offering:
"Metanoia is defined as 'a change in one life's resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.' Since our last LP, we've dealt with internal struggles that possibly could have stalled or stopped us completely, but there was a conscious effort. There were a series of moments where things changed, and where we needed to go, what we needed to do, and who we needed to be felt markedly different. This record is evidence of that; a preview of a newfound sense of being in a band, making music, and building complex relationships with good people for almost nine years. To me, the record couldn't have had any other title. It was the most appropriate." More...
Extreme music fans rejoice, for there’s a brutal new festival coming to U.S. soil this Fall. Today, details on the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest have been disclosed to the public, the first installment of the now annual meeting of intense acts confirmed to invade Tucson, Arizona in October.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include 16, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! The following press release was issued about the festival:
"A fully DIY undertaking booked by musicians, for musicians, the Southwest Terror Fest is a low-priced, two-day event featuring an intense conglomeration of acts; its goal, to draw extreme music fans from all ages from the Southwest US and beyond. The event was conceived and booked by Tucson act Godhunter, with Metalifestyle.com sponsoring the second stage and Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage. Additional sponsorship support is coming from Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, Acid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition. Tickets are available now via Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, and The Rock’s Ticketleap location right here."
The lineup is as follows: More...
MY AMERICA IS WATCHING TIGERS DIE will now be known simply as MY AMERICA. The change comes after the loss of singer David Rushman last fall and the decision by the band to carry on as a three-piece. The band has a new MySpace address, myspace.com/myamericatheband, to coincide with the name change.
They've also announced further dates for their upcoming tour. If you can help fill any remaining TBA* dates, contact the band via MySpace or email myamericathebandATgmail.com.
Here are the latest MY AMERICA tour dates. Select dates with North, Syrens and Ringbearer. More...
Post-rockers North's new album, "What You Were," can currently be streamed in its entirety online on www.decoymusic.com.
You can currently order the album, which is due out July 15, on Cavity Records' webstore. According to the label, all orders placed this weekend will ship on Monday and should be in your hands before the album hits stores.
North have announced the track listing for their upcoming full-length, "What You Were." The tracks are as follows:
2. Ghosts Among Us
3. I Am Become Death
4. Falling In Perpetuum
7. What You Were
9. Veiled In Light
The record was recorded by Sam Pura at the Panda Studios and features guest vocals from Rob Smith of Heavy Heavy Low Low. "What You Were" will be in stores and online July 15th via Cavity Records. Demos and upcoming tour dates can be found on North's MySpace page and Cavity Records' MySpace.