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Gloom metal trio North embarked on a headlining tour last night in Arizona and is making its way to meet up with Secrets of the Sky for a 10-date run across the Western U.S. A complete list of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
North recently reissued 2006 debut “Siberia” and the 2014 EP “Metanoia.” In addition to separate hand-screened, hand-numbered vinyl releases, the two recordings are also now available as a combined 12-track CD featuring reversible artwork.
More tour dates are being lined up, with these shows confirmed:
6/10 Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
6/11 Riverside, CA – Mission Tobacco Lounge
6/12 Glendale, CA – Complex *
6/13 San Jose, CA – The Caravan ^
6/14 Chico, CA – 1078 ^
6/15 Eugene, OR – The Wandering Goat ^
6/16 Portland, OR – Rotture ^
6/17 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge ^
6/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin *
6/19 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
6/20 Fort Collins, CO – Foot Foot Fest *
6/21 Denver, CO – 7th Circle Collective *
6/22 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
6/23 Flagstaff, AZ – Fire Creek Coffeehouse
6/24 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
8/10 Tucson, AZ – Flycatcher (w/ Primitive Man, Northless)
8/22 St. Petersburg, FL – The Nine 10 #
8/23 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
8/24 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown #
8/25 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 #
8/26 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony #
8/27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
8/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus #
* with Secrets of the Sky
^ with Secrets of the Sky & Cold Blue Mountain
# with Set and Setting
During the band's prolific first decade, the Tucson-based gloom metal trio North released four EPs and two full-lengths in addition to playing nearly 300 shows across America with the likes of Deafheaven, Red Fang, Neurosis, Pelican and Intronaut.
In 2015, the band’s profile will continue to rise via reissues of debut release “Siberia” (2006) and most recent EP “Metanoia” (2014), which will both be made available on June 2nd via Prosthetic Records.
North is also currently working on new material, some of which is expected to surface this Summer. Catch the band live on these date: More...
From Tucson, Arizona comes Prosthetic Records’ newest band signing: the atmospheric sludge trio North.
Consisting of vocalist/bassist Evan Leek, guitarist Matthew Mutterperl, and drummer Zack Hansen, the group has released four EPs and two full-length albums. Check out a video clip below announcing the signing.
North's upcoming June tour is a precursor to a 34-date trek on which the group will embark later this year. See a list of the trio’s upcoming appearances after the jump. More...
Tucson, Arizona sludge trio North tonight kicks off an August live takeover at Club Congress. From there the band will head north, marching through twenty-two cities including a stop at the second edition of Denver Black Sky.
Tonight's show also marks the official vinyl unveiling of North's newest EP "Metanoia," which was released independently earlier this year. "Metanoia" was recorded and mixed by Dana Fehr Wavelab Studios in Tucson with additional engineering by Chris Shultz andmastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst).
Tonight's gala additionally boasts the wax treatment of North's debut full-length, "What You Were," which sports new artwork by guitarist Matt Mutterperl and comes in a limited pressing of 250. See the band live on these dates:
8/01/2014 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
8/02/2014 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/03/2014 Denver Black Sky - Denver, CO
8/04/2014 FOKL Center - Kansas City, MO
8/05/2014 The Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
8/06/2014 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
8/07/2014 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
8/08/2014 Ottawa Tavern - Toledo, OH
8/09/2014 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
8/10/2014 King Fun Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/11/2014 The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/13/2014 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
8/14/2014 The Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
8/15/2014 Wallstreet - Murfreesboro,
8/16/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
8/17/2014 Hey Café - New Orleans, LA
8/18/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
8/19/2014 Lindbeerg's - Springfield, MO
8/20/2014 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2014 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX
8/22/2014 Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX More...
Six years, two records, and countless personnel changes later, Tucson, Arizona sludge trio North is finally able to announce the vinyl release of the "What You Were" debut.
A three-way release among the band, Cavity Records, and upstart imprint Silent Pendulum Records, "What You Were" boasts new artwork by guitarist Matt Mutterperl and comes in a limited pressing of 250: 100 on white wax and 150 on black. "What You Were" will be released this August and pre-orders are up right here.
The record comes in conjunction with North's Summer live invasion scheduled to kick off this August where the band will head north, trampling through twenty-two cities with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. North will be touring in support of the "Metanoia" EP, released independently earlier this year. More...
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.