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Below is our complete Thou 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.


Crowbar Comes Out On Top In London

It's always intriguing when bands from different genres or generally different styles come together. Cathedral on the Gods of Grind tour was an interesting experiment, as was Sick Of It All on the New Titans On The Block tour. On this night, I made my first visit to Camden's famous, Electric Ballroom to see a show headlined by Converge, where they were joined by special guests Crowbar, another pairing which might raise a few eyebrows.

First of all, credit must be given to The Electric Ballroom. Camden is known for being overpriced and something of a tourist trap, but this large and tidy venue which has hosted everyone from Sid Vicious (who recorded a live album here) to Paul McCartney is very reasonably priced indeed and all the staff from the bouncers to the bartenders to the cloakroom attendants were very friendly and helpful. I don't normally make notes like these about venues, but The Electric Ballroom was so impressive I felt I had to praise their work. More...

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Full Lineup For ‘Northwest Terror Fest’ Announced

The full lineup and daily stage times have been announced for the 2018 ‘Northwest Terror Fest‘. The festival will be held across Neumo’s, Barboza and the Highline in Seattle, WA from May 31st to June 02nd.

Thursday – May 31st:

10:10 – END – Panopticon
08:50 – 09:30 – SubRosa
07:35 – 08:10 – False
06:30 – 07:00 – Pillorian
05:30 – 06:00 – Dreadnought

09:30 – 10:10 – Witch Mountain
08:10 – 08:50 – Woman Is The Earth
07:00 – 07:35 – Fall Of Rauros
06:00 – 06:30 – Ragana
05:00 – 05:30 – Eye of Nix

Thursday after party:

12:30 – END – Danava
11:30 – 12:10 – Czar

Friday – June 01st: More...

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Converge, Crowbar European/UK Tour Announced

Converge, Crowbar, Thou and Grave Pleasures will be touring Europe and the UK together in April. The majority of those bands will also be playing the 2018 ‘Roadburn Festival‘, which will run from April 19-22nd at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon serves as a curator this year for that festival with special “The Dusk In Us” and “You Fail Me” live performances planned from the band. Crowbar for their part will be playing “Odd Fellows Rest” in its entirety at that festival.

04/22 Karlsruhe, GER – Dudefest
04/23 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
04/24 Hasselt, BEL – Muzieodroom
04/25 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
04/26 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
04/27 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
04/28 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
04/29 Berlin, GER – SO36

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"Many Waters" Charity Compilation Announced

"Many Waters," a new compilation produced by Thou with help from Thrill Jockey, is due to be released on January 30th, with proceeds going to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to assist efforts in aiding those affected by the Louisiana floods of August 2016.

The compilation features a range of exclusive tracks from acclaimed metal acts as well as Louisiana DIY mainstays, including The Body & Full of Hell covering Devo, Thou covering Neil Young, special live tracks from Sumac and Old Man Gloom, and a solo live recording by Mike Scheidt of Yob.

Thou drummer Joshua Nee comments: “I spent the better part of three weeks after the flood driving around neighborhoods looking for homes to help out. Every day after work and pretty much all day on the weekends was spent gutting damaged homes. A practice space we had been sharing with a slew of other bands was totally wrecked, and countless bands I know had their spaces and equipment destroyed. More...

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Mike IX Williams Benefit Show Details Revealed

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.

The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EyeHateGod test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EyeHateGod's set. Don't miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering. See day-to-day lineups below: More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Releases Digital Mix Tape

The fourth installment of the annual Southwest Terror Fest takes over Tucson, Arizona in just one week, with four days of live mayhem running from October 15 through 18. A mixtape with a ton of free music is also now streaming in advance of the melee, organized by the festival promoters. Check it out below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

Boasting a killer array of artists from across the extreme underground music scene, the headlining acts for Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 include Sleep, Acid King, Dropdead, Bongripper, and a collaborative set from Thou & The Body, with additional highlights including sets from Xibalba, Landmine Marathon, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Graves At Sea, Cult Leader, Call Of The Void, Demon Lung, Immortal Bird, In The Company Of Serpents, Dead To A Dying World, Abstracter, Gale, and many others. A full list is available below. More...

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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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Southwest Terror Fest Reveals Full Itinerary

The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.

Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.

The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...

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The Body & Thou Posts New Music Video

The Body & Thou - a collaboration between the two bands The Body and Thou - is streaming a new music video for the song "Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity" off the album "You, Whom I Have Always Hated" out on Thrill Jockey.

Being asked about where the clip was shot and who the person in the parka is Thou’s Mitch Wells explains: "The video was all done pretty easily, and cheaply! I only spent $30 on a strobe light, and the creepy person in the parka is my beautiful, beautiful, amazing wife Kathryn. Unfortunately for her we don’t really know too many people in Los Angeles yet so she’s forced, by marriage law, to walk around late at night scaring the neighbors. I would tell her things like, “Okay now act weird!” and she’d say, “What does that mean!? I don’t know what you want!!” I think she nailed it!"

You can now stream the eerie clip below.

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The Body And Thou Gearing Up For Tour

In less than a week, The Body and Thou will embark on their Summer tour to Gilead Fest, supporting not only their own respective new releases, but also their recently released collaborative LP, "Released From Love."

Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites unleashed "Released From Love" in April, a fully collaborative recording featuring the entire ensembles of both Louisiana's doom/sludge quintet Thou and Oregon-based apocalyptic doom cult The Body.

You can pick up your own copy here or stream the release below. More...

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The Body And Thou Releasing Collaborative Vinyl

Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites this week unleashes "Released From Love," a fully collaborative recorded effort between The Body and Thou.

The release features three original tracks as well as a harrowing cover of Vic Chesnutt's "Coward" recorded last year with James Whitten and mastered by Machines with Magnets.

The songs are now available for streaming below, thanks to Invisible Oranges, and the track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills
2. Manifest Alchemy

Side B
3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
4. Coward (Vic Chesnutt) More...

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Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 Schedule

Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.

Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...

Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.

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The Body Announces New Shows With Thou

Having just knocked out a nine-date rampage with Zoroaster and Black Cobra, The Body has now confirmed the band's next run of live assaults just after the turn into the year of Armageddon.

Embarking out of Fort Worth, Texas on January 6th the duo will bludgeon the North American West Coast with their end-time hymns, packing as many shows as possible into the tour, including a pair of performances in Portland and Seattle on the same day, their first-ever venture in Mexico and more.

Baton Rouge-based sludge outfit Thou will tour alongside The Body for the entire trek, and regional acts like Christian Mistress, Brainoil and more will join on specific dates. Dates are as follows:

1/06/2012 1919 Hemphill - Fort Worth, TX
1/07/2012 Peace and Justice Center - Albuquerque, NM
1/08/2012 Yayo Taco - Las Vegas, NV
1/09/2012 1234Go! Records - Oakland, CA
1/10/2012 Backspace - Portland, OR
1/11/2012 Beech House - Portland, OR (1pm matinee)1/11/2012 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA
1/12/2012 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Christian Mistress
1/13/2012 Burial Grounds - Salem, OR
1/14/2012 924 Gilman Street - Berkeley, CA w/ Brainoil
1/15/2012 Submission - San Francisco, CA w/ Brainoil
1/16/2012 Pioneer - Santa Cruz CA
1/17/2012 The Smell - Los Angeles, CA
1/18/2012 Bica - Tijuana, Mexico
1/19/2012 house show - Rosarito, Mexico
1/20/2012 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
1/21/2012 The Trunkspace - Phoenix, AZ
1/22/2012 The Train Yard - Las Cruces, NM
1/23/2012 Sons of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX

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Thou Releases New EP

New Orleans doom band Thou has released it's six-song EP "The Archer and the Owle" on Blind Date records. Two of the songs are covers of Pygmy Lush tracks and another of the songs is a cover of Nirvana's "Something in the Way." Here is a video uploaded to YouTube for the first track from the release, "Voices in the Wilderness." More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: NOLA Part 3

Here we go again! Another installment of Unearthing the Metal Underground in the Crescent City a.k.a. The Big Easy a.k.a. N'awlins. Whichever you prefer. With Steven Seagal keeping the streets safe, the metal bands can safely play, and they have been doing quite a bit of that lately. I've got three more amazing bands to tell you about; all playing at least once a month. Please enjoy the reviews and footage. Mabye it will entice you to take a trip down here to check them out. Don't worry; the seafood is safe.

Machine Made Slave

Machine Made Slave plays frequently around New Orleans. If you’ve read my show reports, you’re sure to remember the name. Soon they’ll be opening for Watain and Goatwhore to complete the black metal showcase. Through the many lineup changes, founding members and brothers Jason and Trevor Milbourne (on vocals and bass, respectively) have remained and transformed the band into something truly evil. The talented guitarists Rene and Kevin Roche, who are also brothers, combine a classic metal rawness with black metal melodies and even some South American tunes into their playing. And although Ryan Willis does not have a brother in the band, he still does a fine job of pounding the skins. Jason claims that Machine Made Slave will be recording a full-length album soon when they find a proper studio. He claims that they are taking their time with every aspect of the album so that it’s perfect; “So that it doesn’t sound like a demo.” You can watch a clip of one of their shows with the inclusion of female singer Amy Vial below. We wish you luck in the recording process! Visit their Myspace to see their progress.


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Altar of Plagues Announces North American Tour

Ireland's ALTAR OF PLAGUES will be teaming up with dark metal band Velnias this summer to embark on a North American tour beginning in July and heading into August. During the course of the tour, on select dates, the band will be joined by such acts as Thou, Fell Voices, and Profound Lore Records acts CASTEVET, KRALLICE, WORM OUROBOROS, and COFFINWORM. ALTAR OF PLAGUES and VELNIAS summer 2010 North American tour dates are as follows:

07/09 - Seattle, WA @The Fun House (w/ Mamiffer)
07/10 – Portland, OR @ Berbatis
07/11 - Salem, OR @ Burial Grounds (w/ Plutocracy, Fell Voices, Galdr, Ash Borer, Mania, Hell, Anadonius)
07/13 - Eugene, OR @ Warehouse (w/ Rye Wolves)
07/14 - Arcata, CA @ The Aloha House (w/ Fell Voices, Ash Borer)
07/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room (w/ WORM OUROBOROS, Inquisition, Kerasphorous, Fell Voices)
07/17- Oakland, CA @ Your Haus (w/ Fell Voices, Elk, Lake of Blood)
07/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
07/20 - Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat
07/21 - Dallas TEX, @ Phoenix project Collective
07/22 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Northgate Taverne (w/Thou, Barghest)
07/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Big Top (w/ Thou, Tirefire)
07/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/Thou)
07/25 - Birmingham AL, @ The Firehouse (w/Thou)
07/26 - Greensboro, NC @ CFBG's
07/28 - Richmond, VA @ The Triple (w/Neckbrace)
07/29 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
07/30 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar (w./CASTEVET)
07/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck Tie (w/ CASTEVET)
08/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Studio @ Webester Hall (w/ KRALLICE, CASTEVET)
08/03 – Boston, MA @ Great Scotts – Allston
08/05 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit
08/06 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo (w/ COFFINWORM)
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ The Shaker

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Altar Of Plagues Announces Tour Dates

After just wrapping up some successful shows with Thou, ALTAR OF PLAGUES will continue to be active on the live circuit in support of the acclaimed "White Tomb" album. Altar Of Plagues tour dates are currently as follows:

Sep 17 @ Mukkes Leeuwarden, NL
Sep 18 ZXZW/Incubate, Tilburg, NL
Sep 19 @Baroeg w/Secrets of the Moon/Code/Solistafir, Rotterdam NL
Sep 21 @ Henrys Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sep 23 @ Bar Fresa, Liverpool, U.K
Sep 24 @ Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham, U.K
Sep 25 @ The Gaff, London, U.K

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Southern Lord Announces Showcases at SXSW 2009

Southern Lord will be swarming the masses with several showcases, in-store performances and more at this year’s South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas:

Friday, March 20th
First, a Southern Lord performance at Snake Eyes Vinyl (outside); 1101 Navasota St. 3, Austin TX
12:30 - It’s Casual
1:30 - Eagle Twin
2:30 - Black Cobra
3:30 - Thou

Then later that night, the SXSW Southern Lord showcase at Emo’s! This is one of the label’s most important and potent showcases ever, featuring some of the label’s most prominent contemporary acts (including Wolves In The Throne Room, Wino), some of the label’s newest signings (Black Cobra, Eagle Twin, Pelican) and plenty of other hearty acts including Thou and It’s Casual… A night of massive riffery and debauchery for all!

Emo’s Annex; 603 Red River, Austin TX
7:30 - It’s Casual
8:25 - Thou
9:20 - Eagle Twin
10:15 - Black Cobra
11:10 - Wino (solo)
12:05 - Wolves In The Throne Room
1:00 - Pelican

Saturday, March 21st
Scott “Wino” Weinrich will be performing a solo acoustic set at High Times Magazine’s 2009 Doobie Awards party.
The party is from “high” Noon through 6 PM at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street

Sunday, March 22nd
Southern Lord artists Wolves In The Throne Room and newest label signings Pelican will be playing at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street

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Earth Announces US Tour Dates

Seattle's Earth have announced the following tour dates:

10/10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - BARD College
10/11 - Providence, RI - Brown University
10/12 - Portland, ME - Time Of Rivers Festival
10/13 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
10/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
10/15 - Allentown, PA - The Sterling Hotel
10/16 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary) w/ Sunn 0))) and Thou
10/17 - New York, NY - Columbia University
10/18 - New Haven, CT - Wesleyan University
10/19 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory

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Thou Plans Full U.S. Tour

Black doom/sludge band THOU is going on an extensive US tour this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

June 04 Athens, GA @ Flicker (263 W. Washington St. 30601) w/ Nacionale
June 05 Durham, NC @ Bull City Headquarters (723 N. Mangum St. 27701) 7PM w/ From the Depths, Chiarascuro, Revolutionary Youth, and Man Will Destroy Himself
June 06 Richmond, VA @ Artist Underground Cafe (1600 Monument Ave. 23220) 7PM w/ Mammoth Grinder, Cough, and Onion
June 07 Washington DC @ The Light House (14th & Buchanan NW) 2PM w/ Salome, The Flash Attacks, and Starve
June 07 Ashburn, VA @ The Taylor House (42685 Waxpool Rd. 20148) 8PM w/ Pygmy Lush and Tideland
June 08 Providence, RI @ The Thunderdome (email here for the directions) 9PM w/ Creosote, Disaster Strikes, and Dead Times
June 09 Allston, MA @ Myke's Sister's House (email mykecameron@gmail.com for directions) w/ Luau
June 10 Somersworth, NH @ Jer's Place (144 Long Hill Rd.) w/ Luau, L'antietam, and Transistor Transistor
June 11 Falmouth, ME @ The Bike Barn (547 Blackstrap Rd.) 5PM w/ Luau, Eld, and Dylan Bredeau
June 12 Portsmouth, NH @ a bakery w/ and Vaast
June 13 Brattleboro, VT @ The Tinderbox (17 Elliot St.) 8PM w/ Luau and a screening of The Grateful Undead (a DIY zombie punk movie)
June 14 New York, NY @ ABC No Rio (156 Rivington St.) 3PM matinee w/ Backstabbers, Inc., Vermefug, and Luau.
June 14 Williamsburg, NY @ Supreme Trading (213 N8 between Driggs and Roebling) 9PM w/ Empire, Disystema, Villains, and Atakke
June 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Disgraceland 6:30PM - Dave Scattered (1716 S.6th St. on the corner of 6th St. and Watkins St.) w/ The Estranged, Red Dons, and Love City
June 16 Columbus, OH @ The Legion of Doom (1579 Indianola Ave. 43201) 9PM w/ Locusta and Deadsea
June 17 Dayton, OH @ The Dirt Collective 6:30PM - Adam (937 270 9298) w/ Dripfeeder
June 18 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cube (1834 15th Avenue S.) 7PM w/ Cockskar, MDOC, Sloven
June 19 Madison, WI @ The Tomb (2310 Pennsylvania Ave.) 8PM w/ Black September and SFN
June 20 Chicago, IL @ Hot Jams Records (4814 S. Pulaski Ave.) 6PM w/ Against Empire, Riotous, La Armada, and Black September
June 21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward (823 W. National Ave. 53204) 7PM w/ Black September and People Again
June 22 Lawrence, KS @ The Haunted Kitchen (1900 Louisiana St. 6604) 11PM w/ Samothrace and Stull
June 23 Denver, CO @ Panther Country (3810 Jason St.) w/ Catheter
June 24 Boise, Idaho @ The Myrtle Morgue (210 W. Myrtle St. 83702) 6PM
June 24 Boise, Idaho @ The Bouquet (1010 Main St. 83702) 9PM w/ Maladie and Teenage Kicks
June 25 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd. (333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.) 6PM w/ Doom Lit Sky, Behold, and Merrick Diaries

The rest of the shows from the Cascadian forests of the great Northwest to the tropical bayous of the gulf coast south with LEECH: More...

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