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Sweet Cobra

Formed: 2002
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sweet Cobra News

Below is our complete Sweet Cobra 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.

Sweet Cobra Announces Tour Dates

Chicago's Sweet Cobra has announced several new tour dates, including a run of shows supporting Hum, as both bands head to The Fest 17.

Sweet Cobra kicks off the new run of shows in its hometown, sharing the stage with Pelican and Wolf Eyes on October 14th. Less than two weeks later the band will hook up with Hum for shows in Louisville, Nashville, and Atlanta October 25th through 27th, before both bands take part in the seventeenth annual installment of The Fest in Gainesville on September 28th, sharing the stage with Iron Reagan, City Of Caterpillar, Majority Rule, and many others.

Dates and venues are as follows:

10/14/2017 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Pelican, Wolf Eyes [info]
10/25/2017 Zanzabar - Louisville, KY w/ Hum [info]
10/26/2017 Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN w/ Hum [info]
10/27/2017 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Hum [info]
10/28/2017 :08 Seconds - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 17 [info] More...

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Sweet Cobra Touring With Bloodiest

Following a few months off the road after U.S. tour dates with Mutoid Man, Sweet Cobra will next take part in a North American package tour alongside Bloodiest and Electric Hawk.

Chicago-based power trio Sweet Cobra will be touring in support of the Magic Bullet Records-released "Earth" LP. The tour runs from its kickoff in Detroit on March 3rd, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Syracuse, Montreal, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Cleveland before a hometown throwdown closing the tour out on March 12th.

3/03/2016 Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
3/04/2016 Toronto, ON - The Hard Luck
3/05/2016 Syracuse, NY - Gorham Brothers Music
3/06/2016 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
3/07/2016 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Bar
3/08/2016 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
3/09/2016 Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
3/10/2016 Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
3/11/2016 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class (early show)
3/12/2016 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle More...

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Sweet Cobra Gears Up For U.S. Tour

In support of the recently released fourth LP, "Earth," Chicago trio Sweet Cobra is booking new live dates, including a tour next week on an Eastern U.S. run with Mutoid Man. Additional tour dates are still being added, with the currently confirmed batch as follows:

8/11/2015 Kings - Raleigh, NC w/ Mutoid Man w/ Mutoid Man
8/12/2015 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/13/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/14/2015 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA w/ Mutoid Man
8/15/2015 Rock And Roll Hotel - Washington, DC w/ Sumac
8/16/2015 Tacocracy - Cincinnati, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/17/2015 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY w/ Mutoid Man, Young Widows
8/18/2015 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Mutoid Man
9/05/2015 Peasant's Plot Farm - Manteno, IL @ Low Down Hoe Down Fest w/ Canadian Rifle, Electric Hawk More...

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Sweet Cobra Posts New Song "Complaints"

Chicago's dynamic rock/hardcore trio Sweet Cobra will release fourth LP "Earth" -- recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge -- via Magic Bullet Records on July 24th.

As the album's release rapidly approaches, the fourth of twelve wide-ranging tracks from "Earth" comes online. Listen to the band's "Complaints" below.

"Earth" is the first full-length recording since the band's 2010-released "Mercy" and features nearly forty-six minutes of infectious ferocity. The track listing is as follows:

1. Far Too Temp
2. Future Ghosts (streaming here)
3. He Tall He
4. Complaints
5. Flight Risk
6. Sunburned Sons
7. Repo
8. Stiff Fits
9. Blue Rose
10. Jealous of Drugs
11. Old Haunts
12. Walls More...

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Sweet Cobra Visits "Future Ghosts"

Having signed Chicago-based Sweet Cobra for new studio album, "Earth," Magic Bullet Records is now preparing the LP for release in July, as the first single is made publicly available through a video of "Future Ghosts." Check it out below.

Sweet Cobra's first full-length recording since 2010's "Mercy," the thundering Earth was recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot's Earth Analog Studios in Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Massachusetts, and mastered by Carl Saff. Additionally, both Ballou and Talbot make guest appearances on the album.

The bizarre official video for first single from "Earth," "Future Ghosts" was directed and animated by Katie Kapuza with assistance from Molly Mccandleuss and props and masks created by Christine Ciarleglio.

Magic Bullet Records will issue "Earth" on digital formats July 17th, and on LP and CD July 24th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Far Too Temp
2. Future Ghosts
3. He Tall He
4. Complaints
5. Flight Risk
6. Sunburned Sons
7. Repo
8. Stiff Fits
9. Blue Rose
10. Jealous of Drugs
11. Old Haunts
12. Walls More...

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Sweet Cobra Releasing New Album

Magic Bullet Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Chicago-based Sweet Cobra for the release of new studio album, "Earth," later this Spring.

The band's triumphant new LP was recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge, and also features guest musical contributions from each artist. "Earth" is the gruop's first full-length recording since the 2010-released "Mercy."

Recording was completed in late 2013 at Talbot's Earth Analog Studios near Champaign, Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, and with final mastering by Carl Saff.

Issued Magic Bullet Records owner Brent Eyestone on getting hooked by the material: "Holy hell... it's completely badass! Kind of a new sound for the band; catchier, and I can see the appeal of the sound being much broader than their previous output. I get similar feelings from the best Queens of the Stone Age, Quicksand, and Young Widows records... super catchy slabs of heaviness." More...

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Sweet Cobra Guitarist Passes Away

Drummer Jason Gagovski of Sweet Cobra has issued the following statement about the death of guitarist Mat Arluck:

"MATTHEW ALLEN ARLUCK, 1970–2009. It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce that Matthew Allen Arluck passed away on November 26, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family at their home near Seattle. He was 39 years old. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. There simply are not words to express the loss we are all feeling during this difficult time. He was a truly inspirational person and his ambition for creating music, even in the face of the obstacles that his illness and treatments brought on, was unparalleled. His passion for writing, recording, and playing shows remained steadfast until the end. More...

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Pelican Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

A full American Fall PELICAN tour has been announced. The tour begins just days before the release of the band's upcoming Southern Lord Records debut, "What We All Come To Need," which comes out on October 27th. A variety of bands will be joining PELICAN on the tour including labelmates BLACK COBRA for most of the dates.

PELICAN will also join EARTH, SUNN O))) and EAGLE TWIN for the Southern Lord showcase in the Blackened Music Series at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple later this month.

Here are the latest PELICAN Fall tour dates: More...

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Sweet Cobra Announces US Tour Dates

Chicago's Sweet Cobra has announced tour dates with Russian Circles and Lichens. The tour dates are as follows:

04/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mix Tape Cafe
04/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
04/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/26 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
04/27 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
04/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
04/30 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley

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Minsk Working On New Album

Minsk has begun work on their third full-length and follow-up album "The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment." The album, titled "Echoes In The Movement Of Stone," is being recorded at Volume Studios with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort. "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" is expected to see a summer 2009 release date via Relapse Records.

Additionally, Minsk has announced a number of regional shows for late-February, touring alongside Sweet Cobra. The band will also be performing as part of Roadburn 2009 in the Netherlands in April. Minsk will appear along with Neurosis, Baroness, Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Mono and many more at this already-sold-out festival. A complete listing of Minsk tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

02/26 Lansing, MI @ Mac's w/ If He Dies He Dies
02/27 Creve Coeur, IL @ American Legion w/ Sweet Cobra
02/28 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge w/ Sweet Cobra, Yakuza
02/29 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn w/ Sweet Cobra, The Gates Of Slumber
04/23 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival

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Sweet Cobra Signs To Black Market Activities

Black Market Activities has announcesd the addition of Sweet Cobra to its roster. The band's Hawthorne Street Records release, "Forever," will be reissued through Black Market Activities on June 24.

Sweet Cobra will play day two of "Dudefest" in Indianapolis on June 21 at Zanies Too.

"An admiration for '70s inspired groove rock and remnants of a hardcore driven past brewed the foundation for Sweet Cobra," states the press release. "The mind-boggling grooves and sludgy, down-trodden guitar riffs make avoiding toe-tapping nearly inescapable. Driven by murky grooves, Sweet Cobra incorporates the disgruntled fervor of hardcore as the finishing touch."

Sweet Cobra formed in 2002 with drummer Jason Gagovski (Suicide Note) and vocalist/bassist Botchy Vasquez (The Killer, Challenger). Guitarists Robert Lanham and Matt Arluck later joined on to complete the line up. The band made its debut on Seventh Rule Recordings with "Praise," introducing Sweet Cobra's boundary defying sound. Picking up where "Praise" left off is 2007's "Forever," originally released through Hawthorne Street Records. "Forever" offers eight songs, encompassing a similar reefer madness, with production by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles) and mixed by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea) at Volume Studios.

Sweet Cobra has shared the stage with Mastodon, Pelican, Converge, High on Fire, Isis, Coalesce and many, many more.

You can check out some of Sweet Cobra's material on the band's Myspace page.

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