"some music was meant to stay underground..."


From: MN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Battlefields News

Below is our complete Battlefields 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.

Battlefields Streaming Entire "Agassiz" Album

Battlefields has teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan to stream the band's entire new release "Agassiz." You can check out the songs from the album by navigating your browser to this location.

The "Agassiz" track listing is as follows:

1. Entangled Mess
2. An Entire Epoch
3. Forced Abandonment
4. Laurentide
5. Manitoba Winds
6. Structured Delusion More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Battlefields Reveals "Agassiz" Details

Battlefields has announced the "Agassiz" album will see release on October 4th via Init Records. Two tracks from the album are now available for streaming online by heading over to the Battlefields Bandcamp page here. The "Agassiz" track listing is as follows:

1. Entangled Mess
2. An Entire Epoch
3. Forced Abandonment
4. Laurentide
5. Manitoba Winds
6. Structured Delusion

0 Comments - Discuss

Battlefields Embark On US Tour

Atmospheric doom metallers BATTLEFIELDS will kick off a short string of US shows on March 13th in support of their latest full-length album "Thresholds Of Imbalance" released last year. The tour begins in Minneapolis at Triple Rock with A Storm Of Light and will run through 11 cities, including three appearances at SXSW in Austin, TX, before coming to a close in Fargo, ND on March 27th.

BATTLEFIELDS 2010 US tour dates are as follows:

3/13/2010 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ A Storm of Light
3/14/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Junius
3/15/2010 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA w/ Junius
3/16/2010 Mojo’s - Columbia, MI w/ Junius
3/17/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Junius
3/18/2010 Rock Island Live - Wichita, KS w/ Junius
3/20/2010 Plush (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/20/2010 The Metropolis (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/21/2010 Red 7 (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/22/2010 Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX
3/23/2010 Bear’s - Shreveport, LA w/ Junius
3/24/2010 The Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Junius & Black Cobra
3/25/2010 Jackpot Saloon - Lawrence, KS
3/26/2010 The Syd - Sioux City, IA
3/27/2010 The Aquarium - Eurolaunch! Fargo, ND

"Thresholds Of Imbalance" was recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer/engineer Rob Schmidt and was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio.

0 Comments - Discuss

Dark Castle Announces European Tour Dates

Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.

DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.

DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:

3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered

3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth

3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more

3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more

DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany

0 Comments - Discuss

East of the Wall Posts New Music Online

EAST OF THE WALL have posted two new tracks from the group's upcoming album, "Ressentiment," on their MySpace page. The songs, "Salieri" and "Fleshmaker," come off their upcoming album "Ressentiment."

To be released via Translation Loss this July, "Ressentiment" is a concept record that was engineered and co-produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Clutch, King Crimson, Lamb Of God) in March through May of 2009.

The band have also announced a short run of Northeast live shows this month with Rosetta. They follow that in March with a month-long tour alongside The End Records' artists Goes Cube, making appearances at two SXSW 2010 showcases.

EAST OF THE WALL live performances in Winter 2010 are as follows:

2/18/2010 Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ Henry Gale (CD release show), Faello Nor, Horsehands
2/19/2010 The Charleston - New York, NY w/ Rosetta, Goes Cube, Restorations
2/20/2010 Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ (split EP release show) w/ Rosetta, Fake Gimms, A Fucking Elephant, Restorations
2/21/2010 The Mug at Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY (afternoon show) w/ Rosetta, Restorations
2/22/2010 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Descender, Beauty Apes, Surrounded By Teeth

Tour dates with Goes Cube are as follows:

3/05/2010 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Austerity Program, Gwynbleidd
3/06/2010 Normandy House – Ardmore, PA w/ Slumber Giant, Pursuit
3/07/2010 Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC w/ Old Crow
3/08/2010 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
3/09/2010 The New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ The Unawares
3/10/2010 Devil’s Playground – Jacksonville, FL
3/11/2010 Cameo Theater – Orlando, FL w/ Fire Spoken By The Buffalo, Vessels Of Energia
3/12/2010 *TBA – Tampa, FL
3/13/2010 Coolifornia House – Tallahassee, FL [*no Goes Cube]
3/14/2010 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL w/ Nymphotomy [*no Goes Cube]
3/15/2010 The World Famous Celtic – Pascagoula, MS w/ Johnny 2×4, The Ripshits
3/16/2010 Super Happy Fun Land – Houston, TX
3/18/2010 The Ballroom – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Death Before Dishonor, Stray From The Path [*no Goes Cube]
3/20/2010 The Metropolis – Austin, TX @ SXSW Ear/Splitters Showcase w/ City Of Ships, more
3/21/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX @SXSW Translation Loss/Radar/Sargent House showcase w/ Battlefields, City Of Ships, Junius [*no Goes Cube]
3/22/2010 Oz Cafe – Wichita, KS w/ Dead Commuter, White Mice, Liturgy
3/23/2010 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE w/ Masses
3/24/2010 The Picador – Iowa City, IA w/ Snow Demon, Aseethe, Shores of the Tundra
3/25/2010 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/26/2010 Elbow Room – Ypsilanti, MI w/ Ganon
3/27/2010 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Altered States of the United States
3/28/2010 *TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
3/29/2010 *TBA – Trenton, NJ
3/30/2010 Generation Records (in-store performance) – New York, NY
4/03/2010 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ w/ So Is The Tongue, Isthmus

0 Comments - Discuss

Raise The Red Lantern Announces US Tour Dates

At A Loss Recordings metal band RAISE THE RED LANTERN will hit the road this week on their way to join the later half of the ongoing Translation Loss Records Tour with Battlefields and City of Ships. The band also meet up with Racebannon, Struck By Lightning, Chord and Mouth of the Architect. RAISE THE RED LANTERN tour dates are as follows:

1/24/2010 Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN w/ Coffinworm, Racebannon
1/25/2010 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Battlefields, City of Ships
1/26/2010 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Battlefields, City of Ships, Struck by Lightning,
1/27/2010 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Chord, Battlefields
1/28/2010 The Afterdark - Steven’s Point, WI w/ Battlefields, City of Ships
1/29/2010 Eagles Nest - Milwaukee, WI w/ Mouth of the Architect, Northless, Savior For A Fallen Hero
1/30/2010 The Picador - Iowa City, IA w/ Snow Demon, Identity Crisis
2/13/2010 Elva's - South Bend, IN w/ Mouth of the Architect

0 Comments - Discuss

Overmars Announces US Tour Dates with Battlefields

France's Overmars has announced a US tour with Battlefields in support of their upcoming album, "Born Again," which will be released on September 22nd through Crucial Blast Records. The tour dates are as follows:

8/14/2009 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/2009 Kyber Bar - Philadelphia, PA
8/16/2009 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY
8/17/2009 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT
8/18/2009 O’Brien’s - Boston, MA w/ Voyager
8/19/2009 The Pirate House - Ithaca, NY
8/20/2009 Westcott Community Center - Syracuse, NY
8/21/2009 Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA
8/22/2009 Dayton Dirt Collective - Dayton, OH
8/23/2009 Mix Tapes - Grand Rapids, MI
8/24/2009 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/25/2009 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
8/26/2009 The Uptown Bar - Minneapolis, MN
8/27/2009 Mix Tapes - Moline, IL
8/28/2009 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
8/30/2009 Dragon's Den - New Orleans, LA
8/31/2009 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
9/01/2009 Square One - Greensboro, NC
9/02/2009 The Side Bar - Baltimore, MD
9/03/2009 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY

0 Comments - Discuss

Battlefields Streaming Entire New Album Online

Battlefields are currently streaming online their entire new album "Thresholds Of Imbalance," which was released on March 31st. The album can be heard here.

0 Comments - Discuss

Dark Castle Announces US Tour Dates

Dark Castle will be hitting to road during the month of March as a warm up for the mass amount of touring expected after the release of their first full-length, "Spirited Migration," due out on At A Loss Recordings in late April/early May (release date to be confirmed soon).

Dark Castle tour dates are as follows:

3/03 - 112 House - Columbia, SC w/Cough
3/04 - The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/Cough
3/05 - Brooklyn Pizza - Lexington, KY w/Cough
3/06 - The Summit - Columbus, OH w/Cough
3/07 - Casa Del Kotex - Indianapolis, IN w/Cough
3/09 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL w/Battlefields, Irepress
3/10 - Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI w/Battlefields, Irepress
3/12 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND w/Battlefields, Irepress
3/13 - The Red Barn - Williston, ND w/Irepress
3/15 - The Cretin Hop - Spokane, WA
3/16 - The Josephine - Seattle, WA
3/17 - The Someday Lounge - Portland, OR
3/18 - Samurai Duck - Eugene, OR
3/19 - Stillwater - Ashland, OR
3/20 - On The Y - Sacramento, CA
3/21 - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, Ca
3/22 - Art Factory - San Jose, CA
3/25 - Blue Monkey - Hollywood, CA w/Ox vs. Thunderbird
3/26 - Bombay - Ventura, CA w/Ox vs. Thunderbird
3/27 - *house show - Tempe, AZ
3/28 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM
3/30 - Emo's (inside) - Austin, TX w/Lion's of Tsavo
3/31 - *TBA - Dallas, TX w/Vorvadoss
4/01 - Downtown Music - Little Rock, AZ w/Sea Hag, Sports
4/02 - The Doom Room - Vicksburg, MS w/Buzzardstein, Face On Mars
4/03 - Mia's Pub - Shreveport, LA w/Buzzardstein, Power Pellut
4/04 - Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA w/Buzzardstein
4/05 - Doozer's Pub - Jacksonville, FL w/Dead Commuter, Ol Scratch, Hollow Leg

0 Comments - Discuss

Battlefields Announces New Album Release Date

Battlefields has issued the following announcement about the release date of their upcoming album:

"The exclusive Translation Loss Mail-order Preorders have just gone up for the BATTLEFIELDS "THRESHOLDS OF IMBALANCE" record which is slated for a March 31st release!

"Preorder the exclusive t-shirt and cd combo for $25 (postage paid within the USA, foreign shipping options are available!) or you can pre-order the gorgeous 6 panel digi CD by itself!"

The album cover can be viewed here.

0 Comments - Discuss

Battlefields Posts New Song Online

BATTLEFIELDS have posted the new song "Quake and Flood" from their Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," which has a release date in late March 2009 here.

BATTLEFIELDS' Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," was recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer and engineering Rob Schmidt and was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Irepress and Battlefields Booking Spring Tour

Irepress and Battlefields are currently lining up a spring 2009 tour. If you can help with any of the dates, send an email to Emulate_Booking@hotmail.com. The tentative routing is as follows:

3/8 Detroit, MI
3/9 Chicago, IL
3/10 WI or IA
3/11 Minneapolis, MN
3/12 Fargo, ND
3/13 Sioux Falls, SD
3/14 Sioux Falls, SD
3/15 Omaha/Lincoln, NE
3/16 Lawrence, KS
3/17 Wichita, KS
3/18 Tulsa/Oklahoma City
3/19 Dallas/Ft. Worth
3/20 Austin, TX Part of SXSW
3/21 Austin, TX Part of SXSW
3/22 Austin, TX Part of SXSW
3/23 El Paso, TX
3/24 Tuscon, AZ
3/25 Mesa, AZ
3/26 San Diego, CA
3/27 Long Beach, CA
3/28 Sacramento/San Francisco
3/29 Sacramento/San Francisco
3/30 Eugene, OR
3/31 Portland, OR
4/1 Seattle, WA
4/2 Boise, ID
4/3 Salt Lake City, UT
4/4 Denver, CO
4/5 Lincoln/Omaha, NE

0 Comments - Discuss

Battlefields Signs with Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of Minnesota's Battlefields to their roster.

Hailing from the depths of Minnesota, Battlefields have been touring relentlessly for the last three years and accruing massive accolades for their astounding live performances and their two previous records "Stained with the Blood of an Empire" and "Entourage of the Archaic", both released on indie label Init Records. Fresh off their first European tour this summer with Belgium's AmenRa (whom they previously did an extensive US tour with during the spring of 2008), Battlefields new material encompasses a new direction in extreme and epic mind-expansive music.

On top of sharing the stage with the likes of Rosetta, Pelican, These Arms Are Snakes, Kylesa, Big Business and Murder by Death to name a few, Battlefields appeared at SXSW this year playing highly successful showcases with the likes of Russian Circles, Coliseum, This Will Destroy You, Yakuza and Genghis Tron.

Battlefields' yet untitled Translation Loss debut is currently being recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer and engineering Rob Schmidt manning the helm and will be mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio. BATTLEFIELDS' Translation Loss debut will see an early 2009 release and have the art and graphic design of Paul Romano grace its presence.

1 Comment - Discuss