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Southern Lord has confirmed the details for a special free label showcase in Pomona, California this June 23rd.
As part of the massive Southern Lord label package tour set to tear through the country in the weeks ahead, the label showcase co-presented with Scion A/V metal will take place at The Glass House in Pomona, and will be the solitary manifestation of the entire tour to take place in Los Angeles County. The lineup for the show features all four core acts on the label tour -- Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath -- in addition to a special headlining guest appearance by labelmates Pelican.
As a free Scion A/V metal RSVP-only event the spots will fill up extremely fast. If you plan on attending, make sure to reserve your spot at this location.
The Southern Lord label tour will run through the U.S. for nearly a month, with the core acts Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath being joined by the likes of Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead In The Dirt, The Secret and more via special regional appearances. More...
Sound & Fury Festival is back in it's 7th and biggest year yet, taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA from July 20th through 22nd. The festival is excited to announce additional performers for the 2012 lineup, including Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Ivy League, Sabertooth Zombie, Seahaven, Xibalba, and others.
Some previously announced performers are Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, H2O, Terror, Touche Amore and many more. Check out the full list of bands playing below and stay tuned for one more exciting lineup announcement coming before the festival.
Black Breath, which will be appearing on the Southern Lord Summer tour, has teamed up with Scion A/V to release a new music video online for "Home of the Grave." Check out the clip below. Scion also commented:
"Seattle, Washington's Black Breath have been clawing their way to metal notoriety for a while now. In this video they go back to being an underground band — literally. Director Mark Brooks leads this undead journey into the 'Home of the Grave.'"
The final details and routing for the previously-announced Southern Lord Summer package tour have been confirmed today. The tour is set to bring some of the label's newest and most promising acts as well as some heavy veterans on the eclectic but lethal roster together for a near month-long trek across the face of America.
The core acts for the tour include the Ontario-based hardcore/rock outfit Burning Love (featuring ex-Cursed vocalist), dark lords of Swedish crust Martyrdod, Milwaukee's metal/hardcore crossover outfit Enabler, and Seattle's d-beat/death-infused hardcore bastards Black Breath headlining the full tour. All four bands have brand new albums either already out or set to be unleashed based around the tour.
Special guests Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead in the Dirt, The Secret, and more will also infiltrate the routing, each with one or more regional performances throughout the debauchery-ridden escapade, and Southern Lord will also host a label showcase in Pomona, California with details to be announced in the coming weeks. More...
Black Breath has now revealed the European dates for the band's 2012 world tour, which will take place in March and April. June/July U.S. shows along with dates in Japan, Mexico, and Australia will be revealed in the coming months. The currently announced European shows are as follows:
29-03 @ Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL **
30-03 @ Trix - Antwerp, BE **
31-03 @ De Kreun - Kortrijk, BE **
01-04 @ Stuck on a name rec studio - Nottingham, UK **
02-04 @ The Underworld - London, UK **
03-04 @ Islington Mill - Manchester, UK **
04-04 @ Clwb for Ibach - Cardiff, UK **
05-04 @ Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR **
06-04 @ Heretic Club - Bordeaux, FR **
07-04 @ Mogambo - San Sebastian, ES **
08-04 @ Sala Caracol - Madrid, ES **
09-04 @ Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, ES **
10-04 @ La Dynamo - Toulouse, FR **
11-04 @ Tap-Tap - Schaffhausen, CH **
12-04 @ Juha West - Stuttgart, DE **
13-04 @ Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, NL w/ Voivod, more
14-04 @ Ajz - Bielefeld, DE **
15-04 @ Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE **
16-04 @ Hemgarden - Lund, SE **
17-04 @ Debaser - Stockholm, SE **
18-04 @ Revolver - Oslo, NO *
19-04 @ Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, SE *
20-04 @ Templet - Lyngby, DK w/ Tormented, Saviours
21-04 @ Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE ##
22-04 @ Fzw - Dortmund, DE ##
24-04 @ Ajz Chemnitz - Chemnitz, DE ##
25-04 @ Arena - Vienna, AT ##
26-04 @ Atlantide - Bologna, IT ##
27-04 @ Lo-Fi - Milan, IT ##
28-04 @ Jugendhaus Wangen - Wangen, DE ##
29-04 @ Lakei - Helmond, NL ##
** w/ Victims & Tormented
* w/ Tormented
## w/ Christian Mistress & Tormented
Nasum has announced a string of upcoming North America tour dates with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Black Breath on select dates. The tour poster can be viewed below, and details are as follows:
May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas More...
Seattle deathbrigade Black Breath is preparing to unleash a new LP, "Sentenced To Life," on March 27th via Southern Lord.
Today Revolver Magazine is debuting the first public listen to "Sentenced To Life," as well as the cover art for the album. Check out the unhinged sixth track, "Mother Abyss," and more right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"With 10 tracks in under 33 minutes, Sentenced To Life contains the most demoralizing yet energizing d-beat injected death metal hymns from the band to date, with a bit less rock and roll swagger and more full-on rage. The album is a product of furious creativity jammed into a short span of time, written in the seemingly endless Winter after returning from their November 2010 European tour. As with their acclaimed debut full-length Heavy Breathing, Black Breath recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side."
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Seattle's barbaric wrecking crew Black Breath has completed a second LP and is preparing to fire it point blank into the public's face this March. The forthcoming new platter, dubbed "Sentenced to Life," is the follow-up to the band's raging 2010 debut album, "Heavy Breathing."
Bearing 10 thunderous tracks in under 33 minutes, "Sentenced To Life" features such smashing Black Breath hits as "Feast of the Damned," "Doomed," "Forced Into Possession," "Home of the Grave" and of course the title anthem "Sentenced to Life."
The band once again recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. "Sentenced To Life" will burst into stores and distros for public armament in March 2012. A final release date, full track listing, cover art and preview of the new album will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP 3:30-4:00
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors – 7:00 pm
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 8:30-9:00
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...
Seattle-based heavy metallers Black Breath have announced that they will be heading overseas this month for a tour of Europe. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/06 Messancy, BEL – Rider’s Park
07/07 Antwerp, BEL – De Rots
07/08 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
07/09 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
07/10 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
07/11 Brighton, UK – Hydrant
07/12 Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
07/13 Leeds, UK – The Well
07/14 London, UK – Borderline
07/16 Nijmegen, NET – De Affaire
07/17 Münster, GER – Cafe Lorenz
07/18 Stuttgart, GER – Club Schocken
07/19 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/20 Berlin, GER – Jagerklause
07/22 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Festival
07/24 Pilsen, CZE – Fluff Festival
07/26 Arese, ITA – SGA
07/27 Bologna, ITA – Altantide
Black Breath has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the recording for a new release:
"We (Black Breath) just finished tracking a new LP that will be released later this year on Southern Lord Records and are playing some more U.S. dates this month.
"Come July, we will be heading overseas to do a European tour, dates of which will be announced soon. Bang on!"
You can also check out Black Breath's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Black Breath has announced an upcoming rash of live attacks in North America for the coming months, kicking off with the Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, California March 5th alongside label mates Nails, as well as Morbid Angel, Integrity, Obituary, Bastard Noise, Atheist, and more.
Black Breath has also now announced a return trip to Massachusetts' God City Studios (Converge, Trap Them, The Secret, Disfear) to have Kurt Ballou again put the Black Breath sound to tape for a second full-length album. To once again be released via Southern Lord Recordings, more info on the album and recording updates will be issued over the coming weeks.
The upcoming Black Breath tour dates are as follows:
3/05/2011 The Glass House - Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
3/16/2011 Albion House - Chicago, IL
3/17/2011 Revolution - Toledo, OH
3/18/2011 Sugar City - Buffalo, NY
3/19/2011 PA's Lounge - Boston, MA
4/02/2011 The Studio At Webster Hall - New York, NY w/ Ken Mode
4/03/2011 Warren Legion Hall - Warren, NJ w/ Ken Mode
4/04/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Ken Mode
4/05/2011 Chestnut House - Louisville, KY
4/06/2011 Fubar Lounge - St. Louis, MO
4/07/2011 Scion Lab - Kansas City, MO
4/08/2011 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
Immolation has been announced as the latest confirmed act for the upcoming Scion Rock Festival, which is set to take place on March 5th in Pomona, California. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other announced bands are as follows:
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Northwestern metal band WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has announced an upcoming mini-tour to take place this January, following their previously announced performance with Neurosis and labelmates Black Breath in Seattle on December 30th. Confirmed WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM tour dates are as follows:
12/30/2010 Neumo’s - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
01/04/2011 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Druden, Wilderness, thee.casualty.company
01/06/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Ahna, Gyibaaw, Sick, thee.casualty.company
01/07/2011 The Sons of Norway Hall - Victoria, BC w/ Shibboleth, Northern, thee.casualty.company
01/08/2011 Jinx Art Space - Bellingham, WA w/ Druden, Frozen Cloak, thee.casualty.company
01/09/2011 The Loft on Cherry - Olympia, WA w/ Alda, Druden, RVIVR
Southern Californian trio NAILS has announced their signing to Southern Lord Recordings.
With plans already in place to record a new release for Southern Lord in early 2011, the NAILS crew will spend the rest of this year on the road. As previously announced, the band will take part in the Southern Lord-sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 8th alongside Goatsnake, Black Breath, From Ashes Rise, Repulsion, the Animosity-era lineup of Corrosion of Conformity and countless more. In early September they embark on a cross-country trek that will last over a month, including five dates opening for Venomous Concept.
NAILS confirmed tour dates are as follows:
8/08/2010 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ Power Of The Riff Fest [info]
9/05/2010 Nile Front Room - Mesa, AZ
9/06/2010 10756 Limas - El Paso, TX
9/07/2010 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
9/08/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/09/2010 The Nightmare - Dallas, TX
9/10/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/12/2010 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/13/2010 585 Wells - Atlanta, GA
9/14/2010 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
9/15/2010 Transitions - Tampa, FL
9/16/2010 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
9/17/2010 Legitmate Business - Greensboro, NC
9/18/2010 Daniel's Pub - Cincinnati, OH
9/19/2010 Dojo - Indianapolis, IN
9/20/2010 Double Door - Chicago, IL w/ Venomous Concept
9/21/2010 Blondie's - Detroit, MI w/ Venomous Concept
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Venomous Concept
9/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Venomous Concept, Strong Intention
9/24/2010 Katacombes - Montreal, QC w/ Venomous Concept
9/25/2010 Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON w/ Venomous Concept
9/26/2010 242 Main - Burlington, VT
9/27/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY
9/28/2010 Church - Boston, MA
9/29/2010 Lilly's Pad - New Haven, CT
9/30/2010 The Church - Cleveland, OH
10/01/2010 Mickey Finn's - Toledo, OH
10/02/2010 1108 Main - Cedar Falls, IA
10/03/2010 *TBA - Minneapolis, MN
10/04/2010 *TBA - Kansas City, MO
10/05/2010 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
10/08/2010 Club Soda - San Diego, CA
10/09/2010 Sub - San Francisco, CA
The 2010 edition of the Power of the Riff festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at The Echo and EchoPlex in Los Angeles, CA. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The festival is being curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between metal, hardcore, punk and rock music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:
Corrosion Of Conformity III
From Ashes Rise
The Fucking Wrath
Spider Fever More...
Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following update about Corrosion of Conformity embarking on a mini-tour:
"Southern Lord Recordings is proud to announce a West Coast mini-tour, featuring several SL artists as well as some very special opening and headlining guests. Running from August 8th through 12th, the three-show tour features Southern Lord artists Eagle Twin, Black Breath and the return of Goatsnake. All of this is in addition to the headliner for the festivities; the recently reunited circa-1986 Animosity album lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity, featuring Woody Weatherman on guitar, Mike Dean on bass and vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums! The tour will also showcase openers Righteous Fool featuring Mike and Reed from C.O.C.
"The string of dates kick off in Los Angeles at the Southern Lord sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival, featuring this tour's full lineup as well as countless other brutal acts including Repulsion, Trap Them, Nails, From Ashes Rise and more. The full lineup and info behind the fest will be announced soon."
The currently announced dates for the Southern Lord West Coast Mini Tour are as follows:
8/08/2010 Echo and Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of the Riff Fest
8/10/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
8/12/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
Southern Lord is the latest label to release a free compilation on Amazon.com. You can download their “Resurrection” sampler, which includes an exclusive Sunn 0))) track “Isengard (Chopped And Screwed).”
Here's the free Southern Lord “Resurrection” sampler tracklisting:
1. Wino "Release Me" (5:53)
2. Pelican "Embedding The Moss" (7:44)
3. Eagle Twin "Murder Of..." (12:08)
4. Wolves In The Throne Room "Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog" (10:33)
5. Black Cobra "Omniscient" (3:17)
6. The Accused "The Splatterbeast" (2:37)
7. Orcustus "Asphyxiokenisis" (3:51)
8. Black Breath "Murder" (4:12)
9. Virulence "Blank Stare" (5:44)
10. Earth "Junkyard Priest (Live In Vienna)" (8:23)
11. Sunn O))) "Isengard (Chopped And Screwed)" (6:51)
Like Nuclear Blast's free compilation, however, it may only be available to those in the U.S.
In related news, Southern Lord recently slashed prices at their online store, with most CDs now $10 and double CDs and package deals reduced as well.
Seattle's BLACK BREATH has entered Kurt Ballou's God City Studios (Converge, Trap Them, Disfear) to record their new album, "Heavy Breathing," due out on March 30th via Southern Lord Records. The band will hit the road in May alongside Converge, Gaza, Coalesce, Lewd Acts, and Harvey Milk. BLACK BREATH tour dates with Converge are as follows:
05/072010 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Lewd Acts
5/08/2010 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI w/ Lewd Acts
5/09/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Lewd Acts
5/10/2010 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/11/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/13/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/14/2010 Satyricon - Portland, OR w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/15/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/16/2010 *TBA - CA
5/17/2010 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/18/2010 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/19/2010 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/21/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/22/2010 *TBA - TX
5/23/2010 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/25/2010 The Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/26/2010 *TBA - Louisville, KY w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/27/2010 Rockettown - Nashville, TN w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/28/2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/29/2010 *TBA - North Carolina w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts