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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Signs With Neurot

Keeping up a long-held tradition of bringing forth some of the heaviest music from the darkness of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle's Tad Doyle (formerly of TAD, Hog Molly), delivers his newest project, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth.

This trio of musicians -- Tad on guitar/vocals alongside veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Annunaki) -- will release a debut LP in early 2015 on Neurot Recordings.

Says Steve Von Till of the signing: "All of us at Neurot Recordings are so incredibly fired up about having the opportunity to be a part of this release. For me personally, Tad has been responsible for some of my favorite guitar driven noise of our generation not to mention the fact that it is an absolute pleasure to be working together with such great human beings. Witness the return of Tad with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth!"

Stay tuned for further Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth developments, including audio teasers, as they transpire.

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BotSC Finished Recording New Album

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, the Seattle sludge/doom band featuring frontman Tad Doyle, has posted the following update to its Witch Ape Studios page:

"Today we have finally finished all of the recording. This process has been quite a journey for us and we feel really good about the energy BotSC guitar amplifiers and emotion that we have have infused into the songs . A whole lot of heart and soul was poured into the record with many of the songs being written over six years ago.

We are grateful to all of the people who inspired us along the way and especially those who came to our shows and showed us support all along the path we have weaved. We have booked time with the inimitable Billy Anderson Producer Engine Ear and we are beyond stoked to finish the record and move on to the next phase. Artwork! Stay tuned."

Tad Doyle, who has also collaborated with Mike Scheidt and Aaron Edge in the band Lumbar, will also be appearing with BotSC at the Bleak Outlook Vol. 2 festival in Tacoma. The event will take place between April 11th-13th and will feature over 30 bands. For info on it, head over to the festival's facebook page. More...

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Bison B.C. To Play With EyeHateGod

Canadian stoner metal/sludge metal act Bison B.C. has announced that it will be playing a special one-off show in Seattle, Washington at El Corazon on February 5th, 2011 with New Orleans sludge veterans Eyehategod.

The special event will coincide with the club's six-year anniversary and will also include performances from Owen Hart, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, and Samothrace. You can also check out Bison B.C.'s music via the band's MySpace page.

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Black Elk Announces US and European Tour Dates

Portland noiserock band BLACK ELK has announced some tour dates in autumn, including West Coast US dates with The Jesus Lizard. Directly following that the band will tour across Europe through the beginning of December. The tour dates are as follows:

10/09 - East End - Portland, OR w/ Mico de Noche, Nether Regions
10/10 - The Comet Tavern - Seattle, WA w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Mico de Noche, Madraso
10/15 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ The Jesus Lizard
10/17 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA w/ The Jesus Lizard
10/22 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR w/ The Jesus Lizard
10/23 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/ The Jesus Lizard
10/31 - Rontom's - Portland, OR *free Halloween/European Tour Kickoff Show
11/03 - Black Fleck - Potsdam
11/04 - Az Conni - Dresden
11/05 - Bastard Club - Osnabrueck
11/06 - Klub Adorno @ Lades Kaelder - Copenhagen
11/07 - 1000 Fryd - Aalborg
11/08 - FZW - Dortmund
11/09 - Exzess - Frankfurt
11/10 - Sonic Ballroom - Keoln
11/11 - 013 Batcave - Tilburg
11/12 - Cafe DNA - Brussels
11/13 - Db’s - Utrecht
11/14 - Le Select - Lille
11/15 - The Craufurd Arms - Wolverton (Milton Keynes)
11/16 - The Farmhouse - Canterbury, London
11/17 - White Rabbit - Plymouth
11/18 - Criterion - Leicester
11/19 - Captain’s Rest - Glasgow
11/20 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds
11/21 - Notting Hill Arts Club-Rough Trade Records Showcase - London
11/21 - The Fighting Cocks - London
11/22 - le Rigoletto - Paris
11/23 - La Taverne du Theatre - La Louviere
11/24 - Le Kab - Geneva
11/25 - Circolo Valverde - Forli
11/26 - Init - Rome
11/27 - CS Bruno - Trento
11/28 - PMK - Tirol
11/29 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana
11/30 - 59 to 1 - Munich
12/01 - La Putika - Hradec Kralove
12/02 - 007 - Prague
12/03 - Zoro - Leipzig
12/04 - Lokal - Berlin
12/05 - Cafe Nova - Essen

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YOB Reunion Gig and New Album Updates

Profound Lore Records has provided the following updates on YOB's reunion gig and their new album:

"Doom metal giants YOB have confirmed their gig to commemorate their reunion on 2/28/2009 at The Ash Street Saloon in Portland, OR with support from The Iommi Stubbs and Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring the legend himself TAD DOYLE). One can only expect something of the most epic nature, since pretty much a YOB gig is an event in itself. The band are also trudging away on the material for their anticipated new album, which is shaping up to be the most monumental and crushing YOB material to date.

"As of now, the band plan on entering the studio late march with the mighty Sanford Parker at the helm with the goal to get this monolithic piece of doom out this summer.

"As for the new material, mastermind Mike Scheidt had this to say about it:

'The newest material is such a trip, I don't know how exactly to describe it. We have one song that is maybe the most brutal thing I have written ala 'Grasping Air/Exorcism Of The Host'. But more brutal, and painful.

'We have another new tune that is very melodic in a weird way, almost poppy, but driving almost like some of the material from that 'other band'. With strangeness that is hard to convey.

'The final 'epic' song (that is 16 minutes so far and definitely NOT done) is like a mix of the song 'Catharsis' and 'The Unreal Never Lived...' big clean guitar intro, big slow melodic riffs, patient big builds that explode... it's going to be huge. It's also going to be an immense challenge to keep this album in the 60 minute mark. Five songs total. Lots of clean singing. Still lots of screams and death roars too.'"

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