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Brothers of the Sonic Cloth

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Announces Summer Shows

The Seattle doom merchants in Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will bring their lumbering odes to stages throughout North America next month supporting Neurosis.

Slated to embark on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, the trek will coil its way through sixteen cities, including one headlining performance, coming to a close on August 16th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by The Body, Sumac, Iron Tongue and Pinkish Black on select dates.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle of the journey, "Being a huge fan of what Neurosis does for so long, we are really excited that we have the honor and privilege of being support for them on this tour. It is a gift for us to be able to do this." More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Gears Up For Tour

Seattle's Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will bring apocalyptic tidings to the streets next month for a run of West Coast performances.

Slated to launch on May 21st on the band's home turf, the trek will quake eight stages through May 30th in Boise and follows the trio's previously announced record release show at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle, with additional live dates to be broadcast in the weeks to come.

Comments Doyle: "After having done our first U.S. West Coast tour back in 2012, we are stoked to be able to bring our songs out on the road once again to a town near you. We look forward to seeing our friends and making new ones as we trudge the highways with 1,500 filthy watts of amplification and drums big enough to be heard from the other side of a mountain range."

4/18/2015 The Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA
5/21/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA w/ Baba Yaga
5/22/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Rabbits
5/23/2015 Starlight Lounge - Sacramento, CA
5/24/2015 Parkside - San Francisco, CA
5/27/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/28/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
5/29/2015 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
5/30/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Streams New Song

Today NPR.org hurls forth the asphyxiating heaviness of "Unnamed" from Seattle doom bringers Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (listen in below). The tune makes it's chest-caving appearance on the band's self-titled debut, out today in Europe via Neurot Recordings.

Slow, heavy and wholly unapologetic, "Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth" is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary demise from the band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle. Comments Doyle of this newly unleashed track:

"One of the hardest questions to honestly ask oneself is, 'Who am I?' People move through life attaching labels to themselves, and to others. It's human nature for you to call yourself a motorcycle rider if you ride motorcycles. We tend to attach the things that we do -- our jobs, our actions -- to our identity of who we think we are as individuals. By doing so, we are selling ourselves way too short by labeling our existence. The song 'Unnamed' is about letting go of false perceptions of ourselves and others in order to be truly open and free from the shackles of perception." More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Streaming New Song

Classic Rock today premieres the epic centerpiece of Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth's self-titled debut album. Check out "La Mano Poderosa" below, and you can pick up the self-titled album February 17th, 2015.

Eleven minutes of shifting sands and foreboding intonations potently convey the ominous nature of the band's end-times music, with periods of decisive and direct riffing interspersed with captivating lamenting melodies.

Notes vocalist/guitarist Tad Doyle of the track, "Originally the main riff was one of the first songs for Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, conceived in 2007 and developed over a period of seven years until this release. Lyrically, the subject matter is of the notion that one has been here for thousands of years. This comes with the realization that there are 'old souls' who may have been here many times and have witnessed glimpses of past lives through a series of déjà vus. Some who have lived as hunter gatherers working soil, some as soldiers on bloody battlefields joining their blades with others flesh, and those who have witnessed their lives as other living beings and animals. This return to 'here,' being the last time."

In related news, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will bring a sonic crush to the stage with a special record release show. The ritual will take place on April 18th, 2015 at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle with additional live performances to be announced in the coming weeks.

4/18/2015 The Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Streaming New Track

With the imminent unveiling of the self-titled debut from Seattle doom visionaries Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth now less than one month away, today Decibel Magazine heaves forth opening track "Lava" for public ingestion. Listen in through the player below.

Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is a trio of longtime rock rebels featuring Doyle alongside veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Not surprisingly, the threesome's forthcoming long player summons some of the gnarliest sounds from the blackest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

Relays Doyle of the debilitating resonance of the record's opening hymn, "'Lava' was originally inspired by a Native American folklore story that talks about Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, both active volcanos in the Cascade Mountain range spanning Washington State and Oregon.

"The story in short; 'Where little sister goes, big sister follows,' with 'little sister' being Mt. St. Helens and 'big sister' being Mt. Rainier. Native culture and geology records have mentioned that these eruptions happen every four-hundred or so years. Rainier is well overdue. This song is basically a tribute to the force and natural powers that lay within the region and what an eruption would look like through the eyes of the life that surrounds the region."

The "Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth" album was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle's own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). The album will be released February 17th, 2015. More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Posts Album Teaser

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - fronted by Seattle's guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle - is a trio of longtime rock soldiers that includes veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki) and the band's forthcoming full-length debut maintains a long-held tradition of conjuring some of the heaviest music from the darkest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

Slated for release next month via Neurot Recordings, "Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth" was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle's own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al).

Thrusting forth five hauntingly heavy tracks, with two bonus hymns included on the CD edition, the offering serves as Doyle's first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. In celebration of its imminent unveiling, today Neurot Recordings is pleased to bring listeners a taste of the heavy with a five-minute video teaser that finds Doyle giving an in-depth look at the track process. Check it out below.

"Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth" will be released February 17th, 2015 via Neurot Recordings with further album clips to be released in the weeks to come. More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Reveals Album Details

Keeping up a long-held tradition of bringing forth some of the heaviest music from the darkest depths of the Pacific North West, Seattle's Tad Doyle -- formerly of Tad and Hog Molly -- delivers his strongest songwriting and playing to date with latest manifestation, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth.

Boasting a trio of musicians with Doyle on guitar/vocals, veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki), Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will unleash a self-titled debut full-length on February 17th, 2015 via Neurot Recordings.

The album was recorded at Robert Lang Studios and Tad Doyle's own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). Elaborates Doyle of the band's creation:

"After almost fifteen years without putting out a record, much time was spent woodshedding, riffing and writing new material. Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth as originally a recording-only project and creative outlet for me playing all instruments on early unreleased demos but I quickly realized that I wanted the music to be played live so I would have to enlist other like-minded players. More...

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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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