The Atlas Moth
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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After years of attending and covering the metal happenings of South by Southwest, Metal Injection couldn't be more excited to present its first ever SXSW showcase. Metal Injection comments:
"Attendees of the Metal Injection showcase are in for one hell of a night. Scale The Summit and The Ocean will co-headline the show, with support coming from pummeling death metal masters Rivers of Nihil, 14-string guitar shred genius Felix Martin with his full band, the dark blackened ambiance of Vattnet Viskar, post-metal kings The Atlas Moth, and Silver Snakes kicking off the party with a bang.
"The party kicks off Thursday, March 13th starting at 7PM at The Dirty Dog. Free admission with SXSW badge or wristband. If you don't have SXSW credentials, there will be limited tickets on sale for the general public the day of show, so get there early! The poster below was created by renowned artist Mike Wholberg." More...
The Ocean will be returning to North America this spring for the first time since last year's The Summer Slaughter Tour. In just over a month, the co-headline tour with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit begins.
The tour also includes special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, and is being presented by Metal Sucks. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 5th in Seattle and wraps up on Sunday, March 30th in Cambridge, including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.
The Ocean will notice a change in the lineup from the last time around, as the band has added drummer Paul Seidel and guitarist Damian Murdoch to replace Luc Hess and Jona Nido, who departed the band on mutual terms late last year.
Two live videos have been made available from The Summer Slaughter Tour stop at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Check them out in the playlist below. The Ocean founder and guitarist Robin Staps comments on the videos:
"Summer Slaughter was the final US tour for Luc and Jona. These clips bring back good memories of our last summer together and a lot of crazy parties in parking lots across the country. Now I'm really looking forward to getting back to the US with our new guys. We've started rehearsing for our upcoming tours this week, and there's a really good vibe in the room. We're hungry to get out again, we've only been home for two months now but it already feels too long." More...
The Ocean will be returning to North America in 2014 for a co-headline run with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit and special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, presented by Metal Sucks.
The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 5th in Seattle and wraps up on Sunday, March 30th in Cambridge Mass., including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.
The Ocean's Robin Staps comments: "We're excited to return to the US with our first headline tour since 2008. A lot has happened in the meantime and the band is in a different place now, both musically as well as lineup-wise. We have played some bigger tours which came with a lot of compromises (short set, no production, rushed changeovers), so we are really happy that we're finally gonna be able to offer our Stateside fans and supporters a ‘full’ The Ocean set. We will be playing 'Pelagial' in its entirety most nights, the way it's been written and the way it's been meant to be performed live, as well as some 'Heliocentric', 'Anthropocentric' and 'Precambrian' tunes." More...
Castle has been out on tour with The Atlas Moth and Intronaut, and the band has now checked in with the following statement about being denied entry to Croatia:
"It was to our great regret that we were denied entry yesterday into Croatia at the Hungarian/Croatian border. Castle, along with the Atlas Moth and Intronaut tried for several hours and two different border crossings to gain entry to play the show but were denied finally.
"Even if we were to pay our way into the country in lieu of the paperwork needed they could not guarantee our equipment would have safe passage out of the country. We had been looking forward to this show more than any other on our European tour and are greatly pissed that we could not play for the metal maniacs from Zagreb and beyond. We hope to make it back next time.
"After spending the entire night driving around Croatia we've arrived in Italy for the show tonight at Taun in Fidenza, then on to Milan tomorrow..." More...
The Atlas Moth recently embarked on a North American tour with Gojira and Devin Townsend, but bad news has arrived for Canadian fans. The band issued the following statement about being denied entry into the country:
"Unfortunately, the Canadian border is not letting us in. We will meet up with the tour again in Seattle. This is out of our control and we apologize to anyone That was coming out to these shows to see us. This DOES NOT necessarily reflect what will be happening for our Toronto & Montreal dates in Feb. as of now the only dates affected are the Saskatoon/Calgary/Vancouver."
At the start of the new year (pending the world doesn’t end), The Atlas Moth will be embarking on a North American tour in January/February supporting Gojira and Devin Townsend. This tour will take the band through the U.S. as well as multiple dates in Canada. Details are as follows:
01/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
01/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
01/16 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
01/17 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
01/19 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
01/20 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
01/21 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
01/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
01/24 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
01/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
01/28 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
01/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
01/31 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
02/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
02/4 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
02/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
02/7 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
02/8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/9 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
02/11 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
02/13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/14 Montreal, QC @ Le National
02/15 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
02/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts More...
Altar of Plagues has announced it will be embarking on a fall North American tour with The Atlas Moth. The promotional poster can be viewed below, and the show details are as follow:
08/31 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
09/01 – Detroit, MI @ Stick
09/02 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees
09/03 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
09/04 – Bostom, MA @ TT Bears
09/05 – Brookln, NY @ St. Vitus
09/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
09/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival More...
Video footage of Saint Vitus performing "Let Them Fall" at Scion Rock Fest 2012 at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL has been posted online by Scion A/V. Check out the full song below:
You can watch the entire series of Scion Rock Fest 2012 videos below, including more performance clips, sound checks, behind the scenes interviews and more with bands like Down, Decapitated, Suffocation, The Atlas Moth, All Pigs Must Die and many more: More...
The Atlas Moth has teamed up with Scion A/V and MetalInsider to release a video for the track "Your Calm Waters" which is available for viewing here or in the player below. The clip was produced by Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions.
The Atlas Moth is also excited to announce its participation in this year's annual Record Store Day (April 21st). The band will be on-hand at Reckless Records in Chicago to perform live as well as to unveil a limited edition cassette release of two EPs ("Pray For Tides" and "One Amongst The Weed Fields"). These packages, issued by 5nakefork Records, come with green cassettes and are limited to 100 copies.
Frontman Stavros Giannopoulos comments, "I grew up in record stores, whether it was spending weekends scouring bins of vinyl when I was a kid or working in them throughout my teens, I think they're a really special way to shop for music that isn't going to be understood in 10, 20 years without things like RSD. We were asked by my favorite store in Chicago and we jumped at the opportunity. To make it a little more special, we are releasing the our first and out of print EP 'Pray for Tides' on cassette. On the B side will be the first physical release of our cover EP 'One Amongst The Weed Fields'." More...
After Pallbearer marched its audience toward a giant, gaping abyss at ND, I hustled a couple blocks west to Dirty Dog Bar. I learned an important lesson last year: If you don’t have a badge or wrist band, show up early to ensure you get into the venue. Last year, I showed up a band or two into the Metal Alliance show and missed Saint Vitus and Crowbar. Once the doors opened, the bar’s staff allowed a few badge and wrist-band holders in first and then opened the flood gates to everyone else.
The Atlas Moth did not bide its time in leisurely boredom like me. The Chicago-based space sludge masters were busy setting up for their second show in the span of a couple of hours. The group filled in the vacancy left by Rwake, who also bowed out of The Atlas Moth’s earlier show. Without their planetary light show that illuminated ND’s, The Atlas Moth’s performance was not as visually stunning. Their keyboards, effects and coarse tones updated the flowery texture of traditional psychedelia. Although they call Profound Lore home, The Atlas Moth could fit right in on Neurosis’ Neurot label. More...
South By Southwest 2012 maintained its tradition of billing a long list of heavy bands from an assortment of styles. Attendees began pouring in from every corner of the globe on the previous Friday to experience the interactive and film portion of the city-wide festival. Traditionally, at least during the last few years, the music segment starts five days later on Wednesday. Even though I attended a free show at Emo’s East featuring High on Fire, our coverage begins with Wednesday’s usual sonic circus.
Torn between the Thrasher/Converse Death Match Day Party at Scoot Inn and Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy show at ND, I opted for the Pitchfork show. The Thrasher show included legendary hardcore punk acts Fear and Cro-Mags as well as Nachtmystium, but I chose the doomed tones of Rwake, Pallbearer and Pilgrim at the Pitchfork.com show. More...
Profound Lore Records has partnered with Scion for a label showcase that is scheduled for March 31st, 2012 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The bill features headliner YOB in the band's first live gathering since touring the east coast with Tool to kick-off 2012.
The lineup is rounded out by The Atlas Moth, Loss, Wolvhammer, and Pallbearer. Admission is completely free but fans must RSVP to gain admission. Entry is not guaranteed and early arrival is suggested. RSVP at this location.
The Atlas Moth released the skull-jarring opus "An Ache For The Distance" (reviewed here) last year via Profound Lore Records.
Known for pushing the boundaries of metal and experimenting with outside influences, the Chicago band recently covered "Black Trees" by experimental/synth rock band Hooray For Earth. The track has now premiered online through Pitchfork.com and can be heard at this location.
The Atlas Moth is also preparing to descend upon Austin, TX for South by Southwest next week. No strangers to SXSW, the band has several shows planned that will see the group share the stage with Nachtmystium, Andrew W.K., All Pigs Must Die, Rwake and more. Surrounding SXSW, The Atlas Moth will join forces with Nachtmystium and Bruce Lamont for a short run of shows. Dates are listed below. More...
On March 16th from noon to 6PM at The Longbranch Inn (1133 East 11th Street, Austin, TX), Century Media Records, CVLT Nation, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters will present a free party held during the annual SXSW music festival.
The event features the legendary Andrew W.K., black metallers Nachtmystium, psychedelic sludge The Atlas Moth, multi-talented Bruce Lamont, blackened crust warriors Young and the Way, ambient crustcorers Vestiges, and evil punk/hardcore band Enabler!
Additionally, Mike IX, the host of this special event, will also read passages from his latest book, Cancer as a Social Activity.
The Atlas Moth released its Profound Lore debut "An Ache For The Distance" (reviewed here) in September, and Batillus kicked off the year with the new effort "Furnace." The bands have now joined forces with Kowloon Walled City for a tour this fall. Details are as follows:
THE ATLAS MOTH, BATILLUS & KOWLOON WALLED CITY
11/9 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry - NO KWC
11/10 - Fargo, ND - The New Direction - NO KWC
11/12 - Portland, OR - East End - No Batillus
11/13 - Seattle, WA - Highline - No Batillus
11/14 - Boise, ID - The Shredder - No Batillus
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Yayo Tacos - No Batillus
11/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room - No Batillus
11/17 - Capistrano Beach, CA - Coconuts
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bow & Sparrow
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern - No Batillus
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge - NO KWC
11/21 - Denver, CO - Moe's - NO KWC
11/22 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room - NO KWC
11/23 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean - NO KWC
Batillus Off Dates:
10.26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Inter Arma, Belus
11.7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath w/ Late August, Chaniski
11.8 - Madison, WI @ Wisco
11.12 - Seattle, WA @ Highline w/ Natür
11.13 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Diesto, Natür
11.15 - Eugene, OR or Chico, CA @ TBA
11.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11.19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco
11.21 - Denver, CO @ Moe's w/ The Atlas Moth, Ghosts of Glaciers
Chicago’s The Atlas Moth is heading west to promote the band's new Profound Lore release, “An Ache for the Distance.” San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City will be joining on for 8 shows out West, bolstered by the recent addition of Tigon guitarist Jon Howell. Batillus will also be appearing on both the Orange County and Los Angeles shows.
Tour dates are as follows:
Fri 11/11 - Arcata (KWC only) - The Alibi
Sat 11/12 - Portland - East End w/Norska, Mongoloid Village
Sun 11/13 - Seattle - Highline w/Mico de Noche, Broxa
Mon 11/14 - Boise - The Shredder w/Bone Dance
Tue 11/15 - Las Vegas - Yayo Tacos
Wed 11/16 - Phoenix - Yucca Tap Room w/Rituals, Seas Will Rise, Twingiant
Thu 11/17 - Orange County - Coconuts w/Batillus, Pigeonwing
Fri 11/18 - LA - Bow & Sparrow w/Batillus
Sat 11/19 - San Francisco - Hemlock Tavern, w/Pins of Light -- early show, 5pm doors
The Atlas Moth is quickly approaching the September 20th release date for "An Ache For The Distance," the band's Profound Lore Records debut. The Atlas Moth has now teamed with BrooklynVegan.com to premiere the title track from the record. Check out the song by heading over to this location.
The band is also preparing to hit the road with label mates Ken Mode in support of "An Ache For The Distance." Details are as follows:
09/24, Madison, WI @ The Wisco
09/25, Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath Inn
09/26, Detroit, MI @ Lager House
09/27, Columbus, OH @ KOBO
09/29, Allston, MA @ O’Briens
09/30, Providence, RI @ TBA
10/01, Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
10/02, Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/04, Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
10/05, Ashville, NC @ The Get Down
10/07, Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
10/08, Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
10/09, Miami, FL @ Churchills
10/11, New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/12, Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/13, San Antonio, TX @ TBA
10/14, Dallas, TX @ Phoenix Project
10/15, Columbia, MO @ TBA
10/16, Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge (record release show with WOLVHAMMER)
The Atlas Moth has posted a new song online titled "Holes in the Desert" through Pitchfork.com, which is taken off the upcoming album "An Ache For The Distance." Head over here to check out the track.
The album is set for release on September 20th, 2011, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Coffin Varnish
2. Perpetual Generations
3. Holes In The Desert
5. An Ache For The Distance
6. 25s And The Royal Blues
8. Your Calm Waters
9. Horse Thieves
Psychedelic sludge/post metal band The Atlas Moth has completed the follow-up full-length to the band's 2009 debut “A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky,” which is entitled “An Ache For The Distance."
The album was produced by guitarist/keyboardist Andrew Ragin, mastered/co-mixed by guitar legend James Murphy, and is set to be officially released on 9.20.11.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Coffin Varnish
2. Perpetual Generations
3. Holes In The Desert
5. An Ache For The Distance
6. 25s And The Royal Blues
8. Your Calm Waters
9. Horse Thieves
You can also listen to an MP3 of the track "Coffin Varnish" by clicking here.
The fantastic “South by South Death” earlier in the day would be a tough act to follow, but perhaps the best night show was set for the night of March 18th: The Metalliance Tour.
Following up the best day show yet, was the biggest official SXSW metal show: The Metalliance SXSW stop. The Metalliance tour featured an excellent lineup including The Atlas Moth, Howl, Red Fang, Weedeater, Kylesa, Crowbar, Helmet and Saint Vitus. The show was the first I’d attended at the Dirty Dog. It was a decent sized place, but not exactly laid out well for the crowd that would fill it that night.
I arrived while The Atlas Moth was playing. They had just a couple songs left in their set. The first thing I noticed is that the bass sounded very loud. It gave a groovier feel to their music and most of the bands who played that night for that matter. Their last two songs sounded pretty decent, even if bass-heavy.
Howl was up next and played a short set of their groovy style of doom. Still getting drinks and settled in, their set flew by with little sticking out to me, however. More...