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The Atlas Moth

Formed: 2007
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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The Atlas Moth Posts "Your Calm Waters" Video

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...

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SXSW 2012: Tone Def Touring Showcase with C.O.C.

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...

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Doom Rules Pitchfork.com's SXSW Day Party at ND

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...

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Profound Lore Announces Label Showcase

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.

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The Atlas Moth Streaming Cover Song

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...

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Century Media Announces Free SXSW Showcase

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.

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The Atlas Moth Gearing Up For Tour With Batillus

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:

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

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The Atlas Moth Announces New Shows

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

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The Atlas Moth Streaming New Album Title Track

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)

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The Atlas Moth Posts Song From New Album

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
4. Gemini
5. An Ache For The Distance
6. 25s And The Royal Blues
7. Courage
8. Your Calm Waters
9. Horse Thieves

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The Atlas Moth Reveals New Album Details

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
4. Gemini
5. An Ache For The Distance
6. 25s And The Royal Blues
7. Courage
8. Your Calm Waters
9. Horse Thieves

You can also listen to an MP3 of the track "Coffin Varnish" by clicking here.

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 3: Part 2

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...

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Metalliance's Chicago Stop Moved Due To Gangs

THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR will have to move their Chicago show this Sunday due to recent gang-related activity in the vicinity of the venue. The city has imposed a seven day hold on the venue's operations license forcing the show to a new venue called BADA BREW (802 Theodore Street). The show will go on as scheduled. All tickets will be honored.

THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR has enjoyed early success with two sold out shows on it's inaugural run thus far. Headlined by HELMET, ST VITUS and CROWBAR and supported by metal heavyweights KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and THE ATLAS MOTH on all dates.

Here are the remaining Metalliance 2011 Tour dates:

03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT**
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ BADA BREW
03/28/11 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

HELMET is performing their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety.

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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Wolvhammer and The Atlas Moth Touring To SXSW

Minneapolis, MN's WOLVHAMMER have just announced a string of March dates with brothers of the sonic cloth THE ATLAS MOTH. This series of live shows will take them down this year's edition of the SXSW Music Conference, where WOLVHAMMER will be appearing at a Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore day party as well as the official Profound Lore label showcase. This run will see the band sharing stages with the aforementioned The Atlas Moth as well as Howl, KEN Mode, Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar, and Slough Feg.

Wolvhammer's latest release, "Black Marketeers of WWIII," was released by Init Records.

Here are the latest Wolvhammer tour dates:

3.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock w/ The Atlas Moth
3.12 - La Crosse, WI - Warehouse w/ The Atlas Moth
3.13 - Milwauke, WI - Mad Planet w/ The Atlas Moth
3.14 - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn w/ The Atlas Moth
3.15 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone w/ The Atlas Moth and Howl
3.16 - TBA
3.17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
3.19 - Austin, TX - Lovejoy's as part of Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore SXSW Free Day Party w/ Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar
3.19 - Austin, TX - Valhalla as part of Profound Lore's Official SXSW Showcase w/ Slough Feg, KEN Mode, Grayceon, Castavet, Bruce Lamont, Altaar
3.20 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon w/ KEN Mode
3.21 - Chicago, IL - The Double Door Basement

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Support Bands Announced For Metalliance Tour

The 2011 Metalliance Tour will be supported by metal heavyweights Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, and The Atlas Moth on all dates. Dates have now officially been announced. The tour features headlining bands Helmet, Saint Vitus, and Crowbar for its inaugural line up. "We are glad to be part of this tour; I think it's a great bill. The bands I have heard so far each have a strong musical identity as opposed to so much of the generic, lowest common denominator music out there," says Helmet front man Page Hamilton.

Here are the latest Metalliance 2011 Tour dates:

03/17/11 Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall
03/18/11 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog / SXSW
03/19/11 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/20/11 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
03/21/11 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
03/22/11 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
03/23/11 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
03/24/11 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues More...

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Intronaut To Appear On Upcoming "Metalliance Tour"

UPDATE: This information was gleaned from listings on Ticketmaster.ca, which appear to be erroneous on several points, including specific tour dates. Furthermore, Intronaut has not confirmed participation in this tour and all listings on Ticketmaster.ca have since been removed, save one.

Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have revealed that they will be appearing on select dates for the forthcoming "Metalliance Tour." The "Metalliance Tour" features headliners Helmet alongside Saint Vitus and Crowbar. Other special guests scheduled to appear include Kylesa, Howl, The Atlas Moth, Naam, and Royal Thunder. You can view a list of the tour dates reported by Ticketmaster.ca below.

03/17 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder)
03/18 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar (“SXSW“)
03/19 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth, Naam)
03/20 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth)
03/21 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth)
03/23 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
03/24 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Howl, The Atlas Moth, Moth Eater)
03/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/26 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth, Keelhaul)
03/27 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/29 Denver, CO – The Summit (feat. Kylesa)
03/31 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (feat. Howl, The Atlas Moth)
04/01 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. Intronaut, Howl, The Atlas Moth)
04/03 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
04/04 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
04/05 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (feat. Intronaut, Kylesa)

Some of these appear to be in error, however, and we recommend going by the previously announced dates until an official update with special guests is released.

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The Atlas Moth Announces Covers EP

Candlelight Records will release a digital-only covers EP from Chicago's The Atlas Moth on September 28th, 2010. Titled "The One Amongst the Weed Fields," the EP contains renditions of "California Dreamin’" (The Mamas & The Papas), "Fearless" (Pink Floyd), "Golden" (Failure), and "Five to One" (The Doors).

The Atlas Moth guitarist/vocalist Stavros’ explains, "We have been thinking about doing a covers EP for a while. Thirteen-hour drives with only a radio to entertain you eventually takes a toll. But every once in a while we’d hear a song pop up that would strike us as something we all wanted to make into a ‘Moth song. These are the few we came up with from a terribly long list, and we are pretty proud of the outcome. It was a great way to have some fun, produce something new, and do a little pre-production for our new album which we hope to record later this year."

Stereogum has premiered a the track from the EP, in the form of "Golden" by Failure. Check it out at this location. The Atlas Moth will also be on tour with Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, and Dark Castle on the following dates: More...

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Nachtmystium Announces North American Tour

Nachtmystium will kick off a North American tour this September alongside Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth, and Dark Castle. The currently announced dates are as follows:

9/09/2010 Otto’s Nightclub - Dekalb, IL
9/10/2010 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
9/11/2010 Lee’s Place - Toronto, ON
9/12/2010 La Sala Rose - Montreal, QC
9/13/2010 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
9/15/2010 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY
9/16/2010 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
9/17/2010 Club Hell - Providence, RI
9/18/2010 Great Scott - Boston, MA
9/19/2010 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
9/21/2010 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
9/23/2010 Hat Factory - Richmond, VA
9/25/2010 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
9/26/2010 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
9/27/2010 Hi Tone Café - Memphis, TN
9/28/2010 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
9/29/2010 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
10/1/2010 Mickey’s Finn Pub - Toledo, OH
10/2/2010 Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL

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Eyehategod To Stream Free Webcast From Nashville

EYEHATEGOD will be streaming their show live from Nashville tonight, June 8th at The Muse beginning at 7:00pm. Openers include Nachtmystium and Withered.

EYEHATEGOD kicked off their long-anticipated US tour on June 3 at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida. Said vocalist Mike Williams of the tour thus far: "All the shows have been superb. Good ol' New Awlins debauchery, feedback and drunken blasting riffs. Looking forward to the rest. Fuck that oil spill."

Here are the latest EYEHATEGOD US Tour dates:

6/08/2010 Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Nachtmystium, Withered
6/09/2010 The Hat Factory - Richmond, VA w/ Nachtmystium, Black Tusk, Strong Intention ***
6/10/2010 Krug’s - Frederick, MD w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Strong Intention
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/12/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/13/2010 Club Hell - Providence, RI w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs, Howl
6/14/2010 Daniel St - Milford, CT w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/15/2010 Rocko’s - Manchester, NH w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/16/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Keelhaul, The Atlas Moth
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI w/ The Atlas Moth, Strong Intention
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, Anal Cunt, Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth

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