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This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.
Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.
Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...
The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.
Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.
The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...
Recent broadcasts have warned North American citizens of the impending widespread incursion of Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult The Body in the coming weeks, including many dates alongside the equally dangerous Full Of Hell.
Yet now the threat grows even more ominous as new reports have confirmed even more towns on the list to be overrun during this outbreak of manic auditory punishment. A new list of performances preceding, during, and following the trail of terror with Full Of Hell have been added, including several dates with Sandworm-related act, Clean, which even sees the caravan reaching Canadian soil. More...
Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult The Body has declared an extensive itinerary of upcoming live actions in support of an end-time message, including a major Spring offensive with Full Of Hell.
In March, The Body has two California gigs confirmed, including participation with Two Piece Fest West, playing the second day of the event in Berkeley on March 7th, and a show the following night in Los Angeles.
Just a month later, a quick run of solo shows through the center of the country will transplant The Body in one of prior hometown of Providence, Rhode Island to convene with Full Of Hell on April 4th, beginning a five-week tour assault through the entire country together. The routing will take the band full circle, returning to Providence on May 17th for the final show.
An act notorious for constantly touring and recording new material, The Body recently unleashed two separate collaborative recordings with Thou; the first, "Released From Love," through Vinyl Rites in April 2014 and the second, "You, Whom I Have Always Hated," just this year via Thrill Jockey, also responsible for the band's 2014-released split with Sandworm and 2013-released "I Shall Die Here" collaboration with The Haxan Cloak. More...
The Full Of Hell touring machine forges on, this time the band announcing a massive U.S. run with The Body in April, to follow previously revealed dates in March. The full listing of upcoming Full Of Hell shows is as follows:
03/10 – Claymont, DE @ VFW
03/11 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
03/12 – Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Arena
03/13 – Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
03/14 – Evansville, IN @ PG
03/15 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
03/16 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA
03/23 – Florence, AL @ The End
03/24 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone More...
The Body & Thou - a collaboration between the two bands The Body and Thou - is streaming a new music video for the song "Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity" off the album "You, Whom I Have Always Hated" out on Thrill Jockey.
Being asked about where the clip was shot and who the person in the parka is Thou’s Mitch Wells explains: "The video was all done pretty easily, and cheaply! I only spent $30 on a strobe light, and the creepy person in the parka is my beautiful, beautiful, amazing wife Kathryn. Unfortunately for her we don’t really know too many people in Los Angeles yet so she’s forced, by marriage law, to walk around late at night scaring the neighbors. I would tell her things like, “Okay now act weird!” and she’d say, “What does that mean!? I don’t know what you want!!” I think she nailed it!"
You can now stream the eerie clip below.
The upcoming sixth installment of the NYC-based Apocalyptic music event, Apex VI, has been announced, bringing a three-day fiesta of absolutely demolishing proportions to the city the first weekend of June 2015.
The biennial Apex gathering unites a wide spectrum of international music artists, experimenters and collaborators from across the realms of noise, drone, industrial, power electronics and more. The 2015 installation promises to be one of the most damaging lineups, with a monstrous array of artists from across the smoldering globe together, with Apex VI now confirmed to run from June 5th through 7th.
The Apex VI gala will take over Trans Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens, and while the three-day lineup is not fully complete, the current list of confirmed acts includes The Body, Gnaw Their Tongues, Menace Ruine, Trepaneringsritualen, Burial Hex, Sutekh Hexen, Svartsinn, and more. More...
In less than a week, The Body and Thou will embark on their Summer tour to Gilead Fest, supporting not only their own respective new releases, but also their recently released collaborative LP, "Released From Love."
Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites unleashed "Released From Love" in April, a fully collaborative recording featuring the entire ensembles of both Louisiana's doom/sludge quintet Thou and Oregon-based apocalyptic doom cult The Body.
The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!
On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.
Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.
Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.
The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.
Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...
Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites this week unleashes "Released From Love," a fully collaborative recorded effort between The Body and Thou.
The release features three original tracks as well as a harrowing cover of Vic Chesnutt's "Coward" recorded last year with James Whitten and mastered by Machines with Magnets.
The songs are now available for streaming below, thanks to Invisible Oranges, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills
2. Manifest Alchemy
3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
4. Coward (Vic Chesnutt) More...
Hot off of a recent tour through the Central and Northeast U.S. regions in support of the "Master, We Perish" EP, nomadic duo The Body is set to embark on a newest auditory warfare excursion this weekend.
This Sunday, June 30th, The Body will join Los Crudos, Iron Lung, Talk Is Poison and more at This Is Not a Step Fest in Berkeley, California. Just a few days later, The Body will converge with Subservient Fuck for a counter-clockwise slice of touring, beginning in Arcata, California, crossing North to Portland and Seattle and then south through Western Cali with stops in Oakland, La Puente, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Sacramento confirmed.
6/30/2013 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA @ This Is Not a Step Fest
7/01/2013 Mex n' Wow - Arcata, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/02/203 The Laughing Horse Book And Film Collective - Portland, OR w/ Subservient Fuck
7/03/2013 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/04/2013 1234 Go Records - Oakland, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/05/2013 Bridgetown - La Puente, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/06/2013 East 7th - Los Angeles, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/07/2013 Blood Orange - Riverside, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/08/2013 Che Café - San Diego, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/09/2013 The Press Club - Sacramento, CA
Even though recent warnings of new hymns from apocalyptic sludge ministers The Body have been released, you have failed to listen and repent, and now it appears it’s too late, as today the first of three new orations has been revealed.
The prophetic new hymnal from The Body, "Master, We Perish" is a three-song prelude to mankind’s demise, a message which can be felt firsthand with the opening mantra, “The Ebb And Flow Of Tides In A Sea Of Ash.”
The distressing wail of an air-raid siren barely has time to sound before the listener is inundated in the oppressive surge of The Body’s patented form of primal, anti-life worship. Experience the track through Pitchfork here. The following press release was also issued about the new album:
"'Master, We Perish' was captured at Providence, Rhode Island-based Machines With Magnets (Battles, Daughters, Lightning Bolt, Chinese Stars). Blackened bursts of noise-drenched, low-fi doom are fueled by percussionist Lee Buford’s hypnotic, tribal rhythms via thunderous macaroni drums, the melee infiltrated by guitarist/vocalist Chip King’s penetrating vocal screech. More...
In an ongoing pilgrimage towards the apocalypse and perpetual hatred for humankind, earthmoving doom duo The Body will dispense its latest scourge upon the masses in the coming weeks, titled "Master, We Perish." The following press release was issued about the EP:
"The newest wave of abhorrence from the nomadic family, 'Master, We Perish' shows The Body’s nihilistic audio terror ever-forward with three new tunes sure to cause birds to fall from the sky and traumatize nonbelievers, once again recorded at Providence, Rhode Island-based Machines With Magnets (Battles, Daughters, Lightning Bolt, Chinese Stars).
"Blackened bursts of noise-drenched, low-fi doom are fueled by percussionist Lee Buford’s hypnotic, tribal rhythms via thunderous macaroni drums, the melee infiltrated by guitarist/vocalist Chip King’s penetrating vocal screech. The clan also recruited Leslie Weitz (Otesanek), Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly Of Light Choir) and Reba Mitchell (Whore Paint) for vocal contributions throughout the torrid endeavor adding an array of eerie dynamics to the songs.
"Saddened confessions of mental anguish are ended with a pump of a shotgun, a sludgy foreshadowing of the coming explosion of tortured screams. Feedback and noise erupt into the slow crush and the bellowing of an end to beliefs and an end to these truths... More...
Today the long out-of-print, self-titled debut album from apocalyptic sludge duo The Body is officially available again worldwide via At A Loss Recordings. Initially released in 2004, this new version of "The Body" was remixed/remastered at Machines With Magnets, where The Body has recorded all albums to date.
With the album now available again, the deviants at Vice Magazin have posted a track-by-track breakdown of the album, in addition to a stream of the entire release. Let The Body's end-time thunder abuse you right here.
The following press release was also issued:
"The Body originally released their self-titled album on Moganono Records in 2004, before they had begun to infiltrate their apocalyptic sludge hymns with lush vocal choirs, orchestral movements and industrial noise programming. But while a bit more atavistic in nature, the album bears nearly forty-five minutes of The Body's now renowned slow-motion dirge riffs, innards-shifting low-end tones, chaotic instrumental breaks, repetitive/building tonal movements, and sinister shrieking, sure to satisfy the doomsday urges within any fans of the band's newer, more recognized releases.
"The Body have confirmed several Northwest shows with their brothers in Whitehorse for the first week of July. In August The Bodywill tour the entire West Coast of the US with The Assembly Of Light Choir and Braveyoung, with several dates confirmed and more performances still being added to the tour." More...
Following the "All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood" LP, and a collaborative "Nothing Passes" LP with Braveyoung in 2011, The Body's long out-of-print and self-titled debut album will be reborn this June.
The re-released version of "The Body: will be made available on CD and deluxe digital download worldwide on June 26th via At A Loss Recordings -- the label responsible for releasing both "All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood" and "Nothing Passes." The following press release was issued about the album:
"The Body originally released the self-titled album on Moganono Records in 2004, before the duo began infiltrating their apocalyptic sludge hymns with lush vocal choirs, orchestral movements, and industrial noise programming. But while a bit more atavistic in nature, the album bears nearly forty-five minutes of The Body's now renowned slow-motion dirge riffs, innards-shifting low-end tones, chaotic instrumental breaks, repetitive/building tonal movements, and sinister shrieking, sure to satisfy the doomsday urges within any fans of the band's newer, more recognized releases. This new version of the album has been remixed/remastered at Machines With Magnets, where The Body has recorded all of their material to date." More...
End-time sludge metal duo The Body has confirmed a five date cross-country tour later this month, coinciding with the band's transplant from current East Coast residence to Portland, Oregon.
Following a performance at this year's eclectic Savage Weekend Fest in Carrboro, North Carolina on May 18th, The Body's cross-country tour will kick off in Greensboro, North Carolina, followed by shows in Nashville, Denver, and Boise before ending the trek in Portland.
Joining The Body on the tour will be Greensboro-based downtuned crust outfit Low Sky (featuring members of Braveyoung and more), with performances from Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Thrones and more joining on specific dates.
5/18/2012 Nightlight - Carrboro, NC @ Savage Weekend Fest 2012
5/20/2012 house show [412 North Cedar] - Greensboro, NC w/ Low Sky
5/22/2012 WTC Tower 2 - Nashville, TN w/ Low Sky
5/24/2012 Blast-O-Mat - Denver, CO w/ Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Low Sky
5/25/2012 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Low Sky
5/26/2012 Plan B - Portland, OR w/ Thrones, Low Sky More...
Following an initial CD release in September 2011, amidst several regional tours together, "Nothing Passes" -- the collaborative release between apocalyptic noise/doom duo The Body and orchestral rock harbingers Braveyoung -- will now get the deluxe vinyl treatment.
Recorded in a collaborative session at Providence's Machines With Magnets (Battles, Daughters, Lightning Bolt, Chinese Stars), "Nothing Passes" is a layered but cohesive voyage through cavernous, noise-laden tumult and chaos, ethereal horror-soundtrack creepouts and even serene acoustic passages, exploring new styles for both acts. The album features vocal contributions from members of The Assembly Of Light Choir who have collaborated live with The Body and Braveyoung, as well as a cover of Exuma's song, "The Vision."
Set for release via At A Loss Recordings, the label responsible for releasing the initial CD version, the LP version of "Nothing Passes" will be available to the public on April 24th. The black vinyl pressing is housed in a high-quality chipboard cover with an uncoated heavyweight insert. A photo of the package can be found here. Pre-orders are now available here.
Additionally, The Assembly Of Light Choir -- who appear on "Nothing Passes," in addition to playing a major role in The Body's 2010-released "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" LP -- is preparing to release a new album this May. The ensemble has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project here.
Following a myriad of regional touring together, as well as their recently released fully collaborative full-length "Nothing Passes," apocalyptic doom duo The Body and orchestral/drone rock outfit Braveyoung have just confirmed another stint of shows together.
The new tour will tangle with eight East Coast cities in early February, which will see both acts performing individual sets, in addition to an additional collaborative set with both bands simultaneously performing material from the "Nothing Passes" album on several of the dates. The Body's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
West Coast Tour w/ Thou [remaining dates]:
1/13/2012 Burial Grounds – Salem, OR
1/14/2012 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA w/ Brainoil
1/15/2012 Submission – San Francisco, CA w/ Brainoil
1/16/2012 Pioneer – Santa Cruz CA
1/17/2012 The Smell – Los Angeles, CA
1/18/2012 Bica – Tijuana, Mexico
1/19/2012 house show – Rosarito, Mexico
1/20/2012 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
1/21/2012 The Trunkspace – Phoenix, AZ
1/22/2012 The Train Yard – Las Cruces, NM
1/23/2012 Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX
1/24/2012 Zeitgeist – New Orleans, LA
The Body & Braveyoung East Coast Tour:
2/04/2012 Bull City Metal Fest – Durham, NC
2/05/2012 The Courthouse Downtown – Rock Hill, NC
2/06/2012 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
2/07/2012 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
2/08/2012 Floristree – Baltimore, MD
2/09/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/10/2012 Dad City – Amherst, MA
2/13/2012 AS220 – Providence, RI
Having just knocked out a nine-date rampage with Zoroaster and Black Cobra, The Body has now confirmed the band's next run of live assaults just after the turn into the year of Armageddon.
Embarking out of Fort Worth, Texas on January 6th the duo will bludgeon the North American West Coast with their end-time hymns, packing as many shows as possible into the tour, including a pair of performances in Portland and Seattle on the same day, their first-ever venture in Mexico and more.
Baton Rouge-based sludge outfit Thou will tour alongside The Body for the entire trek, and regional acts like Christian Mistress, Brainoil and more will join on specific dates. Dates are as follows:
1/06/2012 1919 Hemphill - Fort Worth, TX
1/07/2012 Peace and Justice Center - Albuquerque, NM
1/08/2012 Yayo Taco - Las Vegas, NV
1/09/2012 1234Go! Records - Oakland, CA
1/10/2012 Backspace - Portland, OR
1/11/2012 Beech House - Portland, OR (1pm matinee)1/11/2012 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA
1/12/2012 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Christian Mistress
1/13/2012 Burial Grounds - Salem, OR
1/14/2012 924 Gilman Street - Berkeley, CA w/ Brainoil
1/15/2012 Submission - San Francisco, CA w/ Brainoil
1/16/2012 Pioneer - Santa Cruz CA
1/17/2012 The Smell - Los Angeles, CA
1/18/2012 Bica - Tijuana, Mexico
1/19/2012 house show - Rosarito, Mexico
1/20/2012 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
1/21/2012 The Trunkspace - Phoenix, AZ
1/22/2012 The Train Yard - Las Cruces, NM
1/23/2012 Sons of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX
BrooklynVegan is now hosting a stream of the entire "Nothing Passes" album, which is a collaborative album between apocalyptic noise/doom duo The Body and orchestral/drone rock outfit Braveyoung. Listen to the entire album here.
"Nothing Passes" will be officially released this Tuesday, September 27th on CD, with a deluxe LP version coming together for release sometime in early 2012. Both bands are also selling the album directly to fans on their ongoing month-long tour together, currently on the West Coast this week as the bands tour their way back across the country on their way home over the next week and a half. Remaining dates are as follows:
9/22/2011 Big Tree – Arcata, CA
9/24/2011 Plan B – Portland, OR
9/25/2011 Comet Tavern – Seattle, WA
9/26/2011 Shredder – Boise, ID
9/28/2011 Blast-O-Mat – Denver, CO
9/29/2011 Studded Bird – Kansas City, MO
9/30/2011 APOP – St. Louis, MO
10/01/2011 Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN
10/02/2011 The Get Down – Asheville, NC
10/03/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA