Sons of Tonatiuh
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Down-tuned sound savages Sons of Tonatiuh will bring their bottom heavy sludge back to the streets this Friday beginning with a show in Atlanta alongside Torche. The band will then writhe its way through the Southeast on a round of weekend shows through July with additional dates to be added in the coming weeks.
The tour showcases the band’s new and improved powerhouse lineup of guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo and new recruits Twitch on bass and Josh Lomanto on drums.
Comments Caycedo, "The Mayans were wrong... Sons of Tonatiuh are here to show you the way. Through a heavy, dark road of despair and retribution we will pummel our way through the Southeast and beyond with plans to embark on the great big metal bird to the old world, Europe, by the end of 2013. Anyone crazy enough to stand in our way can either join our ranks or have their heads split open from the molten goodness of our tunage. See you on the killing floor."
5/10/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Torche
5/11/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL w/ Hot Graves
5/12/2013 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL
5/24/2013 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC w/ Old Codger (ex-Man Will Destroy Himself)
5/25/2013 Reggie's 42nd St Tavern - Wilmington, NC
6/01/2013 Star Bar - Atlanta, GA w/ Degradations (ex-Withered)
6/07/2013 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Humungous
6/08/2013 Tin Roof - Charleston, SC w/ Hooded Eagle
7/20/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA
7/21/2013 The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN
7/22/2013 Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
Sons of Tonatiuh bring some slow-roasted sludge sorcery to the screen today via Metal Injection with a video for “Parade Of Sorrow,” the title track to the band's current full-length, out now through Hydro-Phonic Records. Check out the video right here or in the player below.
The production was created by Philip Flock in October of 2012 and depicts a world gone critically wrong. Comments the band in a collective statement: "With forgotten souls of the past and the indifference of the future, we continue to inch our way into a void of emptiness and self contempt for humankind. This video is a reflection of that worthlessness we have worked so hard to achieve as a society."
Sons of Tonatiuh released the riff procession that is "Parade Of Sorrow" this Summer, which was recorded in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Bandcamp here. More...
As the first annual Tuscon-based Southwest Terror Fest metal gathering approaches, confirmed to deafen concertgoers for two full days this October, this week several updates to the lineup have been confirmed. As -16- canceled the band's performance due to other touring options during that time, Bereft has been added instead. Several other minor shifts to the overall lineup are reflected on the updated flyer available below.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include Bereft, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! Tickets are available right here.
The festival's lineup is as follows: More...
Atlanta dirge merchants, Sons of Tonatiuh, are set to bring their bottom-end to the masses this Labor Day weekend on a short run of dates that will include a stop at the Mutants of the Monster II Fest with Rwake, Hull, The Ascent Of Everest, Broken Teeth, Dahkma, Beneath Oblivion, Sound Of the Mountain, Chronic Ritual and many more.
Comments the band: "Can't wait to see our brothers and sisters over at the Mutant Fest in Little Rock this weekend. It will be a rager because there really isn't much else to do in the Republican state."
Later this October, Sons of Tonatiuh will again bring the sludge to the road for a two-plus week excursion across the U.S. with additional shows to be announced soon. Additionally, the band will appear on the Southwest Terror Fest, a two-day auditory assault organized by Arizona sludge terrorists Godhunter. Set to take place on October 19th and 20th, 2012, the debauchery-ridden shenanigans will include over thirty local and nationally-based acts, some on tour and others specific to this event. Visit the official event Facebook page here for more info. More...
Extreme music fans rejoice, for there’s a brutal new festival coming to U.S. soil this Fall. Today, details on the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest have been disclosed to the public, the first installment of the now annual meeting of intense acts confirmed to invade Tucson, Arizona in October.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include 16, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! The following press release was issued about the festival:
"A fully DIY undertaking booked by musicians, for musicians, the Southwest Terror Fest is a low-priced, two-day event featuring an intense conglomeration of acts; its goal, to draw extreme music fans from all ages from the Southwest US and beyond. The event was conceived and booked by Tucson act Godhunter, with Metalifestyle.com sponsoring the second stage and Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage. Additional sponsorship support is coming from Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, Acid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition. Tickets are available now via Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, and The Rock’s Ticketleap location right here."
The lineup is as follows: More...
Atlanta-based trio Sons of Tonatiuh released their second LP, "Parade Of Sorrow," via Hydro-Phonic Records earlier this week. Memorializing its release, today online portal Ad Hoc is hosting a stream of the massive seven-and-a-half minute album closer "Fallout," at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"The follow-up to their 2010 self-titled LP, Parade Of Sorrow which Creative Loafing fondly compared to 'a plague of locusts swarming for the attack,' offers an even filthier, more dirge-ridden Southern-fried Sons of Tonatiuh than ever, making it a must-have for fans of Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Floor and the like. The album was recorded in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk and features artwork by Chris Parry."
The band's upcoming live appearances are as follows: More...
Atlanta sludge/doom marauders Sons of Tonatiuh are set to unleash their new full-length next week. Dubbed "Parade Of Sorrow," the album was recorded in November of 2011 in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk, features artwork by Chris Parry, and offers up 10 mammoth hymns of dirgy, filth-ridden, Southern fried crust for fans of Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Floor and the like. Check out the artwork below, and the track listing is as follows:
2. White Wall
3. Parade of Sorrow
4. Plastic Cell
5. Colors Run Red
6. Season of Pills
7. One by One
8. Sea Sick
9. Eye So Blind
10. Fallout More...
Atlanta-based sludge miscreants Sons of Tonatiuh (pronounced "tahn-ah-tea-ah") have been slowly building steam since 2008. The band -- drummer Tim Genius, guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo and bassist/vocalist Mike Tunno -- released a debut via Michigan's Hyodro-Phonic Records in early 2011 and is currently putting the finishing touches on the follow-up.
The as-yet-untitled second full-length, recorded by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk, should see the light of day in early Spring of 2012. In the meantime, the band will be blowing speakers throughout the coming months on a select number of live dates set to commence on December 14th, 2011 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Commented guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo: "By the grace of our dead ancestors SONS... will be clearing a path through the cornfields of the Midwest in hopes of destroying every Evangelical superficial mindset that has been forging this country together since the 1400s..."
Dates are as follows:
12/14/2011 JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN w/ Thetan
12/15/2011 Underdog’s Bar – Lexington, KY w/ Whiskey Funeral, Tombstalker
12/16/2011 Crown Liquors Tap – Chicago, IL w/ Accept Death
12/17/2011 Mulligans Pub – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Accept Death
12/18/2011 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Accept Death
12/19/2011 Rudyard Kipling - Louisville, KY w/ Ohlm
12/20/2011 Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN w/ Agentium Ashtrum
01/27/2012 Phoenix Taproom – Jacksonville, FL w/ Hollow Leg, Demonaut
01/28/2012 The Cave - Miami, FL w/ House Of Lightning, Shroud Eater
01/29/2012 Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL w/ House Of Lightning, Fire In The Cave
01/30/2012 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
01/31/2012 C-Level - PCB, FL
02/01/2012 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
02/02/2012 TBA - Houston, TX w/ Phobia
02/03/2012 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Phobia
02/04/2012 Buccaneer - Memphis, TN w/ Crowlord
Atlanta-based sludge collective Sons of Tonatiuh recently unleashed a video for "Consumed," the third track off the band's self-titled debut full-length.
Commented drummer Tim Genius: "Do yourself a favor: When making a video, don’t choose the longest possible song you might have.... unless you plan to test your audience’s attention span. That said, we are pleased to announce that our new video for 'Consumed' turned out rather awesome. It’s minimalistic and we like it that way. At the very least, it’s now more clear that a Sons of Tonatiuh show does not involve little children and traditional Mexican folk-dance -- not always, anyway. Mission accomplished!"
In related news, the band is set to embark on a stretch of spring and summer shows. Confirmed dates thus far include:
5/13/2011 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Primate, Javelina
5/27/2011 Memphis Hates You Fest @ Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
5/28/2011 Jackson, MS.... TBA
6/02/2011 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Black Skies, Royal Thunder
6/24/2011 Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN w/ Across Tundras
6/25/2011 Gutfest - Jackson, TN
The band is also working on new tunes for an as-yet-untitled full-length, which is tentatively slated to be recorded in Athens, Georgia courtesy of Harvey Milk’s resident drum bludgeoner/knob tweaker, Kyle Spence.
Atlanta sludge act Sons of Tonatiuh is currently streaming the band's entire self-titled album online. You can check out all eight tracks from the 2010 release through the group's Bandcamp page.
Sons of Tonatiuh also recently posted the following brief statement about seeking fan input on the band's next album: "In the process of coming up with album cover concepts for our next release... Got sum ideas you think we should use?" Fans can share their input at the band's Facebook page.
The self-titled album's track listing is as follows:
1. To the Throne
2. Den of Thieves
4. Adam and Evil
5. Chain Up the Masses
7. From Ashes
8. The Artifact
Atlanta sludge merchants Sons of Tonatiuh are about to embark upon a fourth U.S. tour this January in support of their self-titled debut full-length. Hollow Leg from Jacksonville, Florida will be joining the band for the first three shows. After that, the band will be heading to New Orleans and back around through Shreveport before winding down in Chattanooga, Tennessee with the likes of Hot Graves, Death Before Dying, Car On Fire, Cognitive Dissonance, Currents and Black Pussy among others.
"We'll try and keep the church burning down to a minimum as we continually raise the dead of our ancestors through our witchcraft," said the band in a collective statement. "So come out see what we're all about and we'll promise to deliver a good time."
The dates are as follows:
1/06/2011 Stay True Tattoo - St. Augustine, FL w/ Hollow Leg
1/07/2011 The Poorhouse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL w/ Shroud Eater, Hollow Leg
1/08/2011 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Hollow Leg
1/09/2011 Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL w/ Hot Graves
1/10/2011 C-Level presented by Kuhlcher Korner - Panama City Beach, FL w/ Death Before Dying, Car On Fire
1/11/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Cognitive Dissonance, Mojo Spleens
1/12/2011 Headhungers - Austin, TX w/ Rusty Vein
1/13/2011 Dalzell House - Shreveport, LA w/ Currents
1/14/2011 The Doom Room - Vicksburg, MS w/ Black Pussy, Currents
1/15/2011 Sluggo's North - Chattanooga, TN
1/28/2011 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Black Pussy (from MS), Demonaut, Wolves & Jackels
Having returned home safely from a recent Midwestern mini-tour, Atlanta sludge act Sons of Tonatiuh has announced a new bout of tour dates. Drummer Tim Genius commented:
"We'd first like to report that the tour was a resounding success. Thank you in no small part to the hospitality of our label boss at Hydrophonic, the rad bands we shared bills with and the swell folks we met along the way. A special thanks is due to our driver and road-man extraordinaire, Greg who delivered us safe, if not sound. We wish the same could be said for a certain feline representative of Grand Rapids who had a bit of a run-in with our van. That part was a bummer.
"So we’re back in Atlanta, and after a couple of days, we've got the inevitable 'ants-in-our-pants' associated with a post-super fun road trip. What did we do? The only thing we know to do. We booked a tour. That’s right, come January 6 Sons of Tonatiuh will be heading out for a ten-day stretch from Florida to Texas and back. And what will we do with ourselves until then? Well, how about a particular hometown gig with fellow southern teetotalers, Eyehategod? And if that wasn’t enough, what if we told you that our pals and recent touring accomplices Phobia would be there too? That’s right. Sludge legends, Eyehategod AND grind pioneers, Phobia with Sons of Tonatiuh at The Earl in Atlanta, December 4, 2010! That's all for now. But do yourselves a favor. Let’s see you there! Or just do it for the Mr. Wiggles."
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...