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Formed: 2010
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Deafheaven is a two-man black metal project featuring vocalist George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy. The group uses extra members for live shows. Deafheaven plays ambient black metal with shoegaze elements.

Latest Deafheaven News

Below is our complete Deafheaven news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Deafheaven Premiere New Track “Black Brick”

Deafheaven premiere a new song called “Black Brick” below. That track is a b-side from the sessions for their latest album, “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love“.

In March Deafheaven will be out touring on a co-headlining run with Baroness. Zeal & Ardor will join them as opener. Dates for that run can be found below: More...

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Gojira And Deafheaven U.S. Tour Announced

Gojira and Deafheaven announce a mini-tour of North Carolina prior to performing at this year’s edition of the ‘Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival‘. Below's where the two bands will play:

06/11 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (feat. All Them Witches)
06/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (feat. All Them Witches)
06/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
06/14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

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Baroness & Deafheaven Announce North American Tour

Baroness and Deafheaven will be out together co-headlining a North American run this spring with Zeal & Ardor tapped joining them as opener. Dates for that tour can be found below:

03/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/10 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
03/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/14 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
03/16 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
03/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/19 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/22 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/23 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/24 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/27 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
03/29 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
03/30 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
04/02 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/03 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/05 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/10 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/12 New York, NY – Terminal 5

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Deafheaven & Inter Arma European/UK Tour Announced

Deafheaven‘s will see head overseas this fall for a European/UK tour supporting their new album “Ordinary Corrupt Human love” (out July 13th) . Inter Arma will join them. Check all the dates below:

09/13 Warsaw, POL – Hybrydy
09/14 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/15 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
09/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
09/18 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
09/19 Stockholm, SWE – Kraken
09/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
09/22 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso
09/23 Esch Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/25 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
09/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
09/27 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
09/28 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
09/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/01 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
10/02 Glasgow, UK – Art School
10/03 Leeds, UK – Stylus
10/05 London, UK – ULU
10/06 Nijmegen, NET – Soulcrusher Festival
10/07 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
10/09 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/10 Winterthur, SWI – Salzhaus
10/11 Milan, ITA – Legend
10/12 Bologna, ITA – TPO
10/13 Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
10/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena

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Deafheaven Announce Tour w/ Drab Majesty & Uniform

Deafheaven announce a summer tour with Drab Majesty and Uniform, that will commence around the July 13th release of Deafheaven‘s new effort, “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love“. The band rolled out a video for the first single, “Honeycomb“, from the aforementioned album yesterday, you can watch it here.

Below’s where the run will stop:

07/11 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
07/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
07/14 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07/17 Orlando, FL – The Social
07/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/19 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
07/20 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
07/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07/22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
07/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
07/25 Boston, MA – Royale
07/26 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
07/27 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
07/28 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/30 Chicago, IL – Metro (feat. MONO)
07/31 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
08/01 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
08/03 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
08/04 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
08/05 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
08/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
08/08 Boise, ID – Neurolux
08/10 Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre
08/11 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
08/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
08/14 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
08/17 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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Deafheaven Premiere New Single “Honeycomb”

Deafheaven premiere their new single, “Honeycomb“. It’s the first song to arrive from the band’s upcoming new album titled “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love”, which Antirecords will release on July 13th. A guest appearance from Chelsea Wolfe is expected to be featured on that effort.


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This Will Destroy You To Support Deafheaven

Texan instrumental rock collective This Will Destroy You has just announced an upcoming U.S. tour supporting Deafheaven that is set to take place in February and March.

Following the special 10th anniversary edition of the defining "Young Mountain" LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in November, This Will Destroy You embarked on a series of shows to commemorate the re-released album in select cities around the U.S. with sold out performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and two shows in New York City

The newly-confirmed trek for early next year will see This Will Destroy You providing direct support for Deafheaven for twenty-four shows, beginning at Noise Pop Festival on February 23rd, in San Francisco, California and winding counter-clockwise through the country through March 27th, ending in Eugene, Oregon. More...

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Carcass Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Carcass returns to North America for a headlining trek beginning this weekend: set to embark today with a special performance at the Sound On Sound Festival in McDade, Texas, the "In Sickness And In Hell" tour 2016 will coil its way through eighteen cities, coming to a close on November 27th in Madison, Wisconsin.

Support will be provided by shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. Carcass' latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past Summer.

Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets as the band continues to support the "Surgical Steel" release on these upcoming dates: More...

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Carcass Announces Tour With Deafheaven

The British metal icons from Carcass will return to to North America for a headlining tour this November. Joining them are shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma.

Slated to commence on November 7th and run through November 27th, the band's latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past summer. Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets. More...

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Chicago Open Air Day Two

I knew going into Saturday that it'd be in the most incongruous day of the festival since Disturbed were supported on their own tour by a number of hard rock acts which made the overall festival feel a bit disjointed. The heaviest acts on the tour were playing on the second stage while the radio rock acts tackled the main stage. The best way to describe it would be ADHD comorbid with DID.

One of the best parts of Chicago Open Air is that it's actually a place where I could wear arctic camo shorts and not look get weird looks from people. Granted, there are probably some other places. For instance, if I was ever tempted to go hunting in the jungles of Alaska or the frozen tundra of Florida, I'd break them out again. But for the most part, I was never going to wear them anywhere else. More...

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Metal Must Evolve

My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.

Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.

Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...

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Lamb of God Puts Metallic Stamp On Austin

Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God is one of the hardest working, best bands in metal. When I first caught the group open for Gwar on the “New American Gospel” sixteen years ago, I knew this band was destined for greatness. They were like a combination of Meshuggah and Pantera. I saw them as the next Pantera. Today, they really are continuing the tradition set down by Pantera and their rough grooves. Randy Blythe has a monstrous voice that, after tonight’s show, doesn’t seem to be losing any power.

In 2009, Lamb of God once again toured with Gwar. Even though this was a co-headliner tour, Gwar played before Lamb of God. Also this is not their first rodeo with Anthrax. Anthrax brought LOG on the road with them in 2001 . The wheel went full circle with the current tour with Anthrax. LOG toured with Anthrax early in their career as a support act. Now Anthrax supports them.

LOG has always brought a great package with them. I caught them in ‘2004 when they toured with Children of Bodom and headliner, Fear Factory. The best package, though, was opening for Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir and The Haunted. Of course, tonight’s package was nothing to complain about, other than Deafheaven. This was one of the most thrashing tours LOG has partaken in. Warming up the band were Big 4 thrashers, Anthrax (should have headlined) with a great, young thrash band, Dallas thrashers Power Trip. More...

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Deafheaven Premieres New Track "Come Back"

Black metal warriors of Deafheaven premiere the brand new track titled "Come Back", taken from their upcoming new album "New Bermuda", out in stores October 02nd via Antirecords.

Check out now "Come Back" below.

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Tribulation Announces North American Tour

This October/November, Sweden's Tribulation will return to North America for a first stateside run in support of new album "The Children Of The Night" (reviewed here). Deafheaven will also join the trek (plus Envy on select dates) - see full dates below.

Tribulation comments: "We are very much looking forward to our third tour in North America. Together with Deafheaven, who are bringing something unique to the genre, we will explore the darkest corners of our inner, but also where it is as most beautiful. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Come and meet us at the doorstep to the Other." More...

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Deafheaven Announces New Album

Deafheaven has revealed the band's upcoming album will be titled "New Bermuda" and is due for release via Anti-Records on October 2nd, 2015.

"New Bermuda" features cover art by Allison Schulnik, art direction and design by Nick Steinhardt, and was recorded in April 2015 by Jack Shirley. A teaser trailer can be seen at the Deafheaven Facebook profile here.

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Priest, King Diamond To Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.

For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.

Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.

Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.

“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...

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BTBAM Gearing Up For North American Tour

Between The Buried and Me will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America.

Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. In anticipation of the journey, the band recently released a short video recorded during its most recent North American excursion at the end of 2013.

The video, as the band describes is, "The process. The preparation. A small glimpse into the beginnings of a BTBAM show. Let's switch off together." The video was produced, filmed and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson, with editing by Raymond McCrea Jones, and visual effects by Wes Richardson. Check it out below, with full dates on the tour available after the jump. More...

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BTBAM Announces Headlining Tour

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. Dates are as follows:

02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie's
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What?! Festival
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop's
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall More...

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Pit Stories: The Hipster Mosh

Each week we check in with fans and bands from around the world to get their mosh pit stories from live shows. This week our Pit Story comes courtesy of Metalunderground.com reader Gorecunt about experiencing a hipster mosh:

The show I went to was primarily for fans of post-metal, which is the first scene where hipsters and metalheads have a common interest. Both subcultures go together like water and oil (sometimes a match - Cynic said this in his article "Black Metal: The Shoegaze Wave"). And so me and a small handful of metalheads were in a crowd of hipsters. Deafheaven was playing and they were the only ones with music heavy enough to mosh to. Not expecting hipsters to *try* starting a pit, we remained reserved. Then the pit started. Me and the guys initially laughed at them as they were slamming about awkwardly in their skinny jeans outside their natural habitat and trying to hold on to their thick-rimmed glasses.

Then one of Deafheaven's heavier songs came on ("Unrequited"). Three of us took places where the pit would be as we waited for the soft intro to give way to the heavy riff. I took center position, two metalheads were at my left and right. The heavy tremolo chords blasted and I pushed the two off, starting the pit. We showed the hipsters how its done. Some got hurt but they brushed it off and resumed moshing. They learned well. The next decent song played and they got the hang of it. It was a proud moment, kind of like old school teaching the new school. It was a surprisingly awesome bonding moment.

Now here's what makes hipster pits fun for me: They're so small and frail by comparison so starting a pit is so easy. I easily pushed 3-5 of them at once and next thing you know half the room is a pit. Its so lulzy.

Check back in again next week as continue to share more heavy metal Pit Stories. 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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