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Below is our complete Naam 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.

Naam Announces Final Show

Brooklyn-based music blog The Bent Unit will be hosting the first annual Sludgefeast on November 15th. The 1-day celebration of metal, doom, sludge, noise, and psych will include headliners Naam and White Hills, along with 9 more bands rounding out the bill.

Moreover, Naam recently announced that this would be the band's last performance ever, meaning the final set of the night will also be the final set of a band that has truly carried the torch of heavy music in Brooklyn for the past 5+ years.

The organizer of the festival comments: "It will be sad to see them go, but we're happy to say that we'll see them out in the blaze of glory they truly deserve."

More details are available at the Facebook event page here, and the lineup will be as follows:

White Hills
No Way
It's Not Night: It's Space
Eidetic Seeing
Mountain God
Rhin More...

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Naam Posts Tour Dates

Brooklyn modern psychedelic band Naam has posted a series of European tour dates it will be heading out on after the free Bushwick block party in its hometown on July 28th. Billed "The Starchild Tour," it is in support of Naam's recent EP "The Ballad of the Starchild." That release came out on Tee Pee Records. After the tour dates is an upload of the song "Lands Unknown," which comes from the EP.

Jul 28 Bushwick block party w/ Andrew WK (free!) Brooklyn, NY
Aug 01 La Casa Cottbus, Germany
Aug 02 Plaque Leipzig, Germany
Aug 03 Void Festival Stamsried, Germany
Aug 04 Bieler Open Air Festival Biel, Switzerland
Aug 05 Mc Queen Parma, Italy
Aug 06 Sidro Club Savignano Sul Rubicone, Italy
Aug 07 XM 24 Bologna, Italy
Aug 08 Officine meccaniche wig wam Venezia, Italy
Aug 09 Freystiz Hallein, Austria
Aug 10 SAUZIPF ROCKS Festival Dobriach, Austria
Aug 11 Bianconiglio Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Aug 12 Palp Festival Martigny, Switzerland
Aug 15 Bassy Berlin, Germany
Aug 16 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 Yellowstock Festival Geel, Belgium

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Orange Goblin Announces U.S. Shows

Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about lining up U.S. shows:

"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will be returning to the US to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with a full nationwide tour in May and June. Support on all dates (with the exception of Maryland Death Fest and Chicago) comes from Indianapolis doom metal heroes The Gates of Slumber and Brooklyn’s heavy psych-freaks NAAM.

"These tour dates will coincide with the US re-release of the first five Orange Goblin albums, recorded on Rise Above Records and made available in the US through Metal Blade. They will also be available as a limited edition box-set."

The dates are as follows:

5/28 – Santos Party House, New York City, NY
5/29 – Maryland Death Fest@ Sonar, Baltimore, MD
5/31 – Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
6/1 – The Earl, Atlanta, GA
6/2 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
6/3 – Liquid Sludge Festival @ Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
6/4 – Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
6/5 – Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
6/6 – Troubadour, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
6/7 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
6/9 – Dante’s, Portland, OR
6/10 – Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
6/11 – Alehorn Fest @ Double Door, Chicago, IL

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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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"NYC Sucks" Compilation Available For Download

Volume 1 of "NYC Sucks," the completely free compilation album from MetalSucks.net is out now, featuring some of the best metal bands from the New York metal scene. This volume features fourteen songs by as many bands, who run the gamut of genres, from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom and more. "We truly feel that this is a great sampling of all that New York’s thriving metal scene has to offer, and we’re beyond proud to be sharing it with you — absolutely, 100% free of charge," states MetalSucks.

You can stream or download the compilation here. It contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here's the "NYC Sucks: Volume 1" tracklisting:

1. East of the Wall, “The Ladder”
2. Made out of Babies, “Invisible Ink”
3. Tiger Flowers, “Cuts”
4. Black Anvil, “The Evil of All Roots”
5. Naam, “Frosted Tread”
6. Batillus, “The Children of the Night Make Their Music”
7. Meek is Murder, “Sundowners” (demo)
8. The Binary Code, “Encircled”
9. Castevet, “Stones”
10. Hung, “Desert of Sad”
11. Wizardry, “The Falconer”
12. Pyrrhon, “King of All Tears”
13. Mutant Supremacy, “Epitaph”
14. Incendiary, “Victory in Defeat”

Volume 2, featuring thirteen more great bands and songs, will be out on February 22nd.

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MetalSucks Announces Free Compilations

MetalSucks.net has announced two free compilations coming early next year, featuring underground bands from the ever growing New York City metal scene. Entitled "NYC Sucks," Volume 1 will contain 14 songs by as many bands and will be released on January 18th. Volume 2, containing 13 tracks, will be released on February 22nd. Both compilations will be available for download on MetalSucks, will contain high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and will include a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here are the bands featured on volumes 1 and 2:

Volume 1: (Jan 18)
1. East of the Wall
2. Made out of Babies
3. Tiger Flowers
4. Black Anvil
5. Naam
6. Batillus
7. Meek is Murder
8. The Binary Code
9. Castevet
10. Hung
11. Wizardry
12. Pyrrhon
13. Mutant Supremacy
14. Incendiary

Volume 2: (Feb 22)
1. Wetnurse
2. Tombs
3. Moth Eater
4. Hull
5. The Austerity Program
6. Defeatist
7. Goes Cube
8. Krallice
9. Empyreon
10. Abacinate
11. ikillya
12. Atakke
13. The Ghost in Black and White

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