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Pyrrhon

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Below is our complete Pyrrhon 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.

Pyrrhon Dropped From Relapse

Pyrrhon has checked in with the following announcement about departing Relapse Records and gearing up to release an EP:

"The bad news is that Relapse Records have terminated their contract with Pyrrhon and will not be working on our next LP.

"The given reason for their decision was that 'The Mother of Virtues' has not proven commercially successful, which will surely come as a major shock to anyone who’s heard it. Our split with Relapse will not affect our upcoming European tour plans next month.

"The good news: we will release 'Growth Without End,' a new EP, on June 2nd, 2015. That’s the cover art you’re looking at. Written and recorded in the aftermath of the TMoV sessions, and handled by the same team (Ryan Jones on tracking/mixing; Colin Marston on mastering; Caroline Harrison on art/layout), it is our fastest, scabbiest material to date. 'Growth Without End' will come out on vinyl & digital via Handshake Inc., whom you may know through their great work with the likes of Gridlink, Rwake, Sulaco, and Couch Slut.

"We will be joining another Handshake band for a limited number of out-of-town live appearances in support of the EP before commencing work on our next batch of material. Dates & details TBA."

The EP's track listing is:

1. Cancer Mantra
2. Forget Yourself
3. The Mass
4. Viral Content
5. Turing’s Revenge More...

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Department Of Correction Announces New Tour Dates

Following a previous Summer tour, Department Of Correction is returning to European stages in support of the “Monsters!” split release.

With Relapse records’ Pyrrhon invited to headline the tour, this will be Department Of Correction's fifth European road trip, bringing both bands to five European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom) in sixteen days from April 10th to 25th.

Department Of Correction was also recently been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme America festival in Montreal, Canada, on August 2015. An accompanying August 2015 tour of the U.S. East Coast will be announced later this year.

10.APR.15 – FR – Paris – Cirque Electrique
11.APR.15 – FR – TBA
12.APR.15 – FR – Tours – Canadian Café
13.APR.15 – FR – Toulouse – Pavillons Sauvages
14.APR.15 – FR – Montpellier – Secret Place
15.APR.15 – FR – Clermont Ferrand – Raymond Bar
16.APR.15 – FR – St Etienne – Assomoir
17.APR.15 – FR – Bourg-en-Bresse – Tannerie
18.APR.15 – CH – Bern – Cafete
19.APR.15 – DE – Tûbingen – Epplehaus
20.APR.15 – BE – Liège – Inside Out
21.APR.15 – UK – London – Unicorn
22.APR.15 – UK – Leeds – Temple of Boom
23.APR.15 – UK – Newcastle – Northumberland Arms
24.APR.15 – UK – Boltom – Alma Inn
25.APR.15 – UK – Plymouth – Tiki

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Pyrrhon Announces New Tour Dates

The New York experimental death metal strategists from Pyrrhon have announced their first ever European tour.

Featuring support from French grinders Department of Correction, the tour kicks off on April 10th in Paris and runs through April 25th in Plymouth, UK. A complete listing of dates is included below.

The band will be touring in support of sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, "The Mother Of Virtues." More...

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Pyrrhon Posts New Music Video

Pyrrhon has a new official video clip out now for the track "Sleeper Agent," which comes off newly released album "The Mother Of Virtues,"

The video was put together by David Hall of Handshake Inc. and is available below, thanks to MetalSucks.net.

You can also catch the band live with Artificial Brain and Gigan throughout September and October. Dates are available at this location.

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Pyrrhon Announces North American Tour Dates

NYC experimental death metal act Pyrrhon has announced a North American run of live dates, dubbed "The Intersteller Intellect North American Tour," as support with Artificial Brain for Gigan. The tour is set to kick off on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The band commented: "We've been a band for about six years, so it's incredibly exciting for us to finally embark on such an extensive tour. We'll be visiting a ton of locales we've never played before, and we can't imagine a more fitting pair of fellow touring bands to make the trek with. See you soon, North America."

Confirmed dates are:

9/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
9/12/2014 Rancho Relaxo - Toronto, ON
9/13/2014 The Underworld - Montreal, QC
9/14/2014 Salle Unisson - Quebec, QC
9/15/2014 TT The Bear's - Cambridge, MA
9/16/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI
9/17/2014 Albany, NY Bogies w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18/2014 The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, MA
9/19/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/20/2014 Harper's - Clementon, NJ
9/21/2014 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/22/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
9/24/2014 The Backstage - Covington, KY
9/25/2014 Swayze's - Atlanta, GA
9/26/2014 The Handle Bar - Pensacola, FL
9/27/2014 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
9/28/2014 Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
9/30/2014 3 Kings - Denver, CO
10/03/2014 The Complex - Glendale, CA
10/04/2014 Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
10/06/2014 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
10/08/2014 El Corazon Lounge - Seattle, WA
10/09/2014 Red Room - Vancouver, BC
10/11/2014 The Complex - Bozeman, MT
10/12/2014 The New Direction -Fargo, ND *
10/13/2014 Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/2014 The Wisco - Madison, WI *
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL *
10/16/2014 TBA - Columbus, OH TBD *
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA*

* Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain only More...

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Pyrrhon Issues Track-By-Track Breakdown

In celebration of this week's North American release of "The Mother Of Virtues," the latest full-length from New York experimental death metal peddlers Pyrrhon, New Noise Magazine is currently hosting an in-depth, track-by-track breakdown of the record.

Excerpts are available below, and you can read the breakdown over here. The album was recorded by Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). More...

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Pyrrhon Uploads Full Album For Streaming

With its imminent U.S. takeover now exactly one week away, today the sonic disease of Pyrrhon's "The Mother Of Virtues" can be heard in its entirety.

Recorded by Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the nine tracks occupying "The Mother Of Virtues" are available at Pitchfork.com here.

The album will be available on CD, LP and digitally in North America via Relapse Records on April 1st, Germany/Finland/Benelux on March 28th, and UK/World on March 31st. Catch the band live:

3/28/2014 Trans Pecos - Brooklyn, NY Record Release w/ Psalm Zero, Stern, Penchant
4/6/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Epistasis, Kayo Dot, White Suns

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SXSW 2014 Day Two: Relapse Records, Monte Pittman

SXSW can be an overwhelming endeavor. From word-of-mouth parties and secret performances to unofficial day shows that the festival doesn't promote, planning takes more than cursory glances. After last year's exhaustive outing, I learned a lesson: keep it simple (stupid) and don't over plan. One best experiences South By Southwest by staying in a downtown hotel and taking pedicabs (or real car cabs depending on the extent of travel). For only $2 a day, a bus is the way to go for Austinites, as long as they're not staying past midnight. More...

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Pyrrhon Streaming New Track

With the official unleashing of Pyrrhon's "The Mother Of Virtues" now just two weeks away, today Vice/Noisey is waging war on the ears of the willing with "Invisible Injury."

An exploratory mind fuck of broken chords, warring vocal tirades, and hurt feelings, the track encompasses pure evil. Check it out below.

"The Mother Of Virtues" will be released on CD, LP and digitally in North America via Relapse Records on April 1st, Germany/Finland/Benelux on March 28th, and UK/World on March 31st. You can also catch the band live:

3/19/2014 Berkley Front - Berkley, MI w/ Coffin Feeder, Writhing
3/20/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dendritic Arbor
3/28/2014 Trans Pecos - Brooklyn, NY Joint Record Release w/ Stern, Penchant More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Pyrrhon Streaming Album's Title Track

The experimental death metal perpetrators in New York City's Pyrrhon (pronounced peer-on) are pleased to soil ears with the title track from their forthcoming new long player, "The Mother Of Virtues," due out April 1st. Give it a listen below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

Comments vocalist Doug Moore of the title track: "I've seen some people say that we aren't 'really' a death metal band, and this song is pretty good evidence in favor of that claim. It's also one of the more ambitious songs we've ever recorded, structurally speaking. Good luck."

The album was recorded by Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). More...

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Pyrrhon Reveals Album Details

New York City progressive death metal collective and recent Relapse signees, Pyrrhon (pronounced peer-on), emerge from the urban decay with a nightmarish offering of physically and psychologically mauling extreme metal.

Titled "The Mother Of Virtues," the band's sophomore full-length is a mind-bending fusion of clanging death metal, surreal psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. The album was recorded with Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). The album is due out April 1st in North America and March 31st worldwide.

Elaborates vocalist Doug Moore: "We focused on capturing an organic, spontaneous sound on this album. Consequently, we tracked most of the album live; most of its quieter moments and solo breaks are partially or entirely improvised. We like to let the chips fall where they may."

Sear your ears with teaser track "Balkanized," currently streaming in the player below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Oracle of Nassau
2. White Flag
3. Sleeper Agent
4. Balkanized
5. Eternity in a Breath
6. Implant Fever
7. Invisible Injury
8. The Parasite in Winter
9. The Mother of Virtues More...

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Pyrrhon Comments On Joining Relapse

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of New York City avant-garde, technical death metal quartet Pyrrhon (pronounced "peer-on").

Formed in 2008, Pyrrhon (Dylan DiLella - guitar, Erik Malave - bass, Alex Cohen - drums, Doug Moore - vocals) has released one EP ("Fever Kingdoms" - 2010) and one LP ("An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" - 2011, available for streaming below) via The Path Less Traveled Records and Selfmadegod Records respectively.

Relapse will release the band's upcoming sophomore album titled "The Mother of Virtues" in early 2014. The label comments:

"A nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling, The Mother of Virtues was tracked and mixed by Ryan Jones (Today is the Day, Mutilation Rites, Wetnurse) at Saint Vitus Bar and The Sound City, Brooklyn in May and June 2013. The record was then mastered by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts) at The Thousand Caves Studios, Brooklyn, in August 2013. More album details will be revealed shortly."

Vocalist Doug Moore also commented on the signing: "When I was 15, I bought a copy of Relapse's Contaminated 5.0 sampler CD. Through it, I encountered Suffocation, Neurosis, Pig Destroyer, Human Remains, and countless other great bands for the first time. We are thrilled and honored to work with a label whose output has done so much to drive metal forward, and which has meant so much to all four of us over the years." More...

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Pyrrhon Signs With Relapse

Pyrrhon has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Relapse:

"We said that there'd be news, and here it is: Pyrrhon has signed to Relapse Records. We are, as you might guess, extremely excited. Our new album will come out on a variety of formats in early 2014, and we'll likely tour in support of it.

"Thanks to all of you for your support over these past five years, and we look forward to seeing a great deal more of you in the future."

Relapse Records also issued the following statement: More...

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Tombs Announces Live Shows

Brooklyn, NY’s Tombs has announced a set of regional tour dates with NYC's experimental death metallers Pyrrhon. The dates will serve as a gateway between writing a new record and entering the studio to record the follow-up to 2011's "Path of Totality."

Tombs vocalist / guitarist Mike Hill commented on the shows: "These upcoming dates are going to be an opportunity for us to play some of the new material that we've been working on for the last year. This will be the first time we play some of these songs in a live setting."

Tombs has released two full-lengths and one singles / rarities collection via Relapse Records, all of which are available for streaming via Bandcamp here. A complete list of dates is available below. More details on Tombs entering the studio will be available soon.

Aug 17 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon w/Pyrrhon/Dialysis/Blood Sun Circle/Cowards
Aug 18 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar w/ Pyrrhon/Blurring/Chillum
Aug 31 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House w/ Pyrrhon

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Pyrrhon Streaming Entire New Album

New York City's Pyrrhon is currently streaming debut album "An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master," in its entirety courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Check it out now by heading over to this location.

Pyrrhon has also confirmed several local live appearances for the coming weeks, including a record release show in Brooklyn today, and a special all-covers Precious Metal show in Manhattan on Halloween night. Details are as follows:

9/22/2011 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY – record release show w/ Cleric, Phthisis
10/09/2011 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wake, Praetura, Pyrrhon, Nailed Shut
10/31/2011 Lit Lounge – New York, NY

The "An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" track listing is as follows:

1. New Parasite
2. Glossolalian
3. Idiot Circles
4. Correcting a Mistake
5. Gamma Knife
6. The Architect Confesses (Spittlestrand Hair)
7. Flesh Isolation Chamber
8. A Terrible Master

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Pyrrhon To Re-Release Debut Album

Selfmadegod Records has announced that the label will re-release the debut album from New York City-based death metal outfit Pyrrhon late this August. "An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master" features 45 minutes of modern death metal from the act, recorded by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios in Tabernacle, New Jersey in early 2011, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Queens, New York. The cover art and layout created by Caroline Harrison, and the completed album was initially self-released by Pyrrhon directly.

This August, Polish record label Selfmadegod will officially reissue the album with proper distribution and promotion worldwide. An official street date will be announced shortly.

The "An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" track listing is as follows:

1. New Parasite
2. Glossolalian
3. Idiot Circles
4. Correcting a Mistake
5. Gamma Knife
6. The Architect Confesses (Spittlestrand Hair)
7. Flesh Isolation Chamber
8. A Terrible Master

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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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