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Kylesa and Withered To Embark On Tour With The Ocean and Lair of The Minotaur

Savannah’s KYLESA will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in May with Germany’s The Ocean in May and early June. Also on the tour will be Lair of The Minotaur and KYLESA’s Prosthetic Records labelmates WITHERED. KYLESA continues to support 2006’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which recently sent the band to Europe alongside fellow Georgians Baroness. WITHERED, meanwhile, will be supporting the band’s forthcoming release, "Folie Circulaire," which is currently slated for release in June. The effort is currently being recorded by Phillip Cope (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk).

“Everything is going very well,” WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson previously said from the studio. “Phillip has a great ear and a great vision for this album. I think it will likely exceed our expectations. Phillip has really gotten a grasp of how we want the record to sound and done a great job of getting in our heads. We were able to transform The Jam Room into our own little world. We’ve been sleeping on the floor and have completely lost track of time. There are no windows or clocks. The focus has been incredible.”

“We chose to work with Phillip because we’ve known him for a long time and his crusty background with Damad and Kylesa is something we really wanted to incorporate into the record,” Thompson elaborates. “A full tilt death or black metal production would have been the wrong direction. Phillip is also a big fan of black and death metal which gives him a unique perspective that we can trust.” An image of the band and Cope can be viewed here.

"Folie Circulaire" is the follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori," and will be the band’s Prosthetic Records debut. An unnamed demo song from ‘Folie Circulaire,’ along with previous material, is available on WITHERED’s official MySpace page.

Here are the latest KYLESA tour dates:

5/22 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 (with Withered)
5/23 Philadelphia, PA – Millcreek Tavern (with Disfear, Thrones)

Kylesa co-headlining with The Ocean, plus Lair of the Minotaur and Withered:
5/24 Boston, MA – Church of Boston
5/25 Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station
5/26 New York, NY – Knitting Factory
5/27 Cleveland, OH – Reggie’s Rock Club
5/28 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
5/29 Nashville, TN – The End (moved from Covington, KY – Mad Hatter)
5/30 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
5/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Kylesa co-headlining with The Ocean, plus Lair of the Minotaur
6/01 Orlando, FL – Back Booth
6/02 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
6/03 Tallahassee, FL – The Beta Bar

Here are the latest WITHERED tour dates prior to their stint with Kylesa et al.:

3/14 Nashville, TN – The End
3/15 Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
3/17 Denver, CO - The Kingdom of Doom
3/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Kamikaze's (Metal Night)
3/19 San Fracisco, CA - Annie's Social Club
3/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Relax Bar (with The Funeral Pyre)
3/21 San Marcos, CA - The Jumping Turtle
3/22 Tempe, AZ - The Stray Cat
3/23 Juarez, Mexico - The Cave Club
3/24 Metarie, LA - High Ground Venue
3/25 Austin, TX - Red 7
3/26 Houston, TX - Java Jazz
3/27 Metarie, LA – High Ground (with Catholicon)
3/28 Baton Rouge, LA – The Darkroom (with Scale the Summit)
5/22 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 (with Kylesa)

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