Intronaut have announced a short string of tour dates in celebration of their 10th year anniversary as a band. The band will be supported by Anciients on most dates on the tour. The band had the following to say on the upcoming trek:
“We’re taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven’t finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.
We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever.”
KEN mode have debuted the official video to their track “The Promises of God”, from their last album Entrench, over at Punknews. The clip, which was directed by ex-bassist Chad Tremblay, depicts the trickery of a street magician and triumph over a devil-like character. You can check out the clip after the break along with the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Primus have announced the release, in conjunction with their upcoming themed tour, of their tribute album to the music of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The new album, which will be titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble, will be released on October 21st. Mike Dillon of Critters Buggin and Sam Bass of Frog Brigade make appearances on the album along with studio drumming from Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus frontman Les Claypool said of the album in a recent Rolling Stone:
“As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”
The Residents vibe can definitely be heard in the group’s rendition of “Pure Imagination”, which can be streamed after the break. The album’s track listing and corresponding tour dates can be seen below.
It is unsure whether or not Tim Alexander will be performing with the band on tour, due to his recent open-heart surgery.
Los Angeles rockers have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album, Above & Down Below, over at LA Weekly. The new track is entitled “Echoes” and with its melodic low end and soaring hooks, it will be stuck in your head all day. Head over to LA Weekly to stream the sludgy pop tune.
Above & Down Below will be released on September 23rd.
Seattle’s post-metal/shoegaze hybrids He Whose Ox Is Gored have announced a string of West Coast tour dates that will commence in early August. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming Rumours EP, which is due out later this year. The band is also working on their debut full length, though there is no word on when it will see the light of day just yet. You can check out the tour dates after the break and their past works on their Bandcamp Page.
Post-metal outfit Minsk are reportedly in the process of recording their long-awaited follow up to 2009’s With Echoes in the Movement of Stone. The new record, which is being produced by Sanford Parker, is slated to be released in early 2015 via Relapse Records. Vocalist Timothy Mead had the following to say about the upcoming record:
“So much attention and care have gone into this process, this renewal. We knew that in order to really move Minsk forward in a meaningful way we would need to raise the bar all over again. This realization lit a fire within us to transcend what was. So many things had to fall into place to make it what we knew it needed to be. A new rhythm section, a second guitar for the first time since the early days of the band, additional vocalists, Sanford‘s contributions moving to the realm of synth/noise for this album. Lots of changes, to be sure, and yet the results will be unmistakably Minsk… just Minsk on a whole different level this time around. We cannot wait to share the fruits of these labors.”
The Melvins have announced the release of their new full length and follow up to last year’s Tres Cabrones. The new album will be entitled Hold It In and will be released on October 14th via Ipecac Records. The album was recorded with the assistance of Butthole Surfers members Paul Leary and JD Pinkus. The band will also be touring in support of the forthcoming album, with the touring lineup consisting of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and JD Pinkus. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Old Wounds have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP and follow up to their 2013 debut, From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest, Death Projection, over at Revolver. The new track is entitled “Dead Beat Blues” and it will crush you under its metallic weight in just two-minutes time. Get flattened by solid metallic hardcore at Revolver now.
Death Projection will be released on September 16th via Good Fight Music. Pre-orders can be placed at this location.
The infamous Oakland sludge outfit Brainoil have announced that they will be reissuing their debut self-titled album. Tankcrimes will be issuing the re-release on September 14th on CD and vinyl limited to 500 copies in two color variants. Pre-orders for the reissue are live and can be placed here. While you’re placing your order, stream the track “One Leaf Untouched” below.
Arizonian death metallers Lago have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Tyranny, over at No Clean Singing. The new track, “Concede to Oblivion”, is a blistering, ominous ode to classic death metal and is sure to appease fans of early Morbid Angel and the like. Head over to No Clean Singing to check it out.
Tyranny will be released on September 16th via Battleground Records and on vinyl through Blood Harvest Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
Blackwolfgoat, the experimental drone project of one Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, etc), will release its new full length album late next month. The new record will be entitled Drone Maintenance and will see a release through Small Stone Recordings on August 26th. The album is described as a quasi-concept album in which Shepard is sent into the future to repair rogue drones. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
Swedish instrumental improvisational cosmic rock outfit My Brother Wind have announced the release of their third full length album. The new record will bear the title Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One and will be released through Free Electric Sound on October 14th. The entire album was tracked in a single day back in January of 2013 and was mastered by Hans Fredriksson. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The upcoming split from two of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s premiere pop punk acts, Eastern Anchors and Zero for Conduct, will be available on August 12th via Nefarious Industries and Viva! La Hara. But you can check out both insanely catchy tracks two weeks ahead of their release after the break. Pre-orders for the 7″ can be obtained at this location. Be sure to stream the tracks after the break.
Speak Into My Good Eye recently premiered the offical video for Eastern Anchors’ track on the split, “Above Your Station”. You can check that out below as well.
Phoenix, Arizona based sludge act Sorxe have announced the release of their debut full length album and follow up to last year’s Realms EP. The new record will be titled Surrounded By Shadows and will see a release on September 2nd through the band themselves digitally and on digipak CD. Artwork (which is being put together by ex-Neurosis/A Storm of Light member Josh Graham) and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, feel free to stream the Realms EP below.
Ohio heavy rockers Lo-Pan have announced the release of their fourth full length record and follow up to 2011’s Salvador. The new record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (East of the Wall, Unsane, etc), will be titled Colossus and will be released through Small Stone Records on October 7th. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break. You can also stream their previous full length, Salvador, below as well.