July 21st, 2014
Mark this down in your calendars: Italy’s avant-rock masters Zu are set to return to London, UK this December, with support from The Physics House Band, The Earls Of Mars and Pohl.
Having sprung back into action after a lengthy hiatus, and now featuring The Locust drum maestro Gabe Serbian behind the kit, the former Rock-A-Rolla cover stars recently released the excellent Goodnight, Civilization EP in anticipation of more new material ahead.
Needless to say, unmissable – catch them at The Underworld, London on 8th December 2014. Tix are on sale now from www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
Check out the Facebook event page HERE
Zu were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 18, available to order HERE
July 21st, 2014
Psych outfit Anthroprophh, featuring ex-The Heads axeman Paul ‘Prof’ Allen, have completed their second full-length, Outside The Circle.
Formerly a solo project for Allen and now also featuring the Big Naturals duo Gareth Turner and Jesse Webb, the latest set from the trio will see the light of day on vinyl and download via Rocket Recordings on Sept 15th.
The track listing is as follows:
01 Returning (6:26)
02 Dead man on the scene (2.44)
03 2013 And she told me I was die (2:48)
04 Albrechtdron (1:06)
05 Gottmelt (1:35)
06 Detached and in its own mind riding a ghost train through a fairground it had built itself (5:52)
07 The ruins of st. Luckwell (0:57)
08 Crow with sore throat (2:51)
09 Space box zonk machine (2:45)
10 Dog (1:45)
11 Outside the circle (9:10)
12 See (5:50)
13 New impossibilities part 3 (1:12)
Check out the killer album track Crow With Sore Throat now:
July 21st, 2014
The final line-up for this year’s edition of Amplifest, Portugal’s finest heavy/underground/experimental music festival, has been announced.
Joining the previously confirmed Swans, Wolvserpent, YOB, Pharmakon, Wovenhand and Pallbearer are:
Black Shape Of Nexus
Cult Of Luna
Peter Brötzmann & Steve Noble
Book your flights now! Amplifest 2014 takes place in Porto, Portugal, 4th & 5th October. Tickets are on sale at http://amplificasom.com/amplistore
July 17th, 2014
L-R: Greg Anderson, Tos Nieuwenhuizen, Scott Walker, Stephen O’Malley. Photo: Phil Laslett
Sunn O))) and Scott Walker have revealed details of their forthcoming collaboration, to be released September 22nd on 4AD.
Entitled Soused, the 5-track, 50-minute release was recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman.
The seeds for the collaboration were planted back in 2009 when Sunn O))) originally approached Walker for their last full-length proper, Monoliths & Dimensions. The former Walker Brothers legend had since written the tracks that would form Soused with them in mind.
Also appearing on the record is extended Sunn O))) member Tos Nieuwenhuizen.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Herod 2014
July 4th, 2014
Mark this down in your calendars: Oregon heavyweights YOB will hit London’s Underworld with Arkansas’ Pallbearer for a night of crushing doom on September 8th.
With both bands set to release brand new LPs – YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend and Pallbearer’s Foundations Of Burden – this is shaping up to be an evening of epic proportions.
Support comes from London trio Bast.
Get your tickets now: www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
Join the Facebook event page HERE
July 3rd, 2014
Legendary British label 4AD have teased that SunnO))) will be teaming up with none other than the legendary Scott Walker for a new project to be released in the near future.
The label posted the image above via Facebook, along with the link to “a new project”: scott-o.com
No further info is available at the moment as to what the project will entail exactly, or what the follow-up to SunnO)))’s recent collab with Ulver will sound like, but this may well be one of the most fascinating team-ups of recent times. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.
July 2nd, 2014
Electric Wizard have revealed the artwork for Time To Die, their forthcoming studio album.
The album marks the eighth full-length from the doom titans, and their first for Spinefarm Records.
Electric Wizard founding member Jus Oborn commented: “All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”
The artwork (above) was once again created by Oborn, with the album due later this year.
Electric Wizard will perform this Friday at Sonisphere UK.
July 1st, 2014
Swedish Afro-psych-kraut-voodoo collective Goat will release their second album Commune this September, and have posted the first track off the album, entitled Hide From The Sun.
The follow-up to Goat’s 2012 debut, World Music, and the recent Live Ballroom Ritual set, will hit the stores on 22nd September via Rocket Recordings (Stranded Rekords in Scandinavia and Sub Pop Records in North America). Check out the lead single, Hide From The Sun, streaming now on YouTube:
Goat are also set to make several festival appearances throughout summer, followed by their first full European tour with the final date at London’s landmark Roundhouse. Commune is available to preorder now on LP/CD/DL: www.rocketrecordings.com/goatcommune
1. Talk to God
3. The Light Within
4. To Travel the Path Unknown
7. Hide From the Sun
9. Gathering of Ancient Tribes
UK Tour Dates:
Jul. 18 – Suffolk – Latitude Festival
Sep. 27 – Liverpool – Liverpool Psych Festival
Sep. 28 – Glasgow – SWG3
Sep. 29 – Newcastle – Northumbria University
Oct. 01- Brighton – Concorde 2
Oct. 02- Bristol – Trinity Centre
Oct. 03 – London – Roundhouse
June 27th, 2014
Rock-A-Rolla issue 50!
On the cover: Justin Broadrick discusses the mighty return of the legendary Godflesh!
Inside: in-depth interviews with Boris, Trans Am, Slint + Grails project Watter, Wolvhammer, Mortals, Ensemble Economique, Monarch, Midnight Masses, Dekorder, and Aaron Turner looks back on Isis’ masterpiece, Panopticon!
Live action: Temples Festival, Cult Of Luna’s Beyond The Redshift, Desertfest, Swans, Melt-Banana, Electric Moon, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats!
Plus: massive album review section and much more in this unmissable issue!
SUBSCRIBE AND GET YOUR COPY HERE: http://rockarollamagazine.bigcartel.com
Or download the digital edition for your iPad, Android device or PC/Mac: www.pocketmags.com
June 26th, 2014
(Photo: Diana Lee Zadlo)
Arkansas doomsters Pallbearer have premiered the first track from their forthcoming LP, Foundations Of Burden.
The quartet’s second full-length was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson, and is due to be released in August by Profound Lore. Check out the immense new track ‘The Ghost I Used To Be’ now:
Pallbearer will also team up with Yob for a full European tour this September, both performing in support of their respective new albums. The UK dates are as follows:
Thursday, September 04, 2014 UK Bristol – The Fleece
Friday, September 05, 2014 UK Manchester – Roadhouse
Saturday 6 September 14 UK Glasgow – Audio
Sunday, September 07, 2014 UK Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Monday, September 08, 2014 UK London – The Underworld