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Vista Chino Announce Album Title, Unveil Artwork
Vista Chino, the new outfit formed by former Kyuss men John Garcia and Brant Bjork, have unveiled the album title and the cover art for their debut record. Entitled Peace, the album is due later this year via Napalm Records, with the artwork (below) created by California art collective The Date Farmers. Drummer Brant [...]
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On the cover: Savannah, GA metal giants Kylesa return with their latest album, Ultraviolet! Inside: in-depth interviews with Cathedral, The Ocean, Nadja’s Aidan Baker, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, And So I Watch You From Afar, Colin Stetson, Hessian, Howl, Anciients, Intronaut, KEN mode, Small Stone! Plus live reviews of Kvelertak, Killing Joke, Deftones, Ghost, [...]
Palms Share Album Cover and Track List
Palms, the brand new supergroup featuring members of ISIS and Chino Moreno of Deftones, have revealed the album art (below) and track list for their self-titled debut album, due out on June 25th via Ipecac. Palms features six tracks across 47 minutes, with the full track titles as follows: 1. Future [...]
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman
We are absolutely shocked to hear that legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away. A post on Slayer’s Facebook page reads: “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered [...]
Norway’s noise-rock miscreants Årabrot will release their sixth album in August, via long-term home Fysisk Format.
The latest, self-titled album follows 2011’s Steve Albini-produced Solar Anus, which earned the band a Norwegian Grammy.
The album features collaborator Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh/4AD) on bass, recording and mixing duties, and contributions from Lasse Marhaug (Jazkamer/Jazzkammer etc) and Erland Dahlen (Nils Petter Molvær/Madrugada)
The band have posted the first single Blood On Bunny on YouTube. Check it out below:
Post-metal legends ISIS will reissue their landmark full-length debut, Celestial, on July 9 via Ipecac Recordings.
The long out-of-print record, originally released in 2000 on Escape Artist/Hydra Head Europe, was recently remastered by James Plotkin and will be reissued with new artwork (above) from frontman Aaron Turner.
Celestial track listing:
2. Celestial (The Tower)
4. Swarm Reigns (Down)
6. Deconstructing Towers
8. Collapse and Crush
9. C.F.T. (New Circuitry and Continued Evolution)
10. Gentle Time
11. SGNL>04 (End Transmission)
California giants High On Fire will release two live albums, Spitting FireLive Volumes 1 & 2, this July.
Spanning the band’s history, the album tracks were culled from live sets recorded at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg and The Bowery Ballroom, both in New York City. The live album was later mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA with additional engineering by Kurt Ballou of Converge.
Both volumes of Spitting FireLive will hit the stores on July 1st via Century Media. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Serums Of Liao
2. Frost Hammer
3. 10,000 Years
6. Fertile Green
1. Rumors Of War
3. Fury Whip
4. Madness Of An Architect
5. Face Of Oblivion
6. Hung Drawn and Quartered
7. Blood From Zion
8. Snakes For The Divine
Savannah, GA titans Baroness will return to Europe this September and October, and are set to release an EP – Live At Maida Vale – on July 22 (UK/World), July 19 (Germany/Benelux) and July 23 (North America) via Relapse.
The four-song EP features material from Baroness’ July 12, 2012 performance at Studio 4 (Maida Vale) on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and will be available digitally and as a highly limited edition 12”, with a B-side featuring a silkscreen of John Baizley’s iconic swan image. Pre-orders are available via Relapse.
The Live At Maida Vale track listing is as follows:
1. Take My Bones Away
2. March To The Sea
4. The Line Between
The European trek begins on Sept 27th at 013 in Tilburg, Holland, with four UK dates (w/ Royal Thunder):
October 19 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
October 20 Glasgow Cathouse
October 22 Manchester Club Academy
October 24 London Electric Ballroom
The band have recently released an interview clip where they share their thoughts on the Summer 2012 tour bus accident and reveal the first rehearsal footage with new bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson. Check it out below:
Vista Chino, formed by Kyuss/Kyuss Lives! men John Garcia and Brant Bjork, have signed with Napalm Records.
The debut set from the outfit, also featuring guitarist Bruno Fevery, is due in early fall. The album title, artwork and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Vocalist John Garcia commented: “Kyuss Lives! is now Vista Chino!… It feels great just to write that…. and to say it out loud feels even better. Now that our relationship with Napalm Records is official, it’s time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kickass music and tour the world!” Drummer Brant Bjork added: “We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the Vista Chinorock.”
The first song, entitled ‘Dargona, Dragona’, taken from Vista Chino’s first full-length album, is now available as an exclusive stream on the band’s Facebook Page.
On the cover: Savannah, GA metal giants Kylesa return with their latest album, Ultraviolet!
Inside: in-depth interviews with Cathedral, The Ocean, Nadja’s Aidan Baker, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, And So I Watch You From Afar, Colin Stetson, Hessian, Howl, Anciients, Intronaut, KEN mode, Small Stone! Plus live reviews of Kvelertak, Killing Joke, Deftones, Ghost, My Bloody Valentine, over 100 album reviews and much much more in this unmissable issue!
More sad news: Leeds label Brew will close its doors after 6 years in the biz.
The noise/prog/rock label has put out 27 releases over the years, including the likes of Kong, Humanfly, Blacklisters, Castrovalva, Hawk Eyes and That Fucking Tank.
The official statement reads: “We’ve had the pleasure of releasing some incredible records over the years and have been fortunate to work with so many amazing people. We’d like to thank everyone that has ever supported us, bought a record or a t-shirt and spread our music in general. Humanfly’s Awesome Science is our final release and we couldn’t think of a better record to go out on which sums up what we love about physical records both musically and aesthetically. The label will still remain active for a while as we wind things down and continue to take and fulfill orders.”