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March 3, 2015

YOB: Portland Doom Kings To Kick Off North American Tour Tomorrow



Portland’s most revered doom bringers, YOB, will return to the stage tomorrow for a mammoth North American run. The tour includes sixteen dates supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved, as well as a batch of headlining shows scattered prior to, throughout and following the Enslaved run. See confirmed itinerary below.



YOB North American Tour 2015
:
3/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/12/2015 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/18/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/26/2015 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
3/27/2015 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/28/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
3/29/2015 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
3/31/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/01/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/03/2015 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
4/04/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain



YOB will be touring in support of their critically-adored Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, released early last Fall via Neurot Recordings. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend has earned the praise of major media outlets globally, including Rolling Stone who placed the record at the coveted #1 spot on their 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014.

“The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” – Rolling Stone

“Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse” – Decibel
“Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.” – Stereogum
“An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion…” – Free Williamsburg
“The sound on Clearing The Path To Ascend is tactile: You can practically feel vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt’s callused hands sliding up and down the guitar neck…This isn’t a case of fixing what was broken; it’s about becoming greater than they already were.” – Wondering Sound
“For all its heaviness, the album is disarmingly meditative, relying less on forcing the mood for the listener and entrusting that the human commonalities of love, loss, fear, and hope threaded throughout the music will render an altogether familiar place of comfort and strength within the listener.” – Steel For Brains


YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.




March 2, 2015

UFOMAMMUT Releases Track From New LP And Interview Through Several Global Branches Of Noisey; Fifth Making-Of Ecate Video Released + Preorders Posted

In a multi-nation takeover, multiple international branches of Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, have cooperatively premiered “Plouton,” the gargantuan second movement on UFOMAMMUT’s impending seventh LP, Ecate. In addition to leak of the new track, the fifth installment of short videos documenting the mammoth undertaking of the Ecate recording sessions has been posted, focusing on the album’s vocals being harnessed, and preorder packages for the mighty record have also been activated.

As with the rest of Ecate, “Plouton” is a bit varied from the majority of UFOMAMMUT’s vast recorded catalog, the album unloading a more dense and upbeat percussive and riffage attack, taking the band’s cosmic, psychedelic tones to some of their most devastating capabilities in the band’s now decade-and-a-half-long mission. At just over three minutes in length, “Plouton” consumes only a fractional amount of time compared to most of their extensive doom/sludge anthems, but helps create a distressing amount of tension early in the album which uncoils and consumes everything in earshot over the subsequent tracks. Spearheaded by Noisey’s Brazilian sect, the magazine’s American, British and Italian branches have also joined the mission to help disseminate the premiere of “Plouton” to as much of the globe as possible. The track is joined by an interview with the band on the creation of Ecate and their upcoming international tour plans following the album’s release, once again through Neurosis’ mighty label cult, Neurot Recordings, in conjunction with the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records.

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Endure “Plouton” and the interview with UFOMAMMUT now at Noisey Brazil HERE, US HERE, and Italy HERE.

Scope the fifth of seven mini-documentaries on Ecate’s recording process at THIS LOCATION and stand by for the final episode to leak in the coming days. Also watch the first few episodes, with part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.




Preorders for Ecate including limited edition vinyl, CD, shirt, and bundle deals are now available. In North America stop by the Neurot Recordings store HERE and internationally click to Supernatural Cat’s store HERE.


UFOMAMMUT’s massive international tour in support of Ecate begins directly after its release, with several Italian shows preceding their two-week European tour with the UK’s Conan, and including appearances at both of this year’s Desertfest events in London and Berlin. And May and June will see the band on their first-ever tour of North America. Initiated by their anticipated performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest with lablemates Yob, Neurosis and countless others, UFOMAMMUT’s month-long North America Spring 2015 will run from May 13th through June 13th, with direct support from Relapse Records’ Usnea.



UFOMAMMUT Ecate European Tour Dates:
4/04/2015 e20 Underground - Montecchio Maggiore IT
4/10/2015 Bloom - Mezzago IT
4/18/2015 Impetus festival - Delemont CH
4/19/2015 Glazart - Paris FR w/ Conan
4/21/2015 Forum - Bielefeld DE w/Conan
4/22/2015 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE w/ Conan
4/23/2015 Feierwerk - Munich DE w/ Conan
4/24/2015 Desertfest - Berlin DE w/ Conan
4/25/2015 AB - Brussels BE w/ Conan
4/26/2015 Desertfest - London UK w/ Conan
4/28/2015 Vortex - Siegen DE w/ Conan
4/29/2015 Kellerclub - Stuttgart DE
4/30/2015 Weekender Club - Innsbruck AT


UFOMAMMUT North America Spring 2015 w/ Usnea:
5/13/2015 Reggies - Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
5/15/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
5/16/2015 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5/17/2015 Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD [no Usnea]
5/22/2015 King's - Raleigh, NC
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
5/25/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
5/26/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX
5/27/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX
5/29/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/30/2015 Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
5/31/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
6/02/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
6/03/2015 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
6/04/2015 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
6/05/2015 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR [no Usnea]
6/06/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR
6/07/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
6/08/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
6/12/2015 Turf Club - St Paul, MN
6/13/2015 Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI











February 25, 2015

Scott Kelly with New Project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare: European Tour Staring This Week

Scott Kelly is heading back to Europe to introduce his new project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare.

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is Scott Kelly (founding member of Neurosis, Corrections House, Shrinebuilder, The Road Home, Blood Caldera, River Of Madness, Tribes Of Neurot, and co-owner of Neurot Recordings) and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea, Nachtmystium).

Sanford Parker is a producer, recording engineer and musician from Chicago, IL. Sanford is known from bands like Minsk, Twilight and Nachtmystium and nowadays is part of Corrections House and Buried at Sea. As an engineer he worked for bands like Eyehategod, Woven Hand and Voivod over the last two years - just to name a few.

Scott Kelly about the new project:
Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is an experiment in noise, silence, restraint and aggression in all shapes and forms. The concept will be first performed to a live audience in late February-early March of 2015 on European soil. There will be a 7" record "The Oracles Hex" released by My Proud Mountain to coincide with this tour. I am very much looking forward to the open minds that will allow this in.”

Sanford Parker will also support the show with his solo project Two from the Eye
"Two from the Eye is a visceral blend of heavy rhythms, atmospheric drones and dense psychedelic layers. Debuting live in Europe this spring with an album currently in the works. This music is written with a soul crushing intent.“ 

27.02. NL-Haarlem Patronaat
28.02. GER-Leipzig UT Connewitz
01.03. NL-Arnhem Willemeen
02.03. FR-Nantes Le Ferrailleur
03.03. FR-Blois Chato’Do
04.03. FR-Clermont-Ferrand La Cooperative De Mai
05.03. ES-Madrid Moroder Club
06.03. ES-Barcelona Hangar
07.03. ES-Azkoitia Matadero
08.03. FR-Toulouse House Show
09.03. CH-Geneva La Graviere
10.03. CH-Martigny Sunset Bar

My Proud Mountain will release the first 7" Vinyl & DL "The Oracles Hex" of Mirrors for Psychic Warfare on black & transparent red with black speckles vinyl, which will be available for sale at the above tour dates, and also online through myproudmountain.com/shop.

You can listen to the A side of the 7“ here:
Scott Kelly – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE
Another great song from Mirrors For Psychic Warfare
is currently streaming at CVLT Nation.



Visit here for more tour details and information. 




February 18, 2015

UFOMAMMUT: First North American Tour Announced Including Support From Usnea; Fourth Ecate Making-Of Episode Released

With the details of their upcoming seventh studio full-length album, Ecate, having been recently unveiled, Italian mystical doom trio, UFOMAMMUT, finally announces their official first-ever tour of North America today, something diehard fans of this colossal outfit have been awaiting anxiously for years.
 

Now more than fifteen years into their time together as UFOMAMMUT, the band’s only prior US outings were two live shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2009 in conjunction with their crushing Idolum LP. Since Idolum, the band’s popularity has grown exponentially, through the magic of their Eve LP, their signing with Neurosis’ label, Neurot Recordings for the 2012 release of their two-part ORO LP, and their following 2013-released XV DVD through their own Supernatural Cat Records. The desire to witness the outfit crafting its psychedelic and decimating craft in the flesh has become nearly overwhelming for stateside fans, but a shift in the tides this Spring will bring a major change as the trio invades American soil for their first-ever widespread US tour in the months ahead.

Initiated by their anticipated performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest with lablemates Yob, Neurosis and countless others, UFOMAMMUT’s month-long North America Spring 2015 tour has now been declared. The trek will begin in Chicago on May 13th, with Relapse Records’ crushing Portland, Oregon-based cosmic sludge quartet, Usnea, providing direct support for the entire tour, which comes to a close in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 13th, including two shows in Canada. The trek will be preceded by a European tour alongside the UK’s Conan, consuming the latter half of April and including appearances at both of this year’s Desertfest events in London and Berlin.

Today also sees the release of the fourth video episode into the making-of UFOMAMMUT’s new album, Ecate, set for North American release on March 31st through Neurot Recordings. On the follow-up to their acclaimed ORO album, the trio takes a confident step forward with their craft, orchestrating atmospheric processions that take the six songs on the album to places as-of-yet uncharted, the only guide being that of Ecate, the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods. The latest installment showcases the layering of the dense guitar tones, as always with sound wizard Lorenzo Stecconi, for these sessions using his mobile studio at SOMS "Il Progresso" in Sarezzano, Italy.

Watch Ecate’s guitars become realized with episode four RIGHT HERE:



Catch up on the recording of the drums, bass and more with part 1, part 2 and part 3 as well.



UFOMAMMUT Ecate European Tour Dates:
4/04/2015 e20 Underground - Montecchio Maggiore IT
4/10/2015 Bloom - Mezzago IT
4/18/2015 Impetus festival - Delemont CH
4/19/2015 Glazart - Paris FR w/ Conan
4/21/2015 Forum - Bielefeld DE w/Conan
4/22/2015 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE w/ Conan
4/23/2015 Feierwerk - Munich DE w/ Conan
4/24/2015 Desertfest - Berlin DE w/ Conan
4/25/2015 AB - Brussels BE w/ Conan
4/26/2015 Desertfest - London UK w/ Conan
4/28/2015 Vortex - Siegen DE w/ Conan
4/29/2015 Kellerclub - Stuttgart DE
4/30/2015 Weekender Club - Innsbruck AT


UFOMAMMUT North America Spring 2015 w/ Usnea:
5/13/2015 Reggies - Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
5/15/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
5/16/2015 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5/17/2015 Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD * no Usnea
5/22/2015 King's - Raleigh, NC
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
5/25/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
5/26/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX
5/27/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX
5/29/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/30/2015 Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
5/31/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
6/02/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
6/03/2015 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
6/04/2015 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
6/05/2015 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR * no Usnea
6/06/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR
6/07/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
6/08/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
6/12/2015 Turf Club - St Paul, MN
6/13/2015 Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI

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