SLEEP: Marijuanaut’s Return US 2010 Tour Update

Legendary stoner metallers SLEEP, who recently announced their long-anticipated reunion tour, have added several new stops to the impending trek including additional shows in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Dubbed the Marijuanaut’s Return US Tour 2010, the journey will commence on September 3rd. Support will be provided by a revolving roster of bands throughout the tour including: DOOMRIDERS, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, A STORM OF LIGHT, LICHENS, SUB OSLO, SCOTT KELLY, YOB and THRONES. Check out the David D’Andrea tour poster, which will be available at each show as a 26″ x 26″ glow-in-the-dark screen print, here: http://tinyurl.com/33lzzwr

SLEEP split in 1997 after two hugely influential albums. Members went on to form underground heroes OM and HIGH ON FIRE. On the Marijuanaut’s Return Tour, original members Al Cisneros and Matt Pike will be joined by drummer Jason Roeder of NEUROSIS to perform the seminal Holy Mountain album in its entirety as well as selections from Dopesmoker and more.

SLEEP: Marijuanaut’s Return US Tour 2010
9/03/2010 All Tomorrow’s Parties – Monticello, NY
9/04/2010 FYE Fest – Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2010 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
9/06/2010 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – New York, NY w/ DOOMRIDERS, UNEARTHLY TRANCE
9/07/2010 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ A STORM OF LIGHT
9/08/2010 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – New York, NY w/ A STORM OF LIGHT, LICHENS
9/09/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL w/ LICHENS
9/10/2010 Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Sub Oslo w/ Sub Oslo
9/11/2010 Roseland Theater/Music Fest NW – Portland, OR w/ SCOTT KELLY, YOB
9/12/2010 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ THRONES
9/13/2010 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Rare STEVE VON TILL/HARVESTMAN Appearance and New Releases Announced

Steve Von Till (NEUROSIS, HARVESTMAN) will be performing a rare set in his home region in Moscow, Idaho this February. This set will feature the lone artist performing both HARVESTMAN and SVT solo material. The appearance is to take place at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow at 8:00 PM on the 13th of February, as part of a week-long show about KUOI, the University of Idaho’s radio station.

As previously announced, HARVESTMAN is also confirmed as direct support for SHRINEBUILDER on three Bay Area shows this March, as part of the Neurot Recordings West Coast Tour featuring A STORM OF LIGHT in addition to SHRINEBUILDER.

STEVE VON TILL/HARVESTMAN live appearances:
2/13/2010 Prichard Art Gallery – Moscow, ID
3/05/2010 The Voodoo Lounge – San Jose, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, BRAIN OIL
3/06/2010 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, LAUDANUM
3/07/2010 The Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT

This March, Neurot will release a limited edition release from HARVESTMAN, entitled Trinity. This release showcases the material actually used as the soundtrack for Italian horror film H2Odio [the English title is Hate 2 O], the album has been renamed for its Neurot Recordings release. Neurot will also then release the HARVESTMAN / MINSK / U.S. CHRISTMAS 3-way split entitled Hawkwind Triad; the split obviously featuring all three artists unleashing their takes on classic HAWKWIND covers! More info on both of these releases will be made available soon.

A STORM OF LIGHT: NYC Record Release Show This Wednesday

Brooklyn, NY doom/post rock experimentalists A STORM OF LIGHT — who recently returned from an extensive European tour in support of their newly released Forgive Us Our Trespasses full-length (Neurot Recordings) — will hold their official record release show tomorrow, November 18, 2009, at the Ace Of Clubs in New York City. Admission is free and vocalist Nerissa Campbell (PRIMITIVE NORTH) will be joining the band for the show. Also on the bill: BIOCLOPS and GOES CUBE. Details below:

A STORM OF LIGHT Record Release Show
Wednesday – November 18, 2009
Ace Of Clubs
9 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012-1128
Doors 7:30 – Free Admission
8:00pm – BIOCLOPS
9:00pm – GOES CUBE
10:00pm – A STORM OF LIGHT
More info: http://www.aceofclubsnyc.com

A STORM OF LIGHT features guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Josh Graham (NEUROSIS visuals, BLOOD AND TIME, BATTLE OF MICE), bassist/vocalist Domenic Seita (formerly of TOMBS and ASEA) and guitarist/keyboardist Joel Hamilton (BOOK OF KNOTS, BATTLE OF MICE), who also recorded the latest full-length.

If you missed it the first time, A STORM OF LIGHT recently released a video for “Tempest,” the third track off Forgive Us Our Trespasses. The black and white, apocalyptically-themed performance video was shot in HD at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn and directed by Graham.

Check it out here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=451309518&blogId=513240042

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Set for Headline Tour in May

Acclaimed ethereal USBM unit WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have just announced their upcoming North American tour this May, which they will be headlining. Joined by a host of other acts such as KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT, THRONES and more along the way, the band has also been added to this year’s Maryland Deathfest which lands in the middle of the tour, appearing alongside DESTROYER 666, ABSU, BOLT THROWER, BRUTAL TRUTH and more.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – headlining North American tour
5/13/2009 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/KRALLICE
5/14/2009 The Picador – Iowa City, IA w/KRALLICE
5/15/2009 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
5/16/2009 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/17/2009 Casbah – Hamilton, ON w/A STORM OF LIGHT, KRALLICE
5/18/2009 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON w/THRONES, KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/19/2009 La Sala Rosa – Montreal, QC w/THRONES, KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/21/2009 Great Scott – Allston, MA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/22/2009 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/THRONES, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/23/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD – as part of Maryland Deathfest
5/24/2009 Club Hell – Providence, RI w/A STORM OF LIGHT
5/25/2009 Wallingford American Legion – Wallingford, CT w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/26/2009 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
5/28/2009 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT [6 PM show]
5/28/2009 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT [10 PM show]
5/29/2009 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT, FORENSICS
5/30/2009 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
6/01/2009 Caledonia – Athens, GA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT
6/02/2009 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT

All of this action after the now ongoing tour WITTR is on alongside TOMBS and label mates PELICAN. The band are touring in support of their third full-length Black Cascade.

JARBOE – Mahakali

Legendary vocalist/avant garde rock pioneer Jarboe brings her ethereal voice and vision to her latest album, Mahakali. It takes only a few seconds for the album to take your take hold of your spirit and mind as Jarboe‘s hypnotic siren call glide through opening track, “Mahakali, of Terrifying Countenance.” Atmospheric, emotional, and powerful, the band quickly traverses much terrain shifting from the brooding, the dark, the desolate, and the sobering. There are just enough layers of instrumentation and musical darkness to set the mood without overloading the listener. Particularly, there is plenty of tasty percussion work to be found.

There are plenty of guest appearances from Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Colin Marston (DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS), Josh Graham (NEUROSIS, A STORM OF LIGHT), and Phil Anselmo (DOWN). “The Soul Continues” is an absolutely fantastic track combining the black and sinister, low-end vocals of Attila Csihar with absolutely haunting vocal lines by Jarboe. The song is a great juxtaposition of different vocals stylings coming together to create a very powerful single expression. If there was ever a song that perfectly captured the sounds of a nightmare, “A Sea of Blood and Hollow Screaming…” would be it. The sheer power of the song is undeniable. Phil Anselmo‘s lead vocal contribution on the melancholic, acoustic song, “Overthrown,” is a great showcase of his creativity and ability to bear his soul in pure honesty.

Before you realize it, the album is over and the silence really resonates within your mind after being taken on such a trip. Mahakali is perfect for those seeking something more and something that is true and powerful. Many rewards await the listener. (The End Records)

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