EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA, BAPTISTS, More Added to Power of the Riff 2011

It has been announced that EYEHATEGOD will be co-headline the upcoming Power of the Riff festival in Los Angeles. In addition, BLACK COBRA, SKIN LIKE IRON, BAPTISTS, SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP, EARLY GRAVES, and SLAVE have all been added to the bill that already includes PENTAGRAM, WINTER, PELICAN, TRAP THEM, MASAKARI, ALPINST, ACEPHALIX, and ALL PIGS MUST DIE.

The Los Angeles edition of the Power of the Riff fest goes down August 13, 2011 at The Echo and Echoplex in Echo Park. Tickets are available here.

This year, Power of the Riff has expanded out  of Los Angeles. The fest will make its way San Francisco and Seattle as well. For more details on those shows, visit the official Power of the Riff website: http://thepoweroftheriff.com/

Metal Swim: Free Compilation of Rare, Unreleased Metal Courtesy of Adult Swim and Scion A/V

Adult Swim, the home of DETHKLOK and Metalocalypse, and Scion A/V, who have been responsible for a wave of metal fests and free shows, have come together to bring you Metal Swim, a collection of 16 rare or unreleased metal. The album is free to download and features the following tracks:

DEATH ANGEL – “Truce”
SKELETONWITCH – “Bringers of Death”
TORCHE – “Arrowhead”
LUDICRA – “Path of Ash”
KYLESA – “Forsaken”
BLACK TUSK – “Fatal Kiss”
RED FANG – “Hank is Dead”
BLACK COBRA – “Frozen Night”
SAVIOURS – “Dixie Dieway”
WITCH MOUNTAIN – “Veil of the Forgotten”
ISIS – “Pliable Foe”
JESU – “Dethroned”
PELICAN – “Inch Above Sand”
ZOROASTER – “Witch Hammer”
WITHERED – “Extinguished With the Misery”
BORIS – “Luna”

Visit the Metal Swim site to download the free album and view interviews and performance footage from past Scion Rock Fests: http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201009_scion/index.html

WEEDEATER “Nine Toe” Tour Announced

North Carolina’s WEEDEATERin light of the recent loss of frontman Dave “Dixie” Collins‘ toe due to a self-inflicted gun-cleaning wound–have announced the routing for their upcoming US tour, now officially dubbed the “Nine Toe” Tour. The month long tour kicks off a week before this year’s SXSW, where WEEDEATER will headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase on March 20th. Support bands for the tour include BLACK COBRA, ASG, BLACK TUSK, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, US CHRISTMAS, and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

The band will also enter with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios in April to record their new release entitled Jason… The Dragon, to be released later this year again on Southern Lord.

Check out a full statement from the band regarding the tour and recording on the band’s Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/weedeater

WEEDEATER 2010 “Nine Toe” Tour
3/12/2010 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
3/13/2010 The Back Booth – Orlando, FL
3/14/2010 Crazy Marlins – Panama City Beach, FL
3/15/2010 Lenny’s – Atlanta, GA
3/16/2010 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
3/17/2010 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
3/18/2010 The Channel @ Meridian – Houston, TX
3/19/2010 Skillman Street Bar – Dallas, TX
3/20/2010 Encore – Austin, TX @ Tone Deaf SXSW Showcase
3/21/2010 Zombie’s – San Antonio, TX
3/23/2010 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2010 Chasers – Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2010 Ultra Violet – Los Angeles, CA
3/27/2010 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
3/28/2010 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/29/2010 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/31/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
4/01/2010 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
4/02/2010 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
4/03/2010 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
4/04/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
4/05/2010 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
4/06/2010 The Southgate House – Newport, KY
4/07/2010 The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/08/2010 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/09/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/10/2010 Webster Hall (Studio) – New York, NY
4/11/2010 Khyber – Philadelphia, PA
4/12/2010 DC9 – Washington, DC
4/13/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
4/14/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA

PELICAN Announce Full U.S. Tour

PELICAN, who have kept busy this year with a whole lot of touring, will be embarking their own headlining U.S. tour that begins just days before the release of the band’s upcoming new album, What We All Come To Need. The band’s new album, and first for Southern Lord, comes out on October 27th. Labelmates BLACK COBRA will be opening for most of the dates.  Additional support will come from MINSK, SWEET COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, GODS & QUEENS, and DISAPPEARER.

PELICAN will also join EARTH, SUNN O))) and EAGLE TWIN for a Southern Lord showcase in the Blackened Music Series at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple later this month.

9/22/2009 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY w/ SUNN O))), EARTH, EAGLE TWIN
10/18/2009 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ MINSK, SWEET COBRA
10/19/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/MINSKSWEET COBRA
10/20/2009 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/21/2009 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/22/2009 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/24/2009 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/25/2009 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/27/2009 Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/28/2009 The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/29/2009 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
10/30/2009 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/01/2009 Emo’s – Austin, Texas w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/02/2009 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/04/2009 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/05/2009 The Picador – Iowa City, IA w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/28/2009 The Shelter – Detroit, MI w/ BLACK COBRA, GODS & QUEENS
11/29/2009 The Soundlab – Buffalo, NY w/ BLACK COBRA, GODS & QUEENS
12/01/2009 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/02/2009 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/03/2009 Harper’s Ferry – Allston, MA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/04/2009 Rock And Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/05/2009 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/07/2009 Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/08/2009 Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/09/2009 Cider House – Knoxville, TN w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/10/2009 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER, BRAINBOW
12/11/2009 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER

Visit PELICAN on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pelican

BLACK COBRA to Team up with WEEDEATER and SLOUGH FEG for Dates

BLACK COBRA, the act that just does not stop touring, bring their two-man sludgefest to the masses once again beginning this week. First they hit some West Coast and Southern dates with ‘Frisco brothers SLOUGH FEG, then pick up and head up through the rest of the country with filthmongers WEEDEATER for a few weeks.

BLACK COBRA w/SLOUGH FEG
07/31/2008 Relax Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ANCESTORS, IT’S CASUAL
08/01/2008 Stray Cat w/CASKET LIFE, SLUT SISTER – Tempe, AZ – FREE SHOW
08/03/2008 Whiskey Dix – Lubbock, TX
08/04/2008 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
08/05/2008 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
08/06/2008 Red 7 – Austin, TX
08/08/2008 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

BLACK COBRA w/WEEDEATER
08/09/2008 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/WITHERED
08/10/2008 Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC
08/12/2008 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/DEATHAMMER
08/13/2008 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
08/14/2008 Middle East – Cambridge, MA
08/17/2008 Knitting Factory – New York, NY
09/18/2008 Jigsaw Saloon – Cleveland, OH w/BLOODWOLF, FORGED IN FLAME
09/19/2008 Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH
08/20/2008 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
08/21/2008 Double Door – Chicago, IL – FREE SHOW
08/22/2008 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
08/23/2008 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
08/24/2008 Box Awesome – Lincoln, NE
08/25/2008 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
08/28/2008 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
08/29/2008 Satyricon – Portland, OR

More news, shows and more to be announced.

PELICAN, BLACK COBRA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE to Team Up for Tour Dates

PELICAN, BLACK COBRA, and UNEARTHLY TRANCE will team up for a short run of dates starting at the end of February until mid March.

Tour dates:

02/28/2008 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
02/29/2008 The House – Dekalb, IL
03/01/2008 Rhino’s All Ages Music Club – Bloomington, IN
03/02/2008 The Gargoyle – St Louis, MO
03/04/2008 Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
03/05/2008 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
03/06/2008 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL w/City of Ships
03/07/2008 Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
03/08/2008 The Big Cypress Reservation / Langerado Fest – Clewiston, FL
03/10/2008 The Social – Orlando, FL
03/12/2008 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
03/13/2008 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
03/15/2008 Headliners Music Hal – Louisville, KY w/YOUR BLACK STAR

BLACK COBRA Ready to Hit the Road with THE SWORD

BLACK COBRA will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming album, Feather And Stone. The eight-track assault showcases the bands’ exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing, Bestial (once thought untouchable), will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30th.

While they’ve been on tour for like a year straight already – their most recent jaunt attacking Japan, and that following multiple successful North American and European tours – the band have been picked up a U.S. tour supporting THE SWORD.

Tour dates:
10/17/2007 12 Galaxies – San Francisco CA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW, WEEDEATER
11/24/2007 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco CA
11/25/2007 Relax Bar – Los Angeles CA
11/26/2007 *TBA Arizona
11/27/2007 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque NM
11/28/2007 Whiskey Dix – Lubbock TX
11/29/2007 Red 7 – Austin TX w/SLOUGH FEG, THE FLOOD

With THE SWORD and VALIENT THORR
11/30/2007 The Jackrabbit Lounge – Shreveport LA*
12/01/2007 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans LA
12/02/2007 The Bottletree – Birmingam, AL*
12/03/2007 The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
12/05/2007 Black Cat Backstage – Washington DC
12/06/2007 Bowery Ballroom – New York NY
12/07/2007 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia PA
12/08/2007 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
12/11/2007 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
12/12/2007 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/13/2007 Reggies Live – Chicago, IL
12/14/2007 The Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI
12/15/2007 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
12/16/2007 Picador – Iowa City, IA
12/17/2007 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
12/18/2007 TBA Denver, CO
12/19/2007 TBA Salt Lake City, UT
12/20/2007 TBA Reno, NV

* w/THE SWORD, THE ROLLER