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

Download Song from GREYMACHINE’s Debut; Album Drops August 4th

GREYMACHINE, the collaboration between JESU/GODFLESH‘s Justin K. Broadrick, ISISAaron Turner, Diarmuid Dalton (JESU), and Dave Cochran (HEAD OF DAVID, GOD, ICE), will be releasing their debut album, Disconnected, on August 4th through Hydra Head Records.

The album is a jarring yet ethereal summation of each band members’ unique and caustic musical paths.  For a preview, listen to “Vultures Descend” here: http://www.avalancheinc.co.uk/greymachine.html

The album’s full track listing is as follows:
1. “Wolf At the Door
2. “Vultures Descend
3. “When Attention Just Ain’t Enough
4. “Wasted
5. “We Are All Fucking Liars
6. “Just Breathing
7. “Sweatshop
8. “Easy Pickings

Earache to Reissue GODFLESH’s Songs of Love and Hate and Love and Hate in Dub as One Set

The Earache Records reissuing machine is chugging along as the label are reissuing a pair of GODFLESH releases, Songs of Love and Hate (1996) and it’s accompanying remix album, Love and Hate in Dub (1997).  The two albums will be combined into one set along with an also out-of-print In All Languages DVD, featuring all of the band’s promotional music videos.  The mega CD/DVD set will be sold for the price of one regular CD from the Earache European Webstore: http://www.earacheshop.com/store/godflesh.html

New Five-Song JESU EP Scheduled for September 9th

Justin Broadrick‘s JESU are set to release a new five-song EP entitled, Why Are We Not Perfect?, on September 9th (pushed back from August 19th) through Hydra Head.  Two tracks originally appeared on the vinyl-only 12″ split with ELUVIUM.

Why Are We Not Perfect? track list:

1. “Farewell
2. “Blind and Faithless
3. “Why Are We Not Perfect?
4. “Farewell (Alternate Version)
5. “Why Are We Not Perfect? (Alternate Version)

The End Records Signs Collaboration Between Jarboe & Justin K. Broadrick

The End Records has signed the new project entitled: J2, featuring enigmatic singer/songwriter/performer Jarboe (SWANS) and Justin K. Broadrick, frontman for ambient/progressive noise project JESU (ex-GODFLESH).

J2 is the symbol for current density. The symbol is also short for “Joule” which means: Pronunciation Key: joule (jôôl, joul) The International System unit of electrical, mechanical and thermal energy.

Jarboe is known for her 14 years work with the legendary NYC East Village Art Rock band SWANS, as well as her recent musical collaborations with such bands as JESU, NEUROSIS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. Broadrick, who joined pioneering U.K. grind band NAPALM DEATH at the age of 15, formed the influential metal/industrial act GODFLESH in the late-80’s and in 2003 started up his current band JESU.

“..When I met Justin, he commented upon the impact and influence of Swans upon his music. We did a concert together in London in 2005 and began discussing working together. I had also been drawn to the unique energy of JESU and so this was exciting to explore.”

The J2 album will be released in the spring of 2008 on The End Records.

GALLHAMMER – Ill Innocence

GALLHAMMER is a most unique musical entity consisting of a trio of Japanese girls with only death and hopelessness on their mind. Dressed like crusty, black metal vixens, these unsuspecting ladies serve up an unfiltered blend of only the most primitive, HELLHAMMER-inspired nastiness on their second album, Ill Innocence. GALLHAMMER summons the nihilistic, punkified, black metal grimness of Norwegian black metallers, DARKTHRONE (who themselves can be traced back to HELLHAMMER), on tracks “Killed by the Queen” and the awesome “Speed of Blood.” They capture the authentic cold and stale black metal sound with blast beats, grinding riffs, suicidal screams, and raw production. Elsewhere, they perfect the doom and gloom of Swiss purveyors, HELLHAMMER (obviously their main musical influence). Song ideas are very, very simple, but Tokyo’s GALLHAMMER steer clear of sounding like high-school beginners. Quite interestingly, in fact, is that their songs draw influences from various “indie” or post-punk musical nebulas. “Delirium Daydream” could resemble the early, unpolished works of anyone from JOY DIVISION to PJ Harvey. Of course that may be hard to envision given the band’s (black) metal roots. More appropriately relative would be Justin K. Broadrick (JESU/GODFLESH), in which the dreamy epic, “Slog,” is very reminiscent of (save for the blasting interlude). Though GALLHAMMER are clearly very singular in their musical approach, they succeed by assembling basic ideas effectively and unexpectedly. If you tire of dense, over-the-top ridiculousness, invert your diet with a sampling of Ill Innocence. (Peaceville)

JESU Announce Lifeline EP and World Tour

JESU have announced yet another release this year in the form of their Lifeline EP. One song features a guest appearance by former SWANS vocalist Jarboe.

The band will embark on a world tour starting in early October in the U.S., which visit Europe and Japan.

Lifeline tracklist”
1. “Lifeline” [5.17]
2. “You Wear Their Masks” [6.18]
3. “Storm Comin’ On” [5.58]
4. “End of the Road” [5.34]

Tour dates:
North America
Oct 4 2007 Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 5 2007 Amoeba In-Store Los Angeles, California
Oct 6 2007 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
Oct 7 2007 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 9 2007 Hailey’s Denton, Texas
Oct 10 2007 The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Oct 11 2007 Walters Houston, Texas
Oct 12 2007 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 13 2007 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 15 2007 The Social Orlando, Florida
Oct 16 2007 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 17 2007 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Oct 18 2007 Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Oct 19 2007 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 20 2007 Grammercy Theatre New York, New York
Oct 21 2007 The Polish Club Poughkeepsie, New York
Oct 22 2007 Trinity On Main New Britain, Connecticut
Oct 23 2007 The Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 24 2007 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Oct 25 2007 Lees Palace Toronto, Ontario
Oct 26 2007 Showplace Theatre Buffalo, New York
Oct 27 2007 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Oct 28 2007 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Oct 29 2007 Pops Sauget, Illinois
Oct 30 2007 Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 31 2007 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Nov 2 2007 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Seattle, Washington
Nov 3 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland
Nov 5 2007 Harlow’s Sacramento, California
Nov 6 2007 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 7 2007 Viper Room (Vice / Scion Private Party) Los Angeles, California
Nov 9 2007 Ex Plex Los Angeles, California

UK w/ MONO
Nov 15 2007 Corporation Sheffield
Nov 16 2007 Oran Mor Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 17 2007 Cockpit Leeds
Nov 18 2007 Medicine Bar Birmingham
Nov 19 2007 Cooler Bristol
Nov 20 2007 Scala London

Japan
Nov 25 2007 Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo
Nov 27 2007 Nagoya Club Quattro Nagoya
Nov 28 2007 Shinsaibashi Club Quattro Osaka

Europe w/ FEAR FALLS BURNING
Dec 3 2007 La Locomotive Paris
Dec 4 2007 De Kreun Kortrijk
Dec 5 2007 Paradiso Amsterdam
Dec 6 2007 Werkstatt Cologne
Dec 7 2007 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin
Dec 8 2007 B Dresden
Dec 9 2007 Palac Akropolis Prague
Dec 10 2007 Arena Vienna
Dec 12 2007 The Garage Milan
Dec 13 2007 Ndie Lausanne
Dec 14 2007 Le Romandie Strasbourg
Dec 15 2007 State X New Forms Festival Den Haag
Dec 16 2007 La Cartonnerie Reims

WEEDEATER Announce Fall Tour Dates

WEEDEATER will be heading out this month in support of their latest album, God Luck and Good Speed. The band will be joined by various bands along the tour.

Tour dates:

10/05/07 Lenny’s Bar – Atlanta, GA w/RWAKE, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
10/06/07 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ RWAKE, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
10/07/07 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
10/08/07 Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
10/09/07 Rudyards – Houston, TX
10/10/07 The Mohawk – Austin, TX w/JESU, U.S.S.A.
10/11/07 Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar – San Antonio, TX w/U.S.S.A.
10/15/07 Casbah – San Diego, CA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW presents Love’s Holiday
10/16/07 Knitting Factory – Los Angeles, CA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW
10/17/07 12 Galaxies – San Francisco, CA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW
10/19/07 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW presents Love’s Holiday, BLACK ELK
10/20/07 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW presents Love’s Holiday
10/23/07 3 Kings – Tavern Denver, CO w/U.S.S.A.
10/25/07 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/26/07 The Note – Chicago, IL
10/27/07 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
10/28/07 Dirty Jack’s – Cincinnati, OH
10/29/07 The End – Nashville, TN
10/31/07 Beachland – Cleveland, OH
11/01/07 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/SALVAGE
11/09/07 Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC

JESU Secure Permits; To Begin U.S. Tour March 11th

JESU will finally be joining ISIS on tour beginning this Sunday, March 11th, following some troubles getting the proper paperwork for entering the U.S.  JESU mainman Justin K. Broadrick issued the following statement on the matter:

“The impending permits/visas finally cleared for JESU this week; the unforeseen backlog at the U.S embassy in London had somewhat reduced enabling the band to be interviewed and be issued their work permits/visas.

“This means that JESU will perform its first live show in the U.S this Sunday, March 11th in Washington DC at the 9.30 Club and will complete the rest of the tour with ISIS from there on in, performing at the Hydra Head Showcase at SXSW, Austin, Texas on the 15th March along the way.

“Many thanks for your patience and huge apologies to those that missed JESU at earlier shows due to these unforeseen circumstances. A JESU headline tour of the U.S over the next 9 – 12 months will hopefully compensate somewhat, especially since JESU now have permits/visas for 12 months!

“Also thank you for all the kind words and messages we have received, we wish we could reply to them all….”

Here is the band’s updated itenerary:
3/11 930 Club Washington DC – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/12 DAY OFF DAY OFF –
3/13 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/14 Irving Plaza New York NY – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/15 Emo’s Annex Austin TX – SXSW
3/16 DAY OFF DAY OFF –
3/17 (d) The Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge MA – W/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/18 Theatre National Montreal QC – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/19 Barrymore’s Ottawa ON – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/20 Opera House Toronto ON – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/21 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/22 Metro Chicago IL – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/23 DAY OFF –
3/24 DAY OFF –
3/25 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/26 The Picador Iowa City IA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/27 Granada Theatre Lawrence KS – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/28 Marquis Theater Denver CO – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/29 DAY OFF DAY OFF –
3/30 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/31 DAY OFF DAY OFF –
4/1 The Big Easy Boise ID – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/2 The Big Easy Spokane WA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/3 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA – W/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/4 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/5 DAY OFF –
4/6 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/7 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/8 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA

INTRONAUT Added to Additional Shows on ISIS Tour

Goodfellow recording artists, INTRONAUT, have been added to some additional dates on the current ISIS U.S. tour as a replacement for JESU. The band will now continue on the tour until the March 10th show in Richmond, VA. All shows are listed below.

INTRONAUT w/ ISIS
Mar 02 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Mar 03 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge
Mar 05 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Mar 06 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
Mar 08 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Mar 09 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Mar 10 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz