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/

First Bands Announced for Power of the Riff 2011

PENTAGRAM, WINTER, PELICAN, TRAP THEM, MASAKARI, ALPINIST, ACEPHALIX, and ALL PIGS MUST DIE are the first confirmed bands for this year’s Power of the Riff fest in Los Angeles. The fest goes down Saturday, August 13, 2011 at both Echoplex and The Echo in Echo Park, with more bands to be announced.

Last year’s successful event featured the same two venues featured the participation of some killer bands like CORROSION OF CONFORMITY III, GOATSNAKE, REPULSION, BLACK BREATH, NIGHT HORSE, EAGLE TWIN, and many more. We can only expect the same fine selection of bands this year, and we’re already off to an excellent start!

Unlike last year however, this year’s edition of the all ages fest will not be a free, sponsored event. Tickets will cost $30 and can be purchased here.

Follow Power of the Riff on Twitter for all the latest info: http://twitter.com/TPOTR

TORCHE @ Vacation Vinyl, Los Angeles (10/28/10)

TORCHE packed Silver Lake’s tiny Vacation Vinyl store on Tuesday and filled the room with massive volume. The now three-piece band celebrated the release of their new album, Songs for Singles, by performing the heavy, down-tuned yet surprisingly (and pleseantly) melodic new material in its entirety.

It was an early show that found PELICAN‘s Larry Herweg sneak in towards the end of the set and, with the help of others, convince the band to play a few more songs.

To top things off, the heavy metal food truck, Grill ’em All Truck, (which has recently been capturing a lot of buzz) was parked outside the store serving up some quality burgers with metal a’blaring from their stereo.

Anyways, a sweet video of (most of) the TORCHE in-store peformance was captured by user sonsolsylo. Watch it below:

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

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

PELICAN Announce North American Tour with ISIS

PELICAN will be hitting the road in support of their new EP, Ephemeral, during the months of May and June as direct support to ISIS.  Also joining them will be TOMBS.

The Ephemeral EP features brand new PELICAN recordings and will be released exclusively on vinyl by Southern Lord during the first week of June. The band will have “tour only” cd copies of Ephemeral for sale at the shows.

5/16/2009 Ebisu Liquidroom – Tokyo, Japan – Raid World Festival w/ MONO
5/19/2009 Emo’s – Austin, TX
5/20/2009 Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
5/21/2009 Meridian – Houston, TX
5/22/2009 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
5/23/2009 Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
5/25/2009 The Social – Orlando, FL
5/26/2009 Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
5/27/2009 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
5/28/2009 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
5/29/2009 Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
5/30/2009 Black Cat – Washington, Washington DC
5/31/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
6/02/2009 The Fillmore At Irving Plaza – New York, NY
6/03/2009 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/04/2009 Pearl Street – Northampton, MA
6/05/2009 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
6/06/2009 The National – Montreal, QC
6/07/2009 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
6/09/2009 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
6/10/2009 20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
6/11/2009 Small’s – Detroit, MI
6/12/2009 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

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

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.

PELICAN Join the Southern Lord Roster

Southern Lord Records has announced the signing of Chicago’s PELICAN.  The instrumental rockers are busy recording their first EP for the label at Red Room Studios in Seattle, Washington.  Guitarist, Trevor De Brauw, promises the new material to be heavier, darker, and very riff-oriented.  A special guest (to be announced at a later time), who has been a heavy influence on the band, will make an appearance.

In March, PELICAN, will be touring alongside new label mates, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, which includes a stop at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas at the Southern Lord showcase.  Following their touring adventures, the band will focus on their fourth full-length album.

PELICAN March/April 2009 tour:
*w/ TOMBS, DREDG
**w/ TOMBS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

3/15/2009 The Picador – Iowa City IA *
3/16/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, KS *
3/17/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK *
3/18/2009 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX * plus TRICKY
3/19/2009 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR **
3/20/2009 Elmo’s – Austin, TX @ SXSW Southern Lord Showcase
3/22/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX **
3/25/2009 The Sets – Tempe, AZ **
3/26/2009 The Casbah – San Diego, CA **
3/27/2009 The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA **
3/28/2009 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA **
3/29/2009 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR **
3/30/2009 Nightlight – Bellingham, WA **
3/31/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle , WA **
4/02/2009 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT **
4/03/2009 The Marquis Theatre – Denver , CO **
4/05/2009 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL **

Check out PELICAN on MySpace.

Champions of Sound Tour: PELICAN, KAYO DOT, STEVE BRODSKY & ZOZOBRA

Hydra Head Records has announced their second ever Champions of Sound Tour. Originally devised in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, PELICAN, this year’s trek sees avant-metal pioneers KAYO DOT, supporting their latest Blue Lambency Downward, and CAVE-IN frontman Stephen Brodsky (aka Stove Bredsky), support his psychedelic rock outing that is the Black Ribbon Award. Joining the bill in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, are the almighty ZOZOBRA.

Tuesday October 28th 2008 Mt. Clemens, MI Hayloft
Wednesday October 29th 2008 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
Thursday October 30th 2008 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
Saturday November 1st 2008 Allston, MA Harper’s Ferry w/ ZOZOBRA
Sunday November 2nd 2008 New York, NY Bowery Ballroomw/ ZOZOBRA
Monday November 3rd 2008 Milford, CT Daniel Street w/ ZOZOBRA
Tuesday November 4th 2008 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar w/ ZOZOBRA
Wednesday November 5th 2008 Washington, DC Black Cat
Friday November 7th 2008 Charlotteville, VA Outback Lodge
Saturday November 8th 2008 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
Sunday November 9th 2008 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
Monday November 10th Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Tuesday November 11th 2008 Gainesville, FL The Common Grounds
Thursday November 13th 2008 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Friday November 14th 2008 Orlando, FL The Social
Sunday November 16th 2008 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Café
Tuesday November 18th 2008 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant’s
Wednesday November 19th 2008 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Visit hydrahead.com for more information.