GIANT Announces New Album and Tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

North Carolina’s GIANT have issued an update regarding the recording of their debut album, Telemores, for The End Records and East Coast and Canadian tour dates with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Here’s the band with the update:
“The new album, which will be entitled Telemores, is a little over halfway complete. We have most of the main parts of the arrangements onto tape, and all of the extra instrumentation comes next, which will really complete these new pieces. We can’t wait for you all to hear them, and see the artwork that us and Black Cloud have been working on for the album. Everything will be hand drawn/painted, and is composed directly as a result of listening to these new songs.

“We had a blast on our mini-tour with CITY OF SHIPS. they are an amazing band, and amazing people. They continue on for the next three weeks, so make sure to check them out if they are coming near you. We have also been asked to join BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, this time as direct support, for some Canadian and East Coast dates before they go out with DREAM THEATER and OPETH. Right after that we continue on with KHANN for the rest of April. We hope to see you all out on the road!”

The tour dates are:
03/15/08 Sat @ The Ale House Pub – Austin, TX

03/30/08 @ The Chameleon club – Lancaster, PA
04/01/08 @ Le Studio – Montreal, ON
04/03/08 @ Reverb – Toronto, ON
04/04/08 @ Vinyl – Guelph, ON
04/05/08 @ Salt Lounge – London, ON
04/07/08 @ Uncle Pleasants – Louisville, Kentucky
04/08/08 @ Valarium – Knoxville, TN
04/09/08 @ Greene St. – Greensboro, NC
04/10/08 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
04/11/08 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

04/13/08 Sun @ TBA – Memphis, TN
04/14/08 Mon @ TBA – St. Louis, MO
04/15/08 Tue @ Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN (Arrive Early! Doors at 6:00pm Show ends at 9:00pm)
04/16/08 Wed @ 31st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
04/17/08 Thu @ Siren Records – Doylestown, PA
04/18/08 Fri @ The Haunt – Yonkers, NY
04/19/08 Sat @ The Downtown Quarterback – Endicott, NY
04/20/08 Sun @ Annabelle’s – Akron, OH

SOURVEIN on Tour with ZOROASTER; Ghetto Angel Set for Release

SOURVEIN are serious, down-tuned sludge/doom with the Southern flavor of bands like DOWN and EYEHATEGOD. Following their debut full-length on Southern Lord Records, the band’s This Dark Reign debut EP, Emerald Vulture, was an ugly 17 minutes of slow, hateful, grinding darkness, full of thick guitars and malicious vocals. Ghetto Angel, the bands’ latest release and second EP in a series of three for TDR, charges forth with the bands’ signature style of buzzsaw guitars and droning bass with the tempered pace of a sloth, but the songwriting has found a groove not heard on previous recordings. Let’s face it, this band has had bad luck on top of bad luck with labels failing on them, natural catastrophes, drug habits taking toll, loved ones lost and everything between, but still they kept their eye on the ball. And we’re all the benefactors as they turn it all into a gut-wrenching mix of swamp metal and doom.

With Ghetto Angel set for release February 12th, the band are currently plowing-over towns on tour with ZOROASTER. After finishing off the South/Southwest and hitting the West Coast they’ll swing and head back East, meeting up with GANON mid-month for the Metal Maniacs sponsored tour that takes them through the Northeast. Plans for a new European tour are in the works for the coming months, and they band is set to burn down Roadburn Fest this year as well.

and ZOROASTER on tour now:
02/10/2008 Knitting Factory – Los Angeles CA
02/11/2008 The Stork Club – Oakland CA
02/12/2008 Annie’s Social Club – San Francisco CA
02/13/2008 Ash Street Saloon – Portland OR
02/14/2008 Funhouse Seattle – Seattle WA
02/15/2008 The Palace – Missoula MT
02/16/2008 Kingdom of Doom – Denver CO
02/17/2008 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines IA
02/18/2008 Big V’s – St. Paul MN

02/19/2008 Vnuks – Cudahy WI
02/20/2008 Reggie’s Live – Chicago IL
02/21/2008 The Belmont – Hamtramck MI
02/22/2008 31st St. Pub – Pittsburgh PA
02/23/2008 Ravari Room – Columbus OH
02/24/2008 Knitting Factory – New York NY
02/25/2008 The Red & Black – Washington DC
02/26/2008 Khyber – Philadelphia PA
02/27/2008 The Sterling Hotel – Allentown PA