Listen to JESU’s Forthcoming Conqueror Album in It’s Entirety

Conqueror, JESU‘s forthcoming new album, has been posted in it’s entirety for previewing at this new website: http://www.jesuconqueror.com/. The album comes out on February 20th in the U.S.

The band will also be kicking off on a North American tour on the same day Conqueror drops. The first show will be an exclusive CD release show, followed by a full scale tour with ISIS, and an appearance at this year’s SXSW. Dates are as follows:

2/20 – Spaceland, Los Angeles CA (CD release show)

with ISIS
2/22 – Casbah, San Diego CA
2/23 – The Clubhouse, Tempe AZ
2/24 – Launchpad, Albuquerque NM

with ISIS & TORCHE
2/26 – Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK
2/27 – Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX
2/28 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging, Austin TX
3/1 – Numbers, Houston TX
3/2 – Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge LA
3/3 – Bottletree Lounge, Birmingham AL
3/5 – The Social, Orlando FL
3/8 – 40 Watt Club, Athens GA
3/9 – Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC
3/10 – Alley Katz, Richmond VA
3/11 – 930 Club Washington, DC
3/13 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
3/14 – Irving Plaza, New York NY

with PELICAN, DAUGHTERS, OXBOW, BIG BUSINESS, & OCTAVE MUSEUM
3/15 – SXSW (Hydra Head showcase)

with ISIS & ZOZOBRA
3/17 – The Middle East, Downstairs Cambridge MA
3/18 – Theatre National, Montreal QC
3/19 – Barrymore’s, Ottawa ON
3/20 – Opera House, Toronto ON
3/21 – St Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
3/22 – Metro, Chicago IL
3/25 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
3/26 – The Picador, Iowa City IA
3/27 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
3/28 – Marquis Theater, Denver CO
3/30 – In The Venue, Salt Lake City UT
4/1 – The Big Easy, Boise ID
4/2 – The Big Easy, Spokane WA
4/3 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle WA
4/4 – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
4/6 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco CA
4/8 – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

INTRONAUT Drummer to Play for JESU on JESU/ISIS U.S. Tour

INTRONAUT’s Danny Walker will be filling in on drums for JESU‘s upcoming North American Tour with ISIS. The tour kicks off next month starting with a record release show for JESU’s new album, Conqueror, on the day of release, February 20, 2007. The tracklisting for album is as follows:

1. “Conqueror”
2. “Old Year”
3. “Transfigure”
4. “Weightless & Horizontal”
5. “Medicine”
6. “Brighteyes”
7. “Mother Earth”
8. “Stanlow”

ISIS/JESU North American Tour
2.20 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (record release show without ISIS)
2.22 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2.23 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
2.24 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

with TORCHE
2.26 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
2.27 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
2.28 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
3.01 Houston, TX @ Numbers
3.02 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
3.03 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge
3.05 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3.06 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
3.08 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
3.09 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
3.10 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
3.11 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

3.13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
3.14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3.15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s (JESU only / HHR SXSW showcase)
3.15 New Britain, CT @ CCSU Alumni Hall (ISIS / TORCHE only)
3.16 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (with VERSOMA)

with ZOZOBRA
3.17 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
3.18 Montreal, CAN @ Theatre National
3.19 Ottawa, CAN @ Barrymore’s
3.20 Toronto, CAN @ Opera House
3.21 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
3.22 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3.25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
3.26 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
3.27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
3.28 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3.30 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.01 Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
4.02 Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy
4.03 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
4.04 Portland,OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4.06 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
4.08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

ISIS Headlining U.S. Tour with JESU February 2007

Supporting their stellar new album, In the Absence of Truth, ISIS is embarking on an ambitious headlining tour next spring. Supporting them on most dates are JESU, masterminded by Justin Broadrick, who will have a new album, Conqueror, out February 20 on Hydra Head. Noise-metallers TORCHE and angsty metalloids ZOZOBRA will also join them on different legs.

Tour dates:
02/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
02/23 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse*
02/24 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
02/26 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory*
02/27 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater*
02/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
03/01 – Houston, TX – Numbers*
03/02 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon*
03/03 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Lounge*
03/05 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
03/08 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt*
03/09 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
03/10 – Richmond, VA – Alley Katz*
03/11 – Washington, DC – 930 Club*
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA*
03/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
03/16 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East**
03/17 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East***
03/18 – Montreal, QC Theatre – National***
03/19 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s***
03/20 – Toronto, ON – Opera House***
03/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro***
03/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club***
03/26 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador***
03/27 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre***
03/28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater***
03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue***
04/03 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s***
04/06 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s***
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre***

* w/ JESU and TORCHE
** w/ TORCHE
*** w/ JESU and ZOZOBRA

GIANT SQUID Preparing For South Park Music Festival, ISIS Show

Austin, Texas-based eclectic doom rock band, GIANT SQUID, will be making the long haul to South Park, Colorado this weekend to play the PureVolume.com showcase at this year’s South Park Music Festival. More than 120 bands from all over the world are converging on the tiny town of South Park, which sits at 10,000 feet elevation, and is the real life city that inspired the infamous cartoon of the same name. About the upcoming showcase, GIANT SQUID singer/guitarist Aaron Gregory comments, “GIANT SQUID will be revealing their new band members, Kimberly Freeman (keyboards) and Scott Sutton (drums), who have been working diligently to prepare for this event, as well as the band’s opening slot with one of their all-time favorite bands, ISIS, at Emo’s in Austin, Texas on September 13th, 2006.”

“I think we will all really enjoy seeing some mountains again, almost all of us being native Californians who are still adjusting to Texas’ flatness. South Park will be like a mini-vacation for all of us, as long as we don’t pass out trying to rock too hard at that elevation. It couldn’t be a better way though to prepare our new guy and gal before the ISIS gig we have as soon as we get home. I just hope people will be there to watch us at South Park since we will be driving 32 hours to play four songs!”

He adds, “The first waves of reviews on Metridium Fields, GIANT SQUID‘s debut release on The End Records have rolled in, and it’s pretty overwhelming the amount of praise they’ve washed up.”