Cerebrally pulverizing Chicagoan quintet THE ATLAS MOTH will be blazing a good chunk of the East Coast and Midwest on the road this March with Coalesce and Harvey Milk. The low-end triple-guitar thunder the band are well-known for creating on stage is as massive as it is mesmerizing, as witnessed on their 2009 live with Dark Castle, Wetnurse, Black Cobra, Nachtmystium, Pentagram, Javelina and countless more.
THE ATLAS MOTH w/ Coalesce, Harvey Milk:
3/05/2010 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
3/06/2010 Kung-Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2010 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
3/08/2010 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
3/09/2010 Middle East [Downstairs] – Boston, MA
3/10/2010 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
3/11/2010 Wreckroom – Toronto, ON
3/12/2010 Smalls Bar – Hamtramck, MI
3/13/2010 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
THE ATLAS MOTH at SXSW 2010:
3/18/2010 East End Tattoo – Austin, TX @ Chronicyouth.com showcase
3/20/2010 The Metropolis – Austin, TX – early show
3/20/2010 21st CO OP – Austin, TX – late show
3/21/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX – Goodbye Southby
The band’s latest full-length A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky has been praised endlessly since its release in October – the first of many releases via the Candlelight/Battle Kommand alliance – and has appeared on countless year-end best-of lists.
“…executed in ambitious widescreen, shoehorning monolithic (but never boring) post-metal piledrivers between
the shards of tormented mayhem” – Decibel Magazine; #19 on the Top 40 of 2009
“Muscular and riffy doom/sludge gives way to psychedelic blues and ambient passages before the clouds disappear
and melodicism prevails. This is epic stuff, people. Get familiar.” – Brooklynvegan.com; #9 on the Top 20 of 2009
“People refer to Atlas Moth as a sludge or stoner band. They’re clearly wearing blinders/missing a lot.”
– Stereogum.com; #27 on the Top 30 Best Metal Albums of 2009
A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky was released in October, the first of many releases to be released via the Candlelight/Battle Kommand alliance.