THE MOTH GATHERER premiers new song

Swedish experimental/progressive band THE MOTH GATHERER has premiered the first song from the upcoming debut album out on AGONIA RECORDS. “A Road of Gravel and Skulls” – a massive, eight-minute massive track full of progressive emotions and melodic slower sections – can be streamed at the following link:

https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/the-moth-gatherer-premiere

The debut album entitled A Bright Celestial Light (cover below) will hit the shops on April 16th in Europe/UK and April 30th in North America. More details on the release below.

A Bright Celestial Light will consist of five original compositions with a total playing time of 44 minutes. The album has been mastered by Karl Daniel Liden (Terra Tenebrosa, Grammy-nominated  Switchblade album) and will feature a guest appearance from Member 001 of The Konsortium fame. The tracklist is as follows:

1. The Water That We All Come To Need
2. Intervention
3. A Road of Gravel and Skulls
4. The Womb, The Woe, The Woman
5. A Falling Deity

THE MOTH GATHERER‘s music is hard to label, due to band’s non-one-dimensional approach towards the songs they create; the experimental/progressive etiquette seems almost too laconic to fully do justice to the spirit of the compositions. The debut offers up long and complex tracks, but still surprisingly simple and compelling. Abundance of tempo changes and variations that surround the album bask in emotionally charged, progressive yet utterly melodic slower sections, addictive enough to stimulate the imagination.

“We just want our music to be an emotional explosion,” comments Alex, co-founder. “A lot of the songs are about death, missing people you loved who have passed away, and losing hope in mankind. We want the music to make you feel like you can move mountains with it. I wish for that when people hear our music, they start to dream away.”

THE MOTH GATHERER
is recommended for fans of Neurosis, Breach and Cult of Luna.

The band is: Alex Stjernfeldt and Victor Wegeborn, who both handle guitars, bass, electronics, vocals, and drums.

More news on THE MOTH GATHERER can be found at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheMothGatherer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMothGatherer
Website: http://www.themothgatherer.com/
Album preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUtQcrrJo7k

Seeker vocalist comments on upcoming U.S. tour

Dallas heavy metal act on the verge, Seeker, has commented on the band’s upcoming string of February U.S. tour-dates with headliner, Corelia, and I, Omega.

 

“We’re always excited to be on the road, and the fact that both bands are full of such outstanding musicians makes this tour even better,” said vocalist Bryce Lucien. “We’ve been working extremely hard to step up the insanity of our live show and we will be playing quite a bit of new material on this run, so we’re definitely ready to get back out in front of our old fans and hopefully make some new ones. Be on the lookout for a new song premiere in the coming weeks. See you on the road.”

 

The upcoming run will commence Valentine’s Day 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. following the release of a brand new single set to drop early February. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

 

 

Seeker burst onto the scene in late 2011, playing its first show on October 1st before heading out on its first tour the following week. Lucien describes the band’s sound as, “fast, aggressive, pissed off heavy metal. Everything we do is very raw, passionate and honest.”

 

Seeker released its debut EP ‘The Antagonist’ last spring for free via the official Seeker Bandcamp page at: http://seeker.bandcamp.com/album/the-antagonist.

 

A music video for the track “Serpent Skin” surfaced last fall and can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/tLCnc_mHwLg.

 

With new music on the horizon and a full touring schedule planned for the first half of the year, the current lineup – guitarist Justin Edgerton, vocalist Bryce Lucien, drummer Dustin Weaver and bassist Chris Keasler – is poised to take the band to the next level behind a blue-collar, DIY approach and a non-stop 2013 schedule.

 

“The fact that anyone cares and comes to our shows is something we’re always surprised by and very proud of,” added Lucien. “We’ve gotten to tour the country several times over, met a ton of really amazing people, and released music that we’re still excited to play every night…and we’ve done all of this completely on our own. We are DIY to our core. We realized very quickly that if we were going to make this happen we would have to step up and create our own future.”

 

Stay tuned to the official Seeker Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/seekertx for new music and tour-dates.

 

 

 

Seeker on tour w/ Corelia and I, Omega…

 

2/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

2/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Parish

2/16 – Tyler, TX @ The Oil Palace (Outrage Fest)

2/17 – Austin, TX @ The Hole in the Wall

2/18 – Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center

2/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Performance Center

2/20 – El Paso, TX @ Gallery 127

2/21 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground

2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter

2/23 – Fullerton, CA @ The Anchor

 

Seeker on tour…

 

3/14 – Austin, TX @ Death Metal Pizza

3/15 – Shreveport, LA @ Mediastar Entertainment Hall

 

Bully PG-13 Edition (DVD)

 

Bully has made its way from the festival circuit and onto home video formats. This documentary is directed by Lee Hirsch and is an intimate view into the impact that physical and mental bullying has on victims. While there is some level of antagonism that all school-aged children go through, the actions taken by some of the titular individuals here is shocking. Two different families have lost a child due to bullying, while the actions taken by those bullied seem to be incredibly desperate.

Bully is a film that is tremendously touching and should be required viewing for anyone that either has children of school-going age or is currently a student at school. I believe that a lot of bullying occurs because the bully does not know the impact of their actions. Bully is the first film that I have seen that looks to pull the veil away from the collective consciousness and attempts to provide solutions to what is an endemic problem in schools in the United States and abroad. The hour and forty minutes that comprise Bully will have viewers on the edge of their seats; viewers will continually be shocked at the depraved actions that bullies will commit on their fellow students.

Purchase a copy of Bully when it drops down on February 13th; anyone that has been through the cruel middle and high school periods will be able to identify with the cases that are described here. Here’s to hoping that Hirsch is able to parlay this momentum into creating some substantial social change.

Rating: 7.7/10

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ENABLER: Milwaukee Killers To Drop New EP

Following their civilian and critic-lauded All Hail The Void LP, released last year via Southern Lord, Milwaukee’s venomous metal/hardcore quartet ENABLER is set to drop a crushing new EP this Spring via Think Fast! Records.

 

ENABLER’s upcoming Shift of Redemption EP features four brand new tracks from the Brew City killers, and while a rapid release, showcases the band expanding their infectious brand of sonic violence into new territory. The recording lineup for Shift of Redemption included founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber and bassist Amanda Daniels as on All Hail The Void, and welcomes new lead guitarist Eric Dunn (By Way of Sunstorm, ex-Harlots) and drummer Dave Mann (Mouth of the Architect). The brutal anthems were recorded by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings, mixed by Chris Common (Pelican, These Arms Are Snakes), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, High on Fire), with artwork provided by Raf W. The EP is now confirmed for release via Think Fast! Records worldwide on April 9th via digital download and 7”; the first pressing limited to 1,000 copies, with 350 copies pressed on gold wax and 650 on clear.

 

Preceding the release of Shift of Redemption, ENABLER will trek across the Atlantic for their maiden Europe tour. Confirmed for a sixteen-city massacre alongside Finnish grinders Rotten Sound and Swedish crust/metal squad Martyrdöd, the mayhem will begin with a sendoff show in Dayton, Ohio on February 18th. However ENABLER is currently operating without a full-time drummer, Andrew Stamm will lay down the percussive assault on the band’s first European tour.

 

ENABLER Live Actions:

Euro-Tour Sendoff Show:

2/18/2013 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH w/ By Way of Sunstorm

 

ENABLER European Tour w/ Martyrdöd, Rotten Sound:

2/22/2013 John Dee – Oslo, Norway

2/23/2013 Showdown – Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg

2/24/2013 Bergsunds Strand 43 – Stockholm, Sweden

2/25/2013 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

2/26/2013 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany

2/27/2013 Gloppe – Leeuwarden, Holland

2/28/2013 Underworld – London, UK

3/01/2013 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland

3/02/2013 The Library Pub – Leeds, UK

3/03/2013 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium

3/04/2013 Elfer – Frankfurt, Germany

3/05/2013 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, Slovenia

3/06/2013 Kranhalle – München, Germany @ Feierwerk

3/07/2013 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

3/08/2013 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

3/09/2013 East Club – Bischofswerda, Germany

 

Random Spring ENABLER Mayhem:

4/19/2013 Negative Space – Winnipeg, MB w/ Violent Gorge

4/20/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Weekend Nachos, Much Worse

4/26/2013 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest

Core Evolution Protein (Vanilla)

 

Core Evolution Protein is a whey protein isolate that cuts out a great deal of the fat and calories that are typically present in protein-containing products. The product uses Sucralose (rather than Aspartame) to provide flavoring, which comes in Milk Chocolate and Vanilla flavors. Each scoop contains 24 grams of protein on 27.7 grams of material, representing a tremendously solid proportion. There are only 101 calories in each scoop, meaning that those that use two scoops decrease the calorie content of a typical smoothie by about 60-80%; the 1 gram of fat per scoop marks a similar decrease.

The flavor is something that I could easy come back to; while there are only two flavors that HIT Supplements offers at this time, I feel that one could bounce between the two without burning out on the flavors. One last note – the Calcium content of the Core Evolution Protein (3% of recommended daily value increases bone health to a considerable degree. The BCAA / L-Glutamine content ensures that whatever gains that one makes while utilizing Core Evolution Protein will not be in vain; ketosis of muscle simply does not happen.

Simply put, this is one of the best proteins that we have supplemented with so far in 2013. The miscibility of the product is stellar, ensuring that one has a delectable and consistent shake every time. Make sure to check out their website, which will be updated with the company’s newest products. Individuals can purchase HIT Supplements products from Bodybuilding.com. I foresee some great things coming from HIT Supplements; get in on the ground floor to see exactly what I am talking about.

Rating: 9.4/10

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THE INFINITE STAIRCASE RELEASE SINGLE TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

The All-Star project comprised of the NY based band The Infinite Staircase, along with Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One), Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few) and John “JD” DeServio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) has completed work on “The Pride”, the all-star single set to hit Itunes next Tuesday via Vanity Music Group.

Co-writer, vocalist, and guitarist, Lenny Cerzosie explains the meaning of the song, and the process in which he, and vocalist  Kevin Martin took to get to that conclusion. “In terms of the writing process and the meaning behind “The Pride”… the coolest thing about it to me is that it was written by all of us, it was a group effort. Kevin, being the one who, technically, is not necessarily from the area, but has very close ties, he said “tell me what you guys experienced.. what you guys saw.. what you heard. Tell me what really went on, what people didn’t see.  Your home, your neighborhood.”

“He had a couple of pages full of just ideas, different things, the topics we wanted to touch; One of the main topics was about how the streets, how the beach came all the way to the major boulevards. The streets and our home and our memories, the things that Kevin felt, that we all felt, those were the things to talk about. Then Kevin really took charge of, well let’s now put these things in some kind of order.”

“These are our streets, this was our home” And I said, you know what, that’s awesome, but what about “These are our streets. This is our home.” Cause even though it’s washed away, it’s still our home. He was like “Yeah, you’re right! Let’s do that!” It kind of flowed from there. Kevin said, “Yeah, we are the pride.” And I said “Yeah, because New York, New Jersey, Philly, you know, we’re all about the pride” – and he’s like “Yeah, but I’m talking about the lion’s pride. Forget FEMA and Red Cross and everybody else –  we take care of our own. We’re here for a reason. We are the lion’s den, the lion’s pride, that’s what it’s about. It’s the roar. It’s the pride.” I thought that was very cool.”

“I think in the end, that’s going to be what really touches everybody; that we’re all in this together. This was a group effort and we’re all going to take care of our own and each other and that’s what the song really comes down to, it’s all about the pride.”

The track was recorded with Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music in Butler, NJ where Sevendust recently wrapped the recording of their new album, ‘Black Out The Sun’ and The Infinite Staircase continue to work on their new album.

“The Pride,” is slated for a digital release February 5 as an iTunes exclusive and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carl V.Bini Memorial Foundation for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“Living on the Jersey shore my entire life, I was mortified at the after- effects of Hurricane Sandy,” says bassist JD DeServio. “It was heartbreaking to see all the lives that were affected throughout the tri-state area. Hopefully the song we recorded will benefit some of those unfortunate people. God bless.”

Lenny adds, “It’s nice to know that the Carl V. Bini Memorial Foundation is based on the idea of a hero from 9/11. To work with a foundation like that, that’s already something that of course anybody, especially a New Yorker, would be proud to be a part of, it’s nice to know that we have 100% confidence that all of the money that’s raised is going to go directly to people who need it.The musicians involved did not take a penny, did not ask for a penny, did not expect a penny, some of us even took money out of our pockets to make this happen. It’s a sincere movement, a sincere group and I think in the end that’s what’s going to make this project successful; that everybody involved is 100% sincere and 100% authentic and that’s what’s going to make all the difference.”

The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund was founded in honor of Firefighter Carl V. Bini, a member of the FDNY tragically taken during 9/11. The fund’s mission is to memorialize the heroism of its fallen hero by providing aid to those who so desperately need it now and in the future.

Ginger and The Ghost confirmed for SXSW and CMA 2013

Sydney based experimental pop duo, Ginger and The Ghost, are proud to announce they will be taking the stage at this year’s South By South West Festival, as well as at Canadian Music Week.
We’ve only just started the new year, but the Aussie band have managed to receive ‘Video of the Day’ on AOL’s Spinner for their highly celebrated video, ‘One Type of Dark’:
http://www.spinner.com/2013/01/24/ginger-and-the-ghost-one-type-of-dark-video-of-the-day/.
The video premiered exclusively through Nylon Magazine in December here.
“Ginger and the Ghost is the kind of music we wouldn’t mind
being on the soundtrack to our life.”
– NYLON
 
The innovative duo are uniquely weaving their way into the future of music by placing equal importance on visual and musical elements. They hand-make their own sets and installations for each show, using found objects, textiles and projections to create an atmosphere of fantasy, color, and movement, immersing the audience in their  dreamstate world.
In Ginger’s own words: “One Type of Dark” is a story about my inner child’s imagination. As she leaves a subconscious dreamstate  in bed, she floats out of the window and into thoughts of otherworldly places. Questions with infinite possibilities are asked while visions of herself play out fantastical adventures across far away galaxies.  It’s a celebration of our imagination and the importance of keeping it
Ginger And The Ghost’s “One Type of Dark” and “Where Wolf”, released through InGrooves/Fontana, are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all digital retailers worldwide.

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are going to release a digital compilation of March 8, 2013!

“10 Mighty Killers” will, as the title already suggests, contain the following 10 tracks:
1. XTC (Video Clip: http://youtu.be/RpE8BrAIdjI)
2. Pretty Little Mess (Video Clip: http://youtu.be/m3Jgfs890qk)
3. Restless Heart
4. Caught In A Dream
5. Burn The Night
6. Home
7. Too Big To Fail
8. Tomorrow Never Comes
9. Brace For Impact
10. The One

You can listen to snippets from the compilation here: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/20308?lang=en

Artwork: http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/massacrerecordseurope/MR%20News/LMK10MightyKillers.jpg

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PROGRESSIVE-FUNK COLLECTIVE EVERYDAY ANIMALS

LA’s Everyday Animals offer a glimpse into a brave new world; the juncture where prog, pop, and funk meet to create a new beast. Originally hailing from Athens, Ohio, the band honed their chops in open jams and bar gigs, experimenting with tight improvisations and a regularly rotating set list, before moving to Los Angeles as a unit in 2008.

Everyday Animals’ latest LP Under the Tyranny of Good Weather finds the band marrying diverse influences and incredible musicianship into their most cohesive collection to date: a sprawling, funky excursion into the mind of lead singer and writer Kevin Shima.

“The main thing to understand is that I write the songs, but we arrange them together as a group,” explains Shima. “I am essentially the band’s songwriter and producer, but the band gives critical input to the arrangements, and how we play the songs live. So, it’s half way between a band and a solo project in many ways.”

Everyday Animals, rounded out by Adam Darlin (drums), Will Schulz (bass, vocals), Brian Hobart (keys, vocals), also features one very special guest on Under the Tyranny of Good Weather, Mr. Jon Anderson of Yes.

“I began collaborating with Jon Anderson in 2009,” says Shima. “I worked on his album Survival and Other Stories and his orchestral piece Open in 2011 and he sang on our song “False Awakening” from the new album.” Adds Shima, “Yes is a huge influence on our work ethic and our way of piecing the songs together.”

TOUR DATES

02/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (Album Release Show)

Warner Bros. Records SURFER BLOOD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘PYTHONS’ SET FOR RELEASE THIS SUMMER

West Palm Beach rock band Surfer Blood have announced the release of new album and major label debut Pythons, out this summer via Warner Bros Records. The first song off the album, entitled “Weird Shapes” premiered today on the band’s website www.surferblood.com. “‘Weird Shapes’ is a left of center pop song about someone who is about to go through a manic episode,” front man JP Pitts explains. “It’s one of the most dynamic songs we’ve ever written.”

Pitts,Thomas Fekete (guitar), Kevin Williams (bass) and Tyler Schwarz (drums) recorded Pythons in Los Angeles with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen.) Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Guided By Voices) mixed the album.

Pythons is the follow-up to Surfer Blood’s critically-acclaimed debut album Astro Coast, which earned spots on “best of” lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Filter, Paste, NME and the BBC. NPR’s Bob Boilen called Astro Coast his “favorite album of 2010” and declared Surfer Blood to be “America’s best new pop band.”

Surfer Blood will be previewing songs from Pythons during a west coast run next month. The intimate, small club fan shows lead up to their attendance at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in March – full tour dates below.

Feb 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Palace
Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
Feb 26 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
Feb 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters
Mar 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 03 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

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