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May 20, 2015

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: Seattle’s Doomiest To Kick Off Live Incursion Tomorrow; Tour Trailer Posted

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – the Seattle doom brigade featuring iconic guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle, formerly of Tad and Hog Molly, veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki) -- will level the stages of eight cities with their apocalyptic odes on a long-anticipated bout of West Coast rituals. Slated to commence tomorrow, May 21st, on their home turf of Seattle, the trio will make their way through Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Denver and Salt Lake City with the run drawing to a close in Boise.

Photo by Invisible Hour

Issues Doyle of the trek, "It’s been far too long. The wait is over. Time for us to get out on the road, log some miles in the van and visit the cities and people we love to play our shit for in support of our debut self-titled record on Neurot Recordings."


View the tour trailer HERE.




BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH:

5/21/2015 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Bali Girls [tickets]
5/22/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Rabbits [tickets]
5/23/2015 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA [tickets]
5/24/2015 Parkside – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
5/25/2015 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
5/27/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
5/28/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO [tickets]
5/29/2015 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
5/30/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID [tickets]



BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH will be touring in support of their lead-footed, their self-titled debut, unleashed in February via Neurot Recordings. Captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al), Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. Splicing thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary ruin; a slow, suffocating, spellbinding dance towards a looming apocalypse.



Sample BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH’s “Unnamed,” still streaming at NPR at THIS LOCATION, “La Mano Poderosa” heavying up the airwaves of Classic Rock at THIS LOCATION and “Lava,” still crushing Decibel HERE.




Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is currently available on CD or LP at THIS LOCATION.



“The glacially paced ‘Empires Of Dust’ evokes Monotheist-era Celtic Frost with some post-punk elements, while ‘Unnamed’ imagines a world where the Melvins play black metal… Like the most iconic albums, this one reveals hidden nuances and elements with every listen.” – Invisible Oranges

“The Bros.’ debut lurches to life with a lumbering, grunge-influenced tune, ‘Lava’… From here, things slow down to funeral doom pace for much of the next six tracks/35 minutes. However, the doom and darkness is shaded with some interesting melodic textures and moments of lightness that come at unexpected times and add a dynamic gravity to the material.” – Decibel 

“Doyle’s ears must have absorbed the past decade of heavy where the quiet-to-ear-splitting-loud dynamic dominated, but like his Pacific Northwest brothers in YOB, there is purpose in its movement.” – NPR

“Tad leads the charge through seven rounds of atmospheric post-sludge, the record’s 44 minutes no less concerned with ambience and mood than with gritting their teeth and bashing the listener over the head with waves of tectonic nod.” – The Obelisk

“After 15 years of relative silence, it’s good to have Tad Doyle back and in such fine form. God’s balls, This is heavy shit.” – MusicOMH

“BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH further cements Tad’s legacy in this town, while allowing us to take the journey along with him.” – The Seattle Passive Aggressive



May 19, 2015

YOB Confirms August Australian Tour 2015; Band To Descend Upon Maryland Deathfest This Week


[Photo by James Rexroad]

The latest bout of touring from Northwestern psychedelic doom trio, YOB, has been announced, as the outfit has confirmed their first trek to Australia this Summer.

YOB’s live show is everything you’d want from a power trio. From frenetic riffs and furious drumming to slow, crushing doom, a YOB gig is less a performance and more a communal brain-fuck. They hold their audience transfixed with brief moments of brooding, atmospheric, almost ambient respite, before pulverizing them with a massive, brutal crush of noise. And now, Life Is Noise is proud to present the Australian debut of one of the finest doom metal bands in the world on their first trek to the Australian continent this August.

"We have been wanting to come play in Australia for a long time,” issues iconic YOB guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt. “A number of my favorite bands are from there! Also, we've made some good friends there over the years. So now to finally be able to go play some shows and hang in real time is very exciting. Massive thanks to Dave Cutbush, Jack Midalia and everyone at Life Is Noise for making it possible! We're very much looking forward to this."


YOB

5/21/2015 Ram's Head Live - Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD 

Australian Tour August 2015:

8/19/2015 Rosemount Hotel - Perth, AU
8/20/2015 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, AU
8/21/2015 Max Watt’s -Melbourne, AU
8/22/2015 Manning Bar - Sydney, AU
8/23/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, AU

Tickets are now on sale now through lifeisnoise.com.au, Oztix and venue outlets: more info here.

As a precursor to the Australian dates, YOB will make an appearance at this years Maryland Deathfest, headlining Ram's Head Live on Thursday May 21, for more info visit: www.marylanddeathfest.com



YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.


In 2014, YOB released the best doom metal album of the year. Universally praised, Clearing The Path To Ascend topped Rolling Stone’s list of the best metal albums and was critically lauded by everyone from Pitchfork to The New York Times. Never has doom metal been at the forefront of the public consciousness like this, and it’s easy to see why: though it’s come almost two decades into their existence, YOB has made not just the best album of their career – they’ve made what will come to be regarded as one of the defining records in the pantheon of doom metal.

Which is not to say any of this came easy. Few bands hit their creative stride after seven records and almost twenty years, and YOB’s recording career has led them to stints with Metal Blade and Profound Lore before settling at their current home with spiritual siblings Neurosis at their label Neurot Recordings. The Neurosis comparison is obvious, but for every moment of earth-shaking post-metal, there are flourishes of old-school, soul-crushing sorrow that hark back to Black Sabbath and Saint Vitus; for every Earth-like meditation, there’s a measured catharsis of energy that recalls the explosive sludge of Melvins. What makes Clearing The Path To Ascend such a landmark record is its stellar two-track second half.

While the album’s opening act bathes in layers of funeral dirge and existential dread, its penultimate and closing tracks mark one of the genre’s finest half-hours as the trio push through to the other side of hell. With every repetition, Mike Scheidt’s riffs grow all the more hypnotic, his pious incantations ever-more compelling. YOB has succeeded where many of their contemporaries fail, imbuing the tropes of a monolithic genre with untold emotion and transcendent zeal. This is doom metal reborn.


Yob might be one of the best bands in North America. – The New York Times

“Psychedelic rock, stoner rock, stoner metal, blues metal, ambient: all reside comfortably in YOB’s wheelhouse, coalescing and collapsing on a path that stretches as far as the listener’s imagination.” – Pitchfork

“Clearing The Path To Ascend is magnificently loud and rapturously strident, but, at its heart, it quietly provides a sense of support for our innermost being; succor for our very souls.” – Steel for Brains

“All dreams must end—but by extension, so must all nightmares. On Clearing The Path To Ascend, YOB has beautifully, brutally conjured a bit of both.” – The A.V. Club





May 12, 2015

STEVE VON TILL: A Life Unto Itself Available Now from Neurot Recordings; Live UK performance announced


STEVE VON TILL: A Life Unto Itself - Available Now! 
Release Date: May 12th (US) | May 11th (UK/EU) | May 8th (GER)


A Life Unto Itself  CD released through Neurosis' own Neurot recordings is available today.  Preorder packages for the CD, digital download, LP on both black and red vinyl, including t-shirt bundles are all available here.





STEVE VON TILL has also announced his first live solo performance in several years in support of A Life Unto Itself. At press time, the lone confirmed gig is set to take place on Monday, June 29th at the historic St. Pancras Old Church in Somers Town, central London. More SVT live actions are to be announced in the near future.


STEVE VON TILL Live:

6/29/2015 St. Pancras Old Church - London, UK w/ Markers [info] [tickets]



A Life Unto Itself is available now on CD. Pre-order packages and more, now at store.neurotrecordings.com






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