August 29, 2014

Ides of Gemini: Pre-Order Bundles Now Live as Old World New Wave Release Day Draws Near; Listen to New Tracks from the Album

As the release date for the brand new album by ethereal sound serpents, Ides Of Gemini, draws close, Neurot Recordings are pleased to announce that pre-order bundles for Old World New Wave, are now live and available.

For CD orders point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles point your browser at THIS LOCATION.

Don't forget you can turn up and zone out to the infinitely absorbing
The Chalice & The Blade,” or you can lose yourself in the new wave of "The Adversary"

This follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Kelly Johnston-Gibson (see below).


9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA IDES OF GEMINI
Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 15th, 2014 (UK/EU) and September 16th, 2014 (US).

August 28, 2014

CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Seward Fairbury Found! Additional Live Assaults Announced

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, was located at a mental health facility in Northwestern Arizona last Friday. Some weeks back Fairbury was involved in some sort of as-yet-undetermined violence in his Northern California home. No charges have been filed as of yet. He’s been missing for nearly two months.

Interim band spokesperson/guitarist Scott Kelly had this to say: “We have been searching as best we could and maybe even praying a little for Seward to turn up somewhere. To put it mildly, he’s complicated and we truly barely have a grasp on who he even is in reality. We know that he has attached his psychic warhorse to our souls and ourselves and I think anyone who’s ever been in contact with him knows that’s just one those, it is what it is, type situations. He’s with us for better or worse. I guess now we will just wait to see what emerges from these latest shadows that he’s fallen into.”

Fairbury’s past is virtually unknown aside from his family’s lengthy criminal history which dates back to earliest settlers in the Northern California region. He has been involved in the music scene for well over thirty years in some capacity or another. He has previously dealt with psycho schizoid issues.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE will continue their live assaults this week in Chicago on August 28th and 29th as direct support of the legendary Sleep at Thalia Hall with an additional ritual slated to take place at this year’s edition of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. CORRECTIONS HOUSE will also continue diligent work on their second album which nears completion.

8/28/2014 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL [tickets]
8/29/2014 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL [tickets]
10/23-10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [ info ] Details TBA

August 26, 2014

YOB: New Full-Length From Portland Doom-Bringers Now Playing In Full Via Pitchfork; Clearing The Path To Ascend To See North American Release Next Week

As commanding as it is cathartic, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the long-anticipated new full-length from Portland doom technicians, YOB, demands the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. The path to ascend is clearly an arduous one, fraught with the peril of mediocrity. YOB pummels that path however, climbing upward into a realm that sets the band in a heavy metal place that has been and will always remain wholly their own. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering, Clearing The Path To Ascend is a genuinely visceral listening experience.

In an advance investigation of the record, Last Rites dubs YOB, “one of the heaviest bands currently walking the third rock from the sun, even if they sometimes sound as if they are transporting their sounds from deep space.” Stereogum concurs, “YOB are the best doom band in the world today, and Clearing The Path To Ascend is the best doom album you’ll hear this year. It is, quite possibly, the best metal album you’ll hear this year, maybe the best album of the year, period.” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Sludgelord notes, “Heavy, discordant, startling and genuinely touching, this album is a true-blue metal odyssey that rewards every listener who dares to take the journey with them. Headphones on. Eyes closed. Experience YOB.” Noisey gushes, “In the worlds YOB make, the music's solidity pulls against its subject's uncertainty. The slow drips of percussion and roars of guitar feel geologically real, while the lyrics and samples hidden in the songs hint that ‘real’ is only a feeling,” while MetalStorm adds, “YOB have a unique way of creating music that's entirely sheltered in acute directness and yet still manages to deliver undiscovered subtleties on repeated listens. I love their startling ability to sink to new depths of desensitizing heaviness with song designs that are more or less uncomplicated but still can appease the layman's metal music listener.”


In celebration of its imminent release, now just one week away,
Pitchfork is offering up Clearing The Path To Ascend in its bone-crushing,
soul-cradling entirety via their Advance Series at THIS LOCATION.


In conjunction with the release, YOB will spread their purifying riff rituals overseas this Fall on an epic binge of performances slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band will be joined by Little Rock’s Pallbearer. See confirmed ceremonies below.

UK/European Tour w/ Pallbearer

9/06/2014 Audio- Glasgow, UK
9/11/2014 Vera - Groningen, NL
9/13/2014 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ
9/25/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
09/27/2014 Lo-fi Club - Milan, IT
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH
9/30/2014 Jubez - Karlsruhe, DE
10/01/2014 Black Ship - Montpellier, FR
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES
10/06/2014 Le Dynamo- Toulouse, FR
10/07/2014 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR
10/08/2014 Glazart - Paris, FR
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR

YOB will release Clearing The Path To Ascend on CD and digitally in North America via Neurot Recordings on September 2nd, and on vinyl via Relapse Records on September 15th. Clearing The Path To Ascend preorder bundles are currently available. For CD orders point your browser HERE. For special T-shirt bundles go HERE.


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