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January 21, 2015

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: New Hymn From Seattle Doom Visionaries Featuring Tad Doyle Now Playing Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine; CD Preorders Available

With the imminent unveiling of the self-titled debut from Seattle doom visionaries, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, now less than one month away, today the guardians of Decibel Magazine’s web portal heave forth opening track, “Lava” for public ingestion.

Fronted by iconic guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle — formerly of TAD and Hog Molly —BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is a trio of longtime rock rebels featuring Doyle alongside veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Not surprisingly, the threesome’s forthcoming long player summons some of the gnarliest sounds from the blackest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

Photo by: Invisible Hour

Relays Doyle of the debilitating resonance of the record’s opening hymn, “‘Lava’ was originally inspired by a Native American folklore story that talks about Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, both active volcanos in the Cascade Mountain range spanning Washington State and Oregon. The story in short; ‘Where little sister goes, big sister follows,’ with ‘little sister’ being Mt. St. Helens and ‘big sister’ being Mt. Rainier. Native culture and geology records have mentioned that these eruptions happen every four-hundred or so years. Rainier is well overdue. This song is basically a tribute to the force and natural powers that lay within the region and what an eruption would look like through the eyes of the life that surrounds the region.”

Get scalded by “Lava,” currently charring the
airwaves 
of Decibel, at THIS LOCATION.



Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth
was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). Thrusting forth five hauntingly heavy tracks, with two bonus psalms included on the CD edition, Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth is Doyle’s first recorded output 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… thick, monolithic, deliberate and devouring. Their longform pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions that outpace the listener’s short-term memory leading them off the proverbial map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. Authentic and authoritative, Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.


Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will be released February 17th, 2015 via Neurot Recordings.
CD preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.



January 20, 2015

THE ROAD HOME: Outfit Featuring Scott Kelly, Noah Landis And Munly J Munly Releases Re-Recorded Anthem Via Cvlt Nation

THE ROAD HOME, embodied by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Noah Landis as well as Munly J Munly, will begin their West Coast tour this Thursday, January 22nd, which will run through Wednesday, February 4th, in support of the outfit’s recent rebirth, and in conjunction, have released a newly re-recorded track.

The title track to SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s 2012 debut LP, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, the project founded as a solo venture for Kelly, has recently been reinterpreted with the full inclusion of both Landis and Munly, as both now find themselves permanent residents of THE ROAD HOME. Reborn, this anthem now sees the light of day through an exclusive premiere via Cvlt Nation, who offers on the revised rendition of the new rendition, “This haunting track really shows the evolution of the project and showcases the formidable musicians behind its creation.”

Revisit “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” in a new light with THE ROAD HOME through Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.


As THE ROAD HOME continues to compile new material for the follow up to The Forgiven Ghost In Me, the new lineup will be performing live regularly, which will begin this week on their new West Coast tour. From Thursday, January 22rd through Wednesday, February 4th, they will play in twelve cities throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Washington, including several record store performances. View the confirmed routing below, and watch for more new tour dates and recording updates for THE ROAD HOME in the weeks ahead.

Forged by Neurosis’ founding vocalist/guitarist, Scott Kelly, Neurosis’ keyboard/effects wizard, Noah Landis, has been a part of the project since the creation of SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s 2012-released debut album, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, providing baritone guitars and keyboards to the record and on stage. Yet, since his role in the outfit has become much more expansive and significant, in both inception and delivery of the tunes, his place in the lineup has therefore become more permanent. Additionally, renowned singer/songwriter Munly J Munly has joined the group in recent months, helping reshape the band’s sound. An iconic folk/country/gospel multi-instrumentalist who has helped shape the contemporary sound of Denver, Munly is part of several current acts, including his own Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, as well as Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Denver Broncos UK and others, with releases on Smooch Records, Alternative Tentacles and more, in addition to being an awarded author, and so on.


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Additional tour and release news on THE ROAD HOME will be confirmed and announced in the months ahead.


THE ROAD HOME Winter Tour Dates:
Thu. 1/22 - Oakland, CA - 123 Go Records [ info ]
Fri. 1/23 - Santa Cruz, CA - Metavinyl [ info ]
Sat 1/24 - Fresno, CA - Audie's Olympic [ info ]
Sun 1/25 - L.A., CA - Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society
Tue 1/27 - Huntington Beach, CA - in-store at TKO Records [ info ]
Wed 1/28 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room [ info ]
Thu 1/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
Fri 1/30 - SLC, UT - Heart of Gold Tattoo
Sat 1/31 - Boise, ID - Crazy Heart
Mon 2/2 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown [ info ]
Tue 2/3 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon [ info ]
Wed 2/4 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre Front Room [ info ]




January 14, 2015

THE ROAD HOME: Scott Kelly Solo Venture Takes New Form With Full-Time Members Noah Landis And J Munly; West Coast Tour Dates Begin Next Week

With the addition of new full-time members, the project forged as SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME — orchestrated by Neurosis’ founding guitarist/vocalist, Scott Kelly — has since taken a new form as simply, THE ROAD HOME.

Neurosis’ keyboard/effects wizard, Noah Landis, has been a part of the project since the creation of SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s 2012-released debut album, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, providing baritone guitars and keyboards to the record and on stage. Yet, since his role in the outfit has become much more expansive and significant, in both inception and delivery of the tunes, his place in the lineup has therefore become more permanent. Additionally, renowned singer/songwriter Munly J Munly has joined the group in recent months, helping reshape the band’s sound. An iconic folk/country/gospel multi-instrumentalist who has helped shape the contemporary sound of Denver, Munly is part of several current acts, including his own Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, as well as Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Denver Broncos UK and others, with releases on Smooch Records, Alternative Tentacles and more, in addition to being an awarded author, and so on.

Issues Kelly of the current state of THE ROAD HOME, “We changed the name because with the addition of Munly and Noah's already prominent role in the process it felt that this had become a band of absolutely equal parts in every way. We will be working on new material throughout the year in preparation for a new record.”
As their next recorded chapter comes together, THE ROAD HOME’s new lineup will be playing live whenever possible, beginning with a newly-confirmed Western US tour which begins next week. From Thursday, January 22rd through Wednesday, February 4th, they will traverse through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Washington with twelve dates confirmed.




Additional tour and release news on THE ROAD HOME will be confirmed and announced in the months ahead.


THE ROAD HOME Winter Tour Dates:
Thu. 1/22 - Oakland, CA - 123 Go Records [ info ]
Fri. 1/23 - Santa Cruz, CA - Metavinyl [ info ]
Sat 1/24 - Fresno, CA - Audie's Olympic [ info ]
Sun 1/25 - L.A., CA - Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society
Tue 1/27 - Huntington Beach, CA - in-store at TKO Records [ info ]
Wed 1/28 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room [ info ]
Thu 1/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
Fri 1/30 - SLC, UT - Heart of Gold Tattoo
Sat 1/31 - Boise, ID - Crazy Heart
Mon 2/2 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown [ info ]
Tue 2/3 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon [ info ]
Wed 2/4 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre Front Room [ info ]

Neurot Recordings released SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s debut outing, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, in August 2012. Dissimilar to his previously-released solo outings, on this recording Kelly sought out additional musicians to help bring his written vision to fruition, recruiting the talents of Greg Dale and Noah Landis, as well as guest contributions from Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) and Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, ex-Neurosis). The Forgiven Ghost In Me, flows with over forty minutes of foreboding Americana showcasing the ever-evolving artist brandishing some of Kelly’s most expressive hymns of pain, reflection and redemption to date.








January 12, 2015

YOB: Portland Doom Monarchs Announce North American Headlining Dates

In addition to their previously announced North American live takeover this March supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved, long-running Portland dooms monarchs,YOB, today reveal additional headlining stage rumblings.




With various performances scattered prior to, throughout and following the Enslaved run, YOB will decimate ears in Sacramento, Boise, Columbus, Raleigh, Johnson City, Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Albuquerque and Tucson. Support will be provided by noise rockers, Will Haven, doom wranglers, Witch Mountain and trance-inducing psych rock perpetrators, Ecstatic Vision (also on the Enslaved tour) on select dates. See confirmed itinerary here:

     YOB North American Tour 2015 Dates
Wed Mar 4 - Sacramento, CA - Press Club #
Thu Mar 5 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick [ tickets ] *
Fri Mar 6 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre [ tickets ] *
Sat Mar 7 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s [ tickets ] *
Mon Mar 9 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater [ tickets ] *
Tue Mar 10 -Vancouver BC -Rickshaw Theatre [ tickets ] *
Wed Mar 11 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon [ tickets ] *
Thu Mar 12 - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse %
Fri Mar 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe [ tickets ] *
Sat Mar 14 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall [ tickets ] *
Mon Mar 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights [ tickets ] *
Tue Mar 17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall [ tickets ] *
Wed Mar 18 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups %
Thu Mar 19 - Toronto, ON - Opera House [ tickets ] *
Fri Mar 20 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Électriques [ tickets ] *
Sat Mar 21 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre [ tickets ] *
Sun Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [ tickets ] *
Mon Mar 23 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage [ tickets ] *
Tue Mar 24 - Boston, MA - Sinclair [ tickets ] *
Thu Mar 26 - Raleigh, NC  -  King's Barcade +
Fri Mar 27 - Johnson City, TN  -  The Hideaway +
Sat Mar 28 - Atlanta, GA  -  The Earl +
Sun Mar 29 - Memphis, TN  -  Hi-Tone +
Mon Mar 30 - New Orleans, LA  - Siberia +
Tue Mar 31 - Houston, TX  - Walter's +
Wed Apr 01 - Austin, TX  - Red 7 +
Fri Apr 03 - Albuquerque, NM  - Launch Pad +
Sat Apr 04 - Tucson, AZ  - The Flycatcher +
 * with Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision 
 % with Ecstatic Vision   
 + with Witch Mountain   
 # with Will Haven, Church

YOB will be touring in support of their critically-fawned upon Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, released early last Fall via Neurot Recordings. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend has reaped the praise of major media outlets globally, including Rolling Stone who placed the record at the coveted #1 spot on their 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 noting, “The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” The esteemed publication further commends the record noting, “Opener ‘In Our Blood’ extends a simple riff into complex arches, tracing [vocalist Mike] Scheidt’s voice as it moves from an exquisite falsetto to a death-metal bellow in the course of sixteen-minutes. And during the colossal closer ‘Marrow’ — possibly the best metal song of the year, one that uses low notes to play uplifting melodies — Scheidt sings ‘Time will fall inside the dream.’ His voice suddenly reaches out like a clarion’s call, clear and telling and beautiful. It’s a pronouncement from the living, a semaphore pointing into the future.” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Free Williamsburg crowns Clearing The Path To Ascend, “An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion,” noting, “this hour-plus slab of gut-wrenching, god-toppling doom, crafted by frontman Mike Scheidt in the wake of divorce and the decision to stop taking anti-depressants, operates on a grander scale, both sonically and philosophically, than any other album this year.” Decibel Magazine concurs, “Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse,” while Stereogum adds, “Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.

YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via store.NeurotRecordings.com.


“Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse,” – Decibel

“An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion, this hour-plus slab of gut-wrenching, god-toppling doom, crafted by frontman Mike Scheidt in the wake of divorce and the decision to stop taking anti-depressants, operates on a grander scale, both sonically and philosophically, than any other album this year.” – Free Williamsburg

“For all its heaviness, the album is disarmingly meditative, relying less on forcing the mood for the listener and entrusting that the human commonalities of love, loss, fear, and hope threaded throughout the music will render an altogether familiar place of comfort and strength within the listener.” – Steel For Brains

“The sound on Clearing The Path To Ascend is tactile: You can practically feel vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt’s callused hands sliding up and down the guitar neck…This isn’t a case of fixing what was broken; it’s about becoming greater than they already were.” – Wondering Sound

“The closing, sprawling eighteen-minute plus ‘Marrow’ takes every previously visited songwriting element on Clearing The Path To Ascend and brings it all together into beautifully melancholic combination of heaviness and melody, a fitting capstone to a gem of an album.” – About.com

“Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.” – Stereogum

“…Mike Scheidt continues to drive his band YOB to new heights of epic, darkly spiritual doom without consideration for trends, self-consciousness or the whims of fickle consumers. At sixty-two minutes yet only four songs, Clearing The Path To Ascend rewards the patient while almost deliberately snubbing the ADD set… Scheidt uses art as catharsis, and that means you as listener as well if you want to take that journey with him.” – Metal Injection

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