January 26, 2016

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth to embark on their debut European tour this spring

The bellowing trio of BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH (Tad Doyle, Peggy Doyle and Dave French) embark on their first European tour this coming spring, in support of their astoundingly heavy debut self-titled full-length, which saw release last year through Neurot Recordings. This tour will see the band start with a date in London and rumble through France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany, before wrapping it up with a set at this year's Roadburn, the spiritual home of all things low-end and high-powered.

Photo Credit: David Choe


April 2, 2016 - London - Black Heart (w/ Pombagira)
April 4, 2016 - Paris - Glazart
April 5, 2016 - Nantes - La Scene Michelet
April 6, 2016 - Barcelona - Rocksound
April 7, 2016 - Montpellier- Black Sheep
April 8, 2016 - Bologna - Freakout Club
April 9, 2016 - Milan - Lofi Club
April 10, 2016 - Zurich - Werk 21
April 11, 2016 - Vienna - Chelsea
April 12, 2016 - Munich - Backstage
April 13, 2016 - Berlin - Comet
April 14, 2016 - Cologne - MTC
April 16, 2016 - Tilburg - Roadburn Festival

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary demise; a slow, entrancing dance towards a looming apocalypse… thick, monolithic, deliberate and devouring. Fronted by Seattle’s legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle — formerly of TAD and Hog Molly -- BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is a trio of longtime rock soldiers that includes veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Their full-length 2015 debut maintains a long-held tradition of conjuring some of the heaviest music from the darkest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

Released via Neurot Recordings, 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 hymns included on the CD edition the offering serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH’s audio manifestations are welcomingly unfamiliar, 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. Their long-form 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.

"Perhaps his heaviest yet, tolling tombstone riffs at a pace that makes early Melvins resemble the Ramones... BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH impress with the monolithic power of their noise." - MOJO

"Tad's vocals and songwriting have broadened impressively during his sabbatical." -KERRANG

"Tad Doyle is back with a sludge rock, pagan rite of immense proportions... BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH may seem to follow the arc of a tropical storm, with a building and threatening power that finally recedes away, but it’s certainly no noodling, progressive rock concept piece. This is truly heavy music." - THE ARTS DESK

"Ultimately, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTHS’s LP is so tasty, it’ll have you unashamedly coming back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths, and dessert, and a cheese course, and just one tiny little wafer thin mint..." - DROWNED IN SOUND

"Moving between moments of gargantuan heaviness and passages of disorientating methylated noise, whilst the likes of opener Lava will be somewhat familiar to fans of 8-Way Santa, the sprawling mass of La Mano Poderosa, that takes in elements of both mid-era Killing Joke and the abrasive and tribal riffing of, say, High On Fire, is as surprising as the piano ballad outro." - METAL HAMMER

"BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTHS’s self-titled debut is a sludgy, psychedelic piece of work that occasionally reaches Conan-esque levels of thunder and will hit your psyche in all the right places." - THRASH HITS

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