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Katatonia Blu-ray plus

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 11:05 a.m.

On March 31 Katatonia is set to release the live 4-format Sanctitude on Blue-ray, cd+DVD, and 2LP format recorded at Union Chapel in London.

See below for track listing details.

DISC 1: 
1. In The White
2. Ambitions
3. Teargas
4. Gone
5. A Darkness Coming
6. One Year From Now
7. The Racing Heart
8. Tonight`s Music
9. Sleeper
10. Undo You
11. Lethean
12. Day
13. Idle Blood
14. Unfurl
15. Omerta
16. Evidence
17. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
Concert Film (80 mins)
Documentary - Beyond The Chapel (66 mins)

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New song from No Blood Spill

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

No Blood Spill, who will released Heavy Electricity on March 10 via Sargent House, have posted a new song from the album, embedded below. The video is to the song "El Duutro."

The Dublin band previously released the EP Street Meat in 2012.

Artist: No Spill Blood
Album: Heavy Electricity
Label: Sargent House
Release date: March 10th, 2015
Track list:
01. White Out 
02. Back To The Earth
03. Now II
04. El Duurto
05. Harsh Route 
06. Heavy Electricty
07. Thinner
08. Sweet Beans
09. Endless Drift

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Bands Lightning Bolt live dates

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Lightning Bolt live dates

Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

Noise-mongers Lightningt Bolt will tour the US in support of new album, Fantasy Empire, which releases March 24 on Thrill Jockey. It is their first new release in 6 years. Joining the band on tour ...

Bands Ilsa updates and new record

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:11 a.m.

Ilsa updates and new record

Washington, DC's Ila has announced The Felon's Claw, out in May on A389 Recordings. The new album is their fourth and features artwork created by drummer Joshy Brettell and put together by Dwid ...

Bands 1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m.

1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss a day, but it will ...

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Bands YDI complete discography in the works

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 11:03 a.m. in Bands by Loren

YDI complete discography in the works

Southern Lord will be releasing the complete discography of Philadelphia hardcore crew YDI this April on double-LP, including every known recording from the group and ...

Track Listing:
Demo (1983)
1. Out For Blood
2. Not Shit
3. Rizzo's Coming Back
4. Another Day
5. Zombie Youth
6. Mad At The World
7. Friends
8. Categorized
9. Why Die ?
10. 1983
11. True Believer
12. Snarling Hate
13. I Killed My Family
14. Get Up And Fight
15. 8th Man
A Place In The Sun 7" (1983)
16. Not Shit
17. 1983
18. Friends
19. Mad At The World
20. Out For Blood
21. Categorized
22. Another Day
23. Get Up And Fight / Zombie Youth
24. Why Die ?
Tracks From v/a Get Off My Back LP (1983)
25. Enemy For Life
26. I Killed My Family
Black Dust LP (1985) 
27. Not Without A Fight
28. Get Out
29. Soylent Green
30. Violently Green
31. Bloodletting
32. Haunted House
33. Dying Day
34. Murder Is So Sweet
35. In Ignorance
36. My Hell
37. Black Dust
38. "Evil" (unreleased Black Dust session )

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Bands New album form The Sword is afoot

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 1:46 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New album form The Sword is afoot

The Sword will enter the studio on March 16 in Austin, TX to begin work on their fifth album, a follow-up to Apocryphon. The new ...

Wed, March 11 / New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks
Thu, March 12 / Monroe, LA / Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom
Fri, March 13 / Memphis, TN / 1884 Lounge
Sat, March 14 / Oklahoma City, OK / ACM Performance Lab

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Bands Suburban Scum on Closed Casket Activities

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 5:12 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Suburban Scum on Closed Casket Activities

Sean Sullivan

Suburban Scum has joined foces with Closed casket Activities to release the band's upcoming first full-length, rtracked by Will Putney at The Machine Shop ...

3/03/2015 Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/04/2015 Electric Banana - El Paso, TX
3/05/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/06/2015 Nile Underground - Mesa, AZ
3/07/2015 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
3/08/2015 Metro Sideroom - Oakland, CA
3/09/2015 RBU Davis University - Sacramento, CA
3/10/2015 Holland Project - Reno, NV
3/11/2015 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
3/12/2015 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
3/13/2015 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
3/14/2015 Minehaha Freespace - Minneapolis, MN
3/15/2015 The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
3/16/2015 The Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
3/17/2015 The Foundry - Cleveland, OH
3/18/2015 Legends - Covington, KY
3/19/2015 The Demo - St Louis, MO
3/20/2015 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
3/21/2015 Walters - Houston, TX
3/22/2015 QuikTrip Park - Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What?!
4/10/2015 Game Changer World - Howell, NJ w/ No Warning, Breakdown, Foundation, Think I Care, King Nine
4/18/2015 The Palladium - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
5/16/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY @ Black N' Blue Bow

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Bands Kevin Devine Devinyl Splits series

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 10:43 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine has announced his "Devinyl Splits," a year-long series of split 7"s with three officially underway at present. The first of ...

Bands My America in the studio

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 7:28 p.m. in Bands by Loren

My America will enter the studio this month with producer Kevin Bernsten to begin work on a new LP to be titled Misses. The band ...

Bands JEFF the Brotherhood dropped by WBR

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 11:13 a.m. in Bands by Loren

JEFF the Brotherhood dropped by WBR

Jo McCaughey

Nasvhile's JEFF the Brotherhood has announced that their new album, Wasted on the Dream, has been pushed back to a March 24 release and ...

Hello friends and fans and family and hello people of the press and people of the industry!
We, JEFF The Brotherhood, are SO FUCKING PLEASED to announce that we have been DROPPED from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros!  We feel as though a heavy weight has been lifted from our shoulders, and could not be more excited.  
As for our album, "Wasted on the Dream", it is finally coming out March 24th on Infinity Cat Recordings - our spiritual, as well as literal home. 
It was a very strange experience working with WBR.  Luckily, we help to run an indie label that has its shit together more than the big guys, and the announcement comes today from Infinity Cat.  The records are pressed, and we are poised and ready!
It's true what you've heard, the era of the major label is over, we have seen it first hand.  Upwards and onwards!
-JEFF The Brotherhood

Mar 17 McAllen, TX - Cine El Ray / Galaxy Fair
Mat 18 Laredo, TX  - Old No. 2       
Mar 19 - 21 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 22 Dallas, TX - Spillover fest / Deep Ellum Live 
Mar 23 San Antonio, TX - The Korova   
Mar 25  Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Mar 26 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Mar 27 W. Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
Mar 28 Santa Ana, CA - Bugerama Fest / The Observatory
Mar 29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
Mar 31 Portland, OR - Bunk Sandwich Shop 
Apr 01 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Apr 02 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret  
Apr 04 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat 
Apr 05 Calgary, AB - Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
Apr 06 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop   
Apr 07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos    
Apr 09 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
Apr 10 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street. Entry
Apr 12 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 16 - 17 Golf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest

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Bands 1QI: Universe217, Astpai, 30,000 Monkies, Girl Scout

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 1:13 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl Prime

1QI: Universe217, Astpai, 30,000 Monkies, Girl Scout

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every ...

SPB: As far as I know you record your music at your own studio. Do you think that that allows you to be more creative? Having more time to try out different things?  
Universe217: We have our own studio, yes. We actually never produced a record other way, so I can’t really compare it with not doing it by our own.
We learn things: How to get a better sound out of everything, re-doing what’s not ok, having the chance to experiment and then delete it.
We even have the time to check how much microphones bleed between them when we play together, 
All these things are a big lesson that is also applied in our live gigs.
Zock (Astpai – vocals)
SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who was it/where was it)?Zock: In May 1999, I woke up on what I thought was gonna be yet another lousy school day (I was 12 years old at the time), preparing myself for eight hours full of incompetent teaching and an evening of annoyingly boring homework. Little did I know that my mum had made big plans, so far off of what I thought was gonna happen. She had decided to take me out of school for two days and put me on a train to the very west of Austria to see The Rolling Stones live, as she was convinced that it’d be one of the last chances for me to see my most favourite band at that time. Needless to say, I had my mind blown when she broke the news to me over breakfast. A couple of hours later, it was my mum and me on a Rolling Stones-themed train with free drinks (lots of sugary soda for little me), a disco-carriage blasting all of the Stones’ biggest hits and lots of drugged out teens and tweens that you had to climb over on your way to the toilet. It was fucking amazing!
We arrived in Imst, Austria after a 7 hour train ride, walked up to the open air stage in pouring rain and hung out on an open field with thousands and thousands of other people, dreadfully waiting through the hour long sets of each support act, which happened to be Zucchero and Bryan Adams (!) in a very down-to-earth three-piece line up. 
The Rolling Stones were the loudest band I’ve ever watched to date. They played for hours, including a middle part where a huge ass bridge would extend from the bottom of the main stage, leading the band to a tiny, club-sized stage in the middle of the fucking crowd. I was in heaven! 
Throughout their show, I remember my mum having to randomly befriend an impressively tall guy in the crowd to sort of protect us from the mad asshole that got really upset about me standing on a little folding chair right in front of him. The jerk actually tried to kick me off twice. What a great reality check for a 12 year old!
After the show, we had to wait a few hours in the cold to catch our train back home to eastern Eustria – this time, it was just a regular ride with no other theme than maybe “no space anywhere” or “good luck getting some rest.”
I had to promise, not to mention anything about the trip to my schoolmates, so that my mum wouldn’t get any trouble from one of my teachers. Easily the unexpectedly coolest experience of my pre-puberty life! 
To be completely honest, this story is not about the furthest I’ve ever traveled to see a show, but it’s a damn good story to tell and it would still make my top 5 distance-wise.  
Ruben (30,000 Monkies – vocals/guitar)
SPB: What is the worst reunion concert you ever saw? 
Ruben: I've never really seen a bad reunion concert actually, but there is one that I attended that had some shitty consequences for us. In 2009, at Pukkelpop festival, My Bloody Valentine played their first concert in Belgium since their reunion. All in all it was a pretty awesome concert: very loud and the physical wall of sound that My Bloody Valentine is known for (including a 15 minute 'Holocaust section' in “You Made Me Realise”). They reached decibel levels between 125db and 130db, which caused some kind of outrage in Flanders and, ultimately, the Flemish government passed a very strict law to limit sound levels at concerts (a maximum mean of 100db over 15 minutes). So thanks to My Bloody Valentine, we're now unable to play loud concerts which we always thought was an important element of our live show. We did get an honorable mention as a bad example in the presentation that aimed to teach live sound techs how to cope with the norm though, which at least was a little funny to us. Oh well, luckily there are still some venues that don't follow the regulations too closely.
Jeremy (Girl Scout)
SPB: What varieties of Girl Scout (the band) cookies would there be? 
Jeremy: We always talked about making weed versions of Girl Scout cookies and selling them as merch because there is nothing more Girl Scout than getting high, turning up the fuzz and having some fun. We just wanna put the "tree" in trefoils, y'know?

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