Candlelight USA New Releases / New Signings

Candlelight Records will release Candlelight Legion II via all digital outlets January 6/7. The low priced album features selections from Shade Empire, Woe, Pestilence, Cnoc An Tursa, Demon Lung, October File, CROWN, Havok, Ihsahn, Palehorse, Orange Goblin, Sadgiqacea, The Meads of Asphodel, Voices, Mael Mordha, Throne of Katarsis and more. Save your Christmas dollars and purchase this stellar album from iTunes or your favorite digital site early in the new year.

RECENT RELEASES

Pestilence: MetalSucks says, “On Obsideo, Pestilence get it all right.” The site premiered “stunningly feral new track “Aura Negative” back on October 31 and fans applauded their early listen to the band’s eighth studio album. Terrorizer notes, “Pestilence may have made their best album yet.” And GhostCultMag adds, “24 years after setting the standards for all those to follow, (Patrick) Mameli has shown Pestilence can still live up to their legacy by refusing to imitate it.” The band celebrates the holiday season while gearing up for their expected world tour in 2014. Watch for details via Candlelight’s official sites and follow Pestilence via their official site here. Obsideo is now available worldwide on cd and vinyl formats. Click Europe or USA to purchase.

The Earls of Mars: There is certainly no way to categorize the oddity known as The Earls of Mars. “One look at the track titles of their debut self-titled phantasmagoria of an album will have you simply delighted unless you have no imagination,” says AveNoctum of the Londoners full-length debut. The Sludgelord calls the album, “a delightfully odd, macabre, and ultimately unique experience.” The Bloodstock Open Air alumni are known for their riveting live performances. Footage of the band performing “Cornelius Itchybah” from the Jagermeister stage at this past Festival can be seen here. Follow the band via their official site and pick up the CD in stores worldwide now. Click Europe or USA to purchase..

Ihsahn: Accolades for the former Emperor vocalist and his latest solo effort continue to mount. “On his thrilling new album Das Seelenbrechen,” asserts ProgRock Magazine, “Ihsahn has created an improvised work of art that offers the brave listener an unsettling but ultimately magical experience.” With Year End polls just starting to be released, Ihsahn is already finding his fifth solo album included. “Ihsahn is creating some of the most important and relevant progressive metal,” says Decibel Magazine. Loudwire adds, “one of his most dynamic and fascinating works.” 2014 will be a busy year for the revered vocalist/guitarist with continued solo performances in addition to a handful of dates with Emperor who in the new year celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the original release of In The Nightside Eclipse. Follow Ihsahn via his official site here. Das Seelenbrechen is now available worldwide on cd, a limited edition deluxe digibook (sold out in many locations) and vinyl formats. Click Europe or USA to purchase.

Throne of Katarsis: The fourth album from the Norwegian black metallers delivers three monstrous new songs. Clocking in at nearly 48 minutes, The Three Transcendental Keys follows a musical journey. The unexpected cancellation of their European tour with Gehenna has fans hoping for dates early in the new year. Watch Candlelight’s official sites for details to any/all confirmed performances. In the meantime, preview the album now via our friends at iTunes. The Three Transcendental Keys is now available worldwide on cd. Click Europe or USA to purchase.

NEW SIGNINGS

Shrapnel: The UK thrashers are excited about their forthcoming Candlelight Records debut. Formed in 2009, the five-man Norwich-based wrecking crew worked with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Evile) over the autumn months to nail down the album, expected for release early 2014. With Metal Hammer already endorsing the band, great thing are anticipated for the band in the coming 12 months. Check out video of the band performing “Titan” at London’s Garage this past August; the band was supporting Exodus’s local stop on their current world tour. Follow the band by logging on to their official Facebook page here.

Hopeless Youth: This hardcore bevvy scheduled time at Montreal’s Bird Wazo Studios teaming with engineer Frank Daniel Shooflar (Blessed By A Broken Heart, Abandon All Ships) to work on their Candlelight Records debut. Planned for release early 2014, the band play their final show for the year this Friday at The Unite & Ignite Fest at The Kent in Ottawa. Over 20 bands are slated for the multi-day festival. Single Day Tickets and Weekend Passes are still available at www.uniteandignitefest.com. Follow the band via their official Facebook page here.

Fear Factory w/Megadeth

  • 12/04/13 – Fillmore, Silver Springs MD
  • 12/05/13 – Fillmore, Charlotte NC
  • 12/07/13 – House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach SC
  • 12/08/13 – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg FL
  • 12/09/13 – House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista FL
  • 12/12/13 – Bayou Music Center, Houston TX
  • 12/14/13 – Socorro Entertainment Center, Socorro TX
  • 12/15/13 – Rialot Theatre, Tucson AZ
  • 12/18/13 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
  • 12/19/13 – Grand Sierra Resort, Reno NV

Orange Goblin w/Airbourne

  • 12/04/13 – O2 Academy, Newcastle England
  • 12/06/13 – O2 ABC, Glasgow Scotland
  • 12/07/13 – Ritz, Manchester England
  • 12/09/13 – Institute, Birmingham England
  • 12/10/13 – O2 Academy, Bristol England
  • 12/11/13 – O2 Academy, Oxford England
  • 12/13/13 – Forum, London England

Havok w/Angelus Apatrida, Savage Messiah

  • 12/04/13 – Ala Penelope, Madrid Spain
  • 12/05/13 – Rock City, Valencia Spain
  • 12/06/13 – Sala Boreda, Barcelona Spain
  • 12/07/13 – Blue Rose Saloon, Bresso Italy
  • 12/08/13 – Feierwerk, Munchen Germany
  • 12/09/13 – Arena, Wien Austria
  • 12/10/13 – Rockhouse, Salzburg Austria
  • 12/11/13 – Orto Bar, Ljubljana Slovenia
  • 12/12/13 – Republica San Bonigo, Borkovany Czech Republic
  • 12/13/13 – Conne Island, Leipzig Germany
  • 12/14/13 – Café Nova, Essen Germany

Omnium Gatherum w/Dark Tranquility

  • 2/01/14 – Masquerade, Atlanta GA
  • 2/02/14 – Soundstage, Baltimore MD
  • 2/03/14 – Stage 48, New York NY
  • 2/04/14 – Palladium, Worcester MA
  • 2/05/14 – Foufounes, Montreal QC
  • 2/06/14 – Dogobert, Quebec City QC
  • 2/07/14 – Mavericks, Ottawa BC
  • 2/08/14 – Opera House, Toronto ON
  • 2/09/14 – London Concert Theater, London ON
  • 2/10/14 – Peabodys, Cleveland OH
  • 2/11/14 – Shrunken Head, Columbus OH
  • 2/12/14 – Mojoes, Joliet IL
  • 2/13/14 – Granada Theater, Lawrence KS
  • 2/14/14 – Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
  • 2/15/14 – In the Venue, Salt Lake City UT
  • 2/17/14 – Rickshaw Theater, Portland OR
  • 2/18/14 – El Corazon, Seattle WA
  • 2/19/14 – Hawthorne Theater, Portland OR
  • 2/20/14 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 2/21/14 – LVCS, Las Vegas NV
  • 2/22/14 – House of Blues, Hollywood CA
  • 2/23/14 – Club Red, Tempe AZ
  • 2/25/14 – Trees, Dallas TX
  • 2/26/14 – Scout Bar, Houston TX
  • 2/28/14 – Diamond Pubs & Billiards, Louisville KY
  • 3/01/14 – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh PA
  • 3/02/14 – Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia PA

COMING IN 2014

We have an amazing schedule of albums for the new year. Some are still being finalized but we are very exited to be bringing you new music from EARTH CRISIS, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, LIMBONIC ART, FALLOCH, KRIEG, THE WOUNDED KINGS, OCTOBER FILE, and new collection packages from 1349, INSOMNIUM, BLUT AUS NORD, and more.

 

ABSU: Trve Brewing Company Announces Four Absu-Themed Beers

Denver, Colorado’s Trve Brewing Company is proud to announce details on their upcoming first out of four ales titled Eastern Candle -dedicated to the mythological occult metal act Absu. In honor of their 20th anniversary second album, The Sun Of Tiphareth, Trve has created the first out of four ales:

Eastern Candle – a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character. (Fittingly named after the song Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle).

The three forthcoming beers to be unleashed are the following:

Tiphareth – Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.

Manannán – Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavors.

Winter Zephyr – Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.

Absu recently announced details of their upcoming North American Connexus Continuation Tour, the trek to showcase the band performing set with music spanning throughout their twenty-two year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour by the Texas-based mythological occult metal trio since the release of Abzu – the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.

Absu North American Connexus Continuation:

  • 11/08/2013 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11/09/2013 Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI (November Coming Fire Festival)
  • 11/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • 11/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
  • 11/12/2013 Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN
  • 11/13/2013 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
  • 11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC
  • 11/15/2013 Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY
  • 11/16/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
  • 11/17/2013 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/18/2013 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
 

IHSAHN: New Track Now Playing At Loudwire; Release Of Das Seelenbrechen Draws Near

With the North American release of Ihsahn’s fifth solo offering, Das Seelenbrechen, now less than two weeks away, today mammoth metal gateway, Loudwire, offers up an exclusive premiere of sixth track, “Tacit.”

Recorded at his own studio in Norway in collaboration with drummer Tobias Ornes Anderson (Leprous), Ihsahn’s Das Seelenbrechen takes its name from Nietzche’s famed Human, All Too Human: A Book of Free Spirits and courageously eschews traditional metal instrumentation in favor of a limitless textural landscape that evokes the freewheeling spirit of artists like Diamanda Galas, Scott Walker, and John Zorn. A daring and exploratory recording that is a musical contrast to the progressive shades and saxophone augmentations of the former Emperor vocalist/guitarist’s previous two albums (2009′s After and 2011′s Eremita), Das Seelenbrechen exists in an entirely unfamiliar sonic world as Ihsahn draws upon his most esoteric influences, fully embracing the spirit of the avant-garde.

Elaborates Loudwire of the track, “the musician brings an atmospheric and dissonant feel to the song, rich with drumming that adds a great sense of solidarity to the song’s controlled chaos. The dynamic piece is highly experimental as well, mixing mellow, yet grand themes with surprising leads carried by saxophone.”

Peel back your ears and face the sounds of “Tacit” at THIS LOCATION.

Few artists in modern heavy music have created such an extraordinary and distinctive body of work as Ihsahn. Having refined and redefined black metal with the now legendary Emperor, Norway’s foremost musical extremist has spent the last decade establishing himself as a fearless and wildly idiosyncratic solo artist.

Das Seelenbrechen will be released in North America on October 22 via Candlelight Records and will come available on CD, limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl. Preorders are available HERE.

“A resolute and forward thinking release which boldly presses the agenda of its author. Das Seelenbrechen is a grotesquely wonderful creation. 9/10″ – Ghost Cult

“Ihsahn’s most daring and difficult solo release… if you liked the more unconventional side of his earlier work, then this will be right up your alley.” – Metal-Rules

 

IHSAHN: First 2,000 Copies Limited Digibook Edition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Ihsahn’s Das Seelenbrechen album, the first 2,000 units in North America will be the limited edition digibook edition. This version features 2 additional tracks and deluxe graphics in a hard-bound book.

The supply is strictly limited for this special format so order up your copy now! Das Seelenbrechen will be released on October 22 and will be available from Amazon, FYI, Newbury Comics and other physical retailers. Watch for details on the special 20-Year Anniversary edition of Emperor’s pivotal In The Nightside Eclipse, coming Spring 2014.

Order Das Seelenbrechen now! Click HERE.

 

HAVOK: Kick Off North American Tour With Soulfly

Following their massive headlining tour this past Summer, Denver thrash battalion, Havok, will kick off another stretch of live assaults supporting Soulfly! Set to commence today in Dallas, the journey will level more than two dozen cities throughout the U.S. and Canada and includes two one-off dates supporting The Casualties.

Havok will be touring in support of their Unnatural Selection full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. Produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death), Unnatural Selection has raised the eyebrows of fans and critics nationwide for its punishing thrash attack. Both instrumentally and conceptually sophisticated, Havok have truly hit their mark with a sound that will please fans new and old.

The album features ten new tunes, including the band’s rendition of Black Sabbath classic “Children of the Grave.” Gushes Fearnet.com “From the simple but effective songwriting and tight technical skills to rock-solid production and vintage-style album art, this record comes off like a newly-unearthed time capsule from the Big Four’s golden era.” Adds Thrash Hits, “Thrash is still very much alive, and the fact of the matter is that Unnatural Selection perfectly captures the essence of the legendary old-school thrash train of thought whilst maintaining the modern-day elements that are prevalent in metal today. With Unnatural Selection, it’s clearer than ever before that Havok live, breathe, and bleed thrash metal, and their passion for it oozes from every part of this album. The future’s in good hands.”

Havok Autumn Takeover 2013: w/ Soulfly

  • 10/09/2013 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
  • 10/10/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 10/11/2013 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
  • 10/12/2013 Evolution Nightclub – Nashua, NH
  • 10/13/2013 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
  • 10/14/2013 Stafford Palace Theater – Stafford Springs, CT
  • 10/15/2013 Blue Fox Billiards – Winchester, VA * Havok Only
  • 10/16/2013 Bb Kings – New York, NY
  • 10/17/2013 Empire – W. Springfield, VA
  • 10/18/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
  • 10/19/2013 Ziggys By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
  • 10/20/2013 Casbah/Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC w/ The Casualties
  • 10/21/2013 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ The Casualties
  • 10/22/2013 The Social – Orlando, FL
  • 10/23/2013 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 10/24/2013 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
  • 10/25/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
  • 10/27/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 10/28/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
  • 10/29/2013 Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
  • 10/30/2013 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
  • 10/31/2013 Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
  • 11/01/2013 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
  • 11/02/2013 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
 

ABSU: Announces Continuation Of North American Tour

Absu today announce details on their upcoming tour, titled North American Connexus Continuation. The ten-city tour will see the band perform a complete set with music spanning throughout their twenty-two year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour by the Texas-based mythological occult metal trio since the release of Abzu—the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.

Vocalist/drummer Proscriptor shares, “Since the release of our latest recording, Abzu, the response has been extremely vehement and now is the perfect moment to continue spreading the album’s essence throughout uncharted regions the band did not perform in earlier this year. We purposely waited until the timing was ideal to embark on this additional journey, as we shall continue contaminating the communities with our craft of Mythological Occult Metal.”

Proscriptor also adds, “We have begun the composition/arrangement process for the next album, suitably titled Apsu, which is the Sumerian-Akkadian spelling of the band moniker. We shall wait until the new album is released before we present any of the new material in a live atmosphere.”

Abzu, the band’s seventh studio album, was released October 2011. The album was recorded/mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus) and features original works by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Ghost, Watain, Entombed, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader, Etc.) Proscriptor commented, “With this record, we appended dirtier elements of psychedelia and fusion. Lyrically, it descends deeper into Enki’s lower world as well the Thelemic Magic(k) System.” He added, “This album is not a ‘natural progression’ from previous releases, but a feat of metaphysical conquest and murkiness.”

Absu came to prominence with the release of their 1993 debut, Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Each album saw continual expansion of the band’s now highly regarded artistic vision and international fanbase. It was with 2001′s Tara that the band truly arrived. The album reached top lists of countless magazines worldwide. Years, however, would pass before any new material would be recorded. In late 2007, the band finally announced their re-awakening. Now teamed with London-based Candlelight Records, the band would take nearly sixteen months writing/recording their sixth album. Absu, featuring contributions from members of King Diamond, Mayhem, Melechesh, Firstborn and Enthroned, was released early 2009.

Absu North American Connexus Continuation:

  • 11/08/2013 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11/09/2013 Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI @(November Coming Fire Festival)
  • 11/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • 11/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
  • 11/12/2013 Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN
  • 11/13/2013 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
  • 11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC
  • 11/15/2013 Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY
  • 11/16/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
  • 11/17/2013 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

Absu currently features guitarist Vis Crom and bassist/vocalist Ezezu with vocalist/drummer Proscriptor.

 

PESTILENCE: Album Confirmed For November Release

Candlelight Records today confirms November 11th as the North American release date for Obsideo, the new album from Dutch metal extremists Pestilence. Produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli, the album is the band’s inaugural recording for the label and first new material from the four-piece since 2011.

“We have gone beyond our human limits to achieve the highest form of brutal music,” reveals Mameli when discussing the album’s creation. “The musicianship is such high quality; it is really ten of the most demanding songs written in death metal.”

Together with long-time guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, Mameli, bassist George Maier and drummer Dave Haley deliver a blistering and genre-lifting effort. “I am chuffed to have Dave in the lineup,” confirmed Mameli earlier this year while discussing the band’s updated cast. “He is one of the best extreme drummers in the world and his talent bring Pestilence to new levels. George is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both are really down to earth and real easy going guys. Patrick, of course, is my most respected and long-going friend and musician.”

Obsideo boasts Mameli and his innovative guitar work. Utilizing eight-string guitars for the album’s recording, the celebrated musician expands his already massive arsenal of riffs. “The eight string guitar opens a lot of doors,” notes Mameli. “It gives lots of new musical options and allows us to make the music sound more brutal than before. It also forces me to sing in a higher pitch because I don’t want my vocals in the way of the low-tuned guitar parts. My vocals sound more intense and manic than before.”

Formed in 1986, Pestilence took influence from early American and German thrash metal to cultivate its now signature death metal sound. Recording four albums before disbanding in 1994, the band helped to usher the rise in popularity for the genre. Fourteen years later the band reformed; releasing two albums and exciting fans with live performances around the globe. “Mameli and company chose to steer efforts down paths previously unexplored whilst maintaining their vintage essence,” noted Chronicles of Chaos on the band’s 2009 album, Resurrection Macabre (Mascot). Pestilence plans to begin touring in support of Obsideo in the early months of 2014; North America to be included in their worldwide takeover. The band’s last stateside performance was as a featured artist on the second annual 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise that left Miami shores on January 23, 2012.

Obsideo Track-Listing:

  • 1. Obsideo
  • 2. Displaced
  • 3. Aura Negative
  • 4. NecroMorph
  • 5. Laniatus
  • 6. Distress
  • 7. Soulrot
  • 8. Saturation
  • 9. Transition
  • 10. Superconscious

Pestilence is exclusively endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Pyramid Strings.

“Pestilence proved that four kids from a small industrially defunct town were ready to overthrow Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the rest of the world if need be.” — Decibel

 

HAVOK: New Video Now Playing At Loudwire

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth an exclusive premiere of “Worse Than War,” the latest video from Denver thrash assassins Havok. Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both “From the Cradle to the Grave” and “Point of No Return” clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed Unnatural Selection full-length and addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Check out “Worse Than War,” THIS LOCATION.

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones), mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death) and continues to reap critical hails from fans and critics domestically and abroad. Metal Injection crowns Unnatural Selection “a contender for one of the best albums of this year because there are simply no flaws in the design,” while MetalSucks notes, “Havok proudly carry the torch of everything awesome about the genre: irrepressible energy, flesh-singeing velocity, and razor-sharp anthems custom made for the purpose of shotgunning beers.” In an impressive 4/5 rating, About.com gushes, “Filled to the brim with headbang-inducing riffs, politically-charged lyrics and guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez’s snarl leading the way, Unnatural Selection would fit right in with Megadeth’s back catalog…. Wrap it all up with Terry Date behind the controls, and Havok just might be in contention for thrash album of the year.” Sputnik Musica agrees, “With Unnatural Selection, Havok has distinguished themselves as the frontrunners of the New Wave of Thrash Metal movement.”

Havok is currently wrapping up a massive North American live takeover that kicked off on July 20th in Juarez, Mexico and included a stop at this year’s Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal. Additional Fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details.

To order your copy of Unnatural Selection, point your browser HERE.

Havok is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, EVH, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

 

SADGIQACEA: September Eastern US Tour Dates Confirmed

While still unpacking from their massive recent Summer trek which saw the duo occupying more than forty cities across the country with cohorts Hivelords, this week Philadelphia-based spiritualistic sludge duo Sadgiqacea confirms yet another new tour in support of their Candlelight Records debut False Prism.

Originating in Boston on Wednesday, September 18th, the new bout of East Coast performances will take Sadgiqacea on a six-city trek through Washington, Columbus, Indianapolis and Dayton before the final show in Pittsburgh on Sunday the 22nd. Sadgiqacea will be performing alongside their comrades Haethen for all shows except the Indianapolis Metalfest III where they’ll play alongside the likes of Incantation, Decrepit Birth, Byzantine and more, but following their early set at the fest the duo will trek over to Dayton, Ohio to meet back up with Haethen for a second show that day.

Sadgiqacea Fall Tour w/ Haethen:

  • 9/18/2013 Roggies – Boston, MA w/ The Binary Code, Scaphism, Brain Famine
  • 9/19/2013 The Pinch Bar – Washington, DC w/ Caustic Casanova
  • 9/20/2013 The Summit – Columbus, OH
  • 9/21/2013 Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Metalfest III
  • 9/21/2013 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH w/ Half Ghost
  • 9/22/2013 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dendritic Arbor, Wrought Iron, Dutchguts, Ubasute, Dope Lake

Sadgiqacea draws from a melting pot of influences that together presents a lush yet tension-filled sound. Their debut full-length, False Prism, is a forty-minute journey bearing four mammoth tracks, captured without the use of overdubs to preserve the authentic recording quality of their live performances, recorded and produced by Chris Grigg of Woe. False Prism was released via Candlelight on CD and limited edition vinyl via Anthropic Records in May.

Stream False Prism at Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan HERE.

“The further one delves into the beguiling heterodoxy, rich atmospheres and intricate aural palette presented on False Prism, the more fittingly the otherworldly moniker of Philadelphia über-power-duo Sadgiqacea becomes.” – Decibel

“Sadgiqacea make no bones about their love for all things trippy and psychedelic, and those leanings color many of the spacey, serpentine riffs that make up the bulk of False Prism…” – Pitchfork

“…contrasts a fat, wet guitar tone with crisp doom drumming and abrasive, blackened vocals… False Prism is a seething, captivating album that is out to draw blood.” – Exclaim!

“The Philadelphia two-piece’s epic sludge-doom sprinkles in moments of post-rock, Neurosis-y riffage and black metal…” – Invisible Oranges

“With False Prism, Sadgiqacea show their full potential and their debut album is only the very start of what this band can achieve.” – Scene Point Blank

 

WOE: Black Metal Antagonists Announce Live Assaults

Black metal antagonists Woe are pleased to announce a bout of live assaults next month. Scheduled to commence September 6 and run through September 22, the latest run marks the band’s lengthiest tour of their career. Woe will be joined by genre-crushing co-headliners Inter Arma.

Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg of the trek, “Not only is this Woe’s longest tour to date, it is almost entirely new ground for us. We couldn’t be more appreciative for this opportunity to ruin so many beautiful cities and their charming populations. We are especially glad to be teaming up with Inter Arma, one of our favorite bands in the American metal scene.”

Woe September Tour Dates:

  • 9/06/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA @ Fall Line Festival w/ Inter Arma, Thou, Earthling
  • 9/07/2013 Milestone Club – Charlotte, NC ***
  • 9/08/2013 Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
  • 9/09/2013 The Masquerade/2013 Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
  • 9/10/2013 Caledonia – Athens, GA
  • 9/11/2013 Static Age Records – Asheville, NC
  • 9/12/2013 Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
  • 9/13/2013 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
  • 9/14/2013 TBA – West Virginia
  • 9/15/2013 The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN
  • 9/16/2013 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI
  • 9/17/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
  • 9/18/2013 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
  • 9/19/2013 Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH
  • 9/20/2013 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI ***
  • 9/21/2013 Gorham Brothers Music – Syracuse, NY ***
  • 9/22/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY ***
  • *** No Inter Arma

Woe will be touring in support of their latest album, Withdrawal. Called “a staggeringly diverse album,” by City Paper, and “Woe’s greatest triumph to date,” by Decibel, Withdrawal was unleashed last Spring via Candlelight Records. The seven track offering was produced by Grigg and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and media alike. Pitchfork crowned the record one of this year’s “most irrepressible and energized metal records,” adding that “Woe plays with an urgency that suggests they have a chip on their collective shoulder and a point to prove,” while Cvlt Nation calls it, “exceptional, exciting and a definite landmark in the band’s career and the discography of USBM.” Adds Stereogum, “Withdrawal ups the power quotient by a mile.”

 

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