“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Louisville sludge punk band Coliseum will put out a deluxe reissue of their out-of-print self-titled debut via Deathwish Inc. on August 12. The reissue is available for pre-order here, and features new artwork by John Baizley of Baroness, which you can check out below. The eight additional tracks included on the reissue are hard-to-find numbers from the band's early years; check out "No Salvation" below courtesy of Decibel.
Loma Prieta just announced a string of west coast tour dates for the summer; check those out below. Additionally, the band is currently recording demos at The Atomic Garden in San Francisco with producer Jack Shirley, guitarist in the now-defunct Comadre. The band's follow up to the excellent I.V. will come out later this year on Deathwish Inc. and is untitled as of now.
4/9 - Bellingham, WA - House Show
4/10 - Vancouver, BC - TBA
4/11 - Tacoma, WA - Aurora House
4/12 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
4/13 - Portland, OR - Laughing Horse Books
4/14 - Santa Rosa, CA - TBA
4/15 - Oakland, CA - TBA
4/16 - San Francisco, CA - Submission
4/17 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
4/18 - San...
Two of Converge's essential early releases, Petitioning The Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing, are being re-issued again together in the Petitioning Forever double LP package, this time on transparent red vinyl. You can pre-order it over at Deathwish or Kings Road Merch.
Modern Life Is War will release their new album, Fever Hunting, on September 3rd via Deathwish. Check out the track listing and album art below.
01) Old Fears, New Frontiers
02) Health, Weath, & Peace
03) Chasing My Tail
04) Media Cunt
05) Blind Are Breeding
06) Fever Hunting
07) Dark Water
08) Brothers In Arms Forever
10) Cracked Sidewalk Surfer
11) Find a Way
If you've been keeping track, you may have remembered that I asked for a few questions about Code Orange Kids a few weeks back. The answers to a handful of those questions, along with a nifty feature on the band entitled Age is Just a Number, can be found here. If you're looking for some info on the band's signing to Deathwish, their forthcoming LP for said label or just how much this band loves wrestling, be sure to give it a read.
Deathwish INC. Records (Run by Jacob Bannon of Converge) presents DEATHCAST. Every month each podcast will feature interviews with Deathwish INC. affiliated artists, rare and exclusive songs, and much more. Check out the details of DEATHCAST 1: