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IRON TONGUE Signs With NEUROT RECORDINGS

Neurot Recordings will release the debut from Arkansas southern rock collective IRON TONGUE.

Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion RWAKE, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone. Continue reading IRON TONGUE Signs With NEUROT RECORDINGS

CALL OF THE VOID Unleashes New Lyric Video; SXSW Appearances Announced

CALL OF THE VOID today reveals a brand new lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse.” Hosted by Blow The Scene, the song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, CALL OF THE VOID churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore.

Featuring more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Opines Echoes And Dust in an early impression of the record: “From start to finish, Dragged Down A Dead End Path is a blast of hardcore mixed with metal. Not ‘metalcore’… what people think of when those genres are mentioned in the same sentence. Bottom line: CALL OF THE VOIDbrings ten dirty, heavy as hell, tracks of in-your-face urgency.” Adds HeavyBlogIsHeavy, “…vocalist Steve Vanica is truly vicious. Obvious points of reference would be other crusty-core bands such as Gaza, Early Graves and to a certain extent Nails, but at the same time the band manage to invoke some of the dark punk-y groove of Trap Them, that’s too often overlooked by bands of their ilk.”

“Prey on the weakness of mind,” and watch “Endless Ritual Abuse” courtesy of Blow The Scene at THIS LOCATION.

Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.

Additionally, CALL OF THE VOID kicked off their three-week roadside takeover this weekend. Ravaging the country alongside Ambassador Gun on select dates, the tour will include four appearances at SXSW including the Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas showcase at Red 7 alongside labelmates Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl and Black Tusk. See updated itinerary below.

Preorders for Dragged Down A Dead End Path are available HERE. Additionally, you can check out opening track “Failure” courtesy of Relapse Records’ latest bandcamp sampler HERE, “Napalm Lungs,” which recently premiered via Pitchfork, RIGHT HEREand “Bottom Feeder” courtesy of Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.

CALL OF THE VOID Dragged Down A Dead End Path Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
3/11/2013 Gasworks – Albuquerque, NM w/ Creative Adult, Harbors
3/12/2013 The Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK w/ Wolfhammer
3/13/2013 Metal Wreckage Showcase @ Hangar Lounge – Austin, TX w/ Junius, A Life Once Lost, Pinkinsh Black, Power Trip
3/14/2013 Unofficial SXSW @ Austin Java w/ Creative Adult, Illustrations, Canyons, Globe & Beast, more
3/15/2013 March Madness 1808 @ The Annex at w/ A Life Once Lost, Mutilation Rites, Homewrecker, Full of Hell, Inter Arma, Loma Prieta, Kill The Client, more
3/16/2013 Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas Official Showcase @ Red 7 w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl, Black Tusk
3/17/2013 The Sound Stage – Conway, AK w/ Ambassador Gun, Snakedriver
3/18/2013 Avalon House – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Ambassador Gun, Pissbath, Sovereign
3/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA at w/ Ambassador Gun, Wolves And Jackals, Dropout
3/20/2013 House Show – Charleston, SC w/ Ambassador Gun, False Light
3/21/2013 Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ Ambassador Gun, Apollocreed, Malaria, Knife Creep
3/22/2013 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ambassador Gun, Passage Between, Fortress
3/23/2013 JR’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Cadaveric Spasm, Wet Nightmare
3/24/2013 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ Ambassador Gun, El Drugstore, Abacinate
3/25/2013 The Place – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ambassador Gun, It’s Not Night It’s Space
3/26/2013 Kopec’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Dendritic Arbor
3/27/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Ambassador Gun, Beak
3/28/2013 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun, Much Worse, Nerves
3/29/2013 THE Shop – Davenport, IA w/ Wax Moth, Crater, My Pal Trigger

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BLACK TUSK Begin Work on New EP

 

Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have commenced work on new material for their upcoming EP. The EP is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. Drummer James May checked to comment on the progress of the release:

“This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days BLACK TUSK sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later.”

The band will be taking a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. The tour begins March 1st in Spartanburg, SC and runs through April 7th in Chicago, IL. A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

BLACK TUSK is scheduled to appear at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Details and location will be announced shortly.   Additionally BLACK TUSK are working with UnBlock the Rock (UBTR), an independent grassroots movement, working tirelessly to bring Cuban metal band Escape to the United States in March for this year’s SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas to perform the first Cuban heavy metal concert on U.S. soil. To help UBTR quickly raise funds over the next few weeks to cover Escape’s travel and visa costs to SXSW, BLACK TUSKdonated a track to The Red Album, UBTR’s first compilation CD now available by donation atwww.unblocktherock.com.

 

BLACK TUSK latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full at this location. The album is available for purchase via Relapse.com here and iTunes here.

 

BLACK TUSK is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Recordswebsite and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

 

Black Tusk Headline Dates:

3/1: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

3/2: Chesapeake, VA @ Roger’s Sports Pub (With Iron Reagan)

3/3: Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile

3/4: Frederick, MD @ Café 611

3/5: Reading, PA @ Reverb

 

Black Tusk with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp:

3/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

3/7: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs

3/8: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

3/9: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

3/10: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater

3/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Upstairs)

3/12: Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

3/13: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Korova

3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/17: Dallas, TX @ Sandbar Cantina (headliner)

3/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

3/20: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

3/21: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite

3/24: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

3/25: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room

3/26: Portland, OR @ Rotture

3/27: Seattle, WA @ Highline

3/28: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

3/29: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

3/30: Kamloops, BC @ Bailey’s Pub

4/1: Calgary, AB @ The Palomino

4/2: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s

4/4: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret

4/5: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

4/6: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock