As Portland’s doombrewers DIESTO prepare for their fifth full-length, For Water or Blood, to see vinyl/digital release this Tuesday, August 27th via homegrown Eolian Empire, today their gnarly new video for “Edge Of The World” infiltrates the interwebbery via Metal Injection.
Directed by Adam Cornelius (Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, People Who Do Noise) from a script by band friend Scott Blais, and filmed at a completely off-the-grid location in the Cascade Mountains, the blackened backwoods comedy in “Edge Of The World” features Oscar-worthy appearances by all four members of DIESTO as well as their underworld comrade Erik Olson of Lord Dying stardom. An out-of-the-way gig takes a brutally unexpected twist by a homicidally-obsessed fan in this Deliverance meets Misery visual doom rock oeuvre.
Crack a cold one with a few more lined up behind it and get your Friday rolling at Metal Injection at “The Edge Of The World” RIGHT HERE.
The Sleeping Shaman previously released the track “Sirens” playing HERE.
With a home turf record release show set for next Friday, August 30th alongside Fellwoods and labelmates Honduran, DIESTO also this week announces a full-on West Coast live run through September. Kicking off in Portland on September 6th, the tour will rumble south down the coast on a counter-clockwise, thirteen city trek which will come to an end September 27th with another hometown gig.
8/30/2013 Foggy Notion – Portland, OR – For Water or Blood record release w/ Honduran, Fellwoods
9/06/2013 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
9/07/2013 Alibi – Arcata, CA
9/09/2013 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
9/10/2013 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
9/12/2013 SLO DIY Warehouse – San Luis Obispo, CA
9/14/2013 The Void – San Diego, CA (matinee)
9/15/2013 District Tavern – Tucson, AZ
9/17/2013 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
9/18/2013 Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
9/19/2013 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/20/2013 Carr’s Corner – Spokane, WA
9/21/2013 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
9/27/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
Since the turn of the century, DIESTO has ravaged the lands with their pummeling riffery through a pile of releases and countless shows, their determination heralding the band as one of Portland’s hardest-working heavy acts through both touring and four previous full-lengths. While their earlier days showcased a more noiserock-built flamboyance, over time the aggro has eroded a bit, the sharper edges of their rock now worn down to a smoother doom rock style, while all of the heaviness remains. Their fifth LP For Water or Blood is their first release for Eolian Empire, and their first album to be released on vinyl. Recorded by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Nether Regions) at Toadhouse, their love of pedal-free amplifier tone comes alive, the album’s seven songs tracked live with minimal overdubs making For Water or Blood an arduous but adventurous journey into the unknown using the wisdom of the ages.
Preorders of For Water or Blood are live HERE.