Savannah-based quintet KYLESA have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album. One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013 and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album ‘Spiral Shadow’, ‘Ultraviolet’ will hit the stores on 24th (May 28th in North America).
“Unspoken”, a new song from the eleven-track album, is available now for people who subscribe to the Season of Mist newsletter. Of course, if you already subscribed to the newsletter, you can still get the MP3. All you have to do is enter your email address in the widget below.
“Whereas ‘Spiral Shadow’ was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a bit colder and darker”, explains songwriter/guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we’ve always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With ‘Ultraviolet’, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience”.
KYLESA recorded ‘Ultraviolet’ at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with the band’s guitar player/songwriter and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again overseeing production.
KYLESA released a rarities collection in November titled ‘From The Vaults, Vol. 1’, which featured unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the band’s catalog as well as one new song titled “End Truth.” Cope and Pleasants spent over a year going through their archives preparing the release.
The band’s most recent studio album, ‘Spiral Shadow’, had the highest metal/hard rock entry on the Village Voice’s 2010 Pazz & Jop album poll, led Pitchfork to say “KYLESA would be a household name” following the release and landed the band on the cover of Terrorizer as well as album of the month accolades from Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Visions Magazines. In 2011, KYLESA became the first metal band to perform on Last Call with Carson Daly.
KYLESA will return to the road in May with more details forthcoming.
‘Spiral Shadow’ and ‘From The Vaults, Vol. 1’ are still available on Season of Mist’s e-shop in various formats.
Regarding the new song, frontman Jesse Matthewson said “It was one of the first songs we put together during the ‘Entrench’ writing sessions, but more particularly it was the first that we truly collaborated on with Andrew, as the other three songs we finished in that first get-together were largely made up of riffs that I’d constructed going into the session. To me, it’s a punk song; a nasty, nasty punk song. Lyrically speaking, I’m sure everyone can relate to the situation of needing to produce, yet feeling utterly uninspired to write anything of any perceived value whatsoever; this is the tipping point. When you refuse to acknowledge the elephant in the room as a muse and instead you slump in your chair and shoot blanks.”
‘Entrench’ will hit the stores on March 15th (March 19th in North America). The album will be available as a Digipak CD and double LP (available in black, green, and orange) with a download card at the Season of Mist e-shop.
The 2012 Juno Award winning band has announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. The band recently added several new shows (Philadelphia’s show has been moved to Washington, DC on March 9th, and the Kamloops show has been replaced with Edmonton, AB on March 31st). Confirmed tour dates are listed below.
KEN MODE TOUR
01 Mar 13 Sioux Falls, SD Latitude 44
02 Mar 13 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co
03 Mar 13 Toledo, OH Headliners
04 Mar 13 Ithaca, NY The Haunt w/Fight Amp
All dates with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK and FIGHT AMP:
05 Mar 13 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall*
06 Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
07 Mar 13 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
08 Mar 13 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
09 Mar 13 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10 Mar 13 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11 Mar 13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12 Mar 13 Orlando, FL Backbooth
13 Mar 13 New Orleans, LA Siberia
14 Mar 13 Austin, TX SXSW (KEN mode only)
15 Mar 13 Austin, TX Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase) **
16 Mar 13 Austin, TX SXSW**
17 Mar 13 Dallas, TX Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty – Pallbearer, KEN mode, Howl, Mutilation Rights)
19 Mar 13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
20 Mar 13 Tempe, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
21 Mar 13 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
22 Mar 13 Los Angeles, CA Satellite
24 Mar 13 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
25 Mar 13 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room
26 Mar 13 Portland, OR Rotture
27 Mar 13 Seattle, WA The Highline
28 Mar 13 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
29 Mar 13 Vancouver, BC (CA) Richshaw Theatre
31 Mar 13 Edmonton, AB (CA) Pawn Shop
01 Apr 13 Calgary, AB (CA) Palomino
02 Apr 13 Saskatoon, SK (CA) Amigo’s
04 Apr 13 Winnipeg, MB (CA) Pyramid Cabaret
05 Apr 13 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
06 Apr 13 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
07 Apr 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
08 Apr 13 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme * w/Ringworm
09 Apr 13 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups * w/Ringworm
10 Apr 13 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival * w/Ringworm
11 Apr 13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom * w/Keelhaul
12 Apr 13 Detroit, MI Magic Stick * w/Keelhaul
13 Apr 13 Toronto, ON (CA) Lee’s Palace * w/Keelhaul
14 Apr 13 Montreal, QC (CA) Il Motore * w/Keelhaul
15 Apr 13 Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick’s * w/Keelhaul
* No Black Tusk
** No Black Tusk or Fight Amp
German black metal masters IMPERIUM DEKADENZ unveiled a new song from their forthcoming album ‘Meadows of Nostalgia’. The new track, entitled “Der Unweg”, is streaming now with Decibel Magazine.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ rises from Germany’s Black Forest and delivers ‘Meadows of Nostalgia’, a black metal album in the classic sense; a desolate, morose journey from start-to-finish that transports the listener out into another place and time. Haunting, melodic guitars and passages of melancholy and despair build each song to new heights as IMPERIUM DEKADENZ craft black metal fused with nods to the old school into a unique, dismal wall of distortion.
‘Meadows of Nostalgia’ will be available on March 15th (March 19th in North America). The album will be available in CD format, and a deluxe double LP that is limited to 250 copies worldwide. Pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop!
COMPLETE FAILURE’ new album, ‘The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault’ is now out everywhere! The album is streaming in it’s entirety on Bandcamp.
Three years in the making, ‘The Art Gospel Of Aggravated Assault’ is the band’s tour-de-force, fusing ferocious speed and aggression with their aggressive, iconoclastic stance.
Regarding the album, vocalist Joe Mack said: ‘The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault’ is the godproduct for us 4 of many lost relationships, arguments, lost sleep, migraines, pain, loss of life, debt, one assault, one ruined career, countless hours of driving, writing, rewriting, rewriting, fighting and shit talk over arrangements, drug addiction and rehabilitation, and about 50 hours straight of recording over the course of two and a half years at peoples houses in a few different states at pretty much any affiliate band members house that had a microphone and a laptop that could run recording software of any kind. Nothing I personally have ever been a part of as a human being has ever called upon so much out of me from a standpoint of living breathing resentment and frustration for being alive and trying to “keep up” with earth around you. With every passing day to practice to show to belligerent release of sobriety between us as members of Complete Failure, it was more and more obvious that if it weren’t all coming out right now then never. I don’t know if the wise man ever said it but he should have. You could die tomorrow for anything, so why not kill yourself for nothing today.”
‘The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault’ is available via the Season of Mist e-shop.