Band Features Members Jonah Matranga, Jeff Dean, J. Robbins and Darren Zentek

Moral Mazes was formed from a friendship earlier this year between some legendary characters of independent music: Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing), Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Dead Ending), Darren Zentek (Office of Future Plans) and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines).  This band is a studio project at its finest, and this new two-song 7inch is an absolute amalgamation of the members’ collective bands and influences.

The Magic Tommy Jackson 7inch is set for release on September 2nd on vinyl and digital formats - pre-order info, song premieres, and more news coming very soon.  In the meantime, check out the album cover artwork above by Craig Horky.

Moral Mazes, Magic Tommy Jackson Track Listing:

1.  The Long Way

2.  Stay Unprepared

Pre-Order I Am King Now from the Deathwish E-Store

Be no longer hopeless mission 

For everything or none at all
See the world with code orange vision 
Carve the words into your skull
1. I Am King 
2. Slowburn 
3. Dreams in Inertia 
4. Unclean Spirit 
5. Alone in a Room 
7. Starve 
8. Your Body is Ready….
9. Thinners of the Herd
10. Bind You 
11. Mercy 
Recorded and Engineered by Kurt Ballou.
Pre-order now from DEATHWISH INC.
July 19  Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel ~
July 20  Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft ~
July 22  Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater ~
July 23  Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s ~
July 24  Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Festival
August 8  Louisville, KY @ Expo Five ~
August 10  Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s Fuel Room ~
September 4  Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome 
September 6  Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information Cafe
September 7  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
September 10  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City *
September 11  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
September 12  Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse *
September 13  Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
September 15  Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
September 16  Mesa, AZ @ The Underground ^
September 17  Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks ^
September 19  Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
September 20  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
September 21  Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
September 23  Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem ^^
September 24  Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^^
September 25  Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^^
September 26  Birmingham, AL @ The Forge **
September 27  Nashville, TN @ The End **
September 28  Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen **
September 29  Minneapolis, MN @ Ballentine Post 246 VFW **
September 30  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme **
October 1  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick **
October 2  Lakewood, OH @ Foundry **
October 3  Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo ^
October 4  Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
October 5  Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s ^
October 6  Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ^
October 7  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East ##
October 8  Haverhill, MA @ Anchor’s Up ##
October 9  Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground ##
October 10  Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades ##
October 12  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
~ w/ Killswitch Engage
* w/ Twitching Tongues, War Hungry
^ w/ Twitching Tongues
# w/ Nails, Twitching Tongues
^^ w/ Twitching Tongues, Blistered, Axis
** w/ Twitching Tongues, Discourse
## w/ Twitching Tongues, Soul Search


New Music Coming Soon; In-Studio Teaser Video Posted

Baltimore natives Octaves are excited to announce a string of shows next month with Horse the Band.  These are the first shows of the summer for Octaves; they’ve spent the last few months writing new tracks that will be announced and released soon.  Check out an in-studio video that the band recently posted for a sneak peek at what they’ve been up to here.

Octaves most recent release was 2013’s ‘Which Way The Wind Blows’, was was called one of the year’s “…most interesting records, and possibly one of the best of this new era of bands to date” by

Check out Octaves online here and stay tuned for more info coming soon.


8/8/2014   Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar

8/9/2014  New York, NY  The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall

8/10/2014  Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary

8/11/2014  Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

8/12/2014  Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)

8/13/2014  Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

8/14/2014  Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo

8/15/2014  Cleveland,OH @ Grog Shop

8/16/2014 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar

8/17/2014 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Derek Archambault Launches Pledge Campaign for New Hip

Derek Armchambault, of Defeater and Alcoa, has launched a Pledge Music fundraising campaign, to help with the cost of a hip replacement surgery. Derek has had significant issues with his hip for some time now, which has prevented him from touring. After consulting multiple doctors, insurance companies and so on, Derek’s left with paying for a hip replacement out of pocket, as the only solution. Derek and Alcoa have recorded a new EP, entitled, “Thank You,” which is available digitally for a minimum donation of $5. Other exclusive items available include a limited edition Alcoa T shirt, a physical CD version of the “Thank You’ EP in custom, handmade packaging, created by Derek and limited to 200 copies and 50 hand screened posters featuring lyrics from Defeater’s “Letters Home,” album, handwritten by Derek.

Please check out the campaign, here:

Thank you for your support.


Appearing Alongside Planes Mistaken For Stars, Vattnet Viskar, and Others; New Album Available Now

"a genre-expanding work… loud rock that pushes boundaries." - Verbicide

In support of their new album Year Of The Snake, LA’s Silver Snakes have headed out for a tour across the U.S., with scheduled appearances with Aeges, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Vattnet Viskar, Devourment and Lions of Tsavos on various shows.  Check out the full tour routing below.  

Year of the Snake is 11 songs of the band’s darkest and most dynamic material yet, and was recorded at Silver Snakes’ own Estrada’s studio The Earth Capital (Nails, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor). Year Of The Snake was then mixed at Salad Days Studios with Brian McTernan (Cave In, Engine Down, Circa Survive) and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Recording (Defeater).  Listen to the album in its entirety here and check out the video “Grey Wolf Wild” here.

July 11 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge *
July 13 Reno, NV @ Holland Project ^
July 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 15 Denver, CO @ Moon Room
July 16 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
July 17 Chicago, IL @ Livewire Lounge %
July 18 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class %
July 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie %
July 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose %
July 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron %
July 22 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar %#
July 23 Richmond, VA @ The Camel %
July 24 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 25 Houstin, TX @ Mangos +
July 26 Dallas, TX @ Liquid Lounge +
July 27 San Antonio, TX @ Korova +
July 29 Tucson, AZ @ Rock Side Room
July 30 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

* w/ Aeges
^ w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars
% w/ Vattnet Viskar
# w/ Devourment
+ w/ Lions of Tsavos


New EP Available Now in the U.S.A. from Bridge Nine Records

Watch Gallows’ new video for “Chains” now on YouTube.

Fresh from launching themselves back into the live arena for the first time since the Reading and Leeds Festivals last year, Gallows spent the weekend tearing down tents at Hyde Park with Black Sabbath before dominating Sonisphere Festival and are now proud to unleash a new video for recently released single “Chains”. 

Shot in Toronto by Canadian director and musician Josh Reichmann, his dark and foreboding film style perfectly suits the song’s menacing and heavy vibes.

“We approached the making of the ‘Chains’ video unlike anything the band had done in the past,” explains frontman Wade MacNeil. “Looking at it more like a short film than a music video. The end result was something that is dark, beautiful, and other worldly; very much like the song itself.”

"Chains" was recently released through Bridge Nine in the U.S. and the bands own label Venn elsewhere on 7inch and digital formats.

“The song ‘Chains’ came together really quickly,” states guitarist Laurent Barnard. “It started off with one riff and by the end of the day it was recorded. We did it all live too like we were making a garage punk record. My friend Helena who sings in a great band called Dios Mio happened to be in the studio that day so she came in and added some vocals and textures, which brought a very haunting element of the track. It’s very different but still very dark which is what Gallows is all about.”

Gallows are confirmed to play the following dates this July/August:

13th         Shepton Mallet, UK – NASS Festival

16th         Oslo, Norway – Pokalen

17th         Bukta, Norway – Tomso Festival Afterparty

19th         Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival

20th         Guildford, UK – Guilfest

25th         Kristiansand, Norway – Makesrik Festival


2nd Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

Gallows are:

Wade MacNeil (vocals),

Laurent Barnard (guitar)

Stuart Gili-Ross (bass) 

Lee Barratt (drums)

Coming On CD, LP & Digital Formats from The Flenser
Led by founding member Toby Driver (also of Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in Boston, MA in 2002 from the ashes of metal group Maudlin of the Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through several lineup changes and dramatic stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters of Mercy meets Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music.  
In 2013, Kayo Dot demarcated the beginning of a sonic change by releasing their critically acclaimed conceptual double-albumHubardo. Undeniably experimental, but largely unclassifiable, Hubardo received rave reviews: SputnikMusic ranked it among their best albums of 2013, and CVLT Nation called it, “mesmerizing avant garde blackened doom,” and a “towering achievement.”
But when it comes to Kayo Dot, change is the only constant. And like the best pop culture chameleons of the past, Kayo Dot’s evolution is governed by an inscrutable inner-logic. Despite the accessible songwriting of Coffins on Io and the emphasis on vocal melody and electronic percussion, Kayo Dot fans will find the record’s darkness and intensity familiar and relatable.  For example: the dark wave of Coffins on Io album-track “Off-ramp Cycle” might be unrecognizable to Kayo Dot’s metal fans. “The sound is kind of like a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy,” Driver says. But the track also encompasses the brooding menace of classic Bauhaus as well as current dark wavers Cold Cave and Crystal Stilts: artists young and old who live and die in those unknowable corners where heaviness meets delicacy and sincerity meets theatricality.
Elsewhere, Driver’s penchant for prog rock surfaces in the ethereal “Spirit Photography,” complete with a saxophone melody line—strikingly gentle when compared to Kayo Dot’s brutal back catalog. “Long Time Disturbance on the Miracle Mile” could be a Bryan Ferry-era Roxy Music cut, and “The Mortality of Doves” could be Eno-produced David Bowie.
Driver says there’s also an element of sexuality in Coffins on Io.“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner,” Driver explains. “I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere,” he says, adding, “There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
Coffins on Io is slated for on October 16th release via San Francisco’s Flenser Records.  Pre-orders and more information coming soon.
Coffins on Io Track Listing:
1. The Mortality of Doves
2. Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22
3. Longtime Disturbance on the Miracle Mile
4. Library Subterranean
5. The Assassination of Adam
6. Spirit Photography

Kayo Dot is:
Toby Driver: voice, bass, synths, electric percussion, guitars
Ron Varod: guitars
Daniel Means: saxophones, synths, electric percussion
Keith Abrams: drums, electric percussion
Tim Byrnes: rhodes on track 6, organ solo on track 1
Oathbreaker and Cult Leader U.S. Tour Starts July 20th; Video Teaser Posted

Video Teaser:
Belgium’s Oathbreaker and Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader will be hitting the road this month for a U.S. Tour. Oathbreaker are supporting their latest album “Eros | Anteros”, while Cult Leader are supporting their latest “Nothing For Us Here” release, both on Deathwish.
Oathbreaker and Cult Leader — 2014 Tour Dates
7/20 - Pulankski Club / New Britain, CT
7/21 - Amityville Music Hall / Amityville, NY
7/22 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/23 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/24 - The Acheron / Brooklyn, NY w/ YAITW
7/25 - Smiling Moose / Pittsburgh, PA
7/26 - Charm City Art Space / Baltimore, MD
7/27 - This is Hardcore Side Show / Voltage Lounge / Philadelphia, PA
7/28 - Strange Matter / Richmond, VA
7/29 - New Brookland Tavern / Columbia, SC
7/30 - Backbooth / Orlando, FL
7/31 - 529 / Atlanta, GA
8/1 - Hi Tone Cafe / Memphis, TN
8/2 - Red 7 / Austin, TX
8/3 - Gasworks / Albuquerque, NM
8/4 - 51 West / Tempe, AZ
8/5 - TBA / San Diego, CA*
8/6 - DIY Bridgetown / La Puente, CA
8/7 - Submission Art Space / San Francisco, CA
*Due to the Che Cafe closing, we are in need of a venue on 8/5 for a show in the San Diego area. If you can help, please contact
Teaser by Jeroen Mylle and Fabrice Parent
Song: “Clair Obscur” by Oathbreaker
Out now:
Oathbreaker “Eros | Anteros” CD/LP
Oathbreaker “Maelstron” CD/LP
Cult Leader “Nothing For Us Here” 12”EP/CD
Listen to “No Salvation” on the Decibel Magazine Blog; Pre-Order Now

Listen to Coliseum’s “No Salvation” now via Decibel Magazine.
Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today’s quintessential contemporary punk bands. Coliseum successfully melds progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision. 
Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).  And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home. “We have a long and storied history with Deathwish and their family of bands,” says Patterson. “Not only did we work with the label on the ‘True Quiet’ 7”, we’ve toured around the world with Deathwish bands, released a split with Doomriders early on, and I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Deathwish releases. While Coliseum officially joining the label’s roster is a new chapter for us, it feels like a homecoming.”
To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to present the “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.  Check out Coliseum’s tour dates below and pre-order the Deluxe Reissue now from the Deathwish E-Store.
COLISEUM Tour Dates:
Fri 6/20/14 - Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage w/ Xerxes
Fri 7/18/14 - Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them
Sun 7/20/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them
Sat 8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun 8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 -  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub
Tue 8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House

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"Callistemon" Appears on VI: Flora, Coming August 11 from The Flenser

Listen to the first track to surface from the new Botanist album now via  Titled “Callistemon”, this new song appears on Botanist’s forthcoming album, VI: Flora, which will be available August 11th from The Flenser.  Pre-orders for VI: Flora will be launching July 9th.
VI: Flora is a progression from the misanthropic masterplans of the destruction of mankind at the hands of plants as detailed on the project’s last two albums: 2012’s III: Doom In Bloom  and 2013’s IV: Mandragora.  VI: Flora focuses on the wondrous beauty of the plants themselves through a gauzy haze of dream-like sound with the voice of The Botanist acting as spectral underpinning to the reverie.
VI: Flora was recorded by Otrebor in the Verdant Realm and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden and is scheduled for an August 11th release, once again through San Francisco’s Flenser Records.  Botanist’s previous releases, I: The Suicide Tree, II: A Rose From The Dead (released July 2011 on tUMULt), III: Doom in Bloom (TotalRust) and most recently, 2013’s IV: Mandragora have seen much critical acclaim; landing on lists such as NPR’s 25 Best Metal Albums, Metal Sucks Top 15 Metal Albums, Metal Injection’s Top 10 Releases, and an honorable mention on Pitchfork’s Top 40 Albums of 2011. Last November, Botanist released a split EP with Bay Area natives Palace Of Worms as well.
Botanist is an avant-garde musical project that is the world’s first band to use distorted hammered dulcimers as its primary instrumentation. The experimental music further delves into esoterica with a harmonium and a 12-string bass guitar, propelled by unusual drumming that  often features highly atypical time signatures and rhythm shifts.  The albums tell the story of a botanist gone mad at witnessing the destruction of the natural environment at the hands of man. He retreats into a hermitage, surrounding himself with the natural world. In this Verdant Realm, he awaits for the day when humanity will eradicate itself,  which will allow for the utopia of flora and fauna to eventually reclaim the earth.  The content of Botanist’s songs are a combination of scientific botanical empiricism and the poetic, romantic perception of someone who is deeply moved by the forms of the primordial, mysterious aspect of the natural world. In the world of Botanist, nature is the most tangible representation of the divine, and is treated as such.  While Botanist’s story is negative and misanthropic on the surface, it is an allegory of warning to a world out of balance: respect the natural world and all living things, or else the natural world will wipe you out and move on. The element of hope lies in the possibility of a changing of worldview, or at the very least the ideal that the world will right itself eventually, whether that includes humanity or not. 
1. Stargazer
2. Callistemon
3. Cinnamomum Parthenoxylon
4. Gleditsia
5. Rhizophora
6. Dianthus
7. Leucadendron Argenteum
8. Pteridophyte
9. Wisteria
10. Erythronium
11. …Gazing…

In 2008, Have A Nice Life released their now cult classic Deathconsciousness LP to a whimper and critical non-interest.  Six years after its release, the band followed up with 2014’s stunner The Unnatural World and Deathconsciousness became a force of influence and fanatic obsession. Seamlessly blending with unparalleled depth and weight, shoegaze, post punk, new wave, industrial and noise, the album was originally released on Enemies List Home Recordings (founded by HANL members Dan and Tim). It has since floated in and out of production, with the last instantly out-of-print vinyl pressing occurring in 2009.  Now, longtime HANL collaborator The Flenser will re-issue Deathconsciousness with deluxe packaging, including a lengthy accompanying zine and colored vinyl.  Have A Nice Life commented, “Working with Flenser lets us keep things comfortable on our end, while also pressing enough copies to actually meet the need and not creating an artificially-inflated collector’s market, as happened with some of our past releases.”   
The Flenser’s reissue of Deathconsciousness will be accompanied by a 75-page booklet detailing the dark and forgotten history of the Antiochean cult.  Blurring the lines between novella, liner notes, and academic text, the zine itself presents an engrossing narrative.  Deathconsciousness is rhythmic, primal and expansive and is a cult-post-punk masterpiece; a mediation on death, loss and unrequited love.  Deathconsciousness feels more fresh and engaging with every listen and has held up as a remarkable piece of art. Fans of Have A Nice Life exhibit both cultic thought and action for good reason. It is perhaps a fanbase as dark and mysterious as the Antiochean cult, the album itself revolves around. Now The Flenser is honored to rereleaseDeathconsciousness a gorgeous and disarming contribution to the modern lexicon for a larger audience.
Pre-order Deathconsciousness on July 9th from The Flenser.
Deathconsciousness Available September 16th:
The Plow That Broke The Plains
1. A Quick One Before The Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut
2. Bloodhail
3. The Big Gloom
5. Hunter
6. Telephony
7. Who Would Leave Their Son Out In The Sun?
8. There Is No Food
The Future
1. Waiting For Black Metal Records To Come In The Mail
2. Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000
3. The Future
4. Deep, Deep
5. I Don’t Love
6. Earthmover


Stream the Album in Full on Lambgoat; Order Now from Bridge Nine
Listen to Nothing As It Seems Now on 
Lambgoat or Soundcloud.

Violent Sons features members that are no strangers to the New England hardcore scene: Sean Murphy (Verse), Mikey Belcastro (Product of Waste, Suicide Pact), Evan White (Raindance) and Andrew Fortin got together in late 2013 when Murphy and Belcastro finally sat down after about a year of talking about starting a band.  The two had “…dealt with a lot of similar things in life… mental illness, abuse, welfare, death, etc., so we wanted to use this project as a form of therapy for us and anyone else that might take something positive from a total negative”, Murphy commented.  And therapeutic it is - Violent Son’s debut LP Nothing As It Seems is a ferocious effort that would please fans of Verse’s ambitious trajectory, and yet, it is completely its own project for much of its blistering 22-minute length.  It’s a multifaceted debut that subtly twists punk’s heavier formula into new shapes and colors while retaining Murphy’s exasperated, incensed sociopolitical frustrations.  

Thus far, Violent Sons have played a handful of shows around New England, but plan on touring as much as they can and sharing their music with as many people as possible.  Stay tuned to for more Violent Sons news coming soon, and order Nothing As It Seems from now.

Nothing As It Seems Track Listing (Available digitally July 8th and on LP in September TBA):

1. Letters From The Future

2. Heavy Burden

3. Us Against Them

4. Only Death

5. I Am Nothing

6. Faith Pushers

7. MK Ultra Minds

8. Clean Boots

9. Late Bloom

10. Money Trail

Pre-Order Now From Deathwish Inc.

Punch is a socially conscious hardcore band from San Francisco, CA.  They carry a recognizably fast, heavy sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures and absolutely plastering vocals.  Their debut EP, Eyeless (2008), Self-Titled LP (2009) and second LP Push Pull (2010) were joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga.  Their 2011 EP Nothing Lasts was released by a partnership of 625 Thrash, Discos Huelga, and Deathwish Inc.
Now, Punch will release their new album They Don’t Have To Believe on Deathwish Inc. on August 19th.  They Don’t Have To Believe was recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.) and is a monster of an album.  Fifteen songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind; all of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic, buzzing with an electricity that is rare to experience in today’s world of heavy music.  No polish - just pure rage.
More news from Punch coming soon.  In the meantime, pre-order They Don’t Have To Believe from the Deathwish E-Store.

Tombs & Vattnet Viskar to Support; U.S. Tour Follows European Run with YOB 

 New Album, Foundations Of Burden, Available August 19th from Profound Lore
Having recently completed a tour across the U.S. supporting Deafheaven, Little Rock AR’s Pallbearer are excited to announce their own headlining run this coming October with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar in tow.  The tour will kick off shortly after Pallbearer’s European tour with YOB and will take the band from the South up through the Midwest and into Canada for shows in Toronto and Montreal.  Then, Pallbearer will tour down the East Coast to eventually end up in Texas for Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin - check out the band’s full tour routing below.  
Pallbearer will be on tour in support of their monumental new album,  Foundations of Burden, which is scheduled for release on August 19th on Profound Lore Records.  The band recently premiered a new track “The Ghost I Used To Be” via NPR’s All Songs Considered and the track was hailed as “more confident, more diverse, and more immersive” by Stereogum and “modern metal doesn’t get much better than this” by Consequence Of Sound.
Formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, AR.  A year after their formation, the band released their first three-song demo (with guitarist Devin Holt), which garnered well-deserved attention.  Pallbearer went on to release Sorrow & Extinction in early 2012 on well-respected Canadian indie label Profound Lore, and instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found the band’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in the metal world.  Sorrow & Extinction proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece in any genre of music and compelled Pallbearer to reach even further creatively for what would come next.
Fast forward to February of 2014 as Pallbearer headed to Portland, OR (with drummer Mark Lierly) to Type Foundry Studio with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans) to lay down six tracks that would become Foundations Of Burden.  This new album delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, which adds a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating; if Sorrow and Extinction created massive waves in the metal scene, Foundations Of Burden will create the stuff of legends.  
Pre-order Foundations Of Burden now from Profound Lore.
September 3  Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli de helling ^
September 4  Bristol, UK @ The Fleece ^
September 5  Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse ^
September 6  Glasgow, UK @ Audio ^
September 7  Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^
September 8  London, UK @ The Underworld ^
September 10  Dortmund, DE @ FZW ^
September 11  Groningen, NL @ Vera ^
September 12  Aarhus, DK @ Atlas ^
September 13  Gothenberg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska ^
September 14  Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong ^
September 16  Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia  ^
September 17  Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset ^
September 18  Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ^
September 19  Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz ^
September 20  Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej ^
September 21  Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu ^
September 23  Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 ^
September 24  Vienna, AT @ Arena ^
September 25  Innsbruck, AT @ PMK ^
September 26  Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk ^
September 29  Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie ^
October 2 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz3 ^
October 3  Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela ^
October 4  Porto, PT @ Amplifest ^
October 5  Erandio, ES @ Sonora ^
October 10  Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club ^    
October 11  Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest ^
October 17  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
October  18  Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
October 19  Champaign, IL @ High Dive *
October 20  Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
October 21  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
October 23  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
October 24  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 25  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
October 26  Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
October 27  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
October 29  Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box *
October 30  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
October 31  Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
November 1  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
November 2  Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
November 5  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *  
November 7  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 9  Dallas, TX @ Three Link * 
* w/ Tombs, Vattnet Viskar
^ w/ YOB
Foundations Of Burden Track Listing:
1. Worlds Apart
2. Foundations
3. Watcher In The Dark
5. Ashes
6. Vanished
 *top photo by Diana Lee Zadlo 
Bands to Tour Before and After Deathwish Fest in July

Two of Deathwish Inc.’s heavy hitters, Cult Leader and Oathbreaker, are excited to team up for a U.S. tour that’ll kick off July 20th in Connecticut and take the bands out west to San Francisco.  This’ll mark Oathbreaker’s first stateside tour of the year in support of 2013’s Eros Anteros which was called “one of the most challenging and adventurous hardcore records of the year” by Big Cheese.
Cult Leader are the next evolutionary leap forward for three-quarters of Gaza, arguably one of the best metallic bands of the last decade and their new album Nothing For Us Here is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero’s newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza); all of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage. 
Both bands will be performing at Deathwish Fest this July 22nd and 23rd in Boston, MA alongside Converge, Trap Them, and more.  Check out tour dates below and keep up with Oathbreaker on Facebook and Cult Leader there as well.
Cult Leader Tour Dates
7/14 - BabyHaus / Laramie, WY
7/15 - Sportsrock / Sioux Falls, SD
7/16 - Quarters / Milwaukee, WI
7/17 - Windsor Beer Exchange / Windsor, ON
7/18 - SHIBGB’s / Toronto, ON
Oathbreaker // Cult Leader  U.S. Tour
7/20 - Pulankski Club / New Britain, CT +
7/21 - Amityville Music Hall / Amityville, NY*
7/22 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/23 - Deathwish Fest / Middle East / Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
7/24 - The Acheron / Brooklyn, NY #
7/25 - Smiling Moose / Pittsburgh, PA
7/26 - Charm City Art Space / Baltimore, MD
7/27 - This is Hardcore Side Show / Voltage Lounge / Philadelphia, PA
7/28 - Strange Matter / Richmond, VA
7/29 - New Brookland Tavern / Columbia, SC
7/30 - Backbooth / Orlando, FL
7/31 - 529 / Atlanta, GA
8/1 - Hi Tone Cafe / Memphis, TN
8/2 - Red 7 / Austin, TX
8/3 - Gasworks / Albuquerque, NM
8/4 - 51 West / Tempe, AZ
8/5 - TBA / San Diego, CA
8/6 - DIY Bridgetown / La Puente, CA
8/7 - Submission Art Space / San Francisco, CA
+ w/ Fucking Invincible
* w/ Extinction AD, Jukai, Forced, Dealers
# w/ YAITW, Badr Vogu