[INT] New Release --> Touché Amoré / Casket Lottery split
No Sleep has announced plans to release a limited edition Touché Amoré / The Casket Lottery split vinyl 7” on October 2. Stay tuned to www.nosleeprecs.com for upcoming pre-sale information.
The forthcoming split EP will feature one new song and one cover song from each band, with LA’s Touché Amoré having their way with The Replacements' Unsatisfied and Kansas City’s The Casket Lottery taking a turn with Beach House's Myth.
"This is a big win for TA," says Touché Amoré frontman Jeremy Bolm. "We met Nathan and Junior when we toured alongside Coalesce in 2010 and had gushed to them our love for The Casket Lottery. Their album Survival is for Cowards was produced by Ed Rose (who produced Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Meas well as the rest of the CL catalog) and served as the focal point for the sound we wanted to achieve. This being their first release since 2003, we are very honored to be apart of it.”
"We’re excited to be on the flip side of the 7" with TA,” adds Nathan Ellis of The Casket Lottery. "I like the idea of a hardcore band with passion, ethics and a good head on its shoulders existing in the music scene today. For awhile it seemed like bands like this had gone the way of the buffalo, but I think TA are leading the pack in the resurgence of bands that introduced me to life outside of mainstream music."
The Los Angeles-based Holy Grail have finished recording their sophomore album Ride the Void, which they tracked with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom) on and off throughout the year, working around national tours with Dragonforce and Valient Thorr. To celebrate the album’s completion, the group will support Sebastian Bach at L.A.’s Club Nokia on Aug. 2. Tickets are on sale now.
Says vocalist James Paul Luna, "Album finished! You don’t know how good those words feel! Day after day and month after month, we’ve been listening back, tweaking and fine-tuning this wretched beast of an album we call ‘Ride the Void.’ Finally, after many hours in the cave, we can gladly say it’s done.
"To top it all off, I woke up to an e-mail saying we’re opening for Sebastian Bach! WTF?! Sebastian is one of those rare dudes that was glam yet still kept it gritty and tough and that’s what I’m all about. I think it’s the Canadian in him that keeps him raw. Needless to say, we are thrilled to support a legendary voice such as his. And did I already mention the album is finished? Damn, still can’t get over that! Shred on!”
[INT] Deftones aiming for October release for 7th full length
Chino Moreno of Deftonesrecently talked to Billboard and said that Deftones are aiming to have their 7th full length out by October. He also talked about his other ongoing projects - †††, Palms and Team Sleep.
[INT] New Music --> The Corin Tucker Band - 'Groundhog Day'
The Corin Tucker Band - the current project of former Sleater-Kinney vocalist Corin Tucker - has a new song, Groundhog Day, which appears on the band’s forthcoming full length, Kill My Blues, due out September 18.
[INT] New Release --> Sophicide - 'Perdition of the Sublime'
OFP: German technical death metal sorcerers, Sophicide, are pleased to announce the release of their debut, Perdition of the Sublime. Set for North American release on August 14, 2012 via Willowtip, the 11-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by founder Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features the striking cover design by artist Steve Voigt.
Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, then 19, Sophicide fuses elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable. Meaning "murder of wisdom,"Sophicide describes the state of modern society and serves as the central theme of Perdition of the Sublime. Notes Laszlo: "It’s another word for anti-intellectualism. People are stupid, ignorant and seem to be proud of it. This is a disturbing trend."
"I’m really keen to release this album," he continues of the release. "I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and I hope people can connect to it as I do. Basically the overall theme coincides with the meaning of ‘Sophicide.’ Intellect and enlightenment seem to be displaced by religion and casting shows. There’s this overall apathy, people don’t seem to give a shit about anything as long as they get their cheap meat and TV shows. This is what POTS is basically about, although the focus is on religion, after all it’s the elephant in the room."
Check out the artwork, first track The Art of Atrocity and tracklisting right here.