Today, I have a some cool new shit for you guys to check out as well as some news on the Planet Caravan Festival and the ever popular "New Band To Burn One To" feature. Keep it all coming, I will eventually get around to it. Please be patient with me as I do this in my spare time. Also, if your band is featured please show common courtesy and at least provide a thank you. The band LSD & D showed no appreciation, so fuck them. Anyways, on with the show.
Here are a few bands to keep an eye out for in the coming months:
Chicago, IL technical death/doom/progressive outfit BLOOD OF THE TYRANT; a fiercely dedicated and undeniably talented four-piece who've been making quite a name for themselves around the Chicago area, touring mercilessly and sharing stages with the likes of Minsk, Yakuza, Battlefields, Kongh, Lair of the Minotaur, and many more. They've even been honored with their own 'Blood of the Tyrant' Burger at famed heavy metal eatery Kuma's. The band cite influences as diverse as Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Converge, Goblin, Meshuggah, and Neurosis when it comes to their distinctive, eclectic sonic assault, and are sure to appeal to fans across the heavy music spectrum.
Santa Rosa, CA's LITANY FOR THE WHALE are as hard to categorize as their cryptic, vaguely unsettling moniker may suggest. Combining the epic, doomy hardcore of Cursed with the crusty sensibilities of Kylesa, their expansive, noisy sound borrows as much from the Jesus Lizard as it does Battlefields. The band recently completed the recording of their debut album Dolores at Prairie Sun Studios (The Melvins) and features artwork by Chris Taylor (Darkest Hour, Pig Destroyer, Pg 99). Look for the album on CD (and digital) from TBD Records, with the vinyl being handled by MolSook Records and The Perpetual Motion Machine. Litany for the Whale are currently gearing up for a full US tour to promote Dolores, and are aiming for nothing less than total sonic devastation.
"Here is a band to watch. If they’re this strong on their debut EP, in both musicianship and presentation, there’s a very good chance that these guys are going to get big. Judging by this record, that’s a good thing." - Crustcake
Oakland, CA metal masters SAVIOURS made a special appearance on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” on August 6. The celebrated band performed the brand new songs “We Roam” and “Slave to the Hex” from its impending new album Accelerated Living, which is set for an October 27, 2009 release via Kemado Records. Check out the rampaging live display now at these locations (“We Roam” / “Slave to the Hex”).