Saturday, 27 February 2016
Photo credit Peter Nelson
As Southern Lord prepares for the March release of II -- the sophomore LP from eradicating, Chicago-based, death metal horde LIKE RATS, founded by members of Weekend Nachos -- its initial single has been expended through a premiere of the album's final track, "Grief Incarnate."
The song comes through an exclusive debut at Invisible Oranges and partner BrooklynVegan to infiltrate the masses on multiple levels, issuing, "Calling to mind their contemporaries in Black Breath, LIKE RATS turn their focus to offering their own furious hardcore-inflected version of the crushing death metal of the likes of Entombed, Obituary, and Death. 'Grief Incarnate' is a crusher of a riff-delivery device, a consistent head-bobber of the highest order."
Immerse yourself in the scourge of LIKE RATS' "Grief Incarnate" RIGHT HERE or HERE.
II will see release through Southern Lord digitally and on LP, and on CD titled as Like Rats compiling every filthy fucking note the band has ever recorded with twenty-two tracks in total. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
LIKE RATS Live:
4/30/2016 TBA - Milwaukee, WI w/ Disrotted, Northless, Lifes, Owlscry
5/01/2016 Downstairs - Chicago, IL w/ Disrotted, Staring Problem, Mexican Werewolf
Founded by members of powerviolence/grindcore kingpins, Weekend Nachos, with LIKE RATS the focus of the beatdown is much more heavily influenced by death metal with generous helpings of caveman swing, with a catastrophic end result one may imagine by crossing the old-school slaughter of Incantation, Celtic Frost and Obituary over with the modern devastation of the likes of Nails, Black Breath and Dead In The Dirt. The band's impending II sophomore LP surges with their most monstrous material yet, delivering eight new tunes with thirty-three minutes of pure savagery. Recorded by Andy Nelson (Dead In the Dirt, Harms Way), the Weekend Nachos crew has spawned an entirely different beast with LIKE RATS, and here lies the damaging proof.
Electric Citizen, the Cincinnati-based four-piece are confirmed as main support on the forthcoming 'Gypsy Caravan' tour which takes place across Europe during April & May 2016.
The band are also premiering the track 'Golden Mean' at REVOLVER MAGAZINE now.
The track is taken from the forthcoming album 'Higher Time' released, via the RidingEast label on May 6th in Europe & May 13th in North America.
Like its predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, etc.), and in search of an even more expansive feel, Laura, Ross and Brian traveled to mix the album alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN. The results speak for themselves. In Laura’s performance and in the multi-faceted approach of Ross alongside bassist Randy Proctor and drummer Nate Wagner, Electric Citizen branch out with stage-born assurance across a collection of definitive rock ‘n’ roll. It is a bold, complete sound that sacrifices nothing of the band’s on-stage energy and clearly demonstrates that while their progression has been quick, it’s been hard won the traditional way: They worked their collective ass off.
WOLFMOTHER 'GYPSY CARAVAN' EUROPEAN TOUR APRIL / MAY 2015
plus Electric Citizen .
08-Apr Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre 09-Apr UK, Manchester, Academy 10-Apr UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 12-Apr UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy 13-Apr UK, Leeds, O2 Academy 14-Apr UK, Nottingham, Rock City 16-Apr UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 17-Apr UK, Bristol, O2 Academy 18-Apr UK, Southampton, Guildhall 20-Apr UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 22-Apr Germany, Cologne, Palladium 23-Apr Germany, Weisbaden, Schlachtof 25-Apr France, Paris, le Trianon
26-Apr Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso 27-Apr Belgium, Brussels, AB 29-Apr Holland, Groningen, Oosterpoort 30-Apr Holland, Tilburg, 013 01-May Germany, Hamburg, Gross Freiheit 02-May Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle 04-May Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega 05-May Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller 08-May Italy, Milan, Alcatraz 09-May Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus 10-May Germany, Munich, Kesselhaus 11-May Austria, Vienna Arena 13-May Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 1
Reconstruction requires deconstruction. The institutions must be razed in order to clear space for the future to flourish. You tear down the old and build up the new. Filter founder, singer, guitarist, and producer Richard Patrick knows this dance well. It’s what established the group as a multiplatinum industrial alternative luminary, and it catalyzed their seventh full-length album, Crazy Eyes [Wind-up Records].
Following the arrival of their brash and urgent new single, "Take Me To Heaven" and album announcement via Billboard, Filter keep fans satisfied with news of a forthcoming US tour, "Make America Hate Again." Featuring Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High, the tour sees frontman Richard Patrick bring Filter's electric live show back to audiences across the country.
“Filter is the mind,” he exclaims. “It’s your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people’s unexplainable behavior and assess it, using sound. It’s a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it’s exactly the opposite of what’s popular. It’s not pretty. It’s not cute. It’s real.”
Crazy Eyes is due for release April 8, 2016 via Wind-up Records.
MORTIIS has teamed up with Metal Hammer UK for an exclusive advance stream of the new album ‘The Great Deceiver’ ahead of its release through Omnipresence on 4th March.
Stream "The Great Deceiver" here.
He comments: “We’re pleased to offer Metal Hammer UK our most enthusiastic contrafribularities for streaming our new album, and in advance let me just say that I'm anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have caused you such perambulation!”
‘The Great Deceiver’ is available to preorder now.
Preorder "The Great Deceiver" here.
Mortiis will be touring the UK in May:
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece