CVLT Nation streams Sanford Parker solo debut album Lash Back

Exclusive Full Stream: SANFORD PARKER ‘Lash Back’

If you haven’t read Sanford Parker’s name a few times on CVLT Nation, then you clearly haven’t been paying much attention. He’s a member of the amazing Buried At Sea, makes music alongside Scott Kelly in Mirrors For Psychic Warfare as well as Corrections House, former member of Minsk and Nachtmystium, co-runs War Crime Recordings and has done production and engineering on more bands that I care to name. So how stoked are we that Sanford is releasing his debut solo album, Lash Back, today – especially when we get to share the full album with you below! He did everything from writing and recording to production and mixing, and the result is an apocalyptic soundscape of crushing avant-garde industrial mayhem! You can order Lash Back via War Crimes Recordings on their webshop or via their band camp or at www.myproudmountain.com in Europe

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Juli 23, 2016
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Scott Kelly plays the Gravedigger in “Hamlet,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Scott Kelly plays the Gravedigger in “Hamlet,”now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. But there’s something else: Throughout nearly all of the play, looking up from the audience toward the Elizabethan Theatre’s “heavens,” you see Kelly, an enigmatic figure, surrounded by musical instruments and bathed in a deep-red light. Kelly’s music provides a psychological resonance for Hamlet’s inner monologues with an occasional duet with Hamlet on electric guitar. I saw the first preview, and the undercurrent of music intensifies the emotional impact of the language.Before joining the cast of “Hamlet,” Kelly spent eight years as an OSF sound technician. A gifted musician, Kelly often tours internationally with his heavy metal band, Neurosis.

EH: When did you know you wanted to be a performing artist?

SK: I was focused on music at a young age. I was driven by it. I started out playing music mainly inspired by punk rock. That was how I learned. It was the kind of music where your emotion mattered more than your skill level, at the onset. If you felt it, you could get up and do it. I slowly learned. I taught myself how to play through the course of that, through touring, and being exposed to the world and other musicians. My initial influences were bands like Black Flag and Black Sabbath and early Pink Floyd. Then I came across Miles Davis and Hank Williams and more obscure underground stuff, noise music, and avant-garde music. I like some hip-hop music. I like Wagner, Prokofiev; I like the heavy classical stuff, anything that moves me. I like emotion-driven music. I don’t like cookie-cutter stuff. I’ve got to feel it in the words or the music. It could be (the poet) Charles Bukowski, to me he’s very musical. I just need to feel it.

EH: So that’s why your music and “Hamlet” make a good match.

SK: It definitely wasn’t my idea. I was approached about it by Paul James Prendergast, who is the Co-Composer of the show. He said, ‘The director has this idea of what she wants to do. I told her about you, and that you’re here, and that you have this history, and that you’re professional and can do this.’ She did some research on what I had done previously, and really liked it. They came up with the idea to link the Gravedigger with Hamlet in the show, and therefore to put me in a speaking role.

EH: What’s so special about live performance that some of us make it our lives?

SK: It’s a shared experience. If it’s done right, everybody in the room surrenders. The actors and the musicians surrender themselves to the art that they are portraying. The audience surrenders themselves to the portrayal of the art or the music. It creates this symbiotic relationship, this circle that then can build and build and build, and ebb and flow, and hopefully crescendo at the end.One of the many things (that is so genius) that Lisa Peterson directed into the play: The moments of light and comedy thrown in, to create that ebb and flow. There are moments that are really funny in the show, where you’re not really expecting them to be. And then there are these very ghostly moments. Then it comes to the end, and the intensity level ratchets up. They are fighting for their lives out there. You can really feel it. It’s fast and it’s physical. Wow.“Hamlet,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Lisa Peterson, plays through Oct. 14 in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. For tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, visit www.osfashland.org or call the box office at 800-219-8161.

 

Neurosis: more album details emerge and artwork is revealed for their eleventh opus, Fires Within Fires

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Of all that humankind has inherited through our ancestry, no single language has transcended every age as powerfully as music. For thirty years, Neurosis have formed an unbreakable union, channelling that inheritance of sound with great command and authority. Showing their discontent with convention from the very beginning, Neurosis revealed what would become an instinct for transformation in sound and scope. Their sound has become interchangeable with vision of the conscious and unconscious, coexisting in an infinite audial spectrum. A vision that challenged not only the constraints of what listeners, and indeed the band themselves expected, but of themselves as beings. Going beyond the remarkable, Neurosis have become unforgettable.

The journey of their music has found the band relishing the unpredictable, embracing the unknown and exploring the possibility of where the music was capable of taking them. This year finds Neurosis taking a dominant leap with their eleventh full-length, Fires Within Fires. Three decades in the making, and following 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, the album is a testament both to the history and future of Neurosis. In true Ouroborean style, Fires Within Fires gives due to its predecessors while progressing forward into the unfamiliar and formidable. Striking the band’s signature balance between light and dark, beauty and repulsion, dense sonic heaviness and reflective space. Fires Within Fires is succinct, raw and deeply soulful, an all-encompassing reminder to all that transfiguration in sound remains their most commanding and inimitable strength.

Created by Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, Jason Roeder, Noah Landis, and Dave Edwardson. The album features exquisite album artwork from the renowned Thomas Hooper and the stellar recording work of the group’s longstanding engineer Steve Albini. We are proud to reveal the artwork and track listing for the album below…

Fires Within Fires is the next powerful step towards a destination that has long been and continues to be the very heart of „becoming“ for Neurosis.

Neurot Recordings shall release the album on 23rd September worldwide, more information on pre-orders very soon. In the meantime, here’s where you can experience Neurosis live in the near future…

NEUROSIS LIVE DATES:
10.08.2016 – CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival (with Tesa)
11.08.2016 – IT, Brescia, Festa Radio Onda D’Urto (with Tesa)
12.08.2016 – CH, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival (with Tesa)
13.08.2016 – NO, Oslo, Oya Festival
14.08.2016 – AT, Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)
15.08.2016 – GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz (with Tesa)
16.08.2016 – GER, Hamburg, Gruenspan (with Tesa)
17.08.2016 – NL, Haarlem, Patronaat (with Tesa)
18.08.2016 – BE, Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival

19.08.2016 – GER, Karlsruhe, Substage (with Tesa)

20.08.2016 – FR, St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival
21.08.2016 – PT, Porto – Amplifest (with Tesa)

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Juli 6, 2016
in Allgemein&NEUROSIS

Neurosis announcement – live and album title

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NEUROSIS REVEAL INITIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR ELEVENTH ALBUM; PLUS FURTHER EUROPEAN LIVE DATES REVEALED

As the key events of their 30 year milestone unfold, it comes with real pleasure to officially announce the name and release date of Neurosis‘ eleventh full length. Fires Within Fires shall be released on 23rd September via Neurot Recordings. More specific album details are imminent, but in the meantime fans can catch the band at one of twelve dates across Europe in August. They will be joined on select dates by Latvia’s fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.

NEUROSIS LIVE DATES:
10.08.2016 – CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
11.08.2016 – IT, Brescia, Festa Radio Onda D’Urto
12.08.2016 – CH, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival (with Tesa)
13.08.2016 – NO, Oslo, Oya Festival
14.08.2015 – AT, Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)
15.08.2015 – GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz (with Tesa)
16.08.2016 – GER, Hamburg, Gruenspan (with Tesa)
17.08.2016 – NL, Haarlem, Patronaat (with Tesa)
18.08.2016 – BE, Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival
19.08.2016 – GER, Karlsruhe, Substage (with Tesa)
20.08.2016 – FR, St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival
21.08.2016 – PT, Porto – Amplifest (with Tesa)

Neurosis are in fine form following recent and rapturously received shows in San Francisco and Roadburn, join us if you can in marking their 30 year anniversary.

http://www.neurosis.com
http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis
http://www.twitter.com/neurosisoakland
http://www.neurotrecordings.com
http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

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Juni 22, 2016
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LATVIAN TRIO TESA TO RELEASE THEIR GHOST LP VIA MY PROUD MOUNTAIN – PRIOR TO LIVE DATES WITH NEUROSIS IN AUGUST

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Latvia’s Tesa operate with evident conviction, and their flourishing, distinct sound is the epitome of how grand and graceful guitar-driven music can be. Since 2005, the trio of Karlis Tone, Davis Burmeisters and Janis Burmeisters have created a mature, rapturous vision of heavy music without the constraints of genre, reverting to their trusted intuition to create the glorious movements that can challenge any of the founding figures of longform rock with depth.

GHOST, their latest LP formed of five segments for each letter, will see physical release (in CD and 2xLP format) through My Proud Mountain on 5th August, and it is a phenomenal demonstration of the band’s gripping adaptive approach. With the assistance of James Plotkin’s mastering (he who has worked with Sunn O))), Electric Wizard, Earth, Michael Gira, Tim Hecker and many more),GHOST sounds loud and important played at any volume, and the palpable passages of suspense and subsequent devastating releases give the record a momentum that endures all 40 minutes. Most spectacular is the apparent ease in which all three members, working together so closely, supply heaving riffs, emotionally exhausting melodies and soundscapes, and heroic lively tempo, creating a sound that cannot be named but can be intensely felt. This capacity of theirs to stun has won them the attention of the similarly singular Neurosis, with whom they toured Europe with in 2013 and will tour again with in August (dates below), and GHOST should surely elevate them to a larger plane of exposure that their music can expand in to.

“At some point, when you’ve kind of earned some recognition and there’s a general idea in people’s mind, what you do, and what to expect form you as a band, it’s really easy to just stay in a comfort zone, musically. But I think that we actually tried to step outside a bit form that, and at some level, try to do something different than people expect from you. Maybe it’s more brutal at some parts, more direct and harsh. We try to escape the so-called post-rock thing.” – Janis Burmeisters /Tesa on GHOST

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• TESA:
Karlis Tone – bass, vocals, noises
Davis Burmeisters – guitar
Janis Burmeisters – drums, vocals, noises
• LIVE DATES W/ NEUROSIS:
wed 10.08. CZ-Jaromer Brutal Assault
thu 11.08. IT-Brescia Festa Radio Onda D’Urto
fri 12.08. CH-Le Locle Rock Altitude
sun 14.08. AT-Vienna Arena
mon 15.08. GER-Leipzig UT Connewitz
tue 16.08. GER-Hamburg Grünspan
wed 17.08. NL-Haarlem Patronaat
fri 19.08. GER-Karlsruhe Substage
sun 21.08. PT-Porto Amplifest

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Juni 17, 2016
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Sanford Parker is striking out on his own with Lash Back, a full length record on My Proud Mountain label on July 22nd

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Sanford Parker

Lash Back

My Proud Mountain

22 July 2016

Sanford Parker is the reputed producer and electronics wrangler behind some of metal’s most exploratory outfits, breaking new territory in his work as a fixture of Buried At Sea, Minsk, Corrections House and Mirrors For Psychic Warfare, and featuring on and producing numerous records from respected names across the experimental spectrum. His trademark paranoid atmospherics slalom from the nuanced to the crushingly direct, siphoning elements of industrial, cold-wave and power electronics to give bleak, brutalist clout to his work.

Now, Parker is striking out on his own with Lash Back, a full length record of mechanical, dystopic, beat-driven menace. Due out on the My Proud Mountain label on July 22ndLash Back is a marked departure from his metallic legacy, retaining some of the hallmarks of his impressive work to date but moving towards a distilled, gruesome interpretation of the electronic world’s darkest operators like Perc, Youth Code and Pharmakon. Scathing kick detonations establish anti-dance rhythms to lose consciousness to, and vast swathes of swarming disintegrated synths wrap around the beats until they obscure all that existed below. Whilst intentionally disorientating and confrontational (with titles like ‘Sheep Slaughter’ and ‘Knuckle Crossing’ underlining his aesthetic), Parker still provides enough coherence and mastery to make Lash Back a record of searing hot excellence, and with tracks like ‘Your Feral Blood’ impinging on Kevin Martin styled earthquake beats, and opener ‘Psychic Driving’ uniformly loud yet majestic like Dominick Fernow, each gap a gasp for breath, Parker has broken into a wicked and characteristic style already.

LASH BACK TRACKLISTING:

1. Psychic Driving

2. Knuckle Crossing

3. Slow Children

4. Low Gaps

5. Your Feral Blood

6. Sheep Slaughter

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Juni 8, 2016
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SCOTT KELLY AND STEVE VON TILL TO COMPLETE THE NEUROSIS EXPERIENCE WITH SOLO PERFROMANCES AT ROADBURN 2016

Unbenannt Neurosis are so much more than a band. At times, they seem to be at the heart of a sentient organism, fully functioning all by itself, with the activities of their members and of the entire Neurot family constituting the remaining organs and limbs of this fascinating creature. None of those activities are more deeply connected and enwrapped around that ever-beatingheart than the solo careers of guitarists/vocalists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till themselves. Therefore, it is but natural that the Neurosis 30th anniversary celebrations that will take place at Roadburn will also include a typically intimate and profoundly touching solo performance by each of the two musicians. Like Neurosis themselves, and most of their related other projects, it is not the first time Roadburners will have the immense honour and pleasure to witness these two men alone on a stage pouring their souls out, much more vulnerable and naked than usual, displaying their tremendous courage. Both of them performed solo on the European version of their Beyond The Pale event which enriched the 2009 edition beyond our wildest dreams, and Scott had also played the year before, marking the release of his harrowing second album, The Wake. In these last few years, however, much has happened in artistic terms that will make these concerts an equally fascinating, yet decisively different endeavour. Although he had already released two solo records when he first stepped on his own on the Roadburn stage, the bleakly atmospheric Spirit Bound Flesh and the aformentioned starkly minimalist The Wake, Scott Kelly has since been particularly active as a stage performer outside Neurosis, touring Europe and the United States several times, and often in very good company. The much-praised The Forgiven Ghost In Me album, released in 2012 under the moniker Scott Kelly And The Road Home, highlighted the collaborative potential of hissolo work, and achieving a rare balance between the intimacy of a solo work and the possibilities afforded by a band effort. Since then, Scott has frequently played accompanied by The Road Home, which currently consists of the like-minded cohorts that are fellow Neurosis bandmate Noah Landis and „Denver Sound“ legend Jay Munly. He has also participated in a few split releases, as well as contributing three songs to the first volume of the Songs Of Townes Van Zandt collection. It is the sum of all these experiences that we will witness at Roadburn when Scott sits down, quietly, with his guitar, and we bet there won’t be a dry eye in the room when he bows out at the end. Steve Von Till made us wait a little while for the follow up to his superb 2009 album, A Grave Is A Grim Horse, only giving us three songs on that same Songs Of Townes Van Zandt collection in the meantime to stave off the hunger, but every second of wait was worth it when we finally got to hear A Life Unto Itself. Right now, it still resonates deeply within us as much as it did when it was released last May, if not more so – its sparse and starkly elegant mixture of Americana, ancient folk music and psychedelia constantly leaving us pleasantly lost insome figurative deep dark wood. It has the sobriety, the earthy mysticism, the emotional evocative power and same spiritual connection to nature and to forgotten ancient times his two first albums did, As The Crow Flies from 2000 and If I Should Fall To The Field from 2002, but it’s also brimming with surprising electric subtleties which were first explored on A Grave Is A Grim Horse. If we add to this the fact that, alongside his solo work under his own name, Steve also maintains activity as Harvestman, his home-recorded, psychedelic improvised project which he has released three amazing, mind-altering records with (one of them, Trinity,  a very appropriate soundtrack to an Italian horror film), and from which he often performs a few pieces during his solo shows, we can expect a varied, dynamic performance, where the flow of continuity is assured by Steve’s unmistakable vocal and guitar personality. Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till will therefore complete the weekend-long Neurosis anniversary experience with both performances taking place at the Het Patronaat on Friday, April15th. Each of them will be a life unto itself that must not be missed. Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Ticket are on sale! 3-Day Ticket (Thursday through Saturday) http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153439 4-Day Ticket (Thursday through Sunday) http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153441 1-Day Ticket – Sunday, April 17th http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153563 www.roadburn.com

RASA by CHVE

Before CHVE will join Scott Kelly for their up- comming European tour in January there will be some releases and more dates to experience the world of CHVE. Enjoy!

The debut solo album by singer and multi-instrumentalist CHVE (Amenra, Sembler Deah, Harlowe, Kingdom) is set for an December 18th release.

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Colin H. Van Eeckhout is best know when he is surrounded by kindred spirits, but now he steps into the limelight all on his own. This first solo album was preluded by a split 7” he released together with Nate Hall. In the meantime however, CHVE crafted his music and transformed it into a whole unique entity. In stead of the folkish singer/songwriter track he premiered back in 2012/2015, CHVE now solely makes use of a hurdy gurdy and his voice as instruments to dig deep within his own self. This is CHVE on his most vulnerable. Just a man, his thoughts, scars and memories, with his voice and his instrument. The album is magnificently produced by Dehn Sorah (Treha Sektori, Sembler Deah), and brings long soundscapes capturing in ambient and droning sounds what lies beyond what can be grasped by words. CHVE started to build his album out of an empty void. He built layer upon layer, and rebuilt and reconstructed to complete his universe called RASA. The album ended up somewhere between folk, drone and ritual. But above all, the album is a conquest, a meditation and it offers an inward journey, between grief and tears. Watch the teaser film HERE. The album is now available to PRE-ORDER HERE for a scheduled release of DECEMBER 18th. The album will be available on vinyl and CD. portrait chve CHVE Live (more TBA) w/ Ephameron – 07/10 – De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL (concert+live illustration) – 17/10 – cc Ter Dilft, Bornem BE (concert+live illustration) – 18/11 – Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven BE (concert+live illustration) Q&A – onstage with – 23/10 – Huis23 (Ancienne Belgique), Brussel BE

NEUROSIS: Tickets For 30th Anniversary Shows At Roadburn Festival 2016 Go On Sale This Friday, October 2nd

Roadburn-2016-Neurosis Tickets for the two sets NEUROSIS will perform at Roadburn Festival 2016 as part of their 30th anniversary events will go on sale this Friday, October 2nd. Passing their thirty-year mark this Winter, NEUROSIS will celebrate this milestone with two stateside performances on March 4th and 5th at the Regency Ballroom, and then two more sets on April 16th and 17th headlining the massive Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, joined by labelmates Amenra and Dark Buddha Rising among others. At these four very special performances, the band will deliver material spanning their entire recorded lineage, from 1987’s Pain Of Mind through 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, with varied set lists at each event. These sets will span the band’s entire career, showcasing Neurosis‘ comprehensive evolution from their primitive beginnings to the seminal, epic outfit they are today, as the band’s ever evolving, sonic palette has become a template for underground music over the last three decades, and resists genre classification. Tickets for the 21st edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 14th – 17th, 2016, will go on sale this Friday, October 2nd, 2015. The majority of Roadburners live outside The Netherlands, which is why ticket pre-sales will start at 21:00 CET (20:00 UK time | 22:00 Finland, Greece | 1:00pm East Coast USA | 10:00am West Coast USA). 3-Day Ticket (Thursday through Saturday) – €165 – http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153439 4-Day Ticket (Wednesday through Sunday) – €185 – http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153441 1-Day Ticket – Sunday, April 17th – €39 – http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/153563 NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary Performances: 3/04/2016 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA 3/05/2016 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA 4/16/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL 4/17/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL Tickets for the band’s two performances in San Francisco March 4th and 5th will go on sale shortly. NEUROSIS has just reissued two of their most revered and long out-of-print titles reissued on super deluxe 180-gram double vinyl. Through Silver in Blood (1996), which Fact Magazine recently deemed the #1 best post-metal album of all time, has not been printed on vinyl in ten years, while Times Of Grace (1999) is seeing its first pressing in over fifteen years. Additionally, Grace, the 1999 TRIBES OF NEUROT companion piece to Times Of Grace, also saw a deluxe reissue, its first time ever on vinyl. Each reissue contains reinterpretations of the original iconic artwork with heavy duty „tip-on“ jackets and are available in a variety of limited edition exclusive colors and all including full album download codes. Orders for the reissues can be placed directly through NEUROSIS‚ own Neurot Recordings at THIS LOCATION. http://www.neurosis.com http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis http://www.twitter.com/neurosisoakland http://www.neurotrecordings.com http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

AMENRA SCHEDULED FOR TWO APPEARANCES AT ROADBURN; TOUR DATES, FURTHER PROJECTS AND OTHER INFO ANNOUNCED

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Today we announce the incredible news that the prolific AmenRa shall be performing twice at the renowned Roadburn Festival. With a sonic arsenal behind them that covers a broad spectrum of emotive intricacies, AmenRa are perfectly placed to showcase their diversity at Roadburn 2016. The Belgian band will be playing an acoustic set, with an expanded band of musicians, immediately before Neurosis, on the Saturday, and again will take to the main stage on Sunday night to play an electric set. AmenRa are renowned for the intensity of their live performances; often brooding, always evocative. Over the course of five full-length albums, and numerous split releases, AmenRa have carved themselves a nook in the affections of fans over the past twelve years. Their rhythmic – tribal even – nihilistic bludgeoning interspersed with delicate twists has cemented them as a firm favourite with fans of sludge, doom, drone and everything in between. In 2009 when the band recorded an acoustic EP, entitled Afterlife, and played select shows with this material, they retained their unique atmospherics, but introduced a lighter yet still deeply personal element to their output. AmenRa mastermind Colin H Van Eeckhout explains the motivation behind the EP as “borne out of the idea that we wanted to be able to counsel, speak to and guide our (grand) children long after we are gone”. The performances at Roadburn are currently the only planned live outings for AmenRa in 2016, as they intend to dedicate much of the year to simultaneously writing both a second acoustic offering – this time a full-length release – and the follow up to latest album, Mass V. The band are also scheduled to perform at a series of European dates this autumn, including a date at Amplifest, as well as performances in France and the UK. A band like no other, the sounds of AmenRa are raw, honest and sincere, which often provides a helpful guide to listeners when facing the tribulations of life. With that being said, their live presence is simultaneously visceral yet ethereal, crushing yet cathartic, making these dates not to be missed. The full list of dates can be found below:

 

AMENRA tour dates:

SUN 20/09: AMPLIFEST, PORTO PO

THU 1/10: DIVAN DU MONDE, PARIS FR

FRI 2/10: L’ASTROLABE, ORLEANS FR

FRI 6/11: BODEGA SOCIAL CLUB, NOTTINGHAM UK

SAT 7/11: DAMNATION FEST, LEEDS UK

SUN 8/11: HEAVEN, LONDON UK

SAT 16/04: ROADBURN FESTVAL, TILBURG NL

SAT 17/04: ROADBURN FESTVAL, TILBURG NL

 

In addition to writing the follow-up to MASS V MASS VI – the band are also writing their first acoustic full album, in addition to working on film-scores and music for theatre and contemporary dance performances. Always fully engaged with true creative output, the band continues to work on artwork and visuals to accompany their forthcoming releases too. Outside of AmenRa itself, the band further immerse themselves within various sonic endeavours. Comprising of members from AmenRa, Oathbreaker, Hessian and The Black Heart Rebellion, Harlowe is the remnant of several interesting and great musicians who collided at some point in time, leaving us a mesmerizing acoustic album to be released on 28th September. Mastered by Chris Common (Chelsea Wolfe, Pelican, Palms, Le Butcherettes), further information about the collaboration/pre-order info can be found via Consouling Sounds and you can watch a video of the group at this link. Colin H. van Eeckhout’s 2012 7” split with Nate Hall (US Christmas) has further been revamped and shall too be re-released on the 28th September via Consouling Sounds. This new edition comes with a CHVE ft. Claudia Crobatia cover of Mark Lanegan’s “Bombed”. Further information and pre-orders can be found through Consouling. CHVE will also be releasing his first full length solo album, RASA, via Consouling Sounds, in December. CHVE will also be performing live this autumn alongside Syndrome (featuring fellow AmenRa bandmate Mathieu Vandekerckhove) and Ephameron – the full list of dates can be found at the top of this page. http://www.churchofra.com http://www.ritualofra.com http://www.facebook.com/churchofra http://consouling.be/ http://www.neurotrecordings.com http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

Nate Hall (US Christmas) European Tour 2015

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It´s time. Time to listen to good music and support good artists. Go see Nate Hall!!! „The river doesn’t ever stop. It is a continuous bringer of whatever it touches, and whomever is chosen to step within its waters. The first time I heard Nate Hall’s voice I knew that I was hearing something that would haunt me forever. The unmistakable sound of mountains‘ wind and the desperation and anguish of truth and experience. Authenticity isn’t something you can acquire. Either you are or you are not. Nate’s work shows a depth of heart and a pure channeling that you wont come across 10 times in your life. This is the work of the soul that we all know. And the soul that knew us first. You aren’t born into this and you don’t die out of it. This is eternity, and it brings us all to the center of the river that wants us to be here at this moment.“ – Scott Kelly (Neurosis) about Nate Hall

16.09    GER – Stuttgart @ Contain’t

17.09    BEL – Gent @ Consouling Records In-Store

18.09    NL – Tilburg @ INCUBATE FEST

19.09    BEL – Liege @ L’An Vert

20.09    POR – Porto @ AMPLIFEST

21.09    GER – Leipzig @ Hellheim

22.09    PL – Warsaw @ Chmury

23.09    GER – Berlin @ Keith

24.09    CZ – Prague @ Klub 007 Strahov

25.09    GER – Schwandorf @ Wohnzimmer

26.09    AUT – Linz @ Kapu

27.09    SK – Trnava @ Art Klub

28.09    AUT – Vienna @ Arena Beisl

29.09    HUN – Budapest @ Wave Music Shop  (early)

29.09    HUN – Budapest @ Vittula Klub

30.09    HUN – Szeged @ Mora Ferenc Museum  (early)

30.09    HUN – Szeged @ Grand Cafè

01.10    SRB – Belgrade @ Leila Records & Books  (early)

01.10    SRB – Belgrade @ Kc Grad

02.10    SRB – Novi Sad @ CK 13

03.10    SLO – Ljubljana @ Channel Zero

04.10    CRO – Rijeka @ Klub Palach

05.10    CRO – Zagreb @ Mochvara 

06.10    ITA – Bibione (VE) @ Beach Invaders Music Bar

07.10    ITA – Bologna @ Freak Out

08.10    ITA – Varese @ Twiggy

09.10    AUT – Feldkirch @ Graf Hugo

10.10    SWI – La Chaux De Fonds @ Café L’Entre-Deux

11.10    SWI – Geneva @ L’Usine

HIGH ON FIRE, BLACK TUSK, BASK European Tour Oct/Nov 2015

Dear friends,

My Proud Mountain Booking is proud to announce HIGH ON FIREs second European run 2015, hitting 14 countries from Oct 27th to Nov 25th 2015, sharing the stage with Black Tusk and Bask on most of the shows. Shortly after the release of “Luminiferous” – High on Fires long awaited 7th record – and the summer run in June, we are super exited to have them here again. High on Fire, Black Tusk and Bask together on tour. You can fill in your personal superlatives here: ____. Please find info on all acts below.

 

HIGH ON FIRE, BLACK TUSK, BASK – European Tour Oct/Nov 2015

27.10.    NO-Oslo, Parkteatret*

28.10.    NO-Bergen, Hulen*

30.10.    FI-Helsinki, Korjaamo**

31.10.    FI-Jyväskylä, Lutakko**

03.11.    PL-Cracow, Fabryka

04.11.    GER-Dresden, Chemiefabrik

05.11.    GER-Berlin, So36

06.11.    NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg

07.11.    UK-Leeds, Damnation Festival***

09.11.    IE-Belfast, Limelight

10.11.    IE-Dublin, Button Factory

11.11.    UK-Bristol, Exchange

12.11.    UK-London, Scala

13.11.    BE-Brussels, VK

14.11.    GER-Bochum, Matrix

16.11.    GER-Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

17.11.    CH-Zürich, Ziegel Oh Lac

18.11.    IT-Milan, Lo Fi Club

19.11.    FR-Paris, Divan Du Monde

21.11.    NL-Eindhoven, Speedfest***

22.11.    DK-Copenhagen, Vega

23.11.    SE-Malmö, KB

24.11.    SE-Gothenburg, Pustervik

25.11.    SE-Stockholm, Kagelbanan****

 

* with Monolithic

** with Dark Buddha Rising

***only with Black Tusk

**** only with Bask

HIGH ON FIRE (photo by J. Hubbard)
„Matt Pike is guitar god to a generation of bikers, barbarians and beardos, and Luminiferous is one of his finest hours, full of enough gruff He-Man barking and muscular,  Motörheaded riff wizardry to soundtrack Season 666 of Game of Thrones” – Rolling StoneWorld-renowned power trio HIGH ON FIRE released its highly-anticipated new album, Luminiferous, on June 22 via Century Media in Europe. Recorded at Salem, Massachusetts‘ GodCity Studios with producer Kurt Ballou, the record is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, De Vermis Mysteriis.www.facebook.com/highonfire www.highonfiresl.bandcamp.com
BLACK TUSK (photo by Geoff L Johnson)
Savannah, Georgia’s heavy-rockin road dogs return to Europe with High on Fire. Black Tusk is a blast of high octane raging Southern rock/metal that merges the classic original backwoods metallic hardcore Black Tusk sound with the newer more polished rock based tunes the band has honed after years on the road with bands like Baroness, Skeleton Witch, Mastodon, Kvelertak and more.Very heavy, fast paced and full of the best extracted portions of rock and roll mixed with the dedication of metal.www.facebook.com/blacktusk www.blacktusk.bandcamp.com
BASK
„I haven’t heard anything quite like this all year long, and I’ve listened to damn near a 1000 different albums at this point, mostly good, some great, and a few, like Bask, get the nod as being magnificent“  -Ripple MusicNew record „American Hollow“ out on This Charming Man Records September 18th. To say it with the words of the record label: This is the right thing for fans of Red Fang, Baroness, Led Zeppelin and Band of Horses.www.facebook.com/basknc www.basknc.bandcamp.com

Author & Punisher – Melk en Honing

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Today we want to announce the new album of our booking artistsAuthor & Punisher titled „Melk en Honing“.„Melk en Honing” is released on Housecore Records and produced by Philip H. Anselmo, the voice of Pantera & Down.A great record from a great artist. Here you find some press quotes and more info of record and artist below. Author & Punisher will tour Europe again in January 2016 and we hope to see you there.   Press quotes:  ‘Listening to Author & Punisher is always a powerful and illuminating experience, and Melk En Honing sees Shone uniting heaviness with accessibility in ways he never has before. Few artists can make the unpredictable thrive within the repetitive and coax genuine emotion from cold, lifeless steel; when you find one, you had better take a listen.’ (METALSUCKS, Rating 4/5) ‘It’s an active listen though- you can’t just throw this on and go about your day. Really get in there and pick apart thenoises!’ (METALINJECTION) ‘If the Author & Punisher that released Drone Machines was the 800 series Terminator,  Melk en Honing is the T-1000 version and this timeit’s not going to be stopped.’ (THE SLEEPING SHAMAN) ‘Thankfully though, this bleak worldview hasn’t stopped Author & Punisher from becoming one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music, and it doesn’t look like it will slow him down anytime soon.’ (NOISEY/VICE) ‘Melk En Honing is perhaps likely to be one of the most quietly distinctive Metal albums of the year, simultaneously mechanised andsurprisingly human, and is unmistakably the work of a man with a fiercely independent vision that extends far beyond his unorthodox methods and deep into the music itself.’ (GHOST CULT , Rating 8/10)  ‘A haunting, cinematic take on post-apocalyptic art.’ (METAL HAMMER, Rating 8/10)

 

The Artist Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher is a new league of unwieldy heavy music and live performance. Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist of A&P, combines an impressive background in mechanical engineering and conceptual sculpture to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”  As experimental as Shone is at times, with the high fidelity drone so thick and pulsating it lays a sonic lead blanket waving over your core, it lingers only as long as it needs, regrouping or intensifying with pounding live rhythms and vocals.  The sound builds up anxiously but always rewards with a hint of hope in the form of epic sonic phrases leaving you feeling exhausted but satisfied.Abandoning the typical guitar and drums set up, Author & Punisher makes aggressive rhythmic and oscillatory soundscapes from his own custom fabricated and precision machinery.  Designed by Shone himself, the instruments of Author & Punisher are custom devices that begin mostly as big chunks of aluminium and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live. Shone’s electromechanical arsenal and physical approach to live production become to heavy music what Survival Research Laboratories was to live, unscripted performance art.After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone created Author & Punisher while getting his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded A&P’s first 3 albums and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery that he calls Drone Machines, Dub Machines and now his series of Masks.All aspects of the A&P sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. Author & Punisher performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”
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NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary shows at Roadburn 2016

 
NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary shows at Roadburn 2016

My Proud Mountain Booking is overwhelmed by announcing that NEUROSIS will play TWO shows at Roadburn Festival 2016. There is nothing more to say than the official Roadburn announcement states below. Enjoy, Ansgar, Joy & Rike

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Roadburn 2016 Will Host NEUROSIS’ 30th Anniversary CelebrationsRoadburn Festival is elated to announce that our spiritual brethren from NEUROSIS will celebrate their 30th anniversary at the 2016 edition of the festival. The iconic, California-based band have planned just two events to mark this career milestone – one of which will be in San Francisco (March 4 & 5 at the Regency Ballroom), the other at Roadburn. „To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor. Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again“ – NEUROSIS,  August 2015. NEUROSIS will in fact perform twice at Roadburn 2016 – as headliners on both Saturday 16 April, and on Sunday 17 April. The two sets will span the band’s entire career, showcasing NEUROSIS’ comprehensive evolution from their primitive beginnings to the seminal, epic outfit they are today –the band’s ever evolving, sonic palette has become a template for underground music over the last three decades, and resist genre classification. Starting on Saturday night, and when closing the festival on Sunday night, NEUROSIS will delve into tracks from their entire discography – from debut release Pain of Mind right through to 2012’s Honor Found In Decay. Each set will be completely different, and each album will be explored, allowing the band and the audience alike to revisit various parts of the band’s history. NEUROSIS are very much a part of the tapestry that makes up Roadburn’s legacy; the announcement of their first headline slot at Roadburn 2007, marked a stylistic shift for the festival. It’s the origin of what Roadburn has become today – artistically and musically. Having NEUROSIS to curate Roadburn 2009, and bringing the European version of Beyond The Pale to the festival, was our humble way of honoring their enormous contributions to the evolution of heavy music. Over the years, we have also played host to many NEUROSIS-linked side and solo projects, as well as bands that nestle under the Neurot Recordings label umbrella. Now, with the band celebrating their 30th anniversary at Roadburn 2016, we feel that the festival finally has come full circle – there isn’t anyone more attuned to the atmosphere and energy of Roadburn than NEUROSIS, and offering them the opportunity to the celebrate their 30 years of existence at the festival, is a heartfelt tribute to their iconic style and sound that has influenced us all so much. Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Ticket announcements will follow in due course.
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Scott Kelly – new project

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Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is Scott Kelly (Founding member of Neurosis, Corrections House, Shrinebuilder, The Road Home, Blood Caldera, River Of Madness, Tribes Of Neurot, and co-owner of Neurot Recordings) and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea, Nachtmystium).

 

Sanford Parker is a producer, recording engineer and musician from Chicago, IL. Sanford is known from bands like Minsk, Twilight and Nachtmystium and nowadays is part of Corrections House and Buried at Sea.

As an engineer he worked with bands like Eyehategod, Woven Hand and Voivod over the last two years – just to name a few.

 

Scott Kelly about the new project:  

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is an experiment in noise, silence, restraint and aggression in all shapes and forms. The concept will be first performed to a live audience in late February-early March of 2015 on European soil. There will be a 7″ record „The Oracles Hex“ released by My Proud Mountain to coincide with this tour. I am very much looking forward to the open minds that will allow this in.”

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April 30, 2015
in Allgemein

Amenra – LIVE II

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Dear friends, We are proud to announce our newest release: Amenra – LIVE II is the second live recording of AMENRA recorded at AB, Brussels (Tracks 1-6) on December 22th, 2012 & De Kreun, Kortrijk (Tracks 7-10) on February 10th, 2013 by Hein Devos. Mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson (EyeHateGod, Sleep, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle) The record includes a song featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis who played with Amenra in Kortrijk. „The Church of Ra is a place where concepts come to life, a place where visions are frequent and hard work is in abundance. Amenra has been in front of everyone with their hard fought visionary music for many years now. Bringing a new approach, a Family, a truly revolutionary plan of attack to the world of underground music. Heavy, yes, Intense, beyond, but more then all of that it comes back to the tireless dedication and ceaselessly uncompromising sound that comes from these men.   I had the honor of not only being in attendance at this show but performing with the band for one song and I can tell you that what you hold in your hands is a testament to all that I have spoken to above. 1000 people in attendance, the most incredible visual presentation I have ever seen in my life, and a band that is at the top of their game right now, recorded in perfect quality. Amenra is among you do not miss them because as all things in our lifetimes the expiration is unknown. Their work will stand the test of eternity, this recording captures a mythical night, with a magical band.“ The tracklist 1 The Pain It Is Shapeless 2 Razoreater 3 Aorte 4 Boden 5 Nowena I 9.10 ft. Scott Kelly 6 Silver Needle Golden Nail 7 Dearborn and Buried 8 A Mon Âme 9 Terziele / Am Kreuz   The record comes in beautiful screen-printed cover, hand-printed by Fabian Lauer of serigrafie-lauer.de incl a poster and sticker. For more details: Amenra – Live II. Now exclusively available at My Proud Mountain webshop, in stores from May 1st, 2015.

2x LP: http://bit.ly/1DPwV0M

CD: http://bit.ly/1yjTQ1Z

Download: http://bit.ly/1NxP9Zn

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April 13, 2015
in AMEN RA&SCOTT KELLY

Scott Kelly with new Project MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE / 7″ vinyl & European tour staring end of this week

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Dear friends, we proudly announce that Scott Kelly is coming back to Europe to introduce his new Project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare.  Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is Scott Kelly (founding member of Neurosis, Corrections House, Shrinebuilder, The Road Home, Blood Caldera, River Of Madness, Tribes Of Neurot, and co-owner of Neurot Recordings) and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea, Nachtmystium). Sanford Parker is a producer, recording engineer and musician from Chicago, IL. Sanford is known from bands like Minsk, Twilight and Nachtmystium and nowadays is part of Corrections House and Buried at Sea. As an engineer he worked for bands like Eyehategod, Woven Hand and Voivod over the last two years – just to name a few.  Scott Kelly about the new project:   Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is an experiment in noise, silence, restraint and aggression in all shapes and forms. The concept will be first performed to a live audience in late February-early March of 2015 on European soil. There will be a 7″ record „The Oracles Hex“ released by My Proud Mountain to coincide with this tour. I am very much looking forward to the open minds that will allow this in.” Sanford Parker will also support the show with his solo project Two from the Eye: „Two from the Eye is a visceral blend of heavy rhythms, atmospheric drones and dense psychedelic layers. Debuting live in Europe this  spring with an album currently in the works. This music is written with a soul crushing intent.“  My Proud Mountain will release the first 7“ Vinyl & DL “The Oracles Hex” of Mirrors for Psychic Warfare on black & transparent red with black speckles vinyl. You can by them at one of the shows or at our shop. You can listen to the A side of the 7“ here: Scott Kelly – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE https://soundcloud.com/my-proud-mountain/the-oracles-hex Another great song of Mirrors For Psychic Warfare is streamed on CVLT Nation. A cover version of Joy Division you should check out.

Enough reasons to see you at one of these shows:

27.02.    NL-Haarlem                       Patronaat

28.02.    GER-Leipzig                       UT Connewitz

01.03.    NL-Arnhem                        Willemeen

02.03.    FR-Nantes                          Le Ferrailleur

03.03.    FR-Blois                              Chato’Do

04.03.    FR-Clermont-Ferrand    La Cooperative De Mai

05.03.    ES-Madrid                          Moroder Club

06.03.    ES-Barcelona                     Hangar

07.03.    ES-Azkoitia                         Matadero

08.03.    FR-Toulouse                      House Show

09.03.    CH-Geneva                        La Graviere

10.03.    CH-Martigny                     Sunset Bar

 

We hope to see you on the road. Ansgar & Joy PS: for the ones of you willing to help promote these shows, we made some flyers/poster etc. you can spread or simply share the tour here.

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Scott Kelly and the Road Home – European Tour

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We would like to announce the European tour dates for Scott Kelly And The Road Home. It´s the first time Scott will come to Europe with The Road Home, the band he recorded his album „The Forgiven Ghost In Me“ with. We are really excited about this upcoming tour. We hope we’ll see all of you on this tour and I’m really looking forward to share this moments of great art and spiritual movement with all of you.

04.02. BE-Brussels, DNA

05.02. BE -Liege, La Zone*

06.02. BE -Arlon, L’ENTREPOT*

07.02. FR-Paris, SPACE B*

08.02. FR-Bayonne, ATABAL

09.02. ES -Mungia, Olalde Aretoa

10.02. ES -Coruña, Mardi Gras

11.02. PT -Oporto, Passos Manuel

12.02. PT -Lisbon, Galeria Ze Dos Bois

13.02. ES -Madrid, La Boite

14.02. ES -Barcelona, Hangar

16.02. IT-Bologna, Freakout Club

17.02. AT-Vienna, Arena 3Raum**

18.02. CH-Zurich, Ziegel oh Lac**

19.02. CH-Geneva, La Gravière**

20.02. CH-Martigny, Sunset Bar

21.02. HR-Zagreb, Klub Mocvara

22.02. SI-Velenje, Klub eMCe Plac

23.02. HU-Budapest, A 38

24.02. SK -Trnava, Mala Synagoga

25.02. PL-Krakow, Lizard King

26.02. CZ-Prague, Klub Pilot

27.02. GER-Dortmund, Pauluskirche***

28.02. GER-Leipzig, UT Connewitz

01.03. GER-Hamburg, Grüner Jäger

02.03. DK-Copenhagen, KB18

04.03. NO-Drammen, Union Scene

05.03. SE-Stockholm, Lilla Hotellbaren

06.03. FI-Tampere, Klubi

07.03. LV-Riga, cinema – K. Suns.

08.03. PL-Warsaw, Chmury

 

* Support: Syndrome ** Support: The Leaving *** Support: oldseed

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Januar 30, 2014
in SCOTT KELLY

NATE HALL – A Great River, My Proud Mountain | Cargo (VÖ 24.08.2012)

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Press Release (english) PDF Press Release (deutsch) PDF Tour Flyer JPG Cover hires JPG Photokit ZIP

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April 13, 2013
in Nate Hall&PRESS

JOHN BAIZLEY, NATE HALL, STEVE VON TILL & SCOTT KELLY – Songs of Townes van Zandt 10″ International Record Store Day 2013

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SCOTT KELLY and The Road Home –The Forgiven Ghost In Me, MPM 004 CD / LP /DL

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April 10, 2013
in PRESS&SCOTT KELLY

Songs of Townes van Zandt 10″

TVZ_Cover_zebraDear Friends: Following the overwhelming success of My Proud Mountain’s first release, Songs of Townes Van Zandt with Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till and Wino, the label have since been inundated with questions about the next instalment in the series, and flooded with offers from bands to be part of it. It seems the urge to spread the word about Townes Van Zandt continues to extend into more musical circles, his name always mentioned in reverential tones. My Proud Mountain have responded to the wishes and have put together another dream team for the second Songs Of Townes Van Zandt release which will see the light of day later this year. Taking on the dutiful challenge of covering Townes Van Zandt’s music this time will be John Baizley, singer and guitar player of Baroness, Nate Hall from US Christmas, and Mike Scheidt from YOB. Each musician approaching their favourite songs in their own personal way, paying homage to the original recordings and finding new ways to convey these well known songs and to deliver their lyrical content. In the interim, My Proud Mountain have created something extra special for Record Store Day 2013 on 20 April in the form of a collectible 10″ LP featuring four Townes Van Zandt songs – two unreleased songs and two previously released material also. Track-listing and annotation below: Side A: John Baizley – If I Needed You – first outtake from “Songs of Townes Van Zandt” to be released in 2013 Nate Hall – A Song For – unreleased a cappella / drone version Side B: Steve Von Till – The Spider Song – taken from “A Grave Is A Grim Horse” by Steve Von Till – released on Neurot Recordings 2008 Scott Kelly – St. John the gambler – taken from „Songs of Townes Van Zandt“ on My Proud Mountain 2012 John Baizley and Nate Hall will continue to support this 10″ and forthcoming full length by playing some shows in Europe, for some a first glimpse of the new material. John Baizley commented on his involvement: “Earlier this year, My Proud Mountain label approached me about contributing some tracks to the second “Songs of Townes Van Zandt” covers collection. While Baroness is preparing to resume touring, I am excited to come to Berlin and play music that our audience may be unfamiliar with me performing. I have always been an admirer and devotee of Townes, and I hope I can come and do some of his songs justice. This will be a unique opportunity for me.” As the next release takes shape we can celebrate and premiere some of the material as part of this exclusive showcase here: John Baizley feat. Katie Jones & Oldseed April 22nd GER – Berlin – HBC (exclusive German Show) http://www.trinitymusic.de/product_info.php/info/p5417_JOHN-BAIZLEY–BARONESS-.html John will take the stage not only to perform his favorite Townes Van Zandt songs but a few solo tracks and interpretations of Baroness songs as well. Musician Katie Jones is going to support John with acoustic instruments like the guitar, violin or cello. Invited along as main support is Canadian artist, and German resident, Oldseed, whose music earnestly touches the hearts of his listeners because it imparts a truth we all want to believe in. Craig (aka Oldseed) remarks: „I’ve been a Baroness fan since first and second came out.  I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with John as he goes in a more intimate direction.  Should be a memorable evening.“ To give you an Idea about the beautiful sounds of Oldseed check this: http://www.reverbnation.com/oldseed More shows at Roadburn festival 2013:

Nate Hall & John Baizley featuring Katie Jones

April 18th NL – Tilburg – Roadburn – Het Ptaronaat – http://www.roadburn.com/2013/02/roadburn-2013-presents-john-baizly-baroness-nate-hall-usx-and-special-guest-for-exclusive-performance/

April 19th NL – Tilburg Roadburn – Cul De sac – http://www.roadburn.com/2013/03/roadburn-festival-2013-cul-de-sac/

April 20th NL – Tilburg –   Sounds / Records Store – http://www.roadburn.com/?s=nate+hall Nate Hall Solo

 

 

We all of My Proud Mountain just as John, Nate  Katie and Craig (Oldseed) look forward to this and hope you enjoy.

John Baizley, Nate Hall, Steve Von Till & Scott Kelly Songs of TOWNES VAN ZANDT 10″ / DL

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Dear Friends,
after announcing Neurosis Tourdates 2013 about one week ago we have some more news for you.
My Proud Monutain will release a Songs Of Townes Van Zandt 10″ with interpretations of Townes Van Zandt songs by John Baízley (Baroness), Nate Hall (US Christmas), Scott Kelly & Steve Von Till (Neurosis).
John Baizley and Nate Hall will play various shows at Roadburn 2013 and in Berlin.
Release info:

  John Baizley, Nate Hall, Steve Von Till & Scott Kelly Songs of TOWNES VAN ZANDT 10″ / DL Release: April 20th 2013 (International Record Store Day 2013) Label: My Proud Mountain 

When My Proud Mountain released the first Songs of Townes Van Zandt record with Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till and Wino in 2012 recording three songs each the feedback on this release was mind-overwhelming. More and more people showed up asking about Townes Van Zandt and telling his story. A lot of musicians offered to participate for a 2nd record. By getting John Baizley, singer and guitar player of Baroness, Nate Hall from US Christmas, and Mike Scheidt from YOB recording songs for My Proud Mountain has found another dream team. Each participant focuses the songs and especially the lyrics of Van Zandt in his personal way by reducing the already minimalistic songs even more to their essentials. To support the second Songs Of Townes Van Zandt full length record My Proud Mountain releases a 10″ featuring four Townes Van Zandt songs from different releases on April 20th at the International Record Store Day 2013. Tracklist

Side A:
John Baizley – If I Needed You – first outtake from “Songs of Townes Van Zandt” to be released in 2013
Nate Hall – A Song For – unreleased a cappella / drone version
Side B:
Steve Von Till – The Spider Song – taken from “A Grave Is A Grim Horse” by Steve Von Till – released on Neurot Recordings 2008Scott Kelly – St. John the gambler – taken from „Songs of Townes Van Zandt“ on My Proud Mountain 2012

John Baizley and Nate Hall will underline their support by playing some shows in Europe where they will present songs they recorded for this project. John Baizley commented on his involvement: “Earlier this year, My Proud Mountain label approached me about contributing some tracks to the second “Songs of Townes Van Zandt” covers collection. While Baroness is preparing to resume touring, I am excited to come to Berlin and play music that our audience may be unfamiliar with me performing. I have always been an admirer and devotee of Townes, and I hope I can come and do some of his songs justice. This will be a unique opportunity for me.”

As the next release takes shape we can celebrate and premiere some of the material as part of this exclusive showcase here:
John Baizley feat. Katie Jones & Oldseed
April 22nd GER – Berlin – HBC (exclusive German Show)
John will take the stage not only to perform his favorite Townes Van Zandt songs but a few solo tracks and interpretations of Baroness songs as well. Musician Katie Jones is going to support John with acoustic instruments like the guitar, violin or cello. Invited along as main support is Canadian artist, and German resident, Oldseed, whose music earnestly touches the hearts of his listeners because it imparts a truth we all want to believe in. Craig (aka Oldseed) remarks:

„I’ve been a Baroness fan since first and second came out.  I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with John as he goes in a more intimate direction.  Should be a memorable evening.“ To give you an Idea about the beautiful sounds of Oldseed check this: http://www.reverbnation.com/oldseed More shows at Roadburn festival 2013:

Nate Hall & John Baizley featuring Katie Jones
April 20th NL – Tilburg –   Sounds / Records Store – http://www.roadburn.com/?s=nate+hall
Nate Hall Solo
April 19th NL – Tilburg Roadburn – Cul De sac – http://www.roadburn.com/2013/03/roadburn-festival-2013-cul-de-sac/

We all of My Proud Mountain just as John, Nate  Katie and Craig (Oldseed) look forward to this and hope you enjoy.