Posted in metal | music | tour dates on January 9, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Kylesa @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (More By Tim Griffin)

Do you enjoy the hard rockin sounds of southern metal but have an un-natural fear of crust punk legends? Want to see a certifiably badass band tear you a new one in a room the size of someone's basement? Well friends, you are in luck! It looks like Kylesa have scheduled a show at The Charleston (!!!) with Tombs (!!), Tournament, and Black Anvil(!) as part of Hardcore Night on Jan 28th, the day before they take the stage opening for Amebix (tickets for that show here). Charleston flyer and Kylesa's full tour schedule below. That includes the previously mentioned dates with The Haunted.

KylesaIn other Kylesa news, the band recently announced their new album Static Tensions, due in March on Prosthetic with 20 Buck Spin doing the honors on the vinyl tip. Look for the vinyl to be released in two versions: a regular edition with a single LP with an eight-page LP-size booklet and a "deluxe", a limited-to-500 gatefold 2xLP on colored vinyl mastered at 45 RPM! Fellow Savannah madman John Dyer Baizley of Baroness will do the
artwork honors. That's it to the right.

Kylesa also announced they are on board for the holy shit fest, I mean, the Scion Rock Fest at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA on Feb 28th with Mastodon, Neurosis, High on Fire, Boris, 1349, Cryptopsy, Torche, Nachtmystium, Wolves in the Throne Room, Baroness, Harvey Milk, Zoroaster, Withered, Krallice, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch, Rwake, A Storm of Light, Warbringer, Salome, Suidakra, Tyr, and Alestorm. That shit is FREE. More info forthcoming.

Kylesa, as well as Rwake, Zoroaster, and many other luminaries, will be featured in Slow Southern Steel, a documentary profiling the southern metal scene. Details about screenings up north are sketch, but we'll let you know if anything arises. Slow Southern Steel is directed by CT, aka the razorblade throat behind Rwake.

Tip o' the hat to Invisible Oranges, who recently spotted a flickr page belonging to Laura Pleasants of Kylesa.

Skeletonwitch will be here on Sunday 1/11 with Cannabis Corpse and Attake. Attake is also playing the Amebix/Kylesa show.

A Storm of Light will headline Europa on 2/15 with Amenra and Scion-ers Zoroaster. Tickets are still on sale.

Charleston flyer and tour dates below...

Naj 28 - The Charleston Brooklyn, NY ^
Jan 29 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom^^
Jan 30 Providence, RIAS220*
Jan 31 Philadelphia, PA Starlite Theater*
Feb 6 NagoyaHuck Finn
Feb 7 Tokyo Earthdom
Feb 8 Tokyo TBA
Feb 11 Gifu 51
Feb 13 Fukuoka Graf
Feb 14 Yamaguchi Club Squad
Feb 15 Osaka Club Drop
Feb 28 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA**
April 2 Pomona, CA The Glass House**
April 3 Los Angeles, CA Key Club**
April 4 San Francisco, CA Slim's***
April 5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater***
April 6 Seattle, WA Neumo's***
April 7 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom***
April 8 Edmonton, ABThe Starlite Room***
April 9 Calgary, AB The Warehouse***
April 11 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert***
April 12 St. Paul, MN Station 4***
April 13 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room***
April 14 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre***
April 15 Toronto, ON Opera House
April 16 Montreal, QC Club Soda***
April 17 Worcester, MA The Palladium***
April 19 New York, NY B.B. King's***
April 21 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls***
April 22 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx***
April 23 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern***
April 24 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade***
^ w/ Tombs, Tournament, Black Anvil
^^ w/ Amebix, Atakke
* w/ Amebix
** Scion Metal Fest
*** with The Haunted, Nachtmystium, Intronaut



Comments (20)

After looking at that lineup for the last 5 minutes with my jaw to the ground, I need to find a cheap way to get to Georgia.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 12:50 PM


Posted by A Roach | January 9, 2009 1:00 PM

don't we all...and filming for Slow Southern Steel is based around southern bands so unless you move Brooklyn down south me thinks they wont be filming up there.

Posted by george | January 9, 2009 1:00 PM

I can see how that may be confusing... by showings, I meant screenings... so we changed it.

Posted by BBG | January 9, 2009 1:11 PM

Jebus Christ I want to go to this thing in Hotlanta.

Posted by Beeeeeve | January 9, 2009 1:17 PM

I'm totally digging the Kylesa album cover. I haven't heard much from Mastodon in a while though.


Posted by Evan | January 9, 2009 1:27 PM

I sure hope Black Bubblegum makes it down to Atlanta. If I can't go, I'll need a good review...

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 1:37 PM

i signed up for updated at the link for the Atlanta fest, but do we know anything more about how to get "free tickets"?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 1:39 PM

That is the greatest lineup I've seen next to this year's MDF

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 1:54 PM

HAHA...finally we got something better than you NYC Fuckers...

plus, the masquerade is SMALL, they'll have metal going on all three guys got a boner yet

Posted by D.D.D.Dave | January 9, 2009 2:36 PM

weeping tears of blood over not being able to go to atlanta...

Posted by trapped | January 9, 2009 2:44 PM

Even better news: Converge, via their website, have confirmed they're playing, too.

So, this is basically the best show ever. This year.

Posted by Chris | January 9, 2009 4:10 PM

how come tournament don't get any exclamation points?

Posted by but | January 10, 2009 4:08 AM

makes me proud to be a southern girl.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 10:58 PM

i still can't believe this is for real! man am i glad to live in atlanta.

please post info on how to get the free tix asafp! one dude on the event page says you get them w/ the purchase of one of the band's cds, but no info on the scion rock fest page yet.

Posted by keith | January 11, 2009 6:02 PM

"scion rock fest"


and I don't know how you stoners can watch so many of those kinds of bands in one sitting. it's all the same shit (albeit, mindblowingly technically impressive shit).

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2009 6:54 PM

Amazing lineup...OK, someone from Atlanta.

If they give out free tix on the internet instead of a Atlanta giveaway I think I can get one...

What are my odds of getting in? How many people does the Masquerade hold?

Thanks for any info

Posted by TXn | January 12, 2009 2:22 PM

i got ya BBG. CT is gung fucking ho about getting a screening for this film all over the place. only three more shoots and then its off to the editing stage...oh and that atlanta show is going to be cool unless they bury good bands on top of good bands in the schedule...looking forward to pig destroyer

Posted by george | January 12, 2009 3:20 PM

Drove 4 hrs to Atlanta yesterday and got the last 4 tickets that criminal records had. Good luck getting tickets unless you can find a shop that still has tickets and you can drive down to get them...

Posted by MJR | January 21, 2009 10:30 PM

Yo BB,

Great meeting you at the festival, when are you gonna post a review? Did you happen to catch US Christmas, they were the best band I saw that day...unbelievable

Posted by D.D.D.Dave | March 4, 2009 9:19 PM

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