Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 17, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: YOB - "Burning The Altar" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Caïna - "To Pluck The Night Up By Its Skin" (MP3)

sunn 0)))

According to ancient Mayan prophecy, The Age Of The Fifth Sun draws to a close in 2012 when armageddon will fall upon the land. Considering this is only 2009, it is entirely possible that sunn 0)))'s soundtrack to the end of days/new album, Monoliths & Dimensions, may have been delivered a bit prematurely (out NOW). Not that a moment on Monoliths resembles anything less than meticulous detail; Attila Csihar's Bela Lugosi-like vocals, heavenly choirs, harp, trumpet, and orchestra all add to the nauseating rumble, and at times, shimmering beauty emanating from their full stacks. Pick it up at Southern Lord on CD. Vinyl is due this summer. The boys have also announced a rough sketch idea of their upcoming tour plans:

We are preparing tours as a 4 and 5 piece in support of this opus. Attila Csihar and Steve Moore (Zombi) will be in the ranks as well as a yet undecided 5th member for some shows. Randall Dunn will be on the big guns.

SUNN O))) "Monoliths & Dimensions" tours 2009

Midwest USA July 2-12
West coast USA August 5-11
East coast/Southeast USA September 18-30
Middle & East Europe/Scandinavia October 17 - Nov 1st

There should also be UK and Japan jaunts following those pieces. We are working on it, more to come.

We are also considering and contemplating a few special event concerts with an expanded acoustic ensemble lineup. This is a whole different ballgame but may be in the cards and we have a few loyal partners in Europe on board to help manifest if/when the time is correct.

Lots of mini-CDs to report on, as Hail of Bullets will release the limited-to-2000 five song Warsaw Rising this summer on Metal Blade and Caïna will release a self-titled MCD via Universal Tongue/Bubonic Productions. Check out a track from that Caïna, "To Pluck The Night Up By Its Skin", available above. Nachtmystium has a MCD, Doomsday Derelicts, out via Battle Kommand, and will release a new split 7" with Cyanide.

ATP's Fans Strike Back festival took place last week, two nights of Sleep included. Check out our pre-ATP interview with Matt Pike HERE. Video and setlist from the ATP shows below.

YOB's new album for Profound Lore, The Great Cessation, now has an official release date, July 14th! The new effort by the reformed Eugene, OR doom colossus will span five tracks over it's 60+ minutes including "Burning The Altar" which is downloadable above! Look for US dates to follow, and once we have news on NYC, you know you will too.

YOB's album art, plus videos of Sleep, news on The Dillinger Escape Plan, Clutch and Baroness, Opeth, Converge, Ringworm and much more as This Week In Metal continues....

The Great Cessation

Mining a dark ambient passageway not totally dissimilar from sunn 0))), The Human Quena Orchestra, have released their new LP The Politics of The Irredeemable on Crucial Blast. Stream the whole thing here, and look for the band as they schedule their US tour in July. Full dates are to come.

Roadburn has a TON of full sets streaming online including performances by Ufomammut, Saviours, Baroness, Black Sun, Bohren und der Club of Gore, and Amon Düül II.

On a similar damn-I-wish-I-went note, check out these videos of Sleep perfoming "Dragonaut" and portions of "Dopesmoker" at ATP.

Sleep performing a portion of "Dopesmoker" LIVE at ATP.

Sleep performing "Dragonaut" LIVE at ATP.

a Sleep setlist from ATP
The Great Cessation

Clutch and Baroness will team up with Lionize (featuring Clutch bassist Tim Sult) for a US tour, but no NYC dates so far. Their full tour schedule is below. Meanwhile, Clutch recently announced a new album, Strange Cousins From the West which will be released on July 7th. Stream one of those tracks here. Baroness are currently plugging away at new material in the studio.

Sickening slow-burn doomers Cough of Richmond, have released their 2008 album Sigillum Lucifieri on 2LP vinyl via Feast of Tentacles .

Minsk is currently streaming two new tracks at their myspace.

Polish behemoth, um, Behemoth have completed Evangelion, their NEW LP which is currently being mixed down in London. Look for it this summer on Metal Blade Records.

Converge FULL SET from Burning Fight Show in Chicago May 1st

Maudlin Of The Well's new album Part Of The Second is available for free download here.

Bloodhorse is currently streaming a new song, Paranoiac, from their forthcoming Horizoner at their myspace. Horizoner impacts on May 26th via Translation Loss.

The Dillinger Escape Plan is hitting the road in early June, now that Liam's duties with Frodus have ceased (permenantly, I believe). Full tour schedule is below, including The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY on 6/9.

Ringworm FULL SET from Burning Fight Show in Chicago May 1st

The Monday, May 25th Wolves in the Throne Room and A Storm of Light show in CT has moved to 21 Daniel Street in Milford, CT. All dates here. Upcoming NYC shows (EVILLIVE) below...

MAY 18th - Lit Lounge: Kill The Client, Metalian, Death Is Easy, Flaming Tusk
MAY 20th - Europa: Antigama, Complete Failure
MAY 21st - Irving Plaza: Mayhem, Marduk, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, Withered
MAY 21st - Rock Star Bar: Liturgy, Battletorn, Pollution
MAY 22nd - Europa: Wolves In The Throne Room, A Storm Of Light, Thrones
MAY 25th - Lit Lounge: Victims, Trap Them, Black Breath, Black Anvil
MAY 26th - Studio @ Webster Hall: Wolves In The Throne Room, A Storm Of Light, Krallice
MAY 26th - Grand Ballroom: Opeth, Enslaved
MAY 27th - Maxwell's: Kylesa, Wetnurse, The Nolan Gate
MAY 28th - The Charleston: Unearthly Trance, The Endless Blockade, Magrudergrind, Atakke
MAY 29th - The Charleston: Gods & Queens, Millions, Ottoman, The Neighbours, Fist Fokkers
MAY 29th - Maxwell's - Secret Chiefs 3, Kayo Dot
MAY 30th - MHOW - Secret Chiefs 3, Kayo Dot
MAY 30th - Cake Shop - Kylesa, Stinking Lizaveta, Unearthly Trance, Stinking Lizaveta,
MAY 30th - Dispatch Gallery: Liturgy

Hull Album Release Party

Slow release week this week, so I included next week's (5/26) new releases as well which seem alot more noteworthy.
Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
Hull - Sole Lord (5/26)
Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul (5/26)
Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone (5/26)
Xasthur - All Reflections Drained (5/26)
BLoodhorse - Horizoner (5/26)
Graves Of Valor - Salarian Gate (5/26)

Big Business @ Europa (more by Justina Villanueva)
Big Business

- Trap Them and Municipal Waste will team up for a FREE show in LA on June 10th. RSVP here.
- Absu and a ton of other bands get ripped off by a Texas promoter.
- Washington Post Express recently interviewed both Bill Kelliher of Mastodon and Paul Masvidal of Cynic.
- Three Inches of Blood have signed with Century Media, and will release their new album this fall.
- Check out video interviews with Dan Lillker (Brutal Truth), with Intronaut, and with Frost of Satyricon

Opeth - "Lotus Eater" LIVE

6/9 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
6/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
6/11 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/12 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/14 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/16 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
6/17 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/18 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/19 St. Catherines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
6/21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
7/1 Kristiansand, Norway @ Quart Festival
7/2 Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
7/3 Munster, Germany @ Vainstream Rockfest
7/4 Weisbaden, Germany @ Vainstream Beastfest
7/5 Cergy, France @ Furia Sound Festival
7/7 Vienna, Austria @ Arena w/ Sepultura
7/8 Rimini, Italy @ Velvet
7/9 Basel, Switzerland @ Sommar Casino
7/10 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
7/11 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Fortarock
7/12 Krakow, Poland @ Knock Out Festival
7/14 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
7/15 Stuttgart, Germany @ LKA Longhorn
7/16 Nurnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
7/17 Dour, Belgium @ Festival
7/18 Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock

7/9 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
7/10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
7/11 Chicago, IL @ Kuma's
7/12 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
7/14 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/15 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/18 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
7/19 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas
7/20 San Diego, CA @ Cane's Bar & Grill
7/21 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
7/22 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
7/23 Seattle, WA @ King Cat Theater
7/25 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
7/26 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
7/27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
7/28 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7/29 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/31 Calgary, AB @ Flames Center
8/1 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
8/2 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Event Center
8/3 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
8/5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
8/6 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/7 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
8/8 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar



Comments (44)

SUNN O))) why anyone would get into this band is beyond me

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:54 PM

^^^Totally! Bought one of their albums a while ago, what a waste of money!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:22 PM

Metal is for kids!

Posted by Metallicabreath | May 17, 2009 11:39 PM

This Week In MEHtal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:40 PM

think the venue/dates are mixed up for the wolves in the throne room shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:43 PM

"think the venue/dates are mixed up for the wolves in the throne room shows."

fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 17, 2009 11:59 PM

SUNN O)) rips, you dont. you lost the battle

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 4:00 AM

Sunn O)) sounds like listening to a bee hive. I think this is going to be a crazy week for me:

21st:Bruce Springsteen
22nd:Wolves in The Throne Room


Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 9:12 AM

the new Sunn O))) is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 10:43 AM

Hilariously enough, 5/26 is also the day that the awful new Marilyn Manson album which nobody will care about comes out.

Posted by Zosimus | May 18, 2009 11:39 AM

Marilyn Who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 11:45 AM

hopefully that clutch show hits us here.

Posted by Eric P | May 18, 2009 11:59 AM

See sunn live and your insides will shake...Walls of amps and vibration... Sadly, they are a joke in the end who play literally 3 notes maximum. Amazing that people shell out cash for thier albums..

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 1:53 PM

their new album is way more than just guitars and amps... lots of interesting instrumentation. it is frightening.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 1:56 PM

marilyn manson aka brian fucking warner

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 5:22 PM

MEHrilyn MEHnson

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 10:34 AM

I hear that Marilyn Manson and Genesis from Throbbing Gristle are an item.

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Who is Marilyn Manson?

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Their new album is way more than just guitars and amps, lots of interesting instrumentation. it is frightening.

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